Definition of optoelectronics in English:

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optoelectronics

Pronunciation: /ˌäptōəˌlekˈträniks/
/ˌäptōēˌlekˈträniks/

plural noun

[treated as singular]
1The branch of technology concerned with the combined use of electronics and light.
Example sentences
  • 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.
  • Another challenge is that optoelectronics is a mélange of unstandardized technologies and material systems.
1.1 [treated as plural] Circuitry constructed using optoelectronic technology.

Derivatives

optoelectronic

adjective
Example sentences
  • Those projects range from optoelectronic integrated circuits to nano-electronics, including advanced materials for devices such as quantum wells, quantum dots and quantum wires.
  • Processes for optoelectronic assembly today include many traditional microelectronic assembly processes and a few special processes that include the added complication of fiber alignment and active-component alignment.
  • Major chip-makers and optoelectronic component manufacturers are in the north of Silicon Valley and biotech companies are in the south.

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Syllabification: op·to·e·lec·tron·ics

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