The main objective of the course is to provide the student with the basics of silicon monolithic integrated circuit fabrication technology and of specialized instrumentation for device and circuit characterization. At the end of the course, the student is expected to know the basics of monolithic integration technology (in particular, of CMOS technology) and be able to evaluate the impact of integration technology over the design and the performance of integrated circuits. The student is also expected to be capable of understanding the main specifications of advanced electronic instrumentation and the most critical points in their design and of selecting a measuring instrument for a given application. The course is intended for students who will carry on their future professional activity in the areas of design, production, characterization, application, and management of integrated circuits and devices, equipments, and systems including such circuits and devices.