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Video: The Intel Mask Operation (B-Roll)

B-roll video shows the Intel Mask Operation (IMO) team in Santa Clara, California, taking the first steps to create masks, the templates used to print circuitry onto silicon. Computerized drawings from the company’s chip designers — blueprints for chips and their billions of transistors at the nanometer scale — guide electron beams that print the circuitry pattern onto the mask. Each mask is a quarter-inch thick, 6-by 6-inch piece of quartz. In Intel’s factories, light shines through the mask, then through a lens to reduce the image, and then onto the surface of the wafer — creating hundreds of individual die. (Credit: Intel Corporation)

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