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NEC Chip to Provide Half of Xbox 360's Graphics Power

by Judy on April 26, 2005 @ 10:08 a.m. PDT

NEC Electronics has won a contract from Microsoft to produce one of the chips that will go into the graphics system of the next generation Xbox games console.

The Japanese company will produce a system LSI chip that will work alongside the main graphics processor in the games console. Microsoft had previously announced a deal with ATI Technologies for the main graphics processor.

The chip, which will include NEC's embedded DRAM (dynamic RAM) memory technology, will be manufactured on the company's state-of-the-art production line at its factory in Yamagata, Japan. No other details of the chip or deal were announced.

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