Semiconductor Memories: A Handbook of Design, Manufacture and Application (2nd Edition)

Semiconductor Memories: A Handbook of Design, Manufacture and Application (2nd Edition)

By: Betty Prince (author)Hardback

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Provides the reader with memory fundamentals as well as directions for future research. Examines memory history, current memory technology and offers a glimpse at the future of memories. Topics include memory market trends and their importance to both industry and government applications requirements which determine the direction of memory development and technical aspects of memories. Descriptions and usage of the various types of memories including SRAMs, DRAMs, VDRAMs, EPROMs, EEPROMs, and ROMs are also provided. Finally, it looks at memory packing, large scale integration, and the manufacture of memories.

About Author

Betty Prince has over 30 years' experience in the semiconductor industry having worked with Texas Instruments, N.V. Philips, Motorola, R.C.A., and Fairchild and is currently CEO of Memory Strategies International. She has authored four books and served from 1991-1994 on the Technical Advisory Board of IEEE Spectrum magazine. She is a Senior Life Member of the IEEE and served as an IEEE SSCS Distinguished Lecturer and on the Program Committee of the IEEE Custom Integrated Circuit conference. She was founder of the JEDEC JC-16 Interface Standards Committee and was active for many years on the JC-42 Memory Committee where she was co-chair of the SRAM standards group. She has been U.S. representative to the IEC SC47A WG3 Memory Standards Committee. Dr Prince has served on the Technical Advisory Board of several memory companies and has been on the Board of Directors of Mosaid Technologies. She holds patents in the memory, processor and interface areas and has degrees in Physics, Math, and Finance with doctoral dissertation in fractal modeling.


The Strategic Nature of Semiconductor Memories. The Basics of Memories: Market, Technology and Product. Trends in Memory Applications. Memory Device and Process Technology. Basic Memory Architecture and Cell Structure. Dynamic Random Access Memory Trends----4k to 256Mb. Application--Specific DRAMs. Trends in Static RAMs. Future, Fast and Application--Specific SRAMs. MOS ROMs, PROMs and EPLDs. Field Alterable ROMs I: EPROM, OTP, and Flash Memories. Field Alterable ROMs 2: EEPROM, EAROM, NV--RAM. Packaging----Single, Module and Wafer Scale Integration. Memory Electrical and Reliability Testing. Yield, Cost and the Modern Factory. Memory Trends in the Future. Index.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780471942955
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 822
  • ID: 9780471942955
  • weight: 1670
  • ISBN10: 0471942952
  • edition: 2nd Edition

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