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Wire Bonding in the Cleanroom | by aaronrhawkins
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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.

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Taken on June 8, 2018