Engineering Studies – H4 Telecommunication Engineering – Materials and Manufacturing

This topic covers the use and application of semiconductors. Semiconductor material principles are outlines, then applications of this material in specific components are discussed.

Key Concepts

  • Semiconductor materials
  • Semiconductor principles – the P-N junction
  • Semiconductor applications

Discussion Questions

  1. What defines a semiconductor material?
  2. List semiconductor components common in electronic circuits.
  3. Explain the concept and application of a diode.
  4. Explain the concept and application of a transistor.
  5. What is doping of semiconductor material?
  6. What elements are added to silicon to form semiconductor material?
  7. Semiconductor devices are often combined and incorporated into what electronic component?



How a Transistor works - Veritasium - YouTube