Name that Ware November 2013

The Ware for November 2013 is shown below.

Clearly, it’s a magnified view of something…

24 Responses to “Name that Ware November 2013”

  1. Pedram says:

    Disk ??

  2. lol says:

    Likes like some sort of laminate or some sort of wood, it as a grain in the darker area, and then seems to be covered in epoxy that is drilled, or has bubbles.

    No idea of what it could be.
    Some fancy iPod dock made with mahogany?

  3. Tuckie says:

    I think its an extremely magnified view of an led. The bubbles are in the epoxy layer and the yellow we’re seeing is the phosphor layer.

  4. Scott Roberts says:

    is it Z-axis conductive tape?

  5. Steve Shockley says:

    It’s interesting that the white dots appear to be on top of the yellow part, but underneath the clear part.

  6. Adam Konneker says:

    My guess is that it’s a pixel from an LCD screen or OLED display.

  7. Brodacious says:

    I’ve seen a few things like this under a scope… it could be
    -A PCB (possibly flex) section sample, like
    -Some kind of optical package, like an image-sensor. Possibly cast with defects in the epoxy, which I’ve seen in optical packages I’ve worked on.
    -A flex PCB.

    Things to note are the Au-plated circuit, which seems to be bent going by the odd perspective on that large curve. Along with the orange substrate (PI?) this suggests flex. Bubbles suggest optical / clear epoxy, maybe the white blobs are casting defects.

    As to what it is… who knows! Well, obviously you know :-)

  8. Kapton Tape on top of something, like a USB socket.

  9. William Hales says:

    Flexible PCB/ribbon cable connector material. The darker area is conductive, the lighter is not. All encased in some polymer to avoid shorts.

  10. Joe R. says:

    An alien eyeball!

  11. schobi says:

    In the spirit of coming up with new ideas:

    Could be some bacteria in a petri dish

  12. Rasmus says:

    I think the distribution of “bubbles” look a bit too regular to not have any funtion.

    I’m going to guess it’s either:
    – one of those mousepads that are optimized for optical mice
    – some kind of diffraction grating (for a Kinect maybe?)
    – or some type of writable optical media (CD-R?)

  13. seba says:

    Scalpel blade

  14. Alex says:

    its a led

  15. Nobody says:

    Well the most recent post kind of gives it away… ;)

  16. Wil says:

    Whisker formation on, maybe, a silicon substrate ?