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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? […]

Quick, Tell Me – What Is Wafer Dicing?

Quick, Tell Me – What Is Wafer Dicing?   Wafer dicing is the process by which die are separated from a wafer of semiconductor following the processing of the wafer. The dicing process can be accomplished by scribing and breaking, by mechanical sawing (normally with a machine called a dicing saw) or by laser cutting. […]

Tell Me – What Is A Clean Room?

   Tell Me – What Is A Clean Room? A cleanroom or clean room is an environment, typically used in manufacturing or scientific research, with a low level of environmental pollutants such as dust, airborne microbes, aerosol particles, and chemical vapors. More accurately, a cleanroom has a controlled level of contamination that is specified by […]