Independent memory manufacturer Kingston Technology has announced the limited availability of two new 333MHz double density rate dual in-line memory modules (DDR Dimms) and is predicting that DDR will be the dominant memory technology by next year.
Kingston's ValueRAM PC2700 Dimms, which it says are the fastest DDR memory modules currently available, are being released initially to computer system builders.
They are compliant with the latest Joint Electronic Device Engineering Council approved 333MHz memory specifications and will typically be used on PC motherboards.
Kingston said that a transition to DDR memory technology was expected to take place quickly in 2002 with desktop PCs, workstations, notebooks, servers and communications equipment all due to implement it.
Reasons for fast take-up include its low cost and the switch away from the promising but expensive Rambus memory technology led by Intel.
"PC2700 memory modules are thoroughly tested on the Agilent 83000 platform to verify specifications," said Vincent Hunter, director of ValueRAM Europe. "They are also tested on the SiS 645 chipset that supports the PC2700."
Kingston is preparing to ship the 128Mb and 256Mb PC2700 DDR Dimms in volume by the second quarter.
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