Sunday, August 20, 2006

Sony To Adopt Marvell's 802.11g For PS3.

Sony hopes to adopt Marvell's 802.11g solution in the PS3 WLAN module and has two companies in the running for its module orders, a DigiTimes article writes. According to the article, Industry sources have reported that the two primary companies in the running for Sony's PS3 WLAN orders are Gemtek Technology and Foxconn Electronics.

Although neither company has commented on the rumours and Gemtek has only said that it has several WLAN customers, DigiTimes reports that Foxconn has a higher chance of getting the orders due to its “solid relationship with Sony”. Sources also claim that Foxconn is able to integrate memory card interface with the WLAN module.

Another company, CyberTAN is also in the running, although the chances of it winning Sony's orders are slim. CyberTAN now provides the WLAN module for Sony's PSP.

Scheduled to launch this November, Sony's hopes to win the next-gen console war through the inclusion of multiple features, such as WLAN and Blu-ray. The PS3's main competitors include Microsoft's Xbox 360 and Nintendo's Wii.


c412c6 said...

The PS3 should be a BD recorder, that way it's sales will rocket to the sky at launch.

Gary said...

I wonder if its possible to upgrade firmware at a later date.