Microchip fabrication: a practical guide to semiconductor processing

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McGraw-Hill, 1997 - Technology & Engineering - 623 pages
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Novice-friendly intro to semiconductor processing.The most readable and comprehensive guide to semiconductorprocessing, Peter Van Zant's Microchip Fabrication is considered the bible of basic microchip technology. Now in an updated new fourth edition, this completely math-free introduction to a complex field is an efficient tool for high-powered engineers and technology-clueless salespeople alike. You'll find fully illuminating, easy-reading explanations of semiconductor materials and process chemicals...contamination control...process yields...all aspects of basic patterning....doping,deposition, and metallization...wafer, device, and circuit evaluation...semiconductor devices and integrated circuit formation and types...and packaging. This new fourth edition puts at your fingertips new sections on: *Copper metallization and damascene patterning *BGA and CSP* Cutting-edge cleaning techniques *And more!

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The Semiconductor Industry
Semiconductor Materials and Process Chemicals
Crystal Growth and Wafer Preparation

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About the author (1997)

Peter Van Zant is an internationally known semiconductor professional with an extensive background in process engineering, training, consulting, and writing. Principal of Peter Van Zant Associates, a firm that supplies writing, training, and consulting services to business and industry, he is the author of "Semiconductor Technology Glossary, " Third Edition; "Integrated Circuits Text; Safety First Manual;" and "Chip Packaging Manual." His books and training materials are used by chip manufacturers, industry suppliers, colleges, and universities. Peter Van Zant Associates' customers include Intel, National Semiconductor, Applied Materials, Air Products and Chemicals, SCP Global Inc., and a number of educational institutions. Mr. Van Zant is also the elected District 1 Supervisor in his home county of Nevada in California.