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 …

The Release of AMD FX 8320 and FX 8300 Is Round the Corner

AMD is working intensely at the development of 8-core processors, the release of which is prognosticated for the 4th quarter of 2012. According to the preliminary data, AMD will release two models at once: FX 8320 and FX 8300. Such information could not but rejoice all customers using AMD FX processors on Bulldozer architecture, since the new CPUs are promised to be more efficient. The new processors will go with Vishera codename and will be built on the improved Piledriver architecture.



Similar to the flagship model AMD FX-8350, the two models will be designed on the basis of 32 nm micro architecture. They will support DDR3 memory with the frequency of 1866 MHz and will have 8Mb of L3 cache-memory. The two models will also support Socket AM3+ slot. Therefore, the major advantage of the new processor is that they will offer almost 20% more efficiency as compared to the current chips of FX series.


Nevertheless, the two CPUs, FX 8320 and FX 8300, will have certain …

Meet a New 32” BL3200PT Monitor from BenQ

BenQ is about to introduce in the European market its newest PC monitor with WQHD resolution. Entitled BL3200PT, this 32-inch model is targeting professional users with exacting demands. The monitor features a sleek design, a slim frame, and an unusual stand that resembles a flat spring fixed to the base by a screw. The recommended by the manufacturer price will fluctuate within the measures of 600 EUR.



BenQ BL3200PT is based on VA panel, accompanied by LED backlit. It offers 2560x1440 pixels resolution, 16:9 aspect ratio, 4 ms response time (GtG) and 12 ms response time (BwB), 100% sRGB color gamut, 300 cd/m2 brightness, as well as the widest viewing angles: 178 degrees in both, vertical and horizontal aspects. Besides, the monitor ensures 3000:1 static contrast and some 12M:1 dynamic one.


To proceed with the specifications, the new-comer complies with the majority of international standards, including Energy Star 5.2, TCO 6.0 and EPEAT Silver. In keeping with the data, …
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