One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1treated as singular The branch of technology concerned with the combined use of electronics and light.
- ‘Photonics and optoelectronics are interesting and important technologies that are relevant to many of these markets.’
- ‘There may be fewer complaints about skills shortages now that the industry has shed thousands of jobs, but there are still dozens of unfilled posts in optoelectronics and electronic engineering.’
- ‘One area in which optoelectronics may play a role is in developing sensors for biological and chemical agents.’
- ‘There are more than 1500 technical papers on topics including lasers, biomedical optics, and optoelectronics.’
- ‘Another challenge is that optoelectronics is a mélange of unstandardized technologies and material systems.’
- 1.1treated as plural Circuitry constructed using optoelectronic technology.
- ‘All known high performance optoelectronics are built on the rigid, brittle planar surfaces of semiconductor wafers.’
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