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Single crystal semiconductor layer on insulating substrate (SOI)

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

257213000 - FIELD EFFECT DEVICE

257288000 - Having insulated electrode (e.g., MOSFET, MOS diode)

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Class / Patent application numberDescriptionNumber of patent applications / Date published
257350000 Insulated electrode device is combined with diverse type device (e.g., complementary MOSFETs, FET with resistor, etc.) 189
257348000 Depletion mode field effect transistor 51
257349000 With means (e.g., a buried channel stop layer) to prevent leakage current along the interface of the semiconductor layer and the insulating substrate 9
257352000 Substrate is single crystal insulator (e.g., sapphire or spinel) 7
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20080283917METHODS FOR FABRICATING A SEMICONDUCTOR STRUCTURE USING A MANDREL AND SEMICONDUCTOR STRUCTURES FORMED THEREBY - Methods of fabricating a semiconductor structure in which a body of monocrystalline silicon is formed on a sidewall of a sacrificial mandrel and semiconductor structures made by the methods. After the body of monocrystalline silicon is formed, the sacrificial material of the mandrel is removed selective to the monocrystalline silicon of the body. The mandrel may be composed of porous silicon and the body may be fabricated using either a semiconductor-on-insulator substrate or a bulk substrate. The body may be used to fabricate a fin body of a fin-type field effect transistor.11-20-2008
20110175165SEMICONDUCTOR FIN DEVICE AND METHOD FOR FORMING THE SAME USING HIGH TILT ANGLE IMPLANT - An angled implantation process is used in implanting semiconductor fins of a semiconductor device and provides for covering some but not necessarily all of semiconductor fins of a first type with patterned photoresist, and implanting using an implant angle such that all semiconductor fins of a second type are implanted and none of the semiconductor fins of the first type, are implanted. A higher tilt or implant angle is achieved due to the reduced portions of patterned photoresist, that are used.07-21-2011
20090014796Semiconductor Device with Improved Contact Structure and Method of Forming Same - A contact structure includes a first contact formed in a first dielectric layer connecting to the source/drain region of a MOS transistor, and a second contact formed in a second dielectric layer connecting to a gate region of a MOS transistor or to a first contact. A butted contact structure abutting a source/drain region and a gate electrode includes a first contact formed in a first dielectric layer connecting to the source/drain region of a MOS transistor, and a second contact formed in a second dielectric layer with one end resting on the gate electrode and the other end in contact with the first contact.01-15-2009
20130043535ISOLATION REGION FABRICATION FOR REPLACEMENT GATE PROCESSING - A method for isolation region fabrication for replacement gate integrated circuit (IC) processing includes forming a plurality of dummy gates on a substrate; forming a block mask over the plurality of dummy gates, such that the block mask selectively exposes a dummy gate of the plurality of dummy gates; removing the exposed dummy gate to form an isolation region recess corresponding to the removed dummy gate; filling the isolation region recess with an insulating material to form an isolation region; removing the block mask to expose a remaining plurality of dummy gates; and performing replacement gate processing on the remaining plurality of dummy gates to form a plurality of active devices, wherein at least two of the plurality of active devices are electrically isolated from each other by the isolation region.02-21-2013
20110198694METHODS FOR FORMING BARRIER REGIONS WITHIN REGIONS OF INSULATING MATERIAL RESULTING IN OUTGASSING PATHS FROM THE INSULATING MATERIAL AND RELATED DEVICES - Methods and devices are provided for fabricating a semiconductor device having barrier regions within regions of insulating material resulting in outgassing paths from the regions of insulating material. A method comprises forming a barrier region within an insulating material proximate the isolated region of semiconductor material and forming a gate structure overlying the isolated region of semiconductor material. The barrier region is adjacent to the isolated region of semiconductor material, resulting in an outgassing path within the insulating material.08-18-2011
20120199907LATERAL HYPERABRUPT JUNCTION VARACTOR DIODE IN AN SOI SUBSTRATE - A varactor diode includes a portion of a top semiconductor layer of a semiconductor-on-insulator (SOI) substrate and a gate electrode located thereupon. A first electrode having a doping of a first conductivity type laterally abuts a doped semiconductor region having the first conductivity type, which laterally abuts a second electrode having a doping of a second conductivity type, which is the opposite of the first conductivity type. A hyperabrupt junction is formed between the second doped semiconductor region and the second electrode. The gate electrode controls the depletion of the first and second doped semiconductor regions, thereby varying the capacitance of the varactor diode. A design structure for the varactor diode is also provided.08-09-2012
20130026573BODY CONTACT SOI TRANSISTOR STRUCTURE AND METHOD OF MAKING - The present invention puts forward a body-contact SOI transistor structure and method of making. The method comprises: forming a hard mask layer on the SOI; etching an opening exposing SOI bottom silicon; wet etching an SOI oxide layer through the opening; depositing a polysilicon layer at the opening followed by anisotropic dry etching; depositing an insulating dielectric layer at the opening followed by planarization; forming a gate stack structure by deposition and etching, and forming source/drain junctions of the transistor using ion implantation. By using the present invention, body contact for SOI field-effect transistors can be effectively formed, thereby eliminating floating-body effect in the SOI field-effect transistors, and improving heat dissipation capability of the SOI transistors and associated integrated circuits.01-31-2013
20130026572N-CHANNEL AND P-CHANNEL FINFET CELL ARCHITECTURE - A finFET block architecture suitable for use of a standard cell library, is based on an arrangement including a first set of semiconductor fins in a first region of the substrate having a first conductivity type, and a second set of semiconductor fins in a second region of the substrate, the second region having a second conductivity type. A patterned gate conductor layer including gate traces in the first and second regions, arranged over channel regions of the first and second sets of semiconductor fins is used for transistor gates. Patterned conductor layers over the gate conductor layer are arranged in orthogonal layout patterns, and can include a plurality of floating power buses over the fins in the first and second regions.01-31-2013
20130026570BORDERLESS CONTACT FOR ULTRA-THIN BODY DEVICES - After formation of a semiconductor device on a semiconductor-on-insulator (SOI) layer, a first dielectric layer is formed over a recessed top surface of a shallow trench isolation structure. A second dielectric layer that can be etched selective to the first dielectric layer is deposited over the first dielectric layer. A contact via hole for a device component located in or on a top semiconductor layer is formed by an etch. During the etch, the second dielectric layer is removed selective to the first dielectric layer, thereby limiting overetch into the first dielectric layer. Due to the etch selectivity, a sufficient amount of the first dielectric layer is present between the bottom of the contact via hole and a bottom semiconductor layer, thus providing electrical isolation for the ETSOI device from the bottom semiconductor layer.01-31-2013
20130026571N-CHANNEL AND P-CHANNEL FINFET CELL ARCHITECTURE WITH INTER-BLOCK INSULATOR - A finFET block architecture includes a first set of semiconductor fins having a first conductivity type, and a second set of semiconductor fins having a second conductivity type. An inter-block insulator is placed between outer fins of the first and second sets. A patterned gate conductor layer includes a first plurality of gate traces extending across the set of fins in the first block without crossing the inter-block insulator, and a second plurality of gate traces extending across the set of fins in the second block without crossing the inter-block insulator. Patterned conductor layers over the gate conductor layer are arranged in orthogonal layout patterns, and include an inter-block connector arranged to connect gate traces in the first and second blocks.01-31-2013
20120161234METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THIN FILM TRANSISTOR AND THIN FILM TRANSISTOR SUBSTRATE - A thin film transistor substrate. The thin film transistor substrate includes a substrate, an adhesive layer on the substrate, and a semiconductor layer having a first doped region, a second doped region and a channel region on the adhesive layer. The thin film transistor substrate further includes a first dielectric layer on the semiconductor layer, a gate electrode overlapping the channel region, a second dielectric layer on the first dielectric layer and the gate electrode, a source electrode disposed on the second insulating layer, and a drain electrode spaced apart from the source electrode on the source electrode. The channel region is disposed between the first doped region and the second doped region, and has a transmittance higher than those of the first doped region and the second doped region.06-28-2012
20110204445Selective Floating Body SRAM Cell - A memory cell has N≧16 transistors, in which two are access transistors, at least one pair [say (N-2)/2] are pull-up transistors, and at least another pair [say (N-2)/2] are pull-down transistors. The pull-up and pull-down transistors are all coupled between the two access transistors. Each of the access transistors and the pull-up transistors are the same type, p-type or n-type. Each of the pull-down transistors is the other type, p-type or n-type. The access transistors are floating body devices. The pull-down transistors are non-floating body devices. The pull-up transistors may be floating or non-floating body devices. Various specific implementations and methods of making the memory cell are also detailed.08-25-2011
20110204443SEMICONDUCTOR-ON-INSULATOR (SOI) STRUCTURE AND METHOD OF FORMING THE SOI STRUCTURE USING A BULK SEMICONDUCTOR STARTING WAFER - Disclosed is a method of forming a semiconductor-on-insulator (SOI) structure on a bulk semiconductor starting wafer. Parallel semiconductor bodies are formed at the top surface of the wafer. An insulator layer is deposited and recessed. Exposed upper portions of the semiconductor bodies are used as seed material for growing epitaxial layers of semiconductor material laterally over the insulator layer, thereby creating a semiconductor layer. This semiconductor layer can be used to form one or more SOI devices (e.g., a single-fin or multi-fin MUGFET or multiple series-connected single-fin or multi-fin MUGFETs). However, placement of SOI device components in and/or on portions of the semiconductor layer should be predetermined to avoid locations which might impact device performance (e.g., placement of any FET gate on a semiconductor fin formed from the semiconductor layer can be predetermined to avoid interfaces between joined epitaxial semiconductor material sections). Also disclosed is a SOI structure formed using the above-described method.08-25-2011
20130043537SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - There is provided a semiconductor device and a method for manufacturing a semiconductor device. Within the N-type semiconductor layer formed from a high resistance N-type substrate, the P-type well diffusion layer and P-type extraction layer are formed and are fixed to ground potential. Due thereto, a depletion layer spreading on the P-type well diffusion layer side does not reach the interlayer boundary between the P-type well diffusion layer and the buried oxide film. Hence, the potential around the surface of the P-type well diffusion layer is kept at a ground potential. Accordingly, when the voltages are applied to the backside of the N-type semiconductor layer and a cathode electrode, a channel region at the MOS-type semiconductor formed as a P-type semiconductor layer is not activated. Due thereto, leakage current that may occur independently of a control due to the gate electrode of a transistor can be suppressed.02-21-2013
20130043536BUFFERED FINFET DEVICE - One embodiment relates to a buffered transistor device. The device includes a buffered vertical fin-shaped structure formed in a semiconductor substrate. The vertical fin-shaped structure includes at least an upper semiconductor layer, a buffer region, and at least part of a well region. The buffer region has a first doping polarity, and the well region has a second doping polarity which is opposite to the first doping polarity. At least one p-n junction that at least partially covers a horizontal cross section of the vertical fin-shaped structure is formed between the buffer and well regions. Other embodiments, aspects, and features are also disclosed.02-21-2013
20120168863Semiconductor Structure and Method for Manufacturing the Same - Semiconductor structure and methods for manufacturing the same are disclosed. In one embodiment, the semiconductor device is formed on an SOI substrate comprising an SOI layer, a buried insulating layer, a buried semiconductor layer and a semiconductor substrate from top to bottom, and comprises: source/drain regions formed in the SOI layer; a gate formed on the SOI layer, wherein the source/drain regions are located at both sides of the gate; a back gate region formed by a portion of the buried semiconductor layer which is subjected to resistance reduction; and a first isolation structure and a second isolation structure which are located at both sides of the source/drain regions and extend into the SOI substrate; wherein the first isolation structure and the second isolation structure laterally adjoin the SOI layer at a first side surface and a second side surface respectively; the first isolation structure laterally adjoins the buried semiconductor layer at a third side surface; and the third side surface is located between the first side surface and the second side surface.07-05-2012
20080283918Ultra Thin Channel (UTC) MOSFET Structure Formed on BOX Regions Having Different Depths and Different Thicknesses Beneath the UTC and SourceDrain Regions and Method of Manufacture Thereof - A MOSFET structure includes a planar semiconductor substrate, a gate dielectric and a gate. A UT SOI channel extends to a first depth below the top surface of the substrate and is self-aligned to and is laterally coextensive with the gate. Source-drain regions, extend to a second depth greater than the first depth below the top surface, and are self-aligned to the UT channel region. A BOX11-20-2008
20130134514THIN FILM TRANSISTOR AND METHOD FOR FABRICATING THE SAME - A thin film transistor and a fabricating method thereof are provided. The thin film transistor includes a gate, a gate insulator, an oxide semiconductor layer, a source, a drain, and a light barrier. The gate insulator covers the gate. The oxide semiconductor layer is disposed on the gate insulator and located above the gate. The source and the drain are disposed on parts of the oxide semiconductor layer. The light barrier is located above the oxide semiconductor layer and includes a first insulator, an ultraviolet shielding layer, and a second insulator. The first insulator is disposed above the oxide semiconductor layer. The ultraviolet shielding layer is disposed on the first insulator. The second insulator is disposed on the ultraviolet shielding layer.05-30-2013
20130026574SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE, METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SAME, AND DISPLAY DEVICE - In an inverted staggered type TFT (01-31-2013
20080258218SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME - A MIS transistor having an inclined stacked source/drain structure increased in speed is provided. The MIS transistor comprises: a gate electrode formed on a substrate; a first sidewall insulating film formed on the substrate and along a sidewall of the gate electrode; source/drain semiconductor regions formed on a main surface of the substrate and respectively having one edge positioned under the sidewall of the gate electrode; a first stacked layer formed on the source/drain semiconductor regions and in contact with the first sidewall insulating film; a second sidewall insulating film formed on the stacked layer and in contact with the first sidewall insulating film; and a second stacked layer formed on the first stacked layer and in contact with the second sidewall insulating layer.10-23-2008
20080258217Semiconductor device structure for anti-fuse - The present invention discloses a semiconductor device, the device comprising a semiconductor layer on a substrate. A gate oxide and a gate electrode are formed on the semiconductor substrate. A gate conductive layer is formed on the gate electrode. A first doped region is formed in the semiconductor layer. A dielectric spacer is optionally formed onto the sidewall of the gate electrode and part of the semiconductor layer. A second doped region is formed from a predetermined distance to the gate electrode, wherein the predetermined distance is no less than the distance between the first doped region and the gate electrode. A third doped region is formed adjacent to the first doped region in the semiconductor layer and between the first doped region and the second doped region.10-23-2008
20110193165Floating Body Field-Effect Transistors, And Methods Of Forming Floating Body Field-Effect Transistors - In one embodiment, a floating body field-effect transistor includes a pair of source/drain regions having a floating body channel region received therebetween. The source/drain regions and the floating body channel region are received over an insulator. A gate electrode is proximate the floating body channel region. A gate dielectric is received between the gate electrode and the floating body channel region. The floating body channel region has a semiconductor Si08-11-2011
20110193164SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME - The present application discloses a semiconductor device formed on a SOI substrate which comprises a buried insulating layer and a semiconductor layer on the buried insulating layer and a method for manufacturing the same, wherein a fin of semiconductive material having two opposing sides perpendicular to a main surface of the SOI substrate is provided in the semiconductor layer, said semiconductor device comprising: a source region and a drain region provided at two ends of the fin respectively; a channel region provided at a central portion of the fin; and a stack of gate dielectric and gate conductor provided at one side of the fin, where the gate conductor is isolated from the channel region by the gate dielectric, wherein the gate conductor extends away from the one side of the fin in a direction parallel to the main surface of the SOI substrate. The semiconductor device has an improved short channel effect and a reduced parasitic capacitance and resistance, which contributes to an improved electrical property and facilitates scaling down of the transistor.08-11-2011
20110193163Semiconductor Devices with Improved Self-Aligned Contact Areas - A field effect device includes a channel region disposed on a silicon on insulator (SOI) layer, a gate portion disposed on the channel region, a source region disposed on the SOI layer and connected to the channel region having a horizontal surface and a vertical surface, the vertical surface arranged perpendicular to a linear axis of the device, a silicide portion that includes the horizontal surface and vertical surface of the source region, a contact including a metallic material in contact with the horizontal surface and vertical surface of the source region, and a drain region connected to the channel region disposed on the SOI layer.08-11-2011
20130037885SEMICONDUCTOR-ON-INSULATOR (SOI) STRUCTURES INCLUDING GRADIENT NITRIDED BURIED OXIDE (BOX) - A semiconductor-on-insulator structure includes a buried dielectric layer interposed between a base semiconductor substrate and a surface semiconductor layer. The buried dielectric layer comprises an oxide material that includes a nitrogen gradient that peaks at the interface of the buried dielectric layer with at least one of the base semiconductor substrate and surface semiconductor layer. The interface of the buried dielectric layer with the at least one of the base semiconductor substrate and surface semiconductor layer is abrupt, providing a transition in less than about 5 atomic layer thickness, and having less than about 10 angstroms RMS interfacial roughness. A second dielectric layer comprising an oxide dielectric material absent nitrogen may be located interposed between the buried dielectric layer and the surface semiconductor layer.02-14-2013
20130037884NONVOLATILE MEMORY AND ELECTRONIC APPARATUS - An active region, a source region, and a drain region are formed on a single crystal semiconductor substrate or a single crystal semiconductor thin film. Impurity regions called pinning regions are formed in striped form in the active region so as to reach both of the source region and the drain region. Regions interposed between the pinning regions serve as channel forming regions. A tunnel oxide film, a floating gate, a control gate, etc. are formed on the above structure. The impurity regions prevent a depletion layer from expanding from the source region toward the drain region.02-14-2013
20100117152SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES - Provided is a semiconductor device. The semiconductor device includes a semiconductor substrate, a first isolation dielectric pattern on the semiconductor substrate, and an active pattern on the first isolation dielectric pattern. A semiconductor pattern is interposed between the semiconductor substrate and the first isolation dielectric pattern, and a second isolation dielectric pattern is interposed between the semiconductor substrate and the semiconductor pattern. The semiconductor substrate and the semiconductor pattern are electrically connected by a connection pattern.05-13-2010
20100117151SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE WITH PI-SHAPED SEMICONDUCTOR CONDUCTIVE LAYER AND METHOD FOR MAKING THE SAME - The semiconductor device with a π-shaped semiconductor conductive layer manufactured by the manufacturing method thereof utilizes two pathways of the π-shaped semiconductor conductive layer connected to the silicon layer of a silicon-on-insulator (SOI) substrate for heat dissipation, so as to reduce the self-heating effects (SHEs). Furthermore, the semiconductor device of the invention utilizes the self-aligned technique to form a self-aligned structure with a gate unit and the silicon layer, so that the process is simple, the production cost is reduced, the compacted ability and the yield are improved, the off current and short-channel effects (SCEs) are still similar to a conventional UTSOI MOSFET, and the stability and the reliability are therefore superior.05-13-2010
20100072550Semiconductor device and method of manufacturing the same - A semiconductor device has plural columnar gate electrodes for plural MOSFETs formed in a row separately on a semiconductor substrate, and a semiconductor region which is formed in a part between the neighboring two columnar gate electrodes of the plural columnar gate electrodes to form a channel of the MOSFETs.03-25-2010
20100072548Semiconductor Device and Method for Manufacturing the Same - A semiconductor device in which defects in characteristics due to electrostatic discharge is reduced and a method for manufacturing the semiconductor device are provided. The semiconductor device has at least one of these structures: (1) a structure in which a first and second insulating films are in direct contact with each other in a peripheral region of a circuit portion, (2) a structure in which a first and second insulators are closely attached to each other, and (3) a structure in which a first conductive layer and a second conductive layer are provided on outer surfaces of the first insulator and the second insulator, respectively, and electrical conduction between the first and second conductive layers is achieved at a side surface of the peripheral region. Note that the conduction at the side surface can be achieved by cutting a plurality of semiconductor devices into separate semiconductor devices.03-25-2010
201300758183D Semiconductor Device and Method of Manufacturing Same - A semiconductor device and method for fabricating a semiconductor device is disclosed. An exemplary semiconductor device includes a substrate and a 3D structure disposed over the substrate. The semiconductor device further includes a dielectric layer disposed over the 3D structure, a WFMG layer disposed over the dielectric layer, and a gate structure disposed over the WFMG layer. The gate structure traverses the 3D structure and separates a source region and a drain region of the 3D structure. The source and drain region define a channel region therebetween. The gate structure induces a stress in the channel region.03-28-2013
20130075817JUNCTIONLESS TRANSISTOR - A transistor includes a semiconductor layer, and a gate dielectric is formed on the semiconductor layer. A gate conductor is formed on the gate dielectric and an active area is located in the semiconductor layer underneath the gate dielectric. The active area includes a graded dopant region that has a higher doping concentration near a top surface of the semiconductor layer and a lower doping concentration near a bottom surface of the semiconductor layer. This graded dopant region has a gradual decrease in the doping concentration. The transistor also includes source and drain regions that are adjacent to the active region. The source and drain regions and the active area have the same conductivity type.03-28-2013
20090121288MULTIPLE GATE FIELD EFFECT TRANSISTOR STRUCTURE AND METHOD FOR FABRICATING SAME - The present invention relates to a Multiple Gate Field Effect Transistor structure and a method for fabricating same. The Multiple Gate Field Effect Transistor structure includes a fin structure made from at least one active semiconductor layer of a silicon on insulator (SOI) structure on a buried insulator of the structure. The Multiple Gate Field Effect Transistor structure also includes an insulator of at least one high-k layer of a material having a dielectric constant that is higher than silicon oxide. This has the advantage that the high-k layer acts as a better etch stop than silicon oxide during formation and cleaning of the fin resulting in a lower recess and undercut effect on the socket of the fin. This leads to a higher stability of the formed fin and enables a smooth finishing of the fin by etching and cleaning steps.05-14-2009
20090121287DUAL WIRED INTEGRATED CIRCUIT CHIPS - A semiconductor device having wiring levels on opposite sides, a method of fabricating a semiconductor structure having contacts to devices and wiring levels on opposite sides, and a design structure of a semiconductor device having wiring levels on opposite sides. The method including fabricating a device on a silicon-on-insulator substrate with first contacts to the devices and wiring levels on a first side to the first contacts, removing a lower silicon layer to expose the buried oxide layer, forming second contacts to the devices through the buried oxide layer and forming wiring levels over the buried oxide layer to the second contacts.05-14-2009
20100044794ASYMMETRIC MULTI-GATED TRANSISTOR AND METHOD FOR FORMING - In one embodiment, there is an asymmetric multi-gated transistor that has a semiconductor fin with a non-uniform doping profile. A first portion of the fin has a higher doping concentration while a second portion of the fin has a lower doping concentration. In another embodiment, there is an asymmetric multi-gated transistor with gate dielectrics formed on the semiconductor fin that vary in thickness. This asymmetric multi-gated transistor has a thin gate dielectric formed on a first side portion of the semiconductor fin and a thick gate dielectric formed on a second side portion of the fin.02-25-2010
20090159971PRINTED TFT AND TFT ARRAY WITH SELF-ALIGNED GATE - A method is used to form a self-aligning thin film transistor. The thin film transistor includes a gate contact formed with a state-switchable material, and a dielectric layer to isolate the gate contact. A source-drain layer, which includes a source contact, and a drain contact are formed with a source-drain material. An area of the gate contact is exposed to a form of energy, wherein the energy transforms a portion of the state switchable material from a non-conductive material to a conductive material, the conductive portion defining the gate contact. A semiconductor material is formed between the source contact and the drain contact.06-25-2009
20100109084Semiconductor Device and Method for Fabricating the Same - Disclosed herein is a semiconductor device having an enhanced floating body and a fabrication method for increasing operational stability of the device. The method includes depositing a fin structure on a silicon-on-insulator, forming a gate pattern covering the fin structure, and forming conductive regions in the silicon-on-insulator exposed at both sides of the gate pattern to compartmentalize a floating body of each transistor.05-06-2010
20130082328ENHANCEMENT OF CHARGE CARRIER MOBILITY IN TRANSISTORS - Transistor devices including stressors are disclosed. One such transistor device includes a channel region, a dielectric layer and a semiconductor substrate. The channel region is configured to provide a conductive channel between a source region and a drain region. In addition, the dielectric layer is below the channel region and is configured to electrically insulate the channel region. Further, the semiconductor substrate, which is below the channel region and below the dielectric layer, includes dislocation defects at a top surface of the semiconductor substrate, where the dislocation defects are collectively oriented to impose a compressive strain on the channel region such that charge carrier mobility is enhanced in the channel region.04-04-2013
20090289301LASER ANNEALING OF METAL OXIDE SEMICONDUCTORON TEMPERATURE SENSITIVE SUBSTRATE FORMATIONS - A method of annealing a metal oxide on a temperature sensitive substrate formation includes the steps of providing a temperature sensitive substrate formation and forming a spacer layer on a surface of the temperature sensitive substrate formation. A metal oxide semiconductor device is formed on the spacer layer, the device includes at least a layer of metal oxide semiconductor material, an interface of the metal oxide layer with a dielectric layer, and a gate metal layer adjacent the layer of metal oxide semiconductor material and the interface. The method then includes the step of at least partially annealing the layer of metal oxide semiconductor material by heating the adjacent gate metal layer with pulses of infra red or visible light radiation.11-26-2009
20100006938High Integrated Semiconductor Memory Device - Disclosed herein is a semiconductor memory device including plural unit cells, each constituted with a floating body transistor without any capacitor, to prevent data distortion and data crash in the unit cell. A semiconductor memory device comprises plural active regions and a device isolation layer for separating each active region from each others, wherein the plural active regions stand in row and column lines.01-14-2010
20130082329MULTI-GATE FIELD-EFFECT TRANSISTORS WITH VARIABLE FIN HEIGHTS - Multi-gate devices and methods of their fabrication are disclosed. A multi-gate device can include a gate structure and a plurality of fins. The gate structure envelops a plurality of surfaces of the fins, which are directly on a substrate that is composed of a semiconducting material. Each of the fins provides a channel between a respective source and a respective drain, is composed of the semiconducting material and is doped. A first fin of the plurality of fins has a first height that is different from a second height of a second fin of the plurality of fins such that drive currents of the first and second fins are different. Further, the first and second fins form a respective cohesive structure of the semiconducting material with the substrate. In addition, surfaces of the substrate that border the fins are disposed at a same vertical position.04-04-2013
20080296681CONTACT STRUCTURE FOR FINFET DEVICE - In accordance with an embodiment, a FinFET device includes: one or more fins, a dummy fin, a gate line, a gate contact landing pad, and a gate contact element. Each of the fins extends in a first direction above a substrate. The dummy fin extends in parallel with the fins in the first direction above the substrate. The gate line extends in a second direction above the substrate, and partially wraps around the fins. The gate contact landing pad is positioned adjacent to or above the dummy fin and electrically coupled to the gate line. The gate contact element is electrically coupled to the gate contact landing pad and is positioned to the top surface thereof.12-04-2008
20130087854METHOD OF MANUFACTURING A SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND THE SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - A high withstand voltage transistor is formed in a high withstand voltage region, and a low withstand voltage transistor is formed in a low withstand voltage region in a method of manufacturing a semiconductor device. The method includes forming a thermal oxide film and a silicon nitride film over the surface of a silicon substrate; forming an opening to the thermal oxide film and the silicon nitride film in each of the high withstand voltage region and the low withstand voltage region; etching the silicon substrate to form trenches; burying a buried oxide film in each of the trenches; removing the thermal oxide film and the silicon nitride film; and forming a thick gate oxide film and a thin oxide film. The depth of a tapered portion of the trench in the low withstand voltage region is shallower than that in the high withstand voltage region.04-11-2013
20120181608SEMICONDUCTOR STRUCTURES WITH THINNED JUNCTIONS AND METHODS OF MANUFACTURE - A method of forming a semiconductor structure, including forming a channel in a first portion of a semiconductor layer and forming a doped extension region in a second portion of the semiconductor layer abutting the channel on a first side and abutting an insulator material on a bottom side. The first portion of the semiconductor layer is thicker than the second portion of the semiconductor layer.07-19-2012
20090045460 MOSFET FOR HIGH VOLTAGE APPLICATIONS AND A METHOD OF FABRICATING SAME - A PMOS device comprises a semiconductor-on-insulator (SOI) substrate having a layer of insulating material over which is provided an active layer of n-type semiconductor material.02-19-2009
20130154006FINFET WITH VERTICAL SILICIDE STRUCTURE - FinFETS and methods for making FinFETs with a vertical silicide structure. A method includes providing a substrate with a plurality of fins, forming a gate stack above the substrate wherein the gate stack has at least one sidewall and forming an off-set spacer adjacent the gate stack sidewall. The method also includes growing an epitaxial film which merges the fins to form an epi-merge layer, forming a field oxide layer adjacent to at least a portion of the off-set spacer and removing a portion of the field oxide layer to expose a portion of the epi-merge-layer. The method further includes removing at least part of the exposed portion of the epi-merge-layer to form an epi-merge sidewall and an epi-merge spacer region and forming a silicide within the epi-merge sidewall to form a silicide layer and two silicide sidewalls.06-20-2013
20100133616METHODS OF FORMING WIRING TO TRANSISTOR AND RELATED TRANSISTOR - Methods of wiring to a transistor and a related transistor are disclosed. In one embodiment, the method includes a method of forming wiring to a transistor, the method comprising: forming a transistor on a semiconductor-on-insulator (SOI) substrate using masks that are mirror images of an intended layout, the forming including forming a gate and a source/drain region for each and a channel, the SOI substrate including a semiconductor-on-insulator (SOI) layer, a buried insulator layer and a silicon substrate; forming a dielectric layer over the transistor; bonding the dielectric layer to another substrate; removing the silicon substrate from the SOI substrate to the buried insulator layer; forming a contact to each of the source/drain region and the gate from a channel side of the gate; and forming at least one wiring to the contacts on the channel side of the gate.06-03-2010
20100133613SEMICONDUCTOR MEMORY DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF - A semiconductor memory device includes a supporting substrate; an insulation film provided on the supporting substrate; a source layer provided on the insulation film; a drain layer provided on the insulation film; a body region provided between the source layer and the drain layer and being in an electrically floating state, the body region accumulating electric charges or discharging electric charges in order to store data; a boundary gate dielectric film provided at least on a boundary portion between the body region and the source layer and on a boundary portion between the body region and the drain layer; and a center gate dielectric film provided adjacently to the boundary gate dielectric film on the body region, the center gate dielectric film having more interface states than the boundary gate dielectric film has.06-03-2010
20100133615MULTIPLE GATE TRANSISTOR HAVING FINS WITH A LENGTH DEFINED BY THE GATE ELECTRODE - The drain and source regions of a multiple gate transistor may be formed without an epitaxial growth process by using a placeholder structure for forming the drain and source dopant profiles and subsequently masking the drain and source areas and removing the placeholder structures so as to expose the channel area of the transistor. Thereafter, corresponding fins may be patterned and a gate electrode structure may be formed. Consequently, reduced cycle times may be accomplished due to the avoidance of the epitaxial growth process.06-03-2010
20090302386SOI TRANSISTOR HAVING A CARRIER RECOMBINATION STRUCTURE IN A BODY - A top semiconductor layer is formed with two different thicknesses such that a step is formed underneath a body region of a semiconductor-on-insulator (SOI) field effect transistor at the interface between a top semiconductor layer and an underlying buried insulator layer. The interface and the accompanying interfacial defects in the body region provide recombination centers, which increase the recombination rate between the holes and electrons in the body region. Optionally, a spacer portion, comprising a material that functions as recombination centers, is formed on sidewalls of the step to provide an enhanced recombination rate between holes and electrons in the body region, which increases the bipolar breakdown voltage of a SOI field effect transistor.12-10-2009
20120217582SOI Semiconductor Device Comprising a Substrate Diode with Reduced Metal Silicide Leakage - When forming substrate diodes in SOI devices, superior diode characteristics may be preserved by providing an additional spacer element in the substrate opening and/or by using a superior contact patterning regime on the basis of a sacrificial fill material. In both cases, integrity of a metal silicide in the substrate diode may be preserved, thereby avoiding undue deviations from the desired ideal diode characteristics. In some illustrative embodiments, the superior diode characteristics may be achieved without requiring any additional lithography step.08-30-2012
20130069159Field Effect Transistor Device with Raised Active Regions - A method for fabricating a field effect transistor device includes forming a gate stack on a substrate, forming a spacer on the substrate, adjacent to the gate stack, forming a first portion of an active region on the substrate, the first portion of the active region having a first facet surface adjacent to the gate stack, forming a second portion of the active region on a portion of the first portion of the active region, the second portion of the active region having a second facet surface adjacent to the gate stack, the first facet surface and the second facet surface partially defining a cavity adjacent to the gate stack.03-21-2013
20130056828THIN FILM TRANSISTOR AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF - A thin film transistor is provided. A thin film transistor according to an exemplary embodiment of the present invention includes: a substrate; a gate line disposed on the substrate and including a gate electrode; a semiconductor layer disposed on the substrate and including at least a portion overlapping the gate electrode; a gate insulating layer disposed between the gate line and the semiconductor layer; and a source electrode and a drain electrode disposed on the substrate and facing each other over a channel region of the semiconductor layer. The gate insulating layer includes a first region and a second region, the first region corresponds to the channel region of the semiconductor layer, the first region is made of a first material, the second region is made of a second material, and the first material and the second material have different atomic number ratios of carbon and silicon.03-07-2013
20130056827NON-PLANAR SEMICONDUCTOR STRUCTURE AND FABRICATION METHOD THEREOF - A non-planar semiconductor structure includes a substrate, at least two fin-shaped structures, at least an isolation structure, and a plurality of epitaxial layers. The fin-shaped structures are located on the substrate. The isolation structure is located between the fin-shaped structures, and the isolation structure has a nitrogen-containing layer. The epitaxial layers respectively cover a part of the fin-shaped structures and are located on the nitrogen-containing layer. A non-planar semiconductor process is also provided for forming the semiconductor structure.03-07-2013
20130056826Multi-Fin Device and Method of Making Same - A multiple-fin device includes a substrate and a plurality of fins formed on the substrate. Source and drain regions are formed in the respective fins. A dielectric layer is formed on the substrate. The dielectric layer has a first thickness adjacent one side of a first fin and having a second thickness, different from the first thickness, adjacent an opposite side of the fin. A continuous gate structure is formed overlying the plurality of fins, the continuous gate structure being adjacent a top surface of each fin and at least one sidewall surface of at least one fin. By adjusting the dielectric layer thickness, channel width of the resulting device can be fine-tuned.03-07-2013
20090267152SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING A SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - A semiconductor device is disclosed having a conductive gate structure overlying a semiconductor layer having a major surface. An isolation material is recessed within a trench region below the major surface of the semiconductor layer. An epitaxial layer is formed overlying a portion of the major surface and on an active region forming a sidewall of the trench.10-29-2009
20090267150Semiconductor Device and Method for Fabricating the Same - A method for fabricating a semiconductor device comprises: forming a gate pattern over a silicon active region and an insulating layer, which form a semiconductor substrate; removing the silicon active region exposed between the gate patterns; and filling a space between the gate patterns to form a plug.10-29-2009
20090267149SOURCE/DRAIN JUNCTION FOR HIGH PERFORMANCE MOSFET FORMED BY SELECTIVE EPI PROCESS - In a field effect transistor (FET), halo features may be formed by etching into the surface of a silicon layer followed by a step of growing a first epitaxial silicon (epi-Si) layer on the etched silicon layer. Source (S) and drain (D), as well as S/D extension features may similarly be formed by etching an epitaxial silicon layer, then filling with another epitaxial layer. Source and Drain, and extensions, and halo, which are normally formed by diffusion, may be formed as discrete elements by etching and filling (epi-Si). This may provide a shallow, highly activated, abrupt S/D extension, an optimally formed halo and deep S/D diffusion doping, and maximized improvement of channel mobility from the compressive or tensile stress from e-SiGe or e-SiC.10-29-2009
20130062695SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD FOR THE SAME - A semiconductor device and manufacturing method for the same are disclosed. The method includes providing a substrate that has an insulator layer and a semiconductor layer overlying the insulator layer. The method further includes forming a hard mask layer pattern on the semiconductor layer and etching the semiconductor layer using the patterned hard mask layer to form portions having different thickness in the semiconductor layer. The method also includes performing an oxygen-based treatment on the semiconductor layer to form a supporting oxide layer. A portion of the semiconductor layer is buried in the supporting oxide layer.03-14-2013
20110012201Semiconductor device having fins FET and manufacturing method thereof - A line-form insulator is formed on a substrate and then the substrate is etched with the insulator used as a mask to form first trenches on both sides of the insulator. Side wall insulators are formed on the side walls of the first trenches, the substrate is etched with the insulator and side wall insulators used as a mask to form second trenches in the bottom of the first trenches. After, the substrate is oxidized with the insulator and side wall insulators used as an anti-oxidation mask to cause oxide regions formed on the adjacent side walls of the second trenches lying on both sides of the substrate to make contact with each other and the insulator and side wall insulators are removed. Then, a fin FET having a semiconductor region as a line-form fin is formed in the substrate.01-20-2011
20110012200SUBSTRATE HAVING A CHARGED ZONE IN AN INSULATING BURIED LAYER - Embodiments of the invention relate to substrates comprising a base wafer, an insulating layer and a top semiconductor layer, wherein the insulating layer comprises at least a zone wherein a density of charges is in absolute value higher than 1001-20-2011
20110012199SEMICONDUCTOR-ON-INSULATOR WITH BACK SIDE HEAT DISSIPATION - Embodiments of the present invention provide for the dissipation of heat from semiconductor-on-insulator (SOI) structures. In one embodiment, a method for fabricating an integrated circuit is disclosed. In a first step, active circuitry is formed in an active layer of a SOI wafer. In a second step, substrate material is removed from a substrate layer disposed on a back side of the SOI wafer. In a third step, insulator material is removed from the back side of the SOI wafer to form an excavated insulator region. In a fourth step, a thermal dissipation layer is deposited on said excavated insulator region. The thermal dissipation layer is thermally conductive and electrically insulating.01-20-2011
20130214356MOSFET WITH WORK FUNCTION ADJUSTED METAL BACKGATE - An SOI substrate, a semiconductor device, and a method of backgate work function tuning. The substrate and the device have a plurality of metal backgate regions wherein at least two regions have different work functions. The method includes forming a mask on a substrate and implanting a metal backgate interposed between a buried oxide and bulk regions of the substrate thereby producing at least two metal backgate regions having different doses of impurity and different work functions. The work function regions can be aligned such that each transistor has different threshold voltage. When a top gate electrode serves as the mask, a metal backgate with a first work function under the channel region and a second work function under the source/drain regions is formed. The implant can be tilted to shift the work function regions relative to the mask.08-22-2013
20130214358LOW EXTERNAL RESISTANCE ETSOI TRANSISTORS - A disposable dielectric structure is formed on a semiconductor-on-insulator (SOI) substrate such that all physically exposed surfaces of the disposable dielectric structure are dielectric surfaces. A semiconductor material is selectively deposited on semiconductor surfaces, while deposition of any semiconductor material on dielectric surfaces is suppressed. After formation of at least one gate spacer and source and drain regions, a planarization dielectric layer is deposited and planarized to physically expose a top surface of the disposable dielectric structure. The disposable dielectric structure is replaced with a replacement gate stack including a gate dielectric and a gate conductor portion. Lower external resistance can be provided without impacting the short channel performance of a field effect transistor device.08-22-2013
20090236664INTEGRATION SCHEME FOR CONSTRAINED SEG GROWTH ON POLY DURING RAISED S/D PROCESSING - A method for constraining lateral growth of gate caps formed during an epitaxial silicon growth process to achieve raised source/drain regions on poly silicon is presented. The method is appropriate for integration into a manufacturing process for integrated circuit semiconductor devices. The method utilizes selective etch processes, dependant upon the material comprising the protective layer (hard mask) over the gate and the material of the spacers, e.g., oxide mask/nitride spacers, or nitride mask/oxide spacers.09-24-2009
20090236663HYBRID ORIENTATION SUBSTRATE WITH STRESS LAYER - A hybrid orientation substrate includes a base substrate having a first orientation, a first surface layer having a first orientation disposed on the base substrate in a first region, and a second surface layer disposed on the base substrate in a second region. The second surface layer has an upper sub-layer having a second orientation, and a lower sub-layer between the base substrate and the upper sub-layer. The lower sub-layer having a first stress induces a second stress on the upper sub-layer.09-24-2009
20090026541VERTICAL FLOATING BODY CELL OF A SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD FOR FABRICATING THE SAME - A semiconductor device includes a tube-type channel formed over a semiconductor substrate. The tube-type channel is connected to first and second conductive lines. A bias electrode is formed in the tube-type channel. The bias electrode is connected to the semiconductor substrate. An insulating film is disposed between the tube-type channel and the bias electrode. A surrounding gate electrode is formed over the tube-type channel.01-29-2009
20090008713DISPLAY DEVICE AND A METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME - A display device is provided which includes: pixel circuits for pixel electrode switching, arranged on a substrate; and an interlayer insulating film covering the pixel circuits. In this display device, the interlayer insulating film has connection holes which expose at bottom portions thereof connection portions of the pixel circuits, and connection portions of adjacent pixel circuits of the pixel circuits are exposed at the bottom portions of the connection holes. A method for manufacturing the above display device is also provided.01-08-2009
20090008712CARBON NANO-TUBE (CNT) THIN FILM COMPRISING METALLIC NANO-PARTICLES, AND A MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF - Disclosed is a carbon nanotube (CNT) thin film having metallic nanoparticles. The CNT thin film includes a plastic transparent substrate and a CNT composition coated on the substrate. The CNT composition includes a CNT and metallic nanoparticles distributed on the CNT surface. The plastic transparent substrate is flexible. The metallic nanoparticles are formed by heating a metallic precursor adsorbed in the CNT surface. A method of manufacturing the CNT thin film having metallic nanoparticles is also disclosed. A CNT-dispersed solution is prepared by mixing a CNT with a dispersant or a dispersion solvent. The CNT-dispersed solution is used to form a CNT thin film. Metallic precursors are implanted in the CNT thin film. Then, a heat-treatment is applied to transform the metallic precursors into metallic particles including metallic nanoparticles.01-08-2009
20120235236STRUCTURE AND METHOD OF FORMING A TRANSISTOR WITH ASYMMETRIC CHANNEL AND SOURCE/DRAIN REGIONS - A semiconductor structure includes a semiconductor substrate. A conductive gate abuts a gate insulator for controlling conduction of a channel region. The gate insulator abuts the channel region. A source region and a drain region are associated with the conductive gate. The source region includes a first material and the drain region includes a second material. The conductive gate is self-aligned to the first and the second material.09-20-2012
20120235235THIN FILM TRANSISTOR STRUCTURE AND DISPLAY DEVICE HAVING SAME - A thin film transistor structure includes a substrate, a gate layer, a gate insulator layer, a first semiconductor island, a second semiconductor island and a source and drain layer. The gate layer is disposed on the substrate, and includes a first gate electrode and a second electrode electrically connected to the first gate electrode. The gate insulator layer is disposed on the substrate and covers the first and second gate electrodes. The first semiconductor island is disposed on the gate insulator layer and corresponding to the first gate electrode. The second semiconductor island is disposed on the gate insulator layer and corresponding to the second electrode. The source and drain layer is disposed on the gate insulator layer and next to the first semiconductor island and the second semiconductor island. A display device using the above thin film transistor structure is also provided.09-20-2012
20120235234FIN FET DEVICE WITH INDEPENDENT CONTROL GATE - A FinFET device with an independent control gate, including: a silicon-on-insulator substrate; a non-planar multi-gate transistor disposed on the silicon-on-insulator substrate, the transistor comprising a conducting channel wrapped around a thin silicon fin; a source/drain extension region; an independently addressable control gate that is self-aligned to the fin and does not extend beyond the source/drain extension region, the control gate comprising: a thin layer of silicon nitride; and a plurality of spacers.09-20-2012
20120235233FIELD EFFECT TRANSISTOR STRUCTURE AND METHOD OF FORMING SAME - The disclosure relates generally to a metal-oxide-semiconductor field effect transistor (MOSFET) structures and methods of forming the same. The MOSFET structure includes at least one semiconductor body on a substrate; a dielectric cap on a top surface of the at least one semiconductor body, wherein a width of the at least one semiconductor body is less than a width of the dielectric cap; a gate dielectric layer conformally coating the at least one semiconductor body; and at least one electrically conductive gate on the gate dielectric layer.09-20-2012
20130207190SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE, AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING SAME - Disclosed is a semiconductor device 08-15-2013
20110024842PROCEDURE FOR THE USE OF NATURAL CELLULOSIC MATERIAL, SYNTHETIC MATERIAL OR MIXED NATURAL AND SYNTHETIC MATERIAL, SIMULTANEOUSLY AS PHYSICAL AND DIELECTRIC SUPPORT IN SELF-SUSTAINABLE FIELD EFFECT ELECTRONIC AND OPTOELECTRONIC DEVICES - The present invention refers to the use and creation of natural cellulosic material, synthetic or mixed material and corresponding production process to be used simultaneously as physical and dielectric support in the creation of new field-effect electronic or optoelectronic devices, designated C-MOS structured electronic devices, designated interstrate, wherein its functionality depends on the capacity per unit area of the paper depending on how the fibers thereof are distributed, the fibers being coated by an active ionic or covalent semiconductor and allowing the production of flexible self-sustainable devices, disposable devices, based on the new integrated interstrate concept, of monolithic or hybrid types.02-03-2011
