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New infos about Thermaltakes fanless GeForceFX cooler

HWZ review: Nokia 3530 Mobile Phone

Kodak grants OLED license to Samsung and NEC

ASML to ship the first 157nm litho scanner

Lexar Media announces new 40X CompactFlash Professional cards

Thermalright SLK-900U Heatsink Review by SilentPCReview

Bjorn3D reviews OCZ Technology Gladiator 2 cooler

New ultra-thin Samsung SU-408 combo for notebooks

Soltek SL-75MRN: based on nForce2

IBM releases new ThinkVision monitor line



New infos about Thermaltakes fanless GeForceFX cooler

According to Thermaltake Taiwan, the cooler is not only for graphic card manufacturers (OEMs), but for the retail market as well. First samples are expected after CeBIT, first availability — middle April."


More information is provided at Hard Tecs 4U

HWZ review: Nokia 3530 Mobile Phone

"For those who are looking for MMS, a color display and polyphonic ringtones on a budget, Nokias new 3530 looks to be able to suit your needs. But is it really the one that you want?"


Read more at HardwareZone

Kodak grants OLED license to Samsung and NEC

Eastman Kodak granted the license for the OLED (organic light-emitting diode) technology to Samsung NEC Mobile Display Co., Ltd. (SNMD), joint venture of Samsung SDI and NEC.

According to the agreement, also signed by SNMDs parental companies, Kodak grants SNMD non-exclusive rights to use OLED patent developments and production technologies. SNMD plans to launch OLED dislpay production mainly for cellular handsets.

: EB News

ASML to ship the first 157nm litho scanner

This interesting message arrived from the current SPIE Microlithography: Dutch ASML Holding NV prepares to ship the first 157nm litho tool already in March.

It will be Microscan VII developed by Silicon Valley Group Inc. (SVG; before it was purchased by ASML). And the buyer is Belgian Interuniversities MicroElectronics Center (IMEC), which intends to continue researching usage of such devices for making 65nm chips.

Micrascan VII features CaF2 optics. Intel planned to use something similar, if you remember, but decided to got another way due to delays.

Source: Silicon Strategies

Lexar Media announces new 40X CompactFlash Professional cards

Lexar Media announced new 256Mb, 512Mb and 1Gb CompactFlash Professional cards supporting 40X data throughput. Featuring the proprietary and promoted WA (Write Acceleration) technology, they accelerate operation of digital cameras (supporting this feature.)


For the first time Write Acceleration technology was announced by Lexar Media in September 2002 along with the first WA-enabled CompactFlash products and digital cameras from Kodak, Nikon and Sanyo. Though new Write Acceleration cards will actually work with usual devices as well, but without reaching their maximum performance.

New 40X CompactFlash Professional Series will be initially announced at PMA 2003 in Las Vegas early in March. The shipments should start at the same time. 256Mb, 512Mb and 1Gb devices are expected to cost $139.99, $249.99 and $399.99, respectively. Currently Write Acceleration is supported in Kodak DCS 14n, Kodak DCS 760, Kodak DCS 760m, Kodak DCS 720x, Kodak DCS Pro Back Plus, Kodak DCS Pro Back 645; Nikon D1x, Nikon D1h, Nikon D100, and Sanyo DSC MZ3.

Thermalright SLK-900U Heatsink Review by SilentPCReview

"The Thermaright SLK-900U has been available only for a few scant weeks, and it is already developing a mystique as the new King of Coolers. It is shown above along side a 1" tall fan mounting grommet for scale. Yes, it is a big one."


Read more at SilentPCReview.

Bjorn3D reviews OCZ Technology Gladiator 2 cooler

"OCZ Technology is best known for its performance memory products. OCZ also makes heatsinks and we put their best to the test to see if it lives up to its bold claims."


Read more at Bjorn3D.

New ultra-thin Samsung SU-408 combo for notebooks

Samsung announced new ultra-thin CD-R/DVD-ROM combo — SU-408 designed for notebooks. The device is just 9.5 mm thick and weighs 145g.


The company also claims that the novelty is 20% more economical than previous models. Besides, it features about 50 patent-pending innovations.

SU-408 main specs:

  • Write: CD-R 1200Kb/s (8x), CD-RW 1200Kb/s (8x)
  • Read: CD 3600Kb/s (24x), DVD 10800Kb/s (8x)
  • PI0, DMA and Ultra-DMA read 16.6Mb/s
  • Dimensions: 1289.5129 mm
  • Average seek: DVD 110ms, CD 100 ms
  • Supported formats: DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD-ROM, DVD-Video, CD-R, CD-RW, CD-DA, CD-ROM, CD-ROM/XA, Video-CD, CD-I, Photo-CD, CD-Extra, CD-Text

Soltek SL-75MRN: based on nForce2

Soltek Computer announced a new line of motherboards: SL-75MRN-L / SL-75MRN-RL on nForce2 IGP + MCP bundle with GeForce4 MX graphics. These will be added to the Golden Flame family of solutions, shipped in "gilded" boxes and bags. If you remember, earlier Soltek announced a number of solutions on discrete nForce 2 (nForce2 SPP + MCP, SL-75FRN family).


SL-75MRN-L / SL-75MRN-RL support the latest Athlon XP / Athlon / Duron with 333/266MHz FSB, up to 3Gb DDR400/333/266 SDRAM, feature AGP 8x slot, 6-ch. sound, USB 2.0, Serial ATA RAID (Promise PDC20376; only SL-75MRN-RL).

IBM releases new ThinkVision monitor line

IBM announced the first monitor of the new ThinkVision line — IBM ThinkVision L200p. This release is a part of the "Think" enterprise strategy. The monitor is intended for various applications, including CAD/CAM, sci-graphics, desktop publishing, etc.


ThinkVision L200p features 20.1" panel supporting optimal 1600x1200 (UXGA), provides 250cd/m² brightness, 400:1 contrast, 170 vertical and horizontal viewing angle. The model also has analog and DVI connectors. As for controls, L200p allows direct brightness and automatic image adjust and input selection. In Central, Eastern Europe and Middle East the device will cost about $1920, volume shipments are scheduled to the end of February.

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