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.
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
Professors at the University of Arizona will show several of the Silicon Run films during a course on Microelectronics Manufacturing and the Environment. The series offers students an excellent overview of semi-conductor manufacturing processes with informative video shots.Sally Clement
Education Coordinator NSF/SRC ERC for Environmentally Benign Semiconductor Manufacturing
University of Arizona
Everyone here is quite fond of the Silicon Run films. We use them a lot. Tarrant County Junior College
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.