Definition of microminiaturization in English:


(also microminiaturisation)


  • [mass noun] The manufacture of extremely small versions of electronic devices.

    ‘scientists are working on microminiaturization technology’
    • ‘One approach to microminiaturization is to incorporate dissipation and decoherence into device design in order to create small electronic devices that have properties similar to their larger counterparts.’
    • ‘Electronic knowledge and microminiaturization have progressed so much that the limits appear biological rather than technological.’
    • ‘The new knowledge was used for monitoring on intensive care units in hospitals, new scanning techniques of the human body, for entertainment electronics and optoelectronics, the microminiaturisation in electronics and it was instrumental in reducing the size of computers and in increasing their performance.’
    • ‘Kilby had developed what TI called a ‘solid circuit,’ and what TI hailed as the ultimate in microminiaturization.’
    • ‘The microminiaturization of LSIs has led to an increase in variations in the device characteristics.’
    • ‘The microminiaturisation of circuits and transistors developed at an unprecedented rate, and is still continuing, although not quite so fast.’
    • ‘Advances in microminiaturization of both digital and radio frequency electronics have made possible sophisticated capabilities in small satellites.’
    • ‘The relentless advance of technology, especially in the area of microminiaturisation of a wide variety of instrumentation, has enabled an entirely new approach to the monitoring and control of the spacecraft environment.’
    • ‘We all know that this is due to the microminiaturisation of silicon chips and other hardware.’
    • ‘The potential for extreme microminiaturisation using graphene is high, and graphene-based transistors have already been made.’
    • ‘Today, microminiaturization is the newest fad in technology.’
    • ‘With further microminiaturisation and development of our probes, we may be able to implant and seal them into blood vessels allowing measurement of blood factors without the need to remove a blood sample.’
    • ‘The microminiaturization technology deals with overlapping disciplines, involving microelectronics, solid-state electronics, photoelectronics, physics, mechanics and material science.’
    • ‘Finally, microminiaturization opens the potential for great cost savings in both manufacturing and logistics.’
    • ‘This ‘one great leap for mankind’ had led, she suggested, to technological advances that had had a considerable impact on many fields, for example, to the development of ultra-clean environments, low residue diets and microminiaturisation of computer chips.’
    • ‘The demands for continuing microminiaturization led to the fabrication of flash memory devices comprising transistors having a gate width of about 0.13 micron and under and gate structures spaced apart by a small gap of about 0.30 micron or less.’
    • ‘The new SOP packaging platform prototype enables microminiaturization of consumer products through the elimination of surface passive components and interconnection lengths, while significantly improving performance.’
    • ‘The newly released BCR2600 series was designed with microminiaturization, lightweight and built-in decoding and requires limited space for installation.’
    • ‘More nanosatellites are expected as the microminiaturisation of electronic components allows small satellites to carry out more tasks.’
    • ‘However, his field was largely electrical engineering not microminiaturisation, which he never showed much interest in, to my knowledge.’