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 …

Compact PC Samsung Chromebox Review

PC market offers the whole range of customer-oriented products depending on the purpose of their utilization. Therefore, it's not a problem to find a high-end multi-functional PC for managing huge graphic applications and games; neither, it's a problem to search out a compact nettop to fulfill home-based tasks. Samsung Chromebox is a combination of compact design and rather progressive functional. However, despite such attractive specifications, the price for this product might satisfy the budget of any customer.



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Nettop Samsung Chromebox is a high-performance hardware platform supplemented by software with the open source code. The product uses Chrome OS based on Linux, and is destined at efficient work with web-applications. The most attractive feature of the Chromebox is its price. The average market cost equals to $329; such cost is able to exceed similar products from other manufacturers and draw the lion's share of potential customer groups.


Chromebox is …

Lenovo Unveils Plans for ThinkVision 4K UltraHD Monitors

Lenovo, one of the global leaders in consumer electronics, has unveiled plans for the upcoming release of two professional PC monitors of ThinkVision lineup. The ThinkVision Pro2840m and ThinkVision 28 are characterized by the support of 4K UltraHD resolution and a range of advanced features. The first 28-inch model combines an entire scope of facilities for professional users, whereas the second one boasts some intellectual capabilities, serving a real entertainment center run by Android OS.



Lenovo ThinkVision Pro2840m is targeting enterprise users who got used to work with automated design engineering and data analysis. For sure, it will be much appreciated by home users, willing to watch video in ultra-wide resolution (3840x2160). The model features a stylish ergonomic design with an excessive use of glass. The display is equipped with sensor keys and binary speakers.


The display itself is based on a full-fledged stand that allows for the rotation, adjustment of …
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