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Insulated gate field effect transistor in integrated circuit

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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
257369000 Complementary insulated gate field effect transistors 925
257401000 With specified physical layout (e.g., ring gate, source/drain regions shared between plural FETs, plural sections connected in parallel to form power MOSFET) 195
257392000 Insulated gate field effect transistors of different threshold voltages in same integrated circuit (e.g., enhancement and depletion mode) 134
257379000 Combined with passive components (e.g., resistors) 126
257390000 Matrix or array of field effect transistors (e.g., array of FETs only some of which are completed, or structure for mask programmed read-only memory (ROM)) 95
257382000 With contact to source or drain region of refractory material (e.g., polysilicon, tungsten, or silicide) 90
257378000 Combined with bipolar transistor 37
257394000 With means to prevent parasitic conduction channels 31
257393000 Insulated gate field effect transistor adapted to function as load element for switching insulated gate field effect transistor 28
257386000 With means to reduce parasitic capacitance 15
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20130026578SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME - A semiconductor device includes a substrate, a gate dielectric layer on the substrate, and a gate electrode stack on the gate dielectric layer. The gate electrode stack includes a metal filling line, a wetting layer, a metal diffusion blocking layer, and a work function layer. The wetting layer is in contact with a sidewall and a bottom surface of the metal filling line. The metal diffusion blocking layer is in contact with the wetting layer and covers the sidewall and the bottom surface of the metal filling line with the wetting layer therebetween. The work function layer covers the sidewall and the bottom surface of the metal filling line with the wetting layer and the metal diffusion blocking layer therebetween.01-31-2013
20090206411SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND A METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME - To provide a technique capable of positioning of a semiconductor chip and a mounting substrate with high precision by improving visibility of an alignment mark. In a semiconductor chip constituting an LCD driver, a mark is formed in an alignment mark formation region over a semiconductor substrate. The mark is formed in the same layer as that of an uppermost layer wiring (third layer wiring) in an integrated circuit formation region. Then, in the lower layer of the mark and a background region surrounding the mark, patterns are formed. At this time, the pattern P08-20-2009
20100117157SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - A semiconductor device includes: an element isolation layer provided in a semiconductor layer; an element region divided by the element isolation layer; a gate interconnect which extends over the element region and the element isolation layer; a sidewall formed at a sidewall of the gate interconnect; and a contact connected to the gate interconnect located over the element isolation layer. The sidewall of the gate interconnect has a region, which is in contact with the contact, in at least an upper portion.05-13-2010
20130043538Switch - The switch in this invention is connected in series with two field effect transistor, comprises: the source S02-21-2013
20130075820Superior Integrity of High-K Metal Gate Stacks by Forming STI Regions After Gate Metals - When forming sophisticated high-k metal gate electrode structures in an early manufacturing stage, superior process robustness, reduced yield loss and an enhanced degree of flexibility in designing the overall process flow may be accomplished by forming and patterning the sensitive gate materials prior to forming isolation regions.03-28-2013
20080258226METHODS FOR MANUFACTURING A TRENCH TYPE SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE HAVING A THERMALLY SENSITIVE REFILL MATERIAL - Methods for manufacturing trench type semiconductor devices containing thermally unstable refill materials are provided. A disposable material is used to fill the trenches and is subsequently replaced by a thermally sensitive refill material after the high temperature processes are performed. Trench type semiconductor devices manufactured according to method embodiments are also provided.10-23-2008
20110193173METHOD OF MANUFACTURING SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE, AND SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - There are provided a method of manufacturing a semiconductor device which achieves a reduction in implantation masks, and such a semiconductor device. By implanting boron into NMOS regions using a resist mask and another resist mask as the implantation masks, p-type impurity regions serving as the halo regions of access transistors and drive transistors are formed. By further implanting phosphorus or arsenic into a PMOS region using another resist mask as the implantation mask, n-type impurity regions serving as the halo regions of load transistors are formed.08-11-2011
20110193172CROSS-HAIR CELL WORDLINE FORMATION - Disclosed are methods and devices depicting fabrication of non-planar access devices having fins and narrow trenches, among which is a method that includes wet etching a conductor to form a recessed region and subsequently etching the conductor to form gates on the fins. The wet etching may include formation of recesses which are may be backfilled with a fill material to form spacers on the conductor. In some embodiments, portions of a plug may be removed during the wet etch to form overhanging spacers to provide further protection of the conductor during the dry etch.08-11-2011
20100163997EPITAXIAL DEPOSITION-BASED PROCESSES FOR REDUCING GATE DIELECTRIC THINNING AT TRENCH EDGES AND INTEGRATED CIRCUITS THEREFROM - A method of fabricating an integrated circuit (IC) and ICs therefrom including a plurality of Metal Oxide Semiconductor (MOS) transistors having reduced gate dielectric thinning and corner sharpening at the trench isolation/semiconductor edge for gate dielectric layers generally 500 to 5,000 Angstroms thick. The method includes providing a substrate having a silicon including surface. A plurality of dielectric filled trench isolation regions are formed in the substrate. The silicon including surface forms trench isolation active area edges along its periphery with the trench isolation regions. An epitaxial silicon comprising layer is deposited, wherein the epitaxial comprising silicon layer is formed over the silicon comprising surface. The epitaxial comprising silicon layer is oxidized to convert at least a portion into a thermally grown silicon oxide layer, wherein the thermally grown silicon oxide layer provides at least a portion of a gate dielectric layer for at least one of said plurality of MOS transistors. A patterned gate electrode layer is formed over the gate dielectric, wherein the patterned gate electrode layer extends over at least one of the trench isolation active area edges. Fabrication of the IC is then completed.07-01-2010
20090315115Implantation for shallow trench isolation (STI) formation and for stress for transistor performance enhancement - A method (and semiconductor device) of fabricating a semiconductor device provides a shallow trench isolation (STI) structure or region by implanting ions in the STI region. After implantation, the region (of substrate material and ions of a different element) is thermally annealed producing a dielectric material operable for isolating two adjacent field-effect transistors (FET). This eliminates the conventional steps of removing substrate material to form the trench and refilling the trench with dielectric material. Implantation of nitrogen ions into an STI region adjacent a p-type FET applies a compressive stress to the transistor channel region to enhance transistor performance. Implantation of oxygen ions into an STI region adjacent an n-type FET applies a tensile stress to the transistor channel region to enhance transistor performance.12-24-2009
20100117154HIGHLY N-TYPE AND P-TYPE CO-DOPING SILICON FOR STRAIN SILICON APPLICATION - A semiconductor device includes a gate, a source region and a drain region that are co-doped to produce a strain in the channel region of a transistor. The co-doping can include having a source and drain region having silicon that includes boron and phosphorous or arsenic and gallium. The source and drain regions can include co-dopant levels of more than 1005-13-2010
20130075823RELIABLE CONTACTS - A method for forming a device is disclosed. The method includes providing a substrate prepared with first and second contact regions and a dielectric layer over the contact region. First and second vias are formed in the dielectric layer. The first via is in communication with the first contact region and the second via is in communication with the second contact region. A buried void provides a communication path between the first and second vias. The vias and buried void are at least partially filled with a dielectric filler. The partially filled buried void blocks the communication path between the first and second vias created by the buried void. The dielectric filler in the vias is removed, leaving remaining dielectric filler in the buried void to block the communication path between the first and second vias and contact plugs are formed in the vias.03-28-2013
20130032885AREA EFFICIENT GRIDDED POLYSILICON LAYOUTS - Gridded polysilicon semiconductor layouts implement double poly patterning to cut polylines of the layout into polyline segments. Devices are arranged on the polyline segments of a common polyline to reduce the area used to implement a circuit structure relative to conventional gridded polysilicon layout. Stacking of PMOS and NMOS devices is enabled by using double poly patterning to implement additional cuts which form additional polyline segments. Metal layer routing may connect nodes of separate polyline segments.02-07-2013
20130032884INTEGRATED CIRCUIT DEVICE HAVING DEFINED GATE SPACING AND METHOD OF DESIGNING AND FABRICATING THEREOF - A device, and method of fabricating and/or designing such a device, including a first gate structure having a width (W) and a length (L) and a second gate structure separated from the first gate structure by a distance greater than: (√{square root over (W*W+L*L)})/10. The second gate structure is a next adjacent gate structure to the first gate structure. A method and apparatus for designing an integrated circuit including implementing a design rule defining the separation of gate structures is also described. In embodiments, the distance of separation is implemented for gate structures that are larger relative to other gate structures on the substrate (e.g., greater than 3 μm02-07-2013
20130075824SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF - A semiconductor device has first and second conductive type transistors on a substrate. First conductive type transistor includes: a first lower gate electrode portion on the substrate, including silicon including first impurity ions; a first intervening layer on the first lower gate electrode portion, including silicon including oxygen and/or nitrogen; and a first upper gate electrode portion on the first intervening layer, the first upper gate electrode portion including silicon including the first impurity ions. Second conductive type transistor includes: a second lower gate electrode portion on the substrate, the second lower gate electrode portion including silicon including second impurity ions; a second intervening layer on the second lower gate electrode portion, the second intervening layer including silicon including oxygen and/or nitrogen; and a second upper gate electrode portion on the second intervening layer, the second upper gate electrode portion including silicon including the second impurity ions.03-28-2013
20130075822STRUCTURES AND METHODS OF SELF-ALIGNED GATE FOR SB-BASED FETS - The advantage of narrow-bandgap Sb-based devices is the realization of high-frequency operation with much lower power consumption. However, some properties such as chemical stability are the key issues for developing Sb-based devices. The process temperature of the ion implant and thermal annealing in conventional silicon industry is over 1000° C. Sb-based materials are easily degraded at temperature greater 300° C. Thus, this invention provides three processes for self-aligned gate with lower process temperature (<300° C.) to reduce device access region resistance and maintain material quality.03-28-2013
20130075821Semiconductor Device Comprising Replacement Gate Electrode Structures and Self-Aligned Contact Elements Formed by a Late Contact Fill - When forming self-aligned contact elements in sophisticated semiconductor devices in which high-k metal gate electrode structures are to be provided on the basis of a replacement gate approach, the self-aligned contact openings are filled with an appropriate fill material, such as polysilicon, while the gate electrode structures are provided on the basis of a placeholder material that can be removed with high selectivity with respect to the sacrificial fill material. In this manner, the high-k metal gate electrode structures may be completed prior to actually filling the contact openings with an appropriate contact material after the removal of the sacrificial fill material. In one illustrative embodiment, the placeholder material of the gate electrode structures is provided in the form of a silicon/germanium material.03-28-2013
20130075825SEMICONDUCTOR INTEGRATED CIRCUIT DEVICE AND A METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME - To provide a circuit layout design method that can prevent degradation of the circuit reliability even in highly miniaturized circuit cells.03-28-2013
20090159978SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND PROCESS FOR MANUFACTURING SAME - A semiconductor device 06-25-2009
20090159977Semiconductor device having gate electrode including contact portion on element isolation region - A semiconductor device has gate electrodes disposed in plural columns, respectively, over a semiconductor substrate in such a way as to be lined up along the direction of a gate length, and a gate connection portion provided in the same layer where the respective gate electrodes in the plural columns are placed, for electrically connecting the gate electrodes with each other. The gate connection portion includes a protrusion protruding outward in the direction of the gate length from the gate electrode positioned at the outermost ends of the gate electrodes disposed in the plural columns, respectively.06-25-2009
20090159979SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE WITH MISFET - A semiconductor device includes a substrate, a semiconductor region provided in the substrate, a group of transistors including a plurality of MIS transistors and provided in the semiconductor region, the MIS transistors including a plurality of gate electrodes which extend in a first direction and are provided on the semiconductor region via gate insulation films, an insulation film provided on the group of transistors, and a first contact layer and a second contact layer extending in the first direction and provided on the semiconductor region at opposite sides of the group of transistors.06-25-2009
20090159976INTEGRATED CIRCUIT AND METHOD FOR MAKING AN INTEGRATED CIRCUIT - An integrated circuit comprises a dielectric layer located on a substrate and an electrode located on the dielectric layer. The electrode comprises a first metallic layer located on the dielectric layer and a second metallic layer. Moreover, a method of making an integrated circuit is described.06-25-2009
20090134464STATIC RANDOM ACCESS MEMORY AND FABRICATING METHOD THEREOF - A static random access memory at least includes: pluralities of transistors disposed on a substrate, each transistor at least includes a gate, a gate dielectric layer, a source doped region and a drain doped region, in which some of the source doped regions are used for connecting with a Vss voltage or a Vdd voltage, and a salicide layer disposed on the gates, the source doped regions except those source doped regions used for connecting a Vss voltage and a Vdd voltage and the drain doped regions.05-28-2009
20130082331SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE MANUFACTURING METHOD - A semiconductor device includes: a semiconductor substrate; a first transistor which is formed on the semiconductor substrate and includes a source/drain region and a gate electrode; an insulating film which covers the source/drain region and the gate electrode of the first transistor; and a first contact plug which is formed in the insulating film and is connected to the source/drain region or the gate electrode of the first transistor, wherein the first contact plug includes a first column section which extends in a thickness direction of the insulating film and is in contact with the source/drain region or the gate electrode of the first transistor, and a first flange section which juts out from an upper portion of the first column section in a direction parallel to a surface of the insulating film, and an upper surface of the first flange section is planarized.04-04-2013
20130082330Zener Diode Structure and Process - A vertically stacked, planar junction Zener diode is concurrently formed with epitaxially grown FET raised S/D terminals. The structure and process of the Zener diode are compatible with Gate-Last high-k FET structures and processes. Lateral separation of diode and transistor structures is provided by modified STI masking. No additional photolithography steps are required. In some embodiments, the non junction face of the uppermost diode terminal is silicided with nickel to additionally perform as a copper diffusion barrier.04-04-2013
20100025768SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF - It is an object of the present invention to provide a method for preventing a breaking and poor contact, without increasing the number of steps, thereby forming an integrated circuit with high driving performance and reliability. The present invention applies a photo mask or a reticle each of which is provided with a diffraction grating pattern or with an auxiliary pattern formed of a semi-translucent film having a light intensity reducing function to a photolithography step for forming wires in an overlapping portion of wires. And a conductive film to serve as a lower wire of a two-layer structure is formed, and then, a resist pattern is formed so that a first layer of the lower wire and a second layer narrower than the first layer are formed for relieving a steep step.02-04-2010
20120211837SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE COMPRISING SELF-ALIGNED CONTACT ELEMENTS - When forming sophisticated semiconductor devices, a replacement gate approach may be applied in combination with a self-aligned contact regime by forming the self-aligned contacts prior to replacing the placeholder material of the gate electrode structures.08-23-2012
20130087858SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - A bidirectional switch includes a plurality of unit cells 04-11-2013
20130087857NITROGEN PASSIVATION OF SOURCE AND DRAIN RECESSES - An integrated circuit device and method for manufacturing the integrated circuit device is disclosed. In an example, the method includes providing a substrate; forming a gate structure over the substrate; removing portions of the substrate to form a first recess and a second recess in the substrate, such that the gate structure interposes the first recess and the second recess; forming a nitrogen passivation layer in the substrate, such that the first recess and the second recess are defined by nitrogen passivated surfaces of the substrate; and forming doped source and drain features over the nitrogen passivated surfaces of the first recess and the second recess, the doped source and drain features filling the first and second recesses.04-11-2013
20120181615METHOD OF MANUFACTURING SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - A distance between a contact and a gate electrode can be measured efficiently. Conversion data indicating a correlation between the distance between the first gate electrode and the first contact and a magnitude of a leakage current amount is prepared in advance. The leakage current amount between the first gate electrode and the first contact is measured, and the measured leakage current amount is converted into the distance between the first gate electrode and the first contact by using the conversion data. Then, a superposition error between an exposure process for forming the first gate electrode and an exposure process for forming the first contact can be measured from a difference between the measured value of the distance between the first gate electrode and the first contact and a design value of the distance.07-19-2012
20120181614Structure and Fabrication of Field-effect Transistor for Alleviating Short-channel Effects and/or Reducing Junction Capacitance07-19-2012
20120181613Methods for Forming Field Effect Transistor Devices With Protective Spacers - A method for forming a field effect transistor device includes forming a first gate stack and a second gate stack on a substrate, depositing a first photoresist material over the second gate stack and a portion of the substrate, implanting ions in exposed regions of the substrate to define a first source region and a first drain region adjacent to the first gate stack, depositing a first protective layer over the first source region, the first gate stack, the first drain region, and the first photoresist material, removing portions of the first protective layer to expose the first photoresist material and to define a first spacer disposed on a portion of the first source region and a portion of the first drain region, removing the first photoresist material, and removing the first spacer.07-19-2012
20100327362NON-INSULATING STRESSED MATERIAL LAYERS IN A CONTACT LEVEL OF SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES - In sophisticated semiconductor devices, non-insulating materials with extremely high internal stress level may be used in the contact level in order to enhance performance of circuit elements, such as field effect transistors, wherein the non-insulating material may be appropriately “encapsulated” by dielectric material. Consequently, a desired high strain level may be obtained on the basis of a reduced layer thickness, while still providing the insulating characteristics required in the contact level.12-30-2010
20130049125SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE STRUCTURE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME - A semiconductor device structure and a method for manufacturing the same are disclosed. In one embodiment, the method comprises: forming a fin in a first direction on a semiconductor substrate; forming a gate line in a second direction crossing the first direction on the semiconductor substrate, the gate line intersecting the fin via a gate dielectric layer; forming a dielectric spacer surrounding the gate line; forming a conductive spacer surrounding the dielectric spacer; and performing inter-device electrical isolation at a predetermined region, wherein isolated portions of the gate line form gate electrodes of respective unit devices, and isolated portions of the conductive spacer form contacts of the respective unit devices.02-28-2013
20090294858TRANSISTOR WITH CONTACT OVER GATE ACTIVE AREA - A transistor contact over a gate active area includes a transistor gate formed on a substrate of an integrated circuit. A gate insulator is formed beneath the transistor gate and helps define an active area for the transistor gate. An insulating layer is formed over the transistor gate. A metal contact plug is formed within a portion of the insulating layer that lies over the active area such that the metal contact plug forms an electrical contact with the transistor gate.12-03-2009
20100133620REDUCED TOPOGRAPHY-RELATED IRREGULARITIES DURING THE PATTERNING OF TWO DIFFERENT STRESS-INDUCING LAYERS IN THE CONTACT LEVEL OF A SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - In sophisticated semiconductor devices, stress-inducing materials may be provided above the basic transistor devices without any etch control or etch stop materials, thereby enabling an efficient de-escalation of the surface topography, in particular above field regions including closely spaced polysilicon lines. Furthermore, an additional stress-inducing material may be provided on the basis of the superior surface topography, thereby providing a highly efficient strain-inducing mechanism in performance-driven transistor elements.06-03-2010
20090309161Semiconductor integrated circuit device - A semiconductor integrated circuit device and a method of fabricating the same for increasing channel length while permitting the channel to remain stable. The semiconductor integrated circuit device includes a semiconductor substrate with lightly-doped impurity regions, a gate stack, and offset spacers. The gate stack includes an insulating layer formed on the semiconductor substrate and a gate electrode formed on the gate insulating layer. The offset spacers are formed of an insulating material having high dielectric constant on both sidewalls of the gate stack.12-17-2009
20120217585Structure and Method for Manufacturing Asymmetric Devices - A plurality of gate structures are formed on a substrate. Each of the gate structures includes a first gate electrode and source and drain regions. The first gate electrode is removed from each of the gate structures. A first photoresist is applied to block gate structures having source regions in a source-down direction. A first halo implantation is performed in gate structures having source regions in a source-up direction at a first angle. The first photoresist is removed. A second photoresist is applied to block gate structures having source regions in a source-up direction. A second halo implantation is performed in gate structures having source regions in a source-down direction at a second angle. The second photoresist is removed. Replacement gate electrodes are formed in each of the gate structures.08-30-2012
20120217584SEMICONDUCTOR MEMORY DEVICE - In one embodiment, a semiconductor memory device includes a substrate, and device regions in the substrate to extend in a first direction. The device further includes select gates on the substrate to extend in a second direction, and a contact region provided between the select gates and including contact plugs on the respective device regions. The contact region includes partial regions, in each of which N contact plugs are disposed on N successive device regions to be arranged on a straight line being non-parallel to the first and second directions, where N is an integer of 2 or more. The contact region includes the partial regions of at least two types whose values of N are different. Further, each of the contact plugs has a planar shape of an ellipse, and is arranged so that a major axis of the ellipse is tilted with respect to the first direction.08-30-2012
20120217583SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD FOR FORMING THE SAME - A semiconductor structure and a method for forming the structure are provided. The semiconductor structure has a STI structure which has a top surface higher than or as high as that of source/drain stressors. A dummy gate and a spacer are added on the STI structure. The method comprises: providing a semiconductor substrate; embedding a STI structure in the semiconductor substrate in order to form isolated active areas; forming a gate stack on the active area, and forming a dummy gate on the STI structure; forming a first spacer on sidewalls of the dummy gate, wherein a part of the first spacer lands on the active area; and embedding source/drain stressors in the semiconductor substrate and at opposite sides of the gate stack, wherein the top surface of the STI structure is higher than or as high as that of the source/drain stressor.08-30-2012
20110006370EFFECTING SELECTIVITY OF SILICON OR SILICON-GERMANIUM DEPOSITION ON A SILICON OR SILICON-GERMANIUM SUBSTRATE BY DOPING - The invention relates to a method for selective deposition of Si or SiGe on a Si or SiGe surface. The method exploits differences in physico-chemical surface behaviour according to a difference in doping of first and second surface regions. By providing at least one first surface region with a Boron doping of a suitable concentration range and exposing the substrate surface to a cleaning and passivating ambient atmosphere in a prebake step at a temperature lower or equal than 800° C., a subsequent deposition step of Si or SiGe will not lead to a layer deposition in the first surface region. This effect is used for selective deposition of Si or SiGe in the second surface region, which is not doped with Boron in the suitable concentration range, or doped with another dopant, or not doped. The method thus saves a usual photolithography sequence required for selective deposition of Si or SiGe in the second surface region according to the prior art.01-13-2011
20130069160TRENCH ISOLATION STRUCTURE - A trench isolation structure and method of forming the trench isolation structure are disclosed. The method includes forming a shallow trench isolation (STI) structure having an overhang and forming a gate stack. The method further includes forming source and drain recesses adjacent to the STI structure and the gate stack. The source and drain recesses are separated from the STI structure by substrate material. The method further includes forming epitaxial source and drain regions associated with the gate stack by filling the source and drain recesses with stressor material.03-21-2013
20130069162OPTICAL PROXIMITY CORRECTION FOR ACTIVE REGION DESIGN LAYOUT - The present disclosure provides an integrated circuit design method. In an example, a method includes receiving an integrated circuit design layout that includes an active region feature, a contact feature, and an isolation feature, wherein a portion of the active region feature is disposed between the contact feature and the isolation feature; determining whether a thickness of the portion of the active region feature disposed between the contact feature and the isolation feature is less than a threshold value; and modifying the integrated circuit design layout if the thickness is less than the threshold value, wherein the modifying includes adding a supplementary active region feature adjacent to the portion of the active region feature disposed between the contact feature and the isolation feature.03-21-2013
20130069161INTEGRATED CIRCUIT STRUCTURE HAVING SELECTIVELY FORMED METAL CAP - Methods of forming an integrated circuit structure utilizing a selectively formed and at least partially oxidized metal cap over a gate, and associated structures. In one embodiment, a method includes providing a precursor structure including a transistor having a metal gate; forming an etch stop layer over an exposed portion of the metal gate; at least partially oxidizing the etch stop layer; and forming a dielectric layer over the at least partially oxidized etch stop layer.03-21-2013
20130069163MULTI-DIE PACKAGE - A multi-die package has a plurality of leads and first and second semiconductor dies in superimposition and bonded together defining a die stack. The die stack has opposed first and second sides, with each of the first and second semiconductor dies having gate, drain and source regions, and gate, drain and source contacts. The first opposed side has the drain contact of the second semiconductor die, which is in electrical communication with a first set of the plurality of leads. The gate, drain and source contacts of the first semiconductor die and the gate and source contacts of the second semiconductor die are disposed on the second of said opposed sides and in electrical communication with a second set of the plurality of leads. The lead for the source of the first semiconductor die may be the same as the lead for the drain of the second semiconductor die.03-21-2013
20110057264METHOD FOR PROTECTING THE GATE OF A TRANSISTOR AND CORRESPONDING INTEGRATED CIRCUIT - A gate of a transistor in an integrated circuit is protected against the production of an interconnection terminal for a source/drain region. The transistor includes a substrate, at least one active zone formed in the substrate, at least one insulating zone formed in the substrate and a gate, the gate being formed above an active zone. A dielectric layer is formed on the transistor, the dielectric layer covering the gate. The dielectric layer is then etched while leaving it remaining at least on the gate so that the gate is electrically insulated from other elements formed above the dielectric layer. This etching is preferably carried out using a mask which was used for fabricating the gate and a mask which was used for fabricating the insulating zone.03-10-2011
20130056831SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - A first MIS transistor and a second MIS transistor of the same conductivity type are formed on an identical semiconductor substrate. An interface layer included in a gate insulating film of the first MIS transistor has a thickness larger than that of an interface layer included in a gate insulating film of the second MIS transistor.03-07-2013
20090267156DEVICE STRUCTURES INCLUDING DUAL-DEPTH TRENCH ISOLATION REGIONS AND DESIGN STRUCTURES FOR A STATIC RANDOM ACCESS MEMORY - Device structures and design structures for a static random access memory. The device structure includes a well of a first conductivity type in a semiconductor layer, first and second deep trench isolation regions in the semiconductor layer that laterally bound a device region in the well, and first and second pluralities of doped regions of a second conductivity type in the first device region. A shallow trench isolation region extends laterally across in the device region to connect the first and second deep trench isolation regions, and is disposed in the device region between the first and second pluralities of doped regions. The shallow trench isolation region extends from the top surface into the semiconductor layer to a first depth such that the well is continuous beneath the shallow trench isolation region. A gate stack controls carrier flow between a pair of the first plurality of doped regions.10-29-2009
20130062699SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME - A semiconductor device and a method for manufacturing the same are disclosed. In one embodiment, the semiconductor device may comprise a semiconductor layer, a fin formed by patterning the semiconductor layer, and a gate stack crossing over the fin. The fin may comprise a doped block region at the bottom portion thereof. According to the embodiment, it is possible to effectively suppress current leakage at the bottom portion of the fin by the block region.03-14-2013
20130062700SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREFOR - A semiconductor device according to the present invention has an n-type MIS transistor. The n-type MIS transistor has a first active region surrounded by a device isolation region in a semiconductor substrate, a first gate insulating film having a first high-dielectric-constant insulating film containing a first metal for adjustment, and a first electrode formed on the first gate insulating film. A protrusion amount of one end of the first high-dielectric-constant insulating film on the first device isolation part is smaller than a protrusion amount of an end of the first gate electrode above the first device isolation part.03-14-2013
20130062698ELECTRONIC DEVICE INCLUDING A NONVOLATILE MEMORY STRUCTURE HAVING AN ANTIFUSE COMPONENT AND A PROCESS OF FORMING THE SAME - An electronic device can include a nonvolatile memory cell, wherein the nonvolatile memory cell can include an access transistor, a read transistor, and an antifuse component coupled to the access transistor and the read transistor. In an embodiment, the read transistor can include a gate electrode, and the antifuse component can include a first electrode and a second electrode overlying the first electrode. The gate electrode and the first electrode can be parts of the same gate member. In another embodiment, the access transistor can include a gate electrode, and the antifuse component can include a first electrode, an antifuse dielectric layer, and a second electrode. The electronic device can further include a conductive member overlying the antifuse dielectric layer and the gate electrode of the access transistor, wherein the conductive member is configured to electrically float. Processes for making the same are also disclosed.03-14-2013
20110012206SEMICONDUCTOR MEMORY DEVICE - When threshold voltages of constituent transistors are reduced in order to operate an SRAM circuit at a low voltage, there is a problem in that a leakage current of the transistors is increased and, as a result, electric power consumption when the SRAM circuit is not operated while storing data is increased. Therefore, there is provided a technique for reducing the leakage current of MOS transistors in SRAM memory cells MC by controlling a potential of a source line ssl of the driver MOS transistors in the memory cells.01-20-2011
20110012205METHOD FOR FABRICATING A METAL GATE STRUCTURE - A metal gate structure is disclosed. The metal gate structure includes: a semiconductor substrate having an active region and an isolation region; an isolation structure disposed in the isolation region; a first gate structure disposed on the active region; and a second gate structure disposed on the isolation structure, wherein the height of the second gate structure is different from the height of the first gate structure.01-20-2011
20120193719SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND STRUCTURE - A device comprising semiconductor memories, the device comprising: a first layer and a second layer of layer-transferred mono-crystallized silicon, wherein the first layer comprises a first plurality of horizontally-oriented transistors; wherein the second layer comprises a second plurality of horizontally-oriented transistors; and wherein the second plurality of horizontally-oriented transistors overlays the first plurality of horizontally-oriented transistors.08-02-2012
20090236666Integrated Circuitry - Some embodiments include formation of at least one cavity in a first semiconductor material, followed by epitaxially growing a second semiconductor material over the first semiconductor material and bridging across the at least one cavity. The cavity may be left open, or material may be provided within the cavity. The material provided within the cavity may be suitable for forming, for example, one or more of electromagnetic radiation interaction components, transistor gates, insulative structures, and coolant structures. Some embodiments include one or more of transistor devices, electromagnetic radiation interaction components, transistor devices, coolant structures, insulative structures and gas reservoirs.09-24-2009
20090236665SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND FABRICATION METHOD THEREOF - A semiconductor device and a fabrication method thereof are provided. The semiconductor device includes a semiconductor substrate which comprise a first type well and a second type well, and a plurality of junction regions therebetween, wherein each of the junction regions adjoins the first and the second type wells. A gate electrode disposed on the semiconductor substrate and overlies at least two of the junction regions. A source and a drain are in the semiconductor substrate oppositely adjacent to the gate electrode.09-24-2009
20100052060Dummy gate structure for gate last process - A semiconductor device is provided which includes a semiconductor substrate having a first portion and a second portion, transistors formed in the first portion of the substrate, each transistor having a gate structure with a high-k dielectric and a metal gate, a device element formed in the second portion of the substrate, the device element being isolated by an isolation region, and a polishing stopper formed adjacent the isolation region and having a surface that is substantially planar with a surface of the gate structures of the transistors in the first region.03-04-2010
20090026546SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - To provide a technique capable of achieving high integration of semiconductor devices. A standard cell is provided in an n-type well, and includes a p01-29-2009
20090008717Semiconductor Devices Including Elevated Source and Drain Regions and Methods of Fabricating the Same - Methods of fabricating semiconductor devices are provided. A substrate having active patterns and isolating layer patterns is prepared. Each of the isolating layer patterns has an upper surface higher than that of each of the active patterns. A spacer layer having a uniform thickness is formed on the substrate. The spacer layer is etched to form a spacer on a sidewall of each of the isolating layer patterns. A gate structure is formed on each of the active patterns. A selective epitaxial growth (SEG) process is performed on the active patterns having the gate structure to form isolated epitaxial layers that have upper surfaces higher than those of the isolating layer patterns, on the active patterns. Related semiconductor devices are also provided.01-08-2009
20080308871SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING THE SAME - A semiconductor region having an upper surface and a side surface is formed on a substrate. A first impurity region is formed in an upper portion of the semiconductor region. A second impurity region is formed in a side portion of the semiconductor region. The resistivity of the second impurity region is substantially equal to or smaller than that of the first impurity region.12-18-2008
20120235245SUPERIOR INTEGRITY OF HIGH-K METAL GATE STACKS BY REDUCING STI DIVOTS BY DEPOSITING A FILL MATERIAL AFTER STI FORMATION - When forming sophisticated semiconductor devices on the basis of high-k metal gate electrode structures, which are to be provided in an early manufacturing stage, the encapsulation of the sensitive gate materials may be improved by reducing the depth of or eliminating recessed areas that are obtained after forming sophisticated trench isolation regions. To this end, after completing the STI module, an additional fill material may be provided so as to obtain the desired surface topography and also preserve superior material characteristics of the trench isolation regions.09-20-2012
20120235244Semiconductor Structure and Method for Manufacturing the Same - A method for manufacturing a semiconductor structure comprises: providing a substrate, forming an active region on the substrate, forming a gate stack or a dummy gate stack on the active region, forming a source extension region and a drain extension region at opposite sides of the gate stack or dummy gate stack, forming a spacer on sidewalls of the gate stack or dummy gate stack, and forming a source and a drain on portions of the active region exposed by the spacer and the gate stack or dummy gate stack; removing at least a part of a source-side portion of the spacer, such that the source-side portion of the spacer has a thickness less than that of a drain-side portion of the spacer; and forming a contact layer on portions of the active region exposed by the spacer and the gate stack or dummy gate stack. Correspondingly, the present invention further provides a semiconductor structure. The present invention is beneficial to the reduction of the contact resistance of the source extension region and meanwhile can also reduce the parasitic capacitance between the gate and the drain extension region.09-20-2012
20120235243METHOD OF FORMING A GATE PATTERN AND A SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - This disclosure is directed to a method of forming a gate pattern and a semiconductor device. The method comprises: providing a plurality of stacked structures which are parallel to each other and extend continuously in a first direction, and which are composed of a gate material bar and an etching barrier bar thereon; leaving second resist regions between gaps to be formed adjacent to each other across gate bars by a second photolithography process; selectively removing the etching barrier bars by a second etching process; forming a third resist layer having a plurality of openings parallel to each other and extending continuously in a second direction substantially perpendicular to the first direction by a third photolithography process; and forming the gate pattern by a third etching process. The method is capable of having a larger photolithography process window and better controlling the shape and size of a gate pattern.09-20-2012
20120235242Control of Local Environment for Polysilicon Conductors in Integrated Circuits - A method of fabricating gate level electrodes and interconnects in an integrated circuit, and an integrated circuit so fabricated, with improved process margin for the gate level interconnects of a width near the critical dimension. Off-axis illumination, as used in the photolithography of deep sub-micron critical dimension, is facilitated by the patterned features having a preferred orientation in a common direction, with a pitch constrained to within a relatively narrow range. Interconnects in that same gate level, for example “field poly” interconnects, that run parallel to an array of gate elements are placed within a specified distance range from the ends of the gate elements, or at a distance sufficient to allow sub-resolution assist features.09-20-2012
20120235241LOW ON-RESISTANCE POWER TRANSISTOR, POWER CONVERTER, AND RELATED METHOD - A power transistor and a power converter are disclosed that may improve the on-resistance and corresponding silicon area of a power transistor. The power transistor may comprise a drain, a source, and a channel therebetween divided into a plurality of transistor stripes, the plurality of transistor stripes being grouped in a plurality of different groups. The power transistor may further comprise a first top metal associated with one of the drain and the source, and a second top metal associated with the other of the drain and the source. The second top metal includes at least one portion that is coupled to different groups of transistor stripes. A related method for determining a layout topology of a power transistor is also disclosed.09-20-2012
20130161751SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE INCLUDING TRANSISTORS - A semiconductor device includes a substrate having a channel region, a gate insulation layer on the channel region, a gate electrode on the gate insulation layer, and source and drain regions in recesses in the substrate on both sides of the channel region, respectively. The source and drain regions include a lower main layer whose bottom surface is located at level above the bottom of a recess and lower than that of the bottom surface of the gate insulation layer, and a top surface no higher than the level of the bottom surface of the gate insulation layer, and an upper main layer contacting the lower main layer and whose top surface extends to a level higher than that of the bottom surface of the gate insulation layer, and in which the lower layer has a Ge content higher than that of the upper layer.06-27-2013
20130161752SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - A semiconductor device includes a first transistor group including first transistors, wherein each of the first transistors includes a first gate, and a first source and a first drain disposed symmetrically at both sides of the first gate and having a bent form;06-27-2013
