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With extended latchup current level (e.g., COMFET device)

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257 - Active solid-state devices (e.g., transistors, solid-state diodes)

257107000 - REGENERATIVE TYPE SWITCHING DEVICE (E.G., SCR, COMFET, THYRISTOR)

257133000 - Combined with field effect transistor

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Class / Patent application numberDescriptionNumber of patent applications / Date published
257140000 Combined with other solid-state active device in integrated structure 89
257141000 Lateral structure, i.e., current flow parallel to main device surface 28
257143000 Having anode shunt means 7
257142000 Having impurity doping for gain reduction 4
20100038675POWER SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES AND METHODS FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME - A power semiconductor device that realizes high-speed turnoff and soft switching at the same time has an n-type main semiconductor layer that includes lightly doped n-type semiconductor layers and extremely lightly doped n-type semiconductor layers arranged alternately and repeatedly between a p-type channel layer and an n02-18-2010
20110079819IGBT WITH FAST REVERSE RECOVERY TIME RECTIFIER AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF - An IGBT with a fast reverse recovery time rectifier includes an N-type drift epitaxial layer, a gate, a gate insulating layer, a P-type doped base region, an N-type doped source region, a P-type doped contact region, and a P-type lightly doped region. The P-type doped base region is disposed in the N-type drift epitaxial layer, and the P-type doped contact region is disposed in the N-type drift epitaxial layer. The P-type lightly doped region is disposed between the P-type contact doped region and the N-type drift epitaxial layer, and is in contact with the N-type drift epitaxial layer.04-07-2011
20100244093SEMICONDUCTOR MODULE - A controlled-punch-through semiconductor device with a four-layer structure is disclosed which includes layers of different conductivity types, a collector on a collector side, and an emitter on an emitter side which lies opposite the collector side. The semiconductor device can be produced by a method performed in the following order: producing layers on the emitter side of wafer of a first conductivity type; thinning the wafer on a second side; applying particles of the first conductivity type to the wafer on the collector side for forming a first buffer layer having a first peak doping concentration in a first depth, which is higher than doping of the wafer; applying particles of a second conductivity type to the wafer on the second side for forming a collector layer on the collector side; and forming a collector metallization on the second side. At any stage particles of the first conductivity type can be applied to the wafer on the second side for forming a second buffer layer with a second peak doping concentration lower than the first peak doping concentration of the first buffer layer, but higher than the doping of the wafer. A third buffer layer can be arranged between the first depth and the second depth with a doping concentration which is lower than the second peak doping concentration of the second buffer layer. Thermal treatment can be used for forming the first buffer layer, the second buffer layer and/or the collector layer.09-30-2010
20120286326POWER SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES AND METHODS FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME - A power semiconductor device that realizes high-speed turnoff and soft switching at the same time has an n-type main semiconductor layer that includes lightly doped n-type semiconductor layers and extremely lightly doped n-type semiconductor layers arranged alternately and repeatedly between a p-type channel layer and an n11-15-2012
257144000 Cathode emitter or cathode electrode feature 3
20110291157LATERAL INSULATED GATE BIPOLAR TRANSISTOR - A lateral insulated gate bipolar transistor includes a semiconductor substrate including a drift layer, a collector region, a channel layer, an emitter region, a gate insulating layer, a gate electrode, a collector electrode, an emitter electrode, and a barrier layer. The barrier layer is disposed along either side of the collector region and is located to a depth deeper than a bottom of the channel layer. The barrier layer has an impurity concentration that is higher than an impurity concentration of the drift layer. The barrier layer has a first end close to the collector region and a second end far from the collector region. The first end is located between the channel layer and the collector region, and the second end is located on the bottom of the channel layer.12-01-2011
20110108883SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF - Cutting work is performed on an n-semiconductor substrate (05-12-2011
20120299056METHOD OF MANUFACTURING SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - Techniques capable of improving the yield of IGBTs capable of reducing steady loss, turn-off time, and turn-off loss are provided. Upon formation of openings in an interlayer insulting film formed on a main surface of a substrate, etching of a laminated insulating film of a PSG film and an SOG film and a silicon oxide film is once stopped at a silicon nitride film. Then, the silicon nitride film and the silicon oxide film are sequentially etched to form the openings. As a result, the openings are prevented from penetrating through an n-type source layer and a p11-29-2012
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20110175139SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SAME - An IGBT having a good balance between high switching speed and low on-resistance.07-21-2011
20130026537POWER SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - A power semiconductor device is disclosed with layers of different conductivity types between an emitter electrode on an emitter side and a collector electrode on a collector side. The device can include a drift layer, a first base layer in direct electrical contact to the emitter electrode, a first source region embedded into the first base layer which contacts the emitter electrode and has a higher doping concentration than the drift layer, a first gate electrode in a same plane and lateral to the first base layer, a second base layer in the same plane and lateral to the first base layer, a second gate electrode on top of the emitter side, and a second source region electrically insulated from the second base layer, the second source region and the drift layer by a second insulating layer.01-31-2013
20130026536INSULATED GATE SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE WITH OPTIMIZED BREAKDOWN VOLTAGE, AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF - An insulated gate semiconductor device, comprising: a semiconductor body having a front side and a back side opposite to one another; a drift region, which extends in the semiconductor body and has a first type of conductivity and a first doping value; a body region having a second type of conductivity, which extends in the drift region facing the front side of the semiconductor body; a source region, which extends in the body region and has the first type of conductivity; and a buried region having the second type of conductivity, which extends in the drift region at a distance from the body region and at least partially aligned to the body region in a direction orthogonal to the front side and to the back side.01-31-2013
20090189181Semiconductor device having insulated gate semiconductor element, and insulated gate bipolar transistor - A semiconductor device having an IGBT includes: a substrate; a drift layer and a base layer on the substrate; trenches penetrating the base layer to divide the base layer into base parts; an emitter region in one base part; a gate element in the trenches; an emitter electrode; and a collector electrode. The one base part provides a channel layer, and another base part provides a float layer having no emitter region. The gate element includes a gate electrode next to the channel layer and a dummy gate electrode next to the float layer. The float layer includes a first float layer adjacent to the channel layer and a second float layer apart from the channel layer. The dummy gate electrode and the first float layer are coupled with a first float wiring on the base layer. The dummy gate electrode is isolated from the second float layer.07-30-2009
20090194786SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING SAME - A semiconductor device includes deep first field limiting rings, shallow second field limiting rings, insulation films covering each surface portion of each of the first and the second field limiting rings, and conductive field plates each in contact with a surface of each of the first and the second field limiting rings. Each of the field plates project over a surface of each of the insulation films between the first field limiting rings and the second field limiting rings.08-06-2009
20090194785Semiconductor device and manufacturing method thereof - A p-type body region and an n-type buffer region are formed on an n08-06-2009
20100084684Insulated gate bipolar transistor - Provided is an insulated gate bipolar transistor (IGBT) which occupies a small area and in which a thermal breakdown is suppressed. The IGBT includes: an n-type semiconductor layer (04-08-2010
20080258172INSULATED GATE BIPOLAR TRANSISTOR WITH BUILT-IN FREEWHEELING DIODE - An insulated gate bipolar transistor includes a first main electrode on a first main surface and in contact with a base region of an insulated gate transistor at the first main surface, a first semiconductor layer of a first conductivity type on a second main surface, a second semiconductor layer of a second conductivity type on the second main surface and vertically aligned with a region of the first main electrode in contact with the base region, and a second main electrode formed on the first and second semiconductor layers. An interface between the second main electrode and each of the first and second semiconductor layers is parallel to the first main surface, a distance between the first main surface and the interface is equal to 200 μm or smaller, and a thickness of each of the first and second semiconductor layers is equal to 2 μm or smaller.10-23-2008
20110193132INSULATED GATE SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - An insulated gate semiconductor device includes a semiconductor substrate, channel regions, floating regions, an emitter region, a body region, a hole stopper layer, and an emitter electrode. The channel regions and the floating regions are repeatedly arranged such that at least one floating region is located between adjacent channel regions. The emitter region and the body region are located in a surface portion of each channel region. The body region is deeper than the emitter region. The hole stopper layer is located in each floating region to divide the floating region into a first region and a second region. The emitter electrode is electrically connected to the emitter region and the first region.08-11-2011
20110193131Devices, Structures, and Methods Using Self-Aligned Resistive Source Extensions - Devices, structures, and related methods for IGBTs and the like which include a self-aligned series resistance at the source-body junction to avoid latchup. The series resistance is achieved by using a charged dielectric, and/or by using a dielectric which provides a source of dopant atoms of the same conductivity type as the source region, at a sidewall adjacent to the source region.08-11-2011
20130037853SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - A semiconductor device includes a stripe-shaped gate trench formed in one major surface of n-type drift layer, a gate trench including gate polysilicon formed therein, and a gate polysilicon connected to a gate electrode. A p-type base layer is formed selectively in mesa region between adjacent gate trenches and a p-type base layer including an n-type emitter layer and connected to emitter electrode. One or more dummy trenches are formed between p-type base layers adjoining to each other in the extending direction of gate trenches. An electrically conductive dummy polysilicon is formed on an inner side wall of dummy trench with a gate oxide film interposed between the dummy polysilicon and dummy trench. The dummy polysilicon is spaced apart from the gate polysilicon and may be connected to the emitter electrode.02-14-2013
20130037851SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - A semiconductor device including a base semiconductor layer of a first conductivity type, a cell portion including a diffusion region of a second conductivity type formed on a surface of the base semiconductor layer, a plurality of guard ring semiconductor layers of the second conductivity type formed on the surface of the base semiconductor layer, each guard ring semiconductor layer being formed to surround the cell portion, a plurality of first RESURF semiconductor layers of the first conductivity type provided on the surface of the base semiconductor layer inside the plurality of guard ring semiconductor layers and having a higher concentration than the base semiconductor layer and a second RESURF semiconductor layer of the first conductivity type provided on the surface of the base semiconductor layer between the outermost guard ring semiconductor layer and the EQPR semiconductor layer.02-14-2013
20130037852POWER MOSFET, AN IGBT, AND A POWER DIODE - Super-junction MOSFETs by trench fill system requires void-free filling epitaxial growth. This may require alignment of plane orientations of trenches in a given direction. Particularly, when column layout at chip corner part is bilaterally asymmetrical with a diagonal line between chip corners, equipotential lines in a blocking state are curved at corner parts due to column asymmetry at chip corner. This tends to cause points where equipotential lines become dense, which may cause breakdown voltage reduction. In the present invention, in power type semiconductor active elements such as power MOSFETs, a ring-shaped field plate is disposed in chip peripheral regions around an active cell region, etc., assuming a nearly rectangular shape. The field plate has an ohmic-contact part in at least a part of the portion along the side of the rectangle. However, in the portion corresponding to the corner part of the rectangle, an ohmic-contact part is not disposed.02-14-2013
20100117117Vertical IGBT Device - According to one embodiment, a power semiconductor device comprises a semiconductor substrate. A transistor gate structure is arranged in a trench formed in the semiconductor substrate. A body region of a first conductivity type is arranged adjacent the transistor gate structure and a first highly-doped region of a second conductivity type is arranged in an upper portion of the body region. A drift zone of the second conductivity type is arranged below the body region and a second highly-doped region of the second conductivity type is arranged below the drift zone. An end-of-range irradiation region is arranged adjacent the transistor gate structure and has a plurality of vacancies. In some embodiments, at least some of the vacancies are occupied by metals.05-13-2010
20100032711SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME - A p-type region is provided on a first n-type region. A second n-type region is provided on the p-type region, spaced apart from the first n-type region by the p-type region. A gate electrode serves to form an n-channel between the first and second n-type regions. A first electrode is electrically connected to each of the p-type region and the second n-type region. A second electrode is provided on the first n-type region such that it is spaced apart from the p-type region by the first n-type region and at least a part thereof is in contact with the first n-type region. The second electrode is made of any of metal and alloy and serves to inject holes into the first n-type region.02-11-2010
20090050932SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND THE METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME - To provide a semiconductor device that exhibits a high breakdown voltage, excellent thermal properties, a high latch-up withstanding capability and low on-resistance. The semiconductor device according to the invention, which includes a buried insulator region 02-26-2009
20090212321Trench IGBT with trench gates underneath contact areas of protection diodes - A trench PT IGBT (or NPT IGBT) having clamp diodes for ESD protection and prevention of shortage among gate, emitter and collector. The clamp diodes comprise multiple back-to-back Zener Diode composed of doped regions in a polysilicon layer doped with dopant ions of a first conductivity type next to a second conductivity type disposed on an insulation layer above said semiconductor power device. Trench gates are formed underneath the contact areas of the clamp diodes as the buffer layer for prevention of shortage.08-27-2009
20130075783SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME - A semiconductor device includes: a semiconductor substrate, the semiconductor substrate comprising; an n type drift layer, a p type body layer on an upper surface side of the drift layer, and a high impurity n layer on a lower surface side of the drift layer. The high impurity n layer includes hydrogen ion donors as a dopant, and has a higher density of n type impurities than the drift layer. A lifetime control region including crystal defects as a lifetime killer is formed in the high impurity n layer and a part of the drift layer. A donor peak position is adjacent or identical to a defect peak position, at which a crystal defect density is highest in the lifetime control region in the depth direction of the semiconductor substrate. The crystal defect density in the defect peak position of the lifetime control region is 1×1003-28-2013
20090159927INTEGRATED CIRCUIT DEVICE AND METHOD FOR ITS PRODUCTION - An integrated circuit device includes a semiconductor body fitted with a first electrode and a second electrode on opposite surfaces. A control electrode on an insulating layer controls channel regions of body zones for a current flow between the two electrodes. A drift section adjoining the channel regions comprises drift zones and charge compensation zones. A part of the charge compensation zones includes conductively connected charge compensation zones electrically connected to the first electrode. Another part includes nearly-floating charge compensation zones, so that an increased control electrode surface has a monolithically integrated additional capacitance C06-25-2009
