Xbox 360 and Wii orders ramping up

Posted on Saturday, Jul 08 2006 @ 00:34 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Taiwanese chipmakers report orders for their chips used in gaming consoles, including the Nintendo Wii and Xbox 360, are picking up:
The concrete release date of the Will is not yet finalized and Nintendo said it would announce the release date and pricing in September, according to a recent Bloomberg report.

ATI, which supplies the graphics chip for the Wii, reported that the contribution from its consumer electronics chips business this year grew to 20% from last year's 15%, according to a Chinese-language Commercial Times report.

Pixart Imaging (PXI), an affiliate of United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) and the remote sensor chipset supplier for the Wii, was cited by the Commercial Times as saying that its shipments may reach a million units in August.
More info over at DigiTimes.


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