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 …

Thermaltake Outs Core P5 Green Edition Chassis

A few months after the release of a chassis with an entirely open-air design, Thermaltake decided to release one more modular solution but with a gaudy exterior. The Core P5 Green Edition boasts bright-green coloring of one of the side plates as well as totally transparent other panels. The middle-tower case features 608x333x570 mm dimensions, similar to its predecessor. Likewise, the greenhorn has received analogous hardware base.



Therefore, Thermaltake Core P5 Green Edition is targeting the installation of mini-ITX, micro-ATX and full ATX motherboards with up to 8 expansion slots. Internal spacing offers 4 slots for 3.5-/2.5-inch drives and allows for the installation of quite long graphics cards (up to 320 mm), high CPU coolers (up to 180 mm) and standard power supply units (up to 200 mm in length).


The chassis might be cooled down by four 120-mm or three 140-mm fans, located on the left-side panel. As an alternative to the air cooling, the user can integrate …

BenQ Promotes a New PC Monitor with 1 ms Response Time

BenQ, a Taiwanese developer of diversified PC equipment, promotes its new monitor that will be released later this year. Codenamed RL2455HM, the model replenishes 'RL' gaming series and is primarily intended for the connection with gaming consoles. Thus, it might become a perfect tool for the devotees of dynamic shooters and other console games.



BenQ RL2455HM features 24-inch display and 16:9 aspect ratio. It is characterized by Full HD resolution (1920x1080), 60 Hz scanning, wide viewing angles (170 degrees vertical, 160 degrees horizontal), and high dynamic contrast ratio that achieves 12 million to 1 index. This monitor employs TN panel but can boast quite an outstanding response time: on gray-to-gray switch, array response time equals to 1 ms only. This is a dramatic breakthrough, if compared with the majority of other gaming displays that demonstrate from 4 to 7 ms time.


Still, interface panel is not rich on I/O ports: it is represented by a couple of HDMI ports and …
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