HP-01 calc watch go withs - brochures, t- shirts, booklets, ad copy who else collecting?
couryhouse at aol.com
Wed May 22 09:41:46 CDT 2019
well the good thing is Marc with turn over in industrial facilities and updating tech... what you are looking for should come available at a reasonable price.... yikes I am amazed how cheaply some of the normal biological scopes go for now... we have been offloading some of ours from the collection as for instance with a ziess standard we have 3 and really should only have one as an example.... they are a partial price of what they would have been 10 years ago. Let me know how you do. looking for Nomarsk stuff. We do not have any extra. We may have something extra in Nikon with Francion Yamatto somewhere though,
I have not been to may auctions at any of the industrial facilities or auctioneers in years to look for hi power semiconductor scopes but that is where they used to show up.
In a message dated 5/20/2019 10:36:40 PM US Mountain Standard Time, curiousmarc3 at gmail.com writes:
Nomarski microscopy, Ed. Differential phase contrast microscopy. Makes very small height differences (partial wavelength) on mostly planar objects pop out, and creates amazing color effects as a biproduct. Pretty much a stalwart of any good cleanroom microscope. Every manufacturer offers it, usually a pretty expensive option as all your optics have to be stress-free. I dream to own one of these one day.
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Date: Monday, May 20, 2019 at 11:20 AM
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Subject: Re: HP-01 calc watch go withs - brochures, t- shirts, booklets, ad copy who else collecting?
Francion Yamamotto not Yrancion Yamamotto
In a message dated 5/20/2019 10:07:04 AM US Mountain Standard Time, couryhouse at aol.com writes:
Since we have nice microscopes at the museum project we were hired to photo some IC innards years back. This ended up becoming a minor obsession for a short time as the artwork under various illuminations is fantastic.
One of the things that seemed to show the mots difference in detail between layers and highs etc... was differential interference contrast (after nomorski (sp?) ( this was on our Ziess Ultraphot and seems to be a Zeiss only offering.0 on the Japanese side of things Nikon had Yrancion Yamamotto (sp?) method which seems nice but I preferred the Nomeriski.
Using these methods you may be able to extract more usable detail than with traditional methods. and wow the color photos are frame-able!
But kinda what I wanted to mention to is depending on what era the chips were the over coatings seemed to worsen the view the newer the chip or so I thought at the time.
Such great fun to photo the little ic innards! even a standard illum. scope with the vertical episcopic illumination gives some fun photos too, especially on the earlier chips.
Don't know if any of this will help on the HP-01 roms but sure was fun to talk about again
ed sharpe archivist for smecc
In a message dated 5/20/2019 9:00:09 AM US Mountain Standard Time, spacewar at gmail.com writes:
Only just within the last month I finally obtained a ROM dump from a production HP-01, for potential use in my Nonpareil simulator. Previously I only had the preproduction code listed in a US patent. I'm not sure when I'll have time to actually work on the simulation, though.
My original plan had been to crack open an HP-01 module and try to read the ROM bits optically, as Peter Monta did for the HP-35. However, that didn't work, probably due to a passivation coating on the ROM dies.
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