I) Silicon planar process:
Silicon wafer production;
Doping techniques: diffusion and ion implantation;
Deposition technique of dielectric and conductor materials ;
II) Scaling, integration and time to market:
Ideal and real scaling: definition, limits and comparison;
Short channel effect: technological and architectural solutions.
Technological processes: NMOSFET, CMOS, BJT, SOI MOSFETs.
III) Solar cells:
Crystalline and amorphous silicon-based solar cells and modules;
Thin film solar cells: CIGS and CdTe based solar cells.
III-V multi-junctions solar cells
IV) Energy harvesting: from vibration, solar energy, piezoelectricity.
V) Smart-grids: working definitions, fundamental components, renewable energy sources integration, energy storage.
VI) Analysis and design of electronic devices with the Synopsys-Sentaurus tcad tool.
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