For example, defense contractor Raytheon is exploring whether it can use Cell to dramatically improve the performance of sensor networks. Raytheon's chief technology officer, Peter Pao, called Cell "a very exciting technology" with "a lot of promise," but said Raytheon is still evaluating how to rewrite software and redesign systems to work with Cell.
Particularly, there were problems noted with heat production. IBM apparently will be able to redesign the chip to fit into a more embedded environment, which would make it even more attractive to other companies.
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