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Semiconductor devices : a simulation approach
Kramer, Kevin M.
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Upper Saddle River, New Jersey : Prentice Hall PTR, [1997]

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xiii, 707 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm + 1 computer laser optical disc (4 3/4 in.)
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TK7871.85 .K745 1997 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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Semiconductor design is a multi-billion dollar industry, with huge investments at stake in every new design. To save money, simulation has become a critical part of the semiconductor design cycle. This book arms the designer with the mathematical and physical knowledge needed to implement effective semiconductor simulations. The accompanying CD-ROM features the fully-functioning SimGen simulation software for modeling semiconductor devices and applications.The book begins with an introduction to the essentials of physics and numerical analysis as they relate to semiconductor simulation. It introduces both electromagnetism and transport processes. Part II focuses on the SimGen software, which makes it dramatically easier to solve semiconductor transport equations. Part III reviews the analytic theory associated with each major semiconductor device, and compares the theory to simulations. Finally, Part IV introduces more advanced topics in device simulation, including mixed-mode simulations and simulation of power semiconductor devices.For all semiconductor device designers and researchers, both experimental and theoretical.

Table of Contents

1 Introduction
I Basics
2 Fundamentals of Electromagnetism and its Numerical Analysis
3 Transport Phenomena and Their Numerical Analysis
II Semiconductor Simulation
4 The Semiconductor Equations
5 Numerical Solution of PDEs
6 The SGFramework
III Semiconductor Devices
7 PN Junction Diodes
8 Bipolar Junction Transistors
9 Junction Field-Effect Transistors
10 Metal-Oxide-Semiconductor Structures
11 Power Semiconductor Devices
IV Advanced Topics
12 Mixed-Mode Simulations
13 Kinetic Transport Models
14 Related Work
15 The SGFramework User's Manual