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The next step is to remove the outer packaging. Tea time? Nope, just time for a nice acid bath.
  • The next step is to remove the outer packaging.

  • Tea time? Nope, just time for a nice acid bath.

  • Dipping the processor in acid dissolves the ceramic packaging containing the silicon. Using the appropriate concentration of acid for the type of ceramic packaging is critical.

  • Every once in a while, looking at a die yields nifty surprise hidden by the manufacturers. Alas, Milhouse was not found in the iPad. But he was recently discovered inside a Silicon Image chip!

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