8/25/2005

IBM, Sony, Toshiba Push Cell Chip Beyond Games

Filed under: — By Aviran Mordo @ 9:30 am

The three companies involved in making the Cell microprocessor have released new details about the chip in an attempt to break its reputation as only being able to power the next Sony PlayStation console.

Sony Group, Toshiba and IBM–sometimes referred to as STI–on Thursday published some previously undisclosed technical specifications and software standards for the Cell architecture, and more documents are expected to be released.

The companies said they are hoping the documents will entice software developers, business partners, and academic and research organizations to come up with new uses for the Cell chip.

So far, Sony has said it will use the chip inside the upcoming PlayStation3 gaming console, while Toshiba has said it will incorporate Cell into TV sets

Source: News.com

 

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