Rambus developing signaling technology

Chip manufacturer Rambus announced last week it has developed a signaling technology that could boost the speed at which data can travel between chips inside a PC.

Codenamed Yellowstone, the technology has been under development at Rambus for two years, company President Dave Mooring said. Rambus wouldn't say when it expected the technology to find its way to market, but said it could be used to boost performance in desktop PCs, notebooks, servers and mobile gadgets.

When it does appear, Yellowstone initially will support data transfer rates of 3.2 GHz, although Rambus hopes eventually to push the technology to 6.4 GHz, Mooring said.