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The potential of integrated circuits is so wide that in addition to replacing similar discrete component circuits they are responsi­ble for creating a completely new technology of circuit design.

There are two basic approaches to modern microelectron­ics – monolithic integrated circuits and film circuits.

In monolithic ICs all circuit elements, active and passive, are simultaneously formed in a single small wafer of silicon. The ele­ments are interconnected by metallic stripes deposited onto the oxidized surface of the silicon wafer.

Monolithic IC technology is an extension of the diffused pla­nar process. Active elements (transistors and diodes) and passive elements (resistors and capacitors) are formed in the silicon slice by diffusing impurities into selected regions to modify electrical characteristics, and where necessary to form p-n junctions. The various elements are designed so that all can be formed simulta­neously by the same sequence of diffusions.

Film circuits are made by forming the passive electronic com­ponent and metallic interconnections on the surface of an insula­tion substrate. Then the active semiconductor devices are added, usually in discrete wafer form. There are two types of film circuits, thin film and thick film.

In thin film circuits the passive components and interconnec­tion wiring are formed on glass or ceramic substrates, using evap­oration techniques. The active components (transistors and diodes) are fabricated as separate semiconductor wafers and as­sembled into the circuit.

Thick film circuits are prepared in a similar manner except that the passive components and wiring are formed by silk-screen techniques on ceramic substrates.

There can be many instances where the microelectronic cir­cuit may combine more than one of these approaches in a single structure, using a combination of techniques.

In multichip circuits the electronic components for a circuit are formed in two or more silicon wafers (chips). The chips are mounted side by side on a common header. Some interconnec­tions are included on each chip, and the circuit is completed by wiring the chips together with small diameter gold wire.

Hybrid IC's are combinations of monolithic and film tech­niques. Active components are formed in a wafer of silicon using the planar process, and the passive components and interconnection wiring pattern formed on the surface of silicon oxide which covers the wafer, using evaporation techniques.


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Integrated Circuit Development

Three factors have contributed to the rapid development growth in the number of circuit elements per chip.

One factor is improvement in techniques for growing large single crystals of pure silicon. By increasing the diameter of the wafers — the discs of silicon on which chips are manufac­tured — more chips can be made at one time, reducing the unit cost.

Moreover, the quality of the material has also been improved, reducing the number of defects per wafer. This has the effect of increasing the maximum practical size of a chip because it reduces the probability that a defect will be found within a given area. The chip size for large-scale integrated circuits has grown from less than 10.000 square mils (thousandths of an inch) to 70.000.

A second factor is improvement in optical lithography, the process whereby all the patterns that make up a circuit are ulti­mately transferred to the surface of the silicon. By developing op­tical systems capable of resolving finer structures, the size of a typical transistor, as measured by the gate length, has been re­duced from a few thousandths of an inch in 1965 to two microns today.

Finally refinements in circuit structure that make more effi­cient use of silicon area have led to a hundredfold increase in the density of transistors on the chip.


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Electronic Devices

The invention of the transistor triggered the rapid growth of the electronics industry. Before transistors, electronic circuits were large, bulky and unreliable. They consumed considerable power (energy) and therefore generated too much heat, which contributed to the deterioration of other circuit parts and materials, such as resistors, capacitors and insulation. With transistors, cir­cuits became much smaller, more efficient in the use of energy, and far more reliable. The higher reliability of the transistor cir­cuits compared to vacuum tube equivalents is an extremely im­portant advantage.

The techniques used to manufacture transistors led to the de­velopment that made it possible to mass-produce very small and highly reliable electronics circuits commonly known as integrated circuits (ICs). ICs have diodes, transistors, resistors and all inter­connecting leads formed on a single piece of semiconductor mate­rial.


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The Future of ICs

When assessing the future course of ICs, it is customary to project another order of magnitude in circuit performance through a continuing reduction in the feature size of the devices on chip.

However, at our current level of IC development we must face several pragmatic barriers that will require some degree of re­search creativity to overcome. For example, the chip complexity is extrapolated to 100,000,000 transistors per chip and beyond.

However, the latest models indicate that the power level of next-generation devices will be on the order of 10 mW. Thus, a chip of this extrapolated complexity with these devices would require 1000 watts of input power and a packaging system capable of dissipating such power. Since these small devices would operate at reduced supply voltages, the 1000 watts of input power would re­quire currents on the order of 200 amperes and perhaps greater on a chip that should be less than one square inch in area. This set of conditions would apply only to a high-duty cycle and high-perfor­mance design and points out that important complex­ity/performance trade-offs must occur.

Conductors that are compatible with the device geometries must carry current densities much greater than the allowable lim­its defined by electromigration effects, resulting in a low reliability.


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1. Optical lithography has been the leading integrated circuit pattern defining technique for many years. 2. In the narrow sense, pattern recognition means the classification of a given unknown pattern in into a number of standard classes. In broad sense, pattern recognition means scene analysis. 3. Electron beam changes physical characteristics of exposed resistor so that after chemical etchinig pattern is left on clear substrate. 4. Finished substrate may contain 10,000 mask patterns. 5. The amount of work done is movnig one coulomb of electricity from one point to another is a measure of the potential difference between these two points. 6. The principles involve preparing detailed plans and careful monitoring. 7. The circuitry and software involved can be standardized. 8. Plasma etching involves the use of a glow discharge. 9. This work has involved the contributions of many people.




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As more ways are found to jam circuitry onto silicon chips, a new barrier to smaller and faster computers is emerging. The plastic or ceramic package that carries electrical signals on wires in and out of the chip is still bulky—sometimes 20 times as big as the сhip.

One solution, promoted by National Semiconductor Cooperation and others, is tape automated bonding. Instead of the wires and prongs (штырь) now used to connect chips, connections are etched into copper foil. These connections are five times сloser together than the prongs are. IBM has tried abandoning chip packages altogether, connecting the chips directly to a surface containing multiple levels of wiring.


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1. Further developments in thick and thin film circuits will extend the range of values achievable using deposition and evapo­ration techniques, although some applications may still require "pellet" type components. 2. Hybride microwave devices will de­crease in importance as true microwave integrated circuits be­come more economical. 3. The use of an electron beam instead of a light beam in the photographic process will result in integrated circuits with vastly increased numbers of functions per chip. 4. Materials other than silicon will be used, and other phenomena and structures besides junction barriers formed by p and n impu­rities can be considered.


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