Samsung now mass producing 4 GB DDR3

LAHORE (PR): Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. has announced that it is mass producing the most advanced DDR3 memory, based on a new 20 nanometer process technology, for use in a wide range of computing applications.

Samsung has pushed the envelope of DRAM scaling, while utilizing currently available immersion ArF lithography, in its roll-out of the industry’s most advanced 20-nanometer (nm) 4-gigabit (Gb) DDR3 DRAM. With DRAM memory, where each cell consists of a capacitor and a transistor linked to one another, scaling is more difficult than with NAND Flash memory in which a cell only needs a transistor.

To continue scaling for more advanced DRAM, Samsung refined its design and manufacturing technologies and came up with a modified double patterning and atomic layer deposition. Samsung’s modified double patterning technology marks a new milestone, by enabling 20nm DDR3 production using current photolithography equipment and establishing the core technology for the next generation of 10nm-class DRAM production. Samsung also successfully created ultrathin dielectric layers of cell capacitors with an unprecedented uniformity, which has resulted in higher cell performance.

With the new 20nm DDR3 DRAM applying these technologies, Samsung also has improved manufacturing productivity, which is over 30 percent higher than that of the preceding 25 nanometer DDR3, and more than twice that of 30nm-class* DDR3.

In addition, the new 20nm 4Gb DDR3- based modules can save up to 25 percent of the energy consumed by equivalent modules fabricated using the previous 25 nanometer process technology. This improvement provides the basis for delivering the industry’s most advanced green IT solutions to global companies.

Siemens launches new S7-1500 automation system

KARACHI (PR): Siemens Pakistan has rolled out its latest S7-1500 automation system at a gathering of customers from textiles, sugar, automotive, oil and gas and other related industries. The new S7-1500 Controller by Siemens, backed by the TIA (Totally Integrated Automation) Portal, provides industries around the world with a platform that has been optimized for efficiency and productivity, resulting in up to a 30 per cent reduction in engineering time. The flexibility of the system, along with its seamless integration into the Integrated Drive System, allows customers to manage and control all aspects of their operation in real-time and to pre-empt potential problems well before they become issues.

Speaking on the occasion, the MD and CEO of Siemens Pakistan, Guenter Zwickl, said: “By launching our latest technology in Pakistan, we are once again reaffirming our commitment to the country and the region as we did way back in 1870 with the construction of the Indo-European telegraph line from London to Calcutta. Siemens, since its inception, has always been a pioneer and a trendsetter. As a company, we are continually reviewing our business so that we are best positioned to play a leading role in Pakistan. The ongoing optimization of our business is intended to utilize a broad selection of our portfolio that will help ensure a sustainable future for Siemens in Pakistan.”

Civil servants from NIPA visit UCP

LAHORE (PR): A group of senior civil servants from NIPA visited UCP the other day. The team had a group discussion with the Pro Rector UCP, Dr Muhammad Zafarullah; Dean FOC, Prof Muhammad Azhar Ikram Ahmad; Dean FOE, Dr Tabrez Shami; Dean FOIT, Dr Abdul Aziz; Dean FASS, Dr Fehmida Sultana. Also present in the meeting were Director Admin, Sohail Masood; Director Promotion & Placement, Rasheed Khalid; and the Chairman Students’ Council, Tahir Ashfaq.

The Pro Rector gave a brief introduction of the University to the visitors, which was followed by a group discussion. The visitors were informed about various grants and scholarships UCP offers to its students.

 They were further briefed about the faculty development programs UCP conducts so their teaching staff is able to incorporate universal practices in teaching and research.

The visitors were also told about UCP’s commitment towards the community through its social responsibility programs, primarily, the Volunteer in Service program (VIS), whereby every student enrolled at UCP is required to complete a mandatory 65 hour community service program.

The Deans informed the visitors about the high rate of employability UCP graduates enjoy. UCP alumni are well placed in the industry in some of the top multinational companies both in Pakistan and abroad.

Following the meeting, the visitors were taken on a campus tour, where they showed appreciation of the state of the art facilities complementing quality academic programs which are offered to the students.

Warid Telecom wins SKMT CSR Award

Lahore (PR): Warid Telecom received SKMT CSR Award in a ceremony held the other day at a local hotel. It is third time in a row that company has received this prestigious CSR Award.

Speaking on Warid’s contributions, CEO SKMCH&RC, Dr Faisal Sultan said “The corporations, brands operating in a society should give back to the society in every little way possible. Honoring its part earnestly, as a responsible corporate citizen, Warid as a brand has developed great social character.

We are thankful to Warid for their consistent support. Around 70% of our donations come from such responsible organizations and individual support.

Other corporations should use Warid as a benchmark and empower their CSR strategy and role for social welfare.”