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complementary metal oxide semiconductor

complementary metal oxide semiconductor in Technology
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(CMOS) A semiconductor fabrication technology using a combination of n- and p-doped semiconductor material to achieve low power dissipation. Any path through a gate through which current can flow includes both n and p type transistors. Only one type is turned on in any stable state so there is no static power dissipation and current only flows when a gate switches in order to charge the parasitic capacitance.
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010
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