PC Briefs: Impact, Intel

PC Briefs: Impact, Intel

Impact adds two monitor distributors

Monitors manufacturer, Impact Systems, has appointed two new national distributors, Cassa and eSys, for its range of LCD screens. Impact marketing and business development manager, George Karantonis, said the decision to expand its distribution base was prompted by overwhelming demand for its CMV brand of LCD monitors. Cassa managing director, Chris Hill, said the company had previously sourced monitors from Samsung via its partner IT Wholesale on a needs-only basis. “The CMV range is strong enough that we can now expand our systems business to include the monitors,” he said. Impact Systems maintains distribution agreements for its CMV products with Hitech Distribution and Digiland. The two additional distributors will allow Impact to expand its presence in the government, education, large corporate and enterprise markets, according to Karantonis.

Intel transfers old technology to Chinese start-up chipmaker

Intel has signed an agreement to transfer chip-making technology and equipment to Nanotech, a start-up contract chip maker in China. Intel will provide Nanotech with its 0.35-micron (350-nanometre) and 0.25-micron chip-making processes and will transfer used equipment for the first phase of a production line that will use 200-millimetre wafers. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed and government approval is still required. The 0.25-micron and 0.35-micron processes are several generations behind the most advanced processes being used by Intel to produce microprocessors and other products. In addition to transferring equipment and process technology to Nanotech, Intel would also provide training to the company, a Nanotech spokesperson said.

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