PremaTech Advanced Ceramics produces Chemical Vapor Deposition Silicon Carbide (CVD SiC) for a wide range of applications, including semiconductor, commercial, aerospace & defense, life sciences, medical devices, microwave, optics, power generation and R&D.
Devil In The Dark (1967) The Horta was an example of Silicon life.; Now we are really sailing off into terra incognito. "Here be dragons" and all that. But if you have starships, you almost have to have aliens (Isaac Asimov's Foundation trilogy being the most notable exception).