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microchip

a small piece of semiconductor material carrying many integrated circuits

microchip

[′mī·krō‚chip]
(computer science)

microchip

(1) See chip and microcontroller.

(2) An RFID tag inserted beneath the skin of an animal for tracking purposes. Many predict humans will be microchipped in the future. In South America, security experts have explored the possibility of microchipping affluent people so they can be easily located if kidnapped. See RFID.
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AVID's positions are at odds with The Coalition for Reuniting Pets and Families' call for a scanner that reads all Pet identification microchips - regardless of their manufacturer - which points the way toward an open market.
must lift the encryption on its microchips in the United States.
Banfield has actively worked for and continues to encourage distribution, by microchip manufacturers, of more scanners that can read new microchip technology.