Accession Number : AD0288547

Title :   THE COMING ERA OF MICROELECTRONICS

Corporate Author : ARMY ELECTRONICS LABS FORT MONMOUTH N J

Personal Author(s) : MEINDL,J.D. ; TOBMAN,M.

Report Date : AUG 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : Solid-state electronics is now at the threshold of the era of microelectronics. The salient feature of microelectronics is integration typified by the functional device. A functional device consists of an interconnected array of conventional devices--transistors, diodes, capacitors, and resistors--fabricated in situ within a single crystal of silicon, with the capability of performing a complete electronic circuit function. The most promising applications of functional devices are in digital circuits and systems where they provide potential reliability, cost, size, and weight advantages over conventional circ it techniques. (Author)

Descriptors :   *MICROMINIATURIZATION (ELECTRONICS), *SOLID STATE PHYSICS, CAPACITORS, CIRCUITS, COSTS, DIGITAL SYSTEMS, DIODES, ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT, INTEGRATED CIRCUITS, RELIABILITY, RESISTORS, SEMICONDUCTORS, TRANSISTORS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE