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257380000 Polysilicon resistor 28
257381000 With multiple levels of polycrystalline silicon 1
20120228719SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE WITH RESISTANCE CIRCUIT - Provided is a resistance circuit having a resistance element with high resistance and high accuracy. An insulating film such as a silicon nitride film is formed on the resistance element made of a thin film material whose thickness is reduced to 500 Å or smaller. The insulating film prevents passing through of the contact hole arranged on the resistance element during etching for forming the contact hole.09-13-2012
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20120199915Patterning Embedded Control Lines for Vertically Stacked Semiconductor Elements - The present invention is generally directed to an apparatus with embedded (bottom side) control lines for vertically stacked semiconductor elements. In accordance with various embodiments, a first semiconductor wafer is provided with a first facing surface on which a first conductive layer is formed. The first semiconductor wafer is attached to a second semiconductor wafer to form a multi-wafer structure, the second semiconductor wafer having a second facing surface on which a second conductive wafer is formed. The first conductive layer is contactingly bonded to the second conductive layer to form an embedded combined conductive layer within said structure. Portions of the combined conductive layer are removed to form a plurality of spaced apart control lines that extend in a selected length or width dimension through said structure.08-09-2012
20130026581SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE COMPRISING METAL GATES AND A SILICON CONTAINING RESISTOR FORMED ON AN ISOLATION STRUCTURE - In a semiconductor device comprising sophisticated high-k metal gate structures formed in accordance with a replacement gate approach, semiconductor-based resistors may be formed above isolation structures substantially without being influenced by the replacement gate approach. Consequently, enhanced area efficiency may be achieved compared to conventional strategies, in which the resistive structures may have to be provided on the basis of a gate electrode metal, while, nevertheless, a low parasitic capacitance may be accomplished due to providing the resistive structures above the isolation structure.01-31-2013
20090206419Monolithically integrated semiconductor assembly having a power component and method for producing a monolithically intergrated semiconductor assembly - A monolithically integrated semiconductor assembly having a power component, and a method for manufacturing a semiconductor assembly, are proposed, a monolithically integrated resistor element being provided between a first terminal and the second region, and a comparatively low-impedance electrical connection through the first region being provided between the resistor element and the second region.08-20-2009
20090101989METAL GATE COMPATIBLE ELECTRICAL FUSE - A dielectric material layer is formed on a metal gate layer for a metal gate electrode, and then lithographically patterned to form a dielectric material portion, followed by formation of a polycrystalline semiconductor layer thereupon. A semiconductor device employing a metal gate electrode is formed in a region of the semiconductor substrate containing a vertically abutting stack of the metal gate layer and the polycrystalline semiconductor layer. A material stack in the shape of an electrical fuse is formed in another region of the semiconductor substrate containing a vertical stack of the metal gate layer, the dielectric material portion, and the polycrystalline semiconductor layer. After metallization of the polycrystalline semiconductor layer, an electrical fuse containing a polycrystalline semiconductor portion and a metal semiconductor alloy portion is formed over the dielectric material portion that separates the electrical fuse from the metal gate layer.04-23-2009
20100072558METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING HIGH-STABILITY RESISTORS, SUCH AS HIGH OHMIC POLY RESISTORS, INTEGRATED ON A SEMICONDUCTOR SUBSTRATE - A method for protecting a circuit component on a semiconductor substrate from a plasma etching or other removal process includes forming a screening layer over an auxiliary layer to conceal at least an area of the auxiliary layer that overlays at least a portion of the circuit component, such as for example a high-ohmic poly resistor. The method transfers a pattern defined by a mask onto the screening layer by selectively removing portions of the screening layer in accordance with the pattern. Portions of the auxiliary layer that are not protected by the screening layer are removed using a plasma gas selective to the auxiliary layer material, without removing the area of the auxiliary layer that overlays the portion of the circuit component, thereby protecting the circuit component from the plasma gas via the screening layer and auxiliary layer.03-25-2010
20130032893SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE COMPRISING METAL GATE ELECTRODE STRUCTURES AND NON-FETS WITH DIFFERENT HEIGHT BY EARLY ADAPTATION OF GATE STACK TOPOGRAPHY - Gate height scaling in sophisticated semiconductor devices may be implemented without requiring a redesign of non-transistor devices. To this end, the semiconductor electrode material may be adapted in its thickness above active regions and isolation regions that receive the non-transistor devices. Thereafter, the actual patterning of the adapted gate layer stack may be performed so as to obtain gate electrode structures of a desired height for improving, in particular, AC performance without requiring a redesign of the non-transistor devices.02-07-2013
20100109093Semiconductor memory devices and methods of fabricating the same - Semiconductor memory devices and methods of fabricating the semiconductor memory devices are provided, the semiconductor memory devices may include a one-time-programmable (OTP) cell and an electrically erasable programmable read-only memory (EEPROM). The OTP cell includes a memory transistor and a program transistor. The program transistor may include a fuse electrode and may be spaced apart from the memory transistor. The EEPROM cell includes a memory transistor including a first gate and a selection transistor including a second gate. The OTP cell includes a first high-density impurity region which overlaps with the fuse electrode.05-06-2010
20100109092MONOLITHICALLY INTEGRATED CIRCUIT - A monolithically integrated circuit, particularly an integrated circuit for radio frequency power applications, may include a transistor and a spiral inductor. The spiral inductor is arranged above the transistor. An electromagnetic coupling is created between the transistor and the inductor. The transistor may have a finger type layout to prevent any significant eddy currents caused by the electromagnetic coupling from occurring. The chip area needed for the circuit may be reduced by such arrangement.05-06-2010
20130087861SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND FABRICATION METHOD THEREOF - A semiconductor device comprises a metal gate electrode, a passive device and a hard mask layer. The passive device has a poly-silicon element layer. The hard mask layer is disposed on the metal gate electrode and the passive electrode and has a first opening and a second opening substantially coplanar with each other, wherein the metal gate electrode and the poly-silicon element layer are respectively exposed via the first opening and the second opening; and there is a distance between the first opening and the metal gate electrode substantially less than the distance between the second opening and the poly-silicon element layer.04-11-2013
20120181621Field effect devices controlled via a nanotube switching element - Field effect devices having a drain controlled via a nanotube switching element. Under one embodiment, a field effect device includes a source region and a drain region of a first semiconductor type and a channel region disposed therebetween of a second semiconductor type. The source region is connected to a corresponding terminal. A gate structure is disposed over the channel region and connected to a corresponding terminal. A nanotube switching element is responsive to a first control terminal and a second control terminal and is electrically positioned in series between the drain region and a terminal corresponding to the drain region. The nanotube switching element is electromechanically operable to one of an open and closed state to thereby open or close an electrical communication path between the drain region and its corresponding terminal. When the nanotube switching element is in the closed state, the channel conductivity and operation of the device is responsive to electrical stimulus at the terminals corresponding to the source and drain regions and the gate structure.07-19-2012
