|[title] The A6 Processor|
|[* black] Let's start by cutting into the A6 to see what [http://www.roadandtrack.com/var/ezflow_site/storage_RT_NEW/storage/images/future-cars/first/2012-audi-a6/2256628-3-eng-US/2012-audi-a6.jpg|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-layered in a fuming sulfuric acid solution, heated to a temperature designed to get best results.|
| [* black] Then, Chipworks engineers use an optical 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.