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 …

The Curved NEC MultiSync EX341R Monitor Is Equipped with a Presence Detector and a Light Sensor

A specialty by NEC Display Solutions Europe – a wide-format 34-inch MultiSync EX341R monitor – is intended for business people and financial experts.



Among key specifications of the device one should note a presence detector and a light sensor allowing to optimize setups according to current conditions. Ergonomic stand provides additional convenience and lets customize tilt, height and rotation.


Users can admire slim design and narrow bezels of this display with a 3440 × 1440 pixels SVA panel. The aspect ratio of the device is 21:9, the contrast factor is 3000:1, and brightness equals to 290 cd/m2. Viewing angles are claimed to be 178° horizontally and vertically. MultiSync EX341R offers the 5 msec response time, covers 99.5% of sRGB and 77.5% of NTSC colour gamuts.


The interface is represented by a DisplayPort 1.2, an HDMI 1.4 and an HDMI 2.0, as well as a USB 3.0 hub. Stereo speakers are built in.


The novelty from NEC will cost approximately 1,000 USD.

Corsair Outs ML Series of Fans

Corsair officially launches a new lineup of air fans, entitled ML. The greenhorns are introduced in two form-factors – 120 mm & 140 mm – as well as in three types: ML, ML Pro, ML Pro LED. The first version includes a pair of fans in the kit, the second one supports anti-vibration rubber pads in corners, whereas the third series comes equipped with LED backlight (white, blue or red). Consequently, the price range varies from $24.99 to $39.99.



The key advantage of Corsair ML fans is the incorporation of Magnetic Levitation Bearing. Thanks to magnetic levitation, the fins do not touch the motor, thus eliminating any frictions. This serves for the reduction of noise level and the enhancement of performance.


All 120-mm models rotate at 400-2400 RPM speed; they are supposed to be ideal companions to CPU coolers. At the same time, all 140-mm fans rotate at 400-2000 RPM; they are thought to act perfectly as system fans. On top rotational index the fans produce up to 75-97 CFM …
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