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CMOS

abbr.
complementary metal oxide semiconductor
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CMOS

(ˈsiːmɒs)
acronym for
(Computer Science) complementary metal oxide silicon: CMOS memory.
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Various approaches have been developed on Josephson, CMOS hybrid memory cell, which is high density CMOS memory array and low power Single flux Quantum (SFQ) logic [1-4].
The data streams into CMOS memory chips that accept the 20 GBytes/sec data rate for up to 48 million points of continuous acquisition.
In addition to destroying all files on the local and network disks, corrupting data stored in the CMOS memory (the computer hardware boot-up parameters) and FLASH BIOS microchip, "Magistr.b" overwrites the OS-loaders WIN.COM and NTLDR in such a way that under certain conditions upon the next computer start-up, all data on the local and network disks are deleted.
Because the computer's CMOS memory also needs battery power, it is usually contained on the same chip as the RTC.