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257368000 - Insulated gate field effect transistor in integrated circuit

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20130043544STRUCTURE HAVING THREE INDEPENDENT FINFET TRANSISTORS - A semiconductor chip has a FinFET structure with three independently controllable FETs on a single fin. The three FETs are connected in parallel so that current will flow between a common source and a common drain if one or more of the three independently controllable FETs is turned on. The three independently controllable FETs may be used in logic gates.02-21-2013
20110204453Methods Of Forming Electrically Conductive Lines, Methods Of Forming An Electrically Conductive Buried Line And An Electrical Contact Thereto, Electrically Conductive Lines, And Integrated Circuitry Comprising A Line Of Recessed Access Devices - A method of forming an electrically conductive buried line and an electrical contact thereto includes forming of a longitudinally elongated conductive line within a trench in substrate material. A longitudinal end part thereof within the trench is of spoon-like shape having a receptacle. The receptacle is filled with conductive material. Insulative material is formed over the conductive material that is within the receptacle. A contact opening is formed over the conductive material that is within the receptacle. Conductor material is formed in the contact opening in electrical connection with the second conductive material that is within the receptacle. Other method and device implementations are disclosed.08-25-2011
20090194826FIELD-EFFECT MICROELECTRONIC DEVICE, CAPABLE OF FORMING ONE OR SEVERAL TRANSISTOR CHANNELS - The invention relates to a field-effect microelectronic device, as well as the method of production thereof. The device includes a substrate as well as at least one improved structure capable of forming one or more transistor channels. This structure, formed by a plurality of bars stacked on the substrate, can make it possible to save space in the integration of field-effect transistors as well as to improve the performance thereof.08-06-2009
20120168877METHOD TO REDUCE CONTACT RESISTANCE OF N-CHANNEL TRANSISTORS BY USING A III-V SEMICONDUCTOR INTERLAYER IN SOURCE AND DRAIN - A method to reduce contact resistance of n-channel transistors by using a III-V semiconductor interlayer in source and drain is generally presented. In this regard, a device is introduced comprising an n-type transistor with a source region and a drain region a first interlayer dielectric layer adjacent the transistor, a trench through the first interlayer dielectric layer to the source region, and a conductive source contact in the trench, the source contact being separated from the source region by a III-V semiconductor interlayer. Other embodiments are also disclosed and claimed.07-05-2012
20100140721 HIGH FREQUENCY SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - A high frequency semiconductor device includes: a field effect transistor including gate terminal electrodes, source terminal electrodes, and a drain terminal electrode; an input circuit pattern and an output circuit pattern which are disposed adjoining of the field effect transistor; a plurality of input bonding wires configured to connect the plurality of the gate terminal electrodes and the input circuit pattern; and a plurality of output bonding wires configured to connect the drain terminal electrode and the output circuit pattern, which makes matching an input/output signal phase by adjusting an inductance distribution of a plurality of input/output bonding wires, and improves gain and output power, and suppresses an oscillation by unbalanced operation of each FET cell.06-10-2010
20110193176Semiconductor Devices with Sealed, Unlined Trenches and Methods of Forming Same - A semiconductor device includes unlined and sealed trenches and methods for forming the unlined and sealed trenches. More particularly, a superjunction semiconductor device includes unlined, and sealed trenches. The trench has sidewalls formed of the semiconductor material. The trench is sealed with a sealing material such that the trench is air-tight. First and second regions are separated by the trench. The first region may include a superjunction Schottky diode or MOSFET. In an alternative embodiment, a plurality of regions are separated by a plurality of unlined and sealed trenches.08-11-2011
20130032894METHODS FOR NORMALIZING STRAIN IN SEMICONDCUTOR DEVICES AND STRAIN NORMALIZED SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES - A method of normalizing strain in semiconductor devices and normalized strain semiconductor devices. The method includes: forming first and second field effect transistors of an integrated circuit; forming a stress layer over the first and second field effect transistors, the stress layer inducing strain in channel regions of the first and second field effect transistors; and selectively thinning the stress layer over at least a portion of the second field effect transistor.02-07-2013
20130082334SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - A semiconductor device is improved in reliability. A switching power MOSFET and a sense MOSFET for sensing a current flowing in the power MOSFET, which is smaller in area than the power MOSFET, are formed in one semiconductor chip. The semiconductor chip is mounted over a chip mounting portion via a conductive bonding material, and sealed in a resin. Over the main surface of the semiconductor chip, a metal plate is bonded to a source pad electrode of the power MOSFET. In the plan view, the metal plate does not overlap a sense MOSFET region where the sense MOSFET is formed. The metal plate is bonded to the source pad electrode so as to surround three of the sides of the sense MOSFET region.04-04-2013
20100044802SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF - Provided are a semiconductor device making it possible to form an element region having a dimension close to a designed dimension, restrain a phenomenon similar to gate-induced drain leakage, and further restrain compressive stress to be applied to the element region by oxidation of a conductive film; and a method for manufacturing the semiconductor device. Trenches are made in a main surface of a semiconductor substrate. By oxidizing the wall surface of each of the trenches, a first oxide film is formed on the wall surface. An embedded conductive film is formed to be embedded into the trench. The embedded conductive film is oxidized in an atmosphere containing an active oxidizing species, thereby forming a second oxide film. A third oxide film is formed on the second oxide film by CVD or coating method.02-25-2010
20100109096SEMICONDUCTOR INTEGRATED CIRCUIT DEVICE - A semiconductor integrated circuit device capable of achieving improvement of I/O processing performance, reduction of power consumption, and reduction of cost is provided. Provided is a semiconductor integrated circuit device including, for example, a plurality of semiconductor chips stacked and mounted, the chips having data transceiving terminals bus-connected via through-vias, and data transmission and reception are performed via the bus with using the lowest source voltage among source voltages of internal core circuits of the chips. In accordance with that, a source voltage terminal of an n-th chip to be at the lowest source voltage is connected with source voltage terminals for data transceiving circuits of the other semiconductor chips via through-vias.05-06-2010
20130082333MULTI-GATE FIELD-EFFECT TRANSISTORS WITH VARIABLE FIN HEIGHTS - Multi-gate devices and methods of their fabrication are disclosed. A multi-gate device can include a gate structure and a plurality of fins. The gate structure envelops a plurality of surfaces of the fins, which are directly on a substrate that is composed of a semiconducting material. Each of the fins provides a channel between a respective source and a respective drain, is composed of the semiconducting material and is doped. A first fin of the plurality of fins has a first height that is different from a second height of a second fin of the plurality of fins such that drive currents of the first and second fins are different. Further, the first and second fins form a respective cohesive structure of the semiconducting material with the substrate. In addition, surfaces of the substrate that border the fins are disposed at a same vertical position.04-04-2013
20120181624Stacked Half-Bridge Package with a Common Conductive Clip - According to an exemplary embodiment, a stacked half-bridge package includes a control transistor having a control drain for connection to a high voltage input, a control source coupled to a common conductive clip, and a control gate for being driven by a driver IC. The stacked half-bridge package also includes a sync transistor having a sync drain for connection to the common conductive clip, a sync source coupled to a low voltage input, and a sync gate for being driven by the driver IC. The control and sync transistors are stacked on opposite sides of the common conductive clip with the common conductive clip electrically and mechanically coupling the control source with the sync drain, where the common conductive clip has a conductive leg for providing electrical and mechanical connection to an output terminal leadframe.07-19-2012
20090302398Methods of forming replacement metal gate structures with recessed channel - Methods and associated structures of forming a microelectronic device are described. Those methods may comprise forming a transistor comprising a metal gate disposed on a gate dielectric that is disposed on a substrate, and a source/drain region disposed adjacent a channel region of the transistor. The source/drain region comprises a source/drain extension comprising a vertex point, wherein a top surface of the channel region is substantially planar with the vertex point.12-10-2009
20120217587POST CMP PLANARIZATION BY CLUSTER ION BEAM ETCH - The embodiments of mechanisms described enables improved planarity of substrates, which is crucial for patterning and device yield improvement. Chemical-mechanical polishing (CMP) is used to remove film to planarize the substrate before the final thickness is reached or before all removal film is polished. The substrate is then measured for its topography and film thickness. The topography and thickness data are used by the gas cluster ion beam (GOB) etch tool to determine how much film to remove on a particular location. GOB etch enables removal of final layer to meet the requirements of substrate uniformity and thickness target. The mechanisms enable improved planarity to meet the requirement of advanced processing technologies.08-30-2012
20130069170ILLUMINATION AND DESIGN RULE METHOD FOR DOUBLE PATTERNED SLOTTED CONTACTS - An integrated circuit with long rectangular contacts to active where the active contact length is 2 times or more larger than the width and with short rectangular contacts to transistor gates where the transistor gate contact length is less than about 3 times the width. A method for forming an integrated circuit with long rectangular contacts to active where the active contact length is 2 times or more larger than the width and with short rectangular contacts to transistor gates where the transistor gate contact length is less than about 3 times the width.03-21-2013
20130069171Controlled Fin-Merging for Fin Type FET Devices - A placement of non-planar FET devices is disclosed, which includes non-planar devices that have electrodes, and the electrodes contain fins and an epitaxial layer which merges the fins together. The non-planar devices are so placed that their gate structures are in a parallel configuration separated from one another by a first distance, and the fins of differing non-planar devices line up in essentially straight lines. The electrodes of differing FET devices are separated from one another by a cut defined by opposing facets of the electrodes, with the opposing facets also defining the width of the cut. The width of the cut is smaller than one fifth of the first distance which separates the gate structures.03-21-2013
20130069169ECO LOGIC CELL AND DESIGN CHANGE METHOD USING ECO LOGIC CELL - The function of logic cells may be changed by altering their metal routing. Logic cells altered in this manner may be used to correct, substitute, or otherwise alter the operation of logic blocks or scan paths without completely re-working an integrated circuit. The process may be referred to as an engineering change order (ECO) process. According to an exemplary process a buffer may be reconfigured to operate as a NAND gate, a NOR gate, or an INVERTER, for example, and may be configured to operate in a circuit in need of such a logic function.03-21-2013
20130056834MICROELECTRONIC DEVICE WITH DISCONNECTED SEMICONDUCTOR PORTIONS AND METHODS OF MAKING SUCH A DEVICE - A microelectronic device includes a plurality of disconnected similar semiconducting portions, electrically isolated from each other and forming a semiconductor layer, at a spacing by a constant distance and with a shape parallel to the other portions. The microelectronic device also includes two electrodes arranged in contact with the semiconductor layer such that a maximum distance separating the two electrodes is less than the largest dimension of one of the semiconductor portions. The shape and dimensions of the semiconductor portions, the spacing between the semiconductor portions, the shape and dimensions of the electrodes and the layout of the electrodes relative to the semiconductor portions are such that at least one of the semiconductor portions electrically connects the two electrodes to each other. The largest dimensions of the semiconductor portions are perpendicular to the largest dimension of the electrodes, the electrodes being similar.03-07-2013
20130062708SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE STRUCTURE, METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME, AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING FIN - A semiconductor device structure, a method for manufacturing the same, and a method for manufacturing a semiconductor fin are disclosed. In one embodiment, the method for manufacturing the semiconductor device structure comprises: forming a fin in a first direction on a semiconductor substrate; forming a gate line in a second direction, the second direction crossing the first direction on the semiconductor substrate, and the gate line intersecting the fin with a gate dielectric layer sandwiched between the gate line and the fin; forming a dielectric spacer surrounding the gate line; and performing inter-device electrical isolation at a predetermined position, wherein isolated portions of the gate line form independent gate electrodes of respective devices.03-14-2013
20130062707DUMMY CELL PATTERN FOR IMPROVING DEVICE THERMAL UNIFORMITY - A dummy cell pattern includes a dummy diffusion pattern disposed within a predetermined region A; a trench isolation pattern encompassing the dummy diffusion pattern in the predetermined region A; a first dummy gate pattern disposed on the dummy diffusion pattern with two ends of the first dummy gate pattern extending above the trench isolation pattern, thereby forming overlapping areas C03-14-2013
20090026552METHOD FOR FORMING A TRANSISTOR HAVING GATE DIELECTRIC PROTECTION AND STRUCTURE - A transistor structure is formed by providing a semiconductor substrate and providing a gate above the semiconductor substrate. The gate is separated from the semiconductor substrate by a gate insulating layer. A source and a drain are provided adjacent the gate to define a transistor channel underlying the gate and separated from the gate by the gate insulating layer. A barrier layer is formed by applying nitrogen or carbon on opposing outer vertical sides of the transistor channel between the transistor channel and each of the source and the drain. In each of the nitrogen and the carbon embodiments, the vertical channel barrier retards diffusion of the source/drain dopant species into the transistor channel. There are methods for forming the transistor structure.01-29-2009
20130161762GATE STRUCTURE FOR SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - The present disclosure provides a method of semiconductor fabrication including forming an inter-layer dielectric (ILD) layer on a semiconductor substrate. The ILD layer has an opening defined by sidewalls of the ILD layer. A spacer element is formed on the sidewalls of the ILD layer. A gate structure is formed in the opening adjacent the spacer element. In an embodiment, the sidewall spacer also for a decrease in the dimensions (e.g., length) of the gate structure formed in the opening.06-27-2013
20080315326Method for forming an integrated circuit having an active semiconductor device and integrated circuit - An integrated circuit having an active semiconductor device is formed comprising a trench defined by conductor lines previously formed.12-25-2008
20120235248SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD FOR FABRICATING THE SAME - A semiconductor device includes a substrate having an active region and an isolation region, a gate pattern crossing both the active region and the isolation region of the substrate, and a protrusion having a surface higher than that of the substrate over at least an edge of the active region contacting a portion of the isolation region under the gate pattern.09-20-2012
