Next year TSMC will start manufacturing the first 20nm chips

The Taiwanese company TSMC confirmed its intention to start production of chips using 20 nm technological processes in 2013. However, for now the company does not plan its production on an industrial scale and will release the first chips in a limited quantities, giving them a total of 1% of production capacity. According to the head of the company, the mass production of semiconductor chips with this technology will not begin until 2014.



Meanwhile TSMC Company is going to produce only one version of the chip, which will be able to enter into the wide range of devices, from smart phones with low-power to high-performance graphics cards. For comparison, the Taiwanese company currently has four different output chips on 28-nm technology. These are 28LP (poly / SiON) for low-power low-cost chips, 28HPL (HKMG) for use in low power applications, 28HP (HKMG) for high-performance chips and 28HPM (HKMG). The latest version combines elements of high-performance chips with high efficiency …

Corsair Expands its Dominator Platinum DDR3 Memory Kit Series

Corsair, an American supplier of RAM memory and SSD solutions, is mapping out the forthcoming release of three new DDR3 memory kits. All three kits will be delivered within the confines of Dominator Platinum series: CMD8GX3M2A2400C10, CMD32GX3M4A2400C10 and CMD32GX3M4A1866C9 models. The kits will be delivered with a lifetime warranty.



Memory modules, included in these kits, are equipped with DHX aluminum heatsinks and improved cooling technology, feature 56 mm height, and support Intel XMP overclocking profiles. Their optimal operational frequency is estimated at 1866 MHz and 2400 MHz.


Corsair CMD8GX3M2A2400C10 kit consists of two 4GB DDR3 modules (8GB overall capacity) and feature 1.65V nominal voltage index. The timings for the kit are shown as 10-12-12-31. Its framework accommodates white LED bar.


Four-channel Corsair CMD32GX3M4A2400C10 kit operates at 2400 MHz frequency. Its overall capacity equals to 32GB, while all other specifications are similar to the 8GB …

Arctic to Release Coolers Specifically for Nvidia Graphics Cards

Arctic Cooling AG is going to release a new air cooling system destined particularly for Nvidia GeForce GTX 690 graphics solutions. Codenamed Accelero Twin Turbo 690, this new cooler is differentiated by better efficiency and practically imperceptible noise level. This model features 288x138x50 mm and weighs 805 g. The nominal delivery set of Accelero Twin Turbo 690 includes fixture kit, brand thermal compound Arctic MX-4, and thermal padding.



New cooling system consists of aluminum base with two copper sills, ten copper heat pipes (6 mm each in depth), a couple of 120 mm fans, and two-section aluminum radiator that contains eighty-six plates. Fans are developed on hydrodynamic bearing and can be monitored by a special facility; rotational speed can be automatically altered by means of pulse width modulation and fluctuate within the measures of 400 rpm to 1500 rpm.


According to the words of the company's developers, Accelero Twin Turbo 690 is capable to manage up to 400W …
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