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1 ECE 352 - Lecture 01 Introduction Some questions we might want to ask (if we were to rationally think about this course) * What do we know? * What would we like to know? * Where will this lead us? * What will we achieve? * Why is this important? Class Hours: 10:40-11:55 MWF Class Site: Coor 184 Me: D. K. Ferry, Regents’ Prof. of EE My Office: ERC 187 Office hours: 9:00-10:30 MW, 9:00-11:00Th My email: ferry@asu.edu Website: www.fulton.asu.edu/~ferry/EEE 352.htm TEXT: Donald A. Neaman, Semiconductor Physics and Devices , 3 rd Ed. (McGraw-Hill, New York, 2003) Who am I? ¾ Came to ASU in 1983 (prior localizations at Texas Tech, ONR, and Colorado State) ¾ Have held a variety of positions here; now have promoted myself to just Regents’ Professor (limited to a few % of faculty) ¾ Have had a successful research career, which involves travel— this means I will miss several of the lectures in this class in order to deal with the research side. ¾ Office hours are officially 8:30-9:30 MWF, 10:30-11:30 TTh. Unofficially, they are any time you find me in my office (ERC 187A, affectionately known as “ the cave” ). Over the past 60 years, computers have revolutionized our life and leading to the information revolution . This is what a near-supercomputer looks like today: What do we know? Upside down shot of a Pentium 4
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2 Penryn Chip > 405,000,000 transistors ¾ Dual core ¾ A Quad core will follow with 820M transistors. ¾
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