Sony and Toshiba Team Up For Chip
"Cell" is expected to power Sony's next-generation game console. A nanometre is one-billionth of a metre. "We started working with Sony on developing a 65-nanometre system LSI in May 2001 and that project will finish up in March. We consider this an extension of that joint project," said Toshiba spokesman Junichi Nagaki.
Toshiba and Sony target completion of a 45-nanometre system LSI (large-scale integrated) -- a high-end microchip that combines multiple functions on one piece of silicon to power everything from DVD recorders to game machines -- by late 2005.
2/12/2004 Aaron Thomas