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 …

ASUS ROG XG Station 2 Turns a Laptop into a Powerful Gaming System

The ASUS Company has officially presented ROG XG Station 2, a unit, which turns a laptop into a powerful gaming system with VR support.



ROG XG Station 2 is an external docking platform for the discrete graphics accelerator. The device is connected to the notebook via a high-speed Thunderbolt 3 interface (with a USB Type-C port). Additionally there is a USB 3.0 Type-B port.


A full-size graphics card can be installed.


ROG XG Station 2 is suitable for the peripherals connection. It can be accomplished due to the presence of four standard USB 3.0 ports, as well as a network cable jack.

The inbuilt power supply unit delivers the capacity of 600 W.


The dimensions of the ASUS device are the following: 456 × 158 × 278 mm.


This novelty will be on sale at the beginning of the year. We should note, though, that this station is compatible only with select laptops by ASUS. The price of ROG XG Station 2 has not been reported yet.

Microsoft to Come Out with Surface Studio All-in-One PC

Microsoft has unveiled its first all-in-one PC – Microsoft Surface Studio. Featuring 28-inch PixelSense touch-screen with 4500x3000 pixels resolution, the new-comer is primarily targeting designers, animators and other graphics specialists. The display features 3:2 aspect ratio & 192 PPI. Besides, it offers multi-touch facilities (up to 10 simultaneous touches), supporting calibration in Adobe sRGB & DCI-P3 color environments (there is a possibility to switch between them).



It should be noted that the hardware is housed within the block’s base. The stand provides for multiple adjustments in order to achieve the ultimate viewing experience. The model is developed on Intel Core i5/i7 Skylake CPU which is accompanied by 8/16/32 GB RAM and either Nvidia GeForce GTX 965M (2 GB) or Nvidia GeForce GTX 980M (4 GB) GDDR5 graphics.


To continue, Microsoft Surface Studio comes equipped either with 1 TB or 2 TB hybrid drive, and SDXC card-reader. It is run by Windows 10 Pro OS …
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