The Electronics (R)evolution

  • Harry Veendrick


An integrated circuit (IC), or more frequently called a microchip or chip, is a single piece of semiconductor material on which a large number of electronic components are interconnected. These interconnected components implement specific functions which are each tailored to a target application. The semiconductor material is usually silicon, but alternatives include germanium and gallium arsenide.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Harry Veendrick
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  1. 1.HeezeThe Netherlands

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