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Lesson 5: Recipe for a Microprocessor

Microprocessors

Lesson 5: Recipe for a Microprocessor

Recipe for a Microprocessor

While the process of designing and manufacturing a microprocessor is extremely complex, the ingredients are rather simple. In the most elemental terms, microprocessors are composed of quartz, metals, chemicals and water. Think about that the next time your computer is spell checking your 12-page report on Patagonia cavies and other South American quadrupeds.