Chapter 2. Technological Overview

  1. Wei Zhu Ph.D.
  1. Gregory P. Kochanski1,
  2. Wei Zhu1 and
  3. Yehuda Goren2

Published Online: 15 APR 2002

DOI: 10.1002/0471224332.ch2

Vacuum Microelectronics

Vacuum Microelectronics

How to Cite

Kochanski, G. P., Zhu, W. and Goren, Y. (2001) Technological Overview, in Vacuum Microelectronics (ed W. Zhu), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York, USA. doi: 10.1002/0471224332.ch2

Editor Information

  1. Bell Laboratories—Lucent Technologies, 600 Mountain Avenue, Murray Hill, NJ 07974, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    Bell Laboratories, Lucent Technologies, 600 Mountain Avenue, Murray Hill, New Jersey 07974-0636

  2. 2

    Teledyne Electronic Technologies, 11361 Sunrise Park Drive, Rancho Cordova, California 95742-6587

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 APR 2002
  2. Published Print: 1 OCT 2001

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471322443

Online ISBN: 9780471224334



  • technology assessment;
  • flat panel field emission displays;
  • phosphor efficiency;
  • pillar breakdown;
  • cathode lifetime and uniformity;
  • microwave power amplifier tubes;
  • microwave triode;
  • microwave beam tubes


Chapter 2 provides an overview of the technological state-of-the-art of field emitters and vacuum microelectronics. It highlights

  • Major scientific and technical problems that remain to be solved

  • Advantages and disadvantages of vacuum devices in the context of real applications

  • The promise and reality of the technology.