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The new “slim” version of Sony’s PlayStation®3

Posted on December 4, 2009
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With its 45nm SOI Cell processor, the new “slim” version of Sony’s PlayStation®3 sold 1 million units worldwide in the first 3 weeks following its September 1st launch.

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Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCE) reports that since the company’s participation in Stanford University’s Folding@home™ program

Posted on May 11, 2007
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• Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCE) reports that since the company’s participation in Stanford University’s Folding@home™ program launched in March, response from the Cell-based Playstation®3 users has been “phenomenal”. The distributed computing project aims to understand protein folding, misfolding and related diseases. The more than quarter of a million PS3 users have more than doubled […]

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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

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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CELLs Multiply

Posted on December 7, 2005
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IBM, Sony/SCEI and Toshiba are actively encouraging the proliferation of CELL applications   The most celebrated of Cell applications, Sony’s PlayStation® 3, is due out next spring. In the meantime, the SOI-based Cell Broadband Engine (CBE) microprocessor, as it is officially known, is getting a big push from its joint developers: Sony Computer Entertainment, Inc. […]

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Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCEI) has officially released the product specifications for it PLAYSTATION® 3

Posted on July 11, 2005
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• Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCEI) has officially released the product specifications for it PLAYSTATION® 3 (PS3) computer entertainment system. The PS3 incorporates a 3.2GHz SOI-based Cell processor, jointly developed by IBM, Sony and Toshiba. The PS3 launch is set for Spring 2006.

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