20110024840SOI TRANSISTORS HAVING AN EMBEDDED EXTENSION REGION TO IMPROVE EXTENSION RESISTANCE AND CHANNEL STRAIN CHARACTERISTICS - A silicon-on-insulator (SOI) transistor device includes a buried insulator layer formed over a bulk substrate; an SOI layer formed on the buried insulator layer; and a pair of silicon containing epitaxial regions disposed adjacent opposing sides of a gate conductor, the epitaxial regions corresponding to source and drain regions of the transistor device; wherein portions of the epitaxial regions are embedded in the buried insulator and are in contact with both vertical and bottom surfaces of the SOI layer corresponding to source and drain extension regions at opposing ends of a channel region of the transistor device.02-03-2011
20130093020MOSFET AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME - The present application discloses a MOSFET and a method for manufacturing the same. The MOSFET is formed on an SOI wafer, comprising: a shallow trench isolation for defining an active region in the semiconductor layer; a gate stack on the semiconductor layer; a source region and a drain region in the semiconductor layer on both sides of the gate stack; a channel region in the semiconductor layer and sandwiched by the source region and the drain region; a back gate in the semiconductor substrate; a first dummy gate stack overlapping with a boundary between the semiconductor layer and the shallow trench isolation; and a second dummy gate stack on the shallow trench isolation, wherein the MOSFET further comprises a plurality of conductive vias which are disposed between the gate stack and the first dummy gate stack and electrically connected to the source region and the drain region respectively, and between the first dummy gate stack and the second dummy gate stack and electrically connected to the back gate. The MOSFET avoids short circuit between the back gate and the source/drain regions by the dummy gate stacks.04-18-2013
20120313171SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF - A Si-on-half-insulator device and its manufacturing method are disclosed in this invention. In one embodiment, a horizontal insulating layer located below at least one of the source and drain regions is realized to reduce junction capacitance. In another embodiment, a horizontal insulating layer located below at least one of the source and drain regions and a vertical insulating layer located below at least one side surface of the gate are realized. The additional vertical insulating layer can reduce punch leakage. Further, a method of manufacturing the above semiconductor device is also disclosed, wherein the horizontal and vertical insulating layers are formed using an additional layer of epitaxially grown semiconductor material and isolating trenches.12-13-2012
20110278673METHODOLOGY FOR FABRICATING ISOTROPICALLY RECESSED SOURCE AND DRAIN REGIONS OF CMOS TRANSISTORS - A method for fabricating recessed source and recessed drain regions of aggressively scaled CMOS devices. In this method a processing sequence of plasma etch, deposition, followed by plasma etch is used to controllably form recessed regions of the source and the drain in the channel of a thin body, much less than 40 nm, device to enable subsequent epitaxial growth of SiGe, SiC, or other materials, and a consequent increase in the device and ring oscillator performance. A Field Effect Transistor device is also provided, which includes: a buried oxide layer; a silicon layer above the buried oxide layer; an isotropically recessed source region; an isotropically recessed drain region; and a gate stack which includes a gate dielectric, a conductive material, and a spacer.11-17-2011
20080265322METAL OXIDE SEMICONDUCTOR TRANSISTOR WITH Y SHAPE METAL GATE AND FABRICATING METHOD THEREOF - A method of manufacturing a metal oxide semiconductor transistor having a metal gate is provided. The method firstly includes a step of providing a substrate. A dummy gate is formed on the substrate, a spacer is formed around the dummy gate, and doped regions are formed in the substrate outside of the dummy gate. A bevel edge is formed on the spacer, and a trench is formed in the inner sidewall of the spacer. A barrier layer, and a metal gate are formed in the trench and on the bevel edge, and the barrier layer will not form poor step coverage.10-30-2008
20110042744METHOD OF FORMING EXTREMELY THIN SEMICONDUCTOR ON INSULATOR (ETSOI) DEVICE WITHOUT ION IMPLANTATION - A method of fabricating a semiconductor device is provided in which the channel of the device is present in an extremely thin silicon on insulator (ETSOI) layer, i.e., a silicon containing layer having a thickness of less than 10.0 nm. In one embodiment, the method may begin with providing a substrate having at least a first semiconductor layer overlying a dielectric layer, wherein the first semiconductor layer has a thickness of less than 10.0 nm. A gate structure is formed directly on the first semiconductor layer. A in-situ doped semiconductor material is formed on the first semiconductor layer adjacent to the gate structure. The dopant from the in-situ doped semiconductor material is then diffused into the first semiconductor layer to form extension regions. The method is also applicable to finFET structures.02-24-2011
20130161747ISOLATION REGION FABRICATION FOR REPLACEMENT GATE PROCESSING - A semiconductor structure includes a silicon-on-insulator (SOI) substrate, the SOI substrate comprising a bottom silicon layer, a buried oxide (BOX) layer, and a top silicon layer; a plurality of active devices formed on the top silicon layer; and an isolation region located between two of the active devices, wherein at least two of the plurality of active devices are electrically isolated from each other by the isolation region, and wherein the isolation region extends through the top silicon layer to the BOX layer.06-27-2013
20130161744FINFET WITH MERGED FINS AND VERTICAL SILICIDE - A finFET device is provided. The finFET device includes a BOX layer, fin structures located over the BOX layer, a gate stack located over the fin structures, gate spacers located on vertical sidewalls of the gate stack, an epi layer covering the fin structures, source and drain regions located in the semiconductor layers of the fin structures, and silicide regions abutting the source and drain regions. The fin structures each comprise a semiconductor layer and extend in a first direction, and the gate stack extends in a second direction that is perpendicular. The gate stack comprises a high-K dielectric layer and a metal gate, and the epi layer merges the fin structures together. The silicide regions each include a vertical portion located on the vertical sidewall of the source or drain region.06-27-2013
20110298050FIN TRANSISTOR STRUCTURE AND METHOD OF FABRICATING THE SAME - There is provided a fin transistor structure and a method of fabricating the same. The fin transistor structure comprises a fin formed on a semiconductor substrate, wherein a bulk semiconductor material is formed between a portion of the fin serving as the channel region of the transistor structure and the substrate, and an insulation material is formed between remaining portions of the fin and the substrate. Thereby, it is possible to reduce the current leakage while maintaining the advantages of body-tied structures.12-08-2011
20100171176Integrated Circuitry And Methods Of Forming A Semiconductor-On-Insulator Substrate - Some embodiments include methods of forming voids within semiconductor constructions. In some embodiments the voids may be utilized as microstructures for distributing coolant, for guiding electromagnetic radiation, or for separation and/or characterization of materials. Some embodiments include constructions having micro-structures therein which correspond to voids, conduits, insulative structures, semiconductor structures or conductive structures.07-08-2010
20080203478High Frequency Switch With Low Loss, Low Harmonics, And Improved Linearity Performance - A switch element includes a field effect transistor (FET) structure formed on a substrate, the FET structure having a drain, a gate and a source, the drain having a drain capacitance, the gate having a gate capacitance, the source having a source capacitance and an electrical connection to couple the drain capacitance, gate capacitance and the source capacitance to the substrate.08-28-2008
20120139044MOSFET AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME - The present application discloses a MOSFET and a method for manufacturing the same. The MOSFET comprises an SOI wafer, which comprises a bottom semiconductor substrate, a first buried insulating layer on the bottom semiconductor substrate, and a first semiconductor layer on the first buried insulating layer; a source region and a drain region which are formed in a second semiconductor layer over the SOI wafer, wherein there is a second buried insulating layer between the second semiconductor layer and the SOI wafer; a channel region, which is formed in the second semiconductor layer and located between the source region and the drain regions; and a gate stack, which comprises a gate dielectric layer on the second semiconductor layer and a gate conductor on the gate dielectric layer, wherein the MOSFET further comprises a backgate formed in a portion of the first semiconductor substrate below the channel region, the backgate having a non-uniform doping profile, and the second buried insulating layer serving as a gate dielectric layer of the backgate. The MOSFET has an adjustable threshold voltage by changing the polarity of dopants and/or the doping profile in the backgate. Leakage in the semiconductor device can be reduced.06-07-2012
20110101455FINFET SPACER FORMATION BY ORIENTED IMPLANTATION - A FinFET having spacers with a substantially uniform profile along the length of a gate stack which covers a portion of a fin of semiconductor material formed on a substrate is provided by depositing spacer material conformally on both the fins and gate stack and performing an angled ion impurity implant approximately parallel to the gate stack to selectively cause damage to only spacer material deposited on the fin. Due to the damage caused by the angled implant, the spacer material on the fins can be etched with high selectivity to the spacer material on the gate stack.05-05-2011
20130161745SOURCE-DRAIN EXTENSION FORMATION IN REPLACEMENT METAL GATE TRANSISTOR DEVICE - In one embodiment a transistor structure includes a gate stack disposed on a surface of a semiconductor body. The gate stack has a layer of gate dielectric surrounding gate metal and overlies a channel region in the semiconductor body. The transistor structure further includes a source having a source extension region and a drain having a drain extension region formed in the semiconductor body, where each extension region has a sharp, abrupt junction that overlaps an edge of the gate stack. Also included is a punch through stopper region having an implanted dopant species beneath the channel in the semiconductor body between the source and the drain. There is also a shallow channel region having an implanted dopant species located between the punch through stopper region and the channel. Both bulk semiconductor and silicon-on-insulator transistor embodiments are described.06-27-2013
20110284960NON-PLANAR THIN FIN TRANSISTOR - Methods for fabricating a non-planar transistor. Fin field effect transistors (finFETs) are often built around a fin (e.g., a tall, thin semiconductive member). During manufacturing, a fin may encounter various mechanical stresses, e.g., inertial forces during movement of the substrate and fluid forces during cleaning steps. If the forces on the fin are too large, the fin may fracture and possibly render a transistor inoperative. Supporting one side of a fin before forming the second side of a fin creates stability in the fin structure, thereby counteracting many of the mechanical stresses incurred during manufacturing.11-24-2011
20090108351FINFET MEMORY DEVICE WITH DUAL SEPARATE GATES AND METHOD OF OPERATION - A FinFET device comprises a front gate (FG) and a separate back gate (BG) disposed on opposite sides of the fine. The fin structure may act as a floating body of a volatile memory cell. The front and back gates may be doped with the same or opposite polarity, and may be biased oppositely. A plurality of FinFETs may be connected in a memory array with single column erase, or double column erase capability.04-30-2009
20110284961SELF-ALIGNED SCHOTTKY DIODE - A Schottky barrier diode comprises a doped guard ring having a doping of a second conductivity type in a semiconductor-on-insulator (SOI) substrate. The Schottky barrier diode further comprises a first-conductivity-type-doped semiconductor region having a doping of a first conductivity type, which is the opposite of the second conductivity type, on one side of a dummy gate electrode and a Schottky barrier structure surrounded by the doped guard ring on the other side. A Schottky barrier region may be laterally surrounded by the dummy gate electrode and the doped guard ring. The doped guard ring includes an unmetallized portion of a gate-side second-conductivity-type-doped semiconductor region having a doping of a second conductivity type. A Schottky barrier region may be laterally surrounded by a doped guard ring including a gate-side doped semiconductor region and a STI-side doped semiconductor region. Design structures for the inventive Schottky barrier diode are also provided.11-24-2011
20110284959SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD OF THE SAME - One object is to provide a semiconductor device including an oxide semiconductor, which has stable electric characteristics and high reliability. Another object is to manufacture a highly reliable semiconductor device in a high yield. In a top-gate staggered transistor including an oxide semiconductor film, as a first gate insulating film in contact with the oxide semiconductor film, a silicon oxide film is formed by a plasma CVD method with use of a deposition gas containing silicon fluoride and oxygen; and as a second gate insulating film stacked over the first gate insulating film, a silicon oxide film is formed by a plasma CVD method with use of a deposition gas containing silicon hydride and oxygen.11-24-2011
20110169082METHOD FOR FORMING RETROGRADED WELL FOR MOSFET - A method of forming an electrical device is provided that includes forming at least one semiconductor device on a first semiconductor layer of the SOI substrate. A handling structure is formed contacting the at least one semiconductor device and the first semiconductor layer. A second semiconductor layer and at least a portion of the dielectric layer of the SOI substrate are removed to provide a substantially exposed surface of the first semiconductor layer. A retrograded well may be formed by implanting dopant through the substantially exposed surface of the first semiconductor layer into a first thickness of the semiconductor layer that extends from the substantially exposed surface of the semiconductor layer, wherein a remaining thickness of the semiconductor layer is substantially free of the retrograded well dopant. The retrograded well may be laser annealed.07-14-2011
20110291188STRAINED FINFET - A FinFET is described incorporating at least two fins extending from a common Si containing layer and epitaxial material grown from the common layer and from sidewalls of the fins to introduce strain to the common layer and the fins to increase carrier mobility.12-01-2011
20110291192INCREASING BODY DOPANT UNIFORMITY IN MULTI-GATE TRANSISTOR DEVICES - Techniques and structures for increasing body dopant uniformity in multi-gate transistor devices are generally described. In one example, an electronic device includes a semiconductor substrate, a multi-gate fin coupled with the semiconductor substrate, the multi-gate fin comprising a source region, a drain region, and a gate region wherein the gate region is disposed between the source region and the drain region, the gate region being body-doped after a sacrificial gate structure is removed from the multi-gate fin and before a subsequent gate structure is formed, a dielectric material coupled with the source region and the drain region of the multi-gate fin, and the subsequent gate structure coupled to the gate region of the multi-gate fin.12-01-2011
20110291191MOS Structure with Suppressed SOI Floating Body Effect and Manufacturing Method thereof - The present invention discloses a MOS structure with suppressed floating body effect including a substrate, a buried insulation layer provided on the substrate, and an active area provided on the buried insulation layer comprising a body region, a first conductive type source region and a first conductive type drain region provided on both sides of the body region respectively and a gate region provide on top of the body region, wherein the active area further comprises a highly doped second conductive type region between the first conductive type source region and the buried insulation layer. For manufacturing this structure, implant ions into a first conductive type source region via a mask having an opening thereon forming a highly doped second conductive type region under the first conductive type source region and above the buried insulation layer. The present invention will not increase chip area and is compatible with conventional CMOS process.12-01-2011
20110291190System and method for integrated circuits with cylindrical gate structures - A system and method for integrated circuits with surrounding gate structures are disclosed. The integrated circuits system includes a transistor having a gate all around cylindrical (GAAC) nanowire channel with an interposed dielectric layer. The cylindrical nanowire channel being in a middle section of a semiconductor wire pattern connects the source and drain region positioned at the two opposite end sections of the same wire pattern. A method is provided for manufacturing the integrate circuits system with a GAAC transistor including forming an SOI layer wire pattern on the buried oxide layer of an SOI wafer; forming a cavity underneath the middle section of the wire pattern and shaping the middle section to cylindrically shaped channel; forming a gate electrode surrounding the cylindrical channel region with an interposed gate dielectric layer, the gate electrode being positioned on the buried oxide layer vertically towards the wire pattern; forming the source/drain regions at the two opposite end sections of the wire pattern on either sides of the gate electrode and channel.12-01-2011
20110291189THIN CHANNEL DEVICE AND FABRICATION METHOD WITH A REVERSE EMBEDDED STRESSOR - A device and method for inducing stress in a semiconductor layer includes providing a substrate having a dielectric layer formed between a first semiconductor layer and a second semiconductor layer. A removable buried layer is provided on or in the second semiconductor layer. A gate structure with side spacers is formed on the first semiconductor layer. Recesses are formed down to the removable buried layer in areas for source and drain regions. The removable buried layer is etched away to form an undercut below the dielectric layer below the gate structure. A stressor layer is formed in the undercut, and source and drain regions are formed.12-01-2011
20100213547SEMICONDUCTOR SWITCHING DEVICE EMPLOYING A QUANTUM DOT STRUCTURE - A semiconductor device includes a semiconductor island having at least one electrical dopant atom and encapsulated by dielectric materials including at least one dielectric material layer. At least two portions of the at least one dielectric material layer have a thickness less than 08-26-2010
20100213546FIELD-EFFECT TRANSISTOR AND INTEGRATED CIRCUIT INCLUDING THE SAME - A field-effect transistor comprising a movable gate electrode that suppresses a leakage current from the gate electrode, and has a large current drivability and a low leakage current between a source and a drain. The field-effect transistor comprises: an insulating substrate; a semiconductor layer of triangle cross-sectional shape formed on the insulating substrate, having a gate insulation film on a surface, and forming a channel in a lateral direction; fixed electrodes that are arranged adjacent to both sides of the semiconductor layer and in parallel to the semiconductor layer, each of the electrodes having an insulation film on a surface; a source/drain formed at the end part of the semiconductor layer; and the movable gate electrode formed above the semiconductor layer and the fixed electrodes with a gap.08-26-2010
20110169083SEMICONDUCTOR TRANSISTOR DEVICE STRUCTURE WITH BACK SIDE SOURCE/DRAIN CONTACT PLUGS, AND RELATED MANUFACTURING METHOD - A method of fabricating a semiconductor device with back side conductive plugs is provided here. The method begins by forming a gate structure overlying a semiconductor-on-insulator (SOI) substrate. The SOI substrate has a support layer, an insulating layer overlying the support layer, an active semiconductor region overlying the insulating layer, and an isolation region outboard of the active semiconductor region. A first section of the gate structure is formed overlying the isolation region and a second section of the gate structure is formed overlying the active semiconductor region. The method continues by forming source/drain regions in the active semiconductor region, and thereafter removing the support layer from the SOI substrate. Next, the method forms conductive plugs for the gate structure and the source/drain regions, where each of the conductive plugs passes through the insulating layer.07-14-2011
20100102389FINFET WITH TWO INDEPENDENT GATES AND METHOD FOR FABRICATING THE SAME04-29-2010
20080296680METHOD OF MAKING AN INTEGRATED CIRCUIT INCLUDING DOPING A FIN - A method of making an integrated circuit including doping a fin is disclosed. The method includes providing a substrate having at least one fin of a semiconductor material and carrying out a gas-phase doping of the at least one fin.12-04-2008
20100032759 SELF-ALIGNED SOI SCHOTTKY BODY TIE EMPLOYING SIDEWALL SILICIDATION - A self-aligned Silicon on Insulator (SOI) Schottky Body Tie structure includes: a source region comprising a silicide layer disposed on a top surface of the source region; a drain region comprising a silicide layer disposed on a top surface of the drain region; a gate region disposed above a channel formed by the drain and source regions; and a gate oxide layer disposed between the gate region and the channel formed by the drain and source regions, wherein when silicidation is performed on the diffusion region it forms a metal-silicon alloy contact such that the silicide layer extends into and directly touches the channel.02-11-2010
20100032760THIN-FILM TRANSISTOR SUBSTRATE AND METHOD OF FABRICATING THE SAME - The present invention provides a thin-film transistor (TFT) substrate, which can be fabricated simply and at reduced cost, and a method of fabricating the TFT substrate. The TFT substrate includes: an insulating substrate; gate wiring that extends on the insulating substrate in a first direction; data wiring that extends on the gate wiring in a second direction, and includes a lower layer and an upper layer; and a semiconductor pattern that is disposed under the data wiring and has substantially the same shape as the data wiring except for a channel region, wherein root-mean-square roughness of a top surface of the data wiring is 3 nm or less.02-11-2010
20090309159SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD OF THE SAME - Performance of a semiconductor device having a MIS transistor is improved. A semiconductor device includes: a pair of source/drain regions each formed by stacking a semiconductor layer on a main surface of a silicon substrate; a sidewall insulating film covering each sidewall of the source/drain regions; a gate electrode arranged so as to interpose a gate insulating film on the main surface of the silicon substrate at a position sandwiched by the sidewall insulating films in a plane; and extension regions formed to extend from a portion below and lateral to the gate electrode to a portion below and lateral to each of the source/drain regions, wherein a sidewall of the sidewall insulating film being adjacent to the gate insulating film and the gate electrode has an inclination of a forward tapered shape.12-17-2009
20090242985METHOD, STRUCTURE AND DESIGN STRUCTURE FOR CUSTOMIZING HISTORY EFFECTS OF SOI CIRCUITS - A design structure is embodied in a machine readable medium for designing, manufacturing, or testing a design. The design structure includes a high-leakage dielectric formed between a gate electrode and an outer portion of an active region of a FET. Also provided is a structure having a high-leakage dielectric formed between the gate electrode and the active region of the FET and a method of manufacturing such structure.10-01-2009
20120025311RADIATION-HARDENED SEMICONDUCTOR STRUCTURE, A SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE INCLUDING THE RADIATION-HARDENED SEMICODUCTOR STRUCTURE, AND METHODS OF FORMING THE RADIATION-HARDENED SEMICONDUCTOR STRUCTURE AND SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - A radiation-hardened semiconductor structure including an insulator material doped with at least one of a transition metal, a lanthanide, and an actinide, and a semiconductor material located over the insulator material. A semiconductor device including the radiation-hardened semiconductor structure is also disclosed as are method of forming the radiation-hardened semiconductor structure and the semiconductor device.02-02-2012
20090090969ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND METHOD OF BIASING - A first bias charge is provided to first bias region at a first level of an electronic device, the first bias region directly underlying a first transistor having a channel region at a second level that is electrically isolated from the first bias region. A voltage threshold of the first transistor is based upon the first bias charge. A second bias charge is provided to second bias region at the first level of an electronic device, the second bias region directly underlying a second transistor having a channel region at a second level that is electrically isolated from the first bias region. A voltage threshold of the second transistor is based upon the second bias charge.04-09-2009
20090090970SOI SUBSTRATE CONTACT WITH EXTENDED SILICIDE AREA - A low resistance contact structure and method of making the structure. The structure includes a polysilicon contact through an upper silicon layer and buried oxide layer to a lower silicon layer of a silicon-on-insulation substrate. A region of the upper silicon layer surrounds the polysilicon contact and top surface of the polysilicon contact and surrounding region of upper silicon layer are metal silicided providing an extended contact area greater than the area of the top surface of polysilicon contact.04-09-2009
20090085115TRANSISTOR AND IN-SITU FABRICATION PROCESS - A method of fabricating semiconductor components in-situ and in a continuous integrated sequence includes the steps of providing a single crystal semiconductor substrate, epitaxially growing a first layer of rare earth insulator material on the semiconductor substrate, epitaxially growing a first layer of semiconductor material on the first layer of rare earth insulator material, epitaxially growing a second layer of rare earth insulator material on the first layer of semiconductor material, and epitaxially growing a second layer of semiconductor material on the second layer of rare earth insulator material. The first layer of rare earth insulator material, the first layer of semiconductor material, the second layer of rare earth insulator material, and the second layer of semiconductor material form an in-situ grown structure of overlying layers. The in-situ grown structure is etched to define a semiconductor component and electrical contacts are deposited on the semiconductor component.04-02-2009
20090050964METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THIN FILM INTEGRATED CIRCUIT, AND ELEMENT SUBSTRATE - Application form of and demand for an IC chip formed with a silicon wafer are expected to increase, and further reduction in cost is required. An object of the invention is to provide a structure of an IC chip and a process capable of producing at a lower cost. A feature of the invention is to use a metal film and a reactant having the metal film as a separation layer. An etching rate of the metal film or the reactant having metal is high, and a physical means in addition to a chemical means of etching the metal film or the reactant having metal can be used in the invention. Thus, the IDF chip can be manufactured more simply and easily in a short time.02-26-2009
20090152631SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD FOR FORMING THE SAME - A thin film transistor device reduced substantially in resistance between the source and the drain by incorporating a silicide film, which is fabricated by a process comprising forming a gate insulator film and a gate contact on a silicon substrate, anodically oxidizing the gate contact, covering an exposed surface of the silicon semiconductor with a metal, and irradiating an intense light such as a laser beam to the metal film either from the upper side or from an insulator substrate side to allow the metal coating to react with silicon to obtain a silicide film. The metal silicide layer may be obtained otherwise by tightly adhering a metal coating to the exposed source and drain regions using an insulator formed into an approximately triangular shape, preferably 1 μm or less in width, and allowing the metal to react with silicon.06-18-2009
20090152630SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE USING SOI-SUBSTRATE - According to a feature of the present invention, a semiconductor device includes a SOI substrate, including a semiconductor substrate; an insulating layer formed on the semiconductor substrate and a silicon layer formed on the insulating layer. A drain region and a source region are formed in the silicon layer so that the source region is in contact with the insulating layer but the drain region is not in contact with the insulating layer.06-18-2009
20080237716INTEGRATED CIRCUIT STRUCTURES HAVING A BORON ETCH-STOP LAYER AND METHODS, DEVICES AND SYSTEMS RELATED THERETO - An integrated circuit structure comprising a boron etch-stop layer on a surface of the integrated circuit structure having a full-width half-maximum (FWHM) thickness value less than 100 nanometers, wherein the boron etch-stop layer is substantially free of germanium and carbon. In one embodiment, the boron etch-stop layer has a FWHM thickness value less than 20 nanometers and may contain added germanium or carbon. Systems and devices containing same are also disclosed. Chemical vapor deposition (CVD) may be used to form the boron etch-stop layer.10-02-2008
20090146211GROUNDING FRONT-END-OF-LINE STRUCTURES ON A SOI SUBSTRATE - Structures and a method are disclosed for grounding gate-stack and/or silicon active region front-end-of-line structures on a silicon-on-insulator (SOI) substrate, which may be used as test structures for VC inspection. In one embodiment, a structure includes a grounded bulk silicon substrate having the SOI substrate thereover, the SOI substrate including a silicon-on-insulator (SOI) layer and a buried oxide (BOX) layer; the silicon active region having at least one finger element within the SOI layer, the at least one finger element isolated by a shallow trench isolation (STI) layer; and a polysilicon ground intersecting the at least one finger element and extending through the STI layer and the BOX layer to the grounded bulk silicon substrate, the polysilicon ground contacting the silicon active region and the grounded bulk silicon substrate.06-11-2009
20080237710Localized spacer for a multi-gate transistor - In one embodiment, the present invention includes a double gate transistor having a silicon fin formed on a buried oxide layer and first and second insulation layers formed on a portion of the silicon fin, where at least the second insulation layer has a pair of portions extending onto respective first and second portions of the silicon fin to each act as a self-aligned spacer structure. Other embodiments are described and claimed.10-02-2008
20080237709AFTER GATE FABRICATION OF FIELD EFFECT TRANSISTOR HAVING TENSILE AND COMPRESSIVE REGIONS - A field effect transistor (“FET”) is formed to include a stress in a channel region of an active semiconductor region of an SOI substrate. A gate is formed to overlie the active semiconductor region, after which a sacrificial stressed layer is formed which overlies the gate and the active semiconductor region. Then, the SOI substrate is heated to cause a flowable dielectric material in a buried dielectric layer of the SOI substrate to soften and reflow. As a result of the reflowing, the sacrificial stressed layer induces stress in a channel region of the active semiconductor region underlying the gate. A source region and a drain region are formed in the active semiconductor region, desirably after removing the sacrificial stressed layer.10-02-2008
20080265323Semiconductor Device and Manufacturing Method Thereof - An object is to provide a semiconductor device in which, through a simpler process, junction capacitance and power consumption can be reduced more than a conventional semiconductor device, and a manufacturing method thereof. An insulating film including an opening is formed over a base substrate and a part of a bond substrate is transferred to the base substrate, with the insulating film interposed therebetween, whereby a semiconductor film including a cavity between the semiconductor film and the base substrate is formed over the base substrate. Then, a semiconductor device including a semiconductor element such as a transistor is manufactured using the semiconductor film. The transistor includes a cavity between the base substrate and the semiconductor film used as an active layer. One cavity may be provided or a plurality of cavities may be provided.10-30-2008
20100308406THIN FILM TRANSISTOR - A thin film transistor is provided. The thin film transistor includes a gate, at least an inorganic material layer, at least one dielectric layer, a source, a drain, and an active layer. The active layer is located on the substrate. The source and the drain cover a part of the active layer and a part of the substrate. A channel region exists between the source and the drain. The inorganic material layer is filled into the channel region. The dielectric layer at least including an organic material covers the inorganic material, the source and the drain. The gate is disposed on the dielectric layer.12-09-2010
20120292701Silicon on Insulator Field Effect Device - A field effect transistor device includes a silicon on insulator (SOI) body portion disposed on a buried oxide (BOX) substrate, a gate stack portion disposed on the SOI body portion, a first silicide material disposed on the BOX substrate, the first silicide material arranged adjacent to the gate stack portion, a second silicide material arranged on the first silicide material, a source region including a portion of the first silicide material and the second silicide material, and a drain region including a portion of the first silicide material and the second silicide material.11-22-2012
20090309158Memory Devices - Disclosed is a memory device and method of operation thereof. The memory device may include a source region and a drain region of a first dopant type, the source and drain regions contain a first semiconductor material; a body region of a second dopant type, the body region being sandwiched between the source and drain regions, the body comprising a second semiconductor material; a gate dielectric layer over at least the body region; and a gate comprising a conductive material over the gate dielectric layer. Specifically, one of the first semiconductor material and the second semiconductor material is lattice matched with the other of the first semiconductor material and the second semiconductor material and has an energy gap smaller than the energy gap of the other of the first semiconductor material and the second semiconductor material.12-17-2009
20110147840WRAP-AROUND CONTACTS FOR FINFET AND TRI-GATE DEVICES - A semiconductor device comprises a substrate and a semiconductor body formed on the substrate. The semiconductor body comprises a source region; and a drain region. The source region or the drain region, or combinations thereof, comprises a first side surface, a second side surface, and a top surface. The first side surface is opposite the second side surface, the top surface is opposite the bottom surface. The source region or the drain region, or combinations thereof, comprise a metal layer formed on the substantially all of the first side surface, substantially all of the second side surface, and the top surface.06-23-2011
20110147839SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME - Multi-gate metal oxide silicon transistors and methods of making multi-gate metal oxide silicon transistors are provided. The multi-gate metal oxide silicon transistor contains a bulk silicon substrate containing one or more convex portions between shallow trench regions; one or more dielectric portions over the convex portions; one or more silicon fins over the dielectric portions; a shallow trench isolation layer in the shallow trench isolation regions; and a gate electrode. The upper surface of the shallow trench isolation layer can be located below the upper surface of the convex portion, or the upper surface of the shallow trench isolation layer can be located between the lower surface and the upper surface of first dielectric layer. The multi-gate metal oxide silicon transistor can contain second spacers adjacent to side surfaces of the convex portions in a source/drain region.06-23-2011
20120187490FET STRUCTURES WITH TRENCH IMPLANTATION TO IMPROVE BACK CHANNEL LEAKAGE AND BODY RESISTANCE - A field effect transistor (FET) structure on a semiconductor substrate which includes a gate structure having a spacer on a semiconductor substrate; an extension implant underneath the gate structure; a recessed source and a recessed drain filled with a doped epitaxial material; halo implanted regions adjacent a bottom of the recessed source and drain and being underneath the gate stack. In an exemplary embodiment, there is implanted junction butting underneath the bottom of each of the recessed source and drain, the junction butting being separate and distinct from the halo implanted regions. In another exemplary embodiment, the doped epitaxial material is graded from a lower dopant concentration at a side of the recessed source and drain to a higher dopant concentration at a center of the recessed source and drain. In a further exemplary embodiment, the semiconductor substrate is a semiconductor on insulator substrate.07-26-2012
20120187491METHOD FOR FORMING RETROGRADED WELL FOR MOSFET - A method of forming an electrical device is provided that includes forming at least one semiconductor device on a first semiconductor layer of the SOI substrate. A handling structure is formed contacting the at least one semiconductor device and the first semiconductor layer. A second semiconductor layer and at least a portion of the dielectric layer of the SOI substrate are removed to provide a substantially exposed surface of the first semiconductor layer. A retrograded well may be formed by implanting dopant through the substantially exposed surface of the first semiconductor layer into a first thickness of the semiconductor layer that extends from the substantially exposed surface of the semiconductor layer, wherein a remaining thickness of the semiconductor layer is substantially free of the retrograded well dopant. The retrograded well may be laser annealed.07-26-2012
20120187486NON-UNIFORM CHANNEL JUNCTION-LESS TRANSISTOR - The present disclosure discloses a method of forming a semiconductor layer on a substrate. The method includes patterning the semiconductor layer into a fin structure. The method includes forming a gate dielectric layer and a gate electrode layer over the fin structure. The method includes patterning the gate dielectric layer and the gate electrode layer to form a gate structure in a manner so that the gate structure wraps around a portion of the fin structure. The method includes performing a plurality of implantation processes to form source/drain regions in the fin structure. The plurality of implantation processes are carried out in a manner so that a doping profile across the fin structure is non-uniform, and a first region of the portion of the fin structure that is wrapped around by the gate structure has a lower doping concentration level than other regions of the fin structure.07-26-2012
20090267153Localized Spacer For A Multi-Gate Transistor - In one embodiment, the present invention includes a double gate transistor having a silicon fin formed on a buried oxide layer and first and second insulation layers formed on a portion of the silicon fin, where at least the second insulation layer has a pair of portions extending onto respective first and second portions of the silicon fin to each act as a self-aligned spacer structure. Other embodiments are described and claimed.10-29-2009
20090267151SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE, ELECTRONIC DEVICE, AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF - To provide a semiconductor device in which resistance of a source region and a drain region of a thin film transistor is reduced and a short channel effect is suppressed, and a manufacturing method thereof. The semiconductor device includes a gate electrode which is formed over a first semiconductor layer with a gate insulating film interposed therebetween; sidewalls which are formed on side surfaces of the gate electrode; and second semiconductor layers which are in contact with and stacked over end portions of the sidewalls and the first semiconductor layer, wherein the second semiconductor layers cover at least a part of the end portions of the sidewalls.10-29-2009
20090065866Non-Planar Silicon-On-Insulator Device that Includes an "Area-Efficient" Body Tie - Non-planar SOI devices that include an “area-efficient” body tie are disclosed. The device includes a bulk substrate, an insulator layer formed on a surface of the bulk substrate, and a silicon body formed on a surface of the insulator layer. The silicon body preferably includes (i) a non-planar channel connecting a source region and a drain region, and (ii) a body tie that is adjacent to the channel and couples the channel to a voltage potential. The device further includes a gate dielectric formed on the channel and a gate material formed on the gate dielectric.03-12-2009
20100084710Capacitor-Less Dynamic Random Access Memory (DRAM) Devices - Dynamic random access memory (DRAM) devices including an insulating layer on a semiconductor substrate; a silicon layer on the insulating layer; an active region in the silicon layer; and a unit cell of a transistor on the active region are provided. The DRAM device does not include a capacitor.04-08-2010
20100078722Method for fabricating high-speed thin-film transistors - This invention provides methods for fabricating high speed TFTs from silicon-on-insulator and bulk single crystal semiconductor substrates, such as Si(100) and Si(110) substrates. The TFTs may be designed to have a maximum frequency of oscillation of 3 GHz, or better.04-01-2010
20110062519FABRICATION OF SEMICONDUCTORS WITH HIGH-K/METAL GATE ELECTRODES - Semiconductor devices with high-K/metal gates are formed with spacers that are substantially resistant to subsequent etching to remove an overlying spacer, thereby avoiding replacement and increasing manufacturing throughput. Embodiments include forming a high-K/metal gate, having an upper surface and side surfaces, over a substrate, e.g., a SOI substrate, and sequentially forming, on the side surfaces of the high-K/metal gate, a first spacer of a non-oxide material, a second spacer, of a material different from that of the first spacer, and a third spacer, of a material different from that of the second spacer. After formation of source and drain regions, e.g., epitaxially grown silicon-germanium, the third spacer is etched with an etchant, such as hot phosphoric acid, to which the second spacer is substantially resistant, thereby avoiding replacement.03-17-2011
20110062518finFETS AND METHODS OF MAKING SAME - A method of fabricating and a structure of a merged multi-fin finFET. The method includes forming single-crystal silicon fins from the silicon layer of an SOI substrate having a very thin buried oxide layer and merging the end regions of the fins by growing vertical epitaxial silicon from the substrate and horizontal epitaxial silicon from ends of the fins such that vertical epitaxial silicon growth predominates.03-17-2011
20090206403METHOD OF TRIMMING A HARD MASK LAYER, METHOD FOR FABRICATING A GATE IN A MOS TRANSISTOR, AND A STACK FOR FABRICATING A GATE IN A MOS TRANSISTOR - A stack structure for forming a gate of a MOS transistor includes a substrate including a plurality of shallow trench isolations therein; a dielectric layer, a conductive layer and a hard mask layer formed on the substrate in sequence; and a tri-layer stack comprising a top photo resist layer, a silicon-containing photo resist layer and a bottom anti-reflective coating (BARC) on the hard mask layer, wherein the silicon-containing photo resist layer comprises 10-30% silicon and the hard mask layer has a high etching selectivity ratio to the conductive layer.08-20-2009
20100006939METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - A method for manufacturing a semiconductor device comprises including a insulating pattern and a silicon film over a SOI substrate, thereby increasing a reduced volume of a floating body after forming a floating body fin transistor so as to secure a data storage space. The method comprises: forming a insulating pattern and a first silicon film over an upper silicon film of a SOI substrate; and forming a fin structure in the first silicon film.01-14-2010
20120193715STRUCTURE WITH ISOTROPIC SILICON RECESS PROFILE IN NANOSCALE DIMENSIONS - A trench is formed by an anisotropic etch in a semiconductor material layer employing a masking layer, which can be gate spacers. In one embodiment, an adsorbed fluorine layer is provided at a cryogenic temperature only on vertical sidewalls of the semiconductor structure including the sidewalls of the trench. The adsorbed fluorine layer removes a controlled amount of the underlying semiconductor material once the temperature is raised above the cryogenic temperature. The trench can be filled with another semiconductor material to generate stress in the semiconductor material layer. In another embodiment, the semiconductor material is laterally etched by a plasma-based etch at a controlled rate while a horizontal portion of a contiguous oxide liner prevents etch of the semiconductor material from the bottom surface of the trench.08-02-2012
20100090280Transistors, semiconductor memory cells having a transistor and methods of forming the same - Transistors, semiconductor memory cells having a transistor and methods of forming the same are provided, the transistors may include a semiconductor substrate having a first semiconductor region. A gate pattern may be disposed on the first semiconductor region. Spacer patterns may each be disposed on a sidewall of the gate pattern. Second semiconductor regions and a third semiconductor regions may be disposed in the semiconductor substrate. The second semiconductor regions may be disposed under the spacer patterns. The third semiconductor regions may be disposed adjacent to the second semiconductor regions. The first semiconductor region may have a higher impurity ion concentration than the second semiconductor regions.04-15-2010
20090278202SOI DEVICE WITH IMPROVED STORAGE CAPACITY AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE S - An SOI device includes an SOI substrate composed of a stack structure of a silicon substrate, a buried oxide layer, and a silicon layer. Grooves are defined in the silicon layer each exposing the buried oxide layer. A barrier layer is formed on the lower portion of the sidewall of each of the grooves. An epi-silicon layer is formed to fill the grooves and cover the barrier layer. Gates are formed on the epi-silicon layer, and junction areas are formed in the silicon layer on both sides of the gates.11-12-2009
20090045461Active Device on a Cleaved Silicon Substrate - A hydrogen (H) exfoliation gettering method is provided for attaching fabricated circuits to receiver substrates. The method comprises: providing a Si substrate; forming a Si active layer overlying the substrate with circuit source/drain (S/D) regions; implanting a p-dopant into the S/D regions; forming gettering regions underling the S/D regions; implanting H in the Si substrate, forming a cleaving plane (peak concentration (Rp) H layer) in the Si substrate about as deep as the gettering regions; bonding the circuit to a receiver substrate; cleaving the Si substrate along the cleaving plane; and binding the implanted H underlying the S/D regions with p-dopant in the gettering regions, as a result of post-bond annealing.02-19-2009
20080211022Semiconductor 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. A multi-gate transistor is formed on the SOI layer. The first direction and the second direction are the same, or the first direction is at 45 degrees with respect to the second direction. In another aspect of the invention, the intersection of the top and side surfaces of the active region are curved, further reducing NBTI. In another aspect of the invention, a multi-gate transistor is formed on a shallow trench isolation region of a bulk wafer.09-04-2008
20080211023SEMICONDUCTOR MEMORY DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD OF SEMICONDUCTOR MEMORY DEVICE - A semiconductor memory device has a first semiconductor layer and a second semiconductor layer facing each other across a back gate insulation film, a first conductive type plate provided in the first semiconductor layer, a gate insulation film provided on a surface of the second semiconductor layer so as to be in contact with a second surface opposite to a first surface in contact with the back gate insulation film, a gate electrode provided so as to be in contact with the gate insulation film, a first conductive type body region provided in the region facing the gate electrode across the gate insulation film in the second semiconductor layer, a second conductive type source layer and a second conductive type drain layer provided to sandwich the body region in the second semiconductor layer and a second conductive type diffusion layer provided in a surface region of the first semiconductor layer facing the source layer and the drain layer across the back gate insulation film, wherein the body region is in an electrically floating state and stores data by accumulating or discharging charges.09-04-2008
20100090279METHOD FOR FABRICATING A TRANSISTOR USING A SOI WAFER - Embodiments relate to a method for fabricating a transistor by using a SOI wafer. A gate insulation layer and a first gate conductive layer on a silicon-on-insulator substrate of a substrate to form a first gate conductive pattern, a gate insulation layer pattern, and a silicon layer pattern. A device isolation insulation layer exposing the top surface of the first gate conductive layer pattern may be formed. A second gate conductive layer may be formed. A mask pattern may be formed. Then, a gate may be formed by etching. After forming a source and drain conductive layer on the silicon layer pattern, the mask pattern may be removed. A salicide layer may be selectively contacting the gate and the source and drain conductive layer may be formed.04-15-2010
20090108349HIGH-PERFORMANCE FET DEVICE LAYOUT - A fast FET, a method and system for designing the fast FET and a design structure of the fast FET. The method includes: selecting a reference design for a field effect transistor, the field effect transistor including a source, a drain, a channel between the source and drain, a gate electrode over the channel, at least one source contact to the source and at least one contact to the drain, the at least one source contact spaced a first distance from the gate electrode and the at least one drain contact spaced a second distance from the gate electrode; and adjusting the first distance and the second distance to maximize a performance parameter of the field effect transistor to create a fast design for the field effect transistor.04-30-2009
20110198697Semiconductor Device - A method for fabricating a semiconductor device comprises: forming a gate pattern over a silicon active region and an insulating layer, which form a semiconductor substrate; removing the silicon active region exposed between the gate patterns; and filling a space between the gate patterns to form a plug.08-18-2011
20110198696FINNED SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE WITH OXYGEN DIFFUSION BARRIER REGIONS, AND RELATED FABRICATION METHODS - A semiconductor device and related fabrication methods are provided. One exemplary fabrication method forms a fin arrangement overlying an oxide layer, where the fin arrangement includes one or more semiconductor fin structures. The method continues by nitriding exposed portions of the oxide layer without nitriding the one or more semiconductor fin structures, resulting in nitrided portions of the oxide layer. Thereafter, a gate structure is formed transversely overlying the fin arrangement, and overlying the exposed portions of the oxide layer. The nitrided portions of the oxide layer substantially inhibit diffusion of oxygen from the oxide layer into the gate structure.08-18-2011
20110198695Strained Semiconductor Structures and Method of Fabricating Strained Semiconductor Structures - A strained semiconductor structure and method of making the structure. The method includes: forming a pad layer on a top surface of a silicon layer of a substrate, the substrate comprising the silicon layer separated from a supporting substrate by a buried oxide layer; forming openings in the pad layer and etching trenches through the silicon layer to the buried oxide layer in the openings to form silicon regions from the silicon layer; forming spacers on the entirety of sidewalls of the silicon regions exposed in the trenches; forming oxide regions in corners of the silicon regions proximate to both the sidewalls and the buried oxide layer to form strained silicon regions, the oxide regions not extending to the pad layer; and removing at least a portion of the spacers and filling remaining spaces in the trenches with silicon to form filled regions abutting the strained silicon region.08-18-2011
20090294853THIN FILM TRANSISTOR HAVING A COMMON CHANNEL AND SELECTABLE DOPING CONFIGURATION - Methods and apparatus for producing a thin film transistor (TFT) result in: a semiconductor layer; a channel region formed on or in the semiconductor layer and having first and second opposing ends, and having third and fourth opposing ends transverse to the first and second ends; an n-type source structure disposed on or in the semiconductor layer adjacent to the first end of the channel; an n-type drain structure disposed on or in the semiconductor layer adjacent to the second end of the channel; a p-type source structure disposed on or in the semiconductor layer adjacent to the third end of the channel; a p-type drain structure disposed on or in the semiconductor layer adjacent to the fourth end of the channel; and a gate structure disposed over the channel region.12-03-2009
