Greeting Kingston SSDNow mS200 Solid-State Drive

Kingston Technology, a large-scale developer of varied memory solutions from California, announces the launch of a new solid-state drive from SSDNow series, codenamed mS200. Currently, the model is available in two larger versions of 240 GB and 480 GB. Both new-comers are designed in mSATA form-factor, featuring 50.88x30 mm dimensions. Upon the whole, their dimensions are 8 times smaller than those imposed to standard 2.5-inch products.

Kingston mS200 are targeting budgetary segment of laptops, tablets and ultrabooks. Nonetheless, the drives are able to demonstrate high performance and allow the user to install two items within one system at a time in order to enlarge the storage volume. The new SSDs support Intel Smart Response Technology, TRIM, S.M.A.R.T., as well as 128-bit automatic encoding; they are thought to dramatically enhance the performance.

To continue, the greenhorns employ SATA III 6 Gb/sec interface and are based on LSI SandForce 2281 controller. In keeping …

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 …

Foremay 2TB SSD: Reality for Industrial and Critical Systems

SSD segment has been characterized by a violent development from the very appearance of small-sized drives. Nonetheless, Foremay has managed to accelerate this development by announcing two new SSD lines housed in compact cases and featuring a truly striking capacity. About two years ago, the company released the models of 1TB capacity, but today it's claiming the coming release of models featuring 2TB capacity. Not all HDD products can nowadays boast such volumes, but Foremay was lucky to combine the size with capacity.

The first SSD line will be entitled SC199 and will serve the needs of critical applications. The second line is known to be codenamed TC166 and intended at industrial employment. All models are designed in 2.5-inch form-factor and employ SATA 6Gb/sec interface for the connection with various PC and computing systems.

According to Jack Winters, one of the Foremay's founders and promoters, the company implemented some new technological developments to …
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