VTF 2001 Opening Press Conference
Today at 2 PM Taiwanese time and thus in the European morning or in the American night VIA opened its second annual technology forum VTF in Taipei with a press conference. The opening words came from VIA's Director of Everything (officially 'Marketing') Richard Brown (in the picture on the very left), who also introduced the panel members. Besides VIA's CEO Wenchi Chen (sitting in the middle) the panel was comprised of representatives of the six 'diamond sponsors of VTF' or strategic partners of VIA: Scott Stetzer, Technical Marketing Manager, Maxtor, Mian Quduess, Director of Technology Enabling, Samsung, Paul Rudnick, GM, desktop & server group, 3Com, Tom Eby, Group VP, AMD (strategy & business development), Desi Rhoden, President, AMI and Eddie Wu, Director, Microsoft Taiwan.
Rambus Buddy Samsung Confesses To Be DDR-Fan
While five of those six sponsors are known to be partners of VIA for quite a while, it was surprising to see a representative of the Korean memory maker Samsung at the panel, who told us about the exiting outlook at the upcoming DDR333 and DDRII memory technology. After all Samsung is known as close partner of Rambus Inc. and as the largest provider of RDRAM memory. It is interesting to see that even Samsung has suddenly become a big fan of DDR-memory technology.