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Bill Tobey on Bringing the W ...
06 Dec 2006

Bill Tobey interview on his conceptualizing the wafer stepper in the late 1970s

Bill Tobey interview on his conceptualizing the wafer stepper in the late 1970s ... See more
Dave Markle: Ultratech/Perki ...

Dave Markle, Senior Vice President & Chief Technical Officer at Ultratech, descr ...

Dave Markle, Senior Vice President & Chief Technical Officer at Ultratech, describes what math and science have done for him and what inspired him to be an engineer. ... See more
Gary Patton: What Math & Sci ...

Gary Patton never knew he wanted to be a scientist when he was a kid.

Gary Patton never knew he wanted to be a scientist when he was a kid. ... See more
HOW A CHIP IS MADE

How We Do It . . .

How We Do It . . . ... See more
HOW A WAFER IS MADE

It Really Does Start With Sand . . .

It Really Does Start With Sand . . . ... See more
HOW THE MICROPROCESSOR WORKS

To help you understand how the microprocessor does its job

To help you understand how the microprocessor does its job ... See more
HOW THE TRANSISTOR WORKS

Microprocessors are essential to many of the products we use every day such as t ...

Microprocessors are essential to many of the products we use every day such as televisions, cars, radios, home appliances, and, of course, computers. Transistors are the main components of microprocessors. ... See more
HOW TO BUILD A DINOSAUR

Dr. Jack Horner, “The Dinosaur Guy,” describes the biological challenges in ...

Dr. Jack Horner, “The Dinosaur Guy,” describes the biological challenges in building a dinosaur. ... See more
KULICKE & SOFFA: WIRE BONDIN ...

Ever wonder how the nanochips you see in pictures wind up covered in plastic on ...

Ever wonder how the nanochips you see in pictures wind up covered in plastic on a printed circuit board and how they connect nanometer scale lines to the big wires in the electronics you buy? ... See more
Math, Science, & our Country ...
07 Nov 2007

Charlie Sporck explains why Math and Science are important for the economy and t ...

Charlie Sporck explains why Math and Science are important for the economy and the society as a whole. ... See more
Math, Science, & Your Future ...
27 Apr 2006

Sound Boring? Hear how very successful people have used Math & Science to make t ...

Sound Boring? Hear how very successful people have used Math & Science to make their lives wild, fun, and challenging. Just in case those dreams of being a rock star or sports star don't pan out . . . watch thi ...See more
Minds & Machines: Do You Hav ...

Making chips is about driving machines better than a Formula 1 to their limit.

Making chips is about driving machines better than a Formula 1 to their limit. ... See more
Using Math & Science and Get ...

Per-Ove Hansson on using Math & Science and getting paid good money to see the w ...

Per-Ove Hansson on using Math & Science and getting paid good money to see the world. ... See more
What Math & Science Can Do f ...

Mike Polcari, CEO of SEMATECH, describes how he built a career in math and scien ...

Mike Polcari, CEO of SEMATECH, describes how he built a career in math and science, what it’s done for him and what it can do for you.. ... See more
What Math & Science Have Don ...
01 Jan 2011

Debbora Ahlgren describes what math and science have done for her. Find out why ...

Debbora Ahlgren describes what math and science have done for her. Find out why she never gave up and how it has enriched her life. ... See more
What Math & Science Have Don ...

Lisa Su, VP of IBM's Semiconductor Research & Development Center, describes what ...

Lisa Su, VP of IBM's Semiconductor Research & Development Center, describes what math and science have done for her. ... See more
What Math & Science Have Don ...

Mark Bohr, Intel Senior Fellow, describes what math and science have done for hi ...

Mark Bohr, Intel Senior Fellow, describes what math and science have done for him. Find out why they are so important and how they can enrich your life. ... See more
WHAT'S A BUNNY SUIT?

Find out what it's like to be working in the clean room.

Find out what it's like to be working in the clean room. ... See more
WHAT'S ALD?

Did you know that the chip makers routinely make films one atom at a time?

Did you know that the chip makers routinely make films one atom at a time? ... See more
YAN BORODOVSKY: BREAKING THE ...

Ever wonder how innovation really happens? Think it's someone sitting back and d ...

Ever wonder how innovation really happens? Think it's someone sitting back and dreaming up an idea? In this video, Yan Borodovsky, describes how it starts with a nuisance that grows until you do something about ...See more

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