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Spring 2011-2012
* ELE 208 (STL)   Graded A-F, P/D/F, Audit

Semiconductor Devices, ICs, and Micro-Fabrication

Stephen Y. Chou
Conrad L. Silvestre

This course examines what is inside a microchip, how it works, and how it is made. Topics include semiconductor material structures and properties, pn junction, solar cells, metal-oxide-semiconductor (MOS) field-effect transistors (MOSFET's), bipolar transistors, and their circuit applications such as digital gates and analog amplifiers, as well as microfabrication technology for semiconductor devices and integrated circuits, such as photolithography, etching, evaporation, and other thin film processing. The course has a hands-on integrated circuit microfabrication lab to fabricate diodes, MOSFET's and circuits by students themselves.

Sample reading list:
Neamen, Donald A., Semiconductor Physics and Devices (Aug. 22, 2002)
See instructor for complete list

Reading/Writing assignments:
Weekly homework and record/analysis of experiments in lab notebook. Estimated hours: class and lab = 7; homework and study = 6.

Mid Term Exam - 15%
Final Exam - 30%
Lab Reports - 25%
Problem set(s) - 30%

Prerequisites and Restrictions:
PHY 104. Pass/Fail not available to EE majors. Successful completion of ELE208 is a prerequisite for admission to senior independent work in the silicon device fabrication laboratory. PHY104 is a Pre- or Co-requisite. Elementary knowledge of circuits is required..

Equivalent Courses:
ELE 208, ELE 208A are considered equivalent courses and cannot be taken multiple times for credit.

Other information:
Times of precept are flexible.


Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
42069 L01 9:00 am - 9:50 am M W F   Engineering Quad B-Wing   B205   Enrolled:12 Limit:28
42067 B01 7:30 pm - 10:20 pm M   Engineering Quad C-Wing   C402   Enrolled:5 Limit:7
42071 B02 7:30 pm - 10:20 pm T   Engineering Quad C-Wing   C402   Enrolled:3 Limit:7
42072 B03 7:30 pm - 10:20 pm Th   Engineering Quad C-Wing   C402   Enrolled:1 Limit:7
42068 B04 7:30 pm - 10:20 pm W   Engineering Quad C-Wing   C402   Enrolled:3 Limit:7
P01 TBA        Enrolled:0 Limit:28