Spire Launches Ridge 6601 and Ridge 6602 PC Chassis

Spire has officially launched a new line of budgetary PC chassis, codenamed Spire Ridge. At the moment, there are only two models within the series – the Ridge 6601 and the Ridge 6602. Both are characterized by the support for ATX motherboards and have many other identical specifications: i.e. mid-tower form-factor, 192x415x418 mm dimensions. Still, there are some differentiations as well.



The first distinction between the two models lies in the frontal panel design. Therefore, Ridge 6601 features a laconic panel made of plastic without additional ventilation. In its turn, Ridge 6602 features a half-perforated metallic frontal panel that allows for a more intense cooling of internal components.


The couple boasts identical expansion facilities with two 5.25-inch buckets for optical drives, four 3.5-inch buckets for HDD/SSD, and seven expansion slots. Connectivity options are introduced by a set of frontal interfaces, including two audio slots, one USB 2.0, and one USB …

AOC Gets Ready to Release u3477Pqu Monitor

AOC is glad to announce a new 34-inch PC monitor, codenamed u3477Pqu. The product is addressed, first of all, to movie fans, graphics designers, and enthusiasts as well, due to its unusual dimensions and a large viewing area. The release is scheduled for July, nonetheless pricing or shipping details are still unknown.



AOC u3477Pqu is based on an ultrathin AH-IPS panel, featuring 21:9 aspect ratio, LED backlit, and 3440x1440 resolution. The model is differentiated by high color rendering, high color gamut, and high pixel density. In addition, it boasts 5 ms response time, 178/178 viewing angles, 320 cd/m2 brightness index, 1000:1 static contrast, accompanying by 50M:1 dynamic one.


The list of integrated video interfaces includes DVI-D port, D-Sub port, dual DisplayPorts, as well as HDMI port with HDCP-compatible rail. Along with a standard power-saving backlight, the display is equipped with a white LED that covers the screen from top to bottom.


Furthermore, the …

Qualcomm to Enter Into Contract with GlobalFoundries

Qualcomm, a world-known provider of chips for mobile gadgets, has entered into a contract with GlobalFoundries company with the intention to develop chips based on 28 nm technology. Such information has been voiced by an authoritative Chinese publication Commercial Times, referring to the reliable sources. It is presupposed that the manufacturer will start the first dispatches for Qualcomm in the end of this year. The previously voiced data claimed that Qualcomm had arranged orders of 28 nm chips from UMC with the similar dispatch dates.



The estimated reason for the cooperation with GlobalFoundries is the insufficient delivery of 28 nm chips by TSMC. Moreover, Nvidia is supposedly targeting at the cooperation with one more manufacturer except for the TSMC as well. It should be mentioned that the preliminary memorandum between Qualcomm and GlobalFoundries was concluded in 2010; according to this memorandum, the designer got the access towards 45 nm LP and 28 nm LP technological …
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