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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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 Qualcomm is also making a 5G small cell chipset for phone manufacturers and carriers, which the company announced today as well. Shannon Liao, The Verge, "Facebook is teaming up with Qualcomm to work on high-speed wireless internet," 21 May 2018 Samples of chipsets will become available next year, meaning that the product release will be further down the line than that. Shannon Liao, The Verge, "Facebook is teaming up with Qualcomm to work on high-speed wireless internet," 21 May 2018 Future generations of those devices could be improved by custom chipsets. Bloomberg, Fortune, "Facebook May Be Getting Into the Chip Business," 19 Apr. 2018 When Intel launched its 8th-gen Core CPUs last October only a single motherboard type released with it: the enthusiast-class Z370 chipset. Brad Chacos, PCWorld, "Intel Z390 chipset specs revealed: Meet Coffee Lake's new high-end motherboards," 14 May 2018 The affected Nvidia chipsets include GeForce, Tesla, Grid, NVS and Quadro, the company said in a blogpost on Tuesday. Reuters, Fortune, "Nvidia Now Has a Software Patch for the Spectre Chip Flaw," 10 Jan. 2018 Contextually, Intel made a huge splash last May—with a chipset that had half as many. Brian Barrett, WIRED, "It's Time to Get Excited About the Future of PCs. (Yes, PCs)," 8 June 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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