20130082301SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME - A p-type base layer is selectively formed on a surface of an n-type drift layer; an n-type source layer is selectively formed on a surface of the p-type base layer; and a p-type contact layer is formed to be in contact with the selectively-formed n-type source layer. A p-type counter layer is formed to be in contact with the n-type source layer, so as to overlap the p-type contact layer, so as to be separated from an interface where the p-type base layer and the gate oxide film are in contact with each other, and to be shallower than the p-type base layer. Accordingly, switching destruction caused by process defects in an insulated gate semiconductor device is reduced.04-04-2013
20130087828SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SAME - A terrace insulating film (SL) to be overridden by a gate electrode (G) of an nLDMOS device is configured by LOCOS, and a device isolation portion (SS) is configured by STI. Furthermore, on an outermost periphery of an active region where a plurality of nLDMOS devices are formed, a guard ring having the same potential as that of a drain region (D) is provided. And, via this guard ring, the device isolation portion (SS) is formed in a periphery of the active region, thereby not connecting but isolating the terrace insulating film (SL) and the device isolation portion (SS) from each other.04-11-2013
20120181576INSULATED GATE BIPOLAR TRANSISTOR - An insulated gate bipolar transistor includes: a collector layer; a drift layer formed on and connected to the collector layer; a gate structure including a dielectric layer formed on the drift layer, and a conductive layer formed on the dielectric layer; a first emitter structure including a well region formed within the drift layer and partially connected to the dielectric layer of the gate structure, a source region formed within the well region just underneath a top surface of the well region, and a first electrode formed on the top surface of the well region and connected to the well region and the source region; and a second emitter structure spaced apart from the gate structure and the first emitter structure, and including a bypass region formed on the top surface of the drift layer, and a second electrode formed on the bypass region.07-19-2012
20120181575Semiconductor Device and a Reverse Conducting IGBT - A semiconductor device is provided. The semiconductor device includes a semiconductor body with a base region and a first electrode arranged on a main horizontal surface of the semiconductor body. The semiconductor body further includes an IGBT-cell with a body region forming a first pn-junction with the base region, and a diode-cell with an anode region forming a second pn-junction with the base region. A source region in ohmic contact with the first electrode and an anti-latch-up region in ohmic contact with the first electrode are, in a vertical cross-section, only formed in the IGBT-cell. The anti-latch-up region has higher maximum doping concentration than the body region. Further a reverse conducting IGBT is provided.07-19-2012
20100327315SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE, SEMICONDUCTOR INTEGRATED CIRCUIT DEVICE FOR USE OF DRIVING PLASMA DISPLAY WITH USING SAME, AND PLASMA DISPLAY APPARATUS - A horizontal-type IGBT having a large current density, which is formed on a SOI substrate, has an emitter region, which is made up with two (2) or more of base-layers of a second conductivity-type on an oxide film groove, wherein the base-layers of the second conductivity-type in the emitter region are covered with a layer of a first conductivity-type, being high in the conductivity than a drift layer, and length of a gate electrode on the oxide film groove is reduced than the length of the gate electrode on the collector, and further the high-density layer of the first conductivity-type is formed below the base layer of the second conductivity-type on the collector, thereby achieving the high density of the layer of the first conductivity-type while maintaining an endurable voltage, and an increase of the current density.12-30-2010
20130049066SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD OF MAKING THE SAME - A method for fabricating a semiconductor device includes the following steps. First, a semiconductor substrate is provided, and a first region, a second region and a third region are defined thereon. Then, a first well having a first conductive type is formed in the semiconductor substrate of the first region and the second region, respectively. A semiconductor layer partially overlapping the first well of the second region is formed. Furthermore, a second well having a second conductive type is formed in the semiconductor substrate of the third region and the first well of the second region respectively, where the second well of the second region is disposed underneath the semiconductor layer.02-28-2013
20110006338IGBT AND METHOD OF PRODUCING THE SAME - A collector region is not formed in at least a portion of an ineffective region where an insulating film is formed on a front face of an IGBT. In this portion in which the collector region is not formed, a collector electrode and a buffer layer contact each other. Since the buffer layer and the collector region differ from each other in conductivity type, no electric charge is introduced from the collector electrode into the buffer layer. Thus, introduction of electric charges into a drift region at a portion in the ineffective region is suppressed, which alleviates electric field concentration in a semiconductor substrate. Further, in the IGBT, the semiconductor substrate and the collector electrode contact each other and heat transfer to the collector electrode is not hindered even in the range where the collector region is not formed. Thus, concentration of heat generation in the semiconductor substrate is alleviated.01-13-2011
20130056791SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - A semiconductor device manufacturing apparatus is provided with a drawing pattern printing part having a print head which injects a conductive solvent, an insulative solvent and an interface treatment solution. The print head is formed in such a way that desired circuit drawing pattern can be printed on a wafer based on information on the drawing pattern from a wafer testing part, information on the wafer from a storage part and coordinate information from a chip coordinate recognition part. In a semiconductor device manufacturing method according to the present invention, a semiconductor device is manufactured by using the semiconductor device manufacturing apparatus in such a manner that desired circuits are formed through printing process. In the semiconductor device, pad electrodes and so on are formed in such a way that trimming process can be conducted by printing circuit drawing patterns.03-07-2013
20130056790SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SAME - According to one embodiment, a semiconductor device includes: a drain layer; a drift layer formed on the drain layer, an effective impurity concentration of the drift layer being lower than an effective impurity concentration of the drain layer; a base layer formed on the drift layer; a source layer selectively formed on the base layer; a gate insulating film formed on inner surfaces of trenches, the trenches piercing the base layer from an upper surface of the source layer; a gate electrode filled into an interior of the trench; an inter-layer insulating film formed on the trench to cover an upper surface of the gate electrode, at least an upper surface of the inter-layer insulating film being positioned higher than the upper surface of the source layer; and a contact mask. The contact mask is formed on the inter-layer insulating film, and is conductive or insulative.03-07-2013
20120112241SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - According to one embodiment, a semiconductor device includes a main element and a sense element. The main element is connected between a collector terminal and an emitter terminal. The main element has an insulated gate bipolar transistor structure. The sense element is connected in parallel with the main element via a sense resistor between the collector terminal and the emitter terminal. The sense element has an insulated gate bipolar transistor structure with a feedback capacitance larger than a feedback capacitance of the main element.05-10-2012
20110012171SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - According to one embodiment, a semiconductor device includes a first semiconductor layer of a first conductivity type, a second semiconductor layer of a second conductivity type, a third semiconductor layer of the first conductivity type, and a first main electrode. The second semiconductor layer is provided on the first semiconductor layer. The third semiconductor layer is provided on the first semiconductor layer in contact with the second semiconductor layer and has an impurity concentration higher than an impurity concentration of the first semiconductor layer. The first main electrode includes a first metal layer and a second metal layer made of a metal different from a metal of the first metal layer. The first metal layer is connected to the second semiconductor layer. The second metal layer is connected to the third semiconductor layer.01-20-2011
20130069109SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE HAVING TRENCH STRUCTURE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME - According to an embodiment, a trench structure and a second semiconductor layer are provided in a semiconductor device. In the trench structure, a trench is provided in a surface of a device termination portion with a first semiconductor layer of a first conductive type including a device portion and the device termination portion, and an insulator is buried in the trench in such a manner to cover the trench. The second semiconductor layer, which is of a second conductive type, is provided on the surface of the first semiconductor layer, is in contact with at least a side on the device portion of the trench, and has a smaller depth than the trench. The insulator and a top passivation film for the semiconductor device are made of the same material.03-21-2013
20130161688SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME - There are provided a semiconductor device and a method of manufacturing the same. The semiconductor device includes a semiconductor substrate having a front surface and a back surface and having a p-type impurity layer, a low-concentration n-type impurity layer, and an n-type impurity layer disposed in a backward direction from the front surface thereof, the n-type impurity layer having a high-concentration p-type impurity region therein and the n-type impurity layer and the high-concentration p-type impurity region being exposed to the back surface; and a deep trench formed vertically in the semiconductor substrate to be open to the front surface of the semiconductor substrate and having a bottom surface connected to the high-concentration p-type impurity region. Here, an activation ratio of impurities may be increased and damages to a wafer may be prevented during a thin film process.06-27-2013
20120267681SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - A p anode layer (10-25-2012
20130207158SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - To improve a manufacture yield of semiconductor devices each including an IGBT, an active region defined by an insulating film and where an element of an IGBT is formed has a first long side and a second long side spaced at a predetermined distance apart from each other and extended in a first direction in a planar view. One end of the first long side has a first short side forming a first angle with the first long side, and one end of the second long side has a second short side forming a second angle with the second long side. The other end of the first long side has a third short side forming a third angle with the first long side, and the other end of the second long side has a fourth short side forming a fourth angle with the second long side. The first angle, the second angle, the third angle, and the fourth angle are in a range larger than 90 degrees and smaller than 180 degrees.08-15-2013
20110284923SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD OF THE SAME - A semiconductor device includes: a first semiconductor region; a second semiconductor region provided on a first major surface of the first semiconductor region; a first major electrode; a third semiconductor region provided in a part of a third major surface of the second semiconductor region; a fourth semiconductor region provided in a part of a fourth major surface of the third semiconductor region; a second major electrode; a control electrode; a fifth semiconductor region; and a sixth semiconductor. The fifth semiconductor region is provided passing through the fourth semiconductor region along a direction perpendicular to the fourth major surface of the third semiconductor region. The sixth semiconductor region is provided in contact with a bottom part of the fourth semiconductor region, and has a higher impurity concentration than the third semiconductor region.11-24-2011
20120001226SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF - A manufacturing method of a semiconductor device 10 includes forming a plurality of second conductive second semiconductor regions at specific intervals on one main surface of a first conductive first semiconductor region, the plurality of second conductive second semiconductor regions being opposite to the first conductive first semiconductor region, forming a plurality of the first conductive third semiconductor regions on a main surface of the second semiconductor region, the plurality of the first conductive third regions being separated from each other, forming a plurality of holes at specific intervals on an another main surface which faces the one main surface of the first semiconductor region, the plurality of holes being separated from each other, forming a pair of adjacent second conductive fourth semiconductor regions which are alternately connected at a bottom part of the hole within the first semiconductor region, and burying an electrode within the hole.01-05-2012
20120001225INSULATED GATE BIPOLAR TRANSISTOR (IGBT) ELECTROSTATIC DISCHARGE (ESD) PROTECTION DEVICES - Insulated gate bipolar transistor (IGBT) electrostatic discharge (ESD) protection devices are presented. An IGBT-ESD device includes a semiconductor substrate and patterned insulation regions disposed on the semiconductor substrate defining a first active region and a second active region. A high-V N-well is formed in the first active region of the semiconductor substrate. A P-body doped region is formed in the second active region of the semiconductor substrate, wherein the high-V N-well and the P-body doped region are separated with a predetermined distance exposing the semiconductor substrate. A P01-05-2012
20100219446HIGH SPEED IGBT - An IGBT with almost no tail during turning-off is formed by connection of both the base and the emitter of the BJT of the IGBT at the bottom of the chip to two regions in an area of the top surface of the chip. The two regions keep non-depleted even under a maximum voltage being applied across the collector and the base of the BJT. The current through the two regions can be controlled by a gate voltage of a place close to the active region of the MISFET of the IGBT through a surface voltage-sustaining region. The injection efficiency of minorities of the IGBT can thus be controlled.09-02-2010
20120098030BIPOLAR SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD - A trench IGBT is disclosed. One embodiment includes an embedded structure arranged above a collector region and selected from a group consisting of a porous semiconductor region, a cavity, and a semiconductor region including additional scattering centers for holes, the embedded structure being arranged below the body contact region such that the embedded structure and the body contact region overlap in a horizontal projection.04-26-2012
20120025263POWER SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - A plurality of cell structures of a vertical power device are formed at a semiconductor substrate. One cell structure included in the plurality of cell structures and located in a central portion CR of the main surface has a lower current carrying ability than the other cell structure included in the plurality of cell structures and located in an outer peripheral portion PR of the main surface. This provides a power semiconductor device having a long power cycle life.02-02-2012
20120025262MOS Type Semiconductor Device and Method of Manufacturing Same - An object of the present invention is to provide a MOS type semiconductor device allowing production at a low cost without lowering a breakdown voltage and avoiding increase of an ON resistance. A MOS type semiconductor device of the invention comprises: a p base region having a bottom part in a configuration with a finite radius of curvature and selectively disposed on a front surface region of a n02-02-2012
20090146177VARIABLE THRESHOLD TRENCH IGBT WITH OFFSET EMITTER CONTACTS - A trench type IGBT as disclosed herein includes a plurality of channel regions having one threshold voltage for the normal operation of the device and a plurality of channel regions having a threshold voltage higher than the threshold voltage for the normal operation of the device.06-11-2009
20090309131IGBT TRANSISTOR WITH PROTECTION AGAINST PARASITIC COMPONENT ACTIVATION AND MANUFACTURING PROCESS THEREOF - An IGBT transistor includes a drift region, at least one body region housed in the drift region and having a first type of conductivity, and a conduction region, which crosses the body region in a direction perpendicular to a surface of the drift region and has the first type of conductivity and a lower resistance than the body region. The conduction region includes a plurality of implant region, arranged at respective depths from the surface of the drift region.12-17-2009
