Intel qui fait du pied...
On en parlait il y a pas si longtemps sur le ton de la rumeur, l'idée qu'Intel voudrait revenir sur le segment des consoles de jeu vidéo.
C'est vrai que suite à une série d'acquisition toutes plus louches que les autres, beaucoup de monde y pense. Mais il semble qu'Intel ne fait pas qui penser tout les matins en se rasant ! ^_^
Intel (INTC) and Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), the two biggest suppliers of computer chips, have managed to cram four so-called processing cores onto their products. That's the equivalent of strapping four PCs together and jamming them into the space of a large envelope—and not much thicker.
But the chipmakers don't expect to stop there. They plan to have dozens of processors on silicon chips within a decade. Marshalling all that power could open doors to new ways of interacting with machines.
Intel has talked to console video game makers about using chips that can perform in excess of 1 trillion calculations per second (BusinessWeek.com, 2/12/07) in future products that use cameras to track body motion to control the action, instead of using buttons or joysticks.
"We imagine some future generation of [Nintendo's] Wii won't have hand controllers," says Justin Rattner, Intel's chief technology officer. "You just set up the cameras around the room and wave your hand like you're playing tennis." Intel missed out on supplying chips for the current generation of game systems, and is trying to gain a foothold there.
[ BusinessWeek ]