About Silicon Run Productions

Silicon Run 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 Films

Silicon Run’s nine award winning educational films explore the fascinating process of semiconductor manufacturing from A to Z. Shot on site and illustrated with rich animations, Silicon Run’s films provide in-depth studies of such topics as: MEMS (microelectromechanical systems), Nanotechnology, Lithography, Implantation, Deposition, Etch, front end and back end semiconductor manufacturing (Silicon Run I and II) and Silicon Run LITE (an overview film useful as an intro).

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
Chemical Engineering
Oregon State University
Very useful film. We use it in introductory courses, Digital Design and Computer Architecture.Ivan Tomek
Acadia University, Nova Scotia
We showed SILICON RUN I first as an introduction to the subject – it gives good overview and rapid visual association with the terminology to be used. A copy is available to students at any time during the course, and a second viewing is required before the end.Dennis G. Smith
University of Alabama, Birmingham