Quick or high level explanation about 'decapping chips'

Discussion in 'Computer Hardware, Devices and Accessories' started by dreampeppers99, Dec 24, 2012.

  1. dreampeppers99

    dreampeppers99 GBAtemp Regular

    Jul 21, 2010
    I would like to know about it. It could a link to an article or anything else!

    I know that is a process of 'extracting the layers' (first remove the plastic/metal shell) from a given IC and then taking pictures of these layers, am I right?

    But what we can do with those pics ('dies in high resolution')?

    How can we extract ROM data from this images?

    ps: I'm too newbie even to ask that, so please ask me for further explanation and forgive my mistakes.
  2. Quietlyawesome94

    Quietlyawesome94 GBAtemp Maniac

    Dec 4, 2010
    United States
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