6. Ceramics and the Electronics Age

  1. David W. Richerson

Published Online: 24 SEP 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118392317.ch6

The Magic of Ceramics, Second Edition

The Magic of Ceramics, Second Edition

How to Cite

Richerson, D. W. (2012) Ceramics and the Electronics Age, in The Magic of Ceramics, Second Edition, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118392317.ch6

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 24 SEP 2012
  2. Published Print: 5 OCT 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470638057

Online ISBN: 9781118392317



  • ceramics and electronics age, and ceramic material magnetite;
  • ceramics, responding in different ways to electricity;
  • transistor allowing electronic device miniaturization;
  • VLSI in a chip in desktop computers, and flash memory devices;
  • ceramics in IC, hybrid IC package as miracles of miniaturization


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • What We Mean by Electronics

  • Milestones in Our Understanding and Use of Electricity

  • The Role of Ceramics in IC Technology

  • Other Electrical Uses of Ceramics

  • Nature's Magnets

  • Overview: What Will the Future Bring?