20130161753SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND A MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF - The performances of a semiconductor device are improved. The device includes a first MISFET in which hafnium is added to the gate electrode side of a first gate insulation film including silicon oxynitride, and a second MISFET in which hafnium is added to the gate electrode side of a second gate insulation film including silicon oxynitride. The hafnium concentration in the second gate insulation film of the second MISFET is set smaller than the hafnium concentration in the first gate insulation film of the first MISFET; and the nitrogen concentration in the second gate insulation film of the second MISFET is set smaller than the nitrogen concentration in the first gate insulation film of the first MISFET. As a result, the threshold voltage of the second MISFET is adjusted to be smaller than the threshold voltage of the first MISFET.06-27-2013
20120161241SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE WITH DEVIATION COMPENSATION AND METHOD FOR FABRICATING THE SAME - A semiconductor device includes a conductive pattern formed on a substrate, a conductive land formed to come into contact with at least part of the top surface of the conductive pattern, and a conductive section formed on the conductive land. The conductive section is electrically connected through the conductive land to the conductive pattern.06-28-2012
20090273034Source/Drain Carbon Implant and RTA Anneal, Pre-SiGe Deposition - A semiconductor device system, structure, and method of manufacture of a source/drain to retard dopant out-diffusion from a stressor are disclosed. An illustrative embodiment comprises a semiconductor substrate, device, and method to retard sidewall dopant out-diffusion in source/drain regions. A semiconductor substrate is provided with a gate structure, and a source and drain on opposing sides of the gate structure. Recessed regions are etched in a portion of the source and drain. Doped stressors are embedded into the recessed regions. A barrier dopant is incorporated into a remaining portion of the source and drain.11-05-2009
20110133287METHOD FOR FORMING STRAINED CHANNEL PMOS DEVICES AND INTEGRATED CIRCUITS THEREFROM - An integrated circuit (IC) includes a plurality of compressively strained PMOS transistors. The IC includes a substrate having a semiconductor surface. A gate stack is formed in or on the semiconductor surface and includes a gate electrode on a gate dielectric, wherein a channel region is located in the semiconductor surface below the gate dielectric. A source and a drain region is opposing sides of the gate stack. At least one compressive strain inducing region including at least one specie selected from Ge, Sn and Pb is located in at least a portion of the source and drain regions of the PMOS transistors, wherein the strain inducing region provides ≦1006-09-2011
20110133286INTEGRIERTER SCHALTUNGSTEIL - An integrated circuit part containing at least one MOS transistor with a trace system, with a source region having a source contact, and with a drain region having a drain contact, and with a gate region having a gate contact, and with a first cover layer lying on the gate, source, and drain regions and a first trace level formed thereupon, and with a second cover layer, lying above the first trace level, with a second trace level lying thereupon, and with a trace formed and connected with the source contact, and with a trace formed and connected with the drain contact, whereby a first metal region, arranged at least partially between the trace, connected to the source contact, and the trace, connected to the drain contact, is provided above the gate region lying on the first cover layer and/or the second cover layer, and the metal region is connected neither to the drain contact nor to the source contact or to the gate contact.06-09-2011
20110133284MULTIPLE CARBON NANOTUBE TRANSFER AND ITS APPLICATIONS FOR MAKING HIGH-PERFORMANCE CARBON NANOTUBE FIELD-EFFECT TRANSISTOR (CNFET), TRANSPARENT ELECTRODES, AND THREE-DIMENSIONAL INTEGRATION OF CNFETS - A wafer-scale multiple carbon nanotube transfer process is provided. According to one embodiment of the invention, plasma exposure processes are performed at various stages of the fabrication process of a carbon nanotube device or article to improve feasibility and yield for successive transfers of nanotubes. In one such carbon nanotube transfer process, a carrier material is partially etched by a plasma process before removing the carrier material through, for example, a wet etch. By applying the subject plasma exposure processes, fabrication of ultra-high-density nanotubes and ultra-high-density nanotube grids or fabrics is facilitated. The ultra-high-density nanotubes and ultra-high-density nanotube grids or fabrics fabricated utilizing embodiments of the invention can be used, for example, to make high-performance carbon nanotube field effect transistors (CNFETs) and low cost, highly-transparent, and low-resistivity electrodes for solar cell and flat panel display applications. Further, three-dimensional CNFETs can be provided by utilizing the subject plasma exposure processes.06-09-2011
20130020649NITRIDE ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME - The present disclosure relates to a nitride electronic device and a method for manufacturing the same, and particularly, to a nitride electronic device and a method for manufacturing the same that can implement various types of nitride integrated structures on the same substrate through a regrowth technology (epitaxially lateral over-growth: ELOG) of a semi-insulating gallium nitride (GaN) layer used in a III-nitride semiconductor electronic device including Group III elements such as gallium (Ga), aluminum (Al) and indium (In) and nitrogen.01-24-2013
20110298053MANUFACTURING METHOD OF GATE STACK AND SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - A manufacturing method of a gate stack with sacrificial oxygen-scavenging metal spacers includes: forming a gate stack structure consisting of an interfacial oxide layer, a high-K dielectric layer and a metal gate electrode, on a semiconductor substrate; conformally depositing a metal layer covering the semiconductor substrate and the gate stack structure; and selectively etching the metal layer to remove the portions of the metal layer covering the top surface of the gate stack structure and the semiconductor substrate, so as to only keep the sacrificial oxygen-scavenging metal spacers surrounding the gate stack structure in the outer periphery of the gate stack structure. A semiconductor device manufactured by this process.12-08-2011
20110298052Vertical Stacking of Field Effect Transistor Structures for Logic Gates - A vertical structure is formed upon a semiconductor substrate. The vertical structure comprises four dielectric layers parallel to a top surface of the semiconductor substrate and three conducting layers, one conducting layer between each vertically adjacent dielectric layer. A first FET (field effect transistor) and a third FET are arranged parallel to the top surface of the semiconductor and a second FET is arranged orthogonal to the top surface of the semiconductor. All three FETs are independently controllable. The first conducting layer is a gate electrode of the first FET; the second conducting layer is a gate electrode of the second FET, and the third conducting layer is the gate electrode of the third FET.12-08-2011
20110073952Controlling the Shape of Source/Drain Regions in FinFETs - An integrated circuit structure includes a fin field-effect transistor (FinFET) including a semiconductor fin over and adjacent to insulation regions; and a source/drain region over the insulation regions. The source/drain region includes a first and a second semiconductor region. The first semiconductor region includes silicon and an element selected from the group consisting of germanium and carbon, wherein the element has a first atomic percentage in the first semiconductor region. The first semiconductor region has an up-slant facet and a down-slant facet. The second semiconductor region includes silicon and the element. The element has a second atomic percentage lower than the first atomic percentage. The second semiconductor region has a first portion on the up-slant facet and has a first thickness. A second portion of the second semiconductor region, if any, on the down-slant facet has a second thickness smaller than the first thickness.03-31-2011
20120286363Scaled Equivalent Oxide Thickness for Field Effect Transistor Devices - A field effect transistor device includes a first gate stack portion including a dielectric layer disposed on a substrate, a first TiN layer disposed on the dielectric layer, a metallic layer disposed on the dielectric layer, and a second TiN layer disposed on the metallic layer, a first source region disposed adjacent to the first gate stack portion, and a first drain region disposed adjacent to the first gate stack portion.11-15-2012
20090206412HYBRID ORIENTATION SCHEME FOR STANDARD ORTHOGONAL CIRCUITS - Embodiments herein present device, method, etc. for a hybrid orientation scheme for standard orthogonal circuits. An integrated circuit of embodiments of the invention comprises a hybrid orientation substrate, comprising first areas having a first crystalline orientation and second areas having a second crystalline orientation. The first crystalline orientation of the first areas is not parallel or perpendicular to the second crystalline orientation of the second areas. The integrated circuit further comprises first type devices on the first areas and second type devices on the second areas, wherein the first type devices are parallel or perpendicular to the second type devices. Specifically, the first type devices comprise p-type field effect transistors (PFETs) and the second type devices comprise n-type field effect transistors (NFETs).08-20-2009
20090206408NESTED AND ISOLATED TRANSISTORS WITH REDUCED IMPEDANCE DIFFERENCE - A processing layer, such as silicon, is formed on a metal silicide contact followed by a metal layer. The silicon and metal layers are annealed to increase the thickness of the metal silicide contact. By selectively increasing the thickness of silicide contacts, R08-20-2009
20110284970Transistor Device and Methods of Manufacture Thereof - Methods of forming transistor devices and structures thereof are disclosed. A first dielectric material is formed over a workpiece, and a second dielectric material is formed over the first dielectric material. The workpiece is annealed, causing a portion of the second dielectric material to combine with the first dielectric material and form a third dielectric material. The second dielectric material is removed, and a gate material is formed over the third dielectric material. The gate material and the third dielectric material are patterned to form at least one transistor.11-24-2011
20110284969SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE, METHOD OF FORMING SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE, AND DATA PROCESSING SYSTEM - A semiconductor device includes a semiconductor substrate including a fin. The fin includes first and second fin portions. The first fin portion extends substantially in a horizontal direction to a surface of the semiconductor substrate. The second fin portion extends substantially in a vertical direction to the surface of the semiconductor substrate. The fin has a channel region.11-24-2011
20110284967Stressed Fin-FET Devices with Low Contact Resistance - A method for fabricating an FET device is disclosed. The method includes Fin-FET devices with fins that are composed of a first material, and then merged together by epitaxial deposition of a second material. The fins are vertically recesses using a selective etch. A continuous silicide layer is formed over the increased surface areas of the first material and the second material, leading to smaller resistance. A stress liner overlaying the FET device is afterwards deposited. An FET device is also disclosed, which FET device includes a plurality of Fin-FET devices, the fins of which are composed of a first material. The FET device includes a second material, which is epitaxially merging the fins. The fins are vertically recessed relative to an upper surface of the second material. The FET device furthermore includes a continuous silicide layer formed over the fins and over the second material, and a stress liner covering the device.11-24-2011
20110284968SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES INCLUDING GATE STRUCTURE AND METHOD OF FABRICATING THE SAME - A semiconductor device includes a semiconductor substrate having a top surface and a recessed portion including at least two oblique side surfaces and a first bottom surface therebetween, a gate insulating layer formed on the recessed portion, a gate electrode formed on the gate insulating layer, a channel region below the gate electrode in the semiconductor substrate, and gate spacers formed on side surfaces of the gate electrode, wherein both the bottom surface and the side surfaces of the recessed portion include flat surfaces. A method of manufacturing a semiconductor device comprising the steps of forming a recess portion including at least two oblique side surfaces and a bottom surface therebetween in a semiconductor substrate, forming a gate insulating layer formed on the recessed portion, forming a gate electrode formed on the gate insulating layer, forming a channel region below the gate electrode in the semiconductor substrate, and forming gate spacers formed on side surfaces of the gate electrode.11-24-2011
20110284966Structure and Method for Alignment Marks - The alignment mark and method for making the same are described. In one embodiment, a semiconductor structure includes a plurality of gate stacks formed on the semiconductor substrate and configured as an alignment mark; doped features formed in the semiconductor substrate and disposed on sides of each of the plurality of gate stacks; and channel regions underlying the plurality of gate stacks and free of channel dopant.11-24-2011
20120104504SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD FOR FABRICATING THE SAME - Provided are a semiconductor device and a fabricating method thereof. The semiconductor device includes a substrate having a trench that defines an active region, an isolation layer that buries the trench, a pro-oxidant region formed at an upper corner portion of the trench to enhance oxidation at the upper corner portion of the trench when a gate insulation layer is grown on the active region, and a gate conductive layer formed on the gate insulation layer.05-03-2012
20110291198Scaled Equivalent Oxide Thickness for Field Effect Transistor Devices - A method for forming a field effect transistor device includes forming an oxide layer on a substrate, forming a dielectric layer on the oxide layer, forming a first TiN layer on the dielectric layer, forming a metallic layer on the first layer, forming a second TiN layer on the metallic layer, removing a portion of the first TiN layer, the metallic layer, and the second TiN layer to expose a portion of the dielectric layer, forming a layer of stoichiometric TiN on the exposed portion of the dielectric layer and the second TiN layer, heating the device, and forming a polysilicon layer on the device.12-01-2011
20120098070INTEGRATED CIRCUIT HAVING A CONTACT ETCH STOP LAYER AND METHOD OF FORMING THE SAME - A method of forming an integrated circuit structure includes providing a gate stack and a gate spacer on a sidewall of the gate stack. A contact etch stop layer (CESL) is formed overlying the gate spacer and the gate stack. The CESL includes a top portion over the gate stack, a bottom portion lower than the top portion, and a sidewall portion over a sidewall of the gate spacer. The top and bottom portions are spaced apart from each other by the sidewall portion. The sidewall portion has a thickness less than a thickness of the top portion or a thickness of the bottom portion.04-26-2012
20120098069NEUTRALIZATION CAPACITANCE IMPLEMENTATION - Neutralization capacitances are commonly employed to compensate for the Miller effect; however, at higher frequencies, the parasitic inductance introduced in the interconnect can affect the neutralization. Here, a layout has been provided where a MOS capacitor is merged with a complementary transistor. By having this merged device, the layout is compact and reduces interconnect area, which reduces the effects of parasitic inductance at higher frequencies (i.e., millimeter wave or terahertz). This layout can also be used to implement linearity enhancement schemes.04-26-2012
20090184375METHOD FOR FORMING STRAINED CHANNEL PMOS DEVICES AND INTEGRATED CIRCUITS THEREFROM - An integrated circuit (IC) includes a plurality of compressively strained PMOS transistors. The IC includes a substrate having a semiconductor surface. A gate stack is formed in or on the semiconductor surface and includes a gate electrode on a gate dielectric, wherein a channel region is located in the semiconductor surface below the gate dielectric. A source and a drain region is opposing sides of the gate stack. At least one compressive strain inducing region including at least one specie selected from Ge, Sn and Pb is located in at least a portion of the source and drain regions of the PMOS transistors, wherein the strain inducing region provides ≦1007-23-2009
20090294861SRAM MEMORY CELL HAVING TRANSISTORS INTEGRATED AT SEVERAL LEVELS AND THE THRESHOLD VOLTAGE VT OF WHICH IS DYNAMICALLY ADJUSTABLE - A non-volatile random access memory cell which, on a substrate surmounted by a stack of layers, comprises:12-03-2009
20090283835METHOD FOR FABRICATING A DUAL WORKFUNCTION SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND THE DEVICE MADE THEREOF - A method for manufacturing a dual workfunction semiconductor device and the device made thereof are disclosed. In one aspect, the method includes manufacturing a first transistor in a first region and a second transistor in a second region of a substrate, the first transistor including a first gate stack, the first gate stack having a first gate dielectric capping layer and a first metal gate electrode layer. The second gate stack is similar to the first gate stack. The method includes applying a first thermal budget to the first gate dielectric capping layer and a second thermal budget to the second gate dielectric capping material to tune the workfunction of the first and second gate stack, the first thermal budget being smaller than the second thermal budget such that after the thermal treatment the first and the second gate stack have different work functions.11-19-2009
20120025318Reduced Topography in Isolation Regions of a Semiconductor Device by Applying a Deposition/Etch Sequence Prior to Forming the Interlayer Dielectric - Contact failures in sophisticated semiconductor devices may be reduced by relaxing the pronounced surface topography in isolation regions prior to depositing the interlayer dielectric material system. To this end, a deposition/etch sequence may be applied in which a fill material may be removed from the active region, while the recesses in the isolation regions may at least be partially filled.02-02-2012
20090014804MISFET, SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE HAVING THE MISFET AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME - To solve the problem, a MISFET covered with an insulating film which generates stress is provided. The MISFET including a gate insulating film; a gate electrode disposed on the gate insulating film, the gate electrode including a polysilicon portion and a silicide portion; and a source/drain disposed adjacent to the gate electrode, in which the ratio between the polysilicon portion and the silicide portion is determined depending on a strain for enhancing the driving capability of the MISFET, the strain being generated on the basis of the stress through the gate electrode in a channel region of the MISFET.01-15-2009
20090014803NANOELECTROMECHANICAL TRANSISTORS AND METHODS OF FORMING SAME - Nanoelectromechanical transistors (NEMTs) and methods of forming the same are disclosed. In one embodiment, an NEMT may include a substrate including a gate adjacent thereto, a source region and a drain region; an electromechanically deflectable nanotube member; and a channel member electrically insulatively coupled to the nanotube member so as to be aligned with the source region and the drain region, wherein electromechanical deflection of the nanotube member is controllable, in response to an electrical potential applied to the gate and the nanotube member, between an off state and an on state, the on state placing the channel member in electrical connection with the source region and the drain region to form a current path.01-15-2009
20090200614Transistors, Semiconductor Devices, Assemblies And Constructions - Embodiments disclosed herein include methods in which a pair of openings are formed into semiconductor material, with the openings being spaced from one another by a segment of the semiconductor material. Liners are formed along sidewalls of the openings, and then semiconductor material is isotropically etched from bottoms of the openings to merge the openings and thereby completely undercut the segment of semiconductor material. Embodiments disclosed herein may be utilized in forming SOI constructions, and in forming field effect transistors having transistor gates entirely surrounding channel regions. Embodiments disclosed herein also include semiconductor constructions having transistor gates surrounding channel regions, as well as constructions in which insulative material entirely separates an upper semiconductor material from a lower semiconductor material.08-13-2009
20090189222SEMICONDUCTOR MEMORY DEVICE - A memory includes a U-shape layer on a substrate; a first diffusion layer provided at an upper part of the U-shaped layer; a second diffusion layer provided at a lower part of the U-shaped layer; a body formed at an intermediate portion of the U-shaped layer between the first and the second diffusion layers; a first gate dielectric film provided on an outer side surface of the U-shaped layer; a first gate electrode provided on the first gate dielectric film; a second gate dielectric film provided on an inner side surface of the U-shaped layer; a second gate electrode provided on the second gate dielectric film; a bit line contact connecting the bit line to the first diffusion layer; a source line contact connecting the source line to the second diffusion layer, wherein cells adjacent in the first direction alternately share the bit line contact and the source line contact.07-30-2009
20090166746SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - A semiconductor device has a first and a second active regions of a first conductivity type disposed on a semiconductor substrate, a third and a fourth active regions of a second conductivity type disposed on the semiconductor substrate, the second and the fourth active regions having sizes larger than those of the first and the third active regions respectively, a first electroconductive pattern disposed adjacent to the first active region and having a first width, a second electroconductive pattern disposed adjacent to the second active region and having a second width larger than the first width, a third electroconductive pattern disposed adjacent to the third active region and having a third width; and a fourth electroconductive pattern disposed adjacent to the fourth active region and having a fourth width smaller than the third width.07-02-2009
20090152634METHOD OF FORMING A SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - A method of forming a semiconductor device comprises forming a control electrode over a portion of a semiconductor layer, forming recesses extending into the semiconductor layer on opposing sides of the control electrode, and forming doped regions in the semiconductor layer through the recesses. The doped regions form current electrode regions of the semiconductor device and each doped region extends into the semiconductor layer from at least a base of a recess. The method further comprises forming, after forming the doped regions, strained semiconductor regions in the recesses, wherein a junction between each doped region and the semiconductor layer is formed below an interface between a strained semiconductor region and the semiconductor layer.06-18-2009
20090121294SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - A semiconductor device is disclosed. The semiconductor device includes a source offset type MOS transistor in which a source and a drain are formed on a semiconductor substrate by having a predetermined distance between the source and the drain, and a gate electrode is formed on the semiconductor substrate between the source and the drain via a gate insulation film. One end of the drain overlaps or abuts on one end of the gate electrode when viewed from above the gate electrode, and the source is formed by having a distance from the gate electrode when viewed from above the gate electrode.05-14-2009
20080237725SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SAME - A semiconductor device according to the present invention includes an active region having a MOS transistor and a groove surrounding the periphery of the active region, in which the groove is filled with a combination of a first material that produces a tensile strain in the active region and a second material that produces a compressive strain. Thereby, the foregoing object is achieved.10-02-2008
20080237723METHOD FOR CREATING TENSILE STRAIN BY REPEATEDLY APPLIED STRESS MEMORIZATION TECHNIQUES - By introducing additional strain-inducing mechanisms on the basis of stress memorization techniques, the performance of NMOS transistors may be significantly increased, thereby reducing the imbalance between PMOS transistors and NMOS transistors. By amorphizing and re-crystallizing the respective material in the presence of a mask layer at various stages of the manufacturing process, a drive current improvement of up to approximately 27% has been observed, with the potential for further performance gain.10-02-2008
20080315316SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE THAT IS ADVANTAGEOUS IN OPERATIONAL ENVIRONMENT AT HIGH TEMPERATURES - A semiconductor device comprises an N-type insulated-gate field-effect transistor including a first insulating layer that is provided along side walls of a gate electrode, has a negative thermal expansion coefficient, and applies a tensile stress to a channel region of the N-type insulated-gate field-effect transistor. The device also comprises a P-type insulated-gate field-effect transistor including a second insulating layer that is provided along side walls of a gate electrode, has a positive thermal expansion coefficient, and applies a compression stress to a channel region of the P-type insulated-gate field-effect transistor.12-25-2008
20120032270DEPLETION MODE FIELD EFFECT TRANSISTOR FOR ESD PROTECTION - A field effect transistor is provided having a reduced drain capacitance per unit gate width. A gate electrode 02-09-2012
20100078725Standard Cell without OD Space Effect in Y-Direction - An integrated circuit structure includes a semiconductor substrate; a first active region in the semiconductor substrate; and a second active region in the semiconductor substrate and of an opposite conductivity type than the first active region. A gate electrode strip is over the first and the second active regions and forms a first MOS device and a second MOS device with the first active region and the second active region, respectively. A first spacer bar is in the semiconductor substrate and connected to the first active region. At least a portion of the first spacer bar is adjacent to and spaced apart from a portion of the first active region. A second spacer bar is in the semiconductor substrate and connected to the second active region. At least a portion of the second spacer bar is adjacent to and spaced apart from a portion of the second active region.04-01-2010
20090309162SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE HAVING DIFFERENT FIN WIDTHS - A semiconductor device includes at least one source region and at least one drain region. A plurality of fins extend between a source region and a drain region, wherein at least one fin has a different width than another fin. At least one gate is provided to control current flow through such fins. Fin spacing may be varied in addition to, or alternative to utilizing different fin widths.12-17-2009
20110147850CARBON AND NITROGEN DOPING FOR SELECTED PMOS TRANSISTORS ON AN INTEGRATED CIRCUIT - A method of forming an integrated circuit (IC) including a core and a non-core PMOS transistor includes forming a non-core gate structure including a gate electrode on a gate dielectric and a core gate structure including a gate electrode on a gate dielectric. The gate dielectric for the non-core gate structure is at least 2 Å of equivalent oxide thickness (EOT) thicker as compared to the gate dielectric for the core gate structure. P-type lightly doped drain (PLDD) implantation including boron establishes source/drain extension regions in the substrate. The PLDD implantation includes selective co-implanting of carbon and nitrogen into the source/drain extension region of the non-core gate structure. Source and drain implantation forms source/drain regions for the non-core and core gate structure, wherein the source/drain regions are distanced from the non-core and core gate structures further than their source/drain extension regions. Source/drain annealing is performed after source and drain implantation.06-23-2011
20110147849INTEGRATED CIRCUIT WITH ELECTROSTATICALLY COUPLED MOS TRANSISTORS AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING SUCH AN INTEGRATED CIRCUIT - An integrated circuit including: 06-23-2011
20110147848Multiple transistor fin heights - The present disclosure relates to the field of fabricating microelectronic devices. In at least one embodiment, the present subject matter relates to forming transistor fins of differing heights to obtain a performance improvement for a given type of integrated circuit within the microelectronic device.06-23-2011
20110147847Methods and apparatus to reduce layout based strain variations in non-planar transistor structures - The present disclosure relates to the field of fabricating microelectronic devices. In at least one embodiment, the present disclosure relates to forming isolation structures in strained semiconductor bodies of non-planar transistors while maintaining strain in the semiconductor bodies.06-23-2011
20110147846METHOD FOR INCORPORATING IMPURITY ELEMENT IN EPI SILICON PROCESS - The present disclosure provides a method of fabricating a semiconductor device that includes forming a plurality of fins, the fins being isolated from each other by an isolation structure, forming a gate structure over a portion of each fin; forming spacers on sidewalls of the gate structure, respectively, etching a remaining portion of each fin thereby forming a recess, epitaxially growing silicon to fill the recess including incorporating an impurity element selected from the group consisting of germanium (Ge), indium (In), and carbon (C), and doping the silicon epi with an n-type dopant.06-23-2011
20110147845Remote Doped High Performance Transistor Having Improved Subthreshold Characteristics - Devices comprising, and a method for fabricating, a remote doped high performance transistor having improved subthreshold characteristics are disclosed. In one embodiment a field-effect transistor includes a channel layer configured to convey between from a source portion and a drain portion of the transistor when the transistor is in an active state. Further, the field-effect transistor includes a barrier layer adjacent to the channel layer. The barrier layer comprises a delta doped layer configured to provide carriers to the channel layer of the transistor, while preferably substantially retaining dopants in said delta-doped layer.06-23-2011
20110147844SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE WITH REDUCED SURFACE FIELD EFFECT AND METHODS OF FABRICATION THE SAME - Embodiments of the present invention describe a semiconductor device implementing the reduced-surface-field (RESURF) effect. The semiconductor device comprises a source/drain region having a plurality of isolation regions interleaved with source/drain extension regions. A gate electrode is formed on the semiconductor device, where the gate electrode includes gate finger elements formed over the isolation regions to induce capacitive coupling. The gate finger elements enhance the depletion of the source/drain extension regions, thus inducing a higher breakdown voltage.06-23-2011
20120187497SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE STRUCTURE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME - The present invention proposes a semiconductor device structure and a method for manufacturing the same, and relates to the semiconductor manufacturing industry. The method comprises: providing a semiconductor substrate; forming gate electrode lines on the semiconductor substrate; forming sidewall spacers on both sides of the gate electrode lines; forming source/drain regions on the semiconductor substrates at both sides of the gate electrode lines; forming contact holes on the gate electrode lines or on the source/drain regions; and cutting off the gate electrode lines to form electrically isolated gate electrodes after formation of the sidewall spacers but before completion of FEOL process for a semiconductor device structure. The embodiments of the present invention are applicable for manufacturing integrated circuits.07-26-2012
20120187496SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD FOR FORMING THE SAME - A method for forming a semiconductor device comprises: forming at least one gate stack structure and an interlayer material layer between the gate stack structures on a semiconductor substrate; defining isolation regions and removing a portion of the interlayer material layer and a portion of the semiconductor substrate which has a certain height in the regions, so as to form trenches; removing portions of the semiconductor substrate which carry the gate stack structures, in the regions; and filling the trenches with an insulating material. A semiconductor device is also provided. The area of the isolation regions may be reduced.07-26-2012
20120187495SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD FOR FABRICATING THE SAME - The present invention provides a semiconductor device and a method for fabricating the same, wherein the method comprises: providing a germanium-based semiconductor substrate having a plurality of active regions and device isolation regions between the plurality of the active regions, wherein a gate dielectric layer and a gate over the gate dielectric layer are provided on the active regions, and the active regions include source and drain extension regions and deep source and drain regions; performing a first ion implantation process with respect to the source and drain extension regions, wherein the ions implanted in the first ion implantation process include silicon or carbon; performing a second ion implantation process with respect to the source and drain extension regions; performing a third ion implantation process with respect to the deep source and drain regions; performing an annealing process with respect to the germanium-based semiconductor substrate which has been subjected to the third ion implantation process. According to the method for fabricating a semiconductor device, through the implantation of silicon impurities, appropriate stress may be introduced into the germanium channel effectively by the mismatch of lattices in the source and drain regions, so that the mobility of electrons in the channel is enhanced and the performance of the device is improved.07-26-2012
20120187494MOS Varactor Structure and Methods - Apparatus and methods for a MOS varactor structure are disclosed An apparatus is provided, comprising an active area defined in a portion of a semiconductor substrate; a doped well region in the active area extending into the semiconductor substrate; at least two gate structures disposed in parallel over the doped well region; source and drain regions disposed in the well region formed on opposing sides of the gate structures; a gate connector formed in a first metal layer overlying the at least two gate structures and electrically coupling the at least two gate structures; source and drain connectors formed in a second metal layer and electrically coupled to the source and drain regions; and interlevel dielectric material separating the source and drain connectors in the second metal layer from the gate connector formed in the first metal layer. Methods for forming the structure are disclosed.07-26-2012
20100117155SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND PRODUCTION METHOD THEREOF - The present invention provides a semiconductor device including thin film transistors that have different characteristics on the same substrate and that have high performance and high reliability and a production method thereof.05-13-2010
20100078726SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - A semiconductor device includes a first semiconductor diffusion region of a first transistor, a second semiconductor diffusion region of a second transistor, and a third semiconductor diffusion region that connects the first and second semiconductor diffusion regions to each other.04-01-2010
20110062523SEMICONDUCTOR MEMORY DEVICE AND PRODUCTION METHOD THEREOF - In a static memory cell composed of four MOS transistors, the transistors composing a memory cell are formed on a substrate and have a drain, gate, and source arranged vertically with the gate surrounding a columnar semiconductor layer. In this memory cell, the first diffusion layers (second diffusion layers) functioning as a first memory node (second memory node) are connected via a first silicide layer (second silicide layer) formed on their surfaces, whereby an SRAM cell having a small area is realized. Furthermore, a first anti-leak diffusion layer (second anti-leak diffusion layer) having the conductivity type opposite to the first well is formed between the first well and the first diffusion layer (second diffusion layer) having the same conductivity type as the first well so as to prevent leak to the substrate.03-17-2011
20090206410Semiconductor device and method for manufacturing the same - Semiconductor devices required forming a stress control film to handle different stresses on each side when optimizing the stress on the respective P channel and N channel sections. A unique feature of the semiconductor device of this invention is that P and N channel stress are respectively optimized by making use of a stress control film jointly for the P and N channels that conveys stress in different directions by utilizing the film thickness.08-20-2009
20090206409Semiconductor device and method of manufacturing the same - A method of manufacturing a semiconductor device, includes forming a first insulating film containing silicon oxide as a main ingredient, on an underlying region, adhering water to the first insulating film, forming a polymer solution layer containing a silicon-containing polymer on the water-adhered first insulating film, and forming a second insulating film containing silicon oxide as a main ingredient from the polymer solution layer, wherein forming the second insulating film includes forming silicon oxide by a reaction between the polymer and water adhered to the first insulating film.08-20-2009
20110266626GATE DEPLETION DRAIN EXTENDED MOS TRANSISTOR - A drain extended MOS transistor configured to operate in a gate-depletion regime. Devices comprising such transistors are described together with fabrication processes for such devices and transistors.11-03-2011
20100090285Integrated Circuit with a Contact Structure Including a Portion Arranged in a Cavity of a Semiconductor Structure - An integrated circuit includes a contact structure with a buried first and a protruding second portion. The buried first portion is arranged in a cavity formed in a semiconductor structure and is in direct contact with the semiconductor structure. The protruding second portion is arranged above the main surface of the semiconductor structure and in direct contact with a conductive structure that is spaced apart from or separated from the main surface of the semiconductor structure. An insulator structure is arranged below and in direct contact with the contact structure.04-15-2010
20090096029Semiconductor Device and Manufacturing Method Thereof - Disclosed is a semiconductor device wherein the switching speed of a transistor is increased. Specifically disclosed is a semiconductor device comprising a semiconductor layer formed on a part of an insulating layer, a first transistor formed on a lateral face of the semiconductor layer and having a first gate insulating film, a first gate electrode and two first impurity layers forming a source and a drain, and a second transistor formed on another lateral face of the semiconductor layer and having a second gate insulating film, a second gate electrode and two second impurity layers forming a source and a drain.04-16-2009
20090090973SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME - A semiconductor device includes a device isolation insulating film which is provided in a semiconductor substrate, and an insulated-gate field-effect transistor which is disposed adjacent to the device isolation insulating film in a gate length direction, the insulated-gate field-effect transistor including a gate insulation film which is provided on the semiconductor substrate, a gate electrode which is provided on the gate insulation film, a pair of impurity diffusion layers which are provided spaced apart in the semiconductor substrate in a manner to sandwich the gate electrode, and a redundant impurity diffusion layer which is provided between the device isolation insulating film and one of the pair of impurity diffusion layers.04-09-2009
20110198698BIT LINE STRUCTURE, SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD OF FORMING THE SAME - A semiconductor device including a substrate, a plurality of stacked gate structures, a plurality of doped regions, a plurality of liner layers, a plurality of conductive layers, a plurality of dielectric layers and a plurality of word lines is provided. The substrate has a plurality of trenches therein. The stacked gate structures are on the substrate between the trenches. The doped regions are in the substrate at sidewalls or bottoms of the trenches. The liner layers are on at least a portion of sidewalls of the stacked gate structures and on sidewalls of the trenches. The conductive layers are in the trenches and electrically connected to the doped regions. The dielectric layers are on the conductive layers and between the stacked gate structures. The word lines are on the substrate and electrically connected to the stacked gate structures.08-18-2011
20080211030Semiconductor device and method of manufacturing thereof - A first conductive layer and a second conductive layer are formed on an upper surface of a semiconductor substrate. The second conductive layer formed at a higher location than the first conductive layer. An insulating film is formed over the semiconductor substrate to cover the first conductive layer and the second conductive layer. An interlayer insulator has a structure of at least two layers including a first layered film composed of an organic insulating material and a second layered film composed of an inorganic insulating material and formed on the first layered film. The interlayer insulator is formed covering the first conductive layer and the second conductive layer.09-04-2008
20080211031SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME - A device isolation film is formed in a semiconductor substrate at a border portion between a first region and a second region for defining a first active region in the first region and a second active region in the second region. A gate insulating film and a gate electrode is formed over the semiconductor substrate in the first region. A first photoresist film covering the second region and having an opening exposing the first active region and having an edge on the border portion of the opening positioned nearer the second active region than a middle of the device isolation film is formed over the semiconductor substrate with the gate electrode. Impurity ions are implanted from a direction tilted from a normal direction of the semiconductor substrate with the first photoresist film and the gate electrode as a mask to form pocket regions in the semiconductor substrate on both sides of the gate electrodes.09-04-2008
20100090287ELECTRONIC DEVICE WITH A GATE ELECTRODE HAVING AT LEAST TWO PORTIONS - A transistor structure of an electronic device can include a gate dielectric layer and a gate electrode. The gate electrode can have a surface portion between the gate dielectric layer and the rest of the gate electrode. The surface portion can be formed such that another portion of the gate electrode primarily sets the effective work function in the finished transistor structure.04-15-2010
20090294860IN SITU FORMED DRAIN AND SOURCE REGIONS IN A SILICON/GERMANIUM CONTAINING TRANSISTOR DEVICE - By repeatedly applying a process sequence comprising an etch process and a selective epitaxial growth process during the formation of drain and source areas in a transistor device, highly complex dopant profiles may be generated on the basis of in situ doping. Further-more, a strain material may be provided while stress relaxation mechanisms may be reduced due to the absence of any implantation processes.12-03-2009
20090283834SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF - A MOS semiconductor device including MOSFETs each of which has a gate portion formed on a semiconductor substrate and source/drain regions includes sidewall insulating films formed on the side portions of the gate portions in the gate length direction, alloy layers formed on the source/drain regions, taper adjusting insulating films that are formed on the side portions of the sidewall insulating films and in which a taper angle made between a cross section thereof in the gate length direction and the substrate surface is set smaller than a taper angle made between the sidewall insulating film and the substrate surface, a stress-causing insulating film that applies strains to channels and is formed to cover the gate portions, sidewall insulating films and taper adjusting insulating films, and an interlayer insulating film formed on the stress-causing insulating film.11-19-2009
20130099322METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING INSULATED-GATE TRANSISTORS - A method for defining an insulating area in a semiconductor substrate, including a step of forming of a bonding layer on the walls and the bottom of a trench defined in the substrate. A step of passivation of the apparent surface of said bonding layer, at least close to the surface of said semiconductor substrate.04-25-2013
20100283107MOS Transistor With Better Short Channel Effect Control and Corresponding Manufacturing Method - The integrated circuit comprises at least one MOS transistor (T) including a gate (GR) having a bottom part in contact with the gate oxide. Said bottom part has an inhomogeneous work function (WFB, WFA) along the length of the gate between the source and drain regions, the value of the work function being greater at the extremities of the gate than in the centre of the gate. The gate comprises a first material (A) in the centre and a second material (B) in the remaining part. Such configuration is obtained for example by silicidation.11-11-2010
20090294864MOS FIELD EFFECT TRANSISTOR HAVING PLURALITY OF CHANNELS - A method of fabricating a MOSFET provides a plurality of nanowire-shaped channels in a self-aligned manner. According to the method, a first material layer and a semiconductor layer are sequentially formed on a semiconductor substrate. A first mask layer pattern is formed on the semiconductor layer, and recess regions are formed using the first mask layer pattern as an etch mask. A first reduced mask layer pattern is formed, and a filling material layer is formed on the surface of the substrate. A pair of second mask layer patterns are formed, and a first opening is formed. Then, the filling material layer is etched to form a second opening, the exposed first material layer is removed to expose the semiconductor layer, and a gate insulation layer and a gate electrode layer enclosing the exposed semiconductor layer are formed.12-03-2009
20090294859Trench MOSFET with embedded junction barrier Schottky diode - A trenched semiconductor power device that includes a plurality of trenched gates surrounded by source regions near a top surface of a semiconductor substrate encompassed in body regions. Each of the body regions extended between two adjacent trenched gates further having a gap exposing a top surface above an epitaxial layer above said semiconductor substrate. The trenched semiconductor power device further includes a Schottky junction barrier layer covering the top surface above the epitaxial layer between the trenched gate thus forming embedded Schottky diodes between adjacent trenched gates.12-03-2009
20090294863Semiconductor 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.12-03-2009
20090294862NON-VOLATILE SEMICONDUCTOR MEMORY DEVICE AND FABRICATING METHOD THEREOF - Disclosed are a non-volatile semiconductor memory device capable of simplifying the complicated structure of a transistor, and a fabrication method for the same. The non-volatile semiconductor memory device includes a semiconductor substrate including a plurality of active regions, gate electrodes formed over the respective active regions of the semiconductor substrate, gate spacers formed over both sides of each of the gate electrodes, common source/drain regions formed on the surface of the semiconductor substrate at both sides of the gate electrode including the gate spacers, an interlayer dielectric formed over the whole surface of a resultant structure including the substrate, gate electrodes, gate spacers and common source/drain regions, and contact plugs penetrating the interlayer dielectric, and connecting the common source/drain regions to a data line, wherein the contact plugs are made from a material which becomes electrically conductive when in contact with light and becomes non-conductive when out of contact with light.12-03-2009
20110204449Dummy Pattern Design for Reducing Device Performance Drift - A method of forming an integrated circuit structure on a chip includes extracting an active pattern including a diffusion region; enlarging the active pattern to form a dummy-forbidden region having a first edge and a second edge perpendicular to each other; and adding stress-blocking dummy diffusion regions throughout the chip, which includes adding a first stress-blocking dummy diffusion region adjacent and substantially parallel to the first edge of the dummy-forbidden region; and adding a second stress-blocking dummy diffusion region adjacent and substantially parallel to the second edge of the dummy-forbidden region. The method further includes, after the step of adding the stress-blocking dummy diffusion regions throughout the chip, adding general dummy diffusion regions into remaining spacings of the chip.08-25-2011
20090261420RECESS GATE TRANSISTOR - A method of forming a semiconductor device is provided, comprising forming a plurality of hard masks on a substrate by patterning an insulating layer; forming a plurality of trenches in the substrate, each trench having trench walls disposed between two adjacent masks and extending vertically from a bottom portion to an upper portion; forming an insulating layer on the hard masks and the trench walls; forming a conductive layer on the insulating layer; etching the conductive layer to form conductive layer patterns to fill the bottom portions of the trenches; depositing a buffer layer on the conductive layer patterns and the trench walls; and filling the upper portions of the trenches with a capping layer.10-22-2009
20090261419SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE HAVING ASSIST FEATURES AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF - A semiconductor device having assist features and manufacturing method thereof includes a substrate having at least an active region and a peripheral region defined thereon. The semiconductor device also includes a plurality of assist features positioned in the peripheral region, or in the active region with a dotted line pattern. The assist features are electrically connected to active circuits formed in the active region, respectively, for serving as redundant circuits that repair or replace defective circuits.10-22-2009
20120292709TRIGATE STATIC RANDOM-ACCESS MEMORY WITH INDEPENDENT SOURCE AND DRAIN ENGINEERING, AND DEVICES MADE THEREFROM - A static random-access memory circuit includes at least one access device including source and drain sections for a pass region, at least one pull-up device and at least one pull-down device including source-and-drain sections for a pull-down region. The static random-access memory circuit is configured with external resistivity (R11-22-2012
20100276757RECESSED CHANNEL ARRAY TRANSISTOR (RCAT) IN REPLACEMENT METAL GATE (RMG) LOGIC FLOW - Embodiments of the invention relate to a method of fabricating logic transistors using replacement metal gate (RMG) logic flow with modified process to form recessed channel array transistors (RCAT) on a common semiconductor substrate. An embodiment comprises forming an interlayer dielectric (ILD) layer on a semiconductor substrate, forming a first recess in the ILD layer of a first substrate region, forming a recessed channel in the ILD layer and in the substrate of a second substrate region, depositing a first conformal high-k dielectric layer in the first recess and a second conformal high-k dielectric layer in the recessed channel, and filling the first recess with a first gate metal and the recessed channel with a second gate metal.11-04-2010
20100127335Methods to Enhance Effective Work Function of Mid-Gap Metal by Incorporating Oxygen and Hydrogen at a Low Thermal Budget - A process is disclosed of forming metal replacement gates for PMOS transistors with oxygen in the metal gates such that the PMOS gates have effective work functions above 4.85. Metal work function layers in the PMOS gates are oxidized at low temperature to increase their effective work functions to the desired PMOS range. Hydrogen may also be incorporated at an interface between the metal gates and underlying gate dielectrics. Materials for the metal work function layers and processes for the low temperature oxidation are disclosed.05-27-2010
20100283108SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME - To provide a semiconductor device provided with an element isolation structure capable of hindering an adverse effect on electric characteristics of a semiconductor element, and a method of manufacturing the same. The thickness of a first silicon oxide film left in a shallow trench isolation having a relatively narrow width is thinner than the first silicon oxide film left in a shallow trench isolation having a relatively wide width. A second silicon oxide film (an upper layer) having a relatively high compressive stress by an HDP-CVD method is more thickly laminated over the first silicon oxide film in a lower layer by a thinned thickness of the first silicon oxide film. The compressive stress of an element isolation oxide film finally formed in a shallow trench isolation having a relatively narrow width is more enhanced.11-11-2010
20100127334SEMICONDUCTOR INTEGRATED CIRCUIT DEVICE - Provided is a semiconductor integrated circuit device capable of realizing an analog circuit required to have a high-precision relative ratio between adjacent transistors, which is reduced in size and cost. A single MOS transistor is provided within each of well regions. A plurality of the MOS transistors is combined to serve as an analog circuit block. Since distances between the well regions and channel regions may be made equal to one another, a high-precision semiconductor integrated circuit device can be obtained.05-27-2010
20120292708Combined Substrate High-K Metal Gate Device and Oxide-Polysilicon Gate Device, and Process of Fabricating Same - A semiconductor structure having combined substrate high-K metal gate device and an oxide-polysilicon gate device and a process of fabricating same are provided. The semiconductor structure enables mixed low power/low voltage and high power/high voltage applications to be supported on the same chip.11-22-2012
20080277731BODY BIAS TO FACILITATE TRANSISTOR MATCHING - One embodiment of the present invention relates to a method for transistor matching. In this method, a channel is formed within a first transistor by applying a gate-source bias having a first polarity to the first transistor. The magnitude of a potential barrier in a pocket implant region of the first transistor is reduced by applying a body-source bias having the first polarity to the first transistor. Current flow is facilitated across the channel by applying a drain-source bias having the first polarity to the first transistor. Other methods and circuits are also disclosed.11-13-2008
20080277733SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND PROCESS FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME - A semiconductor device includes a semiconductor substrate; a gate electrode formed on the semiconductor substrate; source and drain extension regions formed in the semiconductor substrate on a first and a second side corresponding to a first sidewall surface and a second sidewall surface, respectively, of the gate electrode; a first piezoelectric material pattern formed on the semiconductor substrate continuously covering the first sidewall surface of the gate electrode from the first side of the gate electrode; a second piezoelectric material pattern formed on the semiconductor substrate continuously covering the second sidewall surface of the gate electrode from the second side of the gate electrode; and source and drain regions formed in the semiconductor substrate outside the source extension region and the drain extension, respectively.11-13-2008
20080277732P-CHANNEL MOS TRANSISTOR AND SEMICONDUCTOR INTEGRATED CIRCUIT DEVICE - A p-channel MOS transistor includes a gate electrode formed on a silicon substrate via a gate insulating film, a channel region formed below the gate electrode within the silicon substrate, and a p-type source region and a p-type drain region formed at opposite sides of the channel region within the silicon substrate. In the p-channel MOS transistor, first and second sidewall insulating films are arranged on opposing sidewall faces of the gate electrode. First and second p-type epitaxial regions are respectively formed at outer sides of the first and second sidewall insulating films on the silicon substrate, and the first and second p-type epitaxial regions are arranged to be higher than the gate electrode. A stress film that stores tensile stress and covers the gate electrode via the first and second sidewall insulating films is continuously arranged over the first and second p-type epitaxial regions.11-13-2008
20120193723SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE, DISPLAY DEVICE, AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE - To provide a semiconductor device which operates stably with few malfunctions due to noise, with low power consumption, and little variation in characteristics; a display device including the semiconductor device; and an electronic device including the display device. An output terminal is connected to a power supply line, thereby reducing variation in electric potential of the output terminal. In addition, a gate electrode potential which turns ON a transistor is maintained due to the capacitance of the transistor. Further, change in characteristics of the transistor is reduced by a signal line for reverse bias.08-02-2012
20080283925Multi-Fin Component Arrangement and Method for Manufacturing a Multi-Fin Component Arrangement - In a first embodiment, a multi-fin component arrangement has a plurality of multi-fin component partial arrangements. Each of the multi-fin component partial arrangements has a plurality of electronic components, which electronic components have a multi-fin structure. At least one multi-fin component partial arrangement has at least one dummy structure, which at least one dummy structure is formed between at least two of the electronic components formed in the at least one multi-fin component partial arrangement. The dummy structure is formed in such a way that electrical characteristics of the electronic components formed in the multi-fin component partial arrangements are adapted to one another.11-20-2008
20120032269SEMICONDUCTOR INTEGRATED CIRCUIT DEVICE AND METHOD FOR FABRICATING THE SAME - Provided are a semiconductor integrated device and a method for fabricating the same. The semiconductor integrated circuit includes a semiconductor substrate including a first dopant, a first conductive layer pattern formed on the semiconductor substrate, an interlayer dielectric layer formed on the first conductive layer pattern, a second conductive layer pattern formed on the interlayer dielectric layer, and a first vacuum ultraviolet (VUV) blocking layer which blocks a VUV ray radiated to the semiconductor substrate.02-09-2012
20120032267DEVICE AND METHOD FOR UNIFORM STI RECESS - A semiconductor device and method for forming the semiconductor device include forming structures in a semiconductor substrate. The structures have two or more different spacings between them. A dielectric material is deposited in the spacings. Ion species are implanted to a depth in the dielectric material to change an etch rate of the dielectric material down to the depth. The dielectric material having the ion species is etched selective to the dielectric material below the depth such that a substantially uniform depth in the dielectric material is created across the at least two spacings.02-09-2012
20080303097Power FET With Low On-Resistance Using Merged Metal Layers - In one embodiment, relatively thin but wide metal bus strips overlying a high power FET are formed to conduct current to the source and drain narrow metal strips. A passivation layer is formed over the surface of the FET, and the passivation layer is etched to expose almost the entire top surface of the bus strips. A copper seed layer is then formed over the surface of the wafer, and a mask is formed to expose only the seed layer over the bus strips. The seed layer over the bus strips is then copper or gold electroplated to deposit a very thick metal layer, which effectively merges with the underlaying metal layer, to reduce on-resistance. The plating metal does not need to be passivated due to its thickness and wide line/space. Other techniques may also be used for depositing a thick metal over the exposed bus strips.12-11-2008
20090032879NITRIDE-BASED SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - A nitride-based semiconductor device includes a diode provided on a semiconductor substrate. The diode contains a first nitride-based semiconductor layer made of non-doped Al02-05-2009
20100127333 NOVEL LAYOUT ARCHITECTURE FOR PERFORMANCE ENHANCEMENT - The present disclosure provides an integrated circuit. The integrated circuit includes an active region in a semiconductor substrate; a first field effect transistor (FET) disposed in the active region; and an isolation structure disposed in the active region. The FET includes a first gate; a first source formed in the active region and disposed on a first region adjacent the first gate from a first side; and a first drain formed in the active region and disposed on a second region adjacent the first gate from a second side. The isolation structure includes an isolation gate disposed adjacent the first drain; and an isolation source formed in the active region and disposed adjacent the isolation gate such that the isolation source and the first drain are on different sides of the isolation gate.05-27-2010
20080296693ENHANCED TRANSISTOR PERFORMANCE OF N-CHANNEL TRANSISTORS BY USING AN ADDITIONAL LAYER ABOVE A DUAL STRESS LINER IN A SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - By forming an additional dielectric material, such as silicon nitride, after patterning dielectric liners of different intrinsic stress, a significant increase of performance of N-channel transistors may be obtained while substantially not contributing to a performance loss of the P-channel transistor.12-04-2008
20080272436Semiconductor device and method of fabricating the same - A semiconductor device includes a first stress film covering a first gate electrode and first source/drain areas of a first transistor area and at least a portion of a third gate electrode of an interface area, a second stress film covering a second gate electrode and second source/drain areas of a second transistor area and overlapping at least a portion of the first stress film on the third gate electrode of the interface area, and an interlayer insulating film formed on the first and the second stress film. The semiconductor device further includes a plurality of first contact holes formed through the interlayer insulating film and the first stress film in the first transistor area to expose the first gate electrode and the first source/drain areas, a plurality of second contact holes formed through the interlayer insulating film and the second stress film in the second transistor area to expose the second gate electrode and the second source/drain areas, and a third contact hole formed through the interlayer insulating film, the second stress film, and the first stress film in the interface area to expose the third gate electrode. A depth of a recessed portion of an upper side of the third gate electrode in which the third contact hole is formed is equal to or larger than a depth of a recessed portion of an upper side of the first gate electrode in which the first contact hole is formed.11-06-2008
20130119473GATE STRUCTURES AND METHODS OF MANUFACTURE - A metal gate structure with a channel material and methods of manufacture such structure is provided. The method includes forming dummy gate structures on a substrate. The method further includes forming sidewall structures on sidewalls of the dummy gate structures. The method further includes removing the dummy gate structures to form a first trench and a second trench, defined by the sidewall structures. The method further includes forming a channel material on the substrate in the first trench and in the second trench. The method further includes removing the channel material from the second trench while the first trench is masked. The method further includes filling remaining portions of the first trench and the second trench with gate material.05-16-2013
20130119475METHOD FOR DESIGNING A SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE INCLUDING STRESS FILMS - A method for designing a semiconductor device includes arranging at least a pattern of a first active region in which a first transistor is formed and a pattern of a second active region in which a second transistor is formed; arranging at least a pattern of a gate wire which intersects the first active region and the second active region; extracting at least a first region in which the first active region and the gate wire are overlapped with each other; arranging at least one pattern of a compressive stress film on a region including the first active region; and obtaining by a computer a layout pattern of the semiconductor device, when the at least one pattern of the compressive stress film is arranged, end portions of the at least one pattern thereof are positioned based on positions of end portions of the first region.05-16-2013
20090050973INTEGRATED CIRCUIT INCLUDING A FIRST CHANNEL AND A SECOND CHANNEL - An integrated circuit is disclosed. In one embodiment, the integrated circuit includes a first area and a second area. The first area is stress engineered to provide enhanced mobility in a first channel that has a first width. The second area is stress engineered to provide enhanced mobility in a second channel that has a second width. The first channel and the second channel provide a combined current that is greater than a single current provided via a single channel having a single width that is substantially equal to the sum of the first width and the second width.02-26-2009
20100052061SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE MANUFACTURING METHOD - A semiconductor device includes a plurality of first MOS transistors has a first gate electrode formed on a first gate insulating film provided on a semiconductor substrate, a plurality of second MOS transistors has a second gate electrode formed on a second gate insulating film which is provided on the substrate and which is smaller in thickness than the first gate insulating film. A first element isolation region has a first region and a second region, a bottom surface of the second region is deeper than that of the first region by the difference of thickness between the first gate insulating film and the second gate insulating film, and a bottom surface of the first region is equal in a bottom surface of a second element isolation region.03-04-2010
20100052059FINFET PROCESS COMPATIBLE NATIVE TRANSISTOR - Provided is a top-channel only finFET device. The methods and devices described herein may provide a native device that is compatible with a finFET process flow. A gate may be formed on the top of a fin providing the channel region of the device. In an embodiment, the gate is provided only on one side of the channel, for example, on the top of the fin. The sidewalls of the fin including channel may abut an isolation structure. In an embodiment, isolation structures are formed between the fins to provide a planar surface for the formation of a gate.03-04-2010
20110204448SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - In a semiconductor device having paired transistors, an imbalance in characteristics of the paired transistors is reduced or prevented while an increase in circuit area is reduced or prevented. First and second transistors have first and second regions having the same active region pattern, and third and fourth transistors have third and fourth regions having the same active region pattern. The active regions of the third and fourth transistors have a longer length in the channel length direction than that of the active regions of the first and second transistors. The third and fourth regions have a narrower width in the channel length direction than that of the first and second regions.08-25-2011
20090085121Condensed Memory Cell Structure Using a FinFET - An integrated circuit and method for manufacturing an integrated circuit are described. In one embodiment, the integrated circuit includes a memory cell that includes a resistivity changing memory element. The resistivity changing memory element is electrically coupled to a select transistor that includes a FinFET including a source, a drain, and a fin structure formed above a surface of a substrate between the source and the drain. The fin structure includes a channel area extending in a direction substantially parallel to the surface of the substrate, and a dielectric layer formed around at least a portion of the channel area such that an effective channel width of the select transistor depends at least in part on a height of the fin structure.04-02-2009
20090152635THIN FILM TRANSISTOR AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING A DISPLAY PANEL - Embodiments of the present invention relate to a thin film transistor and a manufacturing method of a display panel, and include forming a gate line including a gate electrode on a substrate, forming a gate insulating layer on the gate electrode, forming an intrinsic semiconductor on the gate insulating layer, forming an extrinsic semiconductor on the intrinsic semiconductor, forming a data line including a source electrode and a drain electrode on the extrinsic semiconductor, and plasma-treating a portion of the extrinsic semiconductor between the source electrode and the drain electrode to form a protection member and ohmic contacts on respective sides of the protection member. Accordingly, the process for etching the extrinsic semiconductor and forming an inorganic insulating layer for protecting the intrinsic semiconductor may be omitted such that the manufacturing process of the display panel may be simplified, manufacturing cost may be reduced, and productivity may be improved.06-18-2009
20100140714LOW LOSS SUBSTRATE FOR INTEGRATED PASSIVE DEVICES - Electronic elements (06-10-2010
20090179275SEMICONDUCTOR MEMORY DEVICE JUNCTION AND METHOD OF FORMING THE SAME - The present invention relates to semiconductor memory device junction and a method of forming the same. The semiconductor memory device junction may include a semiconductor substrate having gate lines formed thereon, and a junction having first and second junction elements formed by implanting impurities of a different mass into the semiconductor substrate between the gate lines. The method of forming a semiconductor memory device junction may include providing a semiconductor substrate having gate lines, forming an auxiliary layer along a surface of the semiconductor substrate including the gate lines, implanting impurities into the semiconductor substrate between gate lines to form a first junction element, and implanting impurities into the semiconductor substrate to form a second junction element, wherein the impurities implanted to form the first junction element and the second junction element have different masses.07-16-2009
20090127626STRESS-GENERATING SHALLOW TRENCH ISOLATION STRUCTURE HAVING DUAL COMPOSITION - A shallow trench isolation structure containing a first shallow trench isolation portion comprising the first shallow trench material and a second shallow trench isolation portion comprising the second shallow trench material is provided. A first biaxial stress on at least one first active area and a second bidirectional stress on at least one second active area are manipulated separately to enhance charge carrier mobility in middle portions of the at least one first and second active areas by selection of the first and second shallow trench materials as well as adjusting the type of the shallow trench isolation material that each portion of the at least one first active area and the at least one second active area laterally abut.05-21-2009
20110186933SCHOTTKY DIODE WITH SILICIDE ANODE AND ANODE-ENCIRCLING P-TYPE DOPED REGION - An integrated circuit includes a Schottky diode having a cathode defined by an n-type semiconductor region, an anode defined by a cobalt silicide region, and a p-type region laterally annularly encircling the cobalt silicide region. The resulting p-n junction forms a depletion region under the Schottky junction that reduces leakage current through the Schottky diodes in reverse bias operation. An n+-type contact region is laterally separated by the p-type region from the first silicide region and a second cobalt silicide region is formed in the n-type contact region. The silicided regions are defined by openings in a silicon blocking dielectric layer. Dielectric material is left over the p-type region. The p-type region may be formed simultaneously with source/drain regions of a PMOS transistor.08-04-2011
20110186932SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - A semiconductor device including first and second transistors, each of the first and second transistors being formed with a plurality of fin transistors, and the first and second transistors being connected in parallel to electrically share a source, wherein the plurality of fin transistors each include a fin activation layer, the fin activation layer protruding from a semiconductor substrate, a source layer serving as the source being formed on one end, and a drain layer on the other end of the fin activation layer so as to form a channel region, the fin activation layers are arranged adjacent to each other in parallel, and the drain layers are disposed so that the currents flow through the plurality of fin transistors in opposite directions between the first and second transistors.08-04-2011
20110186931SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE FORMED BY A REPLACEMENT GATE APPROACH BASED ON AN EARLY WORK FUNCTION METAL - In a replacement gate approach, one work function metal may be provided in an early manufacturing stage, i.e., upon depositing the gate layer stack, thereby reducing the number of deposition steps required in a later manufacturing stage. Consequently, the further work function metal and the electrode metal may be filled into the gate trenches on the basis of superior process conditions compared to conventional replacement gate approaches.08-04-2011
20090184374ANISOTROPIC STRESS GENERATION BY STRESS-GENERATING LINERS HAVING A SUBLITHOGRAPHIC WIDTH - A protruding structure having a linear edge is formed on a substrate. The protruding structure may be a gate line of a field effect transistor. A stress-generating liner is deposited on the substrate. A non-photosensitive self-assembling block copolymer layer containing at least two immiscible polymeric block components is deposited on the stress-generating liner, and is annealed to allow phase separation of immiscible components. The polymeric resist is developed to remove at least one of the at least two polymeric block components, which formed a pattern of nested lines due to the linear edge of the protruding structure. Linear nanoscale stripes are formed in the polymeric resist which is self-aligning and self-assembled. The stress-generating layer is patterned into linear stress-generating stripes having a sublithographic width. The linear stress-generating stripes provide a predominantly uniaxial stress along their lengthwise direction, providing an anisotropic stress to an underlying semiconductor device.07-23-2009
20100200926Memory Cells Having Contact Structures and Related Intermediate Structures - Intermediate structures are provided that are formed during the manufacture of a memory device. These structures include first and second spaced apart gate patterns on a semiconductor substrate. A source/drain region is provided in the semiconductor substrate between the first and second gate patterns. An etch stop layer is provided on first and second sidewalls of the first gate pattern. The first and second sidewalls face each other to define a gap region between the etch stop layer on the first sidewall and the etch stop layer on the second sidewall. A dielectric layer is provided in the gap region. Finally, a preliminary contact hole is provided in the dielectric layer.08-12-2010
20100200925SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME - A semiconductor device has a pair of impurity regions in a semiconductor substrate. A silicon layer is formed on the impurity region. A gate insulating film is formed between the impurity regions. A gate electrode is formed on the gate insulating film. A first silicon nitride film is formed on the gate electrode. A silicon oxide film is formed on a side surface of the gate electrode. A second silicon nitride film is partially formed on the silicon layer and on a side surface of the silicon oxide film. A conductive layer is formed on the silicon layer.08-12-2010
20100200924SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - A semiconductor device has a plurality of divided elements which are formed over a substrate, each of which containing a film having a predetermined pattern with the long-axis direction and the short-axis direction definable therein, and are arranged in a distributed manner in the same layer in the in-plane direction of the substrate, wherein the plurality of divided elements are arranged so that every adjacent divided element in a first direction has the long-axis direction thereof aligned differently from those of the neighbors, or, so that every adjacent divided element in the first direction is shifted in a second direction, which is orthogonal to the first direction, by an amount smaller than the length of the divided element in the second direction.08-12-2010
20090026547Semiconductor device and method of manufacturing the same - A semiconductor device includes an active region extending along a first direction on a semiconductor substrate, the active region having a first sidewall and a second sidewall spaced apart and facing each other, a distance between the first and second sidewalls extending along a second direction, and a gate on the active region, the gate having a pair of body portions extending along the second direction and being spaced apart from each other, the second direction being perpendicular to the first direction, a head portion extending along the first direction to connect the body portions, the head portion overlapping a portion of the first sidewall, and a plurality of tab portions protruding from sidewalls of the body portions, the tab portions extending along the first direction and overlapping a portion of the second sidewall.01-29-2009
20120068270SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD OF THE DEVICE - A semiconductor device includes a first transistor including a gate electrode formed on semiconductor substrate with a gate insulating film interposed therebetween, a first sidewall formed on each side surface of the first gate electrode, and a source/drain diffusion layer; and a second transistor including a gate electrode formed on the semiconductor substrate with the gate insulating film interposed therebetween, a first sidewall formed on each side surface of the second gate electrode, a second sidewall formed outside the first sidewall. A nickel silicide layer is formed in each of upper portions of the gate electrode and the source/drain regions in a silicide formation region. The first sidewall is resistant an etching material used for etching the second sidewall.03-22-2012
20120068268TRANSISTOR STRUCTURE AND METHOD OF FABRICATING THE SAME - A method of fabricating a transistor structure includes the step of providing a substrate having a gate thereon. Then, a first spacer is formed at two sides of the gate. After that, an LDD region is formed in the substrate at two sides of the gate. Later, a second spacer comprising a carbon-containing spacer and a sacrificing spacer is formed on the first spacer. Subsequently, a source/drain region is formed in the substrate at two sides of the gate. Finally, the sacrificing spacer is removed entirely, and part of the carbon-containing spacer is also removed. The remaining carbon-containing spacer has an L shape. The carbon-containing spacer has a first carbon concentration, and the sacrificing spacer has a second carbon concentration. The first carbon concentration is greater than the second carbon concentration.03-22-2012
20120068269Producing a perfect P-N junction - This patent disclosure presents circuits, system, and method to produce an ideal memory cell and a method to produce a perfect PN junction without undesirable junction voltage and leakage current. These new inventions finally perfect the art to produce PN junction diode sixty years after PN junction diode was invented and the technology to produce an indestructible nonvolatile memory cell that is fast and small.03-22-2012
20110031553Semiconductor device having transistors each having gate electrode of different metal ratio and production process thereof - A semiconductor device with integrated MIS field-effect transistors includes a first transistor including a first gate electrode having a composition represented by MAx, and a second transistor including a second gate electrode having a composition represented by MAy, in which M includes at least one metal element selected from the group consisting of W, Mo, Ni, Pt, Ta, Pd, Co, and Ti, A includes at least one of silicon and germanium, and 002-10-2011
20090032878Semiconductor device and fabrication method thereof - A semiconductor device comprises a first gate electrode formed on a first region of a semiconductor substrate, a first impurity layer formed at least below both ends of the first gate electrode in the first region, a first side wall formed on both side surfaces of the first gate electrode, and a second impurity layer formed on both sides of the first side wall as viewed from the first gate electrode in the first region. The first impurity layer includes a first-conductivity type first impurity and a first-conductivity type second impurity having a larger mass number than that of the first impurity.02-05-2009
20090032877METHOD OF ENHANCING DRIVE CURRENT IN A TRANSISTOR - A method of manufacturing a semiconductor device includes forming transistors including gate electrodes and source/drain regions over a substrate. A protective layer is placed over the source/drain regions and the gate electrodes. A portion of the protective layer is removed to expose a portion of the gate electrodes. The exposed portions of the gate electrodes are amorphized, and remaining portions of the protective layer located over the source/drain regions are removed. A stress memorization layer is formed over the gate electrodes, and the substrate is annealed in the presence of the stress memorization layer to at least reduce an amorphous content of the gate electrodes. The stress memorization layer is removed subsequent to the annealing.02-05-2009
20090050972Strained Semiconductor Device and Method of Making Same - A method of making a semiconductor device is disclosed. A semiconductor body, a gate electrode and source/drain regions are provided. A liner is provided that covers the gate electrode and the source/drain regions. Silicide regions are formed on the semiconductor device by etching a contact hole through the liner.02-26-2009
20090166745SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND PHOTOMASK - Shared contact holes SC07-02-2009
20090101979Methods of Forming Field Effect Transistors Having Stress-Inducing Sidewall Insulating Spacers Thereon and Devices Formed Thereby - Methods of forming integrated circuit devices include forming a field effect transistor having a gate electrode, a sacrificial spacer on a sidewall of the gate electrode and silicided source/drain regions. The sacrificial spacer is used as an implantation mask when forming highly doped portions of the source/drain regions. The sacrificial spacer is then removed from the sidewall of the gate electrode. A stress-inducing electrically insulating layer, which is configured to induce a net tensile stress (for NMOS transistors) or compressive stress (for PMOS transistors) in a channel region of the field effect transistor, is then formed on the sidewall of the gate electrode.04-23-2009
20110221005Integrated circuit package for semiconductior devices with improved electric resistance and inductance - A semiconductor integrated circuit package having a leadframe (09-15-2011
20090101982SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF - A semiconductor device according to an embodiment of the present invention comprises: a semiconductor substrate; a first field-effect transistor formed on the semiconductor substrate, and including a fin constituted by a semiconductor layer having source and drain regions via a channel region in an extending direction, and a gate electrode formed on the channel region via an insulating film; a stress application layer formed on a top surface of the gate electrode, and formed by a conductive material of which a difference between linear expansion coefficients at a temperature of forming a stress application layer and a room temperature is different from a difference between linear expansion coefficients of the fin at the temperature of forming the stress application layer and the room temperature, and a plug layer formed on the stress application layer and above the fin, and made of a conductive material having larger Young's modulus than that of the fin.04-23-2009
20090101980METHOD OF FABRICATING A GATE STRUCTURE AND THE STRUCTURE THEREOF - A method of fabricating a gate structure in a metal oxide semiconductor field effect transistor (MOSFET) and the structure thereof is provided. The MOSFET may be n-doped or p-doped. The gate structure, disposed on a substrate, includes a plurality of gates. Each of the plurality of gates is separated by a vertical space from an adjacent gate. The method deposits at least one dual-layer liner over the gate structure filling each vertical space. The dual-layer liner includes at least two thin high density plasma (HDP) films. The deposition of both HDP films occurs in a single HDP chemical vapor deposition (CVD) process. The dual-layer liner has properties conducive for coupling with plasma enhanced chemical vapor deposition (PECVD) films to form tri-layer or quadric-layer film stacks in the gate structure.04-23-2009
20120104503TRANSISTOR STRUCTURE WITH SILICIDED SOURCE AND DRAIN EXTENSIONS AND PROCESS FOR FABRICATION - A transistor is formed in a semiconductor substrate with a gate over a channel region, source/drain extension regions in the substrate adjacent the channel region, and source/drain regions in the substrate adjacent the source/drain extension regions. Silicide is formed on the source/drain extension regions and the source/drain regions so that the silicide has a first thickness over the source/drain extension regions and a second thickness over source/drain regions, with the second thickness being greater than the first thickness. Silicide on the source/drain extension regions lowers transistor series resistance which boosts transistor performance and also protects the source/drain extension regions from silicon loss and silicon damage during contact etch.05-03-2012
20120104502METHOD OF PRODUCING SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE, AND SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - Disclosed is a method of producing a semiconductor device, able to form a source/drain of a Schottky junction (FET) with simple steps and able to improve the device characteristics. A gate is formed on an element region defined in a silicon substrate layer by element isolation regions (first step), the silicon substrate is etched by self-alignment using the gate and the element isolation regions as masks (second step), and an insulating film is formed on the side surfaces of the gate (third step). Then, a metal film acting as the source/drain is selectively formed on the etching region of the silicon substrate by electroless plating (fourth step).05-03-2012
20120104501Semiconductor apparatus and method of manufacturing semiconductor apparatus - A semiconductor apparatus includes: an MOS type field effect transistor formed on a semiconductor substrate and having a first gate electrode set at a predetermined impurity concentration; and a charge modulation device formed on the semiconductor substrate and having a second gate electrode set at a predetermined impurity concentration lower than the impurity concentration of the first gate electrode.05-03-2012
20120104500SHALLOW TRENCH ISOLATION RECESS REPAIR USING SPACER FORMATION PROCESS - A method of forming a semiconductor device includes forming a spacer layer over a plurality of transistor gate structures, the transistor gate structures being formed over both active and shallow trench isolation (STI) regions of a substrate. The spacer layer is subjected to a directional etch so as to form sidewall spacers adjacent the plurality of transistor gate structures, and a horizontal fill portion of the spacer layer remains in one more recesses present in the STI regions so as to substantially planarize the STI region prior to subsequent material deposition thereon.05-03-2012
20120193720SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - The semiconductor device includes a substrate including an isolation region and an active region, the active region being defined by the isolation region; and a gate line including a first region on the active region, the first region including an open portion, and the open portion exposing a part of the active region, and a second region connected to the first region, the second region intersecting a boundary between the active region and the isolation region, a width of the second region being narrower than a width of the first region.08-02-2012
20090140344SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - A semiconductor device including a SRAM cell may include a data holding unit including a driver transistor and a load transistor, and receiving and holding data; and a data transferring unit including a transfer gate transistor whose source and drain are connected between the data holding unit and one of a pair of bit lines, and whose gate is connected to a word line, the data transferring unit either transferring the data transferred from the one of the pair of bit lines to the data holding unit or receiving the data held in the data holding unit and transferring the data to the one of the pair of bit lines, wherein at least one of the driver transistor and the load transistor has higher capacitance between the gate and the source and between the gate and the drain than the transfer gate transistor.06-04-2009
20090212370SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE HAVING INSULATED GATE FIELD EFFECT TRANSISTORS AND METHOD OF FABRICATING THE SAME - A semiconductor device has a plurality of insulated gate field effect transistors on a semiconductor substrate. A SAC contact hole is formed between two gates of the insulated gate field effect transistors. A side portion of the SAC contact hole is separated from two gates of the insulated gate field effect transistors by a side wall dielectric film and a dielectric film. A polycrystalline silicon plug having a U-shaped section structure is formed in a bottom portion of the SAC contact hole. A barrier metal film is formed on the polycrystalline silicon plug. A metal plug is buried on the barrier metal film so that covering on the SAC contact hole.08-27-2009
20090212367Arrangement of mosfet's for controlling same - An arrangement of a plurality of MOSFET's on a chip that includes a first terminal, a second terminal and a third terminal is provided, the arrangement having at least one first MOSFET used as a first control cell and at least one second MOSFET used as a second control cell, each MOSFET having respectively a gate terminal, a source terminal and a drain terminal. The source terminals of all the MOSFET's are connected to one another and contacting the first terminal of the chip. The drain terminal of the at least one second MOSFET, which is used as a power cell, contacts the second terminal of the chip. The gate terminals of all the MOSFET's are connected to one another and contact the third terminal of the chip. The gate terminal and the drain terminal of the at least one first MOSFET, which is used as the first control cell, are connected to one another.08-27-2009
20090212368SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD OF FABRICATING THE SAME - A semiconductor device including transistors and strain layers is provided. Each transistor includes a source region and a drain region on a substrate and a gate structure on a channel region between the source region and the drain region. Lengths of the channel regions of these transistors are the same, but at least one source or drain region has a width along a channel length direction and the width is different from widths of other source or drain regions. The strain layers include first and second strain layers embedded separately at two sides of each gate structure in the substrate. A first width of each first strain layer along the channel length direction is the same, and a second width of each second strain layer along the channel length direction is the same.08-27-2009
