Definition of microelectronics in US English:


plural noun

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

    • ‘These materials are of increasing interest in microelectronics because they are inexpensive, flexible and easy to synthesize.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The nanospheres could be used in microelectronics, drug delivery and as catalysts for making environmentally friendly fuels.’
    • ‘Other sectors represented include software, engineering, microelectronics, material sciences and energy.’
    • ‘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?’
    • ‘Miniaturization of microelectronics has a finite end based on today's technology.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Throughout the industry, leakage current reduction is therefore a central issue and one of the most difficult challenges to continue miniaturization in microelectronics.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Biomimetics is the science of using microelectronics to mimic biological systems.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘These advances were due in large part to the progress in focal plane arrays, driven by the revolution in microelectronics.’
    • ‘‘Wire bonding is a highly complex technology used in microelectronics to ultrasonically fuse together components within circuitry,’ Greasley said.’
    • ‘‘Manufacturers should be able to reduce costs in the same way that costs for microelectronics have been reduced,’ he said.’
    • ‘The new porous material could show greater insulating abilities and are interesting as packaging material in microelectronics.’