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 …

Thermaltake Readies Armor A30i and A30i Speedy Edition PC Cases

Thermaltake gets ready for the release of two new PC cases, codenamed Armor A30i and Armor A30i Speedy Edition. Both models feature 266x291x456 mm dimensions and boast an original modular framework, known as Bulletproof Armor Design. The cases are housed in a stylish enclosure with a small transparent window on the side panel, ventilation grids on the frontal and top facets. Their prime target is gamers, as well as enthusiasts and LAN Party devotees, who prefer small-sized PC systems.



Thermaltake A30i and its modified version are known to support motherboards of mini-ITX and micro-ATX standard, graphics cards of up to 350 mm in length, and CPU cooler of up to 90 mm in height. Internal layout is ready to offer four expansion slots, a couple of 5.25-inch drive bays (external), one 3.5-inch drive bay (external), a pair of internal 2.5-inch bays and analogous number of internal 3.5-inch bays. The frontal I/O panel consists of two standard audio slots and a couple of USB 3.0 ports. … …

Monitor Envision H2776MHAL (MVA Panel) Review

Envision can’t be called a well-known brand label, though it enters into the group of companies headed by Gigabyte. Despite this fact, the manufacturer tries to offer its potential customers only worthy and outstanding products. Let’s have a look at one of its latest developments – monitor model Envision H2776MHAL.



General Specifications


The first two things that catch the eye in monitor Envision H2776MHAL are display dimensions and panel type. The display features 27 inch dimensions, 16:9 aspect ratio, and 1920x1080 pixels resolution. The model is based on MVA panel type equipped with a power-saving LED backlit. Its response time equals to 12 ms. The integration of such panel is thought to provide for the highest image qualities which are manifested through the following parameters:

— display brightness: 300 cd/m2;

— viewing angles: 178/178 degrees (down and across);

— contrast: static – 5000:1, dynamic – 50 million to 1;

— number of …
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