purple plague


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purple plague

[′pər·pəl ′plāg]
(electronics)
A compound formed by intimate contact of gold and aluminum, which appears on silicon planar devices and integrated circuits using gold leads bonded to aluminum thin-film contacts and interconnections, and which seriously degrades the reliability of semiconductor devices.
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But with Lesnar receiving the a clean bill of health after surviving the purple plague of doom, it seems that he is on the way back to the Octagon less than six months from now.
Two Project ResQu helicopters developed by CSIRO completed trial flights near Cairns, locating weeds like the dreaded purple plague , or Miconia calvescens, faster and more reliably than ever.