IBM Jumps Ship

According to a BBC News report, IBM will be making the processors for the PS3 (or whatever they decide to call it). Toshiba built the PS2 chip (The Emotion Engine), but IBM will handle round 3.

The chip is to be developed in Austin, Texas and manufactured at a new $3 Billion plant in East Fishkill, New York. The chip could possibly find it’s way into computer products and will reportedly be more powerful than Deep Blue, the chess playing computer who bear Garry Kasparov is 1997.

The new chip should start production in 2004.

Note: IBM developed the Nintendo Gamecube processor, dubbed Gekko.

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