This video shows the process of how computer chips are made using Intel’s world leading 22nm manufacturing technology with 3D transistors. It starts with common sand and shows the most important manufacturing steps until the computer chip (here a 3rd Gen Intel Core processor) is ready for sale. Download an informative supplement to the video here: http://download.intel.com/newsroom/kits/chipmaking/pdfs/Sand-to-Silicon_22nm-Version.pdf
This is a live demonstration from the 2008 Royal Institution Christmas Lectures illustrating the concept of photo reduction, by projecting the initials of a volunteer onto a grain of rice. This technique forms the basis for photolithography which is used to manufacture microprocessors.
You can watch the 2008 Royal Institution Christmas Lectures in full at: http://research.microsoft.com/~cmbishop or by visiting the Royal Institution web site.
There is a dedicated web site to accompany the 2008 Christmas Lectures, with ten interactive games as well as downloadable PDF instructions for experiments which can be conducted at home or at school: http://www.rigb.org/christmaslectures08
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