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    Semiconductors were being studied in laboratories as early as the 1830's. The materials were usually poor conductors if heated and often carried photoelectric properties. (Electrical production by shining light on the material.) Soon, this property of changing conductivity would become of vital importance to the world of electronics and communications. (Micron) Common semiconductors include silicon, zinc and germanium; however, silicon is by far the most widely implemented due to its abundance. Also

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    best-known semiconductor. Boron, germanium zinc sulfide, Mercury selenide are some the few of hundreds of semiconductors. Semiconductors also could be found in nature like zinc selenide (ZnS), cuprite (CU2O) and galend (PbS). Semiconductors are classified in numerous ways. They exist as pure elements such as Si, B and compounds such as gallium arsenide. Semiconductors could also be categorized as Elemental, Binary and Ternary. • Elemental Semiconductors: These are single elemental semiconductors belong

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    Semiconductors Essay

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    hours to complete The discovery, research and evolution of semiconductors has made this technology possible. Semiconductors are one of the essential building blocks for computer chips and without them modern computing would not be possible. “Simply defined, semiconductors are generally certain elements (such as silicon) and chemical compounds (such as lead sulfide) that allow, but still resist the flow of electricity” [1]. Semiconductor properties allow the conductivity of the said material to be

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    The Semiconductor Manufacturing Industry The specific industry that will be referred to will be the semiconductor manufacturing industry. This industry emerged after World War II, first in the Boston area and then moved westwards into California during the 1950s. Reasons for locating in such areas include flat land, temperature, stable economy, steady government scene, accessible to markets, available raw materials and high skilled labour. Because the industry is high tech it has meant that

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    INTRODUCTION In 1906, L.D Forest invented the first vacuum tube which was used for rectifying, amplifying and switching electrical signals [1]. Vacuum tubes had played an important role in the development of electronics before the advent of semiconductor transistor. In 1947, J. Brattain and W. Bardeen invented the first point contact junction transistor [2,3] and in 1948 W. Schokley proposed bipolar junction transistor (BJT) [4]. In 1951, W. Shockley invented junction field-effect transistor (JFET)

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    report, we will describe what exactly are “Compound Semiconductor Solar Cells”, by first separating the two main parts of “Compound Semiconductor” and “Solar Cell”. Firstly, a compound semiconductor is a semiconductor made up of two or more elements, such as Gallium Arsenide (GaAs), which is composed of Gallium (Ga) from Group III and Arsenic (As) from Group V. Compound Semiconductors have several important advantages over the conventional semiconductors which are made from Silicon (Si) and Germanium

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    Semiconductors: The Silicon Chip Silicon is the raw material most often used in integrated circuit (IC) fabrication. It is the second most abundant substance on the earth. It is extracted from rocks and common beach sand and put through an exhaustive purification process. In this form, silicon is the purist industrial substance that man produces, with impurities comprising less than one part in a billion. That is the equivalent of one tennis ball in a string of golf balls stretching from the earth

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    The Physics of Semiconductor Devices

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    The Physics of Semiconductor Devices The purpose of this paper is to give a greater understanding of the semiconductor world, for Physics 100 students who have a little knowledge of electronics. I will cover conductors, insulators, semiconductors, and the operation of a diode and a transistor. The reason that it is important to understand these devices is the vast effect that they have had on our modern world. Our lives are filled by electronics, especially in this computerized age that we live

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    Power Semiconductor Devices

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    Power Semiconductor Devices Introduction Today there are many power semiconductor devices used in different applications of power conversion. The diode is one of the oldest semiconductors devices and is still wildly used today in power electronics. Diodes are found in virtually all power converts in one form or another. For this reason our discussion will be focused on the application of power diodes. Power Diodes are two terminal electronic devices that permit current flow in predominantly

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    & Fall of the Japanese Semiconductor Industry, 1970 – 2000 Summary: The semiconductor was the created with the innovation of transistor by Bell Corporation. The industry was driven by the of great US electronic giants such as general Electronic, Texas Instruments and others. These US giants conquered most of the world market sharers. However in the ever-changing world economy the market always moves here to there. Nothing was different in the case of semiconductor industry. With the span

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