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Sony Toshiba joint venture official

October 19th, 2007 · No Comments

As expected, Sony and Toshiba have officially confirmed a joint venture to produce high-performance semiconductors, including the ‘s Cell microporocessor and the RSX graphics engine. As part of the deal, Sony will offload its 300mm wafer line fabrication facilities, currently based at Sony Semiconductor Kyushu Corporation’s Nagasaki Technology Centre, to Toshiba¬† by the end of March.
In a statement, the pair say that they have “forged a solid partnership in the development and production of high-performance semiconductors for game consoles. The new joint venture will further build on this record of achievement by utilising the 300mm wafer line fabrication facilities that Toshiba will acquire from Sony Group, where most production will focus on 65nm process semiconductors. Toshiba and Sony Group will together promote further advances in manufacturing technologies and efficiencies by leveraging their knowledge and experience, targeting migration to 45nm process mass production.”
The deal leaves Toshiba in the driving seat, with 51 per cent of the joint venture; Sony has 49 per cent.

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