Infineon to supply Xbox parts
Infineon said Tuesday it will supply Microsoft's Xbox videogames with three components.
The German semiconductor supplier will be providing a removable memory unit, as well as an integrated circuit wireless game pad controller and an advanced security chip for the Xbox 360 games. Consoles with Infineon parts are expected to be in the stores by the end of this year.
"Collaboration with leading suppliers of semiconductors and electronic components is essential to the realization of Microsoft's vision to deliver entirely new capabilities in consumer entertainment," Marc Whitten, director of Xbox peripherals at Microsoft, said in a news release. "Infineon's broad and complementary IP portfolio, system integration skill, manufacturing expertise and proven track record were crucial factors in our decision to work with the company on these components," he added.
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