This Guide to Semiconductor Engineering is concerned with semiconductor materials, devices and process technologies which in combination are the driving force behind the unprecedented growth of our technical civilization over the last half a century. This book was conceived and written keeping in mind those who need to learn about semiconductor engineering, who are professionally associated with select aspects of this technical domain and want to see it in a broader context, or are simply interested in semiconductors. In its coverage of semiconductor engineering this Guide departs from textbook-style, monothematic in-depth coverage of topics such as the physics of semiconductors and semiconductor devices, the manufacturing of semiconductor devices and circuits, and the characterization of semiconductor materials. Instead, it covers the entire field of semiconductor engineering in one concise volume with synergistic interactions between various areas clearly identified. It is a holistic approach to the coverage of semiconductor engineering which makes this guide unique among books covering semiconductor related issues available on the market today.