SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Jedex, the conference sponsored by the JEDEC industry standards body, is in final negotiations to hold its next show in China the first of October.
Desi Rhoden, JEDEC chairman, said Chinese government officials have invited the EIA standards group to hold a Jedex conference in that country to brief Asian manufacturers on next-generation memory chips and modules and other commodity products under review. He said China's huge electronics market and emerging semiconductor producers created a natural venue for the first Jedex event to be held outside the U.S.
The initial Jedex show at the Santa Clara Convention Center this week presented the first public details of the many specifications and new features that are part of the next- generation DDR-II memory chip slated to reach the market in full production in 2004. Rhoden said by the time a China Jedex could be held this fall, final DDR-II specifications would mostly be wrapped up, giving that show the first full look at the successor memory device to today's DDR-I devices.