The semiconductor chip is one of the most common elements of technology today. It can be found in practically everything technology. As a result, the semiconductor has become one of the most popular items in the world. Let’s take a look at the manufacturing process that goes into making a semiconductor by silicon wafer manufacturers.
The first step in the manufacturing process is getting the silicon. One of the most common elements on earth, silicon needs to be in its purest form possible to be used in the making of a semiconductor. After the silicon is refined, it is then heated until it reaches a molten state. At that point, a perfectly structured silicon “seed” is then lowered into the molten silicon. When the process is complete, the finished ingot exactly mimics the physical characteristics of the original seed material. The ingot is then cut into thin wafers.From there, the wafers are transitioned into semiconductors. Silicon is the base material because of the conductive properties related to its molecular structure. Under certain conditions, silicon will conduct electricity and under other conditions, it does not. That’s where the term semiconductor comes from.
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