20120038005DISPOSABLE PILLARS FOR CONTACT FORMATION - Sacrificial plugs for forming contacts in integrated circuits, as well as methods of forming connections in integrated circuit arrays are disclosed. Various pattern transfer and etching steps can be used to create densely-packed features and the connections between features. A sacrificial material can be patterned in a continuous zig-zag line pattern that crosses word lines. Planarization can create parallelogram-shaped blocks of material that can overlie active areas to form sacrificial plugs, which can be replaced with conductive material to form contacts.02-16-2012
20110278681Methods, Structures, and Designs for Self-Aligning Local Interconnects used in Integrated Circuits - An integrated circuit includes a gate electrode level region that includes a plurality of linear-shaped conductive structures. Each of the plurality of linear-shaped conductive structures is defined to extend lengthwise in a first direction. Some of the plurality of linear-shaped conductive structures form one or more gate electrodes of corresponding transistor devices. A local interconnect conductive structure is formed between two of the plurality of linear-shaped conductive structures so as to extend in the first direction along the two of the plurality of linear-shaped conductive structures.11-17-2011
20110298059INTEGRATED CIRCUITS HAVING DUMMY GATE ELECTRODES AND METHODS OF FORMING THE SAME - An integrated circuit includes at least one first gate electrode of at least one active transistor. At least one first dummy gate electrode is disposed adjacent to a first side edge of the at least one first gate electrode. At least one second dummy gate electrode is disposed adjacent to a second side edge of the at least one first gate electrode. The second side edge is opposite to the first side edge. At least one guard ring is disposed around the at least one first gate electrode, the at least one first dummy gate electrode, and the at least one second dummy gate electrode. An ion implantation layer of the at least one guard ring substantially touches at least one of the at least one first dummy gate electrode and the at least one second dummy gate electrode.12-08-2011
20110298058FACETED EPI SHAPE AND HALF-WRAP AROUND SILICIDE IN S/D MERGED FINFET - FinFETs and methods of making. FinFETs are provided. The FinFET contains two or more fins over a semiconductor substrate; two or more epitaxial layers over side surfaces of the fins; and metal-semiconductor compounds over an upper surfaces of the epitaxial layers. The fin has side surfaces that are substantially vertical relative to the upper surface of the semiconductor substrate. The epitaxial layer has an upper surface that extends at an oblique angle with respect to the side surface of the fin. The FinFET can contain a contact over the metal-semiconductor compounds.12-08-2011
20110147856SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD FOR FABRICATING THE SAME - A fin-type semiconductor region (06-23-2011
20110163393SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE MANUFACTURING METHOD AN INTEGRATED CIRCUIT COMPRISING SUCH A DEVICE - A method of manufacturing a semiconductor device on a substrate (07-07-2011
20100090290SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE HAVING REDUCED STANDBY LEAKAGE CURRENT AND INCREASED DRIVING CURRENT AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME - A semiconductor device includes a semiconductor substrate having an active region which includes a gate forming zone and an isolation region; an isolation layer formed in the isolation region of the semiconductor substrate to expose side surfaces of a portion of the active region including the gate forming zone, such that the portion of the active region including the gate forming zone constitutes a fin pattern; a silicon epitaxial layer formed on the active region including the fin pattern; and a gate formed to cover the fin pattern on which the silicon epitaxial layer is formed.04-15-2010
20100123202INTEGRATED CIRCUIT WITH STACKED DEVICES - An integrated circuit with stacked devices. One embodiment provides a surface of a first semiconductor structure of a first crystalline semiconductor material including first and second portions. First structures are formed on the first portions. The second portions remain uncovered. Sacrificial structures of a second, different crystalline material are formed on the second portions. A second semiconductor structure of the first crystalline semiconductor material is formed over the sacrificial structures and over the first structures.05-20-2010
20080308880SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - In one aspect of the present invention, a semiconductor device, may include a fin formed of a semiconductor layer protruding straight from a semiconductor substrate, the fin includes straight portion which extends in a direction in a plan view and a bent portion which extends in a direction different from the direction, the straight portion and the bent portion being continuously connected, a gate insulating film provided on side surfaces of the straight portion of the fin, a gate electrode provided on the gate insulating film, source and drain regions provided in the straight portion of the fin so as to sandwich the gate electrode, a contact region provided on the straight portion of the fin and the bent portion of the fin, the contact region being electrically connected to one of the source and drain regions, and a contact member provided on the contact region of the fin so as to in contact with both of the straight portion and the bent portion of the contact region.12-18-2008
20080237742METHODS OF FORMING IMPROVED EPI FILL ON NARROW ISOLATION BOUNDED SOURCE/DRAIN REGIONS AND STRUCTURES FORMED THEREBY - Methods and associated structures of forming a microelectronic device are described. Those methods may include plasma etching a portion of a source/drain region of a transistor, and then selectively wet etching the source drain region along a (10-02-2008
20090146222METHOD FOR FABRICATION OF SINGLE ELECTRON TRANSISTORS - A method for fabricating a Single Electron Transistor (SET). The method comprises forming a FinFET structure, forming an SET structure from the FinFET structure such that an active area of the SET structure is formed from a channel of the FinFET structure, whereby the active area is self-aligned with a source and a drain of the FinFET structure to form the SET structure.06-11-2009
20090146221METHOD OF PATTERNING SEMICONDUCTOR STRUCTURE AND STRUCTURE THEREOF - Method of patterning a semiconductor structure is disclosed. The method involves crystallographic etching techniques to enhance a patterned monocrystalline layer as a hard mask. In one embodiment, the method includes bonding a monocrystalline silicon layer to a non-crystalline protective layer; patterning the monocrystalline layer to form a hard mask; enhancing the pattern of the hard mask; stripping the hard mask after conventional etching of protective layer; and forming a gate oxide thereon. The enhanced patterning of the hard mask is performed with crystallographic etching to replace optical effects of rounding and dimension narrowing at the ends of a defined region with straight edges and sharp corners. A resulting structure from the use of the enhanced patterned hard mask includes a layer of composite materials on the substrate of the semiconductor structure. The layer of composite materials includes different materials in discrete blocks defined by straight edges within the layer.06-11-2009
20120032276N-WELL/P-WELL STRAP STRUCTURES - Embodiments of N-well or P-well strap structures are disclosed with lower space requirements achieved by forming the strap on both sides of one or more floating polysilicon gate fingers.02-09-2012
20120032275METAL SEMICONDUCTOR ALLOY STRUCTURE FOR LOW CONTACT RESISTANCE - Contact via holes are etched in a dielectric material layer overlying a semiconductor layer to expose the topmost surface of the semiconductor layer. The contact via holes are extended into the semiconductor material layer by continuing to etch the semiconductor layer so that a trench having semiconductor sidewalls is formed in the semiconductor material layer. A metal layer is deposited over the dielectric material layer and the sidewalls and bottom surface of the trench. Upon an anneal at an elevated temperature, a metal semiconductor alloy region is formed, which includes a top metal semiconductor alloy portion that includes a cavity therein and a bottom metal semiconductor alloy portion that underlies the cavity and including a horizontal portion. A metal contact via is formed within the cavity so that the top metal semiconductor alloy portion laterally surrounds a bottom portion of a bottom portion of the metal contact via.02-09-2012
20120187505Self-aligned III-V MOSFET fabrication with in-situ III-V epitaxy and in-situ metal epitaxy and contact formation - A method for forming a transistor includes providing a patterned gate stack disposed on a III-V substrate and having sidewall spacers formed on sides of the patterned gate stack, the III-V substrate including source/drain regions adjacent to the sidewall spacers and field oxide regions formed adjacent to the source/drain regions. The method includes growing raised source/drain regions on the source/drain regions, the grown raised source/drain regions including III-V semiconductor material, and growing metal contacts on the grown raised source/drain regions. Another method for forming a transistor includes providing a patterned gate stack disposed on a III-V substrate and having sidewall spacers formed on sides of the patterned gate stack, the III-V substrate including source/drain regions adjacent to the sidewall spacers and field oxide regions formed adjacent to the source/drain regions. The method includes growing metal contacts on the source/drain regions. Transistors and computer program products are also disclosed.07-26-2012
20090072324SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE HAVING AN ELEVATED SOURCE/DRAIN STRUCTURE OF VARYING CROSS-SECTION - A semiconductor device with an elevated source/drain structure provided in each predetermined position defined by the oxide film and gate wiring on a semiconductor silicon substrate, where an orthographic projection image of a shape of an upper end portion of the elevated source/drain structure on the semiconductor silicon substrate along the direction normal to the semiconductor silicon substrate is substantially in agreement with a predetermined shape defined by the corresponding oxide film and gate wiring on the semiconductor silicon substrate, and at least one of orthographic projection images of cross-sections taken along planes parallel with the semiconductor silicon substrate of the elevated source/drain structure on the semiconductor silicon substrate along the direction normal to the semiconductor silicon substrate is larger than the predetermined shape defined by the corresponding oxide film and gate wiring on the semiconductor silicon substrate.03-19-2009
20110198706SEMICONDUCTOR CELL STRUCTURE, SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE INCLUDING SEMICONDUCTOR CELL STRUCTURE, AND SEMICONDUCTOR MODULE INCLUDING SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - The semiconductor cell structure includes unit cells that do not protrude from one another along columns and rows. The unit cells include active regions and gate patterns. The semiconductor cell structure also includes dummy patterns and conductive patterns. The gate patterns intersect the active regions. The dummy patterns electrically connect the unit cells. Dummy patterns are disposed at least between gate patterns in the selected unit cell. The conductive patterns are electrically connected to the dummy patterns. The semiconductor cell structure is disposed in a semiconductor device and a semiconductor module.08-18-2011
20130099324GAN-ON-SI SWITCH DEVICES - A low leakage current switch device (04-25-2013
20110169102SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE INCLUDING A DC-DC CONVERTER HAVING A METAL PLATE - 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.07-14-2011
20090261425FINFETs SINGLE-SIDED IMPLANT FORMATION - A method patterns pairs of semiconducting fins on an insulator layer and then patterns a linear gate conductor structure over and perpendicular to the fins. Next, the method patterns a mask on the insulator layer adjacent the fins such that sidewalls of the mask are parallel to the fins and are spaced from the fins a predetermined distance. The method performs an angled impurity implant into regions of the fins not protected by the gate conductor structure and the mask. This process forms impurity concentrations within the fins that are asymmetric and that mirror one another in adjacent pairs of fins.10-22-2009
20090166759Transistor Having Raised Source/Drain Self-Aligned Contacts And Method Of Forming Same - A transistor structure and a method of forming same. The transistor structure includes: a semiconductor substrate having a gate-side surface; a gate disposed on the gate-side surface, the gate extending above the gate-side surface by a first height; a semiconductor extension disposed on the gate-side surface and extending above the gate-side surface by a second height larger than the first height, the semiconductor extension including a diffusion region having a diffusion surface located at the second height; and a diffusion contact element electrically coupled to the diffusion surface.07-02-2009
20120292718SWITCH DEVICE AND LAYOUT DESIGN METHOD FOR SWITCH DEVICE - A switch device includes a plurality of differential switches formed in a semiconductor substrate. Each of the plurality of differential switches includes first and second differential transistors. The plurality of differential switches are placed in such a manner that the first differential transistors are adjacent to each other and the second differential transistors are adjacent to each other.11-22-2012
20120292716DRAM STRUCTURE WITH BURIED WORD LINES AND FABRICATION THEREOF, AND IC STRUCTURE AND FABRICATION THEREOF - A DRAM structure with buried word lines is described, including a semiconductor substrate, cell word lines buried in the substrate and separated from the same by a first gate dielectric layer, and isolation word lines buried in the substrate and separated from the same by a second gate dielectric layer. The top surfaces of the cell word lines and those of the isolation word lines are lower than the top surface of the substrate. The bottom surfaces of the isolation word lines are lower than those of the cell word lines.11-22-2012
20120292717INTEGRATED CIRCUIT - An integrated circuit, comprising a first insulating layer; a semiconductor layer; a first layer of conductors in near-ohmic or ohmic contact with the semiconductor layer and a second layer of conductors separated from the semiconductor layer by the first insulating layer, the first and second layers of conductors being patterned to form a plurality of functional blocks comprising a plurality of transistors, the first layer conductors serving as source/drain electrodes and the second layer conductors serving as gate electrodes; wherein each functional block comprises a corresponding island of the semiconductor layer isolated from that of another functional block by portions of a second insulating layer, the functional blocks being arranged such that (i) source/drain electrodes that are from different transistors and neighbour one another are arranged to be at the same potential and (ii) no conductors are present between said neighbouring electrodes.11-22-2012
20090166760Semiconductor Device and Method of Manufacturing the Same - Disclosed are a semiconductor device and a manufacturing method thereof. The semiconductor device includes a gate electrode in a first trench in a semiconductor substrate, a ground area in a second trench facing the gate electrode, and source and drain areas in third and fourth trenches at ends of the gate electrode, respectively. A transistor having a micro-size is obtained, so that a semiconductor chip having a micro-size and a high integration degree may be realized.07-02-2009
20080277741SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME - A semiconductor device includes a semiconductor substrate; a source area, a channel area and a drain area vertically stacked on the semiconductor substrate; and a gate formed in both side walls of the stacked source area, channel area and drain area under interposition of a gate insulation layer.11-13-2008
