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 …

Prime cost for Google Nexus 7 is supposed to be $ 151.75

Issuing of 7 Nexus is a major project for Google Company. It is aimed primarily at promoting

the Tablet PC and Android OS, and not on the extraction of direct financial benefits. This is

an investment in technology and in the future. According to preliminary data the prime cost of

Nexus 7 was about $184 in U.S. for an 8-gigabyte version at a retail price is about $ 200. And

this is without taking into account the costs of marketing and development.

But now a study is conducted by experts, they estimated the cost of an 8-gigabyte version of

the Nexus 7 to be $ 151.75. A 16-gigabyte model is estimated by experts at $ 159.25 prise,

the difference is the memory module. Thus, the younger version of the Tablet PC is almost

unprofitable for Google and its partner ASUS, small financial benefit has only a model with 16

GB of storage, its recommended retail price is $ 249.99.

A detailed list of prices for components of Nexus 7 is not listed. Still some prises are …

Thermaltake Adds 3 New PSUs to Toughpower DPS G Platinum Series

Gamers as well as enthusiasts now have an ideal solution for their PC-builds – a triplet of power supply units from Thermaltake with the best durability and facilities. The company has replenished Toughpower DPS G Platinum series with 850 W, 1050 W and 1200 W PSUs. All of them boast 80Plus Platinum certificate that ensures their efficiency at 94% level. The new-comers are backed by a 7-year’s limited warranty from the manufacturer.

Featuring 180x150x86 mm dimensions, Thermaltake Toughpower DPS G Platinum modules employ 100% Japanese capacitors with an extended range of operational temperatures (up to 105 C). The heart of the system is STMicroelectronics controller. It gives access to an advanced monitoring system that enables the display of system data either on the PC or a cloud server. Therewith, this info might be requested from any electronic device, including tablets & smartphones.

The models are known to support power-efficient modes for Intel Skylake platform. …
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