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Bits on Chips


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Part I

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-2
    2. Harry Veendrick
      Pages 3-17
    3. Harry Veendrick
      Pages 19-34
    4. Harry Veendrick
      Pages 35-53
    5. Harry Veendrick
      Pages 55-66
  3. Part II

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 67-69
    2. Harry Veendrick
      Pages 71-97
    3. Harry Veendrick
      Pages 99-123
    4. Harry Veendrick
      Pages 125-137
    5. Harry Veendrick
      Pages 139-150
    6. Harry Veendrick
      Pages 151-166
    7. Harry Veendrick
      Pages 167-187
    8. Harry Veendrick
      Pages 189-201
    9. Harry Veendrick
      Pages 203-220
    10. Harry Veendrick
      Pages 221-231
    11. Harry Veendrick
      Pages 233-250
    12. Harry Veendrick
      Pages 251-272
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 273-282

About this book


This book provides readers with a broad overview of integrated circuits, also generally referred to as micro-electronics. The presentation is designed to be accessible to readers with limited, technical knowledge and coverage includes key aspects of integrated circuit design, implementation, fabrication and application. The author complements his discussion with a large number of diagrams and photographs, in order to reinforce the explanations. The book is divided into two parts, the first of which is specifically developed for people with almost no or little technical knowledge. It presents an overview of the electronic evolution and discusses the similarity between a chip floor plan and a city plan, using metaphors to help explain concepts. It includes a summary of the chip development cycle, some basic definitions and a variety of applications that use integrated circuits. The second part digs deeper into the details and is perfectly suited for professionals working in one of the semiconductor disciplines who want to broaden their semiconductor horizon.


Introduction to integrated circuits Microelectronics basics Semiconductor basics Microchip basics CMOS integrated circuit basics Electrical Engineering 101 More than Moore

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.HeezeThe Netherlands

About the authors

Harry J.M. Veendrick joined Philips Research Laboratories in 1977, where he has been involved in the design of memories, gate arrays and complex video-signal processors. His principal research interests include the design of low-power and high-speed complex digital ICs, with an emphasis on nanometre-scale physical effects and scaling aspects. Complementary to this is his interest in IC technology.

In 2002 he received a PhD in electronic engineering from the Technical University of Eindhoven, the Netherlands. He was a Research Fellow at Philips Research Labs and NXP Research and has been a Visiting Professor to the Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering of the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland, UK.

In 2006 he continued his research at NXP, which is the 2006 spin-off of the disentangled former Philips Semiconductors Product and R&D Departments. In May 2009 he has left NXP Research and started his own training activity teaching 1-day, 3-day and 5-day courses for different target audiences.

He (co-)authors many patents and publications on robust, high-performance and low-power CMOS IC design and has contributed to many conferences and workshops, as reviewer, speaker, invited speaker, panellist, organizer, guest editor and programme committee member. In addition, he is the author of MOS ICs (VCH 1992), Deep-Submicron CMOS ICs (Kluwer Academic Publishers: first edition 1998 and second edition 2000) and Nanometer CMOS ICs, first edition 2008. He is a co-author of Low-Power Electronics Design (CRC Press, 2004).

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