20100264455SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - On the top surface of a thin semiconductor wafer, top surface structures forming a semiconductor chip are formed. The top surface of the wafer is affixed to a supporting substrate with a double-sided adhesive tape. Then, from the bottom surface of the thin semiconductor wafer, a trench, which becomes a scribing line, is formed by wet anisotropic etching so that side walls of the trench are exposed. On the side walls of the trench with the crystal face exposed, an isolation layer with a conductivity type different from that of the semiconductor wafer for holding a reverse breakdown voltage is formed simultaneously with a collector region of the bottom surface diffused layer by ion implantation, followed by annealing with laser irradiation. The side walls form a substantially V-shaped or trapezoidal-shaped cross section, with an angle of the side wall relative to the supporting substrate being 30-70°. The double-sided adhesive tape is then removed from the top surface to produce semiconductor chips. With such a manufacturing method, a reverse-blocking semiconductor device having high reliability can be formed.10-21-2010
20090309130METHOD OF FABRICATING COLLECTOR OF IGBT - The IGBT is described here that exhibits high breakdown voltage, low on-voltage together with high turn-off speed. The collector of IGBT is formed on the backside of the wafer which has n type float zone. Methods for the p-type collector is implemented by depositing a layer of BSG which is 0.05˜0.1 um on the backside of the wafer and removing it after short time deposition. A thin and high surface concentration p+ layer acts as P type collector of the IGBT is formed on the bottom surface of the wafer. The back metal electrode is sintered to form ohmic contact on the P type collector with high surface concentration. The hole injection efficiency is decreased with a thin layer p+ layer which hat means no P implantation is needed to form the collector and the speed performance of the IGBT is therefore improved.12-17-2009
20090289277POWER SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - A plurality of cell structures of a vertical power device are formed at a semiconductor substrate. One cell structure included in the plurality of cell structures and located in a central portion CR of the main surface has a lower current carrying ability than the other cell structure included in the plurality of cell structures and located in an outer peripheral portion PR of the main surface. This provides a power semiconductor device having a long power cycle life.11-26-2009
20090278167Semiconductor device including a plurality of chips and method of manufacturing semiconductor device - A semiconductor device includes a first chip and a second chip. The first chip includes a first conductivity type channel power MOSFET. The second chip includes a second conductivity type channel power MOSFET. The first chip and the second chip are integrated in such a manner that a second-surface drain electrode of the first chip and a second-surface drain electrode of the second chip face to each other and are electrically coupled with each other through a conductive material.11-12-2009
20090206365SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - A semiconductor device includes a semiconductor substrate; a first base region of a first conductivity type provided in the semiconductor substrate; a buffer region of the first conductivity type provided on a lower surface of the first base region and having an impurity concentration higher than an impurity concentration of the first base region; an emitter region of a second conductivity type provided on a lower surface of the buffer region; a second base region of the second conductivity type selectively provided on an upper surface of the first base region; a diffusion region of the first conductivity type selectively provided on an upper surface of the second base region; a control electrode; a first main electrode; and a second main electrode. A junction interface between the buffer region and the first base region has a concave portion and a convex portion.08-20-2009
20110169046Lateral insulated gate bipolar transistor having a retrograde doping profile in base region and method of manufacture thereof - In a semiconductor device of the present invention, a first base region 07-14-2011
20090283797SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - There is provided a semiconductor device in which an amount of fluctuations in output capacitance and feedback capacitance is reduced. In a trench-type insulated gate semiconductor device, a width of a portion of an electric charge storage layer in a direction along which a gate electrode and a dummy gate are aligned is set to be at most 1.4 μm.11-19-2009
20090283796SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD FOR FORMING THE SAME - A bipolar high voltage/power semiconductor device having a low voltage terminal and a high voltage terminal is disclosed. The bipolar high voltage/power semiconductor is a vertical insulated gate bipolar transistor with injection efficiency adjustment formed by highly doped n+ islands in a p+ anode layer. The device has a vertical drift region of a first conductivity type and having vertical first and second ends. In one example, a region of the second conductivity type is provided at the second end of the vertical drift region connected directly to the vertical high voltage terminal. In another example, a vertical buffer region of the first conductivity type is provided at the vertical second end of the vertical drift region and a vertical region of a second conductivity type is provided on the other side of the vertical buffer region and connected to the vertical high voltage terminal. A plurality of electrically floating lateral island regions are provided within the vertical drift region at or towards the vertical second end of the vertical drift region, the plurality of electrically floating lateral island regions being of the first conductivity type and being more highly doped than the drift region.11-19-2009
20090289278SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME - A semiconductor device includes: a collector layer of a first conductivity type; a semiconductor area of a second conductivity type formed on the collector layer; a base layer of the first conductivity type formed on the semiconductor area; an emitter layer of the second conductivity type formed in an island shape on the base layer; an insulation film formed on the semiconductor area, the base layer and the emitter layer; a gate electrode formed on the insulation film; an emitter electrode formed on the base layer and the emitter layer; a collector electrode formed on the collector layer; and a crystal defect area of the first conductivity type locally formed in the collector layer. A position of a defect concentration peak of the crystal defect area is in the collector layer. An edge of the crystal defect area adjoins the semiconductor area or is located in the semiconductor area.11-26-2009
20090166672Sawtooth electric field drift region structure for power semiconductor devices - This invention discloses a semiconductor power device formed in a semiconductor substrate. The semiconductor power device further includes rows of multiple horizontal columns of thin layers of alternate conductivity types in a drift region of the semiconductor substrate where each of the thin layers having a thickness to enable a punch through the thin layers when the semiconductor power device is turned on. In a specific embodiment the thickness of the thin layers satisfying charge balance equation q*N07-02-2009
20100283082Bipolar Transistor with Depleted Emitter - This invention discloses a novel apparatus of fully depleted emitter so that the built-in potential between emitter and the base becomes lower and the charge storage between the emitter and base becomes small. This concept also applies to the diodes or rectifiers. With depleted junction, this results in very fast switching of the diodes and transistors. Another novel structure utilizes the strip base structure to achieve lower on resistance of the bipolar transistor. The emitter region of the strip base can be a normal emitter or depleted emitter.11-11-2010
20130214327SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING THE SAME - A semiconductor device satisfies the condition Db≦(⅓)×Da, in which Da represents a distance between a top surface of a cathode segment and an end of an embedded gate segment facing an anode segment, and Db represents a distance between a highest-impurity concentration portion in the embedded gate segment and an end of the cathode segment facing the anode segment.08-22-2013
20080277688Semiconductor device and fabrication method thereof - A p-type collector layer is formed on a reverse side of an n-type high-resistivity first base layer, a p-type second base layer is formed on an obverse side of the first base layer, an emitter layer is formed on the second base layer, gate electrodes are formed inside trenches extending in a direction and intruding through the emitter layer and the second base layer into intermediate depths of the first base layer, with gate insulating films in between, a collector electrode is connected to the collector layer, an emitter electrode is connected to the emitter layer, the first base layer and the second base layer, the emitter layer is composed of first emitter layers extending along the trenches in the direction, and second emitter layers extending in a perpendicular direction for a ladder form interconnection between first emitter layers, and the base contact layer has a higher impurity density than the second base layer, and envelopes the second emitter layers.11-13-2008
20090315070SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - A power semiconductor device is provided, that realizes high-speed turnoff and soft switching at the same time, includes n-type main semiconductor layer including lightly doped n-type semiconductor layer and extremely lightly doped n-type semiconductor layer arranged alternately and repeatedly between p-type channel layer and field stop layer and in parallel to the first major surface of n-type main semiconductor layer. Extremely lightly doped n-type semiconductor layer is doped more lightly than lightly doped n-type semiconductor layer. Lightly doped n-type semiconductor layer prevents a space charge region from expanding at the time of turnoff. Extremely lightly doped n-type semiconductor layer expands the space charge region at the time of turnoff to eject electrons and holes quickly further to realize high-speed turnoff. The pattern of arrangement of the lightly doped n-type semiconductor layer and extremely lightly doped n-type semiconductor layer is independent of the arrangement pattern of the gate electrode structure.12-24-2009
20090315071SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF - A manufacturing method of a semiconductor device 10 includes forming a plurality of second conductive second semiconductor regions at specific intervals on one main surface of a first conductive first semiconductor region, the plurality of second conductive second semiconductor regions being opposite to the first conductive first semiconductor region, forming a plurality of the first conductive third semiconductor regions on a main surface of the second semiconductor region, the plurality of the first conductive third regions being separated from each other, forming a plurality of holes at specific intervals on an another main surface which faces the one main surface of the first semiconductor region, the plurality of holes being separated from each other, forming a pair of adjacent second conductive fourth semiconductor regions which are alternately connected at a bottom part of the hole within the first semiconductor region, and burying an electrode within the hole.12-24-2009
20090014754TRENCH TYPE INSULATED GATE MOS SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - A vertical and trench type insulated gate MOS semiconductor device includes a plurality of regions each being provided between adjacent ones of a plurality of the straight-line-like trenches arranged in parallel and forming a surface pattern of a plurality of straight lines. A plurality of first inter-trench surface regions are provided, each with an n01-15-2009
20080265277SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING IT - A semiconductor device with a field ring in an edge pattern of a semiconductor body with a central cell area and with field plate discharge pattern. The edge pattern exhibits at least one horizontal field plate which is arranged with one end over the field ring and with its other end on insulating layers towards the edge of the semiconductor body. A first ring-shaped area of a type of conduction doped complementary to a drift section material exhibits a field ring effect. A second highly doped ring-shaped area which contacts the one end of the horizontal field plate and forms a pn junction with the first ring-shaped area and which is arranged within the first area exhibits a locally limited punch-through effect or a resistive contact to the drift section material.10-30-2008
20080265276SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - The semiconductor device of the present invention has a body layer of a P-type impurity region formed on an N10-30-2008
20100270585METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING A REVERSE-CONDUCTING INSULATED GATE BIPOLAR TRANSISTOR - A reverse-conducting insulated gate bipolar transistor includes a wafer of first conductivity type with a second layer of a second conductivity type and a third layer of the first conductivity type. A fifth electrically insulating layer partially covers these layers. An electrically conductive fourth layer is electrically insulated from the wafer by the fifth layer. The third through the fifth layers form a first opening above the second layer. A sixth layer of the second conductivity type and a seventh layer of the first conductivity type are arranged alternately in a plane on a second side of the wafer. A ninth layer is formed by implantation of ions through the first opening using the fourth and fifth layers as a first mask.10-28-2010
20090085060SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - In a high-voltage semiconductor switching element, in addition to a first emitter region that is necessary for switching operations, a second emitter region, which is electrically connected with the first emitter region through a detection resistor in current detection means and is electrically connected with the current detection means, is formed. No emitter electrode is formed on the second emitter region, while an emitter electrode is formed on a part of a base region that is adjacent to the second emitter region.04-02-2009
20090184338SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - A semiconductor device having the present high withstand voltage power device IGBT has at a back surface a p collector layer with boron injected in an amount of approximately 3×1007-23-2009
20090184340SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD OF PRODUCING THE SAME - A semiconductor device is provided in which a semiconductor substrate can be prevented from being broken while elements can be prevented from being destroyed by a snap-back phenomenon. After an MOS gate structure is formed in a front surface of an FZ wafer, a rear surface of the FZ wafer is ground. Then, the ground surface is irradiated with protons and irradiated with two kinds of laser beams different in wavelength simultaneously to thereby form an N07-23-2009
20120068222Semiconductor Device and Method for Manufacturing the Same - According to an embodiment, a semiconductor device includes a first trench being provided in an N03-22-2012
20110140165HIGH VOLTAGE SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - A high voltage semiconductor device includes a semiconductor substrate, a p type base region in a first main surface, an n06-16-2011
20110220962SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE HAVING INSULATED GATE SEMICONDUCTOR ELEMENT, AND INSULATED GATE BIPOLAR TRANSISTOR - A semiconductor device having an IGBT includes: a substrate; a drift layer and a base layer on the substrate; trenches penetrating the base layer to divide the base layer into base parts; an emitter region in one base part; a gate element in the trenches; an emitter electrode; and a collector electrode. The one base part provides a channel layer, and another base part provides a float layer having no emitter region. The gate element includes a gate electrode next to the channel layer and a dummy gate electrode next to the float layer. The float layer includes a first float layer adjacent to the channel layer and a second float layer apart from the channel layer. The dummy gate electrode and the first float layer are coupled with a first float wiring on the base layer. The dummy gate electrode is isolated from the second float layer.09-15-2011
20080315250INSULATED GATE SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND THE METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME - A trench-type insulated-gate semiconductor device is disclosed that includes unit cells having a trench gate structure that are scattered uniformly throughout the active region of the device. The impurity concentration in the portion of a p-type base region, sandwiched between an n+-type emitter region and an n-type drift layer and in contact with a gate electrode formed in the trench via a gate insulator film, is the lowest in the portion thereof sandwiched between the bottom plane of n+-type emitter regions and the bottom plane of p-type base region and parallel to the major surface of a silicon substrate. The trench-type insulate-gate semiconductor device according to the invention minimizes the variation of the gate threshold voltage.12-25-2008
20090095977VERTICAL SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - In a vertical semiconductor device including a first base layer of a first conductivity type, second base layers of a second conductivity type, emitter layer of the first conductive type and gate electrodes which are formed at one main surface of the first base layer and including a buffer layer of the first conductivity type, a collector layer of the second conductivity type and a collector electrode which are formed at the other main surface of the first base layer, an electric field relaxing structure selectively formed outside from the second base layers and the collector layer is formed expect the region below the electric field relaxing structure.04-16-2009
20100264456Capacitor Structure in Trench Structures of Semiconductor Devices and Semiconductor Devices Comprising Capacitor Structures of this Type and Methods for Fabricating the Same - A capacitor structure in trench structures of a semiconductor device includes conductive regions made of metallic and/or semiconducting materials. The conducting regions are surrounded by a dielectric and form stacked layers in the trench structure of the semiconductor device.10-21-2010
