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Nanya dashes to roll out DDR-400 memory

Nothing moves the memory market like Intel FUD
Mon Dec 23 2002, 07:30
TAIWANESE MEMORY manufacturer Nanya is to shift 50% of its double data rate (DDR) memory production to DDR-400 starting in Spring, according to local reports.

That comes after Intel's decision to promote DDR-400 with its Canterwood and Springdale chipsets, as revealed in the INQUIRER recently.

Nanya and Infineon have a joint venture to work together on DRAM in the future and this may help it catch up with Samsung, which apparently has already started producing this memory type in volume.

Intel has said that DDR 400 can be tweaked to give extra performance for its Canterwood motherboards, but it does mean a big lay out change for the specialist market its "Bonanza" motherboards are targeting.

Intel's change to DDR 400 has caused something of a revolution in the industry - it is now an active member of DDR sub-committees on industry body JEDEC.

But we're not entirely clear whether JEDEC has even ratified DDR 400 as a "future standard" - never mind the special silicon that Intel is hoping for in its future motherboards, ready in Spring. µ


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