20090302397Field-Effect Transistor - A field-effect transistor, having a source electrode, a drain electrode and a gate electrode, which has a connection between the gate electrode and the source electrode or between the gate electrode and the drain electrode or between the gate electrode and the substrate which carries a leakage current.12-10-2009
20130062706Electronic Module - An electronic module includes a first semiconductor chip and a passive component, wherein the first semiconductor chip is arranged on a surface of the passive component.03-14-2013
20130161761ONE-TIME PROGRAMMABLE MEMORY AND METHOD FOR MAKING THE SAME - A one time programmable nonvolatile memory formed from metal-insulator-semiconductor cells. The cells are at the crosspoints of conductive gate lines and intersecting doped semiconductor lines formed in a semiconductor substrate.06-27-2013
20120205750METHOD OF MANUFACTURING SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - According to one embodiment, a method of manufacturing a semiconductor device, the method includes forming first and second cores on a processed material, forming a covering material having a stacked layer includes first and second layers, the covering material covering an upper surface and a side surface of the first and second cores, removing the second layer covering the first core, forming a first sidewall mask having the first layer on the side surface of the first core and a second sidewall mask having the first and second layers on the side surface of the second core by etching the covering material, removing the first and second cores, and forming first and second patterns having different width in parallel by etching the processed material in condition of using the first and second sidewall masks.08-16-2012
20090283840METAL GATE INTEGRATION STRUCTURE AND METHOD INCLUDING METAL FUSE, ANTI-FUSE AND/OR RESISTOR - A semiconductor structure and a method for fabricating the semiconductor structure provide a field effect device located and formed upon an active region of a semiconductor substrate and at least one of a fuse structure, an anti-fuse structure and a resistor structure located and formed at least in part simultaneously upon an isolation region laterally separated from the active region within the semiconductor substrate. The field effect device includes a gate dielectric comprising a high dielectric constant dielectric material and a gate electrode comprising a metal material. The at least one of the fuse structure, anti-fuse structure and resistor structure includes a pad dielectric comprising the same material as the gate dielectric, and optionally, also a fuse, anti-fuse or resistor that may comprise the same metal material as the gate electrode.11-19-2009
20100213551E-Fuse and Associated Control Circuit - An e-fuse and an e-fuse control circuit are provided. The e-fuse includes a polysilicon layer and a metal silicide layer stacked on the polysilicon layer. The e-fuse operates in an open state when the silicide layer is broken by burning while one portion of the polysilicon layer is exposed.08-26-2010
20100032770IC RESISTOR FORMED WITH INTEGRAL HEATSINKING STRUCTURE - A resistor is formed on field oxide with a portion of the resistor body configured to overlap an active region in an integrated circuit (IC) substrate to provide heatsinking for the resistor body. In one embodiment, cooling fingers extend from the resistor body beyond the field oxide to overlap the active region. In another embodiment, minor areas of the resistor body overlap the active region. The resistor body may be formed of polycrystalline silicon (polysilicon), silicided polysilicon, or metal. An oxide having greater thermal conductance than the field oxide is formed between the overlapping parts of the resistor body and the active region.02-11-2010
20090189226ELECTRICAL FUSE CIRCUIT - An electrical fuse circuit includes, in addition to an independent power supply switch circuit, a plurality of fuse bit cells, each including a fuse element one end of which is connected to an output of the power supply switch circuit, and a first MOS transistor connected to the other end of the fuse element, wherein a diode is connected between the ground potential and the power supply switch circuit as an ESD countermeasure. The gate oxide film thickness of transistors of the fuse bit cells is equal to that of a low-voltage logic-type transistor, not that of a high-voltage I/O-type transistor.07-30-2009
20090152644SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND A METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME - A technology is provided where a high performance Schottky-barrier diode and other semiconductor elements can be formed in the same chip controlling the increase in the number of steps. After a silicon oxide film is deposited over a substrate where an n-channel type MISFET is formed and the silicon oxide film over a gate electrode and n06-18-2009
20080237736SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - A technique capable of promoting miniaturization of an RF power module used in a mobile phone etc. is provided. A directional coupler is formed inside a semiconductor chip in which an amplification part of the RF power module is formed. A sub-line of the directional coupler is formed in the same layer as a drain wire coupled to the drain region of an LDMOSFET, which will serve as the amplification part of the semiconductor chip. Due to this, the predetermined drain wire is used as a main line and the directional coupler is configured by a sub-line arranged in parallel to the main line via an insulating film, together with the main line.10-02-2008
20110147853Method of Forming an Electrical Fuse and a Metal Gate Transistor and the Related Electrical Fuse - The present invention provides a method of integrating an electrical fuse process into a high-k/metal gate process. The method simultaneously forms a dummy gate stack of a transistor and a dummy gate stack of an e-fuse; and simultaneously removes the polysilicon of the dummy gate stack in the transistor region and the polysilicon of the dummy gate stack in the e-fuse region. Thereafter, the work function metal layer disposed in the opening of the e-fuse region is removed; and the opening in the transistor region and the opening in the e-fuse region with metal conductive structures are filled to form an e-fuse and a metal gate of a transistor.06-23-2011
20120187503SEMICONDUCTOR MEMORY DEVICE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME - Provided are a semiconductor memory device and a method of manufacturing the semiconductor memory device. The semiconductor memory device includes a semiconductor substrate including a first active region and a second active region, a gate electrode including a silicide layer formed on the first active region and a resistor pattern formed on the second active region. A distance from a top surface of the semiconductor substrate to a top surface of the resistor pattern is smaller than a distance from a top surface of the semiconductor substrate to a top surface of the gate electrode.07-26-2012
20100078732SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - A high frequency/high output semiconductor device, which is excellent in heat resistance and by which an uneven operation is suppressed, is provided. A semiconductor device, include a semiconductor substrate, a plurality of unit cells connected in parallel with each other, each of the unit cells include a plurality of electric field effect transistors formed on the semiconductor substrate, a plurality of gate bus wiring each configured to connect each of the gate electrodes of the transistors constituting the unit cell, a plurality of gate pad electrodes having multi-layered structure of conductive layers, each of the gate pad electrodes connected to the gate bus wiring, and a resistive element configured to connect the adjacent gate pad electrodes having formed along at least one side of outer peripheral portion of the gate pad electrode, and formed of at least one conductive layer of the conductive layers constituting the gate pad electrode.04-01-2010
