Chapter 1 Introduction

This document introduces you to an important processing technology in the manufacture of integrated circuits, namely diffusion processing. The segment will give you an overview of major manufacturing processes that are used in producing planar circuits. In the semiconductor properties chapter, you will be introduced to electronic behavior of semiconductor materials. The devices section illustrates the construction of three simple electronic devices, a resistor, a diode and a transistor. In the diffusion chapter you will learn principles and models used to manipulate time-temperature relationships for fabricating electronic devices.