A monolithic integrated circuit is
|| [a] combination of passive or active "circuit elements" or both that:
- (a) Are formed by means of diffusion processes, implantation processes or deposition processes in or on a single semiconducting piece of material, a so-called 'chip';
- (b) Can be considered as indivisibly associated; and
- (c) Perform the function(s) of a circuit.
- ↑ U.S. Export Administration Regulations, Part 772 (15 C.F.R. §772.1).