20080283936SILICON GERMANIUM FLOW WITH RAISED SOURCE/DRAIN REGIONS IN THE NMOS - Provided is a method for manufacturing a semiconductor device that includes a substrate having a PMOS device region and NMOS device region. A first gate structure including a first hardmask and a second gate structure including a second hardmask are formed in the region and region, respectively. Epitaxial SiGe regions are created in the substrate proximate the first gate structure, the first hardmask protecting the first gate structure from the SiGe. First source/drain regions are formed proximate the first gate structure, at least a portion of each of the first source/drain regions located within one of the SiGe regions. Additionally, a raised portion is grown above the substrate proximate the second gate structure, the portion forming at least a part of second source/drain regions located on opposing sides of the second gate structure. Additionally, the first and second hardmasks protect the first and second gate structures from the growing.11-20-2008
20080290424TRANSISTOR DESIGN SELF-ALIGNED TO CONTACT - The present invention provides a method of manufacturing a transistor device, a transistor device, and a method for manufacturing an integrated circuit. In one aspect, the method of manufacturing a transistor device includes providing a gate structure (11-27-2008
20080277742SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - In one aspect of the present invention, a semiconductor device may include a plurality of fins disposed substantially parallel to each other at predetermined intervals on a semiconductor substrate, a gate electrode formed to partially sandwich therein the both side surfaces, in the longitudinal direction, of each of the plurality of fins with an insulating film interposed between the gate electrode and each of the side surfaces of each fin, and a semiconductor layer formed on each of at least some of side surfaces of the plurality of fins, wherein the semiconductor layer in a region located on an outer side surface, in the longitudinal direction, of each of two fins which are located at both ends of the line of the plurality of fins is thinner than the semiconductor layer in a region located on each of side surfaces, in the longitudinal direction and other than the outer surfaces of the two fins, of the plurality of fins.11-13-2008
20080265339SEMICONDUCTOR INTEGRATED CIRCUIT - The semiconductor integrated circuit includes: a first electrode; a transistor, having a second electrode, formed on a semiconductor substrate; and third and fourth electrodes formed in a same metal layer. The first electrode is connected with a diffusion region constituting the transistor. The second electrode constitutes the gate of the transistor. The third and fourth electrodes are respectively in a comb shape and formed to at least partly overlie the transistor. None of the first to fourth electrodes is connected with any of the other electrodes.10-30-2008
20080265340DISPOSABLE PILLARS FOR CONTACT FORMATION - Sacrificial plugs for forming contacts in integrated circuits, as well as methods of forming connections in integrated circuit arrays are disclosed. Various pattern transfer and etching steps can be used to create densely-packed features and the connections between features. A sacrificial material can be patterned in a continuous zig-zag line pattern that crosses word lines. Planarization can create parallelogram-shaped blocks of material that can overlie active areas to form sacrificial plugs, which can be replaced with conductive material to form contacts.10-30-2008
20080258241Integrated circuits and interconnect structure for integrated circuits - An integrated circuit includes N plane-like metal layers. A first plane-like metal layer includes M contact portions that communicate with the N plane-like metal layers, respectively. The first source region is arranged between first sides of the first and second drain regions and the second and third source regions are arranged adjacent to second sides of the first and second drain regions. A fourth source region is arranged adjacent to third sides of the first and second drain regions and a fifth source region is arranged adjacent to fourth sides of the first and second drain regions. First and second drain contacts are arranged in the first and second drain regions, respectively. At least two of the first, second, third, fourth and fifth source regions and the first and second drain regions communicate with at least two of the N plane-like metal layers.10-23-2008
20080258240Integrated circuits and interconnect structure for integrated circuits - An integrated circuit includes N plane-like metal layers. A first plane-like metal layer includes M contact portions that communicate with respective ones of the N plane-like metal layers, where M is an integer greater than one, wherein the first plane-like metal layer and the N plane-like metal layers are located in separate planes. A first drain region has a generally rectangular shape. First, second, third and fourth source regions have a generally rectangular shape and that are arranged adjacent to sides of the first drain region. The first drain region and the first, second, third and fourth source regions communicate with at least two of the N plane-like metal layers. A first gate region is arranged between the first, second, third and fourth source regions and the first drain region. First, second, third and fourth substrate contact regions are arranged adjacent to corners of the first drain region.10-23-2008
20090159986SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - A semiconductor device is disclosed that can operate utilizing thermoelectric concepts. According to an embodiment, the semiconductor device can comprise: a source/drain conductor formed of a line of metal material on a substrate; a first gate conductor formed of a second line of metal material; and a second gate conductor formed of a third line of metal material, wherein the first gate conductor is disposed adjacent a first portion of the source/drain conductor at one end of the source/drain conductor and the second gate conductor is disposed spaced apart from the first gate conductor and adjacent a second portion of the source/drain conductor at the other end of the source/drain conductor. By applying current to the first gate conductor and the second gate conductor, current can be supplied from the one end of the source/drain conductor to the other end of the source/drain conductor.06-25-2009
20090127635Transistor including an active region and methods for fabricating the same - A transistor including an active region and methods thereof. The active region may include corners with at least one of a rectangular, curved or rounded shape. The methods may include isotropically etching at least a portion of the active region such that the portion includes a desired shape.05-21-2009
20100200933SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD OF FABRICATING THE SAME - A semiconductor device is fabricating using a photoresist mask pattern, and selectively removing portions of a liner nitride layer in a cell region and a peripheral circuit region. A modified FinFET is formed to reduce the influence of signals transmitted by adjacent gate lines in a cell region. A double FinFET and a substantially planar MOSFET are formed in a core region and in a peripheral region, respectively, concurrently with the formation of the modified FinFET.08-12-2010
20100200932Electronic-Component-Housing Package and Electronic Device - An electronic-component-housing package comprises a container including a rectangular mount on which an electronic component is to be mounted and a sidewall surrounding the mount. The electronic-component-housing package comprises a lead terminal extending from an inside of a space enclosed by the sidewall to an outside of the space. A tip part of the lead terminal is extending along one side of the mount.08-12-2010
20100200931MOSFET DEVICES AND METHODS OF MAKING - A MOSFET device and a method for fabricating MOSFET devices are disclosed. The method includes providing a semiconductor device structure including a semiconductor device layer of a first conductivity type, and ion implanting a well structure of a second conductivity type in the semiconductor device layer, where the ion implanting includes providing a dopant concentration profile in a single mask implant sequence.08-12-2010
20090184379SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE HAVING DUMMY GATE PATTERN - A semiconductor device includes a diffusion layer formed on a semiconductor substrate, a gate pattern arranged over the diffusion layer, and a dummy gate pattern arranged adjacently to the gate pattern with a constant gap over the diffusion layer. The gate pattern functions as a gate electrode of a MOS transistor while the dummy gate pattern does not function as the gate electrode. The dummy gate pattern is disconnected at a predetermined position in a gate width direction over the diffusion layer. By this stricture, the semiconductor is capable of achieving both an improvement in dimensional accuracy and a high-speed circuit operation.07-23-2009
20120068274SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - According to one embodiment, a semiconductor device has a substrate comprising an element isolation area, a plurality of tetragonal active areas on the substrate separated by the element isolation area from each other, each of the active areas having an impurity diffusion area, a large active area comprising at least a part of the active areas, an outline of the large active area including a bump. Among the impurity diffusion areas of the active areas, impurity diffusion areas facing through the element isolation area are electrically connected.03-22-2012
20110140203 NOVEL CONTACT IMPLEMENT STRUCTURE FOR HIGH DENSITY DESIGN - The present disclosure provides a device in an integrated circuit. The device includes an active region in a semiconductor substrate; an isolation region adjacent the active region; a gate disposed on the active region and extending to the isolation region in a first direction; and a gate contact disposed within the isolation region, having a portion directly overlying and contacting the gate, and having a geometry horizontally extending to a first dimension in the first direction and a second dimension in a second direction approximately perpendicular to the first direction. The first dimension is greater than the second dimension.06-16-2011
20090101992Method of forming a transistor having gate protection and transistor formed according to the method - A microelectronic device and a method of forming same. The method comprises: a transistor gate; a first spacer and a second spacer respectively adjacent a first side and a second side of the gate; a diffusion layer supra-adjacent the gate; contact regions super-adjacent the diffusion layer and adjacent the first spacer and the second spacer; a protective cap super-adjacent the gate and between the contact regions, the protective cap being adapted to protect the device from shorts between the gate and the contact regions.04-23-2009
20120104512SEALED AIR GAP FOR SEMICONDUCTOR CHIP - A semiconductor chip including a substrate; a dielectric layer over the substrate; a gate within the dielectric layer, the gate including a sidewall; a contact contacting a portion of the gate and a portion of the sidewall; and a sealed air gap between the sidewall, the dielectric layer and the contact.05-03-2012
20090230483SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - Disclosed herein is 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.09-17-2009
20090108376SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE HAVING MOS TRANSISTORS WHICH ARE SERIALLY CONNECTED VIA CONTACTS AND CONDUCTION LAYER - A semiconductor device includes a plurality of signal lines which are arranged at a predetermined pitch; first and second MOS transistors which are connected to the signal lines, and also serially connected to each other; and a connection device which functions as a connection node between the serially-connected first and second MOS transistors, and connects a source area of one of the first and second MOS transistors to a drain area of the other of the first and second MOS transistors via contact holes, which are formed through an insulating layer, and a conduction layer connected to the contact holes.04-30-2009
20090224336SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - A semiconductor device including a plurality of doped regions, a metal layer and a polysilicon layer is provided. The doped regions are disposed in a substrate. The metal layer includes a plurality of metal line patterns. The polysilicon layer disposed between the substrate and the metal layer includes a gate pattern and at least one guard ring pattern. The at least one guard ring pattern connects to the gate pattern and surrounds at least one of the metal line patterns. One of the metal line patterns connects to the gate pattern. The others of the metal line patterns connect to one of the doped regions in the substrate.09-10-2009
20090250770INTEGRATION OF A SENSE FET INTO A DISCRETE POWER MOSFET - A semiconductor device includes a main field effect transistor (FET) and one or more sense FETs, and a common gate pad. The main FET and the one or more sense FETs are formed in a common substrate. The main FET and each of the sense FETs include a source terminal, a gate terminal and a drain terminal. The common gate pad connects the gate terminals of the main FET and the one or more sense FETs. An electrical isolation is disposed between the gate terminals of the main FET and the one or more sense FETs. Embodiments of this invention may be applied to both N-channel and P-channel MOSFET devices.10-08-2009
20100155857A SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND A METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME AND DESIGNING THE SAME - There is provided a technique for improving the flatness at the surface of members embedded in a plurality of recesses without resulting in an increase in the time required for the manufacturing processes. According to this technique, the dummy patterns can be placed up to the area near the boundary BL between the element forming region DA and dummy region FA by placing the first dummy pattern DP06-24-2010
20100187640INSULATED GATE SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - A two-layer electrode structure is provided. A protection diode is provided not to overlap a gate pad portion. Cells and a first one of source electrode layers can be provided below the gate pad portion, so that the differences in resistance among various points in the source electrode layers can be decreased. In addition, the protection diode is positioned adjacent to a device region and at an end portion, of a chip, outward of the device region in such a way as to be in the closest proximity to the gate pad portion. A larger device region with efficient transistor operation can thus be secured, and the resistance of the first source electrode layer below a wiring portion can be reduced.07-29-2010
20090079012SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD OF FABRICATING THE SAME - A semiconductor device and a method of fabricating the same are provided. The semiconductor device includes a plurality of active regions which are defined in a semiconductor substrate, a plurality of gate lines which are formed as zigzag lines, extend across the active regions, are symmetrically arranged, and define a plurality of first regions and a plurality of second regions therebetween, and wherein the first regions being narrower than the second regions. The semiconductor device further includes an insulation layer which defines a plurality of contact regions by filling empty spaces in the first regions between the gate lines and, extending from the first regions, and surrounding sidewalls of portions of the gate lines in the second regions, and wherein the contact regions partially exposing the active regions and a plurality of contacts which respectively fill the contact regions.03-26-2009
20080315327TUNGSTEN PLUG DRAIN EXTENSION - A power metal-oxide-semiconductor field effect transistor (MOSFET) cell includes a semiconductor substrate. A first electrode is disposed on the semiconductor substrate. A voltage sustaining layer is formed on the semiconductor substrate. A highly doped active zone of a first conductivity type is formed in the voltage sustaining layer opposite the semiconductor substrate. The highly doped active zone has a central aperture and a channel region that is generally centrally located within the central aperture. A terminal region of the second conductivity type is disposed in the voltage sustaining layer proximate the highly doped active zone. The terminal region has a central aperture with an opening dimension generally greater than an opening dimension of the central aperture of the highly doped zone. An extension region is disposed in the voltage sustaining region within the central aperture of the highly doped active zone.12-25-2008
20100237437SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - A semiconductor device which has low input inductance is provided.09-23-2010
