Report semiconductors in Power Electronics Posted February 8, 2021 Over the last 70 years, semiconductors became a significant element in the production of electronics. Electronics have always been an exponential sweep in terms of research, development, manufacturing & bringing up new devices with advanced technologies. Electronic Devices are all about handling information like high-speed transmission, acquisition, and processing in fields of industries and manufacturing, and even in warfare. But all these can be dialed back to the heart of advanced electronics and its manufacturing: Semiconductor Devices. Even though an electronic system is manufactured with the help of metals, insulators, and semiconductors, "semiconductors" are recognized as the backbone of electronics. What is a Semiconductor? Before going into the discussion about different types of Semiconductor Device, it is essential to have an idea about what a semiconductor is. The major category of material for our discussion, "The semiconductors". At room temperature, Semiconductors materials with lower electrical conductivity than Conductors but with higher electrical conductivity than Insulators. What are Semiconductor Devices? Semiconductor machines are a type of electronic components that are created, developed, and manufactured based on the Semiconductor materials like Silicon, Germanium, and Gallium Arsenide. Since their use in the late 1940s , semiconductors became the main material in the manufacturing of electronics and its variants like optoelectronics and thermoelectrics. US creators of semiconductors and other electronic components allow competition in the semiconductor industry from producers in other nations, at the same time, many US generators enjoy great international sales. About 65% of US production is exported; imports make up about 75% of the US market.