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What Does Micron Mean?

A micron is a unit of measurement that is often used to measure the size of processors, microprocessors and their components. It is 1/1,000th of a millimeter or 1/25th of a thousandth of an inch.


Micron is short for micrometer.

Techopedia Explains Micron

In microchips, microns are usually used to express their line width. For example, the line width of a Pentium 4 microprocessor is equivalent to 0.13 to 0.18 microns. In more recent years, however, the size of these microchips has decreased even more, to as low as 0.022 microns or even lower.


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