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Nintendo has announced that the CPU of its new Wii® game console is based on a PowerPC

Posted on July 11, 2006
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Nintendo has announced that the CPU of its new Wii® game console is based on a PowerPC (code-named “Broadway”) made with a 90 nm SOI CMOS process, jointly developed with and manufactured by IBM. The design was optimized with state-of-theart processing technologies that minimize power consumption and keep the console compact.

The confirmation of Nintendo Wii marks a IBM/SOI grand slam: all three of the leading new-generation game consoles (Sony PlayStation®3, Microsoft Xbox® 360 and Nintendo Wii®) are based on the company’s SOI CMOS processes.