20130099315MOSFET AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME - The present disclosure discloses a MOSFET and a method for manufacturing the same, wherein the MOSFET comprises: an SOI wafer which comprises a semiconductor substrate, a buried insulating layer, and a semiconductor layer, the buried insulating layer being on the semiconductor substrate, and the semiconductor layer being on the buried insulating layer; a gate stack on the semiconductor layer; a source region and a drain region, which are in the semiconductor layer and on opposite sides of the gate stack; and a channel region, which is in the semiconductor layer and sandwiched by the source region and the drain region, wherein the MOSFET further comprises a back gate, the back gate being located in the semiconductor substrate and having a first doped region in a lower portion of the back gate and a second doped region in an upper portion of the back gate. The MOSFET can adjust the threshold voltage by changing the doping type and doping concentration of the anti-doped region.04-25-2013
20090289302SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD OF FABRICATING THE SAME - A semiconductor device 11-26-2009
20090289303METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR FABRICATING AN ULTRA THIN SILICON ON INSULATOR - In one embodiment, the invention is a method and apparatus for fabricating an ultra thin silicon on insulator. One embodiment of a method for fabricating an ultra thin silicon on insulator includes providing a silicon layer, saturating the silicon layer with at least one reactant gas at a first temperature, the first temperature being low enough to substantially prevent the occurrence of any reactions involving the reactant gas, and raising the first temperature to a second temperature, the second temperature being approximately a dissociation temperature of the reactant gas.11-26-2009
20110169084SEMICONDUCTOR TRANSISTOR DEVICE STRUCTURE WITH BACK SIDE GATE CONTACT PLUGS, AND RELATED MANUFACTURING METHOD - A method of fabricating a semiconductor device with back side conductive plugs is provided here. The method begins by forming a gate structure overlying a semiconductor-on-insulator (SOI) substrate. The SOI substrate has a support layer, an insulating layer overlying the support layer, an active semiconductor region overlying the insulating layer, and an isolation region outboard of the active semiconductor region. A first section of the gate structure is formed overlying the isolation region and a second section of the gate structure is formed overlying the active semiconductor region. The method continues by forming source/drain regions in the active semiconductor region, and thereafter removing the support layer from the SOI substrate. Next, the method forms conductive plugs for the gate structure and the source/drain regions, where each of the conductive plugs passes through the insulating layer.07-14-2011
20090294852Electronic device - A thin-film transistor includes an insulating substrate, a source electrode, and a drain electrode, disposed over the top of the insulating substrate, a semiconductor layer electrically continuous with the source electrode, and the drain electrode, respectively, a gate dielectric film formed over the top of at least the semiconductor layer; and a gate electrode disposed over the top of the gate dielectric film so as to overlap the semiconductor layer. Further, a first bank insulator is formed so as to overlie the source electrode, a second bank insulator is formed so as to overlie the drain electrode, and the semiconductor layer, the gate dielectric film, and the gate electrode are embedded in a region between the first bank insulator, and the second bank insulator.12-03-2009
20110169086Methods of Forming Field Effect Transistors, Pluralities of Field Effect Transistors, and DRAM Circuitry Comprising a Plurality of Individual Memory Cells - A method of forming a field effect transistor includes forming trench isolation material within a semiconductor substrate and on opposing sides of a semiconductor material channel region along a length of the channel region. The trench isolation material is formed to comprise opposing insulative projections extending toward one another partially under the channel region along the channel length and with semiconductor material being received over the projections. The trench isolation material is etched to expose opposing sides of the semiconductor material along the channel length. The exposed opposing sides of the semiconductor material are etched along the channel length to form a channel fin projecting upwardly relative to the projections. A gate is formed over a top and opposing sides of the fin along the channel length. Other methods and structures are disclosed.07-14-2011
20090294854HALO-FIRST ULTRA-THIN SOI FET FOR SUPERIOR SHORT CHANNEL CONTROL - Superior control of short-channel effects for an ultra-thin semiconductor-on-insulator field effect transistor (UTSOI-FET) is obtained by performing a halo implantation immediately after a gate reoxidation step. An offset is then formed and thereafter an extension implantation process is performed. This sequence of processing steps ensures that the halo implant is laterally separated from the extension implant by the width of the offset spacer. This construction produces equivalent or far superior short channel performance compared to conventional UTSOI-FETs. Additionally, the above processing steps permit the use of lower halo doses as compared to conventional processes.12-03-2009
20090294851Semiconductor Device and Method for Fabricating the Same - A method for fabricating a semiconductor device comprises: performing a thermal process to expanding a local doped region formed between gate patterns on a semiconductor substrate; and etching a central region of an expanded local doped region so that the expanded local doped region remains at the total area of sidewalls of floating bodies isolated from each other.12-03-2009
20090261414Semiconductor Device and Method for Manufacturing the Same - An object is to improve water resistance and reliability of a semiconductor device by reducing the degree of peeling of a film. In a semiconductor device, a first inorganic insulating layer, a semiconductor element layer, a second inorganic insulating layer, an organic insulating layer, and a third inorganic insulating layer are sequentially stacked over a substrate. The second inorganic insulating layer is in contact with the first inorganic insulating layer in an opening portion provided in the semiconductor element layer. The third inorganic insulating layer is in contact with the second inorganic insulating layer in an opening portion provided in the organic insulating layer. In a region where the second inorganic insulating layer and the third inorganic insulating layer are in contact with each other, the second inorganic insulating layer has a plurality of irregularities or openings.10-22-2009
20090261413MOSFET AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF - The present invention provides a MOSFET capable of improving the basic performance of a transistor such as saturation current characteristics, input follow-up and an offleak current at high levels, and a manufacturing method thereof. The MOSFET comprises a semiconductor layer, a gate electrode formed over the semiconductor layer through a gate oxide film interposed therebetween, a pair of drain/source regions each provided at a position where the regions interpose a channel region lying below the gate oxide film therebetween inside the semiconductor layer and each having a conductivity type different from a conductivity type of the semiconductor layer, a pair of extension regions which are respectively provided adjacent to the drain/source regions at the position and which are identical in conductivity type to the drain/source regions and lower in impurity concentration than the drain/source regions, and an interposition layer having a conductivity type different from the conductivity type of the source region, the interposition layer being provided adjacent only to the source region and the extension region adjacent thereto inside the semiconductor layer.10-22-2009
20090261412Semiconductor Device and Manufacturing Method of the Same - A semiconductor device and manufacturing method of the same is provided in which the driving current of a pMOSFET is increased, through a scheme formed easily using an existing silicon process. A pMOSFET is formed with a channel in a <100> direction on a (100) silicon substrate. A compressive stress is applied in a direction perpendicular to the channel by an STI.10-22-2009
20090261411INTEGRATED CIRCUIT INCLUDING A BODY TRANSISTOR AND METHOD - An integrated circuit including a floating body transistor and method. One embodiment provides a transistor including a body region formed in a first portion and a first and a second source/drain region formed in a second and a third portion. The body region is formed in a semiconductor substrate. The integrated circuit further includes a buried structure disposed at least below the body region and a first and a second insulating structure including an insulating material and being disposed at least between the body region and regions of the second and the third portion below the first and the second source drain region, wherein the first and the second insulating structure contact the buried structure.10-22-2009
20090008715Method for manufacturing semiconductor device, and semiconductor device and electronic device - It is an object of the present invention to manufacture a semiconductor device easily and to provide a semiconductor device whose cost is reduced. According to the present invention, a thin film integrated circuit provided over a base insulating layer can be prevented from scattering by providing a region where a substrate and the base insulating layer are attached firmly after removing a peeling layer. Therefore, a semiconductor device including a thin film integrated circuit can be manufactured easily. In addition, since a semiconductor device is manufactured by using a substrate except a silicon substrate according to the invention, a large number of semiconductor devices can be manufactured at a time and a semiconductor device whose cost is reduced can be provided.01-08-2009
20090008714SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES AND METHODS OF FORMING THE SAME - A semiconductor device includes a semiconductor layer disposed between a semiconductor substrate and a gate electrode, a back gate insulating layer pattern disposed between the semiconductor layer and the semiconductor substrate, and a gate insulating layer disposed between the semiconductor layer and the gate electrode. The semiconductor substrate extends from both sides of the back gate insulating layer pattern to the gate insulating layer and is directly in contact with a sidewall of the semiconductor layer.01-08-2009
20090166738RAM CELL INCLUDING A TRANSISTOR WITH FLOATING BODY FOR INFORMATION STORAGE HAVING ASYMMETRIC DRAIN/SOURCE EXTENSIONS - In a floating body storage transistor, the dopant concentration at the emitter side of the parasitic bipolar transistor may be significantly increased on the basis of a tilted implantation process, while maintaining a desired graded dopant profile at the collector side. Consequently, voltages for reading and writing of the FB storage transistor may be reduced, thereby also reducing the amount of die area consumed by respective boost converters. In addition, reliability of the FB transistor, as well as the retention time, may be increased.07-02-2009
20120292700Extremely Thin Semiconductor-On-Insulator (ETSOI) FET With A Back Gate and Reduced Parasitic Capacitance And Method of Forming The Same - An extremely thin SOI MOSFET device on an SOI substrate is provided with a back gate layer on a Si substrate superimposed by a thin BOX layer; an extremely thin SOI layer (ETSOI) on top of the thin BOX layer; and an FET device on the ETSOI layer having a gate stack insulated by spacers. The thin BOX is formed under the ETSOI channel, and is provided with a thicker dielectric under source and drain to reduce the source/drain to back gate parasitic capacitance. The thicker dielectric portion is self-aligned with the gate. A void within the thicker dielectric portion is formed under the source/drain region. The back gate is determined by a region of semiconductor damaged by implantation, and the formation of an insulating layer by lateral etch and back filling with dielectric.11-22-2012
20120292702Graphene Devices and Silicon Field Effect Transistors in 3D Hybrid Integrated Circuits - A three dimensional integrated circuit includes a silicon substrate, a first source region disposed on the substrate, a first drain region disposed on the substrate, a first gate stack portion disposed on the substrate, a first dielectric layer disposed on the first source region, the first drain region, the first gate stack portion, and the substrate, a second dielectric layer formed on the first dielectric layer, a second source region disposed on the second dielectric layer, a second drain region disposed on the second dielectric layer, and a second gate stack portion disposed on the second dielectric layer, the second gate stack portion including a graphene layer.11-22-2012
20100127327GATE ELECTRODE STRESS CONTROL FOR FINFET PERFORMANCE ENHANCEMENT DESCRIPTION - A finFET and its method for fabrication include a gate electrode formed over a channel region of a semiconductor fin. The semiconductor fin has a crystallographic orientation and an axially specific piezoresistance coefficient. The gate electrode is formed with an intrinsic stress determined to influence, and preferably optimize, charge carrier mobility within the channel region. To that end, the intrinsic stress preferably provides induced axial stresses within the gate electrode and semiconductor fin channel region that complement the axially specific piezoresistance coefficient.05-27-2010
20110266621FIELD EFFECT TRANSISTOR - A transistor. The transistor including: a well region in a substrate; a gate dielectric layer on a top surface of the well region; a polysilicon gate electrode on a top surface of the gate dielectric layer; spacers formed on opposite sidewalls of the polysilicon gate electrode; source/drain regions formed on opposite sides of the polysilicon gate electrode in the well region; a first doped region in the polysilicon gate electrode, the first doped region extending into the polysilicon gate electrode from a top surface of the polysilicon gate electrode; and a buried second doped region in the polysilicon gate electrode.11-03-2011
20080246089Method of manufacturing thin film transistor - Disclosed is a method of manufacturing a thin film transistor, in which a semiconductor layer and a gate insulating film may be formed through ink jet printing using a single bank, thereby simplifying the manufacturing process and decreasing the manufacturing cost, leading to more economical thin film transistors. The thin film transistor manufactured using the method of example embodiments may be used as a switching element for sensors, memory devices, optical devices, and active matrix flat panel displays.10-09-2008
20080246090SELF-ALIGNED PLANAR DOUBLE-GATE TRANSISTOR STRUCTURE - A double-gate transistor having front (upper) and back gates that are aligned laterally is provided. The double-gate transistor includes a back gate thermal oxide layer below a device layer; a back gate electrode below a back gate thermal oxide layer; a front gate thermal oxide above the device layer; a front gate electrode layer above the front gate thermal oxide and vertically aligned with the back gate electrode; and a transistor body disposed above the back gate thermal oxide layer, symmetric with the first gate. The back gate electrode has a layer of oxide formed below the transistor body and on either side of a central portion of the back gate electrode, thereby positioning the back gate self-aligned with the front gate. The transistor also includes source and drain electrodes on opposite sides of said transistor body.10-09-2008
20110204446METAL OXIDE SEMICONDUCTOR TRANSISTOR WITH REDUCED GATE HEIGHT, AND RELATED FABRICATION METHODS - A metal oxide semiconductor transistor device having a reduced gate height is provided. One embodiment of the device includes a substrate having a layer of semiconductor material, a gate structure overlying the layer of semiconductor material, and source/drain recesses formed in the semiconductor material adjacent to the gate structure, such that remaining semiconductor material is located below the source/drain recesses. The device also includes shallow source/drain implant regions formed in the remaining semiconductor material, and epitaxially grown, in situ doped, semiconductor material in the source/drain recesses.08-25-2011
20080277724ELECTRONIC DEVICE HAVING A DIELECTRIC LAYER - An electronic device, such as a thin film transistor, is disclosed having a dielectric layer formed from a composition comprising a compound having at least one phenol group and at least one group containing comprising silicon. The resulting dielectric layer has good electrical properties.11-13-2008
20080277725SEMICONDUCTOR MEMORY DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF - This disclosure concerns a memory comprising a semiconductor layer extending in a first direction; a source; a drain; a body between the source and the drain; a bit-line extending in the first direction; a first gate-dielectric on a first side-surface of the body; a first gate-electrode on the first side-surface of the body via the first gate dielectric film; a first gate line extending in the first direction, connected to a bottom of the first gate-electrode, and formed integratedly with the first gate-electrode using same material; a second gate dielectric on a second side-surface of the body; a second gate-electrode on the second side surface of the body via the second gate dielectric film; and a second gate line extending in a second direction crossing the first direction, connected to an upper portion of the second gate-electrode, and formed integratedly with the second gate-electrode using same material.11-13-2008
20080283919SINGLE AND DOUBLE-GATE PSEUDO-FET DEVICES FOR SEMICONDUCTOR MATERIALS EVALUATION - Several methods and structures are disclosed for determining electrical properties of silicon-on-insulator (SOI) wafers and alternate versions of such wafers such as strained silicon:silicon/germanium:-on-insulator (SSGOI) wafers. The analyzed electrical properties include mobilities, interface state densities, and oxide charge by depositing electrodes on the wafer surface and measuring the current-voltage behavior using these electrodes. In a single gate structure, the source and drain electrodes reside on the wafer surface and the buried insulator acts as the gate oxide, with the substrate acting as the gate electrode. In a double gate structure, an oxide is used on the upper surface between the source and drain electrodes and an additional metal layer is used on top of this oxide to act as a second gate electrode. Light of broad spectrum or specific wavelength may be used to alter electrical carrier densities in the region between the electrodes to further analyze the electrical properties of the material, or alternatively, the device can be used as a detector of light having a wavelength shorter than the bandgap wavelength of the Si surface.11-20-2008
20120193716HIGH-K TRANSISTORS WITH LOW THRESHOLD VOLTAGE - A semiconductor structure includes a high-k dielectric layer over a semiconductor substrate; and a gate layer over the high-k dielectric layer, wherein the gate layer has a negative electrical bias during anneal.08-02-2012
20080283920HYBRID ORIENTED SUBSTRATES AND CRYSTAL IMPRINTING METHODS FOR FORMING SUCH HYBRID ORIENTED SUBSTRATES - A semiconductor structure with an insulating layer on a silicon substrate, a plurality of electrically-isolated silicon-on-insulator (SOI) regions separated from the substrate by the insulating layer, and a plurality of electrically-isolated silicon bulk regions extending through the insulating layer to the substrate. Each of one number of the SOI regions is oriented with a first crystal orientation and each of another number of the SOI regions is oriented with a second crystal orientation that differs from the first crystal orientation. The bulk silicon regions are each oriented with a third crystal orientation. Damascene or imprinting methods of forming the SOI regions and bulk silicon regions are also provided.11-20-2008
20080283916Semiconductor substrate, semiconductor device and manufacturing method thereof - It is an object to provide a method for manufacturing a semiconductor substrate in which contamination of a semiconductor layer due to an impurity is prevented and the bonding strength between a support substrate and the semiconductor layer can be increased. An oxide film containing first halogen is formed on a surface of a semiconductor substrate, and the semiconductor substrate is irradiated with ions of second halogen, whereby a separation layer is formed and the second halogen is contained in a semiconductor substrate. Then, heat treatment is performed in a state in which the semiconductor substrate and the support substrate are superposed with an insulating surface containing hydrogen interposed therebetween, whereby part of the semiconductor substrate is separated along the separation layer, so that a semiconductor layer containing the second halogen is provided over the support substrate.11-20-2008
20080290413SOI MOSFET WITH A METAL SEMICONDUCTOR ALLOY GATE-TO-BODY BRIDGE - A body contact region is formed in a portion of the active region. A gate dielectric and a gate conductor layer are formed on the active region and patterned to define a gate electrode. A portion of the gate electrode is removed to expose a top surface of the body contact region adjoining a sidewall of the gate dielectric which adjoins a sidewall of the gate conductor. A substrate metal semiconductor alloy is formed on the top surface of the body contact region, and a gate metal semiconductor alloy is formed on the sidewall of the gate conductor. The substrate metal semiconductor alloy and the gate metal semiconductor alloy are adjoined during formation, providing a gate-to-body bridge of a MOSFET formed on the active region.11-27-2008
20110204444Semiconductor intergrated device and method of manufacturing same - A semiconductor integrated device of the invention can enhance a radiation resistance. In an exemplary embodiment, the semiconductor integrated device includes a semiconductor supporting substrate, an insulation layer provided on the semiconductor supporting substrate, and a silicon thin film provided on the insulation layer. A predetermined region in the silicon thin film that is adjacent to the boundary between the insulation layer and the silicon thin film (i.e., boundary neighboring region) has an impurity-concentration-increased region. In this region, the impurity concentration becomes higher as the position approaches the boundary.08-25-2011
20090032873Ultra thin single crystalline semiconductor TFT and process for making same - Methods and apparatus for producing a semiconductor on glass (SiOG) structure include: subjecting an implantation surface of a donor single crystal semiconductor wafer to an ion implantation process to create an exfoliation layer of the donor semiconductor wafer; bonding the implantation surface of the exfoliation layer to a glass substrate using electrolysis; separating the exfoliation layer from the donor semiconductor wafer, thereby exposing a cleaved surface of the exfoliation layer; subjecting the cleaved surface of the exfoliation layer to a dry etching process to produce a single crystal semiconductor layer of about 5-20 nm thickness; and forming a thin film transistor in the thin semiconductor layer.02-05-2009
20100327354THIN FILM TRANSISTOR HAVING LONG LIGHTLY DOPED DRAIN ON SOI SUBSTRATE AND PROCESS FOR MAKING SAME - Methods and apparatus for producing a thin film transistor (TFT) result in: a glass or glass ceramic substrate; a single crystal semiconductor layer; a source structure disposed on the single crystal semiconductor layer; a drain structure disposed on the single crystal semiconductor layer; and a gate structure located with respect to the drain structure defining a lightly doped drain region therein, wherein a lateral length of the lightly doped drain region is such that the TFT exhibits a relatively low carrier mobility and moderate sub-threshold slope suitable for OLED display applications.12-30-2010
20080272433DUAL METAL GATES FOR MUGFET DEVICE - Exemplary embodiments provide methods and structures for controlling work function values of dual metal gate electrodes for transistor devices. Specifically, the work function value of one of the PMOS and NMOS metal gate electrodes can be controlled by a reaction between stacked layers deposited on a gate dielectric material. The stacked layers can include a first-metal-containing material such as Al11-06-2008
20080272434NON-VOLATILE MEMORY DEVICE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME - A non-volatile memory device and a method of manufacturing the same are disclosed. In the non-volatile memory device, first gate structures and first impurity diffusion regions are formed on a substrate. A first insulating interlayer is formed on the substrate. A semiconductor layer including second gate structures and second impurity diffusion regions is formed on the first insulating interlayer. A second insulating interlayer is formed on the semiconductor layer. A contact plug connecting the first impurity diffusion regions to the second impurity diffusion regions is formed. A common source line connected to the contact plug is formed on the second insulating interlayer. The common source line connected to the first and second impurity diffusion regions is formed over a top semiconductor layer.11-06-2008
20080272432ACCUMULATION MODE MOS DEVICES AND METHODS FOR FABRICATING THE SAME - Accumulation mode MOS transistors and methods for fabricating such transistors are provided. A method comprises providing an SOI layer disposed overlying a substrate with an insulating layer interposed therebetween. The SOI layer is impurity doped with a first dopant of a first conductivity type and spacers and a gate stack having a sacrificial polycrystalline silicon gate electrode is formed on the SOI layer. A first and a second silicon region are impurity doped with a second dopant of the first conductivity type. The first silicon region and the second silicon region are aligned to the gate stack and spacers. The sacrificial polycrystalline silicon gate electrode is removed and a metal-comprising gate electrode is formed from a metal-comprising material having a mid-gap work function.11-06-2008
20130119471DISPLAY PANEL, COLOR FILTER SUBSTRATE, AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME - A display panel includes; a substrate, and a light blocking structure surrounding an ink filling region on the substrate, the light blocking structure including; a first layer pattern having an ink affinity characteristic disposed on the substrate, and a second layer pattern positioned on the first layer pattern and including an organic material having a light blocking characteristic.05-16-2013
20110006368SEMICONDUCTOR WAFER, METHOD OF MANUFACTURING A SEMICONDUCTOR WAFER, AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE - The objective is to improve capabilities such as high-speed switching of a compound semiconductor device. Provided is a semiconductor wafer comprising a silicon wafer; an insulating film that is formed on the silicon wafer and that includes an open portion reaching the silicon wafer and having an aspect ratio of √3/3 or more; a seed compound semiconductor crystal that is formed in the open portion and that protrudes beyond a surface of the insulating film; and a laterally grown compound semiconductor layer that is laterally grown on the insulating film with a specified surface of the seed compound semiconductor crystal as a seed surface.01-13-2011
20080251844METHOD FOR FORMING PATTERN, METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - A method for forming a pattern includes the step of forming an electrically conductive film by applying a liquid composition onto a first plate. The liquid composition includes an organic solvent and conductive particles surface-modified with a fatty acid or an aliphatic amine. Then, a second pattern, which is a reverse pattern of a first pattern, is formed on the first plate by pressing a second plate having a concave-convex pattern on a surface thereof on a surface of the first plate having the electrically conductive film on the surface thereof. Then, the first pattern of the electrically conductive film is transferred onto convex top faces of the second plate. Then, the second pattern is transferred onto a surface of a transfer substrate by pressing the surface of the first plate having the second pattern thereon on the surface of the transfer substrate.10-16-2008
20100140707Metal-Gated MOSFET Devices Having Scaled Gate Stack Thickness - Metal-oxide semiconductor field effect transistor (MOSFET) devices having metal gate stacks and techniques for improving performance thereof are provided. In one aspect, a metal-oxide semiconductor device is provided comprising a substrate having a buried oxide layer at least a portion of which is configured to serve as a primary background oxygen getterer of the device; and a gate stack separated from the substrate by an interfacial oxide layer. The gate stack comprises a high-K layer over the interfacial oxide layer; and a metal gate layer over the high-K layer.06-10-2010
20100140705DIELECTRIC STRUCTURE HAVING LOWER-K AND HIGHER-K MATERIALS - An electronic device including in any sequence: (a) a semiconductor layer; and (b) a dielectric structure comprising a lower-k dielectric polymer and a higher-k dielectric polymer, wherein the lower-k dielectric polymer is in a lower concentration than the higher-k dielectric polymer in a region of the dielectric structure closest to the semiconductor layer.06-10-2010
20090127622TRANSPARENT THIN-FILM TRANSISTOR AND MANUFACTURING METHOD OF THE TRANSISTOR - A transparent thin-film transistor and a method of manufacturing the same includes a substrate composed of a transparent material, and a gate electrode, a gate dielectric layer, an activation layer, and source and drain electrodes, at least one of each being composed of an amorphous oxide material.05-21-2009
20090127621ZERO CAPACITOR RAM WITH RELIABLE DRAIN VOLTAGE APPLICATION AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME - The following discloses and describes a zero capacitor RAM as well as a method for manufacturing the same. The zero capacitor RAM includes an SOI substrate. This SOI substrate is composed of a stacked structure of a silicon substrate, an embedded insulation film and a silicon layer. This layer is patterned into line types to constitute active patterns. Moreover, a first insulation layer forms between the active patterns and gates form on the active patterns as well as the first insulation layer to extend perpendicularly to the active patterns. In addition, a source forms in the active pattern on one side of each gate, a drain forms in the active pattern on the other side of each gate which is achieved by filling a metal layer. Continuing, a contact plug forms between the gates on the source and an interlayer dielectric forms on the contact plug in addition to the gates Finally, a bit line forms on the interlayer dielectric to extend perpendicularly to the gates and come into contact with the drain.05-21-2009
20090121289FIELD EFFECT TRANSISTOR WITH A HETEROSTRUCTURE AND ASSOCIATED PRODUCTION METHOD - A field effect transistor with a heterostructure includes a strained monocrystalline semiconductor layer formed on a carrier material, which has a relaxed monocrystalline semiconductor layer made of a first semiconductor material (Si) as the topmost layer. The strained monocrystalline semiconductor layer has a semiconductor alloy (GexSi1 -x),where the proportion x of a second semiconductor material can be set freely. Furthermore, a gate insulation layer and a gate layer are formed on the strained semiconductor layer. To define an undoped channel region, drain/source regions are formed laterally with respect to the gate layer at least in the strained semiconductor layer. The possibility of freely setting the Ge proportion x enables a threshold voltage to be set as desired, whereby modern logic semiconductor components can be realized.05-14-2009
20090127623SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - In a semiconductor device, a gate electrode, an impurity diffused region, a body potential fixing region, a first insulator, and a dummy gate electrode are provided on top of an SOI substrate consisting of an underlying silicon substrate, a buried insulator, and a semiconductor layer. The impurity diffused region is a region formed by implanting an impurity of a first conductivity type into the semiconductor layer around the gate electrode. The body potential fixing region is a region provided in the direction of an extension line of the length of the gate electrode and implanted with an impurity of a second conductivity type. The first insulator is formed at least in the portion between the body potential fixing region and the gate electrode. The dummy gate electrode is provided on the first insulator between the body potential fixing region and the gate electrode.05-21-2009
20100200917NONPLANAR DEVICE WITH STRESS INCORPORATION LAYER AND METHOD OF FABRICATION - A semiconductor device comprising a semiconductor body having a top surface and laterally opposite sidewalls is formed on an insulating substrate. A gate dielectric layer is formed on the top surface of the semiconductor body and on the laterally opposite sidewalls of the semiconductor body. A gate electrode is formed on the gate dielectric on the top surface of the semiconductor body and is formed adjacent to the gate dielectric on the laterally opposite sidewalls of the semiconductor body. A thin film is then formed adjacent to the semiconductor body wherein the thin film produces a stress in the semiconductor body.08-12-2010
20090184372SOI SEMICONDUCTOR COMPONENTS AND METHODS FOR THEIR FABRICATION - SOI semiconductor components and methods for their fabrication are provided wherein the SOI semiconductor components include an MOS transistor in the supporting semiconductor substrate. In accordance with one embodiment the component comprises a semiconductor on insulator (SOI) substrate having a first semiconductor layer, a layer of insulator on the first semiconductor layer, and a second semiconductor layer overlying the layer of insulator. The component includes source and drain regions of a first conductivity type and first doping concentration in the first semiconductor layer. A channel region of a second conductivity type is defined between the source and drain regions. A gate insulator and gate electrode overlie the channel region. A drift region of the first conductivity type is located between the channel region and the drain region, the drift region having a second doping concentration less than the first doping concentration of the first conductivity determining dopant.07-23-2009
20090184369FINFET DEVICES AND METHODS FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME - Disclosed herein is a tunneling fin field effect transistor comprising a fin disposed on a box layer disposed in a wafer; the wafer comprising a silicon substrate and a buried oxide layer. The fin comprises a silicide body that comprises a first silicide region and a second silicide region and forms a short between N and P doped regions. The silicide body is disposed on a surface of the buried oxide layer. A tunneling device disposed between the first silicide region and the second silicide region; the tunneling device comprising a first P-N junction. A gate electrode is further disposed around the fin; the gate electrode comprising a second P-N junction, and a third silicide region; the third silicide region forming a short between N and P doped regions in the gate electrode.07-23-2009
20090140337SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF - A semiconductor device with increased freedom of wirings and a manufacturing method thereof are provided by enabling favorable connection between an upper wiring layer and a lower wiring layer through a semiconductor element. The semiconductor device includes: a first insulating layer over an insulating substrate; a first wiring layer and a second insulating layer on the first insulating layer; a single crystal semiconductor layer including a channel region and an impurity region, on the first wiring layer and the second insulating layer; a gate electrode over the channel region with a gate insulating layer interposed therebetween; a third insulating layer covering the first wiring layer, the single crystal semiconductor layer, and the gate electrode; and a second wiring layer over the third insulating layer. The first wiring layer is in contact with the impurity region, and the first and wiring layers are electrically connected to each other.06-04-2009
20090001464FINFET WITH TOP BODY CONTACT - FinFETs are provided with a body contact on a top surface of a semiconductor fin. The top body contact may be self-aligned with respect to the semiconductor fin and the source and drain regions. Alternately, the source and drain regions may be formed recessed from the top surface of the semiconductor fin. The body or an extension of the body may be contacted above the channel or above one of the source and drain regions. Electrical shorts between the source and drain and the body contacts are avoided by the recessing of the source and drain regions from the top surface of the semiconductor fin.01-01-2009
20120139047SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME - Disclosed is a semiconductor device, comprising a substrate, a channel region in the substrate, source/drain regions on both sides of the channel region, a gate structure on the channel region, and gate sidewall spacers formed on the sidewalls of the gate structure, characterized in that each of the source/drain regions comprises an epitaxially grown metal silicide region, and dopant segregation regions are formed at the interfaces between the epitaxially grown metal silicide source/drain regions and the channel region. By employing the semiconductor device and the method for manufacturing the same according to embodiments of the present invention, the Schottkey Barrier Height of the MOSFETs with epitaxially grown ultrathin metal silicide source/drain may be lowered, thereby improving the driving capability.06-07-2012
20120139046ASYMMETRICAL TRANSISTOR DEVICE AND METHOD OF FABRICATION - Embodiments of the invention provide an asymmetrical transistor device comprising a semiconductor substrate, a source region, a drain region and a channel region. The channel region is provided between the source and drain regions, the source, drain and channel regions being provided in the substrate. The device has a layer of a buried insulating medium provided below the source region and not below the drain region thereby forming an asymmetrical structure. The layer of buried insulating medium is provided in abutment with a lower surface of the source region.06-07-2012
20120139045THIN FILM TRANSISTOR SUBSTRATE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME - A thin film transistor substrate and a method for manufacturing the same are discussed, in which the thin film transistor comprises a gate line and a data line arranged on a substrate to cross each other; a gate electrode connected with the gate line below the gate line; an active layer formed on the gate electrode; an etch stopper formed on the active layer; an ohmic contact layer formed on the etch stopper; source and drain electrodes formed on the ohmic contact layer; and a pixel electrode connected with the drain electrode. It is possible to prevent a crack from occurring in the gate insulating film during irradiation of the laser and prevent resistance of the gate electrode from being increased.06-07-2012
20120068266SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME - A method for manufacturing a semiconductor device such as a thin film transistor using a crystal silicon film is provided. The crystal silicon film is obtained by selectively forming films, particles or clusters containing nickel, iron, cobalt, ruthenium, rhodium, paradium, osmium, iridium, platinum, scandium, titanium, vanadium, chrome, manganese, copper, zinc, gold, silver or silicide thereof in a form of island, line, stripe, dot or film on or under an amorphous silicon film and using them as a starting point, by advancing its crystallization by annealing at a temperature lower than a normal crystallization temperature of an amorphous silicon. A transistor having low leak current and high mobility are obtained in the same time in a dynamic circuit having a thin film transistor by selectively forming a cover film on a semiconductor layer which is to become an active layer of the transistor and by thermally crystallizing it thereafter.03-22-2012
20120068265WIRING LAYER STRUCTURE AND PROCESS FOR MANUFACTURE THEREOF - This wiring layer structure includes: an underlying substrate of a semiconductor substrate or a glass substrate; an oxygen-containing Cu layer or an oxygen-containing Cu alloy layer which is formed on the underlying substrate; an oxide layer containing at least one of Al, Zr, and Ti which is formed on the oxygen-containing Cu layer or the oxygen-containing Cu alloy layer; and a Cu alloy layer containing at least one of Al, Zr, and Ti which is formed on the oxide layer.03-22-2012
20090014795Substrate for field effect transistor, field effect transistor and method for production thereof - A π gate FinFET structure having reduced variations in off-current and parasitic capacitance and a method for production thereof are provided. The structure of an element is improved so that an off-current suppressing capability can be exhibited more strongly. A field effect transistor, wherein a first insulating film and a semiconductor region are provided so as to protrude upward with respect to the flat surface of a base, the field effect transistor has a gate electrode, a gate insulating film and a source/drain region, and a channel is formed at least on the side surface of the semiconductor region, wherein that the first insulating film is provided on an etch stopper layer composed of a material having an etching rate lower than at least the lowermost layer of the first insulating film for etching under a predetermined condition.01-15-2009
20090212365SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME - A semiconductor device includes: a monocrystalline substrate; an inter-layer film formed on the monocrystalline substrate; a contact hole penetrating the inter-layer film and partially exposing an upper surface of the monocrystalline substrate; a sidewall formed on an inner surface of the contact hole; a plurality of first monocrystalline layers which include few defects, fill the contact hole, and cover the inter-layer film; and a plurality of second monocrystalline layers which include many defects and cover the sidewall and an upper surface of the inter-layer film so as to be sandwiched between the first monocrystalline layers and the inter-layer film.08-27-2009
20100140706METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THIN FILM TRANSISTOR AND THIN FILM TRANSISTOR SUBSTRATE - Provided is a method of manufacturing a thin film transistor that can improve self-alignment. In this method, a semiconductor layer comprising a first doped region, a second doped region and a channel region is formed on a sacrificial layer on a first substrate. Next, the semiconductor layer is separated from the first substrate and is then coupled on a second substrate. Next, a dielectric layer is formed on the second substrate and the semiconductor layer, and a first photoresist layer is formed on the dielectric layer. Thereafter, the first photoresist layer is exposed to light from a rear surface of the second substrate by using the first doped region and the second doped region as a mask, to form a first mask pattern. Next, a gate electrode overlapping the channel region is formed on the dielectric layer by using the first mask pattern as a mask, and a source electrode and a drain electrode connected to the first doped region and the second doped region, respectively are formed to complete a thin film transistor.06-10-2010
20090101975Integrated Circuit Arrangement Comprising a Field Effect Transistor, Especially a Tunnel Field Effect Transistor - An explanation is given of, inter alia, tunnel field effect transistors having a thicker gate dielectric (GD04-23-2009
20110221001Memory cell structures, memory arrays, memory devices, memory controllers, and memory systems, and methods of manufacturing and operating the same - Example embodiments are directed to memory cell structures, memory arrays, memory devices, memory controllers, and memory systems using bipolar junction transistor (BJT) operation.09-15-2011
20090085114Semiconductor Structure - A semiconductor structure includes a substrate, an undoped GaP insulating layer formed over the substrate, and a semiconductor layer formed over the GaP layer.04-02-2009
20090101977SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME - An object of the present invention is to provide a semiconductor device having a fin-type transistor that is excellent in characteristics by forming a fin-shaped semiconductor portion and a gate electrode with high precision or by making improvement regarding variations in characteristics among elements. The present invention is a semiconductor device including a fin-shaped semiconductor portion having a source region formed on one side thereof and a drain region formed on the other side thereof, and a gate electrode formed between the source region and the drain region to surround the fin-shaped semiconductor portion with a gate insulating film interposed therebetween. One solution for solving the problem according to the invention is that the gate electrode uses a metal material or a silicide material that is wet etchable.04-23-2009
20090101976BODY TIE TEST STRUCTURE FOR ACCURATE BODY EFFECT MEASUREMENT - A body tie test structure and methods for its manufacture are provided. The transistor comprises a body-tied semiconductor on insulator (SOI) transistor formed in a layer of semiconductor material, the transistor comprising a cross-shaped gate structure with a substantially constant gate length L. An insulating blocking layer enables formation of a spacer region in the layer of semiconductor material separating the source and drain regions from the body tie region. A conductive channel with substantially the same inversion characteristics as the intrinsic transistor body connects the body tie to the intrinsic transistor body through the spacer region.04-23-2009
20120104496SOI RADIO FREQUENCY SWITCH WITH ENHANCED ELECTRICAL ISOLATION - At least one conductive via structure is formed from an interconnect-level metal line through a middle-of-line (MOL) dielectric layer, a shallow trench isolation structure in a top semiconductor layer, and a buried insulator layer to a bottom semiconductor layer. The shallow trench isolation structure laterally abuts at least two field effect transistors that function as a radio frequency (RF) switch. The at least one conductive via structure and the at interconnect-level metal line may provide a low resistance electrical path from the induced charge layer in a bottom semiconductor layer to electrical ground, discharging the electrical charge in the induced charge layer. The discharge of the charge in the induced charge layer thus reduces capacitive coupling between the semiconductor devices and the bottom semiconductor layer, and thus secondary coupling between components electrically disconnected by the RF switch is reduced.05-03-2012
20120104495SEMICONDUCTOR STRUCTURE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME - The present application discloses a semiconductor structure and a method for manufacturing the same. The semiconductor structure according to the present invention adjusts a threshold voltage with a common contact, which has a portion outside the source or drain region extending to the back-gate region and provides an electrical contact of the source or drain region and the back-gate region, which leads to a simple manufacturing process, an increased integration level and a lowered manufacture cost. Moreover, the asymmetric design of the back-gate structure further increases the threshold voltage and improves the performance of the device.05-03-2012
20090200611SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND A METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME - A thin film transistor of the present invention has an active layer including at least source, drain and channel regions formed on an insulating surface. A high resistivity region is formed between the channel region and each of the source and drain regions. A film capable of trapping positive charges therein is provided on at least the high resistivity region so that N-type conductivity is induced in the high resistivity region. Accordingly, the reliability of N-channel type TFT against hot electrons can be improved.08-13-2009
20090200610SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF - An N− layer is formed on a semiconductor substrate, with a BOX layer interposed. In the N− layer, a trench isolation region is formed to surround the N− layer to be an element forming region. The trench isolation region is formed to reach the BOX layer, from the surface of the N− layer. Between trench isolation region and the N− layer, a P type diffusion region 08-13-2009
20090230473SEMICONUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME - A semiconductor device includes a semiconductor layer formed on a substrate with an insulating film interposed therebetween, a gate insulating film formed on the semiconductor layer, a gate electrode which is formed on the gate insulating film, and includes a first region having a circular pattern in a plan view, a source and a drain which are respectively formed in the semiconductor layer inside and outside the first region in the plan view, and a wiring line which couples one of the source and the drain with the gate electrode.09-17-2009
20090230472Semiconductor Device Having a Floating Body Transistor and Method for Manufacturing the Same - A method for manufacturing a semiconductor device that has a floating body transistor may include: etching a SOI substrate to expose a BOX region, epitaxially growing sidewalls of the substrate and contacting the grown silicon to a landing plug poly to form source/drain regions. The method reduces the occurrence of a punch-through phenomenon between the source and the drain without decreasing the thickness of the SOI substrate, and also facilitates junction isolation.09-17-2009
20090230471TRENCH MEMORY WITH SELF-ALIGNED STRAP FORMED BY SELF-LIMITING PROCESS - A semiconductor structure is described. The structure includes a trench opening formed in a semiconductor substrate having a semiconductor-on-insulator (SOI) layer and a buried insulating (BOX) layer; and a filling material formed in the trench opening, the filling material forming a “V” shape within the trench memory cell, wherein the “V” shape includes a top portion substantially adjacent to a top surface of the BOX layer. A method of fabricating the semiconductor structure is also described. The method includes forming a trench opening in a semiconductor substrate having an SOI layer and a BOX layer; laterally etching the BOX layer such that a portion of the trench opening associated with the BOX layer is substantially greater than a portion of the trench opening associated with the SOI layer; filling the trench opening with a filling material; and recessing the filling material.09-17-2009
20130214357NON-PLANAR MOSFET STRUCTURES WITH ASYMMETRIC RECESSED SOURCE DRAINS AND METHODS FOR MAKING THE SAME - Non-planar Metal Oxide Field Effect Transistors (MOSFETs) and methods for making non-planar MOSFETs with asymmetric, recessed source and drains having improved extrinsic resistance and fringing capacitance. The methods include a fin-last, replacement gate process to form the non-planar MOSFETs and employ a retrograde metal lift-off process to form the asymmetric source/drain recesses. The lift-off process creates one recess which is off-set from a gate structure while a second recess is aligned with the structure. Thus, source/drain asymmetry is achieved by the physical structure of the source/drains, and not merely by ion implantation. The resulting non-planar device has a first channel of a fin contacting a substantially undoped area on the drain side and a doped area on the source side, thus the first channel is asymmetric. A channel on atop surface of a fin is symmetric because it contacts doped areas on both the drain and source sides.08-22-2013
20090224320METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR FABRICATING AN ULTRA THIN SILICON ON INSULATOR - In one embodiment, the invention is a method and apparatus for fabricating an ultra thin silicon on insulator. One embodiment of a method for fabricating an ultra thin silicon on insulator includes providing a silicon layer, saturating the silicon layer with at least one reactant gas at a first temperature, the first temperature being low enough to substantially prevent the occurrence of any reactions involving the reactant gas, and raising the first temperature to a second temperature, the second temperature being approximately a dissociation temperature of the reactant gas.09-10-2009
20090212366CONTACT SCHEME FOR FINFET STRUCTURES WITH MULTIPLE FINs - A FINFET-containing structure having multiple FINs that are merged together without source/drain contact pads or a local interconnect is provided. In accordance with the present invention, the inventive structure includes a plurality of semiconducting bodies (i.e., FINs) which extend above a surface of a substrate. A common patterned gate stack surrounds the plurality of semiconducting bodies and a nitride-containing spacer is located on sidewalls of the common patterned gate stack. An epitaxial semiconductor layer is used to merge each of the semiconducting bodies together.08-27-2009
20090212363Method for forming a one-transistor memory cell and related structure - According to one exemplary embodiment, a method for fabricating a one-transistor memory cell includes forming an opening by removing a portion of a gate stack of a silicon-on-insulator (SOI) device, where the SOI device is situated over a buried oxide layer. The method further includes forming a bottom gate of the one-transistor memory cell in a bulk substrate underlying the buried oxide layer. The method further includes forming a charge trapping region in the buried oxide layer. The charge trapping region is formed at an interface between a silicon layer underlying the gate stack and the buried oxide layer. The charge trapping region causes the one-transistor memory cell to have an increased sensing margin. The method further includes forming a top gate of the one-transistor memory cell in the opening. Also disclosed is an exemplary one-transistor memory cell fabricated utilizing the exemplary disclosed method.08-27-2009
20090212364Semiconductor substrates and manufacturing methods of the same - Semiconductor substrates and methods of manufacturing the same are provided. The semiconductor substrates include a substrate region, an insulation region and a floating body region. The insulation region is disposed on the substrate region. The floating body region is separated from the substrate region by the insulation region and is disposed on the insulation region. The substrate region and the floating body region are formed of materials having identical characteristics. The method of manufacturing the semiconductor substrate including forming at least one floating body pattern by etching a bulk substrate, separating the bulk substrate into a substrate region and a floating body region by etching a lower middle portion of the floating body pattern, and filling an insulating material between the floating body region and the substrate region.08-27-2009
