Sony Sued Over PS3 Cell Chip Technology
Sony has been sued in federal court over the construction of its cell processor chip in the PlayStation 3, as a California company says the parallel processing technology infringes on patents it owns. Parallel Processing Corporation filed the suit in the US District Court for the Eastern District of Texas on July 28.
The company claims Sony's cell chip infringes on a patent it received in 1991 that gave it rights to technology that governs "synchronized parallel processing with shared memory." Parallel is asking the court to impound and destroy any Sony product that infringes on its technology, as well as damages and attorney fees. Sony has declined to comment on the matter.