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20110175176HIGH-K TRANSISTORS WITH LOW THRESHOLD VOLTAGE - A method for forming a semiconductor structure is disclosed. The method includes forming a high-k dielectric layer over a semiconductor substrate and forming a gate layer over the high-k dielectric layer. The method also includes heating the gate layer to 350° C., wherein, if the gate layer includes non-conductive material, the non-conductive material becomes conductive. The method further includes annealing the substrate, the high-k dielectric layer, and the gate layer in excess of 350° C. and, during the annealing, applying a negative electrical bias to the gate layer relative to the semiconductor substrate. A semiconductor structure is also disclosed. The semiconductor structure includes a high-k dielectric layer over a semiconductor substrate, and a gate layer over the high-k dielectric layer. The gate layer has a negative electrical bias during anneal. A p-channel FET including this semiconductor structure is also disclosed.07-21-2011
20130043545SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE HAVING HIGH-K GATE DIELECTRIC LAYER AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF - The disclosure relates to integrated circuit fabrication and, more particularly, to a semiconductor device with a high-k gate dielectric layer. An exemplary structure for a semiconductor device comprises a substrate and a gate structure disposed over the substrate. The gate structure comprises a dielectric portion and an electrode portion that is disposed over the dielectric portion, and the dielectric portion comprises a carbon-doped high-k dielectric layer on the substrate and a carbon-free high-k dielectric layer adjacent to the electrode portion.02-21-2013
20120199919SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME - A gate electrode achieves a desired work function in a semiconductor device including a field-effect transistor equipped with a gate electrode composed of a metal nitride layer.08-09-2012
20110193181SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE HAVING DIFFERENT METAL GATE STRUCTURES - A semiconductor includes a channel region in a semiconductor substrate, a gate dielectric film on the channel region, and a gate on the gate dielectric film. The gate includes a doped metal nitride film, formed from a nitride of a first metal and doped with a second metal which is different from the first metal, and a conductive polysilicon layer formed on the doped metal nitride film. The gate may further include a metal containing capping layer interposed between the doped metal nitride film and the conductive polysilicon layer.08-11-2011
20110193180METHOD AND APPARATUS OF FORMING A GATE - The present disclosure provides an apparatus that includes a semiconductor device. The semiconductor device includes a substrate. The semiconductor device also includes a first gate dielectric layer that is disposed over the substrate. The first gate dielectric layer includes a first material. The first gate dielectric layer has a first thickness that is less than a threshold thickness at which a portion of the first material of the first gate dielectric layer begins to crystallize. The semiconductor device also includes a second gate dielectric layer that is disposed over the first gate dielectric layer. The second gate dielectric layer includes a second material that is different from the first material. The second gate dielectric layer has a second thickness that is less than a threshold thickness at which a portion of the second material of the second gate dielectric layer begins to crystallize.08-11-2011
20130037890MULTIPLE GATE DIELECTRIC STRUCTURES AND METHODS OF FORMING THE SAME - The present disclosure provides for multiple gate dielectric semiconductor structures and methods of forming such structures. In one embodiment, a method of forming a semiconductor structure includes providing a substrate including a pixel array region, an input/output (I/O) region, and a core region. The method further includes forming a first gate dielectric layer over the pixel array region, forming a second gate dielectric layer over the I/O region, and forming a third gate dielectric layer over the core region, wherein the first gate dielectric layer, the second gate dielectric layer, and the third gate dielectric layer are each formed to be comprised of a different material and to have a different thickness.02-14-2013
20130037889SEMICONDUCTOR STRUCTURE AND FABRICATING METHOD THEREOF - A fabricating method of semiconductor structure is provided. First, a substrate with a dielectric layer formed thereon is provided. The dielectric layer has a first opening and a second opening exposing a portion of the substrate. Further, a gate dielectric layer including a high-k dielectric layer and a barrier layer stacked thereon had been formed on the bottoms of the first opening and the second opening. Next, a sacrificial layer is formed on the portion of the gate dielectric layer within the second opening. Next, a first work function metal layer is formed to cover the portion of the gate dielectric layer within the first opening and the sacrificial layer. Then, the portion of the first work function metal layer and the sacrificial layer within the second opening are removed.02-14-2013
20090050982Method for Modulating the Effective Work Function - A new MOSFET device is described comprising a metal gate electrode, a gate dielectric and an interfacial layer. The interfacial layer comprises a lanthanum hafnium oxide material for modulating the effective work function of the metal gate. The gate dielectric material in contact with the interfacial layer is different that the interfacial layer material. A method for its manufacture is also provided and its applications.02-26-2009
20100078738Method to Maximize Nitrogen Concentration at the Top Surface of Gate Dielectrics - An integrated circuit having a gate dielectric layer (04-01-2010
20130032900BUFFER LAYER AND METHOD OF FORMING BUFFER LAYER - Buffer layer and method of forming the buffer layer, the method including forming a high-k dielectric layer, forming a titanium nitride layer over the high-k dielectric layer, forming a silicon layer on the titanium nitride layer, annealing the silicon layer into the titanium nitride layer to form an annealed silicon layer and forming an n-metal over the high-k dielectric layer.02-07-2013
20090072327Semiconductor Storage Device and Method for Manufacturing the Same - [Problems] To provide a semiconductor storage device with excellent electrical characteristics (write/erase characteristics) by means of favorable nitrogen concentration profile of a gate insulating film, and to provide a method for manufacturing such a device.03-19-2009
20090065878DIKETOPYRROLOPYRROLE-BASED DERIVATIVES FOR THIN FILM TRANSISTORS - A thin film transistor device includes a semiconductor layer. The semiconductor layer includes a compound comprising a chemical structure represented by:03-12-2009
20090315125SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES AND METHODS WITH BILAYER DIELECTRICS - A semiconductor device is disclosed that includes: a substrate; a first dielectric layer formed over the substrate and formed of a first high-k material, the first high-k material selected from the group consisting of HfO12-24-2009
20130075833MULTI-LAYER SCAVENGING METAL GATE STACK FOR ULTRA-THIN INTERFACIAL DIELCTRIC LAYER - A multi-layer scavenging metal gate stack, and methods of manufacturing the same, are disclosed. In an example, a gate stack disposed over a semiconductor substrate includes an interfacial dielectric layer disposed over the semiconductor substrate, a high-k dielectric layer disposed over the interfacial dielectric layer, a first conductive layer disposed over the high-k dielectric layer, and a second conductive layer disposed over the first conductive layer. The first conductive layer includes a first metal layer disposed over the high-k dielectric layer, a second metal layer disposed over the first metal layer, and a third metal layer disposed over the second metal layer. The first metal layer includes a material that scavenges oxygen impurities from the interfacial dielectric layer, and the second metal layer includes a material that adsorbs oxygen impurities from the third metal layer and prevents oxygen impurities from diffusing into the first metal layer.03-28-2013
20120205751SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - In one embodiment, a semiconductor device includes a substrate, and a gate electrode provided on the substrate via a gate insulator. The device further includes a source region of a first conductivity type and a drain region of a second conductivity type provided in the substrate to sandwich the gate electrode, and a channel region provided between the source and drain regions in the substrate. The gate insulator includes a first insulator portion having a first edge which is positioned on the source region and is parallel to a channel-width direction, and a second edge which is positioned on the channel or source region and is parallel to the channel-width direction, and having a first thickness. The gate insulator further includes a second insulator portion positioned on a drain region side with respect to the first insulator portion, and having a second thickness greater than the first thickness.08-16-2012
20100109098GATE STRUCTURE INCLUDING MODIFIED HIGH-K GATE DIELECTRIC AND METAL GATE INTERFACE - A method of fabricating a gate of a semiconductor device is provided. In an embodiment, the method includes forming a gate dielectric layer on a semiconductor substrate. An interface layer is formed on the gate dielectric layer. In an embodiment, the gate dielectric layer includes HfO05-06-2010
20120181633Semiconductor Device, An Electronic Device and an Electronic Apparatus - A semiconductor device 07-19-2012
