Semiconductor Technology

These courses covers from the theoretical aspect up to real practical implementation to provide professional engineers, researchers and students knowledge and skills in the area of semiconductor technology. The field area covers semiconductor devices, monolithically integrated circuit design, nonlinear device characteristic and modelling, semiconductor package design and materials as well as semiconductor failure and yield analysis.

Semiconductor Devices

Monolithic Integrated Circuit Design

Nonlinear Device Characterization & Modelling

Semiconductor Package Design and Materials

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES

ENQUIRY & REGISTRATION

OVERVIEW

This introductory course of semiconductor devices is designed for professional engineers, researchers and students. This course provides understanding on electron and hole in semiconductor such as band theory, valence and conduction bands. Moreover, thermal equilibrium in semiconductors such as Fermi law, donor and acceptors, imperfection and impurities will be discussed in more detail during the course. Apart of that, it offers a better understanding on PN junction such as equilibrium, depletion region and built in potential.

Moreover Schottky diodes will be discussed. Participants will learn more on transistor structure and equivalent circuit model for BJT and FET. Besides that, the basic understanding of metal-Oxide Semiconductor FET Transistors (MOSFET) and the analysis of the long channel n-type MOS will be covered in this course. Other topics that will be discussed are fabrication process and integration. This course offers a clear understanding on optoelectronics and photo-generation. At the end of the course, technology review such as HBT, SiGe, LDMOS and GaN HEMT will be discussed.

QUICK FACTS

Format

Short Course

Duration

4 Days

Target

Steerix GmbH Certificate

Study Place

In-House or Public Program

MONOLITHIC INTEGRATED CIRCUIT DESIGN

ENQUIRY & REGISTRATION

OVERVIEW

This course is targeted for the professional engineers, researchers and student working in the field area of monolithic integrated circuit design. It offers and introduction to monolithic microwave integrated circuit (MMIC) design such as device technologies and MMIC design cycle. It also gives the participants a better understanding on passive MMIC elements such as lumped elements modelling, transmission line modelling, baluns, transformers, combiners and dividers. This course offers a clear understanding on two-port network basics.

It is also focuses on active devices. This includes de-embedding, characterization and modelling as well as device parameters. The key areas on buffer amplifiers such as biasing network, single and multi-stage design and feedback amplifiers will be discussed in more detail. At the end of the course, participants will also benefit from the discussions on layout steps such as microstrip layout rules, coplanar layout rules, process control and monitoring, design rules and component values limitations. This course also discuss about reverse engineering, yield and sensitivity analysis, testing and packaging, rapid testing as well as package design.

QUICK FACTS

Format

Short Course

Duration

4 Days

Target

Steerix GmbH Certificate

Study Place

In-House or Public Program

NONLINEAR DEVICE CHARACTERIZATION & MODELLING

ENQUIRY & REGISTRATION

OVERVIEW

Nonlinear device characterization and modeling is an intensive course that is designed for professional engineers, researchers and students. It presents an introduction to nonlinear circuit such as fundamental properties of nonlinear circuits, nonlinear dependence of the exitation, continuous wave excitations and modulated signals as well as static and dynamic polynomial transfer nonlinearity. Participants will learn more on basic nonlinear microwave circuit analysis techniques such as time-domain description, frequency-domain description and mixed domain descriptions.

Moreover, discussion on compact models will be introduced. This includes equivalent circuit modelling, physically-based constitutive relations, empirical transistor models, table-based models and artificial neural network-based models. Apart from that, participants will have a better understanding on behavioural models that includes nonlinear time series behavioural models, polynomial filters, dynamic neural network models, linear S-parameters and polyharmonic distortion model. At the end of the course, example of design models will be covered.

QUICK FACTS

Format

Short Course

Duration

4 Days

Target

Steerix GmbH Certificate

Study Place

In-House or Public Program

SEMICONDUCTOR PACKAGE DESIGN AND MATERIALS

ENQUIRY & REGISTRATION

OVERVIEW

This is an excellent course which covers the area of semiconductor package design and materials. It is specifically dedicated for university students as well as professional engineers. This course gives a comprehensive introduction to package technology such as integrated circuit technology, implications on packaging and device packaging. It also gives the participants a better understanding on package design. This includes computer aided design software, design check rules and the best practices of package design.

Moreover, this course offers a clear understanding on packaging materials such as material science, the role of polymers and failure mechanisms. Apart from that, participants will also be taught on package modelling such as thermomechanical modelling, thermal modelling, process modelling and package reliability simulations. At the end of the course, discussion on advanced and future packages will be presented. This includes microelectromechanical systems, sensors, actuators, three-dimensional wafer level packages, light emitting diodes as well as solar module packages.

QUICK FACTS

Format

Short Course

Duration

4 Days

Target

Steerix GmbH Certificate

Study Place

In-House or Public Program

Semiconductor Failure and Yield Analysis

SEMICONDUCTOR FAILURE AND YIELD ANALYSIS

ENQUIRY & REGISTRATION

OVERVIEW

This course will benefit to professional engineers, researchers and students. It presents basic reliability concepts such as early, intrinsic and wearout failure, freak distributions as well as stress and acceleration factors. It offers a better understanding on failure analysis procedures. Participants will learn more on yield and defect mechanisms such as latchup, electrical overstress and electrostatic discharge. Furthermore, electrical fault isolation such as semiconductor parametrics, test binning, Shmoo plots and curve tracer testing will be discussed in more detail.

Apart of that, discussion on physical fault localization such as superconducting quantum interference device microscopy, optical microscopy, mechanical probing, emission microscopy, IR thermography and laser simulation techniques will be given in this course. This course also help the participants to understand the sample preparation techniques. At the end of the course, analytical technique such as energy dispersive X-ray spectrocopy, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, scanning tunnelling microscopes and scanning probe microscopy.

QUICK FACTS

Format

Short Course

Duration

4 Days

Target

Steerix GmbH Certificate

Study Place

In-House or Public Program