Item040: Silicon Wafer Memory Chip Pendant - Silver, Purple, Rainbow Colors, Ramtron, FRAM


Availability: 2 in stock

About the Jewelry

This pendant was made from a piece of a silicon wafer. Silicon wafers are the foundation used to build computer chips. This silicon wafer had computer memory chips on it. These were a special kind of memory chip called a FRAM, Ferroelectric Random Access Memory. The original wafer was about 6” in diameter and was made by Ramtron in the 1990s and had about 2,756 chips. Each tiny rectangle on this pendant is a memory chip. There are about 192 chips. FRAM was created as an alternative to the EEPROM/Flash nonvolatile chips. It appeared to be superior in almost every way. However, FRAM could not keep up with the density of EEPROM, and FRAM dropped from the technology landscape in the 2010s.

Included in the resealable bag:

The two-inch by one-inch silver-plated pendant (since these are handmade yours may look slightly different than the one pictured here, but satisfaction is guaranteed), a 24" silver-plated necklace, a ChipScape Artwork of a 0.5x0.5mm area of one of the chips, and a ChipScapes card that gives information about this jewelry.