Het komt, het komt later.... maar het komt! coolinfo laat weten dat:
NEC Corp. [TOKYO:6701] has announced the commercial availability of a 128 megabit Direct Rambus DRAM becoming the first computer memory maker to debut such a device.
The new chip, which operates at 800 megahertz and offers 1.6 gigabytes per second of peak bandwidth, will be offered as a single package and built into a 184-pin, 128 megabyte Rambus inline memory module (RIMM). It will be available in volume quantities from July this year and production is scheduled to hit 3 million units per month by the end of 1999.
Backed by Intel Corp. [NASDAQ:INTC], the chips are based on proprietary technology by Rambus Inc. [NASDAQ:RMBS]. Use of Rambus DRAM chips is expected to take off this year with, on a bit-basis, output of Rambus chips making up around 9 percent of all DRAM output by the end of this year. This figure is expected to climb to 50 percent in 2001.