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20100078687Method for Transistor Fabrication with Optimized Performance - A semiconductor process and apparatus includes forming <100> channel orientation CMOS transistors (04-01-2010
20080258181Hybrid Substrates and Methods for Forming Such Hybrid Substrates - Hybrid substrates characterized by semiconductor islands of different crystal orientations and methods of forming such hybrid substrates. The methods involve using a SIMOX process to form an insulating layer. The insulating layer may divide the islands of at least one of the different crystal orientations into mutually aligned device and body regions. The body regions may be electrically floating relative to the device regions.10-23-2008
20110193141METHOD OF FABRICATING A FINFET DEVICE - A FinFET device and method for fabricating a FinFET device is disclosed. An exemplary FinFET device includes a substrate of a crystalline semiconductor material having a top surface of a first crystal plane orientation; a fin structure of the crystalline semiconductor material overlying the substrate; a gate structure over a portion of the fin structure; an epitaxy layer over another portion of the fin structure, the epitaxy layer having a surface having a second crystal plane orientation, wherein the epitaxy layer and underlying fin structure include a source and drain region, the source region being separated from the drain region by the gate structure; and a channel defined in the fin structure from the source region to the drain region, and aligned in a direction parallel to both the surface of the epitaxy layer and the top surface of the substrate.08-11-2011
20130037863MECHANISMS FOR FORMING ULTRA SHALLOW JUNCTION - The embodiments of methods and structures are for doping fin structures by plasma doping processes to enable formation of shallow lightly doped source and drain (LDD) regions. The methods involve a two-step plasma doping process. The first step plasma process uses a heavy carrier gas, such as a carrier gas with an atomic weight equal to or greater than about 20 amu, to make the surfaces of fin structures amorphous and to reduce the dependence of doping rate on crystalline orientation. The second step plasma process uses a lighter carrier gas, which is lighter than the carrier gas for the first step plasma process, to drive the dopants deeper into the fin structures. The two-step plasma doping process produces uniform dopant profile beneath the outer surfaces of the fin structures.02-14-2013
20100072519P-CHANNEL POWER MIS FIELD EFFECT TRANSISTOR AND SWITCHING CIRCUIT - In a P-channel power MIS field effect transistor formed on a silicon surface having substantially a (110) plane, a gate insulation film is used which provides a gate-to-source breakdown voltage of 10 V or more, and planarizes the silicon surface, or contains Kr, Ar, or Xe.03-25-2010
20100032727BORDER REGION DEFECT REDUCTION IN HYBRID ORIENTATION TECHNOLOGY (HOT) DIRECT SILICON BONDED (DSB) SUBSTRATES - Hybrid orientation technology (HOT) substrates for CMOS ICs include (100)-oriented silicon regions for NMOS and (110) regions for PMOS for optimizing carrier mobilities in the respective MOS transistors. Boundary regions between (100) and (110) regions must be sufficiently narrow to support high gate densities and SRAM cells. This invention provides a method of forming a HOT substrate containing regions with two different silicon crystal lattice orientations, with boundary morphology less than 40 nanometers wide. Starting with a direct silicon bonded (DSB) wafer of a (100) substrate wafer and a (110) DBS layer, NMOS regions in the DSB layer are amorphized by a double implant and recrystallized on a (100) orientation by solid phase epitaxy (SPE). Crystal defects during anneal are prevented by a low temperature oxide layer on the top surface of the wafer. An integrated circuit formed with the inventive method is also disclosed.02-11-2010
20090121260DOUBLE-SIDED INTEGRATED CIRCUIT CHIPS - A double-sided integrated circuit chips, methods of fabricating the double-sided integrated circuit chips and design structures for double-sided integrated circuit chips. The method includes removing the backside silicon from two silicon-on-insulator wafers having devices fabricated therein and bonding them back to back utilizing the buried oxide layers. Contacts are then formed in the upper wafer to devices in the lower wafer and wiring levels are formed on the upper wafer. The lower wafer may include wiring levels. The lower wafer may include landing pads for the contacts. Contacts to the silicon layer of the lower wafer may be silicided.05-14-2009
20100044759DOUBLE-SIDED INTEGRATED CIRCUIT CHIPS - A semiconductor structure and method of fabricating the structure. The method includes removing the backside silicon from two silicon-on-insulator wafers having devices fabricated therein and bonding them back to back utilizing the buried oxide layers. Contacts are then formed in the upper wafer to devices in the lower wafer and wiring levels are formed on the upper wafer. The lower wafer may include wiring levels. The lower wafer may include landing pads for the contacts. Contacts to the silicon layer of the lower wafer may be silicided.02-25-2010
20100044758CMOS WITH CHANNEL P-FINFET AND CHANNEL N-FINFET HAVING DIFFERENT CRYSTALLINE ORIENTATIONS AND PARALLEL FINS - An integrated circuit is fabricated with at least one p-FinFET device and at least one n-FinFET device situated parallel to each other. A first silicon layer having a first crystalline orientation is bonded to a second silicon layer having a second crystalline orientation. The first and second orientations are different from each other. A volume of material is formed that extends through the first layer from the second layer up to the surface of the first layer. The material has a crystalline orientation that substantially matches the orientation of the second layer. Areas of the surface of the first layer that are outside of the region are selectively etched to create a first plurality of fins and areas inside the region to create a second plurality of fins. The etching leaves the first and second pluralities of fins parallel to each other with different surface crystal orientations.02-25-2010
20090159933INTEGRATION SCHEME FOR CHANGING CRYSTAL ORIENTATION IN HYBRID ORIENTATION TECHNOLOGY (HOT) USING DIRECT SILICON BONDED (DSB) SUBSTRATES - Optimizing carrier mobilities in MOS transistors in CMOS ICs requires forming (06-25-2009
20090159932INTEGRATION SCHEME FOR REDUCING BORDER REGION MORPPHOLOGY IN HYBRID ORIENTATION TECHNOLOGY (HOT) USING DIRECT SILICON BONDED (DSB) SUBSTRATES - Optimizing carrier mobilities in MOS transistors in CMOS ICs requires forming (100)-oriented silicon regions for NMOS and (110) regions for PMOS. Boundary regions between (100) and (110) regions must be sufficiently narrow to support high gate densities and SRAM cells appropriate for the technology node. This invention provides a method of forming an integrated circuit (IC) substrate containing regions with two different silicon crystal lattice orientations. Starting with a (110) direct silicon bonded (DSB) layer on a (100) substrate, regions in the DSB layer are amorphized and recrystallized on a (100) orientation by solid phase epitaxy (SPE). Lateral templating by the DSB layer is reduced by amorphization of the upper portion of the (110) regions through a partially absorbing amorphization hard mask. Boundary morphology is less than 40 nanometers wide. An integrated circuit formed with the inventive method is also disclosed.06-25-2009
20100109055MOS transistors having optimized channel plane orientation, semiconductor devices including the same, and methods of fabricating the same - MOS transistors having an optimized channel plane orientation are provided. The MOS transistors include a semiconductor substrate having a main surface of a (05-06-2010
20110001170SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - A semiconductor device according to the embodiment includes an element region provided with a transistor, a plurality of mixed crystal layers, a drain electrode and a source electrode, an element isolation layer and a dummy pattern. The mixed crystal layers are the layers made of a first atom composing the semiconductor substrate and a second atom having a lattice constant different from the lattice constant of the first atom and formed on both ends of a region, which becomes a channel of the transistor. The dummy pattern is a layer made of the same material as the mixed crystal layers and formed to extend on the surface of the semiconductor substrate and outside of the element region such that a major direction thereof is different from a <110> direction of the semiconductor.01-06-2011
20090114955Method for Fabricating a Fin-Shaped Semiconductor Structure and a Fin-Shaped Semiconductor Structure - A fin-shaped structure is formed from a semiconductor material. The fin-shaped structure is processed to generate a tensile strain within the semiconductor material along a longitudinal direction of the fin.05-07-2009
20120112248MECHANISMS FOR FORMING ULTRA SHALLOW JUNCTION - The embodiments of methods and structures are for doping fin structures by plasma doping processes to enable formation of shallow lightly doped source and drain (LDD) regions. The methods involve a two-step plasma doping process. The first step plasma process uses a heavy carrier gas, such as a carrier gas with an atomic weight equal to or greater than about 20 amu, to make the surfaces of fin structures amorphous and to reduce the dependence of doping rate on crystalline orientation. The second step plasma process uses a lighter carrier gas, which is lighter than the carrier gas for the first step plasma process, to drive the dopants deeper into the fin structures. The two-step plasma doping process produces uniform dopant profile beneath the outer surfaces of the fin structures.05-10-2012
20110012176Multiple Orientation Nanowires With Gate Stack Stressors - An electronic device includes a conductive channel defining a crystal structure and having a length and a thickness t01-20-2011
20090236640METHOD AND STRUCTURE FOR REDUCING INDUCED MECHANICAL STRESSES - Methods and structures for relieving stresses in stressed semiconductor liners. A stress liner that enhances performance of either an NFET or a PFET is deposited over a semiconductor to cover the NFET and PFET. A disposable layer is deposited to entirely cover the stress liner, NFET and PFET. This disposable layer is selectively recessed to expose only the single stress liner over a gate of the NFET or PFET that is not enhanced by such stress liner, and then this exposed liner is removed to expose a top of such gate. Remaining portions of the disposable layer are removed, thereby enhancing performance of either the NFET or PFET, while avoiding degradation of the NFET or PFET not enhanced by the stress liner. The single stress liner is a tensile stress liner for enhancing performance of the NFET, or it is a compressive stress liner for enhancing performance of the PFET.09-24-2009
20080296634STRUCTURE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING STRAINED SILICON DIRECTLY-ON-INSULATOR SUBSTRATE WITH HYBRID CRYSTALLINE ORIENTATION AND DIFFERENT STRESS LEVELS - The present invention provides a strained Si directly on insulator (SSDOI) substrate having multiple crystallographic orientations and a method of forming thereof. Broadly, but in specific terms, the inventive SSDOI substrate includes a substrate; an insulating layer atop the substrate; and a semiconducting layer positioned atop and in direct contact with the insulating layer, the semiconducting layer comprising a first strained Si region and a second strained Si region; wherein the first strained Si region has a crystallographic orientation different from the second strained Si region and the first strained Si region has a crystallographic orientation the same or different from the second strained Si region. The strained level of the first strained Si region is different from that of the second strained Si region.12-04-2008
