Cell processor yields horrible

Posted on Friday, May 05 2006 @ 13:11 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
The Inquirer heard the yields of the Sony PlayStation 3 Cell processor are horrible.
A process mole tells us that the Cell yields are far enough below par that the amounts of good dies off the test wafers are "horrible".

The problem is that IBM and Sony designed the chip for some very aggressive process technologies that did not materialise in the way the fab boys were expecting. Because of this, we are told Sony is scrambling to get yields up before it has to make them for real, a fast approaching deadline.

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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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