)A small piece of semiconducting material (usually silicon) on which an integrated circuit is embedded. A typical chip is less than ��-square inches and can contain millions of electronic components (transistors). Computers consist of many chips placed on electronic boards called printed circuit boards.
Chips come in a variety of packages. The three most common are:
In addition to these types of chips, there are also single in-line memory modules(SIMMs), which consist of up to nine chips packaged as a single unit.
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