20090096024SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF - In a method for manufacturing a semiconductor device, a semiconductor film formed over an insulator is doped with an impurity element to a depth less than the thickness of the semiconductor film, thereby forming an impurity doped layer; a metal silicide layer is formed on the impurity doped layer; the metal silicide layer and the semiconductor film are etched to form a recessed portion; and a layer which is not doped with the impurity element and is located at the bottom of the recessed portion of the semiconductor film is thinned to make a channel formation region. Further, a gate electrode is formed in the recessed portion over the thinned non impurity doped layer, with an insulating film interposed therebetween.04-16-2009
20090256203Top Gate Thin Film Transistor with Independent Field Control for Off-Current Suppression - A bottom-contacted top gate (TG) thin film transistor (TFT) with independent field control for off-current suppression is provided, along with an associated fabrication method. The method provides a substrate, and forms source and drain regions overlying the substrate, each having a channel interface top surface. A channel is interposed between the source and drain, with source and drain contact regions immediately overlying the source/drain (S/D) interface top surfaces, respectively. A first dielectric layer is formed overlying the source, drain, and channel. A first gate is formed overlying the first dielectric, having a drain sidewall located between the contact regions. A second dielectric layer is formed overlying the first gate and first dielectric. A second gate overlies the second dielectric, located over the drain contact region.10-15-2009
20090256201METAL OXIDE SEMICONDUCTOR TRANSISTOR WITH REDUCED GATE HEIGHT, AND RELATED FABRICATION METHODS - A metal oxide semiconductor transistor device having a reduced gate height is provided. One embodiment of the device includes a substrate having a layer of semiconductor material, a gate structure overlying the layer of semiconductor material, and source/drain recesses formed in the semiconductor material adjacent to the gate structure, such that remaining semiconductor material is located below the source/drain recesses. The device also includes shallow source/drain implant regions formed in the remaining semiconductor material, and epitaxially grown, in situ doped, semiconductor material in the source/drain recesses.10-15-2009
20090200609SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE, ELECTRO-OPTICAL DEVICE, ELECTRONIC APPARATUS, METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE, METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING ELECTRO-OPTICAL DEVICE, AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING ELECTRONIC APPARATUS - The invention provides, as an aspect thereof, a semiconductor device that includes: a substrate; an underlying insulation film that is formed over the substrate; and a plurality of thin-film transistors that is formed over the underlying insulation film, each of the plurality of thin-film transistors having a semiconductor film, wherein the underlying insulation film is formed in separate areas each of which includes, when viewed in plan, at least one of the plurality of semiconductor films.08-13-2009
20090242988HIGH FREQUENCY SEMICONDUCTOR CIRCUIT DEVICE - A high frequency semiconductor circuit device in which a microwave circuit can be miniaturized is provided, which includes a GaAs substrate; a plurality of FETs formed on the GaAs substrate; and a microstrip line formed on the GaAs substrate and electrically connecting FETs each other, wherein a thickness of a region of the GaAs substrate on which the microstrip line is formed is different from a thickness of a region of the GaAs substrate on which FETs are formed.10-01-2009
20090250756N-TYPE SCHOTTKY BARRIER TUNNEL TRANSISTOR AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF - An n-type SBTT and a manufacturing method thereof are provided. The SBTT includes a silicon layer, a gate, a double layer that has a rare-earth metal silicide layer and a transition metal silicide layer. The silicon layer has a channel region. The gate is formed in an overlapping manner on the channel region and has a gate dielectric layer on its interface with respect to the silicon layer. The double layer is formed as a source/drain that has the channel region interposed on the silicon layer.10-08-2009
20090250754PARTIALLY DEPLETED SILICON-ON-INSULATOR METAL OXIDE SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - A partially depleted silicon-on-insulator metal oxide semiconductor (PD-SOI MOS) device is provided. The PD-SOI MOS device includes a gate structure on a silicon-on-insulator substrate, source and drain regions in the silicon-on-insulator substrate beside the gate structure and a silicon dislocation leakage path in an interface of the source region and the silicon-on-insulator substrate.10-08-2009
20090242986MULTI-GATE FIELD EFFECT TRANSISTOR AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME - A multi-gate field effect transistor includes: a plurality of semiconductor layers arranged in parallel on a substrate; source and drain regions formed in each of the semiconductor layers; channel regions each provided between the source region and the drain region in each of the semiconductor layers; protection films each provided on an upper face of each of the channel regions; gate insulating films each provided on both side faces of each of the channel regions; a plurality of gate electrodes provided on both side faces of each of the channel regions so as to interpose the gate insulating film, provided above the upper face of each of the channel region so as to interpose the protection film, and containing a metal element; a connecting portion connecting upper faces of the gate electrodes; and a gate wire connected to the connecting portion.10-01-2009
20100148260SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE INCLUDING A CRYSTAL SEMICONDUCTOR LAYER, ITS FABRICATION AND ITS OPERATION - In one embodiment, a method of fabricating a semiconductor device having a crystalline semiconductor layer includes preparing a semiconductor substrate and forming a preliminary active pattern on the semiconductor substrate. The preliminary active pattern includes a barrier pattern and a non-single crystal semiconductor pattern. A sacrificial non-single crystal semiconductor layer covers the preliminary active pattern and the semiconductor substrate. By crystallizing the sacrificial non-single crystal semiconductor layer and the non-single crystal semiconductor pattern, using the semiconductor substrate as a seed layer, the sacrificial non-single crystal semiconductor layer and the non-single crystal semiconductor pattern are changed to a sacrificial crystalline semiconductor layer and a crystalline semiconductor pattern, respectively. The crystalline semiconductor pattern and the barrier pattern constitute an active pattern. The sacrificial crystalline semiconductor layer is removed.06-17-2010
20120193714SOI SUBSTRATE, METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SOI SUBSTRATE, SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE, AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - Disclosed is an SOI substrate which includes a semiconductor base; a semiconductor layer formed over the semiconductor base; and a buried insulating film which is disposed between the semiconductor base and the semiconductor layer, so as to electrically isolate the semiconductor layer from the semiconductor base, where the buried insulating film contains a nitride film.08-02-2012
20120193713FinFET device having reduce capacitance, access resistance, and contact resistance - A fin field-effect transistor (finFET) device having reduced capacitance, access resistance, and contact resistance is formed. A buried oxide, a fin, a gate, and first spacers are provided. The fin is doped to form extension junctions extending under the gate. Second spacers are formed on top of the extension junctions. Each is second spacer adjacent to one of the first spacers to either side of the gate. The extension junctions and the buried oxide not protected by the gate, the first spacers, and the second spacers are etched back to create voids. The voids are filled with a semiconductor material such that a top surface of the semiconductor material extending below top surfaces of the extension junctions, to form recessed source-drain regions. A silicide layer is formed on the recessed source-drain regions, the extension junctions, and the gate not protected by the first spacers and the second spacers.08-02-2012
20120193712FinFET STRUCTURE HAVING FULLY SILICIDED FIN - A semiconductor device which includes fins of a semiconductor material formed on a semiconductor substrate and then a gate electrode formed over and in contact with the fins. An insulator layer is deposited over the gate electrode and the fins. A trench opening is then etched in the insulator layer. The trench opening exposes the fins and extends between the fins. The fins are then silicided through the trench opening. Then, the trench opening is filled with a metal in contact with the silicided fins to form a local interconnect connecting the fins.08-02-2012
20100148259SOI SUBSTRATES AND SOI DEVICES, AND METHODS FOR FORMING THE SAME - An improved semiconductor-on-insulator (SOI) substrate is provided, which contains a patterned buried insulator layer at varying depths. Specifically, the SOI substrate has a substantially planar upper surface and comprises: (1) first regions that do not contain any buried insulator, (2) second regions that contain first portions of the patterned buried insulator layer at a first depth (i.e., measured from the planar upper surface of the SOI substrate), and (3) third regions that contain second portions of the patterned buried insulator layer at a second depth, where the first depth is larger than the second depth. One or more field effect transistors (FETs) can be formed in the SOI substrate. For example, the FETs may comprise: channel regions in the first regions of the SOI substrate, source and drain regions in the second regions of the SOI substrate, and source/drain extension regions in the third regions of the SOI substrate.06-17-2010
20090078998SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE HAVING DECREASED CONTACT RESISTANCE - Semiconductor devices having improved contact resistance and methods for fabricating such semiconductor devices are provided. These semiconductor devices include a semiconductor device structure and a contact. The contact is electrically and physically coupled to the semiconductor device structure at both a surface portion and a sidewall portion of the semiconductor device structure.03-26-2009
20100155843FIELD EFFECT TRANSISTOR WITH ALTERNATE ELECTRICAL CONTACTS - A field effect transistor including: a support layer, a plurality of active zones based on a semiconductor, each active zone configured to form a channel and arranged between two gates adjacent to each other and consecutive, the active zones and the gates being arranged on the support layer, each gate including a first face on the side of the support layer and a second face opposite the first face. The second face of a first of the two gates is electrically connected to a first electrical contact made on the second face of the first of the two gates, and the first face of a second of the two gates is electrically connected to a second electrical contact passing through the support layer. The gates of the transistor are not electrically connected to each other.06-24-2010
20100155842BODY CONTACTED HYBRID SURFACE SEMICONDUCTOR-ON-INSULATOR DEVICES - A portion of a top semiconductor layer of a semiconductor-on-insulator (SOI) substrate is patterned into a semiconductor fin having substantially vertical sidewalls. A portion of a body region of the semiconductor fin is exposed on a top surface of the semiconductor fin between two source regions having a doping of a conductivity type opposite to the body region of the semiconductor fin. A metal semiconductor alloy portion is formed directly on the two source regions and the top surface of the exposed body region between the two source regions. The doping concentration of the exposed top portion of the body region may be increased by ion implantation to provide a low-resistance contact to the body region, or a recombination region having a high-density of crystalline defects may be formed. A hybrid surface semiconductor-on-insulator (HSSOI) metal-oxide-semiconductor-field-effect-transistor (MOSFET) thus formed has a body region that is electrically tied to the source region.06-24-2010
20100187607LOW COST FABRICATION OF DOUBLE BOX BACK GATE SILICON-ON-INSULATOR WAFERS WITH BUILT-IN SHALLOW TRENCH ISOLATION IN BACK GATE LAYER - A semiconductor wafer structure for manufacturing integrated circuit devices includes a bulk substrate; a lower insulating layer formed on the bulk substrate, the lower insulating layer formed from a pair of separate insulation layers having a bonding interface therebetween; an electrically conductive layer formed on the lower insulating layer, the electrically conductive layer further having one or more shallow trench isolation (STI) regions formed therein; an etch stop layer formed on the electrically conductive layer and the one or more STI regions; an upper insulating layer formed on the etch stop layer; and a semiconductor layer formed on the upper insulating layer. A subsequent active area level STI scheme, in conjunction with front gate formation over the semiconductor layer, is also disclosed.07-29-2010
20100013014FIELD EFFECT TRANSISTOR HAVING SOURCE AND/OR DRAIN FORMING SCHOTTKY OR SCHOTTKY-LIKE CONTACT WITH STRAINED SEMICONDUCTOR SUBSTRATE - The present invention is a field effect transistor having a strained semiconductor substrate and Schottky-barrier source and drain electrodes, and a method for making the transistor. The bulk charge carrier transport characteristic of the Schottky barrier field effect transistor minimizes carrier surface scattering, which enables the strained substrate to provide improved power and speed performance characteristics in this device, as compared to conventional devices.01-21-2010
20100176450STRUCTURE AND METHOD OF FORMING A TRANSISTOR WITH ASYMMETRIC CHANNEL AND SOURCE/DRAIN REGIONS - A semiconductor structure is described. The structure includes a semiconductor substrate having a conductive gate abutting a gate insulator for controlling conduction of a channel region; and a source region and a drain region associated with the conductive gate, where the source region includes a first material and the drain region includes a second material, and where the conductive gate is self-aligned to the first material and the second material. In one embodiment, the first material includes Si and the second material includes SiGe. A method of forming a semiconductor structure is also described. The method includes forming a pad layer on a top surface of a SOI layer of a semiconductor substrate; patterning the pad layer and a portion of the SOI layer for forming a SiGe layer; epitaxially growing the SOI layer for forming a Si layer and a SiGe layer adjacent to a sidewall of the SOI layer; selectively pulling a portion of the pad layer; forming a gate dielectric of a portion of the SiGe layer and the SOI layer; forming a gate conductor over the gate dielectric; removing the remaining of the pad layer; forming a source region in at least one of the SOI layer and the SiGe layer; and forming a drain region in at least one of the SOI layer and the SiGe layer.07-15-2010
20090078997DUAL METAL GATE FINFETS WITH SINGLE OR DUAL HIGH-K GATE DIELECTRIC - A first high-k gate dielectric layer and a first metal gate layer are formed on first and second semiconductor fins. A first metal gate ring is formed on the first semiconductor fin. In one embodiment, the first high-k gate dielectric layer remains on the second semiconductor fin. A second metal gate layer and a silicon containing layer are deposited and patterned to form gate electrodes. In another embodiment, a second high-k dielectric layer replaces the first high-k dielectric layer over the second semiconductor fin, followed by formation of a second metal gate layer. A first electrode comprising a first gate dielectric and a first metal gate is formed on the first semiconductor fin, while a second electrode comprising a second gate dielectric and a second metal gate is formed on the second semiconductor fin. Absence of high-k gate dielectric materials on a gate wiring prevents increase in parasitic resistance.03-26-2009
20100207212METHOD FOR PRODUCING SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE PRODUCED BY SAME METHOD - To prevent bubbles from occurring along a transfer interface, the present method includes the steps of: forming a peeled layer 08-19-2010
20100258870FINFETS AND METHODS FOR FORMING THE SAME - A Fin field effect transistor includes a fin disposed over a substrate. A gate is disposed over a channel portion of the fin. A source region is disposed at a first end of the fin. A drain region is disposed at a second end of the fin. The source region and the drain region are spaced from the substrate by at least one air gap.10-14-2010
20100258871SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME - Characteristics of a semiconductor device having a FINFET are improved. The FINFET has: a channel layer arranged in an arch shape on a semiconductor substrate and formed of monocrystalline silicon; a front gate electrode formed on a part of an outside of the channel layer through a front gate insulating film; and a back gate electrode formed so as to be buried inside the channel layer through a back gate insulating film. The back gate electrode arranged inside the arch shape is arranged so as to pass through the front gate electrode.10-14-2010
20100258869SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF - An n well and a p well disposed at a predetermined interval on a main surface of a SOI substrate with a thin BOX layer are formed, and an nMIS formed on the p well has a pair of n-type source/drain regions formed on semiconductor layers stacked on a main surface of the SOI layer at a predetermined distance, a gate insulating film, a gate electrode and sidewalls sandwiched between the pair of n-type source/drain regions. A device isolation is formed between the n well and the p well, and a side edge portion of the device isolation extends toward a gate electrode side more than a side edge portion of the n-type source/drain region (sidewall of the BOX layer).10-14-2010
20120032263SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD OF PRODUCING SAME - A semiconductor device has a planarizing layer that is made of an inorganic film, and has a recessed portion formed in a region thereof in which a conductive film is disposed. A first contact hole penetrating through at least an interlayer insulating film is formed on a first wiring layer, while a second contact hole penetrating through at least the interlayer insulating film is formed on the conductive film so as to run through the inside of the recessed portion.02-09-2012
20100001346Treatment of Gate Dielectric for Making High Performance Metal Oxide and Metal Oxynitride Thin Film Transistors - Embodiments of the present invention generally include TFTs and methods for their manufacture. The gate dielectric layer in the TFT may affect the threshold voltage of the TFT. By treating the gate dielectric layer prior to depositing the active channel material, the threshold voltage may be improved. One method of treating the gate dielectric involves exposing the gate dielectric layer to N01-07-2010
20100207209SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND PRODUCING METHOD THEREOF - A semiconductor device having a small parasitic resistance and a high driving current is provided. The semiconductor device includes a fin portion that includes a pair of source/drain regions located on both end sides and a channel region sandwiched between the pair of source/drain regions; films that are formed on both sides in a channel-width direction of the fin portion; a gate electrode that is provided so as to stride across the channel region of the fin portion; a gate insulating film that is interposed between the gate electrode and the channel region; and a stress applying layer that applies a stress to the channel region of the fin portion, an upper surface and side surfaces of the source/drain region being coated with the stress applying layer in the fin portion, a lower end surface of the stress applying layer being in contact with the film with no gap.08-19-2010
20100230753LATERAL HYPERABRUPT JUNCTION VARACTOR DIODE IN AN SOI SUBSTRATE - A varactor diode includes a portion of a top semiconductor layer of a semiconductor-on-insulator (SOI) substrate and a gate electrode located thereupon. A first electrode having a doping of a first conductivity type laterally abuts a doped semiconductor region having the first conductivity type, which laterally abuts a second electrode having a doping of a second conductivity type, which is the opposite of the first conductivity type. A hyperabrupt junction is formed between the second doped semiconductor region and the second electrode. The gate electrode controls the depletion of the first and second doped semiconductor regions, thereby varying the capacitance of the varactor diode. A design structure for the varactor diode is also provided.09-16-2010
20100224934DISPLAY DEVICE - The invention provides an active matrix EL display device which can perform a clear multi-gray scale color display. In particular, the invention provides a large active matrix EL display device at low cost by a manufacturing method which can selectively form a pattern. Power supply lines in a pixel portion are arranged in matrix by the manufacturing method which can selectively form a pattern. Further, capacitance between wirings is reduced by providing a longer distance between adjacent wirings by the manufacturing method which can selectively form a pattern.09-09-2010
20100276754THIN-FILM SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND FIELD-EFFECT TRANSISTOR - A semiconductor thin film (11-04-2010
20100230755PROCESS FOR PRODUCING AN MOS TRANSISTOR AND CORRESPONDING INTEGRATED CIRCUIT - A silicon substrate (SOI) is placed on a buried oxide layer (BOX). An MOS transistor is produced in an active zone of the substrate which is defined by an isolating region. A gate region and source and drain regions, which between them define a channel, are produced so that the gate region extends above the channel. The isolating region is produced by localized formation of a zone of material that can be selectively etched with respect to silicon. That material is selectively etched, and a dielectric material is deposited in the etched feature. The etching is carried out after the gate region has been produced. An upper surface of the substrate and an upper surface of the isolating region are flush with each other so as to define a planar surface on which the transistor gate region is formed.09-16-2010
20100237417Through-Gate Implant for Body Dopant - The present invention, provides a semiconductor device including a substrate including a semiconductor layer overlying an insulating layer, wherein a back gate structure is present underlying the insulating layer and a front gate structure on the semiconductor layer; a channel dopant region underlying the front gate structure of the substrate, wherein the channel dopant region has a first concentration present at an interface of the semiconductor layer and the insulating layer and at least a second concentration present at the interface of the front gate structure and the semiconductor layer, wherein the first concentration is greater than the second concentration; and a source region and drain region present in the semiconductor layer of the substrate.09-23-2010
20100230752SOI (SILICON ON INSULATOR) SUBSTRATE IMPROVEMENTS - A structure, and a method for forming the same. The structure includes a semiconductor substrate which includes a top substrate surface, a buried dielectric layer on the top substrate surface, N active semiconductor regions on the buried dielectric layer, N active devices on the N active semiconductor regions, a plurality of dummy regions on the buried dielectric layer, a protection layer on the N active devices and the N active semiconductor regions, but not on the plurality of dummy regions. The N active devices comprise first active regions which comprise a first material. The plurality of dummy regions comprise first dummy regions which comprise the first material. A first pattern density of the first active regions and the first dummy regions is uniform across the structure. A trench in the buried dielectric layer such that side walls of the trench are aligned with the plurality of dummy regions.09-16-2010
20100230754Semiconductor Device and Manufacturing Method Thereof - An object is to provide a semiconductor device which solves a problem that can occur when a substrate having an insulating surface is used. The semiconductor device includes a base substrate having an insulating surface; a conductive layer over the insulating surface; an insulating layer over the conductive layer; a semiconductor layer having a channel formation region, a first impurity region, a second impurity region, and a third impurity region provided between the channel formation region and the second impurity region over the insulating layer; a gate insulating layer configured to cover the semiconductor layer; a gate electrode over the gate insulating layer; a first electrode electrically connected to the first impurity region; and a second electrode electrically connected to the second impurity region. The conductive layer is held at a given potential.09-16-2010
20090250755Semiconductor Device - A transistor capable of adjusting a threshold value is obtained by adjusting an impurity concentration of a silicon substrate supporting an SOI layer and by controlling a thickness of a buried insulating layer formed on a surface of the silicon substrate in contact with the SOI layer.10-08-2009
20090256202SEMICONDUCTOR-ON-INSULATOR DEVICE STRUCTURES WITH A BODY-TO-SUBSTRATE CONNECTION FOR ENHANCED ELECTROSTATIC DISCHARGE PROTECTION, AND DESIGN STRUCTURES FOR SUCH SEMICONDUCTOR-ON-INSULATOR DEVICE STRUCTURES - Semiconductor-on-insulator device structures with enhanced electrostatic discharge protection, and design structures for an integrated circuit with device structures exhibiting enhanced electrostatic discharge protection. A device is formed in a body region of a device layer of a semiconductor-on-insulator substrate, which is bounded by an inner peripheral sidewall of an annular dielectric-filled isolation structure that extends from a top surface of the device layer to the insulating layer of the semiconductor-on-insulator substrate. An annular conductive interconnect extends through the body region and the insulating layer to connect the body region with the bulk wafer of the semiconductor-on-insulator substrate. The annular conductive interconnect is disposed inside the inner peripheral sidewall of the isolation structure, which annularly encircles the body region.10-15-2009
20090321828STRUCTURES, FABRICATION METHODS, DESIGN STRUCTURES FOR STRAINED FIN FIELD EFFECT TRANSISTORS (FINFETS) - A semiconductor structure, a fabrication method, and a design structure for a FinFet. The FinFet includes a dielectric layer, a central semiconductor fin region on the dielectric layer, a first semiconductor seed region on the dielectric layer, and a first strain creating fin region. The first semiconductor seed region is sandwiched between the first strain creating fin region and the dielectric layer. The first semiconductor seed region includes a first semiconductor material. The first strain creating fin region includes the first semiconductor material and a second semiconductor material different than the first semiconductor material. A first atom percent of the first semiconductor material in the first semiconductor seed region is different than a second atom percent of the first semiconductor material in the first strain creating fin region.12-31-2009
20090184370LATERAL SOI SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF07-23-2009
20100219474TRANSISTOR COMPRISING AN EMBEDDED SEMICONDUCTOR ALLOY IN DRAIN AND SOURCE REGIONS EXTENDING UNDER THE GATE ELECTRODE - A strain-inducing semiconductor alloy may be formed on the basis of cavities that may extend deeply below the gate electrode structure, which may be accomplished by using a sequence of two etch processes. In a first etch process, the cavity may be formed on the basis of a well-defined lateral offset to ensure integrity of the gate electrode structure and, in a subsequent etch process, the cavity may be increased in a lateral direction while nevertheless reliably preserving a portion of the channel region. Consequently, the strain-inducing efficiency may be increased by appropriately positioning the strain-inducing material immediately below the channel region without compromising integrity of the gate electrode structure.09-02-2010
20090146210Semiconductor on insulator (SOI) structure and method for fabrication - A disclosed embodiment is a semiconductor on insulator (SOI) structure comprising a buried oxide layer over a bulk semiconductor layer, and a device layer over the buried oxide layer. At least one transistor is fabricated in the device layer, wherein a source/drain junction of the transistor does not contact the buried oxide layer, thereby causing the source/drain junction to have a source/drain junction capacitance. The SOI structure also comprises at least one trench extending through the device layer and contacting a top surface of the buried oxide layer, thereby electrically isolating the at least one transistor. In one embodiment the at least one trench is formed after fabrication of the at least one transistor and is filled with only dielectric. In one embodiment, one or more wells may be formed in the device layer. In one embodiment the bulk semiconductor layer has a high resistivity of typically about 1000 ohms-centimeter or greater.06-11-2009
20090039428FABRICATING METHOD FOR SILICON ON INSULATOR AND STRUCTURE THEREOF - A fabricating method for silicon on insulator is disclosed, and the fabricating method includes stripping the oxide and the nitride on the bottom surface of each of the trenches, forming a porous silicon on portions of the substrate by an anodizing process, spin coating a dielectric material to fill up the trenches and performing a thermal process to convert the porous silicon to an insulating layer.02-12-2009
20090114989SEMICONDUCTOR MEMORY DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF - This disclosure concerns a semiconductor memory device including a semiconductor substrate; a buried insulation film provided on the semiconductor substrate; a semiconductor layer provided on the buried insulation film; a source layer and a drain layer provided in the semiconductor layer; a body region provided in the semiconductor layer between the source layer and the drain layer, and being in an electrically floating state, the body region accumulating or discharging charges to store data; a gate dielectric film provided on the body region; a gate electrode provided on the gate dielectric film; and a plate electrode facing a side surface of the body region via an insulation film, in an element isolation region.05-07-2009
20090114988Semiconductor Integrated Circuit Device And Method For Manufacturing Same - A semiconductor integrated circuit device (05-07-2009
20100219473METHOD FOR FABRICATING SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - Disclosed herein is a fabrication method of a semiconductor device to order to increase an operation liability of the semiconductor device. A method for fabricating a semiconductor device comprises forming a buried-type wordline in an active region defined on a SOI substrate, forming a silicon connection region for connecting an upper silicon layer to a lower silicon layer between neighboring buried type wordlines, and recovering the upper silicon layer on the silicon connection region.09-02-2010
20090072311MOS transistor and manufacturing method thereof - There are provided a MOS transistor and a manufacturing method thereof. The MOS transistor includes a substrate on which an insulating layer is formed, a gate embedded in the insulating layer, wherein the top surface of the gate is exposed, a gate oxide layer formed on the insulating layer and the gate, a silicon layer formed on the gate oxide layer, and a source region and a drain region formed in the silicon layer to be in contact with the gate oxide layer.03-19-2009
20110068399INTEGRATED CIRCUIT DEVICE WITH SERIES-CONNECTED FIELD EFFECT TRANSISTORS AND INTEGRATED VOLTAGE EQUALIZATION AND METHOD OF FORMING THE DEVICE - Disclosed is an integrated circuit device having series-connected planar or non-planar field effect transistors (FETs) with integrated voltage equalization and a method of forming the device. The series-connected FETs comprise gates positioned along a semiconductor body to define the channel regions for the series-connected FETs. Source/drain regions are located within the semiconductor body on opposing sides of the channel regions such that each portion of the semiconductor body between adjacent gates comprises one source/drain region for one field effect transistor abutting another source/drain region for another field effect transistor. Integrated voltage equalization is achieved through a conformal conductive layer having a desired resistance and positioned over the series-connected FETs such that it is electrically isolated from the gates, but in contact with the source/drain regions within the semiconductor body.03-24-2011
20110108918ASYMMETRIC EPITAXY AND APPLICATION THEREOF - The present invention provides a method of forming asymmetric field-effect-transistors. The method includes forming a gate structure on top of a semiconductor substrate, the gate structure including a gate stack and spacers adjacent to sidewalls of the gate stack, and having a first side and a second side opposite to the first side; performing angled ion-implantation from the first side of the gate structure in the substrate, thereby forming an ion-implanted region adjacent to the first side, wherein the gate structure prevents the angled ion-implantation from reaching the substrate adjacent to the second side of the gate structure; and performing epitaxial growth on the substrate at the first and second sides of the gate structure. As a result, epitaxial growth on the ion-implanted region is much slower than a region experiencing no ion-implantation. A source region formed to the second side of the gate structure by the epitaxial growth has a height higher than a drain region formed to the first side of the gate structure by the epitaxial growth. A semiconductor structure formed thereby is also provided.05-12-2011
20090108354SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME - A polysilicon film is formed all over a surface of a semiconductor substrate, then is subject to a CMP process through a mask pattern as a stopper. Then, a metal film is formed all over the resulting surface, and is allowed at least a part of the polysilicon film and at least a part of the metal film to react with each other to silicidize the metal. This forms the gate electrode.04-30-2009
20090108352Metal-Gated MOSFET Devices Having Scaled Gate Stack Thickness - Metal-oxide semiconductor field effect transistor (MOSFET) devices having metal gate stacks and techniques for improving performance thereof are provided. In one aspect, a metal-oxide semiconductor device is provided comprising a substrate having a buried oxide layer at least a portion of which is configured to serve as a primary background oxygen getterer of the device; and a gate stack separated from the substrate by an interfacial oxide layer. The gate stack comprises a high-K layer over the interfacial oxide layer; and a metal gate layer over the high-K layer.04-30-2009
20100295129FIELD EFFECT TRANSISTOR WITH NARROW BANDGAP SOURCE AND DRAIN REGIONS AND METHOD OF FABRICATION - A transistor having a narrow bandgap semiconductor source/drain region is described. The transistor includes a gate electrode formed on a gate dielectric layer formed on a silicon layer. A pair of source/drain regions are formed on opposite sides of the gate electrode wherein said pair of source/drain regions comprise a narrow bandgap semiconductor film formed in the silicon layer on opposite sides of the gate electrode.11-25-2010
20100295128DOUBLE INSULATING SILICON ON DIAMOND DEVICE - A silicon-on-diamond (SOD) transistor includes a silicon-based substrate, a diamond insulating layer over the silicon-based substrate, a silicon-based insulating layer directly over and in contact with the diamond insulating layer, a body over the silicon-based insulating layer, and a gate over the body. The structure of the SOD transistor provides improved drain induced barrier lowering (DIBL) in fully-depleted SOD transistors by using a second, silicon-based insulating layer.11-25-2010
20100301415METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SEMICONDUCTOR SUBSTRATE, AND SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - It is an object to form single-crystalline semiconductor layers with high mobility over approximately the entire surface of a glass substrate even when the glass substrate is increased in size. A first single-crystalline semiconductor substrate is bonded to a substrate having an insulating surface, the first single-crystalline semiconductor substrate is separated such that a first single-crystalline semiconductor layer is left remaining over the substrate having an insulating surface, a second single-crystalline semiconductor substrate is bonded to the substrate having an insulating surface so as to overlap with at least part of the first single-crystalline semiconductor layer provided over the substrate having an insulating surface, and the second single-crystalline semiconductor substrate is separated such that a second single-crystalline semiconductor layer is left remaining over the substrate having an insulating surface.12-02-2010
20110127608EXTREMELY THIN SEMICONDUCTOR ON INSULATOR SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE WITH SUPPRESSED DOPANT SEGREGATION - A method of fabricating a semiconductor device is provided in which the channel of the device is present in an extremely thin semiconductor-on-insulator (ETSOI) layer, i.e., a semiconductor layer having a thickness of less than 20 nm. In one embodiment, the method begins with forming a first semiconductor layer and epitaxially growing a second semiconductor layer on a handling substrate. A first gate structure is formed on a first surface of the second semiconductor layer and source regions and drain regions are formed adjacent to the gate structure. The handling substrate and the first semiconductor layer are removed to expose a second surface of the second semiconductor layer that is opposite the first surface of the semiconductor layer. A second gate structure or a dielectric region is formed in contact with the second surface of the second semiconductor layer.06-02-2011
20090242987DOUBLE-GATE SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES HAVING GATES WITH DIFFERENT WORK FUNCTIONS AND METHODS OF MANUFACTURE THEREOF - A double-gate FinFET and methods for its manufacture are provided. The FinFET includes first and second gates (10-01-2009
20110001190ALKALI-DEVELOPABLE CURABLE COMPOSITION, INSULATING THIN FILM USING THE SAME, AND THIN FILM TRANSISTOR - An object of the present invention is to provide a polysiloxane compound that can be developed in an aqueous alkali solution and can yield a cured product or thin film having superior heat-resistant transparency and insulating properties, a curable composition thereof, and a thin film transistor provided with a passivation layer or gate insulator using the same, and the present invention relates to a polysiloxane compound having at least one photopolymerizable functional group in a molecule thereof, and having at least one member selected from the group consisting of an isocyanuric acid backbone structure, a phenolic hydroxyl group and a carboxyl group within the same molecule, to a curable composition containing the polysiloxane compound, and to a cured product thereof.01-06-2011
20110001191SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME - A semiconductor device which includes: a semiconductor layer formed over an insulating layer over a semiconductor substrate; a gate electrode disposed over the semiconductor layer through a gate insulator; a sidewall insulator formed along the gate insulating film and a sidewall of the gate electrode; a source/drain layer including an alloy layer whose bottom surface is in contact with the insulating layer; and an impurity-doped layer which is segregated in a self-aligned manner in an interface between the alloy layer and the semiconductor layer and has a face for junction with a channel region formed along a crystal orientation plane of the semiconductor layer.01-06-2011
20110001192Method of Fabricating Semiconductor Device - Method of fabricating thin-film transistors in which contact with connecting electrodes becomes reliable. When contact holes are formed, the bottom insulating layer is subjected to a wet etching process, thus producing undercuttings inside the contact holes. In order to remove the undercuttings, a light etching process is carried out to widen the contact holes. Thus, tapering section are obtained, and the covering of connection wiring is improved.01-06-2011
20110006369FINFET TRANSISTOR WITH HIGH-VOLTAGE CAPABILITY AND CMOS-COMPATIBLE METHOD FOR FABRICATING THE SAME - The present invention relates to a method for fabricating a FinFET on a substrate. The method comprises providing a substrate with an active semiconductor layer on an insulator layer, and concurrently fabricating trench isolation regions in the active semiconductor layer for electrically isolating different active regions in the active semiconductor layer from each other, and trench gate-isolation regions in the active semiconductor layer for electrically isolating at least one gate region of the FinFET in the active semiconductor layer from a fin-shaped channel region of the FinFET in the active semiconductor layer.01-13-2011
20100133614MULTIPLE GATE TRANSISTOR HAVING HOMOGENOUSLY SILICIDED FIN END PORTIONS - In a multiple gate transistor, the plurality of Fins of the drain or source of the transistor are electrically connected to each other by means of a common contact element, wherein enhanced uniformity of the corresponding contact regions may be accomplished by an enhanced silicidation process sequence. For this purpose, the Fins may be embedded into a dielectric material in which an appropriate contact opening may be formed to expose end faces of the Fins, which may then act as silicidation surface areas.06-03-2010
20110018061COMPOSITION FOR ORGANIC DIELECTRIC AND ORGANIC THIN FILM TRANSISTOR FORMED USING THE SAME - Provided is a composition for an organic dielectric and an organic thin film transistor including an organic dielectric thereby formed. The composition for an organic dielectric includes a compound represented by the following Formula, wherein R01-27-2011
20110018060METHOD AND STRUCTURES FOR IMPROVING SUBSTRATE LOSS AND LINEARITY IN SOI SUBSTRATES - Methods and structures for improving substrate loss and linearity in SOI substrates. The methods include forming damaged crystal structure regions under the buried oxide layer of SOI substrates and the structures included damaged crystal structure regions under the buried oxide layer of the SOI substrate.01-27-2011
20110024841MOSFET WITH ASYMMETRICAL EXTENSION IMPLANT - A method for fabricating a MOSFET (e.g., a PMOS FET) includes providing a semiconductor substrate having surface characterized by a (110) surface orientation or (110) sidewall surfaces, forming a gate structure on the surface, and forming a source extension and a drain extension in the semiconductor substrate asymmetrically positioned with respect to the gate structure. An ion implantation process is performed at a non-zero tilt angle. At least one spacer and the gate electrode mask a portion of the surface during the ion implantation process such that the source extension and drain extension are asymmetrically positioned with respect to the gate structure by an asymmetry measure.02-03-2011
20110115021ISOLATION STRUCTURES FOR SOI DEVICES WITH ULTRATHIN SOI AND ULTRATHIN BOX - Shallow trenches are formed around a vertical stack of a buried insulator portion and a top semiconductor portion. A dielectric material layer is deposited directly on sidewalls of the top semiconductor portion. Shallow trench isolation structures are formed by filling the shallow trenches with a dielectric material such as silicon oxide. After planarization, the top semiconductor portion is laterally contacted and surrounded by the dielectric material layer. The dielectric material layer prevents exposure of the handle substrate underneath the buried insulator portion during wet etches, thereby ensuring electrical isolation between the handle substrate and gate electrodes subsequently formed on the top semiconductor portion.05-19-2011
20110115022IMPLANT FREE EXTREMELY THIN SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES - A semiconductor device and a method of fabricating a semiconductor device are disclosed. In one embodiment, the method comprises providing a semiconductor substrate, epitaxially growing a Ge layer on the substrate, and epitaxially growing a semiconductor layer on the Ge layer, where the semiconductor layer has a thickness of 10 nm or less. This method further comprises removing at least a portion of the Ge layer to form a void beneath the Si layer, and filling the void at least partially with a dielectric material. In this way, the semiconductor layer becomes an extremely thin semiconductor-on-insulator layer. In one embodiment, after the void is filled with the dielectric material, in-situ doped source and drain regions are grown on the semiconductor layer. In one embodiment, the method further comprises annealing said source and drain regions to form doped extension regions in the semiconductor layer. Epitaxially growing the extremely thin semiconductor layer on the Ge layer ensures good thickness control across the wafer. This process could be used for SOI or bulk wafers.05-19-2011
20120175705SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME - According to one embodiment, a method of manufacturing a MOS semiconductor device. In the method, a gate electrode is formed on a gate insulating film provided on a channel region which is a part of an Si layer and which is interposed between a source/drain region, and a film mainly includes of Ge is made to grow on the source/drain region. Then, and the film mainly includes of Ge is made to react with a metal, forming an intermetallic compound film having a depthwise junction position identical to a growth interface of the film mainly includes of Ge.07-12-2012
20110210395TRANSISTORS WITH IMMERSED CONTACTS - Embodiments of a semiconductor structure include a first current electrode region, a second current electrode region, and a channel region. The channel region is located between the first current electrode region and the second current electrode region, and the channel region is located in a fin structure of the semiconductor structure. A carrier transport in the channel region is generally in a horizontal direction between the first current electrode region and the second current electrode region.09-01-2011
20090032872MULTIPLE OXIDE THICKNESS FOR A SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - Techniques associated with providing multiple gate insulator thickness for a semiconductor device are generally described. In one example, an apparatus includes a semiconductor fin having an impurity introduced to at least a first side of the fin, a first oxide having a first thickness coupled with the first side of the fin, and a second oxide having a second thickness coupled with a second side of the fin, the second thickness being different from the first thickness as a result of the impurity introduced to the first side of the fin.02-05-2009
20100163993METHOD OF FABRICATING A SEMICONDUCTOR ON INSULATOR DEVICE HAVING A FRONTSIDE SUBSTRATE CONTACT - A method of forming a substrate contact in a semiconductor device, comprising the steps of providing a semiconductor base substrate (07-01-2010
20100163995Semiconductor Device With Cooling Element - Some embodiments discussed herein include a semiconductor having a source region, a drain region and an array of fins operatively coupled to a gate region controlling current flow through the fins between the source region and the drain region. The semiconductor also has at least one cooling element formed at least in part of a material having a heat capacity equal to or larger than the heat capacity of the material of the source region, drain region and array of fins, the cooling elements being in close vicinity to fins of the array of fins electrically isolated from the fins of the array, the source region and the drain region. Other embodiments are also disclosed07-01-2010
20100163994SOI DEVICE WITH A BURIED INSULATING MATERIAL HAVING INCREASED ETCH RESISTIVITY - In SOI devices, the PN junction of circuit elements, such as substrate diodes, is formed in the substrate material on the basis of the buried insulating material that provides increased etch resistivity during wet chemical cleaning and etch processes. Consequently, undue exposure of the PN junction formed in the vicinity of the sidewalls of the buried insulating material may be avoided, which may cause reliability concerns in conventional SOI devices comprising a silicon dioxide material as the buried insulating layer.07-01-2010
20110241116FET with FUSI Gate and Reduced Source/Drain Contact Resistance - A method for forming a field effect transistor (FET) includes forming a gate stack on a silicon layer, the gate stack comprising a gate polysilicon on top of a gate oxide layer; forming a fully silicided gate from the gate polysilicon and forming source/drain silicide regions in the silicon layer; implanting the gate silicide and the source/drain silicide with dopants; and performing rapid thermal annealing to form a gate interfacial layer in between the gate silicide and the gate oxide layer, and source/drain interfacial layers between the source/drain silicide regions and the silicon layer.10-06-2011
20090321829LOW-COST DOUBLE-STRUCTURE SUBSTRATES AND METHODS FOR THEIR MANUFACTURE - In preferred embodiments, the invention provides substrates that include a support, a first insulating layer arranged on the support, a non-mono-crystalline semi-conducting layer arranged on the first insulating layer, a second insulating layer arranged on the non-mono-crystalline semi-conducting layer; and top layer disposed on the second insulating layer. Additionally, a first gate electrode can be formed on the top layer and a second gate electrode can be formed in the non-mono-crystalline semi-conducting layer. The invention also provides methods for manufacture of such substrates.12-31-2009
20110241115Schottky Junction Source/Drain FET Fabrication Using Sulfur or Flourine Co-Implantation - A Schottky field effect transistor (FET) includes a gate stack located on a silicon on insulator (SOI) layer, the gate stack comprising a gate silicide region; and source/drain silicide regions located in the SOI layer, the source/drain silicide regions comprising and at least one of sulfur and fluorine, wherein an interface comprising arsenic is located between each of the source/drain silicide regions and the SOI layer. A method of forming a contact, the contact comprising a silicide region adjacent to a silicon region, includes co-implanting the silicide region with arsenic and at least one of sulfur and fluorine; and drive-in annealing the co-implanted silicide region to diffuse the arsenic to an interface between the silicide region and the silicon region.10-06-2011
20110210394Semiconductor Device - A method for fabricating a semiconductor device comprises: performing a thermal process to expanding a local doped region formed between gate patterns on a semiconductor substrate; and etching a central region of an expanded local doped region so that the expanded local doped region remains at the total area of sidewalls of floating bodies isolated from each other.09-01-2011
20100258868INTEGRATED CIRCUIT SYSTEM WITH A FLOATING DIELECTRIC REGION AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURE THEREOF - A method of manufacture of an integrated circuit system includes: providing a second layer between a first layer and a third layer; forming an active device over the third layer; forming the third layer to form an island region underneath the active device; forming the second layer to form a floating second layer with an undercut beneath the island region; and depositing a fourth layer around the island region and the floating second layer.10-14-2010
20110084337SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME - As for a semiconductor device which is typified by a display device, it is an object to provide a highly reliable semiconductor device to which a large-sized or high-definition screen is applicable and which has high display quality and operates stably. By using a conductive layer including Cu as a long lead wiring, an increase in wiring resistance is suppressed. Further, the conductive layer including Cu is provided in such a manner that it does not overlap with the semiconductor layer in which a channel region of a TFT is formed, and is surrounded by insulating layers including silicon nitride, whereby diffusion of Cu can be prevented; thus, a highly reliable semiconductor device can be manufactured. Specifically, a display device which is one embodiment of a semiconductor device can have high display quality and operate stably even when the size or definition thereof is increased.04-14-2011
20100038715THIN BODY SILICON-ON-INSULATOR TRANSISTOR WITH BORDERLESS SELF-ALIGNED CONTACTS - A method for fabricating a thin-silicon-on-insulator transistor with borderless self-aligned contacts is disclosed. A gate stack is formed on a silicon layer that is above a buried oxide layer. The gate stack includes a gate oxide layer on the silicon layer and a gate electrode layer on the gate oxide layer. A hard mask on top of the gate stack is formed. An off-set spacer is formed surrounding the gate stack. A raised source/drain region is epitaxially formed adjacent to the off-set spacer. The raised source/drain region is grown slightly about a height of the gate stack including the hard mask. The raised source/drain region forms borderless self-aligned contact.02-18-2010
20090218623SOI DEVICES AND METHODS FOR FABRICATING THE SAME - Silicon on insulator (SOI) devices and methods for fabricating the same are provided. An exemplary embodiment of a SOI device comprises a substrate. A first insulating layer is formed over the substrate. A plurality of semiconductor islands is formed over the first insulating layer, wherein the semiconductor islands are isolated from each other. A second insulating layer is formed over the first insulating layer, protruding over the semiconductor islands and surrounding thereof. At least one recess is formed in a portion of the second insulating layer adjacent to a pair of the semiconductor islands. A first dielectric layer is formed on a portion of each of the semiconductor islands. A conductive layer is formed over the first dielectric layer and over the second insulating layer exposed by the recess. A pair of source/drain regions is oppositely formed in portions of each of the semiconductor islands not covered by the first dielectric layer and the conductive layer.09-03-2009
201000130131T/0C RAM CELL WITH A WRAPPED-AROUND GATE DEVICE STRUCTURE - A memory device and a method of forming the memory device. The memory device comprises a storage transistor at a surface of a substrate comprising a body portion between first and second source/drain regions, wherein the source/drain regions are regions of a first conductivity type. The storage transistor also comprises a gate structure that wraps at least partially around the body portion in at least two spatial planes. A bit line is connected to the first source/drain region and a word line connected to the gate structure. The memory device does not require an additional capacitive storage element.01-21-2010
