Toshiba To Sell Cell Manufacturing Plant To Sony

Posted: December 23, 2010 in News
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If you don’t already know, the monster of a processor sitting inside your PS3 ( the Cell processor ) was developed by IBM, Sony and Toshiba working together.

 

Toshiba set up the Nagasaki semiconductor manufacturing plant to manufacture Cell processors. Apart from the PS3, the Cell processor isn’t used in any other device and so Toshiba is planning on handing over the plant to Sony. This is beneficial to Sony because it would most probably mean a price drop for the PS3. Maybe Sony can even use the Cell processor in high-definition digital cameras and smartphones which are now starting to feature dual-core processors. The two electronic giants are expected to reach an agreement soon.

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