Viking Components has announced the development of PC133 synchronous DRAM (SDRAM) modules.
Viking, which claims to be one of the world's largest and fastest growing manufacturers of computer memory, flash and modem products, reports that as well as the 33 per cent faster modules being available in standard capacities of 64MB and 128MB, high-density PC133 SDRAM modules are in development. They are expected to be released soon in 256MB, 512MB and 1GB capacities.
According to Shannon Biggs, Viking vice president of manufacturing and engineering: "Viking PC133 memory modules incorporate the latest advancements in SDRAM technology allowing customers to enjoy increased system performance at a minimal cost." She claimed that extensive engineering, development and testing work with last year's PC100 standard has put Viking ahead of the demand curve with regard to PC133 products. "We're poised and ready to meet demand for this next-generation memory and expect volume production to begin later this month," continued Biggs. She added that Viking is now shipping 133MHz engineering samples to major original equipment manufacturers and is looking to establish itself aaroprocessors. PC133 provides for an incremental (33 per cent) performance improvement over PC100 memory applications, allowing information between the main memory and the microprocessor to flow at 133MHz. This new PC133 standard serves as an evolutionary step between PC100 and double-data rate (DDR) SDRAMs.
Australian distributors for Viking Components are Norse Technology and CHA.