Integrated circuits are constructed upon tiny thin slices of silicon (Si). These silicon chips are then housed inside a black plastic or ceramic carrier with metal leads or terminals coming out of it and then soldered onto circuit boards. Computers, digital cameras and automated cameras contain many such chips.
cf. CPU, digital camera.
Entry last updated 2002-04-26. Term 208 of 1487.
Previous term: chiaroscuro.
Next term: chipping.