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 …

WQHD Monitor Asus PB278Q Review

27-inch monitors were supposed to be quite an expensive solution several months ago, but today they are becoming more affordable due to the switch to LED technology. To say more, the army of displays with WQHD resolution (2560x1440) has grown from a few rare models to a line of products designed by a series of vendors. Asus joined this army with the introduction of monitor PB278Q. Its launch aroused great interest from the part of Asus devotees, as well as of all 'WQHD-targeted' customers.



Background Information


Monitor PB278Q is the first 27-inch model with WQHD resolution designed by Asus. It employs PLS+W-LED panel type manufactured by Samsung (LTM270DL02) and is a true 8-bit solution for home-based and corporate spheres. The array response time, measured at GtG methodology, is recorded at 5 ms mark. Viewing angles in both flats (vertical and horizontal) equal to 178 degrees; this is a typical figure for such type of displays. The maximal display brightness achieves 300 …

Nanoxia Launches a New Low-Noise Deep Silence 6 PC Case

Nanoxia, a famous developer of PC hardware components from Germany, has just started the sales of its newest elaboration – Deep Silence 6 case. The new-comer is designed in midi-tower form-factor, featuring 644x250x655 mm dimensions. Its major privilege is practically noiseless operation that has been achieved due to the employment of dedicated noise-attenuating materials. Moreover, in order to reduce the vibrations, the company employed rubber inlets in PSU and drive bays site localizations, as long as special soft feet on the chassis.



Nanoxia Deep Silence 6 comes in two framework variations: with absolutely blind side panel and with a transparent window of one of the sides. Besides, the customers are able to choose between three available color variations – white, black and gray – to fully satisfy their needs in design. The frontal panel of all the modifications is covered by two lids; the lower lid is larger in dimensions than the top one.


As for the internal …
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