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Intel in the middle

Bowing to pressure from computer makers and memory manufacturers, Intel formally commits to producing more chipsets that will work with standard computer memory.

 

  latest developments 

Network chip plans, Rambus memory pricing, data transfer advances, and Pentium III enhancements dominate the Intel Developer Forum.

"Our OEM [original equipment manufacturers] and DRAM [dynamic random access memory] vendors asked us to do this."

- Pete MacWilliams, Intel fellow

 


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