20120181632SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND ITS MANUFACUTURING METHOD - A semiconductor device having, on a silicon substrate, a gate insulating film and a gate electrode in this order; wherein the gate insulating film comprises a nitrogen containing high-dielectric-constant insulating film which has a structure in which nitrogen is introduced into metal oxide or metal silicate; and the nitrogen concentration in the nitrogen containing high-dielectric-constant insulating film has a distribution in the direction of the film thickness; and a position at which the nitrogen concentration in the nitrogen containing high-dielectric-constant insulating film reaches the maximum in the direction of the film thickness is present in a region at a distance from the silicon substrate. A method of manufacturing a semiconductor device including introducing nitrogen by irradiating the high-dielectric-constant insulating film which is made of metal oxide or metal silicate, with a nitrogen containing plasma, is also provided.07-19-2012
20090302402MUGFET WITH STUB SOURCE AND DRAIN REGIONS - The present invention provides a semiconductor device that includes at least one semiconductor Fin structure atop the surface of a substrate; the semiconducting fin structure including a channel of a first conductivity type and source/drain regions of a second conductivity type, the source/drain regions present at each end of the semiconductor fin structure; a gate structure immediately adjacent to the semiconductor fin structure, a dielectric spacer abutting each sidewall of the gate structure wherein the each end of the fin structure extends a dimension that is less than about ¼ a length of the Si-containing fin structure from a sidewall of the dielectric spacer; and a semiconductor region to the each end of the semiconductor fin structure, wherein the semiconductor region to the each end of the semiconductor fin structure is separated from the gate structure by the dielectric spacer.12-10-2009
20130069175SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE, METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME, POWER SUPPLY APPARATUS AND HIGH-FREQUENCY AMPLIFICATION UNIT - A semiconductor device includes a compound semiconductor multilayer structure, a fluorine-containing barrier film that covers a surface of the compound semiconductor multilayer structure, and a gate electrode that is arranged over the compound semiconductor multilayer structure with the fluorine-containing barrier film placed the gate and the compound semiconductor multilayer structure.03-21-2013
20130062709Gap-Fill Keyhole Repair Using Printable Dielectric Material - Disposable gate structures are formed on a semiconductor substrate. A planarization dielectric layer is deposited over the disposable gate structures and planarized to provide a top surface that is coplanar with top surface of the disposable gate structures. The planarization dielectric layer at this point includes gap-fill keyholes between narrowly spaced disposable gate structures. A printable dielectric layer is deposited over the planarization dielectric layer to fill the gap-fill keyholes. Areas of the printable dielectric layer over the gap-fill keyholes are illuminated with radiation that cross-links cross-linkable bonds in the material of the printable dielectric layer. Non-crosslinked portions of the printable dielectric layer are subsequently removed selective to crosslinked portions of the printable dielectric layer, which fills at least the upper portion of each gate-fill keyhole. The disposable gate structures are removed to form gate cavities. The gate cavities are filled with a gate dielectric and a gate electrode.03-14-2013
20110012210Scaling EOT by Eliminating Interfacial Layers from High-K/Metal Gates of MOS Devices - An integrated circuit structure includes a semiconductor substrate, and a phonon-screening layer over the semiconductor substrate. Substantially no silicon oxide interfacial layer exists between the semiconductor substrate and the phonon-screening layer. A high-K dielectric layer is located over the phonon-screening layer. A metal gate layer is located over the high-K dielectric layer.01-20-2011
20110012209GATE STRUCTURE AND METHOD OF MAKING THE SAME - A method of making a gate structure includes the following steps. First, a gate is formed. Then, a first silicon oxide layer, a silicon nitride layer, and a second silicon oxide layer are formed to cover the gate from bottom to top. Later, a dry etching is performed to etch the second silicon oxide layer. After that, a wet etching is performed to etch the silicon nitride layer and the first silicon oxide layer. The aforesaid wet etching is performed by utilizing an RCA cleaning solution. Furthermore, the silicon nitride layer is formed by the SINGEN process. Therefore, the first and second silicon oxide layer and the silicon nitride layer can be etched together by the RCA cleaning solution.01-20-2011
20130161765MIS TYPE SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND PRODUCTION METHOD THEREFOR - The present invention provides a MIS type semiconductor device having a ZrO06-27-2013
20090236675SELF-ALIGNED FIELD-EFFECT TRANSISTOR STRUCTURE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF - A self-aligned field-effect transistor (FET) is provided. The self-aligned FET includes a substrate, a dielectric layer, conductive electrodes, and a carbon nanotube. A patterned back-gated conductive electrode is disposed in the substrate. The dielectric layer is disposed on the substrate. The conductive electrodes are disposed on the dielectric layer and function as a source/drain. The patterned source/drain conductive electrodes contain a metal silicide such as cobalt silicide serve as a catalyst for carbon nanotube synthesis. The carbon nanotube is disposed on the dielectric layer to be electrically connected with the source/drain conductive electrodes.09-24-2009
20130161766GATE ELECTRODE HAVING A CAPPING LAYER - A method of manufacturing a semiconductor device and a novel semiconductor device are disclosed herein. An exemplary method includes sputtering a capping layer in-situ on a gate dielectric layer, before any high temperature processing steps are performed.06-27-2013
20110042759SWITCHING DEVICE HAVING A MOLYBDENUM OXYNITRIDE METAL GATE - A field effect transistor (FET) includes a body region and a source region disposed at least partially in the body region. The FET also includes a drain region disposed at least partially in the body region and a molybdenum oxynitride (MoNO) gate. The FET also includes a dielectric having a high dielectric constant (k) disposed between the body region and the MoNO gate.02-24-2011
20100237444Germanium Field Effect Transistors and Fabrication Thereof - Germanium field effect transistors and methods of fabricating them are described. In one embodiment, the method includes forming a germanium oxide layer over a substrate and forming a metal oxide layer over the germanium oxide layer. The germanium oxide layer and the metal oxide layer are converted into a first dielectric layer. A first electrode layer is deposited over the first dielectric layer.09-23-2010
20100237443ORGANIC THIN FILM TRANSISTORS AND METHODS OF FORMING THE SAME - Provided is an organic thin film transistor, method of forming the same, and a memory device employing the same. The organic thin film transistor includes a substrate, a source electrode and a drain electrode on the substrate, an active layer on the substrate between the source electrode and the drain electrode, a gate electrode controlling the active layer, and an organic dielectric layer between the active layer and the gate electrode. The organic dielectric layer includes nanoparticles, a hydrophilic polymer surrounding the nanoparticles, and a hydrophobic polymer.09-23-2010
20090152651GATE STACK STRUCTURE WITH OXYGEN GETTERING LAYER - A transistor has a channel region in a substrate and source and drain regions in the substrate on opposite sides of the channel region. A gate stack is formed on the substrate above the channel region. This gate stack comprises an interface layer contacting the channel region of the substrate, and a high-k dielectric layer (having a dielectric constant above 4.0) contacting (on) the interface layer. A Nitrogen rich first metal Nitride layer contacts (is on) the dielectric layer, and a metal rich second metal Nitride layer contacts (is on) the first metal Nitride layer. Finally, a Polysilicon cap contacts (is on) the second metal Nitride layer.06-18-2009
20110272766High-K Metal Gate Device - A semiconductor device includes a semiconductor substrate and a transistor formed in the substrate, the transistor having a gate stack that has an interfacial layer formed on the substrate, a high-k dielectric layer formed over the interfacial layer, a metal layer formed over the high-dielectric layer, a capping layer formed between the interfacial layer and high-k dielectric layer; and a doped layer formed on the metal layer, the doped layer including at least F.11-10-2011
20110284973SEMICONDUCTOR ELEMENT AND SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - One object is to provide a semiconductor element in which leakage current between a gate electrode and a channel formation region is suppressed even when the gate electrode is miniaturized as a result of miniaturization of the semiconductor element. Another object is to provide a downsized and high-performance semiconductor device. A semiconductor element having the following structure is manufactured: an insulating film containing gallium oxide and having a relative permittivity of 10 or more is formed as a gate insulating film over a semiconductor layer having a function of a channel formation region; and a gate electrode is formed over the gallium oxide. Further, a semiconductor device is manufactured by using the semiconductor element.11-24-2011
