Sony calls to ARM for PocketStation
Is that a Station in your Pocket, or are you just pleased to see me?
Sony is to power its new PocketStation games PDA using the ARM7 RISC processor. The win, shared with Atmel, the ARM licensee that it is supplying the ARM 7 single chip controller, could produce a lucrative revenue stream for Cambridge-based ARM. Nintendo is thought to account for up to half of the business of MIPS, ARM's major rival for this sort of business. The SCPH-4000 PocketStation is designed for Sony PlayStation gamers on the move. Compatible software is downloaded from the PlayStation onto the PDA. The PocketStation will also include a clock, calendar and an infrared (IRDA) port. ®