Diet Slice

Diet Slice

This photomicrograph of a slice of fruit was taken while examining a Hewlett-Packard CPU-support integrated circuit. It appears that the slice may be that of a citrus fruit such as lemon, lime, orange, or grapefruit. We have been told that the fruit represents a "Diet Slice" logo from the fruity soft drink introduced in 1984 by Pepsi. In any event, it is rare (read that: never happened before) that we are able to find examples of fresh fruit while hunting for silicon artwork on computer chips.

The Hewlett-Packard integrated circuit featuring this tiny silicon rendition of the fruit slice was donated to us by HP chip designer Craig Robson, who designed the artwork.


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