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 …

Dell Replenishes 2013 S Series with Five New Monitors

The past few days were marked by the introduction of new monitors designed by Dell. The five models supplemented the series 2013 S and expanded the integrated facilities for the customers. Four models are based on IPS array type, while the fifth one – on VA array type. The whole list of delivered monitors includes: 21.5-inch S2240L, 21.5-inch S2240M, 23-inch S2340L, 24-inch S2440L (VA), 27-inch S2740L. All the models feature Full HD resolution of 1920x1080, good viewing angles (178/178 degrees) and thin display frame.



Monitor S2440L is characterized by fast response time that approximates 5 ms and 5000:1 color contrast. At the same time, models based on IPS feature 7 ms array response time (during transition from gray to gray) and 1000:1 color contrast.


The difference between the models is also seen in the integration of different video ports. The monitor with 27-inch diagonal is equipped with two-port USB-hub and such video outputs as DVI, HDMI and D-Sub. Models S2440L, …

Dual-Range Wi-Fi Router Netgear WNDR4000 Review

Wireless Wi-Fi modules have become frequenters in home-based and corporate networks. With the augmentation of devices which require Internet connection the need for a solid router goes to the limelight. PCs, laptops, smartphones, tablets, and other devices can nowadays be found in the majority of homes, and only high-quality router is able to solve all network issues. Netgear has recently introduced a dual-range Wi-Fi router, codenamed WNDR4000, that is ready to cope with a bunch of devices. It supports Ethernet gigabit and 750 Mb Wi-Fi N.



Design and Layout


Router Netgear WNDR4000 has got quite attractive design. The casing is black, glossy and void of any sharp edges; the framework is chamfered and all the lines are smooth. The top part of the casing is a bit salient. The clipboard has got a silver padding to highlight the indicators; the latter are not usual round LEDs but more sophisticated items: figures and inscriptions are illuminated to provide for better visual …
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