Cell Approaches Completion
Development on Sony, IBM and Toshiba's multi-purpose Cell processor has reached its final stage, the morning edition of Japanese newspaper Nihon Keizai Shimbun reveals today. Company officials, while expectedly shy with details on the technology behind the chip, stated "It will be used in such areas as IBM brand computers, Sony game machines and Toshiba home appliances and could change the world."
Production on Cell is expected to start next year, marking Toshiba's 130th anniversary. While Sony Computer Entertainment hopes to unveil its PS3 to the world early next year, the next generation PlayStation system apparently won't be the debut product for the Cell.