Silicon Run Productions has been producing award winning educational films about semiconductor and computer manufacturing since 1986, with its two most recent films exploring the exciting fields of Nanotechnology and MEMS (microelectromechanical systems). Each film features live industrial footage and illustrates technical processes using vivid animations and graphics. All Silicon Run titles are available on DVD and by streaming. »read more
Our nine award winning films explore the fascinating process of semiconductor manufacturing from A to Z, using animation and on-site industrial footage. Each film also comes with a companion quiz, which serves as an excellent tool for students to test their knowledge.
The students and I appreciated Silicon Run Lite very much. It is well done and suited for the classes I teach. I appreciate your efforts to make this information available to young people in an effective presentation.Mrs. Linda M. Wilkins
Strathcona Christian Academy
I highly recommend that Silicon Run II along with Silicon Run I be used in any introductory curriculum pertaining to the integrated circuit. The films also show the many technical positions open in the industry and emphasize the skills needed to qualify for them. They are great recruiting tools for our department! Bruce Bothwell
Chemeketa Community College
Exceedingly well done. The style of the film truly does portray the culture of the semiconductor industry: it’s quick, driven, modern, high tech, visually exciting, well paced – a very nice artistic change from most teaching films. Because the process shots are interspersed with device animations, students are able to quickly relate processes to device physics. This immediate tie between the macroscopic and microscopic worlds is impossible to obtain in a traditional lab/classroom setting. Even the most personal tour of an IC facility would not allow students such an intimate view of each process.Carol McConica
Oregon State University
Our final addition to the Silicon Run Series will be a film on nanoelectronics. Principal investigator Ruth Carranza, with sponsoring research organization Pellet Productions, has been awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation to begin pre-production.
Workshop with Educators
Our first research activity was a workshop in November 2015 at Stanford, which was attended by ten undergraduate science professors from »read more