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Sony sued over Cell Chip....somebody is missing the bigger picture

Posted by: Chuck at 7/30/2007 11:07 PM
It looks like someone is suing Sony over some of the technology in the Cell processor.  While this isn't necessarily a suprise given Sony's near constant state of litigation you do have to wonder why they are suing Sony and not suing IBM, the people who actually designed and built the processor on spec for Sony.  While Sony did have some insight into the chip it's Big Blue that did the majority of the work and handed the chips over to Sony and is currently using the chips in everything from gaming mainframes to multimedia workstations.  Time will tell if the suit has any merits but this just reeks of a nuisance lawsuit.