Video shows an inside look at Crucial's manufacturing process
It's not too often that system builders and related component makers pull the curtain back to reveal what goes on behind the scenes, but that's exactly what Micron did with its Crucial division. Crucial Ballistix memory is built entirely in-house and is designed and developed by parent company Micron. In a video recently posted to YouTube, Micron shows how its Crucial Balistix RAM is manufactured and tested.
The Ballistix line represents Crucial's performance memory for gamers, overclockers, and enthusiasts. It starts with pure silicon wafers that are moved through more than 800 different processes in clean rooms that are 100 times cleaner than a hospital operating room. It takes over a month just to produce a finished wafer, and that's only the beginning.
Micron's video continues through the rest of the process, which features plenty of automated machinery. If you have 2 minutes to spare, it's definitely worth a watch: