Chip-1Pat from the Manufacturers’ Blog writes “Ah, the tiny but mighty microchip. So small yet so powerful, so central to our everyday life. This week we have an excellent animation from the good folks at NAM member Applied Materials, the largest supplier of manufacturing systems and related services to the global semiconductor industry. Founded in 1967 and honchoed for years by the legendary Jim Morgan — winner of the National Technology Medal, among scores of other honors — they produce microchips here and around the globe.” [via] Link.