New knowledge, arising from scientific discoveries and inventions, often leads to world-wide, large- scale engineering effort which eventually has far-reaching consequences in our society. The advance in solid-state devices over the past thirty years has revolutionized electronics: data-processing, industrial process control, telecommunications, scientific instruments, personal computers, and consumers products; by providing reliable, high-performance, low-cost building blocks such as non- miniaturised circuits for gears and electronic systems. Furthermore, with the present energy crisis, semiconductor technology is advancing present energy crisis, semiconductor technology is advancing toward offering economically viable photovoltaic solar cells for terrestrial applications. Although solid-state device research and development have been carried out through interdisciplinary co- operation among applied physicists, electronic engineers and material scientists, it is fair to say that solid-state physics, which provided the foundation for understanding device performance, should be credited for helping initiate much information.
The International School of Solid State Device Research will cover the follow subjects within its courses:
– device physics
– materials science pertinent to solid-state devices
– device and circuit design
– fabrication process technologies
– device assembly, packaging and characterization including circuity
– exploratory devices and processes
– future trends and physical limitations.
The purpose of the school is to enlighten students with advanced courses presented on the above
subjects in a coherent manner with a state-of-the-art view. In addition, the school’s programme is intended to stimulate the imagination of scientists and engineers by emphasizing salient features on the most recent developments so as to distinguish the essential from the non-essential in this rapidly advancing and constantly growing field.