Advanced Micro Devices Sword - We found this sword along with the AMD logo on a clone of the Intel 80286 microprocessor marketed in the late 1980s.
Allen-Bradley Logo - Allen-Bradley is a division of Rockwell International and their chip designers usually place a copy of the logo in unused areas of the chips.
The Apple Clef - This miniature treble clef was discovered on an Apple sound chip.
Atmel Logo - Atmel is a designer and manufacturer of logic integrated circuits. We spotted the Atmel logo on a gate array chip recovered from a 486-era circuit board.
AvaSem - We captured the logo from this clock chip manufacturer on an integrated circuit salvaged from an early Pentium motherboard.
Big Blue - IBM is proud of their logo and they install it on almost every integrated circuit that they fabricate.
Crystal by Cirrus - The crystal brand name is part of the product lineup by Cirrus Logic, a major semiconductor manufacturer.
The Cypress Tree - The Cypress Semiconductor logo contains this slick tree.
Florida State University Seminoles - The Seminoles' Chief Osceola and the Lady Seminoles have their logos (80 microns in size) on the Silicon Graphics MIPS R12000 microprocessor.
Fort Collins Goose - We caught this goose flying near a Colorado landmark on a NCR Microelectronics integrated circuit.
The Fujitsu Logo - Fujitsu is one of Japan's largest computer chip manufacturers and company designers often place a miniature copy of the logo on their integrated circuit products.
General Instrument Chips - Specializing in Internet access, telecommunications, and the video industry, General Instruments logos can be found on many of their computer chips.
Hewlett-Packard Logo - Hewlett-Packard places their famous logo on most of their integrated circuits.
IBM-Siemens Collaborative Logo - IBM has many collaborators in the chip arena. A partnership between Siemens and IBM has resulted in the production of a 64 Mbit DRAM chip containing a collaborative logo.
IBM-Siemens-Toshiba Collaborative Logo - A collaboration between three chip giants is acknowledged by this logo rendered in IBM-style letters.
IDT Galaxy RISController - An unusual mask alignment target was located on this state-of-the-art controller chip.
The Inmos Logo - The logo of this now defunct (merged with STMicroelectronics) computer company can be found on most of their integrated circuits.
The Intel Logo - Intel often places a copy of their famous logo on the chips they manufacture. This version was photographed while examining their first microprocessor, the 4004.
The I's of Texas - A very clean rendition of the Texas Instruments logo was found on a 486 clone chip.
The Intel Klamath - The copyright notice is surrounded with designers' initials on this first version of the Pentium II microprocessor.
Micronix Corporate Logo - We photographed the logo for this Taiwanese chip maker while examining their integrated circuits.
Mitsubishi Logo - The corporate logo is often included on the surface of integrated circuits produced by this Japanese corporate giant.
Motorola RISC Mask Design - We discovered this 50-micron logo near the scribe line on a PowerPC 603 integrated circuit.
Mount Med - These miniature silicon "mountains" from an NCR chip may actually be pyramids.
Music Semiconductors - Music adds their logo in 60-micron high letters to most of their content-addressable memory chips.
National Semiconductor Logo - This miniature 40-micron rendition of the famous National Semiconductor logo was discovered on one of their ethernet controller chips.
Pacific Gas and Electric Logo - The complex circuitry of a Motorola 68HC05PG microcontroller contains a small logo containing lightning bolts and a small silicon building that probably represents the Pacific Gas and Electric company.
Samsung Logo - Korean integrated circuit producer Samsung often places the company logo in computer chips.
Sanyo in Silicon - The Japanese electronics firm Sanyo often places their logo on the surface of specialized integrated circuits.
The Silicon Graphics Logo - The MIPS R12000 microprocessor sports the best rendition of the SGI logo that we have seen to date.
Silicon Image Logo - Housed on the same chip with a Simpson's cartoon character, this tiny logo is one of the nicest we have seen rendered in silicon.
Silicon Integrated Systems - These guys hid their logo in a series of parallel buses.
Silicon Scriptures - This corner of the Silicon Zoo contains designers' names and initials, messages, declarations, and other scribbles that we have found on computer chips.
Brooktree Sailboat - A sailboat with the sun are sailing on all of the chips we have examined by Brooktree, a division of Rockwell Semiconductor.
Silicon Systems Logo - We found a rather nice logo from this corporation, which produces custom application-specific integrated circuits.
STMicroelectronics - This silicon logo for SGS-Thomson Microelectronics was photographed on one of their pre-1998 integrated circuits.
Ross Technology Logo - Many companies recreate their logos in silicon on their integrated circuit products. Ross Technology signs all of their chips with this snappy logo.
Sequent Sunrays - A unique sun ray logo was spotted on a SGS-Thomson sequent chip of unknown function.
Texas A & M University - This 25-micron high silicon rendition of the Texas A & M logo may be the smallest the Aggies have ever produced.
VSLI Technology Custom Chips - VLSI Technology is a large custom-design integrated circuit manufacturer who produces specialized chips for a variety of applications.
Xilinx Corporate Logo - We photographed the Xilinx corporate logo while examining one of their logic integrated circuits under the microscope.