SAN JOSE--The off-again, on-again double data rate (DDR) chip set from Acer Laboratories Inc. is back on schedule to be introduced next week for computers, based on Athlon processors from Advanced Micro Devices Inc.
Recently, Taiwan's Acer Laboratories canceled plans to introduce the DDR chip set at the Platform 2000 Conference here this week. ALI officials decided to hold back on the launch because the ICs had not finished testing.
But now that the testing is completed, ALI plans to introduce the chip set on July 26 (next Wednesday). The DDR chip set is supposed to be the first for notebook computers, based on AMD's Athlon.
A bevy of other chip set suppliers have announced desktop DDR chips supporting the Athlon central processor, including AMD itself, Via Technologies, Silicon Integrated Systems (SiS), and Micron Technologies.