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Fundamentals of Semiconductor Fabrication

ISBN: 978-0-471-23279-7
320 pages
April 2003, ©2004
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Fundamentals of Semiconductor Fabrication provides an introduction to semiconductor fabrication technology, from crystal growth to integrated devices and circuits. It includes theoretical and practical aspects of all major fabrication steps, making it a useful reference tool when students enter the semiconductor industry. Each chapter begins with an introduction and a list of learning goals, and each chapter ends with a summary of important concepts and suggested homework problems.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Introduction.

Chapter 2. Crystal Growth.

Chapter 3. Silicon Oxidation.

Chapter 4. Photolithography.

Chapter 5. Etching.

Chapter 6. Diffusion.

Chapter 7. Ion Implantation.

Chapter 8. Film Deposition.

Chapter 9. Process Integration.

Chapter 10. IC Manufacturing.

Chapter 11. Future Trends and Challenges.

Appendix A: List of Symbols.

Appendix B: International System of Units (SI Units).

Appendix C: Unit Prefixes.

Appendix D: Greek Alphabet.

Appendix E: Physical Constants.

Appendix F: Properties of Si and GaAs at 300 K.

Appendix G: Some Properties of the Error Function.

Appendix H: Basic Kinetic Theory of Gases.

Appendix I: SUPREM Commands.

Appendix J: Running PROLITH.

Appendix K. Percentage Points of the t Distribution.

Appendix L: Percentage Points of the F Distribution.


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Author Information

Gary S. May, Ph.D. is Executive Assistant to the President and Motorola Foundation Professor of Microelectronics in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Dr. May was a national Science Foundation national Young Investigator, Georgia Tech?s Outstanding Young Alumnus, received Georgia Tech?s Outstanding Service Award, and was named a Giant of Science by the Quality Education for Minorities network in 2001. He was a member of the NSF Engineering Advisory Committee, served on and chaired the NSF Committee for Equal Opportunity in Science and Engineering, and was Editor-in-Chief for IEEE Transactions of Semiconductor Manufacturing from 1997 to 2001. Dr. May currently serves as chair of the National Advisory Board for the National Society of Black Engineers.

Simon M. Sze, Ph.D. is UMC Chair Professor of National Chiao Tung University, and President of the National Nano Device Laboratories. He has received the IEEE Ebers Award, the Sun Yet-sen Award, the National Science and Technology Award, and the National Chair Professor Award. He is a Life Fellow of IEEE, a member of the Academia Sinica, the Chinese Academy of Engineering, and the US National Academy of Engineering. He has authored or coauthored over 150 technical papers, and has written, edited, and contributed to 24 books. His book Physics of Semiconductor Devices (Wiley 1969, 2nd Ed, 1981) is the most cited work in contemporary engineering and applied science publications (over 12,000 citations from ISI Press).

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The Wiley Advantage

  • Computer Modeling & Simulation tools integrated throughout.
  • Practical aspects of IC fabrication allow students to make connections with the lab or industrial environment.
  • Process simulation provides instructors with a tool for ?what if? analysis and discussion.
  • Comprehensive coverage of process sequences helps instructors connect individual steps into a cohesive whole.
  • Unique chapter on packaging.
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Instructors Resources
Wiley Instructor Companion Site
Solutions manual is on a password protected Web site. Site includes figures from the text and additional process simulation exercises.
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