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Foreword
ForewordThe invention of the bipolar junction transistor and the junction field-effect transistor by Bardeen, Brattain, and Shockley in 1956 foreshadowed the development of generations of smart phones and computers yet to come. The invention of the silicon integrated circuit (IC) by Jack Kilby of Texas Instruments in 1958 and 6 months later by Robert Noyce of Fairchild Semiconductor excited the development of generations of integrations. The proposal of doubling the number of transistors on an IC every 24 months by Gordon Moore in 1965 (also called Moore’s law) has been the most powerful driver for the development of the microelectronic industry in the past 44 years. This law emphasizes lithography scaling and integration (in two dim…
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John H. Lau; Chengkuo Lee; C. S. Premachandran; Yu Aibin: Advanced MEMS Packaging. Foreword, Chapter (McGraw-Hill Professional, 2010), AccessEngineering Export