Articles by Shivakumara Siddaramappa

Shivakumara Siddaramappa is a faculty scientist at the Institute of Bioinformatics and Applied Biotechnology, Electronic City, Bengaluru.

This question has been haunting me since 2011. So, I went about trying to understand where all these terminologies come from. Since we live in a device-driven world, let us first look at what is the fundamental difference between electronic and electrical devices. Electrical devices convert electric current into another usable form of energy (e.g., an electric car will convert it into motion), whereas electronic devices manipulate the input power to produce usable outputs (e.g., a laptop that does a myriad of things). Now, when used in plural, electronics as an adjective could either refer informally to an engineering discipline…

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