chip·​set | \ ˈchip-ˌset \

Definition of chipset

: a group of integrated circuits that together perform a set of related functions (such as processing data)

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If all had gone according to plan, that would have left the 14nm fabs open for manufacturing chipsets or older, cheaper chips—like the entry-level processors that Intel is now de-emphasizing. Mark Hachman, PCWorld, "Intel supply woes could lead to pricier PCs, or a stampede to AMD's Ryzen," 28 Sep. 2018 Qualcomm has developed chipsets for Android phones that support 5G, but lawsuits and more have driven a rift between the two companies. Samuel Axon, Ars Technica, "Apple will skip 5G in 2019, report says," 3 Dec. 2018 Tesla is building its own hardware these days, and Musk had nothing but praise for the new custom-build chipsets. Megan Geuss, Ars Technica, "Tesla posts bigger-than-expected loss, bigger-than-expected revenue [Updated]," 1 Aug. 2018 All the chips will work on existing 300-series motherboards, and Intel is also introducing a new Z390 chipset. Peter Bright, Ars Technica, "Intel goes up to 8 cores for mainstream chips, with a 28 core overclockable Xeon," 8 Oct. 2018 In the first quarter, 84% of the phones shipped by ZTE contained Qualcomm chipsets, according to Canalys. Dan Strumpf, WSJ, "Look Inside This Chinese Smartphone and See It’s Made in America," 18 May 2018 Other features planned for the Chinese Android manufacturer’s flagship include a 3D facial recognition unlocking feature, the Snapdragon 845 chipset with up to 8GB RAM, 64GB of storage, and a 4,000mAh battery with support for wireless charging. Stefan Etienne, The Verge, "Xiaomi’s next flagship phone might have an in-display fingerprint sensor," 18 May 2018 Keller is a veteran of AMD (amd, +5.85%) and Apple (aapl, +0.68%), having designed the hit Athlon and Ryzen processors for the former and the A4 and A5 chipsets for the latter. David Meyer, Fortune, "Tesla's Autopilot Ambitions Just Took Another Big Hit," 26 Apr. 2018 All four of these new chipsets offer more than just what the spec sheets indicate. Mark Hachman, PCWorld, "Intel's new 'Coffee Lake' Core desktop CPUs and chipsets swipe a trick from smart speakers," 3 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of chipset

1984, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for chipset

chip entry 1 ("integrated circuit") + set entry 2

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