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With over 2000 terms defined and explained, Semiconductor Glossary is the most complete reference in the field of semiconductors on the market today.


Including some 500 new terms defined and remaining terms updated and modified, a 2nd edition book version of this glossary is now available.

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surround gate  gate in MOSFET/CMOS designed in such way that it surrounds channel; the goal is to increase gate contact area without increasing area of the entire CMOS cell.
double (dual) gate  innovative approach to MOSFET implementation; gate structure (gate oxide and gate contact)is formed on two sides of the channel, hence, "double"; doubles capacitance of the MOS gate without increasing device area; possible with new MOSFET's designs in which gate stack is normal to the surface; considered for next generation MOS-based switching devices (post-CMOS).
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Jerzy Ruzyllo is a Distinguished Professor Emeritus in the Department of Electrical Engineering at Penn State University.

This book gives a complete account of semiconductor engineering covering semiconductor properties, semiconductor materials, semiconductor devices and their uses, process technology, fabrication processes, and semiconductor materials and process characterization.

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