Provides a clear, informative look at the science that lies behind the revolution in microelectronics & offers an intriguing glimpse of the possible future of this rapidly evolving field. Illuminates the development of the microchip, in a discussion that ranges from a primer on atoms & electrons, to the properties of semiconductors, to the structure of the transistor. Learn how researchers have managed to pack tiny silicon chips with more & more bits, & we get a look at the microelectronic industry, from the chip materials, to the exotic world of high temperature superconductors. An amazing scientific & economic success story.
|Publisher:||Oxford University Press, USA|
|Product dimensions:||6.37(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.97(d)|
About the Author
Richard Turton is Computer Officer in the Physics Department, University of Newcastle Upon Tyne.