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A metalloid that conducts electricity more easily than a true nonmetal but less easily than a metal, for example, silicon, germanium.
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A metalloid that conducts electricity more easily than a true nonmetal but less easily than a metal.
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With the proposed IEEE P1687 standard, test equipment providers will be able to access the embedded instruments in the semiconductor devices for testing purposes.
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Kobadze (no affiliations given) has edited this collection of research on solid state electronics for students and engineers who wish to learn about new advances in theory and design, measurement techniques and the preparation of semiconductor devices. Experts in the field have contributed articles on such topics as SOI technology for harsh environment applications, linear modelling and optimization for semiconductor device noise and recent progress in charge-tripping flash memory devices.
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