20090315072Semiconductor Device, Semiconductor Integrated Circuit Equipment Using the Same for Driving Plasma Display, and Plasma Display Unit - In a lateral IGBT structure equipped with an emitter terminal, comprising two or more second conductivity type base layers, per one collector terminal, the second conductivity type base layer in the emitter region is covered by a first conductivity type layer which has a higher impurity concentration than the drift layer, and width L1 of the gate electrode located between two adjacent emitters is 4 μm or less, or in addition to that, width L2 of the opening for leading out an emitter electrode located between two adjacent gate electrodes is 3 μm or less.12-24-2009
20110127575SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE06-02-2011
20100148214SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE INTERNALLY HAVING INSULATED GATE BIPOLAR TRANSISTOR - The semiconductor device includes a P-type semiconductor region and an MOS transistor. MOS transistor includes a gate electrode, a collector electrode, a drain electrode, an N-type impurity region and a P-type impurity region. N-type impurity region is electrically connected to the drain electrode. P-type impurity region is electrically connected to the collector electrode. P-type impurity region is electrically connected to the drain electrode. The semiconductor device further includes an N-type impurity region and an electrode. N-type impurity region is electrically connected to the gate electrode. The electrode is formed on the P-type semiconductor region with an insulating film therebetween, and is electrically connected to gate electrode. Thereby, an element footprint can be reduced while maintaining characteristics.06-17-2010
20100155773VTS insulated gate bipolar transistor - In one embodiment, a power transistor device comprises a substrate that forms a PN junction with an overlying buffer layer. The power transistor device further includes a first region, a drift region that adjoins a top surface of the buffer layer, and a body region. The body region separates the first region from the drift region. First and second dielectric regions respectively adjoin opposing lateral sidewall portions of the drift region. The dielectric regions extend in a vertical direction from at least just beneath the body region down at least into the buffer layer. First and second field plates are respectively disposed in the first and second dielectric regions. A trench gate that controls forward conduction is disposed above the dielectric region adjacent to and insulated from the body region.06-24-2010
20100193837Semiconductor Device - Provided is a semiconductor device in which on-resistance is largely reduced based on a new principle of operation. In the semiconductor device (08-05-2010
20090294799SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - A voltage mitigating element mitigating a voltage applied across a gate insulating film in an off state of an insulated gate bipolar transistor (IGBT) is arranged to a gate electrode node of a P-channel MOS transistor provided for suppressing flow-in of holes at the time of turn-off of the IGBT. Withstanding voltage characteristics are improved and an occupation area thereof is reduced while maintaining switching characteristics and a low on-resistance of an insulated gate bipolar transistor.12-03-2009
20100213505SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING A SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - A semiconductor device has a first semiconductor layer of a first conductivity type and a second semiconductor layer of a second conductivity type complementary to the first conductivity type arranged in or on the first semiconductor layer. The semiconductor device has a region of the first conductivity type arranged in the second semiconductor layer. A first electrode contacts the region of the first conductivity type and the second semiconductor layer. A trench extends into the first semiconductor layer, and a voltage dependent short circuit diverter structure has a highly-doped diverter region of the second conductivity type. This diverter region is arranged via an end of a channel region and coupled to a diode arranged in the trench.08-26-2010
20100276728Avalanche capability improvement in power semiconductor devices having dummy cells around edge of active area - A structure of power semiconductor device having dummy cells around edge of active area is disclosed. The UIS test result of said improved structure shows that failed site after UIS test randomly located in active area which means avalanche capability of the semiconductor power device is enhanced by implementation of the dummy cells.11-04-2010
20100276729SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE, MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF, AND MANUFACTURING METHOD OF TRENCH GATE - IGBT 10 comprises an n11-04-2010
20100001315SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - A semiconductor device includes a first diffusion region of a second conductivity type formed in an upper portion of a semiconductor substrate of a first conductivity type, a second diffusion region formed in a surface portion of the first diffusion region, a third diffusion region of the second conductivity type formed a predetermined distance spaced apart from the second diffusion region in the surface portion of the semiconductor substrate, a fourth diffusion region of the first conductivity type formed adjacent to the third diffusion region and electrically connected to the third diffusion region, a gate electrode formed on a part between the first diffusion region and the third diffusion region, and an insulating film formed thereon. The impurity concentration of the first diffusion region is set higher than an impurity concentration at which a depletion region extending from an junction interface between the first diffusion region and the semiconductor substrate is formed in a part of the first diffusion region which is between the second diffusion region and the gate electrode when a voltage is applied to the second diffusion region.01-07-2010
20100237385SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD OF FABRICATING THE SAME - A semiconductor device includes a first semiconductor layer, a second semiconductor layer on the first semiconductor layer, a third semiconductor layer on the second semiconductor layer and being in the shape of an island on the second semiconductor layer, a dielectric film on the second and third semiconductor layers, a control electrode on the dielectric film, a first main electrode electrically connected to the second and third semiconductor layers, and a second main electrode electrically connected to the first semiconductor layer and having a Pd layer.09-23-2010
20100140657POWER SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND THE METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME - A semiconductor device according to the invention includes n-type semiconductor substrate 06-10-2010
20120139005SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - According to one embodiment, a semiconductor device includes a p-type semiconductor layer, an n-type source region, an insulator, an n-type semiconductor region, an n-type drain region, a p-type channel region, a gate insulating film, a gate electrode, a source electrode, a drain electrode, and an electrode. The source region is provided on a surface of the p-type semiconductor layer. The insulator is provided in a trench formed extending in a thickness direction of the p-type semiconductor layer from the surface of the p-type semiconductor layer. The n-type semiconductor region is provided on the surface of the p-type semiconductor layer between the source region and the insulator. The drain region is provided on the surface of the p-type semiconductor layer between the source region and the n-type semiconductor region and separated from the source region and the n-type semiconductor region. The channel region is provided on the surface of the p-type semiconductor layer between the source region and the drain region and adjacent to the source region and the drain region. The gate insulating film is provided on the channel region. The gate electrode is provided on the gate insulating film. The source electrode is connected to the source region. The drain electrode is connected to the drain region. The electrode is connected to the n-type semiconductor region.06-07-2012
20090212322Vertical Semiconductor Device - A vertical semiconductor device includes a semiconductor body, and first and second contacts on opposite sides of the semiconductor body. A plurality of regions are formed in the semiconductor body including, in a direction from the first contact to the second contact, a first region of a first conductivity type, a second region of a second conductivity type; and a third region of the first conductivity type. The third region is electrically connected to the second contact. A semiconductor zone of the second conductivity type and increased doping density is arranged in the second region. The semiconductor zone separates a first part of the second region from a second part of the second region. The semiconductor zone has a maximum doping density exceeding about 1008-27-2009
20090039386Semiconductor Device - A semiconductor device comprises a first base layer of a first conductivity type; a plurality of second base layers of a second conductivity type, provided on a part of a first surface of the first base layer; trenches formed on each side of the second base layers, and formed to be deeper than the second base layers; an emitter layer formed along the trench on a surface of the second base layers; a collector layer of the second conductivity type, provided on a second surface of the first base layer opposite to the first surface; an insulating film formed on an inner wall of the trench, the insulating film being thicker on a bottom of the trench than on a side surface of the trench; a gate electrode formed within the trench, and isolated from the second base layers and the emitter layer by the insulating film; and a space section provided between the second base layers adjacent to each other, the space section being deeper than the second base layers and being electrically isolated from the emitter layer and the second base layers.02-12-2009
20100219447SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE09-02-2010
20110108882SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE INTERNALLY HAVING INSULATED GATE BIPOLAR TRANSISTOR - The semiconductor device includes a P-type semiconductor region and an MOS transistor. MOS transistor includes a gate electrode, a collector electrode, a drain electrode, an N-type impurity region and a P-type impurity region. N-type impurity region is electrically connected to the drain electrode. P-type impurity region is electrically connected to the collector electrode. P-type impurity region is electrically connected to the drain electrode. The semiconductor device further includes an N-type impurity region and an electrode. N-type impurity region is electrically connected to the gate electrode. The electrode is formed on the P-type semiconductor region with an insulating film therebetween, and is electrically connected to gate electrode. Thereby, an element footprint can be reduced while maintainingcharacteristics.05-12-2011
20100295093REVERSE-CONDUCTING SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SUCH A REVERSE-CONDUCTING SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - A method for manufacturing a reverse-conducting semiconductor device (RC-IGBT) with a seventh layer formed as a gate electrode and a first electrical contact on a emitter side and a second electrical contact on a collector side, which is opposite the emitter side, a wafer of a first conductivity type with a first side and a second side opposite the first side is provided. For the manufacturing of the RC-IGBT on the collector side, a first layer of the first conductivity type or of a second conductivity type is created on the second side. A mask with an opening is created on the first layer and those parts of the first layer, on which the opening of the mask is arranged, are removed. The remaining parts of the first layer form a third layer. Afterwards, for the manufacturing of a second layer of a different conductivity type than the third layer, ions are implanted into the wafer on the second side into those parts of the wafer, on which the at least one opening is arranged. Then the mask is removed and an annealing for the activation of the second layer is performed and a second electrical contact, which is in direct electrical contact to the second and third layer, is created on the second side.11-25-2010
20110042714POWER SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - According to one embodiment, a power semiconductor device includes an IGBT region, first and second electrodes, and a first-conductivity-type second semiconductor layer. The region functions as an IGBT element. The first electrode is formed in a surface of a second-conductivity-type collector layer opposite to a first-conductivity-type first semiconductor layer in the region. The second electrode is connected onto a first-conductivity-type emitter layer and a second-conductivity-type base layer in a surface of the first-conductivity-type base layer and insulated from a gate electrode in the region. The first-conductivity-type second semiconductor layer extends from the surface of the first-conductivity-type base layer to the first-conductivity-type first semiconductor layer around the IGBT region, and connected to the first electrode.02-24-2011
20130153954SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - In one surface of a semiconductor substrate, an n06-20-2013
20110140166Method of fabricating a deep trench insulated gate bipolar transistor - In one embodiment, a method comprises forming an epitaxial layer over a substrate of an opposite conductivity type, the epitaxial layer being separated by a buffer layer having a doping concentration that is substantially constant in a vertical direction down to the buffer layer. A pair of spaced-apart trenches is formed in the epitaxial layer from a top surface of the epitaxial layer down at least into the buffer layer. A dielectric material is formed in the trenches over the first and second sidewall portions. Source/collector and body regions of are formed at the top of the epitaxial layer, the body region separating the source/collector region of the pillar from a drift region of the epitaxial layer that extends from the body region to the buffer layer. An insulated gate member is then formed in each of the trenches adjacent to and insulated from the body region.06-16-2011
20100193836SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - A semiconductor device includes a substrate of a first conductivity type, a base region of a second conductivity type, a source region of the first conductivity type, a collector region of the second conductivity type, a trench gate, which is formed in a trench via a gate insulation film, an electrically conductive layer, which is formed within a contact trench that is formed through the source region, a source electrode, which is in contact with the electrically conductive layer and the source region, and a latch-up suppression region of the second conductivity type, which is formed within the base region, in contact with the electrically conductive layer, and higher in impurity concentration than the base region. The distance between the gate insulation film and the latch-up suppression region is not less than the maximum width of a depletion layer that is formed in the base layer by the trench gate.08-05-2010
20120146090SELF ALIGNED TRENCH MOSFET WITH INTEGRATED DIODE - Transistor devices can be fabricated with an integrated diode using a self-alignment. The device includes a doped semiconductor substrate having one or more electrically insulated gate electrodes formed in trenches in the substrate. One or more body regions are formed in a top portion of the substrate proximate each gate trench. One or more source regions are formed in a self-aligned fashion in a top portion of the body regions proximate each gate trench. One or more thick insulator portions are formed over the gate electrodes on a top surface of the substrate with spaces between adjacent thick insulator portions. A metal is formed on top of the substrate over the thick insulator portions. The metal forms a self-aligned contact to the substrate through the spaces between the thick insulator portions. An integrated diode is formed under the self-aligned contact.06-14-2012
20100127306SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD OF THE SAME - Provided is a technology capable of improving a production yield of a semiconductor device having, for example, IGBG as a semiconductor element. After formation of an interconnect on the surface side of a semiconductor substrate, a supporting substrate covering the interconnect is bonded onto the interconnect. Then, a BG tape is overlapped and bonded onto the supporting substrate and the semiconductor substrate is ground from the backside. The BG tape is then peeled off and an impurity is introduced into the backside of the semiconductor substrate by ion implantation. Then, the supporting substrate is peeled off, followed by heat treatment of the semiconductor substrate.05-27-2010
20110101416BIPOLAR SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD - A bipolar semiconductor device with a hole current redistributing structure and an n-channel IGBT are provided. The n-channel IGBT has a p-doped body region with a first hole mobility and a sub region which is completely embedded within the body region and has a second hole mobility which is lower than the first hole mobility. Further, a method for forming a bipolar semiconductor device is provided.05-05-2011
20110101417SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - A semiconductor device comprises a first base layer of a first conductivity type; a plurality of second base layers of a second conductivity type, provided on a part of a first surface of the first base layer; trenches formed on each side of the second base layers, and formed to be deeper than the second base layers; an emitter layer formed along the trench on a surface of the second base layers; a collector layer of the second conductivity type, provided on a second surface of the first base layer opposite to the first surface; an insulating film formed on an inner wall of the trench, the insulating film being thicker on a bottom of the trench than on a side surface of the trench; a gate electrode formed within the trench, and isolated from the second base layers and the emitter layer by the insulating film; and a space section provided between the second base layers adjacent to each other, the space section being deeper than the second base layers and being electrically isolated from the emitter layer and the second base layers.05-05-2011
