Opening an IC


Joined Jun 30, 2006
Good point studiot. Those old VLSI chips I have use a BeO substrate and the dust from it is lethal eventually. The epoxy cases and such are not good to breath either and who knows what all else can cause problems.


Joined Apr 27, 2007
does a 555 have a die? I just opened one and all there was is a white square.

Now I got to go take something else apart....
That is the metal plate where the die is set. If you peel it you can see the die.

Thanks guys!
I burned the chip and i work :D
It is a good process for preserving the die intact, except for the smell. The plastic is more "workable" after being torched to incandescence.