20130161704TRANSFERRED THIN FILM TRANSISTOR AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME - Provided are a transferred thin film transistor and a method of manufacturing the same. The method includes: forming a source region and a drain region that extend in a first direction in a first substrate and a channel region between the source region and the drain region; forming trenches that extend in a second direction in the first substrate to define an active layer between the trenches, the second direction intersecting the first direction; separating the active layer between the trenches from the first substrate by performing an anisotropic etching process on the first substrate inside the trenches; attaching the active layer on a second substrate; and forming a gate electrode in the first direction on the channel region of the active layer.06-27-2013
20100270597METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PLACING TRANSISTORS IN PROXIMITY TO THROUGH-SILICON VIAS - Roughly described, the invention involves ways to characterize, take account of, or take advantage of stresses introduced by TSV's near transistors. The physical relationship between the TSV and nearby transistors can be taken into account when characterizing a circuit. A layout derived without knowledge of the physical relationships between TSV and nearby transistors, can be modified to do so. A macrocell can include both a TSV and nearby transistors, and a simulation model for the macrocell which takes into account physical relationships between the transistors and the TSV. A macrocell can include both a TSV and nearby transistors, one of the transistors being rotated relative to others. An IC can also include a transistor in such proximity to a TSV as to change the carrier mobility in the channel by more than the limit previously thought to define an exclusion zone.10-28-2010
20110121369INTEGRATED CIRCUIT INCLUDING FINFET RF SWITCH ANGLED RELATIVE TO PLANAR MOSFET AND RELATED DESIGN STRUCTURE - An integrated circuit (IC) includes a fin field effect transistor (FinFET) radio frequency (RF) switch; and a planar complementary metal-oxide semiconductor field effect transistor (MOSFET). The planar MOSFET has a channel on a <100> wafer plane and the FinFET RF switch has a channel on a <100> fin plane. The FinFET RF switch and the planar MOSFET can be oriented at approximately 45° with respect to one another.05-26-2011
20120001239Formation of III-V Based Devices on Semiconductor Substrates - A device includes a semiconductor substrate, and insulation regions in the semiconductor substrate. Opposite sidewalls of the insulation regions have a spacing between about 70 nm and about 300 nm. A III-V compound semiconductor region is formed between the opposite sidewalls of the insulation regions.01-05-2012
20120001238INTEGRATED CIRCUIT DEVICE WITH WELL CONTROLLED SURFACE PROXIMITY AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING SAME - An integrated circuit device and method for manufacturing the integrated circuit device is disclosed. The disclosed method provides improved control over a surface proximity and tip depth of integrated circuit device. In an embodiment, the method achieves improved control by forming a lightly doped source and drain (LDD) region that acts as an etch stop. The LDD region may act as an etch stop during an etching process implemented to form a recess in the substrate that defines a source and drain region of the device.01-05-2012
20100090256SEMICONDUCTOR STRUCTURE WITH STRESS REGIONS - A semiconductor structure with stress regions includes a substrate defining a first and a second device zone; a first and a second stress region formed in each of the first and second device zones to yield stress different in level; and a barrier plug separating the two device zones from each other. Due to the stress yielded at the stress regions, increased carrier mobility and accordingly, increased reading current can be obtained, and a relatively lower reading voltage is needed to obtain initially required reading current. As a result, the probability of stress-induced leakage current (SILC) is reduced and the semiconductor memory structure may have enhanced data retention ability.04-15-2010
20080251817STRESSED FIELD EFFECT TRANSISTORS ON HYBRID ORIENTATION SUBSTRATE - A semiconductor structure having improved carrier mobility is provided. The semiconductor structures includes a hybrid oriented semiconductor substrate having at least two planar surfaces of different crystallographic orientation, and at least one CMOS device located on each of the planar surfaces of different crystallographic orientation, wherein each CMOS device has a stressed channel. The present invention also provides methods of fabricating the same. In general terms, the inventive method includes providing a hybrid oriented substrate having at least two planar surfaces of different crystallographic orientation, and forming at least one CMOS device on each of the planar surfaces of different crystallographic orientation, wherein each CMOS device has a stressed channel.10-16-2008
20090189199SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF - A semiconductor device includes a semiconductor substrate having, on a surface thereof, a (110) surface of Si07-30-2009
20100213516SEMICONDUCTOR SUBSTRATE AND SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - On a surface of a semiconductor substrate, a plurality of terraces formed stepwise by an atomic step are formed in the substantially same direction. Using the semiconductor substrate, a MOS transistor is formed so that no step exists in a carrier traveling direction (source-drain direction).08-26-2010
20080237655SEMICONDUCTOR APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SAME - A semiconductor apparatus includes: a support substrate made of a semiconductor; an insulating layer provided on the support substrate and having a first and a second openings; a semiconductor fin having a channel section, a first and second buried regions, a source section and a drain section; a gate insulating film covering a side face of the channel section; and a gate electrode opposed to the side face of the channel section across the gate insulating film. The channel section is provided upright on the insulating layer between the first and the second openings. The first and the second buried regions are provided in the first and the second openings on both sides of the channel section. The source-drain sections are provided on the first and the second buried regions and connected to the channel section.10-02-2008
20090309138Transistor and semiconductor device - An accumulation mode transistor has an impurity concentration of a semiconductor layer in a channel region at a value higher than 2×1012-17-2009
20100084691SEMICONDUCTOR COMPONENT WITH STRESS-ABSORBING SEMICONDUCTOR LAYER, AND ASSOCIATED FABRICATION METHOD - The invention relates to a semiconductor component with stress-absorbing semiconductor layer (SA) and an associated fabrication method, a crystalline stress generator layer (SG) for generating a mechanical stress being formed on a carrier material (04-08-2010
20120228676CHANNEL SURFACE TECHNIQUE FOR FABRICATION OF FinFET DEVICES - A FinFET (p-channel) device is formed having a fin structure with sloped or angled sidewalls (e.g., a pyramidal or trapezoidal shaped cross-section shape). When using conventional semiconductor substrates having a (100) surface orientation, the fin structure is formed in a way (groove etching) which results in sloped or angled sidewalls having a (111) surface orientation. This characteristic substantially increases hole mobility as compared to conventional fin structures having vertical sidewalls.09-13-2012
20100006906Semiconductor device, single crystalline silicon wafer, and single crystalline silicon ingot - A semiconductor device includes a single crystalline substrate and an active region defined in the single crystalline substrate, wherein a major axis direction of the active region is aligned with a <0,1,1> family direction.01-14-2010
20090072276SEMICONDUCTOR WAFER, SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD OF FABRICATING THE SAME - A semiconductor substrate according to an embodiment includes: a first semiconductor wafer having a first crystal; and a second semiconductor wafer formed of a second crystal substantially same as the first crystal on the first semiconductor wafer, a crystal-axis direction of unit cell thereof being twisted at a predetermined angle around a direction vertical to a principal surface of the second semiconductor wafer from that of the first semiconductor wafer.03-19-2009
20100283089METHOD OF REDUCING STACKING FAULTS THROUGH ANNEALING - Accordingly, in one embodiment of the invention, a method is provided for reducing stacking faults in an epitaxial semiconductor layer. In accordance with such method, a substrate is provided which includes a first single-crystal semiconductor region including a first semiconductor material, the first semiconductor region having a <110> crystal orientation. An epitaxial layer including the first semiconductor material is grown on the first semiconductor region, the epitaxial layer having the <110> crystal orientation. The substrate is then annealed with the epitaxial layer at a temperature greater than 1100 degrees Celsius in an ambient including hydrogen, whereby the step of annealing reduces stacking faults in the epitaxial layer.11-11-2010
20090026504Semiconductor Device and Method of Manufacturing Semiconductor Device - The present invention provides a semiconductor device and a method of manufacturing a semiconductor device in which a driving force can be increased by increasing a strain amount given by a stressed film in a MOS transistor including an elevated region.01-29-2009
20080290379DUAL TRENCH ISOLATION FOR CMOS WITH HYBRID ORIENTATIONS - The present invention provides a semiconductor structure in which different types of devices are located upon a specific crystal orientation of a hybrid substrate that enhances the performance of each type of device. In the semiconductor structure of the present invention, a dual trench isolation scheme is employed whereby a first trench isolation region of a first depth isolates devices of different polarity from each other, while second trench isolation regions of a second depth, which is shallower than the first depth, are used to isolate devices of the same polarity from each other. The present invention further provides a dual trench semiconductor structure in which pFETs are located on a (110) crystallographic plane, while nFETs are located on a (100) crystallographic plane. In accordance with the present invention, the devices of different polarity, i.e., nFETs and pFETs, are bulk-like devices.11-27-2008
20080296633ELECTRONIC DEVICE INCLUDING A TRANSISTOR STRUCTURE HAVING AN ACTIVE REGION ADJACENT TO A STRESSOR LAYER - An electronic device can include a transistor structure of a first conductivity type, a field isolation region, and a layer of a first stress type overlying the field isolation region. For example, the transistor structure may be a p-channel transistor structure and the first stress type may be tensile, or the transistor structure may be an n-channel transistor structure and the first stress type may be compressive. The transistor structure can include a channel region that lies within an active region. An edge of the active region includes the interface between the channel region and the field isolation region. From a top view, the layer can include an edge the lies near the edge of the active region. The positional relationship between the edges can affect carrier mobility within the channel region of the transistor structure.12-04-2008
