Examples from the Web for semiconductor
Likewise, the semiconductor industry as we know it today originated in the highly taxed 1970s, not the 1980s.
Take Intel, which has been the leading maker of semiconductor chips for decades.What Market Panic? Halcyon Days for Silicon Valley|Zachary Karabell|March 7, 2012|DAILY BEAST
It may not be the only impurity causing the peculiar behavior of this semiconductor, but it does seem a likely candidate.The Atomic Fingerprint|Bernard Keisch
British Dictionary definitions for semiconductor
- a device, such as a transistor or integrated circuit, that depends on the properties of such a substance
- (as modifier)a semiconductor diode
Derived Formssemiconduction, noun
Science definitions for semiconductor
Culture definitions for semiconductor
A material that conducts (see conduction) electricity, but very poorly. Silicon is the most common and familiar semiconductor. Devices made from semiconductors, such as the transistor, are the basis of the modern microelectric industry.