20110210403NOVEL STRUCTURES AND METHODS TO STOP CONTACT METAL FROM EXTRUDING INTO REPLACEMENT GATES - The methods and structures described are used to prevent protrusion of contact metal (such as W) horizontally into gate stacks of neighboring devices to affect the work functions of these neighboring devices. The metal gate under contact plugs that are adjacent to devices and share the (or are connected to) metal gate is defined and lined with a work function layer that has good step coverage to prevent contact metal from extruding into gate stacks of neighboring devices. Only modification to the mask layout for the photomask(s) used for removing dummy polysilicon is involved. No additional lithographical operation or mask is needed. Therefore, no modification to the manufacturing processes or additional substrate processing steps (or operations) is involved or required. The benefits of using the methods and structures described above may include increased device yield and performance.09-01-2011
20120139059Circuits and Methods for Improved FET Matching - The present inventions are related to systems and methods for pre-equalizer noise suppression in a data processing system. As an example, a data processing system is discussed that includes: a sample averaging circuit, a selector circuit, an equalizer circuit, and a mark detector circuit. The sample averaging circuit is operable to average corresponding data samples from at least a first read of a codeword and a second read of the codeword to yield an averaged output based at least in part on a framing signal. The selector circuit is operable to select one of the averaged output and the first read of the codeword as a selected output. The equalizer circuit is operable to equalize the selected output to yield an equalized output, and the mark detector circuit is operable to identify a location mark in the equalized output to yield the framing signal.06-07-2012
20110006379SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF - A semiconductor device includes a silicon substrate in which active regions of a memory cell are defined, a gate electrode formed on a device isolation insulating film to extend in a first direction, a first insulating film formed on the silicon substrate and the gate electrode, a first plug formed to penetrate the first insulating film, to overlap with the gate electrode and the first active region, and to extend in a second direction perpendicular to the first direction, a second plug penetrating the first insulating film above the second active region, a second insulating film formed on the first insulating film, and an interconnection buried in the second insulating film, and formed to recede from a side surface of the first plug in the second direction and to cover only part of an upper surface of the first plug.01-13-2011
20080230853Transistor and method of manufacturing the same - In a transistor and a method of manufacturing the same, the transistor includes a channel layer arranged on a substrate, a source electrode and a drain electrode formed on the substrate so as to contact respective ends of the channel layer, a gate insulating layer surrounding the channel layer between the source electrode and the drain electrode, and a gate electrode surrounding the gate insulating layer.09-25-2008
20110057269SEMICONDUCTOR STRUCTURES INCLUDING DUAL FINS - Fin-FET (fin field effect transistor) devices and methods of fabrication are disclosed. The Fin-FET devices include dual fin structures that may form a channel region between a source region and a drain region. In some embodiments, the dual fin structures are formed by thinning shallow trench isolation structures, using a pair of shallow trench isolation (STI) structures as a mask to define a recess in a portion of the substrate between the pair of STI structures, and recessing the STI structures so that the resulting dual fin structure protrudes from an active surface of the substrate. The dual fin structure may be used to form single-gate, double-gate or triple-gate fin-FET devices. Electronic systems including such fin-FET devices are also disclosed.03-10-2011
20100193880Semiconductor device and method of forming the same - A semiconductor device, and a method of forming the same, includes forming a cell bit line pattern and a peripheral gate pattern on a semiconductor substrate. The cell bit line pattern may be formed on an inactive region adjacent to a cell active region of the semiconductor substrate. The peripheral gate pattern may be disposed on a peripheral active region of the semiconductor substrate. A cell contact plug may be formed between the cell bit line pattern and the cell active region. A peripheral contact plug may be formed on the peripheral active region on a side of the peripheral gate pattern. An insulating layer may be formed to expose top surfaces of the cell bit line pattern, the peripheral gate pattern, and the cell and peripheral contact plugs at substantially the same level.08-05-2010
20080246097METHODS FOR REDUCING WITHIN CHIP DEVICE PARAMETER VARIATIONS - A method of reducing parametric variation in an integrated circuit (IC) chip and an IC chip with reduced parametric variation. The method includes: on a first wafer having a first arrangement of chips, each IC chip divided into a second arrangement of regions, measuring a test device parameter of test devices distributed in different regions; and on a second wafer having the first arrangement of IC chips and the second arrangement of regions, adjusting a functional device parameter of identically designed field effect transistors within one or more regions of all IC chips of the second wafer based on a values of the test device parameter measured on test devices in regions of the IC chip of the first wafer by a non-uniform adjustment of physical or metallurgical polysilicon gate widths of the identically designed field effect transistors from region to region within each IC chip.10-09-2008
20090108375SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - The present invention proposes a dummy metal fill structure which makes it possible to reduce variations in transistor characteristics as much as possible even if mask misalignment occurs, as well as to ensure the intended planarizing effect of the metal CMP process. The dummy metal fill formed above the gate electrode extends in the gate length direction with both ends thereof protruding from a region corresponding to the gate electrode. Even if a mask for forming a wiring layer is misaligned and the position of the dummy metal fill is misaligned from an intended position, the shape of the dummy metal fill within a region of the gate electrode is kept symmetric with respect to the center of the gate electrode.04-30-2009
20090152645METHODS FOR ISOLATING PORTIONS OF A LOOP OF PITCH-MULTIPLIED MATERIAL AND RELATED STRUCTURES - Different portions of a continuous loop of semiconductor material are electrically isolated from one another. In some embodiments, the end of the loop is electrically isolated from mid-portions of the loop. In some embodiments, loops of semiconductor material, having two legs connected together at their ends, are formed by a pitch multiplication process in which loops of spacers are formed on sidewalls of mandrels. The mandrels are removed and a block of masking material is overlaid on at least one end of the spacer loops. In some embodiments, the blocks of masking material overlay each end of the spacer loops. The pattern defined by the spacers and the blocks are transferred to a layer of semiconductor material. The blocks electrically connect together all the loops. A select gate is formed along each leg of the loops. The blocks serve as sources/drains. The select gates are biased in the off state to prevent current flow from the mid-portion of the loop's legs to the blocks, thereby electrically isolating the mid-portions from the ends of the loops and also electrically isolating different legs of a loop from each other.06-18-2009
20110024848METHODS AND DEVICES FOR SHIELDING A SIGNAL LINE OVER AN ACTIVE REGION - A multi-path transistor includes an active region including a channel region and an impurity region. A gate is dielectrically separated from the channel region. A signal line is dielectrically separated from the impurity region. A conductive shield is disposed between, and dielectrically separated from, the signal line and the channel region. In some multi-path transistors, the channel region includes an extension-channel region under the conductive shield and the multi-path transistor includes different conduction paths, at least one of the different conduction paths being in the extension-channel region to conduct substantially independent of a voltage on the signal line. In other multi-path transistors, the conductive shield is operably coupled to the impurity region and the multi-path transistor includes different conduction paths, at least one of the different conduction paths being under the conductive shield to conduct substantially independent of a voltage on the signal line.02-03-2011
20110024849SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD OF FABRICATING THE SAME - A semiconductor device according to one embodiment includes: a semiconductor substrate; an element isolation insulating film embedded in the vicinity of a front surface of the semiconductor substrate; a through plug penetrating the semiconductor substrate from a back surface to the front surface so as to penetrate through the element isolation insulating film, and having a multi-stage structure comprising an upper stage portion and a lower stage portion, the upper stage portion having a region surrounded by the element isolation insulating film in the semiconductor substrate, the lower stage portion having a diameter larger than that of the upper stage portion; and a contact plug connected to an end portion of the through plug on the frond surface side of the semiconductor substrate for connecting a conductive member formed above the front surface side of the semiconductor substrate to the through plug.02-03-2011
20110115031SEMICONDUCTOR INTEGRATED CIRCUIT DEVICE AND RELATED METHOD - Embodiments of the invention provide a semiconductor integrated circuit device and a method for fabricating the device. In one embodiment, the method comprises forming a plurality of preliminary gate electrode structures in a cell array region and a peripheral circuit region of a semiconductor substrate; forming selective epitaxial films on the semiconductor substrate in the cell array region and the peripheral region; implanting impurities into at least some of the selective epitaxial films to form elevated source/drain regions in the cell array region and the peripheral circuit region; forming a first interlayer insulating film; and patterning the first interlayer insulating film to form a plurality of first openings exposing the elevated source/drain regions. The method further comprises forming a first ohmic film, a first barrier film, and a metal film; and removing portions of each of the metal film, the first barrier film, and the first ohmic film.05-19-2011
20110210404Epitaxy Profile Engineering for FinFETs - A method of forming an integrated circuit structure includes providing a wafer including a substrate and a semiconductor fin at a major surface of the substrate, and performing a deposition step to epitaxially grow an epitaxy layer on a top surface and sidewalls of the semiconductor fin, wherein the epitaxy layer includes a semiconductor material. An etch step is then performed to remove a portion of the epitaxy layer, with a remaining portion of the epitaxy layer remaining on the top surface and the sidewalls of the semiconductor fin.09-01-2011
20110241126RF CMOS TRANSISTOR DESIGN - An improved RF CMOS transistor design is described. Local, narrow interconnect lines, which are located substantially above the active area of the transistor, are each connected to either a source terminal or a drain terminal. The source and the drain terminal are arranged orthogonally to the local interconnect lines and each terminal is significantly wider than a local interconnect line. In an example, the local interconnect lines are formed in a first metal layer and the source and drain terminals are formed in one or more subsequent metal layers.10-06-2011
20110241125Power Semiconductor Device with Low Parasitic Metal and Package Resistance - A power semiconductor device includes a semiconductor die with a power transistor on a semiconductor substrate, a plurality of wiring layers vertically spaced apart from one another and the transistor, and a plurality of conductive bumps on each wire of the wiring layer spaced farthest from the substrate. Each wire of the layer closest to the substrate is electrically connected to a terminal of the transistor. The wires of the layer spaced farthest from the substrate extend in generally parallel lines and are electrically connected to a terminal of the transistor through each underlying layer. An additional metal layer having a thickness of at least 50 μm is connected to the die so that contact regions of the additional metal layer are electrically connected to the bumps of the die.10-06-2011
20120146157SEMICONDUCTOR 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.06-14-2012
20110079859SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES INCLUDING FIN SHAPED SEMICONDUCTOR REGIONS AND STRESS INDUCING LAYERS - A semiconductor device may include a substrate, an active semiconductor region of the substrate, and a gate electrode. The active semiconductor region may include a channel region between first and second junction regions. The channel region may include a first semiconductor material, the first and second junction regions may include a second semiconductor material, and the first and second semiconductor materials may be different. The gate electrode may be on the channel region with portions of the first and second junction regions being free of the gate electrode.04-07-2011
20110073960INTEGRATED DEVICE WITH RAISED LOCOS INSULATION REGIONS AND PROCESS FOR MANUFACTURING SUCH DEVICE - An embodiment of an integrated device includes a semiconductor body, in which an STI insulating structure is formed, laterally delimiting first active areas and at least one second active area in a low-voltage region and in a power region of the semiconductor body, respectively. Low-voltage CMOS components are housed in the first active areas. Formed in the second active area is a power component, which includes a source region, a body region, a drain-contact region, and at least one LOCOS insulation region, arranged between the body region and the drain-contact region and having a prominent portion that emerges from a surface of the semiconductor body, and an embedded portion inside it. The prominent portion of the LOCOS insulation region has a volume greater than that of the embedded portion.03-31-2011
20110073959STRESS ENGINEERING IN A CONTACT LEVEL OF SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES BY STRESSED CONDUCTIVE LAYERS AND AN ISOLATION SPACER - In sophisticated semiconductor devices, strain-inducing materials having a reduced dielectric strength or having certain conductivity, such as metal nitride and the like, may be used in the contact level in order to enhance performance of circuit elements, such as field effect transistors. For this purpose, a strain-inducing material may be efficiently encapsulated on the basis of a dielectric layer stack that may be patterned prior to forming the actual interlayer dielectric material in order to mask sidewall surface areas on the basis of spacer elements.03-31-2011
20100237438SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - A semiconductor device has a circuit element region formed on a semiconductor substrate, and a protective pattern formed so as to surround the circuit element region. The protective pattern comprises a first element separation region formed on the semiconductor substrate, a second element separation region formed on the semiconductor substrate and having a width smaller than that of the first element separation region, a first element region formed between the first element separation region and the second element separation region, a first gate layer formed on the first element separation region, a wiring layer formed on the first gate layer, a passivation layer formed above the wiring layer, a second element region, an insulation film formed on the second element region, and a second gate layer formed on the insulation film, the first element separation region, the first element region, the second element separation region and the second element region being located in this order from the nearer side of the circuit element region.09-23-2010
20120126338CROSS-HAIR CELL DEVICES AND METHODS FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME - Systems and methods are disclosed for manufacturing grounded gate cross-hair cells and standard cross-hair cells of fin field-effect transistors (finFETs). In one embodiment, a process may include forming gate trenches and gates on and parallel to row trenches in a substrate, wherein the gate trenches and gates are pitch-doubled such that four gate trenches are formed for every two row trenches. In another embodiment, a process may include forming gate trenches, gates, and grounded gates in a substrate, wherein the gate trenches and gates are formed such that three gate trenches are formed for every two row trenches.05-24-2012
