#<p><img class="alignleft size-full wp-image-10902" alt="This graphic depicts a new electronic device created at Purdue that uses germanium as the semiconductor instead of silicon. Germanium is one material being considered to replace silicon in future chips because it could enable the industry to make smaller transistors and more compact integrated circuits. (Purdue University image) " src="http://channeleye.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/germanium.jpg" width="330" height="235" />Chips today use complementary metal oxide semiconductor (CMOS) based on purified silicon substrates to do their magic work.</p>
<p>But scientists at Purdue University claim to have created the first modern germanium circuit that cuts silicon out of the equation.</p>
<p>The first transistor, created by Bell Labs, used purified germanium cooked up in the Purdue labs in 1947. <a href="http://channeleye.co.uk/germanium-displaces-silicon/" class="read_more">more&#187;</a></p><div class="feedflare">
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