A chip is an encapsulated piece of pure silicon housing a large number of electronic circuits. It is first cut to size and then etched with various electronic devices and circuits predominantly employing Complementary Metal-Oxide Semiconductor technology. Invented by Jack Kilby, a chip is now found on every electronic device ranging from a simple mobile phone to a mammoth supercomputer. Without the chip, many devices like personal computers would not have existed. The transistor components count on a single wafer varies from generation to generation. The current generation of micro-integration is known as Very Large Scale integration.
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