Sony Sued Over Cell

Sony just can’t seem to get any break. Gamespot reports that the company, which is under legal attack over patent suits over its Blu-ray discs and the PS3’s digital security technology, has been slapped with another lawsuit, this time over the parallel processing Cell chip used to power the console.

Parallel Processing Corporation of California cites a patent for “synchronized parallel processing with shared memory” as the basis of its suit, alleging that Sony is infringing on its patent – to which it is the “exclusive licensee” – with the PS3. Apparently, Sony’s actions have caused the “irreparable harm and monetary damage” to the company, who is seeking damages and legal fees with interest, as well as the impounding and destruction of all Sony products that infringe on the patent.

As expected, Sony did not reply when contacted.

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