- Jeri discusses the process of making transistors in your home using household chemicals, silicon wafers and a small kiln or oven. More info on her process of making the chips over at her recently created “JeriEllsworthJabber” channel.
- The making of a silicon ingot (we called it a boule on the show)
- Later, the Japanese industry perfected some of the processes.
- These days, discoveries come in the form of creating an all organic processor.
- In the silicon process used today, they are creating 20 nm line widths while still using 193 nm technology!
- Jeri is talking to Intersil about doing some work for them. Dave mentions that it’s important for chip companies to get their names out there
- An EEVBlog forum member pointed out that the Fluke87 removed expired patents on the latest rev.
- This Day In Nerd History: Intel was incorporated in 1968. The founders were Andy Grove, Gordon Moore and Robert Noyce.
- Jeri explains more about her Software Defined Radio mentioned on a previous episode of The Amp Hour.
Not as many links as usual, but that’s because we were too busy talking about electronics (as requested!). Keep an eye here for a video later today.