20090242995SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD FOR FABRICATING THE SAME - A semiconductor device includes an isolation region (10-01-2009
20090256209Gate Structure of Semiconductor Device - A gate structure of a semiconductor device comprising a silicon substrate having a field oxide film, a plurality of gates formed by sequentially stacking a first gate dielectric film, a first gate conductive film, and a gate silicide film on the silicon substrate. a thermal oxide film formed on a side of the first gate conductive film, a plurality of trenches formed between the gates, a second gate oxide film formed on an interior wall of each trench; and a second conductive film formed in a spacer shape on a predetermined region of the second gate oxide film, and on a side of the first gate conductive film, the gate silicide film and the thermal oxide film.10-15-2009
20120091532Semiconductor Devices Including Buried-Channel-Arrray Transistors - Provided is a semiconductor device in which a short margin between a storage contact plug and a bit line contact plug may be increased. The device includes a substrate including isolation regions and active regions defined by the isolation regions, gates disposed in the substrate and configured to intersect the active regions and define source regions and drain regions in the active regions, an interlayer insulating layer disposed on the substrate, bit line contact plugs configured to penetrate the interlayer insulating layer and contact the drain regions, and first bit line structures and second bit line structures disposed on the interlayer insulating layer. The first bit line structures include first bit line conductive patterns and first bit line spacers covering sidewalls of the first bit line conductive patterns. The second bit line structures include second bit line conductive patterns configured to contact the bit line contact plugs to be substantially parallel to the first bit line conductive patterns and first bit line spacers covering sidewalls of the second bit line conductive patterns and sidewalls of the bit line contact plugs.04-19-2012
20110101461SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF - The present invention presupposes a MIPS electrode in which a gate electrode of a MISFET is made up of a stacked film of a metal film and a polysilicon film. Then, by a first characteristic point that a gate contact hole is formed to have an opening diameter larger than a gate length of the gate electrode of the MIPS electrode and a second characteristic point that a concave portion is formed in a side surface of the metal film constituting the gate electrode, the further reduction of the gate resistance (parasitic resistance) and the improvement of the connection reliability between the gate electrode and the gate plug can be achieved.05-05-2011
20120193721ELECTRONIC DEVICES - Forming, between a supporting substrate and the bottom conductive layer of a stack of layers a plurality of electronically functional elements, a non-conducting layer that functions to increase the adhesion of said bottom conductive layer to the supporting substrate.08-02-2012
20100155848Trigate static random-access memory with independent source and drain engineering, and devices made therefrom - A static random-access memory circuit includes at least one access device including source and drain sections for a pass region, at least one pull-up device and at least one pull-down device including source-and-drain sections for a pull-down region. The static random-access memory circuit is configured with external resistivity (R06-24-2010
20100013019STRESSED DIELECTRIC DEVICES AND METHODS OF FABRICATING SAME - A structure and a method of making the structure. The structure includes a field effect transistor including: a first and a second source/drain formed in a silicon substrate, the first and second source/drains spaced apart and separated by a channel region in the substrate; a gate dielectric on a top surface of the substrate over the channel region; and an electrically conductive gate on a top surface of the gate dielectric; and a dielectric pillar of a first dielectric material over the gate; and a dielectric layer of a second dielectric material over the first and second source/drains, sidewalls of the dielectric pillar in direct physical contact with the dielectric layer, the dielectric pillar having no internal stress or an internal stress different from an internal stress of the dielectric layer.01-21-2010
20090315114STRESS IN TRIGATE DEVICES USING COMPLIMENTARY GATE FILL MATERIALS - Embodiments relate to an improved tri-gate device having gate metal fills, providing compressive or tensile stress upon at least a portion of the tri-gate transistor, thereby increasing the carrier mobility and operating frequency. Embodiments also contemplate method for use of the improved tri-gate device.12-24-2009
20100148269TUNABLE SPACERS FOR IMPROVED GAPFILL - A device that includes a substrate with an active region is disclosed. The device includes a gate disposed in the active region and tunable sidewall spacers on sidewalls of the gate. A profile of the tunable sidewall spacers includes upper and lower portions in which width of the spacers in the upper portion is reduced at a greater rate than the lower portion.06-17-2010
20090121293Semiconductor device and method for manufacturing same - The semiconductor device includes a semiconductor substrate, a plurality of source regions formed in a stripe shape on the semiconductor substrate, a plurality of gate electrodes formed in a stripe shape between a plurality of the stripe shaped source regions on the semiconductor substrate, an insulating film for covering the source regions and the gate electrodes, the insulating film including a contact hole for partly exposing the source regions in a part of a predetermined region with respect to a longitudinal direction of the source regions; and a source electrode formed on the insulating film and electrically connected to the source region via the contact hole.05-14-2009
20100187609BOOSTING TRANSISTOR PERFORMANCE WITH NON-RECTANGULAR CHANNELS - Roughly described, the invention includes layouts and masks for an integrated circuit, in which the diffusion shape for a transistor includes a transversely extending jog on one or both transversely opposite sides, the jog having inner and outer corners, at least one of which is located relative to the gate conductor longitudinally such that during lithographic printing of the diffusion shape onto the integrated circuit, the corner will round and extend at least partly into the channel region. The invention also includes aspects for a system and method for introducing such jogs, and for an integrated circuit device having a non-rectangular channel region, the channel region being wider where it meets the source region than at some other longitudinal position under the gate.07-29-2010
20100258875CMOS (COMPLEMENTARY METAL OXIDE SEMICONDUCTOR) DEVICES HAVING METAL GATE NFETS AND POLY-SILICON GATE PFETS - A semiconductor structure. The semiconductor structure includes: a first semiconductor region and a second semiconductor region; a first gate dielectric region on the first semiconductor region; a second gate dielectric region on the second semiconductor region, wherein the second semiconductor region includes a first top surface shared by the second semiconductor region and the second gate dielectric region, and wherein the first top surface defines a reference direction perpendicular to the first top surface and pointing from inside to outside of the second semiconductor region; an electrically conductive layer on the first gate dielectric region; a first poly-silicon region on the electrically conductive layer; a second poly-silicon region on the second gate dielectric region; a first hard mask region on the first poly-silicon region; and a second hard mask region on the second poly-silicon region.10-14-2010
20090079006SEMICONDUCTOR APPARATUS - A semiconductor apparatus includes: a semiconductor device including a semiconductor layer, a first metal main electrode provided on the semiconductor layer and having a first region and a second region, and a metal gate interconnect provided on the semiconductor layer and insulated from and interposed between the first region and the second region; a lead; and a conductive member made of a metal and connecting the first metal main electrode to the lead. The conductive member is bonded to the first region and the second region so as to cover the metal gate interconnect, and the conductive member has a recess on its lower surface above the metal gate interconnect to be spaced from the metal gate interconnect.03-26-2009
20090079005Integrated Circuits and Methods of Design and Manufacture Thereof - Integrated circuits and methods of manufacture and design thereof are disclosed. For example, a method of manufacturing includes using a first mask to pattern a gate material forming a plurality of first and second features. The first features form gate electrodes of the semiconductor devices, whereas the second features are dummy electrodes. Based on the location of these dummy electrodes, selected dummy electrodes are removed using a second mask. The use of the method provides greater flexibility in tailoring individual devices for different objectives.03-26-2009
20100176453LOW 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.07-15-2010
20100193872WORK FUNCTION ADJUSTMENT IN A HIGH-K GATE ELECTRODE STRUCTURE AFTER TRANSISTOR FABRICATION BY USING LANTHANUM - The work function of a high-k gate electrode structure may be adjusted in a late manufacturing stage on the basis of a lanthanum species in an N-channel transistor, thereby obtaining the desired high work function in combination with a typical conductive barrier material, such as titanium nitride. For this purpose, in some illustrative embodiments, the lanthanum species may be formed directly on the previously provided metal-containing electrode material, while an efficient barrier material may be provided in the P-channel transistor, thereby avoiding undue interaction of the lanthanum species in the P-channel transistor.08-05-2010
20100258876SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND A METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME - To reduce the size and improve the power added efficiency of an RF power module having an amplifier element composed of a silicon power MOSFET, the on resistance and feedback capacitance, which were conventionally in a trade-off relationship, are reduced simultaneously by forming the structure of an offset drain region existing between a gate electrode and an n10-14-2010
20100258873SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME - A semiconductor device includes a first contact formed so as to be connected to the first impurity-diffused region, but not to the first gate electrode; and a second contact formed so as to be connected commonly to the second gate electrode and the second impurity-diffused region, wherein each of the first contact and the second contact has a profile such that the taper angle changes at an intermediate position in the depth-wise direction from the surface of an insulating film towards a substrate, and the intermediate position where the taper angle changes resides more closer to the substrate in the second contact, than in the first contact.10-14-2010
20100013017Method of manufacturing semiconductor device, and semiconductor device - A method of manufacturing a semiconductor device including implanting an element selected from fluorine and nitrogen, over the entire region of a semiconductor substrate; oxidizing the semiconductor substrate to thereby form a first oxide film over the surface of the semiconductor substrate; selectively removing the first oxide film in a partial region; oxidizing the semiconductor substrate in the partial region to thereby form a second oxide film thinner than the first oxide film in the partial region; and forming gates to thereby form transistors.01-21-2010
20100013018CMOS TRANSISTOR AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME - In a complementary metal-oxide semiconductor (CMOS) transistor and a method of manufacturing the same, a semiconductor channel material having a first conductivity type is provided on a substrate. A first transistor having the first conductivity type and a second transistor having a second conductivity type are positioned on the substrate, respectively. The first transistor includes a first gate positioned on a first surface of the channel material through a medium of a gate insulation layer and a pair of ohmic contacts positioned on a second surface of the channel material and crossing over both side portions of the first gate electrode, respectively. The second transistor includes a second gate positioned on the first surface of the channel material through a medium of the gate insulation layer and a pair of Schottky contacts positioned on the second surface of the channel material and crossing over both side portions of the second gate electrode, respectively.01-21-2010
20100258874SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - A distance “a” from a first gate electrode of a first transistor of a high-frequency circuit to a first contact is greater than a distance “b” from a second electrode of a second transistor of a digital circuit to a second contact. The first contact is connected to a drain or source of the first transistor, and the second contact is connected to a drain or source of the second transistor.10-14-2010
20100193871Stacked load-less static random access memory device - In a stacked load-less static random access memory (SRAM) device in which a pair of transmission transistors is stacked on a pair of driving transistors, the stacked load-less SRAM device includes first and second transistors arranged in first and second active regions separately on a semiconductor substrate and third and fourth transistors arranged on first and second semiconductor layers over the first and second transistors. A first drain region of the first transistor, a third drain region of the third transistor, and a second gate of the second transistor are electrically connected through a first contact node. A second drain region of the second transistor, a fourth drain region of the fourth transistor, and a first gate of the first transistor are electrically connected through a second contact node.08-05-2010
20100244138SEMICONDUCTOR VARACTOR WITH REDUCED PARASITIC RESISTANCE - A semiconductor varactor with reduced parasitic resistance is disclosed. A contact isolation structure (09-30-2010
20100230758SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE WITH IMPROVED STRESSOR SHAPE - A formation method and resulting strained semiconductor device are provided, the formation method including forming transistors on a substrate, each transistor having a gate disposed over a channel region, etching or annealing an elongated trench between adjacent channel regions, where the trench has a lower boundary that is deeper towards its ends than towards its center, and conformably embedding an elongated stress region in the trench between adjacent channel regions; and the resulting strained semiconductor device including transistors, each having a gate disposed over a channel region, and elongated stress regions disposed between adjacent channel regions, wherein each of the elongated stress regions has a lower boundary that is deeper towards its ends than towards its center.09-16-2010
20100001349SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - A semiconductor device can include a first gate electrode including a gate insulating pattern, a gate conductive pattern and a capping pattern that are sequentially stacked on a semiconductor substrate, and a first spacer of a low dielectric constant disposed on a lower sidewall of the first gate electrode. A second spacer of a high dielectric constant, that is greater than the low dielectric constant, is disposed on an upper sidewall of the first gate electrode above the first spacer.01-07-2010
20110210397One-time programmable semiconductor device - According to one embodiment, a one-time programmable (OTP) semiconductor device includes a programming dielectric under a patterned electrode and over an implant region, where the programming dielectric forms a programming region of the OTP semiconductor device. The OTP semiconductor device further includes an isolation region laterally separating the programming dielectric from a coupled semiconductor structure, where the isolation region can be used in conjunction with the patterned electrode and the implant region to protect the coupled semiconductor structure. In one embodiment, the programming dielectric comprises a gate dielectric. In another embodiment, the electrode and implant regions are doped to be electrochemically similar.09-01-2011
20120193722SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - According to one embodiment, a semiconductor device includes N fins made of a semiconductor material aligned in parallel with each other; a first gate electrode formed on both side surfaces of each of the N fins to cross the fins; and a second gate electrode formed in parallel with the first gate electrode on both side surfaces of the N fins to cross the fins, and having a larger gate length than a gate length of the first gate electrode, wherein number of fins formed with contacts of source/drain layers of first field-effect transistors having the first gate electrode is larger than number of fins formed with contacts of source/drain layers of second field-effect transistors having the second gate electrode.08-02-2012
20100252887Damage Implantation of a Cap Layer - A method for fabricating a transistor on a semiconductor wafer includes providing a partial transistor containing a gate stack, extension regions, and source/drain sidewalls. The method also includes performing a source/drain implant of the semiconductor wafer, forming a cap layer over the semiconductor wafer, and performing a source/drain anneal. In addition, the method includes performing a damage implant of the cap layer and removing the cap layer over the semiconductor wafer.10-07-2010
20100252886FIN STRUCTURES AND METHODS OF FABRICATING FIN STRUCTURES - There is provided fin structures and methods for fabricating fin structures. More specifically, fin structures are formed in a substrate. The fin structures may include two fins separated by a channel, wherein the fins may be employed as fins of a field effect transistor. The fin structures are formed below the upper surface of the substrate, and may be formed without utilizing a photolithographic mask to etch the fins.10-07-2010
20080230840ULTRA SHALLOW JUNCTION FORMATION BY EPITAXIAL INTERFACE LIMITED DIFFUSION - A method of forming a field effect transistor creates shallower and sharper junctions, while maximizing dopant activation in processes that are consistent with current manufacturing techniques. More specifically, the invention increases the oxygen content of the top surface of a silicon substrate. The top surface of the silicon substrate is preferably cleaned before increasing the oxygen content of the top surface of the silicon substrate. The oxygen content of the top surface of the silicon substrate is higher than other portions of the silicon substrate, but below an amount that would prevent epitaxial growth. This allows the invention to epitaxially grow a silicon layer on the top surface of the silicon substrate. Further, the increased oxygen content substantially limits dopants within the epitaxial silicon layer from moving into the silicon substrate.09-25-2008
20080230839Method of producing a semiconductor structure - The invention is related to a method of producing a semiconductor structure comprising the steps of: fabricating a gate stack structure and oxidizing at least a portion of the gate stack structure's sidewalls, wherein the step of oxidizing is carried out at a temperature below 500° C. using a process gas which comprises oxygen radicals.09-25-2008
20090283833Integrated circuits having a contact structure having an elongate structure and methods for manufacturing the same - In an embodiment, an integrated circuit is provided. The integrated circuit may include an active area extending along a first direction corresponding to a current flow direction through the active area, a contact structure having an elongate structure. The contact structure may be electrically coupled with the active area. Furthermore, the contact structure may be arranged such that the length direction of the contact structure forms a non-zero angle with the first direction of the active area.11-19-2009
20090250761Semiconductor device with transistors and its manufacturing method - A semiconductor device includes a semiconductor substrate, a first transistor including a first gate electrode, a first diffusion region, and a second diffusion region respectively formed above the semiconductor substrate, second transistor including a second gate electrode, the first diffusion region, and a third diffusion region respectively formed above the semiconductor substrate, and a node electrode formed above the first diffusion layer, and coupled thereto. The first gate electrode and the second gate electrode are formed separately at respective side walls of the node electrode.10-08-2009
20090200613SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - A transistor having a perpendicular channel direction and a transistor having a parallel channel direction are combined to cancel out stress-induced change in a characteristic value, providing a semiconductor device whose shift in characteristic value is small. Consequently, a channel that runs in a direction perpendicular to one side of a semiconductor chip is formed in one transistor (08-13-2009
20080308870INTEGRATED CIRCUIT WITH A SPLIT FUNCTION GATE - An integrated circuit is disclosed. One embodiment provides a field-effect transistor including a gate electrode, a channel region and a first source/drain region. The gate electrode may include a main section determining a first flat band voltage between the gate electrode and the channel region and a first lateral section that is in contact with the main section and that determines a second flat band voltage between the gate electrode and the first source/drain region. The first and second flat band voltages differ by at least 0.1 eV.12-18-2008
20080303098Semiconductor Device Manufactured Using a Method to Reduce CMP Damage to Low-K Dielectric Material - In one aspect, there is provided a method of manufacturing a semiconductor device. The method comprises depositing a barrier layer over a low-k dielectric layer located over a semiconductor substrate over which a metal layer is deposited. A chemical mechanical polish process is used to remove a portion of the metal layer and the barrier layer and a dry etch is used to remove a remaining portion of the barrier layer.12-11-2008
20090072319SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE WITH RELATIVELY HIGH BREAKDOWN VOLTAGE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD - A semiconductor device includes at least one active component (03-19-2009
20090108360METHODS, STRUCTURES AND DESIGNS FOR SELF-ALIGNING LOCAL INTERCONNECTS USED IN INTEGRATED CIRCUITS - Methods, structures and designs for self-aligned local interconnects are provided. The method includes designing diffusion regions to be in a substrate. Some of a plurality of gates are designed to be active gates and some of the plurality of gates are designed to be formed over isolation regions. The method includes designing the plurality of gates in a regular and repeating alignment along a same direction, and each of the plurality of gates are designed to have dielectric spacers. The method also includes designing a local interconnect layer between or adjacent to the plurality of gates. The local interconnect layer is conductive and disposed over the substrate to allow electrical contact and interconnection with or to some of the diffusion regions of the active gates. The local interconnect layer is self-aligned by the dielectric spacers of the plurality of gates.04-30-2009
20100219477METHOD FOR THE PRODUCTION OF MOS TRANSISTORS - The invention relates to a method for the production of both MOS transistors with extremely low leakage currents at the pn junctions and logic/switching transistors, whose gates are laterally defined by spacers in a p-substrate or a p-well in an n-substrate. The aim of the invention is to provide a method for the production of MOS transistors with extremely low leakage currents that allows for parallel logic/switching transistors. This is achieved by initially carrying out an LDD ion implantation via the edges of the gates in order to form an LDD region and subsequently removing the spacers by means of an anisotropic etching step exhibiting high selectivity in relation to the gate and substrate materials, including the covering layers thereof, or by covering the MOS transistors with an extremely low leakage currents prior to isotropic spacer production such that the spacers are formed exclusively on the edges of the gates of the logic/switching transistors, while the MOS transistors with an extremely low leakage current always remain connected solely via the LDD region, and there is no high dose implantation in the S/D regions of these MOS transistors with extremely low leakage currents.09-02-2010
20090108363STRAINED SEMICONDUCTOR, DEVICES AND SYSTEMS AND METHODS OF FORMATION - In various method embodiments, a device region is defined in a semiconductor substrate and isolation regions are defined adjacent to the device region. The device region has a channel region, and the isolation regions have volumes. The volumes of the isolation regions are adjusted to provide the channel region with a desired strain. In various embodiments, adjusting the volumes of the isolation regions includes transforming the isolation regions from a crystalline region to an amorphous region to expand the volumes of the isolation regions and provide the channel region with a desired compressive strain. In various embodiments, adjusting the volumes of the isolation regions includes transforming the isolation regions from an amorphous region to a crystalline region to contract the volumes of the isolation regions to provide the channel region with a desired tensile strain. Other aspects and embodiments are provided herein.04-30-2009
20090108358SADDLE TYPE MOS DEVICE - The present invention relates to a nano-scale MOS device having a saddle structure. Particularly, the invention relates to a high-density, high-performance MOS device having a novel structure capable of improving the scaling-down characteristic and performance of the MOS device, in which a channel and gate structure is formed in the shape of a saddle. The inventive MOS device is mainly characterized in that a channel region is recessed, a gate insulating film and a gate electrode are formed on the surface and sides of the recessed channel, and the gate electrode is self-aligned with the recessed channel. Namely, in the disclosed MOS device, a portion of the insulating film around the recessed channel is selectively removed to expose the surface and sides of the recessed channel. According to the present invention, the scaling-down characteristic of the device is excellent and current drive capability is greatly increased since a channel through which an electric current can flow is formed on the surface and sides of the recessed channel. Also, the ability of the gate electrode to control the channel is enhanced. Accordingly, the invention can improve device characteristics.04-30-2009
20090108359A SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURE THEREFOR - The present invention provides a semiconductor device, and an integrated circuit including the semiconductor device. The semiconductor device, in one embodiment, includes: (1) a gate structure located over a substrate, the gate structuring including a gate dielectric and gate electrode; (2) source/drain regions located within the substrate proximate the gate structure, (3) a multi layer etch stop located over the substrate, wherein the etch stop has a first insulative layer and a second silicon-rich nitride layer located over the first insulative layer, (4) a dielectric layer located over the etch stop, the dielectric layer having an opening formed therein that extends through at least a portion of the multi layer etch stop, (5) a conductive plug located within the opening and electrically contacting the gate electrode and one of the source/drain regions, and (6) an insulative spacer located between the conductive plug and the second silicon-rich nitride layer.04-30-2009
20110127611SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME - A semiconductor device comprises an active region having an upper portion and a sidewall portion which are protruded from the top surface of a device isolation region, and a silicide film disposed in the upper portion and the sidewall portion of the active region, thereby effectively reducing resistance in a source/drain region of the semiconductor device. As a result, the entire resistance of the semiconductor device comprising a fin-type gate can be reduced to improve characteristics of the semiconductor device.06-02-2011
20100308409FINFET STRUCTURES WITH FINS HAVING STRESS-INDUCING CAPS AND METHODS FOR FABRICATING THE SAME - FinFET structures with fins having stress-inducing caps and methods for fabricating such FinFET structures are provided. In an exemplary embodiment, a method for forming stressed structures comprises forming a first stress-inducing material overlying a semiconductor material and forming spacers overlying the first stress-inducing material. The first stress-inducing material is etched using the spacers as an etch mask to form a plurality of first stress-inducing caps. The semiconductor material is etched using the plurality of first stress-inducing caps as an etch mask.12-09-2010
20100308408Apparatus and Method to Fabricate an Electronic Device - An apparatus and method to fabricate an electronic device is disclosed. In a particular embodiment, an apparatus includes a template having an imprint surface. The imprint surface includes a first region having a first pattern adapted to fabricate a fin field effect transistor (FinFET) device and a second region having a second pattern adapted to fabricate a planar electronic device.12-09-2010
20110127612SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD FOR FABRICATING SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - A semiconductor device includes: an active region configured over a substrate to include a first conductive-type first deep well and second conductive-type second deep well forming a junction therebetween. A gate electrode extends across the junction and over a portion of first conductive-type first deep well and a portion of the second conductive-type second deep well. A second conductive-type source region is in the first conductive-type first deep well at one side of the gate electrode whereas a second conductive-type drain region is in the second conductive-type second deep well on another side of the gate electrode. A first conductive-type impurity region is in the first conductive-type first deep well surrounding the second conductive-type source region and extending toward the junction so as to partially overlap with the gate electrode and/or partially overlap with the second conductive-type source region.06-02-2011
20110024843Semiconductor device including memory having nodes connected with continuous diffusion layer but isolated from each other by transistor - A semiconductor device includes a latch circuit which includes a first node for keeping a first potential corresponding to a data, and a second node for keeping a second potential corresponding to the same data, a diffusion layer continuously formed between the first node and the second node, and a transistor provided on the diffusion layer to isolate the first node from the second node.02-03-2011
20110024844SRAM CELL AND SRAM DEVICE - An SRAM cell comprising a first to fourth semiconductor thin plates standing on a single substrate and sequentially arranged parallel to each other, on the first semiconductor thin plate a first four-terminal double gate FET with a first conduction type and a second four-terminal double gate FET with a second conduction type being formed and connected in series to each other, on the second semiconductor thin plate a third four-terminal double gate FET with the second conduction type being formed, on the third semiconductor thin plate a fourth four-terminal double gate FET with the second conduction type is formed, on the fourth semiconductor thin plate a fifth four-terminal double gate FET with the first conduction type and a sixth four-terminal double gate FET with the second conduction type being formed and connected in series to each other. The second and sixth four-terminal double gate FETs constitute select transistors with logic signal input gates thereof being connected to a word line. The first and third four-terminal double gate FETs and the fourth and the fifth four-terminal double gate FETs respectively constitute cross-coupled complementary inverters to realize a flip-flop. The SRAM cell is characterized in that the first four-terminal double gate FET and the third four-terminal double gate FET are neighboring with each other and logic signal input gates thereof are formed on the side surfaces facing to each other of the respective semiconductor thin plates; the fourth four-terminal double gate FET and the fifth four-terminal double gate FET are neighboring with each other and logic input gates thereof are formed on the side surfaces facing to each other of the respective semiconductor thin plates; the third four-terminal double gate FET and the fourth four-terminal double gate FET are neighboring with each other and a threshold voltage control gates thereof are formed on the side surfaces facing to each other of the respective semiconductor thin plates; the second four-terminal double gate FET and the sixth four-terminal double gate FET are neighboring with each other sandwiching the second and third semiconductor thin plates and threshold voltage control gates thereof being formed on side surfaces facing to each other of the respective semiconductor thin plate; the threshold voltage control gates of the second, third, fourth, and sixth four-terminal double gate FETs are connected in common to a first bias wiring; threshold voltage control gates of the first and fifth four-terminal double gate FETs are connected in common to a second bias wiring; and the word line and the first and second bias wirings are arranged in a direction perpendicular to the alignment direction of the first to the fourth semiconductor thin plates.02-03-2011
20110018065METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - A method of manufacturing a semiconductor device is disclosed comprising providing an insulating carrier (01-27-2011
20090065870Semiconductor Devices and Methods of Manufacture Thereof - Semiconductor devices with transistors having different gate dielectric materials and methods of manufacture thereof are disclosed. One embodiment includes a semiconductor device including a workpiece, the workpiece including a first region and a second region proximate the first region. A first transistor is disposed in the first region of the workpiece, the first transistor having at least two first gate electrodes. A first gate dielectric is disposed proximate each of the at least two first gate electrodes, the first gate dielectric comprising a first material. A second transistor is disposed in the second region of the workpiece, the second transistor having at least two second gate electrodes. A second gate dielectric is disposed proximate each of the at least two second gate electrodes, the second gate dielectric comprising a second material. The second material is different than the first material.03-12-2009
20120032268Layout and Process of Forming Contact Plugs - A device includes a semiconductor substrate including an active region, a gate electrode directly over the active region, and a gate contact plug over and electrically coupled to the gate electrode. The gate contact plug includes at least a portion directly over, and vertically overlapping, the active region.02-09-2012
20110084341SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - A semiconductor device includes a substrate having a rectangular shape, and a via hole that has an elliptic shape or a track shape having a linear portion in a long-axis direction of the track shape, a long axis of the elliptic shape or the track shape being arranged in a long-side direction of the substrate.04-14-2011
20110115025SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - A semiconductor device includes a compound semiconductor layer provided over a substrate, a plurality of source electrodes and a plurality of drain electrodes provided over the compound semiconductor layer, a plurality of first vias each of which is configured to pass through the compound semiconductor layer and be coupled to a corresponding one of the plurality of source electrodes, a plurality of second vias each of which is configured to pass through the compound semiconductor layer and be coupled to a corresponding one of the plurality of drain electrodes, a common source wiring line configured to be coupled to the plurality of first vias and be buried in the substrate, and a common drain wiring line configured to be coupled to the plurality of second vias and be buried in the substrate.05-19-2011
20110095374METHOD, DESIGN APPARATUS, AND DESIGN PROGRAM OF SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE, AND SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - A design method of a semiconductor device includes setting an inspection region of layout data generated based on circuit data, calculating an area ratio of a first area to a second area, the first area indicating an area of the inspection region, the second area indicating a sum of a surface area of a plane that a first member contacts with a second member, the second member contacting with the first member constituting a circuit element included in the inspection region, the second member further having different heat reflective properties from the first member, and arranging a dummy element in the layout data so that the area ratio is within a predetermined range in each inspection region of the layout data.04-28-2011
20110210400Integrated Circuitry - Some embodiments include formation of at least one cavity in a first semiconductor material, followed by epitaxially growing a second semiconductor material over the first semiconductor material and bridging across the at least one cavity. The cavity may be left open, or material may be provided within the cavity. The material provided within the cavity may be suitable for forming, for example, one or more of electromagnetic radiation interaction components, transistor gates, insulative structures, and coolant structures. Some embodiments include one or more of transistor devices, electromagnetic radiation interaction components, transistor devices, coolant structures, insulative structures and gas reservoirs.09-01-2011
20100163999SEMICONDUCTOR ELEMENT AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME - A semiconductor element according to embodiments may include: a semiconductor substrate, a first oxide layer pattern formed over the semiconductor substrate, and a first polysilicon pattern formed over the first oxide layer pattern, wherein the substrate, the first oxide layer pattern and the first polysilicon pattern define a recess formed at both sides of the first oxide layer pattern and the first polysilicon pattern. A second polysilicon pattern may be formed over the first oxide layer pattern and the side wall of the first polysilicon pattern in the recess. A second oxide layer pattern, a second nitride layer pattern, and a third oxide layer pattern may be interposed between the first polysilicon pattern and the second polysilicon pattern, and between the second polysilicon pattern and the recess. Embodiments can be operated with lower electrical power in programming and erasing operations by forming a tip portion near a memory gate to increase an electric field at that portion.07-01-2010
20100164000STRAINED TRANSISTOR AND METHOD FOR FORMING THE SAME - According to one embodiment, a semiconductor substrate is provided having at least two transistor regions formed therein. Overlying the channel regions is a gate dielectric and transistor gate electrodes overly the gate dielectric and are positioned overlying the channel regions. Source and drain regions are formed on either side of the channel regions to create a transistor structure. In order to provide isolation between transistors in the semiconductor substrate, a trench is formed in the substrate. A strain-inducting layer is then deposited over the transistor structures and into the trench in the semiconductor substrate. A high-stress nitride layer is one type of material which is suitable for forming the strain-inducing layer.07-01-2010
20100163998TRENCH ISOLATION COMPRISING PROCESS HAVING MULTIPLE GATE DIELECTRIC THICKNESSES AND INTEGRATED CIRCUITS THEREFROM - A method of fabricating an integrated circuit (IC) including a first plurality of MOS transistors having a first gate dielectric having a first thickness in first regions, and a second plurality of MOS transistors having a second gate dielectric having a second thickness in second regions, wherein the first thickness07-01-2010
20100224936SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD OF FABRICATING THE SAME - A semiconductor device according to one embodiment includes: adjacent first and second transistors each formed on a semiconductor substrate, the first and second transistors respectively having first and second gate electrodes and sharing a source/drain region therebetween; a first insulating film formed on the first gate electrode; a second insulating film formed on the second gate electrode and comprising a region thicker than the first insulating film; and a self-aligned contact plug connected to the source/drain region, a horizontal distance from a center position of the self-aligned contact plug to the second gate electrode being less than a horizontal distance from a center position between the first and second gate electrodes to the second gate electrode.09-09-2010
20110241119SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING ALIGNMENT MARK FOR HIGH-K METAL GATE PROCESS - The alignment mark and method for making the same are described. In one embodiment, a semiconductor structure includes a substrate having a device region and an alignment region; a first shallow trench isolation (STI) feature in the alignment region and having a first depth D10-06-2011
20090321837CONTACT TRENCHES FOR ENHANCING STRESS TRANSFER IN CLOSELY SPACED TRANSISTORS - Scalability of a strain-inducing mechanism on the basis of a stressed dielectric overlayer may be enhanced by forming a single stress-inducing layer in combination with contact trenches, which may shield a significant amount of a non-desired stress component in the complementary transistor, while also providing a strain component in the transistor width direction when the contact material may be provided with a desired internal stress level.12-31-2009
20110210399Semiconductor device and manufacturing method thereof - A semiconductor device includes a substrate (e.g., a P-type semiconductor substrate), and an isolation region formed in the substrate to isolate an element formation region from the other region. The semiconductor device also includes a gate electrode formed over the element formation region. The gate electrode extends over each of first and second regions of the isolation region opposing each other with the element formation region interposed therebetween. The semiconductor device further includes a pair of diffusion regions (e.g., N-type diffusion regions) formed in the element formation region so as to be spaced apart from each other in a channel length direction with reference to the gate electrode. At least a portion of each of upper surfaces of the first and second regions is depressed to a depth of not less than 5% of a channel width to be located under an upper surface of the element formation region. In each of resultant depressions also, a portion of the gate electrode is present.09-01-2011
20110210398TRANSISTORS COMPRISING HIGH-K METAL GATE ELECTRODE STRUCTURES AND ADAPTED CHANNEL SEMICONDUCTOR MATERIALS - In sophisticated semiconductor devices, a replacement gate approach may be applied, in which a channel semiconductor material may be provided through the gate opening prior to forming the gate dielectric material and the electrode metal. In this manner, specific channel materials may be provided in a late manufacturing stage for different transistor types, thereby providing superior transistor performance and superior flexibility in adjusting the electronic characteristics of the transistors.09-01-2011
20110084340Voids in STI Regions for Forming Bulk FinFETs - An integrated circuit structure includes a substrate; two insulation regions over the substrate, with one of the two insulation regions including a void therein; and a first semiconductor strip between and adjoining the two insulation regions. The first semiconductor strip includes a top portion forming a fin over top surfaces of the two insulation regions.04-14-2011
20090212369Gate Effective-Workfunction Modification for CMOS - CMOS circuit structures are disclosed with the PFET and NFET devices having high-k dielectric layers consisting of the same gate insulator material, and metal gate layers consisting of the same gate metal material. The PFET device has a “p” interface control layer which is capable of shifting the effective-workfunction of the gate in the p-direction. In a representative embodiment of the invention the “p” interface control layer is aluminum oxide. The NFET device may have an “n” interface control layer. The materials of the “p” and “n” interface control layers are differing materials. The “p” and “n” interface control layers are positioned to the opposite sides of their corresponding high-k dielectric layers. Methods for fabricating the CMOS circuit structures with the oppositely positioned “p” and “n” interface control layers are also disclosed.08-27-2009
20090315116SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE WITH HETERO JUNCTION - A semiconductor device includes: a semiconductor substrate made of first semiconductor having a first lattice constant; an isolation region formed in the semiconductor substrate and defining active regions; a gate electrode structure formed above each of the active regions; dummy gate electrode structures disposed above a substrate surface and covering borders between one of the active regions on both sides of the gate electrode structure and the isolation region; recesses formed by etching the active regions between the gate electrode structure and dummy gate electrode structures; and semiconductor layers epitaxially grown on the recesses and made of second semiconductor having a second lattice constant different from the first lattice constant.12-24-2009
