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The multi-core CPU in Nintendo’s new Wii U is fabbed by IBM on 45nm SOI

Posted on December 4, 2012
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As noted in ASN last year, the multi-core CPU in Nintendo’s new Wii U, which hit the shelves in November 2012, is fabbed by IBM on 45nm SOI.

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New Wii U™ on SOI

Posted by on July 5, 2011
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Nintendo’s next high-profile, high-volume CPU will leverage IBM’s 45nm SOI  for performance, power and eDRAM. If you’ve followed the ASN “Buzz” in recent weeks, you’ve seen the news: the CPU for Nintendo’s upcoming (and very cool) Wii U is on 45nm SOI. IBM’s been fabbing chips for Nintendo for over a decade, and first moved […]

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IBM will produce the CPUs for Nintendo’s hot new Wii U on 45nm SOI

Posted on June 13, 2011
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Leveraging its Power Architecture, IBM will produce the CPUs for Nintendo‘s hot new Wii U on 45nm SOI.  IBM’s unique embedded DRAM on SOI (see ASN6) triples the amount of memory on a single chip, feeding the multi-core processor large chunks of data for a smooth and extreme entertainment experience. The Wii U hits store […]

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Posted on May 27, 2009
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IBM has shipped its 50 millionth SOI-based processor for the Nintendo Wii Game System.

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The New Generation: It’s All On SOI

Posted on December 6, 2006
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The PS3, Wii and Xbox 360 CPU design teams all chose SOI. Here’s why. Design challenges (Read the Cell overview paper by Kahle et al on the IBM website) Achieve 100 times the PlayStation®2 performance. Joint developers IBM, Sony Group and Toshiba needed to co-optimize the chip area, design frequency, and product operating voltage, creating […]

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

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 […]

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