This course covers the physics of microelectronic semiconductor devices for silicon integrated circuit applications, with an emphasis on physical understanding of device operation through energy band diagrams and short-channel MOSFET device design. Issues in modern device scaling will be outlined.

Topics: semiconductor fundamentals (including carrier statistics, generation & recombination, drift & diffusion, and carrier flow), pn junctions, metal-oxide-semiconductor (MOS) structures, metal-semiconductor junctions, and long- and short-channel metal-oxide-semiconductor field-effect transistors (MOSFETs)