20090218630SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE INCLUDING MOS FIELD EFFECT TRANSISTOR HAVING OFFSET SPACERS OR GATE SIDEWALL FILMS ON EITHER SIDE OF GATE ELECTRODE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME - First and second impurity doped regions are formed in a semiconductor substrate. A first gate electrode is formed on the first impurity doped region with a first gate insulation film interposed therebetween. A second gate electrode is formed on the second impurity doped region with a second gate insulation film interposed therebetween. A first sidewall insulation film is formed on either side of the first gate electrode. A second sidewall insulation film has a thickness different from that of the first sidewall insulation film and are formed on either side of the second gate electrode. A third sidewall insulation film is formed on the first sidewall insulation film on the side of the first gate electrode. A fourth sidewall insulation films have a thickness different from that of the third sidewall, insulation film and are formed on the second sidewall insulation film on the side of the second gate electrode.09-03-2009
20090218629ETCH STOP LAYER OF REDUCED THICKNESS FOR PATTERNING A DIELECTRIC MATERIAL IN A CONTACT LEVEL OF CLOSELY SPACED TRANSISTORS - In a dual stress liner approach, an intermediate etch stop material may be provided on the basis of a plasma-assisted oxidation process rather than by deposition so the corresponding thickness of the etch stop material may be reduced. Consequently, the resulting aspect ratio may be less pronounced compared to conventional strategies, thereby reducing deposition-related irregularities which may translate into a significant reduction of yield loss, in particular for highly scaled semiconductor devices.09-03-2009
20090218628Semiconductor Device and Method for Manufacturing the Same - A semiconductor device includes a NMOS transistor of a peripheral circuit region. The NMOS transistor is formed over a relaxed silicon germanium layer and a silicon layer to have a tensile strain structure, thereby increasing electron mobility of a channel region in operation of the device. The semiconductor device may include a second active region including a first silicon layer connected to a first active region of a semiconductor substrate, a second silicon layer and a relaxed silicon germanium layer formed over the first silicon layer expected to be a NMOS region, and a NMOS gate formed over the second silicon layer.09-03-2009
20090218627FIELD EFFECT DEVICE STRUCTURE INCLUDING SELF-ALIGNED SPACER SHAPED CONTACT - A semiconductor structure and a method for fabricating the semiconductor structure include or provide a field effect device that includes a spacer shaped contact via. The spacer shaped contact via preferably comprises a spacer shaped annular contact via that is located surrounding and separated from an annular spacer shaped gate electrode at the center of which may be located a non-annular and non-spacer shaped second contact via. The annular gate electrode as well as the annular contact via and the non-annular contact via may be formed sequentially in a self-aligned fashion while using a single sacrificial mandrel layer.09-03-2009
20100038719Semiconductor apparatuses and methods of manufacturing the same - Disclosed are semiconductor apparatuses and methods of fabricating the same. According to the methods, the number of operations for fabricating the semiconductor apparatuses having a plurality of layers may be the same as the number of operations for fabricating a semiconductor apparatus having one layer. The semiconductor apparatuses may include first active regions extending in the same direction, in parallel, separated from each other and including first and second impurity doped regions on opposite ends of the first active regions from each other. The semiconductor apparatuses may further include second active regions on a layer above the first active regions, extending in the same direction as the first active regions, separated from each other, in parallel, and including first and second impurity doped regions on opposite ends of the second active regions from each other.02-18-2010
20120241867NON-VOLATILE SEMICONDUCTOR MEMORY DEVICE AND A MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF - In a non-volatile semiconductor memory device, first element isolation insulation layers in a memory cell area are formed by burying a first oxide film in first element isolation trenches of the memory cell area. The top surface of the first oxide film is positioned at a level between the top surface of a semiconductor substrate and the top surface of a first gate electrode. Each of second element isolation insulation layers in a peripheral area includes a first oxide film embedded in the entirety of second element isolation trenches of the peripheral area, and a second oxide film formed on the first oxide film. The top surface of the first oxide film is at a higher level than the top surface of the semiconductor substrate. The top surface of the second oxide film is at a higher level than the top surface of a first conductor film.09-27-2012
20120241866TRANSISTOR STRUCTURE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD WHICH HAS CHANNEL EPITAXIAL EQUIPPED WITH LATERAL EPITAXIAL STRUCTURE - A semiconductor device and methods of fabricating semiconductor devices are provided. Provided is an epitaxial layer equipped with a lateral epitaxial layer that can block a Shallow Trench Isolation (STI) edge from a downstream etching process step, which can result in a reduced STI divot. A method involves forming a semiconductor substrate on a source region and a drain region and forming a semiconductor region on the semiconductor substrate. The method also comprises creating at least a first isolation feature adjacent to the semiconductor region and depositing an epitaxial layer on the semiconductor region and laterally between the semiconductor region and the at least the first isolation feature.09-27-2012
20100065912STACKED SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND RELATED METHOD - A stacked semiconductor device and a method for fabricating the stacked semiconductor device are disclosed. The stacked semiconductor device includes a first insulating interlayer having an opening that partially exposes a substrate, wherein the substrate includes single crystalline silicon, and a first seed pattern that fills the opening, wherein the first seed pattern has an upper portion disposed over the opening, and the upper portion is tapered away from the substrate. The stacked semiconductor device further includes a second insulating interlayer formed on the first insulating interlayer, wherein a trench that exposes the upper portion of the first seed pattern penetrates the second insulating interlayer, and a first single crystalline silicon structure that fills the trench.03-18-2010
20110175167Semiconductor device having dual work function metal - A method of forming a semiconductor device includes forming a dummy metal gate layer including work function metals directly on a base insulator, diffusing the work function metals into the base insulator by annealing, removing the dummy metal gate layer by a wet etching, forming a metal gate on the base insulator, and forming a high-k insulator on the metal gate.07-21-2011
20100237423SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES INCLUDING BURIED BIT LINES - A semiconductor device includes a plurality of channel structures on a semiconductor substrate. A bit line groove having opposing sidewalls is defined between sidewalls of adjacent ones of the plurality of channel structures. A plurality of bit lines are formed on corresponding ones of the opposing sidewalls, and the plurality of bit lines are electrically isolated from each other09-23-2010
20100237420SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - A semiconductor device includes an active region formed in a substrate; an isolation structure formed to surround the active region; and one or more dummy regions formed between the active region and the isolation structure to extend integrally from the active region.09-23-2010
20100237419Static Random Access Memory (SRAM) Cell and Method for Forming Same - In accordance with an embodiment of the present invention, a static random access memory (SRAM) cell comprises a first pull-down transistor, a first pull-up transistor, a first pass-gate transistor, a second pull-down transistor, a second pull-up transistor, a second pass-gate transistor, a first linear intra-cell connection, and a second linear intra-cell connection. Active areas of the transistors are disposed in a substrate, and longitudinal axes of the active areas of the transistors are all parallel. The first linear intra-cell connection electrically couples the active area of the first pull-down transistor, the active area of the first pull-up transistor, and the active area of the first pass-gate transistor to a gate electrode of the second pull-down transistor and a gate electrode of the second pull-up transistor. The second linear intra-cell connection electrically couples the active area of the second pull-down transistor, the active area of the second pull-up transistor, and the active area of the second pass-gate transistor to a gate electrode of the first pull-down transistor and a gate electrode of the first pull-up transistor.09-23-2010
20100237421Gated Diode Structure and Method Including Relaxed Liner - A gated diode structure and a method for fabricating the gated diode structure use a relaxed liner that is derived from a stressed liner that is typically used within the context of a field effect transistor formed simultaneously with the gated diode structure. The relaxed liner is formed incident to treatment, such as ion implantation treatment, of the stressed liner. The relaxed liner provides improved gated diode ideality in comparison with the stressed liner, absent any gated diode damage that may occur incident to stripping the stressed liner from the gated diode structure while using a reactive ion etch method.09-23-2010
20120061764MODIFIED DESIGN RULES TO IMPROVE DEVICE PERFORMANCE - The layouts, device structures, and methods described above utilize dummy devices to extend the diffusion regions of edge structures and/or non-allowed structures to the dummy device. Such extension of diffusion regions resolves or reduces LOD and edge effect issues. In addition, treating the gate structure of a dummy device next to an edge device also allows only one dummy structure to be added next to the dummy device and saves the real estate on the semiconductor chip. The dummy devices are deactivated and their performance is not important. Therefore, utilizing dummy devices to extend the diffusion regions of edge structures and/or non-allowed structures according to design rules allows the resolution or reduction or LOD and edge effect issues without the penalty of yield reduction or increase in layout areas.03-15-2012
20110101463Semiconductor Device and Method for Manufacturing a Semiconductor Device - A semiconductor device includes a first device and a second device, which are implemented laterally next to each other in a substrate. A recombination zone is implemented in the substrate between the first device and the second device, so that diffusing charge carriers recombine between the first device and the second device.05-05-2011
20110101462METHOD FOR DESIGNING A SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE INCLUDING STRESS FILMS - A method for designing a semiconductor device includes arranging at least a pattern of a first active region in which a first transistor is formed and a pattern of a second active region in which a second transistor is formed; arranging at least a pattern of a gate wire which intersects the first active region and the second active region; extracting at least a first region in which the first active region and the gate wire are overlapped with each other; arranging at least one pattern of a compressive stress film on a region including the first active region; and obtaining by a computer a layout pattern of the semiconductor device, when the at least one pattern of the compressive stress film is arranged, end portions of the at least one pattern thereof are positioned based on positions of end portions of the first region.05-05-2011
20110254094Semiconductor device - A semiconductor device 10-20-2011
20110042749Semiconductor device and method of manufacturing semiconductor device - A first transistor includes a first gate insulating film, a first gate electrode, and a first sidewall. A second transistor includes a second gate insulating film, a second gate electrode, and a second sidewall. A capacitive element is connected to one side of source and drain regions of the second transistor. The first gate insulating film has the same thickness as that of the second gate insulating film, and the first gate electrode has the same thickness of that of the second gate electrode. The width of the second sidewall is larger than the width of the first sidewall.02-24-2011
20110042750CONTROLLING GATE FORMATION FOR HIGH DENSITY CELL LAYOUT - Methods of forming a semiconductor structure and the semiconductor structure are disclosed. In one embodiment, a method includes forming a gate dielectric layer over a substrate, forming a gate electrode layer over the gate dielectric layer, and etching the gate electrode layer and the gate dielectric layer to form a horizontal gate structure and a vertical gate structure, wherein the horizontal gate structure and the vertical gate structure are connected by an interconnection portion. The method further includes forming a photoresist covering the horizontal gate structure and the vertical gate structure, with the photoresist having a gap exposing the interconnection portion between the horizontal gate structure and the vertical gate structure, and then etching the interconnection portion.02-24-2011
20110248347LOW COST TRANSISTORS USING GATE ORIENTATION AND OPTIMIZED IMPLANTS - An integrated circuit is disclosed having symmetric and asymmetric MOS transistors of the same polarity, oriented perpendicularly to each other, formed by concurrent halo ion, LDD ion and/or S/D ion implant processes using angled, rotated sub-implants which vary the tilt angle, dose and/or energy between rotations. Implanted halo, LDD and/or S/D source and drain regions formed by angled subimplants may have different extents of overlap with, or lateral separation from, gates of the two types of transistors, producing transistors with two different sets of electrical properties. A process for concurrently fabricating the two types of transistors is also disclosed. Specific embodiments of processes for concurrently forming symmetric and asymmetric transistors are disclosed.10-13-2011
20100295131SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD OF SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - A buried insulating layer is buried at a position lower than a surface of a semiconductor substrate, and a cap insulating layer, which is made of a material different from the buried insulating layer, is formed on the buried insulating layer not to protrude into a shoulder portion of a step between the semiconductor substrate and the buried insulating layer.11-25-2010
20100295130SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE HAVING BIT LINE EXPANDING ISLANDS - Provided is a semiconductor device having bit line expanding islands, which are formed underneath bit lines to reliably expand and connect the bit lines. The semiconductor device includes: a semiconductor layer in which an isolation region and an active region are defined; an insulating layer, which is formed on the semiconductor layer; a plurality of bit lines, which are formed on the insulating layer; and one or more bit line expanding islands, which are formed inside the insulating layer and are electrically connected to a lower portion of at least one of the plurality of bit lines11-25-2010
20100244139STRAINED-SILICON CMOS DEVICE AND METHOD - The present invention provides a semiconductor device and a method of forming thereof, in which a uniaxial strain is produced in the device channel of the semiconductor device. The uniaxial strain may be in tension or in compression and is in a direction parallel to the device channel. The uniaxial strain can be produced in a biaxially strained substrate surface by strain inducing liners, strain inducing wells or a combination thereof. The uniaxial strain may be produced in a relaxed substrate by the combination of strain inducing wells and a strain inducing liner. The present invention also provides a means for increasing biaxial strain with strain inducing isolation regions. The present invention further provides CMOS devices in which the device regions of the CMOS substrate may be independently processed to provide uniaxially strained semiconducting surfaces in compression or tension.09-30-2010
20110248346SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND FABRICATION METHOD FOR THE SAME - The semiconductor device includes a first transistor and a second transistor formed in a semiconductor substrate. The first transistor includes: a first gate insulating film formed on the semiconductor substrate; and a first gate electrode formed on the first gate insulating film. The second transistor includes: a second gate insulating film formed on the semiconductor substrate; and a second gate electrode formed on the second gate insulating film. The first gate insulating film includes a first insulating material with a first element diffused therein, the second gate insulating film includes the first insulating material, and the amount of the first element contained in the first gate insulating film is greater than the amount of the first element contained in the second gate insulating film.10-13-2011
20100001348SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND FABRICATION METHOD FOR THE SAME - The semiconductor device includes a first transistor and a second transistor formed in a semiconductor substrate. The first transistor includes: a first gate insulating film formed on the semiconductor substrate; and a first gate electrode formed on the first gate insulating film. The second transistor includes: a second gate insulating film formed on the semiconductor substrate; and a second gate electrode formed on the second gate insulating film. The first gate insulating film includes a first insulating material with a first element diffused therein, the second gate insulating film includes the first insulating material, and the amount of the first element contained in the first gate insulating film is greater than the amount of the first element contained in the second gate insulating film.01-07-2010
20110156151Electrode Pick Up Structure In Shallow Trench Isolation Process - This invention disclosed a kind of electrode pick up structure in shallow trench isolation process. The active region is isolated by shallow trench. A pseudo-buried layer under the bottom of shallow trench is formed. The pseudo-buried layer extends into active region and connects to doping region one which needs to be picked up by an electrode. The pick up is realized by deep trench contacts which etch through STI and get in touch with pseudo buried layer. This invention can reduce the device size, pick up electrode resistance, collector parasitic capacitance, and increase device cut off frequency.06-30-2011
20090001475Semiconductor Device and Method of Fabricating the Same - This patent relates to a semiconductor device and a method of fabricating a semiconductor device. The semiconductor device includes an insulating layer formed in a semiconductor substrate, trenches formed within the insulating layer, silicon layers formed within the trenches, gates formed on the silicon layers, and junctions formed in the silicon layers at both sides of the gates.01-01-2009
20090108362SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME - A semiconductor device includes a semiconductor substrate, an isolation region including an insulator in a trench formed in the semiconductor substrate, an active region including a semiconductor region surrounded by the insulator in the trench and a single-crystal silicon layer formed on the semiconductor region, a gate insulating film formed on the single-crystal silicon layer, a gate electrode provided on the gate insulating film so as to stride across the active region, and diffusion layers provided in the active region on opposite sides of the gate electrode.04-30-2009
20090085120Method for Reduction of Resist Poisoning in Via-First Trench-Last Dual Damascene Process - Fabrication of interconnects in integrated circuits (ICs) use low-k dielectric materials, nitrogen containing dielectric materials, copper metal lines, dual damascene processing and amplified photoresists to build features smaller than 100 nm. Regions of an IC with low via density are subject to nitrogen diffusion from nitrogen containing dielectric materials into low-k dielectric material, and subsequent interference with forming patterns in amplified photoresists, a phenomenon known as resist poisoning, which results in defective interconnects. Attempts to solve this problem cause lower IC circuit performance or higher fabrication process cost and complexity. This invention comprises a dummy via and a method of placing dummy vias in a manner that reduces resist poisoning without impairing circuit performance or increasing fabrication process cost or complexity.04-02-2009
20090050974Method, System and Apparatus for Gating Configurations and Improved Contacts in Nanowire-Based Electronic Devices - Methods, systems, and apparatuses for electronic devices having improved gate structures are described. An electronic device includes at least one nanowire. A gate contact is positioned along at least a portion of a length of the at least one nanowire. A dielectric material layer is between the gate contact and the at least one nanowire. A source contact and a drain contact are in contact with the at least one nanowire. At least a portion of the source contact and/or the drain contact overlaps with the gate contact along the nanowire the length. In another aspect, an electronic device includes a nanowire having a semiconductor core surrounded by an insulating shell layer. A ring shaped first gate region surrounds the nanowire along a portion of the length of the nanowire. A second gate region is positioned along the length of the nanowire between the nanowire and the substrate. A source contact and a drain contact are coupled to the semiconductor core of the nanowire at respective exposed portions of the semiconductor core.02-26-2009
20080283924Semiconductor device and method for fabricating the same - The semiconductor device comprises a silicon wafer 11-20-2008
20130168774SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - A semiconductor device may include a substrate including an active region defined by a device isolation layer, gate electrodes extending in a first direction on the substrate and spaced apart from each other, gate tabs extending in a second direction different from the first direction and connecting adjacent gate electrodes to each other, the gate tabs spaced apart from each other, and a first contact plug disposed on the active region under a space confined by the adjacent gate electrodes and adjacent gate tabs. The space may include a first region having a first width and a second region having a second width smaller than the first width, the first contact plug may be disposed on the active region under the second region.07-04-2013
20130168775METHODS FOR FORMING FIELD EFFECT TRANSISTOR DEVICES WITH PROTECTIVE SPACERS - A field effect transistor device prepared by a process including forming a first gate stack and a second gate stack on a substrate and depositing a first photoresist material over the second gate stack and a portion of the substrate. The process also includes implanting ions in exposed regions of the substrate to define a first source region and a first drain region adjacent to the first gate stack and depositing a first protective layer over the first source region, the first gate stack, the first drain region, and the first photoresist material. The process further includes removing portions of the first protective layer to expose the first photoresist material and to define a first spacer disposed on a portion of the first source region and a portion of the first drain region and removing the first photoresist material.07-04-2013
20130168773High-K Metal Gate Electrode Structure Formed by Removing a Work Function on Sidewalls in Replacement Gate Technology - When forming sophisticated high-k metal gate electrode structures on the basis of a replacement gate approach, the fill conditions upon filling in the highly conductive electrode metal, such as aluminum, may be enhanced by removing the final work function metal, for instance a titanium nitride material in P-channel transistors, only preserving a well-defined bottom layer.07-04-2013
20100276758STRESSED SEMICONDUCTOR USING CARBON AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING THE SAME - A stressed semiconductor using carbon is provided. At least one carbon layer containing diamond is formed either below a semiconductor layer or above a semiconductor device. The carbon layer induces stress in the semiconductor layer, thereby increasing carrier mobility in the device channel region. The carbon layer may be selectively formed or patterned to localize the induced stress.11-04-2010
20110254097NONVOLATILE SEMICONDUCTOR MEMORY DEVICE WITH TWIN-WELL - A nonvolatile semiconductor memory device includes a first well of a first conductivity type, which is formed in a semiconductor substrate of the first conductivity type, a plurality of memory cell transistors that are formed in the first well, a second well of a second conductivity type, which includes a first part that surrounds a side region of the first well and a second part that surrounds a lower region of the first well, and electrically isolates the first well from the semiconductor substrate, and a third well of the second conductivity type, which is formed in the semiconductor substrate. The third well has a less depth than the second part of the second well.10-20-2011
20110254096SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE HAVING NON-SILICIDE REGION IN WHICH NO SILICIDE IS FORMED ON DIFFUSION LAYER - A semiconductor device includes first and second MOSFETs corresponding to at least first power source voltage and second power source voltage lower than the first power source voltage, and non-silicide regions formed in drain portions of the first and second MOSFETs and having no silicide formed therein. The first MOSFET includes first diffusion layers formed in source/drain portions, a second diffusion layer formed below a gate portion and formed shallower than the first diffusion layer and a third diffusion layer formed with the same depth as the second diffusion layer in the non-silicide region, and the second MOSFET includes fourth diffusion layers formed in source/drain portions, a fifth diffusion layer formed below a gate portion and formed shallower than the fourth diffusion layer and a sixth diffusion layer formed shallower than the fourth diffusion layer and deeper than the fifth diffusion layer in the non-silicide region.10-20-2011
20110254093SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME - A semiconductor device and a method of manufacturing the same are provided. A multi-component high-k interface layer containing elements of the substrate is formed from a ultra-thin high-k dielectric material in a single-layer structure of atoms by rapid annealing in the manufacturing of a CMOS transistor by the replacement gate process, and a high-k gate dielectric layer with a higher dielectric constant and a metal gate layer are formed thereon. The EOT of the device is effectively decreased, and the diffusion of atoms in the high-k gate dielectric layer from an upper level thereof is effectively prevented by the optimized high-k interface layer at high-temperature treatment. Thus, the present invention may also avoid the growth of the interface layers and the degradation of carrier mobility. Furthermore, the present invention may further alleviate the problem of high interface state and interface roughness caused by direct contact of the high-k gate dielectric layer with high dielectric constant and the substrate, and thus the overall performance of the device is effectively enhanced.10-20-2011
20100308411METHOD FOR FORMING AN INTEGRATED CIRCUIT LEVEL BY SEQUENTIAL TRIDIMENSIONAL INTEGRATION - A method for forming a level of a tridimensional structure on a first support in which components are formed, including the steps of forming, on a second semiconductor support, a single-crystal semiconductor substrate with an interposed thermal oxide layer; placing the free surface of the single-crystal semiconductor substrate on the upper surface of the first support; eliminating the second semiconductor support; and thinning down the thermal oxide layer down to a thickness capable of forming a gate insulator.12-09-2010
20080251849Semiconductor Device and Method for Manufacturing Same - A semiconductor device comprising a first semiconductor region and a second semiconductor region, 10-16-2008
20080203483SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE INCLUDING A RECESSED-CHANNEL-ARRAY MISFET - A semiconductor device includes RCA MISFETs formed in active regions of a semiconductor substrate, the active regions being defined by shallow-trench-isolation (STI) structure. The top surface of the insulating film is flush with the top surface of the active regions. The gate electrode of each MISFET includes a first portion at extends over the top surface of the insulating film of the STI structure, and a second portion embedded in a gate trench formed in the active region.08-28-2008
20110254095SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME - An object is to reduce the number of manufacturing steps of a semiconductor device, to improve yield of a semiconductor device, or to reduce manufacturing cost of a semiconductor device. One embodiment of the present invention relates to a semiconductor device and a method for manufacturing the semiconductor device. The semiconductor device includes, over a substrate, a first transistor having a single crystal semiconductor layer in a channel formation region, a second transistor that is isolated from the first transistor with an insulating layer positioned therebetween and has an oxide semiconductor layer in a channel formation region, and a diode having a single crystal semiconductor layer and a oxide semiconductor layer.10-20-2011
20110133285SRAM Structure with FinFETs Having Multiple Fins - A static random access memory (SRAM) cell includes a straight fin and a bended fin physically disconnected from the straight fin. The bended fin has a first portion and a second portion parallel to the straight fin. The distance between the first portion of the bended fin and the straight fin is smaller than the distance between the second portion of the bended fin and the straight fin. The SRAM cell includes a pull-down transistor including a portion of a first gate strip, which forms a first and a second sub pull-down transistor with the straight fin and the first portion of the bended fin, respectively. The SRAM cell further includes a pass-gate transistor including a portion of a second gate strip, which forms a first sub pass-gate transistor with the straight fin. The pull-down transistor includes more fins than the pass-gate transistor.06-09-2011
20100237422APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING DIFFUSION - A method and device for reducing a dopant diffusion rate in a doped semiconductor region is provided. The methods and devices include selecting a plurality of dopant elements. Selection of a plurality of dopant elements includes selecting a first dopant element with a first atomic radius larger than a host matrix atomic radius and selecting a second dopant element with a second atomic radius smaller than a host matrix atomic radius. The methods and devices further include selecting amounts of each dopant element of the plurality of dopant elements wherein amounts and atomic radii of each of the plurality of dopant elements complement each other to reduce a host matrix lattice strain. The methods and devices further include introducing the plurality of dopant elements to a selected region of the host matrix and annealing the selected region of the host matrix.09-23-2010
20100181623SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE HAVING DUMMY BIT LINE STRUCTURE - A semiconductor device includes a substrate having a cell area including a memory cell region and a dummy cell region, gate structures formed in the cell region, an insulating interlayer formed on the substrate to cover the gate structures, plugs formed through the insulating interlayer, bit lines contacting the plugs in the memory cell region, and dummy bit line structures contacting the plugs in the dummy cell region. The dummy bit line structure prevents a leakage current generated in a peripheral circuit area from flowing into a cell area.07-22-2010
20100181622SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME - A semiconductor device of one embodiment of the present invention includes a substrate; isolation layers, each of which is formed in a trench formed on the substrate and has an insulating film and a conductive layer; a semiconductor layer of a first conductivity type for storing signal charges, formed between the isolation layers and isolated from the conductive layers by the insulating films; a semiconductor layer of a second conductivity type, formed under the semiconductor layer of the first conductivity type; and a transistor having a gate insulator film formed on the semiconductor layer of the first conductivity type and a gate electrode formed on the gate insulator film.07-22-2010
20100117156SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - A semiconductor device includes a first transistor, a second transistor, a first interconnect, a second interconnect, and a first gate electrode. The first gate electrode is a gate electrode of the first and second transistors and extends linearly over first and second channel regions. In addition, a first source of the first transistor is located at the opposite side of a second source of the second transistor with the first gate electrode interposed therebetween, and a first drain of the first transistor is located at the opposite side of a second drain of the second transistor with the first gate electrode interposed therebetween.05-13-2010
20110079855MERGED FINFETS AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME - FinFETs are merged together by a metal. The method of manufacturing the FinFETs include forming a plurality of fin bodies on a substrate and merging the fin bodies with a metal. The method further includes implanting source and drain regions through the metal.04-07-2011
20110095373SEMICONDUCTOR CHIP, STACK MODULE, AND MEMORY CARD - Provided are a semiconductor chip including a TSV passing through a transistor, and a stack module and a memory card using such a semiconductor chip. The semiconductor chip may include a semiconductor layer that has a first surface and a second surface opposite to each other. A conductive layer may be disposed on the first surface of the semiconductor layer. A TSV may pass through the semiconductor layer and the conductive layer. A side wall insulating layer may surround a side wall of the TSV in order to electrically insulate the semiconductor layer and the conductive layer from the TSV.04-28-2011
20110095375MIM TRANSISTOR - The invention concerns a conducting layer having a thickness of between 1 and 5 atoms, an insulated gate being formed over a part of the conducting layer.04-28-2011
20110095372Forming Inter-Device STI Regions and Intra-Device STI Regions Using Different Dielectric Materials - An integrated circuit structure includes a substrate having a first portion in a first device region and a second portion in a second device region; and two insulation regions in the first device region and over the substrate. The two insulation regions include a first dielectric material having a first k value. A semiconductor strip is between and adjoining the two insulation regions, with a top portion of the semiconductor strip forming a semiconductor fin over top surfaces of the two insulation regions. An additional insulation region is in the second device region and over the substrate. The additional insulation region includes a second dielectric material having a second k value greater than the first k value.04-28-2011
20110095371Gate minimization threshold voltage of FET for synchronous rectification - A FET device for synchronous rectification of the present invention, a FET having no body diode, the characteristics have gate minimization threshold voltage equal or over load voltage, can be achieve FET turn on, and gate minimization threshold voltage under load voltage, can be achieve FET turn off.04-28-2011
20110115024Non-Uniform Semiconductor Device Active Area Pattern Formation - In accordance with an embodiment, a semiconductor device comprises at least three active areas. The at least three active areas are proximate. Longitudinal axes of the at least three active areas are parallel, and each of the at least three active areas comprises an edge intersecting the longitudinal axis of the respective active area. The edges of the at least three active areas form an arc.05-19-2011
20100059826SEMICONDUCTOR INTEGRATED CIRCUIT DEVICE - To provide a technique that can maintain uniformity of semiconductor elements and wirings microfabricated, while maintaining the mounting efficiency of circuit cells onto a chip. Respective gate electrodes of an n-channel type MISFET and another n-channel type MISFET forming a NAND circuit cell are coupled to the same node, and simultaneously perform respective on-off operations according to the same input signal. These n-channel type MISFETs are arranged adjacent to each other, and electrically coupled in series. Respective gate electrodes of a p-channel type MISFET and another p-channel type MISFET forming the NAND circuit cell are coupled to the same node, and simultaneously perform respective on-off operations according to the same input signal. These p-channel type MISFETs are arranged adjacent to each other, and electrically coupled in series.03-11-2010
20100059825Integrated circuit and a method of making an integrated circuit to provide a gate contact over a diffusion region - A method of forming an integrated circuit 03-11-2010
20090200612Integrated Circuit Having Memory Cells Including Gate Material Having High Work Function, and Method of Manufacturing Same - An integrated circuit device (e.g., a logic or memory device) having a memory section including a plurality of memory cells, wherein each memory cell thereof includes at least one n-channel transistor having a gate, gate dielectric and first, second and body regions, wherein the gate of the at least one n-channel transistor of each memory cell includes one or more gate materials, disposed on or over the gate dielectric material. The one or more gate materials may include a semiconductor material having one or more acceptor-type doping species disposed therein. The integrated circuit device further includes a logic section including at least one n-channel transistor having a gate, gate dielectric and first, second and body regions, wherein the gate of the n-channel transistor of the logic section may include a gate semiconductor material disposed on or over the gate dielectric material. The work functions of the gates of the n-channel transistors of such memory cells may be greater than the work function of the gate of the n-channel transistor of the logic section. In certain embodiments, the work functions of the transistors of such memory cells may be substantially similar or the same as the work functions of the transistors in the logic section wherein the gate material of the transistors of the memory cells and the transistors of the logic section may be comprised of a mid-gap gate material with a work function of about 4.5 eV. Also disclosed are inventive methods of manufacturing such integrated circuit devices.08-13-2009
20110260256SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING SAME - To provide a technique capable of improving the reliability of a semiconductor device even if the downsizing thereof is advanced.10-27-2011
20110260255SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME - The present invention relates to a method of manufacturing a semiconductor device. After depositing the metal gate electrode material, a layer of oxygen molecule catalyzing layer having a catalyzing function to the oxygen molecules is deposited, and afterwards, a low-temperature PMA annealing process is used to decompose the oxygen molecules in the annealing atmosphere into more active oxygen atoms. These oxygen atoms are diffused into the high-k gate dielectric film through the metal gate to supplement the oxygen vacancies in the high-k film, in order to alleviate oxygen vacancies in the high-k film and improve the quality of the high-k film. According to the present invention, the oxygen vacancies and defects of high-k gate dielectric film will be alleviated, and further, growth of SiO10-27-2011
20110133283SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD FOR FORMING THE SAME - A semiconductor device includes a structure in which a difference in height between a cell region and a peripheral region are formed so that a buried gate structure of the cell region is substantially equal in height to the gate of the peripheral region, whereby a bit line and a storage node contact can be more easily formed in the cell region and parasitic capacitance can be decreased decreased. The semiconductor device includes a cell region including a gate buried in a substrate, and a peripheral region adjacent to the cell region, where a step height between a surface of the cell and a surface of the peripheral region is generated.06-09-2011
20100133621RESTRICTED STRESS REGIONS FORMED IN THE CONTACT LEVEL OF A SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - In sophisticated semiconductor devices, an efficient stress decoupling may be accomplished between neighboring transistor elements of a densely packed device region by providing a gap or a stress decoupling region between the corresponding transistors. For example, a gap may be formed in the stress-inducing material so as to reduce the mutual interaction of the stress-inducing material on the closely spaced transistor elements. In some illustrative aspects, the stress-inducing material may be provided as an island for each individual transistor element.06-03-2010
20100019322SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING - A semiconductor device and method is provided that has a stress component for increased device performance. The method integrates a stress material into a trench used typically for an isolation structure. The method includes forming an isolation trench through a SOI layer and an underlying BOX layer. The method further includes filling the isolation trench with stress material having characteristics different than the BOX layer.01-28-2010
20120146152METHOD OF FABRICATING AN INTEGRATED CIRCUIT HAVING A STRAIN INDUCING HOLLOW TRENCH ISOLATION REGION - A shallow trench isolation is formed in a semiconductor substrate adjacent a MOS transistor. The shallow trench is filled with a fill material while other processing steps are performed. The fill material is later removed through a thin well etched into layers above the trench, leaving the trench hollow. A thin strain inducing layer is then formed on the sidewall of the hollow trench. The well is then plugged, leaving the trench substantially hollow except for the thin strain inducing layer on the sidewall of the trench. The strain inducing layer is configured to induce compressive or tensile strain on a channel region of the MOS transistor and thereby to enhance conduction properties of the transistor.06-14-2012
20120146153CHIP PACKAGE AND METHOD FOR FORMING THE SAME - A chip package includes: a substrate; a drain and a source regions located in the substrate; a gate located on or buried in the substrate; a drain conducting structure, a source conducting structure, and a gate conducting structure, disposed on the substrate and electrically connected to the drain region, the source region, and the gate, respectively; a second substrate disposed beside the substrate; a second drain and a second source region located in the second substrate, wherein the second drain region is electrically connected to the source region; a second gate located on or buried in the second substrate; and a second source and a second gate conducting structure disposed on the second substrate and electrically connected to the second source region and the second gate, respectively, wherein terminal points of the drain, the source, the gate, the second source, and the second gate conducting structures are substantially coplanar.06-14-2012
20090242994HYBRID TRANSISTOR BASED POWER GATING SWITCH CIRCUIT AND METHOD - A method includes forming a first transistor having a first gate dielectric thickness and a first source/drain extension depth, a second transistor having a second gate dielectric thickness and the first source/drain extension depth, and a third transistor having the second gate dielectric thickness and a second source/drain extension depth. The second source/drain extension depth is greater than the first source/drain extension depth. The second gate dielectric thickness is greater than the first gate dielectric thickness. The first transistor is used in a logic circuit. The third transistor is used in an I/O circuit. The second transistor is made without extra processing steps and is better than either the first or third transistor for coupling a power supply terminal to the logic circuit in a power-up mode and decoupling the power supply terminal from the logic circuit in a power-down mode.10-01-2009
20090065871SEMICONDUCTOR CHIP AND PROCESS FOR FORMING THE SAME - A semiconductor chip comprises a first MOS device, a second MOS device, a first metallization structure connected to said first MOS device, a second metallization structure connected to said second MOS device, a passivation layer over said first and second MOS devices and over said first and second metallization structures, and a third metallization structure connecting said first and second metallization structures.03-12-2009
20090174001SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE HAVING FIN TRANSISTOR AND PLANAR TRANSISTOR AND ASSOCIATED METHODS OF MANUFACTURE - Disclosed is a fin transistor and a planar transistor and a method of forming the same. The fin transistor and the planar transistor are formed to have gate electrodes with similar thicknesses by selectively recessing a semiconductor substrate in a planar region where the planar transistor is formed.07-09-2009
20090174000SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE INCLUDING INSULATED-GATE FIELD-EFFECT TRANSISTOR - Fins of semiconductor are formed on the substrate. Each of the fins is located separately from one another. A gate insulating film is formed on side surfaces of the fins. A gate electrode is formed on the gate insulating film. The gate electrode extends to cross over the fins. A gate contact portion is provided to supply an electric signal. In the fins, first drain regions and first source regions are formed respectively so as to sandwich portions of the fins located below the gate electrode. A width of first one of the fins is larger than that of second one of the fins which is more distant from the gate contact portion than the first one of the fins.07-09-2009
