Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Silicon is Beautiful

I just wanted to pass along a link to the following photos, posted to Flickr by Intel.

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Here is the link to the slideshow:

They are pictures of wafers and dice (plural of die, the individual chips) and various objects to help your mind wrap itself around the scale you're looking at. Can any of us really comprehend how many millions of switches (transistors) and wires we (Intel) have created on such a tiny surface? I sure can't, even though I draw these things every day. It's all magic to me.

Simply amazing...

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