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Sony And IBM Plan Devices With Cell Chips

The Cell is the codename for the first chip produced by IBM’s 300mm semiconductor manufacturing facility for Sony. It is part of a deal IBM signed with Sony back in February in which Sony agreed to invest $325 million in IBM’s Fishkill, N.Y., chip foundry. The investment was part of Sony’s continuing partnership with IBM to develop next-generation 65-nanometer chips for its consumer electronic devices. Industry observers believed that the chip would become the engine behind the greatly anticipated Playstation 3.

IBM intends to develop the Cell-based workstations to power digital content creation. Sony’s SCEI plans to lead the development of the Cell-based operating environment by providing the architecture, algorithms, middleware and data structure for tools needed to create digital content for movies and computer entertainment applications.

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