20120205746END-TO-END GAP FILL USING DIELECTRIC FILM - A method for fabricating a semiconductor device includes forming a plurality of gate structures on a semiconductor substrate. The plurality of gate structures are arranged in a plurality of lines, wherein an end-to-end spacing between the lines is smaller than a line-to-line spacing between the lines. The method further includes forming an etch stop layer over the gate structures, forming an interlayer dielectric over the gate structures, and forming a dielectric film over the gate structures before the interlayer dielectric is formed. The dielectric film merges in end-to-end gaps formed in the end-to-end spacing between the gate structures.08-16-2012
20120205747SEMICONDUCTOR SUBSTRATE, FIELD-EFFECT TRANSISTOR, INTEGRATED CIRCUIT, AND METHOD FOR FABRICATING SEMICONDUCTOR SUBSTRATE - A semiconductor substrate includes a substrate, an insulating layer, and a semiconductor layer. The insulating layer is over and in contact with the substrate. The insulating layer includes at least one of an amorphous metal oxide and an amorphous metal nitride. The semiconductor layer is over and in contact with the insulating layer. The semiconductor layer is formed by crystal growth.08-16-2012
20090108361TENSILE STRAIN SOURCE USING SILICON/GERMANIUM IN GLOBALLY STRAINED SILICON - By embedding a silicon/germanium mixture in a silicon layer of high tensile strain, a moderately high degree of tensile strain may be maintained in the silicon/germanium mixture, thereby enabling increased performance of N-channel transistors on the basis of silicon/germanium material.04-30-2009
20120306020SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD OF THE SAME - In a non-insulated DC-DC converter having a circuit in which a power MOS•FET high-side switch and a power MOS•FET low-side switch are connected in series, the power MOS•FET low-side switch and a Schottky barrier diode to be connected in parallel with the power MOS•FET low-side switch are formed within one semiconductor chip. The formation region SDR of the Schottky barrier diode is disposed in the center in the shorter direction of the semiconductor chip, and on both sides thereof, the formation regions of the power MOS•FET low-side switch are disposed. From the gate finger in the vicinity of both long sides on the main surface of the semiconductor chip toward the formation region SDR of the Schottky barrier diode, a plurality of gate fingers are disposed so as to interpose the formation region SDR between them.12-06-2012
20120306019FABRICATION OF DEVICES HAVING DIFFERENT INTERFACIAL OXIDE THICKNESS VIA LATERAL OXIDATION - A semiconductor device includes a first field effect transistor (FET) and a second FET located on a substrate, the first FET comprising a first interfacial oxide layer, and the second FET comprising a second interfacial oxide layer, wherein the second interfacial oxide layer of the second FET is thicker than the first interfacial oxide layer of the first FET; and a recess located in the substrate adjacent to the second FET.12-06-2012
20120306018BEOL STRUCTURES INCORPORATING ACTIVE DEVICES AND MECHANICAL STRENGTH - A monolithic integrated circuit and method includes a substrate, a plurality of semiconductor device layers monolithically integrated on the substrate, and a metal wiring layer with vias interconnecting the plurality of semiconductor device layers. The semiconductor device layers are devoid of bonding or joining interface with the substrate. A method of fabricating a monolithic integrated circuit using a single substrate, includes fabricating semiconductor devices on a substrate, fabricating at least one metal wiring layer on the semiconductor devices, forming at least one dielectric layer in integral contact with the at least one metal wiring layer, forming contact openings through the at least one dielectric layer to expose regions of the at least one metal wiring layer, integrally forming, from the substrate, a second semiconductor layer on the dielectric layer, and in contact with the at least one metal wiring layer through the contact openings, and forming a plurality of non-linear semiconductor devices in said second semiconductor layer.12-06-2012
20120037996SRAM BIT CELL WITH SELF-ALIGNED BIDIRECTIONAL LOCAL INTERCONNECTS - Improved SRAMs are formed with significantly reduced local interconnect to gate shorts, by a technique providing bidirectional, self-aligned local interconnects, employing a gate hard mask over portions of the gates not connected to the local interconnects. Embodiments include forming a gate hard mask over gates, forming bidirectional trenches overlying portions of the gate electrodes and active silicon regions, etching the hard mask layer to expose regions of the gate electrodes that are to connect to local interconnects, and filling the trenches with conductive material to form self-aligned local interconnects.02-16-2012
20120037995SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND RELATED METHOD OF FABRICATION - A semiconductor device comprises a device isolation pattern, an active region, a gate pattern, a first source/drain region, and a first barrier region. The device isolation pattern defines an active portion in a semiconductor substrate and the active portion comprises first and second sidewalls extending in a first direction and doped with a first conductive type dopant. The gate pattern extends in a second direction perpendicular to the first direction to cross over the active portion. The first source/drain region and the first barrier region are disposed in the active portion at one side of the gate pattern. The first barrier region is disposed between the first source/drain region and the first sidewall and contacts the first sidewall. The first barrier region is doped with the first conductive type dopant and the first source/drain region is doped with a second conductive type dopant.02-16-2012
20120112287GATE-TO-GATE RECESSED STRAP AND METHODS OF MANUFACTURE OF SAME - A structure and methods of making the structure. The structure includes: first and a second semiconductor regions in a semiconductor substrate and separated by a region of trench isolation in the substrate; a first gate electrode extending over the first semiconductor region and the region of the trench isolation; a second gate electrode extending over the second silicon region and the region of the trench isolation; a trench in the trench isolation; and a strap in the trench connecting the first and second gate electrodes.05-10-2012
20110316086Wafer Scale Package for High Power Devices - A semiconductor device package is formed of DBC in which thinned MOSgated and/or diode die are soldered to the bottom of an etched depression in the upper conductive layer. A via in the insulation layer of the DBC is filled with a conductive material to form a resistive shunt. Plural packages may be formed in a DBC card and may be separated individually or in clusters. The individual packages arc mounted in various arrays on a support DBC board and heat sink. Integrated circuits may be mounted on the assembly and connected to the die for control of the die conduction.12-29-2011
20110316085INTEGRATED CIRCUIT INCLUDING A STRESSED DIELECTRIC LAYER WITH STABLE STRESS - An integrated circuit is provided having a substrate and a transistor in an active region of the substrate. The substrate also has an isolation region having a dielectric material. In one embodiment, a pre-metal dielectric layer is disposed over the substrate and the transistor. At least one of the isolation region or the pre-metal dielectric layer includes a O12-29-2011
20120001262METAL CONDUCTOR CHEMICAL MECHANICAL POLISH - The present disclosure provides a method of fabricating a semiconductor device, a semiconductor device fabricated by such a method, and a chemical mechanical polishing (CMP) tool for performing such a method. In one embodiment, a method of fabricating a semiconductor device includes providing an integrated circuit (IC) wafer including a metal conductor in a trench of a dielectric layer over a substrate, and performing a chemical mechanical polishing (CMP) process to planarize the metal conductor and the dielectric layer. The method further includes cleaning the planarized metal conductor and dielectric layer to remove residue from the CMP process, rinsing the cleaned metal conductor and dielectric layer with an alcohol, and drying the rinsed metal conductor and dielectric layer in an inert gas environment.01-05-2012
20110101464METHOD AND RESULTING STRUCTURE DRAM CELL WITH SELECTED INVERSE NARROW WIDTH EFFECT - A shallow trench isolation structure for integrated circuits includes a semiconductor substrate having a trench and a buffered oxide layer overlying the semiconductor substrate. A pad nitride layer is overlying the buffered oxide layer. An implanted region is formed around a perimeter of the trench. The trench has a bottom width of less than 0.13 microns and an upper width of less than 0.13 microns. A rounded edge is surrounding a periphery of the trench. The rounded edge has a radius of curvature greater than about 0.02 um. A planarized high density plasma fill material is formed within the trench. The structure has a P-well region within the semiconductor substrate and bordering a vicinity of the trench region. A channel region is within the P-well region within the semiconductor substrate. The implanted region has an impurity concentration of more than double an amount of impurities in the channel region.05-05-2011
20120001265METHOD OF MANUFACTURING SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE WHICH A PLURALITY OF TYPES OF TRANSISTORS ARE MOUNTED - A method of manufacturing a semiconductor device includes the steps of forming a trench on a semiconductor substrate to define a first and a second element regions; burying a first oxide film in the trench; forming a second oxide film on surfaces of the first and second element regions; performing a first ion doping using a first mask which is exposing a first region containing the first element region and a part of the first oxide; performing a second ion doping using a second mask which is exposing a second region containing the second element region and a part of the first oxide film; and removing the second oxide film formed in the first element region and the second element region by etching, and the first oxide film is selectively thinned using the first or second mask after performing the first or second ion doping.01-05-2012
20120001264ETCHANTS AND METHODS OF FABRICATING SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES USING THE SAME - Provided according to embodiments of the present invention are methods of fabricating semiconductor devices using an etchant. In some embodiments, the etchant may be highly selective and may act to reduce interference between wordlines in the semiconductor device. In some embodiments of the invention, provided are methods of fabricating a semiconductor device that include forming a plurality of gate patterns on a substrate; forming first insulation layers between the gate patterns; wet-etching the first insulation layers to form first insulation layer residues; and forming air gaps between the plurality of gate patterns. Related etchant solutions and semiconductor devices are also provided.01-05-2012
20120001263Replacement Gate Approach for High-K Metal Gate Stacks Based on a Non-Conformal Interlayer Dielectric - In replacement gate approaches for forming sophisticated high-k metal gate electrode structures in a late manufacturing stage, the exposing of the placeholder material may be accomplished on the basis of a substantially uniform interlayer dielectric material, for instance in the form of a silicon nitride material, which may have a similar removal rate compared to the dielectric cap material, the spacer elements and the like of the gate electrode structures. Consequently, a pronounced degree of recessing of the interlayer dielectric material may be avoided, thereby reducing the risk of forming metal residues upon removing any excess material of the gate metal.01-05-2012
20110156149Dummy Pattern Design for Thermal Annealing - The present disclosure provides a semiconductor structure including a semiconductor substrate having a device region and a dummy region adjacent the device region; a plurality of active regions in the device region; and a plurality of dummy active regions in the dummy region, where each of the active regions has a first dimension in a first direction and a second dimension in a second direction perpendicular to the first direction, and the first dimension is substantially greater than the second dimension; and each of the dummy active regions has a third dimension in the first direction and a fourth dimension in the second direction, and the third dimension is substantially greater than the fourth dimension. The plurality of dummy active regions are configured such that thermal annealing effect in the dummy region is substantially equal to that of the device region.06-30-2011
20110156150SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND DESIGN METHOD THEREOF - A semiconductor device includes a plurality of first cells having a first cell height, and a plurality of second cells having a second cell height. Each of the first cells has a first MIS transistor of a first conductivity type, and a substrate contact region of a second conductivity type. Each of the second cells has a second MIS transistor of the first conductivity type, a power supply region of the first conductivity type, and a first extended region of the first conductivity type that is silicidated at a surface thereof. The first cell height is greater than the second cell height.06-30-2011
20110156148SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MAKING THE SAME USING SEMICONDUCTOR FIN DENSITY DESIGN RULES - A method for designing a semiconductor ic chip includes dividing the chip into functional blocks such as a core portion and one or more other functional cells and applying design rules concerning the spatial arrangement of semiconductor fins to the core portion but not to the other functional cells. The design guidelines include the application of design rules to some but not all functional blocks of the chip, may be stored on a computer-readable medium and the design of the semiconductor ic chip and the generation of a photomask set for manufacturing the semiconductor ic chip may be carried out using a CAD or other automated design system. The semiconductor ic chip formed in accordance with this method includes semiconductor fins that are formed in both the core portion and the other functional cells but are only required to be tightly packed in the core portion.06-30-2011
20120043612Device Layout in Integrated Circuits to Reduce Stress from Embedded Silicon-Germanium - An integrated circuit including one or more transistors in which source and drain regions are formed as embedded silicon-germanium (eSiGe). Guard ring structures in the integrated circuit are formed in single-crystal silicon, rather than in eSiGe. In one example, p-channel MOS transistors have source/drain regions formed in eSiGe, while the locations at which p-type guard rings are formed are masked from the recess etch and the eSiGe selective epitaxy. Defects caused by concentrated crystal strain at the corners of guard rings and similar structures are eliminated.02-23-2012
20120056266SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF - A semiconductor device includes a plurality of gate insulating films formed on a semiconductor substrate. Of the plurality of gate insulating films, the gate insulating film having a smallest thickness in an HP transistor formation region is a silicon oxide film, and each of the remaining gate insulating films in an I/O transistor formation region and an LP transistor formation region is a silicon oxynitride film.03-08-2012
20120007185Novel method to tune narrow width effect with raised S/D structure - A method (and semiconductor device) of fabricating a semiconductor device adjusts gate threshold (Vt) of a field effect transistor (FET) with raised source/drain (S/D) regions. A halo region is formed in a two-step process that includes implanting dopants using conventional implantation techniques and implanting dopants at a specific twist angle. The dopant concentration in the halo region near the active edge of the raised S/D regions is higher and extends deeper than the dopant concentration within the interior region of the raised S/D regions. As a result, Vt near the active edge region is adjusted and different from the Vt at the active center regions, thereby achieving same or similar Vt for a FET with different width.01-12-2012
20120007186SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME - A semiconductor device includes a first gate electrode buried within a semiconductor substrate, a second gate electrode buried within a silicon growth layer disposed on the semiconductor substrate, and a bit line disposed on an interlayer insulating layer disposed on the semiconductor substrate between the first gate electrode and a second gate electrode. Therefore, the number of gates disposed in an active region is increased so that a total memory capacity of the semiconductor device, thereby reducing fabrication cost and improving productivity.01-12-2012
20120007187SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD OF FORMING GATE AND METAL LINE THEREOF - A gate in a semiconductor device is formed to have a dummy gate pattern that protects a gate. Metal lines are formed to supply power for a semiconductor device and transfer a signal. A semiconductor device includes a quad coupled receiver type input/output buffer. The semiconductor device is formed with a gate line that extends over an active region, and a gate pad located outside of the active region. The gate line and the gate pad are adjoined such that the gate line and a side of the gate pad form a line. Dummy gates may also be applied. The semiconductor device includes a first metal line patterns supplying power to a block having a plurality of cells, a second metal line pattern transferring a signal to the cells, and dummy metal line patterns divided into in a longitudinal direction.01-12-2012
20120205748DEVICE LAYOUT IN INTEGRATED CIRCUITS TO REDUCE STRESS FROM EMBEDDED SILICON-GERMANIUM - An integrated circuit including one or more transistors in which source and drain regions are formed as embedded silicon-germanium (eSiGe). Guard ring structures in the integrated circuit are formed in single-crystal silicon, rather than in eSiGe. In one example, p-channel MOS transistors have source/drain regions formed in eSiGe, while the locations at which p-type guard rings are formed are masked from the recess etch and the eSiGe selective epitaxy. Defects caused by concentrated crystal strain at the corners of guard rings and similar structures are eliminated.08-16-2012
20100013020Semiconductor device with semi-insulating substrate portions - A semiconductor substrate includes semi-insulating portions beneath openings in a patterned hardmask film formed over a semiconductor substructure to a thickness sufficient to prevent charged particles from passing through the hardmask. The semi-insulating portions include charged particles and may extend deep into the semiconductor substrate and electrically insulate devices formed on opposed sides of the semi-insulating portions. The charged particles may advantageously be protons and further substrate portions covered by the patterned hardmask film are substantially free of the charged particles.01-21-2010
20100140715SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - A semiconductor device includes: a semiconductor region of first conductivity type provided in a semiconductor layer of first conductivity type; a first semiconductor region of second conductivity type; a second semiconductor region of second conductivity type; a third semiconductor region of second conductivity type having a lower impurity concentration than the second semiconductor region of second conductivity type; a first insulating layer provided in the third semiconductor region of second conductivity type; a control electrode provided on the semiconductor region of first conductivity type via a second insulating layer; a first auxiliary electrode provided on the first insulating layer; a first main electrode electrically connected to the first semiconductor region of second conductivity type; and a second main electrode electrically connected to the second semiconductor region of second conductivity type.06-10-2010
20120012936SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE MANUFACTURING METHOD - A semiconductor device including a semiconductor substrate having a logic formation region where a logic device is formed; a first impurity region formed in an upper surface of the semiconductor substrate in the logic formation region; a second impurity region formed in an upper surface of the semiconductor substrate in the logic formation region; a third impurity region formed in an upper surface of the first impurity region and having a conductivity type different from that of the second impurity region; a fourth region formed in an upper surface of the second impurity region and having a conductivity type different from that of the second impurity region; a first silicide film formed in an upper surface of the third impurity region; a second silicide film formed in an upper surface of the fourth impurity region and having a larger thickness than the first silicide film.01-19-2012
20110049639INTEGRATED CIRCUIT MANUFACTURING METHOD AND INTEGRATED CIRCUIT - A method is disclosed of manufacturing an integrated circuit. The method comprises providing a substrate (03-03-2011
20110049638STRUCTURE FOR HIGH VOLTAGE DEVICE AND CORRESPONDING INTEGRATION PROCESS - An embodiment of a structure for a high voltage device of the type which comprises at least a semiconductor substrate being covered by an epitaxial layer of a first type of conductivity, wherein a plurality of column structures are realized, which column structures comprises high aspect ratio deep trenches, said epitaxial layer being in turn covered by an active surface area wherein said high voltage device is realized, each of the column structures comprising at least an external portion being in turn realized by a silicon epitaxial layer of a second type of conductivity, opposed than said first type of conductivity and having a dopant charge which counterbalances the dopant charge being in said epitaxial layer outside said column structures, as well as a dielectric filling portion which is realized inside said external portion in order to completely fill said deep trench.03-03-2011
20110049637BURIED ETCH STOP LAYER IN TRENCH ISOLATION STRUCTURES FOR SUPERIOR SURFACE PLANARITY IN DENSELY PACKED SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES - Material erosion of trench isolation structures in advanced semiconductor devices may be reduced by incorporating an appropriate mask layer stack in an early manufacturing stage. For example, a silicon nitride material may be incorporated as a buried etch stop layer prior to a sequence for patterning active regions and forming a strain-inducing semiconductor alloy therein, wherein, in particular, the corresponding cleaning process prior to the selective epitaxial growth process has been identified as a major source for causing deposition-related irregularities upon depositing the interlayer dielectric material.03-03-2011
20110049636SEMICONDUCTOR MEMORY DEVICE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME - In one embodiment, a semiconductor memory device includes a semiconductor substrate, and isolation layers formed in a surface of the semiconductor substrate, and separating the semiconductor substrate into active areas, the isolation layers and the active areas being alternately arranged along a predetermined direction parallel to the surface of the semiconductor substrate, a height of upper surfaces of the isolation layers being lower than a height of an upper surface of the semiconductor substrate. The device further includes diffusion layers formed on surfaces of the active areas, and a stress liner formed on upper surfaces and side surfaces of the diffusion layers, and formed of a material having a lattice constant smaller than a lattice constant of a material formed of the semiconductor substrate.03-03-2011
20110049635HANDSHAKE STRUCTURE FOR IMPROVING LAYOUT DENSITY - A semiconductor device includes a gate on a semiconductor substrate. One side wall of the gate may include at least one protrusion and an opposite side wall of the gate may include at least one depression. A contact is formed through an insulating layer disposed over the gate. The contact at least partially overlaps at least one of the protrusions in the gate. A metal layer is disposed on the insulating layer. The metal layer includes a first structure shifted to a first side of the gate. The first structure at least partially overlaps the contact such that the contact electrically couples the first structure to the gate through the insulating layer.03-03-2011
20120112288ISOLATION STRUCTURE, METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME, AND SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE HAVING THE STRUCTURE - The present invention provides an isolation structure for a semiconductor substrate and a method for manufacturing the same, as well as a semiconductor device having the structure. The present invention relates to the field of semiconductor manufacture. The isolation structure comprises: a trench embedded in a semiconductor substrate; an oxide layer covering the bottom and sidewalls of the trench, and isolation material in the trench and on the oxide layer, wherein a portion of the oxide layer on an upper portion of the sidewalls of the trench comprises lanthanum-rich oxide. By the trench isolation structure according to the present invention, metal lanthanum in the lanthanum-rich oxide can diffuse into corners of the oxide layer of the gate stack, thus alleviating the impact of the narrow channel effect and making the threshold voltage adjustable.05-10-2012
20080197419Cell structure for dual port SRAM - An integrated circuit and methods for laying out the integrated circuit are provided. The integrated circuit includes a first and a second transistor. The first transistor includes a first active region comprising a first source and a first drain; and a first gate electrode over the first active region. The second transistor includes a second active region comprising a second source and a second drain; and a second gate electrode over the second active region and connected to the first gate electrode, wherein the first source and the second source are electrically connected, and the first drain and the second drain are electrically connected.08-21-2008
20120025317SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE STRUCTURE AND METHOD FOR FABRICATING THE SAME - A semiconductor device structure and a method for fabricating the same. A method for fabricating semiconductor device structure includes forming gate lines on a semiconductor substrate; forming gate sidewall spacers surrounding the gate lines; forming respective source/drain regions in the semiconductor substrate and on either side of the respective gate lines; forming conductive sidewall spacers surrounding the gate sidewall spacers; and cutting off the gate lines, the gate sidewall spacers and the conductive sidewall spacers at predetermined positions, in which the cut gate lines are electrically isolated gates, and the cut conductive sidewall spacers are electrically isolated lower contacts. The method is applicable to the manufacture of contacts in integrated circuits.02-02-2012
20120025316Process for Forming FINS for a FinFET Device - An integrated fin-based field effect transistor (FinFET) and method of fabricating such devices on a bulk wafer with EPI-defined fin heights over shallow trench isolation (STI) regions. The FinFET channels overlie the STI regions within the semiconductor bulk, while the fins extend beyond the STI regions into the source and drain regions which are implanted within the semiconductor bulk. With bulk source and drain regions, reduced external FinFET resistance is provided, and with the fins extending into the bulk source and drain regions, improved thermal properties is provided over conventional silicon on insulator (SOI) devices.02-02-2012
20120153397Stressed Fin-FET Devices with Low Contact Resistance - An FET device includes a plurality of Fin-FET devices. The fins of the Fin-FET devices are composed of a first material. The FET device includes a second material, which is epitaxially merging the fins. The fins are vertically recessed relative to an upper surface of the second material. The FET device furthermore includes a continuous silicide layer formed over the fins and over the second material, and a stress liner covering the device.06-21-2012
20100096701Semiconductor Device and Method of Manufacturing the Same - A method of manufacturing a semiconductor device and a semiconductor device manufactured by the method, the method comprising: (a) forming a buffer layer on a semiconductor substrate; (b) patterning the buffer layer in a first direction to form buffer layer patterns having lateral surfaces and being spaced from each other at predetermined intervals; (c) forming a semiconductor epitaxial layer on and between the buffer layer patterns; (d) forming a first trench in the semiconductor epitaxial layer in a second direction perpendicular to the first direction to expose lateral surfaces of the buffer layer patterns; (e) selectively removing the buffer layer patterns exposed by the first trench to form spaces; (f) forming buried insulation films in the spaces formed by removal of the buffer layer patterns, a portion of semiconductor epitaxial layer being disposed between the buried insulation films; (g) removing a portion of the semiconductor epitaxial layer disposed between the buried insulation films to form a second trench in the first direction; and (h) forming device isolation films in the first and second trenches.04-22-2010
20090134468SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - To provide a semiconductor device having a thin-film BOX-SOI structure and capable of realizing a high-speed operation of a logic circuit and a stable operation of a memory circuit. A semiconductor device according to the present invention includes a semiconductor support substrate, an insulation layer having a thickness of at mast 10 nm, and a semiconductor layer. In an upper surface of the semiconductor layer, a first field-effect transistor including a first gate electrode and constituting a logic circuit is formed. Further, in the upper surface of the semiconductor layer, a second field-effect transistor including a second gate electrode and constituting a memory circuit is formed. At least three well regions having different conductivity types are formed in the semiconductor support substrate. In the presence of the well regions, a region of the semiconductor support substrate below the first gate electrode and a region of the semiconductor support substrate below the second gate electrode are electrically separated from each other.05-28-2009
20090134467SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND A METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME - A technique that makes it possible to suppress a crystal defect produced in an active area and thereby reduce the fraction defective of semiconductor devices is provided. A first embodiment relates to the planar configuration of SRAM. One of the features of the first embodiment is as illustrated in FIG. 05-28-2009
20090134466DUAL WORK FUNCTION SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME - A method of manufacturing dual work function devices starting from a single metal electrode and the device resulting therefrom are disclosed. In one aspect, the method includes a single-metal-single-dielectric (SMSD) CMOS integration scheme. A single dielectric stack comprising a gate dielectric layer and a dielectric capping layer and one metal layer overlying the dielectric stack are first deposited, forming a metal-dielectric interface. Upon forming the dielectric stack and the metal layer, at least part of the dielectric capping layer is selectively modified by adding work function tuning elements, the part being adjacent to the metal-dielectric interface.05-28-2009
20090134465SEMICONDUCTOR STRUCTURE - A desired property for a metal gate electrode layer is that it can cover a three-dimensional semiconductor structure having a microstructure with high step coverage. Another desired property for the metal gate electrode layer is that the surface of a deposited electrode layer is flat on a nanometer scale, enables a dielectric layer for electrical insulation to be coated without performing special planization after deposition of the electrode layer. Furthermore, another desired property for the metal gate electrode layer is that it has the similar etching workability to materials used in an ordinary semiconductor manufacturing process. Furthermore, another desired property for the metal gate electrode layer is that it has a structure in which diffusion of impurity is suppressed due to homogeneity thereof and the absence of grain boundaries. It was found that an amorphous metal electrode is most suitable for realizing the metal gate electrode layer satisfying the above-mentioned properties and thereby the present invention was achieved.05-28-2009
20120119299SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE MANUFACTURE METHOD AND SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - A semiconductor device manufacturing method includes: forming a first active region and a second active region in a semiconductor substrate; forming a first gate insulating film on the first active region and a second gate insulating film thinner than the first gate insulating film on the second active region by using material containing silicon oxide; forming first and second gate electrodes on the first and second gate insulating films respectively; forming an insulating film on the semiconductor substrate, and anisotropically etching the insulating film to leave first side wall insulating films on side walls of the first and second gate electrodes; removing the first side wall insulating film on the first gate electrode; and after removing the first side wall insulating film on the first gate electrode, thermally treating in an oxidizing atmosphere the semiconductor substrate to form a second side wall insulating film on the first gate electrode.05-17-2012
20120313180NON-VOLATILE ANTI-FUSE WITH CONSISTENT RUPTURE - In an embodiment of the invention, a non-volatile anti-fuse memory cell is disclosed. The memory cell consists of a programmable n-channel diode-connectable transistor. The poly-silicon gate of the transistor has two portions. One portion is doped more highly than a second portion. The transistor also has a source with two portions where one portion of the source is doped more highly than a second portion. The portion of the gate that is physically closer to the source is more lightly doped than the other portion of the poly-silicon gate. The portion of the source that is physically closer to the lightly doped portion of the poly-silicone gate is lightly doped with respect to the other portion of the source. When the transistor is programmed, a rupture in the insulator will most likely occur in the portion of the poly-silicone gate that is heavily doped.12-13-2012
20120313179MODULAR DIE AND MASK FOR SEMICONDUCTOR PROCESSING - Modular dies and modular masks for the manufacture of semiconductor devices are described. The modular mask can be used repeatedly to make multiple, substantially-similar modular dies. The modular die contains a substrate with an integrated circuit and a conductive layer containing a source metal and a gate metal connected respectively to the source and gate of the integrated circuit. The gate metal is located in an outer portion of the modular die. The modular die can be made by providing the integrated circuit in first and second portions of the substrate, providing the conductive layer on both first and second portions, making a first modular die by patterning the conductive layer on the first portion using the modular mask, moving the mask to the second portion and using it to make a second modular die by patterning the conductive layer on the second portion. Other embodiments are described.12-13-2012
20120119300SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - A semiconductor device, including a substrate having an active region defined therein, a plurality of bit lines extending on the substrate in a first direction, a plurality of interconnection lines extending on the substrate in a second direction, a pad electrically connected to the plurality of interconnection lines and configured to apply an external voltage, a plurality of metal contacts electrically connecting the interconnection lines and the plurality of bit lines, and a plurality of bit line contacts that are in contact with the active region and electrically connect the plurality of bit lines and the active region, wherein a size of at least some of the bit line contacts and/or at least some of the metal contacts vary based on a distance of the respective bit line contact or the metal contact from the pad.05-17-2012
20120119298INTEGRATED CIRCUITS AND MANUFACTURING METHODS THEREOF - A method of forming an integrated circuit includes forming a plurality of gate structures longitudinally arranged along a first direction over a substrate. A plurality of angle ion implantations are performed to the substrate. Each of the angle ion implantations has a respective implantation angle with respect to a second direction. The second direction is substantially parallel with a surface of the substrate and substantially orthogonal to the first direction. Each of the implantation angles is substantially larger than 0°.05-17-2012
20120211836SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME - To prevent contact plugs formed to sandwich an abutting portion between gate electrodes, from being short-circuited via a void formed inside an insulating film of the abutting portion. Over sidewalls SW facing each other in the abutting portion between gate electrodes G08-23-2012
20100289084SEMICONDUCTOR MEMORY DEVICE - Provided is a semiconductor memory device. The semiconductor memory device may include a local bitline extending in a direction substantially vertical to an upper surface of a semiconductor substrate and a local wordline intersecting the local bitline. The local bitline is electrically connected to a bitline channel pillar penetrating a gate of a bitline transistor, and the local wordline is electrically connected to a wordline channel pillar penetrating a gate of a wordline transistor.11-18-2010
20100289083MULTI-STEP DEPOSITION OF A SPACER MATERIAL FOR REDUCING VOID FORMATION IN A DIELECTRIC MATERIAL OF A CONTACT LEVEL OF A SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - In advanced semiconductor devices, spacer elements may be formed on the basis of a multi-station deposition technique, wherein a certain degree of variability of the various sub-layers of the spacer materials, such as a different thickness, may be applied in order to enhance etch conditions during the subsequent anisotropic etch process. Consequently, spacer elements of improved shape may result in superior deposition conditions when using a stress-inducing dielectric material. Consequently, yield losses due to contact failures in densely packed device areas, such as static RAM areas, may be reduced.11-18-2010
20100289082ISOLATION WITH OFFSET DEEP WELL IMPLANTS - A method implants impurities into well regions of transistors. The method prepares a first mask over a substrate and performs a first shallow well implant through the first mask to implant first-type impurities to a first depth of the substrate. The first mask is removed and a second mask is prepared over the substrate. The method performs a second shallow well implant through the second mask to implant second-type impurities to the first depth of the substrate and then removes the second mask. A third mask is prepared over the substrate. The third mask has openings smaller than openings in the first mask and the second mask. A first deep well implant is performed through the third mask to implant the first-type impurities to a second depth of the substrate, the second depth of the substrate being greater than the first depth of the substrate. The third mask is removed and a fourth mask is prepared over the substrate, the fourth mask has openings smaller than the openings in the first mask and the second mask. Then, a second deep well implant is performed through the fourth mask to implant the second-type impurities to the second depth of the substrate.11-18-2010
20120126328SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - A semiconductor device includes an epitaxial layer having a first conductive type, and at least one first semiconductor layer and a second semiconductor layer having a second conductive type. The first semiconductor layer is disposed in the epitaxial layer of a peripheral region, and has an arc portion, and a first strip portion and a second strip portion extended from two ends of the arc portion. The first strip portion points to an active device region, and the second strip portion is perpendicular to the first strip portion The second semiconductor layer is disposed in the epitaxial layer of the peripheral region between the active device region and the second strip portion, and the second semiconductor has a sidewall facing and parallel to the first semiconductor layer.05-24-2012
20120126329FINFET PROCESS COMPATIBLE NATIVE TRANSISTOR - Provided is a top-channel only finFET device. The devices described herein may provide a native device that is compatible with a finFET process flow. A gate may be formed on the top of a fin providing the channel region of the device. In an embodiment, the gate is provided only on one side of the channel, for example, on the top of the fin. The sidewalls of the fin including channel may abut an isolation structure. In an embodiment, isolation structures are formed between the fins to provide a planar surface for the formation of a gate.05-24-2012
20120161237MULTI-GATE TRANSISTORS - Provided are devices having at least three and at least four different types of transistors wherein the transistors are distinguished at least by the thicknesses and or compositions of the gate dielectric regions. Methods for making devices having three and at least four different types of transistors that are distinguished at least by the thicknesses and or compositions of the gate dielectric regions are also provided.06-28-2012
20120161238Self-Aligned Fin Transistor Formed on a Bulk Substrate by Late Fin Etch - Non-planar transistors, such as FinFETs, may be formed in a bulk configuration in the context of a replacement gate approach, wherein the semiconductor fins are formed during the replacement gate sequence. To this end, in some illustrative embodiments, a buried etch mask may be formed in an early manufacturing stage on the basis of superior process conditions.06-28-2012
20120132997SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF - To provide a technology capable of manufacturing a semiconductor device equipped with a HK/MG transistor having a gate insulating film comprised of a high-k material and a gate electrode comprised of a metal material and having stable operation characteristics. A film stack configuring an Nch gate stack structure is formed only in a region located in an active region surrounded with an element isolation portion and in which a gate of a core nMIS is to be formed in a later step is formed, while a film stack configuring a Pch gate stack structure is formed in a region other than the above region. This makes it possible to reduce a supply amount of oxygen atoms to be attracted from the element isolation portion to the region in which the gate of the core nMIS is to be formed.05-31-2012
20120132996STRAINED SILICON STRUCTURE - A strained silicon substrate structure includes a first transistor and a second transistor disposed on a substrate. The first transistor includes a first gate structure and two first source/drain regions disposed at two sides of the first gate structure. A first source/drain to gate distance is between each first source/drain region and the first gate structure. The second transistor includes a second gate structure and two source/drain doped regions disposed at two side of the second gate structure. A second source/drain to gate distance is between each second source/drain region and the second gate structure. The first source/drain to gate distance is smaller than the second source/drain to gate distance.05-31-2012
20120313178SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE HAVING METAL GATE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF - A method of manufacturing a semiconductor device having metal gate includes providing a substrate having a first transistor and a second transistor formed thereon, the first transistor having a first gate trench formed therein, forming a first work function metal layer in the first gate trench, forming a sacrificial masking layer in the first gate trench, removing a portion of the sacrificial masking layer to expose a portion of the first work function metal layer, removing the exposed first function metal layer to form a U-shaped work function metal layer in the first gate trench, and removing the sacrificial masking layer. The first transistor includes a first conductivity type and the second transistor includes a second conductivity type. The first conductivity type and the second conductivity type are complementary.12-13-2012
20120313176Buried Sublevel Metallizations for Improved Transistor Density - Generally, the subject matter disclosed herein relates to modern sophisticated semiconductor devices and methods for forming the same, wherein electrical interconnects between circuit elements based on a buried sublevel metallization may provide improved transistor density. One illustrative method disclosed herein includes forming a contact dielectric layer above first and second transistor elements of a semiconductor device, and after forming the contact dielectric layer, forming a buried conductive element below an upper surface of the contact dielectric layer, the conductive element providing an electrical connection between the first and second transistor elements.12-13-2012
20120313177Multiple Finger Structure - A multiple finger structure comprises a plurality of active regions placed between a pair of dummy POLY lines. The active regions comprise a plurality of multiple fingered NMOS transistors, which are part of a sense amplifier of an SRAM memory circuit. The drain and source of each multiple fingered NMOS transistor have an SiP/SiC epitaxial growth region. The active regions extend and overlap with the dummy POLY lines. The overlap between the active regions and the dummy POLY lines helps to reduce edge imperfection at the edge of the active regions.12-13-2012
20110180877SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND A METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME - To provide a technique capable of positioning of a semiconductor chip and a mounting substrate with high precision by improving visibility of an alignment mark. In a semiconductor chip constituting an LCD driver, a mark is formed in an alignment mark formation region over a semiconductor substrate. The mark is formed in the same layer as that of an uppermost layer wiring (third layer wiring) in an integrated circuit formation region. Then, in the lower layer of the mark and a background region surrounding the mark, patterns are formed. At this time, the pattern P07-28-2011