20120292668CMOS DEVICES INCORPORATING HYBRID ORIENTATION TECHNOLOGY (HOT) WITH EMBEDDED CONNECTORS - The present invention relates to complementary devices, such as n-FETs and p-FETs, which have hybrid channel orientations and are connected by conductive connectors that are embedded in a semiconductor substrate. Specifically, the semiconductor substrate has at least first and second device regions of different surface crystal orientations (i.e., hybrid orientations). An n-FET is formed at one of the first and second device regions, and a p-FET is formed at the other of the first and second device regions. The n-FET and the p-FET are electrically connected by a conductive connector that is located between the first and second device regions and embedded in the semiconductor substrate. Preferably, a dielectric spacer is first provided between the first and second device regions and recessed to form a gap therebetween. The conductive connector is then formed in the gap above the recessed dielectric spacer.11-22-2012
20080308847METHOD OF MAKING (100) NMOS AND (110) PMOS SIDEWALL SURFACE ON THE SAME FIN ORIENTATION FOR MULTIPLE GATE MOSFET WITH DSB SUBSTRATE - A method of forming an integrated circuit device that includes a plurality of MuGFETs is disclosed. A PMOS fin of a MuGFET is formed on a substrate. The PMOS fin includes a channel of a first surface of a first crystal orientation. A NMOS fin of another MuGFET is formed on the substrate. The NMOS fin includes a channel on the substrate at one of 0° and 90° to the PMOS fin and includes a second surface of a second crystal orientation.12-18-2008
20090189198STRUCTURES OF SRAM BIT CELLS - An SRAM bit cell structure that can be produced in small sizes while maintaining performance is presented. In one configuration, an SRAM bit cell includes driver field effect transistors that are p-type field effect transistors, load field effect transistors that are n-type field effect transistors and transfer gates that are p-type field effect transistors. Each field effect transistor may be arranged on a substrate that will enhance performance. In one arrangement, the p-type field effect transistors may be arranged on a silicon (07-30-2009
20100140671SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - A method of manufacturing a semiconductor device includes forming silicon pillar 06-10-2010
20090127591SEMICONDUCTOR SUBSTRATE, SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE, AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF - Manufacturing a semiconductor device with higher operating characteristics and achieve low power consumption of a semiconductor integrated circuit. A single crystal semiconductor layer is formed so that crystal plane directions of single crystal semiconductor layers which are used for channel regions of an n-channel TFT and a p-channel TFT and which are formed over the same plane of the substrate are the most appropriate crystal plane directions for each TFT. In accordance with such a structure, mobility of carrier flowing through a channel is increased and the semiconductor device with higher operating characteristics can be provided. Low voltage driving can be performed, and low power consumption can be achieved.05-21-2009
20100264465SRAM Cell with Different Crystal Orientation than Associated Logic - An integrated circuit containing logic transistors and an array of SRAM cells in which the logic transistors are formed in semiconductor material with one crystal orientation and the SRAM cells are formed in a second semiconductor layer with another crystal orientation. A process of forming an integrated circuit containing logic transistors and an array of SRAM cells in which the logic transistors are formed in a top semiconductor layer with one crystal orientation and the SRAM cells are formed in an epitaxial semiconductor layer with another crystal orientation. A process of forming an integrated circuit containing logic transistors and an array of SRAM cells in which the SRAM cells are formed in a top semiconductor layer with one crystal orientation and the logic transistors are formed in an epitaxial semiconductor layer with another crystal orientation.10-21-2010
20100200896EMBEDDED STRESS ELEMENTS ON SURFACE THIN DIRECT SILICON BOND SUBSTRATES - A method for growing an epitaxial layer on a substrate wherein the substrate includes a surface having a Miller index of (110) for the beneficial properties. The method comprises using a direct silicon bonded wafer with a substrate having a first Miller index and a surface having a second Miller index. An element such as a gate for a PFET may be deposited onto the surface. The area not under the gate may then be etched away to expose the substrate. An epitaxial layer may then be grown on the surface providing optimal growth patterns. The Miller index of the substrate may be (100). In an alternative embodiment the surface may have a Miller index of (100) and the surface is etched where an element such as a gate for a PFET may be placed.08-12-2010
20090050941Semiconductor device - A semiconductor device including a plurality of field-effect transistors which are stacked with a planarization layer interposed therebetween over a substrate having an insulating surface, in which semiconductor layers in the plurality of field-effect transistors are separated from semiconductor substrates, and the semiconductor layers are bonded to an insulating layer formed over the substrate having an insulating surface or an insulating layer formed over the planarization layer.02-26-2009
20110140178THREE-DIMENSIONAL CMOS CIRCUIT ON TWO OFFSET SUBSTRATES AND METHOD FOR MAKING SAME - A three-dimensional CMOS circuit having at least a first N-conductivity field-effect transistor and a second P-conductivity field-effect transistor respectively formed on first and second crystalline substrates. The first field-effect transistor is oriented, in the first substrate, with a first secondary crystallographic orientation. The second field-effect transistor is oriented, in the second substrate, with a second secondary crystallographic orientation. The orientations of the first and second transistors form a different angle from the angle formed, in one of the substrates, by the first and second secondary crystallographic directions. The first and second substrates are assembled vertically.06-16-2011
20120104466METHOD FOR FABRICATING CONTACT ELECTRODE AND SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - The invention provides a semiconductor device comprising: a substrate; a gate, which is formed on the substrate; a source and a drain, which are located on opposite sides of the gate, respectively; a contact, which contacts with the source and/or the drain, wherein the contact has an enlarged end at an end which is in contact with the source and/or the drain. In the present invention, since the contact area of the contact is increased on the interface in contact with the source/the drain, the contact resistance can be reduced, and thus the performances of the semiconductor device can be guaranteed/improved. The present invention further provides a method of fabricating the semiconductor device (especially the contact therein) as previously described.05-03-2012
20090212329SUPER HYBRID SOI CMOS DEVICES - The present invention provides semiconductor structures comprised of stressed channels on hybrid oriented. In particular, the semiconductor structures include a first active area having a first stressed semiconductor surface layer of a first crystallographic orientation located on a surface of a buried insulating material and a second active area having a second stressed semiconductor surface layer of a second crystallographic orientation located on a surface of a dielectric material. A trench isolation region is located between the first and second active area, and the trench isolation region is partially filled with a trench dielectric material and the dielectric material that is present underneath said second stressed semiconductor surface layer. The dielectric material within the trench isolation region has lower stress compared to that is used in conventional STI process and it is laterally abuts at least the second stressed semiconductor surface layer and extends to an upper surface of the trench isolation region.08-27-2009
20090242941STRUCTURE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING DEVICE WITH A V-SHAPE CHANNEL NMOSFET - A CMOS structure includes a v-shape surface in an nMOSFET region. The v-shape surface has an orientation in a (100) plane and extends into a Si layer in the nMOSFET region. The nMOSFET gate dielectric layer is a high-k material, such as Hf02. The nMOSFET has a metal gate layer, such as Ta. Poly-Si is deposited on top of the metal gate layer.10-01-2009
20090242942ASYMMETRIC SOURCE AND DRAIN FIELD EFFECT STRUCTURE AND METHOD - A semiconductor structure, such as a CMOS semiconductor structure, includes a field effect device that includes a plurality of source and drain regions that are asymmetric. Such a source region and drain region asymmetry is induced by fabricating the semiconductor structure using a semiconductor substrate that includes a horizontal plateau region contiguous with and adjoining a sloped incline region. Within the context of a CMOS semiconductor structure, such a semiconductor substrate allows for fabrication of a pFET and an nFET upon different crystallographic orientation semiconductor regions, while one of the pFET and the nFET (i.e., typically the pFET) has asymmetric source and drain regions.10-01-2009
20100148223SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME - A semiconductor device includes an insulated-gate field-effect transistor which is disposed on a semiconductor substrate having an element formation plane in a (110) plane direction, and which has a channel length direction in a <−110> direction, and a first element isolation insulation film which is buried in a trench in an element isolation region of the semiconductor substrate and has a positive expansion coefficient, the first element isolation insulation film applying a compressive stress by operation heat to the insulated-gate field-effect transistor in the channel length direction.06-17-2010
20100155788Formation of a multiple crystal orientation substrate - Embodiments of the invention provide a substrate with a first layer having a first crystal orientation on a second layer having a second crystal orientation different than the first crystal orientation. The first layer may have a uniform thickness.06-24-2010
20090078970SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - A semiconductor device is demonstrated in which a plurality of field-effect transistors is stacked with an interlayer insulating layer interposed therebetween over a substrate having an insulating surface. Each of the plurality of filed-effect transistors has a semiconductor layer which is prepared by a process including separation of the semiconductor layer from a semiconductor substrate followed by bonding thereof over the substrate. Each of the plurality of field-effect transistors is covered with an insulating film which provides distortion of the semiconductor layer. Furthermore, the crystal axis of the semiconductor layer, which is parallel to the crystal plane thereof, is set to a channel length direction of the semiconductor layer, which enables production of the semiconductor device with high performance and low power consumption having an SOI structure.03-26-2009
20100187575Semiconductor Element and a Method for Producing the Same - Some embodiments comprise a plurality of fins, wherein at least a first fin of the plurality of fins comprises a different fin width compared to a fin width of another fin of the plurality of fins. At least a second fin of the plurality of fins comprises a different crystal surface orientation compared to another fin of the plurality of fins.07-29-2010
