Electrical Engineering
      and Computer Sciences

Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences


UC Berkeley



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EE W230A

Integrated-Circuit Devices

This course provides a fundamental understanding of the working principles of semiconductor devices (pn-junction diode, metal-oxide-semiconductor capacitor, field-effect transistor, bipolar junction transistor) used in modern integrated circuits. One of the student outcomes of this course will be an ability to design a nanometer-scale transistor to meet performance requirements within realistic constraints.


Ali Javey, Associate Professor

Ali Javey received a Ph.D. degree in chemistry from Stanford University in 2005, and was a Junior Fellow of the Harvard Society of Fellows from 2005 to 2006. He then joined the faculty of the University of California at Berkeley where he is currently an associate professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences. He is also a faculty scientist at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory where he serves as the program leader of Electronic Materials (E-Mat). He is an associate editor of ACS Nano. He is the co-director of Berkeley Sensor and Actuator Center (BSAC), and Bay Area PV Consortium (BAPVC).

Homepage: http://www.eecs.berkeley.edu/Faculty/Homepages/javey.html
Email:  ajavey@eecs

King Liu

Tsu-Jae King Liu, Professor

Tsu-Jae King Liu received the B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University in 1984, 1986 and 1994, respectively. She joined the Xerox Palo Alto Research Center as a Member of Research Staff in 1992, to research and develop polycrystalline-silicon thin-film transistor technologies for high-performance flat-panel display and imaging applications. During her tenure with Xerox PARC, she served as a Consulting Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering at Stanford University. In August 1996, she joined the faculty of the University of California, at Berkeley, where she is now the Conexant Systems Distinguished Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS) and the Associate Chair of the Department. From 2000 to 2004 and from 2006 to 2008, she served as the Faculty Director of the UC Berkeley Microfabrication Laboratory. From 2008 through 2008, Professor King Liu was the Associate Dean for Research in the College of Engineering at UC Berkeley. From July 2004 through June 2006 she was Senior Director of Engineering in the Advanced Technology Group of Synopsys, Inc. (Mountain View, CA).

Homepage: http://www.eecs.berkeley.edu/Faculty/Homepages/king.html
Email:  tking@eecs


Vivek Subramanian, Professor

He received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Louisiana State University, 1994, and his M.S. and PhD in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University in 1996 and 1998 respectively. Dr. Subramanian co-founded Matrix Semiconductor, Inc. in 1998. He joined the EECS faculty in 2000 and is currently an Associate Professor. He is also a founding technical advisor of Kovio, Inc. He has authored or co-authored more than 100 research publications and patents. Dr. Subramanian is a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) and has served on the technical committee for the Device Research Conference and the technical and executive committees for the International Electron Device Meeting. In 2002, he was nominated to Technology Review's list of top 100 young innovators (the TR100). In 2003, he was nominated to the National Academy of Engineering's "Frontiers of Engineering", and was awarded a National Science Foundation Young Investigator Award (CAREER). He received the EE Department Outstanding Teaching Award in 2006.

Homepage: http://www.eecs.berkeley.edu/Faculty/Homepages/subramanian.html
Email:  viveks@eecs


Topics covered:

  • Semiconductor Fundamentals: introduction to semiconductors, mobile charge carrier concentrations, carrier action
  • Metal-Semiconductor Contacts: electrostatics; electrical characteristics
  • PN Junction Diodes: electrostatics, current flow, non-ideal behaviors, dynamic response; diode applications
  • The MOS Capacitor: introduction, electrostatics, small-signal capacitance
  • MOSFETs: device structure and applications, device operation, I-V characteristics, CMOS inverter, short-channel MOSFETs, modern CMOS technology
  • Bipolar Junction Transistors: structure and operation, I-V characteristics, non-ideal behaviors, modern BJT structures, dynamic response

Coming soon!


Spring 2014 - King Liu