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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. 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] This enables processors to be built in smaller sizes.

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  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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