I was reading a question and found this interesting answer.
Which mentions these materials that aren't very conductive, that are used in every day computers (silicon/germanium). I am also curious if the semiconductor material that is chosen is needed for higher conductivity, i.e., using Germanium over silicon.
I am curious why Gold is such a prevalent item (or was) in chip making, when they could have used cheaper and better conducting materials like silver/copper.
Am I missing something why gold was used over these other materials?