Sony pulls out 32nm research - too expensive

Posted on Monday, Nov 12 2007 @ 02:00 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
Sony announced it's withdrawing from a joint research with Toshiba and IBM on the development of 32nm:
Sony has been moving away from the production of advanced semiconductors, which involves heavy investment. The Tokyo-based electronics and entertainment company already said last month that it would sell to Toshiba its production facilities for making the Cell microprocessors and RSX graphic chips, both of which are used in its PlayStation 3 game console.

While it is withdrawing from the joint R&D on technology, Sony said Tuesday, it will continue to work with Toshiba and IBM on design work for cutting-edge chips with 32-nanometer or narrower circuitry.


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