*Kaboem*. NEC, de grooste chipboer van Japan, heeft bekend gemaakt dat het tijdelijk z'n Rambus produktie plat zal leggen, zodat er space vrijkomt voor het bakken van SDRAM chippies. News.com brengt ons dit leuke / interessante / trieste nieuws:
NEC has already switched production lines in Southern Japan and Scotland to produce synchronous DRAM (dynamic random-access memory) chips rather than the Direct Rambus chips--which are capable of faster data transfer than conventional computer memory chips--they were making before, said a company spokesman who asked not to be named. The company had planned to ship about 2 million Rambus chips monthly to PC makers from March.
NEC's decision comes after Intel, the world's No. 1 chipmaker, last month said it would delay for a second time a product that uses Rambus chips because of a technical problem, as previously reported by CNET News.com. [break] Toshiba doet nog wel aan Rambus, maar die produktie is bedoelt voor hun kameraden bij Sony: [/break] Toshiba, Japan's second-largest chipmaker, said Intel's chipset delay won't affect its production plans because it only makes Rambus DRAM chips for Sony's PlayStation 2 home video game player, due to go on sale early next year.