Re: Spherical Si dice -> HDTV Flat Panels: Chip Packaging

Dan Clemmensen (
Sat, 07 Nov 1998 10:55:13 -0500 wrote:
> One flaw in the spherical semiconductors. Certian devices are made on the
> <100> surface of Si, and others on the <111> surface. When oxidized, the 111
> surface has higher surface charged defect density, making it less suitable for
> good MOS circuits.
> By definition shpere must have multiple crystal orientations on it's surface.
> A real fundamental practical problem.

Hey, I said I thought it was wierd and I don't understand it. But the experimental fab is said to be under construction.