chip·​set ˈchip-ˌset How to pronounce chipset (audio)
: a group of integrated circuits that together perform a set of related functions (such as processing data)

Examples of chipset in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Analyst Jeff Pu also believes that the A18 Pro chipset will also power the phone’s on-device AI. Ewan Spence, Forbes, 29 Mar. 2024 This year, artificial intelligence took center stage as Nvidia showed off jaw-dropping capabilities of its chipsets and software companies such as Convai and Ubisoft revealed intriguing gameplay opportunities. Gieson Cacho, The Mercury News, 22 Mar. 2024 The lower tier Moto G 5G uses a Qualcomm Snapdragon 4 Gen 1 chipset with 4GB of RAM and includes a 6.6-inch 720p LCD, also with a 120Hz refresh rate. Allison Johnson, The Verge, 12 Mar. 2024 Devlin reiterates that all of the data Polar ID captures is saved in the trusted execution environment on Qualcomm’s chipset, where it’s encrypted. Julian Chokkattu, WIRED, 26 Feb. 2024 For 2024, the laptop comes in new chipset models with the speedy and powerful M3, as well as in two sizes, 13.6-inch and 15.3-inch varieties. Rudie Obias, Variety, 8 Mar. 2024 Photograph: Apple In October, Apple unveiled the next-gen 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro with new M3 chipsets. Brenda Stolyar, WIRED, 4 Mar. 2024 That means once new industry standard chipsets have been developed that work with Viasat’s satellites, cellphones using those chips will be able to communicate anywhere in the world. Natallie Rocha, San Diego Union-Tribune, 15 Feb. 2024 There’s the Snapdragon W5 performance SoC that runs Wear OS 4, and the BES 2700 efficiency chipset to run RTOS. Prakhar Khanna, Forbes, 26 Feb. 2024

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Word History


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

First Known Use

1966, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of chipset was in 1966

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“Chipset.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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