Gold Bulletin

, Volume 17, Issue 1, pp 18–26

Gold contacts to semiconductor devices

  • James W. Mayer
Open Access

DOI: 10.1007/BF03214672

Cite this article as:
Mayer, J.W. Gold Bull (1984) 17: 18. doi:10.1007/BF03214672


The electronics revolution led by computers and microprocessors is based on the silicon integrated circuit. Gold contacts play a key role in the fabrication of integrated circuits. For microwave devices and integrated circuits made from compound semiconductors such as gallium arsenide, gold metallization is used for both ohmic and rectifying contacts.

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© World Gold Council 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • James W. Mayer
    • 1
  1. 1.Cornell UniversityIthacaUSA

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