GaAs: Meet the Silicon Pac-Man

In an opinion piece, Peregrine’s co-founder Ron Reedy combines stories of the history of silicon’s introduction into the world of semiconductor technology and how and why SOI/CMOS has become the dominant “Pac-Man” gobbling up the competition today. He talks about the chemical makeup of SOI and GaAS and why he believes silicon won out (hint: it’s a near-perfect insulator and monotonic). SOI/CMOS technology will continue to dominate the industry and, while GaAs will survive, it will be relegated to a much smaller, niche market.

To read the full article on the Microwave Product Digest website, click here.