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3D IC (Three-Dimensional Integrated Circuit)


Term
3D IC (Three-Dimensional Integrated Circuit)

Abbreviation
3D IC

Definition
A 3D IC (Three-Dimensional Integrated Circuit) is an integrated circuit manufactured by stacking silicon wafers and/or dies and interconnecting them vertically so that they behave as a single device to achieve performance improvements at reduced power and smaller footprint than conventional two-dimensional processes.

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