miniaturization


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miniaturization

[‚min·ə·chə·rə′zā·shən]
(electronics)
Reduction in the size and weight of a system, package, or component by using small parts arranged for maximum utilization of space.
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The need for miniaturization is driving the development of new process technologies to manufacture complex components.
For consumer applications that demand miniaturization and reliability, products similar to C&K Components' KMTx Series Nano-Miniature SMT Top Actuated Switches are ideal.
Surface Mount Technology (SMT) is the one of the oldest miniaturization methods, having been introduced around 1980.
Development in such essential devices as telephones and computers reflect and obsessive pursuit of miniaturization that requires great technical ingenuity.
In addition to memory and miniaturization, six of the key technological components of this revolution are digital systems, fibre optics, new wireless technologies, satellite technologies, new levels of network intelligence and multi-media networking.
GRENOBLE, France -- CEA-Leti and IPDiA have formed a common lab to capitalize on their complementary expertise in miniaturization and 3D integration on silicon.
Over the years, impressive strides have been made in antenna miniaturization, with cellphones being a prime example.
MEMs devices are rapidly replacing traditional sensors and actuators in IMDs to enable miniaturization.
The benefits of part miniaturization are more readily apparent in devices developed for industrial applications requiring highly differentiated hardware solutions that can only be implemented with discrete components, and are not manufactured in high enough volume to warrant an IC supplier to develop a chipset or module.
All these companies are confronted by the same daunting challenge: to maintain the swift pace of miniaturization even while their mainstay manufacturing methods are reaching their limits.
However, DFC technology on its own was not enough to permit the extreme miniaturization necessary to allow fuel cells to complement notebooks.
Evolutionary advances are accompanied by several revolutionary computing advances in miniaturization, speed and storage.

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