Updated: 04/26/2017 by Computer Hope
Application-specific integrated circuit.

An ASIC, which stands for application-specific integrated circuit, is found primarily in embedded systems that are customized for a specific purpose. The first ASICs were developed in the 1980s using a "gate array" technology similar to modern-day FPGAs. ASICs are in many digital devices such as voice recorders and bitcoin mining hardware.

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