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 from Philips 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