What is integrated circuit?

  • (noun): A microelectronic computer circuit incorporated into a chip or semiconductor; a whole system rather than a single component.
    Synonyms: microcircuit

Integrated Circuit

An integrated circuit or monolithic integrated circuit (also referred to as IC, chip, or microchip) is an electronic circuit manufactured by lithography, or the patterned diffusion of trace elements into the surface of a thin substrate of semiconductor material. Additional materials are deposited and patterned to form interconnections between semiconductor devices.

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Physical Design (electronics)
... In integrated circuit design, physical design is a step in the standard design cycle which follows after the circuit design ... At this step, circuit representations of the components (devices and interconnects) of the design are converted into geometric representations of shapes which, when manufactured in ... This geometric representation is called integrated circuit layout ...
Low-power Electronics - Electronics - Computing Elements
... The density and speed of integrated-circuit computing elements have increased exponentially for several decades, following a trend described by Moore's Law ... end, it is unclear exactly how dense and fast integrated circuits will get by the time this point is reached ... The density and computing power of integrated circuits are limited primarily by power-dissipation concerns ...
Chih-Tang Sah - Biography
... deposition) for volume production of silicon bipolar and MOS transistors and integrated circuit technology including oxide masking for impurity diffusion ... by invited authors on compact modelling of devices for computer aided design of integrated circuits, all with the World Scientific Publishing Company, Singapore ... development of compact models for computer aided design of nanometer MOS integrated circuits ...
Packaging (microfabrication)
... In electronics manufacturing, integrated circuit packaging is the final stage of semiconductor device fabrication, in which the tiny block of semiconducting material is encased in a ... the electrical contacts which connect the device to a circuit board ... In the integrated circuit industry it is called simply packaging and sometimes semiconductor device assembly, or simply assembly ...

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