• WordNet 3.6
    • n semiconductor a conductor made with semiconducting material
    • n semiconductor a substance as germanium or silicon whose electrical conductivity is intermediate between that of a metal and an insulator; its conductivity increases with temperature and in the presence of impurities
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In literature:

Like wood and other semiconductors, paper can be vastly improved as an insulator by saturating it with melted paraffin.
"On Laboratory Arts" by Richard Threlfall
In effect they were financing the good life, supplying us the "revolving credit" to buy their cars and DVDs and semiconductors.
"The Samurai Strategy" by Thomas Hoover

In news:

Keep an eye on the Market Vectors Semiconductor ETF (SMH).
The Group's principal activities are researching, designing, manufacturing and trading semiconductors and related materials.
Ceramic Vacuum Wafer Chucks CoorsTek recently introduced its latest capability for the advanced semiconductor manufacturing market -- ultra-flat, high-purity ceramic vacuum chucks.
Pushek Madaan and Prakhar Goyal, Cypress Semiconductor,
Jones Day is advising Texas Instruments Incorporated in its acquisition of National Semiconductor Corporation for $6.5 billion.
Download free MB85RC16 datasheet from Fujitsu Semiconductor America at Electronic Products.
The Idaho-based semiconductor company is a significant player in the hardware space.
Apple Inc, the world's most valuable company, is rumored to be looking at suburban Albany for a $10 billion semiconductor factory, the Albany Times-Union reported last week.
Revision of F487 - 88(2006) Standard Specification for Fine Aluminum-1% Silicon Wire for Semiconductor Lead- Bonding .
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co (TSMC, ???
The company's integration of these wide-ranging capabilities assures its position as a leading company in semiconductors, displays and other electronic devices.
China's impact on the semiconductor industry 2012 update.
China's 2011 semiconductor performance far exceeded the worldwide industry.
Cleanrooms in pharmaceutical and semiconductor industries are adopting a new "slimmer" insulation that can reduce cleanroom size requirements and eliminate downtime costs.
Semiconductor industry emerges from the crisis in better shape.

In science:

Arrow indicates energy threshold for existent semiconductor detectors (SCD).
Status of the Experiment on the Laboratory Search for the Electron Antineutrino Magnetic Moment at the Level mu_nu < 3 s 10^{-12}mu_B
An astrophysics application of a low noise Double-sided Silicon Strip Detector (DSSD) is described. A Semiconductor Multiple-Compton Telescope (SMCT) is being developed to explore the gamma-ray universe in the 0.1– 20 MeV energy band.
Gamma-ray Polarimetry
In semiconductor physics, the possibility of exciton BEC has been explored for a long time [2, 3].
Bose-Einstein condensate of two-dimensional excitons in a ring: Necklace-like modulation of order parameter
Semiconductor quantum dots (QD’s) are often described as ‘artificial atoms’ due to the discrete energy level structure which results from their three-dimensional confinement .
Creating excitonic entanglement in quantum dots through the optical Stark effect
Finally, it has been shown recently that electron spin in a semiconductor heterostructure may be controlled by a single-qubit Hamiltonian generated by g -tensor engineering that is realized by applying a DC bias voltage .
Generation of quantum logic operations from physical Hamiltonians