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Die

A metal stamp that forms the design of a coin. It does not refer to the coin color, but instead to the imprints, such as the portrait, value, or other engraving on the coin. See also: Numismatics.
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To describe the process on an extremely basic level, a semiconductor begins with the wafer (typically cut from highly purified silicon), which acts as a substrate for the bare chips. Before that wafer is cut into individual die to be packaged, it goes through several steps in varying sequences, including deposition, patterning, diffusion, doping, etching, polishing, metallization and others.
--Three bare chips of CMOS shift registers for implementing serial-to-parallel interface;