20110062529SEMICONDUCTOR MEMORY DEVICE - In a static memory cell configured using four MOS transistors and two load resistance elements, the MOS transistors are formed on diffusion layers formed on a substrate. The diffusion layers serve as memory nodes. The drain, gate and source of the MOS transistors are arranged in the direction orthogonal to the substrate, and the gate surrounds a columnar semiconductor layer. In addition, the load resistance elements are formed by contact plugs. In this way, it is possible to form a SRAM cell with a small area.03-17-2011
20090090977RESISTOR AND FET FORMED FROM THE METAL PORTION OF A MOSFET METAL GATE STACK - An integrated semiconductor device includes a resistor and an FET device formed from a stack of layers. The stack of layers includes a dielectric layer formed on a substrate; a metal conductor layer having lower electrical resistance formed on the dielectric layer; and a polysilicon layer formed on the metal conductor layer. A resistor stack is formed by patterning a portion of the original stack of layers into a resistor. An FET stack is formed from another portion of the original stack of layers. The FET stack is doped to form a gate electrode and the resistor stack is doped aside from the resistor portion thereof. Then terminals are formed at distal ends of the resistor in a doped portion of the polysilicon layer. Alternatively, the polysilicon layer is etched away from the resistor stack followed by forming terminals at distal ends of the metal conductor in the resistor stack.04-09-2009
20080211035Semiconductor memory device and method of manufacturing the same - A contact connected to a word line is formed on a gate electrode of an access transistor of an SRAM cell. The contact passes through an element isolation insulating film to reach an SOI layer. A body region of a driver transistor and that of the access transistor are electrically connected with each other through the SOI layer located under the element isolation insulating film. Therefore, the access transistor is in a DTMOS structure having the gate electrode connected with the body region through the contact, which in turn is also electrically connected to the body region of the driver transistor. Thus, operations can be stabilized while suppressing increase of an area for forming the SRAM cell.09-04-2008
20110198704POWER SWITCH WITH ACTIVE SNUBBER - A power switch with active snubber. In accordance with a first embodiment, an electronic circuit includes a first power semiconductor device and a second power semiconductor device coupled to the first power semiconductor device. The second power semiconductor device is configured to oppose ringing of the first power semiconductor device.08-18-2011
20080283931OTP memory cell, OTP memory, and method of manufacturing OTP memory cell - An OTP memory cell according to the present invention includes: a semiconductor substrate including a lower electrode forming region having a lower electrode formed therein, a diffusion layer forming region having a source and a drain formed therein, a first trench-type insulating region, and a second trench-type insulating region; an upper electrode being in contact with the first trench-type insulating region and formed on the lower electrode with the first insulating film interposed therebetween; and a gate electrode being in contact with the second trench-type insulating region and formed on a channel region with the second insulating film interposed therebetween, in which a shape of at least a part of an end of the lower electrode forming region in contact with the first insulating film is sharper than a shape of an end of the channel region in contact with the second insulating film.11-20-2008
20080258232SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING THE SAME - A semiconductor device includes a substrate, an insulating film disposed on the substrate, a resistor groove disposed in the insulating film, and a resistor disposed in the resistor groove. The resistor is separated from all side surfaces of the resistor groove by a predetermined distance.10-23-2008
20100140719SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF - A semiconductor device includes a substrate which includes an element region and an isolation region, a transistor portion which includes a gate insulating film formed on the element region, and a gate electrode having a metal film formed on the gate insulating film and a first semiconductor film formed on the metal film, and a resistance element portion which includes a second semiconductor film formed above the substrate and formed of the same material as that of the first semiconductor film, and a cavity formed between the substrate and the second semiconductor film.06-10-2010
20090212374SPACE EFFICIENT INTEGRATRED CIRCUIT WITH PASSIVE DEVICES - A multimodal integrated circuit (IC) is provided, comprising, first (08-27-2009
20090242997METHOD FOR FABRICATING SEMICONDUCTOR STRUCTURE AND STRUCTURE OF STATIC RANDOM ACCESS MEMORY - A method for fabricating a semiconductor structure is disclosed. A substrate with a first transistor having a first dummy gate and a second transistor having a second dummy gate is provided. The conductive types of the first transistor and the second transistor are different. The first and second dummy gates are simultaneously removed to form respective first and second openings. A high-k dielectric layer, a second type conductive layer and a first low resistance conductive layer are formed on the substrate and fill in the first and second openings, with the first low resistance conductive layer filling up the second opening. The first low resistance conductive layer and the second type conductive layer in the first opening are removed. A first type conductive layer and a second low resistance conductive layer are then formed in the first opening, with the second low resistance conductive layer filling up the first opening.10-01-2009
20090101990Simiconductor integrated circuit device and method of manufacturing the same - A semiconductor integrated circuit device includes a first dopant region in a semiconductor substrate, an isolation region on the semiconductor substrate, the isolation region surrounding the first dopant region, a gate wire surrounding at least a portion of the isolation region, and a plurality of second dopant regions arranged along at least a portion of the gate wire, the plurality of second dopant regions being spaced apart from each other, and the portion of the gate wire being between the first dopant region and a respective second dopant region.04-23-2009
20100013026INTEGRATED CIRCUITS COMPRISING RESISTORS HAVING DIFFERENT SHEET RESISTANCES AND METHODS OF FABRICATING THE SAME - The fabrication of integrated circuits comprising resistors having the same structure but different sheet resistances is disclosed herein. In one embodiment, a method of fabricating an integrated circuit comprises: concurrently forming a first resistor laterally spaced from a second resistor above or within a semiconductor substrate, the first and second resistors comprising a doped semiconductive material; depositing a dopant receiving material across the first and second resistors and the semiconductor substrate; removing the dopant receiving material from upon the first resistor while retaining the dopant receiving material upon the second resistor; and annealing the first and second resistors to cause a first sheet resistance of the first resistor to be different from a second sheet resistance of the second resistor.01-21-2010
20090256210SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND FABRICATION METHOD OF THE SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - A semiconductor device, which can prevent an element breakdown by alleviating of electric field concentrations, and can also prevent reduction of gain is provided.10-15-2009
20100187638ANTI-FUSE CELL AND ITS MANUFACTURING PROCESS - An anti-fuse cell includes a standard MOS transistor of an integrated circuit, with source (07-29-2010
