Design, layout, fabricate, and characterize microelectronic devices. Analyze test results to verify performance to the predetermined specifications. Participate on a team project in which they will develop processes used to fabricate more advanced devices and/or circuits. Required oral and written reports.
This course provides the laboratory experience necessary to demonstrate all of the principles of semiconductor wafer design, fabrication, and testing. It is a critical course for preparing graduate students for working in a university research environment and/or for working in the microelectonics industry.
4234 or MSE 4234. May not be taken if credit has been previously earned for ECE 4244.
A grade of C- or better is required in ECE/MSE 4234 because the underlying theory for all of the unit operations performed in this course are taught in ECE/MSE 4234, which is a mandatory prerequisite. May not be taken if credit has been previously earned for ECE 4244 as there is a 60% overlap bweteen the material in the two courses.
Percentage of Course
|1. Device design||10%|
|3. Wafer cleaning and oxidation||10%|
|4. Photoresist, diffusion, and metlization||10%|
|5. Wafer testing||10%|
|6. Process development and characterization||20%|
|7. Report preparations and oral presentation||20%|