Germanium computer chips gain ground on silicon — again

Excerpt from the February 25, 1967, issue of Science News


ANOTHER SHOT  Researchers are turning back to germanium, a metal widely used in fiber optic cables, infrared cameras and dark matter detectors, to solve their computing woes.

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