[Arm-netbook] tricky conundrum for the upcoming libre-riscv soc crowdsupply page: image needed

Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton lkcl at lkcl.net
Fri Nov 2 23:16:38 GMT 2018

ok so to start the new campaign, an image is needed. not a logo, an
*image*.  something that "represents" a chip and its potential uses
and usefulness in a real and concrete way.

the problem is: this is a fabless semi-conductor design... there *is*
no chip, there *is* nothing to put out there, and because it's just
one component that goes *into* products, there *is* no frickin product
either!  a confusing jumbled utterly boring montage of hypothetical
products would be needed.

even more of a conundrum: even putting up a picture of some BGA or QFP
packaging isn't ok either, because depending on the final pincount,
*AND* on large customer orders, the chip will be *custom packaged* and
tailored to their needs (i.e. the same die will have far more
interfaces added than there are actual pins, and the die re-packaged
to suit the customer's needs, leaving many of the pads disconnected
internally or connected internally to other dies).

if you look at every single campaign there is a nice "image".  it's
either the first frame of the video, or it's a really cool-looking
shot of a PCB, or a 1in cubic robot:

logos are out, although not completely ruled out.  if anyone would
like to convert the attached to PNG (with a variant placing a circle
behind the square) that would be really helpful.

so this is the challenge: come up with a suitable place-holder image.

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