Kingston Technology and ATI have teamed up to promote the introduction of Kingston’s high-performance memory modules for the notebook and mobile systems market.
Graphics giant ATI was quick to support the new technology, claiming it has the only mobile graphics chipsets capable of supporting this next-generation memory. The ValueRAM double data rate 2 (DDR2) 667MHz (PC2-6400) unbuffered Sodimm modules are available in 256MB, 512MB and 1GB capacities and are shipping immediately, in limited quantities.
The new memory modules operate at just 1.8 volts, which reduces power consumption by up to 50 per cent compared to current DDR DRam products. The 256MB, 512MB and 1GB modules will cost £36, £53 and £102 respectively.
“Kingston is delivering the next evolution of ValueRAM DDR2 Sodimm memory, ready to support the newest notebook designs being prepared for the market,” said Thomas Marschner, vice-president of sales and marketing Europe, at Kingston.
Reuven Soraya, director of marketing at ATI’s chipset business unit, said: “Through our close working relationship with Kingston Technology, users will be able to harness the true power of the ValueRAM 667-MHz DDR2 Sodimm modules in Radeon Xpress 200-based notebooks. Furthermore, ATI’s Radeon Xpress 200M is the only mobile chipset available with support for DDR2-667 memory.”
In related ATI news, the company’s chairman and co-founder K.Y. Ho was cleared of allegations of insider trading by Canada’s Ontario Securities Commission (OSC), after three years of investigation.
Ho said: “It has been a long process and my family and I are happy that we can put this matter behind us. While I have the greatest respect for the work of the OSC, I have always believed that the allegations against me were entirely without merit.”
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