miniaturization miniaturization  /ˌmɪ ni ə tʃə rɪ ˈzeɪ ʃən/


  • (n) act of making on a greatly reduced scale


  1. At some point soon, however, miniaturization will reach a point that's too tiny to be practical.
  2. The miniaturization is what made me think that a refusal to stop campaigning could be an impeachable offense.
  3. Forty years ago this April, Intel co-founder Gordon Moore predicted that given advances in transistor miniaturization, computer processors should double in speed every 18 months.


  1. Tessera Technologies names interim CFO

    The chief financial officer at Tessera Technologies has stepped down, the latest shake-up in the executive ranks at the company which licenses miniaturization technology for electronic devices. Tessera ...
    on June 26, 2013     Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

  2. CubeSats Spurring Satellite Revolution

    kkleiner writes "Thanks to the miniaturization of electronics, small CubeSat satellites have quickly become the standard for orbital Earth monitoring. Their modular design and lower cost makes them accessible to many, from university researchers to backers of crowdfunding campaigns. This year, the number of CubeSats launched will at least double the number in orbit to date." Read more of this ...
    on June 25, 2013     Source: Slashdot


  1. "TI was the only company that agreed to let me work on electronic component miniaturization more or less full time, and it turned out to be a great fit," Kilby wrote in an autobiography for the Nobel Committee in 2000, the year he won the prize...
    on Jun 21, 2005 By: Jack Kilby Source: MSNBC

  2. "Designed to exceed industry demands for miniaturization and ultra high reliability, the KMT Series tact switches demonstrate C&K Components' commitment to providing customers with innovative switch solutions for a variety of applications,"...
    on Nov 15, 2007 By: St Jerome Source: (press release)

  3. "What you're going to continue seeing is a huge focus on storytelling," said Walt Disney Imagineering spokeswoman Marilyn Waters. "One of the ways that technology is helping us tell stories is through miniaturization -- smaller computers,...
    on Apr 4, 2005 By: Walt Disney Source: Mickey News (press release)

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