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Microprocessor chip falling. The square in the centre of the chip (centre) is the silicon chip or integrated circuit (IC). The IC is mounted on a gold substrate. Around the IC are a series of vertical pins. These are the termination pins that connect the microprocessor to the rest of the computer. The microprocessor is used as the main control unit in a computer.
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