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A hardware device that permits storage of data Storage Found throughout a computer system; this type of chip stores specific instruction that are needed for the computer operation. Read-Only memory ROM Short term memory of a computer Random access memory RAM A circuit board that contains many integral components; it is a thin plate or board that contains electronic components Motherboard Called random access memory or RAM, short term memory; data, information, and program instructions are stored on a RAM chip or a set of RAM chips Main memory Data that is entered into the computer system via an input or storage device Input The boss of the computer that coordinates all of the CPU’s activities Control unit Is the “brains” of the computer Central processing unit Eight bits are called this or a character Byte A zero or one Bit Performs arithmetic computations and logical operations. Arithmetic / logic unit