Intel Makes an Agreement with ASML to Accelerate 450 mm Wafer Development

The past several days were marked by the Intel's announcement about the celebration of a contract with ASML company. Such step has been dictated by the company's intentions to invest into the development of 450 mm wafers and EUV technologies. In accordance with the preliminary estimates, the general investment rate will reach $4.1 billion. The major target of the cooperation is to decrease the term of lithography equipment commissioning by two years, and stimulate the development of technologies targeted at 450 mm wafers. The implementation of the predesigned plans will allow the manufacturers of semiconductor components to receive a range of benefits, among which is the cut of expenses.



With the purpose to facilitate in the solution of this technological problem, Intel will take part in a dedicated program. This program includes financial backup of scientific and research projects, as well as, equity investing campaigns in ASML.


The initial stage of this program …

Aerocool Brings Dead Silence Cube Chassis on Market

Aerocool Advanced Technologies puts up for sale its mini-ITX chassis, entitled Dead Silence Cube. The model is an ideal choice for the fans of LAN Parties and those who have an eye for a stylish design. The chassis features 265x411.3x381 mm dimensions, targeting mini-ITX or micro-ATX motherboards. The case is made of solid steel and is characterized by sound-dampening features.



In retail sale it appears in two framework variations — with a blind side facet and with a transparent window on it, – as well as in several color designs. Some of the items boast the incorporation of leather finish on the top and frontal facets.


Aerocool Dead Silence Cube is furnished with one optical drive of 5.25-inch standard, three drives of 3.5-inch standard or four drives of 2.5-inch type, and with four PCI Express expansion slots. Internal spacing is sufficient to integrate graphics adapters of up to 320 mm in length, a customary PSU, and CPU coolers of up to 190 mm in height. The top …

VP2771, a Professional 27” Monitor by ViewSonic

Welcome a 27” VP2771 monitor with a super-thin bezel by ViewSonic, possessing a SuperClear IPS panel and all the technologies, critical for professional colour rendering (4.39 trillion shades), which make it an ideal solution for digital artists or video editors.



The WQHD 2560 x 1440 resolution provides crisp images without deformation. The aspect ratio is 16:9, viewing angles are 178 degrees, the contrast ratio is 1000:1, and the response time equals to 5 ms. Among key characteristics of the device one can also distinguish an embedded ambient light sensor and a KVM switch. At the same time a Picture-by-Picture and a dual colour engine functions are available with this display. Hardware calibration goes together with the optional CS-Xri1 Colorbration Kit from ViewSonic, which costs $280.


This novelty features a USB 3.1 Type C input, USB 3.1, DisplayPort, HDMI, MHL 2.0 and mini DisplayPort.


The current manufacturer’s suggested retail price of VP2771 is $734.
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