Silicon diode - specialities

Silicon diode - specialties
Silicon is the most commonly used semiconductor for the manufacturing of electronic equipments. It is due to the following reason.
1) Silicon diode have high peak inverse voltage
2) High current rating and wider temperature range
3) Silicon can be operated at temperature up to 200 Degree Celsius
4) Forward voltage drop of silicon diode is very high
5) Reverse current of silicon is in nano ampere