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The Essential Guide to Semiconductors / Edition 1
     

The Essential Guide to Semiconductors / Edition 1

by Jim Turley
 

ISBN-10: 013046404X

ISBN-13: 9780130464040

Pub. Date: 01/02/2003

Publisher: Prentice Hall

The Essential Guide to Semiconductors is a complete guide to thebusiness and technology of semiconductor design and manufacturing.Conceptual enough for laypeople and nontechnical investors, yet detailedenough for technical professionals, Jim Turley explains exactly howsilicon chips are designed and built, illuminates key markets andopportunities, and shows how

Overview

The Essential Guide to Semiconductors is a complete guide to thebusiness and technology of semiconductor design and manufacturing.Conceptual enough for laypeople and nontechnical investors, yet detailedenough for technical professionals, Jim Turley explains exactly howsilicon chips are designed and built, illuminates key markets andopportunities, and shows how the entire industry "fits together."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780130464040
Publisher:
Prentice Hall
Publication date:
01/02/2003
Series:
Essential Guide Series
Pages:
239
Product dimensions:
6.70(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments.
1. Running Start.

About This Book. Some Words to Know.

2. Semiconductor Family Tree.

Semiconductor Family Tree. Simple Analog Components. Advanced Analog Components. A/D and D/A Converters. MEMS. Medium-Scale Digital Chips. Highly Integrated Digital Chips.

3. How Chips Are Designed.

Old-Style Design Process. New-Style Design Process. Verifying the Design Works. Using Outside IP. Getting to Tape Out and Film. Current Problems and Future Trends.

4. How Chips Are Made.

Clean Rooms and Fabs. Developing Technology: Chips and Photography. Silicon Ingots to Start. Polishing the Wafer Smooth. Building the Layer Cake. Laser Surgery: Etching Away the Transistors. Step and Repeat. Etching Bath. Ready for the Metal Round. Testing Phase. Bringing Out the Diamonds. Sorting the Fast from the Merely Good. Wrap It Up. How Many Nanometers in a Micron? Let's Get Small.

5. Business and Markets.

Worldwide Production of Semiconductors. Worldwide Consumption of Semiconductors. Military Electronics. The Business of Making Semiconductors.

6. Essential Guide to Microprocessors.

Overview of Microprocessors. Microprocessor History and Evolution. What's a Processor Architecture? Microprocessor Anatomy and Gazetteer. What Do 4-Bit, 8-Bit, 16-Bit, and 32-Bit Mean? Performance, Benchmarks, and Gigahertz. What Is Software? Choosing Microprocessors. Microprocessor Future Trends.

7. Essential Guide to Memory Chips.

Overview of Memory Chips. Nonvolatile ROM. Volatile RAM. Memory Interfaces. Future Memories.

8. Essential Guide to Custom and Configurable Chips.

Overview of Custom Chips. Field-Programmable Chips. Custom ASIC Chips. Dynamically Reconfigurable Chips. Intellectual Property Licensing. Future Outlook for Custom Chips.

9. Theory.

Digital and Binary Concepts. Gates and Logic Functions. How Transistors Work. About Electrons and Electronics.

Appendix: Standard Bodies and Reference.

Standards Bodies and Organizations. Conferences and Trade Shows. Other Resources.

Glossary.
Index.

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