20100090293SELF-ALIGNED NANO FIELD-EFFECT TRANSISTOR AND ITS FABRICATION - Our invention discloses a self-aligned-gate structure for nano FET and its fabrication method. One dimension semiconductor material is used as conductive channel, whose two terminals are source and drain electrodes. Gate dielectric grown by ALD covers the area between source electrode and drain electrode, opposite sidewalls of source electrode and drain electrode, and part of upper source electrode and drain electrode. Gate electrode is deposited on gate dielectric by evaporation or sputtering. Total thickness of gate dielectric and electrode must less than source electrode or drain electrode. Gate electrode between source electrode and drain electrode is electrically separated from source and drain electrode by gate dielectric. The fabrication process of this self-aligned structure is simple, stable, and has high degree of freedom. Nearly the whole conductive channel between source electrode and drain electrode is covered by gate electrode, so the control efficiency of the gate over the conductive channel, described as transconductance, can be greatly enhanced. Additionally, there is no restriction on material of gate dielectric or electrode, so the devices' threshold voltage can be adjusted to satisfy the requirements of large scale integrated circuit.04-15-2010
20110291205HIGH-K GATE DIELECTRIC AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURE - A device and method of formation are provided for a high-k gate dielectric and gate electrode. The high-k dielectric material is formed, and a silicon-rich film is formed over the high-k dielectric material. The silicon-rich film is then treated through either oxidation or nitridation to reduce the Fermi-level pinning that results from both the bonding of the high-k material to the subsequent gate conductor and also from a lack of oxygen along the interface of the high-k dielectric material and the gate conductor. A conductive material is then formed over the film through a controlled process to create the gate conductor.12-01-2011
20100213556METAL SOURCE AND DRAIN TRANSISTOR HAVING HIGH DIELECTRIC CONSTANT GATE INSULATOR - The invention is directed to a device for regulating the flow of electric current with high dielectric constant gate insulating layer and a source and/or drain forming a Schottky contact or Schottky-like region with a substrate and its fabrication method. In one aspect, the gate insulating layer has a dielectric constant greater than the dielectric constant of silicon. In another aspect, the current regulating device may be a MOSFET device, optionally a planar P-type or N-type MOSFET, having any orientation. In another aspect, the source and/or drain may consist partially or fully of a silicide.08-26-2010
20100213555METAL OXIDE SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES HAVING CAPPING LAYERS AND METHODS FOR FABRICATING THE SAME - Methods for forming a semiconductor device comprising a semiconductor substrate are provided. In accordance with an exemplary embodiment, a method comprises forming a silicon oxide layer overlying the semiconductor substrate, forming a metal oxide gate capping layer overlying the silicon oxide layer, depositing a first metal gate electrode layer overlying the metal oxide gate capping layer, and removing a portion of the first metal gate electrode layer and the metal oxide gate capping layer to form a gate stack.08-26-2010
20090256214Semiconductor device and associated methods - A semiconductor device and process of fabricating the same, the semiconductor device including a semiconductor substrate, a gate insulating layer on the semiconductor substrate, a gate electrode having sidewalls, on the gate insulating layer, first spacers on the sidewalls of the gate electrode, a source/drain region in the semiconductor substrate, aligned with the sidewalls, a silicide layer on the gate electrode, a silicide layer on the source/drain region, and second spacers covering the first spacers and end parts of a surface of the silicide layer on the source drain region.10-15-2009
20100102401Semiconductor transistor having a stressed channel - A process is described for manufacturing an improved PMOS semiconductor transistor. Recesses are etched into a layer of epitaxial silicon. Source and drain films are deposited in the recesses. The source and drain films are made of an alloy of silicon and germanium. The alloy is epitaxially deposited on the layer of silicon. The alloy thus has a lattice having the same structure as the structure of the lattice of the layer of silicon. However, due to the inclusion of the germanium, the lattice of the alloy has a larger spacing than the spacing of the lattice of the layer of silicon. The larger spacing creates a stress in a channel of the transistor between the source and drain films. The stress increases IDSAT and I04-29-2010
20090121297GATE ELECTRODE HAVING A CAPPING LAYER - A method of manufacturing a semiconductor device and a novel semiconductor device are disclosed herein. An exemplary method includes sputtering a capping layer in-situ on a gate dielectric layer, before any high temperature processing steps are performed.05-14-2009
20120032280MOS TRANSISTORS INCLUDING SiON GATE DIELECTRIC WITH ENHANCED NITROGEN CONCENTRATION AT ITS SIDEWALLS - A method of forming an integrated circuit (IC) having at least one MOS device includes forming a SiON gate dielectric layer on a silicon surface. A gate electrode layer is deposited on the SiON gate layer and then patterning forms a gate stack. Exposed gate dielectric sidewalls are revealed by the patterning. A supplemental silicon oxide layer is formed on the exposed SiON sidewalls followed by nitriding. After nitriding, a post nitridation annealing (PNA) forms an annealed N-enhanced SiON gate dielectric layer including N-enhanced SiON sidewalls, wherein along lines of constant thickness a N concentration at the N-enhanced SiON sidewalls is ≧ the N concentration in a bulk of the annealed N-enhanced SiON gate layer −2 atomic %. A source and drain region on opposing sides of the gate stack are formed to define a channel region under the gate stack.02-09-2012
20090267163Semiconductor Device - According to the present invention, a semiconductor device having a field effect transistor is provided. The field effect transistor comprises a gate insulating film 10-29-2009
20100090294TAILORING NITROGEN PROFILE IN SILICON OXYNITRIDE USING RAPID THERMAL ANNEALING WITH AMMONIA UNDER ULTRA-LOW PRESSURE - A method of forming a dielectric film that includes nitrogen. The method includes incorporating nitrogen into a dielectric film using a nitridation gas and a rapid thermal annealing process, wherein an ultra-low pressure of equal to or less than about 10 Torr is used for the rapid thermal annealing process.04-15-2010
20090278211Composite dielectric thin film, capacitor and field effect transistor using the same, and each fabrication method thereof - a composite dielectric thin film capable of high dielectric constant, low leakage current characteristics, and high dielectric breakdown voltage while being deposited at a room temperature, a capacitor and a field effect transistor (FET) using the same, and their fabrication methods. The composite dielectric thin film is deposited at a room temperature or less than 200° C. and comprises crystalline or amorphous insulating filler uniformly distributed within an amorphous dielectric matrix or within an amorphous and partially nanocrystalline dielectric matrix.11-12-2009
20100052078Multi-Layer Gate Dielectric - A transistor gate dielectric including a first dielectric material having a first dielectric constant and a second dielectric material having a second dielectric constant different from the first dielectric constant.03-04-2010
20110198709Semiconductor device and method of manufacturing the same - A semiconductor device includes a gate stack structure. The gate stack structure includes an interfacial layer formed on a semiconductor substrate, a high-k dielectric formed on the interfacial layer, a silicide gate including a diffusive material and an impurity metal, and formed over the high-k dielectric, and a barrier metal with a barrier effect to the diffusive material, and formed between the high-k dielectric and the metal gate. The impurity metal has a barrier effect to the diffusive material so that the diffusive material in the silicide gate can be prevented from being introduced into the high-k dielectric.08-18-2011
20110198708TRANSISTORS HAVING ARGON GATE IMPLANTS AND METHODS OF FORMING THE SAME - Transistors are provided including first and second source/drain regions, a channel region and a gate stack having a first gate dielectric over a substrate, the first gate dielectric having a dielectric constant higher than a dielectric constant of silicon dioxide, and a metal material in contact with the first gate dielectric, the metal material being doped with an inert element. Integrated circuits including the transistors and methods of forming the transistors are also provided.08-18-2011
20130099328P-TYPE SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME - The present application provides a p-type semiconductor device and a method for manufacturing the same. The structure of the device comprises: a semiconductor substrate; a channel region positioned in the semiconductor substrate; a gate stack which is positioned on the channel region comprising a gate dielectric layer and a gate electrode, wherein the gate dielectric layer is positioned on the channel region and the gate electrode is positioned on the gate dielectric layer; and source/drain regions positioned at the two sides of the channel region and embedded into the semiconductor substrate; wherein the element Al is distributed in at least one of the upper surface, the bottom surface of the gate dielectric layer and the bottom surface of the gate electrode. The embodiments of the present invention are applicable for manufacturing MOSFET.04-25-2013
