Qualcomm to Enter Into Contract with GlobalFoundries

Qualcomm, a world-known provider of chips for mobile gadgets, has entered into a contract with GlobalFoundries company with the intention to develop chips based on 28 nm technology. Such information has been voiced by an authoritative Chinese publication Commercial Times, referring to the reliable sources. It is presupposed that the manufacturer will start the first dispatches for Qualcomm in the end of this year. The previously voiced data claimed that Qualcomm had arranged orders of 28 nm chips from UMC with the similar dispatch dates.



The estimated reason for the cooperation with GlobalFoundries is the insufficient delivery of 28 nm chips by TSMC. Moreover, Nvidia is supposedly targeting at the cooperation with one more manufacturer except for the TSMC as well. It should be mentioned that the preliminary memorandum between Qualcomm and GlobalFoundries was concluded in 2010; according to this memorandum, the designer got the access towards 45 nm LP and 28 nm LP technological …

Greeting a New ProLite XB2483HSU PC Monitor from iiyama

A renowned Japanese manufacturer of TV-sets and PC displays, iiyama Corp., has enriched its inventory of monitors with a new model, codenamed XB2483HSU. The new-comer from ProLite series features 24-inch screen and 565.5x386.5x516.5 mm dimensions. The heart of the model is AMVA+ array, equipped with LED backlit. It ensures Full HD resolution of 1920x1080 pixels and wide viewing angles (178/178 degrees in both aspects).



The iiyama ProLite XB2483HSU is housed in a black-painted case with a multi-functional stand. The latter provides for the adjustment of height, tilt, rotation, and display mode (landscape or portrait). It should be noted that in GtG background array response time makes up 4 ms only. At the same time, the maximal brightness equals to 250 cd/m2, whereas contrast ratio marvels by accuracy and sharpness: 3000:1 — static and 5 M:1 – dynamic.


To continue, this monitor comes with a couple of built-in speakers (2 W each), 3.5 mm jack for headphones, and three …

Synology Announces a New DiskStation DS214 NAS

Synology Inc., a well-known Taiwanese manufacturer of high-end network solutions, announces the release of a two-disk NAS, entitled DiskStation DS214. The storage is targeting budget-oriented home and small business customers who long for high performance and stability of system operation. This NAS comes with two 3.5-inch drives, each featuring 4 TB capacity. Herein, the drives are mounted without any tools, by means of rubber shims only.



The DiskStation DS214 is differentiated by a quite low power consumption index. The storage consumes not more than 20W on full load conditions, with the minimal index of 3.65W in sleep mode. This NAS model is based on a two-core processor, running at 1.06 GHz. Its layout also embraces 512 MB of DDR3 memory, gigabit Ethernet port, and a twain of USB ports (3.0 version). Moreover, the case is equipped with a set of LEDs for drives, network, and NAS activity.


To proceed with the specifications, the new-comer boasts some 111 Mb/sec Read speed …
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