CMOS Past, Present and Future

CMOS Past, Present and Future

1st Edition - April 3, 2018

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  • Authors: Henry Radamson, Eddy Simoen, Jun Luo, Chao Zhao
  • eBook ISBN: 9780081021408
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780081021392

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CMOS Past, Present and Future provides insight from the basics, to the state-of-the-art of CMOS processing and electrical characterization, including the integration of Group IV semiconductors-based photonics. The book goes into the pitfalls and opportunities associated with the use of hetero-epitaxy on silicon with strain engineering and the integration of photonics and high-mobility channels on a silicon platform. It begins with the basic definitions and equations, but extends to present technologies and challenges, creating a roadmap on the origins of the technology and its evolution to the present, along with a vision for future trends. The book examines the challenges and opportunities that materials beyond silicon provide, including a close look at high-k materials and metal gate, strain engineering, channel material and mobility, and contacts. The book's key approach is on characterizations, device processing and electrical measurements.

Key Features

  • Addresses challenges and opportunities for the use of CMOS
  • Covers the latest methods of strain engineering, materials integration to increase mobility, nano-scaled transistor processing, and integration of CMOS with photonic components
  • Provides a look at the evolution of CMOS technology, including the origins of the technology, current status and future possibilities


Materials scientist researchers and electronic engineers in research and design

Table of Contents

  • 1. Brief introduction CMOS applications in our daily life
    2. Basic definitions and equations
    3. Electrical measurements (IV, short channel effects, mobility and noise)
    4. CMOS Architecture
    5. Strain engineering (stressor materials in source/drain regions, strain induced by processing, stress liners)
    6. High-k and metal gate (Almost all known high-k materials and metal gates)
    7. Channel materials (Ge, GeSn, SiGe, Graphene and other II-D crystals, III-V compounds)
    8. Contacts (Silicide formation, contact resistance, parasitic contacts)
    9. Integration with photonic components (CMOS with lasers, detectors)
    10. Technology roadmap (starting from 50’s to unknown future)
    11. Authors’ final words

Product details

  • No. of pages: 278
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Woodhead Publishing 2018
  • Published: April 3, 2018
  • Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
  • eBook ISBN: 9780081021408
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780081021392

About the Authors

Henry Radamson

Henry Radamson
Henry H. Radamson received an M.Sc. degree in physics and the Ph.D. degree in semiconductor materials from Linköping University in Sweden, in 1989 and 1996, respectively. In 1997, he joined the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm as a senior scientist, where he has been an Associate Professor since 2001.

Affiliations and Expertise

Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden

Eddy Simoen

Eddy Simoen is a Senior Researcher at IMEC, where he is currently involved in research on the defect and strain engineering in high-mobility and epitaxial substrates and defect studies in germanium and III-V compounds.

Affiliations and Expertise

Interuniversity Microelectronics Center (IMEC), Leuven, Belgium and Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium

Jun Luo

Dr. Jun Luo joined the Institute of Microelectronics of Chinese Academy of Sciences (IMECAS), Beijing, China in August, 2010. His current research interests cover the CMOS technology, Si/SiGe devices and process technology, energy harvesting devices based on Si technology and GaN-on-Si HEMTs.

Affiliations and Expertise

Institute of Microelectronics of Chinese Academy of Sciences (IMECAS)

Chao Zhao

Dr. Zhao is a research professor and the Director of Integrated Circuit Advanced Process Center of IMECAS (Institute of Microelectronics of Chinese Academy of Science). In 1982, he graduated from Physics Department of Nanjing University in China with a Bachelor Degree. He received a master degree from University of Industry of Harbin in Semiconductor in 1988 and a PHD degree from Katholieke University of Leuven in Belgium in 1999. Between 2000 and 2010, he was working as a senior scientist in IMEC and took part in IMEC IIAP program on High-k, Cu connection, Cu contact and TSV 3D IC. His research experience and interest covers both FEOL and BEOL processing technologies in 8-inch and 12 inch pilot lines. He has authored and co-authored 130 scientific papers and has filed more than 80 invention patents in IC processing technology.

Affiliations and Expertise

Director of Integrated Circuit Advanced Process Center of IMECAS (Institute of Microelectronics of Chinese Academy of Science)

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