A number of DRAM chip suppliers have today announced their support for Double Data-Rate Memory(DDR)
The group, which includes IBM, NEC and Fujitsu and eight other companies, are hoping that by announcing their support for the development and manufacture of DDR SDRAM memory components and modules, they will increase industry awareness of the benefits of the technology and push its adoption.
DDR SDRAM is an open standard developed and approved by the Joint Engineering Device Engineering Council(JEDEC). The specification addresses the high data throughput requirements demanded by dramatic increases in microprocessor speeds. The standard is particularly beneficial to servers, workstations, PCs, data communications and consumer products in which performance parity with the microprocessor is critical.
Jim Handy, director and principal analyst at Dataquest commented: ?An industry-wide push for DDR is critical to its adoption. This demonstrates the industry?s seriousness about this technology. DDR SDRAM offers immediate advantages in terms of performance and cost for applications that require large memory configurations or that require an evolutionary range of performance from 66MHz to 200MHz.?
He added: ?This criteria applies to servers workstations and data communications but many other applications can just as easily benefit from this continuity and flexibility.?
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