The finished wafer at the bottom has about 2,000 GMT 1F04 computer chips on it. These chips were used in equipment that attached to a SCSI data storage bus.
These chips helped mediate the high speed data communications needed to transfer data between the SCSI hard drives and the computer. GMT was the final incarnation of the chip company that started out as MOS, who created the 6502 microprocessor, and later became Commodore Semiconductor Group, and finally GMT. The top silicon wafer is a blank polished wafer.
No chips are on it. The middle wafer is an incomplete 1F04 wafer. It has multiple layers etched on it already, but still requires more layers plus the final metal layer to complete it (it also changes color depending on how the light hits it). The background of the artwork is a partial image of the GMT 1F04 chip.Also, on the back of the artwork are two partial images of the same area of the chip: one incomplete, and the other complete. The artwork is framed in an 9"x20" black shadow box frame, with glass. All framing materials are acid free. A narrative about the artwork that includes the artists signature is placed on the back of the artwork. Limited by availability of chips. Want to see more ChipScapes? Computer chips start out as ordinary sand, which is silicon dioxide. However, the silicon must be made very, very pure. The first step is to melt the sand, in a furnace that reaches about 3200. F, and mix with carbon.
This first purification process creates 99% pure Silicon, a common output is Silicon Carbide. The Silicon Carbide is processed in a trichlorosilane distillation method to create 99.9999% pure silicon called polycrystalline silicon. The polysilicon is broken up into chunks. These chunks are melted in a crucible at about 2500.A silicon crystal seed is dipped in molten silicon and slowly drawn out to create a cylinder of silicon. These silicon cylinders are some of the purest crystals on the planet. Once the silicon cylinder is grown to the desired diameter, it is sawed into wafers. These wafers are polished to achieve a very flat mirror surface. Transistors, and other micro-electronic parts, are built on the polished wafer in layers in a process called etching. The wafer is then sawed into its individual chips. Each chip is mounted in an electronic package that serves to protect it and connect it to the outside world. It has been said that computer chips are the greatest value added product in the world. We essentially take a pile of sand and change it into thousands of dollars worth of computer chips. These artworks are the creation of. Are photographs taken of computer chips, boards, and other computer artifacts. They are sort of chip landscapes, or. Most often a macro-lens or microscope is used with special lightning to achieve these unique artworks. Intel, IBM, Fairchild, DEC, Signetics, Intersil, AMD, Zilog, Motorola, MOS, NEC, Texas Instruments, are some of the great chip making companies. Chips like the Intel 4004, MOS 6502, Zilog Z80, AMD 2901, IBM PowerPC and others have changed the way people work and play. Are dedicated to preserving and sharing these computing and communication technologies that changed the world. Artworks are fine collectible artworks.
Come is a variety of shapes sizes and colors. Clusters of my artwork make for stunning displays! Would make a great gift for the nerd, geek, engineer, programmer, IT executive, or just that technology savvy person in your life.
For more information about ChipScapes. Please check out my ChipScapes. For more information about chip collecting as a hobby. The item "Three Stages of Silicon Wafers Computer Chips GMT, SCSI, Chip Making" is in sale since Saturday, September 1, 2018.
This item is in the category "Art\Mixed Media Art & Collage Art". The seller is "chipscapes" and is located in Winter Park, Florida. This item can be shipped worldwide.