IBM Opens Cell Processor

eeTimes is reporting that IBM and its partners are planning on opening the upcoming Cell processor's architecture and provide software development libraries in an effort to increase adoption of the new architecture.

The Cell processor will be used in Sony's upcoming Playstation 3. It was announced in February by IBM, Sony and Toshiba and has always expected to be used in a broad range of applications - including video processing, medical imaging and high-performance computing.

There is no direct link to Apple, but with IBM's involvement, speculation abounds.