IBM has today announced that it has managed to shrink the size of the Cell Processor that powers your shiny new Playstation 3, among other computing systems, to a respectable 45nm, down from the previous best effort of 65nm. This apparently reduces the power requirements of the cell by a whopping 40%, which means (a) cheaper cooling and (b) more chips can be made on a single wafer, increasing the yield. For you and me dear readers, this means cheaper Playstation 3's are on their way - that is unless Sony decides to ride this one for all the profit they can generate.
IBM shrinks Cell to 45nm. Cheaper PS3s will follow (ArsTechnica)