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
The SILICON RUN I and II films I purchased long ago have been seen in every semester that we have taught IC fabrication. The interest I see in every student that watches it is so satisfying to me. Now that we are officially making CMOS devices, the films relate closely with many steps we are doing.Laureen Rose
Microelectronics Research Center
Georgia Institute of Technology
The Silicon Run films are very useful. They give students an idea of how chips are made. We use them in a class in computer architecture and also a class in general technology.Gerald C. Busch
Mauston High School
Mauston, WI