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News The hidden art inside microchips

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  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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  2. K.I.T.T.

    K.I.T.T. Hasselhoff™ Inside

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    very cool!....who ever said electrical engineers couldn't be artistic :D
     
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    Gareth Halfacree don't worry, i am as hooked as you are..... that is so bloody cool!
     
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    I'm running late for uni, I must...not...click....the......liiiink! :D
     
  5. badders

    badders Neuken in de Keuken

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    Which is it: PhotoMicrography or Microphotography?

    I was looking at these last year, absolutely fascinating.
     
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    Used to work in a semiconductor manufacturers and these things are very common. You didn't see them on the older product but as new designs came in you would notice little designs hidden in the metal layers that wouldnt be visable on the finished die. Skiers, smiley faces, actually seen one that said OMGROFL in a nice fancy script.
     
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    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

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    That's very cool, some great ones on there!
     
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    Wonder what AMD and Intel have on their chips today..
     
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    Cupboard I'm not a modder.

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    A big phallus? sorry:worried:
     
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    legoman666 Beat to fit, paint to match.

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    That is quite possibly one of the most poorly designed websites I have seen in a while. 1999 called and they want their crappy html back. Haven't these people ever heard of thumbnails?
     
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    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!
     
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    You have no idea. I used to work for the guy that owns this website out at Florida State University and all the sections of his website look different and no matter how much we argued with him we couldn't get him to let us update the look because the site is so massive and is so poorly arranged it would have broken it. Not to mention he refuses to build the site in anything but HTML in notepad because its the only code he knows. :duh:
     
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    Kipman725 When did I get a custom title!?!

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    yeah it works and is fast... I hate all these moden flash websites
     
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    I'm not sure which is better, the picture or legoman's comment, either way, very cool!
     
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    Hasn't anyone ever tried printing a faux microchip, on a microchip?
     
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    C-Sniper Stop Trolling this space Ądmins!

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    heh FSU is in my home town! cool article
     
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    m0o0oeh Tech noob. I know.

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    I remember reading something like this a long long time ago but still is very neat.
     
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    Otis Driftwood I.L.F.L. Not Really Rejected.

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    We used to slip in a few over at T.I. too.
    The trick was to put the right one in the right kind of chip.
    You didn't think the micro-circuitry really did the magic did you?
    Why do you think we are seeing hotter internals since we "obtained" those mesopotamian cylinder seals?
    Just doin my part to slip one more meme into the zeitgeist.
    The closer you look, the more you see.
    Some stuff is observable only by using an Electron Scanning Microscope.
    Almost nothing is what is seems, and it has been that way long enough that one may as well say "forever", which is actually incalculable, but perhaps less than a nine hundred ninety thousandth of a microsecond in postulated existance.
    The real interesting stuff is located in the subterranean labrynth between T.I. Dallas, and Varo Semi-conductor, and all the small labs in Garland which extend an unknown distance beyond both horizontally and vertically downward.
    But we shouldn't speak of that.
     
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