20100176424Doping of Semiconductor Fin Devices - A semiconductor structure includes of a plurality of semiconductor fins overlying an insulator layer, a gate dielectric overlying a portion of said semiconductor fin, and a gate electrode overlying the gate dielectric. Each of the semiconductor fins has a top surface, a first sidewall surface, and a second sidewall surface. Dopant ions are implanted at a first angle (e.g., greater than about 7°) with respect to the normal of the top surface of the semiconductor fin to dope the first sidewall surface and the top surface. Further dopant ions are implanted with respect to the normal of the top surface of the semiconductor fin to dope the second sidewall surface and the top surface.07-15-2010
20100224914SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - Provided is a semiconductor device including: a first n-channel fin-type field effect transistor formed on a first crystal plane; and a second n-channel fin-type field effect transistor formed on the first crystal plane and having a gate length longer than that of the first n-channel fin-type field effect transistor. A side surface of a fin of the first n-channel fin-type field effect transistor and a side surface of a fin of the second n-channel fin-type field effect transistor are both formed on a second crystal plane having a carrier mobility lower than that of the first crystal plane. The width of the fin of the second n-channel fin-type field effect transistor is greater than the width of the fin of the first n-channel fin-type field effect transistor.09-09-2010
20100090258SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - Provided is a semiconductor device which can reduce on-resistance by improving hole mobility of a channel region. A trench gate type MOSFET (semiconductor device) is provided with a p04-15-2010
20080308848SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - A semiconductor device according to an aspect of the invention comprises an n-type FinFET which is provided on a semiconductor substrate and which includes a first fin, a first gate electrode crossing a channel region of the first fin via a gate insulating film in three dimensions, and contact regions provided at both end of the first fin, a p-type FinFET which is provided on the semiconductor substrate and which includes a second fin, a second gate electrode crossing a channel region of the second fin via a gate insulating film in three dimensions, and contact regions provided at both end of the second fin, wherein the n- and the p-type FinFET constitute an inverter circuit, and the fin width of the contact region of the p-type FinFET is greater than the fin width of the channel region of the n-type FinFET.12-18-2008
20090108301HYBRID ORIENTATION SEMICONDUCTOR STRUCTURE WITH REDUCED BOUNDARY DEFECTS AND METHOD OF FORMING SAME - The present invention provides an improved amorphization/templated recrystallization (ATR) method for forming hybrid orientation substrates and semiconductor device structures. A direct-silicon-bonded (DSB) silicon layer having a (011) surface crystal orientation is bonded to a base silicon substrate having a (001) surface crystal orientation to form a DSB wafer in which the in-plane <110> direction of the (011) DSB layer is aligned with an in-plane <110> direction of the (001) base substrate. Selected regions of the DSB layer are amorphized down to the base substrate to form amorphized regions aligned with the mutually orthogonal in-plane <100> directions of the (001) base substrate, followed by recrystallization using the base substrate as a template. This optimal arrangement of DSB layer, base substrate, and amorphized region orientation provides a near-vertical, essentially defect-free boundary between original-orientation and changed-orientation silicon regions, thus enabling complete boundary region removal with smaller footprint shallow trench isolation than possible with ATR methods not so optimized.04-30-2009
20090108302MULTIPLE CRYSTALLOGRAPHIC ORIENTATION SEMICONDUCTOR STRUCTURES - A semiconductor structure includes an epitaxial surface semiconductor layer having a first dopant polarity and a first crystallographic orientation, and a laterally adjacent semiconductor-on-insulator surface semiconductor layer having a different second dopant polarity and different second crystallographic orientation. The epitaxial surface semiconductor layer has a first edge that has a defect and an adjoining second edge absent a defect. Located within the epitaxial surface semiconductor layer is a first device having a first gate perpendicular to the first edge and a second device having a second gate perpendicular to the second edge. The first device may comprise a performance sensitive logic device and the second device may comprise a yield sensitive memory device. An additional semiconductor structure includes a further laterally adjacent second semiconductor-on-insulator surface semiconductor layer having the first polarity and the second crystallographic orientation, and absent edge defects, to accommodate yield sensitive devices.04-30-2009
20100133592SOLID-STATE IMAGING DEVICE - A plurality of pixel portions (06-03-2010
20110018039LITHOGRAPHY FOR PRINTING CONSTANT LINE WIDTH FEATURES - An anisotropic wet etch of a semiconductor layer generates facets joined by a ridge running along the center of a pattern in a dielectric hardmask layer on the semiconductor layer. The dielectric hardmask layer is removed and a conformal masking material layer is deposited. Angled ion implantation of Ge, B, Ga, In, As, P, Sb, or inert atoms is performed parallel to each of the two facets joined by the ridge causing damage to implanted portions of the masking material layer, which are removed selective to undamaged portions of the masking material layer along the ridge and having a constant width. The semiconductor layer and a dielectric oxide layer underneath are etched selective to the remaining portions of the dielectric nitride. Employing remaining portions of the dielectric oxide layer as an etch mask, the gate conductor layer is patterned to form gate conductor lines having a constant width.01-27-2011
20110108893INTEGRATION SCHEME FOR CHANGING CRYSTAL ORIENTATION IN HYBRID ORIENTATION TECHNOLOGY (HOT) USING DIRECT SILICON BONDED (DSB) SUBSTRATES - Optimizing carrier mobilities in MOS transistors in CMOS ICs requires forming (100)-oriented silicon regions for NMOS and (05-12-2011
20110024801TRANSISTORS HAVING A COMPOSITE STRAIN STRUCTURE, INTEGRATED CIRCUITS, AND FABRICATION METHODS THEREOF - A transistor includes a gate electrode disposed over a substrate. At least one composite strain structure is disposed adjacent to a channel below the gate electrode. The at least one composite strain structure includes a first strain region within the substrate. A second strain region is disposed over the first strain region. At least a portion of the second strain region is disposed within the substrate.02-03-2011
20110042725SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - With inversion-mode transistors, intrinsic-mode transistors, or semiconductor-layer accumulation-layer current controlled accumulation-mode transistors, variation in threshold voltages becomes large in miniaturized generations due to statistical variation in impurity atom concentrations and thus it is difficult to maintain the reliability of an LSI. Provided is a bulk current controlled accumulation-mode transistor which is formed by controlling the thickness and the impurity atom concentration of a semiconductor layer so that the thickness of a depletion layer becomes greater than that of the semiconductor layer. For example, by setting the thickness of the semiconductor layer to 100 nm and setting the impurity concentration thereof to be higher than 2×1002-24-2011
20110042724Trenched mosfets with part of the device formed on a (110) crystal plane - This invention discloses an improved MOSFET devices manufactured with a trenched gate by forming the sidewalls of the trench on a (110) crystal orientation of a semiconductor substrate. The trench is covering with a dielectric oxide layer along the sidewalls and the bottom surface or the termination of the trench formed along different crystal orientations of the semiconductor substrate. Special manufacturing processes such as oxide annealing process, special mask or SOG processes are implemented to overcome the limitations of the non-uniform dielectric layer growth.02-24-2011
20110114998SEMICONDUCTOR SUBSTRATE, SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE, AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF - Manufacturing a semiconductor device with higher operating characteristics and achieve low power consumption of a semiconductor integrated circuit. A single crystal semiconductor layer is formed so that crystal plane directions of single crystal semiconductor layers which are used for channel regions of an n-channel and a p-channel TFT and which are formed over the same plane of the substrate are the most appropriate crystal plane directions for each TFT. In accordance with such a structure, mobility of carrier flowing through a channel is increased and the semiconductor device with higher operating characteristics can be provided. Low voltage driving can be performed, and low power consumption can be achieved.05-19-2011
20090321794CMOS DEVICES INCORPORATING HYBRID ORIENTATION TECHNOLOGY (HOT) WITH EMBEDDED CONNECTORS - The present invention relates to complementary devices, such as n-FETs and p-FETs, which have hybrid channel orientations and are connected by conductive connectors that are embedded in a semiconductor substrate. Specifically, the semiconductor substrate has at least first and second device regions of different surface crystal orientations (i.e., hybrid orientations). An n-FET is formed at one of the first and second device regions, and a p-FET is formed at the other of the first and second device regions. The n-FET and the p-FET are electrically connected by a conductive connector that is located between the first and second device regions and embedded in the semiconductor substrate. Preferably, a dielectric spacer is first provided between the first and second device regions and recessed to form a gap therebetween. The conductive connector is then formed in the gap above the recessed dielectric spacer.12-31-2009
20110241082DOUBLE-SIDED INTEGRATED CIRCUIT CHIPS - A semiconductor structure and method of fabricating the structure. The method includes removing the backside silicon from two silicon-on-insulator wafers having devices fabricated therein and bonding them back to back utilizing the buried oxide layers. Contacts are then formed in the upper wafer to devices in the lower wafer and wiring levels are formed on the upper wafer. The lower wafer may include wiring levels. The lower wafer may include landing pads for the contacts. Contacts to the silicon layer of the lower wafer may be silicided.10-06-2011
20100193846SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE WITH STRAIN - A semiconductor device includes: a semiconductor substrate having a p-MOS region; an element isolation region formed in a surface portion of the semiconductor substrate and defining p-MOS active regions in the p-MOS region; a p-MOS gate electrode structure formed above the semiconductor substrate, traversing the p-MOS active region and defining a p-MOS channel region under the p-MOS gate electrode structure; a compressive stress film selectively formed above the p-MOS active region and covering the p-MOS gate electrode structure; and a stress released region selectively formed above the element isolation region in the p-MOS region and releasing stress in the compressive stress film, wherein a compressive stress along the gate length direction and a tensile stress along the gate width direction are exerted on the p-MOS channel region. The performance of the semiconductor device can be improved by controlling the stress separately for the active region and element isolation region.08-05-2010
