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Financial institutions retreat from Romley LRDIMM story

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Is Montage another MetaRAM ?

Intel Capital invests again

UPDATE: 07/06/2012 – non-viability of LRDIMMs
UPDATE: 07/06/2012 – now a Montage 1333MHz version like Inphi

One memory module maker makes a departure from usual practice (a memory module maker usually picks ONE of the buffer chipset suppliers in order to minimize SKUs) by producing LRDIMMs based on BOTH an Inphi LRDIMM buffer chipset, as well as one from Montage.

This might be indicative of a perception at the memory module markers of higher risk associated with LRDIMMs/Inphi.

The Montage-based LRDIMMs however seem to underperform even the Inphi-based LRDIMMs.

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LRDIMM buffer chipset makers

Who makes LRDIMM buffer chipsets ?

UPDATE: 06/15/2012 – added Inphi comments on competitors
UPDATE: 06/15/2012 – added IDTI comments on Inphi/JEDEC
UPDATE: 06/29/2012 – institutional interest declines
UPDATE: 07/06/2012 – non-viability of LRDIMMs

The same players who make RDIMM buffer chipsets (that are used by memory module makers to make RDIMM memory modules).

LRDIMM buffer chipsets are currently only made by Inphi.

IDTI has prudently (after what you read below) postponed LRDIMMs to end of 2012 (i.e. skipping Romley and targeting the Ivy Bridge series according to their conference call).

Texas Instruments has not been interested in LRDIMMs – possibly related to settlement in Netlist vs. Texas Instruments a couple of years ago.

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