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Design is an important aspect of semiconductor technology. Without circuit designs, we would not have the functionality that currently exists in our computers, automotive electronics, telecommunications, military systems, and consumer electronics. Design requires an understanding of theory, transistor operation, and higher level abstractions of functionality. It also requires competence with the tools that create these circuits.

Increasingly, design and manufacturing are interacting. This can be seen with the emphasis on Design for Manufacturing or Manufacturability (DFM). Although the Semitracks Online Training site is more focused on manufacturing issues, design plays an increasing role in production activities like test and yield, as well as in product engineering activities, like reliability and failure analysis.

This area will be expanded to include more topics and more detail in the future. Please feel free to suggest other topics to cover by responding to us at .