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What Material Is Used To Make An Electronic Chip?

  1. May 20, 2013 #1
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  3. May 20, 2013 #2

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    The integrated circuit (IC) itself is usually made from silicon: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Integrated_circuit

    It is mounted on a metal "lead frame" to bring out the connections to pins, and that is all encased in injection-molded plastic.
     
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