Samsung fined 300 million

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  1. David McGough

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    Interesting. Wasn't this phenomenon blamed back then on an earthquake in Taiwan?

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    I thought that was around 1999, not 2002. I haven't bought memory in a long time, though.
     
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    From the article:-

    How oddly (in?)appropriate a name for a prosecutor...
     
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    Invest in Rambus now - they are going to make a killing off this. The memory industry collaborated in price fixing so that they could force RDRAM out of the market. They didn't want to pay royalties to Rambus. Now they are caught red handed and they will pay big time.
     
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    However, don't expect motherboards with RDRAM technology system memory to show up again anytime soon, though. RDRAM will likely be more used for devices such as game consoles, AV components, cellphonese, etc.
     
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    The industy is so heavily invested in DDR RAM that it can't simply turn on a dime and switch to RAMBUS. Besides, RAMBUS is just as old as DDR. By the time it made any headway in the marketplace, something would probably be replacing both technologies.
     
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    Doesn't matter - the memory companies owe Rambus big time for screwing them over.

    Also, Rambus patents actually cover many of the technologies within DDR and DDR2. Many court battles over this issue going on right now.

    Rambus also has XDRAM as a promising memory of the future.
     
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    Pretty neat read, so does this mean the price of system ram will be decreasing any time soon?
     

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