Advanced Memory International Inc. (AMI2) today confirmed that the 20-company consortium has been launched to lead the development of the next generation Double Data Rate-2 SDRAM chip.
As reported by EBN Tuesday, Desi Rhoden will head the new group, which will be headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif., as president and CEO. Rhoden is also chairman of JEDEC (Joint Electron Devices Engineering Council) standards body, and is a fellow with VLSI Technology Inc.
Other AMI2 officers include Vice President Gil Russell, technical marketing manager for Infineon Technologies, Cupertino, Calif.; and Secretary and CFO Joseph Kostmayer, a private attorney.
Member companies include almost all of the major DRAM suppliers - Fujitsu, Hitachi, IBM Microelectronics, Infineon, LG Semicon, Micron Technology, Mitsubishi Electric, NEC Corp., Samsung Electronics Co., Toshiba, and Vanguard. Mosaid, Canadian-based design firm, and unidentified chip set and board makers are also members.
Conspicuous in its absence is Intel Corp., who is supporting Direct Rambus DRAM and eschewing DDR SDRAM.