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Toshiba to Buy Cell Manufacturing Plant for $835 Million USD; Will Run it With Sony

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Toshiba is going to buy all Cell manufacturing duties from Sony for ¥90 billion (roughly $835 million USD). Actually, they've been going to do this since October 2007. At the time, though, it seemed like Sony wouldn't have any say in the operation of the facility. Now, in the middle of February, the deal has changed. The running of all Cell manufacturing facilities will be done as a joint venture, and some more details of the sale/incorporation have surfaced. On April 1st, Toshiba and Sony will begin their joint venture. Now that Toshiba has exited the HD-DVD market, they will put a lot of focus towards SSD drives, and making the Cell processor. Toshiba will actually incorporate the Cell into some nifty new HDTV's. We'll keep you posted.

Source: Reg Hardware
 

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Hell yeah. First tv out with the cell processor is gonna be my new DLP/LCD TV :)
 

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at least they didn't join with some crap company. :)

Toshiba ftw!! :rockout:
 

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So they are still planning on making HDTVs that run off of the Cell processor. I thought that Toshiba had given up on that idea a long time ago. Though I do feel stupid since we had been hearing that they were planning to buy the Cell Manufacturing plant from Sony. lol.
I thought that Toshiba had given up on the Cell after two and a half years since it was first introduced and shown to the world at E3 2005 to offset Microsofts new xbox 360 announcement. My god It really has been a long time since then lol.