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logic chip

[′läj·ik ‚chip]
(computer science)
An integrated circuit that performs logic functions.

logic chip

A processor or controller chip. "Logic" implies "processing," in which either a fixed operation is performed, or a set of instructions is executed that may vary. The primary logic chip in the computer is the CPU. A graphics processing unit (GPU) is also a logic chip. Contrast with memory chip. See CPU, GPU, logic device and discrete logic.
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Integrated circuits gave rise to microprocessors, or logic chips, with functions that can be programmed.
As the smartphone market slows, Samsung`s logic chip division also plans to seek growth in new fields such as fifth-generation mobile network technology (5G) and automotive, Kang said.
Next-generation packaging, he said, involves package-on-package (including a bottom logic chip and top memory chip), fanout WLP, flip-chip, BGA, LGA, and other configurations.
Chin added that TSMC is leading not only in logic chip capacity but also in defect density (D0) competition.
An FPGA is a programmable logic device (PLD) - a kind of logic chip that can be programmed and reprogra mmed by the end user.
He is credited with the development of the world's first single-chip, 16-bit microprocessor-based calculator; the first 10-Mbit Ethernet CMOS media access controller (MAC) and physical layer chip; the first system logic chip set for the PC-XT and the PC-AT; the local bus concept and the first Windows Graphics accelerator chip for PCs.
As a result, the routing of signals from a logic chip with a 50-micron pitch and memory connection points to universal substrate terminals can be simplified.
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IBM and Siemens, through its Infineon Technologies AG group, will convert the plant, based at Corbiell-Essonies near Paris, from a dynamic random access memory (DRAM) production plant to logic chip fab.
IBM Corp says it has uniquely embedded cheap DRAM memory on to a single logic chip without compromising the function of either.
It makes CPUs used in computers and graphic processing units, or GPUs -- programmable logic chips that help render images, animations and video.
"The investment plan is expected to help the company to reach its goal of becoming the world leader in not only memory semiconductors, but also logic chips by 2030," the company said in a statement.