mi·​cro·​chip | \ ˈmī-krō-ˌchip \

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Replacing even a chunk of those with homegrown beans may prove as herculean a task for China as weaning itself from US microchips. Raymond Zhong, BostonGlobe.com, "China’s taste for soybeans is a weak spot in trade war with Trump," 9 July 2018 For Nvidia and Mobileye-owner Intel, this means new opportunities to enter a market that has long been dominated by specialist manufacturers of automotive-grade microchips, such as NXP Semiconductors NV, Mr. Abuelsamid says. Christopher Mims, WSJ, "The Key to Autonomous Driving? An Impossibly Perfect Map," 11 Oct. 2018 And the Trump administration ordered a seven-year halt in American shipments of computer microchips and software that are at the heart of most of ZTE's telecommunications gear. Tami Abdollah, chicagotribune.com, "Can anything stop foreign government favors to Trump?," 23 May 2018 The city offers a $10 microchip and free city licensing special every month and adoption opportunities outside the shelter. Yvette Orozco, Houston Chronicle, "Step up and adopt a dog from overcrowded Pearland shelter," 9 Feb. 2018 Bloomberg had reported that when Amazon was looking at buying Elemental Technologies, a third-party firm Amazon hired to evaluate the company found a microchip on the servers’ motherboards. Allison Prang, WSJ, "Super Micro Finds No Malicious Hardware in Motherboards," 11 Dec. 2018 One company says, yes earlier this Monday with Consent Tech Company rolled out a new program where its employees can opted to get in a microchip injected between their thumb and index finger. Fox News, "Media coverage of Mollie Tibbetts' murder," 23 Aug. 2018 Current microchips are for the most part too power hungry to be useful in untethered sensors. Christopher Mims, WSJ, "Here Comes ‘Smart Dust,’ the Tiny Computers That Pull Power from the Air," 8 Nov. 2018 But investments into outside companies are more rare for Apple; the company has most recently taken stakes in the Chinese ride-hailing service Didi Chuxing and in Toshiba’s microchip business. Dani Deahl, The Verge, "Apple is reportedly considering investing in iHeartRadio," 1 Nov. 2018

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First Known Use of microchip

1969, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of microchip

computers : a group of tiny electronic circuits that work together on a very small piece of hard material (such as silicon)

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