Design, Development and Application of Microelectronics and Semiconductor Devices

A special issue of Applied Sciences (ISSN 2076-3417). This special issue belongs to the section "Applied Physics General".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2024 | Viewed by 133

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Faculty of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Universidad Veracruzana, Boca del Río 94294, Veracruz, Mexico
Interests: design and modelling of MEMS; integrated circuits and microsensors characterization for biomedical, environment and industrial applications; energy harvesting devices
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CONAHCYT, Universidad Autónoma del Estado de Quintana Roo, Chetumal 77019, Quintana Roo, Mexico
Interests: advanced microelectronics and semiconductors, advancing renewable energy technologies and environmental sensing; development and detailed analysis of porous semiconductor materials for improved solar cell efficiency and fabrication of sensitive biological and chemical sensors; exploration and optimization of solar energy harvesting techniques; design of low-power devices for the Internet of Things (IoT); prioritizing sustainability and energy conservation; sustainable wireless sensor networks powered by innovative energy sources such as microbial fuel cells, contributing to environmental monitoring and development of smart, energy-efficient technologies

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Faculty of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Universidad Veracruzana, Boca del Río 94294, Veracruz, Mexico
Interests: analog and digital electronics design; thin solid films for chemical and environmental sensors; nanostructured materials analysis; embedded systems; sequential and RTOS microcontroller programming

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Department of Energy Technology, Aalborg University, Aalborg, Denmark
Interests: power electronics; power semiconductors; reliability of power electronics; thermal modeling; thermal characterization; machine learning; modular multilevel converters; condition monitoring

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Research on innovative technologies for new materials and semiconductors has significantly increased, driven by the expansion of microprocessors, smart devices, sensors, and consumer electronics connected to the Internet of Things (IoT) in the digital era. The prospects are stimulating, but several challenges are emerging. One such challenge is related to the energy consumption of these devices, their speed, and reliability. The enhanced integration of new thin film technologies with VLSI has been suggested, as well as the development of novel transistors for the creation of modern circuits. Therefore, this collection considers recent advances in the design, modeling, fabrication, characterization, applications, and perspectives of microelectronic and semiconductor devices. It focuses on how these developments can address current and future challenges, promoting innovative solutions that optimize performance and energy efficiency, while exploring emerging applications across various fields of science and technology.

Dr. Francisco López-Huerta
Dr. Edith Osorio de la Rosa
Dr. Rosa Maria Woo García
Dr. Yi Zhang
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  • microelectronics
  • semiconductor devices
  • thin film technologies
  • VLSI
  • IoT
  • energy consumption
  • reliability
  • circuit design
  • modeling and fabrication
  • emerging applications

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