20110147805SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF - A semiconductor device includes an insulator layer, and an n-channel MIS transistor having an n channel and a pMIS transistor having a p channel which are formed on the insulator layer, wherein the n channel of the n-channel MIS transistor is formed of an Si layer having a uniaxial tensile strain in a channel length direction, the p channel of the p-channel MIS transistor is formed of an SiGe or Ge layer having a uniaxial compressive strain in the channel length direction, and the channel length direction of each of the n-channel MIS transistor and the p-channel MIS transistor is a <110> direction.06-23-2011
20090218603SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE STRUCTURES AND METHODS OF FORMING SEMICONDUCTOR STRUCTURES - A method of patterning a semiconductor film is described. According to an embodiment of the present invention, a hard mask material is formed on a silicon film having a global crystal orientation wherein the semiconductor film has a first crystal plane and second crystal plane, wherein the first crystal plane is denser than the second crystal plane and wherein the hard mask is formed on the second crystal plane. Next, the hard mask and semiconductor film are patterned into a hard mask covered semiconductor structure. The hard mask covered semiconductor structured is then exposed to a wet etch process which has sufficient chemical strength to etch the second crystal plane but insufficient chemical strength to etch the first crystal plane.09-03-2009
20090218602PHOTOELECTRIC CONVERSION DEVICE, ITS MANUFACTURING METHOD, AND IMAGE PICKUP DEVICE - It is an object of the present invention to provide a manufacturing method of a photoelectric conversion device in which no plane channeling is produced even if ions are injected at a certain elevation angle into a semiconductor substrate surface made of silicon. A manufacturing method of a photoelectric conversion device including a silicon substrate and a photoelectric conversion element on one principal plane of the silicon substrate, wherein the principal plane has an off-angle forming each angle θ with at least two planes perpendicular to a reference (1 0 0) plane within a range of 3.5°≦θ≦4.5°, and an ion injecting direction for forming an semiconductor region constituting the photoelectric conversion element forms an angle φ to a direction perpendicular to the principal plane within a range of 0°<φ≦45°, and further a direction of a projection of the ion injecting direction to the principal plane forms each angle α with the two plane direction within a range of 0°<α<90°.09-03-2009
20100038684Transistor layout for manufacturing process control - A symmetrical circuit is disclosed (02-18-2010
20100059797(110)-ORIENTED P-CHANNEL TRENCH MOSFET HAVING HIGH-K GATE DIELECTRIC - A method of forming a field effect transistor having a heavily doped p-type (110) semiconductor layer over a metal substrate starts with providing a heavily doped p-type (110) silicon layer, and forming a lightly doped p-type (110) silicon layer on the P heavily doped-type (110) silicon layer. The method also includes forming a p-channel MOSFET which has a channel region along a (110) crystalline plane in the lightly doped p-type (110) silicon layer to allow a current conduction in a <110> direction. The p-channel MOSFET also includes a gate dielectric layer having a high dielectric constant material lining the (110) crystalline plane. The method further includes forming a top conductor layer overlying the lightly doped p-type (110) silicon layer and a bottom conductor layer underlying the heavily doped p-type (110) silicon layer. A current conduction from the top conductor layer to the bottom conductor layer is characterized by a hole mobility along a <110> crystalline orientation and on a (110) crystalline plane.03-11-2010
20100065893SEMICONDUCTOR MEMORY STRUCTURE WITH STRESS REGIONS - A semiconductor memory structure with stress regions includes a substrate defining a first and a second device zone; a first and a second stress region formed in each of the first and second device zone to yield stress different in level; a barrier plug separating the two device zones from each other; and a plurality of oxide spacers being located between the first stress regions and the barrier plug while in direct contact with the first stress regions. Due to the stress yielded at the stress regions, increased carrier mobility and accordingly, increased reading current can be obtained, and only a relatively lower reading voltage is needed to obtain an initially required reading current. As a result, the probability of stress-induced leakage current is reduced to enhance the data retention ability.03-18-2010
20110175146SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME - It is an object to achieve high performance of a semiconductor integrated circuit depending on not only a microfabrication technique but also another way and to achieve low power consumption of a semiconductor integrated circuit. A semiconductor device is provided in which a crystal orientation or a crystal axis of a single-crystalline semiconductor layer for a MISFET having a first conductivity type is different from that of a single-crystalline semiconductor layer for a MISFET having a second conductivity type. A crystal orientation or a crystal axis is such that mobility of carriers traveling in a channel length direction is increased in each MISFET. With such a structure, mobility of carriers flowing in a channel of a MISFET is increased, and a semiconductor integrated circuit can be operated at higher speed. Further, low voltage driving becomes possible, and low power consumption can be achieved.07-21-2011
20110101422SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - A semiconductor device includes a first-type internal stress film formed of a silicon oxide film over source/drain regions of an nMISFET and a second-type internal stress film formed of a TEOS film over source/drain regions of a pMISFET. In a channel region of the nMISFET, a tensile stress is generated in the direction of movement of electrons due to the first-type internal stress film, so that the mobility of electrons is increased. In a channel region of the pMISFET, a compressive stress is generated in the direction of movement of holes due to the second-type internal stress film, so that the mobility of holes is increased.05-05-2011
20110101421METHOD OF FORMING EPI FILM IN SUBSTRATE TRENCH - The present disclosure provides a method of fabricating a semiconductor device that includes providing a semiconductor substrate, forming a trench in the substrate, where a bottom surface of the trench has a first crystal plane orientation and a side surface of the trench has a second crystal plane orientation, and epitaxially (epi) growing a semiconductor material in the trench. The epi process utilizes an etch component. A first growth rate on the first crystal plane orientation is different from a second growth rate on the second crystal plane orientation.05-05-2011
20110073918SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF - A semiconductor device includes a thin-film transistor 03-31-2011
20110068375MULTI-GATE SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES WITH IMPROVED CARRIER MOBILITY - A multi-gate device is disclosed. In one aspect, the device includes a substrate having a first semiconductor layer of a first carrier mobility enhancing parameter, a buried insulating layer, and a second semiconductor layer with a second carrier mobility enhancing parameter. The device also includes a first active region electrically isolated from a second active region in the substrate. The first active region has a first fin grown on the first semiconductor layer and having the first mobility enhancing parameter. The second active region has a second fin grown on the second semiconductor layer and having the second mobility enhancing parameter. The device also includes a dielectric layer over the second semiconductor layer which is located between the first fin and the second fin. The first and second fins protrude through and above the dielectric layer.03-24-2011
20090026505SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD OF FABRICATING THE SAME - A semiconductor device according to an embodiment includes: a semiconductor substrate; a fin formed on the semiconductor substrate; a gate electrode formed so as to sandwich both side faces of the fin between its opposite portions via a gate insulating film; an extension layer formed on a region of a side face of the fin, the region being on the both sides of the gate electrode, the extension layer having a plane faced to a surface of the semiconductor substrate at an acute angle; and a silicide layer formed on a surface of the plane faced to the surface of the semiconductor substrate at an acute angle.01-29-2009
20110254058Gate-All-Around CMOSFET devices - A GAA (Gate-All-Around) CMOSFET device includes a semiconductor substrate, a PMOS region having a first channel, an NMOS region having a second channel and a gate region. The surfaces of the first channel and the second channel are substantially surrounded by the gate region. A buried insulation layer is disposed between the PMOS region and the NMOS region and between the PMOS or NMOS region and the semiconductor substrate to isolate them from one another. The structure is simple, compact and highly integrated, has high carrier mobility, and avoids polysilicon gate depletion and short channel effect.10-20-2011
20110163355Field effect transistor and method for manufacturing the same - A method for manufacturing a field effect transistor, includes: forming a mask of an insulating film on a semiconductor layer containing Si formed on a semiconductor substrate; forming the semiconductor layer into a mesa structure by performing etching with the use of the mask, the mesa structure extending in a direction parallel to an upper face of the semiconductor substrate; narrowing a distance between two sidewalls of the mesa structure and flattening the sidewalls by performing a heat treatment in a hydrogen atmosphere, the two sidewalls extending in the direction and facing each other; forming a gate insulating film covering the mesa structure having the sidewalls flattened; forming a gate electrode covering the gate insulating film; and forming source and drain regions at portions of the mesa structure, the portions being located on two sides of the gate electrode.07-07-2011
20110163354EPITAXIAL SILICON GROWTH - Memory cell structures, including PSOIs, NANDs, NORs, FinFETs, etc., and methods of fabrication have been described that include a method of epitaxial silicon growth. The method includes providing a silicon layer on a substrate. A dielectric layer is provided on the silicon layer. A trench is formed in the dielectric layer to expose the silicon layer, the trench having trench walls in the <100> direction. The method includes epitaxially growing silicon between trench walls formed in the dielectric layer.07-07-2011
20090001429HYBRID STRAINED ORIENTATED SUBSTRATES AND DEVICES - A semiconductor structure. The structure includes (a) substrate, (b) a first semiconductor region on top of the substrate, wherein the first semiconductor region comprises a first semiconductor material and a second semiconductor material, which is different from the first semiconductor material, and wherein the first semiconductor region has a first crystallographic orientation, and (c) a third semiconductor region on top of the substrate which comprises the first and second semiconductor materials and has a second crystallographic orientation. The structure further includes a second semiconductor region and a fourth semiconductor region on top of the first and the third semiconductor regions respectively. Both second and fourth semiconductor regions comprise the first and second semiconductor materials. The second semiconductor region has the first crystallographic orientation, whereas the fourth semiconductor region has the second crystallographic orientation.01-01-2009