20100072551Semiconductor device and manufacturing method of the semiconductor device - A semiconductor device includes a semiconductor layer formed on an insulating layer; a gate electrode disposed on said semiconductor layer via a gate insulating film; a source/drain layer composed by including an alloy layer or a metal layer with a bottom surface in contact with the insulating layer, with joint surfaces to a channel region disposed along crystal orientation faces of said semiconductor layer; and impurity-doped layers formed in a self-aligned manner along interfaces of the alloy layer or the metal layer, and said semiconductor layer.03-25-2010
20100072549SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME - It is made possible to restrict strain relaxation even if a strained semiconductor element is formed on a very small minute layer. A semiconductor device includes: a substrate; a first semiconductor layer formed into a mesa shape above the substrate and having strain, and including source and drain regions of a first conductivity type located at a distance from each other, and a channel region of a second conductivity type different from the first conductivity type, the channel region being located between the source region and the drain region; second and third semiconductor layers formed on the source and drain regions, and controlling the strain of the first semiconductor layer, the second and third semiconductor layers containing impurities of the first conductivity type; a gate insulating film formed on the channel region; and a gate electrode formed on the gate insulating film.03-25-2010
20120199906SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE INCLUDING HIGH FIELD REGIONS AND RELATED METHOD - A semiconductor device is disclosed. In an embodiment, a semiconductor device includes a N-well within a P-well in a silicon layer, the silicon layer positioned atop a buried oxide layer of a silicon-on-insulator (SOI) substrate; a first source region and a second source region within a portion of the P-well; a first drain region and a second drain region within a portion of the P-well and within a portion of the N-well; and a gate positioned atop the N-well, wherein a lateral high field region is generated between the N-well and the P-well and a vertical high field region is generated between the gate and the N-well. A related method is disclosed.08-09-2012
20120241863FIN FIELD-EFFECT TRANSISTOR STRUCTURE AND MANUFACTURING PROCESS THEREOF - A fin field-effect transistor structure includes a substrate, a fin channel and a high-k metal gate. The high-k metal gate is formed on the substrate and the fin channel. A process of manufacturing the fin field-effect transistor structure includes the following steps. Firstly, a polysilicon pseudo gate structure is formed on the substrate and a surface of the fin channel. By using the polysilicon pseudo gate structure as a mask, a source/drain region is formed in the fin channel. After the polysilicon pseudo gate structure is removed, a high-k dielectric layer and a metal gate layer are successively formed. Afterwards, a planarization process is performed on the substrate having the metal gate layer until the first dielectric layer is exposed, so that a high-k metal gate is produced.09-27-2012
20110084336SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE WITH STRESSED FIN SECTIONS, AND RELATED FABRICATION METHODS - A method of fabricating a semiconductor device is provided. The method forms a fin arrangement on a semiconductor substrate, the fin arrangement comprising one or more semiconductor fin structures. The method continues by forming a gate arrangement overlying the fin arrangement, where the gate arrangement includes one or more adjacent gate structures. The method proceeds by forming an outer spacer around sidewalls of each gate structure. The fin arrangement is then selectively etched, using the gate structure and the outer spacer(s) as an etch mask, resulting in one or more semiconductor fin sections underlying the gate structure(s). The method continues by forming a stress/strain inducing material adjacent sidewalls of the one or more semiconductor fin sections.04-14-2011
20100059821Isolated tri-gate transistor fabricated on bulk substrate - A method of forming an isolated tri-gate semiconductor body comprises patterning a bulk substrate to form a fin structure, depositing an insulating material around the fin structure, recessing the insulating material to expose a portion of the fin structure that will be used for the tri-gate semiconductor body, depositing a nitride cap over the exposed portion of the fin structure to protect the exposed portion of the fin structure, and carrying out a thermal oxidation process to oxidize an unprotected portion of the fin structure below the nitride cap. The oxidized portion of the fin isolates the semiconductor body that is being protected by the nitride cap. The nitride cap may then be removed. The thermal oxidation process may comprise annealing the substrate at a temperature between around 900° C. and around 1100° C. for a time duration between around 0.5 hours and around 3 hours.03-11-2010
20110101456STRAIN ENGINEERING IN THREE-DIMENSIONAL TRANSISTORS BASED ON GLOBALLY STRAINED SEMICONDUCTOR BASE LAYERS - Non-planar transistors, such as FINFETs, may be formed on the basis of a globally strained semiconductor material, thereby preserving a high uniaxial strain component in the resulting semiconductor fins. In this manner, a significant performance enhancement may be achieved without adding process complexity when implementing FINFET transistors.05-05-2011
20110084338Semiconductor Device and Method of Manufacturing Same - An object is to reduce the adverse influence which a portion of a gate insulating layer where the thickness has decreased, that is, a step portion, has on semiconductor element characteristics so that the reliability of the semiconductor element is improved. A semiconductor layer is formed over an insulating surface; a side surface of the semiconductor layer is oxidized using wet oxidation to form a first insulating layer; a second insulating layer is formed over the semiconductor layer and the first insulating layer; and a gate electrode is formed over the semiconductor layer and the first insulating layer with the second insulating layer interposed therebetween.04-14-2011
20100237418SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD FOR FABRICATING THE SAME - It is an object of the present invention to manufacture a thin film transistor having a required property without complicating steps and devices. It is another object of the present invention to provide a technique for manufacturing a semiconductor device having high reliability and better electrical characteristics with a higher yield at lower cost. In the present invention, a lightly doped impurity region is formed in a source region side or a drain region side of a semiconductor layer covered with a gate electrode layer in a thin film transistor. The semiconductor layer is doped diagonally to the surface thereof using the gate electrode layer as a mask to form the lightly doped impurity region. Therefore, the properties of the thin film transistor can be minutely controlled.09-23-2010
20100127328SEMICONDUCTOR-ON-INSULATOR (SOI) DEVICES USING VOID SPACES - An SOI substrate is fabricated by providing a substrate having a sacrificial layer thereon, an active semiconductor layer on the sacrificial layer remote from the substrate and a supporting layer that extends along at least two sides of the active semiconductor layer and the sacrificial layer and onto the substrate, and that exposes at least one side of the sacrificial layer. At least some of the sacrificial layer is etched through the at least one side thereof that is exposed by the supporting layer to form a void space between the substrate and the active semiconductor layer, such that the active semiconductor layer is supported in spaced-apart relation from the substrate by the supporting layer. The void space may be at least partially filled with an insulator lining.05-27-2010
20110248345SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME - A method for easily manufacturing a semiconductor device in which variation in thickness or disconnection of a source electrode or a drain electrode is prevented is proposed. A semiconductor device includes a semiconductor layer formed over an insulating substrate; a first insulating layer formed over the semiconductor layer; a gate electrode formed over the first insulating layer; a second insulating layer formed over the gate electrode; an opening which reaches the semiconductor layer and is formed at least in the first insulating layer and the second insulating layer; and a step portion formed at a side surface of the second insulating layer in the opening.10-13-2011
20120061760METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - A method for manufacturing a semiconductor device comprises including a insulating pattern and a silicon film over a SOI substrate, thereby increasing a reduced volume of a floating body after forming a floating body fin transistor so as to secure a data storage space. The method comprises: forming a insulating pattern and a first silicon film over an upper silicon film of a SOI substrate; and forming a fin structure in the first silicon film.03-15-2012
20110101458SOI type semiconductor device having a protection circuit - An SOI type semiconductor device having a silicon substrate and a buried oxide layer formed on the silicon substrate includes an internal circuit formed in a first region having at least one FD type transistor having a SOI structure, the internal circuit performing a function of the semiconductor device and a protection circuit formed in a second region having at least one PD type transistor having a SOI structure, the protection circuit protecting the internal circuit from electro static damage.05-05-2011
20110068402THIN FILM TRANSISTOR AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING THIN FILM TRANSISTOR - A metallic wiring film, which is not exfoliated even when exposed to a plasma of hydrogen, is provided. A metallic wiring film 03-24-2011
20110068401SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME - A semiconductor device of an embodiment includes a substrate and a plurality of fins formed on the substrate. The plurality of fins is arranged so that a first distance and a second distance narrower than the first distance are repeated. In addition, the plurality of fins include a semiconductor region in which an impurity concentration of lower portions of side surfaces facing each other in sides forming the first distance is higher than an impurity concentration of lower portions of side surfaces facing each other in sides forming the second distance.03-24-2011
20110031552SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF - To provide, in FINFET whose threshold voltage is determined essentially by the work function of a gate electrode, a technology capable of adjusting the threshold voltage of FINFET without changing the material of the gate electrode. FINFET is formed over an SOI substrate comprised of a substrate layer, a buried insulating layer formed over the substrate layer, and a silicon layer formed over the buried insulating layer. The substrate layer has therein a first semiconductor region contiguous to the buried insulating layer. The silicon layer of the SOI substrate is processed into a fin. A ratio of the height of the fin to the width of the fin is adjusted to fall within a range of from 1 or greater but not greater than 2. In addition, a voltage can be applied to the first semiconductor region.02-10-2011
20110248343Schottky FET With All Metal Gate - A method for forming a Schottky field effect transistor (FET) includes forming a gate stack on a silicon substrate, the gate stack comprising a gate polysilicon on top of a gate metal layer; depositing a metal layer over the gate polysilicon and the silicon substrate; annealing the metal layer, the gate polysilicon, and the silicon substrate such that the metal layer fully consumes the gate polysilicon to form a gate silicide and reacts with portions of the silicon substrate to form source/drain silicide regions in the silicon substrate; and in the event a portion of the metal layer does not react with the gate polysilicon or the silicon substrate, removing the unreacted portion of the metal layer.10-13-2011
20130161746TRANSISTOR AND METHOD OF FABRICATION - A transistor includes an active layer forming a channel for the transistor, an insulating layer disposed facing a lower face of the active layer, a gate turned toward an upper face of the active layer and a source and a drain disposed on both sides of the gate. At least one among the source and the drain extends at least partly through the active layer and into the insulating layer.06-27-2013
20100244132Methods for Normalizing Strain in Semiconductor Devices and Strain Normalized Semiconductor Devices - A method of normalizing strain in semiconductor devices and normalized strain semiconductor devices. The method includes: forming first and second field effect transistors of an integrated circuit; forming a stress layer over the first and second field effect transistors, the stress layer inducing strain in channel regions of the first and second field effect transistors; and selectively thinning the stress layer over at least a portion of the second field effect transistor.09-30-2010
20110175164DEVICE STRUCTURE, LAYOUT AND FABRICATION METHOD FOR UNIAXIALLY STRAINED TRANSISTORS - A semiconductor device and method for fabricating a semiconductor device include providing a strained semiconductor layer having a first strained axis, forming an active region within a surface of the strained semiconductor layer where the active region has a longitudinal axis along the strained axis and forming gate structures over the active region. Raised source/drain regions are formed on the active regions above and over the surface of the strained semiconductor layer and adjacent to the gate structures to form transistor devices.07-21-2011
20100244133Printed Dopant Layers - A method for making an electronic device, such as a MOS transistor, including the steps of forming a plurality of semiconductor islands on an electrically functional substrate, printing a first dielectric layer on or over a first subset of the semiconductor islands and optionally a second dielectric layer on or over a second subset of the semiconductor islands, and annealing. The first dielectric layer contains a first dopant, and the (optional) second dielectric layer contains a second dopant different from the first dopant. The dielectric layer(s), semiconductor islands and substrate are annealed sufficiently to diffuse the first dopant into the first subset of semiconductor islands and, when present, the second dopant into the second subset of semiconductor islands.09-30-2010
20110248344SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - An object of the invention is to provide a semiconductor device having improved performance, high reliability, and a reduced chip size, in particular, to provide a semiconductor device having an MOSFET over an SOI substrate capable of maintaining its reliability while controlling the potential of a well below a gate electrode and preventing generation of parasitic capacitance. Generation of parasitic capacitance is prevented by controlling the potential of a well below a gate electrode by using a well contact plug passing through a hole portion formed in a gate electrode wiring. Generation of defects in a gate insulating film is prevented by making use of a gettering effect produced by causing an element isolation region to extend along the gate electrode.10-13-2011
20100084709SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SAME - When a bulk silicon substrate and an SOI substrate are used separately, a board area is increased and so it is impossible to reduce the size of a semiconductor device as a whole. On the other hand, when an SOI-type MISFET and a bulk-type MISFET are formed on a same substrate, the SOI-type MISFET and the bulk-type MISFET should be formed in separate steps respectively, and thus the process gets complicated. A single crystal semiconductor substrate and an SOI substrate separated from the single crystal semiconductor substrate by a thin buried insulating film and having a thin single crystal semiconductor thin film (SOI layer) are used, and well diffusion layer regions, drain regions, gate insulating films and gate electrodes of the SOI-type MISFET and the bulk-type MISFET are formed in same steps. Since the bulk-type MISFET and the SOI-type MISFET can be formed on the same substrate, the board area can be reduced. A simple process can be realized by making manufacturing steps of the SOI-type MISFET and the bulk-type MISFET common.04-08-2010
20100038717Semiconductor on Insulator Apparatus - A method and apparatus for producing a relatively thin, relatively uniform semiconductor layer which has improved carrier mobility. In an embodiment, a lattice-matched insulator layer is formed on a semiconductor substrate, and a lattice-matched semiconductor layer is formed on the insulator layer to form a relatively thin, relatively uniform semiconductor on insulator apparatus. In embodiments of the method and apparatus, energy band characteristics may be used to facilitate the extraction of the well-region minority carriers.02-18-2010
20110163379Body-Tied Asymmetric P-Type Field Effect Transistor - In one exemplary embodiment of the invention, an asymmetric P-type field effect transistor includes: a source region coupled to a drain region via a channel; a gate structure overlying at least a portion of the channel; a halo implant disposed at least partially in the channel, where the halo implant is disposed closer to the source region than the drain region; and a body-tie coupled to the channel. In a further exemplary embodiment, the asymmetric P-type field effect transistor is operable to act as a symmetric P-type field effect transistor.07-07-2011
20110163381SEMICONDUCTOR SUBSTRATE, SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF - It is an object to provide a method for manufacturing a semiconductor substrate in which contamination of a semiconductor layer due to an impurity is prevented and the bonding strength between a support substrate and the semiconductor layer can be increased. An oxide film containing first halogen is formed on a surface of a semiconductor substrate, and the semiconductor substrate is irradiated with ions of second halogen, whereby a separation layer is formed and the second halogen is contained in a semiconductor substrate. Then, heat treatment is performed in a state in which the semiconductor substrate and the support substrate are superposed with an insulating surface containing hydrogen interposed therebetween, whereby part of the semiconductor substrate is separated along the separation layer, so that a semiconductor layer containing the second halogen is provided over the support substrate.07-07-2011
20110163380Body-Tied Asymmetric N-Type Field Effect Transistor - In one exemplary embodiment of the invention, an asymmetric N-type field effect transistor includes: a source region coupled to a drain region via a channel; a gate structure overlying at least a portion of the channel; a halo implant disposed at least partially in the channel, where the halo implant is disposed closer to the source region than the drain region; and a body-tie coupled to the channel. In a further exemplary embodiment, the asymmetric N-type field effect transistor is operable to act as a symmetric N-type field effect transistor.07-07-2011
20090001469Display device and method for manufacturing the same - A semiconductor substrate is formed into a regular hexagon or a shape similar to the regular hexagon. The semiconductor substrate is bonded to and separated from a large-area substrate. Moreover, layout is designed so that a boundary of bonded semiconductors is located in a region which is removed by etching when patterning is performed by photolithography or the like.01-01-2009
20090001468METHOD OF FABRICATING TRANSISTOR INCLUDING BURIED INSULATING LAYER AND TRANSISTOR FABRICATED USING THE SAME - In a method of fabricating a transistor including a buried insulating layer and transistor fabricated using the same, the method includes sequentially forming a sacrificial layer and a top semiconductor layer on a single crystalline semiconductor substrate. A gate pattern is formed on the top semiconductor layer. A sacrificial spacer is formed to cover sidewalls of the gate pattern. An elevated semiconductor layer is grown on a portion of the top semiconductor layer adjacent to the sacrificial spacer. The sacrificial spacer is removed. A portion of the top semiconductor layer from which the sacrificial spacer is removed is etched until the sacrificial layer is exposed, thereby forming a recess, which separates the top semiconductor layer into a first top semiconductor layer pattern and a second top semiconductor layer pattern, which remain under the gate pattern and the elevated semiconductor layer, respectively. The sacrificial layer is selectively removed. A buried insulating layer is formed to fill a region from which the sacrificial layer is removed. A buried semiconductor layer is grown in the recess. An extending recess extends from the recess and is formed to expose the semiconductor substrate. The extending recess separates the buried insulating layer into a first buried insulating layer pattern and a second buried insulating layer pattern, which are self-aligned to the first and second top semiconductor layer patterns, respectively.01-01-2009
20090001467SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE, METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE, AND ELECTRONIC APPLIANCE - To provide a semiconductor device in which a channel formation region can be thinned without adversely affecting a source region and a drain region through a simple process and a method for manufacturing the semiconductor device. In the method for manufacturing a semiconductor device, a semiconductor film, having a thickness smaller than a height of a projection of a substrate, is formed over a surface of the substrate having the projections; the semiconductor film is etched to have an island shape with a resist used as a mask; the resist is etched to expose a portion of the semiconductor film which covers a top surface of the projection; and the exposed portion of the semiconductor film is etched to be thin, while the adjacent portions of the semiconductor film on both sides of the projection remain covered with the resist.01-01-2009
20090001466METHOD OF FORMING AN SOI SUBSTRATE CONTACT - A method is provided of forming a conductive via for contacting a bulk semiconductor region of a semiconductor-on-insulator (“SOI”) substrate. A first opening is formed in a conformal layer overlying a trench isolation region, where the trench isolation region shares an edge with the SOI layer. A dielectric layer then is deposited atop the conformal layer and the trench isolation region, after which a second opening is formed which is aligned with the first opening, the second opening extending through the dielectric layer to expose the bulk semiconductor region. Finally, the conductive via is formed in the second opening.01-01-2009
20080315310HIGH K DIELECTRIC MATERIALS INTEGRATED INTO MULTI-GATE TRANSISTOR STRUCTURES - Embodiments of the present invention relate to the fabrication of three-dimensional multi-gate transistor devices with high aspect ratio semiconductor bodies through the use of a high K dielectric material layer which is selectively wet etched to from a high K gate dielectric. In one specific embodiment, the high K gate dielectric comprises hafnium oxide, the etch stop layer comprises silicon oxide, and the etchant comprise phosphoric acid conditioned with silicon nitride.12-25-2008
20080315311Semiconductor device - An object is to provide a semiconductor device in which an antenna is not bent and electric waves can be transmitted and received even if a substrate is bent and in which a thin and flexible substrate can be used. The present invention relates to a semiconductor device characterized in that it has an antenna having a spiral shape, a zigzag shape, a comb shape, a lattice shape, a radial shape or a net shape, which is formed using a superelastic alloy material or a shape-memory alloy material over at least one entire surface of a flat and flexible substrate; and a circuit including a thin film transistor, which is connected to the antenna.12-25-2008
20090184371SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE WITH AN SOI STRUCTURE - A first element includes a first diffused layer which is formed in the element forming film so as to reach an insulating film, a second diffused layer which is formed in the element forming film so as not to reach the insulating film, and a first body region formed between the first and the second diffused layers. A second element, which is formed on the element forming film so as to be adjacent to the first element, includes the second diffused layer, a third diffused layer which is formed in the element forming film so as to reach the insulating film, and a second body region formed between the second and the third diffused layers. A connection part connects the body region of the first element and the body region of the second element to each other electrically.07-23-2009
20090001465METHOD OF FORMING A GUARD RING OR CONTACT TO AN SOI SUBSTRATE - A method is provided of forming a conductive via in contact with a bulk semiconductor region of a semiconductor-on-insulator (“SOI”) substrate. A first opening is formed in a conformal layer overlying a trench isolation region. The trench isolation region may share an edge with an SOI layer of the substrate. Desirably, a dielectric layer is deposited over a top surface of the conformal layer and the trench isolation region. A second opening can then be formed which extends through the dielectric layer and the first opening in the conformal layer. Desirably, portions of the bulk semiconductor region and the top surface of the conformal layer are exposed within the second opening. The second opening can then be filled with at least one of a metal or a semiconductor to form a conductive element contacting the exposed portions of the bulk semiconductor region and the top surface of the conformal layer.01-01-2009
20080308866Semiconductor Device and Method for Manufacturing the Same - To provide a semiconductor device having lower junction capacitance, which can be manufactured with lower power consumption through a simpler process as compared with conventional, a semiconductor device includes a base substrate; a semiconductor film formed over the base substrate; a gate insulating film formed over the semiconductor film; and an electrode formed over the gate insulating film. The semiconductor film has a channel formation region which overlaps with the electrode with the gate insulating film interposed therebetween, a cavity is formed between a recess included in the semiconductor film and the base substrate, and the channel formation region is in contact with the cavity on the recess.12-18-2008
20080296683CARBON NANOTUBE HAVING IMPROVED CONDUCTIVITY, PROCESS OF PREPARING THE SAME, AND ELECTRODE COMPRISING THE CARBON NANOTUBE - Provided are a method of doping carbon nanotubes, p-doped carbon nanotubes prepared using the method, and an electrode, a display device or a solar cell including the carbon nanotubes. Particularly, a method of doping carbon nanotubes having improved conductivity by reforming the carbon nanotubes using an oxidizer, doped carbon nanotubes prepared using the method, and an electrode, a display device or a solar cell including the carbon nanotubes are provided12-04-2008
20110175163FinFET WITH THIN GATE DIELECTRIC LAYER - A semiconductor device is provided that in one embodiment includes at least one semiconductor fin structure atop a dielectric surface, the semiconductor fin structure including a channel region of a first conductivity type and source and drain regions of a second conductivity type, in which the source and drain regions are present at opposing ends of the semiconductor fin structure. A high-k gate dielectric layer having a thickness ranging from 1.0 nm to 5.0 nm is in direct contact with the channel of the semiconductor fin structure. At least one gate conductor layer is in direct contact with the high-k gate dielectric layer. A method of forming the aforementioned device is also provided.07-21-2011
20080296682MOS STRUCTURES WITH REMOTE CONTACTS AND METHODS FOR FABRICATING THE SAME - MOS structures with remote contacts and methods for fabricating such MOS structures are provided. In one embodiment, a method for fabricating an MOS structure comprises providing a semiconductor layer that is at least partially surrounded by an isolation region and that has an impurity-doped first portion. First and second MOS transistors are formed on and within the first portion. The transistors are substantially parallel and define a space therebetween. An insulating material is deposited overlying the first portion of the semiconductor layer and at least a portion of the isolation region. A contact is formed through the insulating material outside the space such that the contact is in electrical communication with the transistors.12-04-2008
20080265324Semiconductor device and method of manufacturing the same - A semiconductor device according to the present invention comprises a semiconductor substrate, a gate insulating film which is composed of a material whose main component is a tetravalent metal oxide, a mixture of a tetravalent metal oxide and SiO10-30-2008
20100295127METHOD OF FORMING A PLANAR FIELD EFFECT TRANSISTOR WITH EMBEDDED AND FACETED SOURCE/DRAIN STRESSORS ON A SILICON-ON-INSULATOR (SOI) WAFER, A PLANAR FIELD EFFECT TRANSISTOR STRUCTURE AND A DESIGN STRUCTURE FOR THE PLANAR FIELD EFFECT TRANSISTOR - Disclosed are embodiments of a method of forming, on an SOI wafer, a planar FET with embedded and faceted source/drain stressors. The method incorporates a directional ion implant process to create amorphous regions at the bottom surfaces of source/drain recesses in a single crystalline semiconductor layer of an SOI wafer. Then, an etch process selective to different crystalline planes over others and further selective to single crystalline semiconductor material over amorphous semiconductor material can be performed in order to selectively adjust the shape (i.e., the profile) of the recess sidewalls without increasing the depth of the recesses. Subsequently, an anneal process can be performed to re-crystallize the amorphous regions and an epitaxial deposition process can be used to fill the recesses with source/drain stressor material. Also disclosed are embodiments of a planar FET structure and a design structure for the planar FET.11-25-2010
20080251845Semiconductor Device and Manufacturing Method Thereof - Manufacture of TFTs corresponding to various circuits makes structures thereof complex, which involves a larger number of manufacturing steps. Such an increase in the number of the manufacturing steps leads to a higher manufacturing cost and a lower manufacturing yield. In the invention, a high concentration of impurities is doped by using as masks a tapered resist that is used for the manufacture of a tapered gate electrode, and the tapered gate electrode, and then the tapered gate electrode is etched in the perpendicular direction using the resist as a mask. A semiconductor layer under the thusly removed tapered portion of the gate electrode is doped with a low concentration of impurities.10-16-2008
20080251843SEMICONDUCTOR MEMORY DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF - This disclosure concerns a semiconductor memory device including a substrate; an insulating film provided above the substrate; a semiconductor layer provided above the insulating film and extending in a plane which is parallel to a surface of the substrate; a first gate dielectric film provided on an inner wall of a opening penetrating through the semiconductor layer; a first gate electrode penetrating through the opening and isolated from the semiconductor layer by the first gate dielectric film; a second gate dielectric film formed on a side surface and an upper surface of the semiconductor layer located on the first gate electrode; and a second gate electrode provided on the side surface and the upper surface of the semiconductor layer via the second gate dielectric film, isolated from the first gate electrode, and superimposed on the first gate electrode.10-16-2008
20080237715SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF - A method for manufacturing a semiconductor device, includes: a) forming a first semiconductor layer on a semiconductor substrate; b) forming a second semiconductor layer on the first semiconductor layer; c) sequentially etching a part of the second semiconductor layer and a part of the first semiconductor layer so as to form a first groove exposing the first semiconductor layer; d) forming a cavity between the semiconductor substrate and the second semiconductor layer by etching the first semiconductor layer through the first groove under an etching condition in which the first semiconductor layer is more easily etched than the second semiconductor layer; e) thermally oxidizing each of an upper surface of the semiconductor substrate and a lower surface of the second semiconductor layer while leaving a gap in the cavity so as to form oxide films on an upside and a downside of the gap; and f) forming an insulation etching stopper layer in the gap that is sandwiched by the oxide films from a top and a bottom.10-02-2008
20110006367GATE PATTERNING OF NANO-CHANNEL DEVICES - Methodologies and gate etching processes are presented to enable the fabrication of gate conductors of semiconductor devices, such as NFETs and/or PFETs, which are equipped with nano-channels. In one embodiment, a sacrificial spacer of equivalent thickness to the diameter of the gate nano-channel is employed and is deposited after patterning the gate conductor down to the gate dielectric. The residue gate material that is beneath the nano-channel is removed utilizing a medium to high density, bias-free, fluorine-containing or fluorine- and chlorine-containing isotropic etch process without compromising the integrity of the gate. In another embodiment, an encapsulation/passivation layer is utilized. In yet further embodiment, no sacrificial spacer or encapsulation/passivation layer is used and gate etching is performed in an oxygen and nitrogen-free ambient.01-13-2011
20080203476Semiconductor Device Having Strip-Shaped Channel And Method For Manufacturing Such A Device - The invention relates to a semiconductor device (08-28-2008
20080203477SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - Plural kinds of thin film transistors having different film thicknesses of semiconductor layers are provided over a substrate having an insulating surface. A channel formation region of semiconductor layer in a thin film transistor for which high speed operation is required is made thinner than a channel formation region of a semiconductor layer of a thin film transistor for which high withstand voltage is required. A gate insulating layer of the thin film transistor for which high speed operation is required may be thinner than a gate insulating layer of the thin film transistor for which high withstand voltage is required.08-28-2008
20110254090RAISED SOURCE/DRAIN STRUCTURE FOR ENHANCED STRAIN COUPLING FROM STRESS LINER - A transistor is provided that includes a buried oxide layer above a substrate. A silicon layer is above the buried oxide layer. A gate stack is on the silicon layer, the gate stack including a high-k oxide layer on the silicon layer and a metal gate on the high-k oxide layer. A nitride liner is adjacent to the gate stack. An oxide liner is adjacent to the nitride liner. A set of faceted raised source/drain regions having a part including a portion of the silicon layer. The set of faceted raised source/drain regions also include a first faceted side portion and a second faceted side portion.10-20-2011
20100283106SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE HAVING SEMICONDUCTOR LAYER ON INSULATING STRUCTURE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME - A semiconductor device in which a semiconductor layer is formed on an insulating substrate with a front-end insulating layer interposed between the semiconductor layer and the insulating substrate is provided which is capable of preventing action of an impurity contained in the insulating substrate on the semiconductor layer and of improving reliability of the semiconductor device. In a TFT (Thin Film Transistor), boron is made to be contained in a region located about 100 nm or less apart from a surface of the insulating substrate so that boron concentration decreases at an average rate being about 1/1000-fold per 1 nm from the surface of the insulating substrate toward the semiconductor layer.11-11-2010
20100283104SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME - An element portion forming step includes an insulating film forming step of forming an insulating film on a surface of a base layer, a conductive layer forming step of uniformly forming a conductive layer on a surface of the insulating film, and an electrode forming step of patterning the conductive layer to form an electrode. A delamination layer forming step of ion implanting a delamination material into the base layer to form a delamination layer is performed before the electrode forming step.11-11-2010
20100283103SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE MANUFACTURING METHOD, SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND DISPLAY APPARATUS - A method for manufacturing a semiconductor device includes: a first step of forming a base layer, which includes an element portion having a gate electrode and a flat interlayer insulating film formed so as to cover the gate electrode; a second step of ion implanting a delamination material into the base layer to form a delamination layer; a third step of bonding the base layer to a substrate; and a fourth step of separating and removing a part of the base layer along the delamination layer. An implantation depth of the delamination material in the gate electrode is substantially the same as that of the delamination material in the interlayer insulating film.11-11-2010
20110068398TRENCH-GENERATED TRANSISTOR STRUCTURES, FABRICATION METHODS, DEVICE STRUCTURES, AND DESIGN STRUCTURES - Trench-generated transistor structures, methods for fabricating transistors using a trench defined in a semiconductor-on-insulator (SOI) wafer, design structures for a trench-generated transistor, and other trench-generated device structures. The source and drain of the transistor are defined by doped regions in the semiconductor material of the handle substrate of the SOI wafer. The gate electrode may be defined from the semiconductor layer of the SOI wafer, which is separated from the handle wafer by an insulating layer. Alternatively, the gate electrode may be defined as a conventional gate stack on a shallow trench isolation region in the semiconductor layer or as a conventional gate stack in one of the BEOL interconnect levels.03-24-2011
20100181619METHOD OF FORMING A FIELD EFFECT TRANSISTOR - A method of forming a field effect transistor comprises providing a substrate comprising a biaxially strained layer of a semiconductor material. A gate electrode is formed on the biaxially strained layer of semiconductor material. A raised source region and a raised drain region are formed adjacent the gate electrode. Ions of a dopant material are implanted into the raised source region and the raised drain region to form an extended source region and an extended drain region. Moreover, in methods of forming a field effect transistor according to embodiments of the present invention, a gate electrode can be formed in a recess of a layer of semiconductor material. Thus, a field effect transistor wherein a source side channel contact region and a drain side channel contact region located adjacent a channel region are subject to biaxial strain can be obtained.07-22-2010
20110169085METAL GATE STRESS FILM FOR MOBILITY ENHANCEMENT IN FinFET DEVICE - A CMOS FinFET semiconductor device provides an NMOS FinFET device that includes a compressive stress metal gate layer over semiconductor fins and a PMOS FinFET device that includes a tensile stress metal gate layer over semiconductor fins. A process for forming the same includes a selective annealing process that selectively converts a compressive metal gate film formed over the PMOS device to the tensile stress metal gate film.07-14-2011
20110133280DIFFERENT THICKNESS OXIDE SILICON NANOWIRE FIELD EFFECT TRANSISTORS - A method (that produces a structure) patterns at least two wires of semiconductor material such that a first wire of the wires has a larger perimeter than a second wire of the wires. The method performs an oxidation process simultaneously on the wires to form a first gate oxide on the first wire and a second gate oxide on the second wire. The first gate oxide is thicker than the second gate oxide. The method also forms gate conductors over the first gate oxide and the second gate oxide, forms sidewall spacers on the gate conductors, and dopes portions of the first wire and the second wire not covered by the sidewall spacers and the gate conductors to form source and drain regions within the first wire and the second wire.06-09-2011
20110068400Methods and Apparatus for SRAM Bit Cell with Low Standby Current, Low Supply Voltage and High Speed - Circuits and methods for providing an SRAM or CAM bit cell. In one embodiment, a bit cell portion with thicker gate oxides in the storage cell transistors, and thinner gate oxides in a read port section having transistors are disclosed. The use of the thick gate oxides in the storage cell transistors provides a stable storage of data and lower standby leakage current. The use of the thinner gate oxides in the read port transistors provides fast read accesses and allows a lower Vcc,min in the read port. The methods used to form the dual gate oxide thickness SRAM cells have process steps compatible with the existing semiconductor manufacturing processes. Embodiments using high k gate dielectrics, dual gate dielectric materials in a single bit cell, and using finFET and planar devices in a bit cell are described. Methods for forming the structures are disclosed.03-24-2011
20110079852METHOD OF FABRICATING A SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - The present disclosure provides a semiconductor device and method of fabricating a semiconductor device. In an embodiment, the semiconductor device is a finFET device. In an embodiment, the semiconductor device is a silicon on insulator (SOI) device. A method of fabricating the semiconductor device includes providing a substrate, forming an oxide layer on the substrate, forming a fin on a portion of the oxide layer, forming a high k dielectric layer on a portion of the oxide layer and on a portion of the fin, forming a tuned, stressed metal gate on the dielectric layer, and forming a poly-cap on the metal gate. The method of fabrication provided may allow use of SOI substrate or bulk silicon substrates.04-07-2011
20110079851SPLIT LEVEL SHALLOW TRENCH ISOLATION FOR AREA EFFICIENT BODY CONTACTS IN SOI MOSFETS - Disclosed is an SOI device on a bulk silicon layer which has an FET region, a body contact region and an STI region. The FET region is made of an SOI layer and an overlying gate. The STI region includes a first STI layer separating the SOI device from an adjacent SOI device. The body contact region includes an extension of the SOI layer, a second STI layer on the extension and a body contact in contact with the extension. The first and second STI layers are contiguous and of different thicknesses so as to form a split level STI.04-07-2011
20120146145SEMICONDUCTOR STRUCTURE AND METHODS OF MANUFACTURE - FinFET end-implanted-semiconductor structures and methods of manufacture are disclosed herein. The method includes forming at least one mandrel on a silicon layer of a substrate comprising an underlying insulator layer. The method further includes etching the silicon layer to form at least one silicon island under the at least one mandrel. The method further includes ion-implanting sidewalls of the at least one silicon island to form doped regions on the sidewalls. The method further includes forming a dielectric layer on the substrate, a top surface of which is planarized to be coplanar with a top surface of the at least one mandrel. The method further includes removing the at least one mandrel to form an opening in the dielectric layer. The method further includes etching the at least one silicon island to form at least one fin island having doped source and drain regions.06-14-2012
20120146144SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF - A semiconductor device having a highly responsive thin film transistor (TFT) with low subthreshold swing and suppressed decrease in the on-state current and a manufacturing method thereof are demonstrated. The TFT of the present invention is characterized by its semiconductor layer where the thickness of the source region or the drain region is larger than that of the channel formation region. Manufacture of the TFT is readily achieved by the formation of an amorphous semiconductor layer on a projection portion and a depression portion, which is followed by subjecting the melting process of the semiconductor layer, resulting in the formation of a crystalline semiconductor layer having different thicknesses. Selective addition of impurity to the thick portion of the semiconductor layer provides a semiconductor layer in which the channel formation region is thinner than the source or drain region.06-14-2012
20110101459Thin Film Transistors and Fabrication Methods Thereof - Thin film transistors and fabrication methods thereof. A gate is formed overlying a portion of a substrate. A first vanadium oxide layer formed overlying the gate and the substrate. A gate-insulating layer is formed overlying the first vanadium oxide layer. A semiconductor layer is formed on a portion of the gate-insulating layer. A source and a drain are formed on a portion of the semiconductor layer.05-05-2011
20100059820SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - A thin-film transistor (TFT) has a gate insulating film excellent in transparency and flatness. The gate insulating film is formed by a transparent insulating film (03-11-2010
20080217688SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND MANUFACTURE METHOD THEREOF - An object is to provide an element structure of a semiconductor device for increasing an etching margin for various etching steps and a method for manufacturing the semiconductor device having the element structure. An island-shaped semiconductor layer is provided over an insulator having openings. The island-shaped semiconductor layer includes embedded semiconductor layers and a thin film semiconductor layer. The embedded semiconductor layers have a larger thickness than that of the thin film semiconductor layer.09-11-2008
20110260250Method And Manufacturing Low Leakage Mosfets And FinFets - By aligning the primary flat of a wafer with a (10-27-2011
20110260249ORGANIC TRANSISTOR AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME - An organic transistor includes an insulating substrate, a gate electrode on the substrate, a gate insulating layer disposed over the substrate and the gate electrode, a source and a drain electrode on the gate insulating layer, a nonpolar macromolecular insulating underlayer disposed on the gate insulating layer at least between the source electrode and the drain electrode, and an organic semiconductor layer disposed on the source electrode and the drain electrode and on the insulating underlayer between the source electrode and the drain electrode.10-27-2011
20100038716CRYSTALLINE SEMICONDUCTOR THIN FILM, METHOD OF FABRICATING THE SAME, SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE, AND METHOD OF FABRICATING THE SAME - There is provided a technique to form a single crystal semiconductor thin film or a substantially single crystal semiconductor thin film. A catalytic element for facilitating crystallization of an amorphous semiconductor thin film is added to the amorphous semiconductor thin film, and a heat treatment is carried out to obtain a crystalline semiconductor thin film. After the crystalline semiconductor thin film is irradiated with ultraviolet light or infrared light, a heat treatment at a temperature of 900 to 1200° C. is carried out in a reducing atmosphere. The surface of the crystalline semiconductor thin film is extremely flattened through this step, defects in crystal grains and crystal grain boundaries disappear, and the single crystal semiconductor thin film or substantially single crystal semiconductor thin film is obtained.02-18-2010
20110215406THIN FILM TRANSISTOR AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE - A thin film transistor capable of stably obtaining good performance is provided. The thin film transistor includes an organic semiconductor layer, and a protective layer and a source electrode and a drain electrode formed on the organic semiconductor layer. The protective layer is disposed at least in a region between the source electrode and the drain electrode.09-08-2011
20100019320Direct Contact to Area Efficient Body Tie Process Flow - A process flow for fabricating shallow trench isolation (STI) devices with direct body tie contacts is provided. The process flow follows steps similar to standard STI fabrication methods except that in one of the etching steps, body tie contacts are etched through the nitride layer and STI oxide layer, directly to the body tie. This process flow provides a direct body tie contact to mitigate floating body effects but also eliminates hysteresis and transient upset effects common in non-direct body tie contact configurations, without the critical alignment requirements and critical dimension control of the layout.01-28-2010
20100019319Manufacturing method of thin-film transistor, thin-film transistor sheet, and electric circuit - A thin-film transistor, a thin-film transistor sheet, an electric circuit, and a manufacturing method thereof are disclosed, the method comprising the steps of forming a semiconductor layer by providing a semiconductive material on a substrate, b) forming an insulating area, which is electrode material-repellent, by providing an electrode material-repellent material on the substrate, and c) forming a source electrode on one end of the insulating area and a drain electrode on the other end of the insulating area, by providing an electrode material.01-28-2010
20110095366FORMING AN EXTREMELY THIN SEMICONDUCTOR-ON-INSULATOR (ETSOI) LAYER - Solutions for forming an extremely thin semiconductor-on-insulator (ETSOI) layer are disclosed. In one embodiment, a method includes providing a wafer including a plurality of semiconductor-on-insulator (SOI) layer regions separated by at least one shallow trench isolation (STI); amorphizing the plurality of SOI layer regions by implanting the plurality of SOI layer regions with an implant species; and removing a portion of the amorphized SOI layer region to form at least one recess in the amorphized SOI layer region.04-28-2011
20090173998Semiconductor device and manufacturing method thereof - In a MIS transistor of which gate length is 10 nm or less, a gate insulator comprising a silicon oxide film formed on a silicon substrate and a high-k film formed on the silicon oxide film has a nitrided region including more nitrogen at the lateral side than at the central side in the gate-length direction, and including more nitrogen at the upper side than at the lower side in the film thickness direction. The reliability and characteristics of a MIS transistor using a gate insulator including a high-k (high dielectric constant) film is enhanced.07-09-2009
20100013015METAL SOURCE/DRAIN SCHOTTKY BARRIER SILICON-ON-NOTHING MOSFET DEVICE - A Schottky barrier MOSFET (SB-MOS) device and a method of manufacturing having a silicon-on-nothing (SON) architecture in a channel region are provided. More specifically, metal source/drain SB-MOS devices are provided in combination with a channel structure comprising a semiconductor channel region such as silicon isolated from a bulk substrate by an SON dielectric layer. In one embodiment, the SON dielectric layer has a triple stack structure comprising oxide on nitride on oxide, which is in contact with the underlying semiconductor substrate.01-21-2010
20120146143SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD OF FABRICATING THE SAME - A semiconductor device and method of fabricating the same, which forms a contact hole, a via hole or a via contact hole with multiple profiles with various taper angles. The semiconductor device includes a substrate, a thin film transistor formed on the substrate and having a semiconductor layer, a gate insulating layer, a gate electrode, and an interlayer dielectric, and a contact hole penetrating the gate insulating layer and the interlayer dielectric and exposing a portion of the semiconductor layer. The contact hole has a multiple profile in which an upper portion of the contact hole has a wet etch profile and a lower portion of the contact hole has at least one of the wet etch profile and a dry etch profile.06-14-2012
20120205742SEMICONDUCTOR-ON-INSULATOR (SOI) STRUCTURE AND METHOD OF FORMING THE SOI STRUCTURE USING A BULK SEMICONDUCTOR STARTING WAFER - Disclosed is a method of forming a semiconductor-on-insulator (SOI) structure on bulk semiconductor starting wafer. Parallel semiconductor bodies are formed at the top surface of the wafer. An insulator layer is deposited and recessed. Exposed upper portions of the semiconductor bodies are used as seed material for growing epitaxial layers of semiconductor material laterally over the insulator layer, thereby creating a semiconductor layer. This semiconductor layer can be used to form one or more SOI devices (e.g., single-fin or multi-fin MUGFET, multiple series-connected single-fin, multi-fin MUGFETs). However, placement of SOI device components in and/or on portions of the semiconductor layer should be predetermined to avoid locations which might impact device performance (e.g., placement of any FET gate on a semiconductor fin formed from the semiconductor layer can be predetermined to avoid interfaces between joined epitaxial semiconductor material sections). Also disclosed is a SOI structure formed using the above-described method.08-16-2012
20120205741STRUCTURE AND METHOD FOR BURIED INDUCTORS FOR ULTRA-HIGH RESISTIVITY WAFERS FOR SOI/RF SIGE APPLICATIONS - A design structure is embodied in a machine readable medium for designing, manufacturing, or testing a design. The design structure includes a high resistivity substrate and a buried inductor formed directly in the high resistivity substrate and devoid of an insulating layer therebetween.08-16-2012
20120068264FORMING NARROW FINS FOR FINFET DEVICES USING ASYMMETRICALLY SPACED MANDRELS - A method of forming fins for fin-shaped field effect transistor (finFET) devices includes forming a plurality of sacrificial mandrels over a semiconductor substrate. The plurality of sacrificial mandrels are spaced apart from one another by a first distance along a first direction, and by a second distance along a second direction. Spacer layers are formed on sidewalls of the sacrificial mandrels such that portions of the spacer layers between sacrificial mandrels along the first direction are merged together. Portions of the spacer layers between sacrificial mandrels along the second direction remain spaced apart. The sacrificial mandrels are removed. A pattern corresponding to the spacer layers is transferred into the semiconductor layers to form a plurality of semiconductor fins. Adjacent pairs of fins are merged with one another at locations corresponding to the merged spacer layers.03-22-2012
