a circuit of transistors, resistors, and capacitors constructed on a single semiconductor wafer or chip, in which the components are interconnected to perform a given function. Abbreviation: IC
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- Also called microcircuit.
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How to use integrated circuit in a sentence
Produced in millions within integrated circuit chips made of semiconducting silicon, transistors control the digital technology that defines our world.What You’re Doing Right Now Is Proof of Quantum Theory - Issue 108: Change | Sidney Perkowitz | November 24, 2021 | Nautilus
A deficit in parts like integrated circuits for power management and radio frequency has hurt smartphone production worldwide.Components shortage sends smartphone market into decline | Scharon Harding | November 23, 2021 | Ars Technica
This allowed them to create 18,000 logic gates, roughly 12 times as many as any previous flexible integrated circuit.Arm’s New Flexible Plastic Chip Could Enable an ‘Internet of Everything’ | Edd Gent | July 26, 2021 | Singularity Hub
That started to change thanks to the growing maturity of photonic integrated circuits.Nanophotonics Could Be the ‘Dark Horse’ of the Quantum Computing Race, New Paper Says | Edd Gent | March 15, 2021 | Singularity Hub
The capabilities of the integrated circuit (IC), and in particular the microprocessor, continue to increase unabated.Shock and Awe | Harlan K. Ullman
British Dictionary definitions for integrated circuit
a very small electronic circuit consisting of an assembly of elements made from a chip of semiconducting material, such as crystalline silicon: Abbreviation: IC
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Scientific definitions for integrated circuit
A device made of interconnected electronic components, such as transistors and resistors, that are etched or imprinted onto a tiny slice of a semiconducting material, such as silicon or germanium. An integrated circuit smaller than a fingernail can hold millions of circuits. Also called chip microchip
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