Next year TSMC will start manufacturing the first 20nm chips

The Taiwanese company TSMC confirmed its intention to start production of chips using 20 nm technological processes in 2013. However, for now the company does not plan its production on an industrial scale and will release the first chips in a limited quantities, giving them a total of 1% of production capacity. According to the head of the company, the mass production of semiconductor chips with this technology will not begin until 2014.



Meanwhile TSMC Company is going to produce only one version of the chip, which will be able to enter into the wide range of devices, from smart phones with low-power to high-performance graphics cards. For comparison, the Taiwanese company currently has four different output chips on 28-nm technology. These are 28LP (poly / SiON) for low-power low-cost chips, 28HPL (HKMG) for use in low power applications, 28HP (HKMG) for high-performance chips and 28HPM (HKMG). The latest version combines elements of high-performance chips with high efficiency …

Sharkoon Showcases Budgetary VG4-S Cases

Sharkoon has rejoiced its budget-oriented admirers with a new series of PC cases, entitled VG4-S. The greenhorns are distinguished by a decent functionality combined with an alluring price. Featuring 445x200x430 mm dimensions, the case is ready to offer enough space for a set of up-to-date internal components and welcomes the connection of various external devices. Moreover, the model is housed in a black chassis, while perforated areas are illuminated by red/green/blue backlight.



Sharkoon VG4-S supports the installation of ATX, micro-ATX and mini-ITX motherboards, offering seven expansion slots, three 5.25-inch drive bays, three 3.5-inch drive bays, and four 2.5-inch drive bays. Internal space is sufficient for the mounting of 160 mm high CPU coolers, 250 mm long power supply units, and 385 mm long graphics cards.


External I/O panel boasts the availability of 4x USB 2.0 ports and a pair of 3.5 mm audio sockets. Cooling is ensured by a preinstalled frontal fan (120 mm) …

The Release of Unprecedented Extrememory USB Xtasy

Extrememory, a German manufacturer of versatile memory drives and PC components, has just announced the release of a new flash-drive series USB Xtasy. There would be nothing special in this release, but the company decided to amaze average customers, as well as IT professionals, by the unprecedented compact dimensions of their new drives. The drives have got solid aluminum casing of 39mm x 12mm x 4mm in size and are designed with the note of refinement and style in mind.



Extrememory USB Xtasy are based on COB technology which presupposes the aggregation of the circuit board and memory chip into a single unit. The drives are able to develop the reading and writing speed up to 18 Mb/sec and 6 Mb/sec correspondingly. They are equipped with the integrated USB 2.0 socket and have the backward compatibility with USB 1.1 sockets. USB Xtasy series will go in 8, 16, 32, and 64 GB of volume capacity to comply with the needs of different target groups.


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