Start-up company approach to teaching semiconductor processing

Anthony J Muscat, Emily L. Allen, Evan D H Green, Linda S. Vanasupa

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Abstract

An interdisciplinary course in semiconductor processing has been developed and successfully introduced into the chemical, materials, and electrical engineering curriculums that blends new and traditional teaching techniques. A start-up company culture is created in which teams of `employees' composed of students from a range of disciplines and having varied industrial experiences work side-by-side on a long-term (semester) project threaded with short-term (two week) open-ended design components. The long-term laboratory project is to build integrated circuit devices on a 4 inches silicon wafer using a 5-mask pmos metal gate process. The short-term design experiments improve upon the existing IC process or develop a next generation process. In the lecture portion of the course both the unit operations needed for device building and the electrical principles required for device testing are discussed. The cooperative learning environment that is created provides the knowledge content of semiconductor processing and strengthens the oral and written communication skills necessary for success in industry.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationASEE Annual Conference Proceedings
PublisherASEE
StatePublished - 1997
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1997 ASEE Annual Conference - Milwaukee, WI, USA
Duration: Jun 15 1997Jun 18 1997

Other

OtherProceedings of the 1997 ASEE Annual Conference
CityMilwaukee, WI, USA
Period6/15/976/18/97

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Teaching
Semiconductor materials
Electrical engineering
Processing
Silicon wafers
Curricula
Integrated circuits
Masks
Industry
Personnel
Students
Communication
Testing
Metals
Experiments

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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Muscat, A. J., Allen, E. L., Green, E. D. H., & Vanasupa, L. S. (1997). Start-up company approach to teaching semiconductor processing. In ASEE Annual Conference Proceedings ASEE.

Start-up company approach to teaching semiconductor processing. / Muscat, Anthony J; Allen, Emily L.; Green, Evan D H; Vanasupa, Linda S.

ASEE Annual Conference Proceedings. ASEE, 1997.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Muscat, AJ, Allen, EL, Green, EDH & Vanasupa, LS 1997, Start-up company approach to teaching semiconductor processing. in ASEE Annual Conference Proceedings. ASEE, Proceedings of the 1997 ASEE Annual Conference, Milwaukee, WI, USA, 6/15/97.
Muscat AJ, Allen EL, Green EDH, Vanasupa LS. Start-up company approach to teaching semiconductor processing. In ASEE Annual Conference Proceedings. ASEE. 1997
Muscat, Anthony J ; Allen, Emily L. ; Green, Evan D H ; Vanasupa, Linda S. / Start-up company approach to teaching semiconductor processing. ASEE Annual Conference Proceedings. ASEE, 1997.
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