2022 Special Seminar on Semiconductor Memory

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Graduate major in Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Wakabayashi Hitoshi  Aoto Nahomi  Fujisawa Hiroki  Uchiyama Shiro  Goda Akira    Nariyoshi Yasuhiro  Matsuhashi Hideki  Miyashita Toshihiko  Yoshida Kazuyoshi 
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Course description and aims

In electrical/electronic engineering and information/communication engineering, it is important to understand the semiconductor memory technology to support the current electronics industry. Specific topics of lectures relate to semiconductor memory circuits, structures, manufacturing methods, design technology, testing technology, reliability, packaging technology and their production methods will be discussed to comprehensively understand.

Student learning outcomes

[Target] To understand the semiconductor memory to support the current electronics industry. In addition, we aim to be able to apply to the actual memory circuit design.
[Theme] In this lecture on semiconductor memory circuits, their structures, production method, design technology, test technology, reliability, packaging technology and their production methods will be discussed to comprehensively understand for the foundamental on the electrical/electronic engineering and information communication engineering.
Corresponding educational goals are:
(1) Specialist skills: Fundamental specialist skills
(4) Applied skills (inquisitive thinking and/or problem-finding skills) Organization and analysis
(7) Skills acquiring a wide range of expertise, and expanding it into more advanced and other specialized areas

Course taught by instructors with work experience

Applicable How instructors' work experience benefits the course
Lectures by engineers in Micron Memory Japan, G.K.


Semiconductor memory device, DRAM, NAND, TSV, circuit-design, device technology, process technology

Competencies that will be developed

Specialist skills Intercultural skills Communication skills Critical thinking skills Practical and/or problem-solving skills

Class flow

Lectures in-person are given by experts of semiconductor memories in the fields of circuit design, development of device and process, and manufacture engineering. Held through Zoom.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Overview of Semiconductor Memories: Technology, Economy, Industry and Future Growth Report
Class 2 DRAM Circuit Design Report
Class 3 DRAM device technology and Chip Stack technology Report
Class 4 Semiconductor Memory Process Technologies Report
Class 5 NAND Flash Technology Report
Class 6 Manufacturing Technology and Engineering for Advanced DRAM Report
Class 7 Smart Manufacturing of Semiconductor Memory using Big Data Report

Out-of-Class Study Time (Preparation and Review)

To enhance effective learning, students are encouraged to spend approximately 100 minutes preparing for class and another 100 minutes reviewing class content afterwards (including assignments) for each class.
They should do so by referring to textbooks and other course material.



Reference books, course materials, etc.

Taur and Ning: Fundamentals of Modern VLSI Devices (ISBN: 978-4621085813)
Sze: Semiconductor Devices: Physics and Technology (ISBN: 978-4782855508)
Texts by each lecturer

Assessment criteria and methods

Reports for each lectures: 100%

Related courses

  • EEE.C441 : VLSI Technology I
  • EEE.C442 : VLSI Technology II
  • EEE.D411 : Semiconductor Physics
  • EEE.D452 : Special Topics on Semiconductor Devices and Applications

Prerequisites (i.e., required knowledge, skills, courses, etc.)

It is desirable to take an undergraduate lecture on semiconductor devices and electronic circuits.


Class 1: Nahomi Aoto; Class 2: Hiroki Fujisawa; Class 3: Toshihiko Miyashita, Shiro Uchiyama; Class 4: Kazuyoshi Yoshida; Class 5: Akira Goda, Tomoharu Tanaka; Class 6: KotYasuhiro Nariyoshi; Class 7: Hideki Matsuhashi; all from Micron Memory Japan, G.K.

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