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DC/AC Instructor Presentation: Introduction to Semiconductor Devices


This PowerPoint presentation is provided by Maricopa Advanced Technology Education Center (MATEC) and defines semiconductors and shows basic atomic structures. The presentation also summarizes types of semiconductor materials; introduces PN junctions, diodes, and integrated circuits; and gives an overview of the concept of a transistor and how it is used in electronics. 

Student learning outcomes for this presentation include:

  • Define active and passive components.
  • Name three main categories of active semiconductor devices.
  • Name the two elements of a diode and state the primary operational characteristics of a diode.
  • Define bias and name the two types of bias and their effects on diode operation.
  • Explain the concept of a transistor.
  • Explain how a transistor can switch or amplify.
  • Define integrated circuit. 
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Alternate Title Direct Current / Alternating Current Instructor Presentation: Introduction to Semiconductor Devices
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