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Sony to use PlayStation 2 chip in flat-panel TVs

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Sony to use PlayStation 2 chip in flat-panel TVs

Sony plans to install its high-performance Playstation 2 game console chips in flat-panel TVs due for release this fall, in an apparent effort to catch up with Sharp and other firms in the flat-panel TV market, the Nihon Keizai Shimbun reported, citing unidentified company sources.

The new TVs will be equipped with the same chips used in PlayStation 2 home-use game consoles and PSX DVD recorder/game consoles. Sony fabricates these chips at a group plant in Nagasaki Prefecture.

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