Obama to get chip embedded in an ancient piece of Jerusalem stone from PM

According to Prime Minister’s Office, the unique gift of a nanochip containing the founding declarations of U.S. & Israel set in ancient stone, symbolizes the main messages of the Presidential visit — the strong and deep bilateral ties.

By Ilan Gattegno and Israel Hayom Staff


Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will give U.S. President Barack Obama a special gold-coated silicon nanochip containing the U.S.’s Declaration of Independence written alongside Israel’s founding document.

The nanochip U.S. President Barack Obama will get from the prime minister, with the Jerusalem stone underneath. – Photo: Yoav Bachar & Shlomo Shoham, Technion.

The chip was manufactured by scientists from the Technion’s Russell Berrie Nanotechnology Institute. It has a surface area of just 0.04 square millimeters (0.00006 square inches) and a width of 0.00002 mm (or 20 nanometers). It was embedded in an ancient piece of Jerusalem stone that had been used as a seal during the Second Temple period.

The documents were written into the chip using a focused beam of high-energy gallium ions. Various points on the surface of the chip were bombarded by these accelerated ions, creating microscopic inscriptions.

Technion Scientists Make President Obama Gift from Israel Prime Minister Netanyahu

“The unique gift symbolizes the main messages of the visit — the strong and deep bilateral ties, a bond dating thousands of years between the people of Israel and the Land of Israel, and the technological advancement of Israel’s research and development centers,” the Prime Minister’s Office said in a statement Sunday.


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