semiconductor device

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Noun1.semiconductor device - a conductor made with semiconducting material
micro chip, microchip, microprocessor chip, silicon chip, chip - electronic equipment consisting of a small crystal of a silicon semiconductor fabricated to carry out a number of electronic functions in an integrated circuit
conductor - a device designed to transmit electricity, heat, etc.
crystal rectifier, junction rectifier, semiconductor diode, diode - a semiconductor that consists of a p-n junction
n-type semiconductor - a semiconductor in which electrical conduction is due chiefly to the movement of electrons
p-type semiconductor - a semiconductor in which electrical conduction is due chiefly to the movement of positive holes
thermal resistor, thermistor - a semiconductor device made of materials whose resistance varies as a function of temperature; can be used to compensate for temperature variation in other components of a circuit
electronic transistor, junction transistor, transistor - a semiconductor device capable of amplification
semiconducting material, 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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