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Sony to begin advanced IC production for Playstation

Posted: 24 Apr 2003 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:sony? graphics processor? semiconductor? dram?

Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCEI) has announced that it will start advanced semiconductor production with 90nm embedded DRAM process in fiscal year 2003. With the installation of the semiconductor technology, SCEI will integrate two of its main semiconductors, EmotionEngine and Graphics Synthesizer, CPU, and graphics processor used for the PlayStation2, into one chip.

Production of the new semiconductor will initially be done in Oita TS Semiconductor (OTSS), a joint venture between SCEI and Toshiba, and later on in Fab, SCEI's own semiconductor fabrication facility in Isahaya City, Nagasaki Prefecture, Japan.

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