20120032237SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE STRUCTURES AND METHODS OF FORMING SEMICONDUCTOR STRUCTURES - A method of patterning a semiconductor film is described. According to an embodiment of the present invention, a hard mask material is formed on a silicon film having a global crystal orientation wherein the semiconductor film has a first crystal plane and second crystal plane, wherein the first crystal plane is denser than the second crystal plane and wherein the hard mask is formed on the second crystal plane. Next, the hard mask and semiconductor film are patterned into a hard mask covered semiconductor structure. The hard mask covered semiconductor structured is then exposed to a wet etch process which has sufficient chemical strength to etch the second crystal plane but insufficient chemical strength to etch the first crystal plane.02-09-2012
20120168828SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE HAVING A TRIPLE GATE TRANSISTOR AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME - In a semiconductor capable of reducing NBTI and a method for manufacturing the same, a multi-gate transistor includes an active region, gate dielectric, channels in the active region, and gate electrodes, and is formed on a semiconductor wafer. The active region has a top and side surfaces, and is oriented in a first direction. The gate dielectric is formed on the top and side surfaces of the active region. The channels are formed in the top and side surfaces of the active region. The gate electrodes are formed on the gate dielectric corresponding to the channels and aligned perpendicular to the active region such that current flows in the first direction. In one aspect of the invention, an SOI layer having a second orientation indicator in a second direction is formed on a supporting substrate having a first orientation indicator in a first direction.07-05-2012
20080203442HYBRID ORIENTATION SOI SUBSTRATES, AND METHOD FOR FORMING THE SAME - The present invention relates to a hybrid orientation semiconductor-on-insulator (SOI) substrate structure that contains a base semiconductor substrate with one or more first device regions and one or more second device regions located over the base semiconductor substrate. The one or more first device regions include an insulator layer with a first semiconductor device layer located atop. The one or more second device regions include a counter-doped semiconductor layer with a second semiconductor device layer located atop. The first and the second semiconductor device layers have different crystallographic orientations. Preferably, the first (or the second) device regions are n-FET device regions, and the first semiconductor device layer has a crystallographic orientation that enhances electron mobility, while the second (or the first) device regions are p-FET device regions, and the second semiconductor device layer has a different surface crystallographic orientation that enhances hole mobility.08-28-2008
20080203441SiC semiconductor device and method for manufacturing the same - A SiC semiconductor device having a MOS structure includes: a SiC substrate; a channel region providing a current path; first and second impurity regions on upstream and downstream sides of the current path, respectively; and a gate on the channel region through the gate insulating film. The channel region for flowing current between the first and second impurity regions is controlled by a voltage applied to the gate. An interface between the channel region and the gate insulating film has a hydrogen concentration equal to or greater than 4.7×1008-28-2008
20110133257TRANSFERRED THIN FILM TRANSISTOR AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME - Provided are a transferred thin film transistor and a method of manufacturing the same. The method includes: forming a source region and a drain region that extend in a first direction in a first substrate and a channel region between the source region and the drain region; forming trenches that extend in a second direction in the first substrate to define an active layer between the trenches, the second direction intersecting the first direction; separating the active layer between the trenches from the first substrate by performing an anisotropic etching process on the first substrate inside the trenches; attaching the active layer on a second substrate; and forming a gate electrode in the first direction on the channel region of the active layer.06-09-2011
20110147804Drive current enhancement in tri-gate MOSFETS by introduction of compressive metal gate stress using ion implantation - A semiconductor device comprises a fin and a metal gate film. The fin is formed on a surface of a semiconductor material. The metal gate film formed on the fin and comprises ions implanted in the metal gate film to form a compressive stress within the metal gate. In one exemplary embodiment, the surface of the semiconductor material comprises a (100) crystalline lattice orientation, and an orientation of the fin is along a <100> direction with respect to the crystalline lattice of the semiconductor. In another exemplary embodiment, the surface of the semiconductor material comprises a (100) crystalline lattice orientation, and the orientation of the fin is along a <110> direction with respect to the crystalline lattice of the semiconductor. The fin comprises an out-of-plane compression that is generated by the compressive stress within the metal gate film.06-23-2011
20120146101MULTI-GATE TRANSISTOR DEVICES AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF - A method for manufacturing multi-gate transistor devices includes providing a semiconductor substrate having a first patterned hard mask for defining at least a first fin formed thereon, forming the first fin having a first crystal plane orientation on the semiconductor substrate, forming a second patterned hard mask for defining at least a second fin on the semiconductor substrate, forming the second fin having a second crystal plane orientation that is different from the first crystal plane orientation on the semiconductor substrate, forming a gate dielectric layer and a gate layer covering a portion of the first fin and a portion of the second fin on the semiconductor substrate, and forming a first source/drain in the first fin and a second source/drain in the second fin, respectively.06-14-2012
20080296632Stress-Enhanced Performance Of A FinFet Using Surface/Channel Orientations And Strained Capping Layers - Different approaches for FinFET performance enhancement based on surface/channel direction and type of strained capping layer are provided. In one relatively simple and inexpensive approach providing a performance boost, a single surface/channel direction orientation and a single strained capping layer can be used for both n-channel FinFETs (nFinFETs) and p-channel FinFETs (pFinFETs). In another approach including more process steps (thereby increasing manufacturing cost) but providing a significantly higher performance boost, different surface/channel direction orientations and different strained capping layers can be used for nFinFETs and pFinFETs.12-04-2008
20090065816MODULATING THE STRESS OF POLY-CRYSTALINE SILICON FILMS AND SURROUNDING LAYERS THROUGH THE USE OF DOPANTS AND MULTI-LAYER SILICON FILMS WITH CONTROLLED CRYSTAL STRUCTURE - In certain embodiments a method of forming a multi-layer silicon film is provided. A substrate is placed in a process chamber. An amorphous silicon film is formed on the substrate by flowing into the process chamber a first process gas comprising a silicon source gas. A polysilicon film is formed on the amorphous silicon film by flowing into the deposition chamber a first process gas mix comprising a silicon source gas and a first dilution gas mix comprising H03-12-2009
20120146103SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME - The present application discloses a semiconductor device and a method of manufacturing the same. Wherein, the semiconductor device comprises: a semiconductor substrate; a stressor embedded in the semiconductor substrate; a channel region disposed on the stressor; a gate stack disposed on the channel region; a source/drain region disposed on two sides of the channel region and embedded in the semiconductor substrate; wherein, surfaces of the stressor comprise a top wall, a bottom wall, and side walls, the side walls comprising a first side wall and a second side wall, the first side wall connecting the top wall and the second side wall, the second side wall connecting the first side wall and the bottom wall, the angle between the first side wall and the second side wall being less than 06-14-2012
20120032236SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - An object is to realize high performance and low power consumption in a semiconductor device having an SOI structure. In addition, another object is to provide a semiconductor device having a high performance semiconductor element which is more highly integrated. A semiconductor device is such that a plurality of n-channel field-effect transistors and p-channel field-effect transistors are stacked with an interlayer insulating layer interposed therebetween over a substrate having an insulating surface. By controlling a distortion caused to a semiconductor layer due to an insulating film having a stress, a plane orientation of the semiconductor layer, and a crystal axis in a channel length direction, difference in mobility between the n-channel field-effect transistor and the p-channel field-effect transistor can be reduced, whereby current driving capabilities and response speeds of the n-channel field-effect transistor and the p-channel field-effect can be comparable.02-09-2012
20120168827SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE HAVING A TRIPLE GATE TRANSISTOR AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME - In a semiconductor capable of reducing NBTI and a method for manufacturing the same, a multi-gate transistor includes an active region, gate dielectric, channels in the active region, and gate electrodes, and is formed on a semiconductor wafer. The active region has a top and side surfaces, and is oriented in a first direction. The gate dielectric is formed on the top and side surfaces of the active region. The channels are formed in the top and side surfaces of the active region. The gate electrodes are formed on the gate dielectric corresponding to the channels and aligned perpendicular to the active region such that current flows in the first direction. In one aspect of the invention, an SOI layer having a second orientation indicator in a second direction is formed on a supporting substrate having a first orientation indicator in a first direction.07-05-2012
20120146102TRANSISTOR AND SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - An accumulation mode transistor has an impurity concentration of a semiconductor layer in a channel region at a value higher than 2×1006-14-2012
20110089473Method for improved mobility using hybrid orientation technology (HOT) in conjunction with selective epitaxy and related apparatus - A semiconductor apparatus includes a first substrate and a second substrate located over a first portion of the first substrate and separated from the first substrate by a buried layer. The semiconductor apparatus also includes an epitaxial layer located over a second portion of the first substrate and isolated from the second substrate. The semiconductor apparatus further includes a first transistor formed at least partially in the second substrate and a second transistor formed at least partially in or over the epitaxial layer. The second substrate and the epitaxial layer have bulk properties with different electron and hole mobilities. At least one of the transistors is configured to receive one or more signals of at least about 5V. The first substrate could have a first crystalline orientation, and the second substrate could have a second crystalline orientation.04-21-2011
