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Aixtron Blocked Last year, President Barack Obama upheld a recommendation by CFIUS to block the sale of semiconductor-equipment supplier Aixtron SE to a Chinese buyer because of the military applications of Aixtron’s technology.
When exposed to these heavy metals, the bacteria use them to build semiconductor crystals on their surfaces, effectively neutralizing them.
Intel, the biggest maker of semiconductors, said its new processors are going to deliver the biggest bump in performance that personal computer users have experienced in years.
Micron Technology Inc. has created in Boise what its CEO calls the largest semiconductor research center for memory technology in the Western Hemisphere.
The intellectual property issue is huge, involving US high-tech industries from semiconductors to electric cars, who worry that China is systematically appropriating technology and trade secrets to build up its own companies to compete against them.
The CEOs of sportswear manufacturer Under Armour Inc and semiconductor chip maker Intel Corp, Kevin Plank and Brian Krzanich, followed suit later in the day.
The plan focuses on sectors like electric cars, robotics, semiconductors and artificial intelligence.
In this case, Sony has instead used sputter deposition, a mature technique that has been used by the semiconductor and hard drive industries for decades to lay down thin films.
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A semiconductor is a crystal material whose ability to conduct electricity rises as its temperature goes up. That is, it sometimes acts as a conductor and sometimes as an insulator. Its conducting ability can be much increased by chemical treatment. A manufactured chip of silicon, less than half an inch square, may contain millions of microscopic transistors, which can serve control and memory functions when installed in a computer, automobile, cell phone, DVD player, or microwave oven.
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: a material or object that allows some electricity or heat to move through it and that is used especially in electronic devices
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