20090294877SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF - In a semiconductor device, a gate insulating film is formed on a semiconductor substrate, and a gate electrode is formed on the gate insulating film. Thick regions of the gate insulating film which are located under both ends of the gate electrode, respectively, have a larger thickness than that of a middle region of the gate insulating film which is located under a middle region of the gate electrode.12-03-2009
20110204454SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE INCLUDING SION GATE DIELECTRIC WITH PORTIONS HAVING DIFFERENT NITROGEN CONCENTRATIONS - An integrated circuit (IC) includes a substrate having a top semiconductor surface including at least one MOS device including a source and a drain region spaced apart to define a channel region. A SiON gate dielectric layer that has a plurality of different N concentration portions is formed on the top semiconductor surface. A gate electrode is on the SiON layer. The plurality of different N concentration portions include (i) a bottom portion extending to the semiconductor interface having an average N concentration of <2 atomic %, (ii) a bulk portion having an average N concentration >10 atomic %, and (iii) a top portion on the bulk portion extending to a gate electrode interface having an average N concentration that is ≧2 atomic % less than a peak N concentration of the bulk portion.08-25-2011
20090008725METHOD FOR DEPOSITION OF AN ULTRA-THIN ELECTROPOSITIVE METAL-CONTAINING CAP LAYER - A method of forming an electropositive metal-containing capping layer atop a stack of a high k gate dielectric/interfacial layer that avoids chemically and physically altering the high k gate dielectric and the interfacial layer is provided. The method includes chemical vapor deposition of an electropositive metal-containing precursor at a temperature that is about 400° C. or less. The present invention also provides semiconductor structures such as, for example, MOSCAPs and MOSFETs, that include a chemical vapor deposited electropositive metal-containing capping layer atop a stack of a high k gate dielectric and an interfacial layer. The presence of the CVD electropositive metal-containing capping layer does not physically or chemically alter the high k gate dielectric and the interfacial layer.01-08-2009
20120292720METAL GATE STRUCTURE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF - A metal gate structure includes a high dielectric constant (high-K) gate dielectric layer, a metal gate having at least a U-shaped work function metal layer positioned on the high-K gate dielectric layer, and a silicon carbonitride (SiCN) seal layer positioned on sidewalls of the high-K gate dielectric layer and of the metal gate.11-22-2012
20090085131SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF - The semiconductor device includes: a semiconductor substrate; a diffusion layer provided in the semiconductor substrate; a gate insulation film provided on the semiconductor substrate; a gate electrode provided on the gate insulation film; and a Ni silicide layer selectively provided on the diffusion layer, and a metal cap film having Co as a main component is selectively provided on the Ni silicide layer.04-02-2009
20100102400LOW-K ISOLATION SPACERS FOR CONDUCTIVE REGIONS - A multi-component low-k isolation spacer for a conductive region in a semiconductor structure is described. In one embodiment, a replacement isolation spacer process is utilized to enable the formation of a two-component low-k isolation spacer adjacent to a sidewall of a gate electrode in a MOS-FET device.04-29-2010
20090166768Semiconductor device with metal silicides having different phases - A fully silicided gate with a selectable work function includes a gate dielectric over the substrate, a first metal silicide layer over the gate dielectric, and a second metal silicide layer wherein the first metal silicide has a different phase then the second metal silicide layer. The metal silicide layers comprises at least one alloy element. The concentration of the alloy element on the interface between the gate dielectric and the metal silicide layers influence the work function of the gate.07-02-2009
20090166767Semiconductor device and method for manufacturing the same - It is possible to prevent the deterioration of device characteristic as much as possible. A semiconductor device includes: a semiconductor substrate; a gate insulating film provided above the semiconductor substrate and containing a metal, oxygen and an additive element; a gate electrode provided above the gate insulating film; and source/drain regions provided in the semiconductor substrate on both sides of the gate electrode. The additive element is at least one element selected from elements of Group 5, 6, 15, and 16 at a concentration of 0.003 atomic % or more but 3 atomic % or less.07-02-2009
20100084719 TRANSISTOR PERFORMANCE WITH METAL GATE - The present disclosure provides a method for making a semiconductor device having metal gate stacks. The method includes forming a high k dielectric material layer on a semiconductor substrate; forming a metal gate layer on the high k dielectric material layer; forming a top gate layer on the metal gate layer; patterning the top gate layer, the metal gate layer and the high k dielectric material layer to form a gate stack; performing an etching process to selectively recess the metal gate layer; and forming a gate spacer on sidewalls of the gate stack.04-08-2010
20120032281SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE PRODUCTION METHOD AND SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - A semiconductor device production method includes: forming an insulating film on a semiconductor substrate, forming a concave portion in the insulating film, forming a gate insulating film at bottom of the concave portion, the bottom being on the semiconductor substrate; covering an inner wall surface of the concave portion and a top face of the insulating film with a first gate electrode film that is made of an electrically conductive material containing a first metal; covering the first gate electrode film with a covering film of a material having a second melting point higher than a first melting point of the electrically conductive material, leaving part of the side face of the concave portion uncovered; and performing heat treatment following the covering film formation to allow the first gate electrode film to reflow.02-09-2012
20080303104Method of Fabricating Semiconductor Device Isolation Structure - A semiconductor device including reentrant isolation structures and a method for making such a device. A preferred embodiment comprises a substrate of semiconductor material forming at least one isolation structure having a reentrant profile and isolating one or more adjacent operational components. The reentrant profile of the at least one isolation structure is formed of substrate material and is created by ion implantation, preferably using oxygen ions applied at a number of different angles and energy levels. In another embodiment the present invention is a method of forming an isolation structure for a semiconductor device performing at least one oxygen ion implantation.12-11-2008
20130119486NITRIDE SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - A nitride semiconductor device includes a nitride semiconductor multilayer including an active region, and first and second electrodes, each having a finger-like structure and formed on the active region to be spaced from each other. A first electrode interconnect is formed on the first electrode. A second electrode interconnect is formed on the second electrode. A second insulating film is formed to cover the first and second electrode interconnects. A first metal layer is formed on the second insulating film. The first metal layer is formed above the active region with the second insulating film interposed therebetween, and is coupled to the first electrode interconnect.05-16-2013
20080265342TWO-BIT FLASH MEMORY CELL AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME - A two-bit flash memory cell includes a substrate, a gate oxide layer disposed on the substrate, a T-shaped gate on the gate oxide layer. A first charge storage layer is disposed at one side of and under the T-shaped gate. A second charge storage layer, which is separated from the first charge storage layer by a bottom portion of the T-shaped gate and the gate oxide layer, is disposed at the other side of and under the T-shaped gate. An insulating layer is disposed between the T-shaped gate and the gate oxide layer. A first source/drain region is disposed at one side of the T-shaped gate within the substrate. A second source/drain region is disposed at the other side of the T-shaped gate within the substrate.10-30-2008
20090085130Semiconductor device - The present invention relates to a semiconductor device comprising a semiconductor substrate (04-02-2009
20090050983SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD OF PRODUCING THE SAME - There is provided a trap memory device suppresses electric charges from flowing from the outside into a charge accumulation region and accumulated electric charges from diffusing to the outside or flowing out due to a defect. A gate conductor 02-26-2009
20110140205SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME - Many of the physical properties of a silicon semiconductor have already been understood, whereas many of the physical properties of an oxide semiconductor have been still unclear. In particular, an adverse effect of an impurity on an oxide semiconductor has been still unclear. In view of the above, a structure is disclosed in which an impurity that influences electrical characteristics of a semiconductor device including an oxide semiconductor layer is prevented or is eliminated. A semiconductor device which includes a gate electrode, an oxide semiconductor layer, and a gate insulating layer provided between the gate electrode and the oxide semiconductor layer and in which the nitrogen concentration in the oxide semiconductor layer is 1×1006-16-2011
