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 …

NEC Showcases ‘Square’ PC Monitor AccuSync AS193i

NEC, a well-known provider of various network and business hardware items, announces the release of a new PC monitor, codenamed NEC AccuSync AS193i. The model is differentiated by an unusual square shape and 5:4 aspect ratio. This vindicates that the display is intended basically for offices to work with multiple documents and online data.

19-inch monitor AccuSync AS193i features IPS panel type, equipped with a power-saving LED backlit. It ensures 1280x1024 resolution, 14 ms response time, 1000:1 static contrast ratio, 250 nit brightness, and viewing angles of 178/178 degrees (V/H). Audio facilities are represented by a pair of 2 W stereo speakers, whereas connectivity is ensured by DVI-D and D-Sub video ports.

To continue, the new-comer is thought to support Eco Mode and totally complies with EPEAT Silver, Energy Star 6.0, and TCO 6.0 standards. In order to enhance the power-saving characteristics, NEC furnishes the monitor with Intelligent Power Manager, as well as with …

Gigabyte to Release GA-Z170X-SOC Force Mainboard for Overclockers

Gigabyte has expanded its line of overclocking solutions by a new motherboard, codenamed GA-Z170X-SOC Force. The greenhorn is based on Intel Z170 chipset, supporting Skylake-S CPUs for LGA 1151 socket (14-nm technological process). The PCB is distinguished by the inclusion of fiery-orange components and a sophisticated allocation of hardware.

Gigabyte GA-Z170X-SOC Force features 22-phase VRM system and three power connectors: ATX12V, EPS12V & OC PEG. The PCB incorporates such high-quality component as DrMOS PowIRstage from International Rectifier. All power elements might be paired with hybrid cooling; for this purpose, the customer has to acquire G1/4 fittings.

The motherboard accommodates 4 slots for DDR4-3300 MHz RAM with the maximal capacity of 64 GB. Storage subsystem might be organized thanks to 9 SATA III ports, 3 SATA Express ports (10 Gb/sec bandwidth index), 3 M.2 Socket 3 ports (32 Gb/sec bandwidth index), and a pair of USB 3.1 Type-A/Type-C ports. Graphical …
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