microelectronics

plural noun

mi·​cro·​elec·​tron·​ics ˌmī-krō-i-ˌlek-ˈträ-niks How to pronounce microelectronics (audio)
1
singular in construction : a branch of electronics that deals with the miniaturization of electronic circuits and components
2
: devices, equipment, or circuits produced using the methods of microelectronics
microelectronic adjective
microelectronically adverb

Examples of microelectronics in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The spacecraft for this venture would be tiny, wafer-thin devices loaded with microelectronics and weighing just a gram; they’d be affixed to sturdy, ultrathin sails of comparable mass. Steve Nadis, Discover Magazine, 11 Dec. 2016 Much like microelectronics, size is key in microfluidics. Albert Folch, Discover Magazine, 19 May 2021 First, the most important military technologies today are mainly of the dual-use variety, meaning innovations that have relevance in the commercial world—microelectronics, 5G communications, autonomous vehicles, etc. Loren Thompson, Forbes, 10 Nov. 2022 The Rice team says necrobotic grippers could have multiple applications, including for the assembly of things like microelectronics and for collecting specimens. Margaret Osborne, Smithsonian Magazine, 1 Aug. 2022 Among the most important technologies are microelectronics, 5G communications, biotechnology, digital networking, quantum computing and artificial intelligence. Loren Thompson, Forbes, 7 July 2022 Preston suggested the necrobotic experiments can potentially be used for things like pick-and-place tasks, sorting or moving objects of small scales, assembly of microelectronics or capturing smaller insects in nature. Ariana Garcia, Chron, 3 Aug. 2022 Scientific collaboration between China and the U.S. is also breaking down in fields like microelectronics and quantum computing because of national security concerns on both sides. Tommy Shih, The Conversation, 13 July 2022 Sean McDonnell reports that the college began offering courses in microelectronics manufacturing in 2013 and offers certifications, associate’s and bachelor’s degrees in the field. cleveland, 15 Apr. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1958, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of microelectronics was in 1958

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“Microelectronics.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/microelectronics. Accessed 22 Feb. 2024.

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