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 …

NEC Intros EA244WMi Monitor in Two Color Versions

NEC, a renowned Japanese monitor designer, introduces a new 24-inch monitor with IPS panel type. Models EA244WMi and EA244WMi-BK are considered to be a single product, delivered in two color variations: black and white. Both monitors feature 1920x1200 resolution and 16:10 aspect ratio. The display is characterized by the availability of a power-saving LED backlight and 6ms (GtG) response time.



Irrespective of the seemingly unassuming design, EA244WMi is notable by a multi-functional stand. Its framework permits the customer to change the display tilt from -5 to +30 degrees, rotate it at 340 degrees left and right, rotate it at 90 degrees in vertical surface, and alter its height level. The display frame accommodates a couple of 1W stereo speakers, while its rear panel is furnished with mini-jack 3.5 mm audio slots, four-port USB 2.0 hub, and a set of video outputs (mini-D-Sub, DVI, DisplayPort, HDMI).


Other specifications of NEC EA244WMi include:

— brightness: 350 …

Palit to Release GTX 780 JetStream 6 GB Graphics Card in a Few Days

Palit has officially claimed that a long-awaited kick-off of GeForce GTX 780 JetStream graphics card with 6 GB memory will take place in mid-April. The model is differentiated not only the doubled video memory capacity, but also by the incorporation of an offbeat three-slot cooling system and factory overclocking. The privileges offered by the card will be available for the customers with about €600 in their pockets.



Palit GeForce GTX 780 JetStream 6 GB is based on GK110-300-A1 GPU with 2304 CUDA cores, 48 ROPs, and 192 TMUs. The core operates at the basic 902 MHz frequency, still it might be overclocked to 954 MHz level. The implemented GDDR5 modules employ 384-bit bus and run at an effective 6 GHz frequency (1.5 GHz nominal index).


Power supply is delivered through one 8-pin socket and one 6-pin socket. The estimated TDP level makes up 250 W. Video connectivity is realized by means of four dedicated ports: HDMI 1.4a, DisplayPort 1.2, DL DVI-I, DL DVI-D. In addition, …
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