quote: Originally posted by: Unknown April 21, 2006 - Microsoft will soon update its Xbox 360 CPUs with an advanced 65-nanometer process, according to a report on GamesIndustry.biz today. The company is working with Singapore-based Chartered Semiconductor and its Silicon-On-Insulator technology to produce the 65-nm chips, which should offer reduced heat, power consumption, and lower manufacturing costs. Current X360 CPUs use a 90-nm process.
"We look forward to working with Chartered on the production of such an important component of our Xbox 360 system," said Microsoft's Larry Yang. "We plan to continue with our strategy of dual sourcing from Chartered and IBM's fabs, which are operationally aligned and compatible, to give us the consistent product quality and flexibility we will need."
Xbox 360 consoles incorporating the new CPUs are expected to arrive in the first quarter of 2007.