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SEMICONDUCTOR IS AN OXIDE OF A METAL (E.G., CUO, ZNO) OR COPPER SULFIDE

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20110175084THIN FILM SEMICONDUCTOR MATERIAL PRODUCED THROUGH REACTIVE SPUTTERING OF ZINC TARGET USING NITROGEN GASES - The present invention generally comprises a semiconductor film and the reactive sputtering process used to deposit the semiconductor film. The sputtering target may comprise pure zinc (i.e., 99.995 atomic percent or greater), which may be doped with aluminum (about 1 atomic percent to about 20 atomic percent) or other doping metals. The zinc target may be reactively sputtered by introducing nitrogen and oxygen to the chamber. The amount of nitrogen may be significantly greater than the amount of oxygen and argon gas. The amount of oxygen may be based upon a turning point of the film structure, the film transmittance, a DC voltage change, or the film conductivity based upon measurements obtained from deposition without the nitrogen containing gas. The reactive sputtering may occur at temperatures from about room temperature up to several hundred degrees Celsius. After deposition, the semiconductor film may be annealed to further improve the film mobility.07-21-2011
20110198586THIN FILM TRANSISTOR AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SAME - A thin film transistor including a gate electrode, a gate-insulating film, an oxide semiconductor film in contact with the gate-insulating film, and source and drain electrodes which connect to the oxide semiconductor film and are separated with a channel part therebetween, wherein the oxide semiconductor film comprises a crystalline indium oxide which includes hydrogen element, and the content of the hydrogen element contained in the oxide semiconductor film is 0.1 at % to 5 at % relative to all elements which form the oxide semiconductor film.08-18-2011
20130043469Thin-Film Transistor and Method for Manufacturing the Same - In a TFT that adopts an oxide semiconductor as an active layer and has a resistance layer interposed between the active layer and one of a source and drain electrode, while Vth close to 0 V and a small off current are sustained, an on-current is increased. In a thin-film transistor including a gate electrode, a gate insulating film, a semiconductor layer, a source electrode, and a drain electrode, the semiconductor layer that links the source electrode and drain electrode is made of a metal oxide. The semiconductor layer includes three regions of first, second, and third regions. The first region is connected with the source electrode, the third region is connected with the drain electrode, and the second region is connected between the first region and third region. The resistivities of the three regions have the relationship of the first region>the second region>the third region.02-21-2013
20130043468VERTICAL FIELD EFFECT TRANSISTOR ON OXIDE SEMICONDUCTOR SUBSTRATE - A transistor, such as a vertical metal field effect transistor, can include a substrate including a ZnO-based material, and a structure disposed on a first side of the substrate comprising of AlGaN-based materials and electrodes disposed on the second side of the substrate. The transistor can also include a plurality of semiconductor layers and a dielectric layer disposed between the plurality of semiconductor layers and electrode materials.02-21-2013
20130043467THIN FILM DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF - With a TFT using an oxide semiconductor film, there is such an issue that oxygen deficit is generated in a surface region of the oxide semiconductor film after performing plasma etching of a source/drain electrode, thereby increasing the off-current. Provided is a TFT which includes: a gate electrode on an insulating substrate; a gate insulating film on the gate electrode; an oxide semiconductor film containing indium on the gate insulating film; and a source/drain electrode on the oxide semiconductor film. Further, the peak position derived from an indium 3d orbital in the XPS spectrum of a surface layer in a part of the oxide semiconductor film where the source/drain electrode is not superimposed is shifted towards a high energy side than the peak position derived from the indium 3d orbital in the XPS spectrum of an oxide semiconductor region existing in a lower part of the surface layer.02-21-2013
20130043466SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME - A semiconductor device including an oxide semiconductor and including a more excellent gate insulating film is provided. A highly reliable and electrically stable semiconductor device having a small number of changes in the film structure, the process conditions, the manufacturing apparatus, or the like from a mass production technology that has been put into practical use is provided. A method for manufacturing the semiconductor device is provided. The semiconductor device includes a gate electrode, a gate insulating film formed over the gate electrode, and an oxide semiconductor film formed over the gate insulating film. The gate insulating film includes a silicon nitride oxide film, a silicon oxynitride film formed over the silicon nitride oxide film, and a metal oxide film formed over the silicon oxynitride film. The oxide semiconductor film is formed over and in contact with the metal oxide film.02-21-2013
20130043464THIN FILM TRANSISTOR, PIXEL STRUCTURE AND METHOD FOR FABRICATING THE SAME - A thin film transistor (TFT) that includes a gate, an oxide semiconductor layer, a gate insulator, a source, and a drain is provided. The gate insulator is located between the oxide semiconductor layer and the gate. The source and the drain are in contact with different portions of the oxide semiconductor layer. Each of the source and the drain has a ladder-shaped sidewall that is partially covered by the oxide semiconductor layer. A method for fabricating the above-mentioned TFT is also provided.02-21-2013
20100155715DISPLAY SUBSTRATE, AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME - A display substrate according to the present invention comprises a gate line formed on a substrate. a data line, a thin film transistor connected to the gate line and the data line respectively and pixel electrode connected to the thin film transistor, wherein a channel of the thin film transistor is formed in a direction perpendicular to the substrate and, a layer where the channel is formed includes an oxide semiconductor pattern. ON current of thin film transistor of the display substrate can be increased without loss of aperture ratio.06-24-2010
20110204355ZINC OXIDE BASED SUBSTRATE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING ZINC OXIDE BASED SUBSTRATE - A zinc oxide based substrate satisfies a condition that impurities Si, C, Ge, Sn, and Pb which are Group IV elements each have a concentration of 1×1008-25-2011
20120138922OXIDE SEMICONDUCTOR FILM AND SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - An oxide semiconductor film which has more stable electric conductivity is provided. Further, a semiconductor device which has stable electric characteristics and high reliability is provided by using the oxide semiconductor film. An oxide semiconductor film includes a crystalline region, and the crystalline region includes a crystal in which an a-b plane is substantially parallel with a surface of the film and a c-axis is substantially perpendicular to the surface of the film; the oxide semiconductor film has stable electric conductivity and is more electrically stable with respect to irradiation with visible light, ultraviolet light, and the like. By using such an oxide semiconductor film for a transistor, a highly reliable semiconductor device having stable electric characteristics can be provided.06-07-2012
20100059744Transistor, inverter including the same and methods of manufacturing transistor and inverter - A transistor, an inverter including the transistor, and methods of manufacturing the inverter and the transistor. A gate insulating layer of the transistor has a charge trap region. A threshold voltage may be moved in a positive (+) direction by trapping charges in the charge trap region. The transistor may be an enhancement mode oxide thin-film transistor (TFT) and may be used as an element of the inverter.03-11-2010
20090194766Thin film transistor, method of manufacturing the same, and flat panel display device having the same - A thin film transistor (TFT) using an oxide semiconductor layer as an active layer, a method of manufacturing the TFT, and a flat panel display (FPD) including the TFT are taught. The TFT includes a gate electrode formed on a substrate, an oxide semiconductor layer electrically insulated from the gate electrode by a gate insulating layer, and the oxide semiconductor layer including a channel region, a source region, and a drain region, and a source electrode and a drain electrode respectively electrically contacting the source region and the drain region. The oxide semiconductor layer is formed of an InZnO or IZO layer (indium zinc oxide layer) including Zr. The carrier density of the IZO layer is controlled to be 1×1008-06-2009
20090194767CONDUCTIVE OXIDE-DEPOSITED SUBSTRATE AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING THE SAME, AND MIS LAMINATED STRUCTURE AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING THE SAME - A method for producing a conductive oxide-deposited substrate including depositing a conductive oxide thin film over a substrate, subjecting the conductive oxide thin film to heat treatment by irradiating with a condensed laser beam so as to be thermally changed in part, and subjecting the conductive oxide thin film to etching treatment so as to remove a part which has not been thermally changed, wherein the conductive oxide thin film absorbs the laser beam, and at least a part of the conductive oxide thin film is an amorphous phase.08-06-2009
20090194765Ceramic MESFET device and manufacturing method thereof - A method of manufacturing a MESFET using ceramic materials includes providing a substrate; providing a ceramic semiconductor material to apply onto the substrate to form a first ceramic semiconductor layer; providing a ceramic semiconductor material which is blended with ions, wherein the ceramic semiconductor material is applied onto a central part of the first ceramic semiconductor layer to form a second ceramic semiconductor layer with ions; providing another ion-mixed ceramic semiconductor material is provided to apply over both sides of the first ceramic semiconductor layer to form a third ceramic semiconductor layer having ions; and respectively plating the second and third ceramic semiconductor layers with metal layers so that the second ceramic semiconductor layer has a gate electrode and the third ceramic semiconductor layer has a source and a drain. A transistor obtained by this method can be put into broader range of applications compared to III-V group transistor.08-06-2009
20100051932NANOSTRUCTURE AND USES THEREOF - Disclosed herein are nanostructures comprising a conducting substrate, an array of nanowires, and one or more semiconductor nanolayers disposed radially around the nanowires. A layer of dye may be further disposed radially around the one or more semiconductor layers. The nanostructures may be used to provide a dye-sensitizing solar cell device. Other devices including the nanostructures and methods for making the nanostructures are also provided.03-04-2010
20100140609SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE, POLYCRYSTALLINE SEMICONDUCTOR THIN FILM, PROCESS FOR PRODUCING POLYCRYSTALLINE SEMICONDUCTOR THIN FILM, FIELD EFFECT TRANSISTOR, AND PROCESS FOR PRODUCING FIELD EFFECT TRANSISTOR - An object of the present invention is to provide a novel semiconductor device which is excellent in stability, uniformity, reproducibility, heat resistance, durability and the like, and can exert excellent transistor properties. The semiconductor device is a thin-film transistor, and this thin-film transistor uses, as an active layer, a polycrystalline oxide semiconductor thin film containing In and two or more metals other than In and having an electron carrier concentration of less than 1×1006-10-2010
20100140614OXIDE SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME AND ACTIVE MATRIX SUBSTRATE - A phenomenon of change of a contact resistance between an oxide semiconductor and a metal depending on an oxygen content ratio in introduced gas upon depositing an oxide semiconductor film made of indium gallium zinc oxide, zinc tin oxide, or others in an oxide semiconductor thin-film transistor. A contact layer is formed with an oxygen content ratio of 10% or higher in a region from a surface, where the metal and the oxide semiconductor are contacted, down to at least 3 nm deep in depth direction, and a region to be a main channel layer is further formed with an oxygen content ratio of 10% or lower, so that a multilayered structure is formed, and both of ohmic characteristics to the electrode metal and reliability such as the suppression of threshold potential shift are achieved.06-10-2010
20130134412SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME - To reduce oxygen vacancies in an oxide semiconductor film and the vicinity of the oxide semiconductor film and to improve electric characteristics of a transistor including the oxide semiconductor film. A semiconductor device includes a gate electrode whose Gibbs free energy for oxidation is higher than that of a gate insulating film. In a region where the gate electrode is in contact with the gate insulating film, oxygen moves from the gate electrode to the gate insulating film, which is caused because the gate electrode has higher Gibbs free energy for oxidation than the gate insulating film. The oxygen passes through the gate insulating film and is supplied to the oxide semiconductor film in contact with the gate insulating film, whereby oxygen vacancies in the oxide semiconductor film and the vicinity of the oxide semiconductor film can be reduced.05-30-2013
20130134415SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME - A semiconductor device in which a shift of the threshold voltage of a transistor is suppressed is provided. A semiconductor device in which a decrease in the on-state current of a transistor is suppressed is provided. The semiconductor device is manufactured as follows: forming a gate electrode layer over a substrate; forming a gate insulating film over the gate electrode layer; forming an oxide semiconductor film over the gate insulating film; forming a metal oxide film having a higher reducing property than the oxide semiconductor film over the oxide semiconductor film; performing heat treatment while the metal oxide film and the oxide semiconductor film are in contact with each other, thereby the metal oxide film is reduced so that a metal film is formed; and processing the metal film to form a source electrode layer and a drain electrode layer.05-30-2013
20130075723Semiconductor Device, Display Device, And Electronic Appliance - In a channel protected thin film transistor in which a channel formation region is formed using an oxide semiconductor, an oxide semiconductor layer which is dehydrated or dehydrogenated by a heat treatment is used as an active layer, a crystal region including nanocrystals is included in a superficial portion in the channel formation region, and the rest portion is amorphous or is formed of a mixture of amorphousness/non-crystals and microcrystals, where an amorphous region is dotted with microcrystals. By using an oxide semiconductor layer having such a structure, a change to an n-type caused by entry of moisture or elimination of oxygen to or from the superficial portion and generation of a parasitic channel can be prevented and a contact resistance with a source and drain electrodes can be reduced.03-28-2013
20130075719THIN FILM TRANSISTOR, METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SAME, AND DISPLAY DEVICE - According to one embodiment, a thin film transistor includes a substrate, a gate electrode, a first insulating film, an oxide semiconductor film, a second insulating film, a source electrode, and a drain electrode. The gate electrode is provided on a part of the substrate. The first insulating film covers the gate electrode. The oxide semiconductor film is provided on the gate electrode via the first insulating film. The second insulating film is provided on a part of the oxide semiconductor film. The source and drain electrodes are respectively connected to first and second portions of the oxide semiconductor film not covered with the second insulating film. The oxide semiconductor film includes an oxide semiconductor. Concentrations of hydrogen contained in the first and second insulating films are not less than 5×1003-28-2013
20130075720OXIDE SEMICONDUCTOR, THIN FILM TRANSISTOR INCLUDING THE SAME, AND THIN FILM TRANSISTOR ARRAY PANEL INCLUDING THE SAME - An oxide semiconductor includes a first material including at least one selected from the group consisting of zinc (Zn) and tin (Sn), and a second material, where a value acquired by subtracting an electronegativity difference value between the second material and oxygen (O) from the electronegativity difference value between the first material and oxygen (O) is less than about 1.3.03-28-2013
20130075718THIN FILM DOPED ZnO NEUTRON DETECTOR - A neutron detector having a scintillator layer comprising a thin film of doped zinc oxide is disclosed. The use of doped zinc oxide in such applications provides appliances and detectors that are rugged, tolerant to shocks and temperature variations, non-hygoroscopic, and suitable for outdoor applications.03-28-2013
20130075717THIN FILM TRANSISTOR - A thin film transistor for a semiconductor device is disclosed. The thin film transistor comprises a substrate; a channel region formed on the substrate, the channel region being made of a first oxide semiconductor material; a source region and a drain region formed on each of lateral sides of the channel region, the source region and the drain region being made of a second oxide semiconductor material, the second oxide semiconductor material having a band gap smaller than a band gap of the first oxide semiconductor material; a gate electrode formed on the channel region; and a gate insulating layer sandwiched between the gate electrode and the channel region.03-28-2013
20080258143THIN FILM TRANSITOR SUBSTRATE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME - A method of manufacturing a thin film transistor (“TFT”) substrate includes forming a first conductive pattern group including a gate electrode on a substrate, forming a gate insulating layer on the first conductive pattern group, forming a semiconductor layer and an ohmic contact layer on the gate insulating layer by patterning an amorphous silicon layer and an oxide semiconductor layer, forming a second conductive pattern group including a source electrode and a drain electrode on the ohmic contact layer by patterning a data metal layer, forming a protection layer including a contact hole on the second conductive pattern group, and forming a pixel electrode on the contact hole of the protection layer. The TFT substrate including the ohmic contact layer formed of an oxide semiconductor is further provided.10-23-2008
20080258142Semiconductor device, its manufacture method and template substrate - The semiconductor device has: a ZnO-containing substrate containing Li; a zinc silicate layer formed above the ZnO-containing substrate; and a semiconductor layer epitaxially grown relative to the ZnO-containing substrate via the zinc silicate layer.10-23-2008
20080258141Thin film transistor, method of manufacturing the same, and flat panel display having the same - A thin film transistor (TFT), a method of manufacturing the TFT, and a flat panel display comprising the TFT are provided. The TFT includes a gate, a gate insulating layer that contacts the gate, a channel layer that contacts the gate insulating layer and faces the gate with the gate insulating layer therebetween, a source that contacts an end of the channel layer; and a drain that contacts an other end of the channel layer, wherein the channel layer is an amorphous oxide semiconductor layer, and each of the source and the drain is a conductive oxide layer comprising an oxide semiconductor layer having a conductive impurity in the oxide semiconductor layer. A low resistance metal layer can further be included on the source and drain. A driving circuit of a unit pixel of a flat panel display includes the TFT.10-23-2008
20080258140Thin film transistor including selectively crystallized channel layer and method of manufacturing the thin film transistor - Provided are a thin film transistor (TFT) including a selectively crystallized channel layer, and a method of manufacturing the TFT. The TFT includes a gate, the channel layer, a source, and a drain. The channel layer is formed of an oxide semiconductor, and at least a portion of the channel layer contacting the source and the drain is crystallized. In the method of manufacturing the TFT, the channel layer is formed of an oxide semiconductor, and a metal component is injected into the channel layer so as to crystallize at least a portion of the channel layer contacting the source and the drain. The metal component can be injected into the channel layer by depositing and heat-treating a metal layer or by ion-implantation.10-23-2008
20080258139Structure with transistor - A structure with a transistor is disclosed comprising a substrate, a gas barrier layer on the substrate, and a transistor on the gas barrier layer. The transistor can include an oxide semiconductor layer. The oxide semiconductor layers can comprise In—Ga—Zn—O. A display, such as a liquid crystal display, can have such a structure.10-23-2008
20130075722SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - A highly reliable structure for high-speed response and high-speed driving of a semiconductor device, in which on-state characteristics of a transistor are increased is provided. In the coplanar transistor, an oxide semiconductor layer, a source and drain electrode layers including a stack of a first conductive layer and a second conductive layer, a gate insulating layer, and a gate electrode layer are sequentially stacked in this order. The gate electrode layer is overlapped with the first conductive layer with the gate insulating layer provided therebetween, and is not overlapped with the second conductive layer with the gate insulating layer provided therebetween.03-28-2013
20130075721SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - Provided is a semiconductor device including a transistor with large on-state current even when it is miniaturized. The transistor includes a pair of first conductive films over an insulating surface; a semiconductor film over the pair of first conductive films; a pair of second conductive films, with one of the pair of second conductive films and the other of the pair of second conductive films being connected to one of the pair of first conductive films and the other of the pair of first conductive films, respectively; an insulating film over the semiconductor film; and a third conductive film provided in a position overlapping with the semiconductor film over the insulating film. Further, over the semiconductor film, the third conductive film is interposed between the pair of second conductive films and away from the pair of second conductive films.03-28-2013
20110193084FORMULATIONS COMPRISING A MIXTURE OF ZNO CUBANES AND PROCESS USING THEM TO PRODUCE SEMICONDUCTIVE ZNO LAYERS - The present invention relates to formulations comprising a) at least two different ZnO cubanes of which at least one ZnO cubane is present in solid form under SATP conditions and at least one ZnO cubane is present in liquid form under SATP conditions, and b) at least one solvent, to processes for producing semiconductive ZnO layers from these formulations, to the use of the formulations for producing electronic components and to the electronic components themselves.08-11-2011
20110193083THIN FILM TRANSISTOR, METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME AND FLAT PANEL DISPLAY DEVICE HAVING THE SAME - A thin film transistor (TFT) using an oxide semiconductor as an active layer, a method of manufacturing the TFT, and a flat panel display device having the TFT include source and drain electrodes formed on a substrate; an active layer formed of an oxide semiconductor disposed on the source and drain electrodes; a gate electrode; and an interfacial stability layer formed on at least one of top and bottom surfaces of the active layer. In the TFT, the interfacial stability layer is formed of an oxide having a band gap of 3.0 to 8.0eV. Since the interfacial stability layer has the same characteristics as a gate insulating layer and a passivation layer, chemically high interface stability is maintained. Since the interfacial stability layer has a band gap equal to or greater than that of the active layer, charge trapping is physically prevented.08-11-2011
20110193082FIELD EFFECT TRANISTOR USING AMORPHOUS OXIDE FILM AS CHANNEL LAYER, MANUFACTURING METHOD OF FIELD EFFECT TRANSISTOR USING AMORPHOUS OXIDE FILM AS CHANNEL LAYER, AND MANUFACTURING METHOD OF AMORPHOUS OXIDE FILM - An amorphous oxide containing hydrogen (or deuterium) is applied to a channel layer of a transistor. Accordingly, a thin film transistor having superior TFT properties can be realized, the superior TFT properties including a small hysteresis, normally OFF operation, a high ON/OFF ratio, a high saturated current, and the like. Furthermore, as a method for manufacturing a channel layer made of an amorphous oxide, film formation is performed in an atmosphere containing a hydrogen gas and an oxygen gas, so that the carrier concentration of the amorphous oxide can be controlled.08-11-2011
20110193081SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - An object is to provide a semiconductor device including an oxide semiconductor in which miniaturization is achieved while favorable characteristics are maintained. The semiconductor includes an oxide semiconductor layer, a source electrode and a drain electrode in contact with the oxide semiconductor layer, a gate electrode overlapping with the oxide semiconductor layer, a gate insulating layer provided between the oxide semiconductor layer and the gate electrode, and an insulating layer provided in contact with the oxide semiconductor layer. A side surface of the oxide semiconductor layer is in contact with the source electrode or the drain electrode. An upper surface of the oxide semiconductor layer overlaps with the source electrode or the drain electrode with the insulating layer interposed between the oxide semiconductor layer and the source electrode or the drain electrode.08-11-2011
20110193079SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - In a miniaturized transistor, a gate insulating layer is required to reduce its thickness; however, in the case where the gate insulating layer is a single layer of a silicon oxide film, a physical limit on thinning of the gate insulating layer might occur due to an increase in tunneling current, i.e. gate leakage current. With the use of a high-k film whose relative permittivity is higher than or equal to 10 is used for the gate insulating layer, gate leakage current of the miniaturized transistor is reduced. With the use of the high-k film as a first insulating layer whose relative permittivity is higher than that of a second insulating layer in contact with an oxide semiconductor layer, the thickness of the gate insulating layer can be thinner than a thickness of a gate insulating layer considered in terms of a silicon oxide film.08-11-2011
20110193078FIELD EFFECT TRANSISTOR - An object is to provide a structure with which the off-state current of a field effect transistor including a conductor-semiconductor junction can be reduced. A semiconductor layer is provided in contact with a first conductor electrode and a second conductor electrode which include a material with a work function that is at the same level as or lower than the electron affinity of the semiconductor layer. A third conductor electrode is formed using a material whose work function is higher than the electron affinity of the semiconductor layer to be in contact with a surface of the semiconductor layer opposite to a surface provided with a gate and to cross the semiconductor layer, so that a Schottky barrier junction is formed in the semiconductor layer. The carrier concentration of the portion including the Schottky barrier junction is extremely low; thus, the off-state current can be reduced.08-11-2011
20110193077SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME - A more convenient and highly reliable semiconductor device which has a transistor including an oxide semiconductor with higher impact resistance used for a variety of applications is provided. A semiconductor device has a bottom-gate transistor including a gate electrode layer, a gate insulating layer, and an oxide semiconductor layer over a substrate, an insulating layer over the transistor, and a conductive layer over the insulating layer. The insulating layer covers the oxide semiconductor layer and is in contact with the gate insulating layer. In a channel width direction of the oxide semiconductor layer, end portions of the gate insulating layer and the insulating layer are aligned with each other over the gate electrode layer, and the conductive layer covers a channel formation region of the oxide semiconductor layer and the end portions of the gate insulating layer and the insulating layer and is in contact with the gate electrode layer.08-11-2011
20130037800SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE, METHOD FOR FABRICATING THE SAME, ACTIVE MATRIX SUBSTRATE, AND DISPLAY DEVICE - A semiconductor device includes an oxide semiconductor film in which a channel portion is formed and a gate portion arranged to be opposed to the channel portion. A drain portion in which the oxide semiconductor film has been subjected to resistance reduction process and an intermediate area which is provided between the drain portion and the channel portion and has not been subjected to resistance reduction process are formed in the oxide semiconductor film, and the semiconductor device includes a conductive film to block resistance reduction process to the intermediate area at least at a part.02-14-2013
20130037801LIGHT EMITTING DIODE CHIP - A light emitting diode (LED) chip including: a substrate; and a light emitting structure including a first conductive semiconductor layer, an active layer, and a second conductive semiconductor layer, sequentially deposited on the substrate, in which when a length of the substrate is L and a width of the substrate is W, L/W>10.02-14-2013
20130037798Metal-Oxide Based Thin-Film Transistors with Fluorinated Active Layer - A thin-film transistor with a fluorinated channel and fluorinated source and drain regions and methods of fabrication are provided. The thin-film transistor includes: a substrate; a semiconductor active layer of fluorine-doped metal-oxide formed on the substrate; fluorine-doped source and drain regions disposed adjacent to the semiconductor active layer; a gate electrode disposed over the semiconductor active layer, configured to induce a continuous conduction channel between the source and drain regions; and a gate dielectric material separating the gate electrode and the channel.02-14-2013
20130037795SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME - An element using a semiconductor layer is formed between wiring layers and, at the same time, a gate electrode is formed using a conductive material other than a material for wirings. A first wiring is embedded in a surface of a first wiring layer. A gate electrode is formed over the first wiring. The gate electrode is coupled to the first wiring. The gate electrode is formed by a process different from a process for the first wiring. Therefore, the gate electrode can be formed using a material other than a material for the first wiring. Further, a gate insulating film and a semiconductor layer are formed over the gate electrode.02-14-2013
20130037799DISPLAY DEVICE INCLUDING TRANSISTOR AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF - An object is to provide a display device which operates stably with use of a transistor having stable electric characteristics. In manufacture of a display device using transistors in which an oxide semiconductor layer is used for a channel formation region, a gate electrode is further provided over at least a transistor which is applied to a driver circuit. In manufacture of a transistor in which an oxide semiconductor layer is used for a channel formation region, the oxide semiconductor layer is subjected to heat treatment so as to be dehydrated or dehydrogenated; thus, impurities such as moisture existing in an interface between the oxide semiconductor layer and the gate insulating layer provided below and in contact with the oxide semiconductor layer and an interface between the oxide semiconductor layer and a protective insulating layer provided on and in contact with the oxide semiconductor layer can be reduced.02-14-2013
20130037797THIN FILM DEVICE - There is such an issue with a TFT using an oxide semiconductor film that oxygen deficit is generated in a surface region of the oxide semiconductor film after performing plasma etching of a source-drain electrode, and the off-current becomes increased. Disclosed is the TFT which includes: a gate electrode on an insulating substrate as a substrate; a gate insulating film on the gate electrode; an oxide semiconductor film on the gate insulating film; and a source/drain electrode on the oxide semiconductor film. It is the characteristic of the TFT that a surface layer containing at least either fluorine or chlorine exists in a part of the oxide semiconductor film where the source/drain electrode is not superimposed.02-14-2013
20130037796Light-Emitting Device and Method for Manufacturing the Same - A light-emitting device includes a first cladding layer, a light-emitting layer, a second cladding layer, an epitaxial structure including an indium-containing oxide, and an electrode unit for supplying external electricity, The electrode unit includes a first electrode disposed to be electrically connected to the first cladding layer, and a second electrode disposed above the epitaxial structure to be electrically connected to the second cladding layer through the epitaxial structure such that the external electricity is permitted to be transmitted to the light-emitting layer through the first and second electrodes. A method for manufacturing the light-emitting device is also disclosed.02-14-2013
20130037793AMORPHOUS OXIDE SEMICONDUCTOR THIN FILM TRANSISTOR FABRICATION METHOD - This disclosure provides systems, methods and apparatus for fabricating thin film transistor devices. In one aspect, a substrate having a source area, a drain area, and a channel area is provided. The substrate also includes an oxide semiconductor layer, a first dielectric layer overlying the channel area of the substrate, and a first metal layer on the dielectric layer. Hydrogen ions are implanted with a plasma-immersion ion implantation process in the oxide semiconductor layer overlying the source area and the drain area of the substrate. The hydrogen ion implantation forms a doped n-type oxide semiconductor in the oxide semiconductor layer overlying the source area and the drain area of the substrate.02-14-2013
20130037794PIXEL ARRAY SUBSTRATE AND DETECTING MODULE - A pixel array substrate including a substrate and a plurality of pixel structures is provided. Each pixel structure includes a patterned metal layer, an insulating layer, a patterned semiconductor layer and a data line layer. The patterned metal layer includes a gate line and a common electrode line. The patterned semiconductor layer includes a channel layer and a photosensitive resistance layer. The channel layer is disposed above and overlaps a part of the gate line. The data line layer includes a patterned first data line, a second data line and a third data line. The first and the second data lines are coupled to the channel layer and combine with the channel layer and the gate line to compose an active component. The second and the third data lines are coupled to the photosensitive resistance layer and combine with the photosensitive resistance layer to compose a light detecting component.02-14-2013
20120175610MANUFACTURING METHOD OF SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - A manufacturing method of a semiconductor device includes the steps of: forming a gate electrode over a substrate; forming a gate insulating film over the gate electrode; forming an oxide semiconductor film; performing heat treatment to form a second oxide semiconductor film after the step of forming the first oxide semiconductor film; forming a first conductive film; forming a first resist mask including regions whose thicknesses are different; etching the second oxide semiconductor film and the first conductive film using the first resist mask to form a third oxide semiconductor film and a second conductive film; reducing the size of the first resist mask to form a second resist mask; selectively etching the second conductive film using the second resist mask to remove a part of the second conductive film so that a source electrode and a drain electrode are formed.07-12-2012
20100163867SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE, METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME, AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE HAVING THE SAME - In a thin film transistor including an oxide semiconductor, an oxide cluster having higher electrical conductance than the oxide semiconductor layer is formed between the oxide semiconductor layer and a gate insulating layer, whereby field effect mobility of the thin film transistor can be increased and increase of off current can be suppressed.07-01-2010
20100163862THIN FILM TRANSISTOR ARRAY SUBSTRATE AND METHOD OF FABRICATING THE SAME - A method of fabricating a thin film transistor array substrate is presented. The method entails forming a gate interconnection line on an insulating substrate, forming a gate insulating layer on the gate interconnection line, forming a semiconductor layer and a data interconnection line on the semiconductor layer, sequentially forming multiple passivation layers, etching the passivation layers down to a drain electrode that is an extension of the data interconnection line. The portion of the drain electrode that is exposed at this stage is a part of the drain electrode-pixel electrode contact portion. A pixel electrode is formed connected to the drain electrode. Two of the passivation layers have the same composition but are processed at different temperatures. A thin film transistor prepared in the above manner is also presented.07-01-2010
20100163865DISPLAY DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF - A display device includes a first wiring functioning as a gate electrode formed over a substrate, a gate insulating film formed over the first wiring, a second wiring and an electrode layer provided over the gate insulating film, and a high-resistance oxide semiconductor layer formed between the second wiring and the electrode layer are included. In the structure, the second wiring is formed using a stack of a low-resistance oxide semiconductor layer and a conductive layer over the low-resistance oxide semiconductor layer, and the electrode layer is formed using a stack of the low-resistance oxide semiconductor layer and the conductive layer which is stacked so that a region functioning as a pixel electrode of the low-resistance oxide semiconductor layer is exposed.07-01-2010
20100078633INSULATED GATE TYPE TRANSISTOR AND DISPLAY DEVICE - A transistor comprises an active layer of an oxide containing at least one element selected from In, Ga and Zn. The active layer is formed such that a desorption gas monitored as a water molecule by a temperature programmed desorption analysis is 1.4/nm04-01-2010
20100117070TEXTURED SEMICONDUCTOR LIGHT-EMITTING DEVICES - A light-emitting device, such as a light-emitting diode (LED), includes a substrate including a ZnO-based material, and a structure disposed on a first side of the substrate. The structure includes a plurality of semiconductor layers and an active layer disposed between the plurality of semiconductor layers. The device further includes at least one textured light emission surface arranged to extract at least some light generated within the device.05-13-2010
20100072471DISPLAY DEVICE - A protective circuit includes a non-linear element which includes a gate electrode, a gate insulating layer covering the gate electrode, a first oxide semiconductor layer overlapping with the gate electrode over the gate insulating layer, and a first wiring layer and a second wiring layer whose end portions overlap with the gate electrode over the first oxide semiconductor layer and in which a conductive layer and a second oxide semiconductor layer are stacked. Over the gate insulating layer, oxide semiconductor layers with different properties are bonded to each other, whereby stable operation can be performed as compared with Schottky junction. Thus, the junction leakage can be reduced and the characteristics of the non-linear element can be improved.03-25-2010
20100072470DISPLAY DEVICE - A protective circuit includes a non-linear element which includes a gate electrode, a gate insulating layer covering the gate electrode, a first oxide semiconductor layer overlapping with the gate electrode over the gate insulating layer, a channel protective layer overlapping with a channel formation region of the first oxide semiconductor layer, and a pair of a first wiring layer and a second wiring layer whose end portions overlap with the gate electrode over the channel protective layer and in which a conductive layer and a second oxide semiconductor layer are stacked. Over the gate insulating layer, oxide semiconductor layers with different properties are bonded to each other, whereby stable operation can be performed as compared with Schottky junction. Thus, the junction leakage can be reduced and the characteristics of the non-linear element can be improved.03-25-2010
20100072469DISPLAY DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD OF THE SAME - To provide a structure suitable for a common connection portion provided in a display panel. A common connection portion provided in an outer region of a pixel portion has a stacked structure of an insulating layer formed using the same layer as a gate insulating layer, an oxide semiconductor layer formed using the same layer as a second oxide semiconductor layer, and a conductive layer (also referred to as a common potential line) formed using the same layer as the conductive layer, in which the conductive layer (also referred to as the common potential line) is connected to a common electrode through an opening in an interlayer insulating layer provided over the first oxide semiconductor layer and an electrode opposite to a pixel electrode is electrically connected to the common electrode through conductive particles.03-25-2010
20100072468DISPLAY DEVICE - A display device includes a pixel portion in which a pixel electrode layer is arranged in a matrix, and an inverted staggered thin film transistor having a combination of at least two kinds of oxide semiconductor layers with different amounts of oxygen is provided corresponding to the pixel electrode layer. In the periphery of the pixel portion in this display device, a pad portion is provided to be electrically connected to a common electrode layer formed on a counter substrate through a conductive layer made of the same material as the pixel electrode layer. One objection of our invention to prevent a defect due to separation of a thin film in various kinds of display devices is realized, by providing a structure suitable for a pad portion provided in a display panel.03-25-2010
20100072467SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - A display device includes a pixel portion in which a pixel is arranged in a matrix, the pixel including an inverted staggered thin film transistor having a combination of at least two kinds of oxide semiconductor layers with different amounts of oxygen and having a channel protective layer over a semiconductor layer to be a channel formation region overlapping a gate electrode layer and a pixel electrode layer electrically connected to the inverted staggered thin film transistor. In the periphery of the pixel portion in this display device, a pad portion including a conductive layer made of the same material as the pixel electrode layer is provided. In addition, the conductive layer is electrically connected to a common electrode layer formed on a counter substrate.03-25-2010
20100025674Oxide semiconductor and thin film transistor including the same - An oxide semiconductor and a thin film transistor (TFT) including the same. The oxide semiconductor may be obtained by adding hafnium (Hf) to gallium-indium-zinc oxide (GIZO) and may be used as a channel material of the TFT.02-04-2010
20130032798OXIDE FOR SEMICONDUCTOR LAYER OF THIN-FILM TRANSISTOR, SPUTTERING TARGET, AND THIN-FILM TRANSISTOR - Disclosed is an oxide for a semiconductor layer of a thin-film transistor, said oxide being excellent in the switching characteristics of a thin-film transistor, specifically enabling favorable characteristics to be stably obtained even in a region of which the ZnO concentration is high and even after forming a passivation layer and after applying stress. The oxide is used in a semiconductor layer of a thin-film transistor, and the aforementioned oxide contains Zn and Sn, and further contains at least one element selected from group X consisting of Al, Hf, Ta, Ti, Nb, Mg, Ga, and the rare-earth elements.02-07-2013
20130032793THIN FILM TRANSISTOR ARRAY PANEL AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF - Provided is a thin film transistor array panel. The thin film transistor array panel according to exemplary embodiments of the present invention includes: a gate wiring layer disposed on a substrate; an oxide semiconductor layer disposed on the gate wiring layer; and a data wiring layer disposed on the oxide semiconductor layer, in which the data wiring layer includes a main wiring layer including copper and a capping layer disposed on the main wiring layer and including a copper alloy.02-07-2013
20130032795SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - The invention is to provide a structure of a semiconductor device which achieves quick response and high-speed drive by improving on-state characteristics of a transistor, and to provide a highly reliable semiconductor device. In a transistor in which a semiconductor layer, a source and drain electrode layers, a gate insulating film, and a gate electrode are sequentially stacked, a non-single-crystal oxide semiconductor layer containing at least indium, a Group 02-07-2013
20130032794THIN FILM TRANSISTOR AND THIN FILM TRANSISTOR ARRAY PANEL - Provided is a thin film transistor and thin film transistor panel array. The thin film transistor includes: a substrate; a gate electrode disposed on the substrate; a semiconductor layer disposed on the substrate and partially overlapping with the gate electrode; a source electrode and a drain electrode spaced apart from each other with respect to a channel region of the semiconductor layer; an insulating layer disposed between the gate electrode and the semiconductor layer; and a barrier layer disposed between the semiconductor layer and the source electrode and between the semiconductor layer and the drain electrode, in which the barrier layer comprises graphene. An ohmic contact is provided based on the type of material used for the semiconductor layer.02-07-2013
20130032797FIELD-EFFECT TRANSISTOR AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME - The present invention achieves a formation of a metal oxide film of a thin film transistor with a simplified process. The present invention is concerned with a method for manufacturing a field-effect transistor comprising a gate electrode, a source electrode, a drain electrode, a channel layer and a gate insulating layer wherein the channel layer is formed by using a metal salt-containing composition comprising a metal salt, a polyvalent carboxylic acid having a cis-form structure of —C(COOH)═C(COOH)—, an organic solvent and a water wherein a molar ratio of the polyvalent carboxylic acid to the metal salt is in the range of 0.5 to 4.0.02-07-2013
20130032796SELF-ALIGNED METAL OXIDE TFT WITH REDUCED NUMBER OF MASKS - A method of fabricating MOTFTs on transparent substrates by positioning opaque gate metal on the substrate front surface and depositing gate dielectric material overlying the gate metal and a surrounding area and metal oxide semiconductor material on the dielectric material. Depositing selectively removable etch stop material on the semiconductor material and photoresist on the etch stop material to define an isolation area in the semiconductor material. Removing uncovered portions of the etch stop. Exposing the photoresist from the substrate rear surface using the gate metal as a mask and removing exposed portions leaving the etch stop material overlying the gate metal covered. Etching the semiconductor material to isolate the TFT. Selectively etching the etch stop layer to leave a portion overlying the gate metal defining a channel area. Depositing and patterning conductive material to form source and drain areas on opposed sides of the channel area.02-07-2013
20100044702SEMICONDUCTOR ELEMENT, METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SAME, AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE INCLUDING SAME - A thin-film transistor (02-25-2010
20100059742STABLE AMORPHOUS METAL OXIDE SEMICONDUCTOR - A thin film semiconductor device has a semiconductor layer including a mixture of an amorphous semiconductor ionic metal oxide and an amorphous insulating covalent metal oxide. A pair of terminals is positioned in communication with the semiconductor layer and define a conductive channel, and a gate terminal is positioned in communication with the conductive channel and further positioned to control conduction of the channel. The invention further includes a method of depositing the mixture including using nitrogen during the deposition process to control the carrier concentration in the resulting semiconductor layer.03-11-2010
20100044701THIN-FILM TRANSISTOR FABRICATION PROCESS AND DISPLAY DEVICE - In a process for fabricating a thin-film transistor in which a gate electrode 02-25-2010
20100044700Oxide semiconductor and thin film transistor including the same - Disclosed are an oxide semiconductor and a thin film transistor (TFT) including the same. The oxide semiconductor may include a lanthanoid (Ln) added to zinc oxide (ZnO) and may be used as a channel material of the TFT.02-25-2010
20100044699THIN FILM TRANSISTOR AND METHOD OF FABRICATING THE SAME - A thin film transistor (TFT) including a gate electrode, an active layer, and source and drain electrodes. The active layer includes contact regions that contact the source and drain electrodes, which are thinner than a remaining region of the active layer. The contact regions reduce the contact resistance between the active material layer and the source and drain electrodes.02-25-2010
20100044698Semiconductor Film Composition - A semiconductor film composition includes an oxide semiconductor material. At least one polyatomic ion is incorporated into the oxide semiconductor material.02-25-2010
20100044703AMORPHOUS OXIDE SEMICONDUCTOR, SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE, AND THIN FILM TRANSISTOR - An amorphous oxide semiconductor contains at least one element selected from In, Ga, and Zn at an atomic ratio of In02-25-2010
20100044697BRIGHT VISIBLE WAVELENGTH LUMINESCENT NANOSTRUCTURES AND METHODS OF MAKING AND DEVICES FOR USING THE SAME - Luminescent nanostructures (e.g., nanowires) and devices are provided which are capable of emitting bright visible light. The luminescent nanowires are most preferably in the form of a doped ZnO having a spectrally integrated ratio of visible to UV light of at least about 1000 or greater. The dopant for the ZnO luminescent nanowires may be at least one of sulfur, selenium, oxygen, zinc, magnesium, aluminum, with sulfur being especially preferred. The doped ZnO luminescent nanowires may be provided in devices for emitting visible light whereby visible light is emitted by the doped ZnO luminescent nanowires in response to excitation by UV light provided by a UV light source. The device may preferably comprise a transparent or translucent lens covering the UV light source, wherein the doped ZnO luminescent nanowires are present as a coating on a surface of the lens. In some embodiments, the device will comprise multiple UV light sources. Devices of the present invention may be provided with a flat panel lens which is positioned adjacent the multiple UV light sources and has a coating of the doped ZnO luminescent nanowires thereon. 02-25-2010
20100102308PROGRAMMABLE RESISTIVE MEMORY CELL WITH OXIDE LAYER - Programmable metallization memory cells include an electrochemically active electrode and an inert electrode and an ion conductor solid electrolyte material between the electrochemically active electrode and the inert electrode. An electrically insulating oxide layer separates the ion conductor solid electrolyte material from the electrochemically active electrode.04-29-2010
20100102307Method of zinc oxide film grown on the epitaxial lateral overgrowth gallium nitride template - A growth method is proposed for high quality zinc oxide comprising the following steps: (1) growing a gallium nitride layer on a sapphire substrate around a temperature of 1000° C.; (2) patterning a SiO04-29-2010
20100102311OXIDE SEMICONDUCTOR, THIN FILM TRANSISTOR, AND DISPLAY DEVICE - An object is to control composition and a defect of an oxide semiconductor, another object is to increase a field effect mobility of a thin film transistor and to obtain a sufficient on-off ratio with a reduced off current. A solution is to employ an oxide semiconductor whose composition is represented by InMO04-29-2010
20090289250System And Method For Manufacturing A Thin-film Device - A thin-film device includes a plurality of circuit components defining an operational region of the thin-film device, an unpatterned channel portion (11-26-2009
20090212282Bright visible wavelength luminescent nanostructures and methods of making and devices for using the same - Luminescent nanostructures (e.g., nanowires) and devices are provided which are capable of emitting bright visible light. The luminescent nanowires are most preferably in the form of a doped ZnO having a spectrally integrated ratio of visible to UV light of at least about 1000 or greater. The dopant for the ZnO luminescent nanowires may be at least one of sulfur, selenium, oxygen, zinc, magnesium, aluminum, with sulfur being especially preferred. The doped ZnO luminescent nanowires may be provided in devices for emitting visible light whereby visible light is emitted by the doped ZnO luminescent nanowires in response to excitation by UV light provided by a UV light source. The device may preferably comprise a transparent or translucent lens covering the UV light source, wherein the doped ZnO luminescent nanowires are present as a coating on a surface of the lens. In some embodiments, the device will comprise multiple UV light sources. Devices of the present invention may be provided with a flat panel lens which is positioned adjacent the multiple UV light sources and has a coating of the doped ZnO luminescent nanowires thereon.08-27-2009
20090159880ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME - A method of manufacturing an electronic device comprising the subsequent steps of: providing a thermal conversion material or an area comprising the thermal conversion material and, in an adjoining area or in a vicinity of the thermal conversion material or the area comprising the thermal conversion material, a material having an electromagnetic wave absorbing function or an area comprising the material having the electromagnetic wave absorbing function, in at least a portion on a substrate; and irradiating the substrate with an electromagnetic wave to transform the thermal conversion material into a functional material using a heat generated by the material having the electromagnetic wave absorbing function.06-25-2009
20090159879Thin film transistor, method of fabricating a thin film transistor and flat panel display device having the same - A TFT includes a substrate, a transparent semiconductor layer on the substrate, the transparent semiconductor layer including zinc oxide and exhibiting a surface roughness of about 1.3 nm or less, a gate electrode on the transparent semiconductor layer, a gate insulating layer between the gate electrode and the transparent semiconductor layer, the gate insulting layer insulating the gate electrode from the transparent semiconductor layer, and source and drain electrodes on the substrate, the source and drain electrodes being in contact with the transparent semiconductor layer.06-25-2009
20130043465SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - An oxide semiconductor transistor comprising an oxide semiconductor layer with high conductivity is provided. A semiconductor device including an oxide semiconductor layer comprising an oxide containing indium, gallium, and zinc (IGZO) and a particle of indium oxide; a gate electrode overlapping with a channel formation region in the oxide semiconductor layer with a gate insulating film interposed therebetween; and a source electrode and a drain electrode overlapping with a source region and a drain region in the oxide semiconductor layer. The semiconductor device may be a top-gate oxide semiconductor transistor or a bottom-gate oxide semiconductor transistor. The oxide semiconductor layer may be formed over or below the source electrode and the drain electrode.02-21-2013
20100109002OXYNITRIDE SEMICONDUCTOR - Provided is an oxynitride semiconductor comprising a metal oxynitride. The metal oxynitride contains Zn and at least one element selected from the group consisting of In, Ga, Sn, Mg, Si, Ge, Y, Ti, Mo, W, and Al. The metal oxynitride has an atomic composition ratio of N, N/(N+O), of 7 atomic percent or more to 80 atomic percent or less.05-06-2010
20100109003SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME - An object is to improve field effect mobility of a thin film transistor using an oxide semiconductor. Another object is to suppress increase in off current even in a thin film transistor with improved field effect mobility. In a thin film transistor using an oxide semiconductor layer, by forming a semiconductor layer having higher electrical conductivity and a smaller thickness than the oxide semiconductor layer between the oxide semiconductor layer and a gate insulating layer, field effect mobility of the thin film transistor can be improved, and increase in off current can be suppressed.05-06-2010
20100109004THIN FILM TRANSISTOR SUBSTRATE AND DISPLAY DEVICE - The present invention provides a thin film transistor substrate realizing reduced interlayer short-circuit defects in a capacitor, and a display device having the thin film transistor substrate. The thin film transistor substrate includes: a substrate; a thin film transistor having, over the substrate, a gate electrode, a gate insulating film, an oxide semiconductor layer, and a source-drain electrode in order; and a capacitor having, over the substrate, a bottom electrode, a capacitor insulating film, and a top electrode made of oxide semiconductor in order.05-06-2010
20130134420Stress-Inducing Structures, Methods, and Materials - Stress-inducing structures, methods, and materials are disclosed. In one embodiment, an isolation region includes an insulating material in a lower portion of a trench formed in a workpiece and a stress-inducing material disposed in a top portion of the trench over the insulating material.05-30-2013
20130026463ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD FOR SAME - The present invention is an electronic device comprising a first substrate, a second substrate arranged opposite the first substrate, a sealed portion arranged between the first substrate and the second substrate, and a sealing portion that connects the first and the second substrate and is provided around the sealed portion, wherein at least a portion of the sealing portion following along the periphery of the sealed portion has outer resin sealing portions respectively fixed to the first substrate and the second substrate and an intermediate resin sealing portion arranged so as to be interposed by the outer resin sealing portions between the first substrate and the second substrate, the outer resin sealing portions and the intermediate resin sealing portion contain resin, and a melt flow rate or melting point of the intermediate resin sealing portion differs from a melt flow rate or melting point of the outer resin sealing portions.01-31-2013
20130026462METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THIN FILM TRANSISTOR AND THIN FILM TRANSISTOR MANUFACTURED BY THE SAME, AND ACTIVE MATRIX SUBSTRATE - A method for manufacturing a thin film transistor includes the step of forming a gate electrode (01-31-2013
20090134389Thin film field effect transistor and electroluminescence display using the same - A thin film field effect transistor that has on a substrate, at least a gate electrode, a gate insulating layer, an active layer, a source electrode and a drain electrode, wherein the active layer includes an amorphous oxide, a carrier concentration of the amorphous oxide decreases together with lowering of a temperature thereof from room temperature, and the amorphous oxide has an activation energy of from 0.04 eV to 0.10 eV is provided. A thin film field effect transistor having high mobility and a high ON-OFF ratio, and a high-gradation electroluminescence display using the same are provided.05-28-2009
20130082256SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF - An embodiment is a semiconductor device which includes a first oxide semiconductor layer over a substrate having an insulating surface and including a crystalline region formed by growth from a surface of the first oxide semiconductor layer toward an inside; a second oxide semiconductor layer over the first oxide semiconductor layer; a source electrode layer and a drain electrode layer which are in contact with the second oxide semiconductor layer; a gate insulating layer covering the second oxide semiconductor layer, the source electrode layer, and the drain electrode layer; and a gate electrode layer over the gate insulating layer and in a region overlapping with the second oxide semiconductor layer. The second oxide semiconductor layer is a layer including a crystal formed by growth from the crystalline region.04-04-2013
20130082255SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME - An object is, in a thin film transistor in which an oxide semiconductor is used as an active layer, to prevent change in composition, film quality, an interface, or the like of an oxide semiconductor region serving as an active layer, and to stabilize electrical characteristics of the thin film transistor. In a thin film transistor in which a first oxide semiconductor region is used as an active layer, a second oxide semiconductor region having lower electrical conductivity than the first oxide semiconductor region is formed between the first oxide semiconductor region and a protective insulating layer for the thin film transistor, whereby the second oxide semiconductor region serves as a protective layer for the first oxide semiconductor region; thus, change in composition or deterioration in film quality of the first oxide semiconductor region can be prevented, and electrical characteristics of the thin film transistor can be stabilized.04-04-2013
20130082252SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME - A highly reliable semiconductor device is provided. A semiconductor device is manufactured at a high yield, so that high productivity is achieved. In a semiconductor device including a transistor in which a gate electrode layer, a gate insulating film, an oxide semiconductor film containing indium, and an insulating layer provided on and in contact with the oxide semiconductor film so as to overlap with the gate electrode layer are stacked and a source electrode layer and a drain electrode layer are provided in contact with the oxide semiconductor film and the insulating layer, the chlorine concentration and the indium concentration on a surface of the insulating layer are lower than or equal to 1×1004-04-2013
20130082254SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - A highly reliable structure is provided when high-speed driving of a semiconductor device is achieved by improving on-state characteristics of the transistor. The on-state characteristics of the transistor are improved as follows: an end portion of a source electrode and an end portion of a drain electrode overlap with end portions of a gate electrode, and the gate electrode surely overlaps with a region serving as a channel formation region of an oxide semiconductor layer. Further, embedded conductive layers are formed in an insulating layer so that large contact areas are obtained between the embedded conductive layers and the source and drain electrodes; thus, the contact resistance of the transistor can be reduced. Prevention of coverage failure with a gate insulating layer enables the oxide semiconductor layer to be thin; thus, the transistor is miniaturized.04-04-2013
20130082253SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME - Provided is a bottom-gate transistor including an oxide semiconductor, in which electric-field concentration which might occur in the vicinity of an end portion of a drain electrode layer (and the vicinity of an end portion of a source electrode layer) when a high gate voltage is applied to a gate electrode layer is reduced and degradation of switching characteristics is suppressed, so that the reliability is improved. The cross-sectional shape of an insulating layer which overlaps over a channel formation region is a tapered shape. The thickness of the insulating layer which overlaps over the channel formation region is 0.3 μm or less, preferably 5 nm or more and 0.1 μm or less. The taper angle 0 of a lower end portion of the cross-sectional shape of the insulating layer which overlaps over the channel formation region is 60° or smaller, preferably 45° or smaller, further preferably 30° or smaller.04-04-2013
20100155717NONCRYSTALLINE OXIDE SEMICONDUCTOR THIN FILM, PROCESS FOR PRODUCING THE NONCRYSTALLINE OXIDE SEMICONDUCTOR THIN FILM, PROCESS FOR PRODUCING THIN-FILM TRANSISTOR, FIELD-EFFECT-TRANSISTOR, LIGHT EMITTING DEVICE, DISPLAY DEVICE, AND SPUTTERING TARGET - This invention provides an amorphous oxide semiconductor thin film, which is insoluble in a phosphoric acid-based etching solution and is soluble in an oxalic acid-based etching solution by optimizing the amounts of indium, tin, and zinc, a method of producing the amorphous oxide semiconductor thin film, etc. An image display device (06-24-2010
20120261656PHOTODIODE, LIGHT SENSOR DEVICE AND FABRICATING METHOD THEREOF - A photodiode, a light sensor and a fabricating method thereof are disclosed. An n-type semiconductor layer and an intrinsic semiconductor layer of the photodiode respectively comprise n-type amorphous indium gallium zinc oxide (IGZO) and intrinsic IGZO. The oxygen content of the intrinsic amorphous IGZO is greater than the oxygen content of the n-type amorphous IGZO. A light sensor comprise the photodiode is also disclosed.10-18-2012
20130087784SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF - An oxide semiconductor film is formed over a substrate, a film of a semiconductor other than an oxide semiconductor is formed over the oxide semiconductor film, and then an oxygen atom in the oxide semiconductor film and an atom in the film of a semiconductor are bonded to each other at an interface between the oxide semiconductor film and the film of a semiconductor. Accordingly, the interface can be made continuous. Further, oxygen released from the oxide semiconductor film is diffused into the film of a semiconductor, so that the film of a semiconductor can be oxidized to form an insulating film. The use of the gate insulating film thus formed leads to a reduction in interface scattering of electrons at the interface between the oxide semiconductor film and the gate insulating film; so that a transistor with excellent electric characteristics can be manufactured.04-11-2013
20130087785SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME - An object is to improve field effect mobility of a thin film transistor using an oxide semiconductor. Another object is to suppress increase in off current even in a thin film transistor with improved field effect mobility. In a thin film transistor using an oxide semiconductor layer, by forming a semiconductor layer having higher electrical conductivity and a smaller thickness than the oxide semiconductor layer between the oxide semiconductor layer and a gate insulating layer, field effect mobility of the thin film transistor can be improved, and increase in off current can be suppressed.04-11-2013
20130087786METAL-SEMICONDUCTOR CONVERGENCE ELECTRIC CIRCUIT DEVICES AND ELECTRIC CIRCUIT SYSTEMS USING THE SAME - Provided are metal-semiconductor convergence electric circuit devices. The device includes a semiconductor device, a metal resistor exhibiting resistance increased with an increase in temperature thereof, and an interconnection line connecting the semiconductor device with the metal resistor in series and having a resistance lower than that of the metal resistor. The semiconductor device is configured to exhibit resistance decreased with an increase in temperature thereof and compensate the resistance increase of the metal resistor.04-11-2013
20130087781METAL OXIDE THIN FILM TRANSISTOR - A metal oxide thin film transistor (TFT) includes a gate electrode, a gate insulating layer, a metal oxide active layer, a source electrode, and a drain electrode. The gate electrode is formed on a substrate. The gate insulating layer is formed on the substrate and covers the gate electrode. The metal oxide active layer is formed on the gate insulating layer. The drain electrode and the source electrode are formed on two opposite ends of the metal oxide active layer in a spaced-apart manner, in which at least one of the orthographic projection of the source electrode and the orthographic projection of the drain to electrode on the substrate does not overlap the gate electrode.04-11-2013
20130087783METHODS FOR DEPOSITING A SILICON CONTAINING LAYER WITH ARGON GAS DILUTION - Embodiments of the disclosure generally provide methods of forming a silicon containing layers in TFT devices. The silicon can be used to form the active channel in a LTPS TFT or be utilized as an element in a gate dielectric layer, a passivation layer or even an etch stop layer. The silicon containing layer is deposited by a vapor deposition process whereby an inert gas, such as argon, is introduced along with the silicon precursor. The inert gas functions to drive out weak, dangling silicon-hydrogen bonds or silicon-silicon bonds so that strong silicon-silicon or silicon-oxygen bonds remain to form a substantially hydrogen free silicon containing layer.04-11-2013
20130087780GROUP III NITRIDE SEMICONDUCTOR LIGHT EMITTING DIODE - A group III nitride semiconductor light emitting diode is revealed. A layered structure composed of group III nitrides is formed on the substrate through epitaxy growth of a hexagonal wurtzite crystal structure. The layered structure includes a n-type semiconductor layer, a light emitting layer on the n-type semiconductor layer, and a p-type semiconductor layer on the light emitting layer. A first electrode metal pad is formed on the p-type semiconductor layer and a second electrode metal pad on the n-type semiconductor layer. A direction from the first electrode metal pad to the second electrode metal pad is the same with that of C-axis [0001] of the hexagonal wurtzite crystal structure so as to speed up the movement of electron-hole and improve the combination efficiency of electron-hole by the electric field along the direction of C-axis [0001] in the hexagonal wurtzite crystal structure.04-11-2013
20130087782OXIDE SEMICONDUCTOR FILM AND SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - An object is to suppress occurrence of oxygen deficiency. An oxide semiconductor film is formed using germanium (Ge) instead of part of or all of gallium (Ga) or tin (Sn). At least one of bonds between a germanium (Ge) atom and oxygen (O) atoms has a bond energy higher than at least one of bonds between a tin (Sn) atom and oxygen (O) atoms or a gallium (Ga) atom and oxygen (O) atoms. Thus, a crystal of an oxide semiconductor formed using germanium (Ge) has a low possibility of occurrence of oxygen deficiency. Accordingly, an oxide semiconductor film is formed using germanium (Ge) in order to suppress occurrence of oxygen deficiency.04-11-2013
20120181534MEMORY DEVICE - A memory device in which a write error can be prevented is provided. The memory device includes a NAND cell unit including a plurality of memory cells connected in series, a first selection transistor connected to one of terminals of the NAND cell unit, a second selection transistor connected to the other of the terminals of the NAND cell unit, a source line connected to the first selection transistor, and a bit line which intersects with the source line and is connected to the second selection transistor. In the memory device, a channel region of each of the first selection transistor and the second selection transistor is formed in an oxide semiconductor layer.07-19-2012
20120181533THIN FILM TRANSISTOR ARRAY PANEL - A thin film transistor array panel includes: an substrate; a gate line positioned on the substrate; a data line intersecting the gate line; a thin film transistor connected to the gate line and the data line; a gate insulating layer between the gate electrode of the thin film transistor and the semiconductor of the thin film transistor; a pixel electrode connected to the thin film transistor; and a passivation layer positioned between the pixel electrode and the thin film transistor, wherein at least one of the gate insulating layer and the passivation layer includes a silicon nitride layer, and the silicon nitride layer includes hydrogen content at less than 2×1007-19-2012
20120181532METAL OXIDE SEMICONDUCTOR STRUCTURE AND PRODUCTION METHOD THEREOF - A metal oxide semiconductor structure and a production method thereof, the structure including: a substrate; a gate electrode, deposited on the substrate; a gate insulation layer, deposited over the gate electrode and the substrate; an IGZO layer, deposited on the gate insulation layer and functioning as a channel; a source electrode, deposited on the gate insulation layer and being at one side of the IGZO layer; a drain electrode, deposited on the gate insulation layer and being at another side of the IGZO layer; a first passivation layer, deposited over the source electrode, the IGZO layer, and the drain electrode; a second passivation layer, deposited over the first passivation layer; and an opaque resin layer, deposited over the source electrode, the second passivation layer, and the drain electrode.07-19-2012
20120181531SEMICONDUCTOR ELEMENT AND MANUFACTURING METHOD OF THE SAME - A semiconductor element includes a semiconductor layer mainly composed of Mg07-19-2012
20090045399FIELD EFFECT TRANSISTOR WITH GATE INSULATION LAYER FORMED BY USING AMORPHOUS OXIDE FILM - A field effect transistor includes a channel layer 02-19-2009
20090045397FIELD EFFECT TRANSISTOR USING AMORPHOUS OXIDE FILM AS CHANNEL LAYER, MANUFACTURING METHOD OF FIELD EFFECT TRANSISTOR USING AMORPHOUS OXIDE FILM AS CHANNEL LAYER, AND MANUFACTURING METHOD OF AMORPHOUS OXIDE FILM - An amorphous oxide containing hydrogen (or deuterium) is applied to a channel layer of a transistor. Accordingly, a thin film transistor having superior TFT properties can be realized, the superior TFT properties including a small hysteresis, normally OFF operation, a high ON/OFF ratio, a high saturated current, and the like. Furthermore, as a method for manufacturing a channel layer made of an amorphous oxide, film formation is performed in an atmosphere containing a hydrogen gas and an oxygen gas, so that the carrier concentration of the amorphous oxide can be controlled.02-19-2009
20090045398MANUFACTURE METHOD FOR ZnO BASED COMPOUND SEMICONDUCTOR CRYSTAL AND ZnO BASED COMPOUND SEMICONDUCTOR SUBSTRATE - A manufacture method that can manufacture ZnO based compound semiconductor crystal of good quality. A ZnO substrate is prepared to have a principal surface made of a plurality of terraces of (0001) planes arranged stepwise along an m-axis direction, the envelop of the principal surface being inclined relative to the (0001) plane by about 2 degrees or less. ZnO based compound semiconductor crystal is grown on the principal surface.02-19-2009
20100133530SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME - An object is, in a thin film transistor in which an oxide semiconductor is used as an active layer, to prevent change in composition, film quality, an interface, or the like of an oxide semiconductor region serving as an active layer, and to stabilize electrical characteristics of the thin film transistor. In a thin film transistor in which a first oxide semiconductor region is used as an active layer, a second oxide semiconductor region having lower electrical conductivity than the first oxide semiconductor region is formed between the first oxide semiconductor region and a protective insulating layer for the thin film transistor, whereby the second oxide semiconductor region serves as a protective layer for the first oxide semiconductor region; thus, change in composition or deterioration in film quality of the first oxide semiconductor region can be prevented, and electrical characteristics of the thin film transistor can be stabilized.06-03-2010
20090278122AMORPHOUS OXIDE AND THIN FILM TRANSISTOR - The present invention relates to an amorphous oxide and a thin film transistor using the amorphous oxide. In particular, the present invention provides an amorphous oxide having an electron carrier concentration less than 1011-12-2009
20090302316THIN FILM TRANSISTOR ARRAY PANEL - A thin film transistor array panel includes a substrate, a gate line formed on the substrate and including a gate electrode, a gate insulating layer formed on the gate line, a semiconductor formed on the gate insulating layer and including a channel of a thin film transistor, a data line formed on the semiconductor and including a source electrode and a drain electrode formed on the semiconductor and opposite to the source electrode with respect to the channel of the thin film transistor, wherein the channel of the thin film transistor covers both side surfaces of the gate electrode.12-10-2009
20090302315Resistive random access memory - A resistive random access memory (RRAM) includes a switch region formed of a material having bi-polar properties; and a memory resistor formed of a material having uni-polar properties. The RRAM further includes a lower electrode formed below the switch region; an upper electrode formed on the memory resistor; and an intermediate electrode formed between the switch region and the memory resistor.12-10-2009
20120217496ELECTRONIC DEVICES WITH YIELDING SUBSTRATES - In accordance with certain embodiments, an unpackaged inorganic LED die is adhered directly to a yielding substrate with a pressure-activated adhesive notwithstanding any nonplanarity of the surface of the unpackaged inorganic LED die or non-coplanarity of the contacts thereof.08-30-2012
20120217494SOLID-STATE IMAGING DEVICE - Solid-state imaging device of the present invention is a backside-illumination-type solid-state imaging device including wiring layer formed on first surface side of semiconductor substrate; and light receiving section that photoelectrically converts light incident from second surface side that is opposite from first surface side, wherein spontaneous polarization film formed of a material having spontaneous polarization is formed on a light receiving surface of light receiving section. Accordingly, a hole accumulation layer can be formed on the light receiving surface of light receiving section, and a dark current can be suppressed.08-30-2012
20120217493THIN FILM TRANSISTOR ARRAY PANEL AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF - A thin film transistor array panel includes: a gate electrode disposed on an insulation substrate; a gate insulating layer disposed on the gate electrode; a first electrode and an oxide semiconductor disposed directly on the gate insulating layer; a source electrode and a drain electrode formed on the oxide semiconductor; a passivation layer disposed on the first electrode, the source electrode, and the drain electrode; and a second electrode disposed on the passivation layer.08-30-2012
20110006300ELECTRONIC DEVICE, METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME, DISPLAY AND SENSOR - A method of manufacturing an electronic device includes: preparing a film-attached substrate including a substrate, and an oxide semiconductor film containing In, Ga, and Zn and a metal film containing at least one of W or Mo provided in this order on the substrate; and wet-etching the metal film of the film-attached substrate using an etching liquid of which a main component is hydrogen peroxide under conditions such that an etching selection ratio between the metal film and the oxide semiconductor film (etching rate of the metal film/etching rate of the oxide semiconductor film) is 01-13-2011
20110057187LIGHT-EMITTING DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME - An object of the present invention is to provide a light-emitting device in which plural kinds of circuits are formed over the same substrate, and plural kinds of thin film transistors are provided in accordance with characteristics of the plural kinds of circuits. An inverted-coplanar thin film transistor, an oxide semiconductor layer of which overlaps with a source and drain electrode layers, and a channel-etched thin film transistor are used as a thin film transistor for a pixel and a thin film transistor for a driver circuit, respectively. Between the thin film transistor for a pixel and a light-emitting element, a color filter layer is provided so as to overlap with the light-emitting element which is electrically connected to the thin film transistor for a pixel.03-10-2011
20130056728THIN FILM TRANSISTOR AND DISPLAY DEVICE - Provided is a thin film transistor capable of improving reliability in the thin film transistor including an oxide semiconductor layer. A thin film transistor including: a gate electrode; a gate insulating film formed on the gate electrode; an oxide semiconductor layer forming a channel region corresponding to the gate electrode on the gate insulating film; a channel protective film formed at least in a region corresponding to the channel region on the oxide semiconductor layer; and a source/drain electrode. A top face and a side face of the oxide semiconductor layer are covered with the source/drain electrode and the channel protective layer on the gate insulating film.03-07-2013
20130056726FLAT PANEL DISPLAY DEVICE WITH OXIDE THIN FILM TRANSISTOR AND METHOD FOR FABRICATING THE SAME - A flat panel display device with an oxide thin film transistor and a fabricating method thereof are disclosed. The fabricating method of the flat panel display device includes: preparing a substrate defined into a pixel region and a pad contact region; forming a gate electrode and a link line; forming a pixel electrode within the pixel region; forming an oxide layer on the substrate provided with the pixel electrode; forming a passivation layer on the substrate and performing a formation process of contact holes to expose the link line; and forming a second transparent conductive material film on the substrate.03-07-2013
20130056729THIN FILM TRANSISTOR SUBSTRATE, LCD DEVICE INCLUDING THE SAME, AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THIN FILM TRANSISTOR SUBSTRATE - A source electrode and a drain electrode are formed by a stack of a titanium layer, a molybdenum nitride layer, an aluminum layer, and a molybdenum nitride layer, the titanium layer is formed by dry etching, and an oxide semiconductor layer is formed by performing annealing in an oxygen-containing atmosphere after formation of the source electrode and the drain electrode.03-07-2013
20130056727SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME - A semiconductor device which is miniaturized and has sufficient electrical characteristics to function as a transistor is provided. In a semiconductor device including a transistor in which a semiconductor layer, a gate insulating layer, and a gate electrode layer are stacked in that order, an oxide semiconductor film which contains at least four kinds of elements of indium, gallium, zinc, and oxygen, and in which the percentage of the indium is twice or more as large as each of the percentage of the gallium and the percentage of the zinc when the composition of the four elements is expressed in atomic percentage is used as the semiconductor layer. In the semiconductor device, the oxide semiconductor film is a film to which oxygen is introduced in the manufacturing process and contains a large amount of oxygen, and an insulating layer including an aluminum oxide film is provided to cover the transistor.03-07-2013
20130056725Radiation-Emitting Component with a Semiconductor Chip and a Conversion Element and Method for the Production Thereof - A radiation-emitting component includes a semiconductor chip and a conversion element. The semiconductor chip includes an active layer suitable for generating electromagnetic radiation and a radiation exit face. The conversion element includes a matrix material and a luminescent material. The conversion element is arranged downstream of the radiation exit face of the semiconductor chip. The matrix material comprises at least 40 wt. % tellurium oxide and is free of boron trioxide and/or germanium oxide. A method for producing such a radiation-emitting component is furthermore stated.03-07-2013
20130056724Flat Panel Display Device with Oxide Thin Film Transistors and Method for Fabricating the Same - A flat panel display device with oxide thin film transistors and a fabricating method thereof are disclosed. The flat panel display device includes: a substrate; gate lines and data lines formed to cross each other and define a plurality of pixel regions on the substrate; the thin film transistors each including an oxide channel layer which is formed at an intersection of the gate and data lines; a pixel electrode and a common electrode formed in the pixel region with having a passivation layer therebetween; and step coverage compensation patterns formed at a step portion formed by the gate line and a gate electrode of the thin film transistor.03-07-2013
20120112187METHOD FOR FORMING METAL OXIDE FILM, METAL OXIDE FILM AND APPARATUS FOR FORMING METAL OXIDE FILM - The present method of forming a metal oxide film can increase production efficiency while maintaining the low resistance of the metal oxide film. The present method of forming a metal oxide film includes first misting a solution containing a metallic element and ethylenediamine; meanwhile, heating a substrate; and then, supplying the misted solution onto a first main surface of the substrate.05-10-2012
20120112186TREATMENT OF GATE DIELECTRIC FOR MAKING HIGH PERFORMANCE METAL OXIDE AND METAL OXYNITRIDE THIN FILM TRANSISTORS - Embodiments of the present invention generally include TFTs and methods for their manufacture. The gate dielectric layer in the TFT may affect the threshold voltage of the TFT. By treating the gate dielectric layer prior to depositing the active channel material, the threshold voltage may be improved. One method of treating the gate dielectric involves exposing the gate dielectric layer to N05-10-2012
20120112185HIGH-PERFORMANCE DIODE DEVICE STRUCTURE AND MATERIALS USED FOR THE SAME - A diode and memory device including the diode, where the diode includes a conductive portion and another portion formed of a first material that has characteristics allowing a first decrease in a resistivity of the material upon application of a voltage to the material, thereby allowing current to flow there through, and has further characteristics allowing a second decrease in the resistivity of the first material in response to an increase in temperature of the first material.05-10-2012
20120112184SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF - A semiconductor device having a novel structure or a method for manufacturing the semiconductor device is provided. For example, the reliability of a transistor which is driven at high voltage or large current is improved. For improvement of the reliability of the transistor, a buffer layer is provided between a drain electrode layer (or a source electrode layer) and an oxide semiconductor layer such that the end portion of the buffer layer is beyond the side surface of the drain electrode layer (or the source electrode layer) when seen in a cross section, whereby the buffer layer can relieve the concentration of electric field. The buffer layer is a single layer or a stacked layer including a plurality of layers, and includes, for example, an In—Ga—Zn—O film containing nitrogen, an In—Sn—O film containing nitrogen, an In—Sn—O film containing SiOx, or the like.05-10-2012
20120112183SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME - An object is to provide a semiconductor device including an oxynitride semiconductor whose carrier density is controlled. By introducing controlled nitrogen into an oxide semiconductor layer, a transistor in which an oxynitride semiconductor having desired carrier density and on characteristics is used for a channel can be manufactured. Further, with the use of the oxynitride semiconductor, even when a low resistance layer or the like is not provided between an oxynitride semiconductor layer and a source electrode and between the oxynitride semiconductor layer and a drain electrode, favorable contact characteristics can be exhibited.05-10-2012
20120112182THIN FILM TRANSISTOR AND A METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME - Disclosed herein is a method of manufacturing a thin film transistor having a structure that a gate electrode and an oxide semiconductor layer are disposed with a gate insulating film interposed between the gate electrode and the oxide semiconductor layer, and a source/drain electrode is electrically connected to the oxide semiconductor layer, the method including: continuously depositing an aluminum oxide (Al05-10-2012
20120112181OXIDE SEMICONDUCTOR, THIN FILM TRANSISTOR INCLUDING THE SAME AND THIN FILM TRANSISTOR DISPLAY PANEL INCLUDING THE SAME - An oxide semiconductor including: (A) at least one element of zinc (Zn) and tin (Sn); and (B) at least one element of arsenic (As), antimony (Sb), chromium (Cr), cerium (Ce), tantalum (Ta), neodymium (Nd), niobium (Nb), scandium (Sc), yttrium (Y), and hafnium (Hf), is provided.05-10-2012
20120112180METAL OXIDE THIN FILM TRANSISTOR AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF - The instant disclosure relates to a metal oxide thin film transistor having a threshold voltage modification layer. The thin film transistor includes a gate electrode, a dielectric layer formed on the gate electrode, an active layer formed on the dielectric layer, a source electrode and a drain electrode disposed separately on the active layer, and a threshold voltage modulation layer formed on the active layer in direct contact with the back channel of the transistor. The threshold voltage modulation layer and the active layer have different work functions so that the threshold voltage modulation layer modulates the threshold voltage of devices and improve the performance of the transistor.05-10-2012
20130056723Protective Barriers for Electronic Devices - The present disclosure provides for electronic devices that use low cost, conductive materials as transparent conductors. The devices contain corrosion preventative conductive polymer layers and conductive innerlayer barriers that separate corrosive electrolyte from the conductors which are prone to corrosion and dissolution, while providing an uninterrupted electrical circuit. The present disclosure also allows for the use of layers which have been applied from aqueous media thereby reducing both the cost and the environmental impact of the electronic devices. Methods of manufacture are also provided.03-07-2013
20100084653DISPLAY DEVICE - The protective circuit is formed using a non-linear element which includes a gate insulating film covering a gate electrode; a first wiring layer and a second wiring layer which are over the gate insulating film and whose end portions overlap with the gate electrode; and an oxide semiconductor layer which is over the gate electrode and in contact with the gate insulating film and the end portions of the first wiring layer and the second wiring layer. The gate electrode of the non-linear element and a scan line or a signal line is included in a wiring, the first or second wiring layer of the non-linear element is directly connected to the wiring so as to apply the potential of the gate electrode.04-08-2010
20090272972ZnO BASED SEMICONDUCTOR LIGHT EMITTING DEVICE AND ITS MANUFACTURE METHOD - A ZnO based semiconductor light emitting device includes: a first semiconductor layer containing ZnO11-05-2009
20090272971LIGHT EMITTING DEVICE HAVING A PLURALILTY OF LIGHT EMITTING CELLS AND PACKAGE MOUNTING THE SAME - Disclosed is a light emitting device having a plurality of light emitting cells and a package having the same mounted thereon. The light emitting device includes a plurality of light emitting cells which are formed on a substrate and each of which has an N-type semiconductor layer and a P-type semiconductor layer located on a portion of the N-type semiconductor layer. The plurality of light emitting cells are bonded to a submount substrate. Accordingly, heat generated from the light emitting cells can be easily dissipated, so that a thermal load on the light emitting device can be reduced. Meanwhile, since the plurality of light emitting cells are electrically connected using connection electrodes or electrode layers formed on the submount substrate, it is possible to provide light emitting cell arrays connected to each other in series. Further, it is possible to provide a light emitting device capable of being directly driven by an AC power source by connecting the serially connected light emitting cell arrays in reverse parallel to each other.11-05-2009
20090267065SEMICONDUCTOR LIGHT EMITTING ELEMENT AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME - A ZnO-based semiconductor light emitting element includes a ZnO-based semiconductor layer formed on a rectangular sapphire A-plane substrate having a principal surface lying in the A-plane {11-20}. The substrate has a thickness of 50 to 200 μm and is surrounded by two parallel first side edges forming an angle in a range of 52.7° to 54.7° with respect to the m-axis orthogonal to the c-axis and two parallel second side edges orthogonal to the first side edges. The light emitting element is obtained by: forming, on a surface of the sapphire A-plane substrate opposite to the surface on which the ZnO-based semiconductor layer is formed, first scribed grooves forming an angle in a range of 52.7° to 54.7° with respect to the m-axis and second scribed grooves orthogonal to the first scribed grooves; and breaking the substrate along the first scribed grooves and then along the second scribed grooves.10-29-2009
20090267064SEMICONDUCTOR THIN FILM AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SAME, AND THIN FILM TRANSISTOR - The present invention provides a semiconductor thin film which can be manufactured at a relatively low temperature even on a flexible resin substrate. As a semiconductor thin film having a low carrier concentration, a high Hall mobility and a large energy band gap, an amorphous film containing zinc oxide and tin oxide is formed to obtain a carrier density of 1010-29-2009
20090267062Zinc oxide Based Compound Semiconductor Device - There is provided a zinc oxide based compound semiconductor device which, even when a semiconductor device is formed by forming a lamination portion having a hetero junction of ZnO based compound semiconductor layers, does not cause any rise in a drive voltage while ensuring p-type doping, and, at the same time, can realize good crystallinity and excellent device characteristics. ZnO based compound semiconductor layers (10-29-2009
20130062602Oxide Semiconductor Transistors And Methods Of Manufacturing The Same - Transistors and methods of manufacturing the same. A transistor may be an oxide thin film transistor (TFT) with a self-aligned top gate structure. The transistor may include a gate insulating layer between a channel region and a gate electrode that extends from two sides of the gate electrode. The gate insulating layer may cover at least a portion of source and drain regions.03-14-2013
20130062600SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF - The contact resistance between an oxide semiconductor film and a metal film is reduced. A transistor that uses an oxide semiconductor film and has excellent on-state characteristics is provided. A semiconductor device capable of high-speed operation is provided. In a transistor that uses an oxide semiconductor film, the oxide semiconductor film is subjected to nitrogen plasma treatment. Thus, part of oxygen included in the oxide semiconductor film is replaced with nitrogen, so that an oxynitride region is formed. A metal film is formed in contact with the oxynitride region. The oxynitride region has lower resistance than the other region of the oxide semiconductor film. In addition, the oxynitride region is unlikely to form high-resistance metal oxide at the interface with the contacting metal film.03-14-2013
20130062601OXIDE SEMICONDUCTOR LAYER AND SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - An object is to provide an oxide semiconductor layer having a novel structure which is preferably used for a semiconductor device. Alternatively, another object is to provide a semiconductor device using an oxide semiconductor layer having the novel structure. An oxide semiconductor layer includes an amorphous region which is mainly amorphous and a crystal region containing crystal grains of In03-14-2013
20120223308THIN-FILM TRANSISTOR, PROCESS FOR PRODUCTION OF SAME, AND DISPLAY DEVICE EQUIPPED WITH SAME - The present invention provides a thin-film transistor capable of high-speed operation, a process for producing the same, and a display device including the same. The thin-film transistor of the present invention includes, on a substrate, in the order of: a gate electrode; a gate insulating film; an oxide semiconductor film; and a protective insulating film, the protective insulating film having a planar shape that is completely or substantially the same as the planar shape of the gate electrode.09-06-2012
20120223305SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - Provided is a highly reliable semiconductor device by giving stable electric characteristics to a transistor in which a semiconductor film whose threshold voltage is difficult to control is used as an active layer. By using a silicon oxide film having a negative fixed charge as a film in contact with the active layer of the transistor or a film in the vicinity of the active layer, a negative electric field is always applied to the active layer due to the negative fixed charge and the threshold voltage of the transistor can be shifted in the positive direction. Thus, the highly reliable semiconductor device can be manufactured by giving stable electric characteristics to the transistor.09-06-2012
20120223304SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - A semiconductor device includes an antenna functioning as a coil, a capacitor electrically connected to the antenna in parallel, a passive element forming a resonance circuit with the antenna and the capacitor by being electrically connected to the antenna and the capacitor in parallel, a first field effect transistor controlling whether the passive element is electrically connected to the antenna and the capacitor in parallel or not, and a memory circuit. The memory circuit includes a second field effect transistor which includes an oxide semiconductor layer where a channel is formed and in which a data signal is input to one of a source and a drain. The gate voltage of the first field effect transistor is set depending on the voltage of the other of the source and the drain of the second field effect transistor.09-06-2012
20120223303Offset Electrode TFT Structure - The present invention generally relates to an offset electrode TFT and a method of its manufacture. The offset electrode TFT is a TFT in which one electrode, either the source or the drain, surrounds the other electrode. The gate electrode continues to be below both the source and the drain electrodes. By redesigning the TFT, less voltage is necessary to transfer the voltage from the source to the drain electrode as compared to traditional bottom gate TFTs or top gate TFTs. The offset electrode TFT structure is applicable not only to silicon based TFTs, but also to transparent TFTs that include metal oxides such as zinc oxide or IGZO and metal oxynitrides such as ZnON.09-06-2012
20120223302METHOD OF MANUFACTURING TRANSPARENT CONDUCTIVE FILM, THE TRANSPARENT CONDUCTIVE SUBSTRATE USING THE FILM, AS WELL AS DEVICE USING THE SUBSTRATE - By using a coating method, which is a method of manufacturing a transparent conductive film, with low-temperature heating lower than 300° C., a transparent conductive film with excellent transparency, conductivity, film strength, and resistance stability and a method of manufacturing this film are provided. In the method of manufacturing a transparent conductive film, a heat energy ray irradiating step is a step of irradiating with the energy rays while heating under an oxygen-containing atmosphere to a heating temperature lower than 300° C. to form the inorganic film, and the plasma processing step is a step of performing the plasma processing on the inorganic film under a non-oxidizing gas atmosphere at a substrate temperature lower than 300° C. to promote mineralization or crystallization of the film, thereby forming a conductive oxide fine-particle layer densely packed with conductive oxide fine particles having a metal oxide as a main component.09-06-2012
20120223301THIN FILM TRANSISTOR, MANUFACTURING METHOD OF SAME, AND DISPLAY DEVICE - According to one embodiment, a thin film transistor includes: a substrate; a semiconductor layer; first and second insulating films; and gate, source and drain electrodes. The semiconductor layer is provided on the substrate. The semiconductor layer is made of an oxide having indium. The semiconductor layer has first and second regions and other region. The first insulating film covers a top face of the other region. The second insulating film covers at least a pair of side surfaces of the semiconductor layer. The second insulating film is formed under a condition different from that for the first insulating film. The gate electrode is provided on the first and second insulating films or below the semiconductor layer. The source and drain electrodes are provided on the first and second regions, respectively. The drain and source electrodes sandwich the pair of the side surfaces of the semiconductor layer.09-06-2012
