A microchip is a small semiconductor chip or integrated circuit consisting of millions to billions of transistors, capacitors, and other electronic components. It is used in almost every consumer electronic device, from computers and televisions to phones and smart home devices. Microchips are responsible for making devices smarter and more efficient as they are able to store a large amount of information and instructions on a tiny piece of silicon. Some examples of microchips include the CPU, GPU, memory, controllers, and processors. Thanks to their versatile design, they’ve become the backbone of modern computing.