THE FIGHT OVER 'RAMBUS INSIDE'
IS MICROPROCESSOR KINGPIN Intel trying to muscle into memory chips? It recently took a stake in Rambus, which designs fast dynamic random-access memories. Other DRAM makers fret that Intel may design future microprocessors to work only with Rambus-style chips. If so, all other DRAM makers would have to pay license fees to Rambus. Several companies are teaming up to develop alternative fast memory chips. But most of them have also taken out licenses with Rambus.
EDITED BY KELLEY HOLLAND
Updated June 15, 1997 by bwwebmaster
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