20100176458SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME - A gate insulating film is formed on a main surface of a substrate in which an element isolation region is formed. A metal film is formed on the gate insulating film. A silicon film is formed on the metal film. A gate electrode of a MIS transistor composed of a stacked structure of the silicon film and metal film is formed on an element region and a high-resistance element composed of a stacked structure of the silicon film and metal film is formed on the element isolation region by patterning the silicon film and metal film. An acid-resistant insulating film is formed on the side of the gate electrode. The metal film of the high-resistance element is oxidized. A diffused layer of the MIS transistor is formed in the substrate.07-15-2010
20100252895APPARATUS OF MEMORY ARRAY USING FINFETS - A memory cell includes a FinFET select device and a memory element. In some embodiments a memory cell has a contact element coupled between a surface of the fin and the memory element.10-07-2010
20100252894Memory devices having diodes and methods of fabricating the same - A non-volatile memory devices includes: a substrate including a circuit device and a metal line electrically connected with the circuit device; a diode connected with the metal line in a vertical direction with respect to a surface of the substrate, and including a metal layer disposed on a lower part of the diode facing the surface of the substrate; and a resistor electrically connected with the diode in series.10-07-2010
20090079009MEMORY DEVICE, MEMORY CIRCUIT AND SEMICONDUCTOR INTEGRATED CIRCUIT HAVING VARIABLE RESISTANCE - A first variable resistor (03-26-2009
20100148277ISOLATED METAL PLUG PROCESS FOR USE IN FABRICATING CARBON NANOTUBE MEMORY CELLS - The present invention is directed to structures and methods of fabricating electromechanical memory cells having nanotube crossbar elements. Such memory cells include a substrate having transistor with a contact that electrically contacts with the transistor. A first support layer is formed over the substrate with an opening that defines a lower chamber above the electrical contact. A nanotube crossbar element is arranged to span the lower chamber. A second support layer is formed with an opening that defines a top chamber above the lower chamber, the top chamber including an extension region that extends beyond an edge of the lower chamber to expose a portion of the top surface of the first support layer. A roof layer covers the top of the top chamber and includes an aperture that exposes a portion of the extension region of the top chamber and includes a plug that extends into the aperture in the roof layer to seal the top and bottom chambers. The memory cell further includes an electrode that overlies the crossbar element such that electrical signals can activate the electrode to attract or repel the crossbar element to set a memory state for the transistor.06-17-2010
20110108926Gated anti-fuse in CMOS process - In a gated anti-fuse, an anode is separated from a cathode by an oxide layer and the anode or cathode voltage is controlled by the control gate of a transistor like structure connected to the anode or cathode.05-12-2011
20090108371SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING THE SAME - A semiconductor device including a MISFET formed in a well at a main surface of a substrate, a second MISFET formed at a main surface of the substrate, and a passive element formed over the main surface of the substrate and having two terminals. A conductive film is formed at a rear face of the semiconductor substrate. The conductive film is connected with a fixed potential and also electrically connected with the conductive film.04-30-2009
20100295132PROGRAMMABLE PN ANTI-FUSE - Structure and method for providing a programmable anti-fuse in a FET structure. A method of forming the programmable anti-fuse includes: providing a p− substrate with an n+ gate stack; implanting an n+ source region and an n+ drain region in the p− substrate; forming a resist mask over the n+ drain region, while leaving the n+ source region exposed; etching the n+ source region to form a recess in the n+ source region; and growing a p+ epitaxial silicon germanium layer in the recess in the n+ source region to form a pn junction that acts as a programmable diode or anti-fuse.11-25-2010
20100301423SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES WITH IMPROVED LOCAL MATCHING AND END RESISTANCE OF RX BASED RESISTORS - Semiconductor devices are formed with reduced variability between close proximity resistors, improved end resistances, and reduced random dopant mismatch. Embodiments include ion implanting a dopant, such as B, at a relatively high dosage, e.g. about 4 to about 6 keV, and at a relatively low implant energy, e.g., about 1.5 to about 2E15/cm12-02-2010
20100133626SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD OF FABRICATING THE SAME - A method of fabricating a semiconductor device according to one embodiment includes: laying out a first region, a second region, a third region and a fourth region on a semiconductor substrate by forming an element isolation region in the semiconductor substrate; forming a first insulating film on the first region and the second region; forming a first semiconductor film on the first insulating film; forming a second insulating film and an aluminum oxide film thereon on the fourth region after forming of the first semiconductor film; forming a third insulating film and a lanthanum oxide film thereon on the third region after forming of the first semiconductor film; forming a high dielectric constant film on the aluminum oxide film and the lanthanum oxide film; forming a metal film on the high dielectric constant film; forming a second semiconductor film on the first semiconductor film and the metal film; and patterning the first insulating film, the first semiconductor film, the second insulating film, the aluminum oxide film, the third insulating film, the lanthanum oxide film, the high dielectric constant film, the metal film and the second semiconductor film.06-03-2010
20110031558GATE STRUCTURE OF SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - A gate structure of a semiconductor device includes a first low resistance conductive layer, a second low resistance conductive layer, and a first type conductive layer disposed between and directly contacting sidewalls of the first low resistance conductive layer and the second low resistance conductive layer.02-10-2011
20110073956FORMING SEMICONDUCTOR RESISTORS IN A SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE COMPRISING METAL GATES BY INCREASING ETCH RESISTIVITY OF THE RESISTORS - In a replacement gate approach, the polysilicon material may be efficiently removed during a wet chemical etch process, while the semiconductor material in the resistive structures may be substantially preserved. For this purpose, a species such as xenon may be incorporated into the semiconductor material of the resistive structure, thereby imparting a significantly increased etch resistivity to the semiconductor material. The xenon may be incorporated at any appropriate manufacturing stage.03-31-2011
20100237434SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING SUCH A DEVICE - The invention relates to a semiconductor device (09-23-2010
20100123199Semiconductor device - Provided is a semiconductor device including: a semiconductor substrate; a multi-layered wiring structure which is formed over the semiconductor substrate and in which a plurality of wiring layers, each of which is formed by a wiring and an insulating layer, are laminated; and a capacitive element having a lower electrode, a capacitor insulating layer, and an upper electrode which is embedded in the multi-layered wiring structure, wherein at least two or more of the wiring layers are provided between a lower capacitor wiring connected to the lower electrode and an upper capacitor wiring connected to the upper electrode.05-20-2010
20100244144ELECTRICAL FUSE AND RELATED APPLICATIONS - In various embodiments, the fuse is formed from silicide and on top of a fin of a fin structure. Because the fuse is formed on top of a fin, its width takes the width of the fin, which is very thin. Depending on implementations, the fuse is also formed using planar technology and includes a thin width. Because the width of the fuse is relatively thin, a predetermined current can reliably cause the fuse to be opened. Further, the fuse can be used with a transistor to form a memory cell used in memory arrays, and the transistor utilizes FinFET technology.09-30-2010