20120161240Transistor Comprising an Embedded Sigma-Shaped Semiconductor Alloy Having Superior Uniformity - When incorporating a strain-inducing semiconductor alloy in one type of sophisticated transistors, the removal of sacrificial cap materials, such as a spacer layer, sacrificial spacer elements and dielectric cap materials, may be accomplished by using, at least in a first phase of the removal process, an efficient etch stop liner material, which may thus reduce the material loss in the drain and source extension regions that are formed prior to the deposition of the strain-inducing semiconductor material. Moreover, the drain and source extension regions of the other type of transistor may be formed with superior process uniformity due to a reduced material erosion of the corresponding spacer elements.06-28-2012
20120161239SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND SEMICONDUCTOR MEMORY DEVICE - A data retention period of a memory circuit is lengthened, power consumption is reduced, and a circuit area is reduced. Further, the number of times written data can be read to one data writing operation is increased. A memory circuit has a first field-effect transistor, a second field-effect transistor, and a third field-effect transistor. A data signal is input to one of a source and a drain of the first field-effect transistor. A gate of the second field-effect transistor is electrically connected to the other of the source and the drain of the first field-effect transistor. One of a source and a drain of the third field-effect transistor is electrically connected to a source or a drain of the second field-effect transistor.06-28-2012
20120248538AREA EFFICIENT HIGH-SPEED DUAL ONE-TIME PROGRAMMABLE DIFFERENTIAL BIT CELL - One-time programmable (OTP) Electronically Programmable Read-Only Memories (EPROMs) have been used in a number of applications for many years. One drawback with these OTP EPROMs is that these nonvolatile memories tend to be slow and/or may use a considerable amount of area. Here, however, a bit cell is provided that employs a compact dual cell, which generally includes two OTP cells. These OTP cells are generally arranged in differential configuration to increase speed and are arranged to have a small impact on area.10-04-2012
20120248537FABRICATION OF DEVICES HAVING DIFFERENT INTERFACIAL OXIDE THICKNESS VIA LATERAL OXIDATION - A method for forming a semiconductor device includes forming a first field effect transistor (FET) and a second FET on a substrate, the first FET comprising a first interfacial oxide layer, and the second FET comprising a second interfacial oxide layer; encapsulating the first interfacial oxide layer of the first FET; and performing lateral oxidation of the second interfacial oxide layer of the second FET, wherein the lateral oxidation of the second interfacial oxide layer of the second FET converts a portion of the substrate located underneath the second FET into additional interfacial oxide.10-04-2012
20120248542TRANSISTOR WITH ADJUSTABLE SUPPLY AND/OR THRESHOLD VOLTAGE - The first electrode of the transistor may include a first electrically conductive region provided within the semiconductor substrate. The second electrode may include a second electrically conductive region provided within the semiconductor substrate. The first and second regions may be separated by the substrate region, and the control electrode may include a third electrically conductive region provided within the substrate. The third electrically conductive region may be both separated from the substrate region by an insulating region and electrically coupled to the substrate region by a junction diode intended to be reverse-biased.10-04-2012
20120248543SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - A distance “a” from a first gate electrode of a first transistor of a high-frequency circuit to a first contact is greater than a distance “b” from a second electrode of a second transistor of a digital circuit to a second contact. The first contact is connected to a drain or source of the first transistor, and the second contact is connected to a drain or source of the second transistor.10-04-2012
20120168872Nanomesh SRAM Cell - Nanowire-based devices are provided. In one aspect, a SRAM cell includes at least one pair of pass gates and at least one pair of inverters formed adjacent to one another on a wafer. Each pass gate includes one or more device layers each having a source region, a drain region and a plurality of nanowire channels connecting the source region and the drain region and a gate common to each of the pass gate device layers surrounding the nanowire channels. Each inverter includes a plurality of device layers each having a source region, a drain region and a plurality of nanowire channels connecting the source region and the drain region and a gate common to each of the inverter device layers surrounding the nanowire channels.07-05-2012
20120168871SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE HAVING A RESISTOR AND METHODS OF FORMING THE SAME - In a semiconductor device and a method of making the same, the semiconductor device comprises a substrate including a first region and a second region. At least one first gate structure is on the substrate in the first region, the at least one first gate structure including a first gate insulating layer and a first gate electrode layer on the first gate insulating layer. At least one isolating structure is in the substrate in the second region, a top surface of the isolating structure being lower in height than a top surface of the substrate. At least one resistor pattern is on the at least one isolating structure.07-05-2012
20120168870SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE FOR PREVENTING PLASMA INDUCED DAMAGE AND LAYOUT THEREOF - A semiconductor device includes a diode having a first terminal connected to a first-conductivity-type well, and a second-conductivity-type MOS transistor having a first junction and a gate connected to a second terminal of the diode, and a second junction connected to a first power supply voltage terminal.07-05-2012
20120248540SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - A semiconductor device includes: a substrate including a first epitaxial layer that has a first electrical type, and a second epitaxial layer; a transistor that includes a source region and an insulating spacer; an inner surrounding structure including an annular trench and an insulating spacer; an outer surrounding structure that has a second electrical type opposite to the first electrical type, and that is disposed adjacent to an upper surface of the second epitaxial layer to surround and contact the inner surrounding structure; and a conductive structure connecting to the source region, and the inner and outer surrounding structures.10-04-2012
20100052062SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE, AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF - To provide a manufacturing method of a semiconductor device which can improve the reliability of the semiconductor device. A first insulating film for covering a semiconductor element formed in a semiconductor substrate is formed by a thermal CVD method or the like which has a good embedding property. A second insulating film is formed to cover the first insulating film by a plasma CVD method which has excellent humidity resistance. A plug is formed to penetrate the first insulating film and the second insulating film. A third insulating film comprised of a low-k film having a relatively low dielectric constant is formed over the second insulating film. A wiring is formed in the third insulating film by a damascene technique to be electrically coupled to the plug.03-04-2010
20090101981ONE-TRANSISTOR TYPE DRAM - A one-transistor type DRAM simplifies a manufacturing process and reduces the height of a chip. In the one-transistor type DRAM, an active region is defined by a device isolating film. A first word line and a second word line extend across the active region and the device isolating film. A common source region is formed in the portion of the active region between the first and second word lines. Drain regions are formed in the portions of the active region outside of the first and second word lines. A first metal line and a second metal line are connected to the common source region and the drain region, respectively, and a bit line is connected to the second metal line.04-23-2009
20090096030SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - Provided is a semiconductor device in which an insulating region surrounding an element region is provided in an end portion of a semiconductor region with a super junction structure. Since a depletion layer in the element region ends in the insulating region, the end portion of the element region is not formed in a curved surface shape. In other words, the depletion layer has no curved surface in which internal electric fields are concentrated. For this reason, there is no need to take a measure to cause the depletion layer to spread in a horizontal direction by proving a terminal region. Since the terminal region is unnecessary, a chip size can be reduced. Alternatively, an area of the element region can be expanded.04-16-2009
20120256264SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND FABRICATION METHOD - A semiconductor device includes a semiconductor substrate including a well having a first conductivity type defined by a device isolation region, a gate insulating film formed on the semiconductor substrate, a gate electrode formed on the gate insulating film and including a first side surface and a second side surface facing the first side surface, and a first side wall insulating film formed on the first side surface and a second side wall insulating film formed on the second side surface.10-11-2012
20120175707SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE INCLUDING METAL SILICIDE LAYER AND FABRICATION METHOD THEREOF - A semiconductor device comprises a substrate, a gate structure formed on the substrate, a channel region below the gate structure in the substrate, a first source/drain region and a second source/drain region located at opposite side of the gate structure, a first lightly-doped drain (LDD) junction region formed between the first source/drain region and one end of the channel region, a second lightly-doped drain (LDD) junction region formed between the second source/drain region and the other end of the channel region, a metal silicide layer having a first metal formed on the first and second source/drain regions, an insulating layer formed on the metal silicide layer and the gate structure having a first opening to expose the metal silicide layer, and a conductive layer having the first metal and filling the first opening to contact the metal silicide layer.07-12-2012
20100270622Semiconductor Device Having a Strain Inducing Sidewall Spacer and a Method of Manufacture Therefor - The present invention provides a method for manufacturing a semiconductor device as well as a semiconductor device. The method, among other steps, may include forming a gate structure over a substrate, and forming a strain inducing sidewall spacer proximate a sidewall of the gate structure, the strain inducing sidewall configured to introduce strain in a channel region below the gate structure.10-28-2010
20100270621Semiconductor device and method of manufacturing the semiconductor device - A semiconductor device includes: a FinFET (Fin Field Effect Transistor); and a PlanarFET (Planar Field Effect Transistor). The FinFET is provided on a chip. The PlanarFET is provided on the chip. A second gate insulating layer of the PlanarFET is thicker than a first gate insulating layer of the FinFET.10-28-2010
20100270620System and Method for Constructing Shielded Seebeck Temperature Difference Sensor - An embodiment of the invention relates to a Seebeck temperature difference sensor that may be formed in a trench on a semiconductor device. A portion of the sensor may be substantially surrounded by an electrically conductive shield. A plurality of junctions may be included to provide a higher Seebeck sensor voltage. The shield may be electrically coupled to a local potential, or left electrically floating. A portion of the shield may be formed as a doped well in the semiconductor substrate on which the semiconductor device is formed, or as a metal layer substantially covering the sensor. The shield may be formed as a first oxide layer on a sensor trench wall with a conductive shield formed on the first oxide layer, and a second oxide layer formed on the conductive shield. An absolute temperature sensor may be coupled in series with the Seebeck temperature difference sensor.10-28-2010
20120074500METHOD FOR FORMING TRANSISTOR WITH HIGH BREAKDOWN VOLTAGE - Transistors are formed using pitch multiplication. Each transistor includes a source region and a drain region connected by strips of active area material separated by shallow trench isolation (STI) structures, which are formed by dielectric material filling trenches formed by pitch multiplication. During pitch multiplication, rows of spaced-apart mandrels are formed and spacer material is deposited over the mandrels. The spacer material is etched to define spacers on sidewalls of the mandrels. The mandrels are removed, leaving free-standing spacers. The spacers constitute a mask, through which an underlying substrate is etched to form the trenches and strips of active area material. The trenches are filled to form the STI structures. The substrate is doped, forming source, drain and channel regions. A gate is formed over the channel region. In some embodiments, the STI structures and the strips of material facilitate the formation of transistors having a high breakdown voltage.03-29-2012
20120074499Integrated Circuits and Methods of Design and Manufacture Thereof - Integrated circuits and methods of manufacture and design thereof are disclosed. For example, a method of manufacturing includes using a first mask to pattern a gate material forming a plurality of first and second features. The first features form gate electrodes of the semiconductor devices, whereas the second features are dummy electrodes. Based on the location of these dummy electrodes, selected dummy electrodes are removed using a second mask. The use of the method provides greater flexibility in tailoring individual devices for different objectives.03-29-2012
20120074498METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR IMPROVING GATE CONTACT - A method of fabricating a semiconductor device includes providing a substrate having a first surface, forming an isolation structure disposed partly in the substrate and having an second surface higher than the first surface by a step height, removing a portion of the isolation structure to form a recess therein having a bottom surface disposed below the first surface, and forming a contact engaging the gate structure over the recess. A different aspect involves an apparatus that includes a substrate having a first surface, an isolation structure disposed partly in the substrate and having a second surface higher than the first surface by a step height, a recess extending downwardly from the second surface, the recess having a bottom surface disposed below the first surface, a gate structure, and a contact engaging the gate structure over the recess.03-29-2012
20100006948Semiconductor Device Portion Having Sub-193 Nanometers -Sized Gate Electrode Conductive Structures Formed from Rectangular Shaped Gate Electrode Layout Features and Having At Least Eight Transistors - A semiconductor device includes a substrate portion that includes a plurality of diffusion regions that include at least one p-type diffusion region and at least one n-type diffusion region. A gate electrode level region is formed above the substrate portion to include a number of conductive features defined to extend in only a first parallel direction. Each of the conductive features within the gate electrode level region is fabricated from a respective originating rectangular-shaped layout feature. Within a five wavelength photolithographic interaction radius within the gate electrode level region, a width size of the conductive features is less than 193 nanometers, which is the wavelength of light used in a photolithography process to fabricate the conductive features. A total number of the PMOS transistor devices and the NMOS transistor devices in the gate electrode level region is greater than or equal to eight.01-14-2010
20100006947Semiconductor Device Portion Having Sub-Wavelength-Sized Gate Electrode Conductive Structures Formed from Rectangular Shaped Gate Electrode Layout Features and Having At Least Eight Transistors - A semiconductor device includes a substrate portion that includes a plurality of diffusion regions that include at least one p-type diffusion region and at least one n-type diffusion region. A gate electrode level region is formed above the substrate portion to include a number of conductive features defined to extend in only a first parallel direction. Each of the conductive features within the gate electrode level region is fabricated from a respective originating rectangular-shaped layout feature. Each of the conductive features within the gate electrode level region has a width less than a wavelength of light used in a photolithography process to fabricate the conductive features. Conductive features within the gate electrode level region form respective PMOS transistor devices and respective NMOS transistor devices. A total number of the PMOS transistor devices and the NMOS transistor devices in the gate electrode level region is greater than or equal to eight.01-14-2010
20100006946SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE MANUFACTURING METHOD - A semiconductor device includes a plurality of first MOS transistors has a first gate electrode formed on a first gate insulating film provided in a first transistor region on a semiconductor substrate, a plurality of second MOS transistors has a second gate electrode formed on a second gate insulating film which is provided in a second transistor region on the semiconductor substrate and which is smaller in thickness than the first gate insulating film, a first element isolation region in the first transistor region, the first element isolation region provided between the plurality of first MOS transistors, and a second element isolation region in the second transistor region, the second element isolation region provided between the plurality of second MOS transistors. The upper surface of the second element isolation region is lower than the upper surface of the first element isolation region.01-14-2010
20100006945FINFET DRIVE STRENGTH MODIFICATION - A method and circuit in which the drive strength of a FinFET transistor can be selectively modified, and in particular can be selectively reduced, by omitting the LDD extension formation in the source and/or in the drain of the FinFET.01-14-2010
20120256266SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - A semiconductor device has a first MIS transistor. The first MIS transistor includes a first source/drain region of a first conductivity type which includes a silicon compound layer causing a first stress in a gate length direction of a channel region in a first active region, and a stress insulating film which is formed on the first active region to cover a first gate electrode, a first sidewall, and the first source/drain region, and which causes a second stress opposite to the first stress. An uppermost surface of the silicon compound layer is located higher than a surface of a semiconductor substrate located directly under the first gate electrode. A first stress-relief film is formed in a space between the silicon compound layer and the first sidewall.10-11-2012
20100301419INTEGRATED CIRCUIT DEVICE WITH DEEP TRENCH ISOLATION REGIONS FOR ALL INTER-WELL AND INTRA-WELL ISOLATION AND WITH A SHARED CONTACT TO A JUNCTION BETWEEN ADJACENT DEVICE DIFFUSION REGIONS ANDAN UNDERLYING FLOATING WELL SECTION - Disclosed are embodiments of an improved integrated circuit device structure (e.g., a static random access memory array structure or other integrated circuit device structure incorporating both P-type and N-type devices) and a method of forming the structure that uses DTI regions for all inter-well and intra-well isolation and, thereby provides a low-cost isolation scheme that avoids FET width variations due to STI-DTI misalignment. Furthermore, because the DTI regions used for intra-well isolation effectively create some floating well sections, which must each be connected to a supply voltage (e.g., Vdd) to prevent threshold voltage (Vt) variations, the disclosed integrated circuit device also includes a shared contact to a junction between the diffusion regions of adjacent devices and an underlying floating well section. This shared contact eliminates the cost and area penalties that would be incurred if a discrete supply voltage contact was required for each floating well section.12-02-2010
20120187498Field-Effect Transistor with Integrated TJBS Diode - A semiconductor component includes at least one MOS field-effect transistor and a trench junction barrier Schottky diode (TJBS) configured as a monolithically integrated structure. The breakdown voltages of the MOS field-effect transistor and of the trench junction barrier Schottky diode (TJBS) are selected such that the MOS field-effect transistor can be operated in breakdown mode.07-26-2012
20120223388SUPERIOR FILL CONDITIONS IN A REPLACEMENT GATE APPROACH BY USING A TENSILE STRESSED OVERLAYER - In a replacement gate approach for forming high-k metal gate electrodes in semiconductor devices, a tapered configuration of the gate openings may be accomplished by using a tensile stressed dielectric material provided laterally adjacent to the gate electrode structure. Consequently, superior deposition conditions may be achieved while the tensile stress component may be efficiently used for the strain engineering in one type of transistor. Furthermore, an additional compressively stressed dielectric material may be applied after providing the replacement gate electrode structures.09-06-2012
20120256263SEMICONDUCTOR STORAGE DEVICE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME - A semiconductor storage device includes an interlayer insulating film provided between select gate electrodes, a first fill material extending along upper portions of memory cell gate electrodes so as to cover air gaps residing between the memory cell gate electrodes, the first fill material extending along sidewalls of the select gate electrodes and sidewalls of the interlayer insulating film so as to define a recess above the first fill material extending along the sidewalls of the select gate electrodes and the sidewalls of the interlayer insulating film, a second fill material filling the recess above the first fill material, and a plurality of contacts formed through the interlayer insulating film, the contacts physically contacting each of device areas formed in a semiconductor substrate.10-11-2012
20120228712NONVOLATILE MEMORY DEVICES - Provided is a nonvolatile memory device having a three dimensional structure. The nonvolatile memory device may include cell arrays having a plurality of conductive patterns having a line shape three dimensionally arranged on a semiconductor substrate, the cell arrays being separated from one another; semiconductor patterns extending from the semiconductor substrate to cross sidewalls of the conductive patterns; common source regions provided in the semiconductor substrate under a lower portion of the semiconductor patterns in a direction in which the conductive patterns extend; a first impurity region provided in the semiconductor substrate so that the first impurity region extends in a direction crossing the conductive patterns to electrically connect the common source regions; and a first contact hole exposing a portion of the first impurity region between the separated cell arrays.09-13-2012
20120228711MANUFACTURING METHOD OF SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - A semiconductor device has a first element region, a second element region, and a first isolation region in a thin film region and a third element region, a fourth element region, and a second isolation region in a thick film region . It is manufactured with step (a) of providing a substrate having a silicon layer formed via an insulating layer , step (b) of forming element isolation insulating films in the silicon layer in the first isolation region and the second isolation region of the substrate step (c) of forming a hard mask in the thin film region , step (d) of forming silicon films over the silicon layer exposed from the hard mask in the third element region and the fourth element region, and step (e) of forming element isolation insulating films between the silicon films in the third element region and the fourth element region.09-13-2012
20090026545INTEGRATED CIRCUIT EMPLOYING VARIABLE THICKNESS FILM - An integrated circuit that includes: providing a substrate including a support structure, a dielectric layer, and a variable thickness film processed to include the dielectric layer within a recess of the variable thickness film; forming a gate over the variable thickness film; and forming a channel and a source/drain within the variable thickness film.01-29-2009
20080296692TECHNIQUE FOR STRAIN ENGINEERING IN SILICON-BASED TRANSISTORS BY USING IMPLANTATION TECHNIQUES FOR FORMING A STRAIN-INDUCING LAYER UNDER THE CHANNEL REGION - By incorporating a semiconductor species having the same valence and a different covalent radius compared to the base semiconductor material on the basis of an ion implantation process, a strain-inducing material may be positioned locally within a transistor at an appropriate manufacturing stage, thereby substantially not contributing to overall process complexity and also not affecting the further processing of the semiconductor device. Hence, a high degree of flexibility may be provided with respect to enhancing transistor performance in a highly local manner.12-04-2008
20080296691Layout methods of integrated circuits having unit MOS devices - A semiconductor structure includes an array of unit metal-oxide-semiconductor (MOS) devices arranged in a plurality of rows and a plurality of columns is provided. Each of the unit MOS devices includes an active region laid out in a row direction and a gate electrode laid out in a column direction. The semiconductor structure further includes a first unit MOS device in the array and a second unit MOS device in the array, wherein active regions of the first and the second unit MOS devices have different conductivity types.12-04-2008
20100327361LOW COST SYMMETRIC TRANSISTORS - An integrated circuit is disclosed containing two types of MOS transistors of the same polarity, oriented perpendicularly to each other, formed by concurrent halo ion, LDD ion and/or S/D ion implant processes using angled, rotated sub-implants which vary the tilt angle, dose and/or energy between rotations. Implanted halo, LDD and/or S/D source and drain regions formed by angled subimplants may have different extents of overlap with, or lateral separation from, gates of the two types of transistors, producing transistors with two different sets of electrical properties. A process for concurrently fabricating the two types of transistors is also disclosed.12-30-2010
20100327363SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD FOR FABRICATING THE SAME - Sidewalls are formed on side surfaces of fin-shaped active regions, and then substrate regions surrounded by a device isolation groove are formed, where the widths of each substrate region in a channel length direction and in a channel width direction are respectively larger than those of the active region. Next, the sidewalls are removed, the device isolation groove and regions between the active regions are filled with an insulator film, and the insulator film is etched such that upper surfaces of the substrate regions are exposed. Next, an impurity is implanted in an upper portion of the substrate regions to form a punch through stopper diffusion layer, thereby forming fin transistors.12-30-2010
20120261760SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD OF THE SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - A semiconductor device includes a semiconductor substrate, a device region including first and second parts, first and second gate electrodes formed in the first and the second parts, first and second source regions, first and second drain regions, first, second, third, and fourth embedded isolation film regions formed under the first source, the first drain, the second source, and the second drain regions, respectively. Further, the first drain region and the second source region form a single diffusion region, the second and the third embedded isolation film regions form a single embedded isolation film region, an opening is formed in a part of the single diffusion region so as to extend to the second and the third embedded isolation film regions, and the opening is filled with an isolation film.10-18-2012
20120261761SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME - A semiconductor device is provided. A multi-component high-k interface layer containing elements of the substrate is formed from an ultra-thin high-k dielectric material in a single-layer structure of atoms by rapid annealing in the manufacturing of a CMOS transistor by the replacement gate process, and a high-k gate dielectric layer with a higher dielectric constant and a metal gate layer are formed thereon. The EOT of the device is effectively decreased, and the diffusion of atoms in the high-k gate dielectric layer from an upper level thereof is effectively prevented by the optimized high-k interface layer at high-temperature treatment.10-18-2012
20120261762DEVICE 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.10-18-2012
20120261759Semiconductor device and method for manufacturing the same - A semiconductor device comprising: a semiconductor substrate; an STI embedded into the semiconductor substrate and having at least a semiconductor opening region; a channel region in the semiconductor opening region; a gate stack comprising a gate dielectric layer and a gate conductive layer and located above the channel region; and source/drain regions located on both sides of the channel region, and comprising first seed layers on opposite sides of the gate stack adjacent to the STI, wherein the upper surface of the STI is higher than or sufficiently closed to the upper surface of the gate dielectric layer. The semiconductor device and the method for manufacturing the same can enhance the stress of the channel region so as to improve device performance.10-18-2012
20120261758METHOD OF FABRICATING A GATE DIELECTRIC LAYER - The invention relates to integrated circuit fabrication, and more particularly to a semiconductor device with a gate dielectric layer. An exemplary structure for a semiconductor device comprises a substrate having a first active region; a first gate structure over the first active region, wherein the first gate structure comprises a first interfacial layer having a convex top surface; a first high-k dielectric over the first interfacial layer; and a first gate electrode over the first high-k dielectric.10-18-2012
20120299109TRENCH POWER MOSFET STRUCTURE WITH HIGH SWITCHING SPEED AND FABRICATION METHOD THEREOF - A fabrication method of trench power semiconductor structure with high switching speed is provided. An epitaxial layer with a first conductivity type is formed on a substrate. Then, gate structures are formed in the epitaxial layer. A shallow doped region with the first conductivity type is formed in the surface layer of the epitaxial layer. After that, a shielding structure is formed on the shallow doped region. Then, wells with a second conductivity type are formed in the epitaxial layer by using the shielding structure as an implantation mask. Finally, a source doped region with the first conductivity type is formed on the surface of the well. The doping concentration of the shallow doped layer is smaller than that of the source doped region and the well. The doping concentration of the shallow doped layer is larger than that of the epitaxial layer.11-29-2012
20110037126SEMICONDUCTOR ARRANGEMENT INCLUDING A LOAD TRANSISTOR AND SENSE TRANSISTOR - A semiconductor arrangement including a load transistor and a sense transistor that are integrated in a semiconductor body. One embodiment provides a number of transistor cells integrated in the semiconductor body, each transistor cell including a first active transistor region. A number of first contact electrodes, each of the contact electrodes contacting the first active transistor regions through contact plugs. A second contact electrode contacts a first group of the first contact electrodes, but not contacting a second group of the first contact electrodes. The transistor cells being contacted by first contact electrodes of the first group form a load transistor, with the second electrode forming a load terminal of the load transistor. The transistor cells being contacted by first contact electrodes of the second group form a sense transistor.02-17-2011
20120319206INTEGRATED CIRCUIT COMPRISING AN ISOLATING TRENCH AND CORRESPONDING METHOD - An integrated circuit including at least one isolating trench that delimits an active area made of a monocrystalline semiconductor material, the or each trench comprising an upper portion including an insulating layer that encapsulates a lower portion of the trench, the lower portion being at least partly buried in the active area and the encapsulation layer comprising nitrogen or carbon.12-20-2012
20120319205HIGH-K METAL GATE ELECTRODE STRUCTURES FORMED BY REDUCING A GATE FILL ASPECT RATIO IN REPLACEMENT GATE TECHNOLOGY - When forming sophisticated high-k metal gate electrode structures on the basis of a replacement gate approach, the fill conditions upon filling in the highly conductive electrode metal, such as aluminum, may be enhanced by removing an upper portion of the final work function metal, for instance a titanium nitride material in P-channel transistors. In some illustrative embodiments, the selective removal of the metal-containing electrode material in an upper portion of the gate opening may be accomplished without unduly increasing overall process complexity.12-20-2012
20080296690Metal interconnect System and Method for Direct Die Attachment - Provided herein is an exemplary embodiment of a semiconductor chip for directly connecting to a carrier. The chip includes a metal layer applied to a top surface of the chip; a passivation layer applied over the metal layer such that portions of the passivation layer is selectively removed to create one or more openings (“bond pads”) exposing portions of the metal layer and one or more solderable metal contact regions formed on each of the one or more openings. The solderable metal contact regions electrically connect to the carrier when the chip is positioned face down on the carrier, supplied with a thin layer of solder and heated.12-04-2008
20120273891SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE WITH REDUCED SURFACE FIELD EFFECT AND METHODS OF FABRICATION THE SAME - Embodiments of the present invention describe a semiconductor device implementing the reduced-surface-field (RESURF) effect. The semiconductor device comprises a source/drain region having a plurality of isolation regions interleaved with source/drain extension regions. A gate electrode is formed on the semiconductor device, where the gate electrode includes gate finger elements formed over the isolation regions to induce capacitive coupling. The gate finger elements enhance the depletion of the source/drain extension regions, thus inducing a higher breakdown voltage.11-01-2012
20120080755Methods for Forming Gates in Gate-Last Processes and Gate Areas formed by the Same - Methods are provided for forming gates in gate-last processes. The methods may include performing chemical mechanical polishing (CMP) on an interlayer dielectric (ILD) that is on a plurality of dummy gates, each of the plurality of dummy gates including a gate mask in an upper portion thereof, and the CMP exposing the gate mask. The methods may also include removing the gate mask by etching the gate mask. The methods may further include performing CMP on the ILD.04-05-2012
20120080754SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - The semiconductor device includes a first transistor including a first impurity layer containing boron or phosphorus, a first epitaxial layer formed above the first impurity layer, a first gate electrode formed above the first epitaxial layer with a first gate insulating film formed therebetween and first source/drain regions, and a second transistor including a second impurity layer containing boron and carbon, or arsenic or antimony, a second epitaxial layer formed above the second impurity layer, a second gate electrode formed above the second epitaxial layer with a second gate insulating film thinner than the first gate insulating film formed therebetween, and second source/drain regions.04-05-2012
20100224935SEMICONDUCTOR COMPONENT AND SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - A semiconductor component includes a mixed crystal layer of silicon and germanium having a first main surface, containing a III-group impurity, and having a first face orientation alone represented as a face (09-09-2010
20100230757Hybrid STI Gap-Filling Approach - A method of forming an integrated circuit structure includes providing a semiconductor substrate including a top surface; forming an opening extending from the top surface into the semiconductor substrate; and performing a first deposition step to fill a first dielectric material into the opening. The first dielectric material is then recessed. A second deposition step is performed to fill a remaining portion of the opening with a second dielectric material. The second dielectric material is denser than the first dielectric material. The second dielectric material is recessed until a top surface of the second dielectric material is lower than the top surface of the semiconductor substrate.09-16-2010
20120280325SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME - A semiconductor device includes first gate lines arranged at a first interval over a substrate and each configured to have a silicide layer as a highest layer, second gate lines arranged at a second interval greater than the first interval over the substrate and each configured to have the silicide layer as the highest layer, a first insulating layer formed between the first gate lines over the substrate and includes a gap; a second insulating layer formed on the sidewalls of the second gate lines, an etch-stop layer adjacent the second insulating layer, a third insulating layer located over and between the first gate lines and over and between the second gate lines, a capping layer over the third insulating layer, and a contact plug adjacent to the capping layer and the third insulating layer and coupled to a junction, the junction adjacent the substrate between the second gate lines.11-08-2012
20120280323DEVICE HAVING A GATE STACK - A device includes a drain, a source, and a gate stack. The gate stack has a gate dielectric layer, a gate conductive layer immediately on top of the gate dielectric layer, and first gate and a second gate layer that are immediately on top of the gate conductive layer. The first gate layer has a first resistance higher than a second resistance of the second gate layer. The second gate layer is conductive, is electrically coupled with the gate conductive layer, and has a contact terminal configured to serve as a gate contact terminal for the device. Fabrication methods of the gate stack are also disclosed.11-08-2012
20120280324SRAM STRUCTURE AND PROCESS WITH IMPROVED STABILITY - An SRAM memory cell with reduced SiGe formation area using a gate extension (11-08-2012
20110291197INTEGRATED CIRCUITS AND MANUFACTURING METHODS THEREOF - An integrated circuit includes a first diffusion area for a first type transistor. The first type transistor includes a first drain region and a first source region. A second diffusion area for a second type transistor is spaced from the first diffusion area. The second type transistor includes a second drain region and a second source region. A gate electrode continuously extends across the first diffusion area and the second diffusion area in a routing direction. The first metallic layer is electrically coupled with the first source region. The first metallic layer and the first diffusion area overlap with a first distance. A second metallic layer is electrically coupled with the first drain region and the second drain region. The second metallic layer and the first diffusion area overlap with a second distance. The first distance is larger than the second distance.12-01-2011
20120326237LOW-PROFILE LOCAL INTERCONNECT AND METHOD OF MAKING THE SAME - Embodiments of the present invention provide a structure. The structure includes a plurality of field-effect-transistors having gate stacks formed on top of a semiconductor substrate, the gate stacks having spacers formed at sidewalls thereof; and one or more conductive contacts formed directly on top of the semiconductor substrate and interconnecting at least one source/drain of one of the plurality of field-effect-transistors to at least one source/drain of another one of the plurality of field-effect-transistors, wherein the one or more conductive contacts is part of a low-profile local interconnect that has a height lower than a height of the gate stacks.12-27-2012
20120091531Flexible Integration of Logic Blocks with Transistors of Different Threshold Voltages - An integrated circuit constructed according to an arrangement of logic blocks, with one or more logic blocks including transistors of a different threshold voltage than in other logic blocks. Spacing between neighboring active regions of different threshold voltages is minimized by constraining the angle of implant for the threshold adjust implant, and by constraining the thickness of the mask layer used with that implant. These constraints ensure adequate implant of dopant into the channel region while blocking the implant into channel regions not subject to the threshold adjust, while avoiding shadowing from the mask layer. Efficiency is attained by constraining the direction of implant to substantially perpendicular to the run of the gate electrodes in the implanted regions.04-19-2012
20130009249FINFET DEVICES AND METHODS OF MANUFACTURE - A finFET structure and method of manufacture such structure is provided with lowered Ceff and enhanced stress. The finFET structure includes a plurality of finFET structures and a stress material forming part of a gate stack and in a space between adjacent ones of the plurality of finFET structures.01-10-2013
20120139052Semiconductor device manufacturing method and semiconductor device - A formation method of an element isolation film according to which a high-voltage transistor with an excellent characteristic can be formed is provided. On a substrate, a gate oxide film is previously formed. A CMP stopper film is formed thereon, and thereafter, a gate oxide film and a CMP stopper film are etched. The semiconductor substrate is etched to form a trench. Further, before the trench is filled with a field insulating film, a liner insulating film is formed at a trench interior wall, and a concave portion at the side surface of the gate oxide film under the CMP stopper film is filled with the liner insulating film. In this manner, formation of void in the element isolation film laterally positioned with respect to the gate oxide film can be prevented.06-07-2012
20120139051SOURCE/DRAIN EXTENSION CONTROL FOR ADVANCED TRANSISTORS - A planar transistor with improved performance has a source and a drain on a semiconductor substrate that includes a substantially undoped channel extending between the source and the drain. A gate is positioned over the substantially undoped channel on the substrate. Implanted source/drain extensions contact the source and the drain, with the implanted source/drain extensions having a dopant concentration of less than about 1×1006-07-2012
20130020650SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - The semiconductor device includes a first transistor including a first impurity layer containing boron or phosphorus, a first epitaxial layer formed above the first impurity layer, a first gate electrode formed above the first epitaxial layer with a first gate insulating film formed therebetween and first source/drain regions, and a second transistor including a second impurity layer containing boron and carbon, or arsenic or antimony, a second epitaxial layer formed above the second impurity layer, a second gate electrode formed above the second epitaxial layer with a second gate insulating film thinner than the first gate insulating film formed therebetween, and second source/drain regions.01-24-2013
20130020648SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - A semiconductor device is disclosed. The semiconductor device includes: a substrate; a metal-oxide semiconductor (MOS) transistor disposed in the substrate; and a shallow trench isolation (STI) disposed in the substrate and around the MOS transistor, in which the STI comprises a stress material.01-24-2013
20120241865INTEGRATED CIRCUIT STRUCTURE - One aspect of the present invention provides an integrated circuit structure including a semiconductor substrate, a bottom dielectric layer positioned on the substrate, at least two capping dielectric layers positioned on the bottom dielectric layer, and a metal layer positioned on the at least two capping dielectric layers, wherein one of the two capping dielectric layers is an aluminum oxide layer, and the other is a silicon oxide layer. Another aspect of the present invention provides an integrated circuit structure including a bottom electrode, a bottom dielectric layer positioned on the bottom electrode, at least two capping dielectric layers positioned on the bottom dielectric layer, and a top electrode positioned on the at least two capping dielectric layers, wherein one of the two capping dielectric layers is an aluminum oxide layer, and the other is a silicon oxide layer.09-27-2012
20120241864Shallow Source and Drain Architecture in an Active Region of a Semiconductor Device Having a Pronounced Surface Topography by Tilted Implantation - In sophisticated semiconductor devices, a shallow drain and source concentration profile may be obtained for active regions having a pronounced surface topography by performing tilted implantation steps upon incorporating the drain and source dopant species. In this manner, a metal silicide may be reliably embedded in the drain and source regions.09-27-2012
20100090286Vertical-type semiconductor device and method of manufacturing the same - A vertical-type semiconductor device includes a semiconductor substrate having a cell region and a peripheral circuit region, a wordline structure on the cell region of the semiconductor substrate, the wordline structure including a plurality of wordlines stacked on top of each other, a semiconductor structure through the wordline structure, a gate dielectric between the wordline structure and the semiconductor structure, and a dummy wordline structure on the peripheral circuit region, the dummy wordline structure having a vertical structure and including same components as the wordline structure.04-15-2010
20080251850PMD Liner Nitride Films and Fabrication Methods for Improved NMOS Performance - Semiconductor devices (10-16-2008
20080237724Semiconductor thin film manufacturing method, semiconductor thin film and thin film transistor - To provide a semiconductor thin film on which crystal grains with large diameters are formed over a wide range. A beam pattern including a plurality of recessed patterns is scan-irradiated to amorphous silicon in a first scanning direction (first crystallization step). Then, a beam pattern is scan-irradiated in a second scanning direction that is different from the first scanning direction by 90 degrees (second crystallization step). As a result, by having band-shape crystal grains formed in the first crystallization step as seeds, the crystal grain diameters thereof are expanded in the second scanning direction. That is, it is possible to obtain new band-shape crystal grains with the expanded grain diameters.10-02-2008