20130161612DISPLAY DEVICE AND IMAGE DISPLAY SYSTEM EMPLOYING THE SAME - A display device and an image display system employing the same are provided. The display device includes a thin film transistor and a storage capacitor. The thin film transistor includes a channel. The storage capacitor includes a transparent metal electrode made of the same material as the channel, and a pixel electrode disposed on the transparent metal electrode electrically connected to the thin film transistor.06-27-2013
20130161613Ultraviolet Sensor and Method for Manufacturing the Same - An ultraviolet sensor that includes a p-type semiconductor layer principally composed of (Ni, Zn)O, an n-type semiconductor layer composed of ZnO which is joined to the p-type semiconductor layer, an internal electrode embedded in the p-type semiconductor layer, and first and second terminal electrodes formed at both ends of the p-type semiconductor layer. The surface roughness of the p-type semiconductor layer is 1.5 μm or less, and preferably 0.3 μm or more and 1.0 μm or less. In a manufacturing process, the formed product prior to firing and/or the p-type semiconductor layer after firing is polished by barrel polishing so that the surface roughness Ra thereof is 1.0 μm or less. Thereby, light absorption efficiency can be improved to directly detect a desired large photocurrent and secure high reliability, and a spectral property can be controlled to strongly respond to various wavelength bands of ultraviolet light.06-27-2013
20130161614NANOSTRUCTURED FILMS AND RELATED METHODS - Nanostructured films including a plurality of nanowells, the nanowells having a pore at the top surface of the film, the pore defining a channel that extends downwardly towards the bottom surface of the film are provided. Also provided are methods including exposing a growth substrate to an anodizing bath, applying ultrasonic vibrations to the anodizing bath, and generating a current through the anodizing bath to form the nanostructured film. The nanostructured films may be formed from TiO06-27-2013
20130161608SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - Provided is a transistor which includes an oxide semiconductor film and has stable electrical characteristics. In the transistor, over an oxide film which can release oxygen by being heated, a first oxide semiconductor film which can suppress oxygen release at least from the oxide film is formed. Over the first oxide semiconductor film, a second oxide semiconductor film is formed. With such a structure in which the oxide semiconductor films are stacked, the oxygen release from the oxide film can be suppressed at the time of the formation of the second oxide semiconductor film, and oxygen can be released from the oxide film in later-performed heat treatment. Thus, oxygen can pass through the first oxide semiconductor film to be favorably supplied to the second oxide semiconductor film. Oxygen supplied to the second oxide semiconductor film can suppress the generation of oxygen deficiency, resulting in stable electrical characteristics.06-27-2013
20130161609SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF - The number of manufacturing steps is reduced to provide a semiconductor device with high productivity and low cost. A semiconductor device with low power consumption and high reliability is provided. A photolithography process for forming an island-shaped semiconductor layer is omitted, and a semiconductor device is manufactured through at least four photolithography processes: a step for forming a gate electrode (including a wiring or the like formed from the same layer), a step for forming a source electrode and a drain electrode (including a wiring or the like formed from the same layer), a step for forming a contact hole, and a step for forming a pixel electrode. In the step for forming the contact hole, a groove portion is formed, whereby formation of a parasitic transistor is prevented. The groove portion overlaps with the wiring with an insulating layer provided therebetween.06-27-2013
20130161607SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - A semiconductor device with high productivity and high yield is provided. The semiconductor device includes a word line, a capacitor line, a first bit line, a second bit line, and a first transistor and a second transistor each of which includes a gate, a source, and a drain. The first transistor and the second transistor at least partly overlap with each other, and the gates of the first transistor and the second transistor are connected to the word line. A capacitor is formed between at least part of the capacitor line and each of the drains of the first transistor and the second transistor. The first bit line is connected to the source of the first transistor, and the second bit line is connected to the source of the second transistor.06-27-2013
20130161610SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME - A highly reliable semiconductor device which includes a transistor including an oxide semiconductor is provided. In a semiconductor device including a bottom-gate transistor including an oxide semiconductor layer, a stacked layer of an insulating layer and a metal film is provided in contact with the oxide semiconductor layer. Oxygen doping treatment is performed in a manner such that oxygen is introduced into the insulating layer and the metal film from a position above the metal film. Thus, a region containing oxygen in excess of the stoichiometric composition is formed in the insulating layer, and the metal film is oxidized to form a metal oxide film. Further, resistivity of the metal oxide film is greater than or equal to 1×1006-27-2013
20130161611SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME - Release of oxygen at a side surface of an island-shaped oxide semiconductor film is controlled and decrease in resistance is prevented. A semiconductor device includes an island-shaped oxide semiconductor film at least partly including a crystal, a first gate insulating film provided to cover at least a side surface of the island-shaped oxide semiconductor film, and a second gate insulating film provided to cover at least the island-shaped oxide semiconductor film and the first gate insulating film. The first gate insulating film is an insulating film that supplies oxygen to the island-shaped oxide semiconductor film, and the second gate insulating film is an insulating film which has a low oxygen-transmitting property06-27-2013
20110012107FIELD EFFECT TRANSISTOR - A novel field-effect transistor is provided which employs an amorphous oxide. In an embodiment of the present invention, the transistor comprises an amorphous oxide layer containing electron carrier at a concentration less than 1×1001-20-2011
20110012106SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF - A semiconductor device is provided in which a pixel portion and a driver circuit each including a thin film transistor are provided over one substrate; the thin film transistor in the pixel portion includes a gate electrode layer, a gate insulating layer, an oxide semiconductor layer having an end region with a small thickness, an oxide insulating layer in contact with part of the oxide semiconductor layer, source and drain electrode layers, and a pixel electrode layer; the thin film transistor in the pixel portion has a light-transmitting property; and source and drain electrode layers of the thin film transistor in the driver circuit portion are formed using a conductive material having lower resistance than a material of the source and drain electrode layer in the pixel portion.01-20-2011
20110012105SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME - An object is to increase an aperture ratio of a semiconductor device. The semiconductor device includes a driver circuit portion and a display portion (also referred to as a pixel portion) over one substrate. The driver circuit portion includes a channel-etched thin film transistor for a driver circuit, in which a source electrode and a drain electrode are formed using metal and a channel layer is formed of an oxide semiconductor, and a driver circuit wiring formed using metal. The display portion includes a channel protection thin film transistor for a pixel, in which a source electrode layer and a drain electrode layer are formed using an oxide conductor and a semiconductor layer is formed of an oxide semiconductor, and a display portion wiring formed using an oxide conductor.01-20-2011
20110012103METHOD OF MANUFACTURING VERTICALLY ALIGNED NANOTUBES, METHOD OF MANUFACTURING SENSOR STRUCTURE, AND SENSOR ELEMENT MANUFACTURED THEREBY - Provided is a method of manufacturing a sensor structure, where vertically-well-aligned nanotubes are formed and the sensor structure having an excellent performance can be manufactured at the room temperature at low cost by using the nanotubes. The method of manufacturing a sensor structure includes: (a) forming a lower electrode on a substrate; (b) forming an organic template having a pore structure on the lower electrode; (c) forming a metal oxide thin film in the organic template; (d) forming a metal oxide nanotube structure, in which nanotubes are vertically aligned and upper portions thereof are connected to each other, by removing the organic template through a dry etching method; and (e) forming an upper electrode on the upper portions of the nanotubes.01-20-2011
20090236598ZnO LAYER AND SEMICONDUCTOR LIGHT EMITTING DEVICE - A ZnO layer is provided which can obtain emission at a wavelength longer than blue (e.g., 420 nm) and has a novel structure. A transition energy narrower by 0.6 eV or larger than a band gap of ZnO can be obtained by doping S into a ZnO layer.09-24-2009
20090236596THIN FILM FIELD EFFECT TRANSISTOR AND DISPLAY - A TFT is provided which includes, on a substrate, at least a gate electrode, a gate insulating layer, an active layer containing an amorphous oxide semiconductor, a source electrode and a drain electrode, wherein a resistance layer containing an amorphous oxide and having a thickness of more than 3 nm is disposed between the active layer and at least one of the source electrode or the drain electrode, and a band gap of the active layer is smaller than a band gap of the resistance layer. Also, a display using the TFT is provided.09-24-2009
20090236595Semiconductor Structures with Rare-earths - The present invention discloses structures to increase carrier mobility using engineered substrate technologies for a solid state device. Structures employing rare-earth compounds enable heteroepitaxy of different semiconductor materials of different orientations.09-24-2009
20130069061THIN FILM TRANSISTOR, CONTACT STRUCTURE, SUBSTRATE, DISPLAY DEVICE, AND METHODS FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME03-21-2013
20130069060SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME - It is an object to provide an oxide semiconductor which is suitable for use in a semiconductor device. Alternatively, it is another object to provide a semiconductor device using the oxide semiconductor. Provided is a semiconductor device including an In—Ga—Zn—O based oxide semiconductor layer in a channel formation region of a transistor. In the semiconductor device, the In—Ga—Zn—O based oxide semiconductor layer has a structure in which crystal grains represented by InGaO03-21-2013
20130069059SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME - A more convenient and highly reliable semiconductor device which has a transistor including an oxide semiconductor with higher impact resistance used for a variety of applications is provided. A semiconductor device has a bottom-gate transistor including a gate electrode layer, a gate insulating layer, and an oxide semiconductor layer over a substrate, an insulating layer over the transistor, and a conductive layer over the insulating layer. The insulating layer covers the oxide semiconductor layer and is in contact with the gate insulating layer. In a channel width direction of the oxide semiconductor layer, end portions of the gate insulating layer and the insulating layer are aligned with each other over the gate electrode layer, and the conductive layer covers a channel formation region of the oxide semiconductor layer and the end portions of the gate insulating layer and the insulating layer and is in contact with the gate electrode layer.03-21-2013
20130069058DISPLAY DEVICE - With an increase in the definition of a display device, the number of pixels is increased, and thus the numbers of gate lines and signal lines are increased. Due to the increase in the numbers of gate lines and signal lines, it is difficult to mount an IC chip having a driver circuit for driving the gate and signal lines by bonding or the like, which causes an increase in manufacturing costs. A pixel portion and a driver circuit for driving the pixel portion are formed over one substrate. At least a part of the driver circuit is formed using an inverted staggered thin film transistor in which an oxide semiconductor is used. The driver circuit as well as the pixel portion is provided over the same substrate, whereby manufacturing costs are reduced.03-21-2013
20130069056INSULATED-GATE FIELD-EFFECT TRANSISTOR - A power MISFET using an oxide semiconductor is provided. A drain electrode and a gate electrode having a trapezoidal cross section are formed with a semiconductor layer provided therebetween, a semiconductor layer is formed on a side surface of the gate electrode, and a source electrode is in contact with the semiconductor layer at a portion which overlaps with the top of the gate electrode. Between the drain electrode and the source electrode of such a power MISFET, a power source of 500 V or more and a load are connected in series, and a control signal is input to the gate electrode. Other structures and operating methods are also disclosed.03-21-2013
20130069054SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF - In a semiconductor device including an oxide semiconductor layer, a conductive layer is formed in contact with a lower portion of the oxide semiconductor layer and treatment for adding an impurity is performed, so that a channel formation region and a pair of low-resistance regions between which the channel formation region is sandwiched are formed in the oxide semiconductor layer in a self-aligned manner. Wiring layers electrically connected to the conductive layer and the low-resistance regions are provided in openings of an insulating layer.03-21-2013
20130069057WAFER WITH HIGH RUPTURE RESISTANCE - A wafer with high rupture resistance includes a plurality of surfaces, wherein the surfaces include a largest surface having a largest area than others and a side surface connected to the fringe of the largest surface. The side surface forms a nanostructured layer thereon to assist the stress dispersion of the wafer. Accordingly, the wafer is provided with a high rupture resistance so as to prevent the wafer from damages during semiconductor or other processes.03-21-2013
20130069055SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - Provided is a semiconductor device in which an oxide semiconductor layer is provided; a pair of wiring layers which are provided with the gate electrode layer interposed therebetween are electrically connected to the low-resistance regions; and electrode layers are provided to be in contact with the low-resistance regions, below regions where the wiring layers are formed.03-21-2013
20130069053SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - To provide a transistor which includes an oxide semiconductor and is capable of operating at high speed or a highly reliable semiconductor device including the transistor, a transistor in which an oxide semiconductor layer including a pair of low-resistance regions and a channel formation region is provided over an electrode layer, which is embedded in a base insulating layer and whose upper surface is at least partly exposed from the base insulating layer, and a wiring layer provided above the oxide semiconductor layer is electrically connected to the electrode layer or a part of a low-resistance region of the oxide semiconductor layer, which overlaps with the electrode layer.03-21-2013
20130069052MEMORY CELLS, SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES, SYSTEMS INCLUDING SUCH CELLS, AND METHODS OF FABRICATION - A memory cell is disclosed. The memory cell includes a transistor and a capacitor. The transistor includes a source region, a drain region, and a channel region including an indium gallium zinc oxide (IGZO, which is also known in the art as GIZO) material. The capacitor is in operative communication with the transistor, and the capacitor includes a top capacitor electrode and a bottom capacitor electrode. Also disclosed is a semiconductor device including a dynamic random access memory (DRAM) array of DRAM cells. Also disclosed is a system including a memory array of DRAM cells and methods for forming the disclosed memory cells and arrays of cells.03-21-2013
20100059747THIN FILM FIELD-EFFECT TRANSISTOR AND DISPLAY DEVICE - The invention provides a thin film field-effect transistor including, on a substrate, a gate electrode, a gate insulating film, an active layer including an oxide semiconductor, a source electrode, a drain electrode, a resistive layer including an oxide semiconductor and positioned between the active layer and at least one of the source electrode or the drain electrode, the resistive layer having an electric conductivity that is lower than the electric conductivity of the active layer, the electric conductivity of the active layer being from 1003-11-2010
20090008639Semiconductor Device and Manufacturing Method Thereof - An object is to provide a semiconductor device of which a manufacturing process is not complicated and by which cost can be suppressed, by forming a thin film transistor using an oxide semiconductor film typified by zinc oxide, and a manufacturing method thereof. For the semiconductor device, a gate electrode is formed over a substrate; a gate insulating film is formed covering the gate electrode; an oxide semiconductor film is formed over the gate insulating film; and a first conductive film and a second conductive film are formed over the oxide semiconductor film. The oxide semiconductor film has at least a crystallized region in a channel region.01-08-2009
20090008638Oxide semiconductor, thin film transistor including the same and method of manufacturing a thin film transistor - Example embodiments relate to an oxide semiconductor including zinc oxide (ZnO), a thin film transistor including a channel formed of the oxide semiconductor and a method of manufacturing the thin film transistor. The oxide semiconductor may include a Ga01-08-2009
20080308797Semiconductor Device and Manufacturing Method Thereof - An object is to provide a semiconductor device of which a manufacturing process is not complicated and by which cost can be suppressed, by forming a thin film transistor using an oxide semiconductor film typified by zinc oxide, and a manufacturing method thereof. For the semiconductor device, a gate electrode is formed over a substrate; a gate insulating film is formed covering the gate electrode; an oxide semiconductor film is formed over the gate insulating film; and a first conductive film and a second conductive film are formed over the oxide semiconductor film. The oxide semiconductor film has at least a crystallized region in a channel region.12-18-2008
20080308796Semiconductor Device and Manufacturing Method Thereof - An object is to provide a semiconductor device of which a manufacturing process is not complicated and by which cost can be suppressed, by forming a thin film transistor using an oxide semiconductor film typified by zinc oxide, and a manufacturing method thereof. For the semiconductor device, a gate electrode is formed over a substrate; a gate insulating film is formed covering the gate electrode; an oxide semiconductor film is formed over the gate insulating film; and a first conductive film and a second conductive film are formed over the oxide semiconductor film. The oxide semiconductor film has at least a crystallized region in a channel region.12-18-2008
20080308795Thin film transistor array panel and manufacturing method thereof - The disclosed thin film transistor array panel includes an insulating substrate, a channel layer including an oxide formed on the insulating substrate. A gate insulating is layer formed on the channel layer and a gate electrode is formed on the gate insulating layer. An interlayer insulating layer is formed on the gate electrode and a data line formed on the interlayer insulating layer and includes a source electrode, wherein the data line is made of a first conductive layer and a second conductive layer. A drain electrode formed on the interlayer insulating layer, and includes the first conductive layer and the second conductive layer. A pixel electrode extends from the first conductive layer of the drain electrode and a passivation layer formed on the data line and the drain electrode. A spacer formed on the passivation layer.12-18-2008
20120235140MANUFACTURING METHOD OF SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - In an embodiment, an insulating film is formed over a flat surface; a mask is formed over the insulating film; a slimming process is performed on the mask; an etching process is performed on the insulating film using the mask; a conductive film covering the insulating film is formed; a polishing process is performed on the conductive film and the insulating film, so that the conductive film and the insulating film have equal thicknesses; the conductive film is etched, so that a source electrode and a drain electrode which are thinner than the conductive film are formed; an oxide semiconductor film is formed in contact with the insulating film, the source electrode, and the drain electrode; a gate insulating film covering the oxide semiconductor film is formed; and a gate electrode is formed in a region which is over the gate insulating film and overlaps with the insulating film.09-20-2012
20120235139Suspending Liquid or Solution for Organic Optoelectronic Device, Making Method thereof, and Applications - A suspension or solution for an organic optoelectronic device is disclosed. The composition of the suspension or solution includes at least one kind of micro/nano transition metal oxide and a solvent. The composition of the suspension or solution can selectively include at least one kind of transition metal oxide ions or a precursor of transition metal oxide. Moreover, the method of making and applications of the suspension or solution are also disclosed.09-20-2012
20120235138MASK LEVEL REDUCTION FOR MOFET - A method of fabricating a TFT and IPS with reduced masking operations includes a substrate, a gate, a layer of gate dielectric on the gate and surrounding substrate surface and a semiconducting metal oxide on the gate dielectric. A channel protection layer overlies the gate to define a channel area in the semiconducting metal oxide. A S/D metal layer is patterned on the channel protection layer and a portion of the exposed semiconducting metal oxide to define an IPS area. An organic dielectric material is patterned on the S/D terminals and at an opposed side of the IPS area. The S/D metal is etched to expose the semiconducting metal oxide defining a first IPS electrode. A passivation layer covers the first electrode and a layer of transparent conductive material is patterned on the passivation layer to define a second IPS electrode overlying the first electrode.09-20-2012
20120235137OXIDE SEMICONDUCTOR FILM, SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE, AND MANUFACTURING METHOD OF SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - A highly reliable semiconductor device is manufactured by giving stable electric characteristics to a transistor in which an oxide semiconductor film is used. In a transistor using an oxide semiconductor film for an active layer, a microvoid is provided in a source region and a drain region adjacent to a channel region. By providing a microvoid in the source region and the drain region formed in an oxide semiconductor film, hydrogen contained in the channel region of an oxide semiconductor film can be captured in the microvoid.09-20-2012
20130161604PIXEL STRUCTURE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF - A pixel structure and a manufacturing method thereof are provided. The pixel structure includes a substrate, a scan line, a data line, a first insulating layer, an active device, a second insulating layer, a common electrode and a first pixel electrode. The data line crossed to the scan line is disposed on the substrate and includes a linear transmitting part and a cross-line transmitting part. The first insulating layer covering the scan line and the linear transmitting part is disposed between the scan line and the cross-line transmitting part. The active device, including a gate, an oxide channel, a source and a drain, is connected to the scan line and the data line. The second insulating layer is disposed on the oxide channel and the linear transmitting part. The common electrode is disposed above the linear transmitting part. The first pixel electrode is connected to the drain.06-27-2013
20130161605SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME - A bottom-gate transistor with a short channel length and a method for manufacturing the transistor are provided. A bottom-gate transistor with a short channel length in which portions of a source electrode and a drain electrode which are proximate to a channel formation region are thinner than other portions thereof was devised. In addition, the portions of the source electrode and the drain electrode which are proximate to the channel formation region are formed in a later step than the other portions thereof, whereby a bottom-gate transistor with a short channel length can be manufactured.06-27-2013
20130161606SEMICONDUCTOR ELEMENT, METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SEMICONDUCTOR ELEMENT, AND SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE INCLUDING THE SEMICONDUCTOR ELEMENT - A structure including an oxide semiconductor layer which is provided over an insulating surface and includes a channel formation region and a pair of low-resistance regions between which the channel formation region is positioned, a gate insulating film covering a top surface and a side surface of the oxide semiconductor layer, a gate electrode covering a top surface and a side surface of the channel formation region with the gate insulating film positioned therebetween, and electrodes electrically connected to the low-resistance regions is employed. The electrodes are electrically connected to at least side surfaces of the low-resistance regions, so that contact resistance with the source electrode and the drain electrode is reduced.06-27-2013
20110017989PIXEL STRUCTURE, ORGANIC ELECTRO-LUMINESCENCE DISPLAY UNIT, AND FABRICATING METHOD THEREOF - A pixel structure is disposed on a substrate and includes a gate, a gate insulating layer, a patterned metal-oxide layer, an etching stop layer, a source, and a drain. The gate is disposed on the substrate. The gate insulating layer is disposed on the substrate to cover the gate. The patterned metal-oxide layer is disposed on the gate insulating layer and includes an active layer located above the gate and a pixel electrode. The etching stop layer is disposed on a portion of the active layer. Conductivity of a portion of the patterned metal-oxide layer uncovered by the etching stop layer is greater than conductivity of a portion of the patterned metal-oxide layer covered by the etching stop layer. The source and the drain are electrically connected to a portion of the active layer uncovered by the etching stop layer. The drain is electrically connected to the pixel electrode.01-27-2011
20110042668AMORPHOUS OXIDE SEMICONDUCTOR MATERIAL, FIELD-EFFECT TRANSISTOR, AND DISPLAY DEVICE - There is provided an amorphous oxide semiconductor material including an amorphous oxide semiconductor including In, Ga and Zn, wherein when In:Ga:Zn=a:b:c denotes an element composition ratio of the oxide semiconductor, the element composition ratio is defined by the range of a+b=2 and b<2 and c<4b−3.2 and c>−5b+8 and 1≦c≦2.02-24-2011
20110024742PROCESS FOR PRODUCING ZnO SINGLE CRYSTAL, SELF-SUPPORTING ZnO SINGLE-CRYSTAL WAFER OBTAINED BY THE SAME, SELF-SUPPORTING WAFER OF Mg-CONTAINING ZnO MIXED SINGLE CRYSTAL, AND PROCESS FOR PRODUCING Mg-CONTAINING ZnO MIXED SINGLE CRYSTAL FOR USE IN THE SAME - A ZnO single crystal can be grown on a seed crystal substrate using a liquid phase epitaxial growth method by mixing and melting ZnO as a solute and a solvent, bringing the crystal substrate into direct contact with the resultant melt, and pulling up the seed crystal substrate continuously or intermittently. A self-supporting Mg-containing ZnO mixed single crystal wafer can be obtained as follows. A Mg-containing ZnO mixed single crystal is grown using a liquid phase epitaxial growth method by mixing and melting ZnO and MgO forming a solute and a solvent, then bringing a seed crystal substrate into direct contact with the resultant melt, and pulling up the seed crystal substrate continuously or intermittently. Then, the self-supporting Mg-containing ZnO mixed single crystal wafer is obtained by removing the substrate by polishing or etching, and polishing or etching a surface, on the side of −c plane, of the single crystal grown by the liquid phase epitaxial growth method.02-03-2011
20110031491SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF - An object is to provide a semiconductor device having a structure in which parasitic capacitance between wirings can be efficiently reduced. In a bottom gate thin film transistor using an oxide semiconductor layer, an oxide insulating layer used as a channel protection layer is formed above and in contact with part of the oxide semiconductor layer overlapping with a gate electrode layer, and at the same time an oxide insulating layer covering a peripheral portion (including a side surface) of the stacked oxide semiconductor layer is formed. Further, a source electrode layer and a drain electrode layer are formed in a manner such that they do not overlap with the channel protection layer. Thus, a structure in which an insulating layer over the source electrode layer and the drain electrode layer is in contact with the oxide semiconductor layer is provided.02-10-2011
20100276687ORGANIC ELECTROLUMINESCENT DISPLAY DEVICE - To provide an organic electroluminescent display device including an organic electroluminescent layer that can be easily fabricated under an atmosphere containing oxygen and which can achieve high efficiency. An organic electroluminescent display device includes a substrate, an organic electroluminescent layer, an upper electrode and a lower electrode sandwiching therein the organic electroluminescent layer, either one of the upper and lower electrodes being a transparent electrode, and the other being a reflecting electrode, and a charge transport layer disposed between the organic electroluminescent layer and the substrate. The charge transport layer is photo-cured by light with a wavelength longer than that of a near-ultraviolet light.11-04-2010
20110114945SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF - An object is to provide a semiconductor device with a novel structure. A semiconductor device includes a first transistor, which includes a channel formation region provided in a substrate including a semiconductor material, impurity regions, a first gate insulating layer, a first gate electrode, and a first source electrode and a first drain electrode, and a second transistor, which includes an oxide semiconductor layer over the substrate including the semiconductor material, a second source electrode and a second drain electrode, a second gate insulating layer, and a second gate electrode. The second source electrode and the second drain electrode include an oxide region formed by oxidizing a side surface thereof, and at least one of the first gate electrode, the first source electrode, and the first drain electrode is electrically connected to at least one of the second gate electrode, the second source electrode, and the second drain electrode.05-19-2011
20120241734SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - An object is to provide a highly reliable semiconductor device having stable electric characteristics by using an oxide semiconductor film having stable electric characteristics. Another object is to provide a semiconductor device having higher mobility by using an oxide semiconductor film having high crystallinity. A crystalline oxide semiconductor film is formed over and in contact with an insulating film whose surface roughness is reduced, whereby the oxide semiconductor film can have stable electric characteristics. Accordingly, the highly reliable semiconductor device having stable electric characteristics can be provided. Further, the semiconductor device having higher mobility can be provided.09-27-2012
20110073855LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY PANEL AND FABRICATION METHOD THEREOF - A method for manufacturing a LCD panel includes providing a substrate defining a TFT region and a pixel region; forming a transparent conductive layer and a first metal layer on the substrate in that order; forming a gate line in the TFT region, and a pixel electrode within the pixel region via a first photo-etching process; forming an insulating layer and a semiconductor layer on the substrate in that order; removing the insulating layer and the semiconductor layer from the pixel region; removing the first metal layer from the pixel region; forming a second metal layer on the substrate; forming a source electrode and a drain electrode in the TFT region via a second photo-etching process, and forming a protecting layer above the substrate.03-31-2011
20100025677SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF - To provide a semiconductor device including a thin film transistor having excellent electric characteristics and high reliability and a manufacturing method of the semiconductor device with high mass productivity. The summary is that an inverted-staggered (bottom-gate) thin film transistor is included in which an oxide semiconductor film containing In, Ga, and Zn is used as a semiconductor layer, a channel protective layer is provided in a region that overlaps a channel formation region of the semiconductor layer, and a buffer layer is provided between the semiconductor layer and source and drain electrodes. An ohmic contact is formed by intentionally providing the buffer layer having a higher carrier concentration than the semiconductor layer between the semiconductor layer and the source and drain electrodes.02-04-2010
20110121291LIGHT-EMITTING ELEMENT AND THE MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF - A light-emitting element includes a light-emitting stack for emitting light and a substrate structure including: a first substrate disposed under the light-emitting stack and having a first surface facing the light-emitting stack; and a second substrate disposed under the light-emitting stack and having a second surface facing the light-emitting stack; and a reflective layer formed between the first substrate and the second substrate and having an inclined angle not perpendicular to the first surface.05-26-2011
20110278563THIN FILM TRANSISTOR ARRAY SUBSTRATE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME - A thin film transistor array substrate includes a substrate, a gate layer, a gate insulating layer, a source/drain layer, a patterned protective layer, an oxide semiconductor layer, a resin layer and a pixel electrode. The gate layer is disposed on the substrate. The gate insulating layer is disposed on the gate layer and the substrate. The source/drain layer is disposed on the gate insulating layer. The patterned protective layer is disposed on the source/drain layer and exposes a portion of the source/drain layer. The oxide semiconductor layer is disposed on the patterned protective layer and electrically connected to the source/drain layer. The resin layer is disposed on the oxide semiconductor layer and covers the oxide semiconductor layer. The pixel electrode is disposed on the resin layer and connects to the source/drain layer. The present invention also provides a method for making the thin film transistor array substrate. The thin film transistor array substrate can prevent leakage current.11-17-2011
20110278566METHOD OF PATTERNING THIN FILM SOLUTION-DEPOSITED - A method of patterning a solution-deposited thin film is provided. The method includes photoetching a pattern in a laser absorption metal layer by allowing a pulsed laser beam to pass through a spatial optical modulator so that the laser beam is radiated on the metal layer, the pattern corresponding to the spatial optical modulator; solution-depositing an oxide layer over a surface of the substrate that is exposed to an outside and a surface of the patterned metal layer; patterning the solution-deposited oxide layer by radiating a pulsed laser beam directly on the solution-deposited oxide layer without passing through the spatial optical modulator, and heating the metal layer underlying the oxide layer to induce thermo-elastic force, so that the metal layer is detached along with the overlying oxide layer from the substrate.11-17-2011
20110278565OXIDE THIN FILM TRANSISTOR AND METHOD OF FABRICATING THE SAME - An oxide thin film transistor (TFT) and a fabrication method thereof are provided. The method for fabricating an oxide thin film transistor (TFT) comprises: forming a gate electrode on a substrate; forming a gate insulating layer on the substrate with the gate electrode formed thereon; forming an active layer made of oxide semiconductor on the gate insulating layer; forming a contact layer on the substrate with the active layer formed thereon and forming source and drain electrodes, which are electrically connected with source and drain regions of the active layer through the contact layer, on the contact layer; forming a protective layer on the substrate with the source and drain electrodes formed thereon; forming a contact hole by removing the protective layer to expose the drain electrode; and forming a pixel electrode electrically connected with the drain electrode through the contact hole, wherein the contact layer is made of oxide including a different metal or conductivity with that of the source and drain electrodes, to adjust a threshold voltage according to the difference in a work function.11-17-2011
20110278564SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - An n-channel transistor or a p-channel transistor provided with a second gate electrode for controlling a threshold voltage in addition to a normal gate electrode is used for a complementary logic circuit. In addition, an insulated gate field-effect transistor with an extremely low off-state current is used as a switching element to control the potential of the second gate electrode. A channel formation region of the transistor which functions as a switching element includes a semiconductor material whose band gap is wider than that of a silicon semiconductor and whose intrinsic carrier density is lower than that of silicon.11-17-2011
20110278567THIN FILM TRANSISTORS USING THIN FILM SEMICONDUCTOR MATERIALS - The present invention generally comprises TFTs having semiconductor material comprising oxygen, nitrogen, and one or more element selected from the group consisting of zinc, tin, gallium, cadmium, and indium as the active channel. The semiconductor material may be used in bottom gate TFTs, top gate TFTs, and other types of TFTs. The TFTs may be patterned by etching to create both the channel and the metal electrodes. Then, the source-drain electrodes may be defined by dry etching using the semiconductor material as an etch stop layer. The active layer carrier concentration, mobility, and interface with other layers of the TFT can be tuned to predetermined values. The tuning may be accomplished by changing the nitrogen containing gas to oxygen containing gas flow ratio, annealing and/or plasma treating the deposited semiconductor film, or changing the concentration of aluminum doping.11-17-2011
20120097940DISPLAY DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME - A display device according to an exemplary embodiment includes: gate wires, at least one of the gate wires having a first multi-layered structure including a first transparent conductive layer formed on the substrate and a first metal layer formed on the first transparent conductive layer and at least another one of the gate wires having a first single-layered structure formed with the first transparent conductive layer; a semiconductor layer formed on a part of the gate wires; and data wires with at least one of the data wires having a second multi-layered structure including a second transparent conductive layer formed on the semiconductor layer and a second metal layer formed on the second transparent conductive layer and at least another one of the data wires having a second single-layered structure formed with the second transparent conductive layer.04-26-2012
20090189156SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF - To provide a semiconductor device in which a defect or fault is not generated and a manufacturing method thereof even if a ZnO semiconductor film is used and a ZnO film to which an n-type or p-type impurity is added is used for a source electrode and a drain electrode. The semiconductor device includes a gate insulating film formed by using a silicon oxide film or a silicon oxynitride film over a gate electrode, an Al film or an Al alloy film over the gate insulating film, a ZnO film to which an n-type or p-type impurity is added over the Al film or the Al alloy film, and a ZnO semiconductor film over the ZnO film to which an n-type or p-type impurity is added and the gate insulating film.07-30-2009
20110084274METHOD OF MANUFACTURING P-TYPE ZnO SEMICONDUCTOR LAYER USING ATOMIC LAYER DEPOSITION AND THIN FILM TRANSISTOR INCLUDING THE P-TYPE ZnO SEMICONDUCTOR LAYER - Provided are a method of manufacturing a transparent N-doped p-type ZnO semiconductor layer using a surface chemical reaction between precursors containing elements constituting thin layers, and a thin film transistor (TFT) including the p-type ZnO semiconductor layer. The method includes the steps of: preparing a substrate and loading the substrate into a chamber; injecting a Zn precursor and an oxygen precursor into the chamber, and causing a surface chemical reaction between the Zn precursor and the oxygen precursor using an atomic layer deposition (ALD) technique to form a ZnO thin layer on the substrate; and injecting a Zn precursor and an nitrogen precursor into the chamber, and causing a surface chemical reaction between the Zn precursor and the nitrogen precursor to form a doping layer on the ZnO thin layer.04-14-2011
20120286261SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF - In a transistor including a wide band gap semiconductor layer as a semiconductor layer, a wide band gap semiconductor layer is separated into an island shape by an insulating layer with passivation properties for preventing atmospheric components from permeating. The edge portion of the island shape wide band gap semiconductor layer is in contact with the insulating film; thus, moisture or atmospheric components can be prevented from entering from the edge portion of the semiconductor layer to the wide band gap semiconductor layer.11-15-2012
20100127255CONTACT AND METHOD OF FABRICATION - The present invention provides Schottky-like and ohmic contacts comprising metal oxides on zinc oxide substrates and a method of forming such contacts. The metal oxide Schottky-like and ohmic contacts may be formed on zinc oxide substrates using various deposition and lift-off photolithographic techniques. The barrier heights of the metal oxide Schottky-like contacts are significantly higher than those for plain metals and their ideality factors are very close to the image force controlled limit. The contacts may have application in diodes, power electronics, FET transistors and related structures, and in various optoelectronic devices, such as UV photodetectors.05-27-2010
20100059743NANOCRYSTAL-METAL OXIDE COMPOSITE, METHODS OF MANUFACTURE THEREOF AND ARTICLES COMPRISING THE SAME - Disclosed herein is a method for preparing nanocrystal-metal oxide composites with long-term stability in a simple and easy manner. Also disclosed herein are nanocrystal-metal oxide composites with high luminescence efficiency and uniform emission wavelengths. Also disclosed herein is a light-emitting device using the composites.03-11-2010
20100244020SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME - An object of an embodiment of the present invention is to provide a semiconductor device provided with a thin film transistor which includes an oxide semiconductor layer and has high electric characteristics. The semiconductor device includes a gate electrode over an insulating surface, an oxide semiconductor layer including silicon oxide, an insulating layer between the gate electrode and the oxide semiconductor layer, and source and drain regions between the oxide semiconductor layer including silicon oxide and source and drain electrode layers. The source and drain regions are formed using a degenerate oxide semiconductor material or a degenerate oxynitride material.09-30-2010
20110127525SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - An intrinsic or substantially intrinsic semiconductor, which has been subjected to a step of dehydration or dehydrogenation and a step of adding oxygen so that the carrier concentration is less than 1×1006-02-2011
20110127520Thin film transistor having oxide semiconductor layer as ohmic contactlayer and method of fabricating the same - A thin film transistor TFT, including a substrate, a gate electrode on the substrate, a gate insulating layer on the gate electrode, an active layer on the gate insulating layer, the active layer corresponding to the gate electrode and including a channel region, source and drain electrodes contacting the active layer, the source and drain electrodes being separate from each other, and an ohmic contact layer between the active layer and at least one of the source and drain electrodes, the ohmic contact layer including an oxide semiconductor material.06-02-2011
20110140103THIN-FILM TRANSISTOR, ARRAY SUBSTRATE HAVING THE THIN-FILM TRANSISTOR AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE ARRAY SUBSTRATE - A thin-film transistor includes a semiconductor pattern, source and drain electrodes and a gate electrode, the semiconductor pattern is formed on a base substrate, and the semiconductor pattern includes metal oxide. The source and drain electrodes are formed on the semiconductor pattern such that the source and drain electrodes are spaced apart from each other and an outline of the source and drain electrodes is substantially same as an outline of the semiconductor pattern. The gate electrode is disposed in a region between the source and drain electrodes such that portions of the gate electrode are overlapped with the source and drain electrodes. Therefore, leakage current induced by light is minimized. As a result, characteristics of the thin-film transistor are enhanced, after-image is reduced to enhance display quality, and stability of manufacturing process is enhanced.06-16-2011
20110140102SEMICONDUCTOR ELEMENT AND A PRODUCTION METHOD THEREFOR - A semiconductor device according to the embodiment includes a growth substrate; a first buffer layer having a compositional formula of Re06-16-2011
20110140101Light Emitting Device - It is an object of the present invention to provide a light-emitting device in which, even when a material with high reflectivity such as aluminum is used for an electrode, a layer containing oxygen can be formed over the electrode without increasing contact resistance and a manufacturing method thereof. According to the present invention, a feature thereof is a light-emitting element having an electrode composed of a stacked structure where a conductive film having high reflectivity such as aluminum, silver, and an alloy containing aluminum or an alloy containing silver, and a conductive film composed of a refractory metal material is provided over the conductive film, or a light-emitting device having the light-emitting element.06-16-2011
20110140100THIN-FILM TRANSISTOR, METHOD OF PRODUCING THE SAME, AND DEVICES PROVIDED WITH THE SAME - A thin-film transistor including an oxide semiconductor layer is disclosed. The oxide semiconductor layer includes a first area, a second area and a third area forming a well-type potential in the film-thickness direction. The first area forms a well of the well-type potential and has a first electron affinity. The second area is disposed nearer to the gate electrode than the first area and has a second electron affinity smaller than the first electron affinity. The third area is disposed farther from the gate electrode than the first area and has a third electron affinity smaller than the first electron affinity. At least an oxygen concentration at the third area is lower than an oxygen concentration at the first area.06-16-2011
20110140099SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - One object is to provide a new semiconductor device whose standby power is sufficiently reduced. The semiconductor device includes a first power supply terminal, a second power supply terminal, a switching transistor using an oxide semiconductor material and an integrated circuit. The first power supply terminal is electrically connected to one of a source terminal and a drain terminal of the switching transistor. The other of the source terminal and the drain terminal of the switching transistor is electrically connected to one terminal of the integrated circuit. The other terminal of the integrated circuit is electrically connected to the second power supply terminal.06-16-2011
20110140096THIN FILM TRANSISTOR, METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME, AND ORGANIC ELECTROLUMINESCENT DEVICE INCLUDING THIN FILM TRANSISTOR - A thin film transistor including: a substrate; a gate electrode formed on the substrate; a gate insulating layer formed on the gate electrode and exposed portions of the substrate; an oxide semiconductor layer formed on the gate insulating layer to correspond to the gate electrode, and comprising an HfInZnO-based oxide semiconductor, wherein the concentration of Hf is from about 9 to about 15 at % based on 100 at % of the total concentration of Hf, In, and Zn; and source and drain regions respectively formed to extend on both sides of the oxide semiconductor layer and the gate insulating layer.06-16-2011
20110140098FIELD EFFECT TRANSISTOR - It is an object to provide a low-cost oxide semiconductor material which is excellent in controllability of the carrier concentration and stability, and to provide a field effect transistor including the oxide semiconductor material. An oxide including indium, silicon, and zinc is used as the oxide semiconductor material. Here, the content of silicon in the oxide semiconductor film is greater than or equal to 4 mol % and less than or equal to 8 mol %. The field effect transistor including such an In—Si—Zn—O film can withstand heat treatment at a high temperature and is effective against −BT stress.06-16-2011
20110140097THIN FILM TRANSISTOR AND METHOD OF FABRICATING THE SAME - Provided are a thin film transistor in which an oxide semiconductor combined with a nitride containing boron or aluminum is applied to a channel layer and a method of fabricating the same. The thin film transistor in which an oxide semiconductor combined with a nitride containing boron or aluminum is applied to a channel layer exhibits significantly improved mobility and increased stability at a high temperature.06-16-2011
20110140095OXIDE SEMICONDUCTOR THIN FILM TRANSISTOR, METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME, AND ORGANIC ELECTROLUMINESCENT DEVICE INCLUDING THE SAME - A thin film transistor including: a substrate; a gate electrode formed on the substrate; a gate insulating layer formed on the gate electrode and exposed portions of the substrate; an oxide semiconductor layer formed on the gate insulating layer to correspond to the gate electrode, and comprising an HfInZnO-based oxide semiconductor, wherein the oxide semiconductor layer has a Zn concentration gradient; and source and drain regions respectively formed on both sides of the oxide semiconductor layer and the gate insulating layer.06-16-2011
20110140094THIN FILM TRANSISTOR ARRAY PANEL AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF - A thin film transistor array panel according to an exemplary embodiment of the present invention includes: a gate electrode disposed on an insulation substrate; a gate insulating layer disposed on the gate electrode; a semiconductor disposed on the gate insulating layer; an etching stop layer disposed on the semiconductor; an insulating layer disposed on the gate insulating layer; and a source electrode and a drain electrode overlapping the semiconductor. The semiconductor and the gate insulating layer have a first portion on which the etching stop layer and the insulating layer are disposed, and a second portion on which etching stop layer and the insulating layer are not disposed. The source electrode and the drain electrode are disposed on the second portion of the semiconductor and the gate insulating layer06-16-2011
20120286268DEMODULATION CIRCUIT AND RFID TAG INCLUDING THE DEMODULATION CIRCUIT - An object is to provide a demodulation circuit having a sufficient demodulation ability. Another object is to provide an RFID tag which uses a demodulation circuit having a sufficient demodulation ability. A material which enables a reverse current to be small enough, for example, an oxide semiconductor material, which is a wide bandgap semiconductor, is used in part of a transistor included in a demodulation circuit. By using the semiconductor material which enables a reverse current of a transistor to be small enough, a sufficient demodulation ability can be secured even when an electromagnetic wave having a high amplitude is received.11-15-2012
20120286267METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - In a method for manufacturing a semiconductor device including a channel-etched inverted-staggered thin film transistor, an oxide semiconductor film and a conductive film are etched using a mask layer formed with the use of a multi-tone mask which is a light-exposure mask through which light is transmitted so as to have a plurality of intensities. The etching step is performed by dry etching in which an etching gas is used.11-15-2012
20120286266METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - An object is to manufacture a semiconductor device including an oxide semiconductor at low cost with high productivity in such a manner that a photolithography process is simplified by reducing the number of light-exposure masks In a method for manufacturing a semiconductor device including a channel-etched inverted-staggered thin film transistor, an oxide semiconductor film and a conductive film are etched using a mask layer formed with the use of a multi-tone mask which is a light-exposure mask through which light is transmitted so as to have a plurality of intensities. In etching steps, a first etching step is performed by wet etching in which an etchant is used, and a second etching step is performed by dry etching in which an etching gas is used.11-15-2012
20120286265AMORPHOUS OXIDE THIN FILM, THIN FILM TRANSISTOR USING THE SAME, AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME - A thin film transistor using an amorphous oxide thin film for an active layer, wherein: the amorphous oxide thin film includes, as main components, indium (In), oxygen (O), and a metal element (M) selected from the group consisting of silicon (Si), aluminum (Al), germanium (Ge), tantalum (Ta), magnesium (Mg) and titanium (Ti); an atomic ratio of M to In in this amorphous oxide thin film is 0.1 or more and 0.4 or less; and carrier density in the amorphous oxide thin film is 1×1011-15-2012
20120286263Semiconductor Device and Method of Manufacturing the Same - It is an object to form a buffer circuit, an inverter circuit, or the like using only n-channel TFTs including an oxide semiconductor layer. A buffer circuit, an inverter circuit, or the like is formed by combination of a first transistor in which a source electrode and a drain electrode each overlap with a gate electrode and a second transistor in which a source electrode overlaps with a gate electrode and a drain electrode does not overlap with the gate electrode. Since the second transistor has such a structure, the capacitance C11-15-2012
20110297927OXIDE BASED MEMORY - Methods, devices, and systems associated with oxide based memory are described herein. In one or more embodiments, a method of forming an oxide based memory cell includes forming a first electrode, forming a tunnel barrier, wherein a first portion of the tunnel barrier includes a first material and a second portion of the tunnel barrier includes a second material, forming an oxygen source, and forming a second electrode.12-08-2011
20110315981Microbolometer for infrared detector or Terahertz detector and method for manufacturing the same - A microbolometer includes a micro-bridge structure for uncooling infrared or terahertz detectors. The thermistor and light absorbing materials of the micro-bridge structure are the vanadium oxide-carbon nanotube composite film formed by one-dimensional carbon nanotubes and two-dimensional vanadium oxide film. The micro-bridge is a three-layer sandwich structure consisting of a layer of amorphous silicon nitride base film as the supporting and insulating layer of the micro-bridge, a layer or multi-layer of vanadium oxide-carbon nanotube composite film in the middle of the micro-bridge as the heat sensitive and light absorbing layer of the microbolometer, and a layer of amorphous silicon nitride top film as the stress control layer and passivation of the heat sensitive film. The microbolometer and method for manufacturing the same can overcome the shortcomings of the prior art, improve the performance of the device, reduce the cost of raw materials and is suitable for large-scale industrial production.12-29-2011
20090206332Oxide semiconductor transistor and method of manufacturing the same - An oxide semiconductor thin film transistor (TFT) and a method of manufacturing the oxide semiconductor TFT. The oxide semiconductor TFT includes a first gate insulating layer arranged between an oxide semiconductor channel layer and a first gate and a second gate insulating layer arranged between the channel layer and a second gate. The first and second gate insulating layers are made out of different materials and have different thicknesses. Preferably, the second gate insulating layer is silicon oxide and is thinner than the first gate insulating layer which is preferably silicon nitride. Oxide semiconductor refers to an oxide material such as Zinc Oxide, Tin Oxide, Ga—In—Zn Oxide, In—Zn Oxide, In—Sn Oxide, and one of Zinc Oxide, Tin Oxide, Ga—In—Zn Oxide, In—Zn Oxide and In—Sn Oxide.08-20-2009
20110284837SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - In a transistor, a drain electrode to which a high electric field is applied is formed over a flat surface, and an end portion of a gate electrode on the drain electrode side in a channel width direction and an end portion of the gate electrode in a channel length direction are covered with an oxide semiconductor with a gate insulating layer between the gate electrode and the oxide semiconductor layer, so that withstand voltage of the transistor is improved. Further, a semiconductor device for high power application, in which the transistor is used, can be provided.11-24-2011
20110272691Functional material for printed electronic components - The invention relates to a printable precursor comprising an organometallic aluminium, gallium, neodymium, ruthenium, magnesium, hafnium, zirconium, indium and/or tin complex or a mixture thereof which contains at least one ligand from the class of the oximates, for electronic components, and to a preparation process. The invention furthermore relates to corresponding printed electronic components, preferably field-effect transistors.11-10-2011
20110284839SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF - It is an object to provide a semiconductor device including an oxide semiconductor, which has stable electric characteristics and high reliability. An oxide semiconductor film serving as a channel formation region of a transistor is formed by a sputtering method at a temperature higher than 200° C., so that the number of water molecules eliminated from the oxide semiconductor film can be 0.5/nm11-24-2011
20110284838MEMORY DEVICE AND SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - One object is to propose a memory device in which a period in which data is held can be ensured and memory capacity per unit area can be increased. The memory device includes a memory element, a transistor including an oxide semiconductor in an active layer for control of accumulating, holding, and discharging charge in the memory element, and a capacitor connected to the memory element. At least one of a pair of electrodes of the capacitor has a light-blocking property. Further, the memory device includes a light-blocking conductive film or a light-blocking insulating film. The active layer is positioned between the electrode having a light-blocking property and the light-blocking conductive film or the light-blocking insulating film.11-24-2011
20110284836OXIDE SEMICONDUCTOR THIN-FILM TRANSISTOR - A thin-film transistor includes a gate electrode, a source electrode, a drain electrode, a gate insulation layer and an oxide semiconductor pattern. The source and drain electrodes include a first metal element with a first oxide formation free energy. The oxide semiconductor pattern has a first surface making contact with the gate insulation layer and a second surface making contact with the source and drain electrodes to be positioned at an opposite side of the first surface. The oxide semiconductor pattern includes an added element having a second oxide formation free energy having an absolute value greater than or equal to an absolute value of the first oxide formation free energy, wherein an amount of the added element included in a portion near the first surface is zero or smaller than an amount of the added element included in a portion near the second surface.11-24-2011
20100127257Method of manufacturing ZnO-based thin film transistor - Provided is a method of manufacturing a ZnO-based thin film transistor (TFT). The method may include forming source and drain electrodes using one or two wet etchings. A tin (Sn) oxide, a fluoride, or a chloride having relatively stable bonding energy against plasma may be included in a channel layer. Because the source and drain electrodes are formed by wet etching, damage to the channel layer and an oxygen vacancy may be prevented or reduced. Because the material having higher bonding energy is distributed in the channel layer, damage to the channel layer occurring when a passivation layer is formed may be prevented or reduced.05-27-2010
20110291089METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - To provide a method for manufacturing a thin film transistor in which contact resistance between an oxide semiconductor layer and source and drain electrode layers is small, the surfaces of the source and drain electrode layers are subjected to sputtering treatment with plasma and an oxide semiconductor layer containing In, Ga, and Zn is formed successively over the source and drain electrode layers without exposure of the source and drain electrode layers to air.12-01-2011
20110101332SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - The semiconductor device includes: a transistor having an oxide semiconductor layer; and a logic circuit formed using a semiconductor material other than an oxide semiconductor. One of a source electrode and a drain electrode of the transistor is electrically connected to at least one input of the logic circuit, and at least one input signal is applied to the logic circuit through the transistor. The off-current of the transistor is preferably 1×1005-05-2011
20110297931METHOD OF FABRICATING A THIN FILM TRANSISTOR ARRAY SUBSTRATE - A method of fabricating a thin film transistor array substrate is presented. The method entails forming a gate interconnection line on an insulating substrate, forming a gate insulating layer on the gate interconnection line, forming a semiconductor layer and a data interconnection line on the semiconductor layer, sequentially forming multiple passivation layers, etching the passivation layers down to a drain electrode that is an extension of the data interconnection line. The portion of the drain electrode that is exposed at this stage is a part of the drain electrode-pixel electrode contact portion. A pixel electrode is formed connected to the drain electrode. Two of the passivation layers have the same composition but are processed at different temperatures. A thin film transistor prepared in the above manner is also presented.12-08-2011
20110297930THIN FILM TRANSISTOR DISPLAY PANEL AND MANUFACTURING METHOD OF THE SAME - A TFT display panel having a high charge mobility and making it possible to obtain uniform electric characteristics with respect to a large-area display is provided as well as a manufacturing method thereof. A TFT display panel includes a gate electrode formed on an insulation substrate, a first gate insulting layer formed of SiNx on the gate electrode, a second gate insulting layer formed of SiOx on the first gate insulting layer, an oxide semiconductor layer formed to overlap the gate electrode and having a channel part, and a passivation layer formed of SiOx on the oxide semiconductor layer and the gate electrode, and the passivation layer includes a contact hole exposing the drain electrode. The contact hole has a shape in which the passivation layer of a portion directly exposed together with a metal occupies an area smaller than the upper passivation layer.12-08-2011
20110297929ARRAY SUBSTRATE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME - The present invention provides an array substrate, comprising: a base substrate; a pixel electrode pattern and a gate pattern formed on the base substrate, the gate pattern comprises a gate scanning line and a gate electrode of a transistor, both of the gate scanning line and the gate electrode comprise transparent conductive metal layer and the gate metal layer stacking on the substrate, each pixel electrode in the pixel electrode pattern comprises transparent conductive metal layer; a gate insulating layer on the pixel electrode pattern and the gate pattern, an active layer pattern on the gate insulating layer and corresponding to the gate electrode, a via hole in the gate insulating layer for exposing the pixel electrode; and a source/drain pattern on the gate insulating layer, the source/drain pattern comprises a data scanning line crossing with the gate scanning line, source and drain electrodes of the transistor, and the drain electrode is in contact with the pixel electrode through the via hole.12-08-2011
20100090214OXIDE THIN FILM AND OXIDE THIN FILM DEVICE - Provided are an oxide thin film doped with an n-type impurity, and an oxide thin film device. In an oxide thin film (04-15-2010
20100090215THIN FILM TRANSISTOR AND METHOD FOR PREPARING THE SAME - The present invention relates to a thin film transistor and a method of manufacturing the same. More particularly, the present invention relates to a thin film transistor that includes a zinc oxide material including Si as a channel material of a semiconductor layer, and a method of manufacturing the same.04-15-2010
20100090216ELECTRONIC SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE BASED ON COPPER NICKEL AND GALLIUM-TIN-ZINC-COPPER-TITANIUM p AND n-TYPE OXIDES, THEIR APPLICATIONS AND CORRESPONDING MANUFACTURE PROCESS - The present invention corresponds to the use of p and n-type oxide semiconductors based on copper nickel (OCu04-15-2010
20100090218SEALED DEVICE - A sealed device having a substrate, a device having a semiconductor or electroconductive layer comprising zinc and oxygen, and a gas-barrier laminate comprising an organic region and an inorganic region can protect the device from deterioration by water vapor.04-15-2010
20120012839OXIDE THIN FILM TRANSISTOR AND METHOD OF FABRICATING THE SAME - A method for fabricating a liquid crystal display (LCD) device include: forming a gate electrode on a substrate; forming a gate insulating layer on the substrate; forming a primary active layer having a tapered portion to a side of a channel region of the primary active layer on the gate insulating layer, and forming source and drain electrodes on the primary active layer; and forming a secondary active layer made of amorphous zinc oxide-based semiconductor on the source and drain electrodes and being in contact with the tapered portion of the primary active layer, wherein the primary active layer is etched at a low selectivity during a wet etching of the source and drain electrodes, to have the tapered portion.01-19-2012
20120012838SWITCHING ELEMENT - A switching element of LCDs or organic EL displays which uses a thin film transistor device, includes: a drain electrode, a source electrode, a channel layer contacting the drain electrode and the source electrode, wherein the channel layer comprises indium-gallium-zinc oxide having a transparent, amorphous state of a composition equivalent to InGaO01-19-2012
20110297928SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - The semiconductor device is provided in which a plurality of memory cells each including a first transistor, a second transistor, and a capacitor is arranged in matrix and a wiring (also referred to as a bit line) for connecting one of the memory cells and another one of the memory cells and a source or drain region in the first transistor are electrically connected through a conductive layer and a source or drain electrode in the second transistor provided therebetween. With this structure, the number of wirings can be reduced in comparison with a structure in which the source or drain electrode in the first transistor and the source or drain electrode in the second transistor are connected to different wirings. Thus, the integration degree of a semiconductor device can be increased.12-08-2011
20100193785SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - It is an object to provide a semiconductor device which has a large size and operates at high speed. A top gate transistor which includes a semiconductor layer of single-crystal and a bottom gate transistor which includes a semiconductor layer of amorphous silicon (microcrystalline silicon) are formed over the same substrate. Then, gate electrodes of each transistor are formed with the same layer, and source and drain electrodes are also formed with the same layer. Thus, manufacturing steps are reduced. In other words, two types of transistors can be manufactured by adding only a few steps to the manufacturing process of a bottom gate transistor.08-05-2010
20100006836EPITAXIAL GROWTH METHOD, EPITAXIAL CRYSTAL STRUCTURE, EPITAXIAL CRYSTAL GROWTH APPARATUS, AND SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - It is provided a hetero epitaxial growth method, a hetero epitaxial crystal structure, a hetero epitaxial growth apparatus and a semiconductor device, the method includes forming a buffer layer formed with the orienting film of an oxide, or the orienting film of nitride on a heterogeneous substrate; and performing crystal growth of a zinc oxide based semiconductor layer on the buffer layer using a halogenated group II metal and an oxygen material. It is provided a homo epitaxial growth method, a homo epitaxial crystal structure, a homo epitaxial growth apparatus and a semiconductor device, the homo epitaxial growth method includes introducing reactant gas mixing zinc containing gas and oxygen containing gas on a zinc oxide substrate; and performing crystal growth of a zinc oxide based semiconductor layer on the zinc oxide substrate. It is provided a ZnO based semiconductor, a fabrication method for a ZnO based semiconductor, and an apparatus for fabricating a ZnO based semiconductor, and the method includes introducing reactant gas mixing halogenated group II metallic gas including zinc and oxygen containing gas on one of a substrate and a semiconductor layer; and introducing hydride gas of group V as p type impurity material gas on one of the substrate and the semiconductor layer, wherein crystal growth of the zinc oxide based semiconductor layer doped with a p type impurity is performed on one of the substrate and the semiconductor layer, preventing mixing of the impurity which is not aimed and doping a p type impurity enough also at high temperature.01-14-2010
20100102312OXIDE SEMICONDUCTOR, THIN FILM TRANSISTOR, AND DISPLAY DEVICE - An object is to control composition and a defect of an oxide semiconductor. Another object is to increase field effect mobility of a thin film transistor and to obtain a sufficient on-off ratio with off current suppressed. The oxide semiconductor is represented by InMO04-29-2010
20120097943THIN FILM TRANSISTOR - A TFT including a gate, a gate insulation layer, an oxide semiconductor layer, a translucent layer, a source, and a drain. The gate insulation layer covers the gate. The oxide semiconductor layer is disposed on the gate insulation layer and located above the gate. The oxide semiconductor layer includes an oxide channel layer and two ohmic contact layers. The ohmic contact layers are respectively located beside the oxide channel layer and connected with the oxide channel layer. The translucent layer is located above the oxide channel layer. The source and the drain are disposed on the gate insulation layer and the ohmic contact layers. The source and the drain are electrically insulated from each other.04-26-2012
20120097942SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - It is an object of an embodiment of the present invention to reduce leakage current between a source and a drain in a transistor including an oxide semiconductor. As a first gate film in contact with a gate insulating film, a compound conductor which includes indium and nitrogen and whose band gap is less than 2.8 eV is used. Since this compound conductor has a work function of greater than or equal to 5 eV, preferably greater than or equal to 5.5 eV, the electron concentration in an oxide semiconductor film can be maintained extremely low. As a result, the leakage current between the source and the drain is reduced.04-26-2012
20120097941SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - A transistor in a display device is expected to have higher withstand voltage, and it is an object to improve the reliability of a transistor which is driven by high voltage or large current. A semiconductor device includes a transistor in which buffer layers are provided between a semiconductor layer forming a channel formation region and source and drain electrode layers. The buffer layers are provided between the semiconductor layer forming a channel formation region and the source and drain electrode layers in order to particularly relieve an electric field in the vicinity of a drain edge and improve the withstand voltage of the transistor.04-26-2012
20100084652DISPLAY DEVICE - A display device including an oxide semiconductor, a protective circuit and the like having appropriate structures and a small occupied area is necessary. The protective circuit is formed using a non-linear element which includes a gate insulating film covering a gate electrode; a first oxide semiconductor layer which is over the gate insulating layer and overlaps with the gate electrode; and a first wiring layer and a second wiring layer each of which is formed by stacking a conductive layer and a second oxide semiconductor layer and whose end portions are over the first oxide semiconductor layer and overlap with the gate electrode. The gate electrode of the non-linear element is connected to a scan line or a signal line, the first wiring layer or the second wiring layer of the non-linear element is directly connected to the gate electrode layer so as to apply potential of the gate electrode.04-08-2010
20090127548SEMICONDUCTOR THIN FILM AND PROCESS FOR PRODUCING THE SAME - This invention provides a transparent oxide semiconductor, which comprises an oxide comprising indium oxide as a main component and cerium oxide as an additive and has such properties that light-derived malfunction does not occur, there is no variation in specific resistance of a thin film caused by heating and the like, and the mobility is high, and a process for producing the same. A semiconductor thin film characterized by comprising indium oxide and cerium oxide and being crystalline and having a specific resistance of 1005-21-2009
20090283760Semiconductor device having principal surface of polar plane and side surface at specific angle to nonpolar plane and manufacturing method of the same - A semiconductor device includes a substrate which is composed of a zinc oxide semiconductor having a hexagonal crystal structure and includes a first principal surface which is a polar plane; and four side surfaces which are adjacent to the first principal surface, the side surfaces being orthogonal to the principal surface and are at angles of 40 to 50 degrees to a base nonpolar plane orthogonal to the first principal surface; and a semiconductor layer provided on the first principal surface.11-19-2009
20100032665SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME - An embodiment is to include a staggered (top gate structure) thin film transistor in which an oxide semiconductor film containing In, Ga, and Zn is used as a semiconductor layer and a buffer layer is provided between the semiconductor layer and a source and drain electrode layers. The buffer layer having higher carrier concentration than the semiconductor layer is provided intentionally between the source and drain electrode layers and the semiconductor layer, whereby an ohmic contact is formed.02-11-2010
20100032664THIN FILM TRANSISTOR SUBSTRATE AND A FABRICATING METHOD THEREOF - An oxide semiconductor thin film transistor substrate includes a gate line and a gate electrode disposed on an insulating substrate, an oxide semiconductor pattern disposed adjacent to the gate electrode, a data line electrically insulated from the gate line, the data line and the gate line defining a display region, a first opening exposing a surface of the data line, a second opening exposing a surface of the oxide semiconductor pattern, and a drain electrode disposed on the first opening and a drain electrode pad, the drain electrode extending from the first opening to the second opening and electrically connecting the drain electrode pad and the oxide semiconductor pattern.02-11-2010
20110260160Method for Manufacturing Semiconductor Device - An object is to provide a method for manufacturing a semiconductor device, in which the number of photolithography steps can be reduced, the manufacturing process can be simplified, and manufacturing can be performed with high yield at low cost. A method for manufacturing a semiconductor device includes the following steps: forming a semiconductor film; irradiating a laser beam by passing the laser beam through a photomask including a shield for shielding the laser beam; subliming a region which has been irradiated with the laser beam through a region in which the shield is not formed in the photomask in the semiconductor film; forming an island-shaped semiconductor film in such a way that a region which is not irradiated with the laser beam is not sublimed because it is a region in which the shield is formed in the photomask; forming a first electrode which is one of a source electrode and a drain electrode and a second electrode which is the other one of the source electrode and the drain electrode; forming a gate insulating film; and forming a gate electrode over the gate insulating film.10-27-2011
20090289251NONVOLATILE MEMORY DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SAME - A nonvolatile memory device includes a plurality of component memory layers stacked on one another. Each of the plurality of component memory layers includes a first wiring, a second wiring provided non-parallel to the first wiring, and a stacked structure unit provided between the first wiring and the second wiring. The stacked structure unit has a memory layer and a rectifying element. The rectifying element has a Schottky junction formed on an interface between an electrode and an oxide semiconductor. The electrode includes a metal and the oxide semiconductor includes a metal.11-26-2009
20120267624SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THEREOF - An insulating layer is provided with a projecting structural body, and a channel formation region of an oxide semiconductor layer is provided in contact with the projecting structural body, whereby the channel formation region is extended in a three dimensional direction (a direction perpendicular to a substrate). Thus, it is possible to miniaturize a transistor and to extend an effective channel length of the transistor. Further, an upper end corner portion of the projecting structural body, where a top surface and a side surface of the projecting structural body intersect with each other, is curved, and the oxide semiconductor layer is formed to include a crystal having a c-axis perpendicular to the curved surface.10-25-2012
20100264411Oxide Semiconductor Light Emitting Device - There is provided a ZnO based compound semiconductor light emitting device which can emit light with high efficiency and from an entire surface while using ZnO based compound semiconductor which can be expected with higher light emitting efficiency than that of a GaN based compound. On an insulating substrate (10-21-2010
20090189155SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF - To provide a semiconductor device in which a defect or fault is not generated and a manufacturing method thereof even if a ZnO semiconductor film is used and a ZnO film to which an n-type or p-type impurity is added is used for a source electrode and a drain electrode. The semiconductor device includes a gate insulating film formed by using a silicon oxide film or a silicon oxynitride film over a gate electrode, an Al film or an Al alloy film over the gate insulating film, a ZnO film to which an n-type or p-type impurity is added over the Al film or the Al alloy film, and a ZnO semiconductor film over the ZnO film to which an n-type or p-type impurity is added and the gate insulating film.07-30-2009
20090189153FIELD-EFFECT TRANSISTOR - Disclosed herein is a field-effect transistor comprising a channel comprised of an oxide semiconductor material including In and Zn. The atomic compositional ratio expressed by In/(In+Zn) is not less than 35 atomic % and not more than 55 atomic %. Ga is not included in the oxide semiconductor material or the atomic compositional ratio expressed by Ga/(In+Zn+Ga) is set to be 30 atomic % or lower when Ga is included therein. The transistor has improved S-value and field-effect mobility.07-30-2009
20100176393Oxide semiconductor and thin film transistor including the same - Provided are an oxide semiconductor and a thin film transistor including the oxide semiconductor. The oxide semiconductor may be formed of indium (In) oxide and hafnium (Hf) and may be a channel material of the thin film transistor.07-15-2010
20090146142Light-emitting device including nanorod and method of manufacturing the same - Provided are a light-emitting device including a plurality of nanorods each of which comprises an active layer formed between an n-type region and a p-type region, and a method of manufacturing the same. The light-emitting device comprises: a substrate; a first electrode layer formed on the substrate; a basal layer formed on the first electrode layer; a plurality of nanorods formed vertically on the basal layer, each of which comprises a bottom part doped with first type, a top part doped with second type opposite to the first type, and an active layer between the bottom part and the top part, an insulating region formed between the nanorods, and a second electrode layer formed on the nanorods and the insulating region.06-11-2009
20100123128Semiconductor Devices Having Channel Layer Patterns on a Gate Insulation Layer - Semiconductor devices include a gate electrode, a gate insulation layer, a first channel layer pattern, a second channel layer pattern and first and second metallic patterns. The gate electrode is on a substrate. The gate insulation layer is on the gate electrode. The first channel layer pattern is on the gate insulation layer, and has a first conductivity level. The second channel layer pattern is on the first channel layer pattern, and has a second conductivity level that is lower than the first conductivity level. The first and second metallic patterns are on the gate insulation layer and contact respective sidewalls of the first and second channel layer patterns.05-20-2010
20100224872SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME - A semiconductor device includes a substrate having an insulating surface; a light-transmitting first electrode provided over the substrate; a light-transmitting second electrode provided over the substrate; a light-transmitting semiconductor layer provided so as to be electrically connected to the first electrode and the second electrode; a first wiring electrically connected to the first electrode; an insulating layer provided so as to cover at least the semiconductor layer; a light-transmitting third electrode provided over the insulating layer in a region overlapping with the semiconductor layer; and a second wiring electrically connected to the third electrode.09-09-2010
20100123131THIN FILM TRANSISTOR AND DISPLAY DEVICE - The present invention provides a thin film transistor realizing improved reliability by suppressing deterioration in electric characteristics. The thin film transistor includes an oxide semiconductor film forming a channel; a gate electrode disposed on one side of the oxide semiconductor film via a gate insulating film; and a pair of electrodes formed as a source electrode and a drain electrode in contact with the oxide semiconductor film and obtained by stacking at least first and second metal layers in order from the side of the oxide semiconductor film The first metal layer is made of a metal having ionization energy equal to or higher than molybdenum (Mo), a metal having oxygen barrier property, or a nitride or a silicon nitride of the metal having oxygen barrier property.05-20-2010
20110193080Semiconductor device and electronic appliance - One object is to provide a semiconductor device that includes an oxide semiconductor and is reduced in size with favorable characteristics maintained. The semiconductor device includes an oxide semiconductor layer, a source electrode and a drain electrode in contact with the oxide semiconductor layer, a gate electrode overlapping with the oxide semiconductor layer; and a gate insulating layer between the oxide semiconductor layer and the gate electrode. The source electrode or the drain electrode includes a first conductive layer and a second conductive layer having a region extended in a channel length direction from an end face of the first conductive layer. The sidewall insulating layer has a length of a bottom surface in the channel length direction smaller than a length in the channel length direction of the extended region of the second conductive layer and is provided over the extended region.08-11-2011
20110193076THIN FILM TRANSISTOR PANEL AND FABRICATING METHOD THEREOF - A thin film transistor panel includes an insulating substrate, a gate insulating layer disposed on the insulating substrate, an oxide semiconductor layer disposed on the gate insulating layer, an etch stopper disposed on the oxide semiconductor layer, and a source electrode and a drain electrode disposed on the etch stopper.08-11-2011
20120292617In-Ga-O OXIDE SINTERED BODY, TARGET, OXIDE SEMICONDUCTOR THIN FILM, AND MANUFACTURING METHODS THEREFOR - An oxide sintered body including indium oxide of which the crystal structure substantially includes a bixbyite structure, wherein gallium atoms are solid-saluted in the indium oxide, and an atomic ratio Ga/(Ga+In) is 0.10 to 0.15.11-22-2012
20100117071FIELD-EFFECT TRANSISTOR, AND PROCESS FOR PRODUCING FIELD-EFFECT TRANSISTOR - To provide a field-effect transistor improved in transparency, electrical properties, stability, uniformity, reproducibility, heat resistance and durability, and as a reduced overlap capacity between electrodes.05-13-2010
20100084650DISPLAY DEVICE - A pixel portion and a driver circuit driving the pixel portion are formed over the same substrate. At least a part of the driver circuit is formed using an inverted staggered thin film transistor in which an oxide semiconductor layer is used and a channel protective layer is provided over the oxide semiconductor layer serving as a channel formation region which is overlapped with the gate electrode. The driver circuit as well as the pixel portion is provided over the same substrate to reduce manufacturing costs.04-08-2010
20090267063SEMICONDUCTOR LIGHT-EMITTING DEVICE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME - Disclosed is a semiconductor light-emitting device wherein a pn junction is formed by forming, as a p-type layer (10-29-2009
20100123132THIN FILM DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD OF THE SAME - To form an oxide semiconductor TFT having a fine property, which can be utilized for driving elements of a display, on a cheap glass substrate or a resin substrate such as PET that is light and flexible with fine regenerability and yield. Through radiating pulse light to an oxide semiconductor, a fine-quality oxide semiconductor film can be formed on a glass substrate or a resin substrate such as PET. This makes it possible to manufacture thin film devices having a fine property with fine regenerability and yield.05-20-2010
20100084655FIELD EFFECT TRANSISTOR AND PROCESS FOR PRODUCTION THEREOF - A field effect transistor has a gate electrode, gate-insulating layer, a channel and a source and drain electrodes connected electrically to the channel, the channel comprising an oxide semiconductor, the source electrode or the drain electrode comprising an oxynitride.04-08-2010
20100084648LIGHT-EMITTING APPARATUS AND PRODUCTION METHOD THEREOF - Provided is a method of producing a light-emitting apparatus having a field effect transistor for driving an organic EL device, the field effect transistor including an oxide semiconductor containing at least one element selected from In and Zn, the method including the steps of: forming a field effect transistor on a substrate; forming an insulating layer; forming a lower electrode on the insulating layer; forming an organic layer for constituting an organic EL device on the lower electrode; forming an upper electrode on the organic layer; and after the step of forming the semiconductor layer of the field effect transistor and before the step of forming the organic layer, performing heat treatment such that an amount of a component that is desorbable as H04-08-2010
20100078634SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - One exemplary embodiment includes a semiconductor device. The semiconductor device can include a channel including one or more of a metal oxide including zinc-germanium, zinc-lead, cadmium-germanium, cadmium-tin, cadmium-lead.04-01-2010
20110062438Field-Effect Semiconductor Device - A HEMT-type field-effect semiconductor device has a main semiconductor region comprising two layers of dissimilar materials such that a two-dimensional electron gas layer is generated along the heterojunction between the two layers. A source and a drain electrode are placed in spaced positions on a major surface of the main semiconductor region. Between these electrodes, a gate electrode is received in a recess in the major surface of the main semiconductor region via a p-type metal oxide semiconductor film whereby a depletion zone is normally created in the electron gas layer, with a minimum of turn-on resistance and gate leak current.03-17-2011
20110062440Zinc-Oxide Based Epitaxial Layers and Devices - Methods of forming planar zinc-oxide based epitaxial layers, associated heterostructures, and devices are provided.03-17-2011
20110062439SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - In the present invention, a thin film transistor is formed on a plastic film substrate (03-17-2011
20110062435SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME - It is an object to provide a highly reliable thin film transistor with stable electric characteristics, which includes an oxide semiconductor film. The channel length of the thin film transistor including the oxide semiconductor film is in the range of 1.5 μm to 100 μm inclusive, preferably 3 μm to 10 μm inclusive; when the amount of change in threshold voltage is less than or equal to 3 V, preferably less than or equal to 1.5 V in an operation temperature range of room temperature to 180° C. inclusive or −25° C. to −150° C. inclusive, a semiconductor device with stable electric characteristics can be manufactured. In particular, in a display device which is an embodiment of the semiconductor device, display unevenness due to variation in threshold voltage can be reduced.03-17-2011
20110062434LIGHT-EMITTING DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF - An object of the invention is to improve the reliability of a light-emitting device. Another object of the invention is to provide flexibility to a light-emitting device having a thin film transistor using an oxide semiconductor film. A light-emitting device has, over one flexible substrate, a driving circuit portion including a thin film transistor for a driving circuit and a pixel portion including a thin film transistor for a pixel. The thin film transistor for a driving circuit and the thin film transistor for a pixel are inverted staggered thin film transistors including an oxide semiconductor layer which is in contact with a part of an oxide insulating layer.03-17-2011
20110062437Method for growing non-polar m-plane epitaxial layer of wurtzite semiconductors on single crystal oxide substrates - The present invention relates to a method for growing a non-polar m-plane epitaxial layer on a single crystal oxide substrate, which comprises the following steps: providing a single crystal oxide with a perovskite structure; using a plane of the single crystal oxide as a substrate; and forming an m-plane epitaxial layer of wurtzite semiconductors on the plane of the single crystal oxide by a vapor deposition process. The present invention also provides an epitaxial layer having an m-plane obtained according to the aforementioned method.03-17-2011
20110062436TRANSISTOR AND DISPLAY DEVICE - To provide a transistor having a favorable electric characteristics and high reliability and a display device including the transistor. The transistor is a bottom-gate transistor formed using an oxide semiconductor for a channel region. An oxide semiconductor layer subjected to dehydration or dehydrogenation through heat treatment is used as an active layer. The active layer includes a first region of a superficial portion microcrystallized and a second region of the rest portion. By using the oxide semiconductor layer having such a structure, a change to an n-type, which is attributed to entry of moisture to the superficial portion or elimination of oxygen from the superficial portion, and generation of a parasitic channel can be suppressed. In addition, contact resistance between the oxide semiconductor layer and source and drain electrodes can be reduced.03-17-2011
20110062433SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF - It is an object to provide a semiconductor device with less power consumption as a semiconductor device including a thin film transistor using an oxide semiconductor layer. It is an object to provide a semiconductor device with high reliability as a semiconductor device including a thin film transistor using an oxide semiconductor layer. In the semiconductor device, a gate electrode layer (a gate wiring layer) intersects with a wiring layer which is electrically connected to a source electrode layer or a drain electrode layer with an insulating layer which covers the oxide semiconductor layer of the thin film transistor and a gate insulating layer interposed therebetween. Accordingly, the parasitic capacitance formed by a stacked-layer structure of the gate electrode layer, the gate insulating layer, and the source or drain electrode layer can be reduced, so that low power consumption of the semiconductor device can be realized.03-17-2011
20110062431LASER ANNEALING OF METAL OXIDE SEMICONDUCTOR ON TEMPERATURE SENSITIVE SUBSTRATE FORMATIONS - A method of annealing a metal oxide on a temperature sensitive substrate formation includes the steps of providing a temperature sensitive substrate formation and forming a spacer layer on a surface of the substrate formation. A metal oxide semiconductor device is formed on the spacer layer, the device includes at least a layer of amorphous metal oxide semiconductor material, an interface of the amorphous metal oxide layer with a dielectric layer, and a gate metal layer adjacent the layer of amorphous metal oxide semiconductor material and the interface. The method then includes the step of at least partially annealing the layer of metal oxide semiconductor material by heating the adjacent gate metal layer with pulses of infra red radiation to improve the mobility and operating stability of the amorphous metal oxide semiconductor material while retaining at least the amorphous metal oxide semiconductor material adjacent the gate metal layer amorphous.03-17-2011
20100090217SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF - Electric characteristics and reliability of a thin film transistor are impaired by diffusion of an impurity element into a channel region. The present invention provides a thin film transistor in which aluminum atoms are unlikely to be diffused to an oxide semiconductor layer. A thin film transistor including an oxide semiconductor layer including indium, gallium, and zinc includes source or drain electrode layers in which first conductive layers including aluminum as a main component and second conductive layers including a high-melting-point metal material are stacked. An oxide semiconductor layer 04-15-2010
20100084651DISPLAY DEVICE - With an increase in the definition of a display device, the number of pixels is increased, and thus the numbers of gate lines and signal lines are increased. Due to the increase in the numbers of gate lines and signal lines, it is difficult to mount an IC chip having a driver circuit for driving the gate and signal lines by bonding or the like, which causes an increase in manufacturing costs. A pixel portion and a driver circuit for driving the pixel portion are formed over one substrate. At least a part of the driver circuit is formed using an inverted staggered thin film transistor in which an oxide semiconductor is used. The driver circuit as well as the pixel portion is provided over the same substrate, whereby manufacturing costs are reduced.04-08-2010
20100084654DISPLAY DEVICE - In order to take advantage of the properties of a display device including an oxide semiconductor, a protective circuit and the like having appropriate structures and a small occupied area are necessary. The protective circuit is formed using a non-linear element which includes a gate insulating film covering a gate electrode; a first oxide semiconductor layer over the gate insulating film; a channel protective layer covering a region which overlaps with a channel formation region of the first oxide semiconductor layer; and a first wiring layer and a second wiring layer each of which is formed by stacking a conductive layer and a second oxide semiconductor layer and over the first oxide semiconductor layer. The gate electrode is connected to a scan line or a signal line, the first wiring layer or the second wiring layer is directly connected to the gate electrode.04-08-2010
20090206333ZnO BASED SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND ITS MANUFACTURE METHOD - A ZnO based semiconductor device includes: a lamination structure including a first semiconductor layer containing ZnO based semiconductor of a first conductivity type and a second semiconductor layer containing ZnO based semiconductor of a second conductivity type opposite to the first conductivity type, formed above the first semiconductor layer and forming a pn junction together with the first semiconductor layer; and a Zn—Si—O layer containing compound of Zn, Si and O and covering a surface exposing the pn junction of the lamination structure.08-20-2009
20110198583SEMICONDUCTOR LIGHT EMITTING DEVICE - According to one embodiment, a semiconductor light emitting device includes n-type and p-type semiconductor layers, a light emitting portion, a multilayered structural body, and an n-side intermediate layer. The light emitting portion is provided between the semiconductor layers. The light emitting portion includes barrier layers containing GaN, and a well layer provided between the barrier layers. The well layer contains In08-18-2011
20080277658Thin film transistor, method of manufacturing the same, organic light emitting display apparatus comprising the thin film transistor, and method of manufacturing the same - A thin film transistor includes a gate electrode; an active layer formed of an oxide and insulated from the gate electrode; and a source electrode and a drain electrode formed of an oxide on the active layer such that the source electrode and the drain electrode are insulated from the gate electrode and electrically connected to the active layer, wherein the active layer, the source and the drain electrode are formed using an atomic layer deposition (ALD) and an insitu process, and a root mean square (RMS) value of the surface roughness of the active layer which contacts with the source and drain electrodes is less than 1 nm in order to reduce the contact resistance between the active layer and the source and drain electrodes, a method of manufacturing the same, an organic light emitting display apparatus including the thin film transistor, and a method of manufacturing the same.11-13-2008
20100123129ZnO-CONTAINING SEMICONDUCTOR LAYER AND DEVICE USING THE SAME - Mg is doped in a ZnO-containing semiconductor layer in a concentration range from 1×1005-20-2010
20110168994SPUTTERING TARGET FOR OXIDE THIN FILM AND PROCESS FOR PRODUCING THE SPUTTERING TARGET - Disclosed is a sputtering target that can suppress the occurrence of anomalous discharge in the formation of an oxide semiconductor film by sputtering method and can continuously and stably form a film. Also disclosed is an oxide for a sputtering target that has a rare earth oxide C-type crystal structure and has a surface free from white spots (a poor appearance such as concaves and convexes formed on the surface of the sputtering target). Further disclosed is an oxide sintered compact that has a bixbyite structure and contains indium oxide, gallium oxide, and zinc oxide. The composition amounts (atomic %) of indium (In), gallium (Ga), and zinc (Zn) fall within a composition range satisfying the following formula: In/(In+Ga+Zn)<0.7507-14-2011
20110168993Transistors and methods of manufacturing the same - Transistors and methods of manufacturing the same. A transistor may be an oxide thin film transistor (TFT) with a self-aligned top gate structure. The transistor may include a gate insulating layer between a channel region and a gate electrode that extends from two sides of the gate electrode. The gate insulating layer may cover at least a portion of source and drain regions.07-14-2011
