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ByGianni PRATA

Xbox® 360 Debuts New Gaming Generation

Microsoft’s custom PowerPC chip by IBM is based on SOI

 

Microsoft’s Xbox 360, which is expected to fly out of the stores this holiday season, has some very impressive figures to cite. The three-core PowerPC-based CPU, custom-made for Microsoft by IBM, boasts one teraflop of floating-point performance. Read More

ByGianni PRATA

By adding production output on a steady year-to-year basis

• By adding production output on a steady year-to-year basis, AMD’s new 300mm Fab 36 in Dresden has the potential to ship as many as 100 million units in 2008, helping the company to meet growing demand for its SOI-based AMD64 processors. AMD expects the fab to be substantially converted to 65nm in by mid-2007.

ByGianni PRATA

Pilot production of Chartered Semiconductor

Pilot production of Chartered Semiconductor Manufacturing’s first 300-mm facility includes the 90nm SOI process tuned to IBM’s high-performance product needs.