This textbook is an introduction into the physics of semiconductor devices, where emphasis is on main physical principles. It is adressed to students of electrical engineering, information technology, and technical physics mainly at universities of applied sciences as well as to prospective physicists who want to become familiar with applications of semiconductor physics.
The basic facts and equations are presented with datailed derivations. Each chapter contains well-calculated examples and problems, partially using MATLAB (in parts also running on Palmtops). Suggested solutions as well as a comprimed data and formula collection are presented in the Internet. Chapter summaries, additional sections about trends and technology issues, as well as hints additional literature complete the text.