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microchip

a small piece of semiconductor material carrying many integrated circuits

microchip

[′mī·krō‚chip]
(computer science)

microchip

(1) See Microchip Technology.

(2) See chip and microcontroller.

(3) 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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'IBM appreciates the partnership with Microchip to deliver this solution.'
"Providing a suite of IP and hardware offerings alongside our partner ecosystem is essential to our clients' ability to innovate while meeting their production schedules," said Shakeel Peera, vice president of product marketing for the FPGA business unit at Microchip's Microsemi subsidiary.
The "pet microchips" provides permanent identification (ID) for pets so owners can access their pets' electronic data to identify and locate them through a system and a mobile app.
Meaningful Revenue Diversification: Microsemi increases Microchip's end market and product diversification, which will drive more even operating results through the cycle.
Microchips use radio frequency identification technology, but they are not a tracking device that tells you where the dog is.
'Microchip enables OEMs to address consumers' increasing demand for high-quality audio with the convenience and ubiquity of Bluetooth wireless,' said Steve Caldwell, vice president of Microchip's wireless solutions group.
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Microchip plans to finance the transaction with approximately USD 1.6bn of cash from the combined company balance sheets, approximately USD 3.0bn from Microchip's existing line of credit, approximately USD 5.0bn in new debt and USD 0.6bn of a cash bridge loan.
She also encouraged all Makatizens to take advantage of the free program and have their pets implanted with microchips as soon as possible.
The microchips can identify pets, prevent theft, and increase pet recovery after loss.
Windows 10 devices need a power monitoring IC that is accurate and easy to adopt in order to display the most accurate information about software power usage, said Bryan Liddiard, vice president of marketing for Microchips Mixed Signal and Linear Division.
The (https://twitter.com/search?q=microchip%20employees&src=tyah) reaction on Twitter was horror, with many users mentioning "Big Brother" and passages in the Bible that supposedly warn against microchips.