Mobo makers: DDR2 too expensive for mainstream

— 11:20 AM on January 19, 2004

According to this report over at DigiTimes, some motherboard manufacturers aren't too enthusiastic about DDR2 memory. Why?

DDR2 chips are estimated to enjoy close to a 100% price premium over DDR chips. The gap is mainly due to the limited number of suppliers. Companies that have introduced DDR2 chips are Elpida Memory, Micron Technology and Samsung Electronics.
Manufacturers apparently won't consider DDR2 viable for mainstream products until the price gap drops below 20%.
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