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 …

The Forthcoming Switch to 5 mm HDD Models

Nowadays HDD segment is represented by various products from various companies. However, with the development and release of ultrabooks, manufacturers directed their production to the hybrid-type drives. This resulted in the predominance of hybrid solutions in the market.



Recently Itel has advanced a motion to digress somehow from the production of hybrid drives and switch to the decrease of traditional HDDs dimensions to 5 mm in casing depth. According to the company's assumptions, such change could moderate the price for drives and provide the necessary volume capacity for ultrabooks.


Some manufacturers have already directed a part of their technological powers to the design of HDDs with 5 mm casings. Nevertheless, there appeared a couple of obstacles on their way: the necessity to stabilize data reading and writing activities, and increase of costs spent on drives' production. This will result in the rise of end price.


IT professionals and analysts forecast the …

Review of Headphones AKG K451

Traditional headphones do not lose their topicality even with the development of high technologies and with the emergence of ever newer gadgets. This fact can be easily explained by their comfort in usage and portability. Headphones are designated for usage in home conditions as well as outdoors or in transport. This accessory is usually bantam, and can be, with certainty, attributed to the class of universal devices. Headphones AKG K451 may be connected practically with any device, starting from MP3 stereo, audio system, and finishing with PC, laptop or iPad.


Basic Features of AKG K451


Headphones AKG K451 are accredited to the class of wired accessories with the bandwidth from 11 to 29000 Hz. Heightened susceptibility of headphones, which reaches up to 126 dB/mW, is considered to be quite an attractive peculiarity. Such susceptibility means that the sounding will be played back with the optimal legibility and volume even if the volume button at the device is set for …
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