Rambus Inc. heeft vandaag bekend gemaakt dat er voor 1999 geen winststijging te verwachten is. Uiteraard is dat allemaal te danken aan de gedelayde Camino chipset:
The company had hoped 1999 would prove to be a banner year. Having worked with Intel since late 1996 promoting Direct Rambus DRAM -- a high-speed memory technology for use in next-generation Pentium-based Pcs -- Rambus was about to see its ship come in. Several of its licensees in the DRAM market were expected to bring Direct RDRAM to volume production, and many industry analysts were forecasting Rambus chips to account for a significant percentage of all DRAM shipments this year.
However, the delay of Intel's Camino chip set, which allows the Direct RDRAM memory chips to communicate with the processor, has frozen Rambus' short-term market opportunity.
[...]With the Camino launch date now pushed back to September, Rambus said it expects volume shipments of Direct RDRAM to begin in earnest in December, with royalties from licensees to follow by March.