20100320543SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND ITS MANUFACTURING METHOD - A semiconductor device manufacturing method includes, forming isolation region having an aspect ratio of 1 or more in a semiconductor substrate, forming a gate insulating film, forming a silicon gate electrode and a silicon resistive element, forming side wall spacers on the gate electrode, heavily doping a first active region with phosphorus and a second active region and the resistive element with p-type impurities by ion implantation, forming salicide block at 500° C. or lower, depositing a metal layer covering the salicide block, and selectively forming metal silicide layers. The method may further includes, forming a thick and a thin gate insulating films, and performing implantation of ions of a first conductivity type not penetrating the thick gate insulating film and oblique implantation of ions of the opposite conductivity type penetrating also the thick gate insulating film before the formation of side wall spacers.12-23-2010
20100181627SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING - A semiconductor device and method for manufacturing. One embodiment provides a semiconductor device including an active cell region and a gate pad region. A conductive gate layer is arranged in the active cell region and a conductive resistor layer is arranged in the gate pad region. The resistor layer includes a resistor region which includes a grid-like pattern of openings formed in the resistor layer. A gate pad metallization is arranged at least partially above the resistor layer and in electrical contact with the resistor layer. An electrical connection is formed between the gate layer and the gate pad metallization, wherein the electrical connection includes the resistor region.07-22-2010
20100117161SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE THAT DEGRADES LEAK CURRENT OF A TRANSISTOR - A semiconductor device, has a main transistor that is a first-conductivity-type MOS transistor and has the drain connected to a first potential; a first switch circuit that is connected between the source of said main transistor and a second potential; a dummy transistor that is a first-conductivity-type MOS transistor whose source serves also as the source of said main transistor; and a second switch circuit that is connected between the drain of said dummy transistor and said first potential or said second potential.05-13-2010
20100117160POLARITY DEPENDENT SWITCH FOR RESISTIVE SENSE MEMORY - Polarity dependent switches for resistive sense memory are described. A memory unit includes a resistive sense memory cell configured to switch between a high resistance state and a low resistance state upon passing a current through the resistive sense memory cell and a semiconductor transistor in electrical connection with the resistive sense memory cell. The semiconductor transistor includes a gate element formed on a substrate. The semiconductor transistor includes a source contact and a bit contact. The gate element electrically connects the source contact and the bit contact. The resistive sense memory cell electrically connects to the bit contact. The source contact and the bit contact are asymmetrically implanted with dopant material.05-13-2010
20110068410SILICON DIE FLOORPLAN WITH APPLICATION TO HIGH-VOLTAGE FIELD EFFECT TRANSISTORS - A floorplan for a die having three high-voltage transistors for power applications is described. The three high-voltage transistors are specifically placed in relation to each other to optimize operation.03-24-2011
20110068409RESISTIVE MEMORY DEVICES INCLUDING VERTICAL TRANSISTOR ARRAYS AND RELATED FABRICATION METHODS - A resistive memory device includes a vertical transistor and a variable resistance layer. The vertical transistor includes a gate electrode on a surface of a substrate, a gate insulation layer extending along a sidewall of the gate electrode, and a single crystalline silicon layer on the surface of the substrate adjacent to the gate insulation layer. At least a portion of the single crystalline silicon layer defines a channel region that extends in a direction substantially perpendicular to the surface of the substrate. The variable resistance layer is provided on the single crystalline silicon layer. The variable resistance layer is electrically insulated from the gate electrode. Related devices and fabrication methods are also discussed.03-24-2011
20120146156SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD FOR FABRICATING SAME - A semiconductor device includes an MIS transistor and an electric fuse. The MIS transistor includes a gate insulating film formed on the semiconductor substrate, and a gate electrode including a first polysilicon layer, a first silicide layer, and a first metal containing layer made of a metal or a conductive metallic compound. The electric fuse includes an insulating film formed on the semiconductor substrate, a second polysilicon layer formed over the insulating film, and a second silicide layer formed on the second polysilicon layer.06-14-2012
20110175174Methods of Manufacturing Resistors and Structures Thereof - A semiconductor device includes a semiconductor body of a first semiconductive material. A transistor is disposed in the semiconductor body. The transistor includes source and drain regions of a second semiconductive material embedded in the semiconductor body. A resistor overlies a top surface of the semiconductor body and is laterally spaced from the transistor. The resistor is formed from the second semiconductive material.07-21-2011
20100025772SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE COMPRISING A SILICON/GERMANIUM RESISTOR - In integrated circuits, resistors may be formed on the basis of a silicon/germanium material, thereby providing a reduced specific resistance which may allow reduced dimensions of the resistor elements. Furthermore, a reduced dopant concentration may be used which may allow an increased process window for adjusting resistance values while also reducing overall cycle times.02-04-2010
20080224228CAPACITOR TOP PLATE OVER SOURCE/DRAIN TO FORM A 1T MEMORY DEVICE - A method and structure for a memory device, such as a 1T-SRAM, having a capacitor top plate directly over a doped bottom plate region. An example device comprises the following. An isolation film formed as to surround an active area on a substrate. A gate dielectric and gate electrode formed over a portion of the active area. A source element and a drain element in the substrate adjacent to the gate electrode. The drain element is comprised of a drain region and a bottom plate region. The drain region is between the bottom plate region and the gate structure. A capacitor dielectric and a capacitor top plate are over at least portions of the bottom plate region.09-18-2008
20130193525Semiconductor Arrangement with Active Drift Zone - A semiconductor device arrangement includes a first semiconductor device having a load path and a plurality of second semiconductor devices, each having a load path between a first and a second load terminal and a control terminal. The second semiconductor devices have their load paths connected in series and connected in series to the load path of the first semiconductor device. Each of the second semiconductor devices has its control terminal connected to the load terminal of one of the other second semiconductor devices, and one of the second semiconductor devices has its control terminal connected to one of the load terminals of the first semiconductor device. Each of the second semiconductor devices has at least one device characteristic. At least one device characteristic of at least one of the second semiconductor devices is different from the corresponding device characteristic of others of the second semiconductor devices.08-01-2013
20110316090BOOST CONVERTER WITH INTEGRATED HIGH POWER DISCRETE FET AND LOW VOLTAGE CONTROLLER - A boost converter for high power and high output voltage applications includes a low voltage controller integrated circuit and a high voltage, vertical, discrete field effect transistor, both of which are packed in a single package on separate electrically isolated die pads.12-29-2011
20120043619SYSTEM AND CIRCUIT FOR SIMULATING GATE-TO-DRAIN BREAKDOWN - A system and circuit for simulating gate-to-drain breakdown in an N-channel field effect transistor (NFET). In one embodiment, a simulation circuit includes a primary field effect transistor (FET), a first depletion mode FET and a second depletion mode FET. The first depletion mode FET and the second depletion mode FET are connected between a gate and a drain of the primary FET. A gate and a drain of the first depletion mode FET are connected to the gate of the primary FET. A gate and a drain of the second depletion mode FET are connected to the drain of the primary FET.02-23-2012