20100314684FINFET WITH SEPARATE GATES AND METHOD FOR FABRICATING A FINFET WITH SEPARATE GATES - The present invention relates to a FinFET with separate gates and to a method for fabricating the same. A dielectric gate-separation layer between first and second gate electrodes has an extension in a direction pointing from a first to a second gate layer that is smaller than a lateral extension of the fin between its opposite lateral faces. This structure corresponds with a processing method that starts from a covered basic FinFET structure with a continuous first gate layer, and proceeds to remove parts of the first gate layer and of a first gate-isolation layer through a contact opening to the gate layer. Subsequently, a replacement gate-isolation layer that at the same time forms the gate separation layer fabricated, followed by filling the tunnel with a replacement gate layer and a metal filling.12-16-2010
20120306015CONTACTS FOR FET DEVICES - A device characterized as being an FET device structure with enlarged contact areas is disclosed. The device has a vertically recessed isolation, thereby having an exposed sidewall surface on both the source and the drain. A silicide layer is covering both the top surface and the sidewall surface of both the source and the drain. Metallic contacts to the device engage the silicide layer on its top surface and on its sidewall surface.12-06-2012
20120306016DEVICES WITH GATE-TO-GATE ISOLATION STRUCTURES AND METHODS OF MANUFACTURE - A method includes forming a plurality of trenches in a pad film to form raised portions, and depositing a hard mask in the trenches and over the upper pad film. The method includes forming a plurality of fins including the raised portions and a second plurality of fins including the hard mask deposited in the trenches, each of which are separated by a deep trench. The method includes removing the hard mask on the plurality of fins including the raised portions and the second plurality of fins resulting in a dual height fin array. The method includes forming gate electrodes within each deep trench between each fin of the dual height fin array, burying the second plurality of fins and abutting sides of the plurality of fins including the raised portions. The plurality of fins including the raised portions electrically and physically isolate adjacent gate electrode of the gate electrodes.12-06-2012
20120037993SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - A semiconductor device in which damages to an element such as a transistor are reduced even when external force such as bending is applied and stress is generated in the semiconductor device. The semiconductor device includes a first island-like reinforcement film over a substrate having flexibility; a semiconductor film including a channel formation region and an impurity region over the first island-like reinforcement film; a first conductive film over the channel formation region with a gate insulating film interposed therebetween; a second island-like reinforcement film covering the first conductive film and the gate insulating film.02-16-2012
20120146142MOS TRANSISTOR AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME - The present invention provides a MOS transistor and a method for manufacturing the same. The MOS transistor includes: a SOI substrate comprising a silicon substrate layer, an ultra-thin BOX layer, and an ultra-thin SOI layer; a metal gate layer formed on the SOI substrate; and a ground halo region formed in the silicon substrate layer and beneath the metal gate layer. The method for manufacturing a MOS transistor comprises: providing a SOI substrate, which comprises a silicon substrate layer, an ultra-thin BOX layer, and an ultra-thin SOI layer: forming a dummy gate conductive layer on the SOI substrate and a plurality of spacers surrounding the dummy gate conductive layer, removing the dummy gate conductive layer to form a opening; performing an ion-implantation process in the opening to form a ground halo region in the silicon substrate layer; and forming a metal gate layer in the opening.06-14-2012
20120037992PRINTED TFT AND TFT ARRAY WITH SELF-ALIGNED GATE - A method is used to form a self-aligning thin film transistor. The thin film transistor includes a gate contact formed with a state-switchable material, and a dielectric layer to isolate the gate contact. A source-drain layer, which includes a source contact, and a drain contact are formed with a source-drain material. An area of the gate contact is exposed to a form of energy, wherein the energy transforms a portion of the state switchable material from a non-conductive material to a conductive material, the conductive portion defining the gate contact. A semiconductor material is formed between the source contact and the drain contact.02-16-2012
20120037990Method and system for pre-migration of metal ions in a semiconductor package - According to an embodiment of the present disclosure, a method of pre-migrating metal ions is disclosed. A metal in a semiconductor configuration is exposed to water and oxygen to yield metal ions. The metal couples a conductor to another material. The metal and the conductor are exposed to an electrical field in such a manner that one or both of the metal and the conductor becomes an anode to a corresponding cathode. The metal ions are then allowed to migrate from the anode to the cathode to form a migrated metal. Finally, a migration inhibitor is applied on top of the migrated metal to prevent further migration.02-16-2012
20120037991Silicon on Insulator Field Effect Device - A field effect transistor device includes a silicon on insulator (SOI) body portion disposed on a buried oxide (BOX) substrate, a gate stack portion disposed on the SOI body portion, a first silicide material disposed on the BOX substrate arranged adjacent to the gate stack portion, a second silicide material arranged on the first silicide material, a source region including a portion of the first silicide material and the second silicide material, and a drain region including a portion of the first silicide material and the second silicide material.02-16-2012
20110316082SOI SUBSTRATE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF - An object is to provide an SOI substrate provided with a semiconductor layer which can be used practically even when a glass substrate is used as a base substrate. Another object is to provide a semiconductor device having high reliability using such an SOI substrate. An altered layer is formed on at least one surface of a glass substrate used as a base substrate of an SOI substrate to form the SOI substrate. The altered layer is formed on at least the one surface of the glass substrate by cleaning the glass substrate with solution including hydrochloric acid, sulfuric acid or nitric acid. The altered layer has a higher proportion of silicon oxide in its composition and a lower density than the glass substrate.12-29-2011
20110316080FIN TRANSISTOR STRUCTURE AND METHOD OF FABRICATING THE SAME - There is provided a fin transistor structure and a method of fabricating the same. The fin transistor structure comprises a fin formed on a semiconductor substrate, wherein an insulation material is formed between a portion of the fin serving as the channel region of the transistor structure and the substrate, and a bulk semiconductor material is formed between remaining portions of the fin and the substrate. Thereby, it is possible to reduce the current leakage while maintaining the advantages such as low cost and high heat transfer.12-29-2011
20110316081finFETS AND METHODS OF MAKING SAME - A method of fabricating and a structure of a merged multi-fin finFET. The method includes forming single-crystal silicon fins from the silicon layer of an SOI substrate having a very thin buried oxide layer and merging the end regions of the fins by growing vertical epitaxial silicon from the substrate and horizontal epitaxial silicon from ends of the fins such that vertical epitaxial silicon growth predominates.12-29-2011
20120043611METHODS OF FORMING MEMORY CELLS, MEMORY CELLS, AND SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES - A memory device and method of making the memory device. Memory device may include a storage transistor at a surface of a substrate. The storage transistor comprises a body portion between first and second source/drain regions, wherein the source/drain regions are regions of a first conductivity type. The storage transistor also comprises a gate structure that wraps at least partially around the body portion in at least two spatial planes. A bit line is connected to the first source/drain region and a word line is connected to the gate structure.02-23-2012
20120043610Controlled Fin-Merging for Fin Type FET Devices - A method for fabricating FET devices is disclosed. The method includes forming continuous fins of a semiconductor material and fabricating gate structures overlaying the continuous fins. After the fabrication of the gate structures, the method uses epitaxial deposition to merge the continuous fins to one another. Next, the continuous fins are cut into segments. The fabricated FET devices are characterized as being non-planar devices. A placement of non-planar FET devices is also disclosed, which includes non- planar devices that have electrodes, and the electrodes contain fins and an epitaxial layer which merges the fins together. The non-planar devices are so placed that their gate structures are in a parallel configuration separated from one another by a first distance, and the fins of differing non-planar devices line up in essentially straight lines. The electrodes of differing FET devices are separated from one another by a cut defined by opposing facets of the electrodes, with the opposing facets also defining the width of the cut. The width of the cut is smaller than one fifth of the first distance which separates the gate structures.02-23-2012
20110156145FABRICATION OF CHANNEL WRAPAROUND GATE STRUCTURE FOR FIELD-EFFECT TRANSISTOR - A method for fabricating a field-effect transistor with a gate completely wrapping around a channel region is described. Ion implantation is used to make the oxide beneath the channel region of the transistor more etchable, thereby allowing the oxide to be removed below the channel region. Atomic layer deposition is used to form a gate dielectric and a metal gate entirely around the channel region once the oxide is removed below the channel region.06-30-2011
20090140336SILVER NANOPARTICLE COMPOSITIONS - A silver nanoparticle composition is formed by the process comprising: 06-04-2009
20120056265SEMINCONDUCTOR DEVICE AND FABRICATIONS THEREOF - A semiconductor device is disclosed, including a substrate, a fin type semiconductor layer disposed on the substrate, a gate dielectric layer disposed on a top and sidewalls of the fin type semiconductor layer, a metal nitride layer disposed on the gate dielectric layer, and an aluminum doped metal nitride layer disposed on the metal nitride layer. In an embodiment of the invention, the metal nitride layer is a titanium nitride layer and the aluminum doped metal nitride layer is an aluminum doped titanium nitride layer.03-08-2012
20120056264METHOD FOR FORMING AND STRUCTURE OF A RECESSED SOURCE/DRAIN STRAP FOR A MUGFET - A method and semiconductor structure includes an insulator layer on a substrate, a plurality of parallel fins above the insulator layer, relative to a bottom of the structure. Each of the fins comprises a central semiconductor portion and conductive end portions. At least one conductive strap may be positioned within the insulator layer below the fins, relative to the bottom of the structure. The conductive strap can be perpendicular to the fins and contact the fins. The conductive strap further includes recessed portions disposed within the insulator layer, below the plurality of fins, relative to the bottom of the structure, and between each of the plurality of fins, and projected portions disposed above the insulator layer, collinear with each of the plurality of fins, relative to the bottom of the structure. The conductive strap is disposed in at least one of a source and a drain region of the semiconductor structure. A gate insulator contacts and covers the central semiconductor portion of the fins, and a gate conductor covers and contacts the gate insulator.03-08-2012
20120007181Schottky FET Fabricated With Gate Last Process - A method for forming a field effect transistor (FET) includes forming a dummy gate on a top semiconductor layer of a semiconductor on insulator substrate; forming source and drain regions in the top semiconductor layer, wherein the source and drain regions are located in the top semiconductor layer on either side of the dummy gate; forming a supporting material over the source and drain regions adjacent to the dummy gate; removing the dummy gate to form a gate opening, wherein a channel region of the top semiconductor layer is exposed through the gate opening; thinning the channel region of the top semiconductor layer through the gate opening; and forming gate spacers and a gate in the gate opening over the thinned channel region.01-12-2012
20120007180FinFET with novel body contact for multiple Vt applications - FinFET devices are formed with body contact structures enabling the fabrication of such devices having different gate threshold voltages (Vt). A body contact layer is formed to contact the gate electrode (contact) enabling a forward body bias and a reduction in Vt. Two example methods of fabrication (and resulting structures) are provided. In one method, the gate electrode (silicon-based) and body contact layer (silicon) are connected by growing epitaxy which merges the two structures forming electrical contact. In another method, a via is formed that intersects with the gate electrode (suitable conductive material) and body contact layer and is filled with conductive material to electrically connect the two structures. As a result, various FinFETs with different Vt can be fabricated for different applications.01-12-2012
20090283828Reduced Floating Body Effect Without Impact on Performance-Enhancing Stress - A method, gated device and design structure are presented for providing reduced floating body effect (FBE) while not impacting performance enhancing stress. One method includes forming damage in a portion of a substrate adjacent to a gate; removing a portion of the damaged portion to form a trench, leaving another portion of the damaged portion at least adjacent to a channel region; and substantially filling the trench with a material to form a source/drain region.11-19-2009
20120018808SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME - A semiconductor device and a method for manufacturing a semiconductor device are provided. A semiconductor device comprises a first single-crystal semiconductor layer including a first channel formation region and a first impurity region over a substrate having an insulating surface, a first gate insulating layer over the first single-crystal semiconductor layer, a gate electrode over the first gate insulating layer, a first interlayer insulating layer over the first gate insulating layer, a second gate insulating layer over the gate electrode and the first interlayer insulating layer, and a second single-crystal semiconductor layer including a second channel formation region and a second impurity region over the second gate insulating layer. The first channel formation region, the gate electrode, and the second channel formation region are overlapped with each other.01-26-2012
20120018807SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE, METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SAME, AND SEMICONDUCTOR STORAGE DEVICE - In an SOI-MISFET that operates with low power consumption at a high speed, an element area is reduced. While a diffusion layer region of an N-conductivity type MISFET region of the SOI type MISFET and a diffusion layer region of a P-conductivity type MISFET region of the SOI type MISFET are formed as a common region, well diffusion layers that apply substrate potentials to the N-conductivity type MISFET region and the P-conductivity type MISFET region are separated from each other by an STI layer. The diffusion layer regions that are located in the N- and P-conductivity type MISFET regions) and serve as an output portion of a CMISFET are formed as a common region and directly connected by silicified metal so that the element area is reduced.01-26-2012
20090108350Method For Fabricating Super-Steep Retrograde Well Mosfet On SOI or Bulk Silicon Substrate, And Device Fabricated In Accordance With The Method - A method is provided to fabricate a semiconductor device, where the method includes providing a substrate comprised of crystalline silicon; implanting a ground plane in the crystalline silicon so as to be adjacent to a surface of the substrate, the ground plane being implanted to exhibit a desired super-steep retrograde well (SSRW) implant doping profile; annealing implant damage using a substantially diffusionless thermal annealing to maintain the desired super-steep retrograde well implant doping profile in the crystalline silicon and, prior to performing a shallow trench isolation process, depositing a silicon cap layer over the surface of the substrate. The substrate may be a bulk Si substrate or a Si-on-insulator substrate. The method accommodates the use of an oxynitride gate stack structure or a high dielectric constant oxide/metal (high-K/metal) gate stack structure. The various thermal processes used during fabrication are selected/controlled so as to maintain the desired super-steep retrograde well implant doping profile in the crystalline silicon.04-30-2009
20120012934NONPLANAR DEVICE WITH THINNED LOWER BODY PORTION AND METHOD OF FABRICATION - A nonplanar semiconductor device having a semiconductor body formed on an insulating layer of a substrate. The semiconductor body has a top surface opposite a bottom surface formed on the insulating layer and a pair of laterally opposite sidewalls wherein the distance between the laterally opposite sidewalls at the top surface is greater than at the bottom surface. A gate dielectric layer is formed on the top surface of the semiconductor body and on the sidewalls of the semiconductor body. A gate electrode is formed on the gate dielectric layer on the top surface and sidewalls of the semiconductor body. A pair of source/drain regions are formed in the semiconductor body on opposite sides of the gate electrode.01-19-2012
20120012933FORMATION METHOD AND STRUCTURE FOR A WELL-CONTROLLED METALLIC SOURCE/DRAIN SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - A device and method for forming a semiconductor device include growing a raised semiconductor region on a channel layer adjacent to a gate structure. A space is formed between the raised semiconductor region and the gate structure. A metal layer is deposited on at least the raised semiconductor region. The raised semiconductor region is silicided to form a silicide into the channel layer which extends deeper into the channel layer at a position corresponding to the space.01-19-2012
20120012932FIN-LIKE FIELD EFFECT TRANSISTOR (FINFET) DEVICE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING SAME - A FinFET device and method for fabricating a FinFET device is disclosed. An exemplary FinFET device includes a semiconductor substrate; a fin structure disposed over the semiconductor substrate; and a gate structure disposed on a portion of the fin structure. The gate structure traverses the fin structure and separates a source region and a drain region of the fin structure, the source and drain region defining a channel therebetween. The source and drain region of the fin structure include a strained source and drain feature. The strained source feature and the strained drain feature each include: a first portion having a first width and a first depth; and a second portion disposed below the first portion, the second portion having a second width and a second depth. The first width is greater than the second width, and the first depth is less than the second depth.01-19-2012
20110049628SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE, METHOD FOR FABRICATING THE SAME, AND PLASMA DOPING SYSTEM - A fin-semiconductor region (03-03-2011
20110049627EMBEDDED SILICON GERMANIUM N-TYPE FILED EFFECT TRANSISTOR FOR REDUCED FLOATING BODY EFFECT - A method for fabricating a semiconductor device includes forming a gate stack on an active region of a silicon-on-insulator substrate. The active region is within a semiconductor layer and is doped with an p-type dopant. A gate spacer is formed surrounding the gate stack. A first trench is formed in a region reserved for a source region and a second trench is formed in a region reserved for a drain region. The first and second trenches are formed while maintaining exposed the region reserved for the source region and the region reserved for the drain region. Silicon germanium is epitaxially grown within the first trench and the second trench while maintaining exposed the regions reserved for the source and drain regions, respectively.03-03-2011
20110049626ASYMMETRIC EMBEDDED SILICON GERMANIUM FIELD EFFECT TRANSISTOR - A semiconductor device, an integrated circuit, and method for fabricating the same are disclosed. The semiconductor device includes a gate stack formed on an active region of a silicon-on-insulator substrate. A gate spacer is formed over the gate stack. A source region that includes embedded silicon germanium is formed within the semiconductor layer. A drain region that includes embedded silicon germanium is formed within the semiconductor layer. The source region includes an angled implantation region that extends into the embedded silicon germanium of the source region, and is asymmetric relative to the drain region.03-03-2011
20110049625ASYMMETRICAL TRANSISTOR DEVICE AND METHOD OF FABRICATION - Embodiments of the invention provide an asymmetrical transistor device comprising a semiconductor substrate, a source region, a drain region and a channel region. The channel region is provided between the source and drain regions, the source, drain and channel regions being provided in the substrate. The device has a layer of a buried insulating medium provided below the source region and not below the drain region thereby forming an asymmetrical structure. The layer of buried insulating medium is provided in abutment with a lower surface of the source region.03-03-2011
20110049624MOSFET ON SILICON-ON-INSULATOR REDX WITH ASYMMETRIC SOURCE-DRAIN CONTACTS - A semiconductor device is disclosed that includes a silicon-on-insulator substrate including a buried insulator layer and an overlying semiconductor layer. Source extension and drain extension regions are formed in the semiconductor layer. A deep drain region and a deep source region are formed in the semiconductor layer. A first metal-semiconductor alloy contact layer is formed using tilted metal formation at an angle tilted towards the source extension region, such that the source extension region has a metal-semiconductor alloy contact that abuts the substrate from the source side, as a Schottky contact therebetween and the gate shields metal deposition from abutting the deep drain region. A second metal-semiconductor alloy contact is formed located on the first metal-semiconductor layer on each of the source extension region and drain extension region.03-03-2011
20120112282Germanium Field Effect Transistors and Fabrication Thereof - Germanium field effect transistors and methods of fabricating them are described. In one embodiment, the method includes forming a germanium oxide layer over a substrate and forming a metal oxide layer over the germanium oxide layer. The germanium oxide layer and the metal oxide layer are converted into a first dielectric layer. A first electrode layer is deposited over the first dielectric layer.05-10-2012
20120112281FABRICATION OF SEMICONDUCTORS WITH HIGH-K/METAL GATE ELECTRODES - Semiconductor devices with high-K/metal gates are formed with spacers that are substantially resistant to subsequent etching to remove an overlying spacer, thereby avoiding replacement and increasing manufacturing throughput. Embodiments include forming a high-K/metal gate, having an upper surface and side surfaces, over a substrate, e.g., a SOI substrate, and sequentially forming, on the side surfaces of the high-K/metal gate, a first spacer of a non-oxide material, a second spacer, of a material different from that of the first spacer, and a third spacer, of a material different from that of the second spacer. After formation of source and drain regions, e.g., epitaxially grown silicon-germanium, the third spacer is etched with an etchant, such as hot phosphoric acid, to which the second spacer is substantially resistant, thereby avoiding replacement.05-10-2012
20120112280BUTTED SOI JUNCTION ISOLATION STRUCTURES AND DEVICES AND METHOD OF FABRICATION - A structure, a FET, a method of making the structure and of making the FET. The structure including: a silicon layer on a buried oxide (BOX) layer of a silicon-on-insulator substrate; a trench in the silicon layer extending from a top surface of the silicon layer into the silicon layer, the trench not extending to the BOX layer, a doped region in the silicon layer between and abutting the BOX layer and a bottom of the trench, the first doped region doped to a first dopant concentration; a first epitaxial layer, doped to a second dopant concentration, in a bottom of the trench; a second epitaxial layer, doped to a third dopant concentration, on the first epitaxial layer in the trench; and wherein the third dopant concentration is greater than the first and second dopant concentrations and the first dopant concentration is greater than the second dopant concentration.05-10-2012
20120112279CONTACTS FOR FET DEVICES - A method for contacting an FET device is disclosed. The method includes vertically recessing the device isolation, which exposes a sidewall surface on both the source and the drain. Next, silicidation is performed, resulting in a silicide layer covering both the top surface and the sidewall surface of the source and the drain. Next, metallic contacts are applied in such manner that they engage the silicide layer on both its top and on its sidewall surface. A device characterized as being an FET device structure with enlarged contact areas is also disclosed. The device has a vertically recessed isolation, thereby having an exposed sidewall surface on both the source and the drain. A silicide layer is covering both the top surface and the sidewall surface of both the source and the drain. Metallic contacts to the device engage the silicide on its top surface and on its sidewall surface.05-10-2012
20100038714DEVICE AND PROCESS INVOLVING PINHOLE UNDERCUT AREA - An electronic device fabrication method including: (a) providing a dielectric region and a lower electrically conductive region, wherein the dielectric region includes a plurality of pinholes each with an entry and an exit; and (b) depositing an etchant for the lower electrically conductive region into the pinholes that undercuts the pinholes to create for a number of the pinholes an overhanging surface of the dielectric region around the exit facing an undercut area of the lower electrically conductive region wider than the exit.02-18-2010
20120153393Transistor, Semiconductor Device Comprising the Transistor and Method for Manufacturing the Same - The invention relates to a transistor, a semiconductor device comprising the transistor and manufacturing methods for the transistor and the semiconductor device. The transistor according to the invention comprises: a substrate comprising at least a base layer, a first semiconductor layer, an insulating layer and a second semiconductor layer stacked sequentially; a gate stack formed on the second semiconductor layer; a source region and a drain region located on both sides of the gate stack respectively; a back gate comprising a back gate dielectric and a back gate electrode formed by the insulating layer and the first semiconductor layer, respectively; and a back gate contact formed on a portion of the back gate electrode. The back gate contact comprises an epitaxial part raised from the surface of the back gate electrode, and each of the source region and the drain region comprises an epitaxial part raised from the surface of the second semiconductor layer. As compared to a conventional transistor, the manufacturing process of the transistor of the invention is simplified and the cost of manufacture is reduced.06-21-2012
20120025313Germanium FinFETs Having Dielectric Punch-Through Stoppers - A method of forming a semiconductor structure includes providing a composite substrate, which includes a bulk silicon substrate and a silicon germanium (SiGe) layer over and adjoining the bulk silicon substrate. A first condensation is performed to the SiGe layer to form a condensed SiGe layer, so that the condensed SiGe layer has a substantially uniform germanium concentration. The condensed SiGe layer and a top portion of the bulk silicon substrate are etched to form a composite fin including a silicon fin and a condensed SiGe fin over the silicon fin. The method further includes oxidizing a portion of the silicon fin; and performing a second condensation to the condensed SiGe fin.02-02-2012
20120025312Strain Engineering in Three-Dimensional Transistors Based on a Strained Channel Semiconductor Material - In three-dimensional transistor configurations, such as finFETs, at least one surface of the semiconductor fin may be provided with a strained semiconductor material, which may thus have a pronounced uniaxial strain component along the current flow direction. The strained semiconductor material may be provided at any appropriate manufacturing stage, for instance, prior to actually patterning the semiconductor fins and/or after the patterning the semiconductor fins, thereby providing superior performance and flexibility in adjusting the overall characteristics of three-dimensional transistors.02-02-2012
20120061759Extremely Thin Semiconductor-on-Insulator (ETSOI) FET Having a Stair-Shape Raised Source/Drain and a Method of Forming the Same - A MOSFET device is formed on top of a semiconductor-on-insulator (SOI) substrate having a semiconductor layer with a thickness ranging from 3 nm to 20 nm. A stair-shape raised extension, a raised source region and a raised drain region (S/D) are formed on top of the SOI substrate. The thinner raised extension region abuts at a thin gate sidewall spacer, lowering the extension resistance without significantly increasing the parasitic resistance. A single epitaxial growth forms the thinner raised extension and the thicker raised S/D preferably simultaneously, reducing the fabrication cost as well as the contact resistance between the raised S/D and the extension. A method of forming the aforementioned MOSFET device is also provided.03-15-2012
20110079853LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY AND FABRICATION METHOD THEREOF - A method for fabricating an LCD includes: providing a substrate with a thin film transistor (TFT) part defined thereon; forming a metallic film for a gate electrode on the substrate; etching the metallic film through a first printing process to form a gate electrode; sequentially forming a gate insulating layer, a semiconductor layer, and a metallic film for source and drain electrodes on the substrate; selectively etching the metallic film for source and drain electrodes, the semiconductor layer and the gate insulating layer through a second printing process to form a gate insulating layer pattern, a preliminary active pattern and a metallic film pattern which are sequentially stacked such that the gate insulating layer pattern is over-etched from the side of the preliminary active pattern; forming an insulating layer on the substrate with the metallic film pattern; etching the insulating layer to expose the metallic film pattern; forming a transparent conductive film on the metallic film pattern and a remaining insulating film; and selectively etching the transparent conductive film, the metallic film pattern, the preliminary active pattern to form an active pattern, a source electrode, a drain electrode, and a pixel electrode connected with the drain electrode.04-07-2011
20120153394METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING A STRAINED CHANNEL MOS TRANSISTOR - A method for manufacturing a strained channel MOS transistor including the steps of: forming, at the surface of a semiconductor substrate, a MOS transistor comprising source and drain regions and an insulated sacrificial gate which partly extends over insulation areas surrounding the transistor; forming a layer of a dielectric material having its upper surface level with the upper surface of the sacrificial gate; removing the sacrificial gate; etching at least an upper portion of the exposed insulation areas to form trenches therein; filling the trenches with a material capable of applying a strain to the substrate; and forming, in the space left free by the sacrificial gate, an insulated MOS transistor gate.06-21-2012
20120153392MANUFACTURING METHOD FOR SEMICONDUCTOR STRUCTURE, AND PIXEL STRUCTURE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD FOR THE SAME - A manufacturing method for a semiconductor structure, and a pixel structure and a manufacturing method for the same are provided. The manufacturing method for the semiconductor structure includes following steps. A substrate is provided. A first conductive layer is formed and patterned by using a first mask patterned. A first material film, including a first semiconductor layer, is formed and patterned by using a second mask. A second conductive layer is formed and patterned by using a third mask. A second material film, including a first dielectric layer, a second semiconductor layer and a second dielectric layer, is formed and patterned with using a fourth mask. The second dielectric layer is pattern by using a fifth mask. A third material film, including a third conductive layer, is formed and patterned by using a sixth mask.06-21-2012
20100096699PREVENTION OF PLASMA INDUCED DAMAGE ARISING FROM ETCHING OF CRACK STOP TRENCHES IN MULTI-LAYERED LOW-K SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES - A method of fabricating a semiconductor device begins by forming a lower interconnection dielectric on a substrate and forming at least one active or passive device in the lower interconnection dielectric. An etch stop layer is formed on the lower interconnection dielectric and an interconnect stack layer is formed on the etch stop layer. At least one interconnect trench structure and at least one crack stop trench are etched in the interconnect stack layer while maintaining electrical isolation between the interconnect structure and the crack stop trench.04-22-2010
20120153395SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - A semiconductor device is provided, which includes a single crystal semiconductor layer formed over an insulating surface and having a source region, a drain region, and a channel formation region, a gate insulating film covering the single crystal semiconductor layer and a gate electrode overlapping with the channel formation region with the gate insulating film interposed therebetween. In the semiconductor device, at least the drain region of the source and drain regions includes a first impurity region adjacent to the channel formation region and a second impurity region adjacent to the first impurity region. A maximum of an impurity concentration distribution in the first impurity region in a depth direction is closer to the insulating surface than a maximum of an impurity concentration distribution in the second impurity region in a depth direction.06-21-2012
20110068403STRAINED NMOS TRANSISTOR FEATURING DEEP CARBON DOPED REGIONS AND RAISED DONOR DOPED SOURCE AND DRAIN - Some embodiments of the present invention include providing carbon doped regions and raised source/drain regions to provide tensile stress in NMOS transistor channels.03-24-2011
20090212362SOI FIELD EFFECT TRANSISTOR WITH A BACK GATE FOR MODULATING A FLOATING BODY - A masking layer is applied over a top semiconductor layer and patterned to expose in an opening a shallow trench isolation structure and a portion of a top semiconductor region within which a first source/drain region and a body is to be formed. Ions are implanted into a portion of a buried insulator layer within the area of the opening to form damaged buried insulator region. The shallow trench isolation structure is removed and the damaged buried insulator region is etched selective to undamaged buried insulator portions to form a cavity. A dielectric layer is formed on the sidewalls and the exposed bottom surface of the top semiconductor region and a back gate filling the cavity is formed. A contact is formed to provide an electrical bias to the back gate so that the electrical potential of the body and the first source/drain region is electrically modulated.08-27-2009
20090134460STRAINED SEMICONDUCTOR-ON-INSULATOR (sSOI) BY A SIMOX METHOD - A strained (tensile or compressive) semiconductor-on-insulator material is provided in which a single semiconductor wafer and a separation by ion implantation of oxygen process are used. The separation by ion implantation of oxygen process, which includes oxygen ion implantation and annealing creates, a buried oxide layer within the material that is located beneath the strained semiconductor layer. In some embodiments, a graded semiconductor buffer layer is located beneath the buried oxide layer, while in other a doped semiconductor layer including Si doped with at least one of B or C is located beneath the buried oxide layer.05-28-2009
20090134459Semiconductor device and method of manufacturing the same - As well as achieving both downsizing and thickness reduction and sensitivity improvement of a semiconductor device that has: a MEMS sensor formed by bulk micromachining technique such as an acceleration sensor and an angular rate sensor; and an LSI circuit, a packaging structure of the semiconductor device having the MEMS sensor and the LSI circuit can be simplified. An integrated circuit having MISFETs and wirings is formed on a silicon layer of an SOI substrate, and the MEMS sensor containing a structure inside is formed by processing a substrate layer of the SOI substrate. In other words, by using both surfaces of the SOI substrate, the integrated circuit and the MEMS sensor are mounted on one SOI substrate. The integrated circuit and the MEMS sensor are electrically connected to each other by a through-electrode provided in the SOI substrate.05-28-2009
20120313173METHOD FOR ISOLATING RF FUNCTIONAL BLOCKS ON SILICON-ON-INSULATOR (SOI) SUBSTRATES - Buried implants are used to reduce RF (radio-frequency) coupling in a SOI (Silicon-on-insulator) circuit. These buried implants are located above and/or below the BOX (buried oxide) layer of the SOI circuit. These buried implants may completely enclose the PWELL (P-type well) of an NFET (N-type Field Effect Transistor).12-13-2012
20110089493FINFET METHOD AND DEVICE - A finFET structure is made by forming a fin (04-21-2011
20120313174METHOD OF MAKING A MOSFET HAVING SELF-ALIGNED SILICIDED SCHOTTKY BODY TIE INCLUDING INTENTIONAL PULL-DOWN OF AN STI EXPOSING SIDEWALLS OF A DIFFUSION REGION - A self-aligned transistor device includes: a source region and drain regions disposed on an oxide layer; a channel with a diffusion region formed between the drain and source regions; a silicide layer over a top surface of the source and drain regions, extending into the diffusion region; and a recess formed on each end of the device to expose sidewalls of the device to a free surface by performing shallow trench isolation on the oxide layer of the device that extends past the silicide layer.12-13-2012
20120119294CREATING ANISOTROPICALLY DIFFUSED JUNCTIONS IN FIELD EFFECT TRANSISTOR DEVICES - A method of forming a transistor device includes implanting a diffusion inhibiting species in a semiconductor-on-insulator substrate comprising a bulk substrate, a buried insulator layer, and a semiconductor-on-insulator layer, the semiconductor-on-insulator substrate having one or more gate structures formed thereon such that the diffusion inhibiting species is disposed in portions of the semiconductor-on-insulator layer corresponding to a channel region, and disposed in portions of the buried insulator layer corresponding to source and drain regions. A transistor dopant species is introduced in the source and drain regions. An anneal is performed so as to diffuse the transistor dopant species in a substantially vertical direction while substantially preventing lateral diffusion of the transistor dopant species into the channel region.05-17-2012
20120211835SEMICONDUCTOR-ON-INSULATOR WITH BACK SIDE CONNECTION - Embodiments of the present invention provide for the removal of excess carriers from the body of active devices in semiconductor-on-insulator (SOI) structures. In one embodiment, a method of fabricating an integrated circuit is disclosed. In one step, an active device is formed in an active layer of a semiconductor-on-insulator wafer. In another step, substrate material is removed from a substrate layer disposed on a back side of the SOI wafer. In another step, an insulator material is removed from a back side of the SOI wafer to form an excavated insulator region. In another step, a conductive layer is deposited on the excavated insulator region. Depositing the conductive layer puts it in physical contact with a body of an active device in a first portion of the excavated insulator region. The conductive layer then couples the body to a contact in a second detached portion of the excavated insulator region.08-23-2012
20100289080SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE COMPRISING METAL GATES AND A SILICON CONTAINING RESISTOR FORMED ON AN ISOLATION STRUCTURE - In a semiconductor device comprising sophisticated high-k metal gate structures formed in accordance with a replacement gate approach, semiconductor-based resistors may be formed above isolation structures substantially without being influenced by the replacement gate approach. Consequently, enhanced area efficiency may be achieved compared to conventional strategies, in which the resistive structures may have to be provided on the basis of a gate electrode metal, while, nevertheless, a low parasitic capacitance may be accomplished due to providing the resistive structures above the isolation structure.11-18-2010
20100207211SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - A semiconductor device includes: a fin-type semiconductor region (08-19-2010
20100207210Semiconductor devices - A semiconductor device includes an isolation layer pattern, an epitaxial layer pattern, a gate insulation layer pattern and a gate electrode. The isolation layer pattern is formed on a substrate, and defines an active region in the substrate. The isolation layer pattern extends in a second direction. The epitaxial layer pattern is formed on the active region and the isolation layer pattern, and has a width larger than that of the active region in a first direction perpendicular to the second direction. The gate insulation layer pattern is formed on the epitaxial layer pattern. The gate electrode is formed on the gate insulation layer pattern.08-19-2010
20120132991ORGANIC THIN-FILM TRANSISTOR, AND PROCESS FOR PRODUCTION THEREOF - An organic thin-film transistor (05-31-2012
20110180872ASYMMETRIC EPITAXY AND APPLICATION THEREOF - The present invention provides a method of forming asymmetric field-effect-transistors. The method includes forming a gate structure on top of a semiconductor substrate, the gate structure including a gate stack and spacers adjacent to sidewalls of the gate stack, and having a first side and a second side opposite to the first side; performing angled ion-implantation from the first side of the gate structure in the substrate, thereby forming an ion-implanted region adjacent to the first side, wherein the gate structure prevents the angled ion-implantation from reaching the substrate adjacent to the second side of the gate structure; and performing epitaxial growth on the substrate at the first and second sides of the gate structure. As a result, epitaxial growth on the ion-implanted region is much slower than a region experiencing no ion-implantation. A source region formed to the second side of the gate structure by the epitaxial growth has a height higher than a drain region formed to the first side of the gate structure by the epitaxial growth. A semiconductor structure formed thereby is also provided.07-28-2011
20110180871FIELD EFFECT TRANSISTORS (FETS) AND METHODS OF MANUFACTURE - An improved field effect transistors (FETs) and methods of manufacturing the field effect transistors (FETs) are provided. The method of manufacturing a zero capacitance random access memory cell (ZRAM) includes comprises forming a finFET on a substrate and enhancing a storage capacitance of the finFET. The enhancement can be by either adding a storage capacity to the finFET or altering a portion of the finFET after formation of a fin body of the finFET.07-28-2011
20120132989MULTIGATE STRUCTURE FORMED WITH ELECTROLESS METAL DEPOSITION - A multigate structure which comprises a semiconductor substrate; an ultra-thin silicon or carbon bodies of less than 20 nanometers thick located on the substrate; an electrolessly deposited metallic layer selectively located on the side surfaces and top surfaces of the ultra-thin silicon or carbon bodies and selectively located on top of the multigate structures to make electrical contact with the ultra-thin silicon or carbon bodies and to minimize parasitic resistance, and wherein the ultra-thin silicon or carbon bodies and metallic layer located thereon form source and drain regions is provided along with a process to fabricate the structure.05-31-2012
20120132990SEMICONDUCTOR STRUCTURE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME - The present application discloses a semiconductor structure and a method for manufacturing the same. A semiconductor structure according to the present invention can adjust the threshold voltage by capacitive coupling between a backgate region either and a source region or a drain region with a common contact, i.e. a source contact or a drain contact, which leads to a simple manufacturing process, a higher integration level, and a lower manufacture cost. Moreover, the asymmetric design of the backgate structure, together with the doping of the backgate region which can be varied as required in an actual device design, can further enhance the effects of adjusting the threshold voltage and improve the performances of the device.05-31-2012
20120313170Fin-Last Replacement Metal Gate FinFET - FinFET devices and methods for the fabrication thereof are provided. In one aspect, a method for fabricating a FET device includes the following steps. A wafer is provided having an active layer on an insulator. A plurality of fin hardmasks are patterned on the active layer. A dummy gate is placed over a central portion of the fin hardmasks. One or more doping agents are implanted into source and drain regions of the device. A dielectric filler layer is deposited around the dummy gate. The dummy gate is removed to form a trench in the dielectric filler layer. The fin hardmasks are used to etch a plurality of fins in the active layer within the trench. The doping agents are activated. A replacement gate is formed in the trench, wherein the step of activating the doping agents is performed before the step of forming the replacement gate.12-13-2012
20120313172SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE, SEMICONDUCTOR WAFER, AND METHODS OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME - This invention is to provide a semiconductor device having a reduced variation in the transistor characteristics. The semiconductor device has a SOI substrate, a first element isolation insulating layer, first and second conductivity type transistors, and first and second back gate contacts. The SOI substrate has a semiconductor substrate having first and second conductivity type layers, an insulating layer, and a semiconductor layer. The first element isolation insulating layer is buried in the SOI substrate, has a lower end reaching the first conductivity type layer, and isolates a first element region from a second element region. The first and second conductivity type transistors are located in the first and second element regions, respectively, and have respective channel regions formed in the semiconductor layer. The first and second back gate contacts are coupled to the second conductivity type layers in the first and second element regions, respectively.12-13-2012
20120313168FORMATION OF EMBEDDED STRESSOR THROUGH ION IMPLANTATION - An extremely-thin silicon-on-insulator transistor includes a buried oxide layer above a substrate. The buried oxide layer, for example, has a thickness that is less than 50 nm. A silicon layer is above the buried oxide layer. A gate stack is on the silicon layer includes at least a gate dielectric formed on the silicon layer and a gate conductor formed on the gate dielectric. A gate spacer has a first part on the silicon layer and a second part adjacent to the gate stack. A first raised source/drain region and a second raised source/drain region each have a first part that includes a portion of the silicon layer and a second part adjacent to the gate spacer. At least one embedded stressor is formed at least partially within the substrate that imparts a predetermined stress on a silicon channel region formed within the silicon layer.12-13-2012
20120248536SEMIDONDUCTOR DEVICE HAVING STRESSED METAL GATE AND METHODS OF MANUFACTURING SAME - The present disclosure provides various embodiments of a semiconductor device and method of fabricating the semiconductor device. An exemplary semiconductor device includes a semiconductor substrate and a gate stack disposed over the semiconductor substrate. The gate stack includes a gate dielectric layer disposed over the semiconductor substrate and a tuned, stressed metal gate layer disposed over the gate dielectric layer. The tuned, stressed metal gate layer includes a stress that distributes strain differently to portions of the semiconductor substrate having different surface characteristics. In an example, the gate stack is disposed over a portion of a fin of the semiconductor substrate, and the fin has a varying thickness, providing a fin with a roughened surface. The tuned, stressed metal gate layer includes a stress that distributes strain differently to portions of the fin having different thicknesses.10-04-2012
20090057764THIN FILM TRANSISTOR AND DISPLAY APPARATUS - A thin film transistor includes a crystal growth region in which a crystal is two-dimensionally grown on a plane, a source region and a drain region formed in the crystal growth region, and a gate electrode which is formed on a channel region between the source region and the drain region through a gate insulator film. The thin film transistor is characterized in that a side end portion on the channel region of the source region or drain region is aligned with a position located within a range of 1 μm to 3.5 μm away from a crystal growth start position.03-05-2009
20090057763SEMICONDUCTOR MEMORY DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF - This disclosure concerns a semiconductor memory device including an insulating film; a semiconductor layer provided on the insulating film; a source provided in the semiconductor layer; a drain provided in the semiconductor layer; a floating body provided between the source and the drain and being in an electrically floating state, carriers being accumulated in or emitted from the floating body to store data; a gate dielectric film provided on the floating body; a gate electrode provided on the gate dielectric film; a source and drain insulating film provided on the source and the drain, the source and drain insulating film being thinner than the gate dielectric film; and a silicide layer provided on the source and drain insulating film.03-05-2009
20090057762Nanowire Field-Effect Transistors - Field-effect transistors (FETs) having nanowire channels are provided. In one aspect, a FET is provided. The FET comprises a substrate having a silicon-on-insulator (SOI) layer which is divided into at least two sections electrically isolated from one another, one section included in a source region and the other section included in a drain region; a channel region connecting the source region and the drain region and including at least one nanowire; an epitaxial semiconductor material, grown from the SOI layer, covering the nanowire and attaching the nanowire to each section of the SOI layer; and a gate over the channel region.03-05-2009
20120168864SELF-ALIGNED WELL IMPLANT FOR IMPROVING SHORT CHANNEL EFFECTS CONTROL, PARASITIC CAPACITANCE, AND JUNCTION LEAKAGE - A transistor device includes a patterned gate structure formed over a substrate, the patterned gate structure including a gate conductor, a gate dielectric layer and sidewall spacers; and a doped well implant formed in the substrate, the well implant being self-aligned with the patterned gate structure.07-05-2012
20100052054METHOD OF MANUFACTURING SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - The present invention relates to a method of manufacturing a semiconductor memory device and a semiconductor memory device manufactured using the same. A method of manufacturing a semiconductor device comprises defining source/drain regions in semiconductor substrate through an etch process using a mask, and forming a gate and source/drain by depositing a conductive material over the defined regions and the semiconductor substrate and patterning the conductive material.03-04-2010
20100052053SOI BODY CONTACT USING E-DRAM TECHNOLOGY - A semiconductor structure is disclosed. The semiconductor structure includes an active semiconductor layer, a semiconductor device having a gate disposed on top of the active semiconductor layer, and source and drain regions and a body/channel region disposed within the active semiconductor layer, an insulator layer having a first and second side, the first side being adjacent to the active semiconductor layer, a substrate disposed adjacent to the second side of the insulator layer, a body contact disposed under the body/channel region and in the insulator layer. The body contact electrically connects with and contacts with the body/channel region of the semiconductor device and the substrate, to thereby form an ohmic contact and to eliminate floating body effects.03-04-2010
20090108353FINFET STRUCTURE AND METHODS - A FinFET structure is fabricated by patterning a semiconductor substrate to form a nonplanar semiconductor structure including a first fin, a second fin substantially parallel to the first fin, and an inter-fin semiconductor strip coupled therebetween. The first fin, the second fin, and the inter-fin semiconductor strip each extend from a drain region to a source region. A gate dielectric layer is formed on the first and second fins and the inter-fin semiconductor strip in a gate region substantially orthogonal to the first and second fins and between the drain and source region. A gate electrode layer is formed on the gate dielectric layer. The semiconductor substrate may be a silicon-on-insulator (SOI) material comprising a buried oxide layer (BOX) having a silicon layer formed thereon.04-30-2009
20090096025Method for manufacturing a silicon-on-insulator (SOI) wafer with an etch stop layer - Embodiments of a silicon-on-insulator (SOI) wafer having an etch stop layer overlying the buried oxide layer, as well as embodiments of a method of making the same, are disclosed. The etch stop layer may comprise silicon nitride, nitrogen-doped silicon dioxide, or silicon oxynitride, as well as some combination of these materials. Other embodiments are described and claimed.04-16-2009
20080203479SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - In a PMOS transistor, the source-drain region is divided into four parts along the gate width and has an arrangement of four independent source regions and an arrangement of four independent drain regions. A partial trench isolation insulating film is arranged in contact with the whole of the opposed surfaces between the four source regions in such a manner that the channel region formed under the gate electrode is divided across the channel length. A body-tied region containing N-type impurities relatively high in concentration is arranged in contact with the side surface of the source region opposite to the gate electrode, and the potential of the body region is fixed through the well region from the body-tied region.08-28-2008
