Sony Says ‘Cell’-Based TV Ready by 2006

“Cell” as in the powerful new “Cell” processor it is developing with IBM and Toshiba. Sony CEO Nobuyuki Idei said it would use Cell to power its next-generation game console as well as a network television that will offer functions similar to a personal computer.

The Cell processor will be up to 10 times more powerful than conventional chips and able to shepherd large chunks of information through a high-speed Internet network.