20090272970FIELD-EFFECT TRANSISTOR - Provided is a field-effect transistor including an active layer and a gate insulating film, wherein the active layer includes an amorphous oxide layer containing an amorphous region and a crystalline region, and the crystalline region is in the vicinity of or in contact with an interface between the amorphous oxide layer and the gate insulating film.11-05-2009
20090294765SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE, METHOD FOR PRODUCING THE SAME, SENSOR AND ELECTRO-OPTICAL DEVICE - A gate electrode, a gate insulation film and an inorganic oxide film are formed in this order on a substrate, and a source electrode and a drain electrode are formed to partially cover the inorganic oxide film. Then, oxidation treatment is applied to reduce the carrier density at a region of the inorganic oxide film which is not covered by the electrodes and is used as a channel region of a semiconductor device.12-03-2009
20100133532COMPOUND SEMICONDUCTOR LIGHT EMITTING DEVICE - There is provided a compound semiconductor light emitting device capable of optimizing strain applied to an active layer and a clad layer to minimize a piezoelectric field and spontaneous polarization in an active layer and to maximize light emission efficiency. In a compound semiconductor light emitting device having a structure in which a buffer layer, a first clad layer, an active layer, and a second clad layer arc sequentially deposited, a strain induction layer and a strain control layer intersect at least once and are deposited between the buffer layer and the first clad layer, the strain induction layer performs induction so that compressive strain to be applied to the active layer is dispersed to the strain control layer, and the compressive strain applied to the active layer is reduced as the compressive strain is applied to the strain control layer.06-03-2010
20090278121SYSTEM FOR DISPLAYING IMAGES AND FABRICATION METHOD THEREOF - A system for displaying images includes a thin film transistor array substrate including a substrate with thin film transistors array and at least one light-sensing element containing an amorphous silicon layer formed on the substrate, wherein the light-sensing element has a current flow direction perpendicular to the substrate.11-12-2009
20090278120Thin Film Transistor - There is provided a thin film transistor (TFT) capable of improving electron mobility and minimizing the occurrence of hysteresis due to traps. The TFT includes a channel layer and a gate insulating layer, wherein the channel layer is made of an oxide semiconductor. In the TFT, the gate insulating layer includes one or more first dielectric layer and a second dielectric layer, and the first dielectric layer has a dielectric constant different from that of the second dielectric layer.11-12-2009
20110198585LIGHT EMITTING ELEMENT, LIGHT EMITTING DEVICE, AND ELECTRONIC APPARATUS - It is an object of the present invention to provide a light emitting element with a low driving voltage. In a light emitting element, a first electrode; and a first composite layer, a second composite layer, a light emitting layer, an electron transporting layer, an electron injecting layer, and a second electrode, which are stacked over the first electrode, are included. The first composite layer and the second composite layer each include metal oxide and an organic compound. A concentration of metal oxide in the first composite layer is higher than a concentration of metal oxide in the second composite layer, whereby a light emitting element with a low driving voltage can be obtained. Further, the composite layer is not limited to a two-layer structure. A multi-layer structure can be employed. However, a concentration of metal oxide in the composite layer is gradually higher from the light emitting layer to first electrode side.08-18-2011
20090283763Transistors, semiconductor devices and methods of manufacturing the same - A transistor having a self-align top gate structure and methods of manufacturing the same are provided. The transistor includes an oxide semiconductor layer having a source region, a drain region, and a channel region between the source region and the drain region. The transistor further includes a gate insulating layer and a gate electrode, which are sequentially stacked on the channel region. Semiconductor devices including at least one transistor and methods of manufacturing the same are also provided.11-19-2009
20090283761METHOD OF CUTTING SINGLE CRYSTALS - A method of dividing single crystals, particularly of plates of parts thereof, is proposed, which can comprise: pre-adjusting the crystallographic cleavage plane (11-19-2009
20090283762SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD OF THE SAME - An object is to provide a semiconductor device with high aperture ratio or a manufacturing method thereof. Another object is to provide semiconductor device with low power consumption or a manufacturing method thereof. A light-transmitting conductive layer which functions as a gate electrode, a gate insulating film formed over the light-transmitting conductive layer, a semiconductor layer formed over the light-transmitting conductive layer which functions as the gate electrode with the gate insulating film interposed therebetween, and a light-transmitting conductive layer which is electrically connected to the semiconductor layer and functions as source and drain electrodes are included.11-19-2009
20090283759MOS LOW POWER SENSOR WITH SACRIFICAL MEMBRANE - A metal oxide semiconductor (MOS) device includes a substrate, a lower sacrificial membrane adjacent to the substrate, an upper thin film structure adjacent to the lower membrane, and a MOS material deposited on the upper thin film structure.11-19-2009
20090294764Oxide semiconductors and thin film transistors comprising the same - Provided are oxide semiconductors and thin film transistors of the same. An oxide semiconductor includes Zn, In and Hf. The amount of Hf is in the range of about 2-16 at %, inclusive, based on the total amount of Zn, In, and Hf. A thin film transistor includes a gate and a gate insulating layer arranged on the gate. A channel corresponding to the gate is formed on the gate insulating layer. The channel includes an oxide semiconductor. The semiconductor oxide includes Zn, In and Hf. The amount of Hf is in the range of about 2-16 at %, inclusive, based on the total amount of Zn, In, and Hf. A source and a drain contact respective sides of the channel.12-03-2009
20080296567METHOD OF MAKING THIN FILM TRANSISTORS COMPRISING ZINC-OXIDE-BASED SEMICONDUCTOR MATERIALS - A method of making a thin film transistor comprising a zinc-oxide-containing semiconductor material and spaced apart first and second electrodes in contact with the material. The co-generation of high quality zinc oxide semiconductor films and contact electrodes is obtained, at low temperatures, using non-vacuum conditions, silver nanoparticles are deposited to form the source and drain and, upon heating, converted to conducting metal. Such an in-situ formation of the silver metal/zinc oxide interface provides superior transistor activity compared to evaporated silver.12-04-2008
20080296569Compound semiconductor material and method for forming an active layer of a thin film transistor device - A compound semiconductor material for forming an active layer of a thin film transistor device is disclosed, which has a group II-VI compound doped with a dopant ranging from 0.1 to 30 mol %, wherein the dopant is selected from a group consisting of alkaline-earth metals, group IIIA elements, group IVA elements, group VA elements, group VIA elements, and transitional metals. The method for forming an active layer of a thin film transistor device by using the compound semiconductor material of the present invention is disclosed therewith.12-04-2008
20080296568Thin film transistors and methods of manufacturing the same - A TFT includes a zinc oxide (ZnO)-based channel layer having a plurality of semiconductor layers. An uppermost of the plurality of semiconductor layers has a Zn concentration less than that of a lower semiconductor layer to suppress an oxygen vacancy due to plasma. The uppermost semiconductor layer of the channel layer also has a tin (Sn) oxide, a chloride, a fluoride, or the like, which has a relatively stable bonding energy against plasma. The uppermost semiconductor layer is relatively strong against plasma shock and less decomposed when being exposed to plasma, thereby suppressing an increase in carrier concentration.12-04-2008
20090039346Mesoporous Thin Film and Method of Producing the Same - An electroconductive porous film high in the porosity and strong in the mechanical strength is provided.02-12-2009
20090261325SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME - A metallic oxide semiconductor device with high performance and small variations. It is a field effect transistor using a metallic oxide film for the channel, which includes a channel region and a source region and comprises a drain region with a lower oxygen content than the channel region in the metallic oxide, in which the channel region exhibits semiconductor characteristics and the oxygen content decreases with depth below the surface.10-22-2009
20090166616OXIDE SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND SURFACE TREATMENT METHOD OF OXIDE SEMICONDUCTOR - Oxygen defects formed at the boundary between the zinc oxide type oxide semiconductor and the gate insulator are terminated by a surface treatment using sulfur or selenium as an oxygen group element or a compound thereof, the oxygen group element scarcely occurring physical property value change. Sulfur or selenium atoms effectively substitute oxygen defects to prevent occurrence of electron supplemental sites by merely applying a gas phase or liquid phase treatment to an oxide semiconductor or gate insulator with no remarkable change on the manufacturing process. As a result, this can attain the suppression of the threshold potential shift and the leak current in the characteristics of a thin film transistor.07-02-2009
20100102314SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME - As a display device has a higher definition, the number of pixels, gate lines, and signal lines are increased. When the number of the gate lines and the signal lines are increased, there occurs a problem that it is difficult to mount an IC chip including a driver circuit for driving the gate and signal lines by bonding or the like, whereby manufacturing cost is increased. A pixel portion and a driver circuit for driving the pixel portion are provided over the same substrate, and at least part of the driver circuit includes a thin film transistor using an oxide semiconductor interposed between gate electrodes provided above and below the oxide semiconductor. The pixel portion and the driver portion are provided over the same substrate, whereby manufacturing cost can be reduced.04-29-2010
20110266538SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF - An oxide or nitride semiconductor layer is formed over a substrate. A first conductive layer including a first element and a second element, and a second conductive layer including the second element are formed over the semiconductor layer. The first element is oxidized or nitrogenized near an interface region between the first conductive layer and the oxide or nitride semiconductor layer by heat treatment or laser irradiation. The Gibbs free energy of oxide formation of the first element is lower than those of the second element or any element in the oxide or nitride semiconductor layer.11-03-2011
20100102315METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - An object is to manufacture a semiconductor device including an oxide semiconductor at low cost with high productivity in such a manner that a photolithography process is simplified by reducing the number of light-exposure masks. In a method for manufacturing a semiconductor device including a channel-etched inverted-staggered thin film transistor, an oxide semiconductor film and a conductive film are etched using a mask layer formed with the use of a multi-tone mask which is a light-exposure mask through which light is transmitted so as to have a plurality of intensities. In etching steps, a first etching step is performed by wet etching in which an etchant is used, and a second etching step is performed by dry etching in which an etching gas is used.04-29-2010
20100102313SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME - As a display device has a higher definition, the number of pixels, gate lines, and signal lines are increased. When the number of the gate lines and the signal lines are increased, a problem of higher manufacturing cost, because it is difficult to mount an IC chip including a driver circuit for driving of the gate and signal lines by bonding or the like. A pixel portion and a driver circuit for driving the pixel portion are provided over the same substrate, and at least part of the driver circuit includes a thin film transistor using an oxide semiconductor interposed between gate electrodes provided above and below the oxide semiconductor. Therefore, when the pixel portion and the driver portion are provided over the same substrate, manufacturing cost can be reduced.04-29-2010
20100102310ORGANIC ELECTROLUMINESCENCE DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF - To provide an organic electroluminescence element including a structure that facilitates manufacturing of a large scale organic EL panel and a manufacturing method thereof, the organic electroluminescence element includes: an anode; a cathode; an organic luminescent layer located between the anode and the cathode; and a hole injection layer located between the anode and the organic luminescent layer. The hole injection layer comprises a mixture of molybdenum oxide and tungsten oxide that contains a molybdenum element in a range of 9 atomic percent to 35 atomic percent.04-29-2010
20130214270SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF - A structure by which electric-field concentration which might occur between a source electrode and a drain electrode in a bottom-gate thin film transistor is relaxed and deterioration of the switching characteristics is suppressed, and a manufacturing method thereof. A bottom-gate thin film transistor in which an oxide semiconductor layer is provided over a source and drain electrodes is manufactured, and angle θ08-22-2013
20130009152LIGHT-EMITTING DEVICE WITH HETEROPHASE BOUNDARIES - The invention relates to light-emitting devices (01-10-2013
20120292615SEMICONDUCTOR MEMORY DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF - A memory cell therein includes a first transistor and a capacitor and stores data corresponding to a potential held in the capacitor. The first transistor includes a pair of electrodes, an insulating film in contact with side surfaces of the electrodes, a first gate electrode provided between the electrodes with the insulating film provided between the first gate electrode and each electrode and whose top surface is at a lower level than top surfaces of the electrodes, a first gate insulating film over the first gate electrode, an oxide semiconductor film in contact with the first gate insulating film and the electrodes, a second gate insulating film at least over the oxide semiconductor film, and a second gate electrode over the oxide semiconductor film with the second gate insulating film provided therebetween. The capacitor is connected to the first transistor through one of the electrodes.11-22-2012
20120292618OPTICAL SEMICONDUCTOR, OPTICAL SEMICONDUCTOR ELECTRODE USING SAME, PHOTOELECTROCHEMICAL CELL, AND ENERGY SYSTEM - The optical semiconductor of the present invention is an optical semiconductor containing In, Ga, Zn, O and N, and has a composition in which a part of oxygen (O) is substituted by nitrogen (N) in a general formula: In11-22-2012
20120292616SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - A semiconductor device having a novel structure is provided. The semiconductor device includes a first p-type transistor, a second n-type transistor, a third transistor, and a fourth transistor. One of a source and a drain of the third transistor is connected to a wiring supplying first potential, and the other is connected to one of a source and a drain of the first transistor. One of a source and a drain of the second transistor is connected to the other of the source and the drain of the first transistor, and the other is connected to one of a source and a drain of the fourth transistor. The other of the source and the drain of the fourth transistor is connected to a wiring supplying second potential lower than the first potential. An oxide semiconductor material is used in channel formation regions of the third transistor and the fourth transistor.11-22-2012
20120292614SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - A content addressable memory has many elements in one memory cell; thus, the area of one memory cell tends to be large. In view of the above, it is an object of an embodiment of the present invention to reduce the area of one memory cell. Charge can be held with the use of a channel capacitance in a reading transistor (capacitance between a gate electrode and a channel formation region). In other words, the reading transistor also serves as a charge storage transistor. One of a source and a drain of a charge supply transistor is electrically connected to a gate of the reading and charge storage transistor.11-22-2012
20120292613SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - The data in a volatile memory may conventionally be lost even in case of a very short time power down or supply voltage drop such as an outage or sag. In view of the foregoing, an object is to extend data retention time even with a volatile memory for high-speed data processing. Data retention time can be extended by backing up the data content stored in the volatile memory in a memory including a capacitor and an oxide semiconductor transistor.11-22-2012
20120292610OXIDE SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES, METHODS OF MANUFACTURING OXIDE SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES, DISPLAY DEVICES HAVING OXIDE SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES, METHODS OF MANUFACTURING DISPLAY DEVICES HAVING OXIDE SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES - An oxide semiconductor device includes a gate electrode on a substrate, a gate insulation layer on the substrate, the gate insulation layer having a recess structure over the gate electrode, a source electrode on a first portion of the gate insulation layer, a drain electrode on a second portion of the gate insulation layer, and an active pattern on the source electrode and the drain electrode, the active pattern filling the recess structure.11-22-2012
20120292611ORGANIC LIGHT-EMITTING DISPLAY APPARATUS AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME - An organic light-emitting display apparatus including: a substrate; a thin-film transistor (TFT) formed on the substrate and including a gate electrode, a source electrode, a drain electrode, and an active layer; a first electrode formed on the substrate and electrically connected to the drain electrode; an intermediate layer formed on the first electrode and including an organic light-emitting layer; a second electrode formed on the intermediate layer; and an insertion layer formed between the first electrode and the intermediate layer and including an oxide.11-22-2012
20080217611Ultraviolet Sensor - A diode type ultraviolet sensor having a layered-structure body including a conductive layer composed of a sintered ceramic body having conductivity and a semiconductor layer composed of an oxide semiconductor including ZnO. The semiconductor layer is disposed on a principal surface of the conductive layer and forms a heterojunction with the conductive layer. The ultraviolet sensor is used in such a condition that the semiconductor layer is positioned at a light-receiving side irradiated by ultraviolet rays. The semiconductor layer is preferably composed of a sintered body. The sintered body serving as the conductive layer and sintered body serving as the semiconductor layer are preferably formed by co-firing. Terminal electrodes are provided on a principal surface and the other principal surface of the layered-structure body, respectively.09-11-2008
20080283830Zinc-tin oxide thin-film transistors - Methods of forming transparent zinc-tin oxide structures are described. Devices that include transparent zinc-tin oxide structures as at least one of a channel layer in a transistor or a transparent film disposed over an electrical device that is at a substrate.11-20-2008
20130181215ROTATED CHANNEL SEMICONDUCTOR FIELD EFFECT TRANSISTOR - A transistor device, such as a rotated channel metal oxide/insulator field effect transistor (RC-MO(I)SFET), includes a substrate including a non-polar or semi-polar wide band gap substrate material such as an Al07-18-2013
20130119370STRAINED STRUCTURES OF SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES - A strained structure of a semiconductor device is disclosed. An exemplary structure for a semiconductor device comprises a substrate comprising a major surface; a gate stack on the major surface of the substrate; a shallow trench isolation (STI) disposed on one side of the gate stack, wherein the STI is within the substrate; and a cavity filled with a strained structure distributed between the gate stack and the STI, wherein the cavity comprises one sidewall formed by the STI, one sidewall formed by the substrate, and a bottom surface formed by the substrate, wherein the strained structure comprises a SiGe layer and a first strained film adjoining the sidewall of the STI.05-16-2013
20130119371ACTIVE DEVICE - An active device including a source, a drain, an oxide semiconductor layer, a gate and a gate insulator layer is provided. The source includes first stripe electrodes parallel to each other and a first connection electrode connected thereto. The drain includes second stripe electrodes parallel to each other and a second connection electrode connected thereto, wherein the first stripe electrodes and the second stripe electrodes are parallel to each other, electrically isolated, and alternately arranged, and a zigzag trench is formed therebetween. The gate extends along the zigzag trench. The oxide semiconductor layer is in contact with the source and drain, wherein a contact area among the oxide semiconductor layer and each first stripe electrodes substantially equals to a layout area of each first stripe electrodes and a contact area among each second stripe electrodes substantially equals to a layout area of each second stripe electrodes.05-16-2013
20130119373SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - A highly reliable semiconductor device is provided. Over an oxide semiconductor layer in which a channel is formed, an insulating layer including the oxide semiconductor material having a higher insulating property than an oxide semiconductor layer is formed. A material which contains an element M and is represented by a chemical formula InMZnO05-16-2013
20130119374PHOTOELECTRIC CONVERSION DEVICE - To provide a photoelectric conversion device which has little light loss caused by light absorption in a window layer and has favorable electric characteristics. The photoelectric conversion device includes, between a pair of electrodes, a light-transmitting semiconductor layer which has one conductivity type and serves as a window layer, and a silicon semiconductor substrate having a conductivity type for forming a p-n junction or a silicon semiconductor layer having a conductivity type for forming a p-i-n junction. The light-transmitting semiconductor layer can be formed using an inorganic compound containing, as its main component, an oxide of a metal belonging to any of Groups 4 to 8 of the periodic table. The band gap of the metal oxide is greater than or equal to 2 eV.05-16-2013
20130119375SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - Provided is a miniaturized transistor having high electrical characteristics. The transistor includes a source electrode layer in contact with one side surface of the oxide semiconductor layer in the channel-length direction and a drain electrode layer in contact with the other side surface thereof. The transistor further includes a gate electrode layer in a region overlapping with a channel formation region with a gate insulating layer provided therebetween and a conductive layer having a function as part of the gate electrode layer in a region overlapping with the source electrode layer or the drain electrode layer with the gate insulating layer provided therebetween and in contact with a side surface of the gate electrode layer. With such a structure, an Lov region is formed with a scaled-down channel length maintained.05-16-2013
20130119377SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - By reducing the contact resistance between an oxide semiconductor film and a metal film, a transistor that uses an oxide semiconductor film and has excellent on-state characteristics is provided. A semiconductor device includes a pair of electrodes over an insulating surface; an oxide semiconductor film in contact with the pair of electrodes; a gate insulating film over the oxide semiconductor film; and a gate electrode overlapping with the oxide semiconductor film with the gate insulating film interposed therebetween. In the semiconductor device, the pair of electrodes contains a halogen element in a region in contact with the oxide semiconductor film. Further, plasma treatment in an atmosphere containing fluorine can be performed so that the pair of electrodes contains the halogen element in a region in contact with the oxide semiconductor film.05-16-2013
20130119378SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - The semiconductor device includes a power element which is in an on state when voltage is not applied to a gate, a switching field-effect transistor for applying first voltage to the gate of the power element, and a switching field-effect transistor for applying voltage lower than the first voltage to the gate of the power element. The switching field-effect transistors have small off-state current.05-16-2013
20130119381ULTRAVIOLET LIGHT EMITTING MATERIAL, METHOD FOR PRODUCING SAME, AND LIGHT EMITTING ELEMENT USING SAME - The present invention provides a zinc oxide-based ultraviolet light emitting material showing intense emission in the ultraviolet region. The present invention is an ultraviolet light emitting material containing: zinc and oxygen as main components; at least one element selected from the group consisting of aluminum, gallium, and indium, as a first sub-component; and phosphorus as a second sub-component. This material has n-type conductivity.05-16-2013
20130181210HIGH-PERFORMANCE HETEROSTRUCTURE FET DEVICES AND METHODS - A layered heterostructure field effect transistor (HFET) comprises a substrate, a first semiconductor oxide layer grown on the substrate, and a second semiconductor oxide layer grown on the first layer semiconductor layer and having an energy band gap different from that of the first semiconductor layer, and the second layer also having a gate region and a drain region and a source region with electrical contacts to gate, drain and source regions sufficient to form a HFET. The substrate may be a material, including a single crystal material, and may contain a buffer layer material on which the first semiconductor layer is grown. The conductivity type of the first and second semiconductor layers and the composition of the semiconductor oxide layers can be selected to improve performance for desired operational features of the HFET. This layered structure can be applied for the improvement in the function and high frequency and high power performance of semiconductor HFET devices.07-18-2013
20080272370FIELD-EFFECT TRANSISTOR AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME - A method for manufacturing a field-effect transistor includes the steps of forming a source electrode and a drain electrode each containing hydrogen or deuterium; forming an oxide semiconductor layer in which the electrical resistance is decreased if hydrogen or deuterium is added; and, causing hydrogen or deuterium to diffuse from the source electrode and the drain electrode to the oxide semiconductor layer.11-06-2008
20110006299FIELD-EFFECT TRANSISTOR AND METHOD FOR FABRICATING FIELD-EFFECT TRANSISTOR - A method for fabricating a field-effect transistor having a gate electrode, a source electrode, a drain electrode, and an active layer forming a channel region, the active layer having an oxide semiconductor mainly containing magnesium and indium is disclosed. The method includes a deposition step of depositing an oxide film, a patterning step of patterning the oxide film by processes including etching to obtain the active layer, and a heat-treatment step of heat-treating the obtained active layer subsequent to the patterning step.01-13-2011
20110006297PATTERNED CRYSTALLINE SEMICONDUCTOR THIN FILM, METHOD FOR PRODUCING THIN FILM TRANSISTOR AND FIELD EFFECT TRANSISTOR - A patterned crystalline semiconductor thin film which is obtained by a method including: forming an amorphous thin film comprising indium oxide as a main component, crystallizing part of the amorphous thin film to allow the part to be semiconductive, and removing an amorphous part of the partially crystallized thin film by etching.01-13-2011
20090179199FIELD EFFECT TRANSISTOR WITH AMORPHOUS OXIDE LAYER CONTAINING MICROCRYSTALS - A novel amorphous oxide applicable, for example, to an active layer of a TFT is provided. The amorphous oxide comprises microcrystals.07-16-2009
20090152541ELECTRONIC DEVICE, SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF - The present invention provides a manufacturing process using a droplet-discharging method that is suitable for manufacturing a large substrate in mass production. A photosensitive material solution of a conductive film is selectively discharged by a droplet-discharging method, selectively exposed to laser light, and developed or etched, thereby allowing only the region exposed to laser light to be left and realizing a source wiring and a drain wiring having a more microscopic pattern than the pattern itself formed by discharging. One feature of the source wiring and the drain wiring is that the source wiring and the drain wiring cross an island-like semiconductor layer and overlap it.06-18-2009
20100140610THIN FILM TRANSISTOR ARRAY PANEL AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME - A thin film transistor substrate according to an embodiment of the present invention includes: an insulation substrate; a gate line formed on the insulation substrate; a first interlayer insulating layer formed on the gate line; a data line and a gate electrode formed on the first interlayer insulating layer; a gate insulating layer formed on the data line and gate electrode; a semiconductor formed on the gate insulating layer and overlapping the gate electrode; a second interlayer insulating layer formed on the semiconductor; a first connection formed on the second interlayer insulating layer and electrically connecting the gate line and the gate electrode to each other; a drain electrode connected to the semiconductor; a pixel electrode connected to the drain electrode; and a second connection connecting the data line and the semiconductor to each other.06-10-2010
20100140608Transistor and method of manufacturing the same - Example embodiments provide a transistor and a method of manufacturing the same. The transistor may include a channel layer formed of an oxide semiconductor and a gate having a three-dimensional structure. A plurality of the transistors may be stacked in a perpendicular direction to a substrate. At least some of the plurality of transistors may be connected to each other.06-10-2010
20130214269THIN FILM TRANSISTOR - A thin film transistor (TFT) includes a gate, a semiconductor layer, an insulating layer, a source, a drain, and a current reduction layer. The insulating layer is disposed between the gate and the semiconductor layer. The source is connected to the semiconductor layer. The drain is connected to the semiconductor layer, and the source and the drain are separated from each other. The current reduction layer has a first part and a second part. The first part is disposed between the semiconductor layer and at least a part of the source, and the second part is disposed between the semiconductor layer and at least a part of the drain.08-22-2013
20100270548Semiconductor element and method of making same - A semiconductor element includes a substrate including gallium oxide and having a predetermined plane direction, and a semiconductor layer formed on the substrate, in which, the semiconductor element is in chip form and further includes a first end face formed along a cleaved surface of the substrate and a second end face formed perpendicular to the first end face, wherein the first end face has a stronger cleavage property than the second end face.10-28-2010
20090127549Composite structure gap-diode thermopower generator or heat pump - A thermionic or thermotunneling generator or heat pump is disclosed, comprising electrodes substantially facing one another and separated by spacers disposed between the electrodes, wherein the substrate material for the cathode is preferably a single crystalline silicon wafer while the substrate for the anode is an organic wafer, and preferably a polished polyimide (PI) wafer. On the cathode side, standard silicon wafer processes create the 10-1000 nm thin spacers and edge seals from thermally grown oxide. Either wafer is partially covered with a thin film of material that is characterized by high electrical conductivity and low work function. In one embodiment, the cathode is partially covered with a thin film of Ag—Cs—O. In another embodiment, the anode is additionally covered with a thin film of Ag—Cs—O, in which case the work function of the cathode coating material is reduced further utilizing an Avto Metal structure of nanoscale patterned indents. A method for fabricating said composite structure device is further disclosed.05-21-2009
20090127552THIN FILM TRANSISTOR - A thin film transistor is disclosed comprising comprises a substrate, a dielectric layer, and a semiconductor layer. The semiconductor layer, which is crystalline zinc oxide preferentially oriented with the c-axis perpendicular to the plane of the dielectric layer or substrate, is prepared by liquid depositing a zinc oxide nanodisk composition. The thin film transistor has good mobility and on/off ratio.05-21-2009
20090127551Thin film field effect transistor and display using the same - A TFT is provided which includes on a substrate, at least a gate electrode, a gate insulating layer, an active layer containing an amorphous oxide semiconductor, a source electrode, and a drain electrode, wherein a mean square interface roughness between the gate insulating layer and the active layer is less than 2 nm, a carrier concentration of the active layer is 1×1005-21-2009
20100140612MANUFACTURING METHOD OF THIN FILM TRANSISTOR USING OXIDE SEMICONDUCTOR - A manufacturing method of a thin film transistor having at least a gate electrode, a gate insulation film, an oxide semiconductor layer, a first insulation film, a source electrode, a drain electrode, and a second insulation film on a substrate, including: forming the gate electrode on the substrate; forming the gate insulation film on the gate electrode; forming a semiconductor layer including amorphous oxide on the gate insulation film; patterning the gate insulation film; patterning the oxide semiconductor layer; reducing the oxide semiconductor layer in resistance by forming the first insulation film on the oxide semiconductor layer in the atmosphere not including an oxidized gas; patterning the first insulation film and forming a contact hole between the source electrode and the drain electrode and the oxide semiconductor layer; forming a source electrode layer and a drain electrode layer in the oxide semiconductor layer through the contact hole; forming the source electrode and the drain electrode through the contact hole and allowing the first insulation film to be exposed; patterning the exposed first insulation film and allowing a channel region of the oxide semiconductor layer to be exposed; and increasing the channel region in resistance by forming the second insulation film on the surface including the channel region of the oxide semiconductor layer in the atmosphere including an oxidized gas.06-10-2010
20090140242SEMICONDUCTOR SUBSTRATE WITH SOLID PHASE EPITAXIAL REGROWTH WITH REDUCED JUNCTION LEAKAGE AND METHOD OF PRODUCING SAME - Method of producing a semiconductor device, comprising: a) providing a semiconductor substrate, b) making a first amorphous layer in a top layer of the semiconductor substrate by a suitable implant, the first amorphous layer having a first depth, c) implanting a first dopant into the semiconductor substrate to provide the first amorphous layer with a first doping profile, d) applying a first solid phase epitaxial regrowth action to partially regrow the first amorphous layer and form a second amorphous layer having a second depth that is less than the first depth and activate the first dopant, e) implanting a second dopant into the semiconductor substrate to provide the second amorphous layer with a second doping profile with a higher doping concentration than the first doping profile, f) applying a second solid phase epitaxial regrowth action to regrow the second amorphous layer and activate the second dopant.06-04-2009
20100200852NONVOLATILE MEMORY ELEMENT, NONVOLATILE MEMORY APPARATUS, AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURE THEREOF - A lower electrode layer 08-12-2010
20100200851SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - An object is to provide a semiconductor device provided with a thin film transistor having excellent electric characteristics using an oxide semiconductor layer. An In—Sn—O-based oxide semiconductor layer including SiO08-12-2010
20100200849THIN FILM TRANSISTOR ARRAY PANEL AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF - A thin film transistor and a manufacturing method thereof are provided. In the manufacturing method of the thin film transistor a semiconductive active layer and a semiconductor passivation layer are sequentially formed such that the semiconductor passivation layer protectively covers the semiconductive active layer. Then the stacked combination of the semiconductive active layer and semiconductor passivation layer are patterned by using a same patterning mask so that formed islands of the semiconductive active layer continue to be protectively covered by formed islands of the semiconductor passivation layer. In one embodiment, the semiconductive active layer is formed of a semiconductive oxide.08-12-2010
20100051943METHOD FOR FORMING PATTERN, THIN FILM TRANSISTOR, DISPLAY DEVICE, METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THEREOF, AND TELEVISION APPARATUS - To provide a display device which can be manufactured with higher efficiency in the use of material through a simplified manufacturing process, and a method for manufacturing the display device. Another object is to provide a technique by which patterns of a wiring the like which constitutes the display device can be formed to a desired shape with good control. In a method for forming a pattern according to the present invention, a mask is formed over a light-transmitting substrate; a first region including a photocatalyst is formed over the substrate and the mask; the photocatalyst is irradiated with light through the substrate to modify a part of the first region; a second region is formed; and a composition containing a pattern forming material is discharged to the second region, thus, a pattern is formed. The mask does not transmit light.03-04-2010
20090140243Oxide semiconductor thin film transistors and fabrication methods thereof - Oxide semiconductor thin film transistors (TFT) and methods of manufacturing the same are provided. The methods include forming a channel layer on a substrate, forming source and drain electrodes at opposing sides of the channel layer, and oxidizing a surface of the channel layer by placing an oxidizing material in contact with the surface of the channel layer, reducing carriers on the surface of the channel layer. Due to the oxidizing agent treatment of the surface of the channel layer, excessive carriers that are generated naturally, or during the manufacturing process, may be more effectively controlled.06-04-2009
20100051942ZnO-BASED THIN FILM TRANSISTOR AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME - A ZnO-based thin film transistor (TFT) is provided herein, as is a method of manufacturing the TFT. The ZnO-based TFT has a channel layer that comprises ZnO and ZnCl, wherein the ZnCl has a higher bonding energy than ZnO with respect to plasma. The ZnCl is formed through the entire channel layer, and specifically is formed in a region near THE surface of the channel layer. Since the ZnCl is strong enough not to be decomposed when exposed to plasma etching gas, an increase in the carrier concentration can be prevented. The distribution of ZnCl in the channel layer, may result from the inclusion of chlorine (Cl) in the plasma gas during the patterning of the channel layer.03-04-2010
20110220889SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - An object is to achieve low-power consumption by reducing the off-state current of a transistor in a photosensor. A semiconductor device including a photosensor having a photodiode, a first transistor, and a second transistor; and a read control circuit including a read control transistor, in which the photodiode has a function of supplying charge based on incident light to a gate of the first transistor; the first transistor has a function of storing charge supplied to its gate and converting the charge stored into an output signal; the second transistor has a function of controlling reading of the output signal; the read control transistor functions as a resistor converting the output signal into a voltage signal; and semiconductor layers of the first transistor, the second transistor, and the read control transistor are formed using an oxide semiconductor.09-15-2011
20120068172ORGANIC LIGHT EMITTING DISPLAY DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME - An organic light emitting display device includes a substrate, a transparent electrode layer, a source/drain layer, an IGZO semiconductor layer, a first insulating layer, a gate layer, a second insulating layer and an organic light emitting diode. The organic light-emitting display device can have a simplified manufacturing process. In addition, the present invention also provides a method for manufacturing the organic light-emitting display device.03-22-2012
20090321733METAL HETEROCYCLIC COMPOUNDS FOR DEPOSITION OF THIN FILMS - Methods and compositions for depositing a metal containing film on a substrate are disclosed. A reactor and at least one substrate disposed in the reactor are provided. A metal containing precursor is provided and introduced into the reactor, which is maintained at a temperature of at least 100° C. A metal is deposited on to the substrate through a deposition process to form a thin film on the substrate.12-31-2009
20110220888Capacitor and organic light emitting display device - A capacitor of an organic light emitting display device includes a first metal layer on a substrate, a first insulating layer on the first metal layer, an oxide semiconductor layer on the first insulating layer, the oxide semiconductor layer corresponding to the first metal layer, a second insulating layer on the first insulating layer, the second insulating layer including an opening exposing a portion of the oxide semiconductor layer, and a second metal layer on the second insulating layer and in the opening, the second metal layer being connected to the exposed portion of the oxide semiconductor layer.09-15-2011
20090050884THIN FILM TRANSISTORS USING THIN FILM SEMICONDUCTOR MATERIALS - The present invention generally comprises TFTs having semiconductor material comprising oxygen, nitrogen, and one or more element selected from the group consisting of zinc, tin, gallium, cadmium, and indium as the active channel. The semiconductor material may be used in bottom gate TFTs, top gate TFTs, and other types of TFTs. The TFTs may be patterned by etching to create both the channel and the metal electrodes. Then, the source-drain electrodes may be defined by dry etching using the semiconductor material as an etch stop layer. The active layer carrier concentration, mobility, and interface with other layers of the TFT can be tuned to predetermined values. The tuning may be accomplished by changing the nitrogen containing gas to oxygen containing gas flow ratio, annealing and/or plasma treating the deposited semiconductor film, or changing the concentration of aluminum doping.02-26-2009
20090101895DISPLAY DEVICE - A display device includes a pixel including: a gate line; a gate insulating film; a substrate; a data line; a pixel electrode; a semiconductor layer formed on the gate line and the gate insulating film; a protective film formed on the data line, the pixel electrode, and the semiconductor layer; and a thin film transistor. A portion of the gate line also serves as a gate electrode of the thin film transistor. A portion of the data line also serves as a drain electrode of the thin film transistor. A portion of the pixel electrode also serves as a source electrode of the thin film transistor. The semiconductor layer is formed of an oxide semiconductor layer. The oxide semiconductor layer is directly connected to the drain electrode and the source electrode, and the data line and the pixel electrode are formed of different conductive films.04-23-2009
20120104386SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME - As a display device has a higher definition, the number of pixels, gate lines, and signal lines are increased. When the number of the gate lines and the signal lines are increased, there occurs a problem that it is difficult to mount an IC chip including a driver circuit for driving the gate and signal lines by bonding or the like, whereby manufacturing cost is increased. A pixel portion and a driver circuit for driving the pixel portion are provided over the same substrate, and at least part of the driver circuit includes a thin film transistor using an oxide semiconductor interposed between gate electrodes provided above and below the oxide semiconductor. The pixel portion and the driver portion are provided over the same substrate, whereby manufacturing cost can be reduced.05-03-2012
20120104385SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - A semiconductor device includes a first gate electrode; a gate insulating layer covering the first gate electrode; an oxide semiconductor layer that overlaps with the first gate electrode; oxide semiconductor layers having high carrier density covering end portions of the oxide semiconductor layer; a source electrode and a drain electrode in contact with the oxide semiconductor layers having high carrier density; an insulating layer covering the source electrode, the drain electrode, and the oxide semiconductor layer; and a second gate electrode that is in contact with the insulating layer. Each of the oxide semiconductor layers is in contact with part of each of an upper surface, a lower surface, and a side surface of one of the end portions of the oxide semiconductor layer and part of an upper surface of the gate insulating layer.05-03-2012
20120104384THIN-FILM TRANSISTOR AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME - A thin-film transistor (TFT) includes a gate electrode, an oxide semiconductor pattern, a source electrode, a drain electrode and an etch stopper. The gate electrode is formed on a substrate. The oxide semiconductor pattern is disposed in an area overlapping with the gate electrode. The source electrode is partially disposed on the oxide semiconductor pattern. The drain electrode is spaced apart from the source electrode, faces the source electrode, and is partially disposed on the oxide semiconductor pattern. The etch stopper has first and second end portions. The first end portion is disposed between the oxide semiconductor pattern and the source electrode, and the second end portion is disposed between the oxide semiconductor pattern and the drain electrode. A sum of first and second overlapping length is between about 30% and about 99% of a total length of the etch stopper.05-03-2012
20110227061SEMICONDUCTOR OXIDE NANOFIBER-NANOROD HYBRID STRUCTURE AND ENVIRONMENTAL GAS SENSOR USING THE SAME - Provided is an environmental gas sensor including an insulating substrate, a metal electrode formed above the insulating substrate, and a sensing layer formed of a semiconductor oxide nanofiber-nanorod hybrid structure above the metal electrode. The environmental gas sensor can have excellent characteristics of ultra high sensitivity, high selectivity, high responsiveness and low power consumption by forming a semiconductor oxide nanorod having high sensitivity to a specific gas on a semiconductor oxide nanofiber.09-22-2011
20130214273OXIDE SEMICONDUCTOR FILM AND SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - An oxide semiconductor film which has more stable electric conductivity is provided. Further, a semiconductor device which has stable electric characteristics and high reliability is provided by using the oxide semiconductor film. An oxide semiconductor film includes a crystalline region, and the crystalline region includes a crystal in which an a-b plane is substantially parallel with a surface of the film and a c-axis is substantially perpendicular to the surface of the film; the oxide semiconductor film has stable electric conductivity and is more electrically stable with respect to irradiation with visible light, ultraviolet light, and the like. By using such an oxide semiconductor film for a transistor, a highly reliable semiconductor device having stable electric characteristics can be provided.08-22-2013
20120104383SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE HAVING ZINC OXIDE THIN FILM AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF - A semiconductor device includes a ZnO thin film. The semiconductor device comprises a substrate and a ZnO thin film. The ZnO thin film includes at least two zones with different carrier types. The current invention also discloses a manufacturing method of a semiconductor device having ZnO thin film. A ZnO thin film doped with dopant is deposited on a substrate. Thereafter, a laser irradiates on the ZnO thin film to activate the dopant in the irradiated zone of the ZnO thin film to change the carrier type.05-03-2012
20120104382Photo diode, method of manufacturing the photo-diode, and photo sensor including the photo diode - A photo diode includes an intrinsic region on a substrate, a P+ doping region in a first portion of the intrinsic region, and an oxide semiconductor region. The oxide semiconductor region is spaced apart from the P+ doping region on a second portion of the intrinsic region and the second portion of the intrinsic region is different from the first portion of the intrinsic region.05-03-2012
20090230392ORGANIC ELECTROLUMINESCENT DISPLAY DEVICE AND METHOD OF PRODUCING THE SAME - An organic electroluminescent display device in which a plurality of light-emitting cells each having an organic electroluminescent portion are arranged on a substrate, wherein, for each of the light-emitting cells, a first transistor which controls energization on the organic electroluminescent portion, and a second transistor which switches a signal to be given to an input of the first transistor are disposed, active layers of the first and second transistors are formed by an amorphous oxide semiconductor, and, the first and second transistors are formed so that, when the first and second transistors are driven under same conditions, an amount of an output current of the first transistor is smaller than an amount of an output current of the second transistor.09-17-2009
20090230391Resistance Storage Element and Method for Manufacturing the Same - A method for manufacturing a resistance storage element includes forming a lower electrode layer over a semiconductor substrate, forming a transition metal film over the lower electrode layer, forming an upper electrode layer over the transition metal film, and supplying oxygen contained in the lower electrode layer or the upper electrode layer to oxidize the transition metal film.09-17-2009
20090230390THIN FILM TRANSISTOR AND DISPLAY - A thin film transistor capable of reliably preventing the entry of light into an active layer, and a display including the thin film transistor are provided. A thin film transistor includes: a gate electrode; an active layer; and a gate insulating film arranged between the gate electrode and the active layer, the gate insulating film including a first insulating film, a first light-absorbing layer and a second insulating film, the first insulating film arranged in contact with the gate electrode, the first light-absorbing layer arranged in contact with the first insulating film and made of a material absorbing light of 420 nm or less, the second insulating film arranged between the first light-absorbing layer and the active layer.09-17-2009
20090200545ZnO-Based Semiconductor Device - Provided is a ZnO-based semiconductor device capable of growing a flat ZnO-based semiconductor layer on an MgZnO substrate having a main surface on the lamination side oriented in a c-axis direction. ZnO-based semiconductor layers 08-13-2009
20090242881THIN FILM TRANSISTOR SUBSTRATE, DISPLAY DEVICE HAVING THE SAME AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE DISPLAY DEVICE - A thin film transistor substrate includes an insulating plate; a gate electrode disposed on the insulating plate; a semiconductor layer comprising a metal oxide, wherein the metal oxide has oxygen defects of less than or equal to 3%, and wherein the metal oxide comprises about 0.01 mole/cm10-01-2009
20090250694SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE, MANUFACTURING METHOD OF SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE, AND DISPLAY DEVICE - A semiconductor device includes a substrate and a channel region which is formed above the substrate by printing, wherein a relationship L≧10-08-2009
20090250693Thin film transistor, display device, including the same, and associated methods - A thin film transistor (TFT), including a substrate, a gate electrode on the substrate, an oxide semiconductor layer including a channel region, a source region, and a drain region, a gate insulating layer between the gate electrode and the oxide semiconductor layer, and source and drain electrodes in contact with the source and drain regions of the oxide semiconductor layer, respectively, wherein the oxide semiconductor layer has a GaInZnO (GIZO) bilayer structure including a lower layer and an upper layer, and the upper layer has a different indium (In) concentration than the lower layer.10-08-2009
20110227068METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING COMPOSITE SUBSTRATE COMPRISING WIDE BANDGAP SEMICONDUCTOR LAYER - Provided is a method for manufacturing a low-cost bonded wafer (09-22-2011
20100038638N-type Doping in Metal Oxides and Metal Chalcogenides by Electrochemical Methods - Methods and systems for electrochemically depositing doped metal oxide and metal chalcogenide films are disclosed. An example method includes dissolving a metal precursor into a solution, adding a halogen precursor to the solution, and applying a potential between a working electrode and a counter electrode of an electrochemical cell to deposit halogen doped metal oxide or metal chalcogenide onto a substrate. Another example method includes dissolving a zinc precursor into a solution, adding an yttrium precursor to the solution, and applying a potential between a working electrode and a counter electrode of an electrochemical cell to deposit yttrium doped zinc oxide onto a substrate. Other embodiments are described and claimed.02-18-2010
20090256147Thin film transistor and method of manufacturing the same - A thin film transistor, including a transparent channel pattern, a transparent gate insulating layer in contact with the channel pattern, a passivation film pattern disposed on the channel pattern, a source/drain coupled to the channel pattern through a via hole in the passivation film pattern, and a gate facing the channel pattern, the gate insulating layer interposed between the gate and the channel pattern, wherein the passivation film pattern includes at least one of polyimide, photoacryl, and spin on glass (SOG).10-15-2009
20120193620TRANSISTOR AND SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - A transistor which withstands a high voltage and controls large electric power can be provided. A transistor is provided which includes a gate electrode, a gate insulating layer over the gate electrode, an oxide semiconductor layer which is over the gate insulating layer and overlaps with the gate electrode, and a source electrode and a drain electrode which are in contact with the oxide semiconductor layer and whose end portions overlap with the gate electrode. The gate insulating layer includes a first region overlapping with the end portion of the drain electrode and a second region adjacent to the first region. The first region has smaller capacitance than the second region.08-02-2012
20090127550Thin film field effect transistor and display using the same - A TFT is provided which includes, on a substrate, at least a gate electrode, a gate insulating layer; an active layer containing an amorphous oxide semiconductor, a source electrode, and a drain electrode, wherein a carrier concentration of the active layer is 3×1005-21-2009
20110101334SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - It is an object to provide a semiconductor having a novel structure. In the semiconductor device, a plurality of memory elements are connected in series and each of the plurality of memory elements includes first to third transistors thus forming a memory circuit. A source or a drain of a first transistor which includes an oxide semiconductor layer is in electrical contact with a gate of one of a second and a third transistor. The extremely low off current of a first transistor containing the oxide semiconductor layer allows storing, for long periods of time, electrical charges in the gate electrode of one of the second and the third transistor, whereby a substantially permanent memory effect can be obtained. The second and the third transistors which do not contain an oxide semiconductor layer allow high-speed operations when using the memory circuit.05-05-2011
20100264412SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF - An object is to provide a transistor including an oxide layer which includes Zn and does not include a rare metal such as In or Ga. Another object is to reduce an off current and stabilize electric characteristics in the transistor including an oxide layer which includes Zn. A transistor including an oxide layer including Zn is formed by stacking an oxide semiconductor layer including insulating oxide over an oxide layer so that the oxide layer is in contact with a source electrode layer or a drain electrode layer with the oxide semiconductor layer including insulating oxide interposed therebetween, whereby variation in the threshold voltage of the transistor can be reduced and electric characteristics can be stabilized.10-21-2010
20100155716THIN FILM TRANSISTOR USING BORON-DOPED OXIDE SEMICONDUCTOR THIN FILM AND METHOD OF FABRICATING THE SAME - Provided are a thin film transistor, to which a boron-doped oxide semiconductor thin film is applied as a channel layer, and a method of fabricating the same. The thin film transistor includes source and drain electrodes, a channel layer, a gate insulating layer, and a gate electrode, which are formed on a substrate. The channel layer is an oxide semiconductor thin film doped with boron. Therefore, it is possible to remarkably improve electrical characteristics and high temperature stability of the thin film transistor.06-24-2010
20100155718METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THIN FILM TRANSISTOR, THIN FILM TRANSISTOR, AND DISPLAY UNIT - A method of manufacturing a thin film transistor capable of simplifying the steps is provided. The method of manufacturing a thin film transistor includes the steps of: forming a gate electrode and a gate insulating film sequentially on a substrate; forming an oxide semiconductor film in a shape including a planned channel formation region, a planned source electrode formation region, and a planned drain electrode formation region on the gate insulating film so that the whole oxide semiconductor film has the same carrier density as a carrier density of the planned channel formation region; forming a mask inhibiting heat transmission on the planned channel formation region; and heating the oxide semiconductor film in the air and thereby obtaining a higher carrier density of a region of the oxide semiconductor film not covered with the mask than the carrier density of the planned channel formation region.06-24-2010
20100148167MAGNETIC TUNNEL JUNCTION STACK - A magnetic tunnel junction (06-17-2010
20100148168INTEGRATED CIRCUIT STRUCTURE - An integrated circuit structure including a substrate, an insulating layer, a first transistor and a second transistor is provided. The insulating layer, the first transistor and the second transistor are disposed on the substrate. The first transistor includes a first gate, a first oxide semiconductor layer, a first source and a first drain. A portion of the first source and the first drain directly contacting the first oxide semiconductor layer is composed of a Ti-containing metal. The second transistor includes a second gate, a second oxide semiconductor layer, a second source and a second drain. A portion of the second source and the second drain directly contacting the second oxide semiconductor layer is composed of a none-Ti-containing metal. In addition, the first oxide semiconductor layer and the second oxide semiconductor layer may have different thickness or different carrier concentrations.06-17-2010
20100163860SEMICONDUCTOR THIN FILM, METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME, THIN FILM TRANSISTOR, AND ACTIVE-MATRIX-DRIVEN DISPLAY PANEL - Disclosed is a semiconductor thin film which can be formed at a relatively low temperature even on a flexible resin substrate. Since the semiconductor thin film is stable to visible light and has high device characteristics such as transistor characteristics, in the case where the semiconductor thin film is used as a switching device for driving a display, even when overlapped with a pixel part, the luminance of a display panel does not deteriorate. Specifically, a transparent semiconductor thin film 07-01-2010
20100148169THIN-FILM TRANSISTOR SUBSTRATE AND METHOD OF FABRICATING THE SAME - A thin-film transistor (TFT) substrate has improved electrical properties and reduced appearance defects and a method of fabricating the TFT substrate, are provided. The TFT substrate includes: gate wiring which is formed on a surface of an insulating substrate; oxide active layer patterns which are formed on the gate wiring and include an oxide of a first material; buffer layer patterns which are disposed on the oxide active layer patterns to directly contact the oxide active layer patterns and include a second material; and data wiring which is formed on the buffer layer patterns to insulatedly cross the gate wiring, wherein a Gibbs free energy of the oxide of the first material is lower than a Gibbs free energy of an oxide of the second material.06-17-2010
20100148171Semiconductor device and method of manufacturing semiconductor device - A semiconductor device of the present invention has a first interconnect layer formed over the semiconductor substrate, and a semiconductor element; the first interconnect layer has an insulating layer, and a first interconnect filled in a surficial portion of the insulating layer; the semiconductor element has a semiconductor layer, a gate insulating film, and a gate electrode; the semiconductor layer is positioned over the first interconnect layer; the gate insulating film is positioned over or below semiconductor layer; and the gate electrode is positioned on the opposite side of the semiconductor layer while placing the gate insulating film in between.06-17-2010
20100148170FIELD EFFECT TRANSISTOR AND DISPLAY APPARATUS - A field-effect transistor provided with at least a semiconductor layer and a gate electrode disposed over the above-described semiconductor layer with a gate insulating film therebetween, wherein the above-described semiconductor layer includes a first amorphous oxide semiconductor layer having at least one element selected from the group of Zn and In, and a second amorphous oxide semiconductor layer having at least one element selected from the group of Ge and Si and at least one element selected from the group of Zn and In. The composition of the above-described first amorphous oxide semiconductor layer is different from the composition of the above-described second amorphous oxide semiconductor layer.06-17-2010
20090008637METHODS OF FABRICATING NANOSTRUCTURED ZnO ELECTRODES FOR EFFICIENT DYE SENSITIZED SOLAR CELLS - The present invention provides methods of forming metal oxide semiconductor nanostructures and, in particular, zinc oxide (ZnO) semiconductor nanostructures, possessing high surface area, plant-like morphologies on a variety of substrates. Optoelectronic devices, such as photovoltaic cells, incorporating the nanostructures are also provided.01-08-2009
20100155723Memory stack cladding - Examples of memory stack cladding are described, including a memory stack, comprising a first electrode formed on a substrate, a conductive metal oxide layer deposited on the first electrode, a tunnel barrier layer comprising an insulating metal oxide, the tunnel barrier layer being deposited on the conductive metal oxide layer, a second electrode formed on the tunnel barrier layer, a glue layer deposited on the second electrode, a mask layer deposited on the glue layer, and a cladding layer deposited substantially over one or more surfaces of the memory stack, the cladding layer being configured to provide a barrier to prevent one or more hydrogen ions from diffusing through the one or more surfaces of the memory stack. The memory stack may define a two-terminal non-volatile memory cell operative to store data as a plurality of conductivity profiles that can be non-destructively determined by applying a read voltage.06-24-2010
20090121219Carbon nanotubes, method of growing the same, hybrid structure and method of growing the hybrid structure, and light emitting device - Provided is a method of growing carbon nanotubes (CNTs) by forming a catalyst layer that is used to facilitate growth of CNTs to have a multi-layer structure; and injecting a carbon-containing gas to the catalyst layer to grow CNTs, and light emitting devices fabricated by incorporating the CNTs grown.05-14-2009
20100155720FIELD-EFFECT SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE, AND METHOD OF FABRICATION - A heterojunction field-effect semiconductor device has a main semiconductor region comprising two layers of dissimilar materials such that a two-dimensional electron gas layer is generated along the heterojunction between the two layers. A source and a drain electrode are placed in spaced positions on a major surface of the main semiconductor region and electrically coupled to the 2DEG layer. Between these electrodes, a gate electrode is received in a recess in the major surface of the main semiconductor region via a p-type metal oxide semiconductor film and insulating film, whereby a depletion zone is normally created in the 2DEG layer, making the device normally off. The p-type metal oxide semiconductor film of high hole concentration serves for the normally-off performance of the device with low gate leak current, and the insulating film for further reduction of gate leak current.06-24-2010
20100155721THIN FILM TRANSISTOR ARRAY SUBSTRATE AND METHOD OF FABRICATING THE SAME - A thin film transistor (TFT) array substrate is provided. The thin film transistor (TFT) array substrate includes an insulating substrate, an oxide semiconductor layer formed on the insulating substrate and including an additive element, a gate electrode overlapping the oxide semiconductor layer, and a gate insulating layer interposed between the oxide semiconductor layer and the gate electrode, wherein the oxygen bond energy of the additive element is greater than that of a base element of the oxide semiconductor layer.06-24-2010
20100155719METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - In a manufacturing process of a semiconductor device formed using a thin film transistor, an object is to provide a technique by which the number of photomasks can be reduced, manufacturing cost can be reduced, and improvement in productivity and reliability can be achieved. A main point is that a film forming a channel protective layer is formed over an oxide semiconductor layer having a light-transmitting property, a positive photoresist is formed over the film forming a channel protective layer, and a channel protective layer is selectively formed over a channel formation region in the oxide semiconductor layer by using a back surface light exposure method.06-24-2010
20100163864SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - An object of the present invention is to increase the light emission efficiency of a ZnO-based optical semiconductor device. An optical semiconductor device B has a structure which includes n-type Zn07-01-2010
20090289252Light Emitting Element and Display Device Using The Same - An object of the invention is to provide a highly reliable light emitting element with low drive voltage and longer life than a conventional light emitting element, and a display device using the light emitting element. A light emitting element according to the invention comprises a plurality of layers which is interposed between a pair of electrodes, in which at least one of the plurality of layers is formed of a layer containing a light emitting material, and the layer containing a light emitting material is interposed between a layer containing an oxide semiconductor and/or metal oxide and a material having a higher hole transporting property than an electron transporting property, and a layer containing an oxide semiconductor and/or metal oxide, a material having a higher electron transporting property than a hole transporting property and a material which can donate electrons to the material having a higher electron transporting property than a hole transporting property.11-26-2009
20120032163SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME - The electric characteristics of a semiconductor device including an oxide semiconductor change by irradiation with visible light or ultraviolet light. In view of the above problem, one object is to provide a semiconductor device including an oxide semiconductor film, which has stable electric characteristics and high reliability. Over an oxide insulating layer, a first oxide semiconductor layer is formed to a thickness greater than or equal to 1 nm and less than or equal to 10 nm and crystallized by heat treatment, so that a first crystalline oxide semiconductor layer is formed. A second crystalline oxide semiconductor layer with a greater thickness than the first crystalline oxide semiconductor layer is formed thereover.02-09-2012
20120032166HETERO pn JUNCTION SEMICONDUCTOR AND PROCESS FOR PRODUCING THE SAME - A hetero pn junction semiconductor constituted of an electrically conductive polymer as a p-type semiconductor and an inorganic oxide as an n-type semiconductor, which is characterized in that the electrically conductive polymer is filled among nanoparticles of the inorganic oxide so as to satisfy the following Equation 1:02-09-2012
20100163868SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF - A semiconductor device which includes a thin film transistor having an oxide semiconductor layer and excellent electrical characteristics is provided. Further, a method for manufacturing a semiconductor device in which plural kinds of thin film transistors of different structures are formed over one substrate to form plural kinds of circuits and in which the number of steps is not greatly increased is provided. After a metal thin film is formed over an insulating surface, an oxide semiconductor layer is formed thereover. Then, oxidation treatment such as heat treatment is performed to oxidize the metal thin film partly or entirely. Further, structures of thin film transistors are different between a circuit in which emphasis is placed on the speed of operation, such as a logic circuit, and a matrix circuit.07-01-2010
20100258795ZINC OXIDE BASED SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME - Disclosed is a method of manufacturing a ZnO-based semiconductor device having at least p-type ZnO-based semiconductor layer, which includes a step of forming a contact metal layer on the p-type ZnO-based semiconductor layer wherein the contact metal layer contains at least one of Ni and Cu; and a step of performing heat treatment of the contact metal layer and the p-type ZnO-based semiconductor layer under an oxygen-free atmosphere to form a mixture layer including elements of the p-type ZnO-based semiconductor layer and the contact metal layer at a boundary region therebetween while maintaining a metal phase layer on a surface of the contact metal layer.10-14-2010
20100171117SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME, AND ELECTRIC DEVICE - It is an object of the present invention to simplify steps needed to process a wiring in forming a multilayer wiring. In addition, when a droplet discharging technique or a nanoimprint technique is used to form a wiring in a contact hole having a comparatively long diameter, the wiring in accordance with the shape of the contact hole is formed, and the wiring portion of the contact hole is likely to have a depression compared with other portions. A penetrating opening is formed by irradiating a light-transmitting insulating film with laser light having high intensity and a pulse high in repetition frequency. A plurality of openings having a minute contact area is provided instead of forming one penetrating opening having a large contact area to have an even thickness of a wiring by reducing a partial depression and also to ensure contact resistance.07-08-2010
20100163866SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF - One of factors that increase the contact resistance at the interface between a first semiconductor layer where a channel is formed and source and drain electrode layers is a film with high electric resistance formed by dust or impurity contamination of a surface of a metal material serving as the source and drain electrode layers. As a solution, a first protective layer and a second protective layer including a second semiconductor having a conductivity that is less than or equal to that of the first semiconductor layer is stacked successively over source and drain electrode layers without exposed to air, the stack of films is used for the source and drain electrode layers.07-01-2010
20100193784THIN-FILM TRANSISTOR AND DISPLAY DEVICE - A thin-film transistor includes: a gate electrode formed on a substrate; an oxide semiconductor layer forming a channel region corresponding to the gate electrode; a first gate insulating film formed on the substrate and the gate electrode, and including a silicon nitride film; a second gate insulating film selectively formed to contact with the oxide semiconductor layer in a region, on the first gate insulating film, corresponding to the oxide semiconductor layer, and including one of a silicon oxide film and a silicon oxynitride film; a source/drain electrode; and a protecting film. An upper surface and a side surface of the oxide semiconductor layer and a side surface of the second gate insulating film are covered, on the first gate insulating film, by the source/drain electrode and the protecting film.08-05-2010
20130214271P-Type Semiconductor Material and Semiconductor Device - An oxide semiconductor material having p-type conductivity and a semiconductor device using the oxide semiconductor material are provided. The oxide semiconductor material having p-type conductivity can be provided using a molybdenum oxide material containing molybdenum oxide (MoO08-22-2013
20130214272THIN FILM TRANSISTOR SUBSTRATE, METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME, AND LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY PANEL - An auxiliary capacitor (08-22-2013
20100176395CMOS THIN FILM TRANSISTOR, METHOD OF FABRICATING THE SAME AND ORGANIC LIGHT EMITTING DISPLAY DEVICE HAVING THE SAME - A CMOS thin film transistor arrangement including a PMOS poly-silicon thin film transistor having a top gate configuration and a NMOS oxide thin film transistor having an inverted staggered bottom gate configuration where both transistors share the same gate electrode. The shared gate electrode is used as a doping or implantation mask in the formation of the source and drain regions of the poly-silicon transistor.07-15-2010
20100193781MICROMECHANICAL STRUCTURE AND A METHOD OF FABRICATING A MICROMECHANICAL STRUCTURE - A micromechanical structure and a method of fabricating a micromechanical structure are provided. The micromechanical structure comprises a silicon (Si) based substrate; a micromechanical element formed directly on the substrate; and an undercut formed underneath a released portion of the micromechanical element; wherein the undercut is in the form of a recess formed in the Si based substrate.08-05-2010
20090078934Zinc Oxide Based Compound Semiconductor Light Emitting Device - There is provided a semiconductor light emitting device in which light emitting efficiency is totally improved in case of emitting a light having a short wavelength of 400 nm or less by raising internal quantum efficiency by enhancing crystallinity of semiconductor layers laminated and by raising external quantum efficiency by taking out the light emitted by preventing the light emitted from being absorbed in the substrate or the like, as much as possible. In case of laminating ZnO compound semiconductor layers (03-26-2009
20100187524SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME - A manufacturing method of a semiconductor device of the present invention includes the steps of forming a stacked body in which a semiconductor film, a gate insulating film, and a first conductive film are sequentially stacked over a substrate; selectively removing the stacked body to form a plurality of island-shaped stacked bodies; forming an insulating film to cover the plurality of island-shaped stacked bodies; removing a part of the insulating film to expose a surface of the first conductive film, such that a surface of the first conductive film almost coextensive with a height of the insulating film; forming a second conductive film over the first conductive film and a left part of the insulating film; forming a resist over the second conductive film; selectively removing the first conductive film and the second conductive film using the resist as a mask.07-29-2010
20100187523SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME - An object is to provide a semiconductor device including a thin film transistor which includes an oxide semiconductor layer and has high electric characteristics. An oxide semiconductor layer including SiO07-29-2010
20100258796ZINC OXIDE BASED SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME - Disclosed is a method of manufacturing a ZnO-based semiconductor device, the method includes a first metal layer formation step of forming a first metal layer on a p-type ZnO-based semiconductor layer in island-form and/or mesh-form; a heat treatment step of performing heat treatment of the first metal layer and the p-type ZnO-based semiconductor layer under an oxygen-free atmosphere to form a mixture layer comprising elements of the p-type ZnO-based semiconductor layer and the first metal layer at a boundary region therebetween while maintaining a metal phase layer on a surface of the first metal layer; and a second metal layer formation step of forming a second metal layer so as to cover the first metal layer and the exposed portions of the p-type ZnO-based semiconductor layer through openings of the first metal layer.10-14-2010
20100258797ORGANIC ELECTROLUMINESCENT DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME - An organic electroluminescent device is provided, including at least one light emitting layer 10-14-2010
20100213459THIN FILM TRANSISTOR, MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREFOR, AND DISPLAY APPARATUS USING THE SAME - A transistor is constituted of a gate electrode 08-26-2010
20100213462METAL OXIDE STRUCTURE AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING THE SAME, AND LIGHT-EMITTING ELEMENT - A method for producing a metal oxide structure, including: forming a layer containing metal acetate hydrate on a sapphire substrate; subjecting the layer containing the metal acetate hydrate to an insolubilization treatment; and immersing the sapphire substrate having the insolubilized layer in a reaction solution containing a metal ion and an NH08-26-2010
20100213458RIGID SEMICONDUCTOR MEMORY HAVING AMORPHOUS METAL OXIDE SEMICONDUCTOR CHANNELS - Rigid semiconductor memory using amorphous metal oxide semiconductor channels are useful in the production of thin-film transistor memory devices. Such devices include single-layer and multi-layer memory arrays of volatile or non-volatile memory cells. The memory cells can be formed to have a gate stack overlying an amorphous metal oxide semiconductor, with amorphous metal oxide semiconductor channels.08-26-2010
20100176392Thin film transistor and method of manufacturing the same - A TFT includes a substrate, a source electrode and a drain electrode on the substrate, the source and drain electrodes separated from each other, an active layer on the substrate between the source electrode and the drain electrode, a cladding unit on side surfaces of the source electrode and the drain electrode, a gate insulating layer on the substrate, the gate insulating layer overlapping the active layer and the cladding unit, and a gate electrode on the gate insulating layer, the gate electrode overlapping the active layer.07-15-2010
20100176394Thin film transistor and flat panel display device having the same - An oxide semiconductor thin film transistor and a flat panel display device incorporating the same oxide semiconductor thin film transistor. The thin film transistor includes a gate electrode formed on the substrate, a gate insulating layer formed on the substrate and covering the gate electrode, an oxide semiconductor layer formed on the gate insulating layer and covering the gate electrode, a titanium layer formed in a source region and a drain region of the oxide semiconductor layer, and source and drain electrodes respectively coupled to the source region and the drain region through the titanium layer and made of copper. The titanium layer reduces the contact resistance between the source and drain electrodes made of copper and the oxide semiconductor layer, forms a stable interface junction therebetween, and blocks a diffusion of copper.07-15-2010
20100193782TRANSISTOR AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE TRANSISTOR - It is an object to reduce characteristic variation among transistors and reduce contact resistance between an oxide semiconductor layer and a source electrode layer and a drain electrode layer, in a transistor where the oxide semiconductor layer is used as a channel layer. In a transistor where an oxide semiconductor is used as a channel layer, at least an amorphous structure is included in a region of an oxide semiconductor layer between a source electrode layer and a drain electrode layer, where a channel is to be formed, and a crystal structure is included in a region of the oxide semiconductor layer which is electrically connected to an external portion such as the source electrode layer and the drain electrode layer.08-05-2010
20100252827SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME - An object is to provide a thin film transistor including an oxide semiconductor layer, in which the contact resistance between the oxide semiconductor layer and source and drain electrode layers is reduced and whose electric characteristics are stabilized. Another object is to provide a method for manufacturing the thin film transistor. The thin film transistor including an oxide semiconductor layer is formed in such a manner that buffer layers whose conductivity is higher than that of the oxide semiconductor layer are formed and the oxide semiconductor layer and the source and drain electrode layers are electrically connected to each other through the buffer layers. In addition, the buffer layers whose conductivity is higher than that of the oxide semiconductor layer are subjected to reverse sputtering treatment and heat treatment in a nitrogen atmosphere.10-07-2010
20100224870FIELD EFFECT TRANSISTOR - A field effect transistor includes at least a channel layer, a gate insulation layer, a source electrode, a drain electrode, and a gate electrode. The channel layer is formed from an amorphous oxide material that contains at least In and Mg, and an element ratio, expressed by Mg/(In+Mg), of the amorphous oxide material is 0.1 or higher and 0.48 or lower.09-09-2010
20100276683Oxide semiconductor and thin film transistor including the same - Provided are an oxide semiconductor and an oxide thin film transistor including the oxide semiconductor. The oxide semiconductor may be formed of an indium (In)-zinc (Zn) oxide in which hafnium (Hf) is contained, wherein In, Zn, and Hf are contained in predetermined or given composition ratios.11-04-2010
20100276685AMORPHOUS OXIDE AND FIELD EFFECT TRANSISTOR - An amorphous oxide at least includes: at least one element selected from the group consisting of In, Zn, and Sn; and Mo. An atomic composition ratio of Mo to a number of all metallic atoms in the amorphous oxide is 0.1 atom % or higher and 5 atom % or lower.11-04-2010
20100276684Rectifier and Process for Producing the Rectifier - The present invention provides a rectifier element that has a titanium oxide layer interposed between first and second electrodes containing a transition metal with an electronegativity larger than that of Ti, wherein, in the titanium oxide layer, only the interface on the side facing any one of the electrodes has a stoichiometric composition, and wherein the average composition of the whole layer is represented by the formula TiO11-04-2010
20100276682OXIDE SEMICONDUCTOR THIN-FILM TRANSISTOR - An oxide semiconductor thin-film transistor, comprising: a source electrode and a drain electrode formed on a substrate; a composite semiconductor active layer formed between the source electrode and the drain electrode; a gate dielectric layer formed on the source electrode, the composite semiconductor active layer and the drain electrode; and a gate electrode formed on the gate dielectric layer and corresponding to the composite semiconductor active layer; wherein the composite semiconductor active layer comprises a low carrier-concentration first oxide semiconductor layer and a high carrier-concentration second oxide semiconductor layer.11-04-2010
20100276686THIN FILM TRANSISTOR SUBSTRATE AND METHOD OF FABRICATING THE SAME - A thin film transistor (TFT) substrate and a method of fabricating the same are provided. The thin film transistor substrate may have low resistance characteristics and may have reduced mutual diffusion and contact resistance between an active layer pattern and data wiring. The thin film transistor substrate may include gate wiring formed on an insulating substrate. Oxide active layer patterns may be formed on the gate wiring and may include a first substance. Data wiring may be formed on the oxide active layer patterns to cross the gate wiring and may include a second substance. Barrier layer patterns may be disposed between the oxide active layer patterns and the data wiring and may include a third substance.11-04-2010
20100213461SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF - A method for forming a thin film transistor includes steps of forming a first wiring layer over a first electrode layer and forming a second wiring layer over a second electrode layer, wherein the first electrode layer extends beyond an end portion of the first wiring layer, the second electrode layer extends beyond an end portion of the second wiring layer, and a semiconductor layer is formed so as to be electrically connected to a side face and a top face of the first electrode layer and a side face and a top face of the second electrode layer.08-26-2010
20100224873SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME - It is an object to provide a highly reliable semiconductor device including a thin film transistor with stable electric characteristics. In a semiconductor device including an inverted staggered thin film transistor whose semiconductor layer is an oxide semiconductor layer, a buffer layer is provided over the oxide semiconductor layer. The buffer layer is in contact with a channel formation region of the semiconductor layer and source and drain electrode layers. A film of the buffer layer has resistance distribution. A region provided over the channel formation region of the semiconductor layer has lower electrical conductivity than the channel formation region of the semiconductor layer, and a region in contact with the source and drain electrode layers has higher electrical conductivity than the channel formation region of the semiconductor layer.09-09-2010
20100224871THIN FILM TRANSISTOR, METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME, AND DISPLAY DEVICE - The present application provides a thin film transistor and a method of manufacturing same capable of suppressing diffusion of aluminum to oxide semiconductor and selectively etching oxide semiconductor and aluminum oxide. The thin film transistor includes: a gate electrode; a channel layer whose main component is oxide semiconductor; a gate insulating film provided between the gate electrode and the channel layer; a sealing layer provided on the side opposite to the gate electrode, of the channel layer; and a pair of electrodes which are in contact with the channel layer and serve as a source and a drain. The sealing layer includes at least a first insulating film made of a first insulating material, and a second insulating film made of a second insulting material having etching selectivity to each of the oxide semiconductor and the first insulating material and provided between the first insulating film and the channel layer.09-09-2010
20100237343ZnO-BASED THIN FILM AND SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - Provided are a ZnO-based thin film which is inhibited from being doped with an unintentional impurity, and a semiconductor device. The ZnO-based thin film has a main surface: which is formed of Mg09-23-2010
20120138920THIN FILM TRANSISTOR ARRAY PANEL AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF - A thin film transistor array panel is provided that includes: a gate electrode that is disposed on an insulating substrate; a gate insulating layer that is disposed on the gate electrode; an oxide semiconductor that is disposed on the gate insulating layer; a blocking layer that is disposed on the oxide semiconductor; a source electrode and a drain electrode that are disposed on the blocking layer; a passivation layer that is disposed on the source electrode and drain electrode; and a pixel electrode that is disposed on the passivation layer. The blocking layer includes a first portion that is covered by the source electrode and drain electrode and a second portion that is not covered by the source electrode and drain electrode, and the first portion and the second portion include different materials.06-07-2012
20110108837SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF - An object of an embodiment of the present invention is to manufacture a semiconductor device with high display quality and high reliability, which includes a pixel portion and a driver circuit portion capable of high-speed operation over one substrate, using transistors having favorable electric characteristics and high reliability as switching elements. Two kinds of transistors, in each of which an oxide semiconductor layer including a crystalline region on one surface side is used as an active layer, are formed in a driver circuit portion and a pixel portion. Electric characteristics of the transistors can be selected by choosing the position of the gate electrode layer which determines the position of the channel. Thus, a semiconductor device including a driver circuit portion capable of high-speed operation and a pixel portion over one substrate can be manufactured.05-12-2011
20090001363ZINC OXIDE SEMICONDUCTOR AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME - There are provided a method of manufacturing a zinc oxide semiconductor, and a zinc oxide semiconductor manufactured using the method. A metal catalyst layer is formed on a zinc oxide thin film that has an electrical characteristic of a n-type semiconductor, and a heat treatment is performed thereon so that the zinc oxide thin film is modified into a zinc oxide thin film having an electrical characteristic of a p-type semiconductor. Hydrogen atoms existing in the zinc oxide thin film are removed by a metal catalyst during the heat treatment. Accordingly, the hydrogen atoms existing in the zinc oxide thin film are removed by the metal catalyst and the heat treatment, and the concentration of holes serving as carriers is increased. That is, an n-type zinc oxide thin film is modified into a highly-concentrated p-type zinc oxide semiconductor.01-01-2009
20110108829SWITCHING DEVICE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME - A switching device includes a first electrode (05-12-2011
20110006302SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME - It is an object to manufacture and provide a highly reliable display device including a thin film transistor with a high aperture ratio which has stable electric characteristics. In a manufacturing method of a semiconductor device having a thin film transistor in which a semiconductor layer including a channel formation region is formed using an oxide semiconductor film, a heat treatment for reducing moisture and the like which are impurities and for improving the purity of the oxide semiconductor film (a heat treatment for dehydration or dehydrogenation) is performed. Further, an aperture ratio is improved by forming a gate electrode layer, a source electrode layer, and a drain electrode layer using conductive films having light transmitting properties.01-13-2011
20110006301SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THE SAME - An object is to manufacture and provide a highly reliable semiconductor device including a thin film transistor with stable electric characteristics. In a method for manufacturing a semiconductor device including a thin film transistor in which a semiconductor layer including a channel formation region serves as an oxide semiconductor film, heat treatment for reducing impurities such as moisture (heat treatment for dehydration or dehydrogenation) is performed after an oxide insulating film serving as a protective film is formed in contact with an oxide semiconductor layer. Then, the impurities such as moisture, which exist not only in a source electrode layer, in a drain electrode layer, in a gate insulating layer, and in the oxide semiconductor layer but also at interfaces between the oxide semiconductor film and upper and lower films which are in contact with the oxide semiconductor layer, are reduced.01-13-2011
20110006298ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING THE SAME - An electronic device including a first electrode that is provided on a substrate and includes an Mo—Nb alloy, an insulating film disposed on the first electrode, and a second electrode disposed on the first electrode with at least the insulating film interposed between the first electrode and the second electrode; and a method for producing the electronic device are provided.01-13-2011
20100219410SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF - An object is to reduce to reduce variation in threshold voltage to stabilize electric characteristics of thin film transistors each using an oxide semiconductor layer. An object is to reduce an off current. The thin film transistor using an oxide semiconductor layer is formed by stacking an oxide semiconductor layer containing insulating oxide over the oxide semiconductor layer so that the oxide semiconductor layer and source and drain electrode layers are in contact with each other with the oxide semiconductor layer containing insulating oxide interposed therebetween; whereby, variation in threshold voltage of the thin film transistors can be reduced and thus the electric characteristics can be stabilized. Further, an off current can be reduced.09-02-2010
20100244019Metal Oxide Semiconductor Films, Structures and Methods - Materials and structures for improving the performance of semiconductor devices include ZnBeO alloy materials, ZnCdOSe alloy materials, ZnBeO alloy materials that may contain Mg for lattice matching purposes, and BeO material. The atomic fraction x of Be in the ZnBeO alloy system, namely, Zn09-30-2010
20100244021SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE, DISPLAY DEVICE, AND ELECTRONIC APPLIANCE - To reduce adverse effects on actual operation and to reduce adverse effects of noise. A structure including an electrode, a wiring electrically connected to the electrode, an oxide semiconductor layer overlapping with the electrode in a plane view, an insulating layer provided between the electrode and the oxide semiconductor layer in a cross-sectional view, and a functional circuit to which a signal is inputted from the electrode through the wiring and in which operation is controlled in accordance with the signal inputted. A capacitor is formed using an oxide semiconductor layer, an insulating layer, and a wiring or an electrode.09-30-2010
20100244018SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME - A object is to provide a semiconductor device having normally-off characteristics and capable of easily suppressing field concentration below a side surface of a concave portion. A device includes a nitride-based semiconductor layer having a concave portion formed in a part of one principal surface, a side surface of the concave portion being slanted; a first electrode provided on the principal surface; a second electrode on an opposite side to the first electrode across the concave portion, and provided on the principal surface; an insulating layer formed on both sides of the concave portion in the principal surface; and09-30-2010
20100244017THIN-FILM TRANSISTOR (TFT) WITH AN EXTENDED OXIDE CHANNEL - In at least some embodiments, a thin-film transistor (TFT) includes a gate electrode and a gate dielectric adjacent the gate electrode. The TFT also includes a source electrode at least partially aligned with the gate electrode and separated from the gate electrode by the gate dielectric. The TFT also includes a drain electrode laterally offset from the gate electrode by at least 2 μm and separated from the gate electrode by the gate dielectric. The TFT also includes an extended oxide channel between the source electrode and the drain electrode, wherein a portion of the extended oxide channel is ungated.09-30-2010
20100252826DISPLAY DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME - With an increase in the definition of a display device, the number of pixels is increased, and thus the numbers of gate lines and signal lines are increased. The increase in the numbers of gate lines and signal lines makes it difficult to mount an IC chip having a driver circuit for driving the gate line and the signal line by bonding or the like, which causes an increase in manufacturing costs. A pixel portion and a driver circuit driving the pixel portion are provided over the same substrate. The pixel portion and at least a part of the driver circuit are formed using thin film transistors in each of which an oxide semiconductor is used. Both the pixel portion and the driver circuit are provided over the same substrate, whereby manufacturing costs are reduced.10-07-2010
20110101346LIGHT EMITTING DISPLAY APPARATUS - There is provided a light emitting display apparatus including at least a light emitting element and a thin film transistor (TFT) for driving the light emitting element, characterized in that a mechanism is provided in which a semiconductor constituting the TFT is irradiated with at least a part of light whose wavelength is longer than a predetermined wavelength among the light emitted by the light emitting element.05-05-2011
20110101344SEMICONDUCTOR MATERIAL - A semiconductor device which comprises a channel layer formed from a semiconductor channel component material in the form of crystalline micro particles, micro rods, crystalline nano particles, or nano rods, and doped with a semiconductor dopant.05-05-2011
20110101342ZnO based semiconductor devices and methods of manufacturing the same - A semiconductor device may include a composite represented by Formula 1 below as an active layer.05-05-2011
20110101338NON-LINEAR ELEMENT, DISPLAY DEVICE INCLUDING NON-LINEAR ELEMENT, AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE INCLUDING DISPLAY DEVICE - A non-linear element, such as a diode, in which an oxide semiconductor is used and a rectification property is favorable is provided. In a thin film transistor including an oxide semiconductor in which the hydrogen concentration is less than or equal to 5×1005-05-2011
20110101335SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME - An object is to provide a semiconductor device including an oxide semiconductor with stable electric characteristics can be provided. An insulating layer having many defects typified by dangling bonds is formed over an oxide semiconductor layer with an oxygen-excess mixed region or an oxygen-excess oxide insulating layer interposed therebetween, whereby impurities in the oxide semiconductor layer, such as hydrogen or moisture (a hydrogen atom or a compound including a hydrogen atom such as H05-05-2011
20100140613SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - A semiconductor device includes an oxide semiconductor layer provided over a substrate having an insulating surface; a gate insulating film covering the oxide semiconductor layer; a first conductive layer and a second conductive layer laminated in this order over the gate insulating film; an insulating film covering the oxide semiconductor layer and a gate wiring including a gate electrode (the first and second conductive layers); and a third conductive layer and a fourth conductive layer laminated in this order over the insulating film and electrically connected to the oxide semiconductor layer. The gate electrode is formed using the first conductive layer. The gate wiring is formed using the first conductive layer and the second conductive layer. A source electrode is formed using the third conductive layer. A source wiring is formed using the third conductive layer and the fourth conductive layer.06-10-2010
