Winbond returns - TwinMos PC3200 with "Winbond UTT"@ 2005/01/20
Original Winbond "C" series never was popular among enthusians, since the chip didn´t work with Ras to Cas 2. After Winbond stopped to make DDR memory in last quater of 2004, their DDR business was transfered to Winbond´s cooperatives Infineon, Mosel Vitelic and ProMos. In this article I call this alliance as Infineon group.
In late of November 2004 pictures of naked (heatspreaders removed) OCZ Voltage eXtreme sticks hit the forums. People who had hunted down underflowing BH-5 sources immediately regonized two dots in the package of the chip. Those dots are almost Winbond´s trademark, since it was only manufacturer that had those dots on their chips. Rumours about Winbond´s return to memory business started to roam among enthusians.
Soon later that, I noticed some ProMos SAT5B chips on Kingston ValueRam sticks that also had those famous two dots. Unfortunately these chips didn´t overclock with 2-2-2-5 settings at all so I forgot this whole thing until now...