Definition of microelectronics in English:

microelectronics

plural noun

  • [usually treated as singular] The design, manufacture, and use of microchips and microcircuits.

    • ‘Throughout the industry, leakage current reduction is therefore a central issue and one of the most difficult challenges to continue miniaturization in microelectronics.’
    • ‘These materials are of increasing interest in microelectronics because they are inexpensive, flexible and easy to synthesize.’
    • ‘These advances were due in large part to the progress in focal plane arrays, driven by the revolution in microelectronics.’
    • ‘By accurately replicating features with nanometer dimensions, the technique could play future roles in fabricating structures in fields as diverse as microelectronics, nanofluidics and biotechnology.’
    • ‘As the technology goes smaller and faster, moving from microelectronics to nanoelectronics, the question looms: How much longer can the pace of such advances continue?’
    • ‘Other sectors represented include software, engineering, microelectronics, material sciences and energy.’
    • ‘Miniaturization of microelectronics has a finite end based on today's technology.’
    • ‘Biomimetics is the science of using microelectronics to mimic biological systems.’
    • ‘‘Wire bonding is a highly complex technology used in microelectronics to ultrasonically fuse together components within circuitry,’ Greasley said.’
    • ‘The wired bacterial cells, coupled with modern microelectronics, would have the ability not only to detect dangerous agents (anthrax spores, for example) but they then could sound the alarm and call for help.’
    • ‘Silicon microelectronics has undergone relentless miniaturization during the past 30 years, leading to dramatic improvements in computational capacity and speed.’
    • ‘University of Colorado at Boulder researchers have developed a new polymer that resists cracking and shrinking, paving the way for creative breakthroughs in fields ranging from dentistry and microelectronics to the auto industry.’
    • ‘The new porous material could show greater insulating abilities and are interesting as packaging material in microelectronics.’
    • ‘‘Manufacturers should be able to reduce costs in the same way that costs for microelectronics have been reduced,’ he said.’
    • ‘The nanospheres could be used in microelectronics, drug delivery and as catalysts for making environmentally friendly fuels.’
    • ‘Basically microelectronics is electronics taken down to such a small scale that people can't do it by hand anymore - doing everything on the computer, writing hardware description language.’
    • ‘That means optical maskless lithography systems used in the fabrication of next generation microelectronics can have features as small as 50 nm and high throughput.’
    • ‘For almost four decades, the progress of microelectronics, as defined by Moore's Law, has been based on the constant optimization of cost-efficient materials, processes and technologies.’
    • ‘The technical drivers for sensor development come not only from materials science but from innovations in low-cost, large-scale manufacturing of interconnects, microelectronics, and micromachining.’
    • ‘They are also proposing ways in which the tiny devices could be linked to conventional microelectronics.’

Pronunciation:

microelectronics

/ˌmʌɪkrəʊɪlɛkˈtrɒnɪks/