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Submission + - Why are processor wafers round? (pcpro.co.uk)

Barence writes: Why are processor wafers round? After all, it doesn't really make a lot of sense when those wafers are sliced and diced into square processor cores. It means the cores around the outer edges of the wafer are incomplete, creating waste. The answer is actually very simple: as Intel fellow Jose Maiz succinctly puts it, "nature wants to build them round".

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