EBN Online bericht dat een aantal Taiwanese geheugen fabrikanten hebben besloten om deels over te schakelen op de productie van 256Mbit memory chips (waarvan je er dus 8 nodig hebt om een reepje van 256Meg te smeren):
Tired of lagging the rest of the DRAM pack, Taiwan's memory makers hope to catch up to their rivals on the density front by making available limited supplies of 256-Mbit chips.
Three local DRAM suppliers-Mosel-Vitelic Inc., Nanya Technology Corp., and Winbond Electronics Corp.-are in the process of developing their respective 256-Mbit parts, with volume shipments slated for mid-2000 or sooner.
[...] At present, vendors are boosting their production of 16- and 64-Mbit DRAM, with plans to ramp up 128- and 256-Mbit chips in the next year. It's unclear who is leading the DRAM race in Taiwan, but Hsinchu-based Winbond last month become the first company on the island to announce a 256-Mbit part, with plans to ship the chip in production early next year. Winbond's 256-Mbit DRAM design comes from its technology partner, Toshiba Corp.
Other vendors claim to be close behind with their own devices. “We plan to ramp up our 256-Mbit DRAM production next year,” said Rajit Shah, vice president of worldwide sales and marketing for Mosel-Vitelic, also based in Hsinchu. “We expected to make a lot of product announcements in the first quarter of next year.”