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IBM Ships 50 Millionth Processor for the Nintendo Wii Game System

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 …

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AMD Announces Shipment of the 50 Millionth Graphics Processor for the Wii™ From Nintendo

ATI ‘Hollywood’ graphics processor firmly establishes its position as most popular AMD GPU for consoles to date −
AMD (NYSE: AMD) announced that the 50 millionth ATI ‘Hollywood’ graphics processor for the Wii™ game console from Nintendo shipped today. With 50 million units delivered, the ATI graphics processor code-named ‘Hollywood’ becomes the most successful AMD game console chip to date in terms of unit sales.
“Nintendo values its ongoing relationship with AMD. AMD’s graphics technology expertise as displayed in the ATI ‘Hollywood’ chip is a great part of the momentum of Wii. Our combined efforts help deliver entertaining experiences to create many smiling faces in living rooms around the world,” said Genyo Takeda, general manager of Integrated …

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