20110114939Transistors, electronic devices including a transistor and methods of manufacturing the same - Transistors, electronic devices including a transistor and methods of manufacturing the same are provided, the transistor includes an oxide semiconductor layer (as a channel layer) having compositions that vary in one direction. The channel layer may be an oxide layer including a first element, a second element, and Zn, which are metal elements. The amount of at least one of the first element, the second element, and Zn may change in a deposition direction of the channel layer. The first element may be any one of hafnium (Hf), yttrium (Y), tantalum (Ta), zirconium (Zr), gallium (Ga), aluminum (Al) or combinations thereof. The second element may be indium (In). The channel layer may have a multi-layered structure including at least two layers with different compositions.05-19-2011
20100127254PHOTO SENSING ELEMENT ARRAY SUBSTRAT - A photo sensing element array substrate is provided. The photo sensing element array substrate includes a flexible substrate and a plurality of photo sensing elements. The photo sensing elements are disposed in array on the flexible substrate. Each of the photo sensing elements includes a photo sensing thin film transistor (TFT), an oxide semiconductor TFT and a capacitor. The photo sensing TFT is disposed on the flexible substrate. The oxide semiconductor TFT is disposed on the flexible substrate. The oxide semiconductor TFT is electrically connected to the photo sensing TFT. The capacitor is disposed on the flexible substrate and electrically connected between the photo sensing TFT and the oxide semiconductor TFT. When the photo sensing element array substrate is bent, it remains unaffected from normal operation.05-27-2010
20090256146SEMICONDUCTOR SUBSTRATE WITH SOLID PHASE EPITAXIAL REGROWTH WITH REDUCED DEPTH OF DOPING PROFILE AND METHOD OF PRODUCING SAME - Method of producing a semiconductor device, comprising: a) providing a semiconductor substrate, b) providing an insulating layer on a top surface of the semiconductor substrate, c) making an amorphous layer in a top layer of said semiconductor substrate by a suitable implant, d) implanting a dopant into said semiconductor substrate through said insulating layer to provide said amorphous layer with a predetermined doping profile, said implant being performed such that said doping profile has a peak value located within said insulating layer, e) applying a solid phase epitaxial regrowth action to regrow said amorphous layer and activate said dopant.10-15-2009
20110057188SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SAME - It is an object to manufacture a highly reliable semiconductor device including a thin film transistor whose electric characteristics are stable. An insulating layer which covers an oxide semiconductor layer of the thin film transistor contains a boron element or an aluminum element. The insulating layer containing a boron element or an aluminum element is formed by a sputtering method using a silicon target or a silicon oxide target containing a boron element or an aluminum element. Alternatively, an insulating layer containing an antimony (Sb) element or a phosphorus (P) element instead of a boron element covers the oxide semiconductor layer of the thin film transistor.03-10-2011
20110057186TRANSISTOR AND DISPLAY DEVICE - It is an object to manufacture a highly reliable display device using a thin film transistor having favorable electric characteristics and high reliability as a switching element. In a bottom gate thin film transistor including an amorphous oxide semiconductor, an oxide conductive layer having a crystal region is formed between an oxide semiconductor layer which has been dehydrated or dehydrogenated by heat treatment and each of a source electrode layer and a drain electrode layer which are formed using a metal material. Accordingly, contact resistance between the oxide semiconductor layer and each of the source electrode layer and the drain electrode layer can be reduced; thus, a thin film transistor having favorable electric characteristics and a highly reliable display device using the thin film transistor can be provided.03-10-2011
20110057185THIN FILM TRANSISTOR - A thin film transistor includes a channel layer. The channel layer has a plurality of stacked oxide layers. The oxide layers are made of at least two different oxide materials. The channel layer modulates a threshold voltage of the thin film transistor. An insulating interface layer is formed between the channel layer and an insulating dielectric layer, thereby transforming the thin film transistor from a depletion type transistor to an enhanced type transistor.03-10-2011
20100200850Method of Producing a Partly or Completely Semi-Insulating or P-Type Doped ZnO Substrate, Substrates Obtained, and Electronic, Electro-Optic or Optoelectronic Devices Comprising Them - Method of producing a partly or completely semi-insulating or p-type doped ZnO substrate from an n-type doped ZnO substrate, in which the n-type doped ZnO substrate is brought into contact with an anhydrous molten salt chosen from anhydrous molten sodium nitrate, lithium nitrate, potassium nitrate and rubidium nitrate.08-12-2010
20090289249Oxide Semiconductor, Thin-Film Transistor and Method for Producing the Same - Disclosed is an oxide semiconductor having an amorphous structure, wherein higher mobility and reduced carrier concentration are achieved. Also disclosed are a thin film transistor, a method for producing the oxide semiconductor, and a method for producing the thin film transistor. Specifically disclosed is an oxide semiconductor which is characterized by being composed of an amorphous oxide represented by the following a general formula: In11-26-2009
20090321732THIN FILM TRANSISTOR, METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME AND FLAT PANEL DISPLAY DEVICE HAVING THE SAME - A thin film transistor (TFT) using an oxide semiconductor as an active layer, a method of manufacturing the TFT, and a flat panel display device having the TFT include source and drain electrodes formed on a substrate; an active layer formed of an oxide semiconductor disposed on the source and drain electrodes; a gate electrode; and an interfacial stability layer formed on at least one of top and bottom surfaces of the active layer. In the TFT, the interfacial stability layer is formed of an oxide having a band gap of 3.0 to 8.0 eV. Since the interfacial stability layer has the same characteristics as a gate insulating layer and a passivation layer, chemically high interface stability is maintained. Since the interfacial stability layer has a band gap equal to or greater than that of the active layer, charge trapping is physically prevented.12-31-2009
20090114911ELECTRONIC DEVICE SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF - The present invention provides a manufacturing process using a droplet-discharging method that is suitable for manufacturing a large substrate in mass production. A photosensitive material solution of a conductive film is selectively discharged by a droplet-discharging method, selectively exposed to laser light, and developed or etched, thereby allowing only the region exposed to laser light to be left and realizing a source wiring and a drain wiring having a more microscopic pattern than the pattern itself formed by discharging. One feature of the source wiring and the drain wiring is that the source wiring and the drain wiring cross an island-like semiconductor layer and overlap it.05-07-2009
20090114910SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - In the present invention, a thin film transistor is formed on a plastic film substrate (05-07-2009
20100219411SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE HAVING A METAL OXIDE CHANNEL - A semiconductor device includes a metal oxide channel and methods for forming the same. The metal oxide channel includes indium, gallium, and zinc.09-02-2010
20080283831ZnO-BASED THIN FILM TRANSISTOR AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME - A ZnO-based thin film transistor (TFT) is provided herein, as is a method of manufacturing the TFT. The ZnO-based TFT has a channel layer that comprises ZnO and ZnCl, wherein the ZnCl has a higher bonding energy than ZnO with respect to plasma. The ZnCl is formed through the entire channel layer, and specifically is formed in a region near THE surface of the channel layer. Since the ZnCl is strong enough not to be decomposed when exposed to plasma etching gas, an increase in the carrier concentration can be prevented. The distribution of ZnCl in the channel layer, may result from the inclusion of chlorine (Cl) in the plasma gas during the patterning of the channel layer.11-20-2008
20090072233LIGHT-EMITTING DEVICE USING OXIDE SEMICONDUCTOR THIN-FILM TRANSISTOR AND IMAGE DISPLAY APPARATUS USING THE SAME - The present invention provides a light-emitting device, including: a pixel region provided on a substrate and including a blue pixel region, a green pixel region, and a red pixel region which correspond to lights of three primary colors of blue, green and red light, respectively, the pixel region including: a thin-film transistor having a source electrode, a drain electrode, a gate electrode, a gate insulating film, and an active layer; a light-emitting layer; and a lower electrode and a counter electrode for sandwiching the light-emitting layer therebetween, wherein the active layer includes an oxide; the drain electrode is electrically connected with a part of the light-emitting layer; and the thin-film transistor is arranged in a region other than the blue pixel region on the substrate.03-19-2009
20090072232Thin-Film Transistor and Display Device using Oxide Semiconductor - The thin-film transistor of the present invention has at least a semiconductor layer including: on a substrate, a source electrode, a drain electrode, and a channel region; a gate insulating film; and a gate electrode, wherein the semiconductor layer is an oxide semiconductor layer, and wherein the gate insulating film is amorphous silicon including at least O and N, and the gate insulating film has a distribution of an oxygen concentration in a thickness direction so that the oxygen concentration is high in the side of an interface with an oxide semiconductor layer and the oxygen concentration decreases toward the side of the gate electrode.03-19-2009
20090108256THIN-FILM TRANSISTOR SUBSTRATE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME - A thin-film transistor (TFT) substrate includes a semiconductor pattern, a conductive pattern, a first wiring pattern, an insulation pattern and a second wiring pattern. The semiconductor pattern is formed on a substrate. The conductive pattern is formed as a layer identical to the semiconductor pattern on the substrate. The first wiring pattern is formed on the semiconductor pattern. The first wiring pattern includes a source electrode and a drain electrode spaced apart from the source electrode. The insulation pattern is formed on the substrate having the first wiring pattern to cover the first wiring pattern. The second wiring pattern is formed on the insulation pattern. The second wiring pattern includes a gate electrode formed on the source and drain electrodes. Therefore, a TFT substrate is manufactured using two or three masks, so that manufacturing costs may be decreased.04-30-2009
20100295042FIELD-EFFECT TRANSISTOR, METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING FIELD-EFFECT TRANSISTOR, DISPLAY DEVICE USING FIELD-EFFECT TRANSISTOR, AND SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - A field effect transistor which includes an oxide film as a semiconductor layer, the oxide film has a channel part, a source part and a drain part, and the channel part, the source part and the drain part have substantially the same composition except oxygen and an inert gas.11-25-2010
20100295040METHOD FOR GROWING ZINC-OXIDE-BASED SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SEMICONDUCTOR LIGHT EMITTING DEVICE - A method which has a low-temperature growth step of growing a buffer layer of a ZnO-based single crystal on the substrate at a growth temperature in the range of 250° C. to 450° C. using a polar oxygen material and a metalorganic compound containing no oxygen; performing a heat treatment of the buffer layer to effect a transition of the buffer layer to a thermostable-state single crystal layer; and a high-temperature growth step of growing the ZnO-based single crystal layer on the thermostable-state single crystal layer at a growth temperature in the range of 600° C. to 900° C. using a polar oxygen material and a metalorganic compound containing no oxygen.11-25-2010
20100295041DISPLAY - An active matrix display comprising a light control device and a field effect transistor for driving the light control device. The active layer of the field effect transistor comprises an amorphous.11-25-2010
20110248259Organic light emitting device and method of manufacturing the same - An organic light emitting device and a method of manufacturing the same, the device including a substrate; a thin film transistor on the substrate, the thin film transistor including source and drain electrodes, an oxide semiconductor layer, a gate electrode, and a gate insulating layer that insulates the gate electrode from the source and drain electrodes; a first insulating layer on the thin film transistor; a cathode on the first insulating layer, the cathode being connected to one of the source and drain electrodes of the thin film transistor; a first layer on the cathode, the first layer including a first material, the first material including at least one of metal, metal sulfide, metal oxide, and metal nitride; an organic layer on the first layer; and an anode on the organic layer.10-13-2011
20110127524SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME - Disclosed is a semiconductor device comprising a thin film transistor and wirings connected to the thin film transistor, in which the thin film transistor has a channel formation region in an oxide semiconductor layer, and a copper metal is used for at least one of a gate electrode, a source electrode, a drain electrode, a gate wiring, a source wiring, and a drain wiring. The extremely low off current of the transistor with the oxide semiconductor layer contributes to reduction in power consumption of the semiconductor device. Additionally, the use of the copper metal allows the combination of the semiconductor device with a display element to provide a display device with high display quality and negligible defects, which results from the low electrical resistance of the wirings and electrodes formed with the copper metal.06-02-2011
20110127521STACKED OXIDE MATERIAL, SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE, AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - One embodiment is a method for manufacturing a stacked oxide material, including the steps of forming an oxide component over a base component; forming a first oxide crystal component which grows from a surface toward an inside of the oxide component by heat treatment, and leaving an amorphous component just above a surface of the base component; and stacking a second oxide crystal component over the first oxide crystal component. In particular, the first oxide crystal component and the second oxide crystal component have common c-axes. Same-axis (axial) growth in the case of homo-crystal growth or hetero-crystal growth is caused.06-02-2011
20110127518Transistor, method of manufacturing the transistor and electronic device including the transistor - Provided are a transistor, a method of manufacturing the transistor, and an electronic device including the transistor. The transistor may include a passivation layer on a channel layer, a source, a drain, and a gate, wherein the component of the passivation layer is varied in a height direction. The passivation layer may have a multi-layer structure including a silicon oxide layer, a silicon oxynitride layer, and a silicon nitride layer sequentially stacked. The channel layer may include an oxide semiconductor.06-02-2011
20100301328SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME - Homogeneity and stability of electric characteristics of a thin film transistor included in a circuit are critical for the performance of a display device including said circuit. An object of the invention is to provide an oxide semiconductor film with low hydrogen content and which is used in an inverted staggered thin film transistor having well defined electric characteristics. In order to achieve the object, a gate insulating film, an oxide semiconductor layer, and a channel protective film are successively formed with a sputtering method without being exposed to air. The oxide semiconductor layer is formed so as to limit hydrogen contamination, in an atmosphere including a proportion of oxygen. In addition, layers provided over and under a channel formation region of the oxide semiconductor layer are formed using compounds of silicon, oxygen and/or nitrogen.12-02-2010
20100301329SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF - An object is to provide a thin film transistor using an oxide semiconductor layer, in which contact resistance between the oxide semiconductor layer and source and drain electrode layers is reduced and electric characteristics are stabilized. Another object is to provide a method for manufacturing the thin film transistor. A thin film transistor using an oxide semiconductor layer is formed in such a manner that buffer layers having higher conductivity than the oxide semiconductor layer are formed over the oxide semiconductor layer, source and drain electrode layers are formed over the buffer layers, and the oxide semiconductor layer is electrically connected to the source and drain electrode layers with the buffer layers interposed therebetween. In addition, the buffer layers are subjected to reverse sputtering treatment and heat treatment in a nitrogen atmosphere, whereby the buffer layers having higher conductivity than the oxide semiconductor layer are obtained.12-02-2010
20100301326SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF - As a display device has higher definition, the number of pixels is increased and thus, the number of gate lines and signal lines is increased. When the number of gate lines and signal lines is increased, it is difficult to mount IC chips including driver circuits for driving the gate lines and the signal lines by bonding or the like, whereby manufacturing cost is increased. A pixel portion and a driver circuit for driving the pixel portion are provided on the same substrate, and at least part of the driver circuit comprises a thin film transistor including an oxide semiconductor sandwiched between gate electrodes. A channel protective layer is provided between the oxide semiconductor and a gate electrode provided over the oxide semiconductor. The pixel portion and the driver circuit are provided on the same substrate, which leads to reduction of manufacturing cost.12-02-2010
20100308324ARRAY SUBSTRATE FOR DISPLAY DEVICE AND METHOD OF FABRICATING THE SAME - An array substrate including a substrate having a pixel region, a gate line and a gate electrode on the substrate, the gate electrode being connected to the gate line, a gate insulating layer on the gate line and the gate electrode, an oxide semiconductor layer on the gate insulating layer, an auxiliary pattern on the oxide semiconductor layer, and source and drain electrodes on the auxiliary pattern, the source and drain electrodes being disposed over the auxiliary pattern and spaced apart from each other to expose a portion of the auxiliary pattern. Further, the exposed portion of the auxiliary pattern exposes a channel region and including a metal oxide over the channel region. Also included is a data line over the gate insulating layer, the data line crossing the gate line to define the pixel region and being connected to the source electrode, a passivation layer on the source and drain electrodes and the data line, the passivation layer having a drain contact hole exposing the drain electrode, and a pixel electrode on the passivation layer, the pixel electrode being connected to the drain electrode through the drain contact hole.12-09-2010
20100308326THIN-FILM TRANSISTOR ARRAY PANEL AND METHOD OF FABRICATING THE SAME - A thin-film transistor array panel includes: an insulating substrate; an oxide semiconductor layer that is formed on the insulating substrate and includes a metal inorganic salt and zinc acetate; a gate electrode overlapping with the oxide semiconductor layer; a gate insulating film that is interposed between the oxide semiconductor layer and the gate electrode; and a source electrode and a drain electrode that at least partially overlap the oxide semiconductor layer and are separated from each other.12-09-2010
20100308325METHOD OF MANUFACTURING FIELD-EFFECT TRANSISTOR, FIELD-EFFECT TRANSISTOR, DISPLAY DEVICE AND ELECTROMAGNETIC WAVE DETECTOR - There is provided a method of manufacturing a field-effect transistor, in which on a electroconductive layer including a source electrode, a drain electrode and pixel electrode formed by a conductive layer-forming, an inorganic insulating layer containing an inorganic material as a main component is formed so as to cover the electroconductive layer and an oxide semiconductive layer, and after a photoresist film is formed on the inorganic insulating layer and is exposed in a pattern shape, a resist pattern is formed by being developed using a developer in development, and by removing the area exposed from the resist pattern in the inorganic insulating layer by using the developer as an etching liquid, a part of the electroconductive layer is exposed, thereby forming a contact hole; a field-effect transistor, a display device and an electromagnetic wave detector.12-09-2010
20100320459THIN FILM TRANSISTOR AND METHOD OF PRODUCING THIN FILM TRANSISTOR - The invention provides a thin film transistor comprising an active layer, the active layer comprising an IGZO-based oxide material, the IGZO-based oxide material being represented by a composition formula of In12-23-2010
20100320456Method for Fabricating a Doped and/or Alloyed Semiconductor - The present invention is directed to methods for depositing doped and/or alloyed semiconductor layers, an apparatus suitable for the depositing, and products prepared therefrom.12-23-2010
20080277657THIN FILM TRANSISTOR AND ORGANIC LIGHT EMITTING DISPLAY USING THE SAME - Thin film transistors and organic light emitting displays using the same are provided. The thin film transistor may include a substrate, a semiconductor layer, a gate electrode, and source/drain electrodes on the substrate. The semiconductor layer is composed of a P-type semiconductor layer obtained by diffusing phosphorus into a zinc oxide semiconductor. The phosphorus is doped in the semiconductor layer to a concentration ranging from about 1×1011-13-2008
20110127528METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - In a method for manufacturing a semiconductor device comprising an n-type transistor (Q06-02-2011
20110127522SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME - Objects are to provide a semiconductor device for high power application in which a novel semiconductor material having high productivity is used and to provide a semiconductor device having a novel structure in which a novel semiconductor material is used. The present invention is a vertical transistor and a vertical diode each of which has a stacked body of an oxide semiconductor in which a first oxide semiconductor film having crystallinity and a second oxide semiconductor film having crystallinity are stacked. An impurity serving as an electron donor (donor) which is contained in the stacked body of an oxide semiconductor is removed in a step of crystal growth; therefore, the stacked body of an oxide semiconductor is highly purified and is an intrinsic semiconductor or a substantially intrinsic semiconductor whose carrier density is low. The stacked body of an oxide semiconductor has a wider band gap than a silicon semiconductor.06-02-2011
20110127523SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF - An embodiment is a semiconductor device which includes a first oxide semiconductor layer over a substrate having an insulating surface and including a crystalline region formed by growth from a surface of the first oxide semiconductor layer toward an inside; a second oxide semiconductor layer over the first oxide semiconductor layer; a source electrode layer and a drain electrode layer which are in contact with the second oxide semiconductor layer; a gate insulating layer covering the second oxide semiconductor layer, the source electrode layer, and the drain electrode layer; and a gate electrode layer over the gate insulating layer and in a region overlapping with the second oxide semiconductor layer. The second oxide semiconductor layer is a layer including a crystal formed by growth from the crystalline region.06-02-2011
20130193430OXIDE SEMICONDUCTOR, THIN FILM TRANSISTOR, AND DISPLAY DEVICE - The present invention provides an oxide semiconductor that realizes a TFT excellent in electric properties and process resistance, a TFT comprising a channel layer formed of the oxide semiconductor, and a display device equipped with the TFT. The oxide semiconductor of the present invention is an oxide semiconductor for a thin film transistor, wherein the oxide semiconductor contains Ga (gallium), In (indium), Zn (zinc), and O (oxygen) as constituent atoms, and the oxide semiconductor has Zn atomic composition satisfying the equation of 0.01≦Zn/(In+Zn)≦0.22.08-01-2013
20110127527Neutron Detector with Gamma Ray Isolation - A silicon-on-insulator (SOI) neutron detector comprising a silicon-on-insulator structure, wherein the silicon-on-insulator structure consists of an active semiconductor layer, a buried layer, and a handle substrate, a lateral carrier transport and collection detector structure within the active semiconductor layer of the silicon-on-insulator structure, and a neutron to high energy particle converter layer on the active semiconductor layer.06-02-2011
20110001135METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SELF-ALIGNED THIN-FILM TRANSISTOR AND STRUCTURE THEREOF - A method for manufacturing a self-aligned thin-film transistor (TFT) is described. Firstly, an oxide gate, a dielectric layer, and a photoresist layer are deposited on a first surface of a transparent substrate in sequence. Then, an ultraviolet light is irradiated on a second surface of the substrate opposite to the first surface to expose the photoresist layer, in which a gate manufactured by the oxide gate serves as a mask, and absorbs the ultraviolet light irradiated on the photoresist layer corresponding to the oxide gate. Then, the exposed photoresist layer is removed, and a transparent conductive layer is deposited on the unexposed photoresist layer and the dielectric layer. Then, a patterning process is executed on the transparent conductive layer to form a source and a drain, and an active layer is formed to cover the source, the drain, and the dielectric layer, so as to finish a self-aligned TFT structure.01-06-2011
20110001137THIN-FILM TRANSISTOR DISPLAY PANEL AND METHOD OF FABRICATING THE SAME - Provided is a thin-film transistor (TFT) display panel having improved electrical and reliability properties and a method of fabricating the TFT display panel. The TFT display panel includes gate wiring formed on a substrate; an oxide active layer pattern formed on the gate wiring; data wiring formed on the oxide active layer pattern to cross the gate wiring; a passivation layer formed on the oxide active layer pattern and the data wiring and made of nitrogen oxide; and a pixel electrode disposed on the passivation layer.01-06-2011
20110108832LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE AND METHOD FOR FABRICATING THE SAME - Disclosed are a liquid crystal display device employing an amorphous zinc oxide-based semiconductor as an active layer, and a method for fabricating the same, whereby device stability can be secured by employing an etch stopper structure and device characteristics can be enhanced by minimizing exposure and deterioration of the active layer excluding content regions by virtue of the design of the etching stopper in a shape like “H”. Also, the liquid crystal display device and the fabrication method thereof can further form a semiconductor pattern and an insulating layer pattern on the intersection between the gate line and the data line, so as to compensate a stepped portion, thereby preventing an occurrence of short-circuit.05-12-2011
20110108830THIN FILM TRANSISTOR AND ORGANIC LIGHT EMITTING DISPLAY DEVICE USING THE SAME - There is provided a thin film transistor exhibiting stable reliability and electrical characteristics by forming an active layer by adding material having a large difference of electronegativity from oxygen like Hf and an atomic radius similar to that of Zn or SN to an oxide semiconductor made of ZnSnO to adjust concentration of carrier and to enhance reliability of the oxide semiconductor, and an organic light emitting display device having the same.05-12-2011
20110240988FIELD EFFECT TRANSISTOR, METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME, AND SPUTTERING TARGET - A field effect transistor including: a substrate, and at least gate electrode, a gate insulating film, a semiconductor layer, a protective layer for the semiconductor layer, a source electrode and a drain electrode provided on the substrate, wherein the source electrode and the drain electrode are connected with the semiconductor layer therebetween, the gate insulating film is between the gate electrode and the semiconductor layer, the protective layer is on at least one surface of the semiconductor layer, the semiconductor layer includes an oxide containing In atoms, Sn atoms and Zn atoms, the atomic composition ratio of Zn/(In+Sn+Zn) is 25 atom % or more and 75 atom % or less, and the atomic composition ratio of Sn/(In+Sn+Zn) is less than 50 atom %.10-06-2011
20100133531SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF - A gate electrode layer over a substrate; a gate insulating layer over the gate electrode layer; a first source electrode layer and a first drain electrode layer over the gate insulating layer; an oxide semiconductor layer over the gate insulating layer; and a second source electrode layer and a second drain electrode layer over the oxide semiconductor layer. A first part, a second part, and a third part of a bottom surface are in contact with the first source electrode layer, the first drain electrode layer, and the gate insulating layer respectively. A first part and a second part of the top surface are in contact with the second source electrode layer and the second drain electrode layer respectively. The first source electrode layer and the first drain electrode layer are electrically connected to the second source electrode layer and the second drain electrode layer respectively.06-03-2010
20100133528CAPACITIVE GAS SENSOR AND METHOD OF FABRICATING THE SAME - A capacitive gas sensor and a method of fabricating the same are provided. The capacitive gas sensor includes an insulating substrate, a metal electrode and a micro thin-film heater wire integrally formed on the same plane of the insulating substrate, and an oxide detection layer coated on the metal electrode and the micro thin-film heater wire. The fabrication method includes depositing a metal layer on an insulating substrate, etching the metal layer so that a metal electrode and a micro thin-film heater wire form an interdigital transducer on the same plane, and forming a nano crystal complex oxide thin film or a complex oxide nano fiber coating layer on the metal electrode and the micro thin-film heater wire as a detecting layer. The capacitive gas sensor can be easily fabricated and can have excellent characteristics such as high sensitivity, high selectivity, high stability, and low power consumption.06-03-2010
20100133529THIN LIGHT-EMITTING DEVICES AND FABRICATION METHODS - A light-emitting device, such as a light-emitting diode (LED), is grown on a substrate including a ZnO-based material. The structure includes a plurality of semiconductor layers and an active layer disposed between the plurality of semiconductor layers. The device is removed from the substrate or the substrate is substantially thinned to improve light emission efficiency of the device.06-03-2010
20100133527High efficiency lighting device and method for fabricating the same - The present invention discloses a high-efficiency lighting device and a method for fabricating the same. The method of the present invention comprises steps: providing an insulation substrate and sequentially forming an electrode layer and a seed layer on the insulation layer; forming a plurality of zinc oxide micro and nano structures and a plurality of first insulation units on the seed layer, wherein each zinc oxide micro and nano structure is arranged between two neighboring first insulation units; forming a nitride layer on the side wall of each zinc oxide micro and nano structure; and forming an electrode layer on each nitride layer. The present invention achieves a high-efficiency lighting device via growing nitride layers on the side walls of zinc oxide micro and nano structures. Further, the present invention can reduce the fabrication cost.06-03-2010
20120132906SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME - A transistor in which the state of an interface between an oxide semiconductor layer and an insulating film in contact with the oxide semiconductor layer is favorable and a method for manufacturing the transistor are provided. Nitrogen is added to the vicinity of the interface between the oxide semiconductor layer and the insulating film (gate insulating layer) in contact with the oxide semiconductor layer so that the state of the interface of the oxide semiconductor layer becomes favorable. Specifically, the oxide semiconductor layer has a concentration gradient of nitrogen, and a region containing much nitrogen is provided at the interface with the gate insulating layer. A region having high crystallinity can be formed in the vicinity of the interface with the oxide semiconductor layer by addition of nitrogen, whereby the interface state can be stable.05-31-2012
20110001136OXIDE SEMICONDUCTOR MATERIAL, METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING OXIDE SEMICONDUCTOR MATERIAL, ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND FIELD EFFECT TRANSISTOR - The present invention provides an oxide semiconductor material, a method for manufacturing such oxide semiconductor material, an electronic device and a field effect transistor. The oxide semiconductor material contains Zn, Sn, and O, does not contain In, and has an electron carrier concentration higher than 1×1001-06-2011
20110017990Thin-film transistor and method of manufacturing the same - Example embodiments relate to thin-film transistors (TFT) and methods for fabricating the same. A thin-film transistor according to example embodiments may include a gate, a gate insulation layer, a channel layer including a first oxide semiconductor layer and a second oxide semiconductor layer, and a source and drain on opposite sides of the channel layer. The first oxide semiconductor layer may have relatively large crystal grains compared to the second oxide semiconductor layer.01-27-2011
20110108836SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - A solid-state image sensor which holds a potential for a long time and includes a thin film transistor with stable electrical characteristics is provided. When the off-state current of a thin film transistor including an oxide semiconductor layer is set to 1×1005-12-2011
20110108833SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - An object is, in a thin film transistor including an oxide semiconductor layer, to reduce contact resistance between the oxide semiconductor layer and source and drain electrode layers electrically connected to the oxide semiconductor layer. The source and drain electrode layers have a stacked-layer structure of two or more layers in which a layer in contact with the oxide semiconductor layer is formed using a metal whose work function is lower than the work function of the oxide semiconductor layer or an alloy containing such a metal. Layers other than the layer in contact with the oxide semiconductor layer of the source and drain electrode layers are formed using an element selected from Al, Cr, Cu, Ta, Ti, Mo, or W, an alloy containing any of these elements as a component, an alloy containing any of these elements in combination, or the like.05-12-2011
20110108831ORGANIC LIGHT EMITTING DISPLAY DEVICE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME - An organic light emitting display device and a method of manufacturing the device are disclosed. The method includes forming a layer over an oxide semiconductor layer to protect the oxide semiconductor layer from damage as further layers are formed and etched.05-12-2011
20110024739Digital X-Ray Detecting Panel and Method for Manufacturing the same - A digital X-ray detecting panel includes a wavelength transforming layer and a photoelectric detecting plate. The wavelength transforming layer is configured for transforming X-ray into visible light. The photoelectric detecting plate is disposed under the wavelength transforming layer. The photoelectric detecting plate includes a substrate and a number of photoelectric detecting units disposed on the substrate and arranged in an array. Each of the photoelectric detecting units includes a thin film transistor and a photodiode electrically connected to the thin film transistor. The thin film transistor has an oxide semiconductor layer. The digital X-ray detecting panel can avoid a photocurrent in the thin film transistor, and thereby improving detecting accuracy of the digital X-ray detecting panel. A method for manufacturing the digital X-ray detecting panel is also provided.02-03-2011
20110024741INTEGRATED CIRCUITS UTILIZING AMORPHOUS OXIDES - Semiconductor devices and circuits with use of transparent oxide film are provided. The semiconductor device having a P-type region and an N-type region, wherein amorphous oxides with electron carrier concentration less than 1002-03-2011
20110024740SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF - A semiconductor device having a structure which enables sufficient reduction in parasitic capacitance is provided. In addition, the operation speed of thin film transistors in a driver circuit is improved. In a bottom-gate thin film transistor in which an oxide insulating layer is in contact with a channel formation region in an oxide semiconductor layer, a source electrode layer and a drain electrode layer are formed in such a manner that they do not overlap with a gate electrode layer. Thus, the distance between the gate electrode layer and the source electrode layer and between the gate electrode layer and the drain electrode layer are increased; accordingly, parasitic capacitance can be reduced.02-03-2011
20120032162SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - An object is to provide a semiconductor device which can hold stored data even when not powered and which achieves high integration by reduction of the number of wirings. The semiconductor device is formed using a material which can sufficiently reduce the off-state current of a transistor, e.g., an oxide semiconductor material which is a wide bandgap semiconductor. When a semiconductor material which allows a sufficient reduction in the off-state current of a transistor is used, data can be held for a long period. One line serves as the word line for writing and the word line for reading and one line serves as the bit line for writing and the bit line for reading, whereby the number of wirings is reduced. Accordingly, the storage capacity per unit area is increased.02-09-2012
20090065771FIELD EFFECT TRANSISTOR USING OXIDE FILM FOR CHANNEL AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME - The present invention provides a field effect transistor including an oxide film as a semiconductor layer, wherein the oxide film includes one of a source part and a drain part to which one of hydrogen and deuterium is added.03-12-2009
20110031490THIN FILM TRANSISTOR - A method is proposed for producing a thin-film transistor (TFT), the method comprising forming a substrate, applying a ZnO-based precursor solution onto the substrate to form a ZnO-based channel layer, annealing the channel layer, forming a source electrode and a drain electrode on the channel layer, forming a dielectric layer on the channel layer and forming a gate electrode on the dielectric layer.02-10-2011
20110127526NON-LINEAR ELEMENT, DISPLAY DEVICE INCLUDING NON-LINEAR ELEMENT, AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE INCLUDING DISPLAY DEVICE - A non-linear element (such as a diode) which includes an oxide semiconductor and has a favorable rectification property is provided. In a transistor including an oxide semiconductor in which the hydrogen concentration is 5×1006-02-2011
20110031493SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF - An object is to improve reliability of a semiconductor device. A semiconductor device including a driver circuit portion and a display portion (also referred to as a pixel portion) over the same substrate is provided. The driver circuit portion and the display portion include thin film transistors in which a semiconductor layer includes an oxide semiconductor; a first wiring; and a second wiring. The thin film transistors each include a source electrode layer and a drain electrode layer which each have a shape whose end portions are located on an inner side than end portions of the semiconductor layer. In the thin film transistor in the driver circuit portion, the semiconductor layer is provided between a gate electrode layer and a conductive layer. The first wiring and the second wiring are electrically connected in an opening provided in a gate insulating layer through an oxide conductive layer.02-10-2011
20110031494MANUFACTURING METHOD OF SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - A method of manufacturing a semiconductor device includes steps of forming a gate electrode over a light-transmitting substrate, forming a gate insulating layer containing an inorganic material over the gate electrode and the substrate, forming an organic layer containing a photopolymerizable reactive group over the gate insulating layer, polymerizing selectively the organic layer by irradiating the organic layer with light from back side of the substrate, using the gate electrode as a mask, forming an organic polymer layer by removing a residue of the organic layer, being other than polymerized, forming an organosilane film including a hydrolytic group over the gate insulating layer in a region other than a region in which the organic polymer layer is formed, forming source and drain electrodes by applying a composition containing a conductive material over the organic polymer layer, and forming a semiconductor layer over the gate electrode, the source and drain electrodes.02-10-2011
20110031492SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - The semiconductor device includes a driver circuit including a first thin film transistor and a pixel including a second thin film transistor over one substrate. The first thin film transistor includes a first gate electrode layer, a gate insulating layer, a first oxide semiconductor layer, a first oxide conductive layer, a second oxide conductive layer, an oxide insulating layer which is in contact with part of the first oxide semiconductor layer and which is in contact with peripheries and side surfaces of the first and second oxide conductive layers, a first source electrode layer, and a first drain electrode layer. The second thin film transistor includes a second gate electrode layer, a second oxide semiconductor layer, and a second source electrode layer and a second drain electrode layer each formed using a light-transmitting material.02-10-2011
20110031489COMPLEMENTARY THIN FILM ELECTRONICS BASED ON ZnO/ZnTe - A complementary thin-film electronic device structure is provided where one of the transistors has a p-type channel region fabricated from zinc telluride material. The device structure further includes another field effect transistor having an n-type channel region disposed adjacent to and operably coupled to the p-type transistor.02-10-2011
20090230389Atomic Layer Deposition of Gate Dielectric Layer with High Dielectric Constant for Thin Film Transisitor - Embodiments of a thin film transistor with an atomic layer deposition gate dielectric layer having a high dielectric constant and a zinc indium oxide channel are disclosed.09-17-2009
20100155722Memory device with band gap control - A memory device with band gap control is described. A memory cell can include a conductive oxide layer in contact with and electrically in series with an electronically insulating layer. A thickness of the electronically insulating layer is configured to increase from an initial thickness to a target thickness. The increased thickness of the electronically insulating layer can improve resistive memory effect, increase a magnitude of a read current during read operations, and lower barrier height with a concomitant reduction in band gap of the electronically insulating layer. The memory cell can include a memory element that comprises the conductive oxide layer and the electronically insulating layer and can optionally include a non-ohmic device (NOD). The memory cell can be positioned in a two-terminal cross-point array between a pair of conductive array lines across which voltages for data operations are applied. The memory cell and array can be fabricated BEOL.06-24-2010
20110114940THIN FILM DISPLAY PANEL AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME - A thin film transistor array panel includes: a substrate; a gate line disposed on the substrate and including a gate electrode; a gate insulating layer disposed on the gate line; an semiconductive oxide layer disposed on the gate insulating layer; a data line disposed on the semiconductive oxide layer and including a source electrode; a drain electrode facing the source electrode on the semiconductive oxide layer; and a passivation layer disposed on the data line. The semiconductive oxide layer is patterned with chlorine (Cl) containing gas which alters relative atomic concentrations of primary semiconductive characteristic-providing elements of the semiconductive oxide layer at least at a portion where a transistor channel region is defined.05-19-2011
20110114943SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF - An object is to provide a semiconductor device with a novel structure and favorable characteristics. A semiconductor device includes an oxide semiconductor layer, a source electrode and a drain electrode electrically connected to the oxide semiconductor layer, a gate insulating layer covering the oxide semiconductor layer, the source electrode, and the drain electrode, and a gate electrode over the gate insulating layer. The source electrode and the drain electrode include an oxide region formed by oxidizing a side surface thereof. Note that the oxide region of the source electrode and the drain electrode is preferably formed by plasma treatment with a high frequency power of 300 MHz to 300 GHz and a mixed gas of oxygen and argon.05-19-2011
20110114948METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - An object is to provide a method for manufacturing, with high yield, a semiconductor device having a crystalline semiconductor layer even if a substrate with low upper temperature limit. A groove is formed in a part of a semiconductor substrate to form a semiconductor substrate that has a projecting portion, and a bonding layer is formed to cover the projecting portion. In addition, before the bonding layer is formed, a portion of the semiconductor substrate to be the projecting portion is irradiated with accelerated ions to form a brittle layer. After the bonding layer and the supporting substrate are bonded together, heat treatment for separation of the semiconductor substrate is performed to provide a semiconductor layer over the supporting substrate. The semiconductor layer is selectively etched, and a semiconductor element is formed and a semiconductor device is manufactured.05-19-2011
20120241737SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME - In the transistor including an oxide semiconductor film, which includes a film for capturing hydrogen from the oxide semiconductor film (a hydrogen capture film) and a film for diffusing hydrogen (a hydrogen permeable film), hydrogen is transferred from the oxide semiconductor film to the hydrogen capture film through the hydrogen permeable film by heat treatment. Specifically, a base film or a protective film of the transistor including an oxide semiconductor film has a stacked-layer structure of the hydrogen capture film and the hydrogen permeable film. At this time, the hydrogen permeable film is formed on a side which is in contact with the oxide semiconductor film. After that, hydrogen released from the oxide semiconductor film is transferred to the hydrogen capture film through the hydrogen permeable film by the heat treatment.09-27-2012
20130153886SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF - The present invention relates to a semiconductor device and a manufacturing method thereof. The semiconductor device includes: a III-V semiconductor layer; an aluminum oxide layer formed on the III-V semiconductor layer; and a lanthanide oxide layer formed on the aluminum oxide layer. The method of manufacturing a semiconductor device includes: forming an aluminum oxide layer between a III-V semiconductor layer and a lanthanide oxide layer so as to prevent an inter-reaction of atoms between the III-V semiconductor layer and the lanthanide oxide layer.06-20-2013
20130153889SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME - To manufacture a highly reliable semiconductor device by giving stable electric characteristics to a transistor. An oxide semiconductor film is deposited by a sputtering method with the use of a polycrystalline sputtering target. In that case, partial pressure of water in a deposition chamber before or in the deposition is set to be lower than or equal to 1006-20-2013
20130153890SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND DISPLAY DEVICE INCLUDING THE SAME - A first transistor and a second transistor are stacked. The first transistor and the second transistor have a gate electrode in common. At least one of semiconductor films used in the first transistor and the second transistor is an oxide semiconductor film. With the use of the oxide semiconductor film as the semiconductor film in the transistor, high field-effect mobility and high-speed operation can be achieved. Since the first transistor and the second transistor are stacked and have the gate electrode in common, the area of a region where the transistors are disposed can be reduced.06-20-2013
20130153895SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF - A semiconductor device includes an oxide semiconductor layer, a source electrode and a drain electrode electrically connected to the oxide semiconductor layer, a gate insulating layer covering the oxide semiconductor layer, the source electrode, and the drain electrode, and a gate electrode over the gate insulating layer. The source electrode and the drain electrode include an oxide region formed by oxidizing a side surface thereof. Note that the oxide region of the source electrode and the drain electrode is preferably formed by plasma treatment with a high frequency power of 300 MHz to 300 GHz and a mixed gas of oxygen and argon.06-20-2013
20110240992SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - A transistor is provided in which the bottom surface portion of an oxide semiconductor film is provided with a metal oxide film containing a constituent similar to that of the oxide semiconductor film, and an insulating film containing a different constituent from the metal oxide film and the oxide semiconductor film is formed in contact with a surface of the metal oxide film, which is opposite to the surface in contact with the oxide semiconductor film In addition, the oxide semiconductor film used for the active layer of the transistor is an oxide semiconductor film highly purified to be electrically i-type (intrinsic) through heat treatment in which impurities such as hydrogen, moisture, hydroxyl, and hydride are removed from the oxide semiconductor and oxygen which is one of main component materials of the oxide semiconductor is supplied and is also reduced in a step of removing impurities.10-06-2011
20110240994SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - An object is to provide a semiconductor device including an oxide semiconductor, which has stable electric characteristics and high reliability. A semiconductor device includes an oxide semiconductor film, a source electrode and a drain electrode which are electrically connected to the oxide semiconductor film, a metal oxide film which is partly in contact with the oxide semiconductor film, a gate insulating film which is over and in contact with the metal oxide film, and a gate electrode over the gate insulating film. With such a structure, effect of charge on the oxide semiconductor film can be relaxed; thus, shift of the threshold voltage in the transistor, due to charge trapping at an interface of the oxide semiconductor film, can be suppressed.10-06-2011
20110240990SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - An object is to stabilize electric characteristics of a semiconductor device including an oxide semiconductor to increase reliability. The semiconductor device includes an insulating film; a first metal oxide film on and in contact with the insulating film; an oxide semiconductor film partly in contact with the first metal oxide film; source and drain electrodes electrically connected to the oxide semiconductor film; a second metal oxide film partly in contact with the oxide semiconductor film; a gate insulating film on and in contact with the second metal oxide film; and a gate electrode over the gate insulating film.10-06-2011
20110114941DEVICE INCLUDING NONVOLATILE MEMORY ELEMENT - A device including a novel nonvolatile memory element is provided. A device including a nonvolatile memory element in which an oxide semiconductor is used as a semiconductor material for a channel formation region. The nonvolatile memory element includes a control gate, a charge accumulation layer which overlaps with the control gate with a first insulating film provided therebetween, and an oxide semiconductor layer formed using an oxide semiconductor material, which overlaps with the charge accumulation layer with a second insulating film provided therebetween.05-19-2011
20110114946MEMORY DEVICE - A memory device without additional logic circuits, including a memory cell which cannot be accessed by a third party and which is always accessible when needed. One embodiment is a memory device including a first memory cell and a second memory cell, and the second memory cell includes a second transistor having a second channel formed of an oxide semiconductor film. Data is read from the second memory cell when the second transistor is being irradiated with ultraviolet rays.05-19-2011
20110114944SPUTTERING TARGET AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF, AND TRANSISTOR - One object is to provide a deposition technique for forming an oxide semiconductor film. By forming an oxide semiconductor film using a sputtering target including a sintered body of a metal oxide whose concentration of hydrogen contained is low, for example, lower than 1×1005-19-2011
20110114938ZnO SEMICONDUCTOR ELEMENT - Provided is a ZnO-based semiconductor device in which, in the case of forming a laminate including an acceptor-doped layer made of a ZnO-based semiconductor, the properties of a film can be stabilized by preventing deterioration of the flatness of the acceptor-doped layer or a layer after the acceptor-doped layer and an increase of crystal defect in the layer, without lowering the concentration of an acceptor element.05-19-2011
20110114947THIN-FILM TRANSISTOR AND THIN-FILM DIODE HAVING AMORPHOUS-OXIDE SEMICONDUCTOR LAYER - A thin-film transistor including a channel layer being formed of an oxide semiconductor transparent to visible light and having a refractive index of nx, a gate-insulating layer disposed on one face of the channel layer, and a transparent layer disposed on the other face of the channel layer and having a refractive index of nt, where there is a relationship of nx>nt. A thin-film transistor including a substrate having a refractive index of no, a transparent layer disposed on the substrate and having a refractive index of nt, and a channel layer disposed on the transparent layer and having a refractive index of nx, where there is a relationship of nx>nt>no.05-19-2011
20110084275ZnO-CONTAINING SEMICONDUCTOR LAYER AND ZnO-CONTAINING SEMICONDUCTOR LIGHT EMITTING DEVICE - A ZnO-containing semiconductor layer contains Se added to ZnO and has an emission peak wavelength of ultraviolet light and an emission peak wavelength of visual light. By combining the ZnO-containing semiconductor layer with phosphor or a semiconductor which is excited by the emitted ultraviolet light and emits visual light, visual light at various wavelengths can be emitted.04-14-2011
20100140611AMORPHOUS OXIDE AND FIELD EFFECT TRANSISTOR - In a field effect transistor, a channel layer of the field effect transistor is composed of an amorphous oxide including In, Zn, N and O, an atomic composition ratio of N to N and O (N/(N+O)) in the amorphous oxide is equal to or larger than 0.01 atomic percent and equal to or smaller than 3 atomic percent, and the amorphous oxide does not include Ga, or, in a case where the amorphous oxide includes Ga, the number of Ga atoms contained in the amorphous oxide is smaller than the number of N atoms.06-10-2010
20110210327LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE - An object is to reduce parasitic capacitance of a signal line included in a liquid crystal display device. A transistor including an oxide semiconductor layer is used as a transistor provided in each pixel. Note that the oxide semiconductor layer is an oxide semiconductor layer which is highly purified by thoroughly removing impurities (hydrogen, water, or the like) which become electron suppliers (donors). Thus, the amount of leakage current (off-state current) can be reduced when the transistor is off. Therefore, a voltage applied to a liquid crystal element can be held without providing a capacitor in each pixel. In addition, a capacitor wiring extending to a pixel portion of the liquid crystal display device can be eliminated. Therefore, parasitic capacitance in a region where the signal line and the capacitor wiring intersect with each other can be eliminated.09-01-2011
20110210326SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - A semiconductor device includes an oxide semiconductor layer, a source electrode and a drain electrode in contact with the oxide semiconductor layer, a gate electrode overlapping with the oxide semiconductor layer, and a gate insulating layer between the oxide semiconductor layer and the gate electrode, in which the source electrode or the drain electrode comprises a first conductive layer and a second conductive layer having a region which extends beyond an end portion of the first conductive layer in a channel length direction and which overlaps with part of the gate electrode, in which a sidewall insulating layer is provided over the extended region of the second conductive layer, and in which the sidewall insulating layer comprises a stack of a plurality of different material layers.09-01-2011
20110062441SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND DISPLAY APPARATUS - Provided is a semiconductor device including a semiconductor element including at least a semiconductor as a component characterized by including: a mechanism for irradiating the semiconductor with light having a wavelength longer than an absorption edge wavelength of the semiconductor; and a dimming mechanism, provided in a part of an optical path through which the light passes, for adjusting at least one factor selected from an intensity, irradiation time and the wavelength of the light, wherein a threshold voltage of the semiconductor element is varied by the light adjusted by the dimming mechanism.03-17-2011
20100163861METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR OPTICALLY TRANSPARENT TRANSISTOR - A method and apparatus for an optically transparent field effect transistor on a substrate. The gate electrode, the dielectric, the semiconducting layer, the source electrode, and the drain electrode are optically transparent layers of nanoparticles that are formed using one or more graphic arts printing processes. The dielectric layer is in contact with the gate electrode, the semiconducting layer is in contact with the dielectric layer, and the source and drain electrodes are in contact with the semiconducting layer.07-01-2010
20100163863THIN FILM FIELD EFFECT TRANSISTOR AND DISPLAY - A thin film field effect transistor includes at least: a substrate; and a gate electrode, a gate insulating layer, an active layer, a source electrode and a drain electrode, and a protective layer provided on the substrate in this order from the substrate side. The active layer is a layer containing an amorphous oxide containing at least one metal selected from the group consisting of In, Sn, Zn and Cd. The thin film field effect transistor further includes, between the active layer and at least one of the source electrode or the drain electrode, an electric resistance layer containing an oxide or nitride containing at least one metal selected from the group consisting of Ga, Al, Mg, Ca and Si.07-01-2010
20110127519ORGANIC LIGHT EMITTING DISPLAY DEVICE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME - An organic light emitting display device and a method for manufacturing the same. The organic light emitting display device includes: an insulating layer formed on a substrate; a resistance layer of oxide semiconductor formed on the insulating layer; a wiring layer connected to both side portions of the resistance layer; an organic layer formed on the upper portion including the resistance layer and the wiring layer; and a capping layer formed on the organic layer to be overlapped with the resistance layer.06-02-2011
20090321731THIN FILM TRANSISTOR, METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME AND FLAT PANEL DISPLAY DEVICE HAVING THE SAME - A thin film transistor (TFT) using an oxide semiconductor as an active layer, a method of manufacturing the TFT, and a flat panel display device having the TFT include a gate electrode formed on a substrate; an active layer made of an oxide semiconductor and insulated from the gate electrode by a gate insulating layer; source and drain electrodes coupled to the active layer; and an interfacial stability layer formed on one or both surfaces of the active layer. In the TFT, the interfacial stability layer is formed of an oxide having a band gap of 3.0 to 8.0 eV. Since the interfacial stability layer has the same characteristic as a gate insulating layer and a passivation layer, chemically high interface stability is maintained. Since the interfacial stability layer has a band gap equal to or greater than that of the active layer, charge trapping is physically prevented.12-31-2009
20110079776DISPLAY DEVICE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME - A display device includes a gate pattern, a semiconductor pattern, a source pattern and a pixel electrode are provided. The gate pattern is formed on a base substrate and includes a gate line and a gate electrode. The semiconductor pattern is formed on the base substrate having the gate pattern and includes an oxide semiconductor. The source pattern is formed from a data metal layer and formed on the base substrate having the semiconductor pattern, and includes a data line, a source electrode and a drain electrode. The data metal layer includes a first copper alloy layer, and a lower surface of the data metal layer substantially coincides with an upper surface of the semiconductor pattern. The pixel electrode is formed on the base substrate having the source pattern and electrically connected to the drain electrode. Thus, manufacturing processes may be simplified, and reliability may be improved.04-07-2011
20110079777SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME - An object is to provide a method for manufacturing a highly reliable semiconductor device which includes a thin film transistor using an oxide semiconductor and having stable electric characteristics. In manufacture of a semiconductor device in which an oxide semiconductor is used for a channel formation region, after an oxide semiconductor film is formed, a conductive film including a metal, a metal compound, or an alloy that can absorb or adsorb moisture, a hydroxy group, or hydrogen is formed to overlap with the oxide semiconductor film with an insulating film provided therebetween. Then, heat treatment is performed in the state where the conductive film is exposed; in such a manner, activation treatment for removing moisture, oxygen, hydrogen, or the like adsorbed onto a surface of or in the conductive film is performed.04-07-2011
20110240996OPTOELECTRONIC DEVICE AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING THE SAME - Embodiments of this invention disclose optoelectronic devices and their producing methods. The embodiments employ solution processes to produce p-type transition metal oxide layer, active layer, and n-type transition metal oxide layer of the optoelectronic devices. The p-type transition metal oxide layer comprises a copper oxide (CuO) layer or a nickel oxide (NiO) layer or a mixing layer, which comprises CuO or NiO mixed with an n-type transition metal oxide.10-06-2011
20090309096THIN-FILM TRANSISTOR AND THIN-FILM DIODE HAVING AMORPHOUS-OXIDE SEMICONDUCTOR LAYER - A thin-film transistor including a channel layer being formed of an oxide semiconductor transparent to visible light and having a refractive index of nx, a gate-insulating layer disposed on one face of the channel layer, and a transparent layer disposed on the other face of the channel layer and having a refractive index of nt, where there is a relationship of nx>nt. A thin-film transistor including a substrate having a refractive index of no, a transparent layer disposed on the substrate and having a refractive index of nt, and a channel layer disposed on the transparent layer and having a refractive index of nx, where there is a relationship of nx>nt>no.12-17-2009
20110133175HIGH-PERFORMANCE HETEROSTRUCTURE LIGHT EMITTING DEVICES AND METHODS - A layered heterostructure light emitting device comprises at least a substrate, an n-type gallium nitride-based semi-conductor cladding layer region, a p-type gallium nitride-based semiconductor cladding layer region, a p-type zinc oxide-based hole injection layer region, and an ohmic contact layer region. Alternatively, the device may also comprise a capping layer region, or may also comprise a reflective layer region and a protective capping layer region. The device may also comprise one or more buried insertion layers adjacent to the ohmic contact layer region. The ohmic contact layer region may be comprised of materials such as indium tin oxide, gallium tin oxide, or indium tin oxide material. An n-electrode pad is formed that is in electrical contact with the n-type gallium nitride based cladding layer region. A p-type pad is formed that is in electrical contact with the p-type region.06-09-2011
20110084269SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - An object is to reduce contact resistance between an oxide semiconductor layer and source and drain electrode layers electrically connected to the oxide semiconductor layer in a thin film transistor including the oxide semiconductor layer. The source and drain electrode layers have a stacked structure of two or more layers. In this stack of layers, a layer in contact with the oxide semiconductor layer is a thin indium layer or a thin indium-alloy layer. Note that the oxide semiconductor layer contains indium. A second layer or second and any of subsequent layers in the source and drain electrode layers are formed using an element selected from Al, Cr, Cu, Ta, Ti, Mo, and W, an alloy containing any of these elements as a component, an alloy containing any of these elements in combination, or the like.04-14-2011
20110084267SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME - By using a conductive layer including Cu as a long lead wiring, increase in wiring resistance is suppressed. Further, the conductive layer including Cu is provided in such a manner that it does not overlap with the oxide semiconductor layer in which a channel region of a TFT is formed, and is surrounded by insulating layers including silicon nitride, whereby diffusion of Cu can be prevented; thus, a highly reliable semiconductor device can be manufactured. Specifically, a display device which is one embodiment of a semiconductor device can have high display quality and operate stably even when the size or definition thereof is increased.04-14-2011
20110084266SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE, DISPLAY DEVICE, AND ELECTRONIC APPLIANCE - In a channel protected thin film transistor in which a channel formation region is formed using an oxide semiconductor, an oxide semiconductor layer which is dehydrated or dehydrogenated by a heat treatment is used as an active layer, a crystal region including nanocrystals is included in a superficial portion in the channel formation region, and the rest portion is amorphous or is formed of a mixture of amorphousness/non-crystals and microcrystals, where an amorphous region is dotted with microcrystals. By using an oxide semiconductor layer having such a structure, a change to an n-type caused by entry of moisture or elimination of oxygen to or from the superficial portion and generation of a parasitic channel can be prevented and a contact resistance with a source and drain electrodes can be reduced.04-14-2011
20110084265LIGHT-EMITTING DISPLAY DEVICE AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE INCLUDING THE SAME - An object is to provide a light-emitting display device in which a pixel including a thin film transistor using an oxide semiconductor has a high aperture ratio. The light-emitting display device includes a plurality of pixels each including a thin film transistor and a light-emitting element. The pixel is electrically connected to a first wiring functioning as a scan line. The thin film transistor includes an oxide semiconductor layer over the first wiring with a gate insulating film therebetween. The oxide semiconductor layer is extended beyond the edge of a region where the first wiring is provided. The light-emitting element and the oxide semiconductor layer overlap with each other.04-14-2011
20110210324LIGHT-EMITTING DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME - It is an object to provide a light-emitting device in which plural kinds of circuits are formed over one substrate and plural kinds of thin film transistors corresponding to characteristics of the plural kinds of circuits are provided. An inverted coplanar thin film transistor in which an oxide semiconductor layer overlaps with a source electrode layer and a drain electrode layer is used for a pixel, and a channel-etched thin film transistor is used for a driver circuit. A color filter layer is provided between the pixel thin film transistor and a light-emitting element which is electrically connected to the pixel thin film transistor so as to overlap with the light-emitting element.09-01-2011
20110210325SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF - The semiconductor device includes a driver circuit portion including a driver circuit and a pixel portion including a pixel. The pixel includes a gate electrode layer having a light-transmitting property, a gate insulating layer, a source electrode layer and a drain electrode layer each having a light-transmitting property provided over the gate insulating layer, an oxide semiconductor layer covering top surfaces and side surfaces of the source electrode layer and the drain electrode layer and provided over the gate electrode layer with the gate insulating layer therebetween, a conductive layer provided over part of the oxide semiconductor layer and having a lower resistance than the source electrode layer and the drain electrode layer, and an oxide insulating layer in contact with part of the oxide semiconductor layer.09-01-2011
20110147739SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME - A larger substrate can be used, and a transistor having a desirably high field-effect mobility can be manufactured through formation of an oxide semiconductor layer having a high degree of crystallinity, whereby a large-sized display device, a high-performance semiconductor device, or the like can be put into practical use. A single-component oxide semiconductor layer is formed over a substrate; then, crystal growth is carried out from a surface to an inside by performing heat treatment at 500° C. to 1000° C. inclusive, preferably 550° C. to 750° C. inclusive so that a single-component oxide semiconductor layer including single crystal regions is formed; and a multi-component oxide semiconductor layer including single crystal regions is stacked over the single-component oxide semiconductor layer including single crystal regions.06-23-2011
20110084273SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - One of objects is to provide a semiconductor device with stable electric characteristics, in which an oxide semiconductor is used. The semiconductor device includes a thin film transistor including an oxide semiconductor layer, and a silicon oxide layer over the thin film transistor. The thin film transistor includes a gate electrode layer, a gate insulating layer whose thickness is equal to or larger than 100 nm and equal to or smaller than 350 nm, the oxide semiconductor layer, a source electrode layer and a drain electrode layer. In the thin film transistor, the difference of the threshold voltage value is 1 V or less between before and after performance of a measurement in which the voltage of 30 V or −30 V is applied to the gate electrode layer at a temperature of 85° C. for 12 hours.04-14-2011
20110084263SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF - It is an object to provide a semiconductor device having a new productive semiconductor material and a new structure. The semiconductor device includes a first conductive layer over a substrate, a first insulating layer which covers the first conductive layer, an oxide semiconductor layer over the first insulating layer that overlaps with part of the first conductive layer and has a crystal region in a surface part, second and third conductive layers formed in contact with the oxide semiconductor layer, an insulating layer which covers the oxide semiconductor layer and the second and third conductive layers, and a fourth conductive layer over the insulating layer that overlaps with part of the oxide semiconductor layer.04-14-2011
20110084268SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - It is an object to provide a semiconductor device typified by a display device having a favorable display quality, in which parasitic resistance generated in a connection portion between a semiconductor layer and an electrode is suppressed and an adverse effect such as voltage drop, a defect in signal wiring to a pixel, a defect in grayscale, and the like due to wiring resistance are prevented. In order to achieve the above object, a semiconductor device according to the present invention may have a structure where a wiring with low resistance is connected to a thin film transistor in which a source electrode and a drain electrode that include metal with high oxygen affinity are connected to an oxide semiconductor layer with a suppressed impurity concentration. In addition, the thin film transistor including the oxide semiconductor may be surrounded by insulating films to be sealed.04-14-2011
20110084264OXIDE SEMICONDUCTOR LAYER AND SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - An object is to provide an oxide semiconductor layer having a novel structure which is preferably used for a semiconductor device. Alternatively, another object is to provide a semiconductor device using an oxide semiconductor layer having the novel structure. An oxide semiconductor layer includes an amorphous region which is mainly amorphous and a crystal region containing crystal grains of In04-14-2011
20090218565RESISTANCE VARIABLE ELEMENT - A resistance variable element is provided, which is capable of performing bipolar operation by a specified mechanism and usable as a memory. The resistance variable element has a laminated structure including an electrode, an electrode, an oxide layer between the electrodes, and an oxide layer in contact with the oxide layer between the oxide layer and the electrode. The oxide layer is switchable from the low-resistance state to the high-resistance state by donating oxygen ions to the oxide layer, and from the high-resistance state to the low-resistance state by accepting oxygen ions from the oxide layer. The oxide layer is switchable from the low-resistance state to the high-resistance state by accepting oxygen ions from the oxide layer, and from the high-resistance state to the low-resistance state by donating oxygen ions to the oxide layer.09-03-2009
20090039345Tunnel Junction Barrier Layer Comprising a Diluted Semiconductor with Spin Sensitivity - The invention provides a magnetic tunnel junction having a tunneling barrier layer wherein said tunneling barrier layer comprises a diluted magnetic semiconductor with spin sensitivity. The magnetic tunnel junction may according to the invention comprise a bottom lead coupled to a bottom electrode which is coupled to a diluted magnetic semiconductor coupled to a top electrode being coupled to a top lead, wherein said bottom electrode is non magnetic. The invention further provides various components and a computer, exploiting the magnetic tunnel junction according to the invention.02-12-2009
20100012932METAL OXIDE TFT WITH IMPROVED CARRIER MOBILITY - A fabrication method is used in conjunction with a semiconductor device having a metal oxide active layer less than 100 nm thick and the upper major surface and the lower major surface have material in abutting engagement to form underlying interfaces and overlying interfaces. The method of fabrication includes controlling interfacial interactions in the underlying interfaces and the overlying interfaces to adjust the carrier density in the adjacent metal oxide by selecting a metal oxide for the metal oxide active layer and by selecting a specific material for the material in abutting engagement. The method also includes one or both steps of controlling interactions in underlying interfaces by surface treatment of an underlying material forming a component of the underlying interface and controlling interactions in overlying interfaces by surface treatment of the metal oxide film performed prior to deposition of material on the metal oxide layer.01-21-2010
20100032668SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME - An embodiment is to include a staggered (top gate structure) thin film transistor in which an oxide semiconductor film containing In, Ga, and Zn is used as a semiconductor layer and a buffer layer is provided between the semiconductor layer and a source and drain electrode layers. A metal oxide layer having higher carrier concentration than the semiconductor layer is provided intentionally as the buffer layer between the source and drain electrode layers and the semiconductor layer, whereby an ohmic contact is formed.02-11-2010
20100032667SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME - One of the objects of the present invention is to provide a thin film transistor using an oxide semiconductor film containing indium (In), gallium (Ga), and zinc (Zn), in which the contact resistance between the oxide semiconductor layer and a source and drain electrodes is reduced, and to provide a method for manufacturing the thin film transistor. An ohmic contact is formed by intentionally providing a buffer layer having a higher carrier concentration than the IGZO semiconductor layer between the IGZO semiconductor layer and the source and drain electrode layers.02-11-2010
20100032666SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF - A semiconductor device including thin film transistors having high electrical properties and reliability is proposed. Further, a method for manufacturing the semiconductor devices with mass productivity is proposed. The semiconductor device includes a thin film transistor which includes a gate electrode layer, a gate insulating layer over the gate electrode layer, a source electrode layer and a drain electrode layer over the gate insulating layer, a buffer layer over the source electrode layer and the drain electrode layer, and a semiconductor layer over the buffer layer. A part of the semiconductor layer overlapping with the gate electrode layer is over and in contact with the gate insulating layer and is provided between the source electrode layer and the drain electrode layer. The semiconductor layer is an oxide semiconductor layer containing indium, gallium, and zinc. The buffer layer contains a metal oxide having n-type conductivity. The semiconductor layer and the source and drain electrode layers are electrically connected to each other through the buffer layer.02-11-2010
20100038639SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF - To provide a semiconductor device in which a defect or fault is not generated and a manufacturing method thereof even if a ZnO semiconductor film is used and a ZnO film to which an n-type or p-type impurity is added is used for a source electrode and a drain electrode. The semiconductor device includes a gate insulating film formed by using a silicon oxide film or a silicon oxynitride film over a gate electrode, an Al film or an Al alloy film over the gate insulating film, a ZnO film to which an n-type or p-type impurity is added over the Al film or the Al alloy film, and a ZnO semiconductor film over the ZnO film to which an n-type or p-type impurity is added and the gate insulating film.02-18-2010
20110175081THIN FILM TRANSISTOR AND DISPLAY - A thin film transistor includes a gate electrode, a gate insulation layer, a channel layer, a source electrode, and a drain electrode formed on a substrate, in which: the channel layer contains indium, germanium, and oxygen; and the channel layer has a compositional ratio expressed by In/(In+Ge) of 0.5 or more and 0.97 or less.07-21-2011
20090032812Microelectronic device - A microelectronic device includes a thin film transistor having an oxide semiconductor channel and an organic polymer passivation layer formed on the oxide semiconductor channel.02-05-2009
20100065837METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THIN FILM TRANSISTOR USING OXIDE SEMICONDUCTOR AND DISPLAY APPARATUS - A thin film transistor is manufactured by forming a gate electrode on a substrate, forming a first insulating film on the gate electrode, forming an oxide semiconductor layer on the first insulating film with an amorphous oxide, patterning the first insulating film, patterning the oxide semiconductor layer, forming a second insulating film on the oxide semiconductor layer in an oxidative-gas-containing atmosphere, patterning the second insulating film to expose a pair of contact regions, forming an electrode layer on the pair of contact regions, and patterning the electrode layer to for a source electrode and a drain electrode.03-18-2010
20100065840DISPLAY DEVICE - A protective circuit includes a non-linear element, which further includes a gate electrode, a gate insulating layer covering the gate electrode, a pair of first and second wiring layers whose end portions overlap with the gate electrode over the gate insulating layer and in which a conductive layer and a second oxide semiconductor layer are stacked, and a first oxide semiconductor layer which overlaps with at least the gate electrode and which is in contact with side face portions of the gate insulating layer and the conductive layer of the first wiring layer and the second wiring layer and a side face portion and a top face portion of the second oxide semiconductor layer. Over the gate insulating layer, oxide semiconductor layers with different properties are bonded to each other, whereby stable operation can be performed as compared with Schottky junction. Thus, the junction leakage can be decreased and the characteristics of the non-linear element can be improved.03-18-2010
20100065839DISPLAY DEVICE - A protective circuit includes a non-linear element, which includes a gate electrode, a gate insulating layer covering the gate electrode, a pair of first and second wiring layers whose end portions overlap with the gate electrode over the gate insulating layer and in which a second oxide semiconductor layer and a conductive layer are stacked, and a first oxide semiconductor layer which overlaps with at least the gate electrode and which is in contact with the gate insulating layer, side face portions and part of top face portions of the conductive layer and side face portions of the second oxide semiconductor layer in the first wiring layer and the second wiring layer. Over the gate insulating layer, oxide semiconductor layers with different properties are bonded to each other, whereby stable operation can be performed as compared with Schottky junction. Thus, the junction leakage can be decreased and the characteristics of the non-linear element can be improved.03-18-2010
20100065838SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME - An object is to provide a semiconductor device including a thin film transistor with excellent electrical characteristics and high reliability and a method for manufacturing the semiconductor device with high mass productivity. A main point is to form a low-resistance oxide semiconductor layer as a source or drain region after forming a drain or source electrode layer over a gate insulating layer and to form an oxide semiconductor film thereover as a semiconductor layer. It is preferable that an oxygen-excess oxide semiconductor layer be used as a semiconductor layer and an oxygen-deficient oxide semiconductor layer be used as a source region and a drain region.03-18-2010
20100065845ORGANIC ELECTROLUMINESCENCE DISPLAY DEVICE - The invention provides an organic electroluminescent display device comprising: an organic electroluminescent element comprising an organic layer comprising a luminescent layer disposed between a pixel electrode and an upper electrode; and a drive TFT that supplies an electric current to the organic electroluminescent element, wherein: the drive TFT comprises a substrate, a gate electrode, a gate insulation film, an active layer, a source electrode and a drain electrode, and wherein: an resistive layer is provided between the active layer and at least one of the source electrode and the drain electrode.03-18-2010
20100065843ZINC OXIDE-BASED SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING SAME - A semiconductor device that has excellent characteristics and mass productivity wherein the introduction of defects thereinto at the time of device separation is prevented, and a method for producing the semiconductor device. In particular, there is provided a high-performance semiconductor device having excellent luminous efficiency, longevity and mass productivity; and a method for producing this semiconductor device. The method for producing the semiconductor device has a step of forming, between a substrate comprising zinc oxide (ZnO) and a device operating layer, a defect-blocking layer having a crystal composition that is different from that of the substrate, and a step of forming device dividing grooves to a depth that goes beyond the defect-blocking layer, relative to the device operating layer side surface of the substrate on which the device operating layer is formed.03-18-2010
20100065842SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF - It is an object of the present invention to provide a thin film transistor in which an oxide semiconductor film containing indium (In), gallium (Ga), and zinc (Zn) is used and contact resistance of a source or a drain electrode layer is reduced, and a manufacturing method thereof. An IGZO layer is provided over the source electrode layer and the drain electrode layer, and source and drain regions having lower oxygen concentration than the IGZO semiconductor layer are intentionally provided between the source and drain electrode layers and the gate insulating layer, so that ohmic contact is made.03-18-2010
20100065836RESISTIVE MEMORY DEVICE AND METHOD OF FABRICATING THE SAME - A resistive memory device includes an insulation layer over a substrate, a nanowire penetrating the insulation layer, a resistive layer formed over the insulation layer and contacting with the nanowire, and an upper electrode formed over the resistive layer.03-18-2010
20100065835THIN FILM TRANSISTOR HAVING CRYSTALLINE INDIUM OXIDE SEMICONDUCTOR FILM - To provide a thin film transistor having an indium oxide-based semiconductor film which allows only a thin metal film on the semiconductor film to be selectively etched. A thin film transistor having a crystalline indium oxide semiconductor film which is composed mainly of indium oxide and contains a positive trivalent metal oxide.03-18-2010
20100065844THIN FILM TRANSISTOR AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THIN FILM TRANSISTOR - The present invention provides a thin film transistor including: a channel layer mainly containing a conductive oxide semiconductor; a pair of electrodes on the channel layer; and a protective film covering an exposed surface of the channel layer, exposed to the gap between the pair of electrodes. The protective film includes at least an oxygen transmission film in contact with the channel layer, and an oxygen disturbance film hardly transmitting oxygen in comparison with the oxygen transmission film, in this order from the channel layer side. A length of the oxygen disturbance film in a direction where the pair of electrodes face each other is equal to or larger than a value obtained by multiplying a width of the pair of electrodes in a direction orthogonal to the direction where the pair of electrodes face each other by 0.55.03-18-2010
20100065841THIN FILM TRANSISTOR ARRAY SUBSTRATE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME - A TFT array substrate includes a semiconductive oxide layer disposed on an insulating substrate and including a channel portion, a gate electrode overlapping the semiconductive oxide layer, a gate insulating layer interposed between the semiconductive oxide layer and the gate electrode, and a passivation layer disposed on the semiconductive oxide layer and the gate electrode. At least one of the gate insulating layer and the passivation layer includes an oxynitride layer, and the oxynitride layer has a higher concentration of oxygen than that of nitrogen in a location of the oxynitride layer closer to the semiconductive oxide layer.03-18-2010
20110101340LIGHT EMITTING DEVICE INCLUDING SECOND CONDUCTIVE TYPE SEMICONDUCTOR LAYER AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE LIGHT EMITTING DEVICE - Provided is a light emitting device, which includes a first conductive type semiconductor layer, an active layer, a roughness pattern, and a second conductive type semiconductor layer. The active layer is disposed on the first conductive type semiconductor layer. The roughness pattern is disposed on the active layer. The second conductive type semiconductor layer is disposed on the roughness pattern and the active layer, and includes a metal oxide.05-05-2011
20110101341SUB-ASSEMBLY FOR USE IN FABRICATING PHOTO-ELECTROCHEMICAL DEVICES AND A METHOD OF PRODUCING A SUB-ASSEMBLY - A sub assembly is disclosed for use in fabrication of photo-electrochemical devices including: a first layer which includes a semiconductor material; a second layer which is electrically conductive; and wherein the second layer supports the first layer. Methods of producing the sub assembly are also disclosed.05-05-2011
20110147737SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - A first transistor including a channel formation region, a first gate insulating layer, a first gate electrode, and a first source electrode and a first drain electrode; a second transistor including an oxide semiconductor layer, a second source electrode and a second drain electrode, a second gate insulating layer, and a second gate electrode; and a capacitor including one of the second source electrode and the second drain electrode, the second gate insulating layer, and an electrode provided to overlap with one of the second source electrode and the second drain electrode over the second gate insulating layer are provided. The first gate electrode and one of the second source electrode and the second drain electrode are electrically connected to each other.06-23-2011
20100237344CUBIC SEMICONDUCTOR ALLOYS FOR DEEP UV APPLICATIONS - A cubic epitaxial article and electronic devices therefrom includes a single crystal cubic oxide substrate having a substrate band gap and a top surface. An epitaxial cubic oxide alloy layer that includes at least one transition metal or group IIA metal disposed on the top surface of the substrate. The epitaxial cubic oxide alloy layer has a band gap that is different than the substrate band gap and has a lattice that is lattice matched within 5% to a lattice of the single crystal cubic oxide substrate.09-23-2010
20110079778SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF - An object is to provide a semiconductor device with stable electric characteristics in which an oxide semiconductor is used. The impurity concentration in the oxide semiconductor layer is reduced in the following manner: a silicon oxide layer including many defects typified by dangling bonds is formed in contact with the oxide semiconductor layer, and an impurity such as hydrogen or moisture (a hydrogen atom or a compound including a hydrogen atom such as H04-07-2011
20110101331SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - An object is to reduce leakage current and parasitic capacitance of a transistor used for an LSI, a CPU, or a memory. A semiconductor integrated circuit included in an LSI, a CPU, or a memory is manufactured using the transistor which is formed using an oxide semiconductor which is an intrinsic or substantially intrinsic semiconductor obtained by removal of impurities which serve as electron donors (donors) from the oxide semiconductor and has larger energy gap than a silicon semiconductor, and is formed over a semiconductor substrate. With the transistor which is formed over the semiconductor substrate and includes the highly purified oxide semiconductor layer with sufficiently reduced hydrogen concentration, a semiconductor device whose power consumption due to leakage current is low can be realized.05-05-2011
20110101337TRANSISTOR - To provide a thin film transistor which has high operation speed and in which a large amount of current can flow when the thin film transistor is on and off-state current at the time when the thin film transistor is off is extremely reduced. The thin film transistor is a vertical thin film transistor in which a channel formation region is formed using an oxide semiconductor film in which hydrogen or an OH group contained in the oxide semiconductor is removed so that hydrogen is contained in the oxide semiconductor at a concentration of lower than or equal to 5×1005-05-2011
20110101333SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - An object is to provide a semiconductor device with reduced standby power. A transistor including an oxide semiconductor as an active layer is used as a switching element, and supply of a power supply voltage to a circuit in an integrated circuit is controlled by the switching element. Specifically, when the circuit is in an operation state, supply of the power supply voltage to the circuit is performed by the switching element, and when the circuit is in a stop state, supply of the power supply voltage to the circuit is stopped by the switching element. In addition, the circuit supplied with the power supply voltage includes a semiconductor element which is a minimum unit included in an integrated circuit formed using a semiconductor. Further, the semiconductor included in the semiconductor element contains silicon having crystallinity (crystalline silicon).05-05-2011
20110101345LIGHT EMITTING ELEMENT AND LIGHT EMITTING DEVICE USING THE SAME - An object of the present invention is to provide a light emitting element having slight increase in driving voltage with accumulation of light emitting time. Another object of the invention is to provide a light emitting element having slight increase in resistance value with increase in film thickness. A light emitting element of the invention includes a first layer for generating holes, a second layer for generating electrons and a third layer comprising a light emitting substance between first and second electrodes. The first and third layers are in contact with the first and second electrodes, respectively. The second and third layers are connected to each other so as to inject electrons generated in the second layer into the third layer when applying the voltage to the light emitting element such that a potential of the second electrode is higher than that of the first electrode.05-05-2011
20110101343ZnO based semiconductor devices and methods of manufacturing the same - A semiconductor device may include a composite represented by Formula 1 below as an active layer.05-05-2011
20110101339SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - An object is to provide a semiconductor device with a novel structure. The semiconductor device includes a first wiring; a second wiring; a third wiring; a fourth wiring; a first transistor having a first gate electrode, a first source electrode, and a first drain electrode; and a second transistor having a second gate electrode, a second source electrode, and a second drain electrode. The first transistor is provided in a substrate including a semiconductor material. The second transistor includes an oxide semiconductor layer.05-05-2011
20110101336POWER DIODE, RECTIFIER, AND SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE INCLUDING THE SAME - With a non-linear element (e.g., a diode) with small reverse saturation current, a power diode or rectifier is provided. A non-linear element includes a first electrode provided over a substrate, an oxide semiconductor film provided on and in contact with the first electrode and having a concentration of hydrogen of 5×1005-05-2011
20110101330ORGANIC LIGHT EMITTING DISPLAY AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME - An organic light emitting display is disclosed. The display comprises a transistor with an active layer comprising an oxide semiconductor material. The oxide semiconductor material has conductivity suitable for the transistor because of a diffusion path allowing hydrogen to escape from the active layer.05-05-2011
20110068334SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - Disclosed is a semiconductor device which consumes low power and has high reliability and tolerance for electrostatic discharge. The semiconductor device includes, over a first substrate, a pixel portion and a driver circuit portion both of which have a thin film transistor having an oxide semiconductor layer. The semiconductor device further possesses a second substrate to which a first counter electrode layer and a second counter electrode layer are provided, and a liquid crystal layer is interposed between the first and second substrates. The first and second counter electrode layers are provided over the pixel portion and the driver circuit portion, respectively, and the second counter electrode layer has the same potential as the first counter electrode layer.03-24-2011
20110068335OXIDE SEMICONDUCTOR FILM AND SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - It is an object to provide a highly reliable semiconductor device with good electrical characteristics and a display device including the semiconductor device as a switching element. In a transistor including an oxide semiconductor layer, a needle crystal group provided on at least one surface side of the oxide semiconductor layer grows in a c-axis direction perpendicular to the surface and includes an a-b plane parallel to the surface, and a portion except for the needle crystal group is an amorphous region or a region in which amorphousness and microcrystals are mixed. Accordingly, a highly reliable semiconductor device with good electrical characteristics can be formed.03-24-2011
20110068333PIXEL STRUCTURE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME - A method for manufacturing a pixel structure includes providing a substrate including a transistor region and a pixel region, forming at least one gate electrode on the transistor region, forming an insulating layer on the substrate to overlay the gate electrode, and forming a patterned semi-conductive layer on the surface of a portion of the insulating layer disposed on the transistor region and the pixel region. A patterned first protective layer is formed on a portion of the patterned semi-conductive layer corresponding to the gate electrode, and the patterned semi-conductive layer is doped without being overlaid by the patterned first protective layer.03-24-2011
20110062432SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF - An object is to realize low power consumption while manufacturing a semiconductor device including a thin film transistor whose parasitic capacitance is reduced. Part of an insulating layer covering the periphery of a gate electrode layer is formed to be thick. Specifically, a stack including a spacer insulating layer and a gate insulating layer is formed. The thick part of the insulating layer covering the periphery of the gate electrode layer reduces parasitic capacitance formed between the gate electrode layer of the thin film transistor and another electrode layer (another wiring layer) overlapping with the gate electrode layer.03-17-2011
20120119207INTERCONNECTION STRUCTURE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME, AND DISPLAY DEVICE INCLUDING INTERCONNECTION STRUCTURE - Disclosed is an interconnection structure which, in a display device such as an organic EL display and a liquid crystal display, is capable of stably connecting a semiconductor layer directly to an Al-base film constituting, for example, a source electrode or a drain electrode; and which hardly causes galvanic corrosion between the semiconductor layer and the Al-base film in an electrolyte solution to be used in a wet process and is able to suppress stripping of the Al-base film. It is an interconnection structure including a semiconductor layer of a thin-film transistor and an Al alloy film connected directly to the semiconductor layer above a substrate in this order from the side of the substrate, wherein the semiconductor layer is composed of an oxide semiconductor, and the Al alloy film contains at least one of Ni and Co.05-17-2012
20120119206Oxide Semiconductor Thin Film Transistor, and Method of Manufacturing the Same - An oxide semiconductor thin film transistor includes a gate electrode on a substrate, the gate electrode having a first area, a gate insulation layer on the gate electrode, the gate insulation layer covering the gate electrode, an active layer on the gate insulation layer, the active layer having a second area that is smaller than the first area, a source electrode on the active layer, the source electrode contacting a source region of the active layer, a drain electrode on the active layer, the drain electrode contacting a drain region of the active layer, and a passivation layer covering the active layer, the source electrode, and the drain electrode.05-17-2012