20120313169FIN-FET DEVICE AND METHOD AND INTEGRATED CIRCUITS USING SUCH - FIN-FET ICs with adjustable FIN-FET channel widths are formed from a semiconductor layer (12-13-2012
20100270617Nanowire electronic devices and method for producing the same - The present invention is directed to an electrical device that comprises a first and a second fiber having a core of thermoelectric material embedded in an electrically insulating material, and a conductor. The first fiber is doped with a first type of impurity, while the second fiber is doped with a second type of impurity. A conductor is coupled to the first fiber to induce current flow between the first and second fibers.10-28-2010
20120074494STRAINED THIN BODY SEMICONDUCTOR-ON-INSULATOR SUBSTRATE AND DEVICE - A method of forming a strained, semiconductor-on-insulator substrate includes forming a second semiconductor layer on a first semiconductor substrate. The second semiconductor is lattice matched to the first semiconductor substrate such that the second semiconductor layer is subjected to a first directional stress. An active device semiconductor layer is formed over the second semiconductor layer such that the active device semiconductor layer is initially in a relaxed state. One or more trench isolation structures are formed through the active device layer and through the second semiconductor layer so as to relax the second semiconductor layer below the active device layer and impart a second directional stress on the active device layer opposite the first directional stress.03-29-2012
20100006941Intergration of a floating body memory on soi with logic transistors on bulk substrate - A method and the resultant memory is described for forming an array of floating body memory cells and logic transistors on an SOI substrate. The floating bodies for the cells are formed over the buried oxide, the transistors in the logic section are formed in the bulk silicon.01-14-2010
20100006940SOI SUBSTRATE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF - An object is to provide an SOI substrate provided with a semiconductor layer which can be used practically even when a glass substrate is used as a base substrate. Another object is to provide a semiconductor device having high reliability using such an SOI substrate. An altered layer is formed on at least one surface of a glass substrate used as a base substrate of an SOI substrate to form the SOI substrate. The altered layer is formed on at least the one surface of the glass substrate by cleaning the glass substrate with solution including hydrochloric acid, sulfuric acid or nitric acid. The altered layer has a higher proportion of silicon oxide in its composition and a lower density than the glass substrate.01-14-2010
20120223385ELECTRONIC SYSTEMS, THIN FILM TRANSISTORS, METHODS OF MANUFACTURING THIN FILM TRANSISTORS AND THIN FILM TRANSISTOR ARRAYS - Thin film transistors (TFT) and methods of manufacturing the same. A TFT includes a line-shaped gate of uniform thickness. A cross-section of the gate is curved where a side surface and a top surface meet. The gate includes one, or two or more gate lines.09-06-2012
20120187489FIELD EFFECT DEVICE PROVIDED WITH A LOCALIZED DOPANT DIFFUSION BARRIER AREA AND FABRICATION METHOD - The field effect device comprises a sacrificial gate electrode having side walls covered by lateral spacers formed on a semiconductor material film. The source/drain electrodes are formed in the semiconductor material film and are arranged on each side of the gate electrode. A diffusion barrier element is implanted through the void left by the sacrificial gate so as to form a modified diffusion area underneath the lateral spacers. The modified diffusion area is an area where the mobility of the doping impurities is reduced compared with the source/drain electrodes.07-26-2012
20120187488FIELD EFFECT DEVICE PROVIDED WITH A THINNED COUNTER-ELECTRODE AND METHOD FOR FABRICATING - A field effect device comprises a substrate of semiconductor on insulator type successively provided with a support substrate, an electrically insulating layer and a semiconductor material film. First and second source/drain electrodes are formed in the semiconductor material layer. A conduction channel is formed in the semiconductor material layer and separates the first and second source/drain electrodes. A counter-electrode is formed in the support substrate and faces the first and second source/drain electrodes and the conduction channel. The counter-electrode is formed by a doped area of the support substrate having a first doping impurity concentration which decreases from an interface between the electrically insulating layer and the support substrate.07-26-2012
20120187487GE-ON-INSULATOR STRUCTURE AND METHOD FOR FORMING THE SAME - A method for forming a Ge-on-insulator structure is provided, comprising steps of: forming a Ge layer (07-26-2012
20120119295SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD FOR FABRICATING THE SAME - A fin-type semiconductor region (05-17-2012
20110101457SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME - Provided is that the method of manufacturing the semiconductor device including a first process of implanting a first impurity of a first conductivity type in a source and drain region having an elevated structure, with a concentration equal to or less than 1E14 atoms/cm05-05-2011
20120256262FIELD EFFECT TRANSISTOR WITH OFFSET COUNTER-ELECTRODE CONTACT - The field effect transistor comprises a substrate successively comprising an electrically conducting support substrate, an electrically insulating layer and a semiconductor material layer. The counter-electrode is formed in a first portion of the support substrate facing the semi-conductor material layer. The insulating pattern surrounds the semi-conductor material layer to delineate a first active area and it penetrates partially into the support layer to delineate the first portion. An electrically conducting contact passes through the insulating pattern from a first lateral surface in contact with the counter-electrode through to a second surface. The contact is electrically connected to the counter-electrode.10-11-2012
20090020816SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD OF FORMING THE SAME - One embodiment generally described herein can be characterized as a semiconductor device. The semiconductor device can include a first transistor on a semiconductor substrate. A first interlayer insulating layer may be disposed over the first transistor and includes a first recess region. A single-crystalline semiconductor pattern may be disposed in the first recess region. A single-crystalline semiconductor plug may connect the semiconductor substrate to the single-crystalline semiconductor pattern. A second transistor may be disposed on the single-crystalline semiconductor pattern.01-22-2009
20120256260DUAL-DEPTH SELF-ALIGNED ISOLATION STRUCTURE FOR A BACK GATE ELECTRODE - Doped semiconductor back gate regions self-aligned to active regions are formed by first patterning a top semiconductor layer and a buried insulator layer to form stacks of a buried insulator portion and a semiconductor portion. Oxygen is implanted into an underlying semiconductor layer at an angle so that oxygen-implanted regions are formed in areas that are not shaded by the stack or masking structures thereupon. The oxygen implanted portions are converted into deep trench isolation structures that are self-aligned to sidewalls of the active regions, which are the semiconductor portions in the stacks. Dopant ions are implanted into the portions of the underlying semiconductor layer between the deep trench isolation structures to form doped semiconductor back gate regions. A shallow trench isolation structure is formed on the deep trench isolation structures and between the stacks.10-11-2012
20120228707STRAINED GE-ON-INSULATOR STRUCTURE AND METHOD FOR FORMING THE SAME - A strained Ge-on-insulator structure is provided, comprising: a silicon substrate, in which an oxide insulating layer is formed on a surface of the silicon substrate; a Ge layer formed on the oxide insulating layer, in which a first passivation layer is formed between the Ge layer and the oxide insulating layer; a gate stack formed on the Ge layer, a channel region formed below the gate stack, and a source and a drain formed on sides of the channel region; and a plurality of shallow trench isolation structures extending into the silicon substrate and filled with an insulating dielectric material to produce a strain in the channel region. Further, a method for forming the strained Ge-on-insulator structure is also provided.09-13-2012
20120228708STRAINED GE-ON-INSULATOR STRUCTURE AND METHOD FOR FORMING THE SAME - A strained Ge-on-insulator structure is provided, comprising: a silicon substrate, in which an oxide insulating layer is formed on a surface of the silicon substrate; a Ge layer formed on the oxide insulating layer, in which a first passivation layer is formed between the Ge layer and the oxide insulating layer; a gate stack formed on the Ge layer; and a channel region formed below the gate stack, and a source and a drain formed on sides of the channel region, in which the source and the drain are a Si09-13-2012
20110121393FIELD EFFECT TRANSISTOR WITH NARROW BANDGAP SOURCE AND DRAIN REGIONS AND METHOD OF FABRICATION - A transistor having a narrow bandgap semiconductor source/drain region is described. The transistor includes a gate electrode formed on a gate dielectric layer formed on a silicon layer. A pair of source/drain regions are formed on opposite sides of the gate electrode wherein said pair of source/drain regions comprise a narrow bandgap semiconductor film formed in the silicon layer on opposite sides of the gate electrode.05-26-2011
20110121392PROCESSES AND APPARATUS HAVING A SEMICONDUCTOR FIN - A process may include first etching a trench isolation dielectric through a dielectric hard mask that abuts the sidewall of a fin semiconductor. The first etch can be carried out to expose at least a portion of the sidewall, causing the dielectric hard mask to recede to a greater degree in the lateral direction than the vertical direction. The process may include second etching the fin semiconductor to achieve a thinned semiconductor fin, which has receded beneath the shadow of the laterally receded hard mask. The thinned semiconductor fin may have a characteristic dimension that can exceed photolithography limits. Electronic devices may include the thinned semiconductor fin as part of a field effect transistor.05-26-2011
20110121391METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING A SUSPENDED MEMBRANE AND DUAL-GATE MOS TRANSISTOR - A method for manufacturing a suspended membrane in a single-crystal semiconductor substrate, including the steps of: forming in the substrate an insulating ring delimiting an active area, removing material from the active area, successively forming in the active area a first and a second layers, the second layer being a single-crystal semiconductor layer, etching a portion of the internal periphery of said ring down to a depth greater than the thickness of the second layer, removing the first layer so that the second layer formed a suspended membrane anchored in the insulating ring.05-26-2011
20110121390Semiconductor substrates and manufacturing methods of the same - Semiconductor substrates and methods of manufacturing the same are provided. The semiconductor substrates include a substrate region, an insulation region and a floating body region. The insulation region is disposed on the substrate region. The floating body region is separated from the substrate region by the insulation region and is disposed on the insulation region. The substrate region and the floating body region are formed of materials having identical characteristics. The method of manufacturing the semiconductor substrate including forming at least one floating body pattern by etching a bulk substrate, separating the bulk substrate into a substrate region and a floating body region by etching a lower middle portion of the floating body pattern, and filling an insulating material between the floating body region and the substrate region.05-26-2011
20100327355FRONT AND BACKSIDE PROCESSED THIN FILM ELECTRONIC DEVICES - This invention provides thin film devices that have been processed on their front- and backside. The devices include an active layer that is sufficiently thin to be mechanically flexible. Examples of the devices include back-gate and double-gate field effect transistors, double-sided bipolar transistors and 3D integrated circuits.12-30-2010
20100327353SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME - A gate electrode 12-30-2010
20100327352SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME - An object is to reduce the resistance of each member included in a transistor, to improve ON current of the transistor, and to improve performance of an integrated circuit. A semiconductor device including an n-channel FET and a p-channel FET which are provided over a single crystal semiconductor substrate with an insulating layer interposed therebetween and are isolated by an element isolation insulating layer. In the semiconductor device, each FET includes a channel formation region including a semiconductor material, a conductive region which is in contact with the channel formation region and includes the semiconductor material, a metal region in contact with the conductive region, a gate insulating layer in contact with the channel formation region, a gate electrode in contact with the gate insulating layer, and a source or drain electrode partly including the metal region.12-30-2010
20100327351SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME - An object is to reduce the resistance of each member included in a transistor, to improve ON current of the transistor, and to improve performance of an integrated circuit. A semiconductor device including an n-channel FET and a p-channel FET which are provided over a single crystal semiconductor substrate with an insulating layer provided therebetween and are isolated by an element isolation insulating layer. In the semiconductor device, each FET includes a channel formation region including a semiconductor material, a conductive region which is in contact with the channel formation region and includes the semiconductor material, a metal region in contact with the conductive region, a gate insulating layer in contact with the channel formation region, a gate electrode in contact with the gate insulating layer, and a source or drain electrode partly including the metal region.12-30-2010
20120261754MOSFET with Recessed channel FILM and Abrupt Junctions - MOSFETs and methods for making MOSFETs with a recessed channel and abrupt junctions are disclosed. The method includes creating source and drain extensions while a dummy gate is in place. The source/drain extensions create a diffuse junction with the silicon substrate. The method continues by removing the dummy gate and etching a recess in the silicon substrate. The recess intersects at least a portion of the source and drain junction. Then a channel is formed by growing a silicon film to at least partially fill the recess. The channel has sharp junctions with the source and drains, while the unetched silicon remaining below the channel has diffuse junctions with the source and drain. Thus, a MOSFET with two junction regions, sharp and diffuse, in the same transistor can be created.10-18-2012
20120261755PIXEL STRUCTURE, DISPLAY PANEL, ELECTRO-OPTICAL APPARATUS, AND METHOD THEREOF - A pixel structure disposed on a substrate including a thin film transistor (TFT), a passivation layer, and a pixel electrode is provided. The TFT includes a gate, a dielectric layer, a channel layer, and a source/drain sequentially disposed on the substrate. The source/drain is disposed on a portion of the channel layer and has a semiconductor layer, a barrier layer and a metal layer. The barrier layer is disposed on a portion of the semiconductor layer. The metal layer is disposed on the barrier layer. The barrier layer is in contact with the semiconductor layer and the metal layer. Both of the metal layer and the barrier layer are positioned within a projection area of the semiconductor layer. The passivation layer covers the TFT and the dielectric layer and has a first opening exposing the source/drain. The pixel electrode is electrically connected to the TFT through the first opening.10-18-2012
20120235237METHODS FOR FORMING BARRIER REGIONS WITHIN REGIONS OF INSULATING MATERIAL RESULTING IN OUTGASSING PATHS FROM THE INSULATING MATERIAL AND RELATED DEVICES - Methods and devices are provided for fabricating a semiconductor device having barrier regions within regions of insulating material resulting in outgassing paths from the regions of insulating material. A method comprises forming a barrier region within an insulating material proximate the isolated region of semiconductor material and forming a gate structure overlying the isolated region of semiconductor material. The barrier region is adjacent to the isolated region of semiconductor material, resulting in an outgassing path within the insulating material.09-20-2012
20120299103RAISED SOURCE/DRAIN STRUCTURE FOR ENHANCED STRAIN COUPLING FROM STRESS LINER - A transistor is provided that includes a buried oxide layer above a substrate. A silicon layer is above the buried oxide layer. A gate stack is on the silicon layer, the gate stack including a high-k oxide layer on the silicon layer and a metal gate on the high-k oxide layer. A nitride liner is adjacent to the gate stack. An oxide liner is adjacent to the nitride liner. A set of faceted raised source/drain regions having a part including a portion of the silicon layer. The set of faceted raised source/drain regions also include a first faceted side portion and a second faceted side portion.11-29-2012
20120299102FET with FUSI Gate and Reduced Source/Drain Contact Resistance - A field effect transistor (FET) includes source/drain silicide regions located in a silicon layer; source/drain interfacial layers located in between the source/drain silicide regions and the silicon layer; and a fully silicided gate stack comprising a gate oxide layer located on the silicon layer, a gate interfacial layer located on the gate oxide layer, and a gate silicide located on the gate interfacial layer.11-29-2012
20120299101THIN BODY SILICON-ON-INSULATOR TRANSISTOR WITH BORDERLESS SELF-ALIGNED CONTACTS - A thin-silicon-on-insulator transistor with borderless self-aligned contacts includes a buried oxide layer above a substrate. A silicon layer overlays the buried oxide layer. A gate stack is on the silicon layer. The gate stack includes a gate oxide layer on the silicon layer and a gate electrode on the gate oxide layer. An off-set spacer surrounds the gate stack. Raised source/drain regions each have a first part overlying a portion of the silicon layer, a second part adjacent to off-set spacer, and a third part extending about a top portion of the gate stack.11-29-2012
20120299100SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME - A semiconductor device of an embodiment includes: an insulating film including: a first region extending in a first direction; second and third regions arranged at a distance from each other; and fourth and fifth regions each having a concave shape, the fourth and fifth regions each having a smaller film thickness than a film thickness of each of the first through third regions; a semiconductor layer formed in a direction from the fourth region toward the fifth region, the semiconductor layer having a smaller width than a width of each of source and drain regions, the semiconductor layer being connected to the source and drain regions; a gate electrode placed on the opposite side of a gate insulating film from the semiconductor layer on the first region; and a gate sidewall formed on a side face of the gate electrode.11-29-2012
20120299099FINFET TRANSISTOR STRUCTURE AND METHOD FOR MAKING THE SAME - A FINFET transistor structure includes a substrate, a fin structure, an insulating layer and a gate structure. The fin structure is disposed on the substrate and directly connected to the substrate. Besides, the fin structure includes a fin conductive layer and a bottle neck. The insulating layer covers the substrate and has a protruding side which is formed by partially surrounding the bottle neck of the fin structure, and a bottom side in direct contact with the substrate so that the protruding side extend to and under the fin structure. The gate structure partially surrounds the fin structure.11-29-2012
20120299098FIN-LIKE FIELD EFFECT TRANSISTOR (FINFET) NON-VOLATILE RANDOM ACCESS MEMORY (NVRAM) DEVICE WITH BOTTOM ERASE GATE - A FinFET device and method for fabricating a FinFET device is disclosed. An exemplary FinFET device includes a semiconductor substrate; an insulator layer disposed over the semiconductor substrate; a fin structure disposed over the insulator layer, the fin structure having a source region, a drain region, and a channel region disposed between the source region and the drain region; a gate structure disposed adjacent to the channel region of the fin structure; and a doped region disposed in the semiconductor substrate below the channel region of the fin structure. The gate structure includes a first gate dielectric layer disposed adjacent to the fin structure, a second gate dielectric layer, a charge storing layer disposed between the first gate dielectric layer and the second gate dielectric layer, and a gate electrode layer disposed adjacent to the second gate dielectric layer.11-29-2012
20110037123SOI SUBSTRATE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD OF THE SAME, AND SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - A manufacturing method of a semiconductor substrate is provided, in which a bonding strength can be increased even when a substrate having low heat resistant temperature, e.g., a glass substrate, is used. Heat treatment is conducted at a temperature higher than or equal to a strain point of a support substrate in an oxidation atmosphere containing halogen, so that a surface of a semiconductor substrate is covered with an insulating film. A separation layer is formed in the semiconductor substrate. A blocking layer is provided. Then, heat treatment is conducted in a state in which the semiconductor substrate and the support substrate are superposed with the silicon oxide film therebetween, at a temperature lower than or equal to the support substrate, so that a part of the semiconductor substrate is separated at the separation layer. In this manner, a single crystal semiconductor layer is formed on the support substrate.02-17-2011
20120267718SOI DEVICE HAVING AN INCREASING CHARGE STORAGE CAPACITY OF TRANSISTOR BODIES AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME - An SOI device includes an SOI substrate having a stacked structure including a buried oxide layer and a first silicon layer sequentially stacked on a silicon substrate. The SOI substrate possesses grooves having a depth that extends from an upper surface of the first silicon layer to a partial depth of the buried oxide layer. An insulation layer is formed on the lower surfaces of the grooves and a second silicon layer is formed filling the grooves having the insulation layer formed thereon. Gates are formed on the second silicon layer and junction regions are formed in the first silicon layer on both sides of the gates to contact the insulation layer.10-25-2012
20120319204Triggerable Bidirectional Semiconductor Device - A triggerable bidirectional semiconductor device has two terminals and at least one gate. The device comprises, within a layer of silicon on insulator, a central semiconductor zone incorporating the at least one gate and comprising a central region having a first conductivity type, two intermediate regions having a second conductivity type respectively arranged on either side of and in contact with the central region, two semiconductor end zones respectively arranged on either side of the central zone, each end zone comprising two end regions having opposite types of conductivity, in contact with the adjacent intermediate region, the two end regions of each end zone being mutually connected electrically in order to form the two terminals of the device.12-20-2012
201102271583D INTEGRATED CIRCUIT STRUCTURE, SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING SAME - The present invention discloses a semiconductor device. In one embodiment, the semiconductor device comprises a substrate, a diffusion stop layer formed on the substrate, an SOI layer formed on the diffusion stop layer, an MOSFET transistor formed on the SOI layer, and a TSV formed in a manner of penetrating through the substrate, the diffusion stop layer, the SOI layer, and a layer where the MOSFET transistor is located; and an interconnect structure connecting the MOSFET transistor and the TSV.09-22-2011
20110227157ETSOI WITH REDUCED EXTENSION RESISTANCE - A semiconductor is formed on an SOI substrate, such as an extremely thin SOI (ETSOI) substrate, with increased extension thickness. Embodiments include semiconductor devices having an epitaxially formed silicon-containing layer, such as embedded silicon germanium (eSiGe), on the SOI substrate. An embodiment includes forming an SOI substrate, epitaxially forming a silicon-containing layer on the SOI substrate, and forming a gate electrode on the epitaxially formed silicon-containing layer. After gate spacers and source/drain regions are formed, the gate electrode and underlying silicon-containing layer are removed and replaced with a high-k metal gate. The use of an epitaxially formed silicon-containing layer reduces SOI thickness loss due to fabrication process erosion, thereby increasing extension thickness and lowering extension resistance.09-22-2011
20120080753GALLIUM ARSENIDE BASED MATERIALS USED IN THIN FILM TRANSISTOR APPLICATIONS - Embodiments of the invention provide a method of forming a group III-V material utilized in thin film transistor devices. In one embodiment, a gallium arsenide based (GaAs) layer with or without dopants formed from a solution based precursor may be utilized in thin film transistor devices. The gallium arsenide based (GaAs) layer formed from the solution based precursor may be incorporated in thin film transistor devices to improve device performance and device speed. In one embodiment, a thin film transistor structure includes a gate insulator layer disposed on a substrate, a GaAs based layer disposed over the gate insulator layer, and a source-drain metal electrode layer disposed adjacent to the GaAs based layer.04-05-2012
20100230751SELF-ALIGNED SCHOTTKY DIODE - A Schottky barrier diode comprises a doped guard ring having a doping of a second conductivity type in a semiconductor-on-insulator (SOI) substrate. The Schottky barrier diode further comprises a first-conductivity-type-doped semiconductor region having a doping of a first conductivity type, which is the opposite of the second conductivity type, on one side of a dummy gate electrode and a Schottky barrier structure surrounded by the doped guard ring on the other side. A Schottky barrier region may be laterally surrounded by the dummy gate electrode and the doped guard ring. The doped guard ring includes an unmetallized portion of a gate-side second-conductivity-type-doped semiconductor region having a doping of a second conductivity type. A Schottky barrier region may be laterally surrounded by a doped guard ring including a gate-side doped semiconductor region and a STI-side doped semiconductor region. Design structures for the inventive Schottky barrier diode are also provided.09-16-2010
20120280322Self-Aligned Contacts for Field Effect Transistor Devices - A field effect transistor device includes a gate stack disposed on a substrate a first contact portion disposed on a first distal end of the gate stack, a second contact portion disposed on a second distal end of the gate stack, the first contact portion disposed a distance (d) from the second contact portion, and a third contact portion having a width (w) disposed in a source region of the device, the distance (d) is greater than the width (w).11-08-2012
20110278672METHODOLOGY FOR FABRICATING ISOTROPICALLY RECESSED DRAIN REGIONS OF CMOS TRANSISTORS - A method for fabricating recessed drain regions of aggressively scaled CMOS devices. In this method a processing sequence of plasma etch, deposition, followed by plasma etch is used to controllably form recessed regions of the drain in the channel of a thin body, much less than 40 nm, device to enable subsequent epitaxial growth of SiGe, SiC, or other materials, and a consequent increase in the device and ring oscillator performance. A Field Effect Transistor device is also provided, which includes: a buried oxide layer; a silicon layer above the buried oxide layer; an isotropically recessed drain region; and a gate stack which includes a gate dielectric, a conductive material, and a spacer.11-17-2011
20120326232MOSFET WITH RECESSED CHANNEL FILM AND ABRUPT JUNCTIONS - MOSFETs and methods for making MOSFETs with a recessed channel and abrupt junctions are disclosed. The method includes creating source and drain extensions while a dummy gate is in place. The source/drain extensions create a diffuse junction with the silicon substrate. The method continues by removing the dummy gate and etching a recess in the silicon substrate. The recess intersects at least a portion of the source and drain junction. Then a channel is formed by growing a silicon film to at least partially fill the recess. The channel has sharp junctions with the source and drains, while the unetched silicon remaining below the channel has diffuse junctions with the source and drain. Thus, a MOSFET with two junction regions, sharp and diffuse, in the same transistor can be created.12-27-2012
20120326233METHOD TO REDUCE THRESHOLD VOLTAGE VARIABILITY WITH THROUGH GATE WELL IMPLANT - The present disclosure provides a semiconductor device that may include a substrate including a semiconductor layer overlying an insulating layer. A gate structure that is present on a channel portion of the semiconductor layer. A first dopant region is present in the channel portion of the semiconductor layer, in which the peak concentration of the first dopant region is present within the lower portion of the gate conductor and the upper portion of the semiconductor layer. A second dopant region is present in the channel portion of the semiconductor layer, in which the peak concentration of the second dopant region is present within the lower portion of the semiconductor layer.12-27-2012
20120326231MOSFET AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME - The present application discloses a MOSFET and a method for manufacturing the same, wherein the MOSFET comprises: an SOI wafer, which comprises a semiconductor substrate, a buried insulator layer, and a semiconductor layer, the buried insulator layer being disposed on the semiconductor substrate, and the semiconductor layer being disposed on the buried insulator layer; a gate stack, which is disposed on the semiconductor layer; a source region and a drain region, which are disposed in the semiconductor layer and on opposite sides of the gate stack; and a channel region, which are disposed in the semiconductor layer and sandwiched by the source region and the drain region, wherein the MOSFET further comprises a back gate disposed in the semiconductor substrate, and wherein the back gate comprises first, second and third compensation doping regions, the first compensation doping region is disposed under the source region and the drain region; the second compensation doping region extends in a direction away from the channel region and adjoining the first compensation doping region; and the third compensation doping region is disposed under the channel region and adjoining the first compensation doping region. By changing the doping type of the back gate, the MOSFET can have an adjustable threshold voltage, and can have a reduced parasitic capacitance and a reduced contact resistance in connection with the back gate.12-27-2012
20120326230SILICON ON INSULATOR COMPLEMENTARY METAL OXIDE SEMICONDUCTOR WITH AN ISOLATION FORMED AT LOW TEMPERATURE - A silicon on insulator (SOI) complementary metal oxide semiconductor (CMOS) with an isolation formed at a low temperature and methods for constructing the same. An example method includes infusing an insulation material at a low temperature to form a silicon-based insulator between the active regions.12-27-2012
20120091528FIN-LIKE FIELD EFFECT TRANSISTOR (FINFET) DEVICE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING SAME - A FinFET device and method for fabricating a FinFET device is disclosed. An exemplary method includes providing a semiconductor substrate; forming a fin structure over the semiconductor substrate, the fin structure including a first material portion over the semiconductor substrate and a second material portion over the first material portion; forming a gate structure over a portion of the fin structure, such that the gate structure traverses the fin structure, thereby separating a source region and a drain region of the fin structure, wherein the source and drain regions of the fin structure define a channel therebetween; removing the second material portion from the source and drain regions of the fin structure; and after removing the second material portion, forming a third material portion in the source and drain regions of the fin structure.04-19-2012
20120139043THIN FILM TRANSISTOR - A thin film transistor includes a gate, a pair of electrodes, a first semiconductor layer disposed between the gate and the pair of electrodes, and a semiconductor stacked layer disposed between the first semiconductor layer and the pair of the electrodes. The semiconductor stacked layer includes a second semiconductor layer disposed adjacent to the pair of electrodes and at least one pair of semiconductor layers including a third semiconductor layer and a fourth semiconductor layer, the third semiconductor layer being sandwiched between the second semiconductor layer and the fourth semiconductor layer. In particular, the electric conductivity of the third semiconductor layer is substantially smaller than the electric conductivity of the second semiconductor layer and the electric conductivity of the fourth semiconductor layer.06-07-2012
20130009244MOSFET AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME - The present application discloses an MOSFET and a method for manufacturing the same. The MOSFET comprises: a semiconductor substrate; a first insulation buried layer disposed on the semiconductor substrate; a back gate formed in a first semiconductor layer which is disposed on the first insulation buried layer; a second insulation buried layer disposed on the first semiconductor layer; source/drain regions formed in a second semiconductor layer which is disposed on the second insulation buried layer; a gate disposed on the second semiconductor layer; and electric connections to the source/drain regions, the gate and the back gate, wherein the back gate comprises first back gate regions of a first conductivity type which are disposed under the source/drain regions and a second back gate region of a second conductivity type which is disposed under a channel region, the first back gate regions adjoins the second back gate region, the first conductivity type is opposite to the second conductivity type, and the electric connection to the back gate comprise a conductive via contacted with one of the first back gate regions. The MOSFET, of any conductivity type, can have adjustable threshold voltage and reduced leakage current via the back gate between the source/drain regions by using the back gate in the form of a PNP junction or an NPN junction.01-10-2013
20130020642FINFET SPACER FORMATION BY ORIENTED IMPLANTATION - A FinFET having spacers with a substantially uniform profile along the length of a gate stack which covers a portion of a fin of semiconductor material formed on a substrate is provided by depositing spacer material conformally on both the fins and gate stack and performing an angled ion impurity implant approximately parallel to the gate stack to selectively cause damage to only spacer material deposited on the fin. Due to the damage caused by the angled implant, the spacer material on the fins can be etched with high selectivity to the spacer material on the gate stack.01-24-2013
20130020643Transistor and its Method of Manufacture - A transistor includes a substrate, a source terminal and a drain terminal, each terminal being supported by the substrate, and the source and drain terminal being separated by a portion of the substrate, a layer of semiconductive material deposited so as to cover the portion of the substrate and to connect the source terminal to the drain terminal, a layer of dielectric material deposited so as to cover at least a portion of the layer of semiconductive material, and a layer of electrically conductive material deposited so as to cover at least a portion of the layer of dielectric material. The layer of electrically conductive material providing a gate terminal to which a potential may be applied to control a conductivity of the layer of semiconductive material connecting the source and drain terminals.01-24-2013
20130020640SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE STRUCTURE INSULATED FROM A BULK SILICON SUBSTRATE AND METHOD OF FORMING THE SAME - A structure making up a part of a semiconductor device, such as a fin structure of a finFET device, is formed on and electrically isolated from a semiconductor substrate. The structure is comprised of the semiconductor substrate material and is electrically isolated from a remaining portion of the semiconductor substrate by an insulating barrier. The insulating barrier is formed by an isotropic oxidation process that oxidizes portions of the semiconductor substrate that are not protected by an oxidation barrier.01-24-2013
20130020641SUBSTRATE FOR DISPLAY PANEL, MANUFACTURING METHOD OF SAME, DISPLAY PANEL, AND DISPLAY DEVICE - The present invention provides: a display panel substrate that has an excellent boundary surface adhesion between an insulating film and electrodes formed on the substrate, that particularly requires a configuration in which the lower electrode, the insulating film, and an upper electrode are layered on the substrate in this order from the substrate side, and that includes an auxiliary metal wiring for reducing the wiring resistance, where detachment between the lower electrode and the insulating film is sufficiently suppressed when the lower electrode must be made of ITO; a method for manufacturing such a display panel substrate; and a display panel and a display device including such a display panel substrate. A display panel substrate of the present invention has a lower electrode, an insulating film, and an upper electrode layered thereon in this order from the substrate side. The lower electrode has a region in which an electrode made of indium tin oxide (ITO) and electrode made of indium zinc oxide (IZO) are layered in this order from the substrate side.01-24-2013
20080251842P-Channel FET Whose Hole Mobility is Improved by Applying Stress to the Channel Region and a Method of Manufacturing the Same - A p-channel FET which has a buried insulating film in the noncontact part of each of the source/drain regions has been disclosed. Compressional stress produced by volume expansion at the time of oxidization for the formation of the buried oxide films is applied to the channel region of the FET.10-16-2008
20080237714Manufacturing Process for Zero-Capacitor Random Access Memory Circuits - Embodiments of a manufacturing process flow for producing standalone memory devices that can achieve bit cell sizes on the order of 4F2 or 5F2, and that can be applied to common source/drain, separate source/drain, or common source only or common drain only transistor arrays. Active area and word line patterns are formed as perpendicularly-arranged straight lines on a Silicon-on-Insulator substrate. The intersections of the active area and spaces between word lines define contact areas for the connection of vias and metal line layers. Insulative spacers are used to provide an etch mask pattern that allows the selective etching of contact areas as a series of linear trenches, thus facilitating straight line lithography techniques. Embodiments of the manufacturing process remove first layer metal (metal-1) islands and form elongated vias, in a succession of processing steps to build dense memory arrays.10-02-2008
20080237713SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF - A device includes a semiconductor layer on an insulating layer; a gate insulator on the semiconductor layer; a comb-shaped gate electrode on the gate insulator, including a base portion extending in a first direction and tooth portions extending in a second direction from one side surface of the base portion; a comb-shaped low-concentration diffusion layer in the semiconductor layer under the gate electrode having a first electroconductive type; a source layer in the semiconductor layer on the tooth portion side of the base portion having second electroconductive type with high concentration; a drain layer in the semiconductor layer on a side of the base portion opposite the tooth portion side having second electroconductive type with high concentration; and an extraction layer in the semiconductor layer between the source and the device isolating layers having first electroconductive type with high concentration, and connected with the diffusion layer.10-02-2008
20080237712SOI TRANSISTOR HAVING DRAIN AND SOURCE REGIONS OF REDUCED LENGTH AND A STRESSED DIELECTRIC MATERIAL ADJACENT THERETO - By reconfiguring material in a recess formed in drain and source regions of SOI transistors, the depth of the recess may be increased down to the buried insulating layer prior to forming respective metal silicide regions, thereby reducing series resistance and enhancing the stress transfer when the corresponding transistor element is covered by a highly stressed dielectric material. The material redistribution may be accomplished on the basis of a high temperature hydrogen bake.10-02-2008
20080237711MANUFACTURING METHOD OF THIN-FILM SEMICONDUCTOR APPARATUS AND THIN-FILM SEMICONDUCTOR APPARATUS - A manufacturing method of a thin-film semiconductor apparatus and a thin-film semiconductor apparatus, in which a semiconductor thin film is spot-irradiated with an energy beam in the presence of n-type or p-type impurity to form a shallow diffusion layer in which the impurity is diffused only in a surface layer of the semiconductor thin film.10-02-2008
20080237708SILICON ON INSULATOR (SOI) FIELD EFFECT TRANSISTORS (FETs) WITH ADJACENT BODY CONTACTS - A field effect transistor (FET) with an adjacent body contact, a SOI IC with circuits including the FETs and a method of fabricating the ICs. Device islands are formed in the silicon surface layer of a SOI wafer. Gates are defined on the wafer. Body contacts are formed in a perimeter conductive region adjacent to the gates. The body contacts may be either a silicide strap along the gate sidewall at one side of the FET or a separate contact separated from the gate by a dielectric stripe at one side of the FET. Separate contacts may be connected to a bias supply.10-02-2008
20080230837RADIATION-HARDENED SILICON-ON-INSULATOR CMOS DEVICE, AND METHOD OF MAKING THE SAME - A silicon-on-insulator metal oxide semiconductor device comprising ultrathin silicon-on-sapphire substrate; at least one P-channel MOS transistor formed in the ultrathin silicon layer; and N-type impurity implanted within the ultrathin silicon layer and the sapphire substrate such that peak N-type impurity concentration in the sapphire layer is greater than peak impurity concentration in the ultrathin silicon layer.09-25-2008
20080230836Semiconductor device and boost circuit - A semiconductor device includes a transistor that is used for a charge pump circuit, being configured with a fully depleted silicon-on-insulator transistor.09-25-2008
20080230835SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF - It is an object to provide an element structure of a semiconductor device for having a sufficient contact area between an electrode in contact with a source region or a drain region and the source region or the drain region, and a method for manufacturing the semiconductor device with the element structure. An upper electrode is formed over a high-concentration impurity region (the source region or the drain region). A contact hole passing through an interlayer insulating film is formed overlapping with a region where the upper electrode and the high-concentration impurity region are stacked.09-25-2008
20130168770HIGH-VOLTAGE OXIDE TRANSISTOR AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME - A high-voltage oxide transistor includes a substrate; a channel layer disposed on the substrate; a gate electrode disposed on the substrate to correspond to the channel layer; a source contacting a first side of the channel layer; and a drain contacting a second side of the channel layer, wherein the channel layer includes a plurality of oxide layers, and none of the plurality of oxide layers include silicon. The gate electrode may be disposed on or under the channel layer. Otherwise, the gate electrodes may be disposed respectively on and under the channel layer.07-04-2013
20130140634METHOD OF REPLACING SILICON WITH METAL IN INTEGRATED CIRCUIT CHIP FABRICATION - A method of replacing semiconductor material with metal, Replacement Metal Gate Field Effect Transistors (RMG FETs) and Contacts (RMCs), and Integrated Circuit (IC) chips including the FETs and/or RMCs. A patterned semiconductor layer, e.g., silicon, is formed on a dielectric layer, e.g., a layered gate dielectric. A field dielectric layer fills between shapes in the patterned semiconductor layer. Metal is deposited on the shapes. The wafer is annealed to replace semiconductor in each shape with metal to form metal FET gates or contacts.06-06-2013
20130140635SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME - A semiconductor device includes a gate, a first electrode, a first insulating layer, an active layer, an etching stop layer, a second insulating layer, a source, a drain and a second electrode. The first insulating layer covers the gate and the first electrode. The active layer and the etching stop layer are disposed on the first insulating layer above the gate and the first electrode respectively. The second insulating layer covers the active layer and the etching stop layer and has a first opening and a second opening exposing the active layer and a third opening exposing the etching stop layer. The source and the drain are disposed on the second insulating layer and contact with the active layer through the first opening and the second opening respectively. The second electrode is located on the second insulating layer and contacts with the etching stop layer through the third opening.06-06-2013
20130140636STRESSED CHANNEL FET WITH SOURCE/DRAIN BUFFERS - A stressed channel field effect transistor (FET) includes a substrate; a gate stack located on the substrate; a channel region located in the substrate under the gate stack; source/drain stressor material located in cavities in the substrate on either side of the channel region; and vertical source/drain buffers located in the cavities in the substrate between the source/drain stressor material and the substrate, wherein the source/drain stressor material abuts the channel region above the source/drain buffers.06-06-2013
20130140637Fin-Like Field Effect Transistor (FinFET) Device and Method of Manufacturing Same - A FinFET device and method for fabricating a FinFET device is disclosed. An exemplary method includes providing a semiconductor substrate; forming a fin structure over the semiconductor substrate, the fin structure including a first material portion over the semiconductor substrate and a second material portion over the first material portion; forming a gate structure over a portion of the fin structure, such that the gate structure traverses the fin structure, thereby separating a source region and a drain region of the fin structure, wherein the source and drain regions of the fin structure define a channel therebetween; removing the second material portion from the source and drain regions of the fin structure; and after removing the second material portion, forming a third material portion in the source and drain regions of the fin structure.06-06-2013
20080224215SEMICONDUCTOR THIN FILM AND ITS MANUFACTURING METHOD AND SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND ITS MANUFACTURING METHOD - A semiconductor thin film is formed having a lateral growth region which is a collection of columnar or needle-like crystals extending generally parallel with a substrate. The semiconductor thin film is illuminated with laser light or strong light having equivalent energy. As a result, adjacent columnar or needle-like crystals are joined together to form a region having substantially no grain boundaries, i.e., a monodomain region which can substantially be regarded as a single crystal. A semiconductor device is formed by using the monodomain region as an active layer.09-18-2008
20080224214SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND FABRICATION METHOD - The present invention provides an SOI device which has high breakdown voltage, wide stable operation range, good thermal dissipation, and high effective conductance and good frequency characteristics, and a method for fabricating the device. In a semiconductor device, a BOX region is formed on a part of a surface layer of a p substrate. The BOX region is formed around a point where a vertical line is dropped from the center of the gate structure portion, and isolates a drain region and an extended drain region from the p09-18-2008
20080224213PROCESS FOR MAKING FINFET DEVICE WITH BODY CONTACT AND BURIED OXIDE JUNCTION ISOLATION - There is a FinFET device. The device has a silicon substrate, an oxide layer, and a polysilicone gate. The silicon substrate defines a planar body, a medial body, and a fin. The planar body, the medial body, and the fin are integrally connected. The medial body connects the planar body and the fine. The planar body extends generally around the medial body. The fin is situated to extend substantially from a first side of the substrate to an opposing second side of the substrate. The fin is substantially perpendicularly disposed with respect to the planar body. The first oxide layer is situated on the planar body between the planar body and the fine. The oxide layer extends substantially around the medial body. The polysilicone gate is situated on the oxide layer to extend substantially from a third side to an opposing fourth side of the substrate. The gate is situated to extend across the fin proximal to a medial portion of an upper surface of the fine. There is also a process for making a FinFET device.09-18-2008
20110260248SOI Wafer and Method of Forming the SOI Wafer with Through the Wafer Contacts and Trench Based Interconnect Structures that Electrically Connect the Through the Wafer Contacts - A silicon-on-insulator (SOI) wafer is formed to have through-the-wafer contacts, and trench based interconnect structures on the back side of the SOI wafer that electrically connect the through-the-wafer contacts. In addition, selected ones of the through-the-wafer contacts bias the bodies of the MOS transistors.10-27-2011
20130175618FINFET DEVICE - A method for fabricating a field effect transistor device includes removing a portion of a first semiconductor layer and a first insulator layer to expose a portion of a second semiconductor layer, wherein the second semiconductor layer is disposed on a second insulator layer, the first insulator layer is disposed on the second semiconductor layer, and the first semiconductor layer is disposed on the first insulator layer, removing portions of the first semiconductor layer to form a first fin disposed on the first insulator layer and removing portions of the second semiconductor layer to form a second fin disposed on the second insulator layer, and forming a first gate stack over a portion of the first fin and forming a second gate stack over a portion of the second fin.07-11-2013
20130175620FINFET WITH FULLY SILICIDED GATE - A method is provided for fabricating a finFET device. Multiple fin structures are formed over a BOX layer, and a gate stack is formed on the BOX layer. The fin structures each include a semiconductor layer and extend in a first direction, and the gate stack is formed over the fin structures and extends in a second direction. The gate stack includes dielectric and polysilicon layers. Gate spacers are formed on vertical sidewalls of the gate stack, and an epi layer is deposited over the fin structures. Ions are implanted to form source and drain regions, and the gate spacers are etched so that their upper surface is below an upper surface of the gate stack. After etching the gate spacers, silicidation is performed to fully silicide the polysilicon layer of the gate stack and to form silicide regions in an upper surface of the source and drain regions.07-11-2013
20130181290Selective Amorphization for Electrical Signal Isolation and Linearity in SOI Structures - Provided is a structure for improved electrical signal isolation between adjacent devices situated in a top semiconductor layer of the structure and a method for the structure's fabrication. The structure comprises a gate situated on the top semiconductor layer, the top semiconductor layer situated over a base oxide layer, and the base oxide layer situated over a handle wafer. The top surface of the handle wafer is amorphized by an inert implant of Xenon or Argon to reduce carrier mobility in the handle wafer and improve electrical signal isolation between the adjacent devices situated in the top semiconductor layer.07-18-2013
20130181291SILICON OXYNITRIDE FILM AND METHOD FOR FORMING SAME, AND SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - An insulating film that does not contain hydrogen or free fluorine and has good film properties is provided. A silicon oxynitride film includes silicon, nitrogen, oxygen, and fluorine, wherein the elemental percentage (N+O+F)/Si of the total (N+O+F) of nitrogen (N), oxygen (0), and fluorine (F) to silicon (Si) is in a range of 1.93 to 1.48, and in the silicon oxynitride film, an elemental percentage of silicon ranges from 0.34 to 0.41, an elemental percentage of nitrogen ranges from 0.10 to 0.22, an elemental percentage of oxygen ranges from 0.14 to 0.38, and an elemental percentage of fluorine ranges from 0.17 to 0.24. The film can be formed on a substrate by inductive coupling type plasma CVD whereby a plasma is generated by inductive coupling using a silicon tetrafluoride gas, a nitrogen gas, and an oxygen gas as a material gas.07-18-2013
20080217689SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES HAVING SILICON-ON-INSULATOR (SOI) SUBSTRATES AND METHODS OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME - Semiconductor devices are provided including gate patterns on a substrate and isolation regions on the substrate. Insulating patterns are provided in the substrate below the gate patterns. Source/drain regions are provided in the substrate. Related methods of fabricating semiconductor devices are also provided.09-11-2008
20080217687Active device array substrate and repairing method thereof - A simple active device array substrate and an easy repairing method thereof are provided. The pattern layer of the drain electrode has an extended portion extending to the region between an adjacent pixel electrode and the substrate. Once the pixel is found to be a white defect, a laser beam is used to irradiate the overlapped region of the extended portion of the pattern layer of the drain electrode and the adjacent pixel electrode. Then, the current pixel will have the same brightness and color with the adjacent pixel, such that the repairing purpose is achieved.09-11-2008
