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TSMC manufactures Xbox 360 subsystem

Posted: 20 Aug 2007 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:TSMC process? Microsoft Xbox 360? graphics-memory subsystem?

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd (TSMC) has announced that Microsoft started production of the Xbox 360 graphics-memory subsystem using the TSMC's 90nm embedded DRAM process.

The TSMC 90nm eDRAM process features a high-density macro design (80Mbit) and fast performance to 500MHz designed to meet the needs of volume consumer electronics devices.

"Microsoft's selection of the TSMC 90nm eDRAM process for the graphics-rich Xbox 360 is an important validation of the capability and maturity of the technology," said John Wei, senior director of platform marketing, advanced technology division of TSMC. "Furthermore, the production marks the successful continuation to an ongoing collaboration between Microsoft and TSMC."

"TSMC provides the proven manufacturing and chip implementation services required to build a competitive silicon component in volume," said Bill Adamec, senior director of semiconductor technology of Microsoft. "The TSMC 90nm eDRAM process is exactly what we need to further strengthen our position in console gaming and entertainment."

TSMC has been in 90nm embedded DRAM production since the Q1 2006, and the design team has developed versatile sets of memory macros that are being used in more than a dozen 90nm customer products.




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