Integrated circuits

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By Equity Flux: Cirrus Logic (CRUS) is an integrated circuits company operating in the industry of specialized semiconductors. The company was founded in 1984 and is based in Austin, Texas. It develops high precision analog and mixed signal...
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The global market for Bluetooth Smart integrated circuits (IC) that enable low-power wireless pairing of devices is set for remarkable growth in the next five years, with shipments expected to rise nearly tenfold during the period, Click here for...
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No organization in history has done more to develop new technology than the U.S. Department of Defense.  Among the breakthroughs it was instrumental in advancing were integrated circuits, digital computers, jet engines, lasers and the internet. ...
The Globe and Mail  Aug 16  Comment 
Technical analysis shows the maker of high-performance integrated circuits is set to rise


Integrated Circuits are found in every conceivable electronic device, and control the on-off behavior of a device capable of conductive behavior. They evolved from vacuum tubes and transistors to incorporate hundreds of thousands of transistors on a single chip today.

IC's and semiconductors now control computing, communications, networking, and other facets of daily modern life. They are created by "etching" a pattern onto a semiconductor platform, such as silicon, which can then be controlled by exposure to electrical current.

Semiconductors are the individual "on-off" switches that make up a electronic devices. By only allowing the conductance of electricity in specific situations (as opposed to conductors and insulators), semiconductors can produce complex and sophisticated behaviors, calculations, and measurements. By working in tandem, many semiconductors can constitute an mp3 player, computer processor, or wireless network adapter.

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