20110042715SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - A semiconductor device includes a semiconductor substrate; a first base region of a first conductivity type provided in the semiconductor substrate; a buffer region of the first conductivity type provided on a lower surface of the first base region and having an impurity concentration higher than an impurity concentration of the first base region; an emitter region of a second conductivity type provided on a lower surface of the buffer region; a second base region of the second conductivity type selectively provided on an upper surface of the first base region; a diffusion region of the first conductivity type selectively provided on an upper surface of the second base region; a control electrode; a first main electrode; and a second main electrode. A junction interface between the buffer region and the first base region has a concave portion and a convex portion.02-24-2011
20110254049SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - A semiconductor device manufacturing apparatus is provided with a drawing pattern printing part having a print head which injects a conductive solvent, an insulative solvent and an interface treatment solution. The print head is formed in such a way that desired circuit drawing pattern can be printed on a wafer based on information on the drawing pattern from a wafer testing part, information on the wafer from a storage part and coordinate information from a chip coordinate recognition part. In a semiconductor device manufacturing method according to the present invention, a semiconductor device is manufactured by using the semiconductor device manufacturing apparatus in such a manner that desired circuits are formed through printing process. In the semiconductor device, pad electrodes and so on are formed in such a way that trimming process can be conducted by printing circuit drawing patterns.10-20-2011
20080315249SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF - A semiconductor substrate has a trench in a first main surface. An insulated gate field effect part includes a gate electrode formed in the first main surface. A potential fixing electrode fills the trench and has an expanding part expanding on the first main surface so that a width thereof is larger than the width of the trench. An emitter electrode is formed on the first main surface and insulated from the gate electrode electrically and connected to a whole upper surface of the expanding part of the potential fixing electrode. Thus, a semiconductor device capable of enhancing reliability in order to prevent an aluminum spike from generating and a manufacturing method thereof can be provided.12-25-2008
20090184339SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME - A semiconductor device includes: an insulating film provided on a back surface of a semiconductor substrate; a plurality of isolation regions provided to reach the insulating film from a main surface of the semiconductor substrate; at least a first semiconductor layer and a second semiconductor layer which are electrically insulated from each other by the isolation regions in the semiconductor substrate; a first voltage applied terminal electrically connected to a front surface of the first semiconductor layer; a second voltage applied terminal electrically connected to a front surface of the second semiconductor layer; a selector circuit receiving voltages from the first voltage applied terminal and the second voltage applied terminal, and supplying an output in accordance with a combination of the voltages; and a conductive layer provided so as to contact with the insulating film provided to the back side of the semiconductor substrate.07-23-2009
20130168729Voltage-Sustaining Layer Consisting of Semiconductor and Insulator Containing Conductive Particles for Semiconductor Device - A semiconductor device has at least a cell between two opposite main surfaces. Each cell has a first device feature region contacted with the first main surface and a second device feature region contacted with the second main surface. There is a voltage-sustaining region between the first device feature region and the second device feature region, which includes at least a semiconductor region and an insulator region containing conductive particles. The semiconductor region and the insulator region contact directly with each other. The structure of such voltage-sustaining region can not only be used to implement high-voltage devices, but further be used as a junction edge technique of high-voltage devices.07-04-2013
20130168730SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE HAVING LATERAL INSULATED GATE BIPOLAR TRANSISTOR - A semiconductor device having a lateral insulated gate bipolar transistor includes a first conductivity type drift layer, a second conductivity type collector region formed in a surface portion of the drift layer, a second conductivity type channel layer formed in the surface portion of the drift layer, a first conductivity type emitter region formed in a surface portion of the channel layer, and a hole stopper region formed in the drift layer and located between the collector region and the emitter region. Holes are injected from the collector region into the drift layer and flow toward the emitter region through a hole path. The hole stopper region blocks a flow of the holes and narrows the hole path to concentrate the holes.07-04-2013
20110018028SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - A horizontal semiconductor device having multiple unit semiconductor elements, each of said unit semiconductor element formed by an IGBT including: a semiconductor substrate of a first conductivity type; a semiconductor region of a second conductivity type formed on the semiconductor substrate; a collector layer of the first conductivity type formed within the semiconductor region; a ring-shaped base layer of the first conductivity type formed within the semiconductor region such that the base layer is off said collector layer but surrounds said collector layer; and a ring-shaped first emitter layer of the second conductivity type formed in said base layer, wherein movement of carriers between the first emitter layer and the collector layer is controlled in a channel region formed in the base layer, and the unit semiconductor elements are disposed adjacent to each other.01-27-2011
20110073903SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - A reverse blocking IGBT according to the invention can include a reverse breakdown withstanding region, p-type outer field limiting rings formed in a reverse breakdown withstanding region and an outer field plate connected to the outer field limiting rings, the outer field plate including a first outer field plate in contact with outer filed limiting rings nearest to the active region and second outer field plates in contact with other outer field limiting rings. The first outer field plate having an active region side edge portion projecting toward the active region and second outer field plate having an edge area side edge portion projecting toward the edge area. The reverse blocking IGBT according to the invention can facilitate improving the withstand voltages thereof and reducing the area thereof.03-31-2011
20100181596SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF - A high voltage horizontal IGBT, which is an aspect of a semiconductor device relating to the present invention, has a buffer region formed in an SOI substrate and extending from a surface of the SOI substrate to a surface of a buried oxide film. An interface between the buffer region and a drift region is positioned equally in a vicinity of a bottom of the buffer region and in a vicinity of a surface of the buffer region or shifted toward a body region in the vicinity of the bottom of the buffer region compared to that in the vicinity of the surface of the buffer region. With this structure, a concentration of electric field in the vicinity of the bottom of the buffer region is moderated, whereby a collector-emitter breakdown voltage can further be increased.07-22-2010
20110073904Semiconductor device having SOI substrate and method for manufacturing the same - A semiconductor device includes: a SOI substrate; a semiconductor element having first and second impurity layers disposed in an active layer of the SOI substrate, the second impurity layer surrounding the first impurity layer; and multiple first and second conductive type regions disposed in a part of the active layer adjacent to an embedded insulation film of the SOI substrate. The first and second conductive type regions are alternately arranged. The first and second conductive type regions have a layout, which corresponds to the semiconductor element.03-31-2011
20100258840SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - A semiconductor device is disclosed. One embodiment provides a cell area and a junction termination area at a first side of a semiconductor zone of a first conductivity type. At least one first region of a second conductivity type is formed at a second side of the semiconductor zone. The at least one first region is opposed to the cell area region. At least one second region of the second conductivity type is formed at the second side of the semiconductor zone. The at least one second region is opposed to the cell area region and has a lateral dimension smaller than the at least first region.10-14-2010
20080217649POWER SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND POWER CONVERSION DEVICE USING THE SAME - A power semiconductor device having a low loss and a high reliability and a power conversion device using the power semiconductor device are provided. In the power semiconductor device, a plurality of MOS type trench gates are positioned to be spaced by at-least two types of intervals therebetween, a low-resistance floating n09-11-2008
20110186908SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - A sinker layer is in contact with a first conductivity-type well, and is separated from a first conductivity-type collector layer and a second conductivity-type drift layer. A second conductivity-type diffusion layer (second second-conductivity-type high-concentration diffusion layer) is formed in the surface layer of the sinker layer. The second conductivity-type diffusion layer has a higher impurity concentration than that of the sinker layer. The second conductivity-type diffusion layer and the first conductivity-type collector layer are isolated from each other with an element isolation insulating film interposed therebetween.08-04-2011
20100025725SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD FOR PRODUCTION THEREOF - A semiconductor device has a drift region (02-04-2010
20110215374POWER SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE HAVING ADJUSTABLE OUTPUT CAPACITANCE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF - A power semiconductor device having adjustable output capacitance includes a semiconductor substrate having a first device region and a second device region defined thereon, at lest one power transistor device disposed in the first device region, a heavily doped region disposed in the semiconductor substrate of the second device region, a capacitor dielectric layer disposed on the heavily doped region, a source metal layer disposed on a top surface of the semiconductor substrate and electrically connected to the power transistor device, and a drain metal layer disposed on a bottom surface of the semiconductor substrate. The source metal layer in the second device, the capacitor dielectric layer and the heavily doped region form a snubber capacitor.09-08-2011
20100193835Trench insulated gate bipolar transistor (GBT) with improved emitter-base contacts and metal schemes - A trench insulation gate bipolar transistor (IGBT) power device includes a plurality of trench gates surrounded by emitter regions of a first conductivity type near a top surface of a semiconductor substrate encompassed in base regions of a second conductivity type and a collector layer disposed at a bottom surface of the semiconductor substrate. The trench IGBT power device further includes an insulation layer covering over the top surface over the trench gate and the emitter regions having emitter-base contact trenches opened therethrough between the trench gates and extending to the base regions and an emitter-base contact dopant region disposed in the base region of the second conductivity type surrounding a lower region of the contact trenches. The emitter-base contact dopant region is disposed at a distance away from a channel near the trench gates for reducing an emitter-base resistance without increasing a gate-emitter threshold voltage.08-05-2010
20110140167Nanotube Semiconductor Devices - A method for forming a semiconductor device includes forming a nanotube region using a thin epitaxial layer formed on the sidewall of a trench in the semiconductor body. The thin epitaxial layer has uniform doping concentration. In another embodiment, a first thin epitaxial layer of the same conductivity type as the semiconductor body is formed on the sidewall of a trench in the semiconductor body and a second thin epitaxial layer of the opposite conductivity type is formed on the first epitaxial layer. The first and second epitaxial layers have uniform doping concentration. The thickness and doping concentrations of the first and second epitaxial layers and the semiconductor body are selected to achieve charge balance. In one embodiment, the semiconductor body is a lightly doped P-type substrate. A vertical trench MOSFET, an IGBT, a Schottky diode and a P-N junction diode can be formed using the same N-Epi/P-Epi nanotube structure.06-16-2011
20120146091INSULATED GATE SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - An insulated gate semiconductor device includes a first conductivity-type semiconductor substrate, a second conductivity-type base layer on a first surface side of the substrate, a trench dividing the base layer into channel and floating layers, and a first conductivity-type emitter region that is formed in the channel layer and in contact with the trench. The semiconductor device includes a gate insulation layer in the trench, a gate electrode on the insulation layer, an emitter electrode electrically connected to the emitter region and the floating layer, a second conductivity-type collector layer in the substrate, and a collector electrode on the collector layer. The floating layer has a lower impurity concentration than the channel layer. The floating layer has a first conductivity-type hole stopper layer located at a predetermined depth from the first surface of the substrate and at least partially spaced from the insulation layer.06-14-2012
20120037954Equal Potential Ring Structures of Power Semiconductor with Trenched Contact - A semiconductor power device with trenched contact having improved equal potential ring (EPR) structures for device die size shrinkage and yield enhancement are disclosed. The invented semiconductor power device comprising a termination area including an equal potential ring (EPR) formed with EPR contact metal plug penetrating through an insulation layer covering top surface of epitaxial layer and extended downward into an epitaxial layer. To prevent the semiconductor power device from EPR damage induced by die pick-up nozzle at assembly stage in prior art, some preferred embodiments of the present invention without having EPR front metal.02-16-2012
20090206364INSULATED GATE BIPOLAR TRANSISTOR AND METHOD OF FABRICATING THE SAME - According to embodiments, an insulated gate bipolar transistor (IGBT) may include a first conductive type collector ion implantation area, formed within a substrate, second conductive type first buffer layers, formed over the collector ion implantation area and each including a first segment buffer layer and a second segment buffer layer, a first conductive type poly layer formed from a surface of the substrate to the collector ion implantation area, the first conductive type poly layer having a contact structure, a second buffer layer of the second conductive type, formed in the substrate area next to the first conductive type poly layer. According to embodiments, a segment buffer layer may have different concentrations according areas. Accordingly, amounts of hole currents injected through the buffer layers may differ according to areas.08-20-2009
20120001224IGBT TRANSISTOR WITH PROTECTION AGAINST PARASITIC COMPONENT ACTIVATION AND MANUFACTURING PROCESS THEREOF - An IGBT transistor includes a drift region, at least one body region housed in the drift region and having a first type of conductivity, and a conduction region, which crosses the body region in a direction perpendicular to a surface of the drift region and has the first type of conductivity and a lower resistance than the body region. The conduction region includes a plurality of implant regions, arranged at respective depths from the surface of the drift region.01-05-2012
20110156095Semiconductor Component with an Emitter Control Electrode - A semiconductor component includes a first emitter zone of a first conductivity type, a second emitter zone of a second conductivity type, a first base zone arranged between the first and second emitter zones and a first control structure. The first control structure includes a control electrode arranged adjacent the first emitter zone, the control electrode being insulated from the first emitter zone by a first dielectric layer and extending in a current flow direction of the semiconductor component. The first control structure includes a first control connection and at least one first connection zone arranged between the first control connection and the control electrode and comprising a semiconductor material.06-30-2011
20110156094ELECTRICAL MODULE - A method for fabricating an electrical module comprising a first substrate plate (06-30-2011
20120056240SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - A semiconductor device includes a baseplate and a first and a second insulated gate bipolar transistor (IGBT) substrate coupled to the baseplate. The semiconductor device includes a first and a second diode substrate coupled to the baseplate and a first, a second, and a third control substrate coupled to the baseplate. Bond wires couple the first and second IGBT substrates to the first control substrate. Bond wires couple the first and second IGBT substrates to the second control substrate via the first and second diode substrates, and bond wires couple the first and second IGBT substrates to the third control substrate via the second diode substrate.03-08-2012
