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An integrated circuit (IC), sometimes called a chip or microchip, is a semiconductor wafer on which thousands or millions of tiny resistors, capacitors, and transistors are fabricated. An IC can function as an amplifier, oscillator, timer, counter, computer memory, or microprocessor. A particular IC is categorized as either linear (analog) or digital, depending on its intended application. An integrated circuit or monolithic integrated circuit (also referred to as an IC, a chip, or a microchip) is a set of electronic circuits on one small plate (“chip”) of semiconductor material, normally silicon. This can be made much smaller than a discrete circuit made from independent electronic components. ICs can be made very compact, having up to several billion transistors and other electronic components in an area the size of a human fingernail.

The first integrated circuit was developed in the 1950s by Jack Kilby of Texas Instrumentsand Robert Noyce of Fairchild Semiconductor. One day in late July, Jack Kilby was sitting alone at Texas Instruments. The halls were deserted, and he had lots of time to think. It suddenly occurred to him that all parts of a circuit, not just the transistor, could be made out of silicon. At the time, nobody was making capacitors or resistors out of semiconductors. If it could be done then the entire circuit could be built out of a single crystal — making it smaller and much easier to produce. By September 12, Kilby had built a working model, and on February 6, Texas Instruments filed a patent. Their first “Solid Circuit” the size of a pencil point, was shown off for the first time in March.

Integrated circuits are used for a variety of devices, including microprocessors, audio and video equipment, and automobiles. Integrated circuits are often classified by the number of transistors and other electronic components they contain:
SSI (small-scale integration):Up to 100 electronic components per chip
MSI (medium-scale integration):From 100 to 3,000 electronic components per chip
LSI (large-scale integration):From 3,000 to 100,000 electronic components per chip
VLSI (very large-scale integration):From 100,000 to 1,000,000 electronic components per chip
ULSI (ultra large-scale integration): More than 1 million electronic components per chip

Type of Integrated Circuits (ICs) that we offer:

Integrated Circuits (ICs)

  Audio Special Purpose
  Clock/Timing – Application Specific
  Clock/Timing – Clock Buffers, Drivers
  Clock/Timing – Clock Generators, PLLs, Frequency Synthesizers
  Clock/Timing – Delay Lines
  Clock/Timing – IC Batteries
  Clock/Timing – Programmable Timers and Oscillators
  Clock/Timing – Real Time Clocks
  Data Acquisition – ADCs/DACs – Special Purpose
  Data Acquisition – Analog Front End (AFE)
  Data Acquisition – Analog to Digital Converters (ADC)
  Data Acquisition – Digital Potentiometers
  Data Acquisition – Digital to Analog Converters (DAC)
  Data Acquisition – Touch Screen Controllers
  Embedded – CPLDs (Complex Programmable Logic Devices)
  Embedded – DSP (Digital Signal Processors)
  Embedded – FPGAs (Field Programmable Gate Array)
  Embedded – FPGAs (Field Programmable Gate Array) with Microcontrollers
  Embedded – Microcontroller or Microprocessor Modules
  Embedded – Microcontrollers
  Embedded – Microcontrollers – Application Specific
  Embedded – Microprocessors
  Embedded – PLDs (Programmable Logic Device)
  Embedded – System On Chip (SoC)
  Interface – Analog Switches – Special Purpose
  Interface – Analog Switches, Multiplexers, Demultiplexers
  Interface – CODECs
  Interface – Controllers
  Interface – Direct Digital Synthesis (DDS)
  Interface – Drivers, Receivers, Transceivers
  Interface – Encoders, Decoders, Converters (511
  Interface – Filters – Active
  Interface – I/O Expanders
  Interface – Modems – ICs and Modules
  Interface – Modules
  Interface – Sensor and Detector Interfaces
  Interface – Serializers, Deserializers
  Interface – Signal Buffers, Repeaters, Splitters
  Interface – Signal Terminators
  Interface – Specialized
  Interface – Telecom
  Interface – UARTs (Universal Asynchronous Receiver Transmitter)
  Interface – Voice Record and Playback
  Isolators – Gate Drivers
  Linear – Amplifiers – Audio
  Linear – Amplifiers – Instrumentation, OP Amps, Buffer Amps
  Linear – Amplifiers – Special Purpose
  Linear – Amplifiers – Video Amps and Modules
  Linear – Analog Multipliers, Dividers
  Linear – Comparators
  Linear – Video Processing
  Logic – Buffers, Drivers, Receivers, Transceivers
  Logic – Comparators
  Logic – Counters, Dividers
  Logic – FIFOs Memory
  Logic – Flip Flops
  Logic – Gates and Inverters
  Logic – Gates and Inverters – Multi-Function, Configurable
  Logic – Latches
  Logic – Multivibrators
  Logic – Parity Generators and Checkers
  Logic – Shift Registers
  Logic – Signal Switches, Multiplexers, Decoders
  Logic – Specialty Logic
  Logic – Translators, Level Shifters
  Logic – Universal Bus Functions
  Memory
  Memory – Batteries
  Memory – Configuration Proms for FPGAs
  Memory – Controllers
  PMIC – AC DC Converters, Offline Switchers
  PMIC – Battery Chargers
  PMIC – Battery Management
  PMIC – Current Regulation/Management
  PMIC – Display Drivers
  PMIC – Energy Metering
  PMIC – Full, Half-Bridge Drivers
  PMIC – Gate Drivers
  PMIC – Hot Swap Controllers
  PMIC – Laser Drivers
  PMIC – LED Drivers
  PMIC – Lighting, Ballast Controllers
  PMIC – Motor Drivers, Controllers
  PMIC – OR Controllers, Ideal Diodes
  PMIC – PFC (Power Factor Correction)
  PMIC – Power Distribution Switches, Load Drivers
  PMIC – Power Management – Specialized
  PMIC – Power Over Ethernet (PoE) Controllers
  PMIC – Power Supply Controllers, Monitors
  PMIC – RMS to DC Converters
  PMIC – Supervisors
  PMIC – Thermal Management
  PMIC – V/F and F/V Converters
  PMIC – Voltage Reference
  PMIC – Voltage Regulators – DC DC Switching Controllers
  PMIC – Voltage Regulators – DC DC Switching Regulators
  PMIC – Voltage Regulators – Linear
  PMIC – Voltage Regulators – Linear + Switching
  PMIC – Voltage Regulators – Linear Regulator Controllers
  PMIC – Voltage Regulators – Special Purpose
  Specialized ICs