die
  • A piece of semiconductor material or dielectric upon which one or more electrical components may be mounted, etched, or formed. Used, for instance, for fabrication of repetitive units in semiconductor manufacturing. Its plural form is dice. Also called chip (2), or semiconductor die (1).
  • To cease functioning.
  • A tool, device, or mold which serves to impart a desired shape and/or finish to a molten or semisolid material. It may consist, for instance, of a mold into which a molten metal is forced.

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