20120104515TRANSISTORS AND SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES WITH OXYGEN-DIFFUSION BARRIER LAYERS - Embodiments of transistors comprise a gate stack overlying a semiconductor material. The gate stack comprises a deposited oxide layer overlying the semiconductor material, an oxygen-diffusion barrier layer overlying the deposited oxide layer, a high-k dielectric layer overlying the oxygen-diffusion barrier layer, and a conductive material (e.g., an oxygen-gettering conductive material) overlying the high-k dielectric layer. When the conductive material is an oxygen-gettering conductive material, the oxygen-diffusion barrier layer prevents diffusion of oxygen from the deposited oxide layer to the oxygen-gettering conductive material.05-03-2012
20120104514Semiconductor Devices and Methods of Manufacturing the Same - Provided are a semiconductor device, which can facilitate a salicide process and can prevent a gate from being damaged due to misalign, and a method of manufacturing of the semiconductor device. The method includes forming a first insulation layer pattern on a substrate having a gate pattern and a source/drain region formed at both sides of the gate pattern, the first insulation layer pattern having an exposed portion of the source/drain region, forming a silicide layer on the exposed source/drain region, forming a second insulation layer on the entire surface of the substrate to cover the first insulation layer pattern and the silicide layer, and forming a contact hole in the second insulation layer to expose the silicide layer.05-03-2012
20110221012HIGH-K DIELECTRIC GATE STRUCTURES RESISTANT TO OXIDE GROWTH AT THE DIELECTRIC/SILICON SUBSTRATE INTERFACE AND METHODS OF MANUFACTURE THEREOF - Methods for fabricating gate electrode/high-k dielectric gate structures having an improved resistance to the growth of silicon dioxide (oxide) at the dielectric/silicon-based substrate interface. In an embodiment, a method of forming a transistor gate structure comprises: incorporating nitrogen into a silicon-based substrate proximate a surface of the substrate; depositing a high-k gate dielectric across the silicon-based substrate; and depositing a gate electrode across the high-k dielectric to form the gate structure. In one embodiment, the gate electrode comprises titanium nitride rich in titanium for inhibiting diffusion of oxygen.09-15-2011
20090212376SEMICONDUCTOR TRANSISTORS HAVING HIGH-K GATE DIELECTRIC LAYERS AND METAL GATE ELECTRODES - A semiconductor structure and a method for forming the same. The semiconductor structure includes (i) a semiconductor substrate which includes a channel region, (ii) first and second source/drain regions on the semiconductor substrate, (iii) a final gate dielectric region, (iv) a final gate electrode region, and (v) a first gate dielectric corner region. The final gate dielectric region (i) includes a first dielectric material, and (ii) is disposed between and in direct physical contact with the channel region and the final gate electrode region. The first gate dielectric corner region (i) includes a second dielectric material that is different from the first dielectric material, (ii) is disposed between and in direct physical contact with the first source/drain region and the final gate dielectric region, (iii) is not in direct physical contact with the final gate electrode region, and (iv) overlaps the final gate electrode region in a reference direction.08-27-2009
20090243001Sequential deposition and anneal of a dielectic layer in a charge trapping memory device - Deposition and anneal operations are iterated to break a deposition into a number of sequential deposition-anneal operations to reach a desired annealed dielectric layer thickness. In one particular embodiment, a two step anneal is performed including an NH10-01-2009
20090101993HIGH-TEMPERATURE STABLE GATE STRUCTURE WITH METALLIC ELECTRODE - The present invention provides a method for depositing a dielectric stack comprising forming a dielectric layer atop a substrate, the dielectric layer comprising at least oxygen and silicon atoms; forming a layer of metal atoms atop the dielectric layer within a non-oxidizing atmosphere, wherein the layer of metal atoms has a thickness of less than about 15 Å; forming an oxygen diffusion barrier atop the layer of metal atoms, wherein the non-oxidizing atmosphere is maintained; forming a gate conductor atop the oxygen diffusion barrier; and annealing the layer of metal atoms and the dielectric layer, wherein the layer of metal atoms reacts with the dielectric layer to provide a continuous metal oxide layer having a dielectric constant ranging from about 25 to about 30 and a thickness less than about 15 Å.04-23-2009
20090140354Semiconductor Device and Method for Manufacturing the Same - Disclosed are a semiconductor device and a method for manufacturing the same. The semiconductor device includes a gate structure which includes a silicon oxynitride (SiON) layer formed on a semiconductor substrate, a hafnium silicon oxynitride (HfSiON) layer formed on the silicon oxynitride (SiON) layer, a polysilicon layer formed on the hafnium silicon oxynitride (HfSiON) layer, and a silicide layer formed on the polysilicon layer, spacers at sidewalls of the gate structure, and source and drain regions at opposite sides of the gate structure.06-04-2009
20120193728SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREFOR - A semiconductor device includes a semiconductor substrate, a first gate insulating film, a silicon-containing second gate insulating film, and a first gate electrode. The first gate insulating film is formed on the semiconductor substrate and made of a material having a dielectric constant higher than a dielectric constant of silicon oxide or silicon oxynitride. The silicon-containing second gate insulating film is formed on the first gate insulating film. The first gate electrode is formed on the silicon-containing second gate insulating film and includes a metal nitride layer. The first gate insulating film, the silicon-containing second gate insulating film and the metal nitride layer form part of the pMOSFET.08-02-2012
20090315124WORK FUNCTION ENGINEERING FOR EDRAM MOSFETS - Embedded DRAM MOSFETs including an array NFET having a gate stack comprising a high-K dielectric layer upon which is deposited a first metal oxide layer (CD12-24-2009
20100187643METHOD FOR TUNING THE THRESHOLD VOLTAGE OF A METAL GATE AND HIGH-K DEVICE - A metal gate and high-k dielectric device includes a substrate, an interfacial layer on top of the substrate, a high-k dielectric layer on top of the interfacial layer, a metal film on top of the high-k dielectric layer, a cap layer on top of the metal film and a metal gate layer on top of the cap layer. The thickness of the metal film and the thickness of the cap layer are tuned such that a target concentration of a cap layer material is present at an interface of the metal film and the high-k dielectric layer.07-29-2010
20100187645SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD FOR FABRICATING THE SAME - A semiconductor device includes: a semiconductor substrate; a source region and a drain region formed in the upper part of the semiconductor substrate so as to be spaced; a channel region formed in a part of the semiconductor substrate between the source region and the drain region; a first dielectric film formed on the channel region of the semiconductor substrate; a second dielectric film formed on the first dielectric film and having a higher permittivity than the first dielectric film; a third dielectric film formed on at least an end surface of the second dielectric film near the drain region out of end surfaces of the second dielectric film near the source and drain regions; and a gate electrode formed on the second dielectric film and the third dielectric film.07-29-2010
20100187644MANUFACTURING METHOD OF SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - The transistor characteristics of a MIS transistor provided with a gate insulating film formed to contain oxide with a relative dielectric constant higher than that of silicon oxide are improved. After a high dielectric layer made of hafnium oxide is formed on a main surface of a semiconductor substrate, the main surface of the semiconductor substrate is heat-treated in a non-oxidation atmosphere. Next, an oxygen supplying layer made of hafnium oxide deposited by ALD and having a thickness smaller than that of the high dielectric layer is formed on the high dielectric layer, and a cap layer made of tantalum nitride is formed. Thereafter, the main surface of the semiconductor substrate is heat-treated.07-29-2010
20100193883SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME - Provided is a semiconductor device of the present invention including, a substrate; a Hf-containing insulating film (HfSiON film) provided over the semiconductor substrate; a NiSi fully-silicided electrode for blocking diffusion of at least Hf which composes the insulating film and a metal element which composes the fully-silicided gate electrode, provided over the HfSiON film; and a barrier film (SiOC film) provided between HfSiON film and the NiSi fully-silicided electrode so as to be brought into contact with the NiSi fully-silicided electrode, wherein the NiSi fully-silicided electrode contains either an N-type or a P-type impurity segregated in a portion thereof brought into contact with the SiOC film, and the SiOC film has a dielectric constant not larger than that of a silicon oxynitride film, and contains (i) silicon (Si), (ii) carbon (C), and (iii) oxygen (O) or nitrogen (N), as major constituents.08-05-2010
