S - Definitions

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    seize

    To seize is to take or wrest control of something that you did not previously control. In programming, for example, an operating system may seize or take control of some memory that is in use by an application because they have used it too long and it is needed by other applications that are running concurrently. A seizure may be permanent or temporary.

    Also see lock.

  • Silicon-on-Insulator (SOI)

    Silicon-On-Insulator (SOI) is a semiconductor fabrication technique developed by IBM that uses pure crystal silicon and silicon oxide for integrated circuits (IC) and microchips.

  • Star processor

    IBM's Star processor is a reduced instruction set computer (RISC) processor that is available in several series versions for IBM's AS/400 and RS/6000 systems.

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