Metal Oxide Semiconductor

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metal oxide semiconductor

[′med·əl ¦äk‚sīd ′sem·i·kən‚dək·tər]
(solid-state physics)
A metal insulator semiconductor structure in which the insulating layer is an oxide of the substrate material; for a silicon substrate, the insulating layer is silicon dioxide (SiO2). Abbreviated MOS.

Metal Oxide Semiconductor

(MOS) The three materials used to form a gate in the most common kind of Field Effect Transistor - a MOSFET.

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Most commonly used in integrated circuits is the complementary metal oxide semiconductor, or CMOS, transistor.
Netherlands contractor Philips Semiconductors has developed the CMOS18 Flash memory module, a two-transistor cell for use in its 0.18-[micro]m complementary metal oxide semiconductor (CMOS) technology.
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The plant, which has been partially funded by the government Technology Development Board "will produce raw materials crucial in the manufacture of high power transistors, diode chips, integrated circuits and metal oxide semiconductor devices," Kanchan said.
Each computer stores attributes about its components (e.g., keyboard, display and disks) in a complementary metal oxide semiconductor (CMOS) chip.
Photonfocus specializes in CMOS (complementary metal oxide semiconductor) image sensor technology.
This edition has more on analog design of passive devices of resistors, capacitors, inductors, and active devices of diodes, bipolar junction transistors, and MOSFETS (metal oxide semiconductor field-effect transistors); more emphasis on ESD power clamps for power rails for CMOS (complementary metal oxide semiconductors), bipolar technology, and BiCMOS (bipolar-CMOS); more on EOS issues; new ESD networks; changes in trends of receivers and off-chip drivers; information on co-synthesizing of semiconductor chip architecture and floor planning with ESD design practices for analog and mixed signal applications; more emphasis on system-level testing conforming to IEC 61000-4-2 and IEC 61000-4-5; and improved coverage of low-capacitance ESDs, scaling of devices, and oxide scaling challenges.
is a holding company, owning subsidiaries that manufacture and market a diversified portfolio of products, such as complementary metal oxide semiconductor (CMOS) and camera modules (CCMs).
In an effort to overcome limitations on the further miniaturization of complementary metal oxide semiconductor (CMOS) field-effect transistors, researchers have developed high dielectric constant (k) gate stacks that match the performance of conventional gate dielectrics based on silicon dioxide.
This second edition adds new information on design of RFICs using complementary metal oxide semiconductor (CMOS) transistors; it adds new equations for CMOS circuits and includes complete CMOS-based design examples for each of the major radio frequency building blocks.
Taipei, July 3, 2009 (CENS) -- Quanta Computer Inc., the world's largest supplier of notebook PCs, has recently signed a memorandum of understanding on cooperation with PixArt Imaging Inc., a supplier of CMOS (complementary metal oxide semiconductor) image sensors and related IC chips, to jointly explore the market for optical touch applications, according to company sources.
Nanotech startup Nantero Inc., Woburn, Mass., and semiconductor supplier LSI Logic Corp., Milpitas, Calif., have joined in a new partnership that may soon spur the creation of carbon nanotube (CNT)-based complimentary metal oxide semiconductor (CMOS) devices.

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