Silicon germanium makes its mark

Paul, D. (2000) Silicon germanium makes its mark. Physics World, 13(2), pp. 27-32. (doi:10.1088/2058-7058/13/2/33)

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Abstract

One material accounts for over 98 of sales in the global semiconductor market: silicon. There are many reasons why silicon devices completely dominate the microelectronics market, but the overriding factor is their low manufacturing cost. Billions of transistors with virtually identical properties can be fabricated across increasingly larger silicon wafers, driving down the cost per transistor.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Paul, Professor Douglas
Authors: Paul, D.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Electronics and Nanoscale Engineering
Journal Name:Physics World
Publisher:IOP Publishing
ISSN:0953-8585
ISSN (Online):2058-7058

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