20100244146SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME - Provided are a semiconductor device capable of reducing a difference in wiring resistance between paths from a gate pad to a gate electrode and capable of applying a gate voltage to the gate electrode more uniformly, and a method of manufacturing the semiconductor device. The semiconductor device according to an exemplary aspect of the present invention includes a gate pad supplied with a gate voltage applied to a gate electrode of each MOSFET cell disposed in an active region, a gate connection line connected to the gate pad, and a plurality of gate lead-out lines connected in parallel between the gate electrode and the gate connection line. Each of the plurality of gate lead-out lines has a resistance value that becomes smaller by every one or plural gate lead-out lines as the gate lead-out lines are located farther away from the gate pad.09-30-2010
20120267721FLOATING BODY MEMORY CELL HAVING GATES FAVORING DIFFERENT CONDUCTIVITY TYPE REGIONS - A method for fabricating floating body memory cells (FBCs), and the resultant FBCs where gates favoring different conductivity type regions are used is described. In one embodiment, a p type back gate with a thicker insulation is used with a thinner insulated n type front gate. Processing, which compensates for misalignment, which allows the different oxide and gate materials to be fabricated is described.10-25-2012
20120199917SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - In one embodiment, a semiconductor device includes a substrate including a step which includes a first upper surface, a second upper surface having a height lower than a height of the first upper surface, and a step side surface located between the first and second upper surfaces. The device further includes a gate insulator provided continuously on the step side surface and the second upper surface of the substrate, and a gate electrode provided on the second upper surface of the substrate via the gate insulator to contact the gate insulator provided on the step side surface of the substrate. The device further includes a source region of a first conductivity type under the first upper surface, a drain region of a second conductivity type under the second upper surface, and a side diffusion region of the second conductivity type between the step side surface and the source region,08-09-2012
20080296703Method for Producing a Field-Effect Transistor, Field-Effect Transistor and Integrated Circuit Arrangement - A method for producing a tunnel field-effect transistor is disclosed. Connection regions of different doping types are produced by means of self-aligning implantation methods.12-04-2008
20080246096Semiconductor device including schottky barrier diode and method of manufacturing the same - A semiconductor device includes a substrate, a plurality of first columns having a first conductivity type, a plurality of second columns having a second conductivity type, a first electrode, and a second electrode. The first columns and the second columns are alternately arranged on the substrate to provide a super junction structure. The first electrode is disposed on the super junction structure, forms schottky junctions with the first columns, and forms ohmic junctions with the second columns. The second electrode is disposed on the substrate on an opposite side of the super junction structure. At least a part of the substrate and the super junction structure has lattice defects to provide a lifetime control region at which a lifetime of a minority carrier is controlled to be short.10-09-2008
20120199916SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - A semiconductor device comprises a semiconductor substrate; an element-forming region that includes semiconductor elements formed on the semiconductor substrate; a buried electrode plug formed so as to penetrate through the semiconductor substrate; and a trench-type electrode that is buried in a trench within the semiconductor substrate positioned between the element-forming region and the buried electrode plug.08-09-2012
20110163392SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME - By increasing the area of a source electrode 07-07-2011
20120199918FINFET STRUCTURES AND METHODS FOR FABRICATING THE SAME - A method for fabricating a FinFET structure includes fabricating a plurality of parallel fins overlying a semiconductor substrate, each of the plurality of parallel fins having sidewalls and forming an electrode over the semiconductor substrate and between the parallel fins. The electrode is configured to direct an electrical field into the fins, thereby affecting the threshold voltage of the FinFET structure.08-09-2012
20110163391WAFER LEVEL STACK DIE PACKAGE - This document discusses, among other things, an IC package including first and a second discrete components fabricated into a semiconductor substrate. The first and second discrete components can be adjacent to one another in the semiconductor substrate, and an integrated circuit die can be mounted on the semiconductor substrate and coupled to the first and second discrete components.07-07-2011
20110163390MEMORY CELL ARRAY WITH SEMICONDUCTOR SELECTION DEVICE FOR MULTIPLE MEMORY CELLS - A memory array that includes access devices that are each electrically coupled to more than one memory cell. The memory cells are coupled to the access devices via diode devices. The access devices include vertical semiconductor material mesas upstanding from a semiconductor base that form a conductive channel between first and second doped regions, and also planar access devices.07-07-2011
20110133293SEMICONDUCTOR 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.06-09-2011
20110133292FinFETs with Multiple Fin Heights - An integrated circuit structure includes a semiconductor substrate, and a FinFET over the semiconductor substrate. The FinFET includes a semiconductor fin; a gate dielectric on a top surface and sidewalls of the semiconductor fin; a gate electrode on the gate dielectric; and a source/drain region at an end of the semiconductor fin. A first pair of shallow trench isolation (STI) regions includes portions directly underlying portions of the source/drain regions, wherein the first pair of STI regions is separated by, and adjoining a semiconductor strip. The first pair of STI regions further has first top surfaces. A second pair of STI regions comprises portions directly underlying the gate electrode, wherein the second pair of STI regions is separated from each other by, and adjoining, the semiconductor strip. The second pair of STI regions has second top surfaces higher than the first top surfaces.06-09-2011
20100117162Semiconductor Body and Method for the Design of a Semiconductor Body with a Connecting Line - A semiconductor body (05-13-2010
20110095378FinFET Design with Reduced Current Crowding - An integrated circuit structure includes a substrate and a fin field-effect transistor (FinFET). The FinFET includes a fin over the substrate and having a first fin portion and a second fin portion. A gate stack is formed on a top surface and sidewalls of the first fin portion. An epitaxial semiconductor layer has a first portion formed directly over the second fin portion, and a second portion formed on sidewalls of the second fin portion. A silicide layer is formed on the epitaxial semiconductor layer. A peripheral ratio of a total length of an effective silicide peripheral of the FinFET to a total length of a fin peripheral of the FinFET is greater than 1.04-28-2011
20100252896Methods, 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.10-07-2010
20080217705TRENCH FORMATION IN A SEMICONDUCTOR MATERIAL - A semiconductor device is formed on a semiconductor layer. A gate dielectric layer is formed over the semiconductor layer. A layer of gate material is formed over the gate dielectric layer. The layer of gate material is patterned to form a gate structure. Using the gate structure as a mask, an implant into the semiconductor layer is performed. To form a first patterned gate structure and a trench in the semiconductor layer surrounding a first portion and a second portion of the semiconductor layer and the gate, an etch through the gate structure and the semiconductor layer is performed. The trench is filled with insulating material.09-11-2008
20090294874Method of Fabricating Semiconductor Apparatus Having Saddle-Fin Transistor and Semiconductor Apparatus Fabricated Thereby - A method of fabricating a saddle-fin transistor may include: forming a buffer oxide film and a hard mask oxide film over a semiconductor substrate; etching the buffer oxide film, the hard mask oxide film and the semiconductor substrate corresponding to a mask pattern to form a trench corresponding to a gate electrode and a fin region; oxidizing the exposed semiconductor substrate in the trench to form a gate oxide film; depositing a gate lower electrode in the trench; and depositing a gate upper electrode over the gate lower electrode to fill the trench.12-03-2009
20090294873FIELD EFFECT STRUCTURE AND METHOD INCLUDING SPACER SHAPED METAL GATE WITH ASYMMETRIC SOURCE AND DRAIN REGIONS - A semiconductor structure and a method for fabricating the semiconductor structure provide a field effect device, such as a field effect transistor, that includes a spacer shaped metal gate located over a channel within a semiconductor substrate that separates a plurality of source and drain regions within the semiconductor substrate. Within the semiconductor structure, the plurality of source and drain regions is asymmetric with respect to the spacer shaped metal gate. The particular semiconductor structure may be fabricated using a self aligned dummy gate method that uses a portion of a spacer as a self alignment feature when forming the spacer shaped metal gate, which may have a sub-lithographic linewidth.12-03-2009
20120306025Integrated Circuit Including Cross-Coupled Transistors with Two Transistors of Different Type Having Gate Electrodes Formed by Common Gate Level Feature with Shared Diffusion Regions on Opposite Sides of Common Gate Level Feature - A semiconductor device includes first and second p-type diffusion regions, and first and second n-type diffusion regions that are each electrically connected to a common node. Each of a number of conductive features within a gate electrode level region is fabricated from a respective originating rectangular-shaped layout feature, with a centerline of each originating rectangular-shaped layout feature aligned in a parallel manner. The conductive features respectively form gate electrodes of first and second PMOS transistor devices, and first and second NMOS transistor devices. Widths of the first and second p-type diffusion regions are substantially equal, such that the first and second PMOS transistor devices have substantially equal widths. Widths of the first and second n-type diffusion regions are substantially equal, such that the first and second NMOS transistor devices have substantially equal widths. The first and second PMOS and first and second NMOS transistor devices form a cross-coupled transistor configuration.12-06-2012
20120306024Scalable Construction for Lateral Semiconductor Components having High Current-Carrying Capacity - The invention relates to semiconductor components, in particular to a scalable construction for lateral semiconductor components having high current-carrying capacity. A transistor cell according to the invention comprises a control electrode (12-06-2012
20120306023Device-Manufacturing Scheme for Increasing the Density of Metal Patterns in Inter-Layer Dielectrics - A method includes forming a transistor at a surface of a semiconductor substrate, wherein the step of forming the transistor comprises forming a gate electrode, and forming a source/drain region adjacent the gate electrode. First metal features are formed to include at least portions at a same level as the gate electrode. Second metal features are formed simultaneously, and are over and contacting the first metal features. A first one of the second metal features is removed and replaced with a third metal feature, wherein a second one of the second metal features is not removed. A fourth metal feature is formed directly over and contacting the gate electrode, wherein the third and the fourth metal features are formed using a same metal-filling process.12-06-2012
20120043621STACKABLE NON-VOLATILE RESISTIVE SWITCHING MEMORY DEVICE AND METHOD - A method for forming a vertically stacked memory device. The method includes providing a semiconductor substrate having a surface region and forming a first dielectric material overlying the surface region. A first plurality of memory cells are formed overlying the first dielectric material. Each of the first plurality of memory cells includes at least a first top metal wiring structure spatially extending in a first direction, a first bottom wiring structure spatially extending in a second direction orthogonal to the first top metal wiring structure, and a first switching element sandwiched in an intersection region between the first top metal wiring structure and the first bottom metal wiring structure. In a specific embodiment, the method forms a thickness of second dielectric material overlying the first plurality of memory. A second plurality of memory cells are formed overlying the second dielectric material. Each of the second plurality of memory cells includes at least a second top metal wiring structure extending in the first direction, a second bottom wiring structure arranged spatially orthogonal to the second top metal wiring structure, and a second switching element sandwiched in an intersection region of the second top metal wiring structure and the second bottom metal wiring structure.02-23-2012
20120001272SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE, METHOD OF FABRICATING THE SAME, AND SEMICONDUCTOR MODULE AND ELECTRONIC SYSTEM INCLUDING THE SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - A semiconductor device includes a substrate including a cell area and a peripheral area, the cell area having an active region defined by an isolation region, a cell gate structure below an upper surface of the substrate in the cell area, the cell gate crossing the active region, a bit line structure above an upper surface of the substrate in the cell area, the bit line structure including bit line offset spacers on at least two side surfaces thereof, and a peripheral gate structure above an upper surface of the substrate in the peripheral area, the peripheral gate structure including peripheral gate offset spacers and peripheral gate spacers on at least two side surfaces thereof.01-05-2012
20120001270MEMORY CELLS - A method of manufacturing an integrated circuit (IC), comprising: defining a plurality of continuous active areas; forming conducting lines extending over the active areas; and using the conducting lines as a mask, introducing dopant into the active areas. Connections are provided between doped regions and conducting lines to form first and second circuit portions, at least one active area being continuous between those portions. In that active area, connections are provided between doped regions and conducting lines to form a pair of diode-connected transistors in reverse bias to one another between the first and second circuit portions, connected so as to leave a shared, unconnected doped region between the pair. The present invention also relates to a corresponding IC.01-05-2012
20110156169SEMICONDUCTOR APPARATUS CAPABLE OF REDUCING PLASMA DAMAGE - A semiconductor apparatus comprises a semiconductor substrate; a group of PMOS transistors formed on a predetermined portion of the semiconductor substrate; a group of NMOS transistors disposed adjacent to the group of PMOS transistors on the semiconductor substrate; a guard ring region formed between the group of PMOS transistors and the group of NMOS transistors; and a current detouring unit formed in the guard ring region and configured to discharge current produced by plasma ions towards the semiconductor substrate.06-30-2011
20110156170INTEGRATED COMMON SOURCE POWER MOSFET DEVICE, AND MANUFACTURING PROCESS THEREOF - An integrated power MOSFET device formed by a substrate); an epitaxial layer of N type; a sinker region of P type, extending through the epitaxial layer from the top surface and in electrical contact with the substrate; a body region, of P type, extending within the sinker region from the top surface; a source region, of N type, extending within the body region from the top surface, the source region delimiting a channel region; a gate region; a source contact, electrically connected to the body region and to the source region; a drain contact, electrically connected to the epitaxial layer; and a source metallization region, extending over the rear surface and electrically connected to the substrate and to the sinker region.06-30-2011
20120007193SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD OF FORMING THE SAME - A semiconductor device includes a plurality of transistors disposed on a semiconductor substrate, a device isolation layer disposed around the transistors, a guard ring disposed to surround the device isolation layer and the transistors, and a guard region disposed between adjacent transistors.01-12-2012
