IBM heeft een site opgezet voor ontwikkelaars van geheugen chips die concurreren met Rambus, zo bericht Silicon Investor:
The Web site will include designs and technical information for double data rate, or DDR, memory, IBM said.
[...] Delays in chips that support Rambus technology have weighed on the company's stock, which has fallen 34 percent since reaching a high of 115 1/4 on July 15. IBM's move to foster DDR development may hurt people's faith in Rambus, an analyst said.
''This sends the message that there are other memory types out there,'' said Sherry Garber, a memory chip analyst at Phoenix- based Semico Research Corp. ''Investors may get nervous about Rambus.''
[...] Double data rate memory will be used for workstations and servers, IBM said. ''IBM is committed to the success of DDR as a mainstream memory solution,'' said James Karl, a manager in IBM's Microelectronics unit.