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This paper describes the fabrication of microminiaturized circuitry using sputtered metals. Experiments proved that it was possible, with special techniques, to use a photosensitive resist (Kodak Metal Etch Resist) as a masking medium for the deposition of circuit components with accurate dimensions. In this instance, a single metal (tantalum) was used to form the passive components. The high sheet resistivity of stable tantalum films permits the fabrication of small resistors, while two-dimensional capacitors can be formed from anodically oxidized tantalum films. This facilitates a unfied approach to microminiaturization.