Firmware

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DRAFT DEFINITION
Firmware
Computer programs stored in semi-permanent form, usually semiconductor memory, and used repeatedly without modification. Firmware can only be changed by changing or removing hardware.
Considered between 2004 and 2006 but not included in the 2006 PAC submission
This is an unofficial draft definition presented for information and comment.

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Orange Book

ORANGE BOOK DEFINITION

IUPAC. Analytical Division. Compendium of Analytical Nomenclature (the Orange Book). Definitive Rules, 1979.

Firmware

Computer programs stored in semi-permanent form, usually semiconductor memory, and used repeatedly without modification. Firmware can only be changed by changing or removing hardware.

IUPAC 1997 Orange Book Chapter 12
Index of Orange Book Terms


WIKIPEDIA ARTICLE
This term has a corresponding Wikipedia article: Firmware