IBM (NYSE: IBM) has announced that it has reached a significant milestone as the microprocessor supplier for Nintendo Co., Ltd., by completing the shipment of 50 million processors for the Wii(TM) game system, which has tremendous worldwide sales momentum.
IBM first began supplying the processors that serve as the digital heartbeat for Nintendo’s Wii in 2006, as part of a multi-year, custom microprocessor design and production agreement. The chips are manufactured at IBM’s advanced chip fabrication facility in East Fishkill, N.Y. IBM’s worldwide supply chain supported consistent, dependable module deliveries and met strong consumer demand for the Wii console, including through three high-demand holiday seasons.
The chip is based on IBM’s Power Architecture┬« and features IBM’s silicon-on-insulator …