"Super Chip" On the Way
The chip, called Cell, has been under development since 2001, contains four parallel processors that increase its computing power exponentially. The Cell could potentially bring supercomputing capabilities to consumer electronics such as PCs and video games.
The first generation of devices to contain the Cell will arrive next year, and will include high-definition TVs, broadband servers and the Sony PlayStation 3.
Source: Minding the Planet
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