Cell Developers to Develop 32nm and Smaller Tech

Cell processor co-developers Sony, Toshiba, and IBM announced yesterday the beginning of a five-year technological alliance, part of which will focus on developing 32nm thick and smaller manufacturing processes which will dominate the computing market in years to come. Masashi Muromachi, president and CEO of the Semiconductor Company at Toshiba, had this to say about the announcement:

With Toshiba's cutting-edge process technology and manufacturing
capabilities, Sony's various semiconductor technologies and deep
knowledge of consumer markets and IBM's state-of-the-art material
technology, we can anticipate breakthrough process technologies for the
32nm generation and beyond. Toshiba will apply these advances to
assuring continued leadership in cutting-edge process technology and
the accelerated development of essential devices for the age of
ubiquitous connectivity.

Over the past five years the three companies along with Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. worked together to develop the "Cell" microprocessor for use in multimedia devices, most notably the Playstation 3, and its underlying silicon-on-insulator process technology at 90nm and 65nm diameters.

News source: X-bit labs

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