From Leading-Edge Advanced CMOS to Nanotechnology Devices EEL 4329 / EEL 5934 FALL 2006 Instructor Prof. Scott Thompson 535 Engineering Bldg 846-0320 [email_address] Office hours: M, W, F 7 th period (plus email for more) MWF 8 th period / NEB 102
This class will expose the student to state of the art technology issues and industrial team problem solving. The class will provide links between the short-term topics, which will certainly be in production during the next 10 years such as nano-scale MOSFET, strained Si, high k gates to far-reaching topics, which are well ahead or off the main stream, offering high Potential . Some of these topics will include carbon nanotubes, molecular electronics and single electron devices for logic applications.
At present silicon technology is “IT” however Moore’s Law will slow over the next decade and will have a profound effect on industry and university business and engineering jobs. The slowing should not be viewed as an end just a new phase in the $300B microelectronic industry were the rules of business change.
Basic knowledge of semiconductor physics and devices (EEL 3396 or eq.). The class will be introductory and targeted towards students with a diverse background from electronics to material science. The class will be designed to introduce CMOS, non classical CMOS, and post CMOS device concepts without a quantum mechanical background.
Class attendance required. Class attendance/participation used to decide “close” grades (i.e. A or B+?)
No make-up exam/homework unless very good reason. See me. Will be handled on case by case basis
Student with disability: Students requesting classroom accommodation must first register with the Dean of Student Office. The Dean of Students Office will provide documentation to the student who must then provide this documentation to the instructor when requesting accommodations.