20120056239ELECTROSTATIC DISCHARGE PROTECTION DEVICE - An electrostatic discharge protection device is coupled between a first power line and a second power line and comprises a P-type well, a first N-type doped region, a first P-type doped region, a second P-type doped region and a second N-type doped region. The first N-type doped region is formed in the P-type well. The first P-type doped region is formed in the first N-type doped region. The second P-type doped region comprises a first portion and a second portion. The first portion of the second P-type doped region is formed in the first N-type doped region. The second portion of the second P-type doped region is formed outside of the first N-type doped region. The second N-type doped region is formed in the first portion of the second P-type doped region. The first P-type doped region, the first N-type doped region, the second P-type doped region and the second N-type doped region constitute an insulated gate bipolar transistor (IGBT).03-08-2012
20120153348INSULATED GATE BIPOLAR TRANSISTOR AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF - A trench gate IGBT designed to reduce on-state voltage while maintaining the withstand voltage, including a first drift layer formed on a first main surface of a buffer layer, a second drift layer of the first conductivity type formed on said first drift layer, a base layer of a second conductivity type formed on the second drift layer, an emitter layer of the first conductivity type selectively formed in the surface of the base layer, and a gate electrode buried from the surface of the emitter layer through into the second drift layer with a gate insulating film therebetween, wherein said first drift layer has a structure in which a first layer of the first conductivity type and a second layer of the second conductivity type are repeated in a horizontal direction.06-21-2012
20120007139SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - The present teachings provides a bipolar semiconductor device comprising: a main cell region consisting of a trench gate type element region; and a sense cell region including a planar gate type element region.01-12-2012
20110095333HIGH-DRIVE CURRENT MOSFET - A method of forming a semiconductor device having an asymmetrical source and drain. In one embodiment, the method includes forming a gate structure on a first portion of the substrate having a well of a first conductivity. A source region of a second conductivity and drain region of the second conductivity is formed within the well of the first conductivity in a portion of the substrate that is adjacent to the first portion of the substrate on which the gate structure is present. A doped region of a second conductivity is formed within the drain region to provide an integrated bipolar transistor on a drain side of the semiconductor device, in which a collector is provided by the well of the first conductivity, the base is provided by the drain region of the second conductivity and the emitter is provided by the doped region of the second conductivity that is present in the drain region. A semiconductor device formed by the above-described method is also provided.04-28-2011
20120061725Power Semiconductor Package - A semiconductor package that includes a conductive can, a power semiconductor device electrically and mechanically attached to the inside surface of the can, and an IC semiconductor device copackaged with the power semiconductor device inside the can.03-15-2012
20120061724SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - According to one embodiment, a semiconductor device includes a first major electrode, a first semiconductor layer, a first conductivity-type base layer, a second conductivity-type base layer, a second semiconductor layer, a buried layer, a buried electrode, a gate insulating film, a gate electrode, and a second major electrode. The buried layer of the second conductivity type selectively is provided in the first conductivity-type base layer. The buried electrode is provided in a bottom portion of a trench which penetrates the second conductivity-type base layer to reach the buried layer. The buried electrode is in contact with the buried layer. The gate electrode is provided inside the gate insulating film in the trench. The second major electrode is provided on the second semiconductor layer and is electrically connected to the second semiconductor layer and the buried electrode.03-15-2012
20120061723SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - According to one embodiment, a semiconductor device includes a first conductivity type base layer, a second conductivity type base layer, a gate insulating film, a first conductivity type source layer, a gate electrode, and a main electrode. The gate electrode is provided inside of the gate insulating film in the trench. The main electrode is provided on the surface of the second conductivity type base layer and on a surface of the first conductivity type source layer. The main electrode is provided at a position deeper than the gate electrode and the second conductivity type base layer in the trench. The main electrode is electrically connected to the second conductivity type base layer and the first conductivity type source layer.03-15-2012
20120018776SEMICONDUCTOR INTEGRATED CIRCUIT - A first annular isolation trench is formed in a periphery of an element region, and a second annular isolation trench is formed around the first annular isolation trench with a predetermined distance provided from the first annular isolation trench, and a semiconductor layer between the first annular isolation trench and the second annular isolation trench is separated into a plurality of portions by a plurality of linear isolation trenches formed in the semiconductor layer between the first annular isolation trench and the second annular isolation trench, and the semiconductor layer (source-side isolation region) which opposes a p-type channel layer end portion and is located between the first annular isolation trench and the second annular isolation trench is separated from other semiconductor layers (drain-side isolation regions) by the linear isolation trenches.01-26-2012
20110049562SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME - A semiconductor device comprises: a semiconductor substrate; a plurality of IGBT cells on the semiconductor substrate, each of the IGBT cells including a gate electrode and a first emitter electrode; a first gate wiring on the substrate and being connected to the gate electrode; an interlayer insulating film covering the first emitter electrode and the first gate wiring; and a second emitter electrode on the interlayer insulating film and being connected to the first emitter electrode through an opening of the interlayer insulating film, wherein the second emitter electrode extends above the first gate wiring via the interlayer insulating film.03-03-2011
20100096664SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - A semiconductor device includes: a first semiconductor layer; a first electrode provided on a first surface side of the first semiconductor layer; a first insulating layer; and a second semiconductor layer. The first insulating layer is provided between the first semiconductor layer and the first electrode and configured to constrict current flowing between the first semiconductor layer and the first electrode. The second semiconductor layer has a first conductivity type and is provided at least on a path of the current constricted by the first insulating layer. The second semiconductor layer is in contact with the first electrode. The second semiconductor layer contains first impurities at a concentration higher than a concentration of impurities contained in the first semiconductor layer.04-22-2010
20120119255SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - A sinker layer is in contact with a first conductivity-type well, and is separated from a first conductivity-type collector layer and a second conductivity-type drift layer. A second conductivity-type diffusion layer (second second-conductivity-type high-concentration diffusion layer) is formed in the surface layer of the sinker layer. The second conductivity-type diffusion layer has a higher impurity concentration than that of the sinker layer. The second conductivity-type diffusion layer and the first conductivity-type collector layer are isolated from each other with an element isolation insulating film interposed therebetween.05-17-2012
20120313139IGBT AND DIODE - In an IGBT, defects generated by ion implantation for introduction of the P-type collector region or N-type buffer region into the N12-13-2012
20120126284SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - A semiconductor device (05-24-2012
20100213504LATERAL BIPOLAR JUNCTION TRANSISTOR - A lateral bipolar junction transistor includes an emitter region; a base region surrounding the emitter region; a gate disposed at least over a portion of the base region; and a collector region surrounding the base region; wherein the portion of the base region under the gate does not under go a threshold voltage implant process.08-26-2010
20100078674INSULATED GATE BIPOLAR TRANSISTOR - A trench structure of an insulated gate bipolar transistor (IGBT) is formed as a trench net in a P region and extends into an N− layer. The trench net separates the P region into P wells and floating P layers. The P wells contact an emitter electrode while the floating P layers are not in direct contact with the emitter electrode. A gate formed of conductive material and having a surrounding insulation oxide layer is formed in the trench net. An N+ layer may be formed above each floating P layer under the gate. The floating P layers are isolated from the gate and are also not connected to the emitter electrode.04-01-2010
20100207162VERTICAL AND TRENCH TYPE INSULATED GATE MOS SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - A vertical and trench type insulated gate MOS semiconductor device is provided in which the surfaces of p-type channel regions and the surfaces of portions of an n-type semiconductor substrate alternate in the longitudinal direction of the trench between the trenches arranged in parallel, and an n08-19-2010
20110180843CHARGE-BALANCE POWER DEVICE COMPRISING COLUMNAR STRUCTURES AND HAVING REDUCED RESISTANCE, AND METHOD AND SYSTEM OF SAME - An embodiment of a charge-balance power device formed in an epitaxial layer having a first conductivity type and housing at least two columns of a second conductivity type, which extend through the epitaxial layer. A first and a second surface region of the second conductivity type extend along the surface of the epitaxial layer on top of, and in contact with, a respective one of the columns, and a second and a third surface region of the first conductivity type extends within the first and the second surface region, respectively, facing the surface of the epitaxial layer. The columns extend at a distance from each other and are arranged staggered to one another with respect to a first direction and partially facing one another with respect to a second direction transversal to the first direction.07-28-2011
20120313140Method of Fabricating a Deep Trench Insulated Gate Bipolar Transistor - In one embodiment, a method comprises forming an epitaxial layer over a substrate of an opposite conductivity type, the epitaxial layer being separated by a buffer layer having a doping concentration that is substantially constant in a vertical direction down to the buffer layer. A pair of spaced-apart trenches is formed in the epitaxial layer from a top surface of the epitaxial layer down at least into the buffer layer. A dielectric material is formed in the trenches over the first and second sidewall portions. Source/collector and body regions of are formed at the top of the epitaxial layer, the body region separating the source/collector region of the pillar from a drift region of the epitaxial layer that extends from the body region to the buffer layer. An insulated gate member is then formed in each of the trenches adjacent to and insulated from the body region.12-13-2012
20090057710Insulated Gate Bipolar Transistor and Method for Manufacturing the Same - An insulated gate bipolar transistor according to an embodiment includes a first conductive type collector ion implantation area in a substrate; a second conductive type buffer layer, including a first segment buffer layer and a second segment buffer layer, on the first conductive collector ion implantation area; a first conductive type base area on the second conductive type buffer layer; a gate on the substrate at a side of the first conductive type base area; a second conductive type emitter ion implantation area in the first conductive type base area; an insulating layer on the gate; an emitter electrode electrically connected to the second conductive type emitter ion implantation area; and a collector electrode electrically connected to the first conductive collector ion implantation area. The first segment buffer layer can be aligned below a portion of the base area and can have a lower density of second conductive type ions than that of the second segment buffer layer adjacent the first segment buffer layer.03-05-2009
20100052011SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - An n-type buffer region 03-04-2010
20120074460SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME - According to an embodiment, a semiconductor device includes a first trench being provided in an N03-29-2012
20120074459SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - According to one embodiment, a semiconductor device includes a first major electrode, a first semiconductor layer, a first conductivity type base layer, a second conductivity type base layer, a first conductivity type second semiconductor layer, a gate insulating film, a gate electrode, and a second major electrode. The gate insulating film is provided on a side wall of a trench penetrating the second conductivity type base layer to reach the first conductivity type base layer. The gate electrode is provided inside the gate insulating film in the trench. The second major electrode is provided on the second semiconductor layer and electrically connected with the second semiconductor layer. A maximum impurity concentration in the second semiconductor layer is within ten times a maximum impurity concentration in the second conductivity type base layer.03-29-2012
20120074458QUASI-VERTICAL GATED NPN-PNP ESD PROTECTION DEVICE - Fashioning a quasi-vertical gated NPN-PNP (QVGNP) electrostatic discharge (ESD) protection device is disclosed. The QVGNP ESD protection device has a well having one conductivity type formed adjacent to a deep well having another conductivity type. The device has a desired holding voltage and a substantially homogenous current flow, and is thus highly robust. The device can be fashioned in a cost effective manner by being formed during a BiCMOS or Smart Power fabrication process.03-29-2012
20100244091INSULATED GATE BIPOLAR TRANSISTOR - In some embodiments, an insulated gate bipolar transistor includes a drift layer, insulation gates formed at a principle surface portion of the drift layer, base regions formed in a between-gate region, an emitter region formed in the base region so as to be adjacent to the insulation gate, an emitter electrode connected to the emitter region, a collector layer formed at the other side of the principle surface portion of the drift layer, and a collector electrode connected to the collector layer. The conductive type base regions are separated with each other by the drift layers, and the drift layer and the emitter electrode are insulated by an interlayer insulation film.09-30-2010
20120256230POWER DEVICE WITH TRENCHED GATE STRUCTURE AND METHOD OF FABRICATING THE SAME - A power device with trenched gate structure, includes: a substrate having a first face and a second face opposing to the first face, a body region of a first conductivity type disposed in the substrate, a base region of a second conductivity type disposed in the body region, a cathode region of the first conductivity type disposed in the base region, an anode region of the second conductivity type disposed in the substrate at the second face a trench disposed in the substrate and extending from the first face into the body region, and the cathode region encompassing the trench, wherein the trench has a wavelike sidewall, a gate structure disposed in the trench and an accumulation region disposed in the body region and along the wavelike sidewall. The wavelike sidewall can increase the base current of the bipolar transistor and increase the performance of the IGBT.10-11-2012
20110121360METHOD OF PRODUCING A SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE WITH AN ALUMINUM OR ALUMINUM ALLOY ELECTRODE - A semiconductor device includes a silicon substrate having a first major surface and a second major surface opposite to the first major surface, a drift layer and a collector layer formed in sequence in the silicon substrate from the first major surface, and an aluminum silicon film formed on the second major surface. The drift layer is of a first conductivity type, and is surrounded by a semiconductor layer of a second conductivity type including the collector layer.05-26-2011
20100327314Insulated Gate Bipolar Transistor (IGBT) Collector Formed with Ge/A1 and Production Method - This invention discloses an IGBT device with its collector formed with Ge/Al and associated method of fabrication. The collector is formed on the substrate layer, which is on the back of IGBT, and contains Ge and Al thin films. After thinning and etching the back side of IGBT substrate, Ge and Al are sequentially deposited to form Ge/Al thin films on the back surface of the substrate. An annealing process is then carried out to diffuse Al into Ge thin film layer to form a P-doped Ge layer functioning as the IGBT collector. The present invention is applicable to both non punch through IGBTs as well as punch through IGBTs.12-30-2010
20120261714SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD OF THE SAME - In a manufacturing method of a semiconductor device, a trench is defined in a semiconductor substrate, and an adjuster layer having a first conductivity type impurity concentration higher than a drift layer is formed at a portion of the semiconductor substrate adjacent to a bottom wall of the trench. A channel layer is formed by introducing second conductivity type impurities to a portion of the semiconductor substrate adjacent to a sidewall of the trench and between the adjustment layer and a main surface of the semiconductor substrate while restricting the channel layer from extending in a depth direction of the trench by the adjustment layer.10-18-2012
