Rambus, Kingston collaborate on new memory technology

By Matthew ยท 4 replies
Sep 22, 2009
  1. Apart from its rampant lawsuits, it's rare to catch Rambus' name in the news these days. Even more weird, is that the company's announcement today has little to do with its proprietary XDR DRAM. Instead, Rambus has teamed up with Kingston to develop "threaded memory module technology," which boosts the bandwidth of conventional DDR3 SDRAM.

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  2. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 7,241   +10

    I thought RAMBUS was closed down permanently by the courts... and their engineers were banned from the business.
    In their day, they were among the best.
    So this is good news. I guess. Don't know why Kingston needed the, so I assume Rambus needed Kingston.
  3. TJGeezer

    TJGeezer TS Enthusiast Posts: 385   +10

    When did RAMBUS get closed down by the courts? I know it was accused of using undisclosed patents to extort money from SDRAM makers (a 2001 review article at
    calls that "submarine tactics"). And the FTC wanted to sue them under the Sherman Antitrust Act but the Supreme Court shut that down in February of this year (http://www.rambus.com/us/news/press_releases/2009/090223.html) - I never heard about any court-ordered closures.
  4. Tekkaraiden

    Tekkaraiden TS Evangelist Posts: 997   +93

    yet another good reason I don't buy kingston memory anymore.
  5. Punkid

    Punkid TS Guru Posts: 422   +7

    i dont think its a good time to introduce new memory tech....they shudve done it before intel introduced i7 and i5 architecture and the new sockets
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