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Lexington native helped develop Xbox 360, PS3 chip

David Shippy, a 1979 Lafayette High School graduate and 1983 UK graduate, served as technical leader of the development team. He and colleague Mickie Phipps, the project manager, have written The Race for a New Game ­Machine: Creating the Chips Inside the Xbox 360 and the PlayStation 3 (Citadel Press, $21.95).

The two detail how the IBM-led ­project ­started out with only Sony as a ­customer, but then the team found itself also ­building a chip for Microsoft's rival console, ­creating tension with the ­engineering teams devoted only to Sony.

Shippy, whose father is a retired UK engineering professor and still lives here, answered the following questions:

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Th3 Chr0nic3515d ago

"The two detail how the IBM-led ­project ­started out with only Sony as a ­customer, but then the team found itself also ­building a chip for Microsoft's rival console, ­creating tension with the ­engineering teams devoted only to Sony"

SO this is where all the fanboy crap started...before the consoles were even finished.

SIdepocket3515d ago

Sounds like the 360 got the best components of the Cell processor.