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    Default Playstation 3 Processor Wafer

    I had the opportunity to hold a wafer of Playstation 3 processors yesterday. At least, that's what my professor said they were. I have no idea how he got ahold of this. I just figured I'd share this little tidbit. I hear from other sources that the yield for these processors is very low, which is one of the big reasons why there will be so few PS3s at launch. So I have no idea how my professor got a wafer full of maybe 80 of them. Maybe it was a bad wafer somehow.
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    or maybe he's just full of s**t?
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    Did you check your wallet to make sure all the money was in it after it left?

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    Here's a picture.

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    What does he teach? thats pretty cool

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    It's a MEMS class. I'll have to ask him some more about this, I think.
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    Did Kuturagi bless it and then make you take a bite of it?

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    Considering the NDA's still associated with the cell and the fact that there have to be about $10,000 worth of processers there, i'm going to guess that those aren't really cell's.

    Even if it was a bad batch, IBM wouldn't let it out of their sight...

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    Yeah.

    So, this is a U of M professor? Happen to know where he lives?
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    Well, does the PS3 just have one processor? I suppose it could be a sound or video processor or something. I dont know all the details about the PS3.
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