It may seem an impossible transformation, but these fiendishly complex components are made from nothing more glamorous than sand. Such a transformative feat isn't simple. The production process requires more than 300 individual steps.
We've taken an in-depth look at Intel's manufacturing method and distilled the whole process into 10 stages. So, to find out how sandcastles become Core i7 processors, read on – and prepare to be amazed..
How silicon chips are made
Posted on Saturday, May 30 2009 @ 15:22 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
TechRadar has written an article about the production of computer chips, they explain the journey from sand into silicon chips. You can read it over here.