Technical Training for Professionals

Expected September 2022


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.

This course is available for open enrollment (Nijmegen or Eindhoven) or as an in-company edition.

If on-site training is not feasible, we will transition to a live, interactive online (virtual) or hybrid format. If this transition is necessary, we will contact you in advance for your approval.


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 characterisation 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 but elementary knowledge on semiconductor physics and devices is very helpful.

Course schedule Expected September 2022
Duration 14 evening sessions
Course leader Hans Vink MSc
(Average score of last 3 editions)
Price € 3,050 excl. VAT *
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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 characterisation 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).


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


Participants will receive a High Tech Institute course certificate in case homework results are sufficient.

Remarks from participants

'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 Semiconductors

* Prices are subject to change. Price correction will be applied at the end of the year.