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2A: Advanced Semiconductor Device Physics (201900135)

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Course Description

This course focusses on the advancements of semiconductor device physics. It covers the physics behind various semiconductor devices based on the latest developments in the field. In addition to background information of novel device concepts beyond mainstream IC technology (”beyond Moore” or ”beyond CMOS”), it also explains the physics of some of the novel devices commonly used in the so-called ”more than Moore” route, such as heterojunction bipolar transistors and power devices.

For this course prior knowledge of the basic semiconductor physics and also semiconductor device physics is needed (e.g., MOD7a).
Important note:

  1. Lectures will be given depending on the number of attendees. If that number is 5 or higher there will be lectures. If not, the student should study the material him or herself.
  2. During the teaching period of this course the type of assessment depends on the number of attendees. If that number is 5 or higher a written examination will be prepared in block 2A, otherwise an oral examination will be taken place. Further, throughout the year the student will be able to have an oral examination but then also he or she should do the course through self-studies.


The main objective of this course is that

Below the objectives for this course are summarized by stating the capabilities that students, after completion of this course, are expected to possess.

In the context of microelectronic (system) design:

In the context of fundamental concepts and principle technologies:

In the context of the contribution of this course to skills defined as Meiers criteria:

Intellectual skills: The student is able to recognize fallacies and is able to assess a standpoint with regard to a scientific argument in the field critically as to its value.

Instructional modes

Study Material


Entry Requirements


Electrical engineering bachelor M7a (or equivalent): Basic knowledge of semiconductor physics and semiconductor devices (PN junction diode and MOSFET).