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07/23/2012 04:00:19 PM · #1
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I'm curious, how many of you really knew what this was a picture of? It's a macro of a silicon wafer.

I strongly suspect my score paid a price due to not making it clear enough what this object was..

So, sound off folks - did you know what this is? If you were one of those who didn't know what the object was, would your vote have been different if you had known?
07/23/2012 04:08:23 PM · #2
Yep, it was definitely obvious (to me at least) that it was a wafer... but then I've been in the electronics biz since the '70's 8-0
If the nature of the subject were more obvious through higher magnification, it's possible that your score may have been positively impacted... but if you'd hit people over the head with a title, it's possible it may have had a neutral or even negative effect.
07/23/2012 04:09:31 PM · #3
I didn't have a clue. Gave it an 8 just based on the colors. Trusted that it fit the challenge beautifully. No, my vote would not have been different had I known.
07/23/2012 04:29:58 PM · #4
Yes I know what a silicon wafer is, but frankly did not recognize it as such. The coloration exposed it as a device with dense lines, and on second look the silicon wafer origin is actually quite obvious.
I work for the company that makes the wafer steppers with lenses 4 feet tall, costing 10 million dollars ;-). Normally you do not see the spectrum of colors, so I'm curious what you did to get this effect.
I would not have scored it differently, I think the subject is less important than the picture you make of it.
PS the chip layout doesn't look like any device I know, would have to be either a test chip or a memory device of sorts.
07/23/2012 04:51:09 PM · #5
Originally posted by bsluijk:

Yes I know what a silicon wafer is, but frankly did not recognize it as such. The coloration exposed it as a device with dense lines, and on second look the silicon wafer origin is actually quite obvious.
I work for the company that makes the wafer steppers with lenses 4 feet tall, costing 10 million dollars ;-). Normally you do not see the spectrum of colors, so I'm curious what you did to get this effect.
I would not have scored it differently, I think the subject is less important than the picture you make of it.
PS the chip layout doesn't look like any device I know, would have to be either a test chip or a memory device of sorts.


Cool! Man, I wish I had your contacts, every silicon wafer I buy is so beat up and dirty it's depressing...

As for technique? I laid the wafer at a 10 degree angle leaning towards the camera, camera overhead, on tripod, used a 55" LED monitor for the primary light source, and a hand-held 3LED light source for "painting" the plate.

As for the layout?? I have no clue! But I'd be very interested to hear any thoughts on that - this is an entire wafer, not a single chip, so there are quite a few chips here (although I'm sure you knew that, it just may not be obvious to everyone)...
07/23/2012 05:10:48 PM · #6
Nope, had no idea what it was. Gave it an 8 because it looked like technology to me (and it's pretty! LOL).
07/23/2012 05:26:00 PM · #7
Originally posted by Cory:

Originally posted by bsluijk:

Yes I know what a silicon wafer is, but frankly did not recognize it as such. The coloration exposed it as a device with dense lines, and on second look the silicon wafer origin is actually quite obvious.
I work for the company that makes the wafer steppers with lenses 4 feet tall, costing 10 million dollars ;-). Normally you do not see the spectrum of colors, so I'm curious what you did to get this effect.
I would not have scored it differently, I think the subject is less important than the picture you make of it.
PS the chip layout doesn't look like any device I know, would have to be either a test chip or a memory device of sorts.


Cool! Man, I wish I had your contacts, every silicon wafer I buy is so beat up and dirty it's depressing...

As for technique? I laid the wafer at a 10 degree angle leaning towards the camera, camera overhead, on tripod, used a 55" LED monitor for the primary light source, and a hand-held 3LED light source for "painting" the plate.

As for the layout?? I have no clue! But I'd be very interested to hear any thoughts on that - this is an entire wafer, not a single chip, so there are quite a few chips here (although I'm sure you knew that, it just may not be obvious to everyone)...

That's clever, using the monitor and 3LED light source to get the color! I'll keep that in mind, the colors you get from diffraction o white light on the surface aren't always nice.
07/23/2012 06:12:43 PM · #8
Didn't know what it was but it did look technological to me and l thought it was pretty cool so I voted accordingly.
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