20120001269Semiconductor Device - According to one embodiment, a semiconductor device including a field-effect transistor, and a resistance element connected between a gate electrode of the field effect transistor and a connection point connected between a back gate electrode of the field effect transistor and one of source-drain regions of the field effect transistor, a voltage being applied between the other of the source-drain regions and the gate electrode.01-05-2012
20110156162SEMICONDUCTOR RESISTORS FORMED AT A LOWER HEIGHT LEVEL IN A SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE COMPRISING METAL GATES - In sophisticated semiconductor devices comprising high-k metal gate electrode structures formed on the basis of a replacement gate approach, semiconductor-based resistors may be provided without contributing to undue process complexity in that the resistor region is recessed prior to depositing the semiconductor material of the gate electrode structure. Due to the difference in height level, a reliable protective dielectric material layer is preserved above the resistor structure upon exposing the semiconductor material of the gate electrode structure and removing the same on the basis of selective etch recipes. Consequently, well-established semiconductor materials, such as polysilicon, may be used for the resistive structures in complex semiconductor devices, substantially without affecting the overall process sequence for forming the sophisticated replacement gate electrode structures.06-30-2011
20110156161SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD OF FORMING THE SAME - A semiconductor device including a substrate, a first device, a second device and an interlayer dielectric layer is provided. The substrate has a first area and a second area. The first device is disposed in the first area of the substrate and includes a first dielectric layer on the substrate and a metal gate on the first dielectric layer. The second device is in the second area of the substrate and includes a second dielectric layer on the substrate and, a polysilicon layer on the second dielectric layer. It is noted that the height of the polysilicon layer is less than that of the metal gate of the first device. The interlayer dielectric layer covers the second device.06-30-2011
20080315320Semiconductor Device with both I/O and Core Components and Method of Fabricating Same - A semiconductor device having a core device with a high-k gate dielectric and an I/O device with a silicon dioxide or other non-high-k gate dielectric, and a method of fabricating such a device. A core well and an I/O well are created in a semiconductor substrate and separated by an isolation structure. An I/O device is formed over the I/O well and has a silicon dioxide or a low-k gate dielectric. A resistor may be formed on an isolation structure adjacent to the core well. A core-well device such as a transistor is formed over the core well, and has a high-k gate dielectric. In some embodiments, a p-type I/O well and an n-type I/O well are created. In a preferred embodiment, the I/O device or devices are formed prior to forming the core device and protected with a sacrificial layer until the core device is fabricated.12-25-2008
20120012943ANTI-FUSE OF SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME - The present invention provides an anti-fuse of a semiconductor device and a method of manufacturing the same, which has a stable current level and a stable operation. According to the present invention, in order for the anti-fuse to be stably operated, a region in which a gate and an active region partially overlap with each other is formed, and the overlapped region is destroyed when voltage is supplied. Accordingly, a current level can be stabilized, and stable operation is possible.01-19-2012
20110006377Patterning Embedded Control Lines for Vertically Stacked Semiconductor Elements - Various embodiments of the present invention are generally directed to an apparatus with embedded (bottom side) control lines for vertically stacked semiconductor elements, and a method for forming the same. In accordance with various embodiments, a first semiconductor wafer is provided with a first facing surface on which a first conductive layer is formed. The first semiconductor wafer is attached to a second semiconductor wafer to form a multi-wafer structure, the second semiconductor wafer having a second facing surface on which a second conductive wafer is formed. The first conductive layer is contactingly bonded to the second conductive layer to form an embedded combined conductive layer within said structure. Portions of the combined conductive layer are removed to form a plurality of spaced apart control lines that extend in a selected length or width dimension through said structure.01-13-2011
20120313184SWITCHING CIRCUIT - A switching circuit (12-13-2012
20120248546METHODS OF FORMING SECURED METAL GATE ANTIFUSE STRUCTURES - Methods of forming and using a microelectronic structure are described. Embodiments include forming a diode between a metal fuse gate and a PMOS device, wherein the diode is disposed between a contact of the metal fuse gate and a contact of the PMOS device, and wherein the diode couples the contact of the metal fuse gate to the contact of the PMOS device.10-04-2012
20080211036Bipolar Resistive Memory Device Having Tunneling Layer - A nonvolatile memory device includes a semiconductor substrate, a first electrode on the semiconductor substrate, a resistive layer on the first electrode, a second electrode on the resistive layer and at least one tunneling layer interposed between the resistive layer and the first electrode and/or the second electrode. The resistive layer and the tunneling layer may support transition between first and second resistance states responsive to first and second voltages applied across the first and second electrodes. The first and second voltages may have opposite polarities.09-04-2008
20120074507INTEGRATION OF AN AMORPHOUS SILICON RESISTIVE SWITCHING DEVICE - An integrated circuit device. The integrated circuit device includes a semiconductor substrate having a surface region. A gate dielectric layer overlies the surface region of the substrate. The device includes a MOS device having a p+ active region. The p+ active region forms a first electrode for a resistive switching device. The resistive switching device includes an amorphous silicon switching material overlying the p+ active region and a metal electrode overlies the first metal conductor structure. The metal electrode includes a metal material, upon application of a positive bias to the metal electrode, forms a metal region in the amorphous silicon switching material. The MOS device provides for a select transistor for the integrated circuit device.03-29-2012
20120074506Semiconductor Package for Higher Power Transistors - A semiconductor package for mounting multiple field effect transistors (FETs) is disclosed. The package includes a drain conductor between each FET's drain connection point and a drain terminal connector on the semiconductor package; a source conductor between each FET's source connection point and a source terminal connector of the source conductor on the semiconductor package, the source conductor containing the common inductance; a dielectric substantially overlaying said source conductor; a gate conductor on the dielectric substantially overlaying the source conductor; and said gate conductor, said dielectric and said source conductor forming a transformer, the transformer creating voltage in the gate conductor which almost exactly cancels voltage in said source conductor.03-29-2012
20120256271Method and Apparatus for Modeling Multi-terminal MOS Device for LVS and PDK - An apparatus comprises two n-type metal oxide semiconductor (MOS) devices formed next to each other. Each n-type MOS device further includes a pair of face-to-face diodes formed in an isolation ring. A method of modeling the apparatus comprises reusing four-terminal MOS device models in standard cell libraries and combining the four-terminal MOS device model and the isolation ring model into a 4T MOS plus isolation ring model. The method of modeling the apparatus further comprises adding a dummy device between a body contact of the first n-type MOS device and a body contact of the second n-type MOS device.10-11-2012
