silicon chip


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silicon chip

A wafer of silicon with transistors and electronic microcircuitry etched on its surface, forming the highway on which data travels in a microprocessor.
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Of course in practise, a wire that is only one atom thick may not be able to function but if nothing else, this concept provides us with a definite lowest possible limit on silicon chip components.
The next step involved building the model into a silicon chip and then interfacing the chip with the brain in laboratory studies.
Delta, a global market leader operating at the cutting edge of microelectronics technology, will be announcing its plans to establish a pounds 1m silicon chip design house at Ystrad Mynach.
Silicon chip manufacturer Intel is shelling out because it offered jobs to students before the information technology world was hit by a massive economic downturn.
The stamp-sized plastic screen uses a plastic-based semiconductor rather than a silicon chip, the company said.
As unbelievable as it seems--having a silicon chip inserted in your body--there are many signs this is becoming a reality.
The advent of molecular chips, Kuekes says, will signal a shift in the silicon chip industry, but not its demise.
A brain may be a computer, but it is a distinctly different sort of computer than the silicon chip models on our desks.
In 1760, Harrison produced a device as revolutionary in its time as the silicon chip has been in ours--namely, the first timepiece to bear the name watch.
Fabricating a silicon chip requires temperatures close to 1,800 degrees Fahrenheit, making it extremely challenging to build a silicon chip atop another without damaging the first layer.
To help do that, the U engineers created a much smaller form of a polarization beamsplitter (which looks somewhat like a barcode) on top of a silicon chip that can split guided incoming light into its two components.
Scientists and engineers from an international collaboration led by Dr Mark Thompson from the University of Bristol have, for the first time, generated and manipulated single particles of light (photons) on a silicon chip - a major step forward in the race to build a quantum computer.