An integrated circuit is a small electronic device or component. Through a certain process, the transistors, resistors, capacitors, inductors and other components needed in the circuit are connected with the wiring in a small piece or several small pieces of semiconductor chips or dielectric chips, and then packaged in the shell, forming a microstructure with the required circuit function.
What's the difference between an integrated circuit and a chip?
All components form a whole in structure, which makes electronic components in miniaturization, low power consumption, intelligence and high reliability a big step forward. It is denoted by the letter IC in the circuit.
Semiconductor integrated circuits are composed of semiconductor chips, internal bonding wires and packaging cases. The core is a semiconductor chip, but it is difficult to connect directly to an external circuit, so there is an internal connection line to protect the chip from mechanical and chemical damage.
Semiconductor integrated circuit is based on a certain circuit interconnection, the active components such as transistors, diodes and passive components such as resistors, capacitors integrated on the semiconductor single chip, so as to complete a specific circuit or system function.
Semiconductor chip is a semiconductor device made of corrosion and wiring on the semiconductor chip, which can achieve certain functions. Not just silicon chips, but common semiconductor materials like gallium arsenide (which is toxic, so don't be curious about breaking down some bad circuit boards) and germanium.