This blog post examines a s chip used in a Soyuz space clock. The microscope photo below shows the tiny silicon die inside the package, with a nice, geometric layout. The silicon appears pinkish or purplish in this photo, while the metal wiring layer on top is white. Around the edge of the chip, the bond wires black connect pads on the chip to the chip's pins.
Digital Integrated Circuits - The Vintage Technology Association
In Part 1 of our three part series on IC collecting we discussed why to collect vintage computer chips. For Part 2 we covered what to collect, how to set and keep a focus in your collection. Part 1: Why Collect Vintage Chips? There are two main parts of the How of IC collecting. Where to I get my chips? One of the greatest sources of chips is eBay.
My artwork got a mention in the Wall Street Journal today. Kinda cool! Interesting article on computer collecting. I was interviewed for the article and they used some of my info. I finally addressed the big question today.
Digital Integrated Circuits. This section encompasses digital integrated semiconductors of all types, including microprocessors, memory and other integrated devices. Semiconductor Logic The earliest solid state computers employed discrete germanium diodes and transistors. Improvements in materials and fabrication lead to an industry switchover to silicon devices, which were then progressively reduced in size and increased in integration.