$1bn joint venture to make PS3 chips

Toshiba, Sony Corp and Sony Computer Entertainment are setting up a $924m joint venture to develop computer chips, including those that run Sony's PlayStation 3 (PS3) console. The chips will be manufactured at Sony Semiconductor's Nagasaki Technology Center. Toshiba said the joint venture will first use a 65-nanometre (nm) manufacturing process with plans to move to a 45nm process. Toshiba did not disclose a time frame for the migration.

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Fighter3804d ago

Sony and Toshiba working together again after the demise of HD DVD. It's good news for gaming and the PS3 will be even more affordable once they shrink those chips to 45nm.

decapitator3804d ago

I wish fanboys were like this and by that I mean make-up (no-homo) after a war. But that will never happen.

kewlkat0073804d ago (Edited 3804d ago )

Do you know anything about technology and business?

you ask anyone on here about Toshiba and all they would say is, Toshiba is done since they lost a format war. Of course Toshiba has so much technology patents and other products in different markets.

Everyone was so bent on Toshiba loosing and sony winning, they forgot that Toshiba was behind the cell chip that are used in the PS3's from Day 1.

Nothing to be surprised about. Sony makes laptops with windows installed...jeeze louse and here they are going at it with the consoles.

There is more to these huge corporations then just Video Games and formats..

Maddens Raiders3804d ago

Sony and Toshiba have been working together for years. Not really news, but the fact that the chipset manuf. costs will fall into line with SNE's long term fiscal solubility is good for the PS3.

IntelligentAj3804d ago

So I guess production costs are gonna go down even more.

Tempist3804d ago

Willing to bet that the 45nm processors are really going to go towards making smaller, faster and energy efficient computers or super computers. They're probably working to cut apple out of the micro laptop market in Asia. IBM is probably in it to stick it to Intel.

I think their challenge will be to get it to work around getting the Cell processor to be more inline with general processors like AMD and Intel.

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