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Research & Innovation

Development of new semiconductors

Without new, efficient, energy-saving and customised microchips, digitalisation and the energy conservation measures we need for a green transition are in jeopardy.
Semiconductors: Photo: Anne Nygård/Unsplash.

What is a semiconductor?

Semiconductors are materials that can be controlled so that they either conduct electrical current or not. This allows them to be used as a kind of very small switch, called a transistor, in computer technology, among others. Transistors are the most important component in all modern electronics.