Item059: Silicon Wafer Computer Chip Tie Tack - Yellow & Fire - Tie Clip, Tie Pin



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About the Jewelry

This tie tack was made from a piece of a 12” silicon wafer. This wafer had thousands of computer chips on it. Under this card is a micro-photo of a 0.1x0.1mm section of the wafer. On this wafer were computer chips created to make some tool or machine smart. This wafer had thousands of chips on it. Today, the vast majority of chips created are unique chips used for a specific purpose. We call these chips Application Specific Integrated Circuits or ASICs. These chips are made for vehicles, vending machines, appliances, tools, toys, phones, cameras, etc. Any machine that is smart has one or more of these chips in it. A car can have hundreds of computer chips in it. This wafer piece in the pedant has about eight computer chips on it.

Included in the resealable bag:

The 5/8" stainless-steel Tie Tack with butterfly back (since these are handmade yours may look slightly different than the one pictured here, but satisfaction is guaranteed), a micro-photo of the computer chip, and a ChipScapes card that gives information about this jewelry (see the picture).