Maximum PC: There's been no love lost between Rambus and Micron over the years. The two have been mired in litigation since 1990, which is when Rambus first sought license fees and threatened infringement lawsuits against memory makers who turned to the popular SDRAM standard over its own proprietary RDRAM spec. Rambus contended that its patents and inventions also applied to SDRAM, but as far as things are concerned with Micron, it's now a moot point.
PC Aficionado: "It seems just yesterday that Intel dropped their X99 platform with support for DDR4 memory. Now, Rambus, a company who develops memory technologies, announced that they have a functional DDR5 DIMM."
Maximum PC: Rambus is a name we haven't heard in some time, though it's one we certainly remember. The company has made numerous headlines over the years, many of which were related to litigation over IP disputes. That's because the Rambus of old built a business around licensing DRAM technology and accusing firms of patent infringement.
Maximum PC: Few would argue against the notion that today's high performance solid state drives are blazing fast, especially compared to mechanical hard disk drives, but imagine what tomorrow's SSDs will be like. Before you do that, take into consideration that Intel and Micron just unveiled a new non-volatile memory technology that they claim is 1,000 times faster than NAND flash memory. Yes, 1,000 times! We'll give you a moment to pick your jaw up off the floor and clean the coffee off your monitor.