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Definition of "airgap" [airgap]

  • A gap where there is a vacuum (not actually air), used to reduce power consumption in microelectronics. (noun)

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Use "airgap" in a sentence
  • "Armonk, NY - 03 May 2007: Today's announcement by IBM (NYSE: IBM) of a major breakthrough in chip design -- called 'airgap' -- bookends a decade of innovation from IBM Labs that have transformed the IT industry with new materials and design architectures to build smaller, more powerful and energy efficient chips."
  • "Now we would be using the 'airgap' method of making changes on a 'floppy' and taking it over to 'data automation' where the big machines that took up an entire room hummed along."
  • "Mr Edlestein, IBM Fellow and chief scientist of the self-assembly airgap project, said: We have managed to harness the kinds of processes we see in nature to make regular patterns – such as the layers of enamel on your teeth, or the shape of a seashell if you look under a microscope."
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