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April 11 , 2011

The Race For A New Game Machine

Creating The Chips Inside The Xbox 360 And The Playstation 3


A fast-paced tell-all. . .one of the great business stories of our young century. – Steve Cherry, IEEE Spectrum Magazine
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The Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 game systems have changed the face of home entertainment. But few know the amazing story inside the consoles – how David Shippy and his team of engineers at the Sony/Toshiba/IBM Design Center (STI) forged the tiny miracle at the core of it all: a revolutionary microprocessor chip that set a new paradigm in personal computing. At stake were the livelihoods – and sanity – of an unsung group of tireless visionaries. At war were the giants Microsoft and Sony.

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