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Complementary Metal Oxide Semiconductor

<integrated circuit> (CMOS) A semiconductor fabrication technology using a combination of n- and p-doped semiconductor material to achieve low power dissipation. Any path through a gate through which current can flow includes both n and p type transistors. Only one type is turned on in any stable state so there is no static power dissipation and current only flows when a gate switches in order to charge the parasitic capacitance.

(1999-06-04)

 


Nearby terms: compile time COMPL complement Complementary Metal Oxide Semiconductor complementary nondeterministic polynomial complete complete graph
 

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