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Sunday, August 3, 2014

#299 Misuse of the term "semiconductors"

In business and financial communities the term "Semiconductors" is quite commonly used in reference to the industry concerned with development and manufacturing of advanced integrated circuit.


How misleading and inaccurate it is... I would have no problem with "semiconductor electronics", but to use the name of the entire class of materials in reference to only one type of products these materials are used to manufacture? How about optoelectronic devices including lasers and LEDs for lighting applications, photovoltaics, not to mention MEMS for instance?


Well, I don't get it. And I don't think this blog will change anything in this regard, but at least I expressed my opinion.

Posted by Jerzy Ruzyllo at 05:33 PM | Semiconductors | Link is the personal blog of Jerzy Ruzyllo. With over 35 years of experience in academic research and teaching in the area of semiconductor engineering (currently holding position of a Distinguished Professor of Electrical Engineering and Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at Penn State University), he has a unique perspective on the developments in this progress driving technical domain and enjoys blogging about it.

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