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Such semiconductors are frequently used in components for military communications.
Hafnium is especially interesting, as semiconductor manufacturers have been using hafnium oxide as an insulator in their transistors.
In this case, Zhu and his team laid germanium over plastic pillars, becoming the first to build such structures of a semiconductor with no metal mixed in.
But the market could grow harsher again as China moves to build its own semiconductor industry.
Shipments of semiconductors and electronic parts rose 12.3 percent.
Broadcom Chief Executive Officer Hock Tan is a voracious acquirer, and he's played a key role in a wave of consolidation engulfing the $300 billion semiconductor industry over the last three years.
His father retired as an engineering manager, developing semiconductors for IBM, in Essex, and is now a program manager in the property management and review department of the Vermont Tax Department, which is in Montpelier, Vt.
The first is the resignation late last week of Kwon Oh-hyun, the influential CEO of the semiconductor business of Samsung Electronics.
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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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