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ALSO CALLED: Complementary Metal Oxide Semiconductor, MOS, Complementary MOS
DEFINITION: CMOS (complementary metal-oxide semiconductor) is the semiconductor technology used in the transistors that are manufactured into most of today's computer microchips. Semiconductors are made of silicon and germanium, materials which "sort of" conduct electricity, but not enthusiastically. Areas of these materials that are "doped" by adding impurities become full-scale conductors of either extra electrons  … 
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Advantage of the CMOS Sensor: Latest image sensor technology for HD security
sponsored by Sony Electronics Asia Pacific Pte Ltd
WHITE PAPER: This white paper features an improved video structure for security system cameras that provides high-definition (HD) picture quality and high-sensitivity sensors to ensure the top monitoring capabilities.
Posted: 03 Oct 2013 | Published: 31 Dec 2011

Sony Electronics Asia Pacific Pte Ltd

IBM Rear Door Heat Exchanger
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This IBM white paper helps you to understand what's happening in an overheated system and to see if yours is at risk, it also explains how the IBM Rear Door Heat eXchanger helps to dramatically reduce data center power consumption.
Posted: 27 Oct 2008 | Published: 27 Oct 2008

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CMOS DEFINITION (continued): … CMOS (complementary metal-oxide semiconductor) is the semiconductor technology used in the transistors that are manufactured into most of today's computer microchips. Semiconductors are made of silicon and germanium, materials which "sort of" conduct electricity, but not enthusiastically. Areas of these materials that are "doped" by adding impurities become full-scale conductors of either extra electrons with a negative charge (N-type transistors) or of positive charge carriers (P-type transistors). In CMOS technology, both kinds of transistors are used in a complementary way to form a current gate that forms an effective means of electrical control. CMOS transistors use almost no power when not needed. As the current direction changes more rapidly, however, the transistors become hot. This characteristic tends to limit the speed at which microprocessors can operate.
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