Item027: Silicon Wafer Communication Chip Earrings - Silver & Rainbow Colors, AMI


Availability: 5 in stock

About the Jewelry

These earrings were made with a square piece of a silicon wafer. The wafer has multiple chips on it. Under this card is a micro-photo of a 1x1mm section of the wafer. This wafer was created with computer chips used in telephone switching equipment. These chips have a variety of random logic, logic grids, and memory. The logic grids and memory make the colorful patterns. Telephone systems are almost entirely digital now. These chips were made in 2002 by AMI, American Microsystems, Inc. The complete wafer was about 6” in diameter and contained hundreds of chips. When the wafer was made, the chips on it would have had a value of over $10,000.

Included in the resealable bag:

The 3/4" silver-plated earrings (since these are handmade yours may look slightly different than the one pictured here, but satisfaction is guaranteed), and a ChipScapes card that gives information about this jewelry (see the picture).