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65nm Cell Broadband Engine In Production

IBM has begun producing a new, 65nm version of the Cell Broadband Engine at IBM’s state-of-the-art East
Fishkill, New York microchip production facility. In addition to serving as the digital heartbeat
of Sony Computer Entertainment’s PLAYSTATION 3, the chip also appears in IBM’s BladeCenter servers.

IBM announced today that the company has begun producing a new, 65 nanometer
(nm) version of the Cell Broadband Engine at IBM’s state-of-the-art East
Fishkill, New York microchip production facility.

The revolutionary Cell chip, jointly developed by IBM, Sony Group and Toshiba,
is effectively a supercomputer-on-a-chip, providing breakthrough performance for
consumer electronics, medical imaging, design engineering and other
graphics-intensive applications. In addition to serving as the digital heartbeat
of Sony Computer Entertainment’s PLAYSTATION®3, the chip also appears in IBM’s
BladeCenter servers.

A team of computer scientists from IBM, Sony Group and Toshiba has collaborated
on the development of the Cell microprocessor at a joint design center
established in Austin, Texas, since March 2001.

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