20120119205THIN FILM TRANSISTOR, DISPLAY DEVICE, AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE - A thin film transistor, which is capable of improving carrier mobility, and a display device and an electronic device, each of which uses the thin film transistor, are provided. The thin film transistor includes: a gate electrode; an oxide semiconductor layer including a multilayer film including a carrier travel layer configuring a channel and a carrier supply layer for supplying carriers to the carrier travel layer; a gate insulating film provided between the gate electrode and the oxide semiconductor layer; and a pair of electrodes as a source and a drain. A conduction band minimum level or a valence band maximum level corresponding to a carrier supply source of the carrier supply layer is higher in energy than a conduction band minimum level or a valence band maximum level corresponding to a carrier supply destination of the carrier travel layer.05-17-2012
20120119204Replacement Gate Having Work Function at Valence Band Edge - Replacement gate stacks are provided, which increase the work function of the gate electrode of a p-type field effect transistor (PFET). In one embodiment, the work function metal stack includes a titanium-oxide-nitride layer located between a lower titanium nitride layer and an upper titanium nitride layer. The stack of the lower titanium nitride layer, the titanium-oxide-nitride layer, and the upper titanium nitride layer produces the unexpected result of increasing the work function of the work function metal stack significantly. In another embodiment, the work function metal stack includes an aluminum layer deposited at a temperature not greater than 420° C. The aluminum layer deposited at a temperature not greater than 420° C. produces the unexpected result of increasing the work function of the work function metal stack significantly.05-17-2012
20120119203GROUP IV ELEMENT DOPED P-TYPE Zn(Mg,Cd,Be)O(S,Se) SEMICONDUCTOR - A p-type group II-VI semiconductor may include a group IV element as a dopant. The group II-IV semiconductor may be Zn05-17-2012
20120119202Solution processed thin films and laminates, devices comprising such thin films and laminates, and method for their use and manufacture - Devices having a thin film or laminate structure comprising hafnium and/or zirconium oxy hydroxy compounds, and methods for making such devices, are disclosed. The hafnium and zirconium compounds can be doped, typically with other metals, such as lanthanum. Examples of electronic devices or components that can be made include, without limitation, insulators, transistors and capacitors. A method for patterning a device using the materials as positive or negative resists or as functional device components also is described. For example, a master plate for imprint lithography can be made. An embodiment of a method for making a device having a corrosion barrier also is described. Embodiments of an optical device comprising an optical substrate and coating also are described. Embodiments of a physical ruler also are disclosed, such as for accurately measuring dimensions using an electron microscope.05-17-2012
20110042667SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME - A method for manufacturing a thin film transistor (TFT) through a process including back exposure, in which oxide semiconductor is used for a channel layer; using an electrode over a substrate as a mask, negative resist is exposed to light from the back of the substrate; the negative resist except its exposed part is removed; and an electrode is shaped by etching a conductive film using the exposed part as an etching mask.02-24-2011
20110042666Organic light emitting display device - An organic light emitting display device including a plurality of scan lines arranged in a first direction, a plurality of data lines arranged in a second direction, the plurality of data lines intersecting with the plurality of scan lines, and pixels respectively disposed at intersection portions of the scan and data lines, each pixel including at least one thin film transistor (TFT) and an organic light emitting diode, wherein the TFT is an oxide TFT, the oxide TFT including a first oxide semiconductor layer as an active layer, and a second oxide semiconductor layer is disposed between intersecting scan and data lines.02-24-2011
20110042669Thin film transistors and methods of manufacturing the same - A transistor may include: a gate insulting layer, a gate electrode formed on a bottom side of the gate insulating layer, a channel layer formed on a top side of the gate insulating layer, a source electrode that contacts a first portion of the channel layer, and a drain electrode that contacts a second portion of the channel layer. The channel layer may have a double-layer structure, including an upper layer and a lower layer. The upper layer may have a carrier concentration lower than that of the lower layer. The upper layer may be doped with a carrier acceptor in order to have an electrical resistance higher than that of the lower layer.02-24-2011
20100301330Memory Devices Having an Embedded Resistance Memory with Metal-Oxygen Compound - Memory devices based on tungsten-oxide memory regions are described, along with methods for manufacturing and methods for programming such devices. The tungsten-oxide memory region can be formed by oxidation of tungsten material using a non-critical mask, or even no mask at all in some embodiments. A memory device described herein includes a bottom electrode and a memory element on the bottom electrode. The memory element comprises at least one tungsten-oxygen compound and is programmable to at least two resistance states. A top electrode comprising a barrier material is on the memory element, the barrier material preventing movement of metal-ions from the top electrode into the memory element.12-02-2010
20110248262DISPLAY DEVICE HAVING OXIDE THIN FILM TRANSISTOR AND FABRICATION METHOD THEREOF - A display device including an oxide thin film transistor (TFT) is disclosed. A nitride-based gate insulating layer of a gate pad area is etched when an oxide semiconductor layer of a pixel area is etched by using a half-tone mask, a metal layer is formed at a contact hole of the etched gate insulting layer, and then a passivation layer formed thereon is etched. Thus, an overhang of the passivation layer can be prevented from being generated when the gate insulating layer is etched, and accordingly, the fabrication process can be simplified.10-13-2011
20100258793Solution composition for forming oxide thin film and electronic device including the oxide thin film - A solution composition for forming an oxide thin film may include a first compound including zinc, a second compound including indium, and a third compound including magnesium or hafnium, and an electronic device may include an oxide semiconductor including zinc, indium, and magnesium. The zinc and hafnium may be included at an atomic ratio of about 1:0.01 to about 1:1.10-14-2010
20100295037Thin film transistor, display, and electronic apparatus - Disclosed herein is a thin film transistor including: a semiconductor layer including an amorphous oxide, and a source electrode and a drain electrode which are provided in contact with the semiconductor layer. The source electrode and the drain electrode are formed by use of iridium or iridium oxide.11-25-2010
20100244022THIN FILM TRANSISTOR AND METHOD OF PRODUCING SAME - A first gate electrode (09-30-2010
20110248261SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME - An object is to manufacture a semiconductor device with high reliability by providing the semiconductor device including an oxide semiconductor with stable electric characteristics. In a transistor including an oxide semiconductor layer, a gallium oxide film is used for a gate insulating layer and made in contact with an oxide semiconductor layer. Further, gallium oxide films are provided so as to sandwich the oxide semiconductor layer, whereby reliability is increased. Furthermore, the gate insulating layer may have a stacked structure of a gallium oxide film and a hafnium oxide film.10-13-2011
20110175080Transistors, methods of manufacturing a transistor, and electronic devices including a transistor - Transistors, methods of manufacturing a transistor, and electronic devices including a transistor are provided, the transistor includes a channel layer, a source and a drain respectively contacting opposing ends of the channel layer, a gate corresponding to the channel layer, a gate insulating layer between the channel layer and the gate, and a first passivation layer and a second passivation layer sequentially disposed on the gate insulating layer. The first passivation layer covers the source, the drain, the gate, the gate insulating layer and the channel layer. The second passivation layer includes fluorine (F).07-21-2011
20080315194Oxide semiconductors and thin film transistors comprising the same - Oxide semiconductors and thin film transistors (TFTs) including the same are provided. An oxide semiconductor includes Zn atoms and at least one of Ta and Y atoms added thereto. A thin film transistor (TFT) includes a channel including an oxide semiconductor including Zn atoms and at least one of Ta and Y atoms added thereto.12-25-2008
20080315193Oxide-based thin film transistor, method of fabricating the same, zinc oxide etchant, and a method of forming the same - Provided is a zinc (Zn) oxide-based thin film transistor that may include a gate, a gate insulating layer on the gate, a channel including zinc oxide and may be on a portion of the gate insulating layer, and a source and drain contacting respective sides of the channel. The zinc (Zn) oxide-based thin film transistor may further include a recession in the channel between the source and the drain, and a zinc oxide-based etchant may be used to form the recession.12-25-2008
20110175083Semiconductor Device - A semiconductor device has a non-volatile memory cell including a write transistor which includes an oxide semiconductor and has small leakage current in an off state (off-state current) between a source and a drain, a read transistor including a semiconductor material different from that of the write transistor, and a capacitor. Data is written or to the memory cell by applying a potential to a node where one of a source electrode and drain electrode of the write transistor, one electrode of the capacitor, and a gate electrode of the read transistor are electrically connected to one another so that the predetermined amount of charge is held in the node. The memory window width is changed by 2% or less, before and after 1×1007-21-2011
20080303020Thin film transistor, flat panel display device having the same, and associated methods - A thin film transistor includes a gate electrode, a first insulating layer on the gate electrode, a semiconductor layer on the gate electrode and separated from the gate electrode by the first insulating layer, the semiconductor layer including a channel region corresponding to the gate electrode, a source region, and a drain region, a hydrogen diffusion barrier layer on the semiconductor layer, the hydrogen diffusion barrier layer covering the channel region and exposing the source and drain regions, and a second insulation layer on the source and drain regions and on the hydrogen diffusion barrier layer, such that the hydrogen diffusion barrier layer is between the second insulation layer and the channel region.12-11-2008
20100283050FLAT PANEL DISPLAYS COMPRISING A THIN-FILM TRANSISTOR HAVING A SEMICONDUCTIVE OXIDE IN ITS CHANNEL AND METHODS OF FABRICATING THE SAME FOR USE IN FLAT PANEL DISPLAYS - Provided is a method of fabricating a semiconductive oxide thin-film transistor (TFT) substrate. The method includes forming gate wiring on an insulation substrate; and forming a structure in which a semiconductive oxide film pattern and data wiring are stacked on the gate wiring, wherein the semiconductive oxide film pattern is selectively patterned to have channel regions of first thickness and source/drain regions of greater second thickness and where image data is coupled to the source regions by data wiring formed on the source regions. According to a 4-mask embodiment, the data wiring and semiconductive oxide film pattern are defined by a shared etch mask.11-11-2010
20100295038METHOD OF MANUFACTURING FIELD-EFFECT TRANSISTOR, FIELD-EFFECT TRANSISTOR, AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING DISPLAY DEVICE - There is provided a method of manufacturing a top contact field-effect transistor including forming a protection layer on an active layer formed in a semiconductor layer forming process, forming a photoresist film on the protection layer and pattern exposing the same in an exposure process, and developing the photoresist film passing through the exposure process using an alkaline developing liquid to form a resist pattern and removing a region exposed by the resist pattern from the protection layer to etch the protection layer in a subsequent development process; a field-effect transistor, and a method of manufacturing a display device.11-25-2010
20110253998Stability Enhancements in Metal Oxide Semiconductor Thin Film Transistors - A plasma hydrogenated region in the dielectric layer of a semiconductor thin film transistor (TFT) structure improves the stability of the TFT. The TFT is a multilayer structure including an electrode, a dielectric layer disposed on the electrode, and a metal oxide semiconductor on the dielectric. Exposure of the dielectric layer to a hydrogen containing plasma prior to deposition of the semiconductor produces a plasma hydrogenated region at the semiconductor-dielectric interface. The plasma hydrogenated region incorporates hydrogen which decreases in concentration from semiconductor/dielectric interface into the bulk of one or both of the dielectric layer and the semiconductor layer.10-20-2011
20110253997SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME - Provided is a semiconductor device using a p-type oxide semiconductor layer and a method of manufacturing the same. The device includes the p-type oxide layer formed of at least one oxide selected from the group consisting of a copper(Cu)-containing copper monoxide, a tin(Sn)-containing tin monoxide, a copper tin oxide containing a Cu—Sn alloy, and a nickel tin oxide containing a Ni—Sn alloy. Thus, transparent or opaque devices are easily developed using the p-type oxide layer. Since an oxide layer that is formed using a low-temperature process is applied to a semiconductor device, the manufacturing process of the semiconductor device is simplified and manufacturing costs may be reduced.10-20-2011
20110253996COMPOSITE DIELECTRIC MATERIAL DOPED WITH RARE EARTH METAL OXIDE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF - A composite dielectric material doped with rare earth metal oxide and a manufacturing method thereof are provided. The composite dielectric material is doped with nano-crystalline rare metal oxide which is embedded in silicon dioxide glass matrix, and the composite dielectric material of the nano-crystalline rare metal oxide and the silicon dioxide glass matrix is synthesized by the manufacturing method using sol-gel route. The dielectric value of the glass composite dielectric material is greater than that of pure rare metal oxide or that of silicon dioxide. In presence of magnetic field, the dielectric value of the composite dielectric material is substantially enhanced compared with that of the composite dielectric material at zero field.10-20-2011
20120199828STABLE P-TYPE SEMICONDUCTING BEHAVIOUR IN LI AND NI CODOPED ZNO - A method is provided for growing a stable p-type ZnO thin film with low resistivity and high mobility. The method includes providing an n-type Li—Ni co-doped ZnO target in a chamber, providing a substrate in the chamber, and ablating the target to form the thin film on the substrate.08-09-2012
20080203387Thin film transistor and method of manufacturing the same - Provided are a thin film transistor and a method of manufacturing the same. The thin film transistor may include a gate; a channel layer; a source and a drain, the source and the drain being formed of metal; and a metal oxide layer, the metal oxide layer being formed between the channel layer and the source and the drain. The metal oxide layer may have a gradually changing metal content between the channel layer and the source and the drain.08-28-2008
20110163311Semiconductor Device and Manufacturing Method Thereof - An object is to provide a semiconductor device of which a manufacturing process is not complicated and by which cost can be suppressed, by forming a thin film transistor using an oxide semiconductor film typified by zinc oxide, and a manufacturing method thereof. For the semiconductor device, a gate electrode is formed over a substrate; a gate insulating film is formed covering the gate electrode; an oxide semiconductor film is formed over the gate insulating film; and a first conductive film and a second conductive film are formed over the oxide semiconductor film. The oxide semiconductor film has at least a crystallized region in a channel region.07-07-2011
20110163312SEMICONDUCTOR-ON-DIAMOND DEVICES AND METHODS OF FORMING - The present invention provides semiconductor-on-diamond devices, and methods for the formation thereof. In one aspect, a mold is provided which has an interface surface configured to inversely match a configuration intended for the device surface of a diamond layer. An adynamic diamond layer is then deposited upon the diamond interface surface of the mold, and a substrate is joined to the growth surface of the adynamic diamond layer. At least a portion of the mold can then be removed to expose the device surface of the diamond which has received a shape which inversely corresponds to the configuration of the mold's diamond interface surface. The mold can be formed of a suitable semiconductor material which is thinned to produce a final device. Optionally, a semiconductor material can be coupled to the diamond layer subsequent to removal of the mold.07-07-2011
20110163309Organic light-emitting display device and method of manufacturing the same - An organic light-emitting display device includes a substrate, a plurality of thin-film transistors on the substrate, each thin-film transistor including an active layer, a planarization layer on the thin-film transistors, a first electrode on the planarization layer and electrically connected to a thin-film transistor, and an ion blocking layer on the planarization layer, the ion blocking layer overlapping the active layer.07-07-2011
20110163307THIN-FILM TRANSISTOR AND FORMING METHOD THEREOF - A method for forming a thin-film transistor (TFT) includes providing a substrate, forming a first patterned conducting layer on the substrate, forming an organic dielectric layer on the first patterned conducting layer and the substrate, forming a seeding layer on the organic dielectric layer, using the seeding layer as a crystal growing base to form an inorganic semiconductor layer on the seeding layer, and forming a second patterned conducting layer on the inorganic semiconductor layer.07-07-2011
20110133183DISPLAY DEVICE - A display device includes a pixel portion in which a pixel electrode layer is arranged in a matrix, and an inverted staggered thin film transistor having a combination of at least two kinds of oxide semiconductor layers with different amounts of oxygen is provided corresponding to the pixel electrode layer. In the periphery of the pixel portion in this display device, a pad portion is provided to be electrically connected to a common electrode layer formed on a counter substrate through a conductive layer made of the same material as the pixel electrode layer. One objection of our invention to prevent a defect due to separation of a thin film in various kinds of display devices is realized, by providing a structure suitable for a pad portion provided in a display panel.06-09-2011
20110133182SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - An object is to provide a UV sensor with high accuracy, which can be manufactured at low cost and formed over a flexible substrate. A semiconductor device includes a transistor having an oxide semiconductor film, and a voltage source electrically connected to a gate of the transistor, in which a threshold voltage of the transistor is changed by irradiating the oxide semiconductor film with UV rays; a change in the threshold voltage of the transistor is dependent on a wavelength of the UV rays with which the oxide semiconductor film is irradiated, and the voltage source adjusts a voltage output to the gate of the transistor.06-09-2011
20110133181DISPLAY DEVICE - One object is to provide a transistor including an oxide semiconductor film which is used for the pixel portion of a display device and has high reliability. A display device has a first gate electrode; a first gate insulating film over the first gate electrode; an oxide semiconductor film over the first gate insulating film; a source electrode and a drain electrode over the oxide semiconductor film; a second gate insulating film over the source electrode, the drain electrode and the oxide semiconductor film; a second gate electrode over the second gate insulating film; an organic resin film having flatness over the second gate insulating film; a pixel electrode over the organic resin film having flatness, wherein the concentration of hydrogen atoms contained in the oxide semiconductor film and measured by secondary ion mass spectrometry is less than 1×1006-09-2011
20110133179SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF - A manufacturing method of a semiconductor device, which includes the steps of forming a gate electrode layer over a substrate having an insulating surface, forming a gate insulating layer over the gate electrode layer, forming an oxide semiconductor layer over the gate insulating layer, forming a source electrode layer and a drain electrode layer over the oxide semiconductor layer, forming an insulating layer including oxygen over the oxide semiconductor layer, the source electrode layer, and the drain electrode layer, and after formation of an insulating layer including hydrogen over the insulating layer including oxygen, performing heat treatment so that hydrogen in the insulating layer including hydrogen is supplied to at least the oxide semiconductor layer.06-09-2011
20110133178SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - One object is to provide a p-channel transistor including an oxide semiconductor. Another object is to provide a complementary metal oxide semiconductor (CMOS) structure of an n-channel transistor including an oxide semiconductor and a p-channel transistor including an oxide semiconductor. A p-channel transistor including an oxide semiconductor includes a gate electrode layer, a gate insulating layer, an oxide semiconductor layer, and a source and drain electrode layers in contact with the oxide semiconductor layer. When the electron affinity and the band gap of an oxide semiconductor used for the oxide semiconductor layer in the semiconductor device, respectively, are χ (eV) and E06-09-2011
20110133180SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF - One embodiment of the present invention is to achieve high mobility in a device using an oxide semiconductor and provide a highly reliable display device. An oxide semiconductor layer including a crystal region in which c-axis is aligned in a direction substantially perpendicular to a surface is formed and an oxide insulating layer is formed over and in contact with the oxide semiconductor layer. Oxygen is supplied to the oxide semiconductor layer by third heat treatment. A nitride insulating layer containing hydrogen is formed over the oxide insulating layer and fourth heat treatment is performed, so that hydrogen is supplied at least to an interface between the oxide semiconductor layer and the oxide insulating layer.06-09-2011
20110012104Organic light emitting display device and fabricating method thereof - An organic light emitting display includes data lines and scan lines intersecting each other, a scan driving unit for supplying a scan signal to the scan lines, a data driving unit for supplying a data signal to the data lines, and pixels defined at intersection points of the data and scan lines, each pixel having an organic light emitting diode, a first TFT with an inverted staggered top gate structure and connected to the organic light emitting diode, the first TFT including an oxide semiconductor as an active layer, and a second TFT with an inverted staggered bottom gate structure and configured to receive the scan signal from the scan lines, the second TFT including an oxide semiconductor as an active layer.01-20-2011
20120199826PHOTODETECTION DEVICE AND OPTICAL FILTER USED THEREIN - Two light receiving elements are formed on a support substrate. A first light receiving element is formed of a p-type layer, an n-type layer, a light absorption semiconductor layer, an anode electrode, a cathode electrode, a protection film, etc. A second light receiving element is formed of a p-type layer, an n-type layer, a transmissive film, an anode electrode, a cathode electrode, a protection film, etc. The light absorption semiconductor layer absorbs light in a wavelength range λ and disposed closer to the light receiving surface than is the pn junction region. The transmissive film has no light absorption range and disposed closer to the light receiving surface than is the pn junction region. The amount of light in the wavelength range λ is measured through computation using a detection signal from the first light receiving element and a detection signal from the second light receiving element.08-09-2012
20110163308ARRAY OF VERTICAL UV LIGHT-EMITTING DIODES AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING IT - An array of vertical light-emitting diodes includes a flexible substrate-free array of vertical light-emitting diodes having a flexible polymer film forming an insulating organic layer, and a plurality of nanowires embedded in the flexible polymer film. Each of the nanowires is formed by a first and second inorganic semiconductor material or by a first organic and the first inorganic semiconductor material disposed in a respective channel in the flexible polymer film so as to form a pn-hetero-junction.07-07-2011
20110163310Thin-film transistor having etch stop multi-layer and method of manufacturing the same - A thin-film transistor (TFT) may include a channel layer, an etch stop multi-layer, a source, a drain, a gate, and a gate insulation layer. The etch stop multi-layer may include a first etch stop layer and a second etch stop layer. The second etch stop layer may prevent or reduce an etchant from contacting the channel layer.07-07-2011
20100320457ETCHING SOLUTION COMPOSITION - Provided is an etching solution composition for selectively etching a metal film, which is composed of Al, Al alloy or the like and is arranged on an amorphous oxide film, from a laminated film including the metal film and an amorphous oxide film of various types. The etching solution composition is used for selectively etching the metal film from the laminated film which includes the amorphous oxide film and the metal film composed of Al, Al alloy, Cu, Cu alloy, Ag or Ag alloy, and is composed of an aqueous solution containing an alkali.12-23-2010
20100320458IGZO-BASED OXIDE MATERIAL AND METHOD OF PRODUCING IGZO-BASED OXIDE MATERIAL - The invention provides an IGZO-based oxide material and a method of producing the same, the IGZO-based oxide material being represented by a composition formula of In12-23-2010
20110260158SEMICONDUCTOR MEMORY DEVICE - To provide a semiconductor memory device storing data, in which a transistor whose leakage current between a source/drain in off state is small is used as a writing transistor. In a matrix of a memory unit formed of two memory cells, in each of which a drain of a writing transistor is connected to a gate of a reading transistor and one electrode of a capacitor, a gate of the writing transistor, and the other electrode of the capacitor in a first memory cell are connected to a first word line, and a second word line, respectively. In a second memory cell, a gate of the writing transistor, and the other electrode of the capacitor are connected to the second word line, and the first word line, respectively. Further, to increase the degree of integration, gates of the reading transistors of memory cells are disposed in a staggered configuration.10-27-2011
20090302314P-TYPE ZINC OXIDE THIN FILM AND METHOD FOR FORMING THE SAME - The present invention provides a p-type zinc oxide thin film that is clearly shown to be a p-type semiconductor based on the magnetic field dependence of the Hall voltage in the measurement of the Hall effect using a Hall bar, as well as a method for producing such a thin film with good reproducibility, and a light-emitting element thereof, and the present invention relates to the method for producing a p-type zinc oxide semiconductor thin film, for which combination is effected between a high temperature annealing step for activating a p-type dopant added to a zinc oxide thin film in order to develop the p-type semiconductor properties of zinc oxide or irradiating the thin film with an active species of p-type dopant to dope the film while the p-type dopant is active, and a low temperature annealing step in an oxidizing atmosphere, whereby conversion to a p-type semiconductor is realized, and relates to a p-type zinc oxide thin film thus produced using this method and a light-emitting element thereof, the present invention thereby affording a highly reliable p-type zinc oxide thin film, method of producing the same, and blue light-emitting element thereof.12-10-2009
20110068337Display and method for manufacturing the same - A display includes a substrate main body, a thin film transistor (TFT) on the substrate main body, the TFT including an oxide semiconductor layer and a metal oxide film sequentially stacked on top of each other.03-24-2011
20110068336SEMICONDUCTOR ELEMENT AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME - An object is to provide a thin film transistor and a method for manufacturing the thin film transistor including an oxide semiconductor with a controlled threshold voltage, high operation speed, a relatively easy manufacturing process, and sufficient reliability. An impurity having influence on carrier concentration in the oxide semiconductor layer, such as a hydrogen atom or a compound containing a hydrogen atom such as H03-24-2011
20100283049OXIDE SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE INCLUDING INSULATING LAYER AND DISPLAY APPARATUS USING THE SAME - Provided is an oxide semiconductor device including an oxide semiconductor layer and an insulating layer coming into contact with the oxide semiconductor layer in which the insulating layer includes: a first insulating layer coming into contact with an oxide semiconductor, having a thickness of 50 nm or more, and including an oxide containing Si and O; a second insulating layer coming into contact with the first insulating layer, having a thickness of 50 nm or more, and including a nitride containing Si and N; and a third insulating layer coming into contact with the second insulating layer, the first insulating layer and the second insulating layer having hydrogen contents of 4×1011-11-2010
20110108835Transistors, methods of manufacturing a transistor and electronic devices including a transistor - A transistor, a method of manufacturing a transistor, and an electronic device including a transistor are provided, the transistor may include a channel layer having a multi-layer structure. The channel layer may have a double layer structure or a triple layer structure. At least two layers of the channel layer may have different oxygen concentrations.05-12-2011
20120199827THIN-FILM TRANSISTOR CIRCUIT SUBSTRATE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME - According to one embodiment, a method of manufacturing a thin-film transistor circuit substrate including forming an oxide semiconductor thin film above an insulative substrate, forming a gate insulation film and a gate electrode which are stacked on a first region of the oxide semiconductor thin film, and exposing from the gate insulation film a second region and a third region of the oxide semiconductor thin film, the second region and the third region being located on both sides of the first region of the oxide semiconductor thin film, forming an interlayer insulation film of silicon nitride including dangling bonds of silicon, the interlayer insulation film covering the second region and the third region of the oxide semiconductor thin film, the gate insulation film and the gate electrode, and forming a source electrode and a drain electrode.08-09-2012
20110133177Semiconductor Element, Semiconductor Device, And Method For Manufacturing The Same - The semiconductor element includes an oxide semiconductor layer on an insulating surface; a source electrode layer and a drain electrode layer over the oxide semiconductor layer; a gate insulating layer over the oxide semiconductor layer, the source electrode layer, and the drain electrode layer; and a gate electrode layer over the gate insulating layer. The source electrode layer and the drain electrode layer have sidewalls which are in contact with a top surface of the oxide semiconductor layer.06-09-2011
20100295039METHOD FOR GROWING ZINC-OXIDE-BASED SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SEMICONDUCTOR LIGHT EMITTING DEVICE - A method which has a step of growing a thermostable-state ZnO-based single crystal on a ZnO single crystal substrate at a growth temperature that is equal to or greater than 600° C. and less than 900° C. by using a metalorganic compound containing no oxygen and water vapor based on an MOCVD method.11-25-2010
20100181566Electrode Structure, Device Comprising the Same and Method for Forming Electrode Structure - An electrode structure comprises a semiconductor junction comprising an n-type semiconductor layer and a p-type semiconductor layer; a hole exnihilation layer on the p-type semiconductor layer; and a transparent electrode layer on the hole exnihilation layer. The electrode structure further comprises a conductive layer between the hole exnihilation layer and the transparent electrode layer. In the electrode structure, one or more of the hole exnihilation layer, the conductive layer and the transparent electrode layer may be formed by an atomic layer deposition. In the electrode structure, a transparent electrode formed of a degenerated n-type oxide semiconductor does not come in direct contact with a p-type semiconductor, and thus, annihilation or recombination of holes generated in the p-type semiconductor can be reduced, which increases the carrier generation efficiency. Further, the electric conductivity of the transparent electrode is increased by the conductive layer, which improves electrical characteristics of a device.07-22-2010
20110084272SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME - An object is to provide a thin film transistor having favorable electric characteristics and a semiconductor device including the thin film transistor as a switching element. The thin film transistor includes a gate electrode formed over an insulating surface, a gate insulating film over the gate electrode, an oxide semiconductor film which overlaps with the gate electrode over the gate insulating film and which includes a layer where the concentration of one or a plurality of metals contained in the oxide semiconductor is higher than that in other regions, a pair of metal oxide films formed over the oxide semiconductor film and in contact with the layer, and a source electrode and a drain electrode in contact with the metal oxide films. The metal oxide films are formed by oxidation of a metal contained in the source electrode and the drain electrode.04-14-2011
20110084271SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF - Disclosed is a highly reliable semiconductor device and a manufacturing method thereof, which is achieved by using a transistor with favorable electrical characteristics and high reliability as a switching element. The semiconductor device includes a driver circuit portion and a pixel portion over one substrate, and the pixel portion comprises a light-transmitting bottom-gate transistor. The light-transmitting bottom-gate transistor comprises: a transparent gate electrode layer; an oxide semiconductor layer over the gate electrode layer, a superficial layer of the oxide semiconductor layer including comprising a microcrystal group of nanocrystals; and source and drain electrode layers formed over the oxide semiconductor layer, the source and drain electrode layers comprising a light-transmitting oxide conductive layer.04-14-2011
20110084270SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - An object is to provide a thin film transistor including an oxide semiconductor layer, in which a material used for the oxide semiconductor layer and a material used for source and drain electrode layers are prevented from reacting with each other. The source and drain electrode layers provided over a substrate having an insulating surface have a stacked structure of two or more layers. In the stack of layers, a layer which is in contact with an oxide semiconductor layer is a metal layer including a metal element other than a metal element included in the oxide semiconductor layer. An element selected from Sn, Sb, Se, Te, Pd, Ag, Ni, and Cu; an alloy containing any of these elements as a component; an alloy containing any of these elements in combination; or the like is used for a material of the metal layer used.04-14-2011
20110089413HIGH-PERFORMANCE DIODE DEVICE STRUCTURE AND MATERIALS USED FOR THE SAME - A diode and memory device including the diode, where the diode includes a conductive portion and another portion formed of a first material that has characteristics allowing a first decrease in a resistivity of the material upon application of a voltage to the material, thereby allowing current to flow there through, and has further characteristics allowing a second decrease in the resistivity of the first material in response to an increase in temperature of the first material.04-21-2011
20110133176Transistor and electronic apparatus including same - Transistors and electronic apparatuses including the same are provided, the transistors include a channel layer on a substrate. The channel layer includes a zinc (Zn)-containing oxide. The transistors include a source and a drain, respectively, contacting opposing ends of the channel layer, a gate corresponding to the channel layer, and a gate insulating layer insulating the channel layer from the gate. The channel layer has a first surface adjacent to the substrate, a second surface facing the first surface, and a channel layer-protection portion on the second surface. The channel layer-protection portion includes a fluoride material.06-09-2011
20100117077SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF - A structure by which electric-field concentration which might occur between a source electrode and a drain electrode in a bottom-gate thin film transistor is relaxed and deterioration of the switching characteristics is suppressed, and a manufacturing method thereof. A bottom-gate thin film transistor in which an oxide semiconductor layer is provided over a source and drain electrodes is manufactured, and angle θ05-13-2010
20100117079SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME - As a display device has a higher definition, the number of pixels, gate lines, and signal lines are increased. When the number of the gate lines and the signal lines are increased, there occurs a problem that it is difficult to mount an IC chip including a driver circuit for driving the gate and signal lines by bonding or the like, whereby manufacturing cost is increased. A pixel portion and a driver circuit for driving the pixel portion are provided over the same substrate, and at least part of the driver circuit includes a thin film transistor using an oxide semiconductor interposed between gate electrodes provided above and below the oxide semiconductor. Therefore, when the pixel portion and the driver circuit are provided over the same substrate, manufacturing cost can be reduced.05-13-2010
20100117078SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME - An object is to increase field effect mobility of a thin film transistor including an oxide semiconductor. Another object is to stabilize electrical characteristics of the thin film transistor. In a thin film transistor including an oxide semiconductor layer, a semiconductor layer or a conductive layer having higher electrical conductivity than the oxide semiconductor is formed over the oxide semiconductor layer, whereby field effect mobility of the thin film transistor can be increased. Further, by forming a semiconductor layer or a conductive layer having higher electrical conductivity than the oxide semiconductor between the oxide semiconductor layer and a protective insulating layer of the thin film transistor, change in composition or deterioration in film quality of the oxide semiconductor layer is prevented, so that electrical characteristics of the thin film transistor can be stabilized.05-13-2010
20100117075SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - An object is to prevent an impurity such as moisture and oxygen from being mixed into an oxide semiconductor and suppress variation in semiconductor characteristics of a semiconductor device in which an oxide semiconductor is used. Another object is to provide a semiconductor device with high reliability. A gate insulating film provided over a substrate having an insulating surface, a source and a drain electrode which are provided over the gate insulating film, a first oxide semiconductor layer provided over the source electrode and the drain electrode, and a source and a drain region which are provided between the source electrode and the drain electrode and the first oxide semiconductor layer are provided. A barrier film is provided in contact with the first oxide semiconductor layer.05-13-2010
20100117076SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - It is disclosed that a semiconductor device includes an oxide semiconductor layer provided over a gate insulating layer, a source electrode layer, and a drain electrode layer, in which a thickness of the gate insulating layer located in a region between the source electrode layer and the drain electrode layer is smaller than a thickness of the gate insulating layer provided between the gate electrode layer and at least one of the source electrode layer and the drain electrode layer.05-13-2010
20100117074SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME - It is an object to provide a highly reliable semiconductor device including a thin film transistor whose electric characteristics are stable. In addition, it is another object to manufacture a highly reliable semiconductor device at low cost with high productivity. In a semiconductor device including a thin film transistor, a semiconductor layer of the thin film transistor is formed with an oxide semiconductor layer to which a metal element is added. As the metal element, at least one of metal elements of iron, nickel, cobalt, copper, gold, manganese, molybdenum, tungsten, niobium, and tantalum is used. In addition, the oxide semiconductor layer contains indium, gallium, and zinc.05-13-2010
20100117073SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME - In a thin film transistor which uses an oxide semiconductor, buffer layers containing indium, gallium, zinc, oxygen, and nitrogen are provided between the oxide semiconductor layer and the source and drain electrode layers.05-13-2010
20100117072LIGHT EMITTING APPARATUS AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME - To provide a light emitting apparatus in which high definition can be realized and the connection reliability of a wiring portion is excellent, the light emitting apparatus includes: a substrate; a light emitting element which includes a first electrode, an emission layer, and a second electrode which are stacked on the substrate in the stated order; and a thin film transistor which is of an n-type and includes a channel layer and a drain electrode, the light emitting element and the thin film transistor are arranged in parallel and in contact with the substrate, the channel layer of the thin film transistor has a field effect mobility equal to or larger than 1 cm05-13-2010
20100117069OPTIMIZED ELECTRODES FOR RE-RAM - Optimized electrodes for ReRAM memory cells and methods for forming the same are discloses. One aspect comprises forming a first electrode, forming a state change element in contact with the first electrode, treating the state change element, and forming a second electrode. Treating the state change element increases the barrier height at the interface between the second electrode and the state change element. Another aspect comprises forming a first electrode in a manner to deliberately establish a certain degree of amorphization in the first electrode, forming a state change element in contact with the first electrode. The degree of amorphization of the first electrode is either at least as great as the degree of amorphization of the state change element or no more than 5 percent less than the degree of amorphization of the state change element.05-13-2010
20110260157SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE, THIN FILM TRANSISTOR AND A METHOD FOR PRODUCING THE SAME - A semiconductor device, a thin film transistor, and a method for producing the same capable of decreasing the management cost, and capable of decreasing the production steps to reduce the production cost are proposed. A method for producing a thin film transistor 10-27-2011
20120146021AMORPHOUS OXIDE SEMICONDUCTOR, SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE, THIN FILM TRANSISTOR AND DISPLAY DEVICE - An amorphous oxide semiconductor contains at least one element selected from In, Ga, and Zn at an atomic ratio of InxGayZnz, wherein the density M of the amorphous oxide semiconductor is represented by the relational expression (1) below:06-14-2012
20120146020FILMS AND STRUCTURES FOR METAL OXIDE SEMICONDUCTOR LIGHT EMITTING DEVICES AND METHODS - Semiconductor films and structures, such as films and structures utilizing zinc oxide or other metal oxides, and processes for forming such films and structures, are provided for use in metal oxide semiconductor light emitting devices and other metal oxide semiconductor devices, such as ZnO based semiconductor devices.06-14-2012
20110095286THIN FILM TRANSISTOR, METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE THIN FILM TRANSISTOR AND ORGANIC LIGHT EMITTING DISPLAY DEVICE HAVING THE THIN FILM TRANSISTOR - A thin film transistor (TFT) using an oxide semiconductor as an active layer, a method of manufacturing the TFT and an organic light emitting display device having the TFT. In one embodiment, a TFT includes a first gate electrode formed on a substrate. A source electrode is formed to be spaced apart from the gate electrode on the substrate. A first insulating layer is formed on the substrate. An active layer is formed of an oxide semiconductor on the first insulating layer, and connected to the source electrode. A second insulating layer is formed on the first insulating layer. A second gate electrode is formed on the second insulating layer so as not to overlap with the first gate electrode. A drain electrode is formed to be spaced apart from the second gate electrode on the second insulating layer, and connected to the active layer.04-28-2011
20110095288THIN FILM TRANSISTOR AND DISPLAY DEVICE - There is provided a thin film transistor capable of suppressing generation of a leak current in an oxide semiconductor film. A thin film transistor 04-28-2011
20110095287Nonvolatile memory device and nonvolatile memory array including the same - A nonvolatile memory device having self-presence diode characteristics, and/or a nonvolatile memory array including the nonvolatile memory device may be provided. The nonvolatile memory device may include a lower electrode, a first semiconductor oxide layer on the lower electrode, a second semiconductor oxide layer on the first semiconductor oxide layer, and/or an upper electrode on the second semiconductor oxide layer.04-28-2011
20110095285Display Device and Thin Film Transistor Array Substrate and Thin Film Transistor thereof - A display device including a thin film transistor array substrate, transparent electrode substrate and a display medium layer disposed therebetween is provided. The thin film transistor array substrate includes a plurality of thin film transistors with an oxide semiconductor layer respectively. In each thin film transistor, a gate electrode and a gate insulating layer are disposed on a substrate sequentially and the gate electrode is covered by the gate insulating layer. The oxide semiconductor layer is conformably covering on the gate insulating layer and has a channel region located above the gate electrode. A source electrode and a drain electrode of each thin film transistor are disposed on the oxide semiconductor layer and at one side of the channel region respectively. Since the oxide semiconductor layer is made of transparent material, the patterning process of the oxide semiconductor layer can be omitted during the manufacturing process of the reflective display device. Thus, the cost and time-consumed of manufacturing process of the reflective display device can be reduced.04-28-2011
20130009145Transistor, Electronic Device Including Transistor, And Manufacturing Methods Thereof - A transistor may include an active layer having a plurality of oxide semiconductor layers and an insulating layer disposed therebetween. The insulating layer may include a material that has higher etch selectivity with respect to at least one of the plurality of oxide semiconductor layers. The electronic device may include a first transistor and a second transistor connected to the first transistor. The second transistor may include an active layer having a different structure from that of the active layer included in the first transistor. The active layer of the second transistor may have the same structure as one of the plurality of oxide semiconductor layers constituting the active layer of the first transistor.01-10-2013
20130009147METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING OXIDE SEMICONDUCTOR FILM, METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE, AND SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - In an oxide semiconductor film formed over an insulating surface, an amorphous region remains in the vicinity of the interface with the base, which is thought to cause a variation in the characteristics of a transistor and the like. A base surface or film touching the oxide semiconductor film is formed of a material having a melting point higher than that of a material used for the oxide semiconductor film. Accordingly, a crystalline region is allowed to exist in the vicinity of the interface with the base surface or film touching the oxide semiconductor film. An insulating metal oxide is used for the base surface or film touching the oxide semiconductor film. The metal oxide used here is an aluminum oxide, gallium oxide, or the like that is a material belonging to the same group as the material of the oxide semiconductor film.01-10-2013
20130009149SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF - An object of an embodiment of the present invention is to provide a semiconductor device which includes a transistor including an oxide semiconductor with high field-effect mobility, a small variation in threshold voltage, and high reliability. The semiconductor device includes a transistor which includes an insulating substrate from which oxygen is released by heat treatment and an oxide semiconductor film over the insulating substrate. A channel is formed in the oxide semiconductor film. The insulating substrate from which oxygen is released by heat treatment can be manufactured by implanting oxygen ions into at least a region of an insulating substrate on the side provided with the oxide semiconductor film.01-10-2013
20110260159DISPLAY DEVICE - The protective circuit is formed using a non-linear element which includes a gate insulating film covering a gate electrode; a first wiring layer and a second wiring layer which are over the gate insulating film and whose end portions overlap with the gate electrode; and an oxide semiconductor layer which is over the gate electrode and in contact with the gate insulating film and the end portions of the first wiring layer and the second wiring layer. The gate electrode of the non-linear element and a scan line or a signal line is included in a wiring, the first or second wiring layer of the non-linear element is directly connected to the wiring so as to apply the potential of the gate electrode.10-27-2011
20090184315THIN FILM TRANSISTOR ARRAY SUBSTRATE HAVING IMPROVED ELECTRICAL CHARACTERISTICS AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME - A thin film transistor array substrate, which can have high mobility of charge and can achieve uniform electrical characteristics for wide display devices, and a method of manufacturing the thin film transistor array substrate, are provided. The thin film transistor array substrate includes an oxide semiconductor layer having a channel and formed on an insulating substrate, a gate electrode overlapping the oxide semiconductor layer, a gate insulating film disposed between the oxide semiconductor layer and the gate electrode, and a passivation film formed on the oxide semiconductor layer and the gate electrode. At least one of the gate insulating film and the passivation film contains fluorine-containing silicon.07-23-2009
20100059746THIN FILM FIELD-EFFECT TRANSISTOR AND DISPLAY USING THE SAME - The present invention provides a thin film field-effect transistor comprising a substrate having thereon at least a gate electrode, a gate insulating film, an active layer, a source electrode, and a drain electrode, wherein the active layer is an oxide semiconductor layer, a resistance layer having an electric conductivity that is lower than an electric conductivity of the active layer is provided between the active layer and at least one of the source electrode or the drain electrode, and an intermediate layer comprising an oxide comprising an element having a stronger bonding force with respect to oxygen than that of the oxide semiconductor in the active layer is provided between the active layer and the resistance layer.03-11-2010
20100059745THIN-FILM TRANSISTOR DISPLAY PANEL AND METHOD OF FABRICATING THE SAME - Provided are a thin-film transistor (TFT) display panel having improved electrical properties that can be fabricated time-effectively and a method of fabricating the TFT display panel. The TFT display panel includes: gate wirings which are formed on an insulating substrate; oxide active layer patterns which are formed on the gate wirings; data wirings which are formed on the oxide active layer patterns to cross the gate wirings; a passivation layer which is formed on the oxide active layer patterns and the data wirings and is made of silicon nitride (SiNx); and a pixel electrode which is formed on the passivation layer.03-11-2010
20120061668SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME - As a display device has a higher definition, the number of pixels, gate lines, and signal lines are increased. When the number of the gate lines and the signal lines are increased, a problem of higher manufacturing cost, because it is difficult to mount an IC chip including a driver circuit for driving of the gate and signal lines by bonding or the like. A pixel portion and a driver circuit for driving the pixel portion are provided over the same substrate, and at least part of the driver circuit includes a thin film transistor using an oxide semiconductor interposed between gate electrodes provided above and below the oxide semiconductor. Therefore, when the pixel portion and the driver portion are provided over the same substrate, manufacturing cost can be reduced.03-15-2012
20090212283Diode and resistive memory device structures - In an electronic device, a diode and a resistive memory device are connected in series. The diode may take a variety of forms, including oxide or silicon layers, and one of the layers of the diode may make up a layer of the resistive memory device which is in series with that diode.08-27-2009
20110147733SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE STRUCTURE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME - A semiconductor device structure on a substrate and a manufacture method thereof is provided. The semiconductor device structure includes an oxide semiconductor transistor and a passivation layer containing free hydrogen. The semiconductor device structure is formed by following steps. A gate electrode is formed on the substrate. A gate dielectric layer covers the gate electrode. A source electrode is formed on the gate dielectric layer. A drain electrode is formed on the gate dielectric layer and separated from the source electrode and thereby forming a channel distance. An oxide semiconductor layer is formed on the gate dielectric layer, the source electrode and the drain electrode and between the source electrode and the drain electrode. The oxide semiconductor layer is further electrically connected with the source electrode and the drain electrode. A passivation layer covers the oxide semiconductor layer, the source electrode and the drain electrode. The passivation layer has a groove formed therein, and the groove surrounds the oxide semiconductor layer.06-23-2011
20110147740DISPLAY SUBSTRATE, METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME - The present invention discloses a thin film transistor (TFT), a method for manufacturing the TFT, and a display substrate using the TFT that may prevent degradation of the characteristics of an oxide semiconductor contained in the TFT by blocking external light from entering a channel region of the oxide semiconductor. The TFT comprises an oxide semiconductor layer; a protective layer disposed on the oxide semiconductor layer and overlapping a channel region of the oxide semiconductor layer; an opaque layer disposed between the oxide semiconductor layer and the protective layer; a source electrode contacting a first side of the oxide semiconductor layer; a drain electrode contacting a second side of the oxide semiconductor layer and facing the source electrode with the channel region disposed between the drain electrode and the source electrode; a gate electrode to apply an electric field to the oxide semiconductor layer; and a gate insulating layer disposed between the gate electrode and the oxide semiconductor layer.06-23-2011
20110147738SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME - A transistor including an oxide semiconductor, which has good on-state characteristics, and a high-performance semiconductor device including a transistor capable of high-speed response and high-speed operation. In the transistor including an oxide semiconductor, oxygen-defect-inducing factors are introduced (added) into an oxide semiconductor layer, whereby the resistance of a source and drain regions are selectively reduced. Oxygen-defect-inducing factors are introduced into the oxide semiconductor layer, whereby oxygen defects serving as donors can be effectively formed in the oxide semiconductor layer. The introduced oxygen-defect-inducing factors are one or more selected from titanium, tungsten, and molybdenum, and are introduced by an ion implantation method.06-23-2011
20110147736SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE, MEASUREMENT APPARATUS, AND MEASUREMENT METHOD OF RELATIVE PERMITTIVITY - The field of an oxide semiconductor has been attracted attention in recent years. Therefore, the correlation between electric characteristics of a transistor including an oxide semiconductor layer and physical properties of the oxide semiconductor layer has not been clear yet. Thus, a first object is to improve electric characteristics of the transistor by control of physical properties of the oxide semiconductor layer. A semiconductor device including at least a gate electrode, an oxide semiconductor layer, and a gate insulating layer sandwiched between the gate electrode and the oxide semiconductor layer, where the oxide semiconductor layer has the relative permittivity of equal to or higher than 13 (or equal to or higher than 14), is provided.06-23-2011
20110147735THIN FILM TRANSISTOR AND METHOD OF FORMING THE SAME - Provided are a thin film transistor and a method of forming the same. The thin film transistor includes: a substrate; a source electrode and a drain electrode on the substrate; an oxide active layer between the source electrode and the drain electrode; a gate electrode on one side of the oxide active layer; a gate dielectric layer between the gate electrode and the oxide active layer; and a buffer layer between the gate dielectric layer and the oxide active layer.06-23-2011
20110147734Transistor, method of manufacturing transistor, and electronic device including transistor - Provided are a transistor, a method of manufacturing the transistor, and an electronic device including the transistor. The transistor may include a gate insulator of which at least one surface is treated with plasma. The surface of the gate insulator may be an interface that contacts a channel layer. The interface may be treated with plasma by using a fluorine (F)-containing gas, and thus may include fluorine (F). The interface treated with plasma may suppress the characteristic variations of the transistor due to light.06-23-2011
20110186837SEMICONDUCTOR MEMORY DEVICE - It is to provide a semiconductor memory device in which high voltage is not needed in writing, a defect is less likely to occur, the writing time is short, and data cannot be rewritten without an increase in cost. The semiconductor memory device includes a memory element which includes a diode-connected first transistor, a second transistor whose gate is connected to one terminal of a source electrode and a drain electrode of the diode-connected first transistor, and a capacitor connected to the one terminal of the source electrode and the drain electrode of the diode-connected first transistor and the gate of the second transistor.08-04-2011
20100025676SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF - To offer a semiconductor device including a thin film transistor having excellent characteristics and high reliability and a method for manufacturing the semiconductor device without variation. The summary is to include an inverted-staggered (bottom-gate structure) thin film transistor in which an oxide semiconductor film containing In, Ga, and Zn is used for a semiconductor layer and a buffer layer is provided between the semiconductor layer and source and drain electrode layers. An ohmic contact is formed by intentionally providing a buffer layer containing In, Ga, and Zn and having a higher carrier concentration than the semiconductor layer between the semiconductor layer and the source and drain electrode layers.02-04-2010
20100025680THIN-FILM TRANSISTOR AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME - In a thin-film transistor comprising respective elements of: three electrodes of a source electrode, a drain electrode and a gate electrode; a channel layer; and a gate insulating film, at least the channel layer is formed by a metal oxide film including indium. Therefore, it is possible to obtain the thin-film transistor, which can manufacture an element to a polymer substrate without using a high temperature process and which can achieve a high performance and a high reliability at low cost.02-04-2010
20100025679SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME - An embodiment is to include an inverted staggered (bottom gate structure) thin film transistor in which an oxide semiconductor film containing In, Ga, and Zn is used as a semiconductor layer and a buffer layer is provided between the semiconductor layer and a source and drain electrode layers. The buffer layer having higher carrier concentration than the semiconductor layer is provided intentionally between the source and drain electrode layers and the semiconductor layer, whereby an ohmic contact is formed.02-04-2010
20100025678SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME - It is an object to provide a semiconductor device including a thin film transistor with favorable electric properties and high reliability, and a method for manufacturing the semiconductor device with high productivity. In an inverted staggered (bottom gate) thin film transistor, an oxide semiconductor film containing In, Ga, and Zn is used as a semiconductor layer, and a buffer layer formed using a metal oxide layer is provided between the semiconductor layer and a source and drain electrode layers. The metal oxide layer is intentionally provided as the buffer layer between the semiconductor layer and the source and drain electrode layers, whereby ohmic contact is obtained.02-04-2010
20100025675SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME - In an active matrix display device, electric characteristics of thin film transistors included in a circuit are important, and performance of the display device depends on the electric characteristics. Thus, by using an oxide semiconductor film including In, Ga, and Zn for an inverted staggered thin film transistor, variation in electric characteristics of the thin film transistor can be reduced. Three layers of a gate insulating film, an oxide semiconductor layer and a channel protective layer are successively formed by a sputtering method without being exposed to air. Further, in the oxide semiconductor layer, the thickness of a region overlapping with the channel protective film is larger than that of a region in contact with a conductive film.02-04-2010
20110215318SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF - A semiconductor device which includes a thin film transistor having an oxide semiconductor layer and excellent electrical characteristics is provided. Further, a method for manufacturing a semiconductor device in which plural kinds of thin film transistors of different structures are formed over one substrate to form plural kinds of circuits and in which the number of steps is not greatly increased is provided. After a metal thin film is formed over an insulating surface, an oxide semiconductor layer is formed thereover. Then, oxidation treatment such as heat treatment is performed to oxidize the metal thin film partly or entirely. Further, structures of thin film transistors are different between a circuit in which emphasis is placed on the speed of operation, such as a logic circuit, and a matrix circuit.09-08-2011
20100019239METHOD OF FABRICATING ZTO THIN FILM, THIN FILM TRANSISTOR EMPLOYING THE SAME, AND METHOD OF FABRICATING THIN FILM TRANSISTOR - Provided are a method of fabricating a zinc-tin-oxide (ZTO) thin film, a thin film transistor employing the same, and a method of fabricating a thin film transistor. The method of fabricating a ZTO thin film includes depositing zinc oxide and tin oxide at a deposition temperature of 450° C. or lower so that a zinc-to-tin atomic ratio is 4:1 or greater, to form an amorphous ZTO thin film. In the thin film transistor, the ZTO thin film is used as a channel layer.01-28-2010
20100019240RESISTIVE MEMORY DEVICE AND METHOD FOR FABRICATING THE SAME - A resistive memory device includes: a bottom electrode formed over a substrate; and an insulation layer having a hole structure formed over the substrate structure. Herein, the hole structure exposes the bottom electrode, has sidewalls of positive slope, and has a bottom width equal to or smaller than a width of the bottom electrode; a resistive layer formed over the hole structure; and an upper electrode formed over the resistive layer.01-28-2010
20100123130SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME - It is an object to provide an oxide semiconductor which is suitable for use in a semiconductor device. Alternatively, it is another object to provide a semiconductor device using the oxide semiconductor. Provided is a semiconductor device including an In—Ga—Zn—O based oxide semiconductor layer in a channel formation region of a transistor. In the semiconductor device, the In—Ga—Zn—O based oxide semiconductor layer has a structure in which crystal grains represented by InGaO05-20-2010
20100025673Light Emitting Diode and Method for Manufacturing the Same - The present invention relates to a light emitting diode (02-04-2010
20110114937p-TYPE MgZnO-BASED THIN FILM AND SEMICONDUCTOR LIGHT EMITTING DEVICE - Provided are: a p-type MgZnO-based thin film that functions as a p-type; and a semiconductor light emitting device that includes the p-type MgZnO-based thin film.05-19-2011
20090236597PROCESS TO MAKE METAL OXIDE THIN FILM TRANSISTOR ARRAY WITH ETCH STOPPING LAYER - The present invention generally relates to thin film transistors (TFTs) and methods of making TFTs. The active channel of the TFT may comprise one or more metals selected from the group consisting of zinc, gallium, tin, indium, and cadmium. The active channel may also comprise nitrogen and oxygen. To protect the active channel during source-drain electrode patterning, an etch stop layer may be deposited over the active layer. The etch stop layer prevents the active channel from being exposed to the plasma used to define the source and drain electrodes. The etch stop layer and the source and drain electrodes may be used as a mask when wet etching the active material layer that is used for the active channel.09-24-2009
20100084649OXIDE THIN FILM TRANSISTOR AND METHOD OF FABRICATING THE SAME - An oxide thin film transistor (TFT) and its fabrication method are disclosed. In a TFT of a bottom gate structure using amorphous zinc oxide (ZnO)-based semiconductor as an active layer, source and drain electrodes are formed, on which the active layer made of oxide semiconductor is formed to thus prevent degeneration of the oxide semiconductor in etching the source and drain electrodes. The oxide TFT includes: a gate electrode form on a substrate; a gate insulating layer formed on the gate electrode; source and drain electrodes formed on the gate insulating layer and having a multi-layer structure of two or more layers; and an active layer formed on the source and drain electrodes and formed of amorphous zinc oxide-based semiconductor, wherein a metal layer such as indium-tin-oxide, molybdenum, and the like, having good ohmic-contact characteristics with titanium and a titanium alloy having good bonding force with oxygen or the oxide-based semiconductor is formed at an uppermost portion of the source and drain electrodes. In a method for fabricating an oxide TFT, a silicon nitride film is deposited with a sputter equipment without the necessity of H04-08-2010
20110073857SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE, ITS MANUFACTURE METHOD AND TEMPLATE SUBSTRATE - A semiconductor device includes a ZnO-containing substrate containing Li, a zinc silicate layer formed above the ZnO-containing substrate, and a semiconductor layer epitaxially grown relative to the ZnO-containing substrate via the zinc silicate layer.03-31-2011
20110073856THIN FILM TRANSISTOR - To achieve, in an oxide semiconductor thin layer transistor, both the stability of threshold voltage against electric stress and suppression of variation in the threshold voltage in a transfer characteristic. A thin film transistor includes an oxide semiconductor layer and a gate insulating layer disposed so as to be in contact with the oxide semiconductor layer, wherein the oxide semiconductor layer contains hydrogen atoms and includes at least two regions that function as active layers of the oxide semiconductor and have different average hydrogen concentrations in the layer thickness direction; and when the regions functioning as the active layers of the oxide semiconductor are sequentially defined as, from the side of the gate insulating layer, a first region and a second region, the average hydrogen concentration of the first region is lower than the average hydrogen concentration of the second region.03-31-2011
20120032164SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - In a semiconductor device which conducts multilevel writing operation and a driving method thereof, a signal line for controlling on/off of a writing transistor for conducting a writing operation on a memory cell using a transistor including an oxide semiconductor layer is disposed along a bit line, and a multilevel writing operation is conducted with use of, also in a writing operation, a voltage which is applied to a capacitor at a reading operation. Because an oxide semiconductor material that is a wide gap semiconductor capable of sufficiently reducing off-state current of a transistor is used, data can be held for a long period.02-09-2012
20120032161SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - An object is to provide a semiconductor device which can hold stored data even when not powered and which achieves high integration by reduction of the number of wirings. The semiconductor device is formed using a material which can sufficiently reduce the off-state current of a transistor, e.g., an oxide semiconductor material which is a wide bandgap semiconductor. When a semiconductor material which allows a sufficient reduction in the off-state current of a transistor is used, data can be held for a long period. One line serves as the word line for writing and the word line for reading and one line serves as the bit line for writing and the bit line for reading, whereby the number of wirings is reduced. Further, by reducing the number of source lines, the storage capacity per unit area is increased.02-09-2012
20090072231Formation of p-n homogeneous junctions - Methods, structures and devices are described, in which structures and devices have one or more p-n homo-junctions fabricated in solution. The junctions are formed by a sequential deposition of an oxide of copper from solution. Conduction type of the oxide of copper is controlled by pH of the solution.03-19-2009
20100193783SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME - In forming a thin film transistor, an oxide semiconductor layer is used and a cluster containing a titanium compound whose electrical conductance is higher than that of the oxide semiconductor layer is formed between the oxide semiconductor layer and a gate insulating layer.08-05-2010
20120305914SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE, DISPLAY DEVICE, AND ELECTRONIC APPLIANCE - To reduce adverse effects on actual operation and to reduce adverse effects of noise. A structure including an electrode, a wiring electrically connected to the electrode, an oxide semiconductor layer overlapping with the electrode in a plane view, an insulating layer provided between the electrode and the oxide semiconductor layer in a cross-sectional view, and a functional circuit to which a signal is inputted from the electrode through the wiring and in which operation is controlled in accordance with the signal inputted. A capacitor is formed using an oxide semiconductor layer, an insulating layer, and a wiring or an electrode.12-06-2012
20120305915FIELD-EFFECT TRANSISTOR AND METHOD FOR FABRICATING FIELD-EFFECT TRANSISTOR - A method for fabricating a field-effect transistor having a gate electrode, a source electrode, a drain electrode, and an active layer forming a channel region, the active layer having an oxide semiconductor mainly containing magnesium and indium is disclosed. The method includes a deposition step of depositing an oxide film, a patterning step of patterning the oxide film by processes including etching to obtain the active layer, and a heat-treatment step of heat-treating the obtained active layer subsequent to the patterning step.12-06-2012
20120305913METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - A larger substrate can be used, and a transistor having a desirably high field-effect mobility can be manufactured through formation of an oxide semiconductor layer having a high degree of crystallinity, whereby a large-sized display device, a high-performance semiconductor device, or the like can be put into practical use. A first multi-component oxide semiconductor layer is formed over a substrate and a single-component oxide semiconductor layer is formed thereover; then, crystal growth is carried out from a surface to an inside by performing heat treatment at 500° C. to 1000° C. inclusive, preferably 550° C. to 750° C. inclusive so that a first multi-component oxide semiconductor layer including single crystal regions and a single-component oxide semiconductor layer including single crystal regions are formed; and a second multi-component oxide semiconductor layer including single crystal regions is stacked over the single-component oxide semiconductor layer including single crystal regions.12-06-2012
20120305912DISPLAY DEVICE AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE INCLUDING THE SAME - One embodiment of the present invention provides a highly reliably display device in which a high mobility is achieved in an oxide semiconductor. A first oxide component is formed over a base component. Crystal growth proceeds from a surface toward an inside of the first oxide component by a first heat treatment, so that a first oxide crystal component is formed in contact with at least part of the base component. A second oxide component is formed over the first oxide crystal component. Crystal growth is performed by a second heat treatment using the first oxide crystal component as a seed, so that a second oxide crystal component is formed. Thus, a stacked oxide material is formed. A transistor with a high mobility is formed using the stacked oxide material and a driver circuit is formed using the transistor.12-06-2012
20120305911THIN FILM TRANSISTOR SUBSTRATE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD FOR THE SAME - Provided is a thin film transistor having a semiconductor film disposed in a plurality of portions on a substrate, a source electrode and a drain electrode which are disposed, on a semiconductor film, in contact with the semiconductor film while being spaced from each other, and a gate electrode which is disposed across the source electrode and the drain electrode via a gate insulating film; an auxiliary capacitance electrode which is disposed on the semiconductor film while in contact with the semiconductor film; a source line which has the semiconductor film in a lower layer, extends from the source electrode; a gate line which extends from the gate electrode; a pixel electrode which is electrically connected to the drain electrode; and an auxiliary capacitance electrode connecting line which electrically connects the auxiliary capacitance electrodes to each other in the adjacent pixels.12-06-2012
20120305910HYBRID THIN FILM TRANSISTOR, MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF AND DISPLAY PANEL HAVING THE SAME - A hybrid thin film transistor includes a first thin film transistor and a second thin film transistor. The first thin film transistor includes a first gate, a first source, a first drain and a first semiconductor layer disposed between the first gate, the first source and the first drain, and the first semiconductor layer includes a crystallized silicon layer. The second thin film transistor includes a second gate, a second source, a second drain and a second semiconductor layer disposed between the second gate, the second source and the second drain, and the second semiconductor layer includes a metal oxide semiconductor layer.12-06-2012
20120146017OXIDE THIN FILM TRANSISTOR AND METHOD OF FABRICATING THE SAME - A method for fabricating an oxide thin film transistor includes sequentially forming a gate insulating film, an oxide semiconductor layer, and a first insulating layer; selectively patterning the oxide semiconductor layer and the first insulating layer to form an active layer and an insulating layer pattern on the gate electrode; forming a second insulating layer on the substrate having the active layer and the insulating layer pattern formed thereon; and selectively patterning the insulating layer pattern and the second insulating layer to form first and second etch stoppers on the active layer. The oxide semiconductor layer may be a ternary system or quaternary system oxide semiconductor comprising a combination of AxByCzO (A, B, C═Zn, Cd, Ga, In, Sn, Hf, Zr; x, y, z≧0).06-14-2012
20120037902CONSTRUCTIONS COMPRISING HAFNIUM OXIDE AND/OR ZIRCONIUM OXIDE - The invention includes a dielectric mode from ALD-type methods in which two or more different precursors are utilized with one or more reactants to form the dielectric material. In particular aspects, the precursors are aluminum and hafnium and/or zirconium for materials made from a hafnium precursor, the hafnium oxide is predominantly in a tetragonal crystalline phase.02-16-2012
20100127256SEMICONDUCTOR THIN FILM, SEMICONDUCTOR THIN FILM MANUFACTURING METHOD AND SEMICONDUCTOR ELEMENT - An amorphous oxide thin film containing amorphous oxide is exposed to an oxygen plasma generated by exciting an oxygen-containing gas in high frequency. The oxygen plasma is preferably generated under the condition that applied frequency is 1 kHz or more and 300 MHz or less and pressure is 5 Pa or more. The amorphous oxide thin film is preferably exposed by a sputtering method, ion-plating method, vacuum deposition method, sol-gel method or fine particle application method.05-27-2010
20120061666SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND DISPLAY DEVICE - A semiconductor device including a first gate electrode and a second gate electrode formed apart from each other over an insulating surface, an oxide semiconductor film including a region overlapping with the first gate electrode with a gate insulating film interposed therebetween, a region overlapping with the second gate electrode with the gate insulating film interposed therebetween, and a region overlapping with neither the first gate electrode nor the second gate electrode, and an insulating film covering the gate insulating film, the first gate electrode, the second gate electrode, and the oxide semiconductor film, and being in direct contact with the oxide semiconductor film is provided.03-15-2012
20090189154ZnO NANOSTRUCTURE-BASED LIGHT EMITTING DEVICE - A Light Emitting Diode (LED) formed on a substrate of a material selected from at least one of a semiconductor, an insulator and a metal; at least one semiconductor film layer of ZnO or GaN deposited on the substrate; a nanotips array of ZnO or its ternary compound, the array being grown either directly or indirectly on a surface of at least one semiconductor film layer; at least one transparent and conductive oxide (TCO) layer deposited on at least one semiconductor film layer; and a semiconductor p-n junction under a forward bias voltage.07-30-2009
20100127253TFT SUBSTRATE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING TFT SUBSTRATE - An object of the invention is to provide a TFT substrate and a method for producing a TFT substrate which is capable of drastically reducing the production cost by decreasing the number of steps in the production process and improving production yield. A TFT substrate includes: a substrate; a gate electrode and a gate wire formed above the substrate; a gate insulating film formed above the gate electrode and the gate wire; a first oxide layer formed above the gate insulating film which is formed at least above the gate electrode; and a second oxide layer formed above the first oxide layer; wherein at least a pixel electrode is formed from the second oxide layer.05-27-2010
20110108834SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - An object is, in a thin film transistor including an oxide semiconductor layer, to reduce contact resistance between the oxide semiconductor layer and source and drain electrode layers electrically connected to the oxide semiconductor layer. The source and drain electrode layers have a stacked-layer structure of two or more layers in which a layer in contact with the oxide semiconductor layer is formed using an oxide of a metal whose work function is lower than the work function of the oxide semiconductor layer or an oxide of an alloy containing such a metal. Layers other than the layer in contact with the oxide semiconductor layer of the source and drain electrode layers are formed using an element selected from Al, Cr, Cu, Ta, Ti, Mo, or W, an alloy containing any of these elements as a component, an alloy containing any of these elements in combination, or the like.05-12-2011
20110089415EPITAXIAL GROWTH OF SINGLE CRYSTALLINE MGO ON GERMANIUM - The embodiments disclosed herein relate to growth of magnesium-oxide on a single crystalline substrate of germanium. The embodiments further describes a method of manufacturing and crystalline structure of a FM/MgO/Ge(001) heterostructure. The embodiments further related to method of manufacturing and a crystalline structure for a high-k dielectric//MgO [100](001)//Ge[110](001) heterostructure.04-21-2011
20110315983THIN FILM TRANSISTOR HAVING SEMICONDUCTOR ACTIVE LAYER - A method of manufacturing an IGZO active layer includes depositing ions including In, Ga, and Zn from a first target, and depositing ions including In from a second target having a different atomic composition from the first target. The deposition of ions from the second target may be controlled to adjust an atomic % of In in the IGZO layer to be about 12-29-2011
20100133533DISPLAY DEVICE - By applying an AC pulse to a gate of a transistor which easily deteriorates, a shift in threshold voltage of the transistor is suppressed. However, in a case where amorphous silicon is used for a semiconductor layer of a transistor, the occurrence of a shift in threshold voltage naturally becomes a problem for a transistor which constitutes a part of circuit that generates an AC pulse. A shift in threshold voltage of a transistor which easily deteriorates and a shift in threshold voltage of a turned-on transistor are suppressed by signal input to a gate electrode of the transistor which easily deteriorates through the turned-on transistor. In other words, a structure for applying an AC pulse to a gate electrode of a transistor which easily deteriorates through a transistor to a gate electrode of which a high potential (VDD) is applied, is included.06-03-2010
20120175606EPITAXIAL STRUCTURE - An epitaxial structure is provided. The epitaxial structure includes a substrate, an epitaxial layer and a carbon nanotube layer. The epitaxial layer is located on the substrate. The carbon nanotube layer is located between the substrate and the epitaxial layer. The carbon nanotube layer can be a carbon nanotube film drawn from a carbon nanotube array and including a plurality of successive and oriented carbon nanotubes joined end-to-end by van der Waals attractive force therebetween.07-12-2012
20120175605Organic light-emitting display device and method of manufacturing the same - A design for an organic light-emitting display device that increases capacitor capacity and increases aperture ratio by forming an initializing voltage electrode on a different layer than an electrode of the capacitor and forming only one via hole for an entire set of three sub-pixels. One of the source electrodes and the drain electrodes of switching transistors for the three sub-pixels are formed in common, along with the gate electrodes of the switching transistors.07-12-2012
20110315982METHOD FOR PRODUCING SEMICONDUCTING INDIUM OXIDE LAYERS, INDIUM OXIDE LAYERS PRODUCED ACCORDING TO SAID METHOD AND THEIR USE - The present invention relates to a process for producing semiconductive indium oxide layers, in which a substrate is coated with a liquid, anhydrous composition comprising a) at least one indium alkoxide and b) at least one solvent, optionally dried and thermally treated at temperatures greater than 12-29-2011
20110315980Thin Film Transistor and Method of Manufacturing the Same - Provided are a Thin Film Transistor (TFT) and a method of manufacturing the same. The TFT includes a gate electrode; a source electrode and a drain electrode spaced from the gate electrode in a vertical direction and spaced from each other in a horizontal direction; a gate insulation layer disposed between the gate electrode and the source and drain electrodes; and an active layer disposed between the gate insulation layer and the source and drain electrodes. The active layer is formed of a conductive oxide layer and comprises at least two layers having different conductivities according to an impurity doped into the conductive oxide layer.12-29-2011
20110315979TRANSISTOR AND SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - Manufactured is a transistor including an oxide semiconductor layer, a source electrode layer and a drain electrode layer overlapping with part of the oxide semiconductor layer, a gate insulating layer overlapping with the oxide semiconductor layer, the source electrode layer, and the drain electrode layer, and a gate electrode overlapping with part of the oxide semiconductor layer with the gate insulating layer provided therebetween, wherein, after the oxide semiconductor layer which is to be a channel formation region is irradiated with light and the light irradiation is stopped, a relaxation time of carriers in photoresponse characteristics of the oxide semiconductor layer has at least two kinds of modes: τ12-29-2011
20120056174Organic light emitting display apparatus - An OLED apparatus including a substrate with a lower active layer thereon and including an oxide semiconductor for generating current in response to light; an etching prevention layer on an upper portion of the lower active layer and including a contact hole; a source/drain electrode on the etching prevention layer and electrically connected to the lower active layer through the contact hole; an upper charging electrode on the etching prevention layer and overlapping the lower active layer; a light emitting layer contacting the upper charging electrode for generating light; and a cathode electrode facing the upper charging electrode, wherein the light emitting layer is configured to be driven and emit light in response to a driving voltage applied to the upper charging electrode, and the lower active layer is configured to store current in the oxide semiconductor in response to the driving voltage applied to the upper charging electrode.03-08-2012
20120043537PROCESS FOR PRODUCING SEMICONDUCTIVE LAYERS - The present invention relates to a process for producing a layer comprising at least one semiconductive metal oxide on a substrate, comprising at least the steps of: 02-23-2012
20120061667LIGHT-EMITTING ELEMENT - A light-emitting element includes: a substrate including a first surface and a second surface different from the first surface; a plurality of light-emitting structure units disposed on the second surface; and a trench formed on the first surface and between the plurality of light-emitting structure units.03-15-2012
20120001166PARELLEL OPTICAL TRANSCEIVER MODULE - A silicon-on-insulator wafer is provided. The silicon-on-insulator wafer includes a silicon substrate having optical vias formed therein. In addition, an optically transparent oxide layer is disposed on the silicon substrate and the optically transparent oxide layer is in contact with the optical vias. Then, a complementary metal-oxide-semiconductor layer is formed over the optically transparent oxide layer.01-05-2012
20120001170SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - An object is to provide a semiconductor device including an oxide semiconductor, which has stable electrical characteristics and improved reliability. In a transistor including an oxide semiconductor film, insulating films each including a material containing a Group 13 element and oxygen are formed in contact with the oxide semiconductor film, whereby the interfaces with the oxide semiconductor film can be kept in a favorable state. Further, the insulating films each include a region where the proportion of oxygen is higher than that in the stoichiometric composition, so that oxygen is supplied to the oxide semiconductor film; thus, oxygen defects in the oxide semiconductor film can be reduced. Furthermore, the insulating films in contact with the oxide semiconductor film each have a stacked structure so that films each containing aluminum are provided over and under the oxide semiconductor film, whereby entry of water into the oxide semiconductor film can be prevented.01-05-2012
20120001172RAPID CRYSTALLIZATION OF HEAVILY DOPED METAL OXIDES AND PRODUCTS PRODUCED THEREBY - A method of making a doped metal oxide comprises heating a first doped metal oxide with a laser, to form a crystallized doped metal oxide. The crystallized doped metal oxide has a different crystal structure than the first doped metal oxide.01-05-2012
20120001171Semiconductor Structures with Rare-earths - The present invention discloses structures to increase carrier mobility using engineered substrate technologies for a solid state device. Structures employing rare-earth compounds enable heteroepitaxy of different semiconductor materials of different orientations.01-05-2012
20120001169SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF - A semiconductor device having favorable electric characteristics and a manufacturing method thereof are provided. A transistor includes an oxide semiconductor layer formed over an insulating layer, a source electrode layer and a drain electrode layer which overlap with part of the oxide semiconductor layer, a gate insulating layer in contact with part of the oxide semiconductor layer, and a gate electrode layer over the gate insulating layer. In the transistor, a buffer layer having n-type conductivity is formed between the source electrode layer and the oxide semiconductor layer and between the drain electrode layer and the oxide semiconductor layer. Thus, parasitic resistance is reduced, resulting in improvement of on-state characteristics of the transistor.01-05-2012
20120001167THIN FILM TRANSISTOR AND DISPLAY DEVICE - A thin film transistor allowed to suppress a failure caused by an interlayer insulating film and improve reliability of a self-alignment structure, and a display device including this thin film transistor are provided. The thin film transistor includes: a gate electrode; an oxide semiconductor film having a channel region facing the gate electrode, and having a source region on one side of the channel region, and a drain region on the other side of the channel region; an interlayer insulating film provided in contact with the oxide semiconductor film as well as having a connection hole, and including an organic resin film; and a source electrode and a drain electrode connected to the source region and the drain region, respectively, via the connection hole.01-05-2012
20110156030LIGHT-EMITTING ELEMENT - In the present invention, a light-emitting element operating at low driving voltage, consuming low power, emitting light with good color purity and manufactured in high yields can be obtained. A light-emitting element is disclosed with a configuration composed of a first layer containing a light-emitting material, a second layer, a third layer are formed sequentially over an anode to be interposed between the anode and a cathode in such a way that the third layer is formed to be in contact with the cathode. The second layer is made from n-type semiconductor, a mixture including that, or a mixture of an organic compound having a carrier transporting property and a material having a high electron donor property. The third layer is made from p-type semiconductor, a mixture including that, or a mixture of an organic compound having a carrier transporting property and a material having a high electron acceptor property.06-30-2011
20110156029Light-Emitting Element and Ligt-Emitting Device - It is an object of the present invention to provide a light-emitting element having, between a pair of electrodes, a layer containing a light-emitting material and a transparent conductive film, wherein the electric erosion of the transparent conductive film and reflective metal can be prevented and to provide a light-emitting device using the light-emitting element. According to the present invention, a first layer 06-30-2011
20110156028SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - The semiconductor device includes a source line, a bit line, a signal line, a word line, memory cells connected in parallel between the source line and the bit line, a first driver circuit electrically connected to the source line and the bit line through switching elements, a second driver circuit electrically connected to the source line through a switching element, a third driver circuit electrically connected to the signal line, and a fourth driver circuit electrically connected to the word line. The memory cell includes a first transistor including a first gate electrode, a first source electrode, and a first drain electrode, a second transistor including a second gate electrode, a second source electrode, and a second drain electrode, and a capacitor. The second transistor includes an oxide semiconductor material.06-30-2011
20110156026METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - A larger substrate can be used, and a transistor having a desirably high field-effect mobility can be manufactured through formation of an oxide semiconductor layer having a high degree of crystallinity, whereby a large-sized display device, a high-performance semiconductor device, or the like can be put into practical use. A first multi-component oxide semiconductor layer is formed over a substrate and a single-component oxide semiconductor layer is formed thereover; then, crystal growth is carried out from a surface to an inside by performing heat treatment at 500° C. to 1000° C. inclusive, preferably 550° C. to 750° C. inclusive so that a first multi-component oxide semiconductor layer including single crystal regions and a single-component oxide semiconductor layer including single crystal regions are formed; and a second multi-component oxide semiconductor layer including single crystal regions is stacked over the single-component oxide semiconductor layer including single crystal regions.06-30-2011
20110156025MEMORY DEVICE AND SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - It is an object to provide a memory device whose power consumption can be suppressed and a semiconductor device including the memory device. As a switching element for holding electric charge accumulated in a transistor which functions as a memory element, a transistor including an oxide semiconductor film as an active layer is provided for each memory cell in the memory device. The transistor which is used as a memory element has a first gate electrode, a second gate electrode, a semiconductor film located between the first gate electrode and the second gate electrode, a first insulating film located between the first gate electrode and the semiconductor film, a second insulating film located between the second gate electrode and the semiconductor film, and a source electrode and a drain electrode in contact with the semiconductor film.06-30-2011
20110156024MEMORY DEVICE, SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE, AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE - An object is to provide a memory device which does not need a complex manufacturing process and whose power consumption can be suppressed, and a semiconductor device including the memory device. A solution is to provide a capacitor which holds data and a switching element which controls storing and releasing charge in the capacitor in a memory element. In the memory element, a phase-inversion element such as an inverter or a clocked inverter includes the phase of an input signal is inverted and the signal is output. For the switching element, a transistor including an oxide semiconductor in a channel formation region is used. In the case where application of a power supply voltage to the phase-inversion element is stopped, the data is stored in the capacitor, so that the data is held in the capacitor even when the application of the power supply voltage to the phase-inversion element is stopped.06-30-2011
20110156023SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF - In a semiconductor device using a nonvolatile memory, high speed erasing operation and low power consumption are realized. In a nonvolatile memory in which a channel formation region, a tunnel insulating film, and a floating gate are stacked in this order, the channel formation region is formed using an oxide semiconductor layer. In addition, a metal wiring for erasing is provided in a lower side of the channel formation region so as to face the floating gate. With the above structure, when erasing operation is performed, charge accumulated in the floating gate is extracted to the metal wiring through the channel formation region. Consequently, high speed erasing operation and low power consumption of the semiconductor device can be realized.06-30-2011
20110156022SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME - A semiconductor device which includes an oxide semiconductor layer, a source electrode and a drain electrode electrically connected to the oxide semiconductor layer, a gate insulating layer covering the oxide semiconductor layer, the source electrode, and the drain electrode, and a gate electrode over the gate insulating layer is provided. The thickness of the oxide semiconductor layer is greater than or equal to 1 nm and less than or equal to 10 nm. The gate insulating layer satisfies a relation where ε06-30-2011
20110156021THIN FILM TRANSISTOR - A thin film transistor for increasing the conductivity of a channel region and suppressing the leakage current of a back channel region, and a display device including the thin film transistor, are discussed. According to an embodiment, the thin film transistor includes a gate electrode arranged on a substrate, a source electrode and a drain electrode spaced from each other on the substrate, a gate insulating film to insulate the gate electrode from the source electrode and the drain electrode, and a semiconductor layer insulated from the gate electrode through the gate insulating film, the semiconductor layer including a channel region and a back channel region, the semiconductor layer made of (In06-30-2011
20110156020Transistor - Provided is a transistor including a semiconductor insertion layer between a channel layer and a source electrode. A potential barrier between the channel layer and the source electrode may be increased by the semiconductor insertion layer. The channel layer may be an oxide semiconductor layer. The transistor may be an enhancement mode transistor.06-30-2011
20110156027SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - An object of one embodiment of the present invention is to provide a semiconductor device with a novel structure in which stored data can be stored even when power is not supplied in a data storing time and there is no limitation on the number of times of writing. The semiconductor device includes a first transistor which includes a first channel formation region using a semiconductor material other than an oxide semiconductor, a second transistor which includes a second channel formation region using an oxide semiconductor material, and a capacitor. One of a second source electrode and a second drain electrode of the second transistor is electrically connected to one electrode of the capacitor.06-30-2011
