USS Silicon Seawolf

USS Silicon Seawolf

This miniature silicon submarine was discovered trying to start World War III by firing Trident ballistic missiles from the pad ring of a SGS-Thomson integrated circuit. Judging from the profile, we believe the sub to an Ohio-class ballistic missile vessel, but for all we know this thing could be the USS Monitor. Not having a clue as to the exact identity of this ship-on-a-chip, we arbitrarily named it the USS Silicon Seawolf until someone provides us with better information.

This photomicrograph was derived from a chip housed in the Smithsonian Institution integrated circuit collection (Sequent computer - catalog number: 1997.0330.018A).


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