|Subject Area||Computer Hardware and Architecture|
|Semester||Semester 8 – Spring|
- Fundamentals of solid state physics
- Semiconductor device structure
- Principles of operation of semiconductor elements
- Metals and insulators
- Interconnect structures
- Semiconductor doping
- Diode and transistor analysis
- Statistical modeling of semiconductor manufacturing processes
- Extraction of parasitic electrical parameters.
- Integrated circuit manufacturing processes
- Thermal simulation of microelectronic devices
- Optimizing the performance of microelectronic devices
The main objectives of the course are:
- To give the student a basic understanding of the key features for manufacturing semiconductor devices.
- To give the student an understanding of the problems and future prospects of microelectronics based on the developments of semiconductor manufacturing.
- To prepare the student to have the technical knowledge in order to analyze the physical models of semiconductor devices by using appropriate numerical and statistical methods.
- To prepare the student to have the knowledge and ability to handle complex issues, as well as making judgments to optimize the performance of microelectronic devices.
- To prepare the student to have the skills to continue further and to more specific closely related subjects.