circuit board


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The group’s rules require the use of an original circuit board from a Donkey Kong machine of the type once plentiful in video arcades, where people played for a quarter a game. Christina Caron, New York Times, "It Could Be Game Over for a Onetime King of Donkey Kong," 19 Apr. 2018 For Hellwig, the colorful circuit boards represent the bright, utopian future that computer makers promise their tech will bring about. Laura Mallonee, WIRED, "Colorful Circuit Cities Built From Motherboards, Processors, and Microchips," 11 July 2018 Nearly $1 of every $5 in circuit boards and other components for the scanners is imported from China, the company said. Theo Francis, WSJ, "Caught in Trump’s Trade Fight: GE Factories in Wisconsin, South Carolina," 24 June 2018 And if anyone forgot that, Tuesday’s news that FBI agents had arrested an ex-Apple engineer en route to China, charging him with stealing blueprints of the company’s autonomous vehicle circuit board, reminded them. Aarian Marshall, WIRED, "Home From the Honeymoon, the Self-Driving Car Industry Faces Reality," 13 July 2018 Regardless, Zhang worked on what was known as the Compute Team, designing and testing circuit boards to analyze sensor data generated by Apple's self-driving program in some way. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "Ex-Apple Employee Charged With Stealing Self-Driving Tech," 11 July 2018 Cardboard, a decidedly analog material, was an unusual choice in Palo Alto, where circuit boards reign supreme. Carolyne Zinko, San Francisco Chronicle, "Luxury brand Hermès woos the technorati in Palo Alto with French fete," 22 May 2018 The trippy circuit boards in Heiko Hellwig's Silicon Cities look like aerial views of futuristic urban clusters lit up at night. Laura Mallonee, WIRED, "Colorful Circuit Cities Built From Motherboards, Processors, and Microchips," 11 July 2018 But Zhang later admitted taking two circuit boards and a server, according to documents. Allyson Chiu,, "Ex-Apple engineer arrested on his way to China, charged with stealing autonomous-car secrets," 11 July 2018

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1948, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of circuit board

: a board that has many electrical circuits and that is used in a piece of electronic equipment (such as a computer)

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