20100001353SANOS Memory Cell Structure - A semiconductor device having a silicon-aluminum oxide-nitride-oxide-semiconductor (SANOS) memory cell structure is provided. The device includes a silicon substrate including a surface, a source region and a drain region in the surface. The drain region and the source region are separate from each other. The device further includes a confined dielectric structure on the surface and between the source region and the drain region. The confined dielectric structure includes sequentially a silicon oxide layer, a silicon nitride layer, and an aluminum oxide layer. Additionally, the device includes a gate region overlying the aluminum oxide layer. In a specific embodiment, the gate region is made from patterning an amorphous silicon layer. In another specific embodiment, the gate region includes a polysilicon layer. In an alternative embodiment, a method of making the same memory cell structure is provided and can be repeated to integrate the structure three-dimensionally or embedded for system-on-chip applications.01-07-2010
20100224944RUTHENIUM FOR A DIELECTRIC CONTAINING A LANTHANIDE - A gate containing ruthenium for a dielectric having an oxide containing a lanthanide and a method of fabricating such a combination gate and dielectric produce a reliable structure for use in a variety of electronic devices. A ruthenium or a conductive ruthenium oxide gate may be formed on a lanthanide oxide. A ruthenium-based gate on a lanthanide oxide provides a gate structure that can effectively prevent a reaction between the gate and the lanthanide oxide.09-09-2010
20100237442SELECTIVELY SELF-ASSEMBLING OXYGEN DIFFUSION BARRIER - A shallow trench isolation structure is formed in a semiconductor substrate adjacent to an active semiconductor region. A selective self-assembling oxygen barrier layer is formed on the surface of the shallow trench isolation structure that includes a dielectric oxide material. The formation of the selective self-assembling oxygen barrier layer is selective in that it is not formed on the surface the active semiconductor region having a semiconductor surface. The selective self-assembling oxygen barrier layer is a self-assembled monomer layer of a chemical which is a derivative of alkylsilanes including at least one alkylene moiety. The silicon containing portion of the chemical forms polysiloxane, which is bonded to surface silanol groups via Si—O—Si bonds. The monolayer of the chemical is the selective self-assembling oxygen barrier layer that prevents diffusion of oxygen to a high dielectric constant material layer that is subsequently deposited as a gate dielectric.09-23-2010
20080230854SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE CONTAINING CRYSTALLOGRAPHICALLY STABILIZED DOPED HAFNIUM ZIRCONIUM BASED MATERIALS - A semiconductor device, such as a transistor or capacitor is provided. The device includes a substrate, a gate dielectric over the substrate, and a conductive gate dielectric film over the gate dielectric. The gate dielectric includes a doped hafnium zirconium oxide containing one or more dopant elements selected from Group II, Group XIII, silicon, and rare earth elements of the Periodic Table. According to one embodiment, the conductive gate dielectric can contain doped hafnium zirconium nitride or doped hafnium zirconium oxynitride.09-25-2008
20090020836METHOD FOR MAKING A SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE HAVING A HIGH-K GATE DIELECTRIC - A method for making a semiconductor device is described. That method comprises forming an oxide layer on a substrate, and forming a high-k dielectric layer on the oxide layer. The oxide layer and the high-k dielectric layer are then annealed at a sufficient temperature for a sufficient time to generate a gate dielectric with a graded dielectric constant.01-22-2009
20090146224Composite Passivation Process for Nitride FET - A nitride-based FET device that provides reduced electron trapping and gate current leakage. The device includes a relatively thick passivation layer to reduce traps caused by device processing and a thin passivation layer below the gate terminal to reduce gate current leakage. The device includes semiconductor device layers deposited on a substrate. A plurality of passivation layers are deposited on the semiconductor device layers, where at least two of the layers are made of a different dielectric material to provide an etch stop. One or more of the passivation layers can be removed using the interfaces between the layers as an etch stop so that the distance between the gate terminal and the semiconductor device layers can be tightly controlled, where the distance can be made very thin to increase device performance and reduce gate current leakage.06-11-2009
20090039447FET Device with Stabilized Threshold Modifying Material - A method for fabricating an FET device is disclosed. The FET device has a gate insulator with a high-k dielectric portion, and a threshold modifying material. The method introduces a stabilizing material into the gate insulator in order to hinder one or more metals from the threshold modifying material to penetrate across the high-k portion of the gate insulator. The introduction of the stabilizing material may involve disposing a stabilizing agent over a layer which contains an oxide of the one or more metals. A stabilizing material may also be incorporated into the high-k dielectric. Application of the method may lead to FET devices with unique gate insulator structures.02-12-2009
20090039448THIN FILM TRANSISTOR, PIXEL STRUCTURE AND LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY PANEL - A thin film transistor disposed on a substrate is provided. The thin film transistor includes a gate, a semi-conductive layer, a gate insulator, a source and a drain. The gate insulator is located between the gate and the semi-conductive layer. A light shows a specific color after passing through the gate insulator. The source and the drain are disposed on the semi-conductive layer. A pixel structure and a liquid crystal display panel having the pixel structure are also provided. The liquid crystal display panel can display colorful images without disposing a color filter array additionally so that the manufacturing process of the liquid crystal panel is simple and the manufacturing cost of the liquid crystal panel is low.02-12-2009
20090072329SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME - The semiconductor device includes a field effect transistor comprising a gate insulating film having the film thickness of 1 nm or more, wherein at least an area of the gate insulating film which extending up to 1 nm from the side of the semiconductor layer in the thickness direction thereof comprises a silicon oxynitride film (SiON), the atom number ratio (O/Si) of oxygen to silicon in the area is 0.01 to 0.30, and the atom number ratio (N/Si) of nitrogen to silicon in the area is 0.05 to 0.30.03-19-2009
20090072328SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD OF FABRICATING THE SAME - A method of fabricating a semiconductor device includes forming a first gate insulating film over a cell region of a semiconductor substrate. A conductive layer is formed over the semiconductor substrate including the cell region and a peripheral region. An oxidizing process is performed on the conductive layer to form a second gate insulating film in the cell region and a third gate insulating film in the peripheral region.03-19-2009
20090108377Method for fabricating gate dielectrics of metal-oxide-semiconductor transistors using rapid thermal processing - In a method for fabricating gate dielectrics of metal-oxide-semiconductor transistors, rapid thermal processing (RTP) of a gate dielectric material is performed at a temperature from 1000-1200° C. in a low-concentration oxidizing gas. The method regrows an oxide layer having a thickness of more than 0.05 nm between the gate dielectric layer and the channel region that reduces gate leakage current by 2-5 orders of magnitude and improves hot-electron reliability due to phonon-energy-coupling enhancement (PECE) effect.04-30-2009
20080246100HIGH-K DIELECTRIC FILM, METHOD OF FORMING THE SAME AND RELATED SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - A high-k dielectric film, a method of forming the high-k dielectric film, and a method of forming a related semiconductor device are provided. The high-k dielectric film includes a bottom layer of metal-silicon-oxynitride having a first nitrogen content and a first silicon content and a top layer of metal-silicon-oxynitride having a second nitrogen content and a second silicon content. The second nitrogen content is higher than the first nitrogen content and the second silicon content is higher than the first silicon content.10-09-2008
20110018074SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE, AN ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND AN ELECTRONIC APPARATUS - A method for manufacturing a semiconductor device comprises preparing a base; forming a silicon oxide film including hydrogen or deuterium on the base; diffusing nitrogen into the silicon oxide film to form a gate insulating film; forming a gate electrode on the gate insulating film; ion doping the base to form source and drain regions along side a channel region; and forming a source electrode connected to the source region and a drain electrode connected to the drain region, the gate insulating film having a region where B/A is in the range of 1.6 to 10, where A is a concentration of nitrogen, and B is a concentration of hydrogen or deuterium, and the region is Y/10 of the thickness of the gate insulating film from the interface between the gate insulating film and the base, where Y is an average thickness of the gate insulating film.01-27-2011
20110108929ENHANCED ATOMIC LAYER DEPOSITION - Atomic layer deposition is enhanced using plasma. Plasma begins prior to flowing a second precursor into a chamber. The second precursor reacts with a first precursor to deposit a layer on a substrate. The layer may include at least one element from each of the first and second precursors. The layer may be TaN, and the precursors may be TaF05-12-2011