20090020828SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND ITS MANUFACTURING METHOD - A first MIS transistor includes a first source/drain region formed outside a first sidewall spacer in a first active region, a first silicide film formed on the first source/drain region, and a stressor insulating film formed on a first gate electrode, the first sidewall spacer, and the first silicide film. A second MIS transistor includes a second source/drain region formed outside a second sidewall spacer in a second active region, a first protection film formed, extending over a second gate electrode, the second sidewall spacer, and a portion of the second source/drain region, and including a first protection insulating film and a second protection insulating film, a second silicide film formed outside the first protection film on the second source/drain region, and the stressor insulating film formed on the first protection film and the second silicide film.01-22-2009
20120228718METHOD OF FORMING AN ELECTRICAL FUSE AND A METAL GATE TRANSISTOR AND THE RELATED ELECTRICAL FUSE - The present invention provides a method of integrating an electrical fuse process into a high-k/metal gate process. The method simultaneously forms a dummy gate stack of a transistor and a dummy gate stack of an e-fuse; and simultaneously removes the polysilicon of the dummy gate stack in the transistor region and the polysilicon of the dummy gate stack in the e-fuse region. Thereafter, the work function metal layer disposed in the opening of the e-fuse region is removed; and the opening in the transistor region and the opening in the e-fuse region with metal conductive structures are filled to form an e-fuse and a metal gate of a transistor.09-13-2012
20080296697Programmable semiconductor interposer for electronic package and method of forming - Various structures of a programmable semiconductor interposer for electronic packaging are described. An array of semiconductor devices having various values is formed in said interposer. A user can program said interposer and form a “virtual” device having a desired value by selectively connecting various one of the array of devices to contact pads formed on the surface of said interposer. An inventive electronic package structure includes a standard interposer having an array of unconnected devices of various values and a device selection unit, which selectively connects various one of the array of devices in said standard interposer to an integrated circuit die encapsulated in said electronic package. Methods of forming said programmable semiconductor interposer and said electronic package are also illustrated.12-04-2008
20120299115SEMICONDUCTOR STRUCTURE WITH SUPPRESSED STI DISHING EFFECT AT RESISTOR REGION - A method includes forming a first isolation feature of a first width and a second isolation feature of a second width in a substrate, the first width being substantially greater than the second width; forming an implantation mask on the substrate, wherein the implantation mask covers the first isolation feature and exposes the second isolation feature; performing an ion implantation process to the substrate using the implantation mask; and thereafter performing an etching process to the substrate.11-29-2012
20110037128METHOD AND STRUCTURE FOR IMPROVING UNIFORMITY OF PASSIVE DEVICES IN METAL GATE TECHNOLOGY - Method of forming a semiconductor device which includes the steps of obtaining a semiconductor substrate having a logic region and an STI region; sequentially depositing layers of high K material, metal gate, first silicon and hardmask; removing the hardmask and first silicon layers from the logic region; applying a second layer of silicon on the semiconductor substrate such that the logic region has layers of high K material, metal gate and second silicon and the STI region has layers of high K material, metal gate, first silicon, hardmask and second silicon. There may also be a second hardmask layer between the metal gate layer and the first silicon layer in the STI region. There may also be a hardmask layer between the metal gate layer and the first silicon layer in the STI region but no hardmask layer between the first and second layers of silicon in the STI region.02-17-2011
20120319209Semiconductor Device Having Mixedly Mounted Components with Common Film Layers and Method of Manufacturing the Same - A metal gate electrode and a poly-silicon resistance element are mixedly mounted in the same semiconductor substrate. The metal gate electrode is formed on a first gate insulating film and includes a first gate metal film and a first gate silicon film. The poly-silicon resistance element includes a silicon film pattern formed on a laminated pattern which includes a first laminate insulating film, a first laminate metal film, and a second laminate insulating film. The first laminate insulating film and the first gate insulating film are formed from a common insulating film; the first laminate metal film and the first gate metal film are formed from a common metal film, and the silicon firm pattern and the first gate silicon film are formed from a common silicon film. In a planar view, a footprint of the silicon film pattern is included within the second laminate insulating film.12-20-2012
20110227167REDUCED SUBSTRATE COUPLING FOR INDUCTORS IN SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES - The present disclosure provides reduced substrate coupling for inductors in semiconductor devices. A method of fabricating a semiconductor device having reduced substrate coupling includes providing a substrate having a first region and a second region. The method also includes forming a first gate structure over the first region and a second gate structure over the second region, wherein the first and second gate structures each include a dummy gate. The method next includes forming an inter layer dielectric (ILD) over the substrate and forming a photoresist (PR) layer over the second gate structure. Then, the method includes removing the dummy gate from the first gate structure, thereby forming a trench and forming a metal gate in the trench so that a transistor may be formed in the first region, which includes a metal gate, and an inductor component may be formed over the second region, which does not include a metal gate.09-22-2011
20110241124SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE COMPRISING HIGH-K METAL GATE ELECTRODE STRUCTURES AND eFUSES FORMED IN THE SEMICONDUCTOR MATERIAL - A semiconductor-based electronic fuse may be provided in a sophisticated semiconductor device having a bulk configuration by appropriately embedding the electronic fuse into a semiconductor material of reduced heat conductivity. For example, a silicon/germanium fuse region may be provided in the silicon base material. Consequently, sophisticated gate electrode structures may be formed on the basis of replacement gate approaches on bulk devices substantially without affecting the electronic characteristics of the electronic fuses.10-06-2011
20100213550NONVOLATILE SEMICONDUCTOR MEMORY DEVICE - The memory cell is located at respective intersections between the first wirings and the second wirings. Each of the memory cells has a rectifier element and a variable resistance element connected in series. The rectifier element includes a p type first semiconductor region, and a n type second semiconductor region. The first semiconductor region is formed of, at least in part, silicon-germanium mixture (Si08-26-2010
20130009253POWER MOSFET WITH INTEGRATED GATE RESISTOR AND DIODE-CONNECTED MOSFET - A power MOSFET is formed in a semiconductor device with a parallel combination of a shunt resistor and a diode-connected MOSFET between a gate input node of the semiconductor device and a gate of the power MOSFET. A gate of the diode-connected MOSFET is connected to the gate of the power MOSFET. Source and drain nodes of the diode-connected MOSFET are connected to a source node of the power MOSFET through diodes. The drain node of the diode-connected MOSFET is connected to the gate input node of the semiconductor device. The source node of the diode-connected MOSFET is connected to the gate of the power MOSFET. The power MOSFET and the diode-connected MOSFET are integrated into the substrate of the semiconductor device so that the diode-connected MOSFET source and drain nodes are electrically isolated from the power MOSFET source node through a pn junction.01-10-2013
