Texas Instruments' Happy Face

Texas Instruments' Happy Face

A happy face character that appears to be a hybrid between the popular cartoon drawing and a transistor was discovered on the surface of a Texas Instruments ABT16240 16-bit buffer driver integrated circuit.

The chip containing this artwork was loaned to us by Chipworks, a company that is an international provider of reverse engineering services, analyzing the circuitry and physical composition of semiconductor chips and electronics systems for competitive study, intellectual property support, and reliability assurance.


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