mi·​cro·​chip ˈmī-krō-ˌchip How to pronounce microchip (audio)

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Taiwan’s world-dominating microchip sector was built by TSMC’s skilled employees. Paul Mozur, New York Times, 11 May 2023 Her adoption fee includes her spay surgery, current vaccinations, a microchip, and a follow-up wellness exam with a VCA Animal Hospital. The Republic, The Arizona Republic, 28 Apr. 2023 Adoption fee: $250; includes microchip with lifetime registration, vet exam. Linda Mcintosh, San Diego Union-Tribune, 24 Apr. 2023 Krugman also pointed to the famous 1965 theory by Gordon Moore, cofounder of Intel, which stated the number of transistors on a microchip doubles about every two years—an observation that became known as Moore’s law. Chloe Taylor, Fortune, 3 Apr. 2023 This poses severe challenges to its microchip industry, which alone supplies a majority of the world’s demand. Annalisa Merelli, Quartz, 30 Mar. 2023 Crash wasn’t neutered and had no microchip, Cutler said, and no one came looking for him. Daniel Wu, Washington Post, 30 Mar. 2023 Dogs must always wear the ID tag that comes with the microchip when outdoors. Cathy M. Rosenthal, San Antonio Express-News, 16 Mar. 2023 The city’s Central South University churns out the graduates who are advancing the technology, much as Stanford University molded the careers of Silicon Valley entrepreneurs who pioneered microchips. Keith Bradsher, New York Times, 12 Apr. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1969, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of microchip was in 1969

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“Microchip.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/microchip. Accessed 5 Jun. 2023.

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mi·​cro·​chip ˈmī-krō-ˌchip How to pronounce microchip (audio)

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