What is a microchip?


A microchip (sometimes just called a "chip") is a unit of packaged computer circuitry that has been manufactured from a material such as silicon at a very small scale. Microchips are made for program logic (logic or microprocessor chips) and for computer memory (memory or random access memory chips). Microchips are also made that include both logic and memory and for special purposes such as analog-to-digital conversion, bit slicing, and gateways.