20080217686ULTRA-THIN SOI CMOS WITH RAISED EPITAXIAL SOURCE AND DRAIN AND EMBEDDED SIGE PFET EXTENSION - A method for improving channel carrier mobility in ultra-thin Silicon-on-oxide (UTSOI) FET devices by integrating an embedded pFET SiGe extension with raised source/drain regions. The method includes selectively growing embedded SiGe (eSiGe) extensions in pFET regions and forming strain-free raised Si or SiGe source/drain (RSD) regions on CMOS. The eSiGe extension regions enhance hole mobility in the pFET channels and reduce resistance in the pFET extensions. The strain-free raised source/drain regions reduce contact resistance in both UTSOI pFETs and nFETs.09-11-2008
20120248535SELF-ALIGNED III-V FIELD EFFECT TRANSISTOR (FET) AND INTEGRATED CIRCUIT (IC) CHIP - Field Effect Transistors (FETs), Integrated Circuit (IC) chips including the FETs, and a method of forming the FETs and IC. FET locations are defined on a layered semiconductor wafer. The layered semiconductor wafer preferably includes a III-V semiconductor surface layer, e.g., Gallium Arsenide (GaAs), and a buried layer, e.g., Aluminum Arsenide (AlAs). Portions of the buried layer are converted to dielectric material, e.g., Aluminum Oxide (AlO), at least beneath FET source/drain regions. The converted dielectric material may extend completely under the FET. Source/drain contacts are formed to FETs above the dielectric material in the buried layer.10-04-2012
20130134515Semiconductor Field-Effect Transistor Structure and Method for Manufacturing the Same - The present application discloses a semiconductor Field-Effect Transistor (FET) structure and a method for manufacturing the same, wherein the method comprises: forming a semiconductor substrate comprising an SOI structure having a body-contact hole; forming a fin on the SOI structure of the semiconductor substrate; forming a gate stack structure on top and side faces of the fin; forming source/drain structures in the fin on both sides of the gate stack structure; and performing metallization. The present invention makes use of traditional quasi-planar based top-down processes, thus the manufacturing process thereof becomes simple to implement; the present invention exhibits good compatibility with CMOS planar process and can be easily integrated; the present invention also is favorable for suppressing short channel effects desirably, and boosts MOSFETs to develop towards a trend of downscaling size.05-30-2013
20130134513FINFET WITH IMPROVED GATE PLANARITY - A FinFET with improved gate planarity and method of fabrication is disclosed. The gate is disposed on a pattern of fins prior to removing any unwanted fins. Lithographic techniques or etching techniques or a combination of both may be used to remove the unwanted fins. All or some of the remaining fins may be merged.05-30-2013
20130175619SILICON-ON-INSULATOR TRANSISTOR WITH SELF-ALIGNED BORDERLESS SOURCE/DRAIN CONTACTS - A transistor includes a semiconductor layer, a gate spacer on the semiconductor layer, a gate dielectric comprising a first portion above the semiconductor layer and a second portion on sidewalls of the gate spacer, a work function metal layer comprising a first portion on the first portion of the gate dielectric and a second portion on sidewalls of the gate dielectric, a gate conductor on the first portion of the work function layer and abutting the second portion of the work function layer, a dielectric layer on the semiconductor layer and abutting the gate spacer, an oxide film above only one of the work function layer and the gate conductor, an oxide cap, source/drain regions, and a source/drain contact passing through the dielectric layer and contacting an upper surface of one of the source/drain regions. A portion of the source/drain contact is located directly on the oxide cap.07-11-2013
20130093019FINFET PARASITIC CAPACITANCE REDUCTION USING AIR GAP - A transistor, for example a FinFET, includes a gate structure disposed over a substrate. The gate structure has a width and also a length and a height defining two opposing sidewalls of the gate structure. The transistor further includes at least one electrically conductive channel between a source region and a drain region that passes through the sidewalls of the gate structure; a dielectric layer disposed over the gate structure and portions of the electrically conductive channel that are external to the gate structure; and an air gap underlying the dielectric layer. The air gap is disposed adjacent to the sidewalls of the gate structure and functions to reduce parasitic capacitance of the transistor. At least one method to fabricate the transistor is also disclosed.04-18-2013
20130093018CARBON IMPLANT FOR WORKFUNCTION ADJUSTMENT IN REPLACEMENT GATE TRANSISTOR - A method includes providing a wafer that has a semiconductor layer having an insulator layer disposed on the semiconductor layer. The insulator layer has openings made therein to expose a surface of the semiconductor layer, where each opening corresponds to a location of what will become a transistor channel in the semiconductor layer disposed beneath a gate stack. The method further includes depositing a high dielectric constant gate insulator layer so as to cover the exposed surface of the semiconductor layer and sidewalls of the insulator layer; depositing a gate metal layer that overlies the high dielectric constant gate insulator layer; and implanting Carbon through the gate metal layer and the underlying high dielectric constant gate insulator layer so as to form in an upper portion of the semiconductor layer a Carbon-implanted region having a concentration of Carbon selected to establish a voltage threshold of the transistor.04-18-2013
20130093021CARBON IMPLANT FOR WORKFUNCTION ADJUSTMENT IN REPLACEMENT GATE TRANSISTOR - A transistor includes a semiconductor body having a channel formed in the semiconductor body; a high dielectric constant gate insulator layer disposed over a surface of an upper portion of the channel; and a gate metal layer disposed over the high dielectric constant gate insulator layer. The channel contains Carbon implanted through the gate metal layer, the high dielectric constant gate insulator layer and the surface to form in the upper portion of the channel a Carbon-implanted region having a substantially uniform concentration of Carbon selected to establish a voltage threshold of the transistor.04-18-2013
20130113042MULTI-GATE SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES AND METHODS OF FORMING THE SAME - A multi-gate semiconductor device and method for forming the same. A multi-gate semiconductor device is formed including a first fin of a first transistor formed on a semiconductor substrate having a first dopant type. The first transistor has a doped channel region of the first dopant type. The device also includes a second fin of a second transistor formed on the first dopant type semiconductor substrate. The second transistor has a doped channel region of a second dopant type. The device further includes a gate electrode layer of the second dopant type formed over the channel region of the first fin and a gate electrode layer of the first dopant type formed over the channel region of the second fin.05-09-2013
20130099316SELECTIVE FLOATING BODY SRAM CELL - A memory cell has N≧6 transistors, in which two are access transistors, at least one pair [say (N−2)/2] are pull-up transistors, and at least another pair [say (N−2)/2] are pull-down transistors. The pull-up and pull-down transistors are all coupled between the two access transistors. Each of the access transistors and the pull-up transistors are the same type, p-type or n-type. Each of the pull-down transistors is the other type, p-type or n-type. The access transistors are floating body devices. The pull-down transistors are non-floating body devices. The pull-up transistors may be floating or non-floating body devices. Various specific implementations and methods of making the memory cell are also detailed.04-25-2013
20130099314Semiconductor Device With Multiple Stress Structures And Method Of Forming The Same - A method of fabricating and a semiconductor device with multiple dislocation structures is disclosed. The exemplary semiconductor device includes gate structure overlying a top surface of a semiconductor substrate and a first gate spacer disposed on a sidewall of the gate structure and overlying the top surface of the substrate. The semiconductor device further includes a crystallized semiconductor material overlying the top surface of the semiconductor substrate and adjacent to a sidewall of the first gate spacer. The semiconductor device further includes a second gate spacer disposed on the sidewall of the first gate spacer and overlying the crystallized semiconductor material. The semiconductor device further includes a first stressor region disposed in the semiconductor substrate and a second stressor region disposed in the semiconductor substrate and in the crystallized semiconductor material.04-25-2013
20130099313FINFET STRUCTURE AND METHOD TO ADJUST THRESHOLD VOLTAGE IN A FINFET STRUCTURE - FinFET structures and methods of manufacturing the FinFET structures are disclosed. The method includes performing an oxygen anneal process on a gate stack of a FinFET structure to induce Vt shift. The oxygen anneal process is performed after sidewall pull down and post silicide.04-25-2013
20130113043RADIATION HARDENED MEMORY CELL AND DESIGN STRUCTURES - A radiation hardened static memory cell, methods of manufacture and design structures are provided. The method includes forming one or more first gate stacks and second gate stacks on a substrate. The method further includes providing a shallow implant process for the one or more first gate stacks such that diffusion regions of the one or more first gate stacks are non-butted junction regions. The method further includes providing a deep implant process for the one or more second gates stack such that diffusions regions of the one or more second gate stacks are butted junction regions.05-09-2013
20130113044SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - It is an object to provide a semiconductor device typified by a display device having a favorable display quality, in which parasitic resistance generated in a connection portion between a semiconductor layer and an electrode is suppressed and an adverse effect such as voltage drop, a defect in signal wiring to a pixel, a defect in grayscale, and the like due to wiring resistance are prevented. In order to achieve the above object, a semiconductor device according to the present invention may have a structure where a wiring with low resistance is connected to a thin film transistor in which a source electrode and a drain electrode that include metal with high oxygen affinity are connected to an oxide semiconductor layer with a suppressed impurity concentration. In addition, the thin film transistor including the oxide semiconductor may be surrounded by insulating films to be sealed.05-09-2013
20110266623Semiconductor Memory Device Having Three Dimensional Structure - A semiconductor device and method for arranging and manufacturing the same are disclosed. The semiconductor device includes a plurality of inverters including at least one first pull-up transistor and first pull-down transistor and inverting and outputting an input signal, respectively; and a plurality of NAND gates including at least two second pull-up transistor and second pull-down transistor and generating an output signal having a high level if at least one of at least two input signals has a low level, respectively, wherein the at least one first pull-up transistor and first pull-down transistor and the at least two second pull-up transistor and second pull-down transistor are stacked and arranged on at least two layers.11-03-2011
20110266622SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE WITH STRESSED FIN SECTIONS - A method of fabricating a semiconductor device is provided. The method forms a fin arrangement on a semiconductor substrate, the fin arrangement comprising one or more semiconductor fin structures. The method continues by forming a gate arrangement overlying the fin arrangement, where the gate arrangement includes one or more adjacent gate structures. The method proceeds by forming an outer spacer around sidewalls of each gate structure. The fin arrangement is then selectively etched, using the gate structure and the outer spacer(s) as an etch mask, resulting in one or more semiconductor fin sections underlying the gate structure(s). The method continues by forming a stress/strain inducing material adjacent sidewalls of the one or more semiconductor fin sections.11-03-2011
20130119469SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - Improvements are achieved in the characteristics of a semiconductor device including SRAM memory cells. Under an active region in which an access transistor forming an SRAM is disposed, a p-type semiconductor region is disposed via an insulating layer such that the bottom portion and side portions thereof come in contact with an n-type semiconductor region. Thus, the p-type semiconductor region is pn-isolated from the n-type semiconductor region, and the gate electrode of the access transistor is coupled to the p-type semiconductor region. The coupling is achieved by a shared plug which is an indiscrete conductive film extending from over the gate electrode of the access transistor to over the p-type semiconductor region. As a result, when the access transistor is in an ON state, a potential in the p-type semiconductor region serving as a back gate simultaneously increases to allow an increase in an ON current for the transistor.05-16-2013
20130119470SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME - Characteristics of a semiconductor device are improved. A semiconductor device of the present invention includes: (a) a MISFET arranged in an active region formed of a semiconductor region surrounded by an element isolation region; and (b) an insulating layer arranged below the active region. Further, the semiconductor device includes: (c) a p-type semiconductor region arranged below the active region so as to interpose the insulating layer; and (d) an n-type semiconductor region whose conductivity type is opposite to the p-type, arranged below the p-type semiconductor region. And, the p-type semiconductor region includes a connection region extending from below the insulating layer, and the p-type semiconductor region and a gate electrode of the MISFET are connected to each other by a shared plug which is an integrally-formed conductive film extending from above the gate electrode to above the connection region.05-16-2013
20110272763SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD FOR FABRICATING THE SAME - Extension regions (11-10-2011
20110272762EMBEDDED DRAM FOR EXTREMELY THIN SEMICONDUCTOR-ON-INSULATOR - A node dielectric and a conductive trench fill region filling a deep trench are recessed to a depth that is substantially coplanar with a top surface of a semiconductor-on-insulator (SOI) layer. A shallow trench isolation portion is formed on one side of an upper portion of the deep trench, while the other side of the upper portion of the deep trench provides an exposed surface of a semiconductor material of the conductive fill region. A selective epitaxy process is performed to deposit a raised source region and a raised strap region. The raised source region is formed directly on a planar source region within the SOI layer, and the raised strap region is formed directly on the conductive fill region. The raised strap region contacts the raised source region to provide an electrically conductive path between the planar source region and the conductive fill region.11-10-2011
20130134516SEMICONDUCTOR STRUCTURE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME - The present application discloses a semiconductor device structure and a method for manufacturing the same, wherein the method comprises: forming a semiconductor substrate comprising a local SOI structure having a local buried isolation dielectric layer; forming a fin on the silicon substrate on top of the local buried isolation dielectric layer; forming a gate stack structure on the top and side faces of the fin; forming source/drain structures in the fin on both sides of the gate stack structure; and performing metallization. The present invention makes use of traditional quasi-planar based top-down processes, thus the manufacturing process thereof is simple to implement; the present invention exhibits good compatibility with CMOS planar process and can be easily integrated, therefore, short channel effects are suppressed desirably, and MOSFETs are boosted to develop towards a trend of downscaling size.05-30-2013
20130187229SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE WITH A LOW-K SPACER AND METHOD OF FORMING THE SAME - A device includes a semiconductor substrate. A gate stack on the semiconductor substrate includes a gate dielectric layer and a gate conductor layer. Low-k spacers are adjacent to the gate dielectric layer. Raised source/drain (RSD) regions are adjacent to the low-k spacers. The low-k spacers are embedded in an ILD on the RSD regions.07-25-2013
20130187230SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD OF THE SAME - Occurrence of short-channel characteristics and parasitic capacitance of a MOSFET on a SOI substrate is prevented.07-25-2013
20100276753Threshold Voltage Adjustment Through Gate Dielectric Stack Modification - Multiple types of gate stacks are formed on a doped semiconductor well. A high dielectric constant (high-k) gate dielectric is formed on the doped semiconductor well. A metal gate layer is formed in one device area, while the high-k gate dielectric is exposed in other device areas. Threshold voltage adjustment oxide layers having different thicknesses are formed in the other device areas. A conductive gate material layer is then formed over the threshold voltage adjustment oxide layers. One type of field effect transistors includes a gate dielectric including a high-k gate dielectric portion. Other types of field effect transistors include a gate dielectric including a high-k gate dielectric portion and a first threshold voltage adjustment oxide portions having different thicknesses. Field effect transistors having different threshold voltages are provided by employing different gate dielectric stacks and doped semiconductor wells having the same dopant concentration.11-04-2010
20110215405PREVENTION OF OXYGEN ABSORPTION INTO HIGH-K GATE DIELECTRIC OF SILICON-ON-INSULATOR BASED FINFET DEVICES - A method of forming fin field effect transistor (finFET) devices includes forming a plurality of semiconductor fins over a buried oxide (BOX) layer; performing a nitrogen implant so as to formed nitrided regions in a upper portion of the BOX layer corresponding to regions between the plurality of semiconductor fins; forming a gate dielectric layer over the semiconductor fins and the nitrided regions of the upper portion of the BOX layer; and forming one or more gate electrode materials over the gate dielectric layer; wherein the presence of the nitrided regions of upper portion of the BOX layer prevents oxygen absorption into the gate dielectric layer as a result of thermal processing.09-08-2011
20130146975SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND INTEGRATED CIRCUIT WITH HIGH-K/METAL GATE WITHOUT HIGH-K DIRECT CONTACT WITH STI - A method, semiconductor device, and integrated circuit with a high-k/metal gate without high-k direct contact with STI. A high-k dielectric and a pad film are deposited directly onto a semiconductor substrate. Shallow trench isolation is performed, with shallow trenches etched directly into the pad film, the high-k material, and the substrate. The shallow trench is lined with an oxygen diffusion barrier and is subsequently filled with an insulating dielectric material. Thereafter the pad film and the insulating dielectric are recessed to a point where the oxygen diffusion barrier still remains between the insulating dielectric and the high-k material, preventing any contact there between. Afterwards a conductive gate is formed overlying the device.06-13-2013
20110210396SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - A semiconductor device includes a semiconductor layer overlapping with a gate electrode and having an impurity region outside a region which overlaps with the gate electrode; a first conductive layer which is provided on a side provided with the gate electrode of the semiconductor layer and partially in contact with the impurity region; an insulating layer provided over the gate electrode and the first conductive layer; and a second conductive layer which is formed in the insulating layer and in contact with the first conductive layer through an opening at least part of which overlaps with the first conductive layer.09-01-2011
20110210393DUAL EPITAXIAL PROCESS FOR A FINFET DEVICE - A method includes forming a first fin and a second fin extending above a semiconductor substrate, with a shallow trench isolation (STI) region between them. A space is defined between the first and second fins above a top surface of the STI region. A first height is defined between the top surface of the STI region and top surfaces of the first and second fins. A flowable dielectric material is deposited into the space. The dielectric material has a top surface above the top surface of the STI region, so as to define a second height between the top surface of the dielectric material and the top surfaces of the first and second fins. The second height is less than the first height. First and second fin extensions are epitaxially formed above the dielectric, on the first and second fins, respectively, after the depositing step.09-01-2011
20130175626INTEGRATED CIRCUIT HAVING RAISED SOURCE DRAINS DEVICES WITH REDUCED SILICIDE CONTACT RESISTANCE AND METHODS TO FABRICATE SAME - A structure has at least one field effect transistor having a gate stack disposed between raised source drain structures that are adjacent to the gate stack. The gate stack and raised source drain structures are disposed on a surface of a semiconductor material. The structure further includes a layer of field dielectric overlying the gate stack and raised source drain structures and first contact metal and second contact metal extending through the layer of field dielectric. The first contact metal terminates in a first trench formed through a top surface of a first raised source drain structure, and the second contact metal terminates in a second trench formed through a top surface of a second raised source drain structure. Each trench has silicide formed on sidewalls and a bottom surface of at least a portion of the trench. Methods to fabricate the structure are also disclosed.07-11-2013
20130175624RECESSED SOURCE AND DRAIN REGIONS FOR FINFETS - Semiconductor devices and methods that include forming a fin field effect transistor by defining a fin hardmask on a semiconductor layer, forming a dummy structure over the fin hardmask to establish a planar area on the semiconductor layer, removing a portion of the fin hardmask that extends beyond the dummy structure, etching a semiconductor layer adjacent to the dummy structure to produce recessed source and drain regions, removing the dummy structure, etching the semiconductor layer in the planar area to produce fins, and forming a gate stack over the fins.07-11-2013
20130175625LOW SERIES RESISTANCE TRANSISTOR STRUCTURE ON SILICON ON INSULATOR LAYER - A transistor structure includes a channel located in an extremely thin silicon on insulator (ETSOI) layer and disposed between a raised source and a raised drain, a gate structure having a gate conductor disposed over the channel and between the source and the drain, and a gate spacer layer disposed over the gate conductor. The raised source and the raised drain each have a facet that is upwardly sloping away from the gate structure. A lower portion of the source and a lower portion of the drain are separated from the channel by an extension region containing a dopant species diffused from a dopant-containing glass.07-11-2013
20130175623RECESSED SOURCE AND DRAIN REGIONS FOR FINFETS - Semiconductor devices and methods that include forming a fin field effect transistor by defining a fin hardmask on a semiconductor layer, forming a dummy structure over the fin hardmask to establish a planar area on the semiconductor layer, removing a portion of the fin hardmask that extends beyond the dummy structure, etching a semiconductor layer adjacent to the dummy structure to produce recessed source and drain regions, removing the dummy structure, etching the semiconductor layer in the planar area to produce fins, and forming a gate stack over the fins.07-11-2013
20130175622ELECTRICAL ISOLATION STRUCTURES FOR ULTRA-THIN SEMICONDUCTOR-ON-INSULATOR DEVICES - After formation of raised source and drain regions, a conformal dielectric material liner is deposited within recessed regions formed by removal of shallow trench isolation structures and underlying portions of a buried insulator layer in a semiconductor-on-insulator (SOI) substrate. A dielectric material that is different from the material of the conformal dielectric material liner is subsequently deposited and planarized to form a planarized dielectric material layer. The planarized dielectric material layer is recessed selective to the conformal dielectric material liner to form dielectric fill portions that fill the recessed regions. Horizontal portions of the conformal dielectric material liner are removed by an anisotropic etch, while remaining portions of the conformal dielectric material liner form an outer gate spacer. At least one contact-level dielectric layer is deposited. Contact via structures electrically isolated from a handle substrate can be formed within the contact via holes.07-11-2013
20130175621FINFET STRUCTURE AND METHOD FOR MAKING THE SAME - A finFET device includes a substrate, at least a first fin structure disposed on the substrate, a L-shaped insulator surrounding the first fin structure and exposing, at least partially, the sidewalls of the first fin structure, wherein the height of the L-shaped insulator is inferior to the height of the first fin structure in order to expose parts of the sidewalls surface of the first fin structure, and a gate structure disposed partially on the L-shaped insulator and partially on the first fin structure.07-11-2013
20080197414METHOD OF FORMING A THIN FILM COMPONENT - Embodiments of methods, apparatuses, devices, and/or systems for forming a thin film component are described.08-21-2008
20080197413THIN FILM TRANSISTOR AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME - Provided are a thin film transistor and a method of manufacturing the same. The thin film transistor includes: a lower structure; a semiconductor layer formed on the lower structure and including a plurality of doping regions; a first insulating layer and a second insulating layer formed on the semiconductor layer and separated from each other; a third insulating layer formed on the first insulating layer and the second insulating layer; and a gate electrode layer formed between regions of the third insulating layer respectively corresponding to the first insulating layer and the second insulating layer.08-21-2008
20110227156SOI Schottky Source/Drain Device Structure to Control Encroachment and Delamination of Silicide - A Schottky field effect transistor is provided that includes a substrate having a layer of semiconductor material atop a dielectric layer, wherein the layer of semiconductor material has a thickness of less than 10.0 nm. A gate structure is present on the layer of semiconductor material. Raised source and drain regions comprised of a metal semiconductor alloy are present on the layer of semiconductor material on opposing sides of the gate structure. The raised source and drain regions are Schottky source and drain regions. In one embodiment, a first portion of the Schottky source and drain regions that is adjacent to a channel region of the Schottky field effect transistor contacts the dielectric layer, and a non-reacted semiconductor material is present between a second portion of the Schottky source and drain regions and the dielectric layer.09-22-2011
20090278201ENHANCED STRESS-RETENTION SILICON-ON-INSULATOR DEVICES AND METHODS OF FABRICATING ENHANCED STRESS RETENTION SILICON-ON-INSULATOR DEVICES - Field effect transistor and methods of fabricating field effect transistors. The field effect transistors includes: a semiconductor substrate; a silicon oxide layer on the substrate; a stiffening layer on the silicon oxide layer; a single crystal silicon layer on the stiffening layer; a source and a drain on opposite sides of a channel region of the silicon layer; a gate electrode over the channel region and a gate dielectric between the gate electrode and the channel region.11-12-2009
20100283105SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME - A technique of manufacturing a semiconductor device in which etching in formation of a contact hole can be easily controlled is proposed. A semiconductor device includes at least a semiconductor layer formed over an insulating surface; a first insulating layer formed over the semiconductor layer; a gate electrode formed over the first insulating layer; a second insulating layer formed over the gate electrode; and a conductive layer formed over the second insulating layer connected to the semiconductor layer via an opening which is formed at least in the semiconductor layer and the second insulating layer and partially exposes the insulating surface. The conductive layer is electrically connected to the semiconductor layer at the side surface of the opening which is formed in the semiconductor layer.11-11-2010
20100289079HIGH-VOLTAGE SOI MOS DEVICE STRUCTURE AND METHOD OF FABRICATION - Structures and methods for integrating a thick oxide high-voltage metal-oxide-semiconductor (MOS) device into a thin oxide silicon-on-insulator (SOI). A method of forming a semiconductor structure includes forming first source and drain regions of a first device below a buried oxide layer of a silicon-on-insulator (SOI) wafer, forming a gate of the first device in a layer of semiconductor material above the buried oxide layer; and forming second source and drain regions of a second device in the layer of semiconductor material above the buried oxide layer.11-18-2010
20120256261SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MAKING SAME - A semiconductor device including a substrate having at least one nitride material lined isolation cavity; and a hafnium containing dielectric fill at least partially contained in and at least partially covering at least a portion of the at least one nitride lined isolation cavity.10-11-2012
20100308405MOSFET ON SILICON-ON-INSULATOR WITH INTERNAL BODY CONTACT - A semiconductor device is disclosed that includes a semiconductor-on-insulator substrate including a buried insulator layer and an overlying semiconductor layer. Source extension and drain extension regions are formed in the semiconductor layer. A deep drain region and a deep source region are formed in the semiconductor layer. A drain metal-semiconductor alloy contact is located on the upper portion of the deep drain region and abuts the drain extension region. A source metal-semiconductor alloy contact abuts the source extension region. The deep source region is located below and contacts a first portion of the source alloy contact. The deep source region is not located below and does not contact a second portion of the source alloy contact, such that the second portion of the source alloy contact is an internal body contact that directly contacts the semiconductor layer.12-09-2010
20120273889SHALLOW TRENCH ISOLATION FOR SOI STRUCTURES COMBINING SIDEWALL SPACER AND BOTTOM LINER - A method for making a semiconductor device is provided which includes (a) providing a layer stack comprising a semiconductor layer (11-01-2012
20120273888SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE WITH ELECTRICALLY FLOATING BODY - A semiconductor device along with circuits including the same and methods of operating the same are described. The device includes an electrically floating body region, and a gate is disposed over a first portion of the body region. The device includes a source region adjoining a second portion of the body region, the second portion adjacent the first portion and separating the source region from the first portion. The device includes a drain region adjoining a third portion of the body region, the third portion adjacent the first portion and separating the drain region from the first portion.11-01-2012
20120273887SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE MANUFACTURING METHOD AND SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - A semiconductor device including a transistor formed on a first surface of a silicon layer; a first insulating film formed on the first surface of said silicon layer and covering said transistor; a wiring section formed in the first insulating film and electrically connected to the transistor; a supporting substrate formed on a surface of the first insulating film with a second insulating film interposed between the supporting substrate and the first insulating film; and an adjusting insulating film for adjusting a threshold voltage of said transistor, the adjusting insulating film being formed on a second surface of said silicon layer opposing the first surface of said silicon layer. Some embodiments may include a probing electrode electrically connected to the transistor and an opening in the silicon layer for exposing the probing electrode.11-01-2012
20120273886EMBEDDED SOURCE/DRAIN MOS TRANSISTOR AND METHOD FOR FORMING THE SAME - An embedded source/drain MOS transistor and a formation method thereof are provided. The embedded source/drain MOS transistor comprises: a semiconductor substrate; a gate structure on the semiconductor substrate; and a source/drain stack embedded in the semiconductor substrate at both sides of the gate structure with an upper surface of the source/drain stack being exposed, wherein the source/drain stack comprises a dielectric layer and a semiconductor layer above the dielectric layer. The present invention can cut off the path for the leakage current from the source region and the drain region to the semiconductor substrate, thereby reducing the leakage current from the source region and the drain region to the semiconductor substrate.11-01-2012
20110233676METHOD FOR FABRICATION OF A SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND STRUCTURE - A method for fabrication of 3D semiconductor devices utilizing a layer transfer and steps for forming transistors on top of a pre-fabricated semiconductor device comprising transistors formed on crystallized semiconductor base layer and metal layer for the transistors interconnections and insulation layer. The advantage of this approach is reduction of the over all metal length used to interconnect the various transistors.09-29-2011
20110233675SRAM-TYPE MEMORY CELL - An SRAM-type memory cell that includes a semiconductor on insulator substrate having a thin film of semiconductor material separated from a base substrate by an insulating layer; and six transistors such as two access transistors, two conduction transistors and two charge transistors arranged so as to form with the conduction transistors two back-coupled inverters. Each of the transistors has a back control gate formed in the base substrate below the channel and able to be biased in order to modulate the threshold voltage of the transistor, with a first back gate line connecting the back control gates of the access transistors to a first potential and a second back gate line connecting the back control gates of the conduction transistors and charge transistors to a second potential. The first and second potentials can be modulated according to the type of cell control operation.09-29-2011
20110233674Design Structure For Dense Layout of Semiconductor Devices - A semiconductor structure, and a method of making, includes: a substrate; and at least one layer of silicon overlying the substrate, the layer of silicon including at least one active region having at least one device, a design layout of the active region in accordance with design layout rules including: a multiple-fingered device is mapped to a symmetric device or an asymmetric body-tied device; a single-fingered device is mapped to an asymmetric device; an active region having a single-fingered device is entirely source-up or source-down; and an active region falls into one of two categories: the active region does not include any symmetric devices or the active region does not include any asymmetric devices. In another exemplary embodiment, a design structure tangibly embodied on a computer readable medium, for use by a machine in the design, manufacture or simulation of an integrated circuit having the above semiconductor structure.09-29-2011
20130154005SOI FINFET WITH RECESSED MERGED FINS AND LINER FOR ENHANCED STRESS COUPLING - FinFETS and methods for making FinFETs with a recessed stress liner. A method includes providing an SW substrate with fins, forming a gate over the fins, forming an off-set spacer on the gate, epitaxially growing a film to merge the fins, depositing a dummy spacer around the gate, and recessing the merged epi film. Silicide is then formed on the recessed merged epi film followed by deposition of a stress liner film over the FinFET. By using a recessed merged epi process, a MOSFET with a vertical silicide (i.e. perpendicular to the substrate) can be formed. The perpendicular silicide improves spreading resistance.06-20-2013
20130154001EMBEDDED STRESSORS FOR MULTIGATE TRANSISTOR DEVICES - Multigate transistor devices and methods of their fabrication are disclosed. In accordance with one method, a fin and a gate structure that is disposed on a plurality of surfaces of the fin are formed. In addition, at least a portion of an extension of the fin is removed to form a recessed portion that is below the gate structure, is below a channel region of the fin, and includes at least one angled indentation. Further, a terminal extension is grown in the at least one angled indentation below the channel region and along a surface of the channel region such that the terminal extension provides a stress on the channel region to enhance charge carrier mobility in the channel region.06-20-2013
20130154002FinFETs with Multiple Threshold Voltages - A device includes a substrate, a semiconductor fin over the substrate, and a gate dielectric layer on a top surface and sidewalls of the semiconductor fin. A gate electrode is spaced apart from the semiconductor fin by the gate dielectric layer. The gate electrode includes a top portion over and aligned to the semiconductor fin, and a sidewall portion on a sidewall portion of the dielectric layer. The top portion of the gate electrode has a first work function, and the sidewall portion of the gate electrode has a second work function different from the first work function.06-20-2013
20130154003ASYMMETRIC ANTI-HALO FIELD EFFECT TRANSISTOR - A method of forming an integrated circuit structure implants a first compensating implant into a substrate. The method patterns a mask on the first compensating implant in the substrate. The mask includes an opening exposing a channel location of the substrate. The method implants a second compensating implant into the channel location of the substrate. The second compensating implant is made through the opening in the mask and at an angle that is offset from perpendicular to the top surface of the substrate. The second compensating implant is positioned closer to a first side of the channel location relative to an opposite second side of the channel location and the second compensating implant comprises a material having the same doping polarity as the semiconductor channel implant. Then, the method forms a gate conductor above the channel location of the substrate in the opening of the mask.06-20-2013
20130154004SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE WITH BIASED FEATURE - A method of fabricating a semiconductor device includes forming a plurality of line element on a provided substrate. The plurality of line elements includes a first line element having a first region having a first width and a biased region having a second width. The second width different than the first width. Spacer elements are then formed abutting sidewalls of each of the plurality of line elements including the biased region where the spacer elements may be shifted. After forming the spacer elements, the plurality of line elements from the substrate are removed from the substrate. An underlying layer is etched using the spacer elements after removing the plurality of line elements.06-20-2013
20130119468THIN FILM TRANSISTOR AND METHOD OF FABRICATING THE SAME - A thin-film transistor may include a drain electrode, a source electrode, an active layer, a gate electrode, and a gate insulating layer. In a vertical sectional view, the gate insulating layer may be disposed between the active layer and the gate electrode to include a first inorganic layer, an organic layer, and a second inorganic layer sequentially stacked. According to a method of fabricating the thin-film transistor, the gate insulating layer may be formed between the steps of forming the active layer and the second electrode layer or between the steps of forming the first electrode layer and the second electrode layer.05-16-2013
20110303980SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES HAVING STRESSOR REGIONS AND RELATED FABRICATION METHODS - Apparatus for semiconductor device structures and related fabrication methods are provided. A method for fabricating a semiconductor device structure on an isolated region of semiconductor material comprises forming a plurality of gate structures overlying the isolated region of semiconductor material and masking edge portions of the isolated region of semiconductor material. While the edge portions are masked, the fabrication method continues by forming recesses between gate structures of the plurality of gate structures and forming stressor regions in the recesses. The method continues by unmasking the edge portions and implanting ions of a conductivity-determining impurity type into the stressor regions and the edge portions.12-15-2011
20110309444THIN FILM TRANSISTOR HAVING A BARRIER LAYER AS A CONSTITUTING LAYER AND Cu-ALLOY SPUTTERING TARGET USED FOR SPUTTER FILM FORMATION OF THE BARRIER LAYER - This Cu alloy sputtering target includes, in terms of atomic percent: Al: 1% to 10%; and Ca: 0.1% to 2%, with the balance being Cu and 1% or less of inevitable impurities. This thin film transistor includes: a gate electrode layer joined to the surface of a glass substrate through an adhesion layer; a gate insulating layer; a Si semiconductor layer; an n-type Si semiconductor layer; a barrier layer; a wire layer composed of a drain electrode layer and a source electrode layer, both of which are mutually divided; a passivation layer; and a transparent electrode layer, wherein the barrier layer is formed by sputtering under an oxidizing atmosphere using the Cu alloy sputtering target.12-22-2011
20130187228FinFET Semiconductor Devices with Improved Source/Drain Resistance and Methods of Making Same - Disclosed herein are various FinFET semiconductor devices with improved source/drain resistance and various methods of making such devices. One illustrative device disclosed herein includes a plurality of spaced-apart trenches in a semiconducting substrate, wherein the trenches at least partially define a fin for the device, an etch stop layer positioned above a bottom surface of each of the trenches, and a metal silicide region formed on all exposed surfaces of the fin that are positioned above an upper surface of the etch stop layer.07-25-2013
20120018806SEMICONDUCTOR-ON-INSULATOR (SOI) STRUCTURE WITH SELECTIVELY PLACED SUB-INSULATOR LAYER VOID(S) AND METHOD OF FORMING THE SOI STRUCTURE - Disclosed is a semiconductor-on-insulator (SOI) structure having sub-insulator layer void(s) selectively placed in a substrate so that capacitance coupling between a first section of a semiconductor layer and the substrate will be less than capacitance coupling between a second section of the semiconductor layer and the substrate. The first section may contain a first device on an insulator layer and the second section may contain a second device on the insulator layer. Alternatively, the first and second sections may comprise different regions of the same device on an insulator layer. For example, in an SOI field effect transistor (FET), sub-insulator layer voids can be selectively placed in the substrate below the source, drain and/or body contact diffusion regions, but not below the channel region so that capacitance coupling between the these various diffusion regions and the substrate will be less than capacitance coupling between the channel region and the substrate. Also, disclosed is an associated method of forming such an SOI structure.01-26-2012
20130193513Multi-Gate Field Effect Transistor with a Tapered Gate Profile - A multi-gate field effect transistor apparatus and method for making same. The apparatus includes a source terminal, a drain terminal, and a gate terminal which includes a tapered-gate profile. A method for designing a multi-gate field effect transistor includes arranging a source terminal, a drain terminal and a gate terminal with a tapered-gate profile to create a wider gate width on a bottom of a fin.08-01-2013
20130193514METHOD TO ENABLE THE FORMATION OF SILICON GERMANIUM CHANNEL OF FDSOI DEVICES FOR PFET THRESHOLD VOLTAGE ENGINEERING - An SOI substrate has a first region isolated from a second region. An SiGe layer is deposited on top of the SOI substrate in the second region. The substrate is subjected to a thermal oxidation process which drives in Ge from the SiGe layer to form an SiGeOI structure in the second region and an overlying oxide layer. If the SOI substrate is exposed in the first region, the thermal oxidation process further produces an oxide layer overlying the first region. The oxide layer(s) is(are) removed to expose an Si channel layer in the first region and an SiGe channel layer in the second region. Transistor gate stacks are formed over each of the Si channel layer and SiGe channel layer. Raised source and drain regions are formed from the Si channel layer and SiGe channel layer adjacent the transistor gate stacks.08-01-2013
20130200458DEVICES WITH GATE-TO-GATE ISOLATION STRUCTURES AND METHODS OF MANUFACTURE - Devices having gate-to-gate isolation structures and methods of manufacture are provided. The method includes forming a plurality of isolation structures in pad films and an underlying substrate. The method further includes forming a plurality of fins including the isolation structures and a second plurality of fins including the two pad films and a portion of the underlying substrate, each of which are separated by a trench. The method further includes removing portions of the second plurality of fins resulting in a height lower than a height of the plurality of fins including the isolation structures. The method further includes forming gate electrodes within each trench, burying the second plurality of fins and abutting sides of the plurality of fins including the isolation structures. The plurality of fins including the isolation structures electrically and physically isolate adjacent gate electrode of the gate electrodes.08-08-2013
20130200457STRONGLY CORRELATED OXIDE FIELD EFFECT ELEMENT - Provided is a strongly correlated oxide field effect element demonstrating a phase transition and a switching function induced by electrical means. The strongly correlated oxide field effect element is a strongly correlated oxide field effect element 08-08-2013
20130200456Semiconductor Substrate, Integrated Circuit Having the Semiconductor Substrate, and Methods of Manufacturing the Same - The present invention relates to a semiconductor substrate, an integrated circuit having the semiconductor substrate, and methods of manufacturing the same. The semiconductor substrate for use in an integrated circuit comprising transistors having back-gates according to the present invention comprises: a semiconductor base layer; a first insulating material layer on the semiconductor base layer; a first conductive material layer on the first insulating material layer; a second insulating material layer on the first conductive material layer; a second conductive material layer on the second insulating material layer; an insulating buried layer on the second conductive material layer; and a semiconductor layer on the insulating buried layer, wherein at least one first conductive via is provided between the first conductive material layer and the second conductive material layer to penetrate through the second insulating material layer so as to connect the first conductive material layer with the second conductive material layer, the position of each of the first conductive vias being defined by a region in which a corresponding one of a first group of transistors is to be formed.08-08-2013
20130200455DISLOCATION SMT FOR FINFET DEVICE - A method for performing a stress memorization technique (SMT) a FinFET and a FinFET having memorized stress effects including multi-planar dislocations are disclosed. An exemplary embodiment includes receiving a FinFET precursor with a substrate, a fin structure on the substrate, an isolation region between the fin structures, and a gate stack over a portion of the fin structure. The gate stack separates a source region of the fin structure from a drain region of the fin structure and creates a gate region between the two. The embodiment also includes forming a stress-memorization technique (SMT) capping layer over at least a portion of each of the fin structures, isolation regions, and the gate stack, performing a pre-amorphization implant on the FinFET precursor by implanting an energetic doping species, performing an annealing process on the FinFET precursor, and removing the SMT capping layer.08-08-2013
20130200454REPLACEMENT-GATE FINFET STRUCTURE AND PROCESS - A fin field effect transistor (FinFET) structure and method of making the FinFET including a silicon fin that includes a channel region and source/drain (S/D) regions, formed on each end of the channel region, where an entire bottom surface of the channel region contacts a top surface of a lower insulator and bottom surfaces of the S/D regions contact first portions of top surfaces of a lower silicon germanium (SiGe) layer. The FinFET structure also includes extrinsic S/D regions that contact a top surface and both side surfaces of each of the S/D regions and second portions of top surfaces of the lower SiGe layer. The FinFET structure further includes a replacement gate or gate stack that contacts a conformal dielectric, formed over a top surface and both side surfaces of the channel region.08-08-2013
20120299104SCHOTTKY FET FABRICATED WITH GATE LAST PROCESS - A field effect transistor (FET) includes a semiconductor on insulator substrate, the substrate comprising a top semiconductor layer; source and drain regions located in the top semiconductor layer; a channel region located in the top semiconductor layer between the source region and the drain region, the channel region having a thickness that is less than a thickness of the source and drain regions; a gate located over the channel region; and a supporting material located over the source and drain regions adjacent to the gate.11-29-2012
20120086079SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - A semiconductor device includes: a first semiconductor layer of a first conductivity type; an insulation layer on the first semiconductor layer; a second semiconductor layer in the insulation layer; an active element in the second semiconductor layer; a first semiconductor region on the first semiconductor layer and of a second conductivity type; a second semiconductor region in the first semiconductor region and of the second conductivity type with a higher impurity concentration than the first semiconductor region; a first conductor in a through hole in the insulation layer and connected to the second semiconductor region; a second conductor above or within the insulation layer, the second conductor surrounding the first conductor such that an outside edge thereof is outside the second semiconductor region; a third conductor connecting the first and second conductors; and a fourth conductor connected to the first semiconductor layer.04-12-2012
20120086078DEVICES WITH GATE-TO-GATE ISOLATION STRUCTURES AND METHODS OF MANUFACTURE - Devices having gate-to-gate isolation structures and methods of manufacture are provided. The method includes forming a plurality of isolation structures in pad films and an underlying substrate. The method further includes forming a plurality of fins including the isolation structures and a second plurality of fins including the two pad films and a portion of the underlying substrate, each of which are separated by a trench. The method further includes removing portions of the second plurality of fins resulting in a height lower than a height of the plurality of fins including the isolation structures. The method further includes forming gate electrodes within each trench, burying the second plurality of fins and abutting sides of the plurality of fins including the isolation structures. The plurality of fins including the isolation structures electrically and physically isolate adjacent gate electrode of the gate electrodes.04-12-2012
20120086077FET STRUCTURES WITH TRENCH IMPLANTATION TO IMPROVE BACK CHANNEL LEAKAGE AND BODY RESISTANCE - An FET structure on a semiconductor substrate which includes forming recesses for a source and a drain of the gate structure on a semiconductor substrate, halo implanting regions through the bottom of the source and drain recesses, the halo implanted regions being underneath the gate stack, implanting junction butting at the bottom of the source and drain recesses, and filling the source and drain recesses with a doped epitaxial material. In exemplary embodiments, the semiconductor substrate is a semiconductor on insulator substrate including a semiconductor layer on a buried oxide layer. In exemplary embodiments, the junction butting and halo implanted regions are in contact with the buried oxide layer. In other exemplary embodiments, there is no junction butting. In exemplary embodiments, halo implants implanted to a lower part of the FET body underneath the gate structure provide higher doping level in lower part of the FET body to reduce body resistance, without interfering with FET threshold voltage.04-12-2012
20130207188JUNCTION BUTTING ON SOI BY RAISED EPITAXIAL STRUCTURE AND METHOD - A method of forming a semiconductor device including forming well trenches on opposing sides of a gate structure by removing portions of a semiconductor on insulator (SOI) layer of an semiconductor on insulator (SOI) substrate, wherein the base of the well trenches is provided by a surface of a buried dielectric layer of the SOI substrate and sidewalls of the well trenches are provided by a remaining portion of the SOI layer. Forming a dielectric fill material at the base of the well trenches, wherein the dielectric fill material is in contact with the sidewalls of the well trenches and at least a portion of the surface of the buried dielectric layer that provides the base of the well trenches. Forming a source region and a drain region in the well trenches with an in-situ doped epitaxial semiconductor material.08-15-2013
20130207189INTEGRATED CIRCUIT HAVING RAISED SOURCE DRAINS DEVICES WITH REDUCED SILICIDE CONTACT RESISTANCE AND METHODS TO FABRICATE SAME - A structure has at least one field effect transistor having a gate stack disposed between raised source drain structures that are adjacent to the gate stack. The gate stack and raised source drain structures are disposed on a surface of a semiconductor material. The structure further includes a layer of field dielectric overlying the gate stack and raised source drain structures and first contact metal and second contact metal extending through the layer of field dielectric. The first contact metal terminates in a first trench formed through a top surface of a first raised source drain structure, and the second contact metal terminates in a second trench formed through a top surface of a second raised source drain structure. Each trench has silicide formed on sidewalls and a bottom surface of at least a portion of the trench. Methods to fabricate the structure are also disclosed.08-15-2013