Are you a student? Do you run a business? No matter what your designation is, you must be aware of the necessity of the computers in today’s era. Computers are the most important and most helpful equipment that is not only revolutionary but also the next future of this world.
What is the computer industry?
It is not unknown to the world what a computer is. In technical terms, computers are those machines which can calculate, analyse and interpret any problem and in colloquial terms, computers are the problem solvers that can provide fast solutions and can reduce human labor. The computer industry is the industry of the informational technology, also known as the I.T. industry and involves all the minute factors that are related to the computers like software, hardware networking and many more.
How can the computer industry help you?
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But the most prominent development in the world went all the way through in South Korea, which became the modest producer in 1980s and come out to the notable place of the third largest manufacturer only after Japan, and the United States.
As result the country became an important player in the world of the semiconductor industry. However there are a number of newly emerged production centers today like Utah “Silicon Valley”, Oregon and Colorado. The growth of the semiconductor industry was very powerful. The sales of the semiconductor in the global market of the industry tripled in every five years. And the biggest user of the chips is the computer industry, as about 60 per cent of the semiconductors sold are incorporated in computers.
Different Types of Semiconductors
Based on the pattern and demand semiconductors are classified into six major types and they are Standard devices-this type of semiconductor were used in a wide variety of ways, Exclusive devices-these are chiefly the similar to other standardized devices however they only differ with the devices as they have technological monopoly on the particular semiconductors and thus can only be produced by a couple of producers, Specific devices: these are also heap produced but can only be used in a definite way,
Custom devices: these are produced for a definite user and according to the user requisites, Microprocessors-they are produced in mass, but are programmed for specific purposes only, Semicustom devices- certain parts of these types of semiconductors are produced mass and are arranged according to the necessities of the user.
The impact of the semiconductor industry on the business world and on our day by day life has been the greatest. It went through enormously fast development. Its research and production development is among the expensive ones. This industry will probably be the main industries of the future.
Semiconductor devices such as transistors, diodes and integrated circuits are found everywhere that are used in our daily lives like in televisions, Walkman, automobiles, computers and washing machines. The whole world has come to depend on them and more and more people have come to expect superior performance at lower cost. During this short span of time the semiconductor industry has gone through a development that was never seen before. Although the industry today is very huge, with billions of dollars spend in only its Research and Development (R&D). Its great significance in the daily life is the cause why to a greater extent governments are inclined to be involved in it, for the reason that if they don’t than it will upset the whole domestic economy.
The Growth of the Semiconductor Industry
The growth and development of production of semiconductors in the history has been a real inspiring one. Its production started to double every single year after Twenty years after its invention. The production of the semiconductors was started in the United States, where they were invented. In fact it was U.S only which dominated the worldwide production of the semiconductors until the 1970’s. However later Japan overtook this very respectable title of being the number one semiconductors producer in the world.
Low power circuit Design has many advantages especially in reducing the power consumption. Reduced power consumption brings many advantages with it even for non-battery-powered products like higher performance because of lower temperatures, reduced cost because of cheaper packaging etc. As reduced power consumption leads to lower system cost because in these systems no fans are required or cheaper air conditioning for telecom center becomes sufficient. Low power systems are usually smaller and cheaper to manufacture as they have smaller power supplies, smaller heat, smaller batteries sinks and no cooling fans. This design allows attaining high levels of accuracy with lower power dissipation as well.
Reducing power loss
The main advantage of the low power circuit design is helps in reducing the power loss. The low power circuit uses the dual supply voltages to supply speed on critical parts of the circuit and lower power on non-critical paths as a result Loss from sub threshold can be lowered down by raising the threshold voltage and decreasing the supply voltage. In fact many circuits use different transistors with different threshold voltages in different parts of the circuit to reduce the power consumption with no significant performance loss. Among the other method used for static power consumption is power gating.
Today power consumption is a key limitation in many electronic systems ranging from desktop computing to mobile telecom particularly when moving to nanometer technologies. Reduction of dynamic power consumption is a concern for almost all IC products today. Consequently, new design techniques and methodologies are needed to control and limit power consumption. As a result low power circuit designs were made. Low-power circuit design is made to use less electric power. For battery-powered products, Low-power circuit design will reduce power consumption directly results in longer operating time for the product, which is a very attractive quality.