Gallium Arsenide Technology in Europe by Joseph MunGallium Arsenide Technology in Europe by Joseph Mun

Gallium Arsenide Technology in Europe

EditorJoseph Mun

Paperback | May 27, 1994

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Some of the key milestones in GaAs technology were ftrst demonstrated in Europe, for example, the ftrst GaAs Field Effect Transistor (FET) with microwave performance and the ftrst GaAs Microwave Monolithic Integrated Circuit (MMIC). The strategic nature of GaAs technology has attracted heavy investment from many vertically integrated companies in information technology, communication and defence, as well as from semiconductor manufacturers world wide. Europe always faced strong competition from the USA and Japan and until 1984, European GaAs activities were fragmented amongst various players, with some of the activities loosely grouped into national programmes. In 1984, a number of collaborative projects were established under the European Speciftc Programme on Information Technology (ESPRIT) which crossed national boundaries. It has launched a new and exciting phase for GaAs in Europe and few of those involved at the time could have imagined where such collaboration may lead. In the beginning of those early projects, collaboration was approached with caution and suspicion because after all, many members of a newly formed project team were previously competitors. However, common technology problems soon became apparent and the opportunity to discuss these problems with engineers and scientists from different backgrounds had quickly broken down all barriers. Today, collaboration has become an essential element in European R&D. Collaboration has strengthened the GaAs community and helped to accelerate its growth against difftcult times. This book examines the importance of GaAs technology in Europe and illustrates some of the recent activities pursued under various ESPRIT projects.
Title:Gallium Arsenide Technology in EuropeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:396 pagesPublished:May 27, 1994Publisher:Springer Berlin HeidelbergLanguage:English

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ISBN - 13:9783540579069

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Table of Contents

1 The Importance of GaAs Technology in Europe.- 2 Impact on Major Community Applications.- 2.1 Satellite Communication.- 2.2 Mobile Millimetre-wave Communication.- 2.3 Airport Surveillance Radar.- 2.4 Mobile Communication.- 2.5 Direct Broadcasting TV.- 2.6 Point to Multipoint Communication.- 2.7 Optical Communication.- 3 Enabling Technologies.- 3.1 Advanced HFETs and Pseudomorphic HFETs.- 3.2 Advanced HBTs.- 3.3 Advanced GaAs MMIC Technology.- 3.4 High Throughput Multiwafer MOVPE Reactor.- 3.5 Epitaxy with "Safer-to-handle" Precursors.- 4 Modelling and Measurements.- 4.1 Reliability Evaluation.- 4.2 Forward and Reverse Engineering.- 4.3 On-wafer Noise Parameter Measurements.- 4.4 Noise Modelling in Semiconductor Devices.- 4.5 Non-linear Modelling.- 4.6 Power MESFET Modelling.- 4.7 Coplanar Waveguide Modelling.- 4.8 Planetary MOVPE Reactor Modelling.- 5 Future Aspects.- 5.1 Manufacturing Issues.- 5.2 New devices and Technologies.- 5.3 Nanoelectronics.- Appendix - List of ESPRIT Projects on GaAs.- Index of Contributors.