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Stanley Wolf

Stanley Wolf
Microchip Manufacturing

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About the Author

Dr. Stanley Wolf is an internationally recognized expert on silicon processing. He earned a B.S. in Physics in New York and a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering at University of California Santa Barbara. Dr. Wolf wrote his first text, Guide to Electronic Measurements and Laboratory Practice, in 1973. Now in its Sixth Edition, it is the 2nd-oldest Electrical Engineering book currently published by Prentice-Hall.

Dr. Wolf worked at Hughes Aircraft in semiconductor research & development for several years. In 1980 he became a Professor of Electrical Engineering at California State University Long Beach.

Beginning in 1985, Dr. Wolf wrote and published a seminal series of books, SILICON PROCESSING FOR THE VLSI ERA - Vol. 1-4 . The first volume sold over 30,000 copies. It was called "the Bible of Silicon Processing," and "the book that trained a generation of process engineers."

Dr. Wolf taught a number of seminars on IC Fabrication that were offered by University of California Berkeley Extension. More than 4000 microlelectronic professionals have attended these popular seminars during the 20 years in which they were held. He continues to teach on-site seminars on state-of-the-art issues in semiconductor manufacture, including Deep-Submicron

Process Technology, Silicon Processing for the VLSI Era, Copper Technology, and A Day in the Life of a Wafer Fab. For more information about these seminars, please visit the Lattice Press web site: http://www.latticepress.com

Dr. Wolf lives in Southern California with his architect wife.


Copyright ©2003 by Stanley Wolf. All rights reserved. Please feel free to duplicate or distribute this file as long as the contents are not changed and this copyright notice is intact. Thank you.

- Excerpt


Microchip Manufacturing

by Dr. Stanley Wolf


The excerpt link below is called "Wafer Fab Operations and Yield," and discusses such vital subjects as wafer transport, improving efficiency, yield management, laying-out and staffing wafer fabs. The excerpt is rendered as a PDF file that is 5.6 megs. Click on the title of the excerpt to download the PDF file.

Wafer Fab Operations and Yield

by Dr. Stanley Wolf

Copyright ©2004 by Stanley Wolf. All rights reserved. Please feel free to duplicate or distribute this file as long as the contents are not changed and this copyright notice is intact. Thank you.

- About the Book

by Stanley Wolf, Ph.D.
Published by Lattice Press

MICROCHIP MANUFACTURING provides an introductory and accessible treatment of a vital and fascinating technology: integrated circuit fabrication. The use of color illustrations throughout is an immense aid to learning.

The book conveniently serves semester-long classes on IC fabrication in two academic curricula:

1. Introductory courses in undergraduate, four-year engineering programs of electrical, chemical, and mechanical engineering, materials science, and physics. The mathematical underpinning for such courses is provided in Appendices. At least half the problems at the end of each chapter have been selected with such courses in mind.

2. As a basic book for two-year technician-training programs. Without referring to the Appendices, the remainder of the material contains only the level of mathematics that can be handled by students enrolled in a two-year Semiconductor Manufacturing Technology program.

A 420-PowerPoint set of Foils (on CD, in PDF Format), and a Solutions Manual for the problems, are available to all Adopting Faculty.

The text should also appeal to many Semiconductor-Industry Professionals, especially those peripherally involved with wafer-fabs. If you Sell Equipment, Materials, & Services to semiconductor manufacturers, it provides an understanding of the overall picture, and how your products fit in.

IC Designers, Product Engineers, Test & Field-Service Engineers, IP-lawyers, Quality-Control & Reliability Personnel, Sales & Marketing workers will all benefit from its contents.


"It shows how very dull this kind of textbook has been in the past, and how much more attractive and understandable color makes a complicated subject... This is a book that belongs on the reference bookshelf of anyone interested in or a part of our industry!"
-- A. Braun, Semiconductor International

"The new book is indeed beautiful. The depth of coverage is just about right... and the pictures are stunning. I'll be using it in the Fall."
-- G. Snider, Professor, Dept of Electrical Engineering, Notre Dame University

"MICROCHIP MANUFACTURING is excellent at explaining the manufacturing process of microchips, precisely, totally and easily to understand, with lots of figures and photographs."
-- R. Komori, Asahi Chemical Corporation, Japan

"Awesome, Dr. Wolf ... Your Best Work Yet!"
-- J. Holm-Kennedy, Professor, Dept of Electrical Engineering, U. of Hawaii

"This brand-new Book is the first one to be published in full-color on IC fabrication. Its visuals are jaw-dropping, and they make it much easier to grasp many of the difficult physical-concepts associated with this fascinating but complex technology. MICROCHIP MANUFACTURING would be an excellent choice for introductory Undergraduate Courses on VLSI, or for semiconductor technician-training programs."
-- ICKnowledge.com

Copyright ©2004 by Stanley Wolf. All rights reserved. Please feel free to duplicate or distribute this file as long as the contents are not changed and this copyright notice is intact. Thank you.

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