What’s the Semicon Industry?

Semiconductors made from silicon, germanium or gallium arsenide are found in most electronic devices. The $300 billion industry produces memory chips, microprocessors, basic integrated circuits and complex systems on chips. Despite small profit margins, the industry is expected to grow by 12% annually over the next decade. The semiconductor industry designs and manufactures semiconductors which […]

What’s a power semicon?

Power semiconductors are devices used to control and convert electrical energy in electronic circuits. They use semiconductor elements like silicon, germanium, and gallium arsenide. Types include power diodes, MOSFETs, thyristors, and IGBTs, with varying voltage and current capabilities. The basic form was invented in the 1950s by Robert N. Hall using germanium. Modern devices can […]

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