20090065879HIGH VOLTAGE DEVICE AND METHOD OF FABRICATING THE SAME - A high voltage device is provided. The high voltage device includes a gate on a substrate, two source/drain regions in the substrate beside the gate, and a composite gate dielectric layer that includes at least two stacked continuous layers, extending from one side to another side of the gate. Wherein, the at least two stacked continuous layers is a combination of at least one thermal oxide layer and at least one chemical vapor deposited layer.03-12-2009
20100171187FORMATION OF HIGH-K GATE STACKS IN SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES - A method of forming a high-K gate stack for a MOSFET device to control the threshold voltage for the MOSFET device. A first high-K metallic oxide layer is formed on a semiconductor substrate. At least one composite layer is then formed directly on the first layer. The composite layer is composed of a second high-K metallic oxide layer formed directly on a dipole induction layer. The dipole induction layer includes a high-K metallic oxide having higher oxygen vacancy affinity and lower oxygen vacancy diffusivity than the first and second layers. A metallic gate electrode is then formed on the composite layer. Formation of the various layers is such as to position the dipole induction layer of the composite layer between the gate electrode and substrate so as to shift the threshold voltage to a desired level. A high-K gate stack in a MOSFET device formed by the above method is also provided.07-08-2010
20110018073SUBSTRATE DEVICE HAVING A TUNED WORK FUNCTION AND METHODS OF FORMING THEREOF - Substrate devices having tuned work functions and methods of forming thereof are provided. In some embodiments, forming devices on substrates may include depositing a dielectric layer atop a substrate having a conductivity well; depositing a work function layer comprising titanium aluminum or titanium aluminum nitride having a first nitrogen composition atop the dielectric layer; etching the work function layer to selectively remove at least a portion of the work function layer from atop the dielectric layer; depositing a layer comprising titanium aluminum or titanium aluminum nitride having a second nitrogen composition atop the work function layer and the substrate, wherein at least one of the work function layer or the layer comprises nitrogen; etching the layer and the dielectric layer to selectively remove a portion of the layer and the dielectric layer from atop the substrate; and annealing the substrate at a temperature less than about 1500 degrees Celsius.01-27-2011
20100164022PMOS TRANSISTOR AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME - A technique for manufacturing a PMOS transistor may be capable of lowering the electrostatic capacitance of a transistor so as to improve the operation characteristics of a PMOS device. A donor wafer may be bonded onto a wafer having a tunnel oxide film formed thereon, and patterning is performed so as to form PMOS transistors having very low resistance. It is difficult to control resistance only by control with salicide, so by using a method of manufacturing a PMOS transistor using an ion-implanted donor wafer, a PMOS transistor having very low resistance and being voltage-controllable can be formed.07-01-2010
20110140206SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - A semiconductor device including a substrate, a gate structure, a spacer and source/drain regions is provided. The gate structure is on the substrate, wherein the gate structure includes, from bottom to top, a high-k layer, a work function metal layer, a wetting layer and a metal layer. The spacer is on a sidewall of the gate structure. The source/drain regions are in the substrate beside the gate structure.06-16-2011
20110241131SEMICONDUCTOR MEMORY DEVICE WITH BIT LINE OF SMALL RESISTANCE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF - A reduction of a resistance of a bit line of a memory cell array and a reduction of a forming area of the memory cell array are planed. Respective bit lines running at right angles to a word line are composed of a diffusion bit line formed in a semiconductor substrate and a linear metal bit line on an upper side of the diffusion bit line. The diffusion bit line is formed in a linear pattern on a lower side of the metal bit line in the same manner, and the metal bit line is connected with the diffusion bit line between the word lines. An interlayer insulating film is formed on the memory cell array, and the metal bit line is formed with being buried in it.10-06-2011
20100038729METHOD OF MANUFACTURING SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - A base insulating film containing hafnium and oxygen is formed on a silicon oxide (SiO02-18-2010
20090032890MULTILAYER DIELECTRIC - An apparatus and method relating to a first inorganic dielectric layer having a first concentration of defects and a second inorganic dielectric layer in contact with a first layer and having a second lesser concentration of defects are disclosed.02-05-2009
20120241875FIELD-EFFECT TRANSISTOR AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME - According to one embodiment, a field-effect transistor comprises a gate insulating film which is provided on a part of a Ge-containing substrate and the gate insulating film includes at least a GeO09-27-2012
20100052077HIGH-K METAL GATE STRUCTURE INCLUDING BUFFER LAYER - A high-k metal gate structure including a buffer layer and method of fabrication of such, is provided. The buffer layer may interpose an interface oxide layer and a high-k gate dielectric layer. In one embodiment, the buffer layer includes aluminum oxide. The buffer layer and the high-k gate dielectric layer may be formed in-situ using an atomic layer deposition (ALD) process.03-04-2010
20100065927SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND FABRICATION METHOD OF THE SAME - A disclosed semiconductor device includes a gate insulation film formed on a silicon substrate and a metal gate electrode formed in the gate insulation film, wherein the gate insulation film includes a first insulation film, a second insulation film that is formed on the first insulation film and has a greater dielectric constant than the first insulation film, and a third insulation film formed on the second insulation film.03-18-2010
20110101471METHOD OF FORMING A NANOCLUSTER-COMPRISING DIELECTRIC LAYER AND DEVICE COMPRISING SUCH A LAYER - A method of forming a dielectric layer on a further layer of a semiconductor device is disclosed. The method comprises depositing a dielectric precursor compound and a further precursor compound over the further layer, the dielectric precursor compound comprising a metal ion from the group consisting of Yttrium and the Lanthanide series elements, and the further precursor compound comprising a metal ion from the group consisting of group IV and group V metals; and chemically converting the dielectric precursor compound and the further precursor compound into a dielectric compound and a further compound respectively, the further compound self-assembling during said conversion into a plurality of nanocluster nuclei within the dielectric layer formed from the first dielectric precursor compound. The nanoclusters may be dielectric or metallic in nature. Consequently, a dielectric layer is formed that has excellent charge trapping capabilities. Such a dielectric layer is particularly suitable for use in semiconductor devices such as non-volatile memories.05-05-2011
20100244157SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - A semiconductor device includes a MISFET comprising: a semiconductor layer including a semiconductor region formed therein; a gate insulating film formed above the semiconductor region, and including a metal oxide layer containing a metal and oxygen, the metal contained in the metal oxide layer being at least one selected from Hf and Zr, the metal oxide layer further including at least one element selected from the group consisting of Ru, Cr, Os, V, Tc, and Nb, the metal oxide layer having sites that capture or release charges formed by inclusion of the element, density of the element in the metal oxide layer being in the range of 1×1009-30-2010
20110248360HIGH-SPEED TRANSISTOR STRUCTURE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME - The present invention relates to a high-speed transistor device and a method for fabricating the same. A high-speed transistor device is proposed, comprising: a silicon substrate; and a gate stack formed on the silicon substrate. The gate stack comprises a gate dielectric stack and a gate electrode layer, and the gate dielectric stack comprises at least a SrTiO10-13-2011
20090134480Semiconductor device and method for manufacturing the same - It is possible to prevent the deterioration of device characteristic as much as possible. A semiconductor device includes: a semiconductor substrate; a gate insulating film provided above the semiconductor substrate and containing a metal, oxygen and an additive element; a gate electrode provided above the gate insulating film; and source/drain regions provided in the semiconductor substrate on both sides of the gate electrode. The additive element is at least one element selected from elements of Group 5, 6, 15, and 16 at a concentration of 0.003 atomic % or more but 3 atomic % or less.05-28-2009
20080203500Semiconductor device and production method therefor - A semiconductor device provided with a MIS type field effect transistor comprising a silicon substrate, a gate insulating film having a high-dielectric-constant metal oxide film which is formed on the silicon substrate via a silicon containing insulating film, a silicon-containing gate electrode formed on the gate insulating film, and a sidewall including, as a constituting material, silicon oxide on a lateral face side of the gate electrode, wherein a silicon nitride film is interposed between the sidewall and at least the lateral face of the gate electrode. This semiconductor device, although having a fine structure with a small gate length, is capable of low power consumption and fast operation.08-28-2008
