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[title] The A6 Processor
[* black] Let's start by cutting into the A6 to see what drives it.
[* black] What does the top of a metal die of the A6 processor look like? To us it looks like a Wheat Thin.
[* black] So how were these photos created, you may ask? Well, we took a picture of a Wheat Thin. Chipworks opted to go the long route:
[* black] The A6 is first de-capsulated in a fuming sulfuric acid solution, heated to a temperature designed to get best results.
[* black] Then, Chipworks engineers use ana microscope to take images of the die. The die is loaded onto a servo controlled [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/X-Y_table|X-Y table], and focus is set and maintained by laser monitoring.
[* black] Then, Chipworks engineers use ana microscope to take images of the die. The die is loaded onto a servo controlled [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/X-Y_table|X-Y table], and focus is set and maintained by laser monitoring.
[* black] Image coordinates are programmed into the system. The microscope moves the die automatically and takes several images, which are stitched together to create the full die photo.
[* black] The machine used for the process can be seen in the third image.