Definition of silicon chip in English:

silicon chip

noun

  • A tiny wafer of silicon used to make an integrated circuit; a microchip.

    • ‘Moore remains sceptical that nanotechnology will replace the silicon chip.’
    • ‘Cell phones have at least two chips - a nonsilicon one for processing wireless transmissions, and a silicon chip for everything else.’
    • ‘They had to devise a mathematical model of how the hippocampus performs under all possible conditions, build that model into a silicon chip, and then interface the chip with the brain.’
    • ‘Diamonds can also resist voltages up to around 200 volts, compared to around 20 volts for a silicon chip.’
    • ‘Meanwhile, the British have also developed a silicon chip, called Bookmark, that broadcasts a unique radio frequency which can be tracked with a simple radio receiver.’
    • ‘Moore's Law states that the transistor density of a silicon chip will double every two years, allowing a corresponding increase in processor speed.’
    • ‘A current example is a digital camera on a chip that includes the imager, all control electronics, and an analog-to-digital converter - all on the same silicon chip.’
    • ‘Each processor is constructed on a single silicon chip, so the supercomputer is essentially 12, 288 interconnected chips.’
    • ‘Professor Warwick has already experimented with a silicon chip transponder surgically implanted in his arm to determine the likelihood of a future with implant technology.’
    • ‘A silicon chip now in development could help restore the short-term memories of people suffering from strokes, epilepsy or Alzheimer's disease.’
    • ‘MicroVue's display consists of a silicon chip with more than a million pixels etched onto its surface.’
    • ‘Much of our electronics could soon be replaced by photonics, in which beams of light flitting through microscopic channels on a silicon chip replace electrons in wires.’
    • ‘Chips are now so small that atomic-level defects on a silicon chip can cause power leakage up to 100 times the normal level, he said.’
    • ‘Hitachi has developed a silicon chip for security applications so small that it can even be embedded in money.’
    • ‘In 1998, Warwick shocked the international science community when he had a silicon chip transponder surgically implanted into his arm.’
    • ‘Scientists have developed the first artificial region of the brain - a silicon chip that mimics an area that controls memory, mood and awareness.’
    • ‘Patients would be able to administer the vaccine themselves by pressing a silicon chip embedded with 400 microscopic needles onto the back of their hand for a few seconds.’
    • ‘The research group of California Institute of Technology biophysicist Stephen Quake has built a silicon chip that can function as a mini chemistry lab.’
    • ‘To make the mirrors, researchers at the University of California, San Diego etched each side of a silicon chip so that one side appeared green and the other red.’
    • ‘The silicon chip is the backbone of the semiconductor industry.’

Pronunciation:

silicon chip

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