A Look Inside a Microchip [Video]

By Jason Fitzpatrick on January 28th, 2013

From the vantage point of the human eye, the patterns of a microchip’s surface meld into an indiscernible mass. Under a carefully aimed microscope, however, it’s a world of silicon channels, gates, and transistors.

Courtesy of TheAwesomeManDan, we’re treated to a very closeup look at the surface of an EPROM, the common erasable-programmable read only memory chip found in thousands of electronics the world over. He writes:

A look at an EPROM microchip under a microscope at 100x ( 0:01 ), 400x ( 0:58 ) and 600x ( 2:43 ) magnification. Some amazing detail becomes visible!

A Look Inside a Microchip [YouTube]

Jason Fitzpatrick is a warranty-voiding DIYer who spends his days cracking opening cases and wrestling with code so you don't have to. If it can be modded, optimized, repurposed, or torn apart for fun he's interested (and probably already at the workbench taking it apart). You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 01/28/13
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