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  • Miniaturisation
    • The development in technology means that products have reduced in size through new advances.
      • For example, the mobile phone has reduced in size considerably from models introduced in the 1980s.
        • This has been possible due to three key developments
          • Advanced integrated circuits
            • Allow more circuitry to be included on each microchip, increasing functionality and power.
          • Advanced battery technology
            • Including Lithium-Ion rechargeable batteries, providing a lightweight means of storing a lot of energy.
          • Advanced liquid crystal displays
            • Enabling colour screens that are thinner and brighter and requires much smaller current.
    • This has also led to advances that have reduced unit costs, enabling low-cost electronic products.


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