chip·​mak·​er | \ ˈchip-ˌmā-kər How to pronounce chipmaker (audio) \

Definition of chipmaker

: a manufacturer of integrated circuits

Examples of chipmaker in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web That is a new quarterly record for the chipmaker, even as its growth rate slowed from the 84% reported in the prior quarter that ended in April. Dan Gallagher, WSJ, 18 Aug. 2021 Among stocks that lost ground: Drug maker Moderna slid 3.7% and chipmaker Nvidia fell 1.4%. Joe Mcdonald, ajc, 27 July 2021 The Trump administration blacklisted dozens of major Chinese companies due to national security concerns, including the telecommunications giant Huawei and the chipmaker SMIC. Gina Heeb, Forbes, 8 Apr. 2021 What’s the deal with chipmaker Nvidia’s controversial acquisition of ARM, the chip-design behemoth? Alan Murray, Fortune, 15 Sep. 2020 The chipmaker, Oregon’s largest corporate employer, has embarked on an ambitious plan to remake its business. oregonlive, 22 July 2021 Canadian chipmaker Alphawave IP Group chose a rough day to go public. Bernhard Warner, Fortune, 13 May 2021 The chipmaker discovered the contamination on Thursday night. Chris Smith, BGR, 30 July 2021 Its roots go back to three former top executives at Wilocity, a chipmaker that was acquired by Qualcomm for $300 million in 2014. Mike Freeman, San Diego Union-Tribune, 27 July 2021

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'chipmaker.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of chipmaker

1977, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More About chipmaker

Time Traveler for chipmaker

Time Traveler

The first known use of chipmaker was in 1977

See more words from the same year

Dictionary Entries Near chipmaker

chip log



See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for chipmaker

Last Updated

9 Sep 2021

Cite this Entry

“Chipmaker.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Sep. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon


Test Your Vocabulary

Difficult Spelling Words Quiz

  • alphabet pasta spelling help
  • Which is the correct spelling?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.


Anagram puzzles meet word search.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!