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In our relentless search to cover the twists and turns of the memory business, wheresoever it may lead us, a reader asked us whatever happened to SLDRAM.

Sixteen memory firms, including the mighty Micron, teamed up in 1998 to form a corporation which would revolutionise the memory market, with the Boise firm even managing to produce samples of high speed memory.

The organisation was headed up by Farhad Tabrizi, who now appears to be worldwide head of marketing at chaebol Hyundai. The aims of the organisation were laudable. SLDRAM was intended to be an open IEEE and Jedec standard.

The Rambusters, however, never signed up to the show.

The ghost of SLDRAM still wanders the corridors however, with its head tucked underneath its arm, rattling its chains, and lingering in our memory always.

A link to the latest news shows that the latest news was posted in 1998.

In the end, the corporation broke up again to work on DDR-2. So we come round in a full circle. The rest, as they say, is history. ®

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