Sony PS3 chip to be exposed
With the Xbox 2 expected to be revealed in a keynote speech by Mr Bill Gates himself next January, it was inevitable that Sony would at least be tracking Microsoft's gradual drip feed of information, the beginning of the hyperbole, with a view to forming their own strategies. It now seems that the run up to the Playstation 3 will begin in earnest next February, at the little known International Solid State Circuits Conference (ISSCC) in San Francisco. At the meet, held between the 6th and the 10th, Sony, Toshiba and IBM will publish four papers detailing the CELL processor; the technology at the heart of the new PS3.
"We have a supercomputer on a chip," IBM designer Jim Kahle boasted. "This will be significantly faster than previous types of game systems and should provide new effects." Sony's CTO Masayuki Chatani added "The Cell processor-based workstation will totally change the digital content creation environment." The PS3 is set to be revealed a month later in Japan, and will also take centre stage at E3 2005. Let the battle commence!
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