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Whether you are in the business of manufacturing semiconductors, are planning to be in the business, or are a user of the technology, you will want to know the intimate details of the process. This book covers everything you need to know and more.
Right up front, the authors provide an introduction to semiconductor fabrication technology, from crystal growth to integrated devices and circuits. For example, in Chapter 1, they reveal that many of the semiconductor technologies have been around for a very long time -- some, in fact, for centuries. Chapter 2 deals with crystal growth techniques. Next, Chapter 3 presents silicon oxidation. Photolithography and etching are discussed in Chapters 4 and 5, respectively.
Chapters 6 and 7 present the primary techniques for the introduction of dopants: diffusion and ion implantation. Next, Chapter 8 covers various methods of thin film deposition. Chapter 9 ties the individual process steps together by presenting the process flows for critical process technologies, integrated devices, and microelectrical mechanical systems (MEMS). Chapter 10 introduces high-level integrated circuit manufacturing issues, including electrical testing, packaging, process control, and yield. Chapter 11 discusses the future outlook and challenges for the semiconductor industry.
This book is an outstanding text for class work, presenting an excellent foundation from which the student can draw. And it includes problem sets at the end of each chapter that force the reader into accountability for the material presented. It's also an interesting read for anyone with a scientific outlook and an inquiring mind. John Vacca
John Vacca, the former computer security official (CSO) for NASA's space station program (Freedom), has written 38 books about advanced storage, computer security, and aerospace technology.