20130140639HIGH GATE DENSITY DEVICES AND METHODS - A semiconductor device with an isolation feature is disclosed. The semiconductor device includes a plurality of gate structures disposed on a semiconductor substrate, a plurality of gate sidewall spacers of a dielectric material formed on respective sidewalls of the plurality of gate structures, an interlayer dielectric (ILD) disposed on the semiconductor substrate and the gate structures, an isolation feature embedded in the semiconductor substrate and extended to the ILD and a sidewall spacer of the dielectric material disposed on sidewalls of extended portion of the isolation feature.06-06-2013
20130140640N-WELL/P-WELL STRAP STRUCTURES - Embodiments of N-well or P-well strap structures are disclosed with lower requirements achieved by forming the strap on both sides of one or more floating polysilicon gate fingers.06-06-2013
20130181293DIFFUSION BARRIER FOR OPPOSITELY DOPED PORTIONS OF GATE CONDUCTOR - A method patterns a polysilicon gate over two immediately adjacent, opposite polarity transistor devices. The method patterns a mask over the polysilicon gate. The mask has an opening in a location where the opposite polarity transistor devices abut one another. The method then removes some (a portion) of the polysilicon gate through the opening to form at least a partial recess (or potentially a complete opening) in the polysilicon gate. The recess separates the polysilicon gate into a first polysilicon gate and a second polysilicon gate. After forming the recess, the method dopes the first polysilicon gate using a first polarity dopant and dopes the second polysilicon gate using a second polarity dopant having an opposite polarity of the first polarity dopant.07-18-2013
20130181294METHOD FOR FABRICATION OF AN INTEGRATED CIRCUIT IN A TECHNOLOGY REDUCED WITH RESPECT TO A NATIVE TECHNOLOGY, AND CORRESPONDING INTEGRATED CIRCUIT - The technological fabrication of the integrated circuit includes a fabrication of the integrated circuit in a reduced technological version of a native technology including at least a first dimensional compensation applied to the reduced channel length and to the reduced channel width of each transistor originating from a transistor, referred to as a “minimum transistor”, designed in the native technology and having in this native technology an initial channel length equal to a minimum length for the native technology and an initial channel width equal to a minimum width for the native technology. The fabrication obtains a transistor having a channel length equal, to a given precision, to the initial channel length and a channel width equal, to a given precision, to the initial channel width.07-18-2013
20130187233SEMICONDUCTOR MEMORY DEVICES - A semiconductor memory device may include: a well impurity layer including a cell array region and a well drive region adjacent to the cell array region, the well impurity layer having a first conductivity type; at least one word line on the well impurity layer; at least one bit line crossing the at least one word line on the well impurity layer of the cell array region, the at least one bit line connected to a drain region in the well impurity layer, and the drain region having a second conductivity type; and a well drive line crossing the at least one word line on the well impurity layer of the well drive region, the well drive line connected to the well impurity layer of the first conductivity type.07-25-2013
20130181292LOCAL INTERCONNECTS COMPATIBLE WITH REPLACEMENT GATE STRUCTURES - After forming replacement gate structures that are embedded in a planarized dielectric layer on a semiconductor substrate, a contact-level dielectric layer is deposited over a planar surface of the planarized dielectric layer and the replacement gate structures. Substrate contact via holes are formed through the contact-level dielectric layer and the planarized dielectric layer, and metal semiconductor alloy portions are formed on exposed semiconductor materials. Gate contact via holes are subsequently formed through the contact-level dielectric layer. The substrate contact via holes and the gate contact via holes are simultaneously filled with a conductive material to form substrate contact structures and gate contact structures. The substrate contact structures and gate contact structures can be employed to provide local interconnect structures that provide electrical connections between two components that are laterally spaced on the semiconductor substrate.07-18-2013
20100084712MULTIPLE SPACER AND CARBON IMPLANT COMPRISING PROCESS AND SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES THEREFROM - An integrated circuit (IC) and multi-spacer methods for forming the same includes at least one metal-oxide semiconductor (MOS) transistor including a substrate having a semiconductor surface, a gate stack formed in or on the surface comprising a gate electrode on a gate dielectric, wherein a channel region is located in said semiconductor surface below the gate dielectric. A spacer structure is on the sidewalls of the gate stack, wherein the spacer structure includes a first spacer and a second spacer positioned outward from the first spacer. A source and a drain region are on opposing sides of the gate stack each having a maximum C concentration≧1×1004-08-2010
20120248541SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - A semiconductor device includes a first conduction-type semiconductor substrate, a first semiconductor region of a first conduction-type formed on the semiconductor substrate, a second semiconductor region of a second conduction-type formed on a surface of the first semiconductor region, a third semiconductor region of the second conduction-type formed to be separated from the second semiconductor region on the surface of the first semiconductor region, a fourth semiconductor region of the second conduction-type formed to be separated from the second semiconductor region and the third semiconductor region on the surface of the first semiconductor region, and a first electrode connected to the second semiconductor region and the third semiconductor region.10-04-2012
20120248539FLIP CHIP SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - A semiconductor device package comprises a lead frame having a die paddle comprising a first chip installation area and a second chip installation area, a recess area formed in the first chip installation area, and multiple metal pillars formed in the recess area, a notch divides the first chip installation area into a transverse base extending transversely and a longitudinal base extending longitudinally, and separates the recess area into a transverse recess part formed in the transverse base and a longitudinal recess part formed in longitudinal base; a portion of a transverse extending part connecting to an external pin extends into a portion inside of the notch.10-04-2012
20130134521SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - A semiconductor device is equipped with an element region, an electrode, a thermal conduction portion, and a protective membrane. The element region is equipped with a plurality of gate electrodes. The electrode is formed on a surface of the element region. The thermal conduction portion is located on a surface side of a central portion of the electrode, and is higher in thermal conductivity than the element region. The protective membrane is formed on a peripheral portion that is located on the surface side of the electrode and surrounds a periphery of the central portion. In the element region, an emitter central region that is formed on a back side of the central portion of the electrode remains on for a longer time than an emitter peripheral region that is formed on a back side of the peripheral portion of the electrode.05-30-2013
20130134520SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME - Provided are a semiconductor device including a high voltage transistor and a low voltage transistor and a method of manufacturing the same. The semiconductor device includes a semiconductor substrate including a high voltage region and a low voltage region; a high voltage transistor formed in the high voltage region and including a first active region, a first source/drain region, a first gate insulating layer, and a first gate electrode; and a low voltage transistor formed in the low voltage region and including a second active region, a second source/drain region, a second gate insulating layer, and a second gate electrode. The second source/drain region has a smaller thickness than a thickness of the first source/drain region.05-30-2013
20130099321METHOD AND APPARATUS TO REDUCE THERMAL VARIATIONS WITHIN AN INTEGRATED CIRCUIT DIE USING THERMAL PROXIMITY CORRECTION - A method (and semiconductor device) of fabricating a semiconductor device utilizes a thermal proximity correction (TPC) technique to reduce the impact of thermal variations during anneal. Prior to actual fabrication, a location of interest (e.g., a transistor) within an integrated circuit design is determined and an effective thermal area around the location is defined. Thermal properties of structures intended to be fabricated within this area are used to calculate an estimated temperature that would be achieved at the location of interest from a given anneal process. If the estimated temperature is below or above a predetermined target temperature (or range), TPC is performed. Various TPC techniques may be performed, such as the addition of dummy cells and/or changing dimensions of the structure to be fabricated at the location of interest (resulting in an modified thermally corrected design, to suppress local variations in device performance caused by thermal variations during anneal.04-25-2013
20130099320SEMICONDUCTOR DEVING HAVING METAL GATE ELECTRODE AND METHOD OF FABRICATION THEREOF - The present disclosure provides a method including providing a substrate having a first opening and a second opening on the substrate. A blocking layer is formed in the first opening. A second metal gate electrode is formed the second opening while the blocking layer is in the first opening. The blocking layer is then removed from the first opening, and a first metal gate electrode formed. In embodiments, this provides for a device having a second gate electrode that includes a second work function layer and not a first work function layer, and the first gate electrode includes the first work function layer and not the second work function layer.04-25-2013
20130113047MOSFET STRUCTURE WITH T-SHAPED EPITAXIAL SILICON CHANNEL - A MOSFET disposed between shallow trench isolation (STI) structures includes an epitaxial silicon layer formed over a substrate surface and extending over inwardly extending ledges of the STI structures. The gate width of the MOSFET is therefore the width of the epitaxial silicon layer and greater than the width of the original substrate surface between the STI structures. The epitaxial silicon layer is formed over the previously doped channel and is undoped upon deposition. A thermal activation operation may be used to drive dopant impurities into the transistor channel region occupied by the epitaxial silicon layer but the dopant concentration at the channel location where the epitaxial silicon layer intersects with the gate dielectric, is minimized.05-09-2013
20130126975THIN FILM TRANSISTOR ARRAY AND CIRCUIT STRUCTURE THEREOF - A thin film transistor array and a circuit structure thereof are provided. The circuit structure includes a patterned metal layer, a transparent conductive layer and a dielectric layer. The transparent conductive layer is formed on and contacts a top surface of the patterned metal layer. The dielectric layer overlies and contacts the patterned metal layer and the transparent conductive layer. In addition, the dielectric layer has a contact window to expose a portion of the transparent conductive layer. The transparent conductive layer on the top surface of the patterned metal layer can protect the surface layer metal against damage during fabrication of the contact window.05-23-2013
20110272764Semiconductor Device Having e-Fuse Structure And Method Of Fabricating The Same - A semiconductor device includes: an e-fuse gate, a floating pattern between the e-fuse gate and an e-fuse active portion, a blocking dielectric pattern between the floating pattern and the e-fuse gate, and an e-fuse dielectric layer between the floating pattern and the e-fuse active portion. The floating pattern includes a first portion between the e-fuse gate and the e-fuse active portion and a pair of second portions extended upward along both sidewalls of the e-fuse gate from both edges of the first portion.11-10-2011
20130187234STRUCTURE AND METHOD FOR STRESS LATCHING IN NON-PLANAR SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES - Techniques are discloses to apply an external stress onto the source/drain semiconductor fin sidewall areas and latch the same onto the semiconductor fin before releasing the sidewalls for subsequent salicidation and contact formation. In particular, selected portions of a semiconductor are subjected to an amorphizing ion implantation which disorients the crystal structure of the selected portions of the semiconductor fins, relative to portions of the semiconductor fin that is beneath a gate stack and encapsulated with various liners. At least one stress liner is formed and then stress memorization occurs by performing a stress latching annealing. During this anneal, recrystallization of the disoriented crystal structure occurs. The at least one stress liner is removed and thereafter merging of the semiconductor fins in the source/drain regions is performed.07-25-2013
20100276759Integrated Circuits and Methods of Design and Manufacture Thereof - Integrated circuits and methods of manufacture and design thereof are disclosed. For example, a method of manufacturing includes using a first mask to pattern a gate material forming a plurality of first and second features. The first features form gate electrodes of the semiconductor devices, whereas the second features are dummy electrodes. Based on the location of these dummy electrodes, selected dummy electrodes are removed using a second mask. The use of the method provides greater flexibility in tailoring individual devices for different objectives.11-04-2010
20090250760METHODS OF FORMING HIGH-K/METAL GATES FOR NFETS AND PFETS - Methods of forming high-k/metal gates for an NFET and PFET and a related structure are disclosed. One method includes recessing a PFET region; forming a first high-k dielectric layer and a first metal layer over the substrate; removing the first high-k dielectric layer and the first metal over the NFET region using a mask; forming a forming a second high-k dielectric layer and a second metal layer over the substrate, the first high-k dielectric layer being different then the second high-k dielectric layer and the first metal being different than the second metal; removing the second high-k dielectric layer and the second metal over the PFET region using a mask; depositing a polysilicon over the substrate; and forming a gate over the NFET region and the PFET region by simultaneously etching the polysilicon, the first high-k dielectric layer, the first metal, the second high-k dielectric layer and the second metal.10-08-2009
20130146983NITRIDE BASED SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF - Disclosed herein is a nitride based semiconductor device, including: a substrate; a nitride based semiconductor layer having a lower nitride based semiconductor layer and an upper nitride based semiconductor layer on the substrate; an isolation area including an interface between the lower nitride based semiconductor layer and the upper nitride based semiconductor layer; and drain electrodes, source electrode, and gate electrodes formed on the upper nitride based semiconductor layer.06-13-2013
20130146984SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME - A semiconductor device includes isolation layers formed at isolation regions of a semiconductor substrate, silicon patterns formed over the semiconductor substrate between the isolation layers, insulating layers formed between the silicon patterns and the semiconductor substrate, and junctions formed in the semiconductor substrate between the silicon patterns, wherein each of the silicon patterns has a sloped top surface.06-13-2013
20130146985TRENCH ISOLATION STRUCTURE - A trench isolation structure and method of forming the trench isolation structure are disclosed. The method includes forming a shallow trench isolation (STI) structure having an overhang and forming a gate stack. The method further includes forming source and drain recesses adjacent to the STI structure and the gate stack. The source and drain recesses are separated from the STI structure by substrate material. The method further includes forming epitaxial source and drain regions associated with the gate stack by filling the source and drain recesses with stressor material.06-13-2013
20130146980APPARATUSES AND METHODS FOR TRANSPOSING SELECT GATES - Apparatuses and methods for transposing select gates, such as in a computing system and/or memory device, are provided. One example apparatus can include a group of memory cells and select gates electrically coupled to the group of memory cells. The select gates are arranged such that a pair of select gates are adjacent to each other along a first portion of each of the pair of select gates and are non-adjacent along a second portion of each of the pair of select gates.06-13-2013
20130146981ANTENNA CELL DESIGN TO PREVENT PLASMA INDUCED GATE DIELECTRIC DAMAGE IN SEMICONDUCTOR INTEGRATED CIRCUITS - An antenna cell for preventing plasma enhanced gate dielectric failures, is provided. The antenna cell design utilizes a polysilicon lead as a gate for a dummy transistor. The polysilicon lead may be one of a group of parallel, nested polysilicon lead. The dummy transistor includes the gate coupled to a substrate maintained at V06-13-2013
20130146982SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE WITH TRANSISTOR LOCAL INTERCONNECTS - A semiconductor device is provided for implementing at least one logic element. The semiconductor device includes a semiconductor substrate with a first transistor and a second transistor formed on the semiconductor substrate. Each of the transistors includes a source, a drain, and a gate. A CA layer is electrically connected to at least one of the source or the drain of the first transistor. A CB layer is electrically connected to at least one of the gates of the transistors and the CA layer.06-13-2013
20130175631LAYOUT TO MINIMIZE FET VARIATION IN SMALL DIMENSION PHOTOLITHOGRAPHY - A semiconductor chip has shapes on a particular level that are small enough to require a first mask and a second mask, the first mask and the second mask used in separate exposures during processing. A circuit on the semiconductor chip requires close tracking between a first and a second FET (field effect transistor). For example, the particular level may be a gate shape level. Separate exposures of gate shapes using the first mask and the second mask will result in poorer FET tracking (e.g., gate length, threshold voltage) than for FETs having gate shapes defined by only the first mask. FET tracking is selectively improved by laying out a circuit such that selective FETs are defined by the first mask. In particular, static random access memory (SRAM) design benefits from close tracking of six or more FETs in an SRAM cell.07-11-2013
20130175630REPLACEMENT GATE STRUCTURE FOR TRANSISTOR WITH A HIGH-K GATE STACK - A transistor includes a semiconductor layer and a gate structure located on the semiconductor layer. The gate structure includes a first dielectric layer. The first dielectric layer includes a doped region and an undoped region below the doped region. A second dielectric layer is located on the first dielectric layer, and a first metal nitride layer is located on the second dielectric layer. The doped region of the first dielectric layer comprises dopants from the second dielectric layer. Source and drain regions in the semiconductor layer are located on opposite sides of the gate structure.07-11-2013
20130175629DEVICE AND METHODS FOR FORMING PARTIALLY SELF-ALIGNED TRENCHES - A semiconductor device and methods for small trench patterning are disclosed. The device includes a plurality of gate structures and sidewall spacers, an etch stop layer disposed over the sidewall spacers, an interlayer dielectric (ILD) layer disposed on a bottom portion of the etch stop layer, an etch buffer layer disposed on an upper portion of the etch stop layer, and a plurality of metal plugs between the gate structures. An upper portion of the metal plugs is adjacent to the etch buffer layer and a lower portion of the metal plugs is adjacent to the ILD layer.07-11-2013
20130119474TRENCH SILICIDE AND GATE OPEN WITH LOCAL INTERCONNECT WITH REPLACEMENT GATE PROCESS - A semiconductor device fabrication process includes forming insulating mandrels over replacement metal gates on a semiconductor substrate with first gates having sources and drains and at least one second gate being isolated from the first gates. Mandrel spacers are formed around each insulating mandrel. The mandrels and mandrel spacers include the first insulating material. A second insulating layer of the second insulating material is formed over the transistor. One or more first trenches are formed to the sources and drains of the first gates by removing the second insulating material between the insulating mandrels. A second trench is formed to the second gate by removing portions of the first and second insulating materials above the second gate. The first trenches and the second trench are filled with conductive material to form first contacts to the sources and drains of the first gates and a second contact to the second gate.05-16-2013
20110221004Semiconductor Constructions, And Semiconductor Processing Methods - Some embodiments include methods in which a pair of spaced-apart adjacent features is formed over a substrate. The features have silicon dioxide surfaces. Silicon nitride is deposited between the features. A first region of the silicon nitride is protected with a mask while a second region is not. The second region is removed to form an opening between the features. Some embodiments include semiconductor constructions that contain a pair of spaced-apart adjacent features. The features are lines extending along a first direction, and are spaced from one another by a trench. Alternating plugs and intervening materials are within the trench, with the plugs and intervening materials alternating along the first direction. The intervening materials consist of silicon nitride, and the plugs have lateral peripheries that directly contact silicon dioxide of the features, and that directly contact silicon nitride of the intervening regions.09-15-2011
20110221003MOSFETs WITH REDUCED CONTACT RESISTANCE - A method and structure for forming a field effect transistor with reduced contact resistance are provided. The reduced contact resistance is manifested by a reduced metal semiconductor alloy contact resistance and a reduced conductively filled via contact-to-metal semiconductor alloy contact resistance. The reduced contact resistance is achieved in this disclosure by texturing the surface of the transistor's source region and/or the transistor's drain region. Typically, both the source region and the drain region are textured in the present disclosure. The textured source region and/or the textured drain region have an increased area as compared to a conventional transistor that includes a flat source region and/or a flat drain region. A metal semiconductor alloy, e.g., a silicide, is formed on the textured surface of the source region and/or the textured surface of the drain region. A conductively filled via contact is formed atop the metal semiconductor alloy.09-15-2011
20110227162METHOD OF MAKING A FINFET, AND FINFET FORMED BY THE METHOD - A method includes forming first and second fins of a finFET extending above a semiconductor substrate, with a shallow trench isolation (STI) region in between, and a distance between a top surface of the STI region and top surfaces of the first and second fins. First and second fin extensions are provided on top and side surfaces of the first and second fins above the top surface of the STI region. Material is removed from the STI region, to increase the distance between the top surface of the STI region and top surfaces of the first and second fins. A conformal stressor dielectric material is deposited over the fins and STI region. The conformal dielectric stressor material is reflowed, to flow into a space between the first and second fins above a top surface of the STI region, to apply stress to a channel of the finFET.09-22-2011
20120256265SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF - A first source/drain region is formed outside a first insulating sidewall spacer, as viewed from a first gate electrode, in a semiconductor substrate. A second source/drain region is formed outside a second insulating sidewall spacer, as viewed from a second gate electrode, in the semiconductor substrate. The second source/drain region includes a silicon mixed-crystal layer. The second gate electrode has a lower height than the first gate electrode.10-11-2012
20100308410Transistor Level Routing - System and method for transistor level routing is disclosed. A preferred embodiment comprises a semiconductor device including a first semiconductor device formed on a first active area in a substrate, the first semiconductor device having a first gate stack comprising a first high-k dielectric layer, a first metal layer and a first poly-silicon layer. The semiconductor device further includes a second semiconductor device formed on a second active area in the substrate, the second semiconductor device having a second gate stack comprising a second high-k dielectric layer, a second metal layer and a second poly-silicon layer. An electrical connection connects the first semiconductor device with the second semiconductor device and overlies the first active area, the second active area and a portion of the substrate between the first active area and the second active area. The electrical connection includes a high-k dielectric layer and a metal layer but not a poly-silicon layer and the metal layer is arranged directly over the high-k dielectric layer.12-09-2010
20120273893SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND POWER SUPPLY DEVICE USING THE SAME - A semiconductor device capable of reducing an inductance is provided. In the semiconductor device in which a rectification MOSFET, a commutation MOSFET, and a driving IC that drives these MOSFETs are mounted on one package, the rectification MOSFET, a metal plate, and the commutation MOSFET are laminated. A current of a main circuit flows from a back surface of the package to a front surface thereof. The metal plate is connected to an output terminal via a wiring in the package. Wire bondings are used for wirings for connecting the driving IC, the rectification MOSFET, and the commutation MOSFET, all terminals being placed on the same plane. For this reason, the inductance becomes small and also a power source loss and a spike voltage are reduced.11-01-2012
20120273892SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD OF THE SAME - The electrical characteristics of a semiconductor device are enhanced. In the package of the semiconductor device, there are encapsulated first and second semiconductor chips with a power MOS-FET formed therein and a third semiconductor chip with a control circuit for controlling their operation formed therein. The bonding pads for source electrode of the first semiconductor chip on the high side are electrically connected to a die pad through a metal plate. The bonding pad for source electrode of the second semiconductor chip on the low side is electrically connected to lead wiring through a metal plate. The metal plate includes a first portion in contact with the bonding pad of the second semiconductor chip, a second portion extended from a short side of the first portion to the lead wiring, and a third portion extended from a long side of the first portion to the lead wiring.11-01-2012
20110233680NONVOLATILE MEMORY DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SAME - According to one embodiment, a nonvolatile memory device including MOS transistors formed in a surface of one semiconductor substrate is provided. The device includes a first and second MOS transistors. The first MOS transistor includes a first source and drain regions spaced from each other, a first gate insulating film provided on the surface, a first gate electrode provided on the first gate insulating film, and a first channel region located immediately below the first gate insulating film and containing impurities of both conductivity types. The second MOS transistor includes a second source and drain regions spaced from each other, a second gate insulating film provided on the surface, a second gate electrode provided on the second gate insulating film, and a second channel region located immediately below the second gate insulating film and having an identical concentration profile of the impurity to the first channel region.09-29-2011
20110233679INTEGRATED CIRCUIT INCLUDING FINFETS AND METHODS FOR FORMING THE SAME - An integrated circuit including a plurality of Fin field effect transistors (FINFETs) is provided. The integrated circuit includes a plurality of fin-channel bodies over a substrate. The fin-channel bodies include a first fin-channel body and a second fin-channel body. A gate structure is disposed over the fin-channel bodies. At least one first source/drain (S/D) region of a first FINFET is adjacent the first fin-channel body. At least one second source/drain (S/D) region of a second FINFET is adjacent the second fin-channel body. The at least one first S/D region is electrically coupled with the at least one second S/D region. The at least one first and second S/D regions are substantially free from including any fin structure.09-29-2011
20130154011Methods and Apparatus for Reduced Gate Resistance FinFET - Methods and apparatus for reduced gate resistance finFET. A metal gate transistor structure is disclosed including a plurality of semiconductor fins formed over a semiconductor substrate, the fins being arranged in parallel and spaced apart; a metal containing gate electrode formed over the semiconductor substrate and overlying a channel gate region of each of the semiconductor fins, and extending over the semiconductor substrate between the semiconductor fins; an interlevel dielectric layer overlying the gate electrode and the semiconductor substrate; and a plurality of contacts disposed in the interlevel dielectric layer and extending through the interlevel dielectric layer to the gate electrode; a low resistance metal strap formed over the interlevel dielectric layer and coupled to the gate electrode by the plurality of contacts; wherein the plurality of contacts are spaced apart from the channel gate regions of the semiconductor fins. Methods for forming the reduced gate finFET are disclosed.06-20-2013
20130154012MANUFACTURING METHOD FOR SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE HAVING METAL GATE - A manufacturing method for semiconductor device having metal gate includes providing a substrate having a first semiconductor device and a second semiconductor device formed thereon, the first semiconductor device having a first gate trench and the second semiconductor device having a second gate trench; sequentially forming a high dielectric constant (high-k) gate dielectric layer and a multiple metal layer on the substrate; forming a first work function metal layer in the first gate trench; performing a first pull back step to remove a portion of the first work function metal layer from the first gate trench; forming a second work function metal layer in the first gate trench and the second gate trench; and performing a second pull back step to remove a portion of the second work function metal layer from the first gate trench and the second gate trench.06-20-2013
20130154013SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME - A semiconductor device is provided, which includes a circuit including a first MOS transistor having a gate connected to a first signal line, a second MOS transistor having a gate connected to a second signal line, and the circuit outputting an output signal according to a difference in potential between the first signal line and the second signal line, wherein channel regions of the first and second MOS transistors include no maximum impurity concentration at an area, which is shallower than a depth indicating a maximum concentration of one conduction type impurity that forms source and drain regions of the MOS transistors.06-20-2013
20130154014Semiconductor Device and Method for Fabricating the Same - A semiconductor device and a method for fabricating the same are disclosed. The method for fabricating the semiconductor device includes forming an shallow trench isolation (STI) in a substrate, sequentially forming an oxide layer and a nitride layer over the substrate, patterning the nitride layer and the oxide layer to expose a portion of the substrate adjacent to the STI layer, forming a field oxide layer contacting the STI layer in the exposed portion of the substrate, removing the nitride layer, etching a portion of the patterned oxide layer to form a first gate oxide layer contacting the field oxide layer, forming a second gate oxide layer over the substrate, and forming a gate pattern over the field oxide layer, the first gate oxide layer, and the second gate oxide layer.06-20-2013
20130154015THREE-DIMENSION CIRCUIT STRUCTURE AND SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - A three-dimension circuit structure includes a substrate, a first conductive layer, a filled material and a second conductive layer. The substrate has an upper surface and a cavity located at the upper surface. The first conductive layer covers the inside walls of the cavity and protrudes out the upper surface. The filled material fills the cavity and covers the first conductive layer. The second conductive layer covers the filled material and a portion of the first conductive layer, and the first conductive layer and the second conductive layer encapsulate the filled material. The material of the filled material is different from that of the first conductive layer and the second conductive layer.06-20-2013
20130154017Self-Aligned Gate Structure for Field Effect Transistor - A field effect transistor has a substrate with an epitaxial layer, base regions extending from a top of the epitaxial layer into the epitaxial layer, an insulation region having side walls and extending between two base regions on top of the substrate; and a polysilicon gate structure covering the insulation region including the side walls, wherein effective gates are formed by a portion of the polysilicon covering side walls above the base region.06-20-2013
20130154018SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE COMPRISING SELF-ALIGNED CONTACT BARS AND METAL LINES WITH INCREASED VIA LANDING REGIONS - Disclosed herein is an illustrative semiconductor device that includes a transistor having drain and source regions and a gate electrode structure. The disclosed semiconductor device also includes a contact bar formed in a first dielectric material that connects to one of the drain and source regions and includes a first conductive material, the contact bar extending along a width direction of the transistor. Moreover, the illustrative device further includes, among other things, a conductive line formed in a second dielectric material, the conductive line including an upper portion having a top width extending along a length direction of the transistor and a lower portion having a bottom width extending along the length direction that is less than the top width of the upper portion, wherein the conductive line connects to the contact bar and includes a second conductive material that differs from the first conductive material.06-20-2013
20130154016TIN DOPED III-V MATERIAL CONTACTS - Techniques are disclosed for forming transistor devices having reduced parasitic contact resistance relative to conventional devices. The techniques can be implemented, for example, using a metal contact such as one or more metals/alloys on silicon or silicon germanium (SiGe) source/drain regions. In accordance with one example embodiment, an intermediate tin doped III-V material layer is provided between the source/drain and contact metal to significantly reduce contact resistance. Partial or complete oxidation of the tin doped layer can be used to further improve contact resistance. In some example cases, the tin doped III-V material layer has a semiconducting phase near the substrate and an oxide phase near the metal contact. Numerous transistor configurations and suitable fabrication processes will be apparent in light of this disclosure, including both planar and non-planar transistor structures (e.g., FinFETs, nanowire transistors, etc), as well as strained and unstained channel structures.06-20-2013
20110278675IGFET Device Having an RF Capability - An IGFET device includes: —a semiconductor body having a major surface, —a source region of first conductivity type abutting the surface, —a drain region of the first conductivity-type abutting the surface and spaced from the source region with a channel therefrom, —an active gate overlying the channel and insulated from the channel by a first dielectric material forming the gate oxide of the IGFET device, —a dummy gate positioned between the active gate and the drain and insulated from the active gate by a second dielectric material so that a capacitance is formed between the active gate and the dummy gate, and insulated from the drain region by the gate oxide, wherein the active gate and the dummy gate are forming the electrodes of the capacitance substantially perpendicular to the surface.11-17-2011
20130119476Integrated Circuit Including Gate Electrode Level Region Including Cross-Coupled Transistors Having Gate Contacts Located Over Inner Portion of Gate Electrode Level Region and Offset Gate Level Feature Line Ends - A semiconductor device includes a cross-coupled transistor configuration formed by first and second PMOS transistors defined over first and second p-type diffusion regions, and by first and second NMOS transistors defined over first and second n-type diffusion regions, with each diffusion region electrically connected to a common node. Gate electrodes of the PMOS and NMOS transistors are formed by conductive features which extend in only a first parallel direction. The first and second p-type diffusion regions are formed in a spaced apart manner, such that no single line of extent that extends perpendicular to the first parallel direction intersects both the first and second p-type diffusion regions. The first and second n-type diffusion regions are formed in a spaced apart manner, such that no single line of extent that extends perpendicular to the first parallel direction intersects both the first and second n-type diffusion regions.05-16-2013
20110303983FINFET DEVICES AND METHODS OF MANUFACTURE - A finFET structure and method of manufacture such structure is provided with lowered Ceff and enhanced stress. The finFET structure includes a plurality of finFET structures and a stress material forming part of a gate stack and in a space between adjacent ones of the plurality of finFET structures.12-15-2011
20110309447TRANSISTOR WITH THRESHOLD VOLTAGE SET NOTCH AND METHOD OF FABRICATION THEREOF - A structure and method of fabrication thereof relate to a Deeply Depleted Channel (DDC) design, allowing CMOS based devices to have a reduced σV12-22-2011
20130193516SRAM INTEGRATED CIRCUITS AND METHODS FOR THEIR FABRICATION - SRAM ICs and methods for their fabrication are provided. One method includes forming dummy gate electrodes overlying a semiconductor substrate and defining locations of gate electrodes for two cross coupled inverters and two pass gate transistors. A first insulating layer is deposited overlying the dummy gate electrodes and gaps between the dummy gate electrodes are filled with a second insulating layer. The second insulating layer is etched to form inter-gate openings exposing portions of the substrate. The first insulating layer is etched to reduce the thickness of selected locations thereof, and the dummy gate electrodes are removed. A gate electrode metal is deposited and planarized to form gate electrodes and local interconnections coupling the gate electrodes of one inverter to a node between the pull up and pull down transistors of the other inverter and to a source/drain of one of the pass gate transistors.08-01-2013
20130193517SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE WITH LATERAL AND VERTICAL CHANNEL CONFINEMENT AND METHOD OF FABRICATING THE SAME - Semiconductor devices and methods of making semiconductor devices are provided. Boron diffusion into source/drain regions is restricted by a vertical and lateral confinement area formed on the surfaces of the source/drain regions. In an aspect, a silicon-carbon layer formed on the surface of the channel region suppresses boron diffusion toward a first source/drain region and toward at least a second source/drain region.08-01-2013
20130193518SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES HAVING DOUBLE-LAYERED METAL CONTACTS AND METHODS OF FABRICATING THE SAME - Semiconductor devices are provided. The semiconductor device includes a semiconductor substrate having a cell region and a peripheral region, first and second conductive line extending onto the semiconductor substrate to constitute a peripheral circuit, a first interlayer insulation layer on the first and second conductive lines, a first peripheral interconnection pattern on the first interlayer insulation layer of the peripheral region, a first contact plug disposed in the first interlayer insulation layer, second peripheral interconnection patterns on the second interlayer insulation layer of the peripheral region, a second contact plug disposed in the second interlayer insulation layer to electrically connect the first peripheral interconnection pattern to one of the second peripheral interconnection patterns, and a third contact plug penetrating the first and second interlayer insulation layers to electrically connect the second conductive line to another one of the second peripheral interconnection patterns.08-01-2013
20130193519END-TO-END GAP FILL USING DIELECTRIC FILM - A method for fabricating a semiconductor device includes forming a plurality of gate structures on a semiconductor substrate. The plurality of gate structures are arranged in a plurality of lines, wherein an end-to-end spacing between the lines is smaller than a line-to-line spacing between the lines. The method further includes forming an etch stop layer over the gate structures, forming an interlayer dielectric over the gate structures, and forming a dielectric film over the gate structures before the interlayer dielectric is formed. The dielectric film merges in end-to-end gaps formed in the end-to-end spacing between the gate structures.08-01-2013
20130193520POWER MOSFET PACKAGE - A power MOSFET package includes a semiconductor substrate having opposite first and second surfaces, having a first conductivity type, and forming a drain region, a doped region extending downward from the first surface and having a second conductivity type, a source region in the doped region and having the first conductivity type, a gate overlying or buried under the first surface, wherein a gate dielectric layer is between the gate and the semiconductor substrate, a first conducting structure overlying the semiconductor substrate, having a first terminal, and electrically connecting the drain region, a second conducting structure overlying the semiconductor substrate, having a second terminal, and electrically connecting the source region, a third conducting structure overlying the semiconductor substrate, having a third terminal, and electrically connecting the gate, wherein the first, the second, and the third terminals are substantially coplanar, and a protection layer between the semiconductor substrate and the terminals.08-01-2013
20120043613SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD OF THE SAME - A disclosed semiconductor device includes multiple gate electrodes disposed on a semiconductor substrate; and multiple sidewall spacers disposed on sidewalls of the gate electrodes. The thickness of the sidewall spacers is larger on the sidewalls along longer sides of the gate electrodes than on the sidewalls along shorter sides of the gate electrodes.02-23-2012
20120299110Dielectric Punch-Through Stoppers for Forming FinFETs Having Dual Fin Heights - A semiconductor structure includes a semiconductor substrate having a first portion and a second portion. A first Fin field-effect transistor (FinFET) is formed over the first portion of the semiconductor substrate, wherein the first FinFET includes a first fin having a first fin height. A second FinFET is formed over the second portion of the semiconductor substrate, wherein the second FinFET includes a second fin having a second fin height different from the first fin height. A top surface of the first fin is substantially level with a top surface of the second fin. A punch-through stopper is underlying and adjoining the first FinFET, wherein the punch-through stopper isolates the first fin from the first portion of the semiconductor substrate.11-29-2012
20120086083DEVICES 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 a pad film and an underlying substrate. The method further includes protecting at least one of the plurality of isolation structures in order to preserve its height. The method further includes removing portions of unprotected isolation structures such that the unprotected isolation structures are of a different height than the at least one of the plurality isolation structures. The method further includes removing the pad film and protection over the at least one of the plurality isolation structures, wherein the at least one of the plurality of isolation structures extends above the underlying substrate. The method further includes forming at least one gate electrode on the substrate, over the remaining isolation structures and abutting sides of the at least one of the plurality of isolation structures.04-12-2012
20120086082DUAL PORT STATIC RANDOM ACCESS MEMORY CELL LAYOUT - A dual port static random access memory cell has pull-down transistors, pull-up transistors, and pass transistors. A first active region has a first pull-down transistor coupled to a true data node, a second pull-down transistor coupled to a complementary data node; a first pass transistor coupled to the true data node, and a second pass transistor coupled to the complementary data node. A second active region has the same size and shape as the first active region and has a third pull-down transistor coupled in parallel to the first-pull down transistor, a fourth pull-down transistor coupled in parallel to the second pull-down transistor; a third pass transistor coupled to the true data node, and a fourth pass transistor coupled to the complementary data node. A first pull-up transistor and a second pull-up transistor are located between the first and second active regions.04-12-2012
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