Philips has always been widely known in the consumer electronics markets, featuring a broad portfolio of products, including TVs, monitors, headsets, earphones, Hue devices, lamps and various home utilities. However, the company may soon expand into a whole new market – DDR memory.
According to leaked photos on the BoardChannels forum (via Tom's Hardware), Philips may soon start selling DDR4 and DDR5 memory for laptops and desktops. The official announcement is expected to come next week.
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In the photos, we see a DDR5-4800 module with 32GB and a mislabelled DDR4-2666 module with 8GB capacity. Seeing the memory specifications, it seems Philips will be sticking to the JEDEC standard speeds and timings for now, but perhaps we'll see overclocked memory later down the line.
Philips is already present in the PC market with a wide variety of monitors, SSDs and some peripherals, so a move into the memory market does indeed make some sense. We should have more information on this before the end of the month.
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KitGuru says: Do you think Philips will be able to compete with the likes of G.Skill, Corsair, Crucial etc? What can Philips do to stand out from its competitors in this market?