AVS Mid-Atlantic Chapter Short Course Program

The AVS Mid-Atlantic Chapter (MAAVS) is hosting a one day virtual AVS Short Course that will be held in conjunction with the Carolina Science Symposium Virtual Meeting (CSS 2021) taking place November 11-12, 2021 via the Zoom platform. See course details below.

Semiconductor Device Manufacturing Overview 

Date: Thursday, November 11, 2021
Time: 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. EST
Platform: Zoom
Course Objectives
  • Gain a "big picture" understanding of the steps involved in making and packaging an integrated circuit.
  • Learn the jargon associated with the microelectronics manufacturing industry.
  • Learn the key concepts and process parameters of each process step.

Course Description

The intent of this course is to provide an integrated overview of the complete semiconductor manufacturing process, starting with how single-crystal substrates are made. The background science needed for the information presented will be provided.

The course begins with an overview of basic materials-related concepts used in microelectronics processing. This is followed by a description of process steps required to make an integrated circuit. Process steps such as photolithography, deposition (including chemical vapor deposition, sputtering, and atomic layer deposition), oxidation, ion implantation, and etching.

Who Should Attend?

This course is intended for engineers, technicians, marketing and sales people, or anyone involved in the microelectronics industry who wants a greater understanding of the microelectronic manufacturing.

NOTE: Course topic and Virtual meeting topics will not overlap on the same day, so you can participate in both events if desired.

Instructor Biography

Bridget Rogers, Associate Professor
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Department
Vanderbilt University

Bridget Rogers is an Associate Professor in the Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Department at Vanderbilt University. She is teaching and performing research in processing and characterization of thin films, surfaces, and interfaces. Prior to joining the Vanderbilt faculty she was employed in Motorola’s Semiconductor Products Sector for 14 years. Over the years she held positions in the areas of process engineering, process development, device engineering, and materials characterization. She received her Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in chemical engineering from Arizona State University and her B.S. degree, also in chemical engineering, from the University of Colorado, Boulder.

Course Cost

Cost Per Course

Platform: Zoom

Times listed are Eastern Standard Time (EST). Check your timezone!

This course will include a link to a PDF file of the copyrighted course notes. During the online course you may ask questions. The Instructor will review and answer them periodically throughout the course. 

You must be present the day of the course, recorded versions are not available.

Save with AVS Membership

Save $50 per AVS Short Course with an AVS Platinum Membership. The savings from just two courses is equivalent to the price of an AVS Platinum Membership, which provides discounts on conferences, short courses, webinars as well as access to the AVS publications and technical libraries, career services, and more. Don’t miss out on these savings. Contact Angela Klink, AVS Member Services Administrator, angela@avs.org for your discount code or to upgrade to Platinum.

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AVS Courses by Request
If you are interested in seeing an AVS Short Course offered in 2022 please complete the AVS Courses by Request form.

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