Feeds

Elpida: DDR to outsell RDRAM in Q1 2002

And may dominate DRAM biz in 2H 2002

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Elpida's DDR sales will have caught up with RDRAM shipments by the end of the year and will overtake them during the first three months of 2002, the memory maker said yesterday.

Elpida reckons that by the end of 2001, DDR and RDRAM will each account for 15 per cent of the company's memory sales, based on preliminary orders for the second half of the year. So said the Dramurai's US chief, Mike Despotes, in an interview with EBN.

He also said that DDR may even exceed single-rate SDRAM sales in the second half of 2002. That's broadly in line with forecasts made by other DRAM suppliers, but ahead of Infineon's prediction - the German company expects DDR to dominate the memory market in 2003.

RDRAM sales have been rising of late, boosted by Intel's Pentium 4 price cuts and the chip giant's policy of bundling RIMMs with boxed P4s, a practice the company has now ended, however.

Despotes reckons the DRAM market will amount to $14-18 billion this year, well down on last year's $29 billion. ®

Related Stories

RDRAM sales to grow over 400% this month
Samsung is sampling 300MHz DDR SDRAM
Hynix boosts DDR SDRAM production
Preliminary DDR II spec set

Related Link

EBN: Mike Despotes interviewed

Whitepapers

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops
Balancing user privacy and privileged access, in accordance with compliance frameworks and legislation. Evaluating any potential remote control choice.
WIN a very cool portable ZX Spectrum
Win a one-off portable Spectrum built by legendary hardware hacker Ben Heck
Storage capacity and performance optimization at Mizuno USA
Mizuno USA turn to Tegile storage technology to solve both their SAN and backup issues.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
The next step in data security
With recent increased privacy concerns and computers becoming more powerful, the chance of hackers being able to crack smaller-sized RSA keys increases.