Materials research for advanced solid-state electronic devices

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  • George Gibbons

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    1. Technical Director, GEC-Marconi Materials Technology Ltd. Caswell, Towcester, Northants NN12 8E.Q (UK)
    • Technical Director, GEC-Marconi Materials Technology Ltd. Caswell, Towcester, Northants NN12 8E.Q (UK)
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    • Received a B.Sc. in physics from Glasgow University and an M.Sc. in from Rutgers University (USA). He worked at Westinghouse, Bell Telephone Labs and Sperry Rand Research Center in the USA before joining Plessey Research (now GMMT). He has authored more than 40 papers in semiconductor device physics, microwave semiconductor and optoelectronic devices and one book on avalanche diode microwave oscillators.


Abstract

GEC-Marconi Materials Technology (GMMT) is actively engaged in a broad-based program of research in semiconducting materials. George Gibbons, the technical director of the GMMT Caswell laboratory, introduces some of this work, which is then described in more detail in several other articles in this issue by members of the laboratory. Interest is focused on how materials technology drives the progress made in solid-state devices and circuits, with the next big advance being expected in the development of optoelectronic integrated circuits.

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