TOSHIBA/KINGSTON DELIVER SO-RIMM MODULE PROTOTYPES TO RAMBUS.Toshiba America Electronic Components Inc. (TAEC TAEC Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc.
TAEC Thailand Atomic Energy Commission ) and Kingston(R) Technology Co. have delivered Toshiba's first Rambus(R) small form factor SO-RIMM(TM) module prototypes for mobile systems to Rambus Inc.
The prototype 64 megabyte (MB) RDRAM (Rambus DRAM) Pronounced "r-d-ram." A dynamic RAM chip technology from Rambus, Inc., Los Altos, CA (www.rambus.com). Rambus licensed its memory designs to semiconductor companies, which manufactured the chips. (R) SO-RIMM modules were displayed in Rambus' exhibit at the Intel Developers' Forum in Palm Springs.
Toshiba and Kingston Technology Kingston Technology Co. is an American producer of memory products. It is located in Fountain Valley, California with manufacturing and logistics facilities in the United States, United Kingdom, Ireland, Malaysia, China and Taiwan. are partnering to design, manufacture, and deliver leading-edge Rambus RIMM (Rambus Inline Memory Module) See RDRAM. See also RIM. (TM) and SO-RIMM modules to PC OEMs planning shipment of systems using the high-speed Rambus memory architecture.
The 160-pin SO-RIMM modules will enable mobile computers to achieve a peak bandwidth of 1.6 gigabytes (GB) per second from a single device, double that of today's PC100 SO-DIMMs, thus dramatically increasing system performance. The SO-RIMM modules are the same physical size as the JEDEC-standard SO-DIMM See SODIMM.
SO-DIMM - Small Outline DIMM modules widely used in notebook computers.
"We are pleased to partner with industry leaders like Intel Corporation (company) Intel Corporation - A US microelectronics manufacturer. They produced the Intel 4004, Intel 8080, Intel 8086, Intel 80186, Intel 80286, Intel 80386, Intel 486 and Pentium microprocessor families as well as many other integrated circuits and personal computer networking , Rambus Inc. and Kingston Technology Company to provide enabling components at this initial stage of SO-RIMM module development," said Jamie Stitt, business development manager, Memory Business Unit, TAEC. "Together, we will closely support our PC OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) The rebranding of equipment and selling it. The term initially referred to the company that made the products (the "original" manufacturer), but eventually became widely used to refer to the organization that buys the products and customers during the qualification stages between now and when the first notebook computers using the Rambus memory architecture begin to ship next year." "These initial prototypes use our 72 megabit (Mb) RDRAMs, while our 128/144 Mb RDRAMs complete qualification testing. Toshiba will provide low power solutions using our 128/144 Mb RDRAMs by the time customer samples and volume production are required, thereby maximizing a mobile computer's battery life," Stitt continued.
"The power consumption of the Rambus SO-RIMM module specification is well within the 1.3 watts specified by Intel's Mobile Guidelines 2000," said Allen Roberts, vice president and general manager of Rambus's memory division. "Toshiba's current RDRAM is already very close to meeting the low power bin specs required, well ahead of development schedules needed to provide samples to PC OEMs later this year."
Rambus SO-RIMM modules can support up to eight devices, which at 128Mb densities will allow a capacity range of 16MB to 128MB. With three SO-RIMM modules in a system, the maximum system capacity using 128Mb RDRAMs is 384MB. Depending on the application workload, the Rambus mobile system will require one-half the power of a comparable PC100 SDRAM (Synchronous DRAM) A type of dynamic RAM (DRAM) memory chip that has been widely used since the late 1990s. SDRAM chips eliminated wait states by dividing the chip into two cell blocks and interleaving data between them. system, according to according to
1. As stated or indicated by; on the authority of: according to historians.
2. In keeping with: according to instructions.
3. the Rambus specification.
Under a manufacturing partnership announced last fall by Toshiba and Kingston Technology for Rambus memory products, including RIMM(TM) modules, SO-RIMM modules, and RIMM Continuity modules, Kingston Technology provides Toshiba with global just-in-time manufacturing just-in-time manufacturing (JIT)
Production-control system, developed by Toyota Motor Corp. and imported to the West, that has revolutionized manufacturing methods in some industries. , testing and order fulfillment Order fulfillment (in BE also: order fulfilment) is in the most general sense the complete process from point of sales inquiry to delivery of a product to the customer. Sometimes Order fulfillment services to support Toshiba's OEM customers.
"We have already built, tested and shipped thousands of 600MHz (MegaHertZ) One million cycles per second. It is used to measure the transmission speed of electronic devices, including channels, buses and the computer's internal clock. A one-megahertz clock (1 MHz) means some number of bits (16, 32, 64, etc. and 800MHz RIMM modules for Toshiba. Our manufacturing capability for RIMM and SO-RIMM modules is already in place at all our manufacturing centers," said Al Soni, vice president and general manager, Services Division, Kingston. "Kingston's standard Rambus module testing process includes 100 percent testing of each module's I/O interface See port and expansion slot. at 600MHz or 800MHz on the Hewlett-Packard(TM) HP83000 F1300 tester, and 100 percent testing of every RDRAM core on our HP83000 F330 tester. This complete testing methodology allows Kingston to deliver premium products to Toshiba," added Soni.
Toshiba produced the Rambus devices used on the SO-RIMM module prototypes at its Yokkaichi fab in Japan. The Rambus DRAMs were shipped directly to Kingston's Americas Manufacturing Center in California to complete the module manufacturing process. Kingston's Asia-Pacific Manufacturing Center in Hsinchu, Taiwan, and European Manufacturing Center in Dublin, Ireland will also provide Toshiba with support for its Rambus RIMM and SO-RIMM module programs. Customer samples of a complete family of Toshiba SO-RIMM modules ranging in density from 32MB to 128MB will be available in the third quarter of 1999.
About Toshiba America Electronic Components Inc.
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see boophilusannulatus. design, manufacturing, marketing and sales arm of Toshiba Corp., a global technology innovator. TAEC is recognized as a leading supplier of semiconductor, electronic component and storage solutions. The company delivers technology solutions that enable OEMs to develop advanced integrated products for the computing, networking, communications and digital consumer markets. In fact, its technology offerings account for more than 30 percent of the total possible components used in desktop and portable computers. By continuing to develop leading-edge solutions that cost-effectively meet the emerging needs of the design engineering community, TAEC keeps its customers in touch with tomorrow. For additional information, visit TAEC's Web site at, http://www.toshiba.com/taec.
About Kingston Technology Co.
Kingston Technology is the world's largest independent manufacturer of memory products for servers, workstations, desktops, portables, and electronic devices. Kingston Technology Services Division is one of the fastest growing contract manufacturers to global Semiconductor Manufacturers and PC OEMs. Kingston has ISO-certified manufacturing centers in the United States (ISO (1) See ISO speed.
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