Numbers and letters on schematics and ICs identify the TYPE OF IC.
Knowledge of TERMINOLOGY used in microelectronics and of packaging concepts will aid you
in becoming an effective technician.
STANDARD TERMINOLOGY has been adopted by the Navy to ease communication.
MICROELECTRONICS is that area of technology associated with electronic systems designed
with extremely small parts or elements.
A MICROCIRCUIT is a small circuit which is considered as a single part composed of elements on
or within a single substrate.
A MICROCIRCUIT MODULE is an assembly of microcircuits or a combination of microcircuits
and discrete components packaged as a replaceable unit.