The New York Times > Technology > Chip Developed With PlayStation in Mind: "Sony's next PlayStation is more than a year away, but there is plenty of appetite for clues to its enhancements.
Today, the Sony Corporation and its entertainment arm as well as I.B.M. and Toshiba will reveal some of the first details of the Cell chip, jointly developed by the three companies, that will form the basis of the next generation of PlayStation game consoles.
The chip, which is still being designed, has been one of the most guarded secrets in the entertainment, semiconductor and computing industries since the companies started work on it in 2001.
Industry analysts expect the new PlayStation to be released in late 2005 or early 2006. The advanced chip will include multiple processors versatile enough to provide richer video images, multiplayer gaming and the addition of still pictures, audio and other media, the companies and analysts said."