EPROM baking

Jon Elson jonelson126 at gmail.com
Sat Dec 23 11:04:33 CST 2017

On 12/23/2017 10:00 AM, dwight via cctalk wrote:
> When I had access to a wire bonder, we took EPROMs that had been plugged in upside down and removed the lids. We'd see a blown wire and replace it.
> On several of these parts we found that 100% worked. So it would seem that no silicon damage was done, just the bonding wire was blown like a fuse.
I made my own 2716-2764 programmer MANY years ago.  On a few occasions I 
put an EPROM in wrong and saw the bonding wires light up!  I killed 
power and corrected the mistake, and the EPROM worked fine.


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