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tetravalent nonmetallic element; next to oxygen it is the most abundant element in the earth's crust; occurs in clay and feldspar and granite and quartz and sand; used as a semiconductor in transistors atomic number 14 , Si , silicon
brittle silver-white metalloid element that is related to selenium and sulfur; it is used in alloys and as a semiconductor; occurs mainly as tellurides in ores of copper and nickel and silver and gold atomic number 52 , Te , tellurium
electronic equipment consisting of a small crystal of a silicon semiconductor fabricated to carry out a number of electronic functions in an integrated circuit chip , micro chip , microchip , silicon chip
semiconductor that consists of a p-n junction crystal rectifier , diode , junction rectifier , semiconductor diode
electronic device or semiconductor diode
equipment that involves the controlled conduction of electrons (especially in a gas or vacuum or semiconductor) electronic equipment
semiconductor device capable of amplification electronic transistor , junction transistor , transistor
(electronics) the production of (semiconductor) crystals by slow crystallization from the molten state growing
microelectronic computer circuit incorporated into a chip or semiconductor; a whole system rather than a single component integrated circuit , microcircuit
light, semiconductor diode that converts voltage to LED
(computer science) a doughnut-shaped magnet formerly used to store one bit of information in the main memory of a computer; now superseded by semiconductor memories magnetic core
integrated circuit semiconductor chip that performs the bulk of the processing and controls the parts of a system microprocessor
semiconductor in which electrical conduction is due chiefly to the movement of electrons n-type semiconductor
junction between a p-type semiconductor and an n-type semiconductor p-n junction
junction transistor having an n-type semiconductor between a p-type semiconductor that serves as an emitter and a p-type semiconductor that serves as a collector p-n-p transistor
semiconductor in which electrical conduction is due chiefly to the movement of positive holes p-type semiconductor
semiconductor device made of materials whose resistance varies as a function of temperature; can be used to compensate for temperature variation in other components of a circuit thermal resistor , thermistor
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