semiconductor device (general term)

A device whose essential characteristics are due, in whole or in part, to the flow of charge carriers within a semiconductor.

NOTE For specification purposes, a semiconductor device must be considered to be either a discrete semiconductor device or an integrated circuit.

References: 

JESD10, 9/81
JESD77-B, 2/00#
JESD99B, 5/07
JESD282-B#, 4/00