SiS told the Inquirer about its 659 Rambus chipset at CeBit, it appears that Asus already built a board supporting PC 1200 memory.
Sources suggested that SIS would introduce two further revs of its Rambus chipsets – the R659FX, a four channel PC1333 version, and the R658TX, four channel PC1600 16dx2.
Like other chipset firms, SIS will roll out DDR 2 chipsets but we suspect there’s a bit of a problem with this memory type. That is to say, you will pay extra money for not very much more performance.
Again, like the other chipset firms, SIS will create products that support PCI Express, but we understand from sources that the process of creating any semiconductor product for PCI-E is quite difficult at the wafer level.
And that brings us back to wafers themselves. There’s a shortage because of increased demand for semiconductors generally, and unless you’ve got a special relationship with the one of the foundries – or you’re Intel, of course – you could be on a somewhat tricky wicket, as the cricketing types say.