The Street, een of andere site waar je voor moet dokken (dat suckt), heeft een nogal onheilspellend artikeltje gepost over de Rambus problemen met de i820 chipset...
Slowly, the toll of the Intel-Rambus fiasco is becoming clear. Executives in the computer-memory industry told TheStreet.com they now believe the Camino problem is so intractable that Rambus technology may never work, at least not in any way that would make Rambus chips marketable or profitable. The problem goes beyond dollars and cents; many in the semiconductor industry are critical of how Intel has effectively forced Rambus technology on the marketplace. The cost of a Rambus failure to the computer industry, they say, could reach billions of dollars in potentially wasted inventory and development and lost revenues.
[...] Industry sources say the quick fixes for Rambus that Intel is likely looking at will either result in a slower system or limit the amount of memory in a PC because they will reduce the number of memory slots. And while Rambus chips might be usable for these chipsets, many say the motherboards made might still have to be scrapped.
Logistically, it would be impossible to produce new DRAMs this quarter even if Intel can launch its chipset now, executives at four memory chipmakers say. Outside of Intel, all Rambus DRAM production has stopped, they say. "A DRAM takes four months to make," says Jim Sogas, director of the DRAM division at Hitachi (HIT:NYSE ADR). "At the very, very minimum it would be 90 days."
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