The Birth of a Chip: A Tour Through a State-of-the-Art Clean Room

Applied Materials’ Maydan Technology Center in Santa Clara, California is a 39,000 square foot facility of cleanliness. The contents of these rooms hold our future. The birth of the modern computer begins here, where super machines built by Applied Materials constructs the most modern and powerful pieces of hardware using raw slices of silicon.

Wired takes a tour of a state-of-the-art clean room operated by one of the premier semiconductor manufacturers in the world. If you have a love affair with computing, to paraphrase MTV Cribs, this is “where all of the magic happens.” Take an insider’s glance at one of the most controlled industries in existence.

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