20080258180CROSS-SECTION HOURGLASS SHAPED CHANNEL REGION FOR CHARGE CARRIER MOBILITY MODIFICATION - A semiconductor structure and a method for fabricating the semiconductor structure include a semiconductor substrate having a cross-section hourglass shaped channel region. A stress imparting layer is located adjacent the channel region. The hourglass shape may provide for enhanced vertical tensile stress within the channel region when it is longitudinally compressive stressed by the stress imparting layer.10-23-2008
20120061735SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE WITH STRESS TRENCH ISOLATION AND METHOD FOR FORMING THE SAME - A semiconductor device with stress trench isolation and a method for forming the same are provided. The method includes: providing a silicon substrate; forming first trenches and second trenches on the silicon substrate, wherein an extension direction of the first trenches is perpendicular to that of the second trenches; forming a first dielectric layer in the first trenches and forming a second dielectric layer in the second trenches; and forming a gate stack on a portion of the silicon substrate surrounded by the first trenches and the second trenches, wherein a channel length direction under the gate stack is parallel to the extension direction of the first trenches, indices of crystal plane of the silicon substrate are {100}, and the extension direction of the first trenches is along the crystal orientation <110>. The embodiments of the present invention can improve response speed and performance of the devices.03-15-2012
20100117125SEMICONDUCTOR STRUCTURES INCORPORATING MULTIPLE CRYSTALLOGRAPHIC PLANES AND METHODS FOR FABRICATION THEREOF - A semiconductor structure includes a semiconductor mesa located upon an isolating substrate. The semiconductor mesa includes a first end that includes a first doped region separated from a second end that includes a second doped region by an isolating region interposed therebetween. The first doped region and the second doped region are of different polarity. The semiconductor structure also includes a channel stop dielectric layer located upon a horizontal surface of the semiconductor mesa over the second doped region. The semiconductor structure also includes a first device located using a sidewall and a top surface of the first end as a channel region, and a second device located using the sidewall and not the top surface of the second end as a channel. A related method derives from the foregoing semiconductor structure. Also included is a semiconductor circuit that includes the semiconductor structure.05-13-2010
20100252866TRANSISTOR HAVING A CHANNEL WITH TENSILE STRAIN AND ORIENTED ALONG A CRYSTALLOGRAPHIC ORIENTATION WITH INCREASED CHARGE CARRIER MOBILITY - By appropriately orienting the channel length direction with respect to the crystallographic characteristics of the silicon layer, the stress-inducing effects of strained silicon/carbon material may be significantly enhanced compared to conventional techniques. In one illustrative embodiment, the channel may be oriented along the <100> direction for a (100) surface orientation, thereby providing an electron mobility increase of approximately a factor of four.10-07-2010
20100207172SEMICONDUCTOR STRUCTURE AND METHOD OF FABRICATING THE SEMICONDUCTOR STRUCTURE - In contrast to a conventional planar CMOS technique in design and fabrication for a field-effect transistor (FET), the present invention provides an SGT CMOS device formed on a conventional substrate using various crystal planes in association with a channel type and a pillar shape of an FET, without a need for a complicated device fabrication process. Further, differently from a design technique of changing a surface orientation in each planar FET, the present invention is designed to change a surface orientation in each SGT to achieve improvement in carrier mobility. Thus, a plurality of SGTs having various crystal planes can be formed on a common substrate to achieve a plurality of different carrier mobilities so as to obtain desired performance.08-19-2010
20110180857STRUCTURE HAVING SILICON CMOS TRANSISTORS WITH COLUMN III-V TRANSISTORS ON A COMMON SUBSTRATE - A semiconductor structure having: a silicon substrate having a crystallographic orientation; an insulating layer disposed over the silicon substrate; a silicon layer having a different crystallographic orientation than the crystallographic orientation of the substrate disposed over the insulating layer; and a column III-V transistor device having the same crystallographic orientation as the substrate disposed on the silicon substrate. In one embodiment, the column III-V transistor device is in contact with the substrate. In one embodiment, the device is a GaN device. In one embodiment, the crystallographic orientation of the substrate is <111> and wherein the crystallographic orientation of the silicon layer is <100>. In one embodiment, CMOS transistors are disposed in the silicon layer. In one embodiment, the column III-V transistor device is a column III-N device. In one embodiment, a column III-As, III-P, or III-Sb device is disposed on the top of the <100> silicon layer.07-28-2011
20090057726Manufacturing method of semiconductor device, semiconductor device, and electronic device - An embrittlement layer is formed in a single crystal semiconductor substrate having a (110) plane as a main surface by irradiation of the main surface with ions, and an insulating layer is formed over the main surface of the single crystal semiconductor substrate. The insulating layer and a substrate having an insulating surface are bonded, and the single crystal semiconductor substrate is separated along the embrittlement layer to provide a single crystal semiconductor layer having the (110) plane as a main surface over the substrate having the insulating surface. Then, an n-channel transistor and a p-channel transistor are formed so as to each have a <110> axis of the single crystal semiconductor layer in a channel length direction.03-05-2009
20090095988Transistor Design and Layout for Performance Improvement with Strain - The present invention facilitates semiconductor device fabrication and performance by providing a semiconductor device that can improve channel mobility for both N type and P type transistor devices. The semiconductor device of the present invention is fabricated on a semiconductor substrate 04-16-2009
20090095987Transistor Design and Layout for Performance Improvement with Strain - The present invention facilitates semiconductor device fabrication and performance by providing a semiconductor device that can improve channel mobility for both N type and P type transistor devices. The semiconductor device of the present invention is fabricated on a semiconductor substrate 04-16-2009
20120074468SEMICONDUCTOR STRUCTURE - A semiconductor structure comprises a substrate, a gate structure, at least a source/drain region, a recess and an epitaxial layer. The substrate includes an up surface. A gate structure is located on the upper surface. The source/drain region is located within the substrate beside the gate structure. The recess is located within the source/drain region. The epitaxial layer fills the recess, and the cross-sectional profile of the epitaxial layer is an octagon.03-29-2012
20100327329SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD OF FABRICATING THE SAME - According to one embodiment, a semiconductor device includes a transistor, an element isolation insulating film, and a metal silicide layer. The transistor contains a gate electrode and an epitaxial crystal layer. The epitaxial crystal layer is formed on at least one side of the gate electrode in the semiconductor substrate and includes a facet having a different plane direction from a principal plane of the semiconductor substrate. The element isolation insulating film contains a lower layer and an upper layer. A horizontal distance between the upper layer and the gate electrode is smaller than a horizontal distance between the lower layer and the gate electrode. A part of the upper layer contacts with the facet. The metal silicide layer is formed on an upper surface of the epitaxial crystal layer and on a region of the facet above a contact portion of the facet with the upper layer.12-30-2010
20080296635Semiconductor device with strain - A semiconductor device includes: a semiconductor substrate having a p-MOS region; an element isolation region formed in a surface portion of the semiconductor substrate and defining p-MOS active regions in the p-MOS region; a p-MOS gate electrode structure formed above the semiconductor substrate, traversing the p-MOS active region and defining a p-MOS channel region under the p-MOS gate electrode structure; a compressive stress film selectively formed above the p-MOS active region and covering the p-MOS gate electrode structure; and a stress released region selectively formed above the element isolation region in the p-MOS region and releasing stress in the compressive stress film, wherein a compressive stress along the gate length direction and a tensile stress along the gate width direction are exerted on the p-MOS channel region. The performance of the semiconductor device can be improved by controlling the stress separately for the active region and element isolation region.12-04-2008
20120319175SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND A METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME - A transistor in which an electron state at an interface between an oxide semiconductor film and an underlayer film in contact with the oxide semiconductor film is favorable is provided. A value obtained by dividing a difference between nearest neighbor interatomic distance of the underlayer film within the interface and a lattice constant of the semiconductor film by the nearest neighbor interatomic distance of the underlayer film within the interface is less than or equal to 0.15. For example, an oxide semiconductor film is deposited over an underlayer film which contains stabilized zirconia which has a cubic crystal structure and has the (111) plane orientation, whereby the oxide semiconductor film including a crystal region having a high degree of crystallization can be provided directly on the underlayer film.12-20-2012
20110037103SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME - To improve performance of a semiconductor device. Over a semiconductor substrate, a plurality of p-channel type MISFETs for logic, a plurality of n-channel type MISFETs for logic, a plurality of p-channel type MISFETs for memory, and a plurality of n-channel type MISFETs for memory are mixedly mounted. At least a part of the p-channel type MISFETs for logic have each a source/drain region constituted by silicon-germanium, and all the n-channel type MISFETs for logic have each a source/drain region constituted by silicon. All the p-channel type MISFETs for memory have each a source/drain region constituted by silicon, and all the n-channel type MISFETs for memory have each a source/drain region constituted by silicon.02-17-2011
20120299067CMOS WITH CHANNEL P-FINFET AND CHANNEL N-FINFET HAVING DIFFERENT CRYSTALLINE ORIENTATIONS AND PARALLEL FINS - An integrated circuit fabrication apparatus is configured to fabricate an integrated circuit with at least one p-FinFET device and at least one n-FinFET device. A bonding control processor is configured to bond a first silicon layer having a first crystalline orientation to a second silicon layer having a second crystalline orientation that is different from the first crystalline orientation. A material growth processor is configured to form a volume of material extending through the first silicon layer from the second layer up to the surface of first layer. The material has a crystalline orientation that substantially matches the crystalline orientation of second layer. An etching processor is configured to selectively etch areas of the surface of the first layer that are outside of the region to create a first plurality of fins and areas inside the region to create a second plurality of fins.11-29-2012
