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vertical transistor  bipolar transistor in which current across emitter-base and collector-base junctions flows in the direction normal to the wafer surface; conventional configuration as opposed to lateral transistor which features inferior characteristics.
lateral transistor  bipolar transistor in which current flows across the base in the direction parallel to the wafer surface; in contrast to conventional vertical bipolar transistor in which current across the base flows in the direction normal to the surface; l.t. features inferior characteristics as compared to vertical transistor.
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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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