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Definition[]

A monolithic integrated circuit is

[a] combination of passive or active "circuit elements" or both that:
(a) Are formed by means of diffusion processes, implantation processes or deposition processes in or on a single semiconducting piece of material, a so-called 'chip';
(b) Can be considered as indivisibly associated; and
(c) Perform the function(s) of a circuit.[1]

References[]

  1. U.S. Export Administration Regulations, Part 772 (15 C.F.R. §772.1).
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