20120261715POWER SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHODS FOR FABRICATING THE SAME - A power semiconductor device includes: a drain region of a first conductive type; a drift region of a first conductive type formed on the drain region; a first body region of a second conductive type formed below an upper surface of the drift region; a second body region of a second conductive type formed below the upper surface of the drift region and in the first body region; a third body region of a second conductive type formed by protruding downwards from a lower end of the first body region; a source region of a first conductive type formed below the upper surface of the drift region and in the first body region; and a gate insulating layer formed on channel regions of the first body region and on the drift region between the first body regions.10-18-2012
20120299055SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - A sinker layer is in contact with a first conductivity-type well, and is separated from a first conductivity-type collector layer and a second conductivity-type drift layer. A second conductivity-type diffusion layer (second second-conductivity-type high-concentration diffusion layer) is formed in the surface layer of the sinker layer. The second conductivity-type diffusion layer has a higher impurity concentration than that of the sinker layer. The second conductivity-type diffusion layer and the first conductivity-type collector layer are isolated from each other with an element isolation insulating film interposed therebetween.11-29-2012
20120299054POWER SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - A power semiconductor device includes a four-layer structure having layers arranged in order: (i) a cathode layer of a first conductivity type with a central area being surrounded by a lateral edge, the cathode layer being in direct electrical contact with a cathode electrode, (ii) a base layer of a second conductivity type, (iii) a drift layer of the first conductivity typehaving a lower doping concentration than the cathode layer, and (iv) an anode layer of the second conductivity type which is in electrical contact with an anode electrode. The base layer includes a first layer as a continuous layer contacting the central area of the cathode layer. A resistance reduction layer, in which the resistance at the junction between the lateral edge of the cathode and base layers is reduced, is arranged between the first layer and the cathode layer and covers the lateral edge of the cathode layer.11-29-2012
20080315248Semiconductor Device Having Igbt Cell and Diode Cell and Method for Designing the Same - A semiconductor device includes: a semiconductor substrate; an IGBT cell; and a diode cell. The substrate includes a first layer on a first surface, second and third layers adjacently arranged on a second surface of the substrate and a fourth layer between the first layer and the second and third layers. The first layer provides a drift layer of the IGBT cell and the diode cell. The second layer provides a collector layer of the IGBT cell. The third layer provides one electrode connection layer of the diode cell. A resistivity ρ12-25-2008
20120267680SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - A stabilizing plate portion is formed in a region of a first main surface lying between first and second insulated gate field effect transistor portions. The stabilizing plate portion includes a first stabilizing plate arranged closest to the first insulated gate field effect transistor portion and a second stabilizing plate arranged closest to the second insulated gate field effect transistor portion. An emitter electrode is electrically connected to an emitter region of each of the first and second insulated gate field effect transistor portions, electrically connected to each of the first and second stabilizing plates, and arranged on the entire first main surface lying between the first and second stabilizing plates, with an insulating layer being interposed.10-25-2012
20110227128SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - A semiconductor device having the present high withstand voltage power device IGBT has at a back surface a p collector layer with boron injected in an amount of approximately 3×1009-22-2011
20130187195Power Transistor - A cell field has an edge and a center, an individual device cells are connected in parallel. A first type of device cells has a body region with a first size and a source region with a second size implemented in the body region, and a second type of device cells has a body region of the first size and in which a source region is omitted or the source region is smaller than the second size. The cell field includes non-overlapping cell regions, each including the same plurality of device cells. At least one sequence of cell regions is arranged between the edge and center of the cell field in which the frequency of device cells of the second type monotonically increases from cell region to cell region in the direction of the center, and one cell region of the sequence of cell regions includes or adjoins the center.07-25-2013
20110241068SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - A semiconductor device which can make the generation of gate parasitic oscillations more difficult than a semiconductor device of the related art is provided. The semiconductor device includes: a drift layer which is constituted of a reference concentration layer and a low concentration layer; a gate electrode structure; a pair of source regions, a pair of base regions, and depletion-layer extension regions which are formed in the reference concentration layer below the base regions, wherein the depletion-layer extension regions are formed such that a lower surface of the depletion-layer extension region is deeper than a boundary between the low concentration layer and the reference concentration layer and projects into the low concentration layers, and a dVDS/dt-decreasing diffusion layer which contains an n-type impurity at a concentration higher than the concentration of the impurity which the reference concentration layer contains and decreases dVDS/dt when the semiconductor device is turned off is formed on a surface of the reference concentration layer.10-06-2011
20100224907SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - To provide a semiconductor device in which dielectric breakdown strength in a peripheral region is increased without increasing on-resistance. An IGBT comprises a body region, guard ring, and collector layer. The body region is formed within an active region in a surface layer of a drift layer. The guard ring is formed within a peripheral region in the surface layer of the drift layer, and surrounds the body region. The collector layer is formed at a back surface side of the drift layer, and is formed across the active region and the peripheral region. A distance F between a back surface of the guard ring and the back surface of the drift layer is greater than a distance between a back surface of the body region and the back surface of the drift layer. A thickness H of the collector layer in the peripheral region is smaller than a thickness D of the collector layer in the active region.09-09-2010
20100230715SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING A SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - A semiconductor device has a semiconductor body with a semiconductor device structure including at least a first electrode and a second electrode. Between the two electrodes, a drift region is arranged, the drift region including charge compensation zones and drift zones arranged substantially parallel to one another. At least one charge carrier storage region which is at least partially free of charge compensation zones is arranged in the semiconductor body.09-16-2010
20100230716SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - A semiconductor device includes: a drift layer of a first conductivity type; a base layer of a second conductivity type provided on the drift layer; an emitter layer of the first conductivity type provided in part of an upper portion of the base layer; a buffer layer of the first conductivity type provided below the drift layer; a high-resistance layer of the first conductivity type provided below the buffer layer; a collector layer of the second conductivity type provided in a partial region on a lower surface of the high-resistance layer; a contact layer of the first conductivity type provided in another partial region on the lower surface of the high-resistance layer; a trench gate electrode extending through the emitter layer and the base layer into the drift layer; and a gate insulating film provided between the emitter layer, the base layer, and the drift layer on one hand and the trench gate electrode on the other.09-16-2010
20100148215 IGBT Having One or More Stacked Zones Formed within a Second Layer of the IGBT - An IGBT includes a first region, a second region located within the first region, a first contact coupled to the first region, a first layer arranged below the first region, a gate overlying at least a portion of the first region between the second region and the first layer and a second layer formed under the first layer. One or more stacked zones are formed within the second layer. Each one or more stacked zones includes a first zone and a second zone that overlies the first zone. Each first zone is inversely doped with respect to the second layer and each second zone is inversely doped with respect to the first zone. The IGBT further includes a third layer formed under the second layer and a second contact coupled to the third layer.06-17-2010
20120326207SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD - A semiconductor device includes a first-conductivity-type semiconductor layer including an active region in which a transistor having impurity regions is formed and a marginal region surrounding the active region, a second-conductivity-type channel layer formed between the active region and the marginal region and forming a front surface of the semiconductor layer, at least one gate trench formed in the active region to extend from the front surface of the semiconductor layer through the channel layer, a gate insulation film formed on an inner surface of the gate trench, a gate electrode formed inside the gate insulation film in the gate trench, and at least one isolation trench arranged between the active region and the marginal region to surround the active region and extending from the front surface of the semiconductor layer through the channel layer, the isolation trench having a depth equal to that of the gate trench.12-27-2012
20120091502SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE HAVING PLURAL INSULATED GATE SWITCHING CELLS AND METHOD FOR DESIGNING THE SAME - In a semiconductor device including a plurality of insulated gate switching cells each of which has a gate electrode, an emitter electrode that is commonly provided to cover the plurality of insulated gate switching cells, and a bonding wire connected to the emitter electrode, a gate driving voltage being applied to the gate electrode of each insulated gate switching cell so that emitter current flows through the emitter electrode, mutual conductance of each insulated gate switching cell is varied in accordance with the distance from the connection portion corresponding to the bonding position of the bonding wire so that the emitter current flowing through the emitter electrode is substantially equal among the plurality of insulated gate switching cells.04-19-2012
20120286324MANUFACTURING METHOD FOR INSULATED-GATE BIPOLAR TRANSITOR AND DEVICE USING THE SAME - Provided is a manufacturing method for an insulated-gate bipolar transistor (IGBT). The manufacturing method includes providing a structure including a substrate, a first conductivity type epitaxial layer formed on the substrate, a gate electrode formed on a first surface of the epitaxial layer, a second conductivity type body region formed at opposite sides of the gate electrode in the first surface of the epitaxial layer, and a first conductivity type source region formed within the body region; removing a portion of the substrate by back grinding; and removing the other portion of the substrate by etching until the second surface of the epitaxial layer is exposed.11-15-2012
20120286323SEMICONDUCTOR COMPONENT WITH IMPROVED SOFTNESS - A semiconductor component includes a semiconductor body, a first emitter region of a first conductivity type in the semiconductor body, a second emitter region of a second conductivity type arranged distant to the first emitter region in a vertical direction of the semiconductor body, a base region of one of the first and second conductivity types arranged between the first and second emitter regions and having a lower doping concentration than the first second emitter regions, a first field stop zone of the same conductivity type as the base region arranged in the base region, and a second field stop zone of the same conductivity type as the base region arranged in the base region. The second field stop zone is arranged distant to the first field stop in the vertical direction of the semiconductor, the first field stop zone is arranged between the second field stop zone and the second emitter zone, and the second field stop zone includes a plurality of field stop zone sections arranged mutually distant from each other in at least one horizontal direction of the semiconductor body.11-15-2012
20080296612Method of producing a vertically inhomogeneous platinum or gold distribution in a semiconductor substrate and in a semiconductor device - Method of producing a vertically inhomogeneous platinum or gold distribution in a semiconductor substrate with a first and a second surface opposite the first surface, with diffusing (12-04-2008
20130015494Nanotube Semiconductor Devices and Nanotube Termination Structures - A termination structure for a semiconductor device includes an array of termination cells formed using a thin epitaxial layer (nanotube) formed on sidewalls of dielectric-filled trenches. In other embodiments, semiconductor devices are formed using a thin epitaxial layer (nanotube) formed on sidewalls of dielectric-filled trenches.01-17-2013
20120241814POWER SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - A power semiconductor device includes a p-type collector layer, an n-type base layer, a p-type base layer, an n-type source layer, and a gate electrode. The gate electrode is formed in a trench running from a surface of the n-type source layer through the n-type source layer and the p-type base layer to an interior of the n-type base layer via a gate insulating film. The gate electrode includes a first portion and a second portion. The first portion is opposed to a bottom end portion of the p-type base layer. The second portion is opposed to an upper end portion of the p-type base layer. The gate electrode is formed such that a threshold at the bottom end portion of the p-type base layer is not less than a threshold at the upper end portion of the p-type base layer.09-27-2012
20120241813POWER SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - A power semiconductor device includes a first semiconductor layer of a first conduction type, a second semiconductor layer of the first conduction type, a third semiconductor layer of a second conduction type, a fourth semiconductor layer of the first conduction type, a gate insulating film, a gate electrode, an interlayer insulating film, a fifth semiconductor layer of the second conduction type, a sixth semiconductor layer of the second conduction type, an insulative current narrowing body, a first electrode, and a second electrode. The sixth semiconductor layer of the second conduction type contains a second conduction type impurity in a concentration higher than a second conduction type impurity concentration of the fifth semiconductor layer. The insulative current narrowing body is provided in the fifth semiconductor layer. The insulative current narrowing body has a surface parallel to the surface of the fifth semiconductor layer and a space provided in the surface.09-27-2012
20080251810TRENCHED SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - An IGBT is disclosed which has a set of inside trenches and an outside trench formed in its semiconductor substrate. The substrate has emitter regions adjacent the trenches, a p-type base region adjacent the emitter regions and trenches, and an n-type base region comprising a first and a second subregion contiguous to each other. The first subregion of the n-type base region is contiguous to the inside trenches whereas the second subregion, less in impurity concentration than the first, is disposed adjacent the outside trench. Breakdown is easier to occur than heretofore adjacent the inside trenches, saving the device from destruction through mitigation of a concentrated current flow adjacent the outside trench.10-16-2008
20130140602Power Semiconductor Package with Conductive Clip - According to one disclosed embodiment, a power semiconductor package includes an insulated-gate bipolar transistor (IGBT) residing on a package substrate, where the IGBT includes a plurality of solderable front metal (SFM) coated emitter segments situated atop the IGBT and connected to an emitter of the IGBT. The power semiconductor package also includes a conductive clip coupling the plurality of SFM coated emitter segments to an emitter pad on the package substrate. Additionally, the power semiconductor package includes a gate pad on the package substrate coupled to a gate of the IGBT, a collector pad on the package substrate situated under the IGBT and coupled to a collector of the IGBT, and an emitter terminal, a collector terminal and a gate terminal of the package substrate that are routed to the emitter pad, collector pad, and gate pad, respectively.06-06-2013
20110260212SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - An insulated gate semiconductor device includes a semiconductor substrate, a drift layer on the substrate, a base layer on the drift layer, a ring-shaped gate trench dividing the base layer into a channel layer and a floating layer, an emitter region located in the channel layer to be in contact with a side surface of the gate trench, a well region located on the periphery of a cell area of the base layer and having a depth greater than a depth of the base layer, and a ring-shaped buffer trench located adjacent to and spaced from the gate trench in a length direction of the gate trench. An edge of the well region is located in an area enclosed by the buffer trench in the length direction of the gate trench.10-27-2011
