The disruption caused by the coronavirus has pushed many of the world’s economies to the brink of recession, one often overlooked material has been instrumental in keeping the situation from being far worse. The world has experienced Covid-19 as a very modern pandemic. Microchips inside every smartphone have also made it possible to track and trace people who have had contact with those who are infected. Meanwhile collaborative research on an unprecedented scale against a global health threat. Genetic sequencing machines used to diagnose those infected by Covid-19 and ventilators given to the most seriously ill rely on the semiconductors inside them to work. What extra is needed to help fight the virus ?