The secret skylines of high-magnification computer chips


#1

Originally published at: http://boingboing.net/2016/08/18/the-secret-skylines-of-high-ma.html


#2

Actually photographing this stuff seems kind of redundant. You get the same impressive complexity just looking at the VLSI layout.


#3

the wow! effect is better with photos, imo. that shit is real! not only an idealised model!


#4

I’m just geeking out at a 10x8" monorail with seven-foot bellows.


#5

See also ZeptoBars, where the actual chips are boiled in acid to remove the outer cases to capture images of them.
http://zeptobars.com/en


#6

While arduous, the photography does have the virtue of not requiring vendor cooperation.


#7

I always thought mother boards looked like cities. My magnum opus is a self portrait on a large board with a dozen or so mother boards attached.

I have many more boards in storage to paint on someday.

Someday.


#8

Meh, we’ve known what computer “skylines” look like since 1982:


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