Technology / Computers / CMOS: Most commonly, CMOS refers to a battery powered chip that resides on the Motherboard and is responsible for retaining certain system information (date, time and some system setup parameters) when the computer system is turned off.

Complimentary Metal-Oxide Semiconductor (CMOS)

Technology / Computers / Complimentary Metal-Oxide Semiconductor (CMOS): A type of chip design that requires little power to operate. In PCs, a battery-powered CMOS memory and clock chip is used to store and maintain the clock setting and system configuration information, MORE

Complementary Metal Oxide Semiconductor (CMOS)

Technology / Digital Cameras / Complementary Metal Oxide Semiconductor (CMOS): One of the two main types of image sensors used in digital cameras. Its basic function is the same as that of a CCD. CMOS sensors are currently found in only a handful of digital cameras. MORE

PAC Bond

Business / Finance / PAC Bond: Stands for Planned Amortization Class bond. A tranche class offered by some CMOs that has a sinking fund schedule and an ability to make principal payments that are not subordinated to other classes. MORE


Business / Finance / Tranche: An argument that, 'within reason,' investors prefer higher dividends to lower dividends because the dividend is sure but future capital gains are uncertain. MORE

Collateralized Mortgage Obligation (CMO)

Business / Finance / Collateralized Mortgage Obligation (CMO): Investment-grade bonds backed by a collection of junk bonds with different levels of risk, called tiers, that are determined by the quality of junk bond involved. CBOs backed by highly risky junk bond MORE

Mortgage-Backed Security

Business / Taxes / Mortgage-Backed Security: Mortgage-backed securities are created when the sponsor buys up mortgages from lenders, pools them, and packages them for sale to the public, a process known as securitization. The securities are avai MORE