20120007192SEMICONDUCTOR MEMORY DEVICE - According to one embodiment, a semiconductor memory device includes a plurality of memory cell blocks, a plurality of first wirings, a plurality of second wirings, and a contact. Each of the memory cell blocks includes a plurality of memory cell units. Each of the plurality of memory cell units includes a plurality of memory cells and is provided in a first direction at a prescribed spacing. The plurality of memory cell blocks is arranged in a second direction intersecting with the first direction. The plurality of first wirings extends in the second direction and is provided in the first direction at a prescribed spacing. The plurality of second wirings is provided at least one of above and below the first wiring. The contact is provided at both end portions of the second wiring in the second direction and connects the first wiring to the second wiring. A width dimension of the second wiring along the first direction is larger than a width dimension of the first wiring along the first direction.01-12-2012
20120012945SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - A semiconductor device includes source electrodes having source fingers, drain electrodes having drain fingers, and gate electrodes having bent portions between steps formed in stepwise side portions of source fingers and steps formed in stepwise side portions of drain fingers and being bent in the bent portions along the source fingers and the drain fingers. A shape of the stepwise side portion of one source finger and that of the stepwise portion of the corresponding drain finger are symmetrical about a midpoint of an imaginary line that connects the other end of the source finger and the other end of the corresponding drain finger.01-19-2012
20120061771MOSFET LAYOUT AND STRUCTURE - A MOSFET layout is disclosed. The MOSFET comprises a drain region, a gate region, a source region and a body region. The gate region is disposed outside the drain region and adjacent to the drain region. The source region has a plurality of source sections, which are disposed outside of the gate region and adjacent to the gate region. Each of two adjacent source sections has a source blank zone there between. The body region has at least two body portions, which are disposed at the source blank zones and adjacent to the gate region.03-15-2012
20110068414INTEGRATED CIRCUIT DEVICE WITH SERIES-CONNECTED FIN-TYPE FIELD EFFECT TRANSISTORS AND INTEGRATED VOLTAGE EQUALIZATION AND METHOD OF FORMING THE DEVICE - Disclosed is an integrated circuit device having stacked fin-type field effect transistors (FINFETs) with integrated voltage equalization and a method. A multi-layer fin includes a semiconductor layer, an insulator layer above the semiconductor layer and a high resistance conductor layer above the insulator layer. For each FINFET, a gate is positioned on the sidewalls and top surface of the fin and source/drain regions are within the semiconductor layer on both sides of the gate. Thus, the portion of the semiconductor layer between any two gates contains a source/drain region of one FINFET abutting a source/drain region of another. Conductive straps are positioned on opposing ends of the fin and also between adjacent gates in order to electrically connect the semiconductor layer to the conductor layer. Contacts electrically connect the conductive straps at the opposing ends of the fin to positive and negative supply voltages, respectively.03-24-2011
20120153403SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES AND METHODS OF FABRICATING THE SAME - A semiconductor device includes a substrate, a device isolation layer at the substrate and defining an active region, and a gate electrode on the substrate and extending across the active region. The active region includes a first active region and a second active region, and the first and second active regions are arranged at opposing sides of a centerline of the gate electrode. At least one of the first and second active regions has a width decreasing from a region outside the gate electrode toward the centerline of the gate electrode, and the first and second active regions are asymmetric with respect to the centerline of the gate electrode.06-21-2012
20120153402EMBEDDED SIGMA-SHAPED SEMICONDUCTOR ALLOYS FORMED IN TRANSISTORS BY APPLYING A UNIFORM OXIDE LAYER PRIOR TO CAVITY ETCHING - When forming sophisticated transistors requiring an embedded semiconductor alloy, the cavities may be formed with superior uniformity on the basis of, for instance, crystallographically anisotropic etch steps by providing a uniform oxide layer in order to reduce process related fluctuations or queue time variations. The uniform oxide layer may be formed on the basis of an APC control regime.06-21-2012
20120119305LAYOUT OF POWER MOSFET - A layout of a power MOSFET includes a first zigzag gate structure located on a substrate of the power MOSFET and having a first side and a second side, a first contact located on the substrate and at the first side of the first zigzag gate structure, and a second contact structure located on the substrate and at the second side of the first zigzag gate structure.05-17-2012
20120119306METAL GATE TRANSISTOR, INTEGRATED CIRCUITS, SYSTEMS, AND FABRICATION METHODS THEREOF - A method of forming an integrated circuit structure includes providing a gate strip in an inter-layer dielectric (ILD) layer. The gate strip comprises a metal gate electrode over a high-k gate dielectric. An electrical transmission structure is formed over the gate strip and a conductive strip is formed over the electrical transmission structure. The conductive strip has a width greater than a width of the gate strip. A contact plug is formed above the conductive strip and surrounded by an additional ILD layer.05-17-2012
20120211843OPTIMIZED CHANNEL IMPLANT FOR A SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD OF FORMING THE SAME - A semiconductor device, comprising a substrate, a plurality of polysilicon portions formed on the substrate, wherein the polysilicon portions are spaced apart from each other, a plurality of source/drain regions formed in the substrate between adjacent polysilicon portions, and a dielectric layer formed on the polysilicon portions and on the source/drain regions, wherein the dielectric layer includes a cavity filled with conductive material to form a contact area, the contact area overlapping part of a source/drain region and part of a polysilicon portion to electrically connect the polysilicon portion with the source/drain region, and wherein part of the contact area extends below an upper surface of the substrate to contact an implant region with the same doping as the source/drain region. The implant region is next to the source/drain region and includes part of a channel region in the substrate under the polysilicon portion.08-23-2012
20100289092POWER 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.11-18-2010
20120126337SOURCE/DRAIN-TO-SOURCE/DRAIN RECESSED STRAP AND METHODS OF MANUFACTURE OF SAME - A structure and a method of making the structure. The structure includes first and second semiconductor regions in a semiconductor substrate and separated by a region of trench isolation in the semiconductor substrate; a first gate electrode extending over the first semiconductor region; a second gate electrode extending over the second semiconductor region; a trench contained in the region of trench isolation and between and abutting the first and second semiconductor regions; and an electrically conductive strap in the trench, the strap electrically connecting the first and second semiconductor regions.05-24-2012
20120161247Gate-All-Around Integrated Circuit Devices and Methods of Manufacturing the Same - Gate-all-around integrated circuit devices include first and second source/drain regions on an active area of an integrated circuit substrate. The first and second source/drain regions form p-n rectifying junctions with the active area. A channel region extends between the first and second source/drain regions. An insulated gate electrode surrounds the channel region.06-28-2012
20120161248Semiconductor Device and Method of Forming Low Voltage MOSFET for Portable Electronic Devices and Data Processing Centers - A semiconductor device has a well region formed within a substrate. A gate structure is formed over a surface of the substrate. A source region is formed within the substrate adjacent to the gate structure. A drain region is formed within the substrate adjacent to the gate structure. A first clamping region and second clamping region below the source region and drain region. A trench is formed through the source region. The trench allows the width of the source region to be reduced to 0.94 to 1.19 micrometers. A plug is formed through the trench. A source tie is formed through the trench over the plug. An interconnect structure is formed over the source region, drain region, and gate structure. The semiconductor device can be used in a power supply to provide a low voltage to electronic equipment such as a portable electronic device and data processing center.06-28-2012
20090057782SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - A semiconductor device is disclosed. Embodiments relate to a semiconductor device which includes an active region including a source region, a drain region, and a channel region. A gate electrode, source electrodes, and a drain electrode are formed around the active region. A plurality of gate fingers diverge from the gate electrode into the channel region. A plurality of source fingers diverge from the source electrodes into the source region, the source fingers being disposed between the gate fingers in a predetermined pattern, the source fingers having at least two finger lines connected to each other via at least one grid line. A plurality of drain fingers diverge from the drain electrode into the drain region, the drain fingers being disposed between the gate fingers where the source fingers are not disposed.03-05-2009
20090057781MUGFET WITH OPTIMIZED FILL STRUCTURES - A semiconductor structure includes active multi-gate fin-type field effect transistor (MUGFET) structures and inactive MUGFET fill structures between the active MUGFET structures. The active MUGFET structures comprise transistors that change conductivity depending upon voltages within gates of the active MUGFET structures. Conversely, the inactive MUGFET fill structures comprise passive devices that do not change conductivity irrespective of voltages within gates of the inactive MUGFET fill structures. The gates of the active MUGFET structures are parallel to the gates of the inactive MUGFET fill structures, and the fins of the active MUGFET structures are the same size as the fins of the inactive MUGFET fill structures. The active MUGFET structures have the same pitch as the gates of the inactive MUGFET fill structures. The gates of the active MUGFET structures comprise active doping agents, but the inactive MUGFET fill structures do not contain the active doping agents.03-05-2009
20090057780FINFET STRUCTURE INCLUDING MULTIPLE SEMICONDUCTOR FIN CHANNEL HEIGHTS - A semiconductor structure and a method for fabricating the semiconductor structure include a first semiconductor fin and a second semiconductor fin of the same overall height over a substrate. Due to the presence of a channel stop layer at the base of one of the first semiconductor fin and the second semiconductor fin, but not the other of the first semiconductor fin and the second semiconductor fin, the first semiconductor fin and the second semiconductor fin have different channel heights. The semiconductor fins may be used to fabricating a corresponding first finFET and a corresponding second finFET with differing performance characteristics due to the different channel heights of the first semiconductor fin and the second semiconductor fin.03-05-2009
20120168878 FIELD EFFECT TRANSISTOR HAVING OHMIC BODY CONTACT(S), AN INTEGRATED CIRCUIT STRUCTURE INCORPORATING STACKED FIELD EFFECT TRANSISTORS WITH SUCH OHMIC BODY CONTACTS AND ASSOCIATED METHODS - Disclosed is a field effect transistor (FET), in which ohmic body contact(s) are placed relatively close to the active region. The FET includes a semiconductor layer, where the active region and body contact region(s) are defined by a trench isolation structure and where a body region is below and abuts the active region, the trench isolation structure and the body contact region(s). A gate traverses the active region. Dummy gate(s) are on the body contact region(s). A contact extends through each dummy gate to the body contact region below. Dielectric material isolates the contact(s) from the dummy gate(s). During processing, the dummy gate(s) act as blocks to ensure that the body contact regions are not implanted with source/drain dopants or source/drain extension dopants and, thereby to ensure that the body contacts, as formed, are ohmic. Also disclosed are an integrated circuit structure with stacked FETs, having such ohmic body contacts, and associated methods.07-05-2012
20090096038POWER MOSFET ARRAY - A power metal-oxide-semiconductor field-effect transistor (MOSFET) array structure is provided. The power MOSFET array is disposed under a gate pad, and space under the gate pad can be well used to increase device integration. When the array and the conventional power MOSFET array disposed under the source pad are connected to an array pair by using circuit connection region, the same gate pad and source pad can be shared, so as to achieve an objective of increasing device integration.04-16-2009
20120256273METHOD OF UNIFYING DEVICE PERFORMANCE WITHIN DIE - A method of unifying device performance within an integrated circuit die includes providing a layout of an integrated circuit die with multiple functional circuit blocks; filling a field between the multiple functional circuit blocks with dummy diffusion patterns; and filling the field between the multiple functional circuit blocks with dummy gate patterns such that the dummy gate patterns and the dummy diffusion patterns are completely overlapped.10-11-2012
20110121406FinFETs with Different Fin Heights - An integrated circuit structure includes a semiconductor substrate including a first portion in a first device region, and a second portion in a second device region. A first semiconductor fin is over the semiconductor substrate and has a first fin height. A second semiconductor fin is over the semiconductor substrate and has a second fin height. The first fin height is greater than the second fin height.05-26-2011
20100327374LOW 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.12-30-2010
20080296702Integrated circuit structures with multiple FinFETs - A semiconductor structure includes a semiconductor substrate; and a first Fin field-effect transistor (FinFET) and a second FinFET at a surface of the semiconductor substrate. The first FinFET includes a first fin; and a first gate electrode over a top surface and sidewalls of the first fin. The second FinFET includes a second fin spaced apart from the first fin by a fin space; and a second gate electrode over a top surface and sidewalls of the second fin. The second gate electrode is electrically disconnected from the first gate electrode. The first and the second gate electrodes have a gate height greater than about one half of the fin space.12-04-2008
20120299120RF Circuits Including Transistors Having Strained Material Layers - Circuits for processing radio frequency (“RF”) and microwave signals are fabricated using field effect transistors (“FETs”) that have one or more strained channel layers disposed on one or more planarized substrate layers. FETs having such a configuration exhibit improved values for, for example, transconductance and noise figure. RF circuits such as, for example, voltage controlled oscillators (“VCOs”), low noise amplifiers (“LNAs”), and phase locked loops (“PLLs”) built using these FETs also exhibit enhanced performance.11-29-2012
20120299119STACKED POWER SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE USING DUAL LEAD FRAME AND MANUFACTURING METHOD - A stacked power semiconductor device includes vertical metal oxide semiconductor field-effect transistors and dual lead frames packaged with flip-chip technology. In the method of manufacturing the stacked power semiconductor device, a first semiconductor chip is flip chip mounted on the first lead frame. A mounting clips is connected to the electrode at back side of the first semiconductor chip. A second semiconductor chip is mounted on the second lead frame, which is then flipped and stacked on the mounting clip.11-29-2012
20120319211STRAINED CHANNEL FIELD EFFECT TRANSISTOR - The present disclosure provides a semiconductor device with a strained SiGe channel and a method for fabricating such a device. In an embodiment, a semiconductor device includes a substrate including at least two isolation features, a fin substrate disposed between and above the at least two isolation features, and an epitaxial layer disposed over exposed portions of the fin substrate. According to one aspect, the epitaxial layer may be disposed over a top surface and sidewalls of the fin substrate. According to another aspect, the fin substrate may be disposed substantially completely above the at least two isolation features.12-20-2012
