Terms you need to know in the hardware industry

Terms you need to know in the hardware industry

Some tech terms can be make understanding what a tech gadget does very tricky. No need to scratch your head anymore – we have collated a short list of some of the keywords in tech you need to be aware of.

Application programming interface

An application programming interface (API) is a set of routines, protocols, and tools for building application software. An API specifies how software components should interact.


DevOps is a series of practices and tools that blends software development and IT operations so that they can be more effective when working together.

Load balancing

Load balancing distributes tasks across multiple resources as a means of coping with overload and providing maximum availability. Load balancing is primarily concerned with the sharing of workloads and maintaining reliability and performance.

Parallel processors

Parallel processors are CPUs that can complete multiple operations simultaneously, but they don't need to be the same amount of data. The more parallel processing you have, the faster your computer will be.

Volatile memory

This type of memory is called volatile because it loses its stored data when the computer loses power. Volatile memory is also known as “RAM” (Random Access Memory). Because RAM requires power to retain information, data stored in volatile memory can be lost if the system loses power or a brownout occurs.

Turbo-boost technology

Intel® Turbo Boost Technology is an energy-efficient solution to the imbalance between light and heavy workloads: it lets the CPU run at its base clock speed when handling light workloads, then jump to a higher clock speed for heavy workloads.

If we’re missing any important tech-terms/ jargon – let us know. If you would like us to speak on a specific topic, we’d love to hear from you. 

Mar 29th 2023

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