Honey, I Shrunk the Chips

new silicon Molecular Beam Epitaxy that can process 8-inch silicon wafers This is a new silicon Molecular Beam Epitaxy that can process 8-inch silicon wafers. Here, multiple three-inch wafers are shown while heating in the sample holder in the silicon instrument
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May 28, 2009

JPL is home to the Microdevices Lab, a world-class facility where spacecraft chips are shrunk in size while growing in capability. It's in this lab that engineers are creating increasingly tiny parts that allow for smaller, lighter-weight spacecraft that may someday explore the surface of other worlds.

To read more about the Microdevices Lab, go to http://technology.jpl.nasa.gov/newsandevents/newsdetails/?NewsID=383 .



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