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Semiconductor Manufacturing

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Understanding Semiconductors

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We’ve followed the journey of a new chip from high-level system architecture through a mosaic of concurrent design steps and subprocesses and are finally ready to bring our new chip to life. Semiconductor manufacturing is no cakewalk though – fabricating IC’s with billions of transistors with feature lengths only a handful of atoms thick is an incredibly ambitious undertaking that must be done with surgeon-like precision at scale. In this chapter, we’ll explore each step of the recipe from front-end manufacturing through to final assembly and testing. Before we start cooking though, it’s important that we understand some basic terminologies.

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Richard, C. (2023). Semiconductor Manufacturing. In: Understanding Semiconductors. Maker Innovations Series. Apress, Berkeley, CA. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4842-8847-4_4

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