Semiconductor Device Physics and Design (Series on Integrated Circuits and Systems) 2008th Edition

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"This book is a course very well written and comprehensive dedicated to semiconductors. The authors have detailed fundamental concepts from basic physics until research and development topics. … Important semiconductors properties are summarized in useful tables at the end of the book. To help students to be familiar with the theory, examples are detailed in the text and at the end of each chapter exercises are proposed." (Grégory Guisbiers, Physicalia, Vol. 30 (2), 2008)

"This is a classical textbook about the physics of semiconductor devices. It is intended for electrical engineers, but is also useful for young physicists. The book is very clear and covers all the main knowledge necessary for a graduate student in the area of semiconductors … . It contains many helpful figures, examples and problem sets. This book is also a good guide for teachers. In addition, advanced researchers could use it because the needed information is easy to find and extremely well synthesized." (Mircea Dragoman, Optics and Photonics News, September, 2008)

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Semiconductor Device Physics and Design provides a fresh and unique teaching tool. Over the last decade device performances are driven by new materials, scaling, heterostructures and new device concepts. Semiconductor devices have mostly relied on Si but increasingly GaAs, InGaAs and heterostructures made from Si/SiGe, GaAs/AlGaAs etc have become important. Over the last few years one of the most exciting new entries has been the nitride based heterostructures. New physics based on polar charges and polar interfaces has become important as a result of the nitrides. Nitride based devices are now used for high power applications and in lighting and display applications. For students to be able to participate in this exciting arena, a lot of physics, device concepts, heterostructure concepts and materials properties need to be understood. It is important to have a textbook that teaches students and practicing engineers about all these areas in a coherent manner.

Semiconductor Device Physics and Design starts out with basic physics concepts including the physics behind polar heterostructures and strained heterostructures. Important devices ranging from p-n diodes to bipolar and field effect devices are then discussed. An important distinction users will find in this book is the discussion presented on device needs from the perspective of various technologies. For example, how much gain is needed in a transistor, how much power, what kind of device characteristics is needed? Not surprisingly the needs depend upon applications. The needs of an A/D or D/A converter will be different from that of an amplifier in a cell phone. Similarly the diodes used in a laptop will place different requirements on the device engineer than diodes used in a mixer circuit. By relating device design to device performance and then relating device needs to system use the student can see how device design works in real world.

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Semiconductor Device Physics and Design is comprehensive without being overwhelming. The focus was to make this a useful text book so that the information contained is cohesive without including all aspects of device physics. The lesson plans demonstrated how this book could be used in a 1 semester or 2 quarter sequence.

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Product Details

  • Series: Series on Integrated Circuits and Systems
  • Hardcover: 559 pages
  • Publisher: Springer; 2008 edition (December 13, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1402064802
  • ISBN-13: 978-1402064807
  • Product Dimensions: 9.4 x 6.4 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.5 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 2.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,825,108 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Venkatesh Balasubramanian on March 30, 2010
Format: Hardcover
There are many classic books out there for introductory semiconductor device physics written by eminent scholars such as Streetman, Pierret, Neamen and many more. These books were written for Silicon based devices. On the other hand, with the recent research advances in compound semiconductors, it becomes imperative to have a new book which is tuned to the fundamentals required to understand the physics behind these materials and the corresponding devices. This book has indeed been tailor made to meet such demands. The first chapter is an excellent introduction to crystal structures of semiconductors, much better than the earlier mentioned books. But, in my humble opinion, the second chapter takes the cake. I have never come across such an elegant analysis of band structures of devices in a book meant for electrical engineers. Generally, such discussions have been limited to physics textbooks which are not that easy to comprehend. I can go about other chapters to, but then, I believe you have got my point by now. This book treats the material is a totally different style which is very reader friendly.

Another salient feature of this book is the pedagogical tools employed by the authors. Every now and then, by using simple analogies, flowcharts and detailed illustrations, concepts have been nicely explained.

There is another book on compound semiconductor device physics by Sandip Tiwari which is hard to find these days. Moreover, its more inclined towards graduate students than undergraduates and hence expects the reader to have strong fundamentals. Hence, I will recommend that book as a supplement to this one.

So, if you are interested in understanding device physics for both Si based and compound semiconductors, this is an excellent introductory book.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By D.D. on April 26, 2015
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I read most of the chapters and worked though a good number of the problems that are given in the book. Here's my take:

Pros: The book focuses on good intuitive understanding of semiconductor devices, and it provides a lot of details about real issue in device design. I enjoyed it a lot.

Cons: there is a lot of typos, and the notations is often inconsistent. This is why I gave it 4 stars instead of 5. I did not find this to be a huge issue since the meaning is usually clear from the context.

Comment: It was mentioned in one of the previous comments that a lot of important equations are introduced without derivations. This is true, but I don't think that the authors tried to give a self-contained work. Results from Quantum Mechanics and Solid State physics are introduced as needed, and the reader is expected to know them (of know where to find them). Basically, this book assumes QM knowledge on the level of Kroemer and solid state physics knowledge of the level of Kittel. In addition, this is not an introduction to the subject -- the authors assume knowledge of semiconductor devices on the level of Streetman or Pierret.
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2 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Philosophysicist on March 28, 2011
Format: Hardcover
This is the most carelessly written book I have ever had the misfortune of buying. I consider the publication of this book nearly unethical, as the reader will be misled by errors at all levels, from typos to inconsistent notation to incorrect arguments. For evidence and brevity of such ubiquitous carelessness, suffice it to say that already at page 7 of the text, the authors show a completely wrong suggested structure of fcc and hcp lattices in their Figure 1.5(a) (See Kittel's SSP p15 f19 for correct ordering). Granted, some sections are more sober than others, but unless you want to be picking through mental vomit for fact from fiction, I would not suggest buying this book.
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0 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Michael on March 20, 2012
Format: Hardcover
Tons of typos and millions of erros in the whole book. Particularly in chapter 2&4. No derivation for important equations is disgusting not mention even the equations without derivation are also sometimes completely wrong when you refer to other semiconductor books. I can't understand as famous prof from Santa Babara how come did he invent a such disaster? Maybe this is why research university prof only concern on their research or start-ups companies but not teaching or education
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