IT2655 Frontiers of Microelectronics and Information Technology 6.0 credits

Mikroelektronikens och informationsteknikens frontlinjer

Please note

This course has been cancelled.

The course gives an overview of the frontiers, state of the art, market, visions and developments for some areas of microelectronics and information technology. Invited speakers from industry and university hold some of the lectures and give their view of their respective research areas and what they are working on. Apart from this the course may be an opportunity to find thesis projects and find contacts in industry

  • Education cycle

    Second cycle
  • Main field of study

    Electrical Engineering
  • Grading scale

    A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Last planned examination: spring 00.

At present this course is not scheduled to be offered.

Intended learning outcomes

The course gives an overview of the frontiers, state of the art, market, visions and developments for some areas of microelectronics and information technology.  After the course the participants should have 

- discussed the research frontiers based on the course book and seminars

- searched for and read research articles on a topic of choice

- written an individual essay in English on this topic

- read and commented an essay of another course participant

Course main content

Active participation is required for at least 10 seminars, but they need not be during the same semester. Reading requirements are set for each seminar. Participants may sign up for either the fall or spring semester, but the course may be finished any semester. Every semester is started with an introductory lecture with an overview of the area and administrative details for the course; this occasion may be counted for the attendance requirement. Voluntary study visits to research labs may be offered during the course. An individual essay on the frontiers of microelectronics and information technology, based on one or more of the seminars, is required. The student may pick the topic, but a literature search must be included. The essay determines the grade.

Eligibility

Recommended prerequisites

Basic courses in digital and analog electronics, wave theory, electromagnetic field theory, solid state physics and semiconductor device are recommended. A course in Information Searching is recommended, for instance (may be taken in parallel with this course).

Literature

Nanoelectronics and Information Technology: Advanced Electronic Materials and Novel Devices, Rainer WaserUpplaga: 2 Förlag: Wiley År: 2005ISBN: 3-527-40542-9   

Examination

  • ANN1 - Exercise, 1.5, grading scale: P, F
  • UPP1 - Essay, 4.5, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Requirements for final grade

Active participation in at least 10 seminars (ANN1; 1,5hp), written an individual essay in English and read and commented another course participant’s essay (UPP1; 4,5hp). The individual essay determines the grade, but all requirements must be fulfilled on time.

Offered by

ICT/Devices and Circuits

Examiner

Carl-Mikael Zetterling <bellman@kth.se>

Version

Course syllabus valid from: Autumn 2008.
Examination information valid from: Spring 2008.