Wire Bonding in the Cleanroom
Here is the final shot from my recent photoshoot in the cleanroom facility at BYU. This is John Stout wirebonding the metal pads on a small piece of silicon to metal traces on a circuit board. This process happens for almost every electronic part in the world but it is usually done without human hands. This manual version of wirebonding is a little like sewing or jewelry making. Lots of art and skill involved.