20120056176SPUTTERING TARGET AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - An object is to provide a deposition technique for depositing an oxide semiconductor film. Another object is to provide a method for manufacturing a highly reliable semiconductor element using the oxide semiconductor film. A novel sputtering target obtained by removing an alkali metal, an alkaline earth metal, and hydrogen that are impurities in a sputtering target used for deposition is used, whereby an oxide semiconductor film containing a small amount of those impurities can be deposited.03-08-2012
20120056175FIELD EFFECT TRANSISTOR AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - A structure with which the zero current of a field effect transistor using a conductor-semiconductor junction can be reduced is provided. A floating electrode (03-08-2012
20120056173STAGGERED THIN FILM TRANSISTOR AND METHOD OF FORMING THE SAME - A staggered thin film transistor and a method of forming the staggered thin film transistor are provided. The thin film transistor includes an annealed layer stack including an oxide containing layer, a copper alloy layer deposited on the conductive oxide layer, a copper containing oxide layer, and a copper containing layer.03-08-2012
20110037067ZNO-GROUP SEMICONDUCTOR ELEMENT - Provided is a ZnO-based semiconductor device in which flat ZnO-based semiconductor layers can be grown on a MgZnO substrate having a laminate-side principal surface including a C-plane. With an Mg02-17-2011
20120012837SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - A semiconductor device with a novel structure in which stored data can be retained even when power is not supplied, and does not have a limitation on the number of write cycles. The semiconductor device includes a memory cell including a first transistor, a second transistor, and an insulating layer placed between a source region or a drain region of the first transistor and a channel formation region of the second transistor. The first transistor and the second transistor are provided to at least partly overlap with each other. The insulating layer and a gate insulating layer of the second transistor satisfy the following formula: (t01-19-2012
20120012840Thin-film Transistor (TFT) With A Bi-layer Channel - In at least some embodiments, a thin-film transistor (TFT) includes a gate electrode and a gate dielectric covering the gate dielectric. The TFT also includes a source electrode and a drain electrode adjacent the gate dielectric. The TFT also includes a bi-layer channel between the source electrode and the drain electrode, the bi-layer channel having a zinc indium oxide (ZIO) layer positioned adjacent the gate dielectric and a zinc tin oxide (ZTO) layer that covers the ZIO layer.01-19-2012
20120012836SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF - When a transistor having bottom gate bottom contact structure is manufactured, for example, a conductive layer constituting a source and a drain has a three-layer structure and two-step etching is performed. In the first etching process, an etching method in which the etching rates for at least the second film and the third film are high is employed, and the first etching process is performed until at least the first film is exposed. In the second etching process, an etching method in which the etching rate for the first film is higher than that in the first etching process and the etching rate for a “layer provided below and in contact with the first film” is lower than that in the first etching process is employed. The side wall of the second film is slightly etched when a resist mask is removed after the second etching process.01-19-2012
20120012835Metal Oxide Semiconductor Thin Film Transistors - A top gate and bottom gate thin film transistor (TFT) are provided with an associated fabrication method. The TFT is fabricated from a substrate, and an active metal oxide semiconductor (MOS) layer overlying the substrate. Source/drain (S/D) regions are formed in contact with the active MOS layer. A channel region is interposed between the S/D regions. The TFT includes a gate electrode, and a gate dielectric interposed between the channel region and the gate electrode. The active MOS layer may be ZnOx, InOx, GaOx, SnOx, or combinations of the above-mentioned materials. The active MOS layer also includes a primary dopant such as H, K, Sc, La, Mo, Bi, Ce, Pr, Nd, Sm, Dy, or combinations of the above-mentioned dopants. The active MOS layer may also include a secondary dopant.01-19-2012
20090250695SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE, MANUFACTURING METHOD OF SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE, DISPLAY DEVICE, AND MANUFACTURING METHOD OF DISPLAY DEVICE - A semiconductor device includes a substrate and a semiconductor layer having a channel region, the channel region is made from an oxide semiconductor which satisfies Vc/Va>4 where Vc is a volume ratio of a crystalline component and Va is a volume ratio of a non-crystalline component.10-08-2009
20110084262THIN FILM TRANSISTOR, METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE THIN FILM TRANSISTOR AND ORGANIC LIGHT EMITTING DISPLAY DEVICE HAVE THE THIN FILM TRANSISTOR - A thin film transistor for an organic light emitting display device is disclosed. In one embodiment, the thin film transistor includes: a substrate, an active layer formed over the substrate, wherein the active layer is formed of an oxide semiconductor, a gate insulating layer formed over the substrate and the active layer, and source and drain electrodes formed on the gate insulating layer and electrically connected to the active layer. The transistor may further include a gate electrode formed on the gate insulating layer and formed between the source and drain electrodes, wherein the gate electrode is spaced apart from the source electrode so as to define a first offset region therebetween, and wherein the gate electrode is spaced apart from the drain electrode so as to define a second offset region therebetween. The transistor may further include a passivation layer formed on i) the gate insulating layer, ii) the source and drain electrodes and iii) the gate electrode; and at least one auxiliary gate electrode formed on the passivation layer, wherein at least a portion of the auxiliary gate electrode is located directly above the first and second offest regions.04-14-2011
20110049512METHOD FOR DEVELOPING THIN FILM FROM OXIDE OR SILICATE OF HAFNIUM NITRIDE, COORDINATION COMPOUND USED IN SAID METHOD, AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING INTEGRATED ELECTRONIC CIRCUIT - The invention provides a method for developing a thin film from oxide or silicate of hafnium nitride, and also provides asymmetric guanidinate coordinate compounds. The invention furthermore provides a method for producing an electronic circuit that includes a step for developing a thin film from oxide or silicate of hafnium nitride through the method of the invention. The method for developing a thin film from hafnium nitride oxide or hafnium nitride silicate according to the invention involves generating the gas phase by heating at least one coordinate compound from the following formula (I): Hf(NR03-03-2011
20110049511FIELD EFFECT TRANSISTOR, SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE MANUFACTURING METHOD - A field effect transistor including a source electrode 03-03-2011
20110049510DISPLAY DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME - An object is to provide a display device with excellent display characteristics, where a pixel circuit and a driver circuit provided over one substrate are formed using transistors which have different structures corresponding to characteristics of the respective circuits. The driver circuit portion includes a driver circuit transistor in which a gate electrode layer, a source electrode layer, and a drain electrode layer are formed using a metal film, and a channel layer is formed using an oxide semiconductor. The pixel portion includes a pixel transistor in which a gate electrode layer, a source electrode layer, and a drain electrode layer are formed using an oxide conductor, and a semiconductor layer is formed using an oxide semiconductor. The pixel transistor is formed using a light-transmitting material, and thus, a display device with higher aperture ratio can be manufactured.03-03-2011
20110049509THIN FILM TRANSISTOR, DISPLAY DEVICE USING THIN FILM TRANSISTOR, AND PRODUCTION METHOD OF THIN FILM TRANSISTOR - Provided is a thin film transistor including: a first gate electrode; a first gate insulating layer covering the first gate electrode; a semiconductor layer on the first gate insulating layer; a second gate insulating layer on the semiconductor layer; a second gate electrode on the second gate insulating layer; and a drain electrode and a source electrode electrically connected to the semiconductor layer, in which: the semiconductor layer is an amorphous oxide semiconductor containing at least one of Zn, Ga, In, and Sn; the first gate electrode shields light entering the semiconductor layer from below, and the second gate electrode shields light entering the semiconductor layer from above; and the second gate electrode is electrically connected to the first gate electrode by penetrating the first gate insulating layer and the second gate insulating layer, to thereby shield light entering the semiconductor layer from at least one of sides thereof.03-03-2011
20110049508THIN FILM TRANSISTOR AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME - In a manufacturing method for thin film transistors, the following procedure is taken: a sacrifice layer comprised of a metal oxide semiconductor is formed over a conductive layer comprised of a metal oxide semiconductor; a metal film is formed over the sacrifice layer; the metal film is processed by dry etching; and the portion of the sacrifice layer exposed by this dry etching is subjected to wet etching.03-03-2011
20110049507Organic light emitting diode display and method of manufacturing the same - A display and a method of manufacturing the same, the display including a substrate main body, a first thin film transistor on the substrate main body, the first thin film transistor including a first gate electrode, the first gate electrode including polycrystalline silicon, a first semiconductor layer on the first gate electrode, first source electrode, and a first drain electrode, and a second thin film transistor on the substrate main body, the second thin film transistor including a second semiconductor layer, the second semiconductor layer including polycrystalline silicon and being on a same plane as the first gate electrode, a second gate electrode on the second semiconductor layer, a second source electrode, and a second drain electrode.03-03-2011
20110049506STABLE P-TYPE SEMICONDUCTING BEHAVIOUR IN LI AND NI CODOPED ZNO - A method is provided for growing a stable p-type ZnO thin film with low resistivity and high mobility. The method includes providing an n-type Li—Ni co-doped ZnO target in a chamber, providing a substrate in the chamber, and ablating the target to form the thin film on the substrate.03-03-2011
20130009151THIN FILM TRANSISTOR ARRAY SUBSTRATE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME - A TFT array substrate includes a semiconductive oxide layer disposed on an insulating substrate and including a channel portion, a gate electrode overlapping the semiconductive oxide layer, a gate insulating layer interposed between the semiconductive oxide layer and the gate electrode, and a passivation layer disposed on the semiconductive oxide layer and the gate electrode. At least one of the gate insulating layer and the passivation layer includes an oxynitride layer, and the oxynitride layer has a higher concentration of oxygen than that of nitrogen in a location of the oxynitride layer closer to the semiconductive oxide layer.01-10-2013
20130009150SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE, ELECTRONIC DEVICE, WIRING SUBSTRATE, MANUFACTURING METHOD OF SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE, AND MANUFACTURING METHOD OF WIRING SUBSTRATE - When a semiconductor element is formed over a wiring substrate, the number of manufacturing steps of the wiring substrate is reduced.01-10-2013
20130009148SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - Stable electrical characteristics and high reliability are provided for a semiconductor device including an oxide semiconductor. In a transistor including an oxide semiconductor layer, a buffer layer containing a constituent similar to that of the oxide semiconductor layer is provided in contact with a top surface and a bottom surface of the oxide semiconductor layer. Such a transistor and a semiconductor device including the transistor are provided. As the buffer layer in contact with the oxide semiconductor layer, a film containing an oxide of one or more elements selected from aluminum, gallium, zirconium, hafnium, and a rare earth element can be used.01-10-2013
20120205652THIN FILM, METHOD OF FORMING THE SAME, AND SEMICONDUCTOR LIGHT-EMITTING ELEMENT COMPRISING THE THIN FILM - It is an object of the present invention to stably form an N-doped ZnO-based compound thin film. In the present invention, a gas containing oxygen and nitrogen and a nitrogen gas together with an organometallic material gas are supplied into a low-electron-temperature high-density plasma which is excited by microwave, thereby forming the N-doped ZnO-based compound thin film on a substrate as a film forming object.08-16-2012
20120205648THIN-FILM TRANSISTOR, DISPLAY APPARATUS AND ELECTRONIC APPARATUS - Disclosed herein is a thin-film transistor having a gate electrode; a source electrode and a drain electrode which form a source/drain-electrode pair; and a channel layer which is provided between the gate electrode and the source/drain-electrode pair, includes a poly-crystal oxide semiconductor material and has a film thickness smaller than the average diameter of crystal grains of the poly-crystal oxide semiconductor material.08-16-2012
20120205649PHOTOELECTRIC CONVERSION DEVICE AND ELECTRONIC APPARATUS - A photoelectric conversion device includes circuit portions disposed on a substrate, a first electrode electrically connected to one of the circuit portions, an optically transparent second electrode opposing the first electrode, and a photoelectric conversion portion disposed between the first electrode and the second electrode. The photoelectric conversion portion has a multilayer structure including a light absorption layer made of a p-type compound semiconductor film having a chalcopyrite structure, an amorphous oxide semiconductor layer, and a window layer made of an n-type semiconductor film.08-16-2012
20120205647ORGANIC LIGHT-EMITTING DISPLAY DEVICE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME - An organic light-emitting display device includes: a substrate having a transistor region and a thin-film transistor having a gate electrode, a source/drain electrode and an active layer sequentially formed on the transistor region, wherein a portion of the source/drain electrode is between the active layer and substrate.08-16-2012
20120205646DISPLAY WITH PHOTO SENSOR AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF - A display with a photo sensor is provided, wherein the photo sensor is integrated with an active device array substrate of the display and fabricated through an existing process to reduce the manufacturing cost. A photosensitive silicon-rich dielectric layer or any other photosensitive material layer having similar photosensitive characteristics (for example, a photosensitive semiconductor layer) is adopted to form the photo sensor with a lower electrode and a transparent upper electrode. Thereby, the fill factor of the photo sensor is maximized and noises caused by a backlight source electrode are eliminated.08-16-2012
20120061665LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF - A photolithography step and an etching step for forming an island-shaped semiconductor layer is omitted, and a liquid crystal display device is manufactured through the following four photolithography steps: a step for forming a gate electrode (including a wiring or the like formed from the same layer), a step for forming a source electrode and a drain electrode (including a wiring or the like formed from the same layer), a step for forming a contact hole (including removal of an insulating layer or the like in a region other than the contact hole), and a step for forming a pixel electrode (including a wiring or the like formed from the same layer). In the step of forming the contact hole, a groove portion in which the semiconductor layer is removed is formed, so that formation of parasitic channels is prevented.03-15-2012
20120061664LIGHT-EMITTING DISPLAY DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME - Provided is a method to manufacture a light-emitting display device in which a contact hole for the electrical connection of the pixel electrode and one of the source and drain electrode of a transistor and a contact hole for the processing of a semiconductor layer are formed simultaneously. The method contributes to the reduction of a photography step. The transistor includes an oxide semiconductor layer where a channel formation region is formed.03-15-2012
20120061663SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME - An object is to provide a semiconductor device including an oxide semiconductor film, which has stable electrical characteristics and high reliability. A stack of first and second material films is formed by forming the first material film (a film having a hexagonal crystal structure) having a thickness of 1 nm to 10 nm over an insulating surface and forming the second material film having a hexagonal crystal structure (a crystalline oxide semiconductor film) using the first material film as a nucleus. As the first material film, a material film having a wurtzite crystal structure (e.g., gallium nitride or aluminum nitride) or a material film having a corundum crystal structure (α-Al03-15-2012
20120061662SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE, POWER DIODE, AND RECTIFIER - An object is to provide a semiconductor device having electrical characteristics such as high withstand voltage, low reverse saturation current, and high on-state current. In particular, an object is to provide a power diode and a rectifier which include non-linear elements. An embodiment of the present invention is a semiconductor device including a first electrode, a gate insulating layer covering the first electrode, an oxide semiconductor layer in contact with the gate insulating layer and overlapping with the first electrode, a pair of second electrodes covering end portions of the oxide semiconductor layer, an insulating layer covering the pair of second electrodes and the oxide semiconductor layer, and a third electrode in contact with the insulating layer and between the pair of second electrodes. The pair of second electrodes are in contact with end surfaces of the oxide semiconductor layer.03-15-2012
20120061660ZnO NANOSTRUCTURE-BASED LIGHT EMITTING DEVICE - A Light Emitting Diode (LED) formed on a substrate of a material selected from at least one of a semiconductor, an insulator and a metal; at least one semiconductor film layer of ZnO or GaN deposited on the substrate; a nanotips array of ZnO or its ternary compound, the array being grown either directly or indirectly on a surface of at least one semiconductor film layer; at least one transparent and conductive oxide (TCO) layer deposited on at least one semiconductor film layer; and a semiconductor p-n junction under a forward bias voltage.03-15-2012
20120061661SEMICONDUCTOR STRUCTURE AND FABRICATING METHOD THEREOF - A semiconductor structure and a fabricating method thereof are provided. The fabricating method includes forming a gate, a source, and a drain on a substrate and forming an oxide semiconductor material between the gate and the source and drain. The oxide semiconductor material is formed by performing a deposition process, and nitrogen gas is introduced before the deposition process is completely performed, so as to form oxide semiconductor nitride on the oxide semiconductor material.03-15-2012
20100102309ZNO-Based Semiconductor Element - To solve the foregoing problems, provided is a ZnO-based semiconductor element having an entirely novel function distinct from hitherto, using a ZnO-based semiconductor and organic matter for an active role. An organic electrode 04-29-2010
20120153276SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - An object is to provide a semiconductor memory device capable of shortening writing operation by concurrently determining potentials of memory cells on one word line. A plurality of transistors having switching characteristics are connected to one potential control circuit, whereby writing potentials are determined concurrently. A potential continues to be changed (raised or decreased) stepwise, a desired potential is determined while changing the potential, and whether data resulted from reading with respect to written data is correct or not is continuously checked, so that high-precision writing operation and high-precision reading operation can be achieved. In addition, favorable switching characteristics and holding characteristics of a transistor including an oxide semiconductor are utilized.06-21-2012
20120205651LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME - A liquid crystal display and a method of manufacturing the same are provided. The liquid crystal display includes an insulating substrate, a gate electrode formed on the insulating substrate, an oxide semiconductor layer formed on the gate electrode, an etch stopper formed on the oxide semiconductor layer in a channel area, a common electrode formed on the insulating substrate, source and drain electrodes separated from each other on the etch stopper and extending to an upper portion of the oxide semiconductor layer, a passivation layer formed on the etch stopper, the common electrode, the source and drain electrodes, and a pixel electrode formed on the passivation layer and connected to the drain electrode.08-16-2012
20120205650METHODS FOR FORMING MATERIALS USING MICRO-HEATERS AND ELECTRONIC DEVICES INCLUDING SUCH MATERIALS - Nano-sized materials and/or polysilicon are formed using heat generated from a micro-heater, the micro-heater may include a substrate, a heating element unit formed on the substrate, and a support structure formed between the substrate and the heating element unit. Two or more of the heating element units may be connected in series.08-16-2012
20110042670THIN FILM TRANSISTOR AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME - Provided are a coplanar structure thin film transistor that allows a threshold voltage to change only a little under electric stress, and a method of manufacturing the same. The thin film transistor includes on a substrate at least: a gate electrode; a gate insulating layer; an oxide semiconductor layer including a source electrode, a drain electrode, and a channel region; a channel protection layer; and an interlayer insulating layer. The channel protection layer includes one or more layers, the layer in contact with the oxide semiconductor layer among the one or more layers being made of an insulating material containing oxygen, ends of the channel protection layer are thinner than a central part of the channel protection layer, the interlayer insulating layer contains hydrogen, and regions of the oxide semiconductor layer that are in direct contact with the interlayer insulating layer form the source electrode and the drain electrode.02-24-2011
20120153278THIN FILM TRANSISTOR, METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME AND FLAT PANEL DISPLAY DEVICE HAVING THE SAME - A thin film transistor (TFT) using an oxide semiconductor as an active layer, a method of manufacturing the TFT, and a flat panel display device having the TFT include a gate electrode formed on a substrate; an active layer made of an oxide semiconductor and insulated from the gate electrode by a gate insulating layer; source and drain electrodes coupled to the active layer; and an interfacial stability layer formed on one or both surfaces of the active layer. In the TFT, the interfacial stability layer is formed of an oxide having a band gap of 3.0 to 8.0 eV. Since the interfacial stability layer has the same characteristic as a gate insulating layer and a passivation layer, chemically high interface stability is maintained. Since the interfacial stability layer has a band gap equal to or greater than that of the active layer, charge trapping is physically prevented.06-21-2012
20120153275SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF - To manufacture a transistor whose threshold voltage is controlled without using a backgate electrode, a circuit for controlling the threshold voltage, and an impurity introduction method. To manufacture a semiconductor device having favorable electrical characteristics, high reliability, and low power consumption using the transistor. A gate electrode including a tungsten oxide film whose composition is controlled is used. The composition or the like is adjusted by a film formation method of the tungsten oxide film, whereby the work function can be controlled. By using the tungsten oxide film whose work function is controlled as part of the gate electrode, the threshold of the transistor can be controlled. Using the transistor whose threshold voltage is controlled, a semiconductor device having favorable electrical characteristics, high reliability, and low power consumption can be manufactured.06-21-2012
20100096628Multi-layered memory apparatus including oxide thin film transistor - Provided is a multi-layered memory apparatus including an oxide thin film transistor. The multi-layered memory apparatus includes an active circuit unit and a memory unit formed on the active circuit unit. A row line and a column line are formed on memory layers. A selection transistor is formed at a side end of the row line and the column line.04-22-2010
20120153277CHANNEL-ETCH TYPE THIN FILM TRANSISTOR AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME - A channel layer is formed on a substrate by using an oxide semiconductor and then a sacrificial layer of an oxide containing In, Zn and Ga and representing an etching rate greater than the etching rate of the oxide semiconductor is formed on the channel layer. Thereafter, a source electrode and a drain electrode are formed on the sacrificial layer and the sacrificial layer exposed between the source electrode and the drain electrode is removed by means of wet etching.06-21-2012
20120104381METAL OXIDE TFT WITH IMPROVED STABILITY - A metal oxide semiconductor device including an active layer of metal oxide, a layer of gate dielectric, and a layer of low trap density material. The layer of low trap density material is sandwiched between the active layer of metal oxide and the layer of gate dielectric. The layer of low trap density material has a major surface parallel and in contact with a major surface of the active layer of metal oxide to form a low trap density interface with the active layer of metal oxide. A second layer of low trap density material can optionally be placed in contact with the opposed major surface of the active layer of metal oxide so that a low trap density interface is formed with both surfaces of the active layer of metal oxide.05-03-2012
20120175609Semiconductor device and manufacturing method thereof - A first oxide insulating film is formed over a substrate. After a first oxide semiconductor film is formed over the first oxide insulating film, heat treatment is performed, so that hydrogen contained in the first oxide semiconductor film is released and part of oxygen contained in the first oxide insulating film is diffused into the first oxide semiconductor film. Thus, a second oxide semiconductor film with reduced hydrogen concentration and reduced oxygen defect is formed. Then, the second oxide semiconductor film is selectively etched to form a third oxide semiconductor film, and a second oxide insulating film is formed. The second oxide insulating film is selectively etched and a protective film covering an end portion of the third oxide semiconductor film is formed. Then, a pair of electrodes, a gate insulating film, and a gate electrode are formed over the third oxide semiconductor film and the protective film.07-12-2012
20120175607THIN FILM TRANSISTOR STRUCTURE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF - A thin film transistor (TFT) structure includes a substrate, a gate, a gate dielectric layer, a source, a drain and a transparent material layer. The gate is formed on the substrate; the gate dielectric layer is formed on the gate; the source and the drain are formed on the gate dielectric layer; and the transparent material layer has a channel area and an insulating area, and the channel area is disposed on a portion of the gate dielectric layer located between the source and the drain; and the insulating area is disposed on the channel area, the source and the drain.07-12-2012
20120175608SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF - The semiconductor device includes a gate electrode over a substrate, a gate insulating layer over the gate electrode, an oxide semiconductor layer over the gate insulating layer, and a source electrode and a drain electrode over the oxide semiconductor layer. A length of part of an outer edge of the oxide semiconductor layer from an outer edge of the source electrode to an outer edge of the drain electrode is more than three times, preferably more than five times as long as a channel length of the semiconductor device. Further, oxygen is supplied from the gate insulating layer to the oxide semiconductor layer by heat treatment. In addition, an insulating layer is formed after the oxide semiconductor layer is selectively etched.07-12-2012
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20110089419SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - An object is to provide a memory device including a memory element that can be operated without problems by a thin film transistor with a low off-state current. Provided is a memory device in which a memory element including at least one thin film transistor that includes an oxide semiconductor layer is arranged as a matrix. The thin film transistor including an oxide semiconductor layer has a high field effect mobility and low off-state current, and thus can be operated favorably without problems. In addition, the power consumption can be reduced. Such a memory device is particularly effective in the case where the thin film transistor including an oxide semiconductor layer is provided in a pixel of a display device because the memory device and the pixel can be formed over one substrate.04-21-2011
20110089418ZINC OXIDE BASED COMPOUND SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - In a ZnO based compound semiconductor device, nitrogen (N) doped (Mg)ZnO:N layer is inserted as a diffusion barrier layer 9 between a ZnO based n-type layer 3 to which n-type dopants are doped and an active layer 4 or a p-type layer 5. The diffusion barrier layer 9 prevents diffusion of the n-type dopants to the active layer 4 or the p-type layer 5. Crystalline quality of the active layer 4 of the ZnO based compound semiconductor device is not deteriorated by the diffusion of the n-type dopants.04-21-2011
20110089417SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - An objet of the present invention is to provide a semiconductor device with a new structure. Disclosed is a semiconductor device including a first transistor which includes a channel formation region on a substrate containing a semiconductor material, impurity regions formed with the channel formation region interposed therebetween, a first gate insulating layer over the channel formation region, a first gate electrode over the first gate insulating layer, and a first source electrode and a first drain electrode which are electrically connected to the impurity region; and a second transistor which includes a second gate electrode over the substrate containing a semiconductor material, a second gate insulating layer over the second gate electrode, an oxide semiconductor layer over the second gate insulating layer, and a second source electrode and a second drain electrode which are electrically connected to the oxide semiconductor layer.04-21-2011
20110089416SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME - An object is to provide a semiconductor device with stable electric characteristics in which an oxide semiconductor is used. An impurity such as hydrogen or moisture (e.g., a hydrogen atom or a compound containing a hydrogen atom such as H04-21-2011
20110089414SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF - An object is to reduce leakage current and parasitic capacitance of a transistor used for an LSI, a CPU, or a memory. A semiconductor integrated circuit such as an LSI, a CPU, or a memory is manufactured using a thin film transistor in which a channel formation region is formed using an oxide semiconductor which becomes an intrinsic or substantially intrinsic semiconductor by removing impurities which serve as electron donors (donors) from the oxide semiconductor and has larger energy gap than that of a silicon semiconductor. With use of a thin film transistor using a highly purified oxide semiconductor layer with sufficiently reduced hydrogen concentration, a semiconductor device with low power consumption due to leakage current can be realized.04-21-2011
20130015437SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICEAANM YAMAZAKI; ShunpeiAACI SetagayaAACO JPAAGP YAMAZAKI; Shunpei Setagaya JP - A semiconductor device including an oxide semiconductor can have stable electric characteristics and high reliability. A transistor in which an oxide semiconductor layer containing indium, titanium, and zinc is used as a channel formation region and a semiconductor device including the transistor are provided. As a buffer layer in contact with the oxide semiconductor layer, a metal oxide layer containing an oxide of one or more elements selected from titanium, aluminum, gallium, zirconium, hafnium, and a rare earth element can be used.01-17-2013
20130015438SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF - One embodiment of the present invention is to achieve high mobility in a device using an oxide semiconductor and provide a highly reliable display device. An oxide semiconductor layer including a crystal region in which c-axis is aligned in a direction substantially perpendicular to a surface is formed and an oxide insulating layer is formed over and in contact with the oxide semiconductor layer. Oxygen is supplied to the oxide semiconductor layer by third heat treatment. A nitride insulating layer containing hydrogen is formed over the oxide insulating layer and fourth heat treatment is performed, so that hydrogen is supplied at least to an interface between the oxide semiconductor layer and the oxide insulating layer.01-17-2013
20130015439SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME - An object is to improve the aperture ratio of a semiconductor device. The semiconductor device includes a driver circuit portion and a display portion (also referred to as a pixel portion) over the same substrate. The driver circuit includes a channel-etched thin film transistor for driver circuit and a driver circuit wiring formed using metal. Source and drain electrodes of the thin film transistor for the driver circuit are formed using a metal. A channel layer of the thin film transistor for the driver circuit is formed using an oxide semiconductor. The display portion includes a bottom-contact thin film transistor for a pixel and a display portion wiring formed using an oxide conductor. Source and drain electrode layers of the thin film transistor for the pixel are formed using an oxide conductor. A semiconductor layer of the thin film transistor for the pixel is formed using an oxide semiconductor.01-17-2013
20120161127MEMORY DEVICE, MEMORY MODULE AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE - The first transistor includes first and second electrodes which are a source and a drain, and a first gate electrode overlapping with a first channel formation region with an insulating film provided therebetween. The second transistor includes third and fourth electrodes which are a source and a drain, and a second channel formation region which is provided between a second gate electrode and a third gate electrode with insulating films provided between the second channel formation region and the second gate electrode and between the second channel formation region and the third gate electrode. The first and second channel formation regions contain an oxide semiconductor, and the second electrode is connected to the second gate electrode.06-28-2012
20120161126SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF - A semiconductor device capable of high speed operation is provided. Further, a semiconductor device in which change in electric characteristics due to a short channel effect is hardly caused is provided. An oxide semiconductor having crystallinity is used for a semiconductor layer of a transistor. A channel formation region, a source region, and a drain region are formed in the semiconductor layer. The source region and the drain region are formed by self-aligned process in which one or more elements selected from Group 15 elements are added to the semiconductor layer with the use of a gate electrode as a mask. The source region and the drain region can have a wurtzite crystal structure.06-28-2012
20120161125SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF - A semiconductor device capable of high speed operation is provided. Further, a highly reliable semiconductor device is provided. An oxide semiconductor having crystallinity is used for a semiconductor layer of a transistor. A channel formation region, a source region, and a drain region are formed in the semiconductor layer. The source region and the drain region are formed in such a manner that one or more of elements selected from rare gases and hydrogen are added to the semiconductor layer by an ion doping method or an ion implantation method with the use of a channel protective layer as a mask.06-28-2012
20120161124SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME - A semiconductor device in which fluctuation in electric characteristics due to miniaturization is less likely to be caused is provided. The semiconductor device includes an oxide semiconductor film including a first region, a pair of second regions in contact with side surfaces of the first region, and a pair of third regions in contact with side surfaces of the pair of second regions; a gate insulating film provided over the oxide semiconductor film; and a first electrode that is over the gate insulating film and overlaps with the first region. The first region is a CAAC oxide semiconductor region. The pair of second regions and the pair of third regions are each an amorphous oxide semiconductor region containing a dopant. The dopant concentration of the pair of third regions is higher than the dopant concentration of the pair of second regions.06-28-2012
20120161123SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME - A miniaturized semiconductor device including a transistor in which a channel formation region is formed using an oxide semiconductor film and variation in electric characteristics due to a short-channel effect is suppressed is provided. In addition, a semiconductor device whose on-state current is improved is provided. A semiconductor device is provided with an oxide semiconductor film including a pair of second oxide semiconductor regions which are amorphous regions and a first oxide semiconductor region located between the pair of second oxide semiconductor regions, a gate insulating film, and a gate electrode provided over the first oxide semiconductor region with the gate insulating film interposed therebetween. Hydrogen or a rare gas is added to the second oxide semiconductor regions.06-28-2012
20110114942SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF - It is an object to provide a method for manufacturing a highly reliable semiconductor device having a thin film transistor formed using an oxide semiconductor and having stable electric characteristics. The semiconductor device includes an oxide semiconductor film overlapping with a gate electrode with a gate insulating film interposed therebetween; and a source electrode and a drain electrode which are in contact with the oxide semiconductor film. The source electrode and the drain electrode include a mixture, metal compound, or alloy containing one or more of a metal with a low electronegativity such as titanium, magnesium, yttrium, aluminum, tungsten, and molybdenum. The concentration of hydrogen in the source electrode and the drain electrode is 1.2 times, preferably 5 times or more as high as that of hydrogen in the oxide semiconductor film.05-19-2011
20120211746ARRAY SUBSTRATE FOR DISPLAY DEVICE AND METHOD OF FABRICATING THE SAME - An array substrate including a substrate having a pixel region, a gate line and a gate electrode on the substrate, the gate electrode being connected to the gate line, a gate insulating layer on the gate line and the gate electrode, an oxide semiconductor layer on the gate insulating layer, an auxiliary pattern on the oxide semiconductor layer, and source and drain electrodes on the auxiliary pattern, the source and drain electrodes being disposed over the auxiliary pattern and spaced apart from each other to expose a portion of the auxiliary pattern, the exposed portion of the auxiliary pattern exposing a channel region and including a metal oxide over the channel region, wherein a data line crosses the gate line to define the pixel region and is connected to the source electrode, a passivation layer on the source and drain electrodes and the data line.08-23-2012
20120211745THIN FILM TRANSISTOR AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME - According to one embodiment, a thin film transistor includes a gate electrode, a semiconductor layer, a gate insulating film, and a source electrode and a drain electrode. The semiconductor layer includes an oxide including at least one of gallium and zinc, and indium. The gate insulating film is provided between the gate electrode and the semiconductor layer. The source electrode and a drain electrode are electrically connected to the semiconductor layer and spaced from each other. The semiconductor layer includes a plurality of fine crystallites dispersed three-dimensionally in the semiconductor layer and has periodicity in arrangement of atoms.08-23-2012
20120211744SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - It is an object to reduce concentration of an electric field on an end of a drain electrode of a semiconductor device. A semiconductor device includes an oxide semiconductor film including a first region and a second region; a pair of electrodes which is partly in contact with the oxide semiconductor film; a gate insulating film over the oxide semiconductor film; and a gate electrode that overlaps with part of one of the pair of electrodes and the first region with the gate insulating film provided therebetween. At least part of the first region and part of the second region are between the pair of electrodes. The gate electrode does not overlap with the other of the pair of electrodes.08-23-2012
20100289020FIELD EFFECT TRANSISTOR USING OXIDE SEMICONDUTOR AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME - A field effect transistor which includes, on a substrate, at least a semiconductor layer, a passivation layer for the semiconductor layer, a source electrode, a drain electrode, a gate insulating film and a gate electrode, the source electrode and the drain electrode being connected through the semiconductor layer, the gate insulating film being present between the gate electrode and the semiconductor layer, the passivation layer being at least on one surface side of the semiconductor layer, and the semiconductor layer including a composite oxide which comprises In (indium), Zn (zinc) and Ga (gallium) in the following atomic ratios (1) to (3):11-18-2010
20120126224SEMICONDUCTOR MEMORY DEVICE - An object is to provide a semiconductor memory device which can be miniaturized and also secures a sufficient margin for the refresh period. A memory cell includes a reading transistor, a writing transistor, and a capacitor. In the above structure, the capacitor controls a potential applied to a gate of the reading transistor. The writing transistor controls writing and erasing of data and, when the transistor is off, has small current so that loss of electric charges stored in the capacitor, which is due to leakage current of the writing transistor, can be prevented. A semiconductor layer included in the writing transistor is provided so as to extend from the gate electrode toward a source region of the reading transistor. The capacitor is provided to overlap with the gate electrode of the reading transistor.05-24-2012
20120126226SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME, AND ELECTRIC DEVICE - It is an object of the present invention to simplify steps needed to process a wiring in forming a multilayer wiring. In addition, when a droplet discharging technique or a nanoimprint technique is used to form a wiring in a contact hole having a comparatively long diameter, the wiring in accordance with the shape of the contact hole is formed, and the wiring portion of the contact hole is likely to have a depression compared with other portions. A penetrating opening is formed by irradiating a light-transmitting insulating film with laser light having high intensity and a pulse high in repetition frequency. A plurality of openings having a minute contact area is provided instead of forming one penetrating opening having a large contact area to have an even thickness of a wiring by reducing a partial depression and also to ensure contact resistance.05-24-2012
20120126225SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - A semiconductor device according to an exemplary embodiment comprises a substrate, a middle layer comprising a first semiconductor layer disposed on the substrate and comprising Al05-24-2012
20120126223TRANSISTORS, METHODS OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME AND ELECTRONIC DEVICES INCLUDING TRANSISTORS - An oxide transistor includes: a channel layer formed of an oxide semiconductor; a source electrode contacting a first end portion of the channel layer; a drain electrode contacting a second end portion of the channel layer; a gate corresponding to the channel layer; and a gate insulating layer disposed between the channel layer and the gate. The oxide semiconductor includes hafnium-indium-zinc-oxide (HfInZnO). An electrical conductivity of a back channel region of the channel layer is lower than an electrical conductivity of a front channel region of the channel layer.05-24-2012
20100207118TRANSISTOR, SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE INCLUDING THE TRANSISTOR, AND MANUFACTURING METHOD OF THE TRANSISTOR AND THE SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - To suppress deterioration in electrical characteristics in a transistor including an oxide semiconductor layer or a semiconductor device including the transistor. In a transistor in which a channel layer is formed using an oxide semiconductor, a silicon layer is provided in contact with a surface of the oxide semiconductor layer. Further, the silicon layer is provided in contact with at least a region of the oxide semiconductor layer, in which a channel is formed, and a source electrode layer and a drain electrode layer are provided in contact with regions of the oxide semiconductor layer, over which the silicon layer is not provided.08-19-2010
20100207116SUBSTRATE FOR THE EPITAXIAL GROWTH OF GALLIUM NITRIDE - The subject of the invention is a substrate that can be used as a substrate for the epitaxial growth of layers based on gallium nitride and comprising a support material (08-19-2010
20100207119SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE INCLUDING A TRANSISTOR, AND MANUFACTURING METHOD OF THE SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - The object is to suppress deterioration in electrical characteristics in a semiconductor device comprising a transistor including an oxide semiconductor layer. In a transistor in which a channel layer is formed using an oxide semiconductor, a p-type silicon layer is provided in contact with a surface of the oxide semiconductor layer. Further, the p-type silicon layer is provided in contact with at least a region of the oxide semiconductor layer, in which a channel is formed, and a source electrode layer and a drain electrode layer are provided in contact with regions of the oxide semiconductor layer, over which the p-type silicon layer is not provided.08-19-2010
20100207117TRANSISTOR, SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE INCLUDING THE TRANSISTOR, AND MANUFACTURING METHOD OF THE TRANSISTOR AND THE SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - An object is to suppress deterioration in electric characteristics in a transistor including an oxide semiconductor layer or a semiconductor device including the transistor. In a transistor in which a channel layer is formed using an oxide semiconductor, a silicon layer is provided in contact with a surface of the oxide semiconductor layer, an impurity semiconductor layer is provided over the silicon layer, and a source electrode layer and a drain electrode layer are provided to be electrically connected to the impurity semiconductor layer.08-19-2010
20120161122SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME - A miniaturized semiconductor device including a transistor in which a channel formation region is formed using an oxide semiconductor film and variation in electric characteristics due to a short-channel effect is suppressed is provided. In addition, a semiconductor device whose on-state current is improved is provided. A semiconductor device is provided with an oxide semiconductor film including a pair of second oxide semiconductor regions which are amorphous regions and a first oxide semiconductor region located between the pair of second oxide semiconductor regions, a gate insulating film, and a gate electrode provided over the first oxide semiconductor region with the gate insulating film interposed therebetween. One or more kinds of elements selected from Group 15 elements such as nitrogen, phosphorus, and arsenic are added to the second oxide semiconductor regions.06-28-2012
20120161121SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME - A semiconductor device in which fluctuation in electric characteristics due to miniaturization is less likely to be caused is provided. The semiconductor device includes an oxide semiconductor film including a first region, a pair of second regions in contact with side surfaces of the first region, and a pair of third regions in contact with side surfaces of the pair of second regions; a gate insulating film provided over the oxide semiconductor film; and a first electrode that is over the gate insulating film and overlaps with the first region. The first region is a CAAC oxide semiconductor region. The pair of second regions and the pair of third regions are each an amorphous oxide semiconductor region containing a dopant. The dopant concentration of the pair of third regions is higher than the dopant concentration of the pair of second regions.06-28-2012
20120132911THIN FILM TRANSISTOR HAVING A TWO-LAYER SEMICONDUCTOR, MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREFOR, AND DISPLAY APPARATUS USING THE SAME - A transistor is constituted of a gate electrode 05-31-2012
20120168746THIN FILM TRANSISTOR SUSBTRATE INCLUDING OXIDE SEMICONDUCTOR - The present disclosure relates to a thin film transistor substrate for flat panel display device including oxide semiconductor. The present disclosure suggests a thin film transistor substrate for flat panel display device comprising: a transparent substrate; a thin film transistor layer having an oxide semiconductor material disposed on the transparent substrate; a passivation layer disposed on the whole surface of the thin film transistor layer; a pixel electrode formed on the passivation layer and contact the thin film transistor layer through a contact hole formed at the passivation layer; and a first ultra violet light absorbing layer disposed on the whole surface of the pixel electrode. Absorbing all of ultra violet light and passing all of the visible light, the photo-thermal characteristic is enhanced and the transparency property is not degraded.07-05-2012
20120168750BOTTOM GATE TYPE THIN FILM TRANSISTOR, METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME, AND DISPLAY APPARATUS - Provided is a bottom gate type thin film transistor including on a substrate (07-05-2012
20120168749DISPLAY APPARATUS USING OXIDE SEMICONDUCTOR AND PRODUCTION THEREOF - A transistor includes a source terminal and a drain terminal, an active layer including an oxide containing In, a gate electrode, and a gate insulating layer between the gate electrode and the active layer. At least a part of the active layer is amorphous, and an electric current flowing between the source terminal and the drain terminal of the transistor is less than 10 μA when the transistor is in an off state. In addition, the gate insulating layer contains hydrogen in an amount of less than 3×1007-05-2012
20120168744SELF-ALIGNED METAL OXIDE TFT WITH REDUCED NUMBER OF MASKS - A method of fabricating MO TFTs on transparent substrates by positioning opaque gate metal on the front surface of the substrate defining a gate area, depositing gate dielectric material on the front surface of the substrate, overlying the gate metal and a surrounding area, and depositing metal oxide semiconductor material on the gate dielectric material. Depositing etch stop material on the semiconductor material. Positioning photoresist on the etch stop material, the etch stop material and the photoresist being selectively removable, and the photoresist defining an isolation area in the semiconductor material. Removing uncovered portions of the etch stop. Exposing the photoresist from the rear surface of the substrate using the gate metal as a mask and removing exposed portions so as to leave the etch stop material uncovered except for a portion overlying and aligned with the gate metal. Etching uncovered portions of the semiconductor material to isolate the TFT. Using the photoresist, selectively etching the etch stop layer to leave a portion overlying and aligned with the gate metal and defining a channel area in the semiconductor material. Depositing and patterning conductive material on the etch stop layer and on the semiconductor material to form source and drain areas on opposed sides of the channel area.07-05-2012
20120168748SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE, POLYCRYSTALLINE SEMICONDUCTOR THIN FILM, PROCESS FOR PRODUCING POLYCRYSTALLINE SEMICONDUCTOR THIN FILM, FIELD EFFECT TRANSISTOR, AND PROCESS FOR PRODUCING FIELD EFFECT TRANSISTOR - An object of the present invention is to provide a novel semiconductor device which is excellent in stability, uniformity, reproducibility, heat resistance, durability and the like, and can exert excellent transistor properties. The semiconductor device is a thin-film transistor, and this thin-film transistor uses, as an active layer, a polycrystalline oxide semiconductor thin film containing In and two or more metals other than In and having an electron carrier concentration of less than 1×1007-05-2012
20120168747COMPOSITION FOR OXIDE THIN FILM, PREPARATION METHOD OF THE COMPOSITION, METHODS FOR FORMING THE OXIDE THIN FILM USING THE COMPOSITION, AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE USING THE COMPOSITION - Provided are a composition for an oxide semiconductor, a preparation method of the composition, a method for forming an oxide semiconductor thin film using the composition, and a method for forming an electronic device using the composition. The composition for an oxide semiconductor includes a compound for an oxide thin film and a stabilizer for adjusting conductivity of the oxide thin film. The stabilizer is included with the mole number of two to twelve times larger than the total mole number of the compound.07-05-2012
20120168745Photosensor and Method of Manufacturing the Same - In a photosensor and a method of manufacturing the same, the photosensor comprises: an intrinsic silicon layer formed on a substrate; a P-type doped region formed in a same plane with the intrinsic silicon layer; and an oxide semiconductor layer formed on or under the intrinsic silicon layer, and overlapping an entire region of the intrinsic silicon layer.07-05-2012
20120168743THIN FILM TRANSISTOR AND FABRICATING METHOD THEREOF - A thin film transistor (TFT) including a gate, a gate insulator, an oxide semiconductor channel layer, a source, and a drain is provided. The gate insulator covers the gate, while the oxide semiconductor channel layer is configured on the gate insulator and located above the gate. The oxide semiconductor channel layer includes a first sub-layer and a second sub-layer located on the first sub-layer. An oxygen content of the first sub-layer is lower than an oxygen content of the second sub-layer. The source and the drain are configured on a portion of the second sub-layer. In addition, a fabricating method of the above-mentioned TFT is also provided.07-05-2012
20110180794DISPLAY DEVICE - A display panel for displaying an image is provided with a plurality of pixels arranged in a matrix. Each pixel includes one or more units each including a plurality of subunits. Each subunit includes a transistor in which an oxide semiconductor layer which is provided so as to overlap a gate electrode with a gate insulating layer interposed therebetween, a pixel electrode which drives liquid crystal connected to a source or a drain of the transistor, a counter electrode which is provided so as to face the pixel electrode, and a liquid crystal layer provided between the pixel electrode and the counter electrode. In the display panel, a transistor whose off current is lower than 10 zA/μm at room temperature per micrometer of the channel width and off current of the transistor at 85° C. can be lower than 100 zA/μm per micrometer in the channel width.07-28-2011
20110180793THIN FILM TRANSISTOR, METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THIN FILM TRANSISTOR, DISPLAY UNIT, AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE - There is provided a thin film transistor including: a gate electrode; a pair of source/drain electrodes; a first oxide semiconductor layer provided between the gate electrode, and the pair of source/drain electrodes, and forming a channel; and a second oxide semiconductor layer provided on the pair of source/drain electrodes side of the first oxide semiconductor layer, and having a polarity different from that of the first oxide semiconductor layer.07-28-2011
20120132903SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - A highly reliable semiconductor device is manufactured by giving stable electric characteristics to a transistor in which an oxide semiconductor film is used for a channel. An oxide semiconductor film which can have a first crystal structure by heat treatment and an oxide semiconductor film which can have a second crystal structure by heat treatment are formed so as to be stacked, and then heat treatment is performed; accordingly, crystal growth occurs with the use of an oxide semiconductor film having the second crystal structure as a seed, so that an oxide semiconductor film having the first crystal structure is formed. An oxide semiconductor film formed in this manner is used for an active layer of the transistor.05-31-2012
20120132902SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF - A normally-off transistor having an oxide semiconductor layer in a channel formation layer is provided. The transistor comprises: a first oxide semiconductor layer functioning as a channel formation region; a source electrode layer and a drain electrode layer which overlap with the first oxide semiconductor layer; a gate insulating layer which is provided over and in contact with the first oxide semiconductor layer, the source electrode layer, and the drain electrode layer; a second oxide semiconductor layer which is provided over and in contact with the gate insulating layer and overlaps with the first oxide semiconductor layer; and a gate electrode layer provided over the second oxide semiconductor layer. A manufacturing method thereof is also disclosed.05-31-2012
20110175082DISPLAY SUBSTRATE - A display substrate is provided. The display substrate includes a gate interconnection disposed on an insulating substrate, an oxide semiconductor pattern disposed on the gate interconnection and including an oxide semiconductor, and a data interconnection disposed on the oxide semiconductor pattern to interconnect the gate interconnection. The oxide semiconductor pattern includes a first oxide semiconductor pattern having a first oxide and a first element and a second oxide semiconductor pattern having a second oxide.07-21-2011
20120132904SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME - An object to provide a material suitably used for used for a semiconductor included in a transistor, a diode, or the like, with the use of a sputtering method. Specifically, an object is to provide a manufacturing process an oxide semiconductor film having high crystallinity. By intentionally adding nitrogen to the oxide semiconductor, an oxide semiconductor film having a wurtzite crystal structure that is a hexagonal crystal structure is formed. In the oxide semiconductor film, the crystallinity of a region containing nitrogen is higher than that of a region hardly containing nitrogen or a region to which nitrogen is not intentionally added. The oxide semiconductor film having high crystallinity and having a wurtzite crystal structure is used as a channel formation region of a transistor.05-31-2012
20120132910SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME - One of the objects of the present invention is to provide a thin film transistor using an oxide semiconductor film containing indium (In), gallium (Ga), and zinc (Zn), in which the contact resistance between the oxide semiconductor layer and a source and drain electrodes is reduced, and to provide a method for manufacturing the thin film transistor. An ohmic contact is formed by intentionally providing a buffer layer having a higher carrier concentration than the IGZO semiconductor layer between the IGZO semiconductor layer and the source and drain electrode layers.05-31-2012
20120132908SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE, MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF, AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE - In a thin film transistor, a gate insulating layer is formed on a gate electrode formed on an insulating substrate. Formed on the gate insulating layer is a semiconductor layer. Formed on the semiconductor layer are a source electrode and a drain electrode. A protective layer covers them, so that the semiconductor layer is blocked from an atmosphere. The semiconductor layer (active layer) is made of, e.g., a semiconductor containing polycrystalline ZnO to which, e.g., a group V element is added. This allows practical use of a semiconductor device which has an active layer made of zinc oxide and which includes an protective layer for blocking the active layer from an atmosphere.05-31-2012
20120132905SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF - An object is to provide a transistor in which the state of an interface between an oxide semiconductor layer and an insulating film (gate insulating layer) in contact with the oxide semiconductor layer is favorable; and a method for manufacturing the transistor. In order to obtain the transistor, nitrogen is added to a region of the oxide semiconductor layer in the vicinity of the interface with the gate insulating layer. Specifically, a concentration gradient of nitrogen is formed in the oxide semiconductor layer, and a region containing much nitrogen is provided at the interface with the gate insulating layer. By the addition of nitrogen, a region with high crystallinity can be formed in the region of the oxide semiconductor layer in the vicinity of the interface with the gate insulating layer, so that a stable interface state can be obtained.05-31-2012
20100258794FIELD EFFECT TRANSISTOR - A field effect transistor is provided including a gate electrode (10-14-2010
20090057663Oxide thin film transistor and method of manufacturing the same - An oxide thin film transistor and a method of manufacturing the oxide TFT are provided. The oxide thin film transistor (TFT) including: a gate; a channel formed to correspond to the gate, and a capping layer having a higher work function than the channel; a gate insulator disposed between the gate and the channel; and a source and drain respectively contacting either side of the capping layer and the channel and partially on a top surface of the capping layer.03-05-2009
20110198584ORGANIC LIGHT-EMITTING DISPLAY DEVICE - An organic light-emitting display device including: a gate electrode formed on a substrate; a first insulating layer formed on the gate electrode; an active layer formed on the first insulating layer, facing the gate electrode; a second insulating layer formed on the first insulating layer, having first openings to expose the active layer; source/drain electrodes formed on the second insulating layer, so as to be connected to exposed portions of the active layer through the first openings; and a metal layer formed on the active layer and contacting the second insulating layer.08-18-2011
20120248432SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME - A highly reliable semiconductor device having stable electric characteristics is provided by suppressing, in a transistor including an oxide semiconductor film, diffusion of indium into an insulating film in contact with the oxide semiconductor film and improving the characteristics of the interface between the oxide semiconductor film and the insulating film. In an oxide semiconductor film containing indium, the indium concentration at a surface is decreased, thereby preventing diffusion of indium into an insulating film on and in contact with the oxide semiconductor film. By decreasing the indium concentration at the surface of the oxide semiconductor film, a layer which does not substantially contain indium can be formed at the surface. By using this layer as part of the insulating film, the characteristics of the interface between the oxide semiconductor film and the insulating film in contact with the oxide semiconductor film are improved.10-04-2012
20100051941DISPLAY DEVICE - A display device in which an OFF current of a thin film transistor formed of metal oxide semiconductor provided to the display device is further lowered thus ensuring the stability of an operation of the thin film transistor is provided. In a display device in which thin film transistors each of which has a semiconductor layer formed of a metal oxide semiconductor layer are mounted on a substrate, a silicon nitride film is arranged between the substrate and the thin film transistors as a barrier layer, and a gate insulation film of the thin film transistor is formed of a silicon nitride film formed by a plasma CVD method.03-04-2010
20100051940SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - An object is to provide favorable interface characteristics of a thin film transistor including an oxide semiconductor layer without mixing of an impurity such as moisture. Another object is to provide a semiconductor device including a thin film transistor having excellent electric characteristics and high reliability, and a method by which a semiconductor device can be manufactured with high productivity. A main point is to perform oxygen radical treatment on a surface of a gate insulating layer. Accordingly, there is a peak of the oxygen concentration at an interface between the gate insulating layer and a semiconductor layer, and the oxygen concentration of the gate insulating layer has a concentration gradient. The oxygen concentration is increased toward the interface between the gate insulating layer and the semiconductor layer.03-04-2010
20100051939NITRIDE BASED SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME - An interfacial reaction suppressing layer 03-04-2010
20100051938AMORPHOUS OXIDE SEMICONDUCTOR AND THIN FILM TRANSISTOR USING THE SAME - There is provided an amorphous oxide semiconductor including hydrogen and at least one element of indium (In) and zinc (Zn), the amorphous oxide semiconductor containing one of hydrogen atoms and deuterium atoms of 1×1003-04-2010
20100051937THIN-FILM TRANSISTOR AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING SAME - There is provided a thin-film transistor including at least a substrate, a gate electrode, a gate insulating layer, an oxide semiconductor layer, a source electrode, a drain electrode and a protective layer, wherein the oxide semiconductor layer is an amorphous oxide containing at least one of the elements In, Ga and Zn, the gate electrode-side carrier density of the oxide semiconductor layer is higher than the protective layer-side carrier density thereof, and the film thickness of the oxide semiconductor layer is 30 nm±15 nm.03-04-2010
20100051936BOTTOM GATE TYPE THIN FILM TRANSISTOR, METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME, AND DISPLAY APPARATUS - Provided is a bottom gate type thin film transistor including on a substrate (03-04-2010
20100051935LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME - A liquid crystal display and a method of manufacturing the same are provided. The liquid crystal display includes an insulating substrate, a gate electrode formed on the insulating substrate, an oxide semiconductor layer formed on the gate electrode, an etch stopper formed on the oxide semiconductor layer in a channel area, a common electrode formed on the insulating substrate, source and drain electrodes separated from each other on the etch stopper and extending to an upper portion of the oxide semiconductor layer, a passivation layer formed on the etch stopper, the common electrode, the source and drain electrodes, and a pixel electrode formed on the passivation layer and connected to the drain electrode.03-04-2010
20100051934THIN FILM TRANSISTOR ARRAY PANEL AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME - A thin film transistor array panel and a method of manufacturing the same are provided according to one or more embodiments. In an embodiment, a method includes: forming a gate line on an insulation substrate; stacking a gate insulating layer, an oxide semiconductor layer, a first barrier layer, and a first copper layer on the gate line; performing a photolithography process on the oxide semiconductor layer, the first barrier layer, and the first copper layer and forming a data line including a source electrode, a drain electrode, and an oxide semiconductor pattern; forming a passivation layer having the contact hole that exposes the drain electrode on the data line and the drain electrode; and forming a pixel electrode that is connected to the drain electrode through the contact hole on the passivation layer, wherein the forming of a data line, a drain electrode, and an oxide semiconductor pattern includes wet etching the first copper layer and then wet etching the first barrier layer and the oxide semiconductor layer.03-04-2010
20100051933THIN FILM TRANSISTOR ARRAY SUBSTRATE AND METHOD OF FABRICATING THE SAME - A thin film transistor array substrate having a high charge mobility and that can raise a threshold voltage, and a method of fabricating the thin film transistor array substrate are provided. The thin film transistor array substrate includes: an insulating substrate; a gate electrode formed on the insulating substrate; an oxide semiconductor layer comprising a lower oxide layer formed on the gate electrode and an upper oxide layer formed on the lower oxide layer, such that the oxygen concentration of the upper oxide layer is higher than the oxygen concentration of the lower oxide layer; and a source electrode and a drain electrode formed on the oxide semiconductor layer and separated from each other.03-04-2010
20120313092METAL OXIDE TFT WITH IMPROVED SOURCE/DRAIN CONTACTS - A method of forming ohmic source/drain contacts in a metal oxide semiconductor thin film transistor includes providing a gate, a gate dielectric, a high carrier concentration metal oxide semiconductor active layer with a band gap and spaced apart source/drain metal contacts in a thin film transistor configuration. The spaced apart source/drain metal contacts define a channel region in the active layer. An oxidizing ambient is provided adjacent the channel region and the gate and the channel region are heated in the oxidizing ambient to reduce the carrier concentration in the channel area. Alternatively or in addition each of the source/drain contacts includes a very thin layer of low work function metal positioned on the metal oxide semiconductor active layer and a barrier layer of high work function metal is positioned on the low work function metal.12-13-2012
20120175611METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THIN FILM TRANSISTOR, THIN FILM TRANSISTOR, AND DISPLAY UNIT - A thin film transistor having (a) an oxide semiconductor film including a channel region composed of an oxide semiconductor, and a source electrode region and a drain electrode region that are composed of the same oxide semiconductor as that of the channel region and have a higher carrier density than that of the channel region; (b) a gate insulating film; and (c) a gate electrode.07-12-2012
20120313093Oxide Thin Film Transistor and Method of Fabricating the Same - An oxide thin film transistor (TFT) and a fabrication method thereof are provided. First and second data wirings are made of different metal materials, and an active layer is formed on the first data wiring to implement a short channel, thus enhancing performance of the TFT. The first data wiring in contact with the active layer is made of a metal material having excellent contact characteristics and the other remaining second data wiring is made of a metal material having excellent conductivity, so as to be utilized to a large-scale oxide TFT process. Also, the first and second data wirings may be formed together by using half-tone exposure, simplifying the process.12-13-2012
20100038637Composite Comprising Array of Needle-Like Crystal, Method for Producing the Same, Photovoltaic Conversion Element, Light Emitting Element, and Capacitor - A composite of a base and an array of needle-like crystals formed on the surface of the base is provided, in which the base side and the opposite side to the base with respect to the array can be isolated in a satisfactory manner. A composite 02-18-2010
20100270549Semiconductor Device and Method of Providing Electrostatic Discharge Protection for Integrated Passive Devices - A semiconductor device has an integrated passive device (IPD) formed over a substrate. The IPD can be a metal-insulator-metal capacitor or an inductor formed as a coiled conductive layer. A signal interconnect structure is formed over the first side or backside of the substrate. The signal interconnect structure is electrically connected to the IPD. A thin film ZnO layer is formed over the substrate as a part of an electrostatic discharge (ESD) protection structure. The thin film ZnO layer has a non-linear resistance as a function of a voltage applied to the layer. A conductive layer is formed over the substrate. The thin film ZnO layer is electrically connected between the signal interconnect structure and conductive layer to provide an ESD path to protect the IPD from an ESD transient. A ground interconnect structure is formed over the substrate and electrically connects the conductive layer to a ground point.10-28-2010
20100270547SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - Semiconductor devices having at least one barrier layer with a wide energy band gap are disclosed. In some embodiments, a semiconductor device includes at least one active layer composed of a first compound, and at least one barrier layer composed of a second compound and disposed on at least one surface of the at least one active layer. The at least one barrier layer may have a wider energy band gap than an energy band gap of the at least one active layer. The compositions of the first and second compounds may be controlled to adjust the difference between Fermi functions for conduction band and valence band in the at least one active layer.10-28-2010
20120217495THIN-FILM TRANSISTOR SUBSTRATE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME - A thin-film transistor (TFT) substrate includes a semiconductor pattern, a conductive pattern, a first wiring pattern, an insulation pattern and a second wiring pattern. The semiconductor pattern is formed on a substrate. The conductive pattern is formed as a layer identical to the semiconductor pattern on the substrate. The first wiring pattern is formed on the semiconductor pattern. The first wiring pattern includes a source electrode and a drain electrode spaced apart from the source electrode. The insulation pattern is formed on the substrate having the first wiring pattern to cover the first wiring pattern. The second wiring pattern is formed on the insulation pattern. The second wiring pattern includes a gate electrode formed on the source and drain electrodes. Therefore, a TFT substrate is manufactured using two or three masks, so that manufacturing costs may be decreased.08-30-2012
20120074399Method of making oxide thin film transistor array, and device incorporating the same - Certain example embodiments relate to methods of making oxide thin film transistor arrays (e.g., IGZO, amorphous or polycrystalline ZnO, ZnSnO, InZnO, and/or the like), and devices incorporating the same. Blanket layers of an optional barrier layer, semiconductor, gate insulator, and/or gate metal are disposed on a substrate. These and/or other layers may be deposited on a soda lime or borosilicate substrate via low or room temperature sputtering. These layers may be later patterned and/or further processed in making a TFT array according to certain example embodiments. In certain example embodiments, all or substantially all TFT processing may take place at a low temperature, e.g., at or below 150 degrees C., until a post-annealing activation step, and the post-anneal step may take place at a relatively low temperature (e.g., 200-250 degrees C.).03-29-2012
20100006837COMPOSITION FOR OXIDE SEMICONDUCTOR THIN FILM, FIELD EFFECT TRANSISTOR USING THE COMPOSITION AND METHOD OF FABRICATING THE TRANSISTOR - Provided are a composition for an oxide semiconductor thin film, a field effect transistor using the same and a method of fabricating the field effect transistor. The composition includes an aluminum oxide, a zinc oxide, an indium oxide and a tin oxide. The thin film formed of the composition is in amorphous phase. The field effect transistor having an active layer formed of the composition can have an improved electrical characteristic and be fabricated by a low temperature process.01-14-2010
20100006835DISPLAY SUBSTRATE - A display substrate includes; a substrate, a gate electrode arranged on the substrate, a semiconductor pattern arranged on the gate electrode, a source electrode arranged on the semiconductor pattern, a drain electrode arranged on the semiconductor pattern and spaced apart from the source electrode, an insulating layer arranged on, and substantially covering, the source electrode and the drain electrode to cover the source electrode and the drain electrode, a conductive layer pattern arranged on the insulating layer and overlapped aligned with the semiconductor pattern, a pixel electrode electrically connected to the drain electrode, and a storage electrode arranged on the substrate and overlapped overlapping with the pixel electrode, the storage electrode being electrically connected to the conductive layer pattern.01-14-2010
20100006834Channel layers and semiconductor devices including the same - Channel layers and semiconductor devices including the channel layers are disclosed. A channel layer may include a multi-layered structure. Layers forming the channel layer may have different carrier mobilities and/or carrier densities. The channel layer may have a double layered structure including a first layer and a second layer which may be formed of different oxides. Characteristics of the transistor may vary according to materials used to form the channel layers and/or thicknesses thereof.01-14-2010
20100006833THIN FILM TRANSISTOR, METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME AND FLAT PANEL DISPLAY DEVICE HAVING THE SAME - A thin film transistor, a method of manufacturing the thin film transistor, and a flat panel display device including the thin film transistor. The thin film transistor includes: a gate electrode formed on a substrate; a gate insulating film formed on the gate electrode; an activation layer formed on the gate insulating film; a passivation layer including a compound semiconductor oxide, formed on the activation layer; and source and drain electrodes that contact the activation layer.01-14-2010
20120223307METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING TRANSISTOR - A hydrogen barrier layer is selectively provided over an oxide semiconductor layer including hydrogen and hydrogen is selectively desorbed from a given region in the oxide semiconductor layer by conducting oxidation treatment, so that regions with different conductivities are formed in the oxide semiconductor layer. After that, a channel formation region, a source region, and a drain region can be formed with the use of the regions with different conductivities formed in the oxide semiconductor layer.09-06-2012
20120223306SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - With a combination of a transistor including an oxide semiconductor material and a transistor including a semiconductor material other than an oxide semiconductor, a semiconductor device with a novel structure in which data can be retained for a long time and does not have a limitation on the number of writing can be obtained. When a connection electrode for connecting the transistor including a semiconductor material other than an oxide semiconductor to the transistor including an oxide semiconductor material is smaller than an electrode of the transistor including a semiconductor material other than an oxide semiconductor that is connected to the connection electrode, the semiconductor device with a novel structure can be highly integrated and the storage capacity per unit area can be increased.09-06-2012
20120223300THIN FILM TRANSISTOR DISPLAY PANEL AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF - A thin film transistor array panel and a manufacturing method capable of forming an insulating layer made of different materials for a portion contacting an oxide semiconductor and a second portion without an additional process. The thin film transistor array panel includes: a gate electrode; a source electrode and a drain electrode spaced apart from each other, each of the source and drain electrodes comprising a lower layer and an upper layer; an insulating layer disposed between the gate electrode and the source and drain electrodes; a semiconductor, the source electrode and the drain electrode being electrically connected to the semiconductor; a first passivation layer contacting the lower layer of the source and drain electrodes but not contacting the upper layer of the source and drain electrodes; and a second passivation layer disposed on the upper layer of the source and drain electrodes. The first passivation layer may be made of silicon oxide, and the second passivation may be made of silicon nitride.09-06-2012
20100301327DISPLAY DEVICE HAVING OXIDE THIN FILM TRANSISTOR AND FABRICATION METHOD THEREOF - A display device including an oxide thin film transistor (TFT) is disclosed. A nitride-based gate insulating layer of a gate pad area is etched when an oxide semiconductor layer of a pixel area is etched by using a half-tone mask, a metal layer is formed at a contact hole of the etched gate insulting layer, and then a passivation layer formed thereon is etched. Thus, an overhang of the passivation layer can be prevented from being generated when the gate insulating layer is etched, and accordingly, the fabrication process can be simplified.12-02-2010
20090315026THIN FILM TRANSISTOR, METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME, AND FLAT PANEL DISPLAY DEVICE HAVIING THE SAME - A thin film transistor, a method of manufacturing the same, and a flat panel display device having the same use an oxide semiconductor as an active layer, wherein the thin film transistor includes: an oxide semiconductor layer formed on a substrate and having a channel region, a source region, and a drain region; a gate electrode insulated from the oxide semiconductor layer by a gate insulating layer; an ohmic contact layer formed on the source region and the drain region of the oxide semiconductor layer; and a source electrode and a drain electrode coupled to the source region and the drain region through the ohmic contact layer, the ohmic contact layer being formed of a metal having a lower work function lower than work functions of the source electrode and the drain electrode.12-24-2009
20090315027LIGHT EMITTING DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD OF LIGHT EMITTING DEVICE - A manufacturing method of a light emitting device in which at least one carrier transporting layer is interposed between a first electrode and a second electrode, includes: removing a surface layer of a partition that surrounds a periphery of at least one side of the first electrode by a thickness of 50 nm or more; and forming the carrier transporting layer on the first electrode, the carrier transporting layer being in contact with the partition and containing a transition metal oxide.12-24-2009
20120187398LIGHT EMITTING DEVICE - Embodiments are about light emitting devices having high bonding force between the support member and the light emitting structure and reliability. The light emitting device in an embodiment may include a support member, a light emitting structure disposed on the support member, wherein the light emitting structure including a first semiconductor layer, a second semiconductor layer, and an active layer between the first and second semiconductor layers, an electrode bonding layer disposed between the support member and the light emitting structure, and a third semiconductor layer disposed between the support member and the electrode bonding layer, wherein the third semiconductor including at least one of elements included in at least one of the first and second layers.07-26-2012
20120223299METAL/OXIDE ONE TIME PROGAMMABLE MEMORY - Embodiments include memory cells having an oxide material in contact with a metal material. In one embodiment, a memory cell includes titanium nitride, titanium oxynitride in contact with the titanium nitride and copper in contact with the titanium oxynitride. A plurality of such memory cells and respective access devices can be included in a memory array. The memory cell and access device are electrically connected between an access line and a data/sense line. An array can include a plurality of memory cells vertically stacked with respective access devices. Embodiments also include methods of forming memory cells and arrays and stacking memory arrays over one another.09-06-2012
20120187399SUBSTRATE FOR FLEXIBLE DEVICE, THIN FILM TRANSISTOR SUBSTRATE FOR FLEXIBLE DEVICE, FLEXIBLE DEVICE, SUBSTRATE FOR THIN FILM ELEMENT, THIN FILM ELEMENT, THIN FILM TRANSISTOR, METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SUBSTRATE FOR THIN FILM ELEMENT, METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THIN FILM ELEMENT, AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THIN FILM TRANSISTOR - Disclosed is a substrate for a flexible device which, when a TFT is produced on a flexible substrate in which a metal layer and a polyimide layer are laminated, can suppress deterioration of the electrical performance of the TFT due to the surface irregularities of the metal foil surface and can suppress detachment or cracks of the TFT. Also disclosed is a substrate for a thin film element which has excellent surface smoothness and is capable of suppressing deterioration of the characteristics of thin film elements. Also disclosed are methods for manufacturing substrates for thin film elements.07-26-2012
20120187397SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF - A semiconductor device which includes an oxide semiconductor and has favorable electrical characteristics is provided. In the semiconductor device, an oxide semiconductor film and an insulating film are formed over a substrate. Side surfaces of the oxide semiconductor film are in contact with the insulating film. The oxide semiconductor film includes a channel formation region and regions containing a dopant between which the channel formation region is sandwiched. A gate insulating film is formed on and in contact with the oxide semiconductor film. A gate electrode with sidewall insulating films is formed over the gate insulating film. A source electrode and a drain electrode are formed in contact with the oxide semiconductor film and the insulating film.07-26-2012
20120187396SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF - A base insulating film is formed over a substrate. A first oxide semiconductor film is formed over the base insulating film, and then first heat treatment is performed to form a second oxide semiconductor film. Then, selective etching is performed to form a third oxide semiconductor film. An insulating film is formed over the first insulating film and the third oxide semiconductor film. A surface of the insulating film is polished to expose a surface of the third oxide semiconductor film, so that a sidewall insulating film is formed in contact with at least a side surface of the third oxide semiconductor film. Then, a source electrode and a drain electrode are formed over the sidewall insulating film and the third oxide semiconductor film. A gate insulating film and a gate electrode are formed.07-26-2012
20120187395OXIDE SEMICONDUCTOR ELEMENT AND SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - A semiconductor element having high mobility, which includes an oxide semiconductor layer having crystallinity, is provided. The oxide semiconductor layer includes a stacked-layer structure of a first oxide semiconductor film and a second oxide semiconductor film having a wider band gap than the first oxide semiconductor film, which is in contact with the first oxide semiconductor film. Thus, a channel region is formed in part of the first oxide semiconductor film (that is, in an oxide semiconductor film having a smaller band gap) which is in the vicinity of an interface with the second oxide semiconductor film. Further, dangling bonds in the first oxide semiconductor film and the second oxide semiconductor film are bonded to each other at the interface therebetween. Accordingly, a decrease in mobility resulting from an electron trap or the like due to dangling bonds can be reduced in the channel region.07-26-2012
20120187394Display Device, Light-Emitting Device, Lighting Device, and Electronic Appliance - A light energy reuse type display device, light-emitting device, and lighting device with low power consumption, which efficiently convert light emitted from a light source (including light emission from a light-emitting element) into electric power, are provided. A photoelectric conversion element interposed between a pair of substrates functions as a color filter (a colored layer); thus, light emitted from a light source (including light emission from a light-emitting element) is efficiently converted into electric power, and a light energy reuse type display device, light-emitting device, and lighting device with low power consumption can be provided.07-26-2012
20120187393THIN FILM TRANSISTOR, ACTIVE MATRIX SUBSTRATE, AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF - A thin film transistor includes a gate electrode, a semiconductor layer, and a source electrode and a drain electrode placed on the semiconductor layer and electrically connected with the semiconductor layer. The semiconductor layer includes a light-transmitting semiconductor film and an ohmic conductive film placed on the light-transmitting semiconductor film and having a lower light transmittance than the light-transmitting semiconductor film. The ohmic conductive film is formed not to protrude from the light-transmitting semiconductor film. The ohmic conductive film is formed in separate parts with a channel part between the source electrode and the drain electrode interposed therebetween. The source electrode and the drain electrode are connected to the light-transmitting semiconductor film through the ohmic conductive film.07-26-2012
20120256178SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME - A transistor including an oxide semiconductor with favorable electric characteristics and a manufacturing method thereof are provided. A semiconductor device includes a transistor. The transistor includes an oxide semiconductor film over a base insulating film, a gate electrode overlapping with the oxide semiconductor film with a gate insulating film interposed therebetween, and a pair of electrodes in contact with the oxide semiconductor film and serving as a source electrode and a drain electrode. The base insulating film includes a first oxide insulating film partly in contact with the oxide semiconductor film and a second oxide insulating film in the periphery of the first oxide insulating film. An end portion of the oxide semiconductor film which crosses the channel width direction of the transistor is located over the second oxide insulating film.10-11-2012
20090020753Method of manufacturing semiconductor active layer, method of manufacturing thin film transistor using the same and thin film transistor having semiconductor active layer - A method of manufacturing an IGZO active layer includes depositing ions including In, Ga, and Zn from a first target, and depositing ions including In from a second target having a different atomic composition from the first target. The deposition of ions from the second target may be controlled to adjust an atomic % of In in the IGZO layer to be about 45 atomic % to about 80 atomic %.01-22-2009
20120256177SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME - A transistor including an oxide semiconductor with favorable electric characteristics and a manufacturing method thereof are provided. A semiconductor device includes a transistor. The transistor includes an oxide semiconductor film over a base insulating film, a gate electrode overlapping with the oxide semiconductor film with a gate insulating film interposed therebetween, and a pair of electrodes in contact with the oxide semiconductor film and serving as a source electrode and a drain electrode. The base insulating film includes a first oxide insulating film partly in contact with the oxide semiconductor film and a second oxide insulating film in the periphery of the first oxide insulating film. An end portion of the oxide semiconductor film which crosses the channel width direction of the transistor is located over the first oxide insulating film.10-11-2012
20120228608SPUTTERING TARGET AND THIN FILM TRANSISTOR EQUIPPED WITH SAME - A sintered body including an oxide that includes In, Ga and Zn at the following atomic ratio and includes a compound having as a main component a homologous crystal structure represented by InGaO09-13-2012
20120228607SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF - As a display device has higher definition, the number of pixels is increased and thus, the number of gate lines and signal lines is increased. When the number of gate lines and signal lines is increased, it is difficult to mount IC chips including driver circuits for driving the gate lines and the signal lines by bonding or the like, whereby manufacturing cost is increased. A pixel portion and a driver circuit for driving the pixel portion are provided on the same substrate, and at least part of the driver circuit comprises a thin film transistor including an oxide semiconductor sandwiched between gate electrodes. A channel protective layer is provided between the oxide semiconductor and a gate electrode provided over the oxide semiconductor. The pixel portion and the driver circuit are provided on the same substrate, which leads to reduction of manufacturing cost.09-13-2012
20120256176THIN FILM TRANSISTOR, ORGANIC LUMINESCENCE DISPLAY INCLUDING THE SAME, AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE ORGANIC LUMINESCENCE DISPLAY - A thin film transistor (TFT) including a substrate; a gate electrode formed over the substrate, an active layer insulated from the gate electrode by using a gate insulation film; an etch stop layer which is formed over the active layer and includes first and second holes for exposing the active layer; a first electrode; and a second electrode including a first part and a second part. The first part is formed over the etch stop layer, and the second part is received in the second hole, contacts the active layer directly, and connects the first part to the active layer. At least one portion of the first part of the second electrode overlaps with the gate electrode. The second part of the second electrode does not overlap with and is separated from the gate electrode.10-11-2012
20120261661ELECTRONIC DEVICE, SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF - The present invention provides a manufacturing process using a droplet-discharging method that is suitable for manufacturing a large substrate in mass production. A photosensitive material solution of a conductive film is selectively discharged by a droplet-discharging method, selectively exposed to laser light, and developed or etched, thereby allowing only the region exposed to laser light to be left and realizing a source wiring and a drain wiring having a more microscopic pattern than the pattern itself formed by discharging. One feature of the source wiring and the drain wiring is that the source wiring and the drain wiring cross an island-like semiconductor layer and overlap it.10-18-2012
20120261660OXIDE THIN FILM TRANSISTOR AND METHOD OF FABRICATING THE SAME - An oxide thin film transistor (TFT) and its fabrication method are disclosed. In a TFT of a bottom gate structure using amorphous zinc oxide (ZnO)-based semiconductor as an active layer, source and drain electrodes are formed, on which the active layer made of oxide semiconductor is formed to thus prevent degeneration of the oxide semiconductor in etching the source and drain electrodes.10-18-2012
20120261659Light Emitting Element and Display Device Using the Same - A light emitting element according to the invention comprises a plurality of layers which is interposed between a pair of electrodes, in which at least one of the plurality of layers is formed of a layer containing a light emitting material, and the layer containing a light emitting material is interposed between a layer containing an oxide semiconductor and/or metal oxide and a material having a higher hole transporting property than an electron transporting property, and a layer containing an oxide semiconductor and/or metal oxide, a material having a higher electron transporting property than a hole transporting property and a material which can donate electrons to the material having a higher electron transporting property than a hole transporting property.10-18-2012
20120261658ZnO-BASED SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF - A ZnO-based semiconductor device includes an n type ZnO-based semiconductor layer, an aluminum oxide film formed on the n type ZnO-based semiconductor layer, and a palladium layer formed on the aluminum oxide film. With this configuration, the n type ZnO-based semiconductor layer and the palladium layer form a Schottky barrier structure.10-18-2012
20120261655Inorganic-Organic Hybrid Thin-Film Transistors Using Inorganic Semiconducting Films - Inorganic semiconducting compounds, composites and compositions thereof, and related device structures.10-18-2012
20120261657OXIDE SEMICONDUCTOR FILM AND SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - To provide an oxide semiconductor film having stable electric conductivity and a highly reliable semiconductor device having stable electric characteristics by using the oxide semiconductor film. The oxide semiconductor film contains indium (In), gallium (Ga), and zinc (Zn) and includes a c-axis-aligned crystalline region aligned in the direction parallel to a normal vector of a surface where the oxide semiconductor film is formed. Further, the composition of the c-axis-aligned crystalline region is represented by In10-18-2012
20120228606SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF - The semiconductor device includes an oxide semiconductor film having a first region and a pair of second regions facing each other with the first region provided therebetween, a gate insulating film over the oxide semiconductor film, and a first electrode overlapping with the first region, over the gate insulating film. The first region is a non-single-crystal oxide semiconductor region including a c-axis-aligned crystal portion. The pair of second regions is an oxide semiconductor region containing dopant and including a plurality of crystal portions.09-13-2012
20120228605SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME - A semiconductor device includes an oxide semiconductor film including a pair of first regions, a pair of second regions, and a third region; a pair of electrodes in contact with the oxide semiconductor film; a gate insulating film over the oxide semiconductor film; and a gate electrode provided between the pair of electrodes with the gate insulating film interposed therebetween. The pair of first regions overlap with the pair of electrodes, the third region overlaps with the gate electrode, and the pair of second regions are formed between the pair of first regions and the third region. The pair of second regions and the third region each contain nitrogen, phosphorus, or arsenic. The pair of second regions have a higher element concentration than the third region.09-13-2012
20120228604THIN FILM TRANSISTOR ARRAY PANEL AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF - A thin film transistor array panel includes a gate electrode on an insulating substrate, a gate insulating layer on the gate electrode, a semiconductor on the gate insulating layer, a thin film transistor including a source electrode and a drain electrode on the oxide semiconductor, and a pixel electrode which is connected to the drain electrode. The semiconductor includes a first layer having a relatively low fluorine content and a second layer having a relatively high fluorine content. The second layer of the semiconductor is only between the first layer of the semiconductor and the source electrode, and between the first layer of the semiconductor and the drain electrode.09-13-2012
20110121290Semiconductor Device and Manufacturing Method Thereof - An object is to provide a semiconductor device of which a manufacturing process is not complicated and by which cost can be suppressed, by forming a thin film transistor using an oxide semiconductor film typified by zinc oxide, and a manufacturing method thereof. For the semiconductor device, a gate electrode is formed over a substrate; a gate insulating film is formed covering the gate electrode; an oxide semiconductor film is formed over the gate insulating film; and a first conductive film and a second conductive film are formed over the oxide semiconductor film. The oxide semiconductor film has at least a crystallized region in a channel region.05-26-2011