20130175574IE TYPE TRENCH GATE IGBT - In a method of further enhancing the performance of a narrow active cell IE type trench gate IGBT having the width of active cells narrower than that of inactive cells, it is effective to shrink the cells so that the IE effects are enhanced. However, when the cells are shrunk simply, the switching speed is reduced due to increased gate capacitance. A cell formation area of the IE type trench gate IGBT is basically composed of first linear unit cell areas having linear active cell areas, second linear unit cell areas having linear hole collector areas and linear inactive cell areas disposed therebetween.07-11-2013
20130181253SEMICONDUCTOR STRUCTURE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF - The present invention discloses a semiconductor structure and a manufacturing method thereof. The semiconductor structure is formed in a first conductive type substrate, which has an upper surface. The semiconductor structure includes: a protected device, at least a buried trench, and at least a doped region. The protected device is formed in the substrate. The buried trench is formed below the upper surface with a first depth, and the buried trench surrounds the protected device from top view. The doped region is formed below the upper surface with a second depth, and the doped region surrounds the buried trench from top view. The second depth is not less than the first depth.07-18-2013
20130134478SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SAME - A semiconductor device includes: an n05-30-2013
20130134477BACK GATE TRIGGERED SILICON CONTROLLED RECTIFIERS - Back gate triggered silicon controlled rectifiers (SCR) and methods of manufacture are disclosed. The method includes forming a first diffusion type and a second diffusion type in a semiconductor layer of a silicon on insulator (SOI) substrate. The method further includes forming a back gate of a first diffusion type in a substrate under an insulator layer of the SOI substrate. The method further includes forming raised diffusion regions of a first dopant type and a second dopant type, adjacent to the second diffusion type and the first diffusion type, respectively. The back gate is formed to cover the second diffusion type, the first diffusion type and the second dopant type of the raised diffusion regions.05-30-2013
20130092978SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - A semiconductor device includes a semiconductor layer of a first conductor type; a first semiconductor layer of a second conductor type, on the front of the semiconductor layer; a second semiconductor layer of the second conductor type, on the first semiconductor layer and having a higher impurity concentration than the first semiconductor layer; a third semiconductor layer of the second conductor type, on the second semiconductor layer and having a lower impurity concentration than the second semiconductor layer; a first semiconductor region of the first conductor type, in a surface layer of the third semiconductor layer; a second semiconductor region of the second conductor type, in a surface layer of the first semiconductor region; an input electrode contacting the second semiconductor region; a control electrode disposed above part of the first semiconductor region with an insulating film therebetween; and an output electrode disposed on the back of the semiconductor layer.04-18-2013
20130092979SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE WITH AN ELECTRODE INCLUDING AN ALUMINUM-SILICON FILM - A semiconductor device, including a silicon substrate having a first major surface and a second major surface, a front surface device structure formed in a region of the first major surface, and a rear electrode formed in a region of the second major surface. The rear electrode includes, as a first layer thereof, an aluminum silicon film that is formed by evaporating or sputtering aluminum-silicon onto the second major surface, the aluminum silicon film having a silicon concentration of at least 2 percent by weight and a thickness of less than 0.3 μm.04-18-2013
20130092977POWER SEMICONDUCTOR DIODE, IGBT, AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THEREOF - A power semiconductor diode is provided. The power semiconductor diode includes a semiconductor substrate having a first emitter region of a first conductivity type, a second emitter region of a second conductivity type, and a drift region of the first conductivity type arranged between the first emitter region and the second emitter region. The drift region forms a pn-junction with the second emitter region. A first emitter metallization is in contact with the first emitter region. The first emitter region includes a first doping region of the first conductivity type and a second doping region of the first conductivity type. The first doping region forms an ohmic contact with the first emitter metallization, and the second doping region forms a non-ohmic contact with the first emitter metallization. A second emitter metallization is in contact with the second emitter region.04-18-2013
20110266593SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES WITH GATE-SOURCE ESD DIODE AND GATE-DRAIN CLAMP DIODE - A semiconductor power device integrated with a Gate-Source ESD diode for providing an electrostatic discharge (ESD) protection and a Gate-Drain clamp diode for drain-source avalanche protection. The semiconductor power device further includes a Nitride layer underneath the diodes and a thick oxide layer as an etching stopper layer for protecting a thin oxide layer on top surface of body region from over-etching.11-03-2011
20110272735SEMICONDUCTOR COMPONENT WITH A TRENCH EDGE TERMINATION - A semiconductor component includes a semiconductor body having a first surface and a second surface, and having an inner region and an edge region. The semiconductor component further includes a pn-junction between a first semiconductor region of a first conductivity type and a second semiconductor region of a second conductivity type, the pn-junction extending in a lateral direction of the semiconductor body in the inner region. A first trench extends from the first side in the edge region into the semiconductor body. The trench has sidewalls that are arranged opposite to another and that are beveled relative to a horizontal direction of the semiconductor body.11-10-2011
20120256229Electrostatic discharge protection device and Electrostatic discharge protection circuit thereof - The ESD protection device includes a substrate, a well, a first doped region and a second doped region. The substrate has a first conductive type, and the substrate is electrically connected to a first power node. The well has a second conductive type, and is disposed in the substrate. The first doped region has the first conductive type, and is disposed in the well. The first doped region and the well are electrically connected to a second power node. The second doped region has the second conductive type, and is disposed in the substrate. The second doped region is in a floating state.10-11-2012
20130140603POWER SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - Provided is a power semiconductor device including a semiconductor substrate, in which a current flows in a thickness direction of the semiconductor substrate. The semiconductor substrate includes a resistance control structure configured so that a resistance to the current becomes higher in a central portion of the semiconductor substrate than a peripheral portion of the semiconductor substrate.06-06-2013
20120273836SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - A semiconductor device includes: a transistor region including an IGBT having a gate electrode and an emitter electrode; a termination region placed around the transistor region; and an extraction region placed between the transistor and the termination region and extracting redundant carriers. A P-type layer is placed on an N-type drift layer in the extraction region. The P-type layer is connected to the emitter electrode. A dummy gate electrode is placed via an insulation film on the P-type layer. The dummy gate electrode is connected to the gate electrode. Life time of carriers in the termination region is shorter than life time of carriers in the transistor region and the extraction region.11-01-2012
20110233607SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SAME - According to one embodiment, a semiconductor device includes a first semiconductor layer of a first conductivity type, a first semiconductor region of a second conductivity type, a second semiconductor region of the first conductivity type, a third semiconductor region of the first conductivity type, a fourth semiconductor region of the second conductivity type, and a control electrode. The first semiconductor region is provided selectively on a first major surface of the first semiconductor layer. The second semiconductor region is provided selectively on the first major surface in contact with the first semiconductor region. The third semiconductor region is provided selectively on a surface of the first semiconductor region. The fourth semiconductor region is provided to face a projecting surface between a side surface and a bottom surface of the first semiconductor region with the second semiconductor region interposed. The control electrode is provided on the first semiconductor layer, the first semiconductor region, the second semiconductor region, and the third semiconductor region via an insulating film.09-29-2011
20110233606Avalanche capability improvement in power semiconductor devices - A power semiconductor device with improved avalanche capability structures is disclosed. By forming at least an avalanche capability enhancement doped regions with opposite conductivity type to epitaxial layer underneath an ohmic contact doped region which surrounds at least bottom of trenched contact filled with metal plug between two adjacent gate trenches, avalanche current is enhanced with the disclosed structures.09-29-2011
20110233605Semiconductor power device layout for stress reduction - A semiconductor power device layout with stripe cell structures is disclosed. The inventive structure applies horizontal gate trenches array and vertical gate trenches array alternatively arranged in single device (one or two directions) to balance out the stress caused from one direction. Furthermore, the inventive semiconductor power device provides gate connection trenches connecting to vertical gate trenches and/or horizontal trenches to reduce gate resistance Rg when gate trench length is long.09-29-2011
20100314659Nanotube Semiconductor Devices - A semiconductor device includes a first semiconductor layer and a second semiconductor layer of opposite conductivity type, a first epitaxial layer of the first conductivity type formed on sidewalls of the trenches, and a second epitaxial layer of the second conductivity type formed on the first epitaxial layer where the second epitaxial layer is electrically connected to the second semiconductor layer. The first epitaxial layer and the second epitaxial layer form parallel doped regions along the sidewalls of the trenches, each having uniform doping concentration. The second epitaxial layer has a first thickness and a first doping concentration and the first epitaxial layer and a mesa of the first semiconductor layer together having a second thickness and a second average doping concentration where the first and second thicknesses and the first doping concentration and second average doping concentrations are selected to achieve charge balance in operation.12-16-2010
20130153955SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - A semiconductor device having a p base region and an n06-20-2013
20120280272PUNCH-THROUGH SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING SAME - A maximum-punch-through semiconductor device such as an insulated gate bipolar transistor (IGBT) or a diode, and a method for producing same are disclosed. The MPT semiconductor device can include at least a two-layer structure having an emitter metallization, a channel region, a base layer with a predetermined doping concentration N11-08-2012
20130119432SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE MANUFACTURING METHOD - A semiconductor device having a p+ collector region in the surface of an n− drift region. The p+ collector region forms a p-n junction with the n− drift region. A collector electrode is in contact with the p+ collector region. A low-lifetime region having a carrier lifetime shorter than in other regions is provided, extending from the n− drift region to the p+ collector region, at the interface between the n− drift region and p+ collector region. The low-lifetime region, being partially activated in accordance with the concentration distribution of a p-type impurity implanted in order to form the p+ collector region, is in a barely activated state. The low-lifetime region has an activation rate lower than that of the p+ collector region. The p+ collector region is completely electrically activated as far as a depth of, for example, 0.5 μm-0.8 μm, from the surface on the collector electrode side.05-16-2013
20130193479SEMICONDUCTOR SUBSTRATE AND SEMICONDUCTOR CHIP - A semiconductor substrate capable of detecting operating current of a MOSFET and diode current in a miniaturized MOSFET such as a trench-gate type MOSFET is provided. A semiconductor substrate includes a main current region and a current sensing region in which current smaller than main current flowing in the main current region flows. The main current region has a source electrode disposed on a main surface, the source electrode being in contact with a p-type semiconductor region (body) and an n08-01-2013
20120025261Method of minimizing field stop insulated gate bipolar transistor (IGBT) buffer and emitter charge variation - This invention discloses an insulated gate bipolar transistor (IGBT) formed in a semiconductor substrate. The IGBT comprises a buffer layer of a first conductivity type formed below an epitaxial layer of the first conductivity having body and source regions therein. The IGBT further includes a lowly doped substrate layer below the buffer layer and a dopant layer of a second conductivity type disposed below the lowly doped substrate layer and above a drain electrode of said IGBT attached to a bottom surface of said semiconductor substrate wherein the dopant layer of the second conductivity type has a higher dopant concentration than the lowly doped substrate layer.02-02-2012
20120292662IE-TYPE TRENCH GATE IGBT - The invention of the present application provides an IE-type trench IGBT. In the IE-type trench IGBT, each of linear unit cell areas that configure a cell area is comprised principally of linear active and inactive cell areas. The linear active cell area is divided into an active section having an emitter region and an inactive section as seen in its longitudinal direction.11-22-2012
20120056241SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME - A semiconductor device includes a drift layer, a base layer on the drift layer, and trench gate structures. Each trench gate structure includes a trench reaching the drift layer by penetrating the base layer, a gate insulation layer on a wall surface of the trench, and a gate electrode on the gate insulation layer. A bottom portion of the trench gate structure is located in the drift layer and expands in a predetermined direction so that a distance between the bottom portions of adjacent trench gate structures is less than a distance between opening portions of adjacent trench gate structures in the direction. A thickness of the gate insulation layer is greater in the bottom portion than in the opening portion.03-08-2012
20130200427TRANSISTORS AND METHODS OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME - A transistor includes a device portion and a collector layer. The device portion is in a first side of a semiconductor substrate, and includes a gate and an emitter. The collector layer is on a second side of the semiconductor substrate, which is opposite to the first side. The collector layer is an impurity-doped epitaxial layer and has a doping profile with a non-normal distribution.08-08-2013
20090302346MOS TYPE SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - A surface between gate electrodes in an MOS gate structure is patterned so that missing portions are partially provided in surfaces of n12-10-2009
20120299053Semiconductor Device and Integrated Circuit Including the Semiconductor Device - A semiconductor device includes a source metallization and a semiconductor body. The semiconductor body includes a first field-effect structure including a source region of a first conductivity type electrically coupled to the source metallization. The semiconductor body also includes a second field-effect structure including a source region of the first conductivity type electrically coupled to the source metallization. A voltage tap including a semiconductor region within the semiconductor body is electrically coupled to a first gate electrode of the first field-effect structure by an intermediate inverter structure.11-29-2012
20120074461SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SAME - According to an embodiment, a semiconductor device includes a second semiconductor layer provided on a first semiconductor layer and including first pillars and second pillars. A first control electrode is provided in a trench of the second semiconductor layer and a second control electrode is provided on the second semiconductor layer and connected to the first control electrode. A first semiconductor region is provided on a surface of the second semiconductor layer except for a portion under the second control electrode. A second semiconductor region is provided on a surface of the first semiconductor region, the second semiconductor region being apart from the portion under the second control electrode and a third semiconductor region is provided on the first semiconductor region. A first major electrode is connected electrically to the first semiconductor layer and a second major electrode is connected electrically to the second and the third semiconductor region.03-29-2012
20120086045Vertical Semiconductor Device with Thinned Substrate - A vertical semiconductor device (e.g. a vertical power device, an IGBT device, a vertical bipolar transistor, a UMOS device or a GTO thyristor) is formed with an active semiconductor region, within which a plurality of semiconductor structures have been fabricated to form an active device, and below which at least a portion of a substrate material has been removed to isolate the active device, to expose at least one of the semiconductor structures for bottom side electrical connection and to enhance thermal dissipation. At least one of the semiconductor structures is preferably contacted by an electrode at the bottom side of the active semiconductor region.04-12-2012

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