High Performance Electronics on Flexible Silicon

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http://hdl.handle.net/10754/620730
Title:
High Performance Electronics on Flexible Silicon
Authors:
Sevilla, Galo T. ( 0000-0002-9419-4437 )
Abstract:
Over the last few years, flexible electronic systems have gained increased attention from researchers around the world because of their potential to create new applications such as flexible displays, flexible energy harvesters, artificial skin, and health monitoring systems that cannot be integrated with conventional wafer based complementary metal oxide semiconductor processes. Most of the current efforts to create flexible high performance devices are based on the use of organic semiconductors. However, inherent material's limitations make them unsuitable for big data processing and high speed communications. The objective of my doctoral dissertation is to develop integration processes that allow the transformation of rigid high performance electronics into flexible ones while maintaining their performance and cost. In this work, two different techniques to transform inorganic complementary metal-oxide-semiconductor electronics into flexible ones have been developed using industry compatible processes. Furthermore, these techniques were used to realize flexible discrete devices and circuits which include metal-oxide-semiconductor field-effect-transistors, the first demonstration of flexible Fin-field-effect-transistors, and metal-oxide-semiconductors-based circuits. Finally, this thesis presents a new technique to package, integrate, and interconnect flexible high performance electronics using low cost additive manufacturing techniques such as 3D printing and inkjet printing. This thesis contains in depth studies on electrical, mechanical, and thermal properties of the fabricated devices.
Advisors:
Hussain, Muhammad Mustafa ( 0000-0003-3279-0441 )
Committee Member:
Alouini, Mohamed-Slim ( 0000-0003-4827-1793 ) ; Wang, Peng ( 0000-0003-0856-0865 ) ; Ma, Zhenqiang
KAUST Department:
Computer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering (CEMSE) Division
Program:
Electrical Engineering
Issue Date:
Sep-2016
Type:
Dissertation
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dc.contributor.advisorHussain, Muhammad Mustafaen
dc.contributor.authorSevilla, Galo T.en
dc.date.accessioned2016-09-28T13:32:56Z-
dc.date.available2016-09-28T13:32:56Z-
dc.date.issued2016-09-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/620730-
dc.description.abstractOver the last few years, flexible electronic systems have gained increased attention from researchers around the world because of their potential to create new applications such as flexible displays, flexible energy harvesters, artificial skin, and health monitoring systems that cannot be integrated with conventional wafer based complementary metal oxide semiconductor processes. Most of the current efforts to create flexible high performance devices are based on the use of organic semiconductors. However, inherent material's limitations make them unsuitable for big data processing and high speed communications. The objective of my doctoral dissertation is to develop integration processes that allow the transformation of rigid high performance electronics into flexible ones while maintaining their performance and cost. In this work, two different techniques to transform inorganic complementary metal-oxide-semiconductor electronics into flexible ones have been developed using industry compatible processes. Furthermore, these techniques were used to realize flexible discrete devices and circuits which include metal-oxide-semiconductor field-effect-transistors, the first demonstration of flexible Fin-field-effect-transistors, and metal-oxide-semiconductors-based circuits. Finally, this thesis presents a new technique to package, integrate, and interconnect flexible high performance electronics using low cost additive manufacturing techniques such as 3D printing and inkjet printing. This thesis contains in depth studies on electrical, mechanical, and thermal properties of the fabricated devices.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.subjectFlexible Siliconen
dc.subjectHigh performance electronicsen
dc.subjectFlexible packagingen
dc.titleHigh Performance Electronics on Flexible Siliconen
dc.typeDissertationen
dc.contributor.departmentComputer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering (CEMSE) Divisionen
thesis.degree.grantorKing Abdullah University of Science and Technologyen_GB
dc.contributor.committeememberAlouini, Mohamed-Slimen
dc.contributor.committeememberWang, Pengen
dc.contributor.committeememberMa, Zhenqiangen
thesis.degree.disciplineElectrical Engineeringen
thesis.degree.nameDoctor of Philosophyen
dc.person.id118364en
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