20110121289THIN FILM TRANSISTOR - A thin film transistor including an oxide semiconductor with favorable electrical characteristics is provided. The thin film transistor includes a gate electrode provided over a substrate, a gate insulating film provided over the gate electrode, an oxide semiconductor film provided over the gate electrode and on the gate insulating film, a metal oxide film provided on the oxide semiconductor film, and a metal film provided on the metal oxide film. The oxide semiconductor film is in contact with the metal oxide film, and includes a region whose concentration of metal is higher than that of any other region in the oxide semiconductor film (a high metal concentration region). In the high metal concentration region, the metal contained in the oxide semiconductor film may be present as a crystal grain or a microcrystal.05-26-2011
20110121288SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - Provided is a semiconductor device for high power application including a novel semiconductor material with high productivity. Alternatively, provided is a semiconductor device having a novel structure in which the novel semiconductor material is used. Provided is a vertical transistor including a channel formation region formed using an oxide semiconductor which has a wider band gap than a silicon semiconductor and is an intrinsic semiconductor or a substantially intrinsic semiconductor with impurities that can serve as electron donors (donors) in the oxide semiconductor removed. The thickness of the oxide semiconductor is greater than or equal to 1 μm, preferably greater than 3 μm, more preferably greater than or equal to 10 μm, and end portions of one of electrodes that are in contact with the oxide semiconductor is placed inside end portions of the oxide semiconductor.05-26-2011
20110121287LIGHT-EMITTING DEVICES AND METHODS FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME - Disclosed is a light-emitting device including a permanent substrate, an adhesive layer on the permanent substrate, a current diffusion layer on the adhesive layer, and a semiconductor stack layer on the current diffusion layer. The current diffusion layer has an etched portion and an unetched portion, wherein the etched and unetched portions have a horizontal height difference. The horizontal height difference and the current diffusion layer thickness have a ratio of 20:100 to 70:100.05-26-2011
20110121286SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - It is an object to provide a semiconductor device with a novel structure. The semiconductor device includes memory cells connected to each other in series and a capacitor. One of the memory cells includes a first transistor connected to a bit line and a source line, a second transistor connected to a signal line and a word line, and a capacitor connected to the word line. The second transistor includes an oxide semiconductor layer. A gate electrode of the first transistor, one of a source electrode and a drain electrode of the second transistor, and one electrode of the capacitor are connected to one another.05-26-2011
20110121285SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - It is an object to provide a semiconductor device with a novel structure. The semiconductor device includes a first wiring, a second wiring, a third wiring, a fourth wiring, a first transistor including a first gate electrode, a first source electrode, and a first drain electrode, and a second transistor including a second gate electrode, a second source electrode, and a second drain electrode. The first transistor is provided over a substrate including a semiconductor material, and the second transistor includes an oxide semiconductor layer.05-26-2011
20110121284TRANSISTOR - Provided is a semiconductor device for high power application including a novel semiconductor material with high productivity. Alternatively, provided is a semiconductor device having a novel structure in which the novel semiconductor material is used. Provided is a vertical transistor including a channel formation region formed using an oxide semiconductor which has a wider band gap than a silicon semiconductor and is an intrinsic semiconductor or a substantially intrinsic semiconductor with impurities that serve as electron donors (donors) in the oxide semiconductor removed. The thickness of the oxide semiconductor is greater than or equal to 1 micrometer, preferably greater than 3 micrometer, more preferably greater than or equal to 10 micrometer.05-26-2011
20110121283METHOD FOR SELECTIVE DEPOSITION AND DEVICES - A chemical vapor deposition method such as an atomic-layer-deposition method for forming a patterned thin film includes applying a deposition inhibitor material to a substrate. The deposition inhibitor material is a hydrophilic polymer that is a neutralized acid having a pKa of 5 or less, wherein at least 90% of the acid groups are neutralized. The deposition inhibitor material is patterned simultaneously or subsequently to its application to the substrate, to provide selected areas of the substrate effectively not having the deposition inhibitor material. A thin film is substantially deposited only in the selected areas of the substrate not having the deposition inhibitor material.05-26-2011
20100327278LAMINATED STRUCTURES - Laminated structures having improved optical gain are provided. In one embodiment, a laminated structure includes a first cladding layer having at least two barrier layers which have different energy band gaps, an active layer formed on the first cladding layer and having an active layer energy band gap, and a second cladding layer formed on the active layer and including at least two barrier layers which have different energy band gaps. The first cladding layer and the second cladding layer may be doped with a different type of dopant.12-30-2010
20120319100SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME - A miniaturized semiconductor device in which an increase in power consumption is suppressed and a method for manufacturing the semiconductor device are provided. A highly reliable semiconductor device having stable electric characteristics and a method for manufacturing the semiconductor device are provided. An oxide semiconductor film is irradiated with ions accelerated by an electric field in order to reduce the average surface roughness of a surface of the oxide semiconductor film. Consequently, an increase in the leakage current and power consumption of a transistor can be suppressed. Moreover, by performing heat treatment so that the oxide semiconductor film includes a crystal having a c-axis substantially perpendicular to the surface of the oxide semiconductor film, a change in electric characteristics of the oxide semiconductor film due to irradiation with visible light or ultraviolet light can be suppressed.12-20-2012
20120319104METHOD FOR PRODUCING CIRCUIT BOARD, CIRCUIT BOARD AND DISPLAY DEVICE - Provided is a method of producing a circuit board of which the aperture ratio is increased. The method of producing a circuit board of the present invention is a method of producing a circuit board that includes a thin film transistor, the thin film transistor including an oxide semiconductor layer, the method including steps of: forming the oxide semiconductor layer; and converting the oxide semiconductor layer into a conductive form.12-20-2012
20120319103THIN FILM TRANSISTOR AND METHOD FOR PREPARING THE SAME - The present invention relates to a thin film transistor and a method of manufacturing the same. More particularly, the present invention relates to a thin film transistor that includes a zinc oxide material including Si as a channel material of a semiconductor layer, and a method of manufacturing the same.12-20-2012
20120319101MANUFACTURING METHOD OF SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - A first insulating film in contact with an oxide semiconductor film and a second insulating film are stacked in this order over an electrode film of a transistor including the oxide semiconductor film, an etching mask is formed over the second insulating film, an opening portion exposing the electrode film is formed by etching a portion of the first insulating film and a portion of the second insulating film, the opening portion exposing the electrode film is exposed to argon plasma, the etching mask is removed, and a conductive film is formed in the opening portion exposing the electrode film. The first insulating film is an insulating film whose oxygen is partly released by heating. The second insulating film is less easily etched than the first insulating film and has a lower gas-permeability than the first insulating film.12-20-2012
20120319102SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME - An object is to provide a structure of a transistor which has a channel formation region formed using an oxide semiconductor and a positive threshold voltage value, which enables a so-called normally-on switching element. The transistor includes an oxide semiconductor stack in which at least a first oxide semiconductor layer and a second oxide semiconductor layer with different energy gaps are stacked and a region containing oxygen in excess of its stoichiometric composition ratio is provided.12-20-2012
20080277656METHOD OF MANUFACTURING ZnO SEMICONDUCTOR LAYER FOR ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND THIN FILM TRANSISTOR INCLUDING THE ZnO SEMICONDUCTOR LAYER - Provided are a method of manufacturing a ZnO semiconductor layer for an electronic device, which can control the size of crystals of the ZnO semiconductor layer and the number of carriers using a surface chemical reaction between precursors, and a thin film transistor (TFT) including the ZnO semiconductor layer. The method includes: (a) loading a substrate into a chamber; (b) injecting a Zn precursor into the chamber to adsorb the Zn precursor on the substrate; (c) injecting an inert gas or N11-13-2008
20110017991SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - In this junction element 01-27-2011
20110037068SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME - One object is to provide a semiconductor device with a structure which enables reduction in parasitic capacitance sufficiently between wirings. In a bottom-gate type thin film transistor including a stacked layer of a first layer which is a metal thin film oxidized partly or entirely and an oxide semiconductor layer, the following oxide insulating layers are formed together: an oxide insulating layer serving as a channel protective layer which is over and in contact with a part of the oxide semiconductor layer overlapping with a gate electrode layer; and an oxide insulating layer which covers a peripheral portion and a side surface of the stacked oxide semiconductor layer.02-17-2011
20120298989SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD OF THE SAME - The manufacturing method of the present invention includes steps of selectively forming a photocatalyst material or a material including an amino group by discharging a composition including the photocatalyst material or the material including an amino group; immersing the photocatalyst material or the material including an amino group in a solution including a plating catalyst material so as to adsorb or deposit the plating catalyst material onto the photocatalyst material or the material including an amino group; and immersing the plating catalyst material in a plating solution including a metal material so as to form a metal film on a surface of the photocatalyst material or the material including an amino group adsorbing or depositing the plating catalyst material, thereby manufacturing a semiconductor device. The pH of the solution including the plating catalyst material is adjusted in a range of 3 to 6.11-29-2012
20120298991MULTILAYER SUBSTRATE HAVING GALLIUM NITRIDE LAYER AND METHOD FOR FORMING THE SAME - The present invention provides a method for forming a multilayer substrate having a gallium nitride layer, wherein a mesh layer having a plurality of openings is formed on a substrate, and a buffer layer, three aluminum gallium nitride layers with different aluminum concentrations and a gallium nitride layer are formed in sequence on the substrate in the openings. The three aluminum gallium nitride layers with different aluminum concentrations are capable of releasing stress, decreasing cracks on the surface of the gallium nitride layer and controlling interior defects, such that the present invention provides a gallium nitride layer with larger area, greater thickness, no cracks and high quality for facilitating the formation of high performance electronic components in comparison with the prior art. The present invention further provides a multilayer substrate having a gallium nitride layer.11-29-2012
20120298990SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME - An object is to increase an aperture ratio of a semiconductor device. The semiconductor device includes a driver circuit portion and a display portion (also referred to as a pixel portion) over one substrate. The driver circuit portion includes a channel-etched thin film transistor for a driver circuit, in which a source electrode and a drain electrode are formed using metal and a channel layer is formed of an oxide semiconductor, and a driver circuit wiring formed using metal. The display portion includes a channel protection thin film transistor for a pixel, in which a source electrode layer and a drain electrode layer are formed using an oxide conductor and a semiconductor layer is formed of an oxide semiconductor, and a display portion wiring formed using an oxide conductor.11-29-2012
20120298988CIRCUIT BOARD, DISPLAY DEVICE, AND PROCESS FOR PRODUCTION OF CIRCUIT BOARD - The present invention provides a highly reliable circuit board that includes TFTs a semiconductor layer of which is formed from an oxide semiconductor; and low-resistance aluminum wirings. The circuit board of the present invention includes an oxide semiconductor layer; source wirings; and drain wirings, wherein each of the source wirings and the drain wirings includes a portion in contact with the semiconductor layer, portions of the source wirings in contact with the semiconductor layer and respective portions of the drain wirings in contact with the semiconductor layer spacedly facing each other, and the source wirings and the drain wirings are formed by stacking a layer formed from a metal other than aluminum and a layer containing aluminum.11-29-2012
20120298987SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF - An offset transistor and a non-offset transistor each including an oxide semiconductor are formed over one substrate. An oxide semiconductor layer, a gate insulator, and first layer wirings which serve as gate wirings are formed. After that, the offset transistor is covered with a resist and impurities are mixed into the oxide semiconductor layer, so that an n-type oxide semiconductor region is formed. Then, second layer wirings are formed. Through the above steps, the offset transistor and the non-offset transistor (e.g., aligned transistor) can be formed.11-29-2012
20120298986SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF - The present invention makes it possible to lower the on resistance of a semiconductor element without hindering the function of a diffusion prevention film in a semiconductor device having the semiconductor element that uses a wire in a wiring layer as a gate electrode and has a gate insulation film in an identical layer to the diffusion prevention film. A first wire and a gate electrode are embedded into the surface layer of an insulation layer comprising a first wiring layer. A diffusion prevention film is formed between the first wiring layer and a second wiring layer. A gate insulation film is formed by: forming a recess over the upper face of the diffusion prevention film in the region overlapping with the gate electrode and around the region; and thinning the part.11-29-2012
20120298985THIN FILM TRANSISTOR AND METHOD OF FABRICATING THE SAME - Provided are a thin film transistor able to increase or maximize productivity and production yield, and a method of fabricating the same. The method of fabricating the thin film transistor includes forming a gate electrode on a substrate, forming a gate insulating layer on the gate electrode, forming an active layer formed of an amorphous oxide semiconductor on the gate insulating layer, and respectively forming a source electrode and a drain electrode on both sides of the active layer above the gate electrode. The amorphous oxide semiconductor of the active layer may be doped with a metal oxide dielectric.11-29-2012
20120298984BACK PANEL FOR FLAT PANEL DISPLAY APPARATUS, FLAT PANEL DISPLAY APPARATUS COMPRISING THE SAME, AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE BACK PANEL - A back panel for a flat panel display apparatus includes: a pixel electrode disposed on a substrate; a first gate electrode layer of a thin-film transistor (TFT) disposed on the substrate; a second gate electrode layer disposed on the first gate electrode layer and including a semiconductor material; a third gate electrode layer disposed on the second gate electrode layer and including a metal material; a first insulating layer disposed on the third gate electrode layer; an active layer disposed on the first insulating layer and including a transparent conductive oxide semiconductor; a second insulating layer disposed on the active layer; source and drain electrodes disposed connected to the active layer through the second insulating layer; and a third insulating layer covering the source and drain electrodes. The first gate electrode layer and the pixel electrode include a transparent conductive oxide.11-29-2012
20120298983SEMICONDUCTOR STRUCTURE AND ORGANIC ELECTROLUMINESCENCE DEVICE - A semiconductor structure and an organic electroluminescence device applying the same are provided. A gate insulating layer covers a gate electrode disposed on a substrate. A channel layer has a channel length L along a channel direction and has a first side and a second side opposite to the first side. The channel layer is located on the gate insulating layer over the gate electrode. A source electrode and a drain electrode are located at and electrically connected to the first side and the second side of the channel layer, respectively. A conductive light-shielding pattern layer is disposed on a dielectric layer covering the source electrode, the drain electrode and the channel layer, and is overlapped to a portion of the source electrode and a portion of the channel layer in a vertical projection. The conductive light-shielding pattern layer and the channel layer have an overlapping length d11-29-2012
20120298982High-Gain Complementary Inverter with Ambipolar Thin Film Transistors and Fabrication Thereof - The present invention relates to a high gain complementary inverter with ambipolar thin film transistors and fabrication thereof, comprising: a gate layer, a silica layer, a first active layer, a first source, a first drain, a second active layer, a second source and a second drain for fabrication cost and complexity reduction.11-29-2012
20120319107LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE - An object of the present invention is to provide a liquid crystal display device which allows a desirable storage capacitor to be ensured in a pixel without decreasing the aperture ratio in response to changes in frame frequency. In a liquid crystal display device including a pixel transistor and two capacitive elements using an oxide semiconductor material in each pixel, one of the capacitive elements comprises a light-transmitting material to improve the aperture ratio of the pixel. Furthermore, through the use of characteristics of the light-transmitting capacitive element, the size of the storage capacitor in the pixel is varied by adjusting the voltage value of a capacitance value in response to the frame frequency varied depending on images displayed.12-20-2012
20120267622OXIDE MATERIAL AND SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - Stable electrical characteristics are given to a transistor and a highly reliable semiconductor device is provided. In addition, an oxide material which enables manufacture of such a semiconductor device is provided. An oxide film is used in which two or more kinds of crystalline portions which are different from each other in a direction of an a-axis or a direction of a b-axis in an a-b plane (or the top surface, or the formation surface) are included, and each of the crystalline portions is c-axis aligned, has at least one of triangular atomic arrangement and hexagonal atomic arrangement when seen from a direction perpendicular to the a-b plane, a top surface, or a formation surface, includes metal atoms arranged in a layered manner, or metal atoms and oxygen atoms arranged in a layered manner along the c-axis, and is expressed as In10-25-2012
20120267625THIN FILM TRANSISTOR AND DISPLAY DEVICE - A thin film transistor that includes an oxide semiconductor film forming a channel, a gate electrode disposed on one side of the oxide semiconductor film via a gate insulating film and a pair of electrodes formed as a source region and a drain region.10-25-2012
20120267623SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - A semiconductor device having a transistor including an oxide semiconductor film is disclosed. In the semiconductor device, the oxide semiconductor film is provided along a trench formed in an insulating layer. The trench includes a lower end corner portion and an upper end corner portion having a curved shape with a curvature radius of longer than or equal to 20 nm and shorter than or equal to 60 nm, and the oxide semiconductor film is provided in contact with a bottom surface, the lower end corner portion, the upper end corner portion, and an inner wall surface of the trench. The oxide semiconductor film includes a crystal having a c-axis substantially perpendicular to a surface at least over the upper end corner portion.10-25-2012
20120267621THIN FILM TRANSISTOR AND FABRICATION METHOD THEREOF - A thin film transistor is provided. The thin film transistor includes a substrate, a gate, a gate insulating layer, a source and a drain, a channel layer, and first and second patterned passivation layers. The gate is disposed on the substrate. The gate insulating layer is disposed on the gate. The source and the drain are disposed on the gate insulating layer. The channel layer is disposed above or under the source and the drain, wherein a portion of the channel layer is exposed between the source and the drain. The first patterned passivation layer is disposed on the portion of the channel layer, wherein the first patterned passivation layer includes metal oxide, and the first patterned passivation layer has a thickness ranging from 50 angstroms to 300 angstroms. The second patterned passivation layer covers the first patterned passivation layer, the gate insulating layer, and the source and the drain.10-25-2012
20120319108TRANSISTOR, SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE INCLUDING THE TRANSISTOR, AND MANUFACTURING METHOD OF THE TRANSISTOR AND THE SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - To suppress deterioration in electrical characteristics in a transistor including an oxide semiconductor layer or a semiconductor device including the transistor. In a transistor in which a channel layer is formed using an oxide semiconductor, a silicon layer is provided in contact with a surface of the oxide semiconductor layer. Further, the silicon layer is provided in contact with at least a region of the oxide semiconductor layer, in which a channel is formed, and a source electrode layer and a drain electrode layer are provided in contact with regions of the oxide semiconductor layer, over which the silicon layer is not provided.12-20-2012
20120319106SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THE SAME - An object is to manufacture and provide a highly reliable semiconductor device including a thin film transistor with stable electric characteristics. In a method for manufacturing a semiconductor device including a thin film transistor in which a semiconductor layer including a channel formation region serves as an oxide semiconductor film, heat treatment for reducing impurities such as moisture (heat treatment for dehydration or dehydrogenation) is performed after an oxide insulating film serving as a protective film is formed in contact with an oxide semiconductor layer. Then, the impurities such as moisture, which exist not only in a source electrode layer, in a drain electrode layer, in a gate insulating layer, and in the oxide semiconductor layer but also at interfaces between the oxide semiconductor film and upper and lower films which are in contact with the oxide semiconductor layer, are reduced.12-20-2012
20110215317SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - Disclosed is a semiconductor device including an insulating layer, a source electrode and a drain electrode embedded in the insulating layer, an oxide semiconductor layer in contact with the insulating layer, the source electrode, and the drain electrode, a gate insulating layer covering the oxide semiconductor layer, and a gate electrode over the gate insulating layer. The upper surface of the surface of the insulating layer, which is in contact with the oxide semiconductor layer, has a root-mean-square (RMS) roughness of 1 nm or less. There is a difference in height between an upper surface of the insulating layer and each of an upper surface of the source electrode and an upper surface of the drain electrode. The difference in height is preferably 5 nm or more. This structure contributes to the suppression of defects of the semiconductor device and enables their miniaturization.09-08-2011
20130009143PHOTO SENSOR AND METHOD OF FABRICATING THE SAME - A photo sensor and a method of fabricating the same are disclosed, the photo sensor of the present invention has ultra-high Schottky junction area per unit volume, and the photo sensor comprises: a first conductive layer; plural metallic nanowires, in which one end of each metallic nanowire connects with the first conductive layer and is covered with a semiconductive layer having a width of 1 nm to 20 nm; and a second conductive layer locating opposite to the first conductive layer, whereby the plural metallic nanowires locate between the first conductive layer and the second conductive layer, and the semiconductive layer contacts with the second conductive layer, wherein the photo sensor of the present invention is used to detect ultra violet (UV) light with a wavelength of 10 nm-400 nm.01-10-2013
20110227067DISPLAY DEVICE AND DRIVING METHOD OF THE SAME - A first capacitor obtains a gate-source voltage of a first transistor in accordance with a programming current flowing through the first transistor, and a second capacitor obtains a threshold voltage of a second transistor. Then, the electric charges held in the first capacitor and the second capacitor are capacitively coupled. By using the voltage obtained with the capacitively coupling as a gate-source voltage of the first transistor, constant current in accordance with the programming current can be supplied to a light emitting element.09-22-2011
20110227066Display Device - By applying an AC pulse to a gate of a transistor which easily deteriorates, a shift in threshold voltage of the transistor is suppressed. However, in a case where amorphous silicon is used for a semiconductor layer of a transistor, the occurrence of a shift in threshold voltage naturally becomes a problem for a transistor which constitutes a part of circuit that generates an AC pulse. A shift in threshold voltage of a transistor which easily deteriorates and a shift in threshold voltage of a turned-on transistor are suppressed by signal input to a gate electrode of the transistor which easily deteriorates through the turned-on transistor. In other words, a structure for applying an AC pulse to a gate electrode of a transistor which easily deteriorates through a transistor to a gate electrode of which a high potential (VDD) is applied, is included.09-22-2011
20110227065DOUBLE SELF-ALIGNED METAL OXIDE TFT - A method of fabricating metal oxide TFTs on transparent substrates includes the steps of positioning an opaque gate metal area on the front surface of the substrate, depositing transparent gate dielectric and transparent metal oxide semiconductor layers overlying the gate metal and a surrounding area, depositing transparent passivation material on the semiconductor material, depositing photoresist on the passivation material, exposing and developing the photoresist to remove exposed portions, etching the passivation material to leave a passivation area defining a channel area, depositing transparent conductive material over the passivation area, depositing photoresist over the conductive material, exposing and developing the photoresist to remove unexposed portions, and etching the conductive material to leave source and drain areas on opposed sides of the channel area.09-22-2011
20110227064Thin film transistors, methods of manufacturing thin film transistors, and semiconductor device including thin film transistors - Thin film transistors including a semiconductor channel disposed between a drain electrode and a source electrode; and a gate insulating layer disposed between the semiconductor channel and a gate electrode wherein the semiconductor channel includes a first metal oxide, the gate insulating layer includes a second metal oxide, and at least one metal of the second metal oxide is the same as at least one metal of the first metal oxide, methods of manufacturing thin film transistors, and semiconductor device including thin film transistors.09-22-2011
20110227063THIN-FILM TRANSISTOR, METHOD OF FABRICATING THE THIN-FILM TRANSISTOR, AND DISPLAY SUBSTRATE USING THE THIN-FILM TRANSISTOR - Provided is an oxide thin-film transistor (TFT) substrate that may enhance the display quality of a display device and a method of fabricating the same via a simple process. The oxide TFT substrate includes: a substrate, a gate line, a data line, an oxide TFT, and a pixel electrode. An oxide layer of the oxide TFT includes a first region that has semiconductor characteristics and a channel, and a second region that is conductive and surrounds the first region. A portion of the first region is electrically connected to the pixel electrode, and the second region is electrically connected to the data line.09-22-2011
20110227062SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND DRIVING METHOD OF SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - A semiconductor device is formed using a material which allows a sufficient reduction in off-state current of a transistor; for example, an oxide semiconductor material, which is a wide-gap semiconductor, is used. When a semiconductor material which allows a sufficient reduction in off-state current of a transistor is used, the semiconductor device can hold data for a ions time. Transistors each including an oxide semiconductor in memory cells of the semiconductor device are connected in series; thus, a source electrode of the transistor including an oxide semiconductor in the memory cell and a drain electrode of the transistor including an oxide semiconductor in the adjacent memory cell can be connected to each other. Therefore, the area occupied by the memory cells can be reduced.09-22-2011
20110227060SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF - It is an object to provide a thin film transistor having favorable electric characteristics and high reliability and a semiconductor device which includes the thin film transistor as a switching element. An In—Ga—Zn—O-based film having an incubation state that shows an electron diffraction pattern, which is different from a conventionally known amorphous state where a halo shape pattern appears and from a conventionally known crystal state where a spot appears clearly, is formed. The In—Ga—Zn—O-based film having an incubation state is used for a channel formation region of a channel etched thin film transistor.09-22-2011
20110227059GLASSY CARBON NANOSTRUCTURES - Glassy carbon nanostructures are disclosed that can be used as electrode materials in batteries and electrochemical capacitors, or as photoelectrodes in photocatalysis and photoelectrochemistry devices. In some embodiments channels (e.g., substantially cylindrically-shaped pores) are formed in a glassy carbon substrate, whereas in other embodiments, ridges are formed that extend along and over a glassy carbon substrate. In either case, a semiconductor and/or metal oxide may be deposited over the glassy carbon to form a composite material.09-22-2011
20090057662Nanoparticle Semiconductor Device and Method for Fabricating - A low-temperature process for creating a semiconductive device by printing a liquid composition containing semiconducting nanoparticles. The semiconductive device is formed on a polymeric substrate by printing a composition that contains nanoparticles of inorganic semiconductor suspended in a carrier, using a graphic arts printing method. The printed deposit is then heated to remove substantially all of the carrier from the printed deposit. The low-temperature process does not heat the substrate or the printed deposit above 300° C. The mobility of the resulting semiconductive device is between about 10 cm03-05-2009
20120319105ZINC-TIN OXIDE THIN-FILM TRANSISTORS - Methods of forming transparent zinc-tin oxide structures are described. Devices that include transparent zinc-tin oxide structures as at least one of a channel layer in a transistor or a transparent film disposed over an electrical device that is at a substrate.12-20-2012
20120126227INTERCONNECTION STRUCTURE AND DISPLAY DEVICE INCLUDING INTERCONNECTION STRUCTURE - A novel interconnection structure which is excellent in adhesion and is capable of realizing low resistance and low contact resistance is provided. An interconnection structure including an interconnection film and a semiconductor layer of a thin film transistor above a substrate in this order from the side of a substrate, wherein the semiconductor layer is composed of an oxide semiconductor, is provided.05-24-2012
20120273778MEMORY DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THE SAME - A semiconductor device that can transmit and receive data without contact is popular partly as some railway passes, electronic money cards, and the like; however, it has been a prime task to provide an inexpensive semiconductor device for further popularization. In view of the above current conditions, a semiconductor device of the present invention includes a memory with a simple structure for providing an inexpensive semiconductor device and a manufacturing method thereof. A memory element included in the memory includes a layer containing an organic compound, and a source electrode or a drain electrode of a TFT provided in the memory element portion is used as a conductive layer which forms a bit line of the memory element.11-01-2012
20120273780SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME - An embodiment is to include an inverted staggered (bottom gate structure) thin film transistor in which an oxide semiconductor film containing In, Ga, and Zn is used as a semiconductor layer and a buffer layer is provided between the semiconductor layer and a source and drain electrode layers. The buffer layer having higher carrier concentration than the semiconductor layer is provided intentionally between the source and drain electrode layers and the semiconductor layer, whereby an ohmic contact is formed.11-01-2012
20120273779SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME - In an active matrix display device, electric characteristics of thin film transistors included in a circuit are important, and performance of the display device depends on the electric characteristics. Thus, by using an oxide semiconductor film including In, Ga, and Zn for an inverted staggered thin film transistor, variation in electric characteristics of the thin film transistor can be reduced. Three layers of a gate insulating film, an oxide semiconductor layer and a channel protective layer are successively formed by a sputtering method without being exposed to air. Further, in the oxide semiconductor layer, the thickness of a region overlapping with the channel protective film is larger than that of a region in contact with a conductive film.11-01-2012
20120273775SEMICONDUCTOR-ON-DIAMOND DEVICES AND METHODS OF FORMING - The present invention provides semiconductor-on-diamond devices, and methods for the formation thereof. In one aspect, a mold is provided which has an interface surface configured to inversely match a configuration intended for the device surface of a diamond layer. An adynamic diamond layer is then deposited upon the diamond interface surface of the mold, and a substrate is joined to the growth surface of the adynamic diamond layer. At least a portion of the mold can then be removed to expose the device surface of the diamond which has received a shape which inversely corresponds to the configuration of the mold's diamond interface surface. The mold can be formed of a suitable semiconductor material which is thinned to produce a final device. Optionally, a semiconductor material can be coupled to the diamond layer subsequent to removal of the mold.11-01-2012
20120273776Semiconductor Device and Light-Emitting Device - One feature of a semiconductor device of the present invention is to include an electrode that serves as an electrode of a light-emitting element. The electrode includes a first layer and a second layer. Further, end portions of the electrode are covered with a partition layer having an opening portion. Moreover, a part of the electrode is exposed by the opening portion of the partition layer. One feature of a semiconductor device of the present invention is to include an electrode that serves as an electrode of a light-emitting element and a transistor. The electrode and the transistor are connected electrically to each other. The electrode includes a first layer and a second layer. Further, end portions of the electrode are covered with a partition layer having an opening portion. Moreover, the second layer is exposed by the opening portion of the partition layer.11-01-2012
20110240995SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - As a transistor including an oxide semiconductor film, a transistor in which a metal oxide film containing a constituent similar to that of an oxide semiconductor film is provided between the oxide semiconductor film and a gate insulating film and a gate insulating film containing a constituent different from that of the metal oxide film and that of the oxide semiconductor film is provided to be in contact with the metal oxide film is provided. The oxide semiconductor film used for an active layer of the transistor is a highly purified and electrically i-type (intrinsic) film which is formed by heat treatment through which an impurity such as hydrogen, moisture, a hydroxyl group or a hydride is removed and oxygen which is a main component of the oxide semiconductor and reduced together with the impurity removal step is supplied.10-06-2011
20110240993SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - A transistor is provided in which the top surface portion of an oxide semiconductor film is provided with a metal oxide film containing a constituent similar to that of the oxide semiconductor film, and an insulating film containing a different constituent from the metal oxide film and the oxide semiconductor film is formed in contact with a surface of the metal oxide film, which is opposite to the surface in contact with the oxide semiconductor film. In addition, the oxide semiconductor film used for the active layer of the transistor is an oxide semiconductor film highly purified to be electrically i-type (intrinsic) through heat treatment in which impurities such as hydrogen, moisture, hydroxyl, and hydride are removed from the oxide semiconductor and oxygen which is one of main component materials of the oxide semiconductor is supplied and is also reduced in a step of removing the impurities.10-06-2011
20110240991SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - The oxide semiconductor film has the top and bottom surface portions each provided with a metal oxide film containing a constituent similar to that of the oxide semiconductor film. An insulating film containing a different constituent from the metal oxide film and the oxide semiconductor film is further formed in contact with a surface of the metal oxide film, which is opposite to the surface in contact with the oxide semiconductor film The oxide semiconductor film used for the active layer of the transistor is an oxide semiconductor film highly purified to be electrically i-type (intrinsic) by removing impurities such as hydrogen, moisture, a hydroxyl group, and hydride from the oxide semiconductor and supplying oxygen which is a major constituent of the oxide semiconductor and is simultaneously reduced in a step of removing impurities.10-06-2011
20110266536Solution Composition for Manufacturing Metal Oxide Semiconductor - Provided is a solution composition for manufacturing a metal oxide semiconductor including aluminum salts, metal acetylacetonate and a solvent. In addition, provided is a method for manufacturing a metal oxide semiconductor, including: manufacturing of a metal oxide semiconductor by performing heat treatment after coating a solution composition for manufacturing the metal oxide semiconductor above a substrate. In addition, provided is a thin film transistor, including: a gate substrate; a metal oxide semiconductor manufactured to be overlapped with the gate substrate; a source electrode electrically connected to the metal oxide semiconductor; and a drain electrode that is electrically connected to the metal oxide semiconductor and faces the source electrode.11-03-2011
20120326145Light Emitting Device and Electronic Device - An object is to provide a highly reliable light emitting device which is thin and is not damaged by external local pressure. Further, another object is to manufacture a light emitting device with a high yield by preventing defects of a shape and characteristics due to external stress in a manufacture process. A light emitting element is sealed between a first structure body in which a fibrous body is impregnated with an organic resin and a second structure body in which a fibrous body is impregnated with an organic resin, whereby a highly reliable light emitting device which is thin and has intensity can be provided. Further, a light emitting device can be manufactured with a high yield by preventing defects of a shape and characteristics in a manufacture process.12-27-2012
20100230671ZNO-BASED SEMICONDUCTOR AND ZNO-BASED SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - Provided are a ZnO-based semiconductor capable of alleviating the self-compensation effect and of achieving easier conversion into p-type, and a ZnO-based semiconductor device. The ZnO-based semiconductor includes a nitrogen-doped Mg09-16-2010
20120280230SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THE SAME - An object is to provide a method for manufacturing a highly reliable semiconductor device including thin film transistors which have stable electric characteristics and are formed using an oxide semiconductor. A method for manufacturing a semiconductor device includes the steps of: forming an oxide semiconductor film over a gate electrode with a gate insulating film interposed between the oxide semiconductor film and the gate electrode, over an insulating surface; forming a first conductive film including at least one of titanium, molybdenum, and tungsten, over the oxide semiconductor film; forming a second conductive film including a metal having lower electronegativity than hydrogen, over the first conductive film; forming a source electrode and a drain electrode by etching of the first conductive film and the second conductive film; and forming an insulating film in contact with the oxide semiconductor film, over the oxide semiconductor film, the source electrode, and the drain electrode.11-08-2012
20120280228METAL OXIDE FIELD EFFECT TRANSISTORS ON A MECHANICALLY FLEXIBLE POLYMER SUBSTRATE HAVING A DIE-LECTRIC THAT CAN BE PROCESSED FROM SOLUTION AT LOW TEMPERATURES - The present invention relates to a method for producing an electronic component, in particular a field-effect transistor (FET), comprising at least one substrate, at least one dielectric, and at least one semiconducting metal oxide, wherein the dielectric or a precursor compound thereof based on organically modified silicon oxide compounds, in particular based on silsequioxanes and/or siloxanes, can be processed out of solution, and is thermally treated at a low temperature from room temperature to 350° C., and the semiconductive metal oxide, in particular ZnO or a precursor compound thereof, can also be processed from solution at a low temperature from room temperature to 350° C.11-08-2012
20120280224METAL OXIDE STRUCTURES, DEVICES, AND FABRICATION METHODS - Metal oxide structures, devices, and fabrication methods are provided. In addition, applications of such structures, devices, and methods are provided. In some embodiments, an oxide material can include a substrate and a single-crystal epitaxial layer of an oxide composition disposed on a surface of the substrate, where the oxide composition is represented by ABO11-08-2012
20120280227OXIDE SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME - Features are forming a gate electrode on an insulating substrate; forming a first semiconducting layer mainly composed of an indium oxide and having a film thickness of 5 nm or more onto the gate electrode interposing a gate insulating film; forming a second semiconducting layer mainly composed of zinc and tin oxides without containing indium and having a film thickness of 5 to 50 nm on the first semiconducting layer, and including a step of forming a source electrode and a drain electrode on the second semiconducting layer. In this manner, by combining the materials of the first semiconducting layer and the second semiconducting layer with each other, a semiconductor device with a reduced dependency on the film thickness of the semiconducting layer, little characteristic variations on a large area substrate is provided.11-08-2012
20120280229FLEXIBLE SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE, METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME AND IMAGE DISPLAY DEVICE - There is provided a method for manufacturing a flexible semiconductor device. The method of the present invention comprises the steps of: (A) providing a metal foil; (B) forming an insulating layer on the metal foil, the insulating layer having a portion serving as a gate insulating film; (C) forming a supporting substrate on the insulating layer; (D) etching away a part of the metal foil to form a source electrode and a drain electrode therefrom; (E) forming a semiconductor layer in a clearance portion located between the source electrode and the drain electrode by making use of the source and drain electrodes as a bank member; and (F) forming a resin film layer over the insulating layer such that the resin film layer covers the semiconductor layer, the source electrode and the drain electrode. In the step (F), a part of the resin film layer interfits with the clearance portion located between the source and drain electrodes.11-08-2012
20120280223OXIDE SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES, METHODS OF MANUFACTURING OXIDE SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES AND DISPLAY DEVICES HAVING OXIDE SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES - An oxide semiconductor device may include a gate electrode formed on a substrate, and a gate insulation layer formed on the substrate to cover the gate electrode. A channel protection structure may be disposed on the gate insulation layer to expose a portion of the gate insulation layer. A source electrode may be located on a first portion of the channel protection structure. A drain electrode may be disposed on a second portion of the channel protection structure. An active pattern may be positioned on the exposed portion of the gate insulation layer, the source electrode, and the drain electrode.11-08-2012
20120280226MATERIALS, FABRICATION EQUIPMENT, AND METHODS FOR STABLE, SENSITIVE PHOTODETECTORS AND IMAGE SENSORS MADE THEREFROM - Optically sensitive devices include a device comprising a first contact and a second contact, each having a work function, and an optically sensitive material between the first contact and the second contact. The optically sensitive material comprises a p-type semiconductor, and the optically sensitive material has a work function. Circuitry applies a bias voltage between the first contact and the second contact. The optically sensitive material has an electron lifetime that is greater than the electron transit time from the first contact to the second contact when the bias is applied between the first contact and the second contact. The first contact provides injection of electrons and blocking the extraction of holes. The interface between the first contact and the optically sensitive material provides a surface recombination velocity less than 1 cm/s.11-08-2012
20120280225SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE, MEMORY DEVICE, AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - An oxide semiconductor is used for a semiconductor layer of a transistor included in a semiconductor device, whereby leakage current between a source and a drain can be reduced, so that reduction in power consumption of a semiconductor device and a memory device including the semiconductor device and an improvement in characteristics of retaining stored data (electric charge) in the semiconductor device and the memory device can be achieved. Further, a drain electrode of the transistor, the semiconductor layer, and a first electrode which overlaps with the drain electrode form a capacitor, and a gate electrode is led to an overlying layer at a position which overlaps with the capacitor. Thus, the semiconductor device and the memory device including the semiconductor device can be miniaturized.11-08-2012
20120326143Light-Emitting Device and Manufacturing Method of the Light-Emitting Device - A light-emitting device in which reduction in performance due to moisture is suppressed is provided. The light-emitting device has a structure in which a partition having a porous structure surrounds each of light-emitting elements. The partition having a porous structure physically adsorbs moisture; therefore, in the light-emitting device, the partition functions as a hygroscopic film at a portion extremely close to the light-emitting element, so that moisture or water vapor remaining in the light-emitting device or entering from the outside can be effectively adsorbed. Thus, reduction in performance of the light-emitting device due to moisture or water vapor can be effectively suppressed.12-27-2012
20120326144THIN FILM TRANSISTOR SUBSTRATE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SAME - A method includes: a step of forming a gate electrode (12-27-2012
20120091453Transparent Rectifying Metal/Metal Oxide/Semiconductor Contact Structure and Method for the Production Thereof and Use - The invention relates to transparent rectifying contact structures for application in electronic devices, in particular appertaining to optoelectronics, solar technology and sensor technology, and also a method for the production thereof. The transparent rectifying contact structure according to the invention has the following constituents: a) a transparent semiconductor, b) a transparent, non-insulating and non-conducting layer composed of metal oxide, metal sulphide and/or metal nitride, the resistivity of which is preferably in the range of 1004-19-2012
20120091452OXIDE SEMICONDUCTOR, THIN FILM TRANSISTOR ARRAY SUBSTRATE AND PRODUCTION METHOD THEREOF, AND DISPLAY DEVICE - The present invention provides an oxide semiconductor capable of achieving a thin film transistor having stable transistor characteristics, a thin film transistor having a channel layer formed of the oxide semiconductor and a production method thereof, and a display device equipped with the thin film transistor. The oxide semiconductor of the present invention is an oxide semiconductor for a thin film transistor. The oxide semiconductor includes indium, gallium, zinc, and oxygen as constituent atoms, and the oxygen content of the oxide semiconductor is 87% to 95% of the stoichiometric condition set as 100%, in terms of atomic units.04-19-2012
20120091451Zinc Oxide Nanostructures and Sensors Using Zinc Oxide Nanostructures - A method for preparing zinc oxide nanostructures using arc discharge is disclosed. The method comprises the provision of an anode and a cathode in an arc discharge chamber. Current is supplied to the anode and the cathode to establish an arc discharge between the cathode and the anode to vaporise the anode and produce zinc oxide nanostructures. Contemplated is the use of the zinc oxide nanostructures to produce components that have applications in, for example, optoelectronics, energy storage devices, field emission devices, and sensors such as UV photosensors, gas sensors and humidity sensors. Disclosed is a gas sensor and method for its production, where said method comprises the provision of a sensor substrate comprising a conducting thin film at least partially covering at least two regions on at least one surface of a sensor substrate material to define a gap in the conducting thin film, the application of a mixture of zinc oxide nanostructures and a non-ionic polymer to at least a portion of the gap i the conducting thin film to thereby bridge the gap. Optionally contemplated is a step of annealing the mixture of zinc oxide nanostructures and non-ionic polymer applied to said sensor substrate to produce the sensor component.04-19-2012
20120286264FLEXIBLE SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE, METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME AND IMAGE DISPLAY DEVICE - There is provided a method for manufacturing a flexible semiconductor device. The method of the present invention comprises the steps of: (a) preparing a metal foil having a concave portion; (b) forming a gate insulating film on a bottom face of the concave portion of the metal foil; (c) forming a semiconductor layer above the bottom face of the concave portion via the gate insulating film while making use of the concave portion as a bank member; and (d) forming a source electrode and a drain electrode such that they make contact with the semiconductor layer.11-15-2012
20120286262DISPLAY DEVICE AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE - An object is, in a structure where switch circuits in a signal line driver circuit is placed over the same substrate as a pixel portion, to reduce the size of transistors in the switch circuits and to reduce load in the circuits during charging and discharging of signal lines due to the supply of data. A display device is provided which includes a pixel portion receiving a video signal, and a signal line driver circuit including a switch circuit portion configured to control output of the video signal to the pixel portion. The switch circuit portion includes a transistor over an insulating substrate. The transistor has a field-effect mobility of at least 80 cm11-15-2012
20100213460THIN FILM TRANSISTOR, METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME, AND SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - In a thin film transistor, an increase in off current or negative shift of the threshold voltage is prevented. In the thin film transistor, a buffer layer is provided between an oxide semiconductor layer and each of a source electrode layer and a drain electrode layer. The buffer layer includes a metal oxide layer which is an insulator or a semiconductor over a middle portion of the oxide semiconductor layer. The metal oxide layer functions as a protective layer for suppressing incorporation of impurities into the oxide semiconductor layer. Therefore, in the thin film transistor, an increase in off current or negative shift of the threshold voltage can be prevented.08-26-2010
20120286259DISPLAY SUBSTRATE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME - Exemplary embodiments of the present invention provide a display substrate including a gate electrode, an oxide semiconductor pattern, a source electrode, a drain electrode, and an etch stop pattern. The gate electrode may be disposed on a base substrate. The oxide semiconductor pattern may be disposed over the gate electrode. The source electrode may be disposed on the oxide semiconductor pattern. The drain electrode may be disposed on the oxide semiconductor pattern and spaced apart from the source electrode. The etch stop pattern may be disposed over the gate electrode, the etch stop pattern may be overlapping a space between the source electrode and the drain electrode and may include a metal oxide. The reliability of the display substrate may, therefore, be improved.11-15-2012
20120286260METHOD OF MANUFACTURING SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - A highly reliable transistor which includes an oxide semiconductor and has high field-effect mobility and in which a variation in threshold voltage is small is provided. By using the transistor, a high-performance semiconductor device, which has been difficult to realize, is provided. The transistor includes an oxide semiconductor film which contains two or more kinds, preferably three or more kinds of elements selected from indium, tin, zinc, and aluminum. The oxide semiconductor film is formed in a state where a substrate is heated. Further, oxygen is supplied to the oxide semiconductor film with an adjacent insulating film and/or by ion implantation in a manufacturing process of the transistor, so that oxygen deficiency which generates a carrier is reduced as much as possible. In addition, the oxide semiconductor film is highly purified in the manufacturing process of the transistor, so that the concentration of hydrogen is made extremely low.11-15-2012
20120132909THIN FILM TRANSISTOR, METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SAME, DISPLAY DEVICE, AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SAME - A thin film transistor includes: an insulating layer; a gate electrode provided on the insulating layer; a gate insulating film provided on the gate electrode; a semiconductor layer provided on the gate insulating film, the semiconductor layer being formed of oxide; a source electrode and a drain electrode provided on the semiconductor layer; and a channel protecting layer provided between the source and drain electrodes and the semiconductor layer. The source electrode is opposed to one end of the gate electrode. The drain electrode is opposed to another end of the gate electrode. The another end is opposite to the one end. The drain electrode is apart from the source electrode. The channel protecting layer covers at least a part of a side face of a part of the semiconductor layer. The part of the semiconductor layer is not covered with the source electrode and the drain electrode above the gate electrode.05-31-2012
20120132907SEMICONDUCTOR FILM, SEMICONDUCTOR ELEMENT, SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE, AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME - One of objects is to provide a semiconductor film having stable characteristics. Further, one of objects is to provide a semiconductor element having stable characteristics. Further, one of objects is to provide a semiconductor device having stable characteristics. Specifically, a structure which includes a seed crystal layer (seed layer) including crystals each having a first crystal structure, one of surfaces of which is in contact with an insulating surface, and an oxide semiconductor film including crystals growing anisotropically, which is on the other surface of the seed crystal layer (seed layer) may be provided. With such a heterostructure, electric characteristics of the semiconductor film can be stabilized.05-31-2012
20100181565SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF - A semiconductor device including a thin film transistor which includes an oxide semiconductor layer and has high electric characteristics and reliability. Film deposition is performed using an oxide semiconductor target containing an insulator (an insulating oxide, an insulating nitride, silicon oxynitride, aluminum oxynitride, or the like), typically SiO07-22-2010
20100181564FUNCTIONAL MATERIAL FOR PRINTED ELECTRONIC COMPONENTS - The invention relates to a printable precursor comprising an organometallic zinc complex which contains at least one ligand from the class of the oximates and is free from alkali metals and alkaline-earth metals, for electronic components and to a preparation process. The invention furthermore relates to corresponding printed electronic components, preferably field-effect transistors.07-22-2010
20120138923THIN FILM TRANSISTOR, METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SAME, ACTIVE MATRIX SUBSTRATE, DISPLAY PANEL AND DISPLAY DEVICE - The present invention provides a thin film transistor including an oxide semiconductor layer (06-07-2012
20120138921SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF - A conductive film to be a gate electrode, a first insulating film to be a gate insulating film, a semiconductor film in which a channel region is formed, and a second insulating film to be a channel protective film are successively formed. With the use of a resist mask formed by performing light exposure with the use of a photomask which is a multi-tone mask and development, i) in a region without the resist mask, the second insulating film, the semiconductor film, the first insulating film, and the conductive film are successively etched, ii) the resist mask is made to recede by ashing or the like and only the region of the resist mask with small thickness is removed, so that part of the second insulating film is exposed, and iii) the exposed part of the second insulating film is etched, so that a pair of opening portions is formed.06-07-2012
20120138919PHOTO SENSING UNIT AND PHOTO SENSOR THEREOF - A photo sensing unit used in a photo sensor includes a photo sensing transistor, a storage capacitor, and a switching transistor. The photo sensing transistor receives a light signal for inducing a photo current correspondingly, and a source and a gate thereof are respectively coupled to the first signal source and the second signal source. The storage capacitor stores electrical charges induced by the light signal, one terminal thereof is coupled to drain of the photo sensing transistor, and another terminal thereof is coupled to a low voltage. The switching transistor is controlled by the second signal source for outputting a readout signal from the storage capacitor to the signal readout line. The threshold voltage of the photo transistor is higher than that of the switching transistor.06-07-2012
20130009146SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - A semiconductor device which is downsized while a short-channel effect is suppressed and whose power consumption is reduced is provided. A downsized SRAM circuit is formed, which includes a first inverter including a first transistor and a second transistor overlapping with each other; a second inverter including a third transistor and a fourth transistor overlapping with each other; a first selection transistor; and a second selection transistor. An output terminal of the first inverter, an input terminal of the second inverter, and one of a source and a drain of the first selection transistor are connected to one another, and an output terminal of the second inverter, an input terminal of the first inverter, and one of a source and a drain of the second selection transistor are connected to one another.01-10-2013
20130009144TOP-GATE TRANSISTOR ARRAY SUBSTRATE - A top-gate transistor array substrate includes a transparent substrate with a plane, an ion release layer, a pixel array, and a first insulating layer. The ion release layer is disposed on the transparent substrate and completely covers the plane. The pixel array is disposed on the ion release layer and includes a plurality of transistors and a plurality of pixel electrodes. Each of the transistors includes a source, a drain, a gate and a MOS (metal oxide semiconductor) layer. The drain, the source and the MOS layer are disposed on the ion release layer. The pixel electrodes are electrically connected to the drains respectively. The gate is disposed above the MOS layer. The first insulating layer is disposed between the MOS layers and the gates. The MOS layer contacts the ion release layer. The ion release layer can release a plurality of ions into the MOS layers.01-10-2013
20130015436SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICEAANM YAMAZAKI; ShunpeiAACI SetagayaAACO JPAAGP YAMAZAKI; Shunpei Setagaya JP - A transistor used for a semiconductor device for high power application needs to have a channel region for obtaining higher drain current. As an example of such a transistor, a vertical (trench type) transistor has been considered; however, the vertical transistor cannot have a high on/off ratio of drain current and thus cannot have favorable transistor characteristics. Over a substrate having conductivity, an oxide semiconductor layer having a surface having a dotted pattern of a plurality of island-shaped regions with a tapered shape in a cross section is sandwiched between a first electrode formed between the substrate and the oxide semiconductor layer and a second electrode formed over the oxide semiconductor layer, and a conductive layer functioning as a gate electrode is formed on the side surface of the island-shaped region in the oxide semiconductor layer with an insulating layer provided therebetween.01-17-2013
20120146019SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF - A semiconductor device for high power application in which a novel semiconductor material having high mass productivity is provided. An oxide semiconductor film is formed, and then, first heat treatment is performed on the exposed oxide semiconductor film in order to reduce impurities such as moisture or hydrogen in the oxide semiconductor film. Next, in order to further reduce impurities such as moisture or hydrogen in the oxide semiconductor film, oxygen is added to the oxide semiconductor film by an ion implantation method, an ion doping method, or the like, and after that, second heat treatment is performed on the exposed oxide semiconductor film.06-14-2012
20120146018THIN FILM TRANSISTOR (TFT) HAVING COPPER ELECTRODES - A TFT structure is provided in which an oxidic semiconductor is used in combination with an electrode material based on a Cu alloy.06-14-2012
20130020571SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - Provided is a structure of a transistor, which enables a so-called normally-off switching element, and a manufacturing method thereof. Provided is a structure of a semiconductor device which achieves high-speed response and high-speed operation by improving on characteristics of a transistor, and a manufacturing method thereof. Provided is a highly reliable semiconductor device. In the transistor in which a semiconductor layer, source and drain electrode layers, a gate insulating layer, and a gate electrode layer are stacked in that order. As the semiconductor layer, an oxide semiconductor layer which contains at least four kinds of elements of indium, gallium, zinc, and oxygen, and has a composition ratio (atomic percentage) of indium as twice or more as a composition ratio of gallium and a composition ratio of zinc, is used.01-24-2013
20130020568PHOTOELECTRIC CONVERSION DEVICE - Provided is a photoelectric conversion device with high conversion efficiency in which the light loss due to light absorption in a window layer is significantly reduced by using a light-transmitting semiconductor layer comprising an organic compound and an inorganic compound. Specifically, the photoelectric conversion device includes: over one surface of a crystalline silicon substrate, a first silicon semiconductor layer; a light-transmitting semiconductor layer; a second silicon semiconductor layer which is partially formed on the light-transmitting semiconductor layer; and a first electrode. The photoelectric conversion device further includes: a third silicon semiconductor layer on the other surface of the crystalline silicon substrate; a fourth silicon semiconductor layer formed on the third silicon semiconductor layer; and a second electrode formed on the fourth silicon semiconductor layer. The light-transmitting semiconductor layer is formed using an organic compound and an inorganic compound, which contributes to the high light-transmitting property of the window layer.01-24-2013
20130020570SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - An object of the present invention is to provide a semiconductor device in which stored data can be held even when power is not supplied for a certain time. Another object is to increase the degree of integration of a semiconductor device and to increase the storage capacity per unit area. A semiconductor device is formed with a material capable of sufficiently reducing off-state current of a transistor, such as an oxide semiconductor material that is a wide-bandgap semiconductor. With the use of a semiconductor material capable of sufficiently reducing off-state current of a transistor, the semiconductor device can hold data for a long time. Furthermore, a wiring layer provided under a transistor, a high-resistance region in an oxide semiconductor film, and a source electrode are used to form a capacitor, thereby reducing the area occupied by the transistor and the capacitor.01-24-2013
20130020567THIN FILM TRANSISTOR HAVING PASSIVATION LAYER COMPRISING METAL AND METHOD FOR FABRICATING THE SAME - A thin film transistor may include a passivation layer formed of a metal-containing conductive material. The thin film transistor includes: a gate electrode; a gate insulating layer positioned on the gate electrode; a channel layer positioned on the gate insulating layer; a source electrode and a drain electrode which are in contact with the channel layer while being spaced apart from each other; and a passivation layer including a metal-containing conductive material and positioned on the channel layer while being spaced apart from each of the source electrode and the drain electrode. The passivation layer serves to prevent transmission of light, oxygen, water and/or impurities into the channel layer and to improve the electrical characteristics of the thin film transistor.01-24-2013
20130020569SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - A semiconductor device which can operate at high speed and consumes a smaller amount of power is provided. In a semiconductor device including transistors each including an oxide semiconductor, the oxygen concentration of the oxide semiconductor film of the transistor having small current at negative gate voltage is different from that of the oxide semiconductor film of the transistor having high field-effect mobility and large on-state current. Typically, the oxygen concentration of the oxide semiconductor film of the transistor having high field-effect mobility and large on-state current is lower than that of the oxide semiconductor film of the transistor having small current at negative gate voltage.01-24-2013
20130168667THIN FILM TRANSISTOR - A thin film transistor includes a substrate, a gate electrode formed on the substrate, a gate insulating layer formed on the gate electrode, a channel region formed on the gate insulating layer, a source region and a drain region formed at two opposite ends of the channel region, a first etching block layer made of silicon oxide and a second etching block layer made of silicon nitride which are formed in sequence on the channel region. The second etching block layer defines a groove in a center thereof to expose a part of the first etching block layer. The groove divides the second etching block layer into a first region and a second region. A source electrode extends from the source region to the first region. A drain electrode extends from the drain region to the second region.07-04-2013
20130168670SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND DISPLAY DEVICE - A semiconductor device including a first gate electrode and a second gate electrode formed apart from each other over an insulating surface, an oxide semiconductor film including a region overlapping with the first gate electrode with a gate insulating film interposed therebetween, a region overlapping with the second gate electrode with the gate insulating film interposed therebetween, and a region overlapping with neither the first gate electrode nor the second gate electrode, and an insulating film covering the gate insulating film, the first gate electrode, the second gate electrode, and the oxide semiconductor film, and being in direct contact with the oxide semiconductor film is provided.07-04-2013
20130168671SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - An ohmic contact between an electrode and a semiconductor layer is more stably formed and an electrical contact resistance between them is further reduced.07-04-2013
20120241739FIELD-EFFECT TRANSISTOR, AND MEMORY AND SEMICONDUCTOR CIRCUIT INCLUDING THE SAME - Provided is a field-effect transistor (FET) having small off-state current, which is used in a miniaturized semiconductor integrated circuit. The field-effect transistor includes a thin oxide semiconductor which is formed substantially perpendicular to an insulating surface and has a thickness of greater than or equal to 09-27-2012
20120241738SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF - A semiconductor device having excellent electric characteristics and a method for manufacturing the semiconductor device are provided. A method for manufacturing a semiconductor device includes the steps of: forming a gate electrode; forming a gate insulating film to cover the gate electrode; forming an oxide semiconductor film over the gate insulating film; forming a hydrogen permeable film over the oxide semiconductor film; forming a hydrogen capture film over the hydrogen permeable film; performing heat treatment to release hydrogen from the oxide semiconductor film; forming a source electrode and a drain electrode to be in contact with a part of the oxide semiconductor film; and removing an exposed portion of the hydrogen capture film to form a channel protective film formed of the hydrogen permeable film. A semiconductor device manufactured by the above method is also provided.09-27-2012
20120241736SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME - In the transistor including an oxide semiconductor film, a gate insulating film of the transistor including an oxide semiconductor film has a stacked-layer structure of the hydrogen capture film and the hydrogen permeable film. At this time, the hydrogen permeable film is formed on a side which is in contact with the oxide semiconductor film, and the hydrogen capture film is formed on a side which is in contact with a gate electrode. After that, hydrogen released from the oxide semiconductor film is transferred to the hydrogen capture film through the hydrogen permeable film by the heat treatment.09-27-2012
20120241735OXIDE SEMICONDUCTOR FILM AND SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - Provided is an oxide semiconductor film which has more stable electric characteristics and essentially consists of indium zinc oxide. In addition, provided is a highly reliable semiconductor device which has stable electric characteristics by using the oxide semiconductor film. The oxide semiconductor film essentially consisting of indium zinc oxide has a hexagonal crystal structure in which the a-b plane is substantially parallel to a surface of the oxide semiconductor film and a rhombohedral crystal structure in which the a-b plane is substantially parallel to the surface of the oxide semiconductor film.09-27-2012
20120241733DISPLAY DEVICE, MANUFACTURING METHOD OF THE SAME AND ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT HAVING THE SAME - Disclosed herein is a display device including a semiconductor layer, a gate electrode, a source/drain electrode layer, and an organic electric field light-emitting element. The semiconductor layer is provided on a substrate and made of an oxide semiconductor. The gate electrode is provided above a selective first region of the semiconductor layer with a gate insulating film sandwiched therebetween. The source/drain electrode layer is adapted to serve as a source or drain and electrically connected to a second region of the semiconductor layer adjacent to the first region thereof. Also, the organic electric field light-emitting element is provided above a third region of the semiconductor layer different from the first and second region thereof, the organic electric field light-emitting element having a region for the third region that is driven as a pixel electrode.09-27-2012
20090173938METAL OXIDE SEMICONDUCTOR, SEMICONDUCTOR ELEMENT, THIN FILM TRANSISTOR AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THEREOF - A method of manufacturing a metal oxide semiconductor comprising the step of: conducting a transformation treatment on a semiconductor precursor layer containing a metal salt to form the metal oxide semiconductor, wherein the metal salt comprises one or more metal salts selected from the group consisting of a nitrate, a sulfate, a phosphate, a carbonate, an acetate and an oxalate of a metal; and the semiconductor precursor layer is formed by coating a solution of the metal salt.07-09-2009
20090020752RESISTANCE-SWITCHING OXIDE THIN FILM DEVICES - Resistance-switching oxide films, and devices therewith, are disclosed. Resistance-switching oxide films, according to certain preferred aspects of the present invention, include at least about 75 atomic percent of an insulator oxide matrix having a conducting material dopant in an amount up to about 25 atomic percent. The matrix and dopant are preferably in solid solution. The insulator oxide matrix may also preferably include about 6 to about 12 atomic percent of a conducting material dopant. According to certain aspects of the present invention, the insulator oxide matrix, the conducting material dopant, or both, may have a perovskite crystal structure. The insulator oxide matrix may preferably include at least one of LaAlO01-22-2009
20130140559SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME - An object is to provide a semiconductor device having a structure with which parasitic capacitance between wirings can be sufficiently reduced. An oxide insulating layer serving as a channel protective layer is formed over part of an oxide semiconductor layer overlapping with a gate electrode layer. In the same step as formation of the oxide insulating layer, an oxide insulating layer covering a peripheral portion of the oxide semiconductor layer is formed. The oxide insulating layer which covers the peripheral portion of the oxide semiconductor layer is provided to increase the distance between the gate electrode layer and a wiring layer formed above or in the periphery of the gate electrode layer, whereby parasitic capacitance is reduced.06-06-2013
20130140560SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - An intrinsic or substantially intrinsic semiconductor, which has been subjected to a step of dehydration or dehydrogenation and a step of adding oxygen so that the carrier concentration is less than 1×1006-06-2013
20130140561PHOTODIODE AND ULTRAVIOLET SENSOR - A p-type semiconductor layer containing a solid solution of NiO and ZnO as a principal component is joined to an n-type semiconductor layer containing ZnO as a principal component, and the p-type semiconductor layer contains a rare earth element R. The content of the rare earth element R is preferably 0.001 to 1 mole with respect to 06-06-2013
20130140562DISPLAY SUBSTRATE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME - A display substrate includes a gate line, a gate insulation layer, a data line, a switching element, a protection insulation layer, a gate pad portion and a data pad portion. The gate insulation layer is disposed on the gate line. The switching element is connected to the gate line and the data line. The protection insulation layer is disposed on the switching element. The gate pad portion includes a first gate pad electrode which makes contact with an end portion of the gate line through a first hole formed through the gate insulation layer, and a second gate pad electrode which makes contact with the first gate pad electrode through a second hole formed through the protection insulation layer. The data pad portion includes a data pad electrode which makes contact with an end portion of the data line through a third hole formed through the protection insulation layer.06-06-2013
20130140551TRANSISTORS, METHODS OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME, AND ELECTRONIC DEVICES INCLUDING TRANSISTORS - A transistor may include a channel layer formed of an oxide semiconductor. The oxide semiconductor may include GaZnON, and a proportion of Ga content to a total content of Ga and Zn of the channel layer is about 0.5 to about 4.5 at %.06-06-2013
20130140552SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE, METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SAME, AND DISPLAY DEVICE - A semiconductor device (06-06-2013
20130140553SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME - A highly reliable semiconductor device and a method for manufacturing the semiconductor device are provided. The semiconductor device is manufactured with a high yield, so that high productivity is achieved. In a semiconductor device including a transistor in which a source electrode layer and a drain electrode layer are provided over and in contact with an oxide semiconductor film, entry of impurities and formation of oxygen vacancies in an end face portion of the oxide semiconductor film are suppressed. This can prevent fluctuation in the electric characteristics of the transistor which is caused by formation of a parasitic channel in the end face portion of the oxide semiconductor film.06-06-2013
20130140554SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME - A semiconductor device including a minute transistor with a short channel length is provided. A gate insulating layer is formed over a gate electrode layer; an oxide semiconductor layer is formed over the gate insulating layer; a first conductive layer and a second conductive layer are formed over the oxide semiconductor layer; a conductive film is formed over the first conductive layer and the second conductive layer; a resist mask is formed over the conductive film by performing electron beam exposure; and then a third conductive layer and a fourth conductive layer are formed over and in contact with the first conductive layer and the second conductive layer, respectively, by selectively etching the conductive film.06-06-2013
20130140555SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF - Provided is a miniaturized transistor with stable and high electrical characteristics with high yield. In a semiconductor device including the transistor in which an oxide semiconductor film, a gate insulating film, and a gate electrode layer are stacked in this order, a first sidewall insulating layer is provided in contact with a side surface of the gate electrode layer, and a second sidewall insulating layer is provided to cover a side surface of the first sidewall insulating layer. The first sidewall insulating layer is an aluminum oxide film in which a crevice with an even shape is formed on its side surface. The second sidewall insulating layer is provided to cover the crevice. A source electrode layer and a drain electrode layer are provided in contact with the oxide semiconductor film and the second sidewall insulating layer.06-06-2013
20130140556THIN FILM TRANSISTOR AND ARRAY SUBSTRATE INCLUDING THE SAME - An array substrate includes a gate line on a substrate including a pixel region, the gate line extending in one direction; a gate electrode in the pixel region and extending from the gate line; a gate insulating layer on the gate line and the gate electrode; a data line on the gate insulating layer and crossing the gate line to define the pixel region; an oxide semiconductor layer on the gate insulating layer and having three ends, the oxide semiconductor layer corresponding to the gate electrode; an etch stopper on the oxide semiconductor layer to expose the three ends of the oxide semiconductor layer; a source electrode contacting two ends of the three ends of the oxide semiconductor layer and extending from the data line; and a drain electrode contacting one end of the three ends of the oxide semiconductor layer and spaced apart from the source electrode.06-06-2013
20130140557METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - To provide a method by which a semiconductor device including a thin film transistor with excellent electric characteristics and high reliability is manufactured with a small number of steps. After a channel protective layer is formed over an oxide semiconductor film containing In, Ga, and Zn, a film having n-type conductivity and a conductive film are formed, and a resist mask is formed over the conductive film. The conductive film, the film having n-type conductivity, and the oxide semiconductor film containing In, Ga, and Zn are etched using the channel protective layer and gate insulating films as etching stoppers with the resist mask, so that source and drain electrode layers, a buffer layer, and a semiconductor layer are formed.06-06-2013
20080224133Thin film transistor and organic light-emitting display device having the thin film transistor - Disclosed is a thin film transistor including a P-type semiconductor layer, and an organic light-emitting display device having the thin film transistor. The present invention provides a thin film transistor including a substrate, a semiconductor layer, and a gate electrode and a source/drain electrode formed on the substrate, wherein the semiconductor layer is composed of P-type ZnO:N layers through a reaction of a mono-nitrogen gas with a zinc precursor, and the ZnO:N layer includes an un-reacted impurity element at a content of 3 at % or less.09-18-2008
20130126864SEMICONDUCTOR JUNCTION ELEMENT, SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE USING IT, AND MANUFACTURING METHOD OF SEMICONDUCTOR JUNCTION ELEMENT - In order to provide a semiconductor junction element consisted of an oxide semiconductor glass, which does not contain a toxic element and rare metal element, and various semiconductor devices using it, semiconductor glasses which contain vanadium oxide and have different polarities are connected each other in a semiconductor junction element of the present invention. Moreover, a semiconductor glass containing vanadium oxide is connected to an element semiconductor or a compound semiconductor which have different polarity from the semiconductor glass. Furthermore, a semiconductor glass containing vanadium oxide is connected to a metal.05-23-2013
20130126863SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF - An object is to provide a transistor including an oxide layer which includes Zn and does not include a rare metal such as In or Ga. Another object is to reduce an off current and stabilize electric characteristics in the transistor including an oxide layer which includes Zn. A transistor including an oxide layer including Zn is formed by stacking an oxide semiconductor layer including insulating oxide over an oxide layer so that the oxide layer is in contact with a source electrode layer or a drain electrode layer with the oxide semiconductor layer including insulating oxide interposed therebetween, whereby variation in the threshold voltage of the transistor can be reduced and electric characteristics can be stabilized.05-23-2013
20130126862METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - One object of one embodiment of the present invention is to provide a highly reliable semiconductor device including an oxide semiconductor, which has stable electrical characteristics. In a method for manufacturing a semiconductor device, a first insulating film is formed; source and drain electrodes and an oxide semiconductor film electrically connected to the source and drain electrodes are formed over the first insulating film; heat treatment is performed on the oxide semiconductor film so that a hydrogen atom in the oxide semiconductor film is removed; oxygen doping treatment is performed on the oxide semiconductor film, so that an oxygen atom is supplied into the oxide semiconductor film; a second insulating film is formed over the oxide semiconductor film; and a gate electrode is formed over the second insulating film so as to overlap with the oxide semiconductor film.05-23-2013
20130126861INSULATING FILM, FORMATION METHOD THEREOF, SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE, AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF - An amorphous region with low density is formed in an oxide insulating film containing zirconium. The amount of oxygen released from such an oxide insulating film containing zirconium by heating is large and a temperature at which oxygen is released is higher in the oxide insulating film than in a conventional oxide film (e.g., a silicon oxide film). When the insulating film is formed using a sputtering target containing zirconium in an oxygen atmosphere, the temperature of a surface on which the insulating film is formed may be controlled to be lower than a temperature at which a film to be formed starts to crystallize.05-23-2013
20130126859SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME - A method for manufacturing a semiconductor device includes forming a metal oxide semiconductor layer and a first insulating layer on a substrate. A gate is formed on the first insulating layer. The first insulating layer is patterned by using the gate as an etching mask so as to expose the metal oxide semiconductor layer to serve as a source region and a drain region. A dielectric layer is formed on the substrate to cover the gate and the oxide semiconductor layer, where the dielectric layer has at least one of hydrogen group and hydroxyl group. A heating treatment is performed so that the at least one of hydrogen group and hydroxyl group reacts with the source region and the drain region. A source electrode and a drain electrode electrically connected to the source region and the drain region respectively are formed on the dielectric layer.05-23-2013
20130126860THIN FILM TRANSISTOR SUBSTRATE - A main object of the present invention is to provide a TFT substrate having excellent switching characteristics. The object is attained by providing a thin film transistor substrate comprising: a substrate, and a thin film transistor having an oxide semiconductor layer that is formed on the substrate and is formed from an oxide semiconductor, and a semiconductor layer-adjoining insulating layer formed to be in contact with the oxide semiconductor layer, wherein at least one semiconductor layer-adjoining insulating layer included in the thin film transistor is a photosensitive polyimide insulating layer formed by using a photosensitive polyimide resin composition.05-23-2013
20130175520THIN FILM TRANSISTOR - A thin film transistor suitable for being disposed on a substrate is provided. The thin film transistor includes a gate electrode, an organic gate dielectric layer, a metal oxide semiconductor layer, a source electrode and a drain electrode. The gate electrode is disposed on the substrate. The organic gate dielectric layer is disposed on the substrate to cover the gate electrode. The source electrode, the drain electrode and the metal oxide semiconductor layer are disposed above the organic gate dielectric layer, and the metal oxide semiconductor layer contacts with the source electrode and the drain electrode. Because the channel layer of the thin film transistor is a layer of metal oxide semiconductor formed at a lower temperature, thus the thin film transistor can be widely applied into various display applications such as flexible display devices.07-11-2013
20130175525DISPLAY DEVICE - In order to take advantage of the properties of a display device including an oxide semiconductor, a protective circuit and the like having appropriate structures and a small occupied area are necessary. The protective circuit is formed using a non-linear element which includes a gate insulating film covering a gate electrode; a first oxide semiconductor layer over the gate insulating film; a channel protective layer covering a region which overlaps with a channel formation region of the first oxide semiconductor layer; and a first wiring layer and a second wiring layer each of which is formed by stacking a conductive layer and a second oxide semiconductor layer and over the first oxide semiconductor layer. The gate electrode is connected to a scan line or a signal line, the first wiring layer or the second wiring layer is directly connected to the gate electrode.07-11-2013
20130175522THIN FILM TRANSISTOR, METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THIN FILM TRANSISTOR, DISPLAY, AND ELECTRONIC APPARATUS - A thin film transistor includes: a gate electrode, a source electrode, and a drain electrode; an oxide semiconductor layer provided on one side of the gate electrode with an insulating film in between, the oxide semiconductor layer being provided in a region not facing the source electrode and the drain electrode and being electrically connected to the source electrode and the drain electrode; and a low resistance oxide layer provided in a region facing the source electrode and in a region facing the drain electrode, the regions being adjacent to the oxide semiconductor layer, and the low resistance oxide layer having an electric resistivity lower than an electric resistivity of the oxide semiconductor layer.07-11-2013
20130175523SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF - One of factors that increase the contact resistance at the interface between a first semiconductor layer where a channel is formed and source and drain electrode layers is a film with high electric resistance formed by dust or impurity contamination of a surface of a metal material serving as the source and drain electrode layers. As a solution, a first protective layer and a second protective layer including a second semiconductor having a conductivity that is less than or equal to that of the first semiconductor layer is stacked successively over source and drain electrode layers without exposed to air, the stack of films is used for the source and drain electrode layers.07-11-2013
20130175524SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF - An object is to provide a semiconductor device with a novel structure. A semiconductor device includes a first transistor, which includes a channel formation region provided in a substrate including a semiconductor material, impurity regions, a first gate insulating layer, a first gate electrode, and a first source electrode and a first drain electrode, and a second transistor, which includes an oxide semiconductor layer over the substrate including the semiconductor material, a second source electrode and a second drain electrode, a second gate insulating layer, and a second gate electrode. The second source electrode and the second drain electrode include an oxide region formed by oxidizing a side surface thereof, and at least one of the first gate electrode, the first source electrode, and the first drain electrode is electrically connected to at least one of the second gate electrode, the second source electrode, and the second drain electrode.07-11-2013
20130175526SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF - An object is to provide a semiconductor device having a structure in which parasitic capacitance between wirings can be efficiently reduced. In a bottom gate thin film transistor using an oxide semiconductor layer, an oxide insulating layer used as a channel protection layer is formed above and in contact with part of the oxide semiconductor layer overlapping with a gate electrode layer, and at the same time an oxide insulating layer covering a peripheral portion (including a side surface) of the stacked oxide semiconductor layer is formed. Further, a source electrode layer and a drain electrode layer are formed in a manner such that they do not overlap with the channel protection layer. Thus, a structure in which an insulating layer over the source electrode layer and the drain electrode layer is in contact with the oxide semiconductor layer is provided.07-11-2013
20130175521THIN FILM TRANSISTOR AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF07-11-2013
20130168668THIN FILM TRANSISTOR ARRAY SUBSTRATE, METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME, AND ANNEALING OVEN FOR PERFORMING THE SAME METHOD - A thin film transistor (TFT) array substrate includes a substrate, a gate electrode layer disposed on the substrate, an insulating layer, an oxide semiconductor layer disposed on the insulating layer, a source/drain electrode layer, an organic-acrylic photoresist layer, a passivation layer and an electrically conductive layer. The insulating layer is disposed on the gate electrode layer and the substrate. The source/drain electrode layer is disposed on the insulating layer and the oxide semiconductor layer, and a gap is formed through the source/drain electrode layer for exposing the oxide semiconductor layer therethrough. The organic-acrylic photoresist layer covers the source/drain electrode layer. The passivation layer is disposed on the substrate, the oxide semiconductor layer and the organic-acrylic photoresist layer. The electrically conductive layer is disposed on the passivation layer or the organic-acrylic photoresist layer and connected to the source/drain electrode layer or the gate electrode layer.07-04-2013
20130168669SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF - An oxide or nitride semiconductor layer is formed over a substrate. A first conductive layer including a first element and a second element, and a second conductive layer including the second element are formed over the semiconductor layer. The first element is oxidized or nitrogenized near an interface region between the first conductive layer and the oxide or nitride semiconductor layer by heat treatment or laser irradiation. The Gibbs free energy of oxide formation of the first element is lower than those of the second element or any element in the oxide or nitride semiconductor layer.07-04-2013
20130181218WIRING STRUCTURE AND DISPLAY DEVICE - An interconnection structure includes a semiconductor layer of a thin-film transistor and a metal interconnection film above a substrate in this order from a side of the substrate, and includes a barrier layer between the semiconductor layer and the metal interconnection film. The semiconductor layer is composed of an oxide semiconductor. The barrier layer is composed of a Ti oxide film containing TiOx (where x is from 1.0 to 2.0), and the Ti oxide film is directly connected to the semiconductor layer. The oxide semiconductor is composed of an oxide containing at least one element selected from the group consisting of In, Ga, Zn and Sn.07-18-2013
20120248435LIGHT-EMITTING DEVICE - A light-emitting device according to one embodiment of the present invention includes a light-emitting element, a first transistor whose source is electrically connected to an anode of the light-emitting element, a second transistor which controls whether an image signal is input to a gate of the first transistor, a third transistor which controls electrical connection and disconnection between the gate and a drain of the first transistor, a fourth transistor which controls whether a first power supply potential is supplied to the drain of the first transistor, a fifth transistor which controls whether a second power supply potential is supplied to the anode of the light-emitting element, a first capacitor which holds a voltage between the gate and the source of the first transistor, and a second capacitor electrically connected in series with the first capacitor and electrically connected in series with the light-emitting element.10-04-2012
20120248434MEMORY DEVICE - It is an object to provide a memory device where an area occupied by a memory cell is small, and moreover, a memory device where an area occupied by a memory cell is small and a data holding period is long. A memory device includes a bit line, a capacitor, a first insulating layer provided over the bit line and including a groove portion, a semiconductor layer, a second insulating layer in contact with the semiconductor layer, and a word line in contact with the second insulating layer. Part of the semiconductor layer is electrically connected to the bit line in a bottom portion of the groove portion, and another part of the semiconductor layer is electrically connected to one electrode of the capacitor in a top surface of the first insulating layer.10-04-2012
20120248433SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - A semiconductor device of stable electrical characteristics, whose oxygen vacancies in a metal oxide is reduced, is provided. The semiconductor device includes a gate electrode, a gate insulating film over the gate electrode, a first metal oxide film over the gate insulating film, a source electrode and a drain electrode which are in contact with the first metal oxide film, and a passivation film over the source electrode and the drain electrode. A first insulating film, a second metal oxide film, and a second insulating film are stacked sequentially in the passivation film.10-04-2012
20120248431TRANSISTOR ARRAY SUBSTRATE - A transistor array substrate includes a substrate, a plurality of scan lines, a plurality of data lines and a plurality of pixel units. The scan lines and the data lines are all disposed on the substrate. Each pixel unit includes a transistor and a pixel electrode. The transistor is electrically connected to the pixel electrodes, the scan lines and the data lines. Each transistor includes a gate, a drain, a source, a metal-oxide-semiconductor layer and a channel protective layer. A channel gap exists between the drain and the source. The metal-oxide-semiconductor layer has a pair of side edges opposite to each other and the side edges are located at two ends of the channel gap. The channel protective layer covers the metal-oxide-semiconductor layer in the channel gap and protrudes from the side edges of the metal-oxide-semiconductor layer.10-04-2012
20130134414SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF - A step for forming an island-shaped semiconductor layer of a semiconductor device used in a display device is omitted in order to manufacture the semiconductor device with high productivity and low cost. The semiconductor device is manufactured through four photolithography processes: four steps for forming a gate electrode, for forming a source electrode and a drain electrode, for forming a contact hole, and for forming a pixel electrode. In the step for forming the contact hole, a groove portion in which a semiconductor layer is removed is formed, whereby formation of a parasitic transistor is prevented. An oxide semiconductor is used as a material of the semiconductor layer in which a channel is formed, and an oxide semiconductor having a higher insulating property than the semiconductor layer is provided over the semiconductor layer.05-30-2013
