Discover How Computer ICs are Made

September 5th, 2014 by ClickSchooling Leave a reply »

 

It’s Friday, September 5, 2014, and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!

 

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Renesas Virtual Factory Tour

 

Age Range: 11-17 (Grades 6-12, with parental supervision)

 

Computer geeks of all ages will enjoy this virtual factory tour that explains how ICs (integrated circuits) are made. Presented by Renesas Electronics in Santa Clara, California, the tour uses cartoon characters with speech bubbles of the audio narrated text, photos, and videos to explain the process of making IC chips.
When you arrive at the link, select the “Introduction: IC’s around you” to learn the basics of semiconductors, how and where ICs are used. If you want to skip the introduction, select the “Start Factory Tour” to begin the presentation. You can sit back and allow the tour to progress on its own or you may use the navigation above the presentation to select from the following: 
  • About the Factory Tour
  • Front End Processing
    • Before Entering the Factory
    • Water Arrangements
    • Rinsing
    • Deposition
    • Photolithography
    • Ion Implantation & Metallization
    • Inspections
  • Back End Processing
    • Dicing
    • Die Bonding
    • Wire Bonding
    • Encapsulation
    • Decoupling & Labeling
    • Inspection
    • Shipment
  • Renesas Electronics IDM Model

You may also navigate through the factory by selecting the “Production Flow” option which will open a window in the presentation that shows a ‘map’ of the processing procedures and will allow you to select your destination by clicking on the image.

While moving through the presentation, there are additional Topics that can be selected for deeper understanding of terms and processes.


Not only is this a very thorough tour, but there is a lot of technological information presented throughout giving a wonderful educational opportunity to the visitor.
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