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Old 26th February, 2008, 12:07 AM
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Actually, it's my understanding that it DOES include a foundry. Toshiba are in the business of making chips; Sony aren't. It would make sense for Sony to sell Toshiba the plant in exchange for a certain amount of money and a sweetheart deal on the chips that Sony expects to need in the future. In addition, Toshiba might be able to work out a deal with Microsoft to do some component manufacturing for them on the XBox360. Further, I believe Toshiba have plans for using the Cell in set-top boxes and other applications.
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