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DDR-2 delayed because of chipset fault - report

Teething problems, we suspect
Thu Jul 08 2004, 14:06
TAIWANESE WEB site Digitimes has claimed that production and packaging of DDR-2 modules has been slowed down because of a recent recall which affected some of Intel's Grantsdale motherboards.

If, as Intel claims, only a few thousand Grantsdale boards were affected by the glitch, we're at a loss to see why DDR-2 should be affected by this at all.

However, what is true is that third party firms producing PCI Express and other components for the top flight Intel chipset, are still struggling to get their parts out of the door.

That's part of the usual scrabble when big platforms change, we suspect. Intel released Grantsdale and Alderswood in June because system builders and third party manufacturers need to get all their ducks in a line ready for third quarter "back to school" business.

No one really expects DDR-2 to suddenly displace DDR as the memory of choice overnight. Earlier on this year, market research company iSuppli said it anticipated a crossover happening during 2005, which appears a reasonable timeframe. µ



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