Early in my career, I got to visit the IBM Burlington fab when they were introducing a brand-spanking-new technology called "CMOS". Little did I know that would be my last chance to set foot in a semiconductor fab. So, I'm always fascinated to see how things look today. Some things I learned:
- there's another domestic fab besides Intel and IBM!
- Micron owns Lexar?
- some of the coolest automation is the mechanical stuff, like the wire bonder and the laser marking