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 …

Midi-Tower Chassis Corsair Obsidian 350D Review

Hardware components, supplied by Corsair, have always been treated as premium-class products. Whether it is an efficient power supply unit or high-performance RAM memory kits — all Corsair elaborations are distinguished by high quality and style. PC chassis are not an exclusion. Much talked-about Obsidian series is now supplemented with one more model – Obsidian 350D. This midi-tower case, intended for the installation of microATX/miniITX motherboards, differentiates from its colleagues by relatively compact dimensions, laconic and stylish design, as well as by an outstanding layout.

Design and Ergonomics

PC chassis Corsair Obsidian 350D is available in two design variations: with a transparent acrylic window on one of the side panels and with an entirely blind side panel. Acrylic window is fixed without any screws or claps; in order to remove it, it’s necessary to unscrew a couple of thumbscrews on the rear facet and move the window back. Like other Obsidian …

Iiyama Enters into the Market with T2336MSC-2 Display

Iiyama Corp., a renowned Japanese designer of hi-end PC displays & TV-screens, enters into the market with a new touchscreen monitor that replenished ProLite family. The T2336MSC-2 model features 561x238.5x379 mm dimensions and is targeting platforms based on Windows 8.1 OS. Besides, the new-comer is distinguished by the employment of a projective-reactive technology that enables a trouble-free sensor input.

The 23-inch Iiyama T2336MSC-2 is housed in a glazed-black case. The integrated screen also boasts a glazed coating. Its maneuvering might be realized twofold: with the help of fingers or by means of a magnet stylograph that supports 10-touch interface. It should be underlined that touchscreen facilities are enabled only through USB connection.

The display is based on AH-IPS panel with 16:9 aspect ratio and in-built LED backlight. The panel ensures 1920x1080 resolution (Full HD), 5 ms response time, 213 cd/m2 brightness, 178/178 degrees viewing angles, 16.7 million of …
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