This artwork is my third in a series of Intel's microprocessors. The microprocessors used in this artwork were selected to highlight the major technologies Intel introduced in this time period.
These "third generation" microprocessors represented the beginning of the era of multi-core microprocessors. The artwork starts with the Xeon MP and ends with the Intel i7. During these years Intel faced increasing competition from other chip makers like AMD.
The background is an image of an Intel i7 quad-core. Here is list of the microprocessors used in this piece: Intel Xeon MP.
Pentium M, Pentium D, Intel Core, Intel Itanium II Dual-Core, Intel Core 2, Intel Atom, and Intel i7. The artwork is framed in an 16"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 to 50, or by availability of chips.Just add all your items to the cart, and then checkout. 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 "Intel the Third Generation Xeon MP to i7 (Xeon, M, D, Core, Core 2, Itanium 2)" is in sale since Wednesday, June 17, 2020.
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.