ENGRI111_6_Integration - Nanotechnology: Integration I

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Nanotechnology: Integration I
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Integrated Circuit (IC) Fabrication IC’s: Electronic components fabricated on a monolithic substrate • transistors (electronic switch) • diodes (rectifier) • capacitors • resistors • inductors www.netmotion.com Silicon is substrate in wide use currently (wafer 12” in diameter) V ery L arge S cale I ntegration Electronic Package
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Capacitors Resistors Inductors Transistors Discrete vs Integrated
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Solid State Electronics: Motivation Vacuum tubes prior to solid state (semiconductor) components Vacuum tube drawbacks • Bulky • Expensive • Unreliable • Power hungry Discrete semiconductor components available in 1950’s Integrated Circuit (late 50’s)
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Complex circuitry without wiring individual discrete components •Higher reliability •Less bulky Multi-step fabrication of identical circuits simultaneously • Lower cost per circuit from economies of scale • Easier manufacturing Requires expensive, sophisticated equipment
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This note was uploaded on 04/09/2009 for the course MSE 111 taught by Professor Giannelis during the Fall '07 term at Cornell University (Engineering School).

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ENGRI111_6_Integration - Nanotechnology: Integration I

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