Chip Art: Where Amazing Happens

Chip Art: Where Amazing Happens
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What is Chip Art?

The term "clip art" is Also known as silicon art chip graffiti or silicon graffiti is a term used to describe micro-art works that are integrated into circuits (also called chips, or IC).

Since IC is printed with lithography instead of building components one by one it is not a cost for including features in additional space in the chip. One of the reasons why designers started employing chip art is to determine the possibility that a manufacturer or designer copied their work.


Chip Art: Where Amazing Happens

Before the passage of the Chip Protection Act in the United States in 1984, numerous companies used the term "graffiti" to prevent counterfeit chips. However, in most cases, the chips were accompanied by "contraband". Designers can apply all kinds of artwork on chips, from the basic initials of the designer to intricate designs. Due to the small size of the chip the numbers are not visible without the aid of a microscope.

In the same period, the design cycle of products began to be cut in half and the automated design tools started to become more efficient, and funky designs that previously had a chance to pass muster were discarded. In addition, there was the possibility that some graffiti could ruin the chip on the embossed designs. In light of these developments, modern-day Chip graffiti artists are challenging authority and technology by marking their chips with microscopic Mona Lisas.

Chip graffiti is often described as"the hardware equivalent of an egg that is software-based.

These Chip Graffiti are Just Amazing!

These records were examined using microscopes in the Strong Magnetic Field Laboratory at the University of Florida, led by Professor Michael Wesley Davidson (Microscopes, which collect all kinds of chips and employ microscopes to study the mysterious symbols they have on them as if decoding them.

With the silicon graphics, MIPS R12000 microprocessor experts discovered that two Egyptian gods appeared to be looking at the mask on the chip that protects.

The Ancient Egyptian god AnubisThe Ancient Egyptian god Anubis

The silicon entice was discovered in the dark corners of Hewlett-Packard's FISO (FIFO) memory chip that is used in digital oscilloscopes.

The unidentified engineer who created the graffiti also gave her the name "Fi-Fi", and the website has added "la femme" (in our perception, she appears like the figure of a woman)


Chip Art: Where Amazing HappensFiFi la Femme

Godzilla, an iconic mythological creature first featured on screen in Japanese movies in 1954. It was found in a small cushion inside the Silicon Graphics MIPS R10000 microprocessor's circuit.

Chip Art: Where Amazing HappensGodzilla, King of Monsters

This particular design of Mickey Mouse was found on the Mostek 5017 clock chip with hands that point to 12, 7, and 12 (creating an in-built fixed-time miniature silicon clock)

Chip Art: Where Amazing HappensMickey Mouse

A chip designer has told us that miniature versions that are a miniature version of Tux, Linux penguins, are embedded into pad rings of unknown kinds and functions of integrated circuits.

Chip Art: Where Amazing HappensTux, Linux Penguin

This stunning representation of Thor The Nordic God of Thor was discovered within the Hewlett-Packard graphics chip.

Chip Art: Where Amazing HappensThor

The spacecraft was discovered within Texas Instruments' Schottky digital bipolar logic integrated circuit.

Chip Art: Where Amazing HappensSpace Shuttle

The shark is swimming in the ocean on ADI's 21061 SHARC floating-point Digital Signal Processing IC.

Chip Art: Where Amazing HappensShark attack

The Pepsi logo was designed on an integrated circuit that is part of the Hewlett-Packard CPU. It's probably the smallest logo for advertising in the world to date.


Chip Art: Where Amazing HappensIt would be more attractive to me to have it as Coke

This is a magnified high-power view of hummingbirds inscribed on HP PA-RISC series microprocessor wafers. The text above the bird says: "this bird is for you".


Chip Art: Where Amazing HappensThis bird is just for you.

It's the Bugs Bunny that was found in the Cambridge Silicon Radio BC417143BQN chip He was also regarded as the most loved rabbit on the planet. It could also be the tiny rabbit ever to be found.


Chip Art: Where Amazing HappensBugs Bunny

The chips that are used within Digital Equipment's Micromax 3000 and 6200 minicomputers transmit an important message from the russian Cyrillic alphabet, a message to technicians from the other end of the Cold War who may try to reverse the engineering of VAX designs by looking more closely at the initials.


Chip Art: Where Amazing Happens

Final Thoughts

These images appear on chips that are simple to comprehend since they are all the culture of the same generation, and everyone else However, who knows if they will be a culture remnant of computer technology within a couple of hundred years? If you have any other thoughts regarding chip graffiti, write an open comment!

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