Good conditions of the memory market could lead manufacturers to reconsider planning and delay further transition to second-generation DDR DRAM.
Topping the list of threats is the relatively high pricing for first-generation double-data-rate DRAM, DDR1. Good times have returned to the DRAM industry, and battle-scarred memory vendors fear that a headlong rush to DDR2 might ruin a good thing — especially since DDR2's benefits, while quantifiable, come at a cost and don't necessarily stand out among the crowd of recent PC platform changes.
Read more: EETimes.
On a related note, OCZ Technology announced the availability of 667MHz, 800MHz DDR2 SDRAM to satisfy the demands of hardcore computer enthusiasts and start ramping up the technology that has chances to go mainstream only next year.