April 3, 2014

FCC Technician Exam Question Of The Day (T6D09)

Q) What is the name of a device that combines several semiconductors and other components into one package?

A) Integrated circuit

NJ2X Notes:
The ubiquitous integrated circuit is also referred to as an IC or chip.  The integrated circuit is manufactured through a lithography process that places trace elements onto a substrate of silicon semiconductor material.  The semiconductor devices are interconnected to form circuits.

This is an interesting 11-minute video about how integrated circuits are manufactured.

This question is from the FCC Element 2 Technician Class Question Pool
Effective July 1, 2010, for examinations and is valid until June 30, 2014