20110037129Semiconductor Device Having Multiple Fin Heights - A semiconductor device having multiple fin heights is provided. Multiple fin heights are provided by using multiple masks to recess a dielectric layer within a trench formed in a substrate. In another embodiment, an implant mold or e-beam lithography are utilized to form a pattern of trenches in a photoresist material. Subsequent etching steps form corresponding trenches in the underlying substrate. In yet another embodiment, multiple masking layers are used to etch trenches of different heights separately. A dielectric region may be formed along the bottom of the trenches to isolate the fins by performing an ion implant and a subsequent anneal.02-17-2011
20120267722Compressively Stressed FET Device Structures - An FET device structure has a Fin-FET device with a fin of a Si based material. An oxide element is abutting the fin and exerts pressure onto the fin. The Fin-FET device channel is compressively stressed due to the pressure on the fin. A further FET device structure has Fin-FET devices in a row. An oxide element extending perpendicularly to the row of fins is abutting the fins and exerts pressure onto the fins. Device channels of the Fin-FET devices are compressively stressed due to the pressure on the fins.10-25-2012
20120267723SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE WITH BURIED BIT LINES AND METHOD FOR FABRICATING THE SAME - A semiconductor device includes: a semiconductor substrate configured to include a plurality of trenches therein; a plurality of buried bit lines each configured to fill a portion of each trench; a plurality of active pillars each formed in an upper portion of each buried bit line; a plurality of vertical gates each configured to surround each active pillar; and a plurality of word lines configured to couple neighboring vertical gates with each other.10-25-2012
20120319212SRAM 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.12-20-2012
20120126339SEMICONDUCTOR TRANSISTORS HAVING REDUCED DISTANCES BETWEEN GATE ELECTRODE REGIONS - A semiconductor structure. The semiconductor structure includes: a semiconductor substrate which includes a top substrate surface which defines a reference direction perpendicular to the top substrate surface and further includes a first semiconductor body region and a second semiconductor body region; a first gate dielectric region and a second gate dielectric region on top of the first and second semiconductor body regions, respectively; a first gate electrode region on top of the semiconductor substrate and the first gate dielectric region; a second gate electrode region on top of the semiconductor substrate and the second gate dielectric region; and a gate divider region in direct physical contact with the first and second gate electrode regions. The gate divider region does not overlap the first and second gate electrode regions in the reference direction.05-24-2012
20120280331Adaptive Fin Design for FinFETs - A method of designing a standard cell includes determining a minimum fin pitch of semiconductor fins in the standard cell, wherein the semiconductor fins are portions of FinFETs; and determining a minimum metal pitch of metal lines in a bottom metal layer over the standard cell, wherein the minimum metal pitch is greater than the minimum fin pitch. The standard cell is placed in an integrated circuit and implemented on a semiconductor wafer.11-08-2012
20120326242Vertically-oriented semiconductor selection device providing high drive current in cross-point array memory - A vertical semiconductor material mesa upstanding from a semiconductor base that forms a conductive channel between first and second doped regions. The first doped region is electrically coupled to one or more first silicide layers on the surface of the base. The second doped region is electrically coupled to one of a plurality of second silicide layers on the upper surface of the mesa. A gate conductor is provided on one or more sidewalls of the mesa.12-27-2012
20120326241METAL SEMICONDUCTOR ALLOY STRUCTURE FOR LOW CONTACT RESISTANCE - Contact via holes are etched in a dielectric material layer overlying a semiconductor layer to expose the topmost surface of the semiconductor layer. The contact via holes are extended into the semiconductor material layer by continuing to etch the semiconductor layer so that a trench having semiconductor sidewalls is formed in the semiconductor material layer. A metal layer is deposited over the dielectric material layer and the sidewalls and bottom surface of the trench. Upon an anneal at an elevated temperature, a metal semiconductor alloy region is formed, which includes a top metal semiconductor alloy portion that includes a cavity therein and a bottom metal semiconductor alloy portion that underlies the cavity and including a horizontal portion. A metal contact via is formed within the cavity so that the top metal semiconductor alloy portion laterally surrounds a bottom portion of a bottom portion of the metal contact via.12-27-2012
20120091539FACET-FREE SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - An exemplary semiconductor device is described, which includes a semiconductor substrate having an active region and an isolation region. The active region has a first edge which interfaces with the isolation region. A gate structure formed on the semiconductor substrate. A spacer element abuts the gate structure and overlies the first edge. In an embodiment, the isolation region is an STI structure. An epitaxy region may be formed adjacent the spacer. In embodiments, this epitaxy region is facet-free.04-19-2012
20120091538FINFET AND METHOD OF FABRICATING THE SAME - The disclosure relates to a fin field effect transistor (FinFET). An exemplary structure for a FinFET comprises a substrate comprising a top surface; a first insulation region and a second insulation region over the substrate top surface comprising tapered top surfaces; a fin of the substrate extending above the substrate top surface between the first and second insulation regions, wherein the fin comprises a recessed portion having a top surface lower than the tapered top surfaces of the first and second insulation regions, wherein the fin comprises a non-recessed portion having a top surface higher than the tapered top surfaces; and a gate stack over the non-recessed portion of the fin.04-19-2012
20120286369SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD OF FABRICATING THE SAME - A semiconductor device includes an isolation layer defining an active region formed in a semiconductor substrate. A first recessing process is performed on the isolation layer to expose edge portions of the active region. A first rounding process is performed to round the edge portions of the active region. A second recessing process is performed on the isolation layer. A second rounding process is performed to round the edge portions of the active region.11-15-2012
20100181628SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - Prevention of disconnection of a bonding wire resulting from adhesive interface delamination between a resin and a leadframe, and improvement of joint strength of the resin and the leadframe are achieved in a device manufactured by a low-cost and simple processing. A boss is provided on a source lead by a stamping processing, and a support pillar is provided in a concave portion on a rear side of the source lead in order to prevent ultrasonic damping upon joining the bonding wire onto the boss, so that an insufficiency of the joint strength between the bonding wire and the source lead is prevented. Also, a continuous bump is provided on the boss so as to surround a joint portion between the source lead and the bonding wire, so that disconnection of the bonding wire resulting from delamination between the resin and the source lead is prevented.07-22-2010
20120139058POWER MOS DEVICE - A power MOS device having a gate with crosshatched lattice pattern on a substrate and at lease a source or a drain isolated by the gate, characterized in that the source has only one diffusion region of a pre-selected conductivity type. According to one embodiment, the source has a source diffusion of first conductivity type and the drain has a drain diffusion of first conductivity type. The source diffusion is replaced with substrate contact diffusion at some source sites across the transistor array.06-07-2012
20130015534THREE DIMENSIONAL FET DEVICES HAVING DIFFERENT DEVICE WIDTHSAANM Cheng; KangguoAACI SchenectadyAAST NYAACO USAAGP Cheng; Kangguo Schenectady NY USAANM Doris; Bruce B.AACI BrewsterAAST NYAACO USAAGP Doris; Bruce B. Brewster NY USAANM Khakifirooz; AliAACI Mountain ViewAAST CAAACO USAAGP Khakifirooz; Ali Mountain View CA USAANM Kulkarni; PranitaAACI SlingerlandsAAST NYAACO USAAGP Kulkarni; Pranita Slingerlands NY US - A three dimensional FET device structure which includes a plurality of three dimensional FET devices. Each of the three dimensional FET devices include an insulating base, a three dimensional fin oriented perpendicular to the insulating base, a gate dielectric wrapped around the three dimensional fin and a gate wrapped around the gate dielectric and extending perpendicularly to the three dimensional fin, the three dimensional fin having a device width being defined as the circumference of the three dimensional fin in contact with the gate dielectric. At least a first of the three dimensional FET devices has a first device width while at least a second of the three dimensional FET devices has a second device width. The first device width is different than the second device width. Also included is a method of making the three dimensional FET device structure.01-17-2013
20080237741METHODS OF FORMING IMPROVED EPI FILL ON NARROW ISOLATION BOUNDED SOURCE/DRAIN REGIONS AND STRUCTURES FORMED THEREBY - Methods and associated structures of forming a microelectronic device are described. Those methods may include plasma etching a portion of a source/drain region of a transistor, and then selectively wet etching the source drain region along a (100) plane to form at least one (111) region in the recessed source/drain region.10-02-2008
20130168778Integrated Circuit Including Gate Electrode Tracks That Each Form Gate Electrodes of Different Transistor Types With Intervening Non-Gate-Forming Gate Electrode Track - A first gate electrode track includes a first gate electrode feature forming a first n-channel transistor with a first n-diffusion region and a second gate electrode feature forming a first p-channel transistor with a first p-diffusion region. A second gate electrode track includes a third gate electrode feature forming a second n-channel transistor with a second n-diffusion region and a fourth gate electrode feature forming a second p-channel transistor with a second p-diffusion region. A third gate electrode track is positioned between and parallel to the first and second gate electrode tracks, such that no other gate electrode track is positioned between the third gate electrode track and either of the first or second gate electrode tracks. The third gate electrode track is not interrupted between the first and second gate electrode tracks. The third gate electrode track does not include a gate electrode feature of any transistor.07-04-2013
20080246095AMBIPOLAR TRANSISTOR DESIGN - An ambipolar transistor, including a p-type semiconductor region and an n-type semiconductor region near the p-type semiconductor region. Also a first terminal and second terminal contact both the p-type semiconductor region and the n-type semiconductor region. Furthermore, the p-type semiconductor region and the n-type semiconductor region substantially do not overlap each other. A method of manufacturing an ambipolar transistor is also disclosed, including forming a p-type semiconductor region, forming an n-type semiconductor region near the p-type semiconductor region, forming a first terminal contacting both the p-type semiconductor region and n-type semiconductor region, forming a second terminal contacting both the p-type semiconductor region and n-type semiconductor region; and wherein the p-type semiconductor region and the n-type semiconductor region substantially do not overlap, and have substantially no interfacial area.10-09-2008
20130181299Strain Engineering in Three-Dimensional Transistors Based on Strained Isolation Material - In a three-dimensional transistor configuration, a strain-inducing isolation material is provided, at least in the drain and source areas, thereby inducing a strain, in particular at and in the vicinity of the PN junctions of the three-dimensional transistor. In this case, superior transistor performance may be achieved, while in some illustrative embodiments even the same type of internally stressed isolation material may result in superior transistor performance of P-channel transistors and N-channel transistors.07-18-2013
20130181300Control Fin Heights in FinFET Structures - A device includes a substrate, an isolation region at a top surface of the substrate, and a semiconductor fin over the isolation region. The semiconductor fin has a fin height smaller than about 400 Å, wherein the fin height is measured from a top surface of the semiconductor fin to a top surface of the isolation region07-18-2013
20130093028INTEGRATED CIRCUITS HAVING DUMMY GATE ELECTRODES AND METHODS OF FORMING THE SAME - An integrated circuit includes at least one first gate electrode of at least one active transistor. The integrated circuit further includes at least one first dummy gate electrode and at least one second dummy gate electrode. The integrated circuit further includes at least one guard ring disposed around the at least one first gate electrode, the at least one first dummy gate electrode, and the at least one second dummy gate electrode. An ion implantation layer of the at least one guard ring substantially touches at least one of the at least one first dummy gate electrode or the at least one second dummy gate electrode.04-18-2013
20130093027LAYOUT DATA CREATION DEVICE FOR CREATING LAYOUT DATA OF PILLAR-TYPE TRANSISTOR - A layout data creation device includes a transistor adjustment unit. The transistor adjustment unit divides a pillar-type transistor including a plurality of unit pillar-type transistors into the unit pillar-type transistors groups. The unit pillar-type transistors can be placed in a placement area. The number of the unit pillar-type transistors in each group is an integer. The transistor adjustment unit generates sub-pillar-type transistors that are placed in the placement area.04-18-2013
20130093026SELECTIVE FIN-SHAPING PROCESS USING PLASMA DOPING AND ETCHING FOR 3-DIMENSIONAL TRANSISTOR APPLICATIONS - A semiconductor apparatus includes fin field-effect transistor (FinFETs) having shaped fins and regular fins. Shaped fins have top portions that may be smaller, larger, thinner, or shorter than top portions of regular fins. The bottom portions of shaped fins and regular fins are the same. FinFETs may have only one or more shaped fins, one or more regular fins, or a mixture of shaped fins and regular fins. A semiconductor manufacturing process to shape one fin includes forming a photolithographic opening of one fin, optionally doping a portion of the fin, and etching a portion of the fin.04-18-2013
20110266634SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD OF FABRICATING THE SAME - In a semiconductor device and related method of fabricating the same, a hard mask layer is formed over a substrate, portions of the hard mask layer and the substrate are etched to form trenches having protruding portions at sidewalls, and an insulation layer buried in the trenches is formed to form device isolation regions having protruding portions at sidewalls, wherein the device isolation regions decrease a portion of a width of active regions.11-03-2011
20130119482FIN FIELD EFFECT TRANSISTORS AND METHODS FOR FABRICATING THE SAME - The disclosure relates to a Fin field effect transistor (FinFET). An exemplary structure for a FinFET comprises a substrate comprising a top surface; a first fin and a second fin extending above the substrate top surface, wherein each of the fins has a top surface and sidewalls; an insulation layer between the first and second fins extending part way up the fins from the substrate top surface; a first gate dielectric covering the top surface and sidewalls of the first fin having a first thickness and a second gate dielectric covering the top surface and sidewalls of the second fin having a second thickness less than the first thickness; and a conductive gate strip traversing over both the first gate dielectric and second gate dielectric.05-16-2013
20130126982EPITAXIAL PROCESS FOR FORMING SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES - A method for forming a semiconductor device such as a MOSFET. The method includes forming gate electrode pillars on a silicon substrate via material deposition and etching. Following the etching step to define the pillars, an epitaxial silicon film is grown on the substrate between the pillars prior to forming recesses in the substrate for the source/drain regions of the transistor. The epitaxial silicon film compensates for substrate material that may be lost during formation of the gate electrode pillars, thereby producing source/drain recesses having a configuration amenable to be filled uniformly with silicon for later forming the source/drain regions in the substrate.05-23-2013
