Books, Articles, and Videos
- 1 Lectures
- 2 Books on Semiconductors
- 3 Semiconductor News and Trade Journals
- 4 Semiconductor Wikis
- 5 Videos
CBE 179 Lectures
All recorded lectures are available on this YouTube playlist.
Chris Mack, a professor at UT Austin, has placed his entire semiconductor manufacturing course online:
Books on Semiconductors
Chenming Hu, UC Berkeley professor and inventor of the FINFET, published an excellent book on device physics in 2010 entitled "Modern Semiconductor Devices for Integrated Circuits":
- "Modern Semiconductor Devices for Integrated Circuits" on Amazon
- Download the book chapters and accompanying lecture notes for free on Dr. Hu's website
Older editions of Simon Sze's Physics of Semiconductor Devices are also available:
- Physics of Semiconductor Devices (3rd Edition) - Simon Sze, 2006
- Physics of Semiconductor Devices (2nd Edition) - Simon Sze, 1981
- [https://archive.org/details/PhysicsOfSemiconductorDevices Physics of Semiconductor Devices (1st Edition) - Simon Sze, 1969
B. Van Zeghbroeck maintained "Principles of Semiconductor Devices", an online textbook of great breadth and depth, but it does not appear to be maintained.
Dr. Graves mentioned a book, "Crystal Fire", on the history of the transistor:
- Amazon - Crystal Fire: The Birth of the Information Age"
- The first chapter of "Crystal Fire"
- NYT review of "Crystal Fire"
Semiconductor News and Trade Journals
If you need more semiconductors in your life, the latest issue of Semiconductor Today, a trade journal, is out: http://www.semiconductor-today.com/latestissue.htm (also available as a PDF).
The first 50-60 pages are usually industry news: discussions of mergers, acquisitions, intellectual property, and economic forecasts that would probably mean something if you were in the industry.
The next 20-30 pages are the good stuff: "Technology Focus" articles on new research and development in photovoltaics, lasers, thin films, etching, CVD, and novel materials. As we continue to talk about litho and etch, these articles will become more understandable with fewer and fewer Wikipedia searches. This could be a good source of a topic for the term paper (to be announced). I have saved the PDFs of most backissues to Google Drive.
- EE Times - Connecting the Global Electronics Community
- IEEE Spectrum - Semiconductors
- The Economist - Semiconductors
- Phys.org - Semiconductors
- Materials Research Society Bulletin
- Semiconductor Today
Semiconductor Processing Overview
Silicon Run, a video series that provides a (somewhat dated) overview of the semiconductor manufacturing process, is available on YouTube.