Semiconductor Stocks List

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Semiconductor Stocks Recent News

Date Stock Title
Feb 8 MCHP Differentiated Exposures Still Serving Microchip Technology Well
Feb 8 ACLS Chip Gear Maker Axcelis Beats Fourth-Quarter Targets, Guides Higher
Feb 8 ACLS Axcelis Technologies GAAP EPS of $1.71 beats by $0.25, revenue of $266.1M beats by $14.3M
Feb 8 ACLS Axcelis Announces Financial Results for Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2022
Feb 8 NDSN Nordson Corporation Declares Second Quarter Dividend for Fiscal Year 2023
Feb 8 NDSN Manitex (MNTX) Surges 9.7%: Is This an Indication of Further Gains?
Feb 7 ACLS Axcelis Technologies Q4 2022 Earnings Preview
Feb 7 CRUS Cirrus Logic, Inc. (NASDAQ:CRUS) Q3 2023 Earnings Call Transcript
Feb 7 ON ON Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ:ON) Q4 2022 Earnings Call Transcript
Feb 7 RMBS These Semiconductor Stocks Jumped While Others Fell On Earnings News
Feb 7 RMBS Skyworks surge leads mixed chip sector ahead of Microsoft AI event
Feb 7 ON Uber Technologies, Starbucks, And This Semiconductor Company On CNBC's 'Final Trades'
Feb 7 ON Analysts Are Upgrading These 10 Stocks
Feb 7 RMBS Why Bed Bath & Beyond Fell Almost 30%; Here Are 20 Stocks Moving Premarket
Feb 7 MCHP Microchip Technology (NASDAQ:MCHP) Has Announced That It Will Be Increasing Its Dividend To $0.358
Feb 7 RMBS Rambus Inc. 2022 Q4 - Results - Earnings Call Presentation
Feb 7 RMBS Rambus Inc. (RMBS) Q4 2022 Earnings Call Transcript
Feb 7 RMBS Rambus (RMBS) Q4 Earnings Meet Estimates
Feb 6 RMBS Rambus GAAP EPS of $0.14, revenue of $122.4M
Feb 6 RMBS Rambus Reports Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2022 Financial Results
Semiconductor

A semiconductor material has an electrical conductivity value falling between that of a metal, like copper, gold, etc. and an insulator, such as glass. Their resistance decreases as their temperature increases, which is behaviour opposite to that of a metal. Their conducting properties may be altered in useful ways by the deliberate, controlled introduction of impurities ("doping") into the crystal structure. Where two differently-doped regions exist in the same crystal, a semiconductor junction is created. The behavior of charge carriers which include electrons, ions and electron holes at these junctions is the basis of diodes, transistors and all modern electronics. Some examples of semiconductors are silicon, germanium, and gallium arsenide. After silicon, gallium arsenide is the second most common semiconductor used in laser diodes, solar cells, microwave frequency integrated circuits, and others. Silicon is a critical element for fabricating most electronic circuits.
Semiconductor devices can display a range of useful properties such as passing current more easily in one direction than the other, showing variable resistance, and sensitivity to light or heat. Because the electrical properties of a semiconductor material can be modified by doping, or by the application of electrical fields or light, devices made from semiconductors can be used for amplification, switching, and energy conversion.
The conductivity of silicon is increased by adding a small amount of pentavalent (antimony, phosphorus, or arsenic) or trivalent (boron, gallium, indium) atoms (part in 108). This process is known as doping and resulting semiconductors are known as doped or extrinsic semiconductors. Apart from doping, the conductivity of a semiconductor can equally be improved by increasing its temperature. This is contrary to the behaviour of a metal in which conductivity decreases with increase in temperature.
The modern understanding of the properties of a semiconductor relies on quantum physics to explain the movement of charge carriers in a crystal lattice. Doping greatly increases the number of charge carriers within the crystal. When a doped semiconductor contains mostly free holes it is called "p-type", and when it contains mostly free electrons it is known as "n-type". The semiconductor materials used in electronic devices are doped under precise conditions to control the concentration and regions of p- and n-type dopants. A single semiconductor crystal can have many p- and n-type regions; the p–n junctions between these regions are responsible for the useful electronic behavior.
Although some pure elements and many compounds display semiconductor properties, silicon, germanium, and compounds of gallium are the most widely used in electronic devices. Elements near the so-called "metalloid staircase", where the metalloids are located on the periodic table, are usually used as semiconductors.
Some of the properties of semiconductor materials were observed throughout the mid 19th and first decades of the 20th century. The first practical application of semiconductors in electronics was the 1904 development of the cat's-whisker detector, a primitive semiconductor diode used in early radio receivers. Developments in quantum physics in turn allowed the development of the transistor in 1947 and the integrated circuit in 1958.

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