20130015507MULTIPLE ORIENTATION NANOWIRES WITH GATE STACK SENSORS - An electronic device includes a conductive channel defining a crystal structure and having a length and a thickness t01-17-2013
20080251816SEMICONDUCTOR MEMORY DEVICE AND METHOD FOR FABRICATING THE SAME - A semiconductor memory device is composed of a field effect transistor using the interface between a ferroelectric film and a semiconductor film as the channel and including a gate electrode to which a voltage for controlling the polarization state of the ferroelectric film is applied and source/drain electrodes provided on both ends of the channel to detect a current flowing in the channel in accordance with the polarization state. The semiconductor film is made of a material having a spontaneous polarization and the direction of the spontaneous polarization is parallel with the interface between the ferroelectric film and the semiconductor film.10-16-2008
20080251815Method for manufacturing a transistor - The present invention relates to a transistor comprising a gate channel area and a gate stack having mechanical stress arranged on the gate channel area.10-16-2008
20100090257SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE, AND ITS MANUFACTURING METHOD - A channel is formed at a recessed portion or a projecting portion of a substrate, and a gate insulating film is formed so as to have first to third insulating regions along the channel. Each of the gate insulating films of the first and third insulating regions has a first gate insulating film containing no electric charge trap formed on a plane different from a principal surface of the substrate, an electric charge accumulating film containing an electric charge trap, and a second gate insulating film containing no electric charge trap. The gate insulating film of the second insulating region at the middle is formed on a plane parallel to the principal surface of the substrate and is composed of only a third gate insulating film containing no electric charge trap.04-15-2010
20080224182TRENCH-EDGE-DEFECT-FREE RECRYSTALLIZATION BY EDGE-ANGLE-OPTIMIZED SOLID PHASE EPITAXY: METHOD AND APPLICATIONS TO HYBRID ORIENTATION SUBSTRATES - The present invention discloses the use of edge-angle-optimized solid phase epitaxy for forming hybrid orientation substrates comprising changed-orientation Si device regions free of the trench-edge defects typically seen when trench-isolated regions of Si are recrystallized to the orientation of an underlying single-crystal Si template after an amorphization step. For the case of amorphized Si regions recrystallizing to (100) surface orientation, the trench-edge-defect-free recrystallization of edge-angle-optimized solid phase epitaxy may be achieved in rectilinear Si device regions whose edges align with the (100) crystal's in-plane <100> directions.09-18-2008
20080203440SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE FABRICATION METHOD AND SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE FABRICATED THEREBY - A method of fabricating a semiconductor device having a pair of shallow silicided source and drain junctions with minimal leakage is disclosed. The semiconductor device typically has a MISFET structure with NiSi regions partially making up the source and drain regions. The fabrication method includes the steps of providing silicon surfaces having Si{110} crystal planes on both sides of this gate electrode and forming a plurality of nickel silicide (NiSi) regions, each having a rectangular planar shape whose shorter sides being equal or less than 0.5 μm in length and running along a Si<100> direction.08-28-2008
20080197381SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SAME - A semiconductor device is provided with a vertical MOSFET including an N-type drift region that has a {110} crystal plane serving as the main surface thereof, a trench gate structure formed in a trench that has a {100} crystal plane serving as a sidewall surface thereof, and plural P-type column region structures provided in the N-type drift region 08-21-2008
20120273847INTEGRATED CIRCUIT DEVICE WITH WELL CONTROLLED SURFACE PROXIMITY AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING SAME - An integrated circuit device and method for manufacturing the integrated circuit device is disclosed. The disclosed method provides improved control over a surface proximity and tip depth of integrated circuit devices. An exemplary integrated circuit device achieved by the method has a surface proximity of about 1 nm to about 3 nm and a tip depth of about 5 nm to about 10 nm. The integrated circuit device having such surface proximity and tip depth includes an epi source feature and an epi drain feature defined by a first facet and a second facet of a substrate in a first direction, such as a {111} crystallographic plane of the substrate, and a third facet of the substrate in a second direction, such as a { 100} crystallographic plane of the substrate.11-01-2012
20100314671Semiconductor device and method of forming the same - A semiconductor device includes a semiconductor substrate, and an extending semiconductor portion that extends vertically from the semiconductor substrate. The extending semiconductor portion has a side surface which comprises four main surfaces of {100} face and four sub-surfaces of {110} face. The four sub-surfaces are smaller in area than the four main surfaces.12-16-2010
20100314670STRAINED LDMOS AND DEMOS - An integrated circuit on a (100) substrate containing an n-channel extended drain MOS transistor with drift region current flow oriented in the <100> direction with stressor RESURF trenches in the drift region. The stressor RESURF trenches have stressor elements with more than 100 MPa compressive stress. An integrated circuit on a (100) substrate containing an n-channel extended drain MOS transistor with drift region current flow oriented in the <110> direction with stressor RESURF trenches in the drift region. The stressor RESURF trenches have stressor elements with more than 100 MPa compressive stress. An integrated circuit on a (100) substrate containing a p-channel extended drain MOS transistor with drift region current flow oriented in a <110> direction with stressor RESURF trenches in the drift region. The stressor RESURF trenches have stressor elements with more than 100 MPa tensile stress.12-16-2010
20130153971V-GROOVE SOURCE/DRAIN MOSFET AND PROCESS FOR FABRICATING SAME - A method includes providing a substrate containing at least first and second adjacent gate structures on a silicon surface of the substrate; etching a V-shaped groove through the silicon surface between the first and second adjacent gate structures, where the V-shaped groove extends substantially from an edge of the first gate structure to an opposing edge of the second gate structure; implanting a source/drain region into the V-shaped groove; and siliciding the implanted source/drain region. The etching step is preferably performed by using a HCl-based chemical vapor etch (CVE) that stops on a Si(111) plane of the silicon substrate (e.g., a SOI layer). A structure containing FETs that is fabricated in accordance with the method is also disclosed.06-20-2013
20130153972V-Groove Source/Drain Mosfet and Process For Fabricating Same - A structure includes a substrate containing at least first and second adjacent gate structures on a silicon surface of the substrate and a silicided source/drain region formed in a V-shaped groove between the first and second adjacent gate structures. The silicided source/drain region formed in the V-shaped groove extend substantially from an edge of the first gate structure to an opposing edge of the second gate structure.06-20-2013
20110303954SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES HAVING STRESSOR REGIONS AND RELATED FABRICATION METHODS - Apparatus for semiconductor device structures and related fabrication methods are provided. One method for fabricating a semiconductor device structure involves forming a gate structure overlying a region of semiconductor material, wherein the width of the gate structure is aligned with a <100> crystal direction of the semiconductor material. The method continues by forming recesses about the gate structure and forming a stress-inducing semiconductor material in the recesses.12-15-2011
20120007151SEMICONDUCTOR INTEGRATED CIRCUIT DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD OF SEMICONDUCTOR INTEGRATED CIRCUIT DEVICE - A high breakdown voltage circuit containing a high breakdown voltage MOSFET in LSI, unlike a quintessential internal circuit, has an operating voltage fixed in a high state due to the relation with the outside and, therefore, miniaturization by the voltage lowering can not be applied, differing from ordinary cases. Consequently, the voltage lowering of an internal circuit part results in a furthermore enlargement of occupying area in the chip. The present inventors evaluated various measures for the problem, and made it clear that such problems as compatibility with the CMOSFET circuit configuration and device configuration, etc. constitute obstacles.01-12-2012
20130193490Semiconductor Structure and Method for Manufacturing the Same - The present invention provides a semiconductor structure, which comprises: a substrate, a semiconductor base, a semiconductor auxiliary base layer, a cavity, a gate stack, a sidewall spacer, and a source/drain region, wherein the gate stack is located on the semiconductor base; the sidewall spacer is located on the sidewalls of the gate stack; the source/drain region is embedded in the semiconductor base and is located on both sides of the gate stack; the cavity is embedded in the substrate; the semiconductor base is suspended above the cavity, the thickness of the middle portion of the semiconductor base is greater than the thickness of the two end portions of the semiconductor base in the direction of the length of the gate, and the two end portions of the semiconductor base are connected to the substrate in the direction of the width of the gate; and the semiconductor auxiliary base layer is located on the sidewall of the semiconductor base and has an opposite doping type to that of the source/drain region, and the doping concentration of the semiconductor auxiliary base layer is higher than that of the semiconductor base. Correspondingly, the present invention also provides a method for manufacturing a semiconductor structure. According to the present invention, the short channel effect can be suppressed, and the device performance can be improved, thereby reducing the cost and simplifying the process.08-01-2013
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20120086051SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE WITH (110)-ORIENTED SILICON - A vertical semiconductor device includes a bottom metal layer and a first P-type semiconductor layer overlying the bottom metal layer. The first P-type semiconductor layer is characterized by a surface crystal orientation of (110) and a first conductivity. The first P-type semiconductor layer is heavily doped. The vertical semiconductor device also includes a second P-type semiconductor layer overlying the first P-type semiconductor layer. The second semiconductor layer has a surface crystal orientation of (110) and is characterized by a lower conductivity than the first conductivity. The vertical semiconductor device also has a top metal layer overlying the second P-type semiconductor layer. A current conduction from the top metal layer to the bottom metal layer and through the second p-type semiconductor layer is characterized by a hole mobility along a <110> crystalline orientation and on (110) crystalline plane.04-12-2012

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