A look at some equipment and wafers used in the manufacture of silicon chip wafers. 200mm and 300mm wafers, die, dice sawing, lead-frame manufacture, automated testing machine (ATE) probing, clean room bunnie suits, photo plots, BGA chip thermal test sockets, and the worlds smallest active FET probes at 100 nanometers for direct wafer probing!
EEVblog #532 – Silicon Chip Wafer Fab Mailbag - [Link]
What’s inside an old style bank note/bill accptor/validator for vending machines and the like? How does it detect genuine notes from dodgy ones?
EEVblog #525 – Bank Note Acceptor Teardown - [Link]
A look into Fairchild Semiconductor’s integrated circuit manufacturing from an educational promotional film broadcast on television on October 11, 1967:
Fairchild Semiconductor presented its new products and technologies with an entrepreneurial style, and its early manufacturing and marketing techniques helped give Californias Santa Clara County a new name: Silicon Valley. It was one of the early forerunners of what would become a worldwide high-tech industry, as evidenced in this short promotional film.
Fairchild Semiconductor Briefing on Integrated Circuits - [Link]
See a Raspberry Pi constructed from scratch. From start to finish we show the manufacturing process of the Raspberry Pi at the Sony facility in Pencoed South Wales: assembly, inspection and testing. Claire Doyle, Head of Raspberry Pi Global Division at Element 14, and Gareth Jones, Senior Manager New Business Development at Sony Uk Tech, talk us through the process.
How they make Raspberry Pi in the UK - [Link]
What’s inside a modern car airbag controller?
EEVblog #517 – Car Airbag Controller Teardown - [Link]
What’s inside a modern bare bones $5 mobile phone? The LG800G available from Tracphone for $5:
EEVblog #514 – $5 Mobile Phone Teardown – LG800G - [Link]
An excellent video about How Microchips are made!
How Microchips are made - [Link]
All about opamp input bias currents. Dave goes through the theory, and then does some practical measurements and tweaking.
Opamp Input Bias Current - [Link]
Dave proves he has no fear by opening this can of electronic worms by posing the question – “Does Current Flow Through A Capacitor?” The answer may surprise you, or drive you into a physics induced rage…
Does Current Flow Through A Capacitor - [Link]