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)

Other Words from integrated circuit

integrated circuitry noun

Examples of integrated circuit in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web American labs developed the transistor and integrated circuit in the middle of the 20th century and figured out how to print them on silicon, giving rise to Silicon Valley. Oren Cass, CNN, 27 July 2022 Xperi Holding Corp is a licenser of technology and intellectual property in sectors such as mobile computing, communications, memory and data storage, three-dimensional integrated circuit technologies, and more. - Make Genius Money Moves, Forbes, 10 Sep. 2021 Sales of every conceivable type of integrated circuit, both cutting-edge as well as older, more mature designs, are soaring. Christiaan Hetzner, Fortune, 15 Feb. 2022 Something like 75% of the world’s integrated circuit manufacturing capacity is based there. George Calhoun, Forbes, 29 Sep. 2021 The integrated circuit, or silicon microchip, in 1959., 26 Aug. 2021 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 See More

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First Known Use of integrated circuit

1959, in the meaning defined above

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“Integrated circuit.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Oct. 2022.

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: 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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