At Kodiak we have now a weekly, elective assembly referred to as Lunch & Be taught, the place anyone within the firm talks about one thing they know effectively.
Often the subject is expounded to, however not strictly part of, Kodiak and autonomous trucking. And, normally, the format is for the session chief to play a video and add some feedback. That’s loads simpler than developing with an hour-long lecture from scratch.
This week, we discovered about silicon chips, together with why chips have been briefly provide in automotive business.
We watched a sequence of movies, together with this video by TechAltar: “Why making chips is so arduous.”
The video highlights 5 areas required for chips:
- Instruction Set Structure
- Chip Design
- Gear & Software program
Of these, fabrication looks as if the toughest, because of the huge capital investments required for fabrication gear.
The entire video is nice and price a watch.
A bonus query anyone requested in our session, that’s not addressed by the video: why are silicon wafers spherical?
Reply: silicon ingots are fashioned by the Czochralski methodology, which principally includes melting an ingot and letting it unfold out from the middle. This leads to spherical wafers.