Intel's plan to replace the PC100 memory interface standard with high-bandwidth Rambus technology was boosted last week when two major memory producers received Intel validation for their RIMM modules.
Samsung announced last week that its mass-produced 64Mb and 128Mb RIMM samples had been validated.
The result is that they would be guaranteed to be completely compatible with Intel's Rambus-based systems, which are due to ship in September.
The company received a £62.1 million investment from Intel in January to accelerate development of Rambus memory, also referred to as RDRAM.
Kingston Technology also received validation for RIMMS ranging in capacity from 64Mb to 256Mb.
The high-bandwidth technology was developed by a company called Rambus and is licensed by Intel for use in future logic chip sets such as Camino, which is scheduled for release around late September.
Some hardware manufacturers are concerned that the industry is not yet ready for Rambus.
They believe that too many technical difficulties remain to roll out the new technology.
Rambus was originally intended to run at 800MHz but will be roll out at 400MHz first, with incremental speed increases planned.
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