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6.012 ­ Microelectronic Devices and Circuits ­ Fall 2005 Lecture 1­1 Lecture 1 ­ 6.012 Overview September 8, 2005 Contents : 1. The microelectronics revolution 2. Keys to the microelectronics revolution 3. Contents of 6.012 Reading assignment: Howe and Sodini, Ch. 1 Announcement: In Homework 1, need to use the MIT Microelectronics WebLab. Go to < http://ilab.mit.edu > to get account.
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6.012 ­ Microelectronic Devices and Circuits ­ Fall 2005 Lecture 1­2 1. The microelectronics revolution Microelectronics in the news: Image removed due to copyright restrictions. "Intel's Andrew Grove," TIME , December 29, 1997. Image removed due to copyright restrictions. "The astonishing microchip," The Economist , March 23, 1996.
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6.012 ­ Microelectronic Devices and Circuits ­ Fall 2005 Lecture 1­3 6.012: introductory subject to microelectronic devices and circuits Microelectronics is cornerstone of: Computing revolution± Communications revolution± Consumer electronics revolution Microelectronics: cornerstone of computing revolution In last 30 years, computer performance per dollar has improved more than a million fold!
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6.012 ­ Microelectronic Devices and Circuits ­ Fall 2005 Lecture 1­4 Microelectronics: cornerstone of communications rev­ olution In last 20 years, communication bandwidth through a single optical Fber has increased by ten­thousand fold.
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Lecture 1­5 Si digital microelectronics today Take the cover off a microprocessor. What do you see? [Intel Pentium IV]
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This note was uploaded on 07/20/2009 for the course ELECTRICAL 6.012 taught by Professor Prof.jesúsdelalamo during the Fall '05 term at MIT.

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lec1 - 6.012 Microelectronic Devices and Circuits Fall 2005...

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