IBM still confident on PowerPC future

Since Apple announced that they will no longer be building new Macs based on IBM’s PowerPC chip, IBM have responded and are confident that the PowerPC’s future is still strong.

IBM do not seem concerned to lose Apple as one of their major users, and seem less interested with the personal computer market place, especially since they already sold off their own PC manufacturing business earlier this year to China based Lenovo. Instead, IBM sees the growth markets to be servers, mobile devices and game consoles.

Early next year we should see the release of Sony’s Playstation 3 which will be based on a multiple core PowerPC derivitive, the Cell, co-developed by IBM, Sony and Toshiba.

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