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Abbreviation of complementary metal oxide semiconductor. Pronounced see-moss, CMOS is a widely used type of semiconductor. CMOS semiconductors use both NMOS (negative polarity) and PMOS (positive polarity) circuits. Since only one of the circuit types is on at any given time, CMOS chips require less power than chips using just one type of transistor. This makes them particularly attractive for use in battery-powered devices, such as portable computers. Personal computers also contain a small amount of battery-powered CMOS memory to hold the date, time, and system setup parameters.



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  AKM Semiconductors home page
AKM designs and manufactures CMOS mixed-signal integrated circuits and their home page offers links to company and product information, literature, and product data sheets. Updated on Dec 3, 1996

  Goal Electronics home page
Goal Electronics is an ASIC design company which specializes in mixed-signal circuits in CMOS processes. Their home page provides company information and news and links to their design and prototyping services.

  IBM CMOS Technology articles and abstracts
From the IBM Journal of Research and Development, this page provides links to several articles and abstracts regarding IBM CMOS technology. Updated on May 8, 1998

  Pericom Semiconductor Corporation home page
Pericom designs, develops and markets high performance digital and mixed-signal integrated circuits for the personal computer, workstation, peripherals and networking markets. Their home page provides company and product information, partners, and news. Updated on Aug 4, 1998

  Troubleshooting the Motherboard and System Devices
Focuses on problems related to the motherboard and system devices, including the components of the motherboard, along with system devices such as the cache and I/O buses, the BIOS and CMOS memory, system resources, and features such as Plug and Play. This page is from "The PC Guide."

  What is BIOS? Mini-FAQ
Provides introductory information on BIOS and instructions on changing configurations using CMOS and accessing CMOS setup. Updated on Aug 1, 1998

  Xilinx home page
Xilinx is a supplier of CMOS programmable logic and related development. Their home page provides links to company and product information, support, and programs. Updated on Aug 4, 1998

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