silicon

<electronics> The material used as the base (or "substrate") for most integrated circuits.

<jargon> Hardware, especially integrated circuits or microprocessor-based computer systems (compare iron).

Contrast: software. See also sandbender.

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Last updated: 1996-05-28

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