Rambus, wie heeft er nog niet van gehoord. Ook hebben we al meer malen van grote vertragingen bericht gegeven.
NEC today announced the addition of a 128Mb (megabits) Direct Rambus(TM) dynamic random access memory (DRAM) to its portfolio of advanced memory devices. The 800MHz 128Mb RDRAMr (ŠPD488448FB) will also be offered in a 184-pin Rambus inline memory module (RIMM(TM)) MC-4R128CKE6, and both are expected to begin sampling in April 1999. Demands on systems have continued to increase with the expansion of the Internet, increasing use of high-speed 3D graphics processing and ever more sophisticated features in application software and operating systems. As a result, the large amounts of data to be processed require not only higher performance microprocessors but also faster data transfer speeds and larger capacity memory devices. The 800MHz Rambus technology announced today meets these needs by offering 1.6 gigabytes (GB) per second of peak bandwidth and 128 megabits density from a single device. The ŠPD488448FB is expected to ship in volume from July 1999 reaching a rate of 3 million units per month by the end of 1999. The 128Mb Direct RDRAM device is the first NEC DRAM to incorporate NEC's proprietary packaging technology, a center bonded die dimension ball grid array (D2BGA) package.
de echte helden kunnen dus deze zomer al aan de slag!!