Definition of microelectronics in English:

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microelectronics

Pronunciation: /ˌmīkrōəˌlekˈträniks/

plural noun

[usually treated as singular]
The design, manufacture, and use of microchips and microcircuits.
Example sentences
  • ‘Wire bonding is a highly complex technology used in microelectronics to ultrasonically fuse together components within circuitry,’ Greasley said.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Derivatives

microelectronic

Pronunciation: /ˌmīkrōəˌlekˈtränik/
adjective
Example sentences
  • Molecular electronics - designing carbon-based molecules to act as wires, diodes, transistors and other microelectronic devices - is one of the most dynamic frontiers in nanotechnology.
  • The invention relates to the formation of structures in microelectronic devices such as integrated circuit devices by means of borderless via architectures in intermetal dielectrics.
  • These well-aligned geometries are commonly used in the nanofabrication of integrated circuits and microelectronic devices.

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Syllabification: mi·cro·e·lec·tron·ics

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