Intel: Silicon Manufacturing & The Perfect Wafer

“Meet Dave Pivin, a Failure Analyst Engineer at Intel whose job it is to continuously push towards the production of a perfect silicon wafer. As Dave puts it, it’s like “Looking in a million haystacks for a single needle”.
As silicon wafer production moves smaller and smaller, from 22 nanometer to 14 nanometer, imperfections in production are tough to see even with high-powered microscopes. Dave and his team of fellow scientists are charged with identifying the causes of these nearly invisible defects.”