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.
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..

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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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