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Semiconductor Basics


The THORS Semiconductor Basics course offers a creative learning experience with visually appealing content and interactive quizzes.
Learning Hours: 2

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Course Description

The THORS Semiconductor Basics course offers a creative learning experience with visually appealing content and interactive quizzes. This electronics course covers basic semiconductor terminologies. Metal Oxide Semiconductor (MOS) technology covers the types of Metal Oxide Semiconductor Field Effect Transistors (MOSFETs) and the different segments of an Integrated Circuit (IC). Nodes are also presented to include the innovations in each IC segment and the characteristics of various devices that were possible due to the constant evolution of the semiconductor industry.

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Who will benefit from this semiconductor electronics course?

Quality, manufacturing, engineering, design, testing, purchasing, and sales functions at organizations that require a basic understanding of semiconductors.

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Learning Objectives

  1. Define the major semiconductor terminologies.
  2. Identify the different types of Metal Oxide Semiconductors (MOSs).
  3. Distinguish the different segments of an Integrated Circuit (IC) and the major advancements in each segment.
  4. Recognize Moore’s law and the evolution of technology nodes.
  5. Explain the common semiconductor devices, their working principles, and their applications.
A 3D finFET with gate, drain, source, oxide layer, and silicon substrate labeled
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Table of Contents

  1. Semiconductor Terminology
    1. Charge Carrier
    2. Conductor
    3. Insulator
    4. Silicon Wafer
      1. Types
        1. Doping
          1. n-Type Doping
          2. p-Type Doping
        2. Deposition
      2. Uses
    5. Transistor
  2. Metal Oxide Semiconductor (MOS) Technology
    1. Metal Oxide Semiconductor (MOS) Types
      1. Positive-Channel Metal Oxide Semiconductor (PMOS)
      2. Negative-Channel Metal Oxide Semiconductor (NMOS)
      3. Complementary Metal Oxide Semiconductor (CMOS)
        1. p-Well CMOS
        2. n-Well CMOS
        3. Twin-Tub CMOS
    2. Integrated Circuit (IC) Segments
      1. Front End Of Line (FEOL)
      2. Middle Of Line (MOL)
      3. Back End Of Line (BEOL)
      4. Packaging
      5. Printed Circuit Board Assembly (PCBA)
    3. Nodes
      1. FEOL Evolution
        1. Miniaturizing Transistors
        2. Strain Engineering
        3. Gate and Gate Dielectric Materials
      2. MOL Evolution
      3. BEOL Evolution
    4. Common Semiconductor Devices
      1. Microprocessor Chip
        1. Major Components
        2. Working Principle
      2. Memory Chip
      3. Analog IC
      4. Power Device
      5. Thin Film Transistor (TFT)
      6. CMOS Image Sensor
      7. Micro-Electro-Mechanical System (MEMS)

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