integrated circuit


Definition of integrated circuit

: a tiny complex of electronic components and their connections that is produced in or on a small slice of material (such as silicon)

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Other Words from integrated circuit

integrated circuitry noun

Examples of integrated circuit in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But the company has a strong future with new opportunities upcoming, including a new integrated circuit that is likely to be a cornerstone of the flagship Apple phones in fall 2021. - Investing Reimagined, Forbes, 17 May 2021 To get the most out of the device, Astell&Kern designed a complex and highly integrated circuit that’s no bigger than a pack of chewing gum. Mark Sparrow, Forbes, 18 Mar. 2021 Already, there's a huge national [integrated circuit] investment fund, which has been providing subsidies to Chinese semiconductor companies. Veta Chan, Fortune, 10 Sep. 2020 Unic is an affiliate of Sino IC Fund, which manages the $20 billion China Integrated Circuit Fund created by the Chinese government in 2014 to promote development the nation’s integrated circuit and electronics industry. Clay Chandler, Fortune, 24 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of integrated circuit

1959, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of integrated circuit was in 1959

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2 Jun 2021

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“Integrated circuit.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jul. 2021.

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Kids Definition of integrated circuit

: a tiny group of electronic devices and their connections that is produced in or on a small slice of material (as silicon)

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