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 …

Meet the Companies with Most Vulnerable Software

Malicious software has become a real catastrophe for the majority of companies that make business on the development of programs and applications. It’s barely possible to avoid the attacks of intruders in spite of the incessant improvement of security systems. Statistics speak of thousands new viruses emerging every day which can damage the software and devices upon the whole. In this light, developers of antivirus systems take a permanent control over all emerging malicious applications and put records of all attacks incited by them.

The first quarter of 2012 was not an exception and was marked by the entrance of new viruses into the scene. Trend Micro Company which specializes in development of antivirus programs has published a regular listing of the most vulnerable software for the first quarter of the current year. Apple with ninety-one vulnerabilities heads the listing. It should be also underlined that Apple is the current leader in the quantity of patches released for the Safari browser. Oracle takes the second place in the listing of soft vulnerabilities; its quantity of vulnerable points approximates seventy-eight. Google with seventy-three vulnerabilities closes the listing compiled by Trend Micro.

IT specialists explain such high vulnerability level by the increasing number of gadgets utilizing this software. Huge customer base can serve the other reason for malicious attacks on software. The top three anti-leaders are followed by Microsoft. Its software counts forty-three vulnerabilities for the reporting period. IBM Company takes the fifth position with forty-two vulnerabilities spotted in the software.

The other observation of Trend Micro states that the quantity of malicious programs for Android has augmented dramatically for the past few months. Statistics witness of approximately five thousand new applications containing malicious components. Hence, with the purpose to protect the customer gadgets from intruder attacks, Google has started a large-scale security and prevention campaign.

Intel Debuts with an 'Ever Efficient' Motherboard DX79SR

Intel has officially introduced its new motherboard codenamed DX79SR. According to the company's developers, this board is the most functional one among all models ever released by Intel. One won't find it difficult to guess that the release of DX79SR is devoted to the announcement of a flagship processor Intel Core i7-3970X EE which breaks all records in terms of power-efficiency: its TDP level is estimated at 150W.



Motherboard Intel DX79SR is developed in ATX form-factor. It is compatible with LGA2011 socket and operates under Intel X79 Express chipset. The manufacturer alloted eight 240-contact slots for SDRAM memory of DDR3-2400+ type; the overall capacity of system memory might achieve 64 GB. Intel HD Audio is represented by 10-channel subsystem (7.1+2 channels with independent current transfer) with five analog outputs and optical S/PDIF output.


Motherboard extension facilities include three slots for PCI-e 3.0 x16 expansion cards, a couple of PCI-e x1 slots, and a …
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