20130134524Multi-Transistor Exposed Conductive Clip for Semiconductor Packages - One exemplary disclosed embodiment comprises a semiconductor package including multiple transistors coupled to an exposed conductive clip. A driver integrated circuit (IC) may control the transistors to implement a buck converter. By exposing a top surface of the exposed conductive clip outside of a mold compound of the package, enhanced thermal performance is provided. Additionally, the conductive clip provides a short distance, high current carrying route between transistors of the package, providing higher electrical performance and reduced form factor compared to conventional designs with individually packaged transistors.05-30-2013
20130146991Device Including Two Power Semiconductor Chips and Manufacturing Thereof - A device includes a first power semiconductor chip with a first contact pad and a second contact pad on a first face and a third contact pad on the second face. The device further includes a second power semiconductor chip with a first contact pad and a second contact pad on a first face and a third contact pad on the second face. The first and second power semiconductor chips are arranged one above another, and the first face of the first power semiconductor chip faces in the direction of the first face of the second power semiconductor chip. In addition, the first power semiconductor chip is located laterally at least partially outside of the outline of the second power semiconductor chip.06-13-2013
20130175639Integrated Circuit Including At Least Four Linear-Shaped Conductive Structures Having Extending Portions of Different Length - An integrated circuit includes at least four linear-shaped conductive structures formed to extend lengthwise in a parallel direction to each other and each respectively including a gate electrode portion and an extending portion that extends away from the gate electrode portion. The gate electrode portions of the linear-shaped conductive structures respectively form gate electrodes of different transistors, such that at least one of the linear-shaped conductive structures forms a gate electrode of a transistor of a first transistor type and does not form a gate electrode of any transistor of a second transistor type, and such that at least one of the linear-shaped conductive structures forms a gate electrode of a transistor of the second transistor type and does not form a gate electrode of any transistor of the first transistor type. Extending portions of the at least four linear-shaped conductive structures include at least two different extending portion lengths.07-11-2013
20130175638FINFETS AND THE METHODS FOR FORMING THE SAME - A method includes forming a gate stack including a gate electrode on a first semiconductor fin. The gate electrode includes a portion over and aligned to a middle portion of the first semiconductor fin. A second semiconductor fin is on a side of the gate electrode, and does not extend to under the gate electrode. The first and the second semiconductor fins are spaced apart from, and parallel to, each other. An end portion of the first semiconductor fin and the second semiconductor fin are etched. An epitaxy is performed to form an epitaxy region, which includes a first portion extending into a first space left by the etched first end portion of the first semiconductor fin, and a second portion extending into a second space left by the etched second semiconductor fin. A first source/drain region is formed in the epitaxy region.07-11-2013
20110221010SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE HAVING IMPROVED RELIABILITY - A semiconductor includes a plurality of active regions that are separated from each other on a substrate by a device isolation layer and extend in a first direction, the active regions having two opposite ends and a center region; wordlines that are buried in and cross the active regions and extend in a second direction, which is different from the first direction, wherein a wordline that crosses an active region crosses between one of the two opposite ends and the center region of the active region; first contact plugs on the two opposite ends of the active regions, each contact plug overlapping a border between the active region and the device isolation layer; and second contact plugs formed on the first contact plugs.09-15-2011
20100308422SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - The object to provide a highly-integrated SGT-based SRAM is achieved by forming an SRAM using an inverter which comprises a first island-shaped semiconductor layer, a first gate dielectric film in contact with a periphery of the first island-shaped semiconductor layer, a first gate electrode having one surface in contact with the first gate dielectric film, a second gate dielectric film in contact with another surface of the first gate electrode, a first arc-shaped semiconductor layer in contact with the second gate dielectric film, a first first-conductive-type high-concentration semiconductor layer arranged on a top of the first island-shaped semiconductor layer, a second first-conductive-type high-concentration semiconductor layer arranged underneath the first island-shaped semiconductor layer, a first second-conductive-type high-concentration semiconductor layer arranged on a top of the first arc-shaped semiconductor layer, and a second second-conductive-type high-concentration semiconductor layer arranged underneath the first arc-shaped semiconductor layer.12-09-2010
20100308421SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - The size of a semiconductor device is reduced. A semiconductor chip in which a power MOSFET is placed above a semiconductor chip in which another power MOSFET is formed and they are sealed with an encapsulation resin portion. The semiconductor chips are so arranged that the upper semiconductor chip does not overlap with the area positioned directly above a gate pad electrode of the lower semiconductor chip. The semiconductor chips are identical in size and the respective source pad electrodes and gate pad electrodes of the lower semiconductor chip and the upper semiconductor chip are identical in shape and arrangement. The lower semiconductor chip and the upper semiconductor chip are arranged with their respective centers displaced from each other.12-09-2010
20100308420SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD OF SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - A semiconductor device includes a memory transistor including a first side wall insulating film and a second side wall insulating film disposed on the outside; a high-voltage transistor including a third side wall insulating film having the same composition as that of the first side wall insulating film, and a fourth side wall insulating film having the same composition as that of the second side wall insulating film, the fourth side wall insulating film being disposed on the outside; and a low-voltage transistor including a fifth side wall insulating film having the same composition as that of the second and fourth side wall insulating films. The memory transistor, the high-voltage transistor, and the low-voltage transistor are disposed on the same substrate. A total side wall spacer width of the low-voltage transistor is smaller than that of the high-voltage transistor by a thickness corresponding to the third side wall insulating film.12-09-2010
20120273899SYSTEM AND METHODS FOR CONVERTING PLANAR DESIGN TO FINFET DESIGN - A method for generating a layout for a device having FinFETs from a first layout for a device having planar transistors is disclosed. The planar layout is analyzed and corresponding FinFET structures are generated in a matching fashion. The resulting FinFET structures are then optimized. Dummy patterns and a new metal layer may be generated before the FinFET layout is verified and outputted.11-01-2012
20100314693INTEGRATION OF A SENSE FET INTO A DISCRETE POWER MOSFET - A semiconductor device includes a main field effect transistor (FET) and one or more sense FETs, and a common gate pad. The main FET and the one or more sense FETs are formed in a common substrate. The main FET and each of the sense FETs include a source terminal, a gate terminal and a drain terminal. The common gate pad connects the gate terminals of the main FET and the one or more sense FETs. An electrical isolation is disposed between the gate terminals of the main FET and the one or more sense FETs. Embodiments of this invention may be applied to both N-channel and P-channel MOSFET devices.12-16-2010
20130154028FIN-TYPE FIELD EFFECT TRANSISTOR - A fin-type field effect transistor including at least one fin-type semiconductor structure, a gate strip and a gate insulating layer is provided. The fin-type semiconductor structure is doped with a first type dopant and has a block region with a first doping concentration and a channel region with a second doping concentration. The first doping concentration is larger than the second doping concentration. The blocking region has a height. The channel region is configured above the blocking region. The gate strip is substantially perpendicular to the fin-type semiconductor structure and covers above the channel region. The gate insulating layer is disposed between the gate strip and the fin-type semiconductor structure.06-20-2013
20130119481FINFET DEVICE - A method for forming a field effect transistor device includes patterning an arrangement of fin portions on a substrate, patterning a gate stack portion over portions of the fin portions and the substrate, growing an epitaxial material from the fin portions that electrically connects portions of adjacent fin structures, and removing a portion of the gate stack portion to expose a portion of the substrate.05-16-2013
20120001271GATE ELECTRODE AND GATE CONTACT PLUG LAYOUTS FOR INTEGRATED CIRCUIT FIELD EFFECT TRANSISTORS - A four transistor layout can include an isolation region that defines an active region, the active region extending along first and second different directions. A common source region of the four transistors extends from a center of the active region along both the first and second directions to define four quadrants of the active region that are outside the common source region. Four drain regions are provided, a respective one of which is in a respective one of the four quadrants and spaced apart from the common source region. Finally, four gate electrodes are provided, a respective one of which is in a respective one of the four quadrants between the common source region and a respective one of the four drain regions. A respective gate electrode includes a vertex and first and second extending portions, the first extending portions extending from the vertex along the first direction and the second extending portions extending from the vertex along the second direction.01-05-2012
20130193526FinFET Body Contact and Method of Making Same - A semiconductor device may include body contacts on a finFET device for ESD protection. The semiconductor device comprises a semiconductor fin, a source/drain region and a body contact. The source/drain region and the body contact are in the semiconductor fin. A portion of the fin is laterally between the source/drain region and the body contact. The semiconductor fin is on a substrate.08-01-2013
20080230852Fabrication of FinFETs with multiple fin heights - A semiconductor structure includes a first semiconductor strip extending from a top surface of the semiconductor substrate into the semiconductor substrate, wherein the first semiconductor strip has a first height. A first insulating region is formed in the semiconductor substrate and surrounding a bottom portion of the first semiconductor strip, wherein the first insulating region has a first top surface lower than a top surface of the first semiconductor strip. A second semiconductor strip extends from a top surface of the semiconductor substrate into the semiconductor substrate, wherein the second semiconductor strip has a second height greater than the first height. A second insulating region is formed in the semiconductor substrate and surrounding a bottom portion of the second semiconductor strip, wherein the second insulating region has a second top surface lower than the first top surface, and wherein the first and the second insulating regions have substantially same thicknesses.09-25-2008
20130200468Integration of SMT in Replacement Gate FINFET Process Flow - A method of fabricating a FINFET includes the following steps. A plurality of fins is patterned in a wafer. A dummy gate is formed covering a portion of the fins which serves as a channel region. Spacers are formed on opposite sides of the dummy gate. The dummy gate is removed thus forming a trench between the spacers that exposes the fins in the channel region. A nitride material is deposited into the trench so as to cover a top and sidewalls of each of the fins in the channel region. The wafer is annealed to induce strain in the nitride material thus forming a stressed nitride film that covers and induces strain in the top and the sidewalls of each of the fins in the channel region of the device. The stressed nitride film is removed. A replacement gate is formed covering the fins in the channel region.08-08-2013
20130200469Cross-Coupled Transistor Circuit Defined on Three Gate Electrode Tracks With Diffusion Regions of Common Node on Opposing Sides of Same Gate Electrode Track - A first gate level feature forms gate electrodes of a first transistor of a first transistor type and a first transistor of a second transistor type. A second gate level feature forms a gate electrode of a second transistor of the first transistor type. A third gate level feature forms a gate electrode of a second transistor of the second transistor type. The gate electrodes of the second transistors of the first and second transistor types are electrically connected to each other. The gate electrodes of the second transistors of the first and second transistor types are positioned on opposite sides of a gate electrode track along which the gate electrodes of the first transistors of the first and second transistor types are positioned.08-08-2013
20130099325SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - A semiconductor device is implementated that includes a source region, multiple elongated drain regions, a channel region, a source electrode, a drain electrode, and a gate electrode. The source region is a flat planar region formed on a compound semiconductor layer. The multiple elongated drain regions are formed so that they are each electrically isolated from each other on the compound semiconductor layer. The channel region is formed so that it contacts one side of the source region and is electrically isolated from the source region and the multiple elongated drain regions. The source electrode is formed at least in a portion on top of the source region. The drain electrode is formed so that it is connected electrically to the multiple elongated drain regions. The gate electrode is formed so that it is connected electrically to the multiple channel regions.04-25-2013
20130207200INTEGRATED CIRCUIT HAVING THINNER GATE DIELECTRIC AND METHOD OF MAKING - An integrated circuit including a first transistor having a first gate dielectric layer with a first thickness. The integrated circuit also includes a second transistor having a second gate dielectric layer with a second thickness and the second transistor is configured to electrically connect to the first transistor. The integrated circuit also includes a third transistor having a third gate dielectric layer with a third thickness and the third transistor is configured to electrically connect to at least one of the first transistor or the second transistor. The first thickness, the second thickness and the third thickness of the integrated circuit are all different.08-15-2013
20130207201SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES HAVING STRESSOR REGIONS AND RELATED FABRICATION METHODS - Apparatus for semiconductor device structures and related fabrication methods are provided. A method for fabricating a semiconductor device structure on an isolated region of semiconductor material comprises forming a plurality of gate structures overlying the isolated region of semiconductor material and masking edge portions of the isolated region of semiconductor material. While the edge portions are masked, the fabrication method continues by forming recesses between gate structures of the plurality of gate structures and forming stressor regions in the recesses. The method continues by unmasking the edge portions and implanting ions of a conductivity-determining impurity type into the stressor regions and the edge portions.08-15-2013
20130207202MEMORY CELL ARRAY WITH SEMICONDUCTOR SELECTION DEVICE FOR MULTIPLE MEMORY CELLS - A memory array that includes access devices that are each electrically coupled to more than one memory cell. The memory cells are coupled to the access devices via diode devices. The access devices include vertical semiconductor material mesas upstanding from a semiconductor base that form a conductive channel between first and second doped regions, and also planar access devices.08-15-2013

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