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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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Microchip is committed to supporting its customers by helping design engineers develop products faster and more efficiently.
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Microchip will offer users of the PIC16 and PIC18 families of 8-bit flash microcontrollers a simple solution to add ZigBee to their application with the Ember EM260 ZigBee co-processor.
Microchip offers high-performance microcontroller architectures with application-optimized peripherals and an easy migration path to re-use code in whichever microcontroller best fits the application.