|From sand to circuits|
SAND! the start of the wonderfully crafted technological chip starts from SAND! . I other words silicon, most abundantly available material after oxygen on earth.
"Today, silicon chips are everywhere. The task of making chips is no small feat. A modern "fab", a building where Intel makes its chips, has close to a million square feet of space and is among the most technically advanced manufacturing facilities in the world. Intel's manufacturing technology—the most advanced in the world—builds on silicon wafers, the most complex devices ever manufactured."
Intel continues to add new features and functions to the tiny silicon "engines" that are at the heart of an ever expanding, increasingly connected digital world. These silicon chips are powering the Internet, enabling mobile computing, automating factories, enhancing cell phones, and enriching home entertainment.
|Design and fabrication|
Designing the schematics and masks
Technical info from :INTEL Museum