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Semiconductor materials are at the foundation of modern electronics.
  a material that conducts electrical current under certain circumstances
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Some common semiconductors are silicon and germanium whose conductivity increases with temperature and in the presence of impurities. Computer chips and other electronic components are made from semiconductor materials.
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  • But along his remarkable career path, he founded half a dozen companies that would eventually, after his departure, grow into industry behemoths like Fairchild Semiconductors, Teledyne, and Intel.
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  • The scientist envisioned an operation that could grow as fast as one of his semiconductor companies, spreading to build schools and other humanitarian projects beyond Pakistan, across the multitude of "’stans" that spilled across the unraveling routes of the Silk Road.
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Associated words [difficulty]:   semiconductor [8] , transistor [3] , integrated circuit [9] , transistor [3] , integrated circuit [9]
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