Fujitsu, NEC and Toshiba have reached an agreement on common specifications for the next generation of Pseudo Static Random Access Memory (PSRAM) devices.
The new common specifications emerged from discussions among the three companies that began in October of last year.
Each of the three companies will independently manufacture and market PSRAM products based on the common specifications, with product introduction expected to begin in the second half of fiscal 2002.
Because the new specifications standardise the packaging and pin layout for the PSRAM, customers will benefit from a uniform design format, eliminating the need to customise designs for each product.
Also, the three companies can act as alternative sources for each other, helping to ensure a stable market supply.