The Ware for June 2009 was a Hoya L-210-P2 laser power supply. It’s used to drive a high energy pulse laser at 532nm, and it’s used as part of a probe station setup that’s capable of cutting metal wires on integrated circuits. There’s one unfortunate part about using a 532nm laser to try and cut metal wires on a chip: with modern ICs pushing 45nm geometries, a 532nm laser is more like a sledgehammer and less of a scalpel for doing circuit edits.
At any rate, this Ware generated quite a comment thread–I didn’t think it would be so interesting or difficult to guess. Many people came close and a couple even guessed it. For being the first to guess correctly, as well as for the detailed and thoughtful comments, KE5FX is the winner of this competition. Very good sleuthing and great intuition; send me an email to claim a prize. Thanks to everyone who played!