Wednesday, January 25, 2012

MC2 Post 1174 CNETs CES favorites__ new laptops__ and why OLED Matters


Back from CES, the gang shows off some video of their favorite products, and Ty explains why OLED will completely change the television industry.


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And In The style of the Old "Print" version
of US News & World Report:

Why is Obama Going on a Visit to Arizona?


On Wednesday, President Obama 
is due to visit an 
Intel plant in Arizona. 
Here's why.

In Chandler, Intel will make its next generation of 14-nanometer (nm) processors that will be its most highly-integrated and power-efficient to date. Those chips--many of them a so-called SoC or system-on-a-chip--will power future ultrabooks, tablets, and smartphones.

And an often overlooked aspect of Intel's manufacturing might is its strategic relationship with Boise, Idaho-based Micron Technology. Those two companies formed Intel Micron Flash Technologies (IMFT) in 2006 and operate two U.S. plants, one in Utah and another in Virginia.

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also from:      CNET  News  Nanotech - The Circuits Blog
by Brooke Crothers January 24, 2012 5:19 PM PST

And all of this is good for exports. "Semiconductors are America's top exporting industry and with three quarters of semiconductors being designed and manufactured here and 82 percent of our sales outside the U.S.," said the Semiconductor Industry Association in a statement in October of last year.

Intel chip fabrication plants (fabs) in the U.S.:

    Oregon, Hillsboro: D1X (development), microprocessors, 14nm*, starts 2013
    Oregon Hillsboro: D1D (development), microprocessors, 22nm, started 2003
    Oregon Hillsboro: D1C (development), microprocessors, 32nm/22nm, started 2001
    Chandler, Arizona: Fab 42, microprocessors, 14nm, starts 2013
    Chandler, Arizona: Fab 32, microprocessors, 32nm/22nm, started 2007
    Chandler, Arizona: Fab 12, microprocessors/chipsets, 65nm/22nm, started 1996
    Rio Ranch, New Mexico: Fab 11X, microprocessors, 45nm/32nm, started 2002
    Hudson, Massachusetts: Fab 17, chipsets, 130nm, started 1998
    Lehi, Utah: IMFT** fab, flash memory, 20nm, started 2007
    Manassas, Virginia: IMFT fab, flash memory, 25nm, started 2006

**Intel Micron Flash Technologies, owned 49 percent by Intel, 51 percent by Micron Technology





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