Item026: Silicon Wafer Telephone Circuit Pendant - Silver & Rainbow Colors, AMI
About the Jewelry
This pendant was 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 2007 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. The thousands of circuits on this pendant now make a digital cartouche telling the story of digital communications.
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