chip·​mak·​er ˈchip-ˌmā-kər How to pronounce chipmaker (audio)
: a manufacturer of integrated circuits

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web That’s a significant development for the chipmaker, as Qualcomm had expected to start losing business to Apple’s custom 5G chip as soon as this year. Chris Smith, BGR, 3 Nov. 2022 This is Gelsinger’s second stint at Intel, having spent decades at the chipmaker before leaving to run VMware Inc. in 2009. Ian King,, 16 Feb. 2022 Another prediction was that Nvidia’s takeover of British chipmaker ARM would be blocked by regulators, either in Europe or the U.S. Jeremy Kahn, Fortune, 12 Oct. 2021 But chipmaker Arm, defense contractor Ultra Electronics, gambling business William Hill and several other British companies have also found themselves at the center of multibillion-dollar transactions. Kevin Dowd, Forbes, 3 Oct. 2021 Gelsinger, who previously worked at Intel for 30 years, will step into the CEO role at a crucial time for the chipmaker. Jon Porter, The Verge, 13 Jan. 2021 This brings us to Qualcomm’s earnings report last week when the chipmaker confirmed that the iPhone will continue to use its 5G modem for at least a couple more years. Chris Smith, BGR, 7 Nov. 2022 The heir to the Samsung empire, Lee Jae-yong (aka Jay Y. Lee), ascended to the throne of the world's biggest chipmaker on Thursday. Ron Amadeo, Ars Technica, 27 Oct. 2022 The Taiwanese chipmaker is the world’s largest semiconductor manufacturer and has already started building a $12 billion computer-chip factory in Arizona, with plans to hire U.S. engineers to staff the facility. Nik Popli, Time, 17 Oct. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1971, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of chipmaker was in 1971

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“Chipmaker.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Dec. 2022.

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