20130009254Electrical Device and Fabrication Method - An electrical device with a fin structure, a first section of the fin structure having a first width and a first height, a second section of the fin structure having a second width and a second height, wherein the first width is smaller than the second width and the first height is lower than the second height.01-10-2013
20080224229Semiconductor device and manufacturing method thereof - An object is to provide an antifuse with little power consumption at the time of writing. The antifuse is used for a memory element in a read-only memory device. The antifuse includes a first conductive layer, a multilayer film of two or more layers in which an amorphous silicon film and an insulating film are alternately stacked over the first conductive layer, and a second conductive layer over the multilayer film. Voltage is applied between the first and second conductive layers and resistance of the multilayer film is decreased, whereby data is written to the memory element. When an insulating film having higher resistance than amorphous silicon is formed between the first and second conductive layers, current flowing through the antifuse at the time of writing is reduced.09-18-2008
20130093024STRUCTURE AND METHOD FOR INTEGRATING FRONT END SiCr RESISTORS IN HiK METAL GATE TECHNOLOGIES - An integrated circuit having a replacement HiK metal gate transistor and a front end SiCr resistor. The SiCr resistor replaces the conventional polysilicon resistor in front end processing and is integrated into the contact module. The first level of metal interconnect is located above the SiCr resistor. First contacts connect to source/drain regions. Second contacts electrically connect the first level of interconnect to either the SiCr resistor or the metal replacement gate.04-18-2013
20130113049FUSE CIRCUIT FOR FINAL TEST TRIMMING OF INTEGRATED CIRCUIT CHIP - The present invention discloses a fuse circuit for final test trimming of an integrated circuit (IC) chip. The fuse circuit includes at least one electrical fuse, at least one control switch corresponding to the electrical fuse, and a resistant device. The electrical fuse is connected with the control switch in series between a predetermined pin and a grounding pin. The control switch receives a control signal to determine whether a predetermined current flows through the corresponding electrical fuse and breaks the electrical fuse. The resistant device is coupled between a bulk terminal and a source terminal to increase a resistance of a parasitic channel, such that an electrostatic discharge (ESD) protection is enhanced, and errors of final test trimming of an IC chip are avoided.05-09-2013
20110266633Semiconductor Device Comprising Metal Gates and Semiconductor Resistors Formed on the Basis of a Replacement Gate Approach - In a replacement gate approach, the semiconductor material or at least a significant portion thereof in a non-transistor structure, such as a precision resistor, an electronic fuse and the like, may be preserved upon replacing the semiconductor material in the gate electrode structures. To this end, an appropriate dielectric material may be provided at least prior to the removal of the semiconductor material in the gate electrode structures, without requiring significant modifications of established replacement gate approaches.11-03-2011
20130126979INTEGRATED CIRCUITS WITH ELECTRICAL FUSES AND METHODS OF FORMING THE SAME - A method of forming an integrated circuit includes forming at least one transistor over a substrate. Forming the at least one transistor includes forming a gate dielectric structure over a substrate. A work-function metallic layer is formed over the gate dielectric structure. A conductive layer is formed over the work-function metallic layer. A source/drain (S/D) region is formed adjacent to each sidewall of the gate dielectric structure. At least one electrical fuse is formed over the substrate. Forming the at least one electrical fuse includes forming a first semiconductor layer over the substrate. A first silicide layer is formed on the first semiconductor layer.05-23-2013
20130146989INTEGRATED SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREFOR - An integrated device includes a field effect transistor formed within and upon an active region of a substrate and a resistor formed on an isolation region of the substrate. The field effect transistor includes a gate stacked structure having respective portions of a dielectric layer, a first conductive layer and a second conductive layer arranged in order from bottom to top. The resistor includes a resistor body being an enclosure portion of the first conductive layer and resistor terminals being portions of the second conductive layer on distal ends of the resistor body. A method for manufacturing a semiconductor device includes forming a gate stacked structure and a resistor stacked structure at the same time by patterning a dielectric layer, a first conductive layer and a second conductive layer. The method also includes forming a resistor having a resistor body by patterning the resistor stacked structure.06-13-2013
20130175636SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - A semiconductor device includes a substrate, a transistor formed over the substrate, insulating layers formed over the substrate, a multilayer wiring formed in the insulating layers, a first inductor formed in the insulating layers, and a second inductor formed over the first inductor and overlapping the first inductor. The insulating layers contain a silicon, wherein at least the two insulating layers are formed between the first inductor and the second inductor, and the first inductor and the second inductor are a spiral wiring pattern.07-11-2013
20120273897Semiconductor Device and Electric Power Conversion Device Using Same - The trench IGBT is provided with a plurality of trench gates disposed in a manner so as to form wide and narrow of gaps; has a MOS structure that has a channel of a first conductivity type and that is between the trench gate pair that is disposed with a narrow gap therebetween; and is provided with a floating semiconductor layer of the first conductivity type and that is separated from the trench gates by interposing a portion of a third semiconductor layer of a second conductivity type between the trench gate pair that is disposed with a wide gap therebetween. Also, this floating semiconductor layer is disposed parallel to and at a position corresponding to an emitter electrode and a first semiconductor layer having the same electric potential, with a insulating film therebetween.11-01-2012
20130154025SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE INCLUDING CAPACITOR STABILIZING VARIATION OF POWER SUPPLY VOLTAGE - Disclosed herein is a semiconductor device that includes a first line supplied with a first voltage, a second line supplied with a second voltage, a first node, at least one first capacitor connected between the first line and the first node, at least one second capacitor connected between the node and the second line, and a protective element connected between the first node and the second line in parallel to the second capacitor.06-20-2013
20110303988Semiconductor device and level shift circuit using the same - A level shift circuit includes: a pair of first and second P-channel transistors which are connected in a flip-flop manner and whose sources connected to a first power supply line; a pair of first and second N-channel transistors with the first N-channel transistor provided between the first P-channel transistor and a second power supply line and the second N-channel transistor provided between the second P-channel transistor and the second power supply line, in which input signals complementary to each other are inputted to their gates; and a current supply circuit provided between the first power supply line and a drain of the first N-channel transistor and between the first power supply line and a drain of the second N-channel transistor, respectively. The current supply circuit includes third and fourth N-channel transistors with their sources connected to drains of the first and second N-channel transistors and third and fourth P-channel transistors serving as current limiting elements with their one ends connected to the first power supply line and the other ends connected to drains of the third and fourth P-channel transistors.12-15-2011

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