Here, there, and everywhere!
Computers, PDAs, laptops,
Silicon (Si) MOSFETs, Integrated Circuits (ICs),
CMOS, RAM, DRAM, flash memory cells
Cell phones, pagers, WiFi
Si ICs, GaAs FETs, BJTs
CD players, iPods
AlGaAs and InGaP laser diodes, Si photodiodes
TV remotes, mobile terminals
Light emitting diodes
Optical fiber networks
InGaAsP laser diodes, pin photodiodes
Traffic signals, car
GaN LEDs (
InGaAsP LEDs (
Si MEMs, Si ICs
They are very important, especially to EECS types!!
They also provide:
a good intellectual framework and foundation,
a good vehicle and context
to learn about modeling physical processes,
to begin to understand electronic circuit analysis and design.
Clif Fonstad, 9/10/09
Lecture 1 - Slide 3