20130168666SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD OF FORMING THE SAME - A semiconductor device is provided. A first semiconductor layer is disposed on a substrate and has a channel region and two doped regions beside the channel region. A first dielectric layer is disposed on the substrate and covers the first semiconductor layer. A gate is disposed on the first dielectric layer and corresponds to the channel region of the first semiconductor layer. A second dielectric layer is disposed on the first dielectric layer and covers the gate. A second semiconductor layer is disposed on the second dielectric layer and corresponds to the gate. The boundary of the second semiconductor layer does not exceed that of the gate. At least one first conductive plug penetrates through the first and second dielectric layers and contacts one doped region of the first semiconductor layer. At least one contact contacts the second semiconductor layer. A method of forming a semiconductor device is also provided.07-04-2013
20130134417DISPLAY DEVICE - A display device including an oxide semiconductor, a protective circuit and the like having appropriate structures and a small occupied area is necessary. The protective circuit is formed using a non-linear element which includes a gate insulating film covering a gate electrode; a first oxide semiconductor layer which is over the gate insulating layer and overlaps with the gate electrode; and a first wiring layer and a second wiring layer each of which is formed by stacking a conductive layer and a second oxide semiconductor layer and whose end portions are over the first oxide semiconductor layer and overlap with the gate electrode. The gate electrode of the non-linear element is connected to a scan line or a signal line, the first wiring layer or the second wiring layer of the non-linear element is directly connected to the gate electrode layer so as to apply potential of the gate electrode.05-30-2013
20130134419VERTICAL DIODES FOR NON-VOLATILE MEMORY DEVICE - A steering device. The steering device includes an n-type impurity region comprising a zinc oxide material and a p-type impurity region comprising a silicon germanium material. A pn junction region formed from the zinc oxide material and the silicon germanium material. The steering device is a serially coupled to a resistive switching device to provide rectification for the resistive switching device to form a non-volatile memory device.05-30-2013
20130134411SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE, PROCESS FOR PRODUCTION OF SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE, AND DISPLAY DEVICE - A semiconductor device (05-30-2013
20130181212SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD FOR FORMING THE SAME - A semiconductor device includes: a substrate, a semiconductor layer including an oxide semiconductor disposed on the substrate, a barrier layer disposed on the semiconductor layer and an insulating layer disposed on the barrier layer. The semiconductor layer includes an oxide semiconductor, and the barrier layer includes a material having a lower standard electrode potential than a semiconductor material of the oxide semiconductor, a lower electron affinity than the semiconductor material of the oxide semiconductor, or a larger band gap than the semiconductor material of the oxide semiconductor. The insulating layer includes at least one of a silicon-based oxide or a silicon-based nitride, and the insulating layer includes a portion which contacts with an upper surface of the barrier layer.07-18-2013
20130092933ULTRAVIOLET SENSOR AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME - An ultraviolet sensor has a p-type semiconductor layer composed of a solid solution of NiO and ZnO, and an n-type semiconductor layer composed of ZnO and joined to the p-type semiconductor layer such that a part of the surface of the p-type semiconductor layer is exposed. In the p-type semiconductor layer, trivalent Ni is contained in a crystal grain in a state of being solid-solved with the solid solution of NiO and ZnO. The trivalent Ni can be contained in the crystal grain of the p-type semiconductor layer by adding NiOOH to NiO and ZnO, and firing the resulting mixture. Thereby, an inexpensive ultraviolet sensor capable of being downsized, which can easily detect the intensity of ultraviolet light by a photovoltaic power without utilizing a peripheral circuit can be realized.04-18-2013
20130092934DISPLAY DEVICE - The protective circuit is formed using a non-linear element which includes a gate insulating film covering a gate electrode; a first wiring layer and a second wiring layer which are over the gate insulating film and whose end portions overlap with the gate electrode; and an oxide semiconductor layer which is over the gate electrode and in contact with the gate insulating film and the end portions of the first wiring layer and the second wiring layer. The gate electrode of the non-linear element and a scan line or a signal line is included in a wiring, the first or second wiring layer of the non-linear element is directly connected to the wiring so as to apply the potential of the gate electrode.04-18-2013
20130092932SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME - An object is to provide a semiconductor device including a thin film transistor with excellent electrical characteristics and high reliability and a method for manufacturing the semiconductor device with high mass productivity. A main point is to form a low-resistance oxide semiconductor layer as a source or drain region after forming a drain or source electrode layer over a gate insulating layer and to form an oxide semiconductor film thereover as a semiconductor layer. It is preferable that an oxygen-excess oxide semiconductor layer be used as a semiconductor layer and an oxygen-deficient oxide semiconductor layer be used as a source region and a drain region.04-18-2013
20130092931THIN FILM TRANSISTORS - A thin-film transistor includes a gate electrode, a gate dielectric disposed on the gate electrode, a channel layer, and a passivation layer. The channel layer has a first surface and an opposed second surface, where the first surface is disposed over at least a portion of the gate dielectric. The channel layer also has a first oxide composition including at least one predetermined cation. The passivation layer is disposed adjacent to at least a portion of the opposed second surface of the channel layer. The passivation layer has a second oxide composition including the at least one predetermined cation of the first oxide composition and at least one additional cation that increases a bandgap of the passivation layer relative to the channel layer.04-18-2013
20130092929SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF - In a transistor using an oxide semiconductor, entry of hydrogen atoms into an oxide semiconductor film adversely affects reliability. Water is a typical substance including a hydrogen atom, which could enter a semiconductor device after manufacture. Thus, an object of the invention is to reduce the amount of substances including a hydrogen atom, particularly water, entering a semiconductor device using an oxide semiconductor. It was found that a silicon oxynitride film with high density sufficiently prevents entry of water, and does not swell much even in the atmosphere containing water. Accordingly, a silicon oxynitride film with high density is provided as a protective film so as to prevent entry of water into a semiconductor device using an oxide semiconductor. Specifically, a silicon oxynitride film used as the protective film has a density of 2.32 g/cm04-18-2013
20130092930SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - A semiconductor device that is less influenced by variations in characteristics between transistors or variations in a load, and is efficient even for normally-on transistors is provided. The semiconductor device includes at least a transistor, two wirings, three switches, and two capacitors. A first switch controls conduction between a first wiring and each of a first electrode of a first capacitor and a first electrode of a second capacitor. A second electrode of the first capacitor is connected to a gate of the transistor. A second switch controls conduction between the gate and a second wiring. A second electrode of the second capacitor is connected to one of a source and a drain of the transistor. A third switch controls conduction between the one of the source and the drain and each of the first electrode of the first capacitor and the first electrode of the second capacitor.04-18-2013
20130092927CIRCUIT BOARD, DISPLAY DEVICE, AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING CIRCUIT BOARD - The circuit board (04-18-2013
20130092928SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - To provide a miniaturized transistor having favorable electric characteristics. An oxide semiconductor layer is formed to cover a source electrode layer and a drain electrode layer, and then regions of the oxide semiconductor layer which overlap with the source electrode layer and the drain electrode layer are removed by polishing. Precise processing can be performed accurately because an etching step using a resist mask is not performed in the step of removing the regions of the oxide semiconductor layer overlapping with the source electrode layer and the drain electrode layer. Further, a sidewall layer having conductivity is provided on a side surface of a gate electrode layer in a channel length direction; thus, the sidewall layer having conductivity overlaps with the source electrode layer or the drain electrode layer with a gate insulating layer provided therebetween, and a transistor substantially including an L04-18-2013
20130092926SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF - A transistor which includes an oxide semiconductor and can operate at high speed is provided. A highly reliable semiconductor device including the transistor is provided. An oxide semiconductor layer including a pair of low-resistance regions and a channel formation region is provided over an electrode layer formed in a groove of a base insulating layer. The channel formation region is embedded in a position overlapping with a gate electrode which has a side surface provided with a sidewall. The groove includes a deep region and a shallow region. The sidewall overlaps with the shallow region, and a connection portion between a wiring and the electrode layer overlaps with the deep region.04-18-2013
20130092923ACTIVE MATRIX SUBSTRATE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME - An active matrix substrate includes a plurality of pixel electrodes (04-18-2013
20130092924SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - A miniaturized transistor having excellent electrical characteristics is provided with high yield. Further, a semiconductor device including the transistor and having high performance and high reliability is manufactured with high productivity. In a semiconductor device including a transistor in which an oxide semiconductor film including a channel formation region and low-resistance regions between which the channel formation region is sandwiched, a gate insulating film, and a gate electrode layer whose top surface and side surface are covered with an insulating film including an aluminum oxide film are stacked, a source electrode layer and a drain electrode layer are in contact with part of the oxide semiconductor film and the top surface and a side surface of the insulating film including an aluminum oxide film.04-18-2013
20130092925SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME - A miniaturized transistor is provided with high yield. Further, a semiconductor device which has high on-state characteristics and which is capable of high-speed response and high-speed operation is provided. In the semiconductor device, an oxide semiconductor layer, a gate insulating layer, a gate electrode layer, an insulating layer, a conductive film, and an interlayer insulating layer are stacked in this order. A source electrode layer and a drain electrode layer are formed in a self-aligned manner by cutting the conductive film so that the conductive film over the gate electrode layer and the conductive layer is removed and the conductive film is divided. An electrode layer which is in contact with the oxide semiconductor layer and overlaps with a region in contact with the source electrode layer and the drain electrode layer is provided.04-18-2013
20130099234SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME - Objects are to provide a semiconductor device for high power application in which a novel semiconductor material having high productivity is used and to provide a semiconductor device having a novel structure in which a novel semiconductor material is used. The present invention is a vertical transistor and a vertical diode each of which has a stacked body of an oxide semiconductor in which a first oxide semiconductor film having crystallinity and a second oxide semiconductor film having crystallinity are stacked. An impurity serving as an electron donor (donor) which is contained in the stacked body of an oxide semiconductor is removed in a step of crystal growth; therefore, the stacked body of an oxide semiconductor is highly purified and is an intrinsic semiconductor or a substantially intrinsic semiconductor whose carrier density is low. The stacked body of an oxide semiconductor has a wider band gap than a silicon semiconductor.04-25-2013
20130099233SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME - A highly reliable semiconductor device and a method for manufacturing the semiconductor device are provided. The semiconductor device is manufactured with a high yield to achieve high productivity. In the manufacture of a semiconductor device including a transistor in which a gate electrode layer, a gate insulating film, and an oxide semiconductor film are sequentially stacked and a source electrode layer and a drain electrode layer are provided in contact with the oxide semiconductor film, the source electrode layer and the drain electrode layer are formed through an etching step and then a step for removing impurities which are generated by the etching step and exist on a surface of the oxide semiconductor film and in the vicinity thereof is performed.04-25-2013
20130099232SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - To provide a highly reliable semiconductor device which includes a transistor including an oxide semiconductor, in a semiconductor device including a staggered transistor having a bottom-gate structure provided over a glass substrate, a gate insulating film in which a first gate insulating film and a second gate insulating film, whose compositions are different from each other, are stacked in this order is provided over a gate electrode layer. Alternatively, in a staggered transistor having a bottom-gate structure, a protective insulating film is provided between a glass substrate and a gate electrode layer. A metal element contained in the glass substrate has a concentration lower than or equal to 5×1004-25-2013
20130099231SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME - A highly reliable semiconductor device and a method for manufacturing the semiconductor device are provided. In a semiconductor device including a bottom-gate transistor in which an insulating layer functioning as a channel protective film is provided over an oxide semiconductor film, elements contained in an etching gas can be prevented from remaining as impurities on a surface of the oxide semiconductor film by performing impurity-removing process after formation of an insulating layer provided over and in contact with the oxide semiconductor film and/or formation of source and drain electrode layers. The impurity concentration in the surface of the oxide semiconductor film is lower than or equal to 5×1004-25-2013
20130099230SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF - When a semiconductor device including a transistor in which a gate electrode layer, a gate insulating film, and an oxide semiconductor film are stacked and a source and drain electrode layers are provided in contact with the oxide semiconductor film is manufactured, after the formation of the gate electrode layer or the source and drain electrode layers by an etching step, a step of removing a residue remaining by the etching step and existing on a surface of the gate electrode layer or a surface of the oxide semiconductor film and in the vicinity of the surface is performed. The surface density of the residue on the surface of the oxide semiconductor film or the gate electrode layer can be 1×1004-25-2013
20130099229Semiconductor Device, RFID Tag Using the Same and Display Device - Disclosed is an oxide semiconductor layer (04-25-2013
20130099228SOLUTION COMPOSITION FOR PASSIVATION LAYER, THIN FILM TRANSISTOR ARRAY PANEL, AND MANUFACTURING METHOD FOR THIN FILM TRANSISTOR ARRAY PANEL - A passivation layer solution composition is provided. A passivation layer solution composition according to an exemplary embodiment of the present invention includes an organic siloxane resin represented by Chemical Formula 1 below.04-25-2013
20130099227OXIDE SEMICONDUCTOR, THIN FILM TRANSISTOR, AND DISPLAY DEVICE - The present invention provides an oxide semiconductor capable of achieving a thin film transistor with excellent electric property, a thin film transistor having a channel layer formed of the oxide semiconductor, and a display device equipped with the thin film transistor. The oxide semiconductor of the present invention is an oxide semiconductor for a thin film transistor, and includes Al, In, Zn, and O as constituent atoms.04-25-2013
20130112973PRECURSOR COMPOSITION AND METHOD FOR FORMING AMORPHOUS CONDUCTIVE OXIDE FILM - The present invention provides a precursor composition for forming a conductive oxide film having high conductivity and a stable amorphous structure maintained even after heated at high temperature by a simple liquid phase process. The precursor composition of the present invention contains at least one selected from the group consisting of carboxylates, nitrates and sulfates of lanthanoids (but, except for cerium); at least one selected from the group consisting of carboxylates, nitrosyl carboxylates, nitrosyl nitrates and nitrosyl sulfates of ruthenium, iridium or rhodium; and a solvent containing at least one selected from the group consisting of carboxylic acids, alcohols and ketones.05-09-2013
20130112972THIN-FILM TRANSISTOR - Making it possible to improve adhesion between the semiconductor layer and the electrodes, realize high-speed operation of the thin-film transistor by enhancing ohmic contact between these members, reliably prevent oxidation of the electrode surfaces, and realize an electrode fabrication process with few processing steps. The thin-film transistor 05-09-2013
20130112971COMPOSITE OXIDE SINTERED BODY AND SPUTTERING TARGET COMPRISING SAME - A composite oxide sintered body includes In, Zn, and Sn, and has a relative density of 90% or more, an average crystal grain size of 10 μm or less, and a bulk resistance of 30 mΩcm or less, the number of tin oxide aggregate particles having a diameter of 10 μm or more being 2.5 or less per mm05-09-2013
20130112970THIN FILM TRANSISTOR SUBSTRATE AND FABRICATION METHOD FOR THE SAME - A TFT substrate (05-09-2013
20130112969METHOD OF MANUFACTURING P-TYPE ZNO NANOWIRES AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING ENERGY CONVERSION DEVICE - A method of manufacturing silver (Ag)-doped zinc oxide (ZnO) nanowires and a method of manufacturing an energy conversion device are provided. In the method of manufacturing Ag-doped ZnO nanowires, the Ag-doped nanowires are grown by a low temperature hydrothermal synthesis method using a Ag-containing aqueous solution.05-09-2013
20130112968SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - A semiconductor device which achieves miniaturization with favorable characteristics maintained is provided. In addition, a miniaturized semiconductor device is provided with high yield. In a semiconductor device including an oxide semiconductor, the contact resistance between the oxide semiconductor and the source electrode or the drain electrode is reduced with miniaturization advanced. Specifically, an oxide semiconductor film is processed to be an island-shaped oxide semiconductor film whose side surface has a tapered shape. Further, the side surface has a taper angle greater than or equal to 1° and less than 10°, and at least part of the source electrode and the drain electrode is in contact with the side surfaces of the oxide semiconductor film. With such a structure, the contact region of the oxide semiconductor film and the source electrode or the drain electrode is increased, whereby the contact resistance is reduced.05-09-2013
20130112967FIELD-EFFECT TRANSISTOR WITH A DIELECTRIC LAYER HAVING THEREIN DENATURED ALBUMEN - A field-effect transistor includes a gate electrode, a source electrode, a drain electrode, a semiconductor active layer, and a dielectric layer. The semiconductor active layer is connected to the source electrode and the drain electrode. The dielectric layer includes denatured albumen and is positioned between the gate electrode and the semiconductor active layer.05-09-2013
20130119376SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF - To provide a highly reliable semiconductor device including a transistor using an oxide semiconductor. After a source electrode layer and a drain electrode layer are formed, an island-like oxide semiconductor layer is formed in a gap between these electrode layers so that a side surface of the oxide semiconductor layer is covered with a wiring, whereby light is prevented from entering the oxide semiconductor layer through the side surface. Further, a gate electrode layer is formed over the oxide semiconductor layer with a gate insulating layer interposed therebetween and impurities are introduced with the gate electrode layer used as a mask. Then, a conductive layer is provided on a side surface of the gate electrode layer in the channel length direction, whereby an Lov region is formed while maintaining a scaled-down channel length and entry of light from above into the oxide semiconductor layer is prevented.05-16-2013
20130119372LIGHT SENSING DEVICE - A light sensing device is disclosed. The light sensing device includes a first light sensor and a second light sensor. The first light sensor formed on a substrate includes a first metal oxide semiconductor layer for absorbing a first light having a first waveband. The second light sensor formed on the substrate includes a second metal oxide semiconductor layer and an organic light-sensitive layer on the second metal oxide semiconductor layer for absorbing a second light having a second waveband.05-16-2013
20110266537METHODS OF FABRICATING METAL OXIDE OR METAL OXYNITRIDE TFTS USING WET PROCESS FOR SOURCE-DRAIN METAL ETCH - The present invention generally relates to thin film transistors (TFTs) and methods of making TFTs. The active channel of the TFT may comprise one or more metals selected from the group consisting of zinc, gallium, tin, indium, and cadmium. The active channel may also comprise nitrogen and oxygen. To protect the active channel during source-drain electrode patterning, an etch stop layer may be deposited over the active layer. The etch stop layer prevents the active channel from being exposed to the plasma used to define the source and drain electrodes. The etch stop layer and the source and drain electrodes may be used as a mask when wet etching the active material layer that is used for the active channel.11-03-2011
20130134418SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - A semiconductor device, includes a semiconductor substrate, a first interconnect layer formed over the semiconductor substrate, a gate electrode formed in the first interconnect layer, a gate insulating film formed over the gate electrode, a second interconnect layer formed over the gate insulating film, an oxide semiconductor layer formed in the second interconnect layer, and a via formed in the second interconnect layer and connected to the oxide semiconductor layer. The gate electrode, the gate insulating film and the oxide semiconductor layer overlap in a plan view.05-30-2013
20130134416SEMICONDUCTOR DISPLAY DEVICE - In the case where a still image is displayed on a pixel portion having a pixel, for example, a driver circuit for controlling writing of an image signal having image data to the pixel portion stops by stopping supply of power supply voltage to the driver circuit, and writing of an image signal to the pixel portion is stopped. After the driver circuit stops, supply of power supply voltage to a panel controller for controlling the operation of the driver circuit and an image memory for storing the image data is stopped, and supply of power supply voltage to a CPU for collectively controlling the operation of the panel controller, the image memory, and a power supply controller for controlling supply of power supply voltage to a variety of circuits in a semiconductor display device is stopped.05-30-2013
20130140558SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - Disclosed is a semiconductor device functioning as a multivalued memory device including: memory cells connected in series; a driver circuit selecting a memory cell and driving a second signal line and a word line; a driver circuit selecting any of writing potentials and outputting it to a first signal line; a reading circuit comparing a potential of a bit line and a reference potential; and a potential generating circuit generating the writing potential and the reference potential. One of the memory cells includes: a first transistor connected to the bit line and a source line; a second transistor connected to the first and second signal line; and a third transistor connected to the word line, bit line, and source line. The second transistor includes an oxide semiconductor layer. A gate electrode of the first transistor is connected to one of source and drain electrodes of the second transistor.06-06-2013
20100276689FIELD EFFECT TRANSISTOR USING AMORPHOUS OXIDE FILM AS CHANNEL LAYER, MANUFACTURING METHOD OF FIELD EFFECT TRANSISTOR USING AMORPHOUS OXIDE FILM AS CHANNEL LAYER, AND MANUFACTURING METHOD OF AMORPHOUS OXIDE FILM - An amorphous oxide containing hydrogen (or deuterium) is applied to a channel layer of a transistor. Accordingly, a thin film transistor having superior TFT properties can be realized, the superior TFT properties including a small hysteresis, normally OFF operation, a high ON/OFF ratio, a high saturated current, and the like. Furthermore, as a method for manufacturing a channel layer made of an amorphous oxide, film formation is performed in an atmosphere containing a hydrogen gas and an oxygen gas, so that the carrier concentration of the amorphous oxide can be controlled.11-04-2010
20100276688OXIDE SEMICONDUCTOR FIELD EFFECT TRANSISTOR AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME - A field effect transistor including a semiconductor layer including a composite oxide which contains In, Zn, and one or more elements X selected from the group consisting of Zr, Hf, Ge, Si, Ti, Mn, W, Mo, V, Cu, Ni, Co, Fe, Cr, Nb, Al, B, Sc, Y and lanthanoids in the following atomic ratios (1) to (3):11-04-2010
20080210934Semiconductor Device Using Titanium Dioxide as Active Layer and Method for Producing Semiconductor Device - Object: To provide a semiconductor device using titanium dioxide as an active layer and a method for producing thereof.09-04-2008
20080203386Method of forming a patterned resist layer for patterning a semiconductor product - A first embodiment discloses a method of forming a patterned resist layer for patterning a substrate. A resist layer is formed on or above a substrate. An inorganic layer is formed on the resist layer. The resist layer covered with the inorganic layer is lithographically exposed. The resist layer covered with the inorganic layer is patterned by etching, thereby forming a patterned resist layer.08-28-2008
20110215319SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF - A semiconductor device which includes a thin film transistor having an oxide semiconductor layer and excellent electrical characteristics is provided. Further, a method for manufacturing a semiconductor device in which plural kinds of thin film transistors of different structures are formed over one substrate to form plural kinds of circuits and in which the number of steps is not greatly increased is provided. After a metal thin film is formed over an insulating surface, an oxide semiconductor layer is formed thereover. Then, oxidation treatment such as heat treatment is performed to oxidize the metal thin film partly or entirely. Further, structures of thin film transistors are different between a circuit in which emphasis is placed on the speed of operation, such as a logic circuit, and a matrix circuit.09-08-2011
20130146868FIELD EFFECT TRANSISTOR - A field effect transistor (FET) is provided. The active layer of this FET is composed of at least two different amorphous metal oxide semiconductor layer stacked together. Therefore, the two opposite surfaces of the active layer can have different band gap values.06-13-2013
20130146869TRANSISTOR AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE TRANSISTOR - It is an object to reduce characteristic variation among transistors and reduce contact resistance between an oxide semiconductor layer and a source electrode layer and a drain electrode layer, in a transistor where the oxide semiconductor layer is used as a channel layer. In a transistor where an oxide semiconductor is used as a channel layer, at least an amorphous structure is included in a region of an oxide semiconductor layer between a source electrode layer and a drain electrode layer, where a channel is to be formed, and a crystal structure is included in a region of the oxide semiconductor layer which is electrically connected to an external portion such as the source electrode layer and the drain electrode layer.06-13-2013
20130146870METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - One object of one embodiment of the present invention is to provide a highly reliable semiconductor device including an oxide semiconductor, which has stable electrical characteristics. In a method for manufacturing a semiconductor device, a first insulating film is formed; source and drain electrodes and an oxide semiconductor film electrically connected to the source and drain electrodes are formed over the first insulating film; heat treatment is performed on the oxide semiconductor film so that a hydrogen atom in the oxide semiconductor film is removed; oxygen doping treatment is performed on the oxide semiconductor film, so that an oxygen atom is supplied into the oxide semiconductor film; a second insulating film is formed over the oxide semiconductor film; and a gate electrode is formed over the second insulating film so as to overlap with the oxide semiconductor film.06-13-2013
20130146871THIN FILM SEMICONDUCTOR MATERIAL PRODUCED THROUGH REACTIVE SPUTTERING OF ZINC TARGET USING NITROGEN GASES - The present invention generally comprises a semiconductor film and the reactive sputtering process used to deposit the semiconductor film. The sputtering target may comprise pure zinc (i.e., 99.995 atomic percent or greater), which may be doped with aluminum (about 1 atomic percent to about 20 atomic percent) or other doping metals. The zinc target may be reactively sputtered by introducing nitrogen and oxygen to the chamber. The amount of nitrogen may be significantly greater than the amount of oxygen and argon gas. The amount of oxygen may be based upon a turning point of the film structure, the film transmittance, a DC voltage change, or the film conductivity based upon measurements obtained from deposition without the nitrogen containing gas. The reactive sputtering may occur at temperatures from about room temperature up to several hundred degrees Celsius. After deposition, the semiconductor film may be annealed to further improve the film mobility.06-13-2013
20130146863HIGH QUALITY GAN HIGH-VOLTAGE HFETS ON SILICON - Substrates of GaN over silicon suitable for forming electronics devices such as heterostructure field effect transistors (HFETs), and methods of making the substrates, are disclosed. Voids in a crystalline Al06-13-2013
20130146864THIN FILM TRANSISTOR DISPLAY PANEL AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF - A method for manufacturing a thin film transistor array panel includes forming a gate line and a gate electrode protruding from the gate line on a substrate; forming a gate insulating layer on the gate line and the gate electrode; depositing sequentially a semiconductor material and a metal material on the gate insulating layer; performing a first etching operation on the semiconductor material and the metal material using a first mask to form a semiconductor layer and a metal layer, the metal layer including a data line, a source electrode, and a drain electrode, in which the drain electrode protrudes from the data line, and the source electrode and the drain electrode having an integral shape; and performing a second etching operation on the metal layer using a second mask to divide the source electrode and the drain electrode.06-13-2013
20130146865HIGH-SENSITIVITY TRANSPARENT GAS SENSOR AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME - Disclosed are a high-sensitivity transparent gas sensor and a method for manufacturing the same. The transparent gas sensor includes a transparent substrate, a transparent electrode formed on the transparent substrate and a transparent gas-sensing layer formed on the transparent electrode. The transparent gas-sensing layer has a nanocolumnar structure having nanocolumns formed on the transparent electrode and gas diffusion pores formed between the nanocolumns.06-13-2013
20130146862ARRAY SUBSTRATE INCLUDING THIN FILM TRANSISTOR AND METHOD OF FABRICATING THE SAME - An array substrate includes: a substrate; a gate line and a gate electrode on the substrate; a gate insulating layer on the gate line and the gate electrode, the gate insulating layer including a first insulator and a second insulator on the first insulator, wherein the first insulator includes an aluminum oxide material and has a first thickness, and the second insulator includes a hafnium oxide material and has a second thickness; an oxide semiconductor layer on the gate insulating layer over the gate electrode; a data line over the gate insulating layer; a source electrode and a drain electrode contacting the oxide semiconductor layer; a passivation layer on the data line, the source electrode and the drain electrode; and a pixel electrode on the passivation layer, the pixel electrode connected to a drain electrode through a drain contact hole.06-13-2013
20110210328SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF - A semiconductor device which includes a thin film transistor having an oxide semiconductor layer and excellent electrical characteristics is provided. Further, a method for manufacturing a semiconductor device in which plural kinds of thin film transistors of different structures are formed over one substrate to form plural kinds of circuits and in which the number of steps is not greatly increased is provided. After a metal thin film is formed over an insulating surface, an oxide semiconductor layer is formed thereover. Then, oxidation treatment such as heat treatment is performed to oxidize the metal thin film partly or entirely. Further, structures of thin film transistors are different between a circuit in which emphasis is placed on the speed of operation, such as a logic circuit, and a matrix circuit.09-01-2011
20080197350Thin film transistor and method of forming the same - A thin film transistor (TFT) may include a channel layer, a source electrode, a drain electrode, a protective layer, a gate electrode, and/or a gate insulating layer. The channel layer may include an oxide semiconductor material. The source electrode and the drain electrode may face each other on the channel layer. The protective layer may be under the source electrode and the drain electrode and/or may cover the channel layer. The gate electrode may be configured to apply an electric field to the channel layer. The gate insulating layer may be interposed between the gate electrode and the channel layer.08-21-2008
20110220887LARGE-AREA, FREE-STANDING METAL OXIDE FILMS AND TRANSISTORS MADE THEREFROM - The present invention provides continuous, free-standing metal oxide films and methods for making said films. The methods are able to produce large-area, flexible, thin films having one or more continuous, single-crystalline metal oxide domains. The methods include the steps of forming a surfactant monolayer at the surface of an aqueous solution, wherein the headgroups of the surfactant molecules provide a metal oxide film growth template. When metal ions in the aqueous solution are exposed to the metal oxide film growth template in the presence of hydroxide ions under suitable conditions, a continuous, free-standing metal oxide film can be grown from the film growth template downward into the aqueous solution.09-15-2011
20110240989TRANSPARENT CONDUCTIVE FILM AND PHOTOELECTRIC CONVERION ELEMENT - A transparent conductive film includes: a first conductor layer formed of a first transparent conducting oxide having a first specific resistance; and a second conductor layer that is laminated on the first conductor layer, has a second specific resistance that is equal to or larger than the first specific resistance and equal to or smaller than 1*1010-06-2011
20110240987THIN FILM TRANSISTOR, AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME - A thin film transistor and a method of manufacturing the same are provided. The thin film transistor includes a first gate electrode and an active layer including a crystalline oxide semiconductor which is insulated from the first gate electrode by a first insulating layer and the active layer is arranged to overlap the first gate electrode. A source electrode is formed including at least a portion overlaps the active layer, and a drain electrode is arranged being spaced apart from the source electrode and at least a portion of the drain electrode overlaps the active layer, wherein the source electrode and the drain electrode are insulated from the first gate electrode by the first insulating layer.10-06-2011
20110240986PIXEL STRUCTURE OF ELECTROLUMINESCENT DISPLAY PANEL AND METHOD OF MAKING THE SAME - A pixel structure of an electroluminescent display panel includes a substrate, a first patterned conductive layer, an insulating layer, a second patterned conductive layer, an active layer, a first passivation layer and an electroluminescent device. The first patterned conductive layer includes a gate. The insulating layer, disposed on the substrate and the first patterned conductive layer, has at least a first contact hole partially exposing the gate. The second patterned conductive layer, disposed on the insulating layer, includes a first source, a first drain, and a second drain, where the second drain is electrically connected to the gate through the first contact hole of the insulating layer.10-06-2011
20130134413SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME - One embodiment of the present invention is a material which is suitable for a semiconductor included in a transistor, a diode, or the like. One embodiment of the present invention is an oxide material represented as InM105-30-2013
20110248260SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - An object is to provide a semiconductor device using an oxide semiconductor having stable electric characteristics and high reliability. A transistor including the oxide semiconductor film in which a top surface portion of the oxide semiconductor film is provided with a metal oxide film containing a constituent similar to that of the oxide semiconductor film and functioning as a channel protective film is provided. In addition, the oxide semiconductor film used for an active layer of the transistor is an oxide semiconductor film highly purified to be electrically i-type (intrinsic) by heat treatment in which impurities such as hydrogen, moisture, a hydroxyl group, or a hydride are removed from the oxide semiconductor and oxygen which is a major constituent of the oxide semiconductor and is reduced concurrently with a step of removing impurities is supplied.10-13-2011
20110248258ORGANIC-LIGHT EMITTING DEVICE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME - An organic light-emitting device including: an anode; a hole charging layer (HCL) comprising an oxide semiconductor and formed on the anode; at least one organic layer formed on the HCL; and a cathode formed on the organic layer. The HCL may be an oxide semiconductor including indium (In), gallium (Ga), and zinc (Zn), or an oxide semiconductor including In, Zn, and hafnium (Hf).10-13-2011
20130146867DISPLAY PANEL AND DISPLAY DEVICE - In a transparent substrate (06-13-2013
20100283048CMOS image sensor and method of manufacturing the same - Provided is a complementary metal oxide semiconductor (CMOS) image sensor having a structure capable of increasing areas of photodiodes in unit pixels and expanding light receiving areas of the photodiodes. In the CMOS image sensor, transfer transistors may be formed on the photodiode, and reset transistors, source follower transistors, and selection transistors may be formed on a layer on which the transfer transistors are not formed. In such a CMOS image sensor, the areas of the photodiodes may be increased in unit pixels so that a size of the unit pixels may be reduced and sensitivity of the pixel may be improved.11-11-2010
20130146866CIRCUIT BOARD, DISPLAY DEVICE, AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING CIRCUIT BOARD - A circuit board (06-13-2013
20090256148ZINC OXIDE LIGHT EMITTING DIODE - Provided is a zinc oxide light emitting diode having improved optical characteristics. The zinc oxide light emitting diode includes an n-type semiconductor layer, a zinc oxide active layer formed on the n-type semiconductor layer, a p-type semiconductor layer formed on the active layer, an anode in electrical contact with the p-type semiconductor layer, a cathode in electrical contact with the n-type semiconductor layer, and a surface plasmon layer disposed between the n-type semiconductor layer and the active layer or between the active layer and the p-type semiconductor layer. Since the surface plasmon layer is formed between the n-type semiconductor layer and the active layer or between the active layer and the p-type semiconductor layer, the light emitting diode is not affected by an increase in resistance due to reduction of the thickness of the p-type semiconductor layer, and has improved optical characteristics due to a resonance phenomenon between the surface plasmon layer and the active layer.10-15-2009
20120256179TRANSISTOR AND DISPLAY DEVICE - To provide a transistor having a favorable electric characteristics and high reliability and a display device including the transistor. The transistor is a bottom-gate transistor formed using an oxide semiconductor for a channel region. An oxide semiconductor layer subjected to dehydration or dehydrogenation through heat treatment is used as an active layer. The active layer includes a first region of a superficial portion microcrystallized and a second region of the rest portion. By using the oxide semiconductor layer having such a structure, a change to an n-type, which is attributed to entry of moisture to the superficial portion or elimination of oxygen from the superficial portion, and generation of a parasitic channel can be suppressed. In addition, contact resistance between the oxide semiconductor layer and source and drain electrodes can be reduced.10-11-2012
20100301325OXIDE THIN FILM TRANSISTOR AND METHOD OF FABRICATING THE SAME - A method for fabricating a liquid crystal display (LCD) device include: forming a gate electrode on a substrate; forming a gate insulating layer on the substrate; forming a primary active layer having a tapered portion to a side of a channel region of the primary active layer on the gate insulating layer, and forming source and drain electrodes on the primary active layer; and forming a secondary active layer made of amorphous zinc oxide-based semiconductor on the source and drain electrodes and being in contact with the tapered portion of the primary active layer, wherein the primary active layer is etched at a low selectivity during a wet etching of the source and drain electrodes, to have the tapered portion.12-02-2010
20100308327ZnO-BASED SUBSTRATE, METHOD FOR PROCESSING ZnO-BASED SUBSTRATE, AND ZnO-BASED SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - Provided are a ZnO-based substrate having a high-quality surface suitable for crystal growth, a method for processing the ZnO-based substrate, and a ZnO-based semiconductor device. The ZnO-based substrate is formed such that any one of a carboxyl group and a carbonate group is substantially absent in a principal surface on a crystal growth side. Also, in order for a carboxyl group or a carbonate group to be substantially absent, any one of oxygen radicals, oxygen plasma and ozone is brought into contact with the surface of the ZnO-based substrate before the crystal growth is started. Consequently, cleanness of the surface of the ZnO substrate is enhanced, thereby enabling fabrication of a high-quality ZnO-based thin film on the substrate.12-09-2010
20100308323Method for improving light extraction efficiency of group-III nitride-based light emitting device - A method for improving light extraction efficiency of a group-III nitride-based light emitting device is disclosed. The method includes the steps of: providing a group-III nitride-based light emitting device having a top surface; disposing a seed layer on the top surface for increasing adhesion of the group-III nitride-based light emitting device; and forming a patterned oxide layer, having a plurality of nanostructure particles, without absorption of visible light on the seed layer. The size and shape of the nanostructure particles are controlled by reaction concentration, time and temperature during the patterned oxide layer formation, thereby improving light extraction efficiency of the group-III nitride-based light emitting device without damaging the group-III nitride-based light emitting device.12-09-2010
20120273777SPUTTERING TARGET, OXIDE SEMICONDUCTOR FILM AND SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - A sputtering target including an oxide sintered body, the oxide sintered body containing indium (In) and at least one element selected from gadolinium (Gd), dysprosium (Dy), holmium (Ho), erbium (Er) and ytterbium (Yb), and the oxide sintered body substantially being of a bixbyite structure.11-01-2012
20120273774SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - The semiconductor device includes transistors which are stacked. The transistors include a semiconductor substrate having a groove portion and a pair of low-resistance regions between which the groove portion is provided, a first gate insulating film over the semiconductor substrate, a gate electrode overlapping with the groove portion with the first gate insulating film interposed therebetween, a second gate insulating film covering the gate electrode, a pair of electrodes provided over the second gate insulating film so that the groove portion is sandwiched between the pair of electrodes, and a semiconductor film in contact with the pair of electrodes. One of the pair of low-resistance region is electrically connected to one of the pair of electrodes. One of the transistors includes an n-type semiconductor and the other includes a p-type semiconductor, so that a complementary MOS circuit is formed.11-01-2012
20120273773SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - Provided is a semiconductor device which has low power consumption and can operate at high speed. The semiconductor device includes a memory element including a first transistor including crystalline silicon in a channel formation region, a capacitor for storing data of the memory element, and a second transistor which is a switching element for controlling supply, storage, and release of charge in the capacitor. The second transistor is provided over an insulating film covering the first transistor. The first and second transistors have a source electrode or a drain electrode in common.11-01-2012
20110233539Oxide thin film, methods of manufacturing oxide thin film and electronic devices including oxide thin film - Oxide thin film, electronic devices including the oxide thin film and methods of manufacturing the oxide thin film, the methods including (A) applying an oxide precursor solution comprising at least one of zinc (Zn), indium (In) and tin (Sn) on a substrate, (B) heat-treating the oxide precursor solution to form an oxide layer, and (C) repeating the steps (A) and (B) to form a plurality of the oxide layers.09-29-2011
20110233542METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - In a transistor including an oxide semiconductor film, a metal oxide film which has a function of preventing electrification and covers a source electrode and a drain electrode is formed in contact with the oxide semiconductor film, and then, heat treatment is performed. Through the heat treatment, impurities such as hydrogen, moisture, a hydroxyl group, or hydride are intentionally removed from the oxide semiconductor film, whereby the oxide semiconductor film is highly purified. By providing the metal oxide film, generation of a parasitic channel on the back channel side of the oxide semiconductor film in the transistor can be prevented.09-29-2011
20110233541METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - One object is to provide a semiconductor device including an oxide semiconductor, which has stable electric characteristics and high reliability. In a transistor including an oxide semiconductor film, a metal oxide film having a function of preventing electrification which is in contact with the oxide semiconductor film and covers a source electrode and a drain electrode is formed. Then, a halogen element is introduced (added) to at least one of the oxide semiconductor film, the metal oxide film and an interface therebetween via the metal oxide film and heat treatment is performed. Through these steps, impurities such as hydrogen, moisture, a hydroxyl group, or hydride are intentionally removed from the oxide semiconductor film, so that the oxide semiconductor film is highly purified. Further, by providing the metal oxide film, generation of a parasitic channel on a back channel side of the oxide semiconductor film can be prevented in the transistor.09-29-2011
20110233538COMPOUND SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - A compound semiconductor device includes a compound semiconductor layer in which a two-dimensional carrier gas layer is formed, the compound semiconductor layer including a carrier travel layer and a carrier supply layer; first and second main electrodes, which are arranged apart from each other on the compound semiconductor layer, and are ohmically connected to the two-dimensional carrier gas layer; a metal oxide semiconductor film arranged on the compound semiconductor layer between the first main electrode and the second main electrode; and a control electrode arranged on the metal oxide semiconductor film, the control electrode including a titanium film that contacts the metal oxide semiconductor film or a titanium-containing compound film that contacts the metal oxide semiconductor film.09-29-2011
20110233540METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - In a transistor including an oxide semiconductor film, a metal oxide film which has a function of preventing electrification and covers a source electrode and a drain electrode is formed in contact with the oxide semiconductor film, and then, heat treatment is performed. Through the heat treatment, impurities such as hydrogen, moisture, a hydroxyl group, or hydride are intentionally removed from the oxide semiconductor film, whereby the oxide semiconductor film is highly purified. By providing the metal oxide film, generation of a parasitic channel on the back channel side of the oxide semiconductor film in the transistor is prevented.09-29-2011
20110233537OXIDE THIN FILM TRANSISTOR AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME - An oxide thin film transistor includes a substrate, a gate layer, an oxide film and a gate insulating layer. The gate layer is disposed on the substrate. The oxide film is disposed on the substrate, and has a source region, a drain region and a channel region. The channel region is located between the source region and the drain region and corresponds to the gate layer. The electric conductivity of the source region and the drain region is greater than that of the channel region. The gate insulating layer is disposed on the substrate and located between the gate layer and the oxide film.09-29-2011
20110233536THIN FILM TRANSISTOR ARRAY PANEL AND METHOD OF FABRICATING THE SAME - A thin film transistor array panel including an oxide semiconductor layer realizing excellent stability and electrical characteristics and an easy method of manufacturing the same are provided. A thin film transistor array panel includes: a substrate; an oxide semiconductor layer disposed on the substrate and including a metal oxide selected from the group consisting of zinc oxide, tin oxide, and hafnium oxide; a gate electrode overlapping the oxide semiconductor layer; a gate insulating film disposed between the oxide semiconductor layer and the gate electrode; and a source electrode and a drain electrode disposed to at least partially overlap the oxide semiconductor layer and separated from each other.09-29-2011
20100314618THIN FILM TRANSISTOR, METHOD OF PRODUCING THE SAME, ELETCTROOPTIC APPARATUS, AND SENSOR - A thin film transistor includes: a substrate; and, on the substrate, an oxide semiconductor film which serves as an active layer and contains In, Ga, and Zn, a gate electrode, a gate insulating film, a source electrode, and a drain electrode, wherein, when a molar ratio of In, Ga, and Zn in the oxide semiconductor film is expressed as In:Ga:Zn=(2.0−x):x:y, wherein 0.012-16-2010
20100314617VANADIUM DIOXIDE NANOWIRE, FABRICATION PROCESS THEREOF, AND NANOWIRE DEVICE USING VANADIUM DIOXIDE NANOWIRE - A vanadium dioxide nanowire grown long and thin along a [110] direction is disclosed.12-16-2010
20110272690Light Emitting Element and Light Emitting Device - A light emitting element of the invention includes n pieces of light emitting layers (n is a natural number) between first and second electrodes. A first layer and a second layer are provided between the m11-10-2011
20110272689Optical touch panel and method of fabricating the same - An optical touch panel may be used remotely to control a large-sized display device. According to a method of fabricating the optical touch panel, an optical sensor transistor for sensing light and a switch transistor for drawing data can be formed together on the same substrate by using a relatively simple process. The optical touch panel may include an optical sensor transistor and a switch transistor. The optical sensor transistor may be configured to sense light and the switch transistor may be configured to draw data from the optical sensor transistor. The optical sensor transistor may include a light sensitive oxide semiconductor material as a channel layer. The switch transistor may include a non-light sensitive oxide semiconductor material as a channel layer.11-10-2011
20130153893DISPLAY AND ELECTRONIC UNIT - A display device includes a display element, a transistor configured to drive the display element, the transistor including a channel region, and a retention capacitor. An oxide semiconductor film is provided in areas across the transistor and the retention capacitor, the oxide semiconductor film including a first region formed in the channel region of the transistor, and a second region having a lower resistance than that of the first region. The second region is formed in the areas of the transistor and retention capacitor other than in the channel region.06-20-2013
20130153888SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - Disclosed is a semiconductor device provided with an active element in a multilayer interconnect layer and decreased in a chip area. A second interconnect layer is provided over a first interconnect layer. A first interlayer insulating layer is provided in the first interconnect layer. A semiconductor layer is provided in a second interconnect layer and in contact with the first interlayer insulating layer. A gate insulating film is provided over the semiconductor layer. A gate electrode is provided over the gate insulating film. At least two first vias are provided in the first interconnect layer and in contact by way of upper ends thereof with the semiconductor layer.06-20-2013
20130153891THIN FILM TRANSISTOR AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME - Disclosed herein is a thin film transistor, which includes a metal oxide semiconductor layer, an insulating layer, a gate electrode, a source electrode and a drain electrode. The metal oxide semiconductor layer includes a channel region having at least one first region and a second region. The first region has an oxygen vacancy concentration greater than an oxygen vacancy concentration of the second region. The second region surrounds the first region. A method for manufacturing the thin film transistor is disclosed as well.06-20-2013
20130153892SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - A highly reliable semiconductor device that includes a transistor including an oxide semiconductor is provided. In a semiconductor device which includes a bottom-gate transistor including an oxide semiconductor film, the spin density of the oxide semiconductor film is lower than or equal to 1×1006-20-2013
20130153894SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - An object is to provide a semiconductor device with a novel structure in which stored data can be held even when power is not supplied and there is no limit on the number of write operations. The semiconductor device includes a first memory cell including a first transistor and a second transistor, a second memory cell including a third transistor and a fourth transistor, and a driver circuit. The first transistor and the second transistor overlap at least partly with each other. The third transistor and the fourth transistor overlap at least partly with each other. The second memory cell is provided over the first memory cell. The first transistor includes a first semiconductor material. The second transistor, the third transistor, and the fourth transistor include a second semiconductor material.06-20-2013
20130153887SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - An interlayer insulating film is formed. Then a first gate electrode and a second gate electrode are buried in the interlayer insulating film. Then, an anti-diffusion film is formed over the interlayer insulating film, over the first gate electrode, and over the second gate electrode. Then, a first semiconductor layer is formed over the anti-diffusion film which is present over the first gate electrode. Then, an insulating cover film is formed over the upper surface and on the lateral side of the first semiconductor layer and over the anti-diffusion film. Then, a semiconductor film is formed over the insulating cover film. Then, the semiconductor film is removed selectively to leave a portion positioned over the second gate electrode, thereby forming a second semiconductor layer.06-20-2013
20130181216SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - A semiconductor device includes a plurality of memory cells including a first transistor and a second transistor, a reading circuit including an amplifier circuit and a switch element, and a refresh control circuit. A first channel formation region and a second channel formation region contain different materials as their respective main components. A first gate electrode is electrically connected to one of a second source electrode and a second drain electrode. The other of the second source electrode and the second drain electrode is electrically connected to one of input terminals of the amplifier circuit. An output terminal of the amplifier circuit is connected to the other of the second source electrode and the second drain electrode through the switch element. The refresh control circuit is configured to control whether the switch element is turned on or off.07-18-2013
20130181217SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE, DISPLAY DEVICE, AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND DISPLAY DEVICE - A semiconductor device (07-18-2013
20130181214SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - The semiconductor device includes a transistor including an oxide semiconductor film having a channel formation region, a gate insulating film, and a gate electrode layer. In the transistor, the channel length is small (5 nm or more and less than 60 nm, preferably 10 nm or more and 40 nm or less), and the thickness of the gate insulating film is large (equivalent oxide thickness which is obtained by converting into a thickness of silicon oxide containing nitrogen is 5 nm or more and 50 nm or less, preferably 10 nm or more and 40 nm or less). Alternatively, the channel length is small (5 nm or more and less than 60 nm, preferably 10 nm or more and 40 nm or less), and the resistivity of the source region and the drain region is 1.9×1007-18-2013
20130181213THIN FILM FUNCTIONAL FOR TOUCH SCREEN AND METHOD FOR FORMING THE SAME - Provided is a functional thin film having a transparent substrate; a transparent semiconductor layer that is formed on the transparent substrate and contains an oxide transparent in a visible ray region; and an insulating protective film formed on the transparent semiconductor layer, wherein a surface resistance of the transparent semiconductor layer is in a range of from 10 MΩ/□ to 100 MΩ/□.07-18-2013
20130181211METAL OXIDE SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - Provided is a metal oxide semiconductor device, including a substrate, a gate, a first-type first heavily doped region, a first-type drift region, a second-type first heavily doped region, a contact, a first electrode, and a second electrode. The gate is disposed on the substrate. The first-type first heavily doped region is disposed in the substrate at a side of the gate. The first-type drift region is disposed in the substrate at another side of the gate. The second-type first heavily doped region is disposed in the first-type drift region. The contact is electrically connected to the second-type first heavily doped region. The contact is the closest contact to the gate on the first-type drift region. The first electrode is electrically connected to the contact, and the second electrode is electrically connected to the first-type first heavily doped region and the gate.07-18-2013
20130119380SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - A solid-state image sensor which holds a potential for a long time and includes a thin film transistor with stable electrical characteristics is provided. When the off-state current of a thin film transistor including an oxide semiconductor layer is set to 1×1005-16-2013
20130119379Light Emitting Device - It is an object of the present invention to provide a light-emitting device in which, even when a material with high reflectivity such as aluminum is used for an electrode, a layer containing oxygen can be formed over the electrode without increasing contact resistance and a manufacturing method thereof. According to the present invention, a feature thereof is a light-emitting element having an electrode composed of a stacked structure where a conductive film having high reflectivity such as aluminum, silver, and an alloy containing aluminum or an alloy containing silver, and a conductive film composed of a refractory metal material is provided over the conductive film, or a light-emitting device having the light-emitting element.05-16-2013
20110303914Semiconductor Device - One object is to provide a semiconductor device including an oxide semiconductor with improved electrical characteristics. The semiconductor device includes a first insulating film including an element of Group 13 and oxygen; an oxide semiconductor film partly in contact with the first insulating film; a source electrode and a drain electrode electrically connected to the oxide semiconductor film; a gate electrode overlapping with the oxide semiconductor film; and a second insulating film partly in contact with the oxide semiconductor film, between the oxide semiconductor film and the gate electrode. Further, the first insulating film including an element of Group 13 and oxygen includes a region where an amount of oxygen is greater than that in a stoichiometric composition ratio.12-15-2011
20110303913SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME - An object of an embodiment of the present invention is to manufacture a highly-reliable semiconductor device comprising a transistor including an oxide semiconductor, in which change of electrical characteristics is small. In the transistor including an oxide semiconductor, oxygen-excess silicon oxide (SiO12-15-2011
20110303912Methods Of Manufacturing P-Type Zn Oxide Nanowires And Electronic Devices Including P-Type Zn Oxide Nanowires - Example embodiments relate to methods of manufacturing p-type Zn oxide nanowires and electronic devices including the p-type Zn oxide nanowires. The method may include forming Zn oxide nanowires in an aqueous solution by using a hydrothermal synthesis method and annealing the Zn oxide nanowires to form p-type Zn oxide nanowires.12-15-2011
20130187154OXIDE SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - Disclosed is a technique for suppressing fluctuation of device characteristics in thin film transistors using an oxide semiconductor film as a channel layer. In a thin film transistor using an oxide semiconductor film as a channel layer (07-25-2013
20130187155METHOD OF MANUFACTURING A THIN FILM TRANSISTOR SUBSTRATE AND THIN FILM TRANSISTOR SUBSTRATE MANUFACTURED BY THE SAME - A method of manufacturing a thin film transistor substrate (07-25-2013
20110309356METHOD FOR FORMING SEMICONDUCTOR FILM, METHOD FOR FORMING SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - A method for forming a SnO-containing semiconductor film includes a first step of forming a SnO-containing film; a second step of forming an insulator film composed of an oxide or a nitride on the SnO-containing film to provide a laminated film including the SnO-containing film and the insulator film; and a third step of subjecting the laminated film to a heat treatment.12-22-2011
20110309355SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - An object is to provide a semiconductor device having good electrical characteristics. A gate insulating layer having a hydrogen concentration less than 6×1012-22-2011
20110309354Large-scale Fabrication of Vertically Aligned ZnO Nanowire Arrays - In a method for growing a nanowire array, a photoresist layer is placed onto a nanowire growth layer configured for growing nanowires therefrom. The photoresist layer is exposed to a coherent light interference pattern that includes periodically alternately spaced dark bands and light bands along a first orientation. The photoresist layer exposed to the coherent light interference pattern along a second orientation, transverse to the first orientation. The photoresist layer developed so as to remove photoresist from areas corresponding to areas of intersection of the dark bands of the interference pattern along the first orientation and the dark bands of the interference pattern along the second orientation, thereby leaving an ordered array of holes passing through the photoresist layer. The photoresist layer and the nanowire growth layer are placed into a nanowire growth environment, thereby growing nanowires from the nanowire growth layer through the array of holes.12-22-2011
20110309353Semiconductor device and method for manufacturing the same - A semiconductor device includes, in a first region over a semiconductor substrate, a first insulating layer, a first wiring, a second insulating layer, a third insulating layer, and a via and a second wiring embedded in the second insulating layer and the third insulating layer through a barrier metal, and includes, in a second region, the first insulating layer, a gate electrode, the second insulating layer, a semiconductor layer located, the third insulating layer, and a first electric conductor and a second electric conductor embedded in the third insulating layer so as to sandwich the gate electrode in a position overlapped with the semiconductor layer in a plan view through a barrier metal and coupled to the semiconductor layer through the barrier metal.12-22-2011
20130187153SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - A highly reliable semiconductor device including a transistor using an oxide semiconductor is provided. In a semiconductor device including a bottom-gate transistor including an oxide semiconductor layer, a first insulating layer is formed in contact with the oxide semiconductor layer, and an oxygen doping treatment is performed thereon, whereby the first insulating layer is made to contain oxygen in excess of the stoichiometric composition. The formation of the second insulating layer over the first insulating layer enables excess oxygen included in the first insulating layer to be supplied efficiently to the oxide semiconductor layer. Accordingly, the highly reliable semiconductor device with stable electric characteristics can be provided.07-25-2013
20130187152SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME - A metal element of a metal film is introduced into the oxide semiconductor film by performing heat treatment in the state where the oxide semiconductor film is in contact with the metal film, so that a low-resistance region having resistance lower than that of a channel formation region is formed. A region of the metal film, which is in contact with the oxide semiconductor film, becomes a metal oxide insulating film by the heat treatment. After that, an unnecessary metal film is removed. Thus, the metal oxide insulating film can be formed over the low-resistance region.07-25-2013
20130187151SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - Provided is a transistor which has favorable transistor characteristics and includes an oxide semiconductor, and a highly reliable semiconductor device which includes the transistor including the oxide semiconductor. In the semiconductor device including the transistor in which an oxide semiconductor film, a gate insulating film, and a gate electrode are stacked in this order, a sidewall insulating film is formed along side surfaces and a top surface of the gate electrode, and the oxide semiconductor film is subjected to etching treatment so as to have a cross shape having different lengths in the channel length direction or to have a larger length than a source electrode and a drain electrode in the channel width direction. Further, the source electrode and the drain electrode are formed in contact with the oxide semiconductor film.07-25-2013
20130187150SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - A transistor in which a short-channel effect is not substantially caused and which has switching characteristics even in the case where the channel length is short is provided. Further, a highly integrated semiconductor device including the transistor is provided. A short-channel effect which is caused in a transistor including silicon is not substantially caused in the transistor including an oxide semiconductor film. The channel length of the transistor including the oxide semiconductor film is greater than or equal to 5 nm and less than 60 nm, and the channel width thereof is greater than or equal to 5 nm and less than 200 nm. At this time, the channel width is made 0.5 to 10 times as large as the channel length.07-25-2013
20130187149THIN-FILM TRANSISTOR AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME - Disclosed herein is a thin film transistor. The thin film transistor is characterized in having a source interconnect layer and a drain interconnect layer. The source electrode and the drain electrode are respectively disposed above and in contact with the source interconnect layer and the drain interconnect layer. The semiconductor layer is in contact with both the source interconnect layer and the drain interconnect layer, but is not in contact with the source electrode and the drain electrode.07-25-2013
20120001173FLEXIBLE SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SAME - There is provided a flexible semiconductor device. The flexible semiconductor device of the present invention comprising a support layer, a semiconductor structure portion formed on the support layer, and a resin film formed on the semiconductor structure portion. The resin film comprises an opening formed by a laser irradiation therein, and also an electroconductive member which is in contact with the surface of the semiconductor structure portion is disposed within the opening of the resin film.01-05-2012
20120001168SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - In a transistor including an oxide semiconductor, hydrogen in the oxide semiconductor leads to degradation of electric characteristics of the transistor. Thus, an object is to provide a semiconductor device having good electrical characteristics. An insulating layer in contact with an oxide semiconductor layer where a channel region is formed is formed by a plasma CVD method using a silicon halide. The insulating layer thus formed has a hydrogen concentration less than 6×1001-05-2012
20130193432SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME - To provide a highly reliable semiconductor device by giving stable electrical characteristics to a transistor including an oxide semiconductor film. A gate electrode layer is formed over a substrate, a gate insulating film is formed over the gate electrode layer, an oxide semiconductor film is formed over the gate insulating film, a conductive film is formed over the oxide semiconductor film, so that a region in vicinity of an interface with the oxide semiconductor film in contact with the conductive film is made amorphous, heat treatment is performed, the conductive film is then processed to form a source electrode layer and a drain electrode layer, and a part of the amorphous region in the oxide semiconductor film which is exposed by formation of the source electrode layer and the drain electrode layer is removed.08-01-2013
20130193433SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME - A semiconductor device having high electric characteristics and in which a capacitor is efficiently formed even if the semiconductor device has a miniaturized structure. In a top-gate (also referred to as staggered) transistor using an oxide semiconductor film as its active layer, a source electrode and a drain electrode has a two-layer structure (a first electrode film and a second electrode film). Then, a capacitor is formed using a film formed using a material and a step similar to those of the first electrode film, a gate insulating film, and a gate electrode. Accordingly, the transistor and the capacitor can be formed through the same process efficiently. Further, the second electrode is connected onto the oxide semiconductor film between a first electrode and a channel formation region of the transistor. Accordingly, resistance between source and drain electrodes can be reduced; therefore, electric characteristics of the semiconductor device can be improved.08-01-2013
20130193434SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF - An object is to reduce leakage current and parasitic capacitance of a transistor used for an LSI, a CPU, or a memory. A semiconductor integrated circuit such as an LSI, a CPU, or a memory is manufactured using a thin film transistor in which a channel formation region is formed using an oxide semiconductor which becomes an intrinsic or substantially intrinsic semiconductor by removing impurities which serve as electron donors (donors) from the oxide semiconductor and has larger energy gap than that of a silicon semiconductor. With use of a thin film transistor using a highly purified oxide semiconductor layer with sufficiently reduced hydrogen concentration, a semiconductor device with low power consumption due to leakage current can be realized.08-01-2013
20130193435SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - An object is to reduce leakage current and parasitic capacitance of a transistor used for an LSI, a CPU, or a memory. A semiconductor integrated circuit included in an LSI, a CPU, or a memory is manufactured using the transistor which is formed using an oxide semiconductor which is an intrinsic or substantially intrinsic semiconductor obtained by removal of impurities which serve as electron donors (donors) from the oxide semiconductor and has larger energy gap than a silicon semiconductor, and is formed over a semiconductor substrate. With the transistor which is formed over the semiconductor substrate and includes the highly purified oxide semiconductor layer with sufficiently reduced hydrogen concentration, a semiconductor device whose power consumption due to leakage current is low can be realized.08-01-2013
20130193436RESIN MOLDING, SURFACE MOUNTED LIGHT EMITTING APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME - The present invention provides a surface mounted light emitting apparatus which has long service life and favorable property for mass production, and a molding used in the surface mounted light emitting apparatus.08-01-2013
20120018722ION-SENSITIVE SENSOR WITH MULTILAYER CONSTRUCTION IN THE SENSITIVE REGION - An ion-sensitive sensor with an EIS structure includes: a semiconductor substrate, on which a layer of a substrate oxide 01-26-2012
20120018721THIN FILM TRANSISTOR AND METHOD FOR FABRICATING THIN FILM TRANSISTOR - A thin film transistor, which has a first passivation layer and a second passivation layer to maintain high reliability while preventing hydrogen from being induced to a semiconductor layer, and a method for fabricating the thin film transistor are provided. The method includes providing a substrate including an insulation substrate, forming a gate electrode on the substrate, forming a gate insulation layer on the substrate and the gate electrode, forming a semiconductor layer on the gate insulation layer, forming source/drain electrodes on the semiconductor layer to expose a portion of a top portion of the semiconductor layer, forming a first passivation layer to cover exposed top portions of the gate insulation layer, the semiconductor layer and the source/drain electrodes, and forming a second passivation layer on the first passivation layer, wherein the forming of the second passivation layer comprises performing deposition at a higher temperature than the forming of the first passivation layer.01-26-2012
20120018720DISPLAY SUBSTRATE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME - A display substrate includes a gate line extending in a first direction on a base substrate, a data line on the base substrate and extending in a second direction crossing the first direction, a gate insulating layer on the gate line, a thin-film transistor and a pixel electrode. The thin-film transistor includes a gate electrode electrically connected the gate line, an oxide semiconductor pattern, and source and drain electrodes on the oxide semiconductor pattern and spaced apart from each other. The oxide semiconductor pattern includes a first semiconductor pattern including indium oxide and a second semiconductor pattern including indium-free oxide. The pixel electrode is electrically connected the drain electrode.01-26-2012
20120018719PHOTO TRANSISTOR - A phototransistor includes a substrate, a gate layer, a dielectric layer, an active layer, a source and a drain, and a light absorption layer. The gate layer is disposed on a top of the substrate, and the dielectric layer is disposed on a top of the gate layer. The active layer has a first bandgap and is disposed on a top of the dielectric layer, and the source and the drain are disposed on a top of the active layer. The light absorption layer has a second bandgap and is capped on the active layer, and the second bandgap is smaller than the first bandgap.01-26-2012
20120018718Self-aligned top-gate thin film transistors and method for fabricating same - A self-aligned top-gate thin film transistor and a fabrication method thereof. The method includes preparing a substrate having sequentially formed thereon an oxide semiconductor layer, a dielectric layer, and a metallic layer, wherein the oxide semiconductor layer includes first and second connecting regions that are not covered by the dielectric layer and the metallic layer thereon respectively, the first and second connecting regions having a property of a conductor after undergone a heating process or an ultraviolet irradiation; and a source electrode and a drain electrode formed on the substrate and connected to the first and second connecting regions, respectively. Therefore, the contact resistance of the first and second connecting regions can be reduced without the process of ion dopants as required by prior art techniques, thereby simplifying the manufacturing process. Also, the source electrode and the drain electrode can be exactly relocated and further increase performance of the device.01-26-2012
20130193431SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME - A region containing a high proportion of crystal components and a region containing a high proportion of amorphous components are formed separately in one oxide semiconductor film. The region containing a high proportion of crystal components is formed so as to serve as a channel formation region and the other region is formed so as to contain a high proportion of amorphous components. It is preferable that an oxide semiconductor film in which a region containing a high proportion of crystal components and a region containing a high proportion of amorphous components are mixed in a self-aligned manner be formed. To separately form the regions which differ in crystallinity in the oxide semiconductor film, first, an oxide semiconductor film containing a high proportion of crystal components is formed and then process for performing amorphization on part of the oxide semiconductor film is conducted.08-01-2013
20120025187Transistors, methods of manufacturing transistors, and electronic devices including transistors - Transistors, methods of manufacturing the transistors, and electronic devices including the transistors. The transistor may include an oxide channel layer having a multi-layer structure. The channel layer may include a first layer and a second layer that are sequentially arranged from a gate insulation layer. The first layer may be a conductor, and the second layer may be a semiconductor having a lower electrical conductivity than that of the first layer. The first layer may become a depletion region according to a gate voltage condition.02-02-2012
20120292612BACKPLANE FOR FLAT PANEL DISPLAY APPARATUS, FLAT PANEL DISPLAY APPARATUS, AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE BACKPLANE - A backplane includes: a substrate, a pixel electrode, which includes a transparent conductive material, on the substrate, a capacitor first electrode formed on the same layer as the pixel electrode, a first protection layer covering the capacitor first electrode and an upper edge of the pixel electrode, a gate electrode of a thin film transistor (TFT) formed on the first protection layer, a capacitor second electrode formed on the same layer as the gate electrode, a first insulating layer that covers the gate electrode and the capacitor second electrode, a semiconductor layer that is formed on the first insulating layer and includes a transparent conductive material, a second insulating layer covering the semiconductor layer, source and drain electrodes of the TFT that are formed on the second insulating layer, and a third insulating layer that covers the source and drain electrodes and exposes the pixel electrode.11-22-2012
20120032165AQUEOUS SOLUTION COMPOSITION FOR FLUORINE DOPED METAL OXIDE SEMICONDUCTOR AND THIN FILM TRANSISTOR INCLUDING THE SAME - Provided are an aqueous solution composition for fluorine doped metal oxide semiconductor, a method for manufacturing a fluorine doped metal oxide semiconductor using the same, and a thin film transistor including the same. The aqueous solution composition for fluorine doped metal oxide semiconductor includes: a fluorine compound precursor made of one or two or more selected from the group consisting of a metal compound containing fluorine and an organic material containing fluorine; and an aqueous solution containing water or catalyst. The method for manufacturing a fluorine doped metal oxide semiconductor, includes: preparing an aqueous solution composition for fluorine doped metal oxide semiconductor, coating a substrate with the aqueous solution composition; and performing heat treatment on the coated substrate to form the fluorine doped metal oxide semiconductor. The thin film transistor of the present invention can exhibit excellent electrical properties even at a temperature for low-temperature annealing, as compared with the metal oxide semiconductor thin film transistor of the related art.02-09-2012
20120037901OXIDE SEMICONDUCTOR - The present invention provides highly-stable oxide semiconductors which make it possible to provide devices having an excellent stability. The oxide semiconductor according to the present invention is an amorphous oxide semiconductor including at least one of indium (In), zinc (Zn), and Tin (Sn) and at least one of an alkaline metal or an alkaline earth metal having an ionic radius greater than that of gallium (Ga), and oxygen.02-16-2012
20120043538PROCESS TO MAKE METAL OXIDE THIN FILM TRANSISTOR ARRAY WITH ETCH STOPPING LAYER - The present invention generally relates to thin film transistors (TFTs) and methods of making TFTs. The active channel of the TFT may comprise one or more metals selected from the group consisting of zinc, gallium, tin, indium, and cadmium. The active channel may also comprise nitrogen and oxygen. To protect the active channel during source-drain electrode patterning, an etch stop layer may be deposited over the active layer. The etch stop layer prevents the active channel from being exposed to the plasma used to define the source and drain electrodes. The etch stop layer and the source and drain electrodes may be used as a mask when wet etching the active material layer that is used for the active channel.02-23-2012
20130200361THIN FILM TRANSISTOR HAVING AN ACTIVE LAYER CONSISTING OF MULTIPLE OXIDE SEMICONDUCTOR LAYERS - A thin film transistor includes a substrate, a gate electrode, and an active layer formed on the substrate. The active layer includes a channel region, a source region and a drain region located at two lateral portions of the channel region. The active layer includes a first oxide semiconductor material layer and a second oxide semiconductor material layer stacked to each other. Material of the first oxide semiconductor material layer is different from material of the second oxide semiconductor material layer. A gate insulating layer is formed between the channel region and the gate electrode. A source electrode electrically connects the source region. A drain electrode electrically connects the drain region.08-08-2013
20130200362THIN FILM TRANSISTOR - A thin film transistor (TFT) is provided, which includes a gate, a semiconductor layer, an insulation layer, a source and a drain. The semiconductor layer has a first end and a second end opposite to the first end. The insulation layer is disposed between the gate and the semiconductor layer. The source clamps the first end of the semiconductor layer and the drain clamps the second end of the semiconductor layer.08-08-2013
20130200365SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - A semiconductor device in which release of oxygen from side surfaces of an oxide semiconductor film including c-axis aligned crystal parts can be prevented is provided. The semiconductor device includes a first oxide semiconductor film, a second oxide semiconductor film including c-axis aligned crystal parts, and an oxide film including c-axis aligned crystal parts. In the semiconductor device, the first oxide semiconductor film, the second oxide semiconductor film, and the oxide film are each formed using a IGZO film, where the second oxide semiconductor film has a higher indium content than the first oxide semiconductor film, the first oxide semiconductor film has a higher indium content than the oxide film, the oxide film has a higher gallium content than the first oxide semiconductor film, and the first oxide semiconductor film has a higher gallium content than the second oxide semiconductor film.08-08-2013
20130200366SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - To provide a highly reliable semiconductor device in which a transistor including an oxide semiconductor film has stable electric characteristics. The semiconductor device includes a gate electrode layer over a substrate, a gate insulating film over the gate electrode layer, an oxide semiconductor film over the gate insulating film, a drain electrode layer which is over the oxide semiconductor film so as to overlap with the gate electrode layer, and a source electrode layer provided so as to cover part of an outer edge portion of the oxide semiconductor film. An outer edge portion of the drain electrode layer is on an inner side than an outer edge portion of the gate electrode layer.08-08-2013
20130200367SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - An object of one embodiment of the present invention is to provide a highly reliable semiconductor device by giving stable electric characteristics to a transistor including an oxide semiconductor film. The semiconductor device includes a gate electrode layer over a substrate, a gate insulating film over the gate electrode layer, an oxide semiconductor film over the gate insulating film, a drain electrode layer provided over the oxide semiconductor film to overlap with the gate electrode layer, and a source electrode layer provided to cover an outer edge portion of the oxide semiconductor film. The outer edge portion of the drain electrode layer is positioned on the inner side than the outer edge portion of the gate electrode layer.08-08-2013
20130200368SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - A semiconductor device with significantly low off-state current is provided. An oxide semiconductor material in which holes have a larger effective mass than electrons is used. A transistor is provided which includes a gate electrode layer, a gate insulating layer, an oxide semiconductor layer including a hole whose effective mass is 5 or more times, preferably 10 or more times, further preferably 20 or more times that of an electron in the oxide semiconductor layer, a source electrode layer in contact with the oxide semiconductor layer, and a drain electrode layer in contact with the oxide semiconductor layer.08-08-2013
20130200369SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - The semiconductor device includes a source line, a bit line, a first signal line, a second signal line, a word line, memory cells connected in parallel between the source line and the bit line, a first driver circuit electrically connected to the source line and the bit line, a second driver circuit electrically connected to the first signal line, a third driver circuit electrically connected to the second signal line, and a fourth driver circuit electrically connected to the word line. The memory cell includes a first transistor including a first gate electrode, a first source electrode, and a first drain electrode, a second transistor including a second gate electrode, a second source electrode, and a second drain electrode, and a capacitor. The second transistor includes an oxide semiconductor material.08-08-2013
20130200370LOGIC CIRCUIT AND SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - A logic circuit includes a thin film transistor having a channel formation region formed using an oxide semiconductor, and a capacitor having terminals one of which is brought into a floating state by turning off the thin film transistor. The oxide semiconductor has a hydrogen concentration of 5×1008-08-2013
20130200363SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND A METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING A SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - There is provided a readily manufacturable semiconductor device including two transistors having mutually different characteristics. The semiconductor device includes a substrate, a multilayer wiring layer disposed over the substrate, a first transistor disposed in the multilayer wiring layer, and a second transistor disposed in a layer different from a layer including the first transistor disposed therein of the multilayer wiring layer, and having different characteristics from those of the first transistor. This can provide a readily manufacturable semiconductor device including two transistors having mutually different characteristics.08-08-2013
20130200364THIN-FILM TRANSISTOR, DISPLAY UNIT, AND ELECTRONIC APPARATUS - A thin-film transistor includes: a gate electrode; a gate insulating film disposed on the gate electrode; an oxide semiconductor layer disposed on the gate insulating film and having a channel region located to face the gate electrode; a channel protective layer disposed on the gate insulating film and the oxide semiconductor layer; and source and drain electrodes each connected to the oxide semiconductor layer through a connection hole formed in the channel protective layer, in which the oxide semiconductor layer has, in a part of the channel region, a narrow region with a narrower width than a width of the connection hole.08-08-2013
20120068173LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE - A first transistor, a second transistor, a third transistor, a fourth transistor are provided. In the first transistor, a first terminal is electrically connected to a first wiring; a second terminal is electrically connected to a gate terminal of the second transistor; a gate terminal is electrically connected to a fifth wiring. In the second transistor, a first terminal is electrically connected to a third wiring; a second terminal is electrically connected to a sixth wiring. In the third transistor, a first terminal is electrically connected to a second wiring; a second terminal is electrically connected to the gate terminal of the second transistor; a gate terminal is electrically connected to a fourth wiring. In the fourth transistor, a first terminal is electrically connected to the second wiring; a second terminal is electrically connected to the sixth wiring; a gate terminal is connected to the fourth wiring.03-22-2012
20120086002THERMALLY LABILE PRECURSOR COMPOUNDS FOR IMPROVING THE INTERPARTICULATE CONTACT SITES AND FOR FILLING THE INTERSTICES IN SEMICONDUCTIVE METAL OXIDE PARTICLE LAYERS - The present invention relates to a process for producing a layer comprising at least one semiconductive metal oxide on a substrate, comprising at least the steps of:04-12-2012
20120086001METHOD FOR PRODUCTION OF ZINC OXIDE SINGLE CRYSTALS - The disclosed subject matter includes a method of producing zinc oxide (ZnO) single crystals in an enclosure. The ZnO single crystals have a low concentration of lithium and hydrogen impurities.04-12-2012
20120086000THIN FILM ELEMENT, SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE, AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME - An object is to provide a method for manufacturing a semiconductor device without exposing a specific layer to moisture or the like at all. A thin film element is manufactured in such a manner that a first film, a second film, and a third film are stacked in this order; a resist mask is formed over the third film; a mask layer is formed by etching the third film with the use of the resist mask; the resist mask is removed; a second layer and a first layer are formed by performing dry etching on the second film and the first film with the use of the mask layer; a fourth film is formed to cover at least the second layer and the first layer; and sidewall layers are formed to cover at least the entire side surfaces of the first layer by performing etch back on the fourth film.04-12-2012
20120085999Transistors, Methods Of Manufacturing The Same, And Electronic Devices Including Transistors - Example embodiments disclose transistors, methods of manufacturing the same, and electronic devices including transistors. An active layer of a transistor may include a plurality of material layers (oxide layers) with different energy band gaps. The active layer may include a channel layer and a photo sensing layer. The photo sensing layer may have a single-layered or multi-layered structure. When the photo sensing layer has a multi-layered structure, the photo sensing layer may include a first material layer and a second material layer that are sequentially stacked on a surface of the channel layer. The first layer and the second layer may be alternately stacked one or more times.04-12-2012
20120085998TRANSISTORS AND ELECTRONIC DEVICES INCLUDING THE SAME - Example embodiments disclose transistors and electronic devices including the transistors. A transistor may include a charge blocking layer between a gate insulating layer and a gate. An energy barrier between the gate insulating layer and the gate may be increased by the charge blocking layer. The transistor may be an oxide transistor including a channel layer formed of an oxide semiconductor.04-12-2012
20130207099DISPLAY APPARATUS - A display apparatus includes a driving substrate and an organic light emitting diode device. The driving substrate includes a display area, a non-display area, a substrate and a transparent driving element. The transparent driving element is disposed in the non-display area to form a transparent region. The organic light emitting diode device is disposed over the driving substrate and located in the display area to form a non-transparent region.08-15-2013
20130207101SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - A transistor including an oxide semiconductor and having favorable operation characteristics is provided. Further, by using the transistor, a semiconductor having improved operation characteristics can be provided. In planar view, one of a source electrode and a drain electrode of the transistor is surrounded by a ring-shaped gate electrode. Further, in planar view, one of the source electrode and the drain electrode of the transistor is surrounded by a channel formation region. Accordingly, the source electrode is not electrically connected to the drain electrode through a parasitic channel generated in an end portion of an island-shaped oxide semiconductor layer.08-15-2013
20130207102SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - A transistor using an oxide semiconductor film is provided, the transistor having a small parasitic capacitance and including a back-gate electrode with a high controllability of threshold voltage. In the transistor using an oxide semiconductor film, the back-gate electrode overlaps with a drain electrode and does not overlap with a source electrode. By providing the back-gate electrode so as to overlap with the drain electrode and not to overlap with the source electrode, the operation speed of the transistor can be increased without decreasing the controllability of threshold voltage of the transistor as compared with the case where the back-gate electrode is provided so as to overlap with both the drain electrode and the source electrode.08-15-2013
20130207103THIN-FILM TRANSISTOR AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF AND DISPLAY - An embodiment of the invention provides a manufacturing method of a thin-film transistor includes: providing a substrate; sequentially forming a gate electrode, a gate insulating layer, and an active layer on the substrate; forming an insulating metal oxide layer covering the active layer, wherein the insulating metal oxide layer including a metal oxide of a first metal; forming a metal layer covering the active layer, wherein the metal layer includes a second metal; forming a source electrode and a drain electrode on the metal layer with a trench separating therebetween; removing the metal layer exposed by the trench; and performing an annealing process to the metal layer and the insulating metal oxide layer, such that the metal layer reacts with the insulating metal oxide layer overlapping the metal layer to form a conducting composite metal oxide layer including the first metal and the second metal.08-15-2013
20130207104MANUFACTURING METHOD OF THIN FILM TRANSISTOR AND DISPLAY DEVICE - An embodiment of the invention provides a manufacturing method of a thin film transistor including: providing a substrate; sequentially forming a gate electrode, a gate insulating layer covering the gate electrode, and an active layer on the substrate; forming a conductive layer on the active layer and including a source electrode, a drain electrode, and a separating portion connecting therebetween; forming a first photoresist layer on the conductive layer and covering the source electrode and the drain electrode and exposing the separating portion; oxidizing the separating portion into an insulating metal oxide layer so as to electrically insulate the source electrode from the drain electrode; and removing the first photoresist layer.08-15-2013
20130207105Controlled Localized Defect Paths for Resistive Memories - Controlled localized defect paths for resistive memories are described, including a method for forming controlled localized defect paths including forming a first electrode forming a metal oxide layer on the first electrode, masking the metal oxide to create exposed regions and concealed regions of a surface of the metal oxide, and altering the exposed regions of the metal oxide to create localized defect paths beneath the exposed regions.08-15-2013
20130207100OXIDE TFT ARRAY SUBSTRATE, METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME, AND ELECTRONIC APPARATUS USING THE SAME - Embodiments of the present invention provide an oxide TFT array substrate and a method for manufacturing the same, and an electronic device comprising the same. In the embodiment of the method, an active layer and a stop layer are sequentially formed on a gate insulating layer and are patterned twice by a single-step continuous etch method. The embodiments of the present invention can avoid damages upon the surface and characteristics of an oxide semiconductor film during the processes such as removal, cleaning and the like, so the characteristics and yield of products can be effectively enhanced, and the costs for research and preparation are reduced.08-15-2013
20130207098SOFT MATERIAL WAFER BONDING AND METHOD OF BONDING - A semiconductor device including a first wafer assembly having a first substrate and a first oxide layer over the first substrate. The semiconductor device further includes a second wafer assembly having a second substrate and a second oxide layer over the second substrate. The first oxide layer and the second oxide layer are bonded together by van der Waals bonds or covalent bonds. A method of bonding a first wafer assembly and a second wafer assembly including forming a first oxide layer over a first substrate. The method further includes forming a second oxide layer over a second wafer assembly. The method further includes forming van der Waals bonds or covalent bonds between the first oxide layer and the second oxide layer.08-15-2013
20130207106AMORPHOUS OXIDE SEMICONDUCTOR AND THIN FILM TRANSISTOR USING THE SAME - There is provided an amorphous oxide semiconductor including hydrogen and at least one element of indium (In) and zinc (Zn), the amorphous oxide semiconductor containing one of hydrogen atoms and deuterium atoms of 1×1008-15-2013