Uit een poll van Semiconductor Business News is gebleken dat de vraag naar DDR testapparatuur nu al de vraag naar Rambus testers overstijgt. Bij Teradyne Inc., fabrikant van de Aeries memory tester, gaat 't bij bijna 80% van de orders om DDR apparatuur. De fabrikanten verwachten dat de vraag naar Rambus testers aan dit jaar zal toenemen wanneer de Pentium 4 wordt gereleased:
The early precinct polls from tester vendors are now in on the battle between double data rate (DDR) SDRAMs and Direct Rambus memories. The clear winner so far is DDR, according to test suppliers showing their wears at the Semicon West Trade show here this week.
[...] Agreeing is Tom Pritchett, Agilent Technologies Inc.'s group marketing manager for automatic test equipment. "High-speed Rambus systems haven't taken off as we had hoped," he said.
[...] Tester firms are counting on their Rambus projections to materialize, after making large investments themselves in developing the complex high-speed testers and boost throughput to 32 to 64 simultaneous test sites. In the meantime, vendors here said they are finding other uses for the high-speed testers developed for Rambus, while they wait on that market to develop.