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Overview

A basic knowledge of semiconductor physics and devices and of IC processing is needed for quite a number of functions: from IC technology engineers to test and product engineers and IC designers. This course is an introduction course and lays the foundation and focuses on the relation between the semiconductor technology and the behavior of the devices.

 

After the course, the participant will have acquired:

- A basic knowledge of semiconductor physics and devices

- A basic knowledge of process steps in IC technology

- A basic knowledge of MOS IC processing

- Some knowledge of bipolar IC processing

- A basic knowledge of electrical process characterization and monitoring

- A basic insight in the relation between the semiconductor technology and the behavior of the devices.

Intended for

Junior IC designers, test and product engineers, IC technology engineers, employees who need to have basic knowledge of IC techniques. Also for experienced engineers who want to extend their scope. Required educational level: BSc / MSc in Electronics, Physics or Chemistry. Experience and/or additional knowledge is not required.

Programme

Introduction to and history of IC technology, simple process flow (1 x 3 hrs)


Semiconductor devices and device physics (5 x 3 hrs)
- Distribution and transport of charge carriers in semiconductors
- Semiconductor fundamentals
- PN junction diode
- MOSFET transistors
- Bipolar transistors
- Small and large signal behavior, first and second order effects
- Relation between the semiconductor technology and the behavior of the devices


MOS and bipolar IC processing (5 x 3 hrs)
- Oxidation
- Diffusion
- Ion implantation
- Chemical vapor deposition (CVD)
- Physical vapor deposition (PVD)
- Wet processing
- Plasma etching
- Photo lithography

Several advanced topics (like high-K, SOI, FinFET) will be addressed briefly in the device physics / technology part: What are the essentials, the (dis) advantages and consequences.

Electrical process characterization and monitoring (PCM and testing, inter/intra layer isolation, sheet resistance, contact, via, TLM, elementary transistor measurements, parasitics, diode leakage, capacitance measurements), data analysis and statistics, visit of a test lab and, if feasible, a cleanroom at HTC Eindhoven (3 x 3 hrs). 


Open enrolment (environment Nijmegen or Eindhoven) or in-company.

References

Most important items I have learned: Differences in processing methods, basic physics of semiconductor and diode. – Sander Noijen (Philips)

It is a new field for me so I have learned a lot of new things. – Vladimir Dmitrovic (NXP)

Methods

Classroom teaching and homework. Course material: books and a course binder.

Certificate in case homework results are sufficient.

Price

€ 2.975,00 excl. VAT

Duration

14 evening sessions

Timetable

Expected in Q1 2018

Location

Eindhoven or Nijmegen

Contact

Tel. +31 85 401 3600
E-mail: training@hightechinstitute.nl

IC physics devices and processing

A comprehensive course to learn the basics of semiconductor physics, devices, processing, and of electrical process characterization.

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