Germanium: Semiconductor milestone

9 diciembre 2014

A laboratory at Purdue University provided a critical part of the world’s first transistor in 1947 — the purified germanium semiconductor — and now researchers there are on the forefront of a new germanium milestone. The team has created the first modern germanium circuit — a complementary metal-oxide-semiconductor (CMOS) device — using germanium as the semiconductor instead of silicon.