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."