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This article is about the common change in machinery. For the science fiction element, see Resizing (fiction).
Battery chargers for successive generations of Apple's iPod.

Miniaturization (Br.Eng.: Miniaturisation) is the trend to manufacture ever smaller mechanical, optical and electronic products and devices. Examples include Miniaturization of mobile phones, computers and vehicle engine downsizing.

Background to modern development[edit]

In electronics, Moore's Law predicted that the number of transistors on an integrated circuit for minimum component cost doubles every 18 months.[1][2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Cramming more components onto integrated circuits" (PDF). Electronics Magazine. 1965. p. 4. Retrieved November 11, 2006. 
  2. ^ "Excerpts from A Conversation with Gordon Moore: Moore’s Law" (PDF). Intel Corporation. 2005. p. 1. Retrieved May 2, 2006. 

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