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Ever Wonder…?

Ever Wonder…? Why Are Silicon Wafers Round, Instead Of Rectangular?   Why are silicon wafers, used in chip production, round instead of squared or rectangular? The reasoning being, since the die pieces that are being cut out of the wafer are square, isn’t there waste at the edges? Couldn’t this be avoided with squared/rectangular wafers? […]

See How They Make Silicon Wafers

Silicon Wafers and Computer Chips These chips are everywhere and are some of the most complex components ever manufactured. Silicon – The principal ingredient in beach sand Wafers – To make them, silicon is purified, melted, and cooled. It is then  sliced into wafers. The chips are built in a grid formation on the surface of the […]