What does microchip mean?

Definitions for microchip
ˈmaɪ kroʊˌtʃɪpmi·crochip

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. chip, microchip, micro chip, silicon chip, microprocessor chipnoun

    electronic equipment consisting of a small crystal of a silicon semiconductor fabricated to carry out a number of electronic functions in an integrated circuit

Wiktionary

  1. microchipnoun

    integrated circuit; microprocessor.

  2. microchipverb

    To fit (an animal) with a microchip.

Wikipedia

  1. microchip

    An integrated circuit or monolithic integrated circuit (also referred to as an IC, a chip, or a microchip) is a set of electronic circuits on one small flat piece (or "chip") of semiconductor material, usually silicon. Large numbers of miniaturized transistors and other electronic components are integrated together on the chip. This results in circuits that are orders of magnitude smaller, faster, and less expensive than those constructed of discrete components, allowing a large transistor count. The IC's mass production capability, reliability, and building-block approach to integrated circuit design has ensured the rapid adoption of standardized ICs in place of designs using discrete transistors. ICs are now used in virtually all electronic equipment and have revolutionized the world of electronics. Computers, mobile phones and other home appliances are now inextricable parts of the structure of modern societies, made possible by the small size and low cost of ICs such as modern computer processors and microcontrollers. Very-large-scale integration was made practical by technological advancements in semiconductor device fabrication. Since their origins in the 1960s, the size, speed, and capacity of chips have progressed enormously, driven by technical advances that fit more and more transistors on chips of the same size – a modern chip may have many billions of transistors in an area the size of a human fingernail. These advances, roughly following Moore's law, make the computer chips of today possess millions of times the capacity and thousands of times the speed of the computer chips of the early 1970s. ICs have three main advantages over discrete circuits: size, cost and performance. The size and cost is low because the chips, with all their components, are printed as a unit by photolithography rather than being constructed one transistor at a time. Furthermore, packaged ICs use much less material than discrete circuits. Performance is high because the IC's components switch quickly and consume comparatively little power because of their small size and proximity. The main disadvantage of ICs is the high initial cost of designing them and the enormous capital cost of factory construction. This high initial cost means ICs are only commercially viable when high production volumes are anticipated.

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  1. microchip

    A microchip is a small piece of semiconductor material, often silicon, on which numerous electronic components, such as transistors, capacitors, and resistors, are constructed and integrated. These are designed to perform specific functions such as processing or storing data in electronic devices like computers, phones or even credit cards. The purpose of a microchip is to increase a machine's capabilities while reducing energy consumption and size.

Wikidata

  1. Microchip

    David Linus "Microchip" Lieberman is a fictional character in the Marvel Comics Universe. Created by writer Mike Baron and artist Klaus Janson, he first appeared in The Punisher #4 as an ally of The Punisher for many years. He assisted the Punisher by building weapons, supplying technology and providing friendship, though in more recent publications, Microchip gradually evolved from the Punisher's friend to a bitter villain.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of microchip in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of microchip in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of microchip in a Sentence

  1. Jimmy Kimmel:

    After you won the game, do you remember what I did? I said ‘good game, thanks’ and I shook your disgusting hand, i didn’t complain that it was rigged, I didn’t ask for a recount on the referee, I didn’t start a conspiracy theory about the basketball having a microchip in it. I brought shame on my family and I embraced it as I always do.

  2. Margaret Kudzma:

    Ultimately, the microchip led to his recovery.

  3. Chuck Schumer:

    I look forward to a bicameral conference process that builds on the broad bipartisan support of the Senate-passed U.S. Innovation and Competition Act to supercharge microchip manufacturing here in America, to fix broken and strained supply chains, and invest in the innovation needed to ensure the critical products of today and tomorrow are made in America, we have no time to waste.

  4. Nasser Alimoda:

    Some of the information shared on Facebook and text messages said the COVID-19 vaccine contained a microchip which can be controlled remotely by President Duterte, and once he pushes a button, the person who received the vaccine will die.

  5. Andy Lipow:

    No rebate card or microchip required.

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