Semiconductors are materials that have an electrical conductivity between conductors and nonconductors or insulators. Most metals are classified as conductors while nonconductors include most ceramics and glass. When temperature rises, unlike metals that heat, semiconductors’ resistivity falls. U.S. semiconductor manufacturers often utilize this material in the manufacture of various kinds of electronic devices, like diodes, transistors, and integrated circuits (ICs). The popularity of semiconductor application is due to the compactness, reliability, power efficiency, and low cost. Semiconductors are often made up of pure elements, such as silicon, germanium, or compounds such as gallium arsenide or cadmium selenide.
There are a variety of plastics that can be used for semiconductor manufacturing, but high-performance plastics are the best choice. Projects within the semiconductor industry are incredibly complex, time-consuming, and expensive. Precautions must be taken at all steps, starting with cleanliness within the lab. This is often where plastics are used to avoid any interference. Many chemicals and gasses used in these processes are extremely corrosive. While metals will corrode in these conditions, high-performance plastics can withstand them.
A few reasons plastics are used in the semiconductor industry include:
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