15 CFR § 772.1 - Definitions of terms used in the Export Administration Regulations (EAR)
"Technology". Technology means: Information necessary for the "development," "production," "use," operation, installation, maintenance, repair, overhaul, or refurbishing (or other terms specified in ECCNs on the CCL that control "technology") of an item.
N.B.: Controlled "technology" is defined in the General Technology Note and in the Commerce Control List (Supplement No. 1 to part 774 of the EAR).
NOTE 1 TO DEFINITION OF Technology: "technology" may be in any tangible or intangible form, such as written or oral communications, blueprints, drawings, photographs, plans, diagrams, models, formulae, tables, engineering designs and specifications, computer-aided design files, manuals or documentation, electronic media or information revealed through visual inspection;
NOTE 2 TO DEFINITION OF Technology: The modification of the design of an existing item creates a new item and technology for the modified design is technology for the development or production of the new item.
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