Book - Fab 101

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Discussion of what is required for the most advanced technology on Earth - Very Large Scale Integrated circuits - aka microchips.

  • Air bearings. The ball bearing created the industrial age. The air bearing created the digital age
  • Vessels - vacuum chambers pumped by air bearing-containing turbo pumps
  • Sand and trace chemicals
  • First integrated circuit in the 50s
  • Technology requires in the 80s - Large Scale Integration
  • Trace size limits and lithography
  • Future directions - optical for speed (100x faster than electrons [1]), genetic for memory
  • Size of facility and equipment needed