The image below is a “stud diode” that had failed shorted.

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The diode was chemically decapsulated and the device die was examined in the SEM. A breakdown site was found near one corner of the die.

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Below is a higher magnification image of the breakdown site…

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… which shows a striking resemblance to the “Face on Mars”.

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Conclusion – the short was caused by an alien intelligence far greater than ours.

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