20080203498SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD OF SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - In one aspect of the present invention, a semiconductor device may include a semiconductor substrate; a first gate dielectric layer provided on the semiconductor substrate, the relative dielectric constant ratio of the first gate dielectric layer being no less than 8; a second gate dielectric layer provided on the semiconductor substrate, the relative dielectric constant ratio of the second gate dielectric layer being no less than 8; a first gate electrode provided on the first gate dielectric layer and made of germanide which is a metallic compound containing a metal element of a rare earth metal; and a second gate electrode provided on the second gate dielectric layer and made of silicide which is a metallic compound containing the same metal element of a rare earth metal as the germanide in the first gate electrode.08-28-2008
20100320547SCAVANGING METAL STACK FOR A HIGH-K GATE DIELECTRIC - A stack of a high-k gate dielectric and a metal gate structure includes a lower metal layer, a scavenging metal layer, and an upper metal layer. The scavenging metal layer meets the following two criteria 1) a metal (M) for which the Gibbs free energy change of the reaction Si+2/y M12-23-2010
20100283109MOSFET HAVING A CHANNEL MECHANICALLY STRESSED BY AN EPITAXIALLY GROWN, HIGH K STRAIN LAYER - A transistor, such a MOSFET, having an epitaxially grown strain layer disposed over a channel region of a substrate for stressing the channel region to increase the carrier mobility in the channel, and method for making same. The strain layer is composed of a high dielectric constant material.11-11-2010
20110169105SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME - A method of manufacturing a semiconductor device includes forming a polysilicon pattern, source/drain, and side-wall spacer, epitaxially growing silicide films on the source/drain, epitaxially growing silicon films selectively on the silicide film, removing the polysilicon pattern, forming a gate insulating film and gate electrode.07-14-2011
20110079862SELF-ALIGNED INSULATING ETCHSTOP LAYER ON A METAL CONTACT - A semiconductor device comprising a substrate having a transistor that includes a metal gate structure; a first oxide layer formed over the substrate; a silane layer formed on the first oxide layer; and a non-conductive metal oxide layer grown on the metal gate structure, wherein the silane layer inhibits nucleation and growth of the non-conductive metal oxide layer.04-07-2011
20110147857SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - A semiconductor device includes: a high dielectric constant gate insulating film formed on an active region in a substrate; a gate electrode formed on the high dielectric constant gate insulating film; and an insulating sidewall formed on each side surface of the gate electrode. The high dielectric constant gate insulating film is continuously formed so as to extend from under the gate electrode to under the insulating sidewall. At least part of the high dielectric constant gate insulating film located under the insulating sidewall has a smaller thickness than a thickness of part of the high dielectric constant gate insulating film located under the gate electrode.06-23-2011
20100025781Transistors with Multilayered Dielectric Films and Methods of Manufacturing Such Transistors - Transistors that include multilayered dielectric films on a channel region are provided. The multilayered dielectric comprises a lower dielectric film that may have a thickness that is at least 50% the thickness of the multilayered dielectric film and that comprises a metal oxide, a metal silicate, an aluminate, or a mixture thereof, and an upper dielectric film on the lower dielectric film, the upper dielectric film comprising a Group III metal oxide, Group III metal nitride, Group XIII metal oxide or Group XIII metal nitride. A gate electrode is provided on the multilayered dielectric film.02-04-2010
20100025780SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SAME - A semiconductor device of the present invention includes: a semiconductor layer; a gate insulation film provided on the semiconductor layer and including at least one of Hf and Zr; and a gate electrode provided on the gate insulation film and including a carbonitride which includes at least one of Hf and Zr.02-04-2010
20100301429SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME - In a p-channel-type field-effect transistor having a metal gate electrode, a technique capable of stably obtaining a desired threshold voltage is provided. On a gate insulating film composed of a HfSiON film and formed on a semiconductor substrate, there is formed a metal gate electrode partially having a conductive film with a Me12-02-2010
20090174013SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF - A semiconductor device includes a silicon substrate, an SiO film, and a High-K film. The SiO film is first formed on the silicon substrate and then subjected to a nitridation process to obtain an SiON film from the SiO film. The nitridation process is performed such that nitrogen concentration in the SiO film decreases from an interface with the silicon substrate below and an interface with the High-K film above, and nitrogen having predetermined concentration or more is introduced in a thickness within a range of 0.2 nm to 1 nm from the interface with the silicon substrate. The SiON film is etched up to a depth to which nitrogen of the predetermined concentration or more is introduced. The High-K film is then formed on the SiON film.07-09-2009
20110073964SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE WITH OXYGEN-DIFFUSION BARRIER LAYER AND METHOD FOR FABRICATING SAME - Methods and apparatus are provided for fabricating a transistor. The transistor comprises a gate stack overlying a semiconductor material. The gate stack comprises a deposited oxide layer overlying the semiconductor material, an oxygen-diffusion barrier layer overlying the deposited oxide layer, a high-k dielectric layer overlying the oxygen-diffusion barrier layer, and an oxygen-gettering conductive layer overlying the high-k dielectric layer. The oxygen-diffusion barrier layer prevents diffusion of oxygen from the deposited oxide layer to the oxygen-gettering conductive layer.03-31-2011
20130140646TRANSISTOR WITH REDUCED DEPLETION FIELD WIDTH - Devices such as transistors having an oxide layer that provide a depletion field in a conduction channel. A barrier layer is formed over the oxide layer. A gate electrode is formed over the barrier layer. The barrier layer and gate electrode are configured to reduce the width of the depletion field absent a voltage applied to the gate electrode.06-06-2013
20090243000METHOD, STRUCTURE AND DESIGN STRUCTURE FOR CUSTOMIZING HISTORY EFFECTS OF SOI CIRCUITS - A design structure is embodied in a machine readable medium for designing, manufacturing, or testing a design. The design structure includes a high-leakage dielectric formed over an active region of a FET and a low-leakage dielectric formed on the active region and adjacent the high-leakage dielectric. The low-leakage dielectric has a lower leakage than the high-leakage dielectric. Also provided is a structure and method of fabricating the structure.10-01-2009
20120306028SEMICONDUCTOR PROCESS AND STRUCTURE THEREOF - A semiconductor process is provided, including: a substrate is provided, a buffer layer is formed, and a dielectric layer having a high dielectric constant is formed, wherein the methods of forming the buffer layer include: (1) an oxidation process is performed; and a baking process is performed; Alternatively, (2) an oxidation process is performed; a thermal nitridation process is performed; and a plasma nitridation process is performed; Or, (3) a decoupled plasma oxidation process is performed. Furthermore, a semiconductor structure fabricated by the last process is also provided.12-06-2012
20090321854MIS FIELD EFFECT TRANSISTOR AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME - An MIS field effect transistor includes a nitride semiconductor multilayer structure including a first group III-V nitride semiconductor layer of a first conductivity type, a second group III-V nitride semiconductor layer of a second conductivity type which is arranged on the first group III-V nitride semiconductor layer, and a third group III-V nitride semiconductor layer of the first conductivity type which is arranged on the second group III-V nitride semiconductor layer. A gate insulating film is formed on a wall surface ranging over the first, second and third group III-V nitride semiconductor layers so that the film stretches over the first, second and third group III-V nitride semiconductor layer. A gate electrode made of a conductive material is formed so that it faces the second group III-V nitride semiconductor layer via the gate insulating film. A drain electrode is provided to be electrically connected to the first group III-V nitride semiconductor layer, and a source electrode is provided to be electrically connected to the third group III-V nitride semiconductor layer.12-31-2009
20120038009Novel methods to reduce gate contact resistance for AC reff reduction - A method (and semiconductor device) of fabricating a semiconductor device provides a field effect transistor (FET) with reduced gate contact resistance (and series resistance) for improved device performance. An impurity is implanted or deposited in the gate stack in an impurity region between the metal gate electrode and the gate contact layer. An anneal process is performed that converts the impurity region into a segregation layer which lowers the schottky barrier height (SBH) of the interface between the metal gate electrode (e.g., silicide) and gate contact layer (e.g., amorphous silicon). This results in lower gate contact resistance and effectively lowers the device's AC Reff.02-16-2012
20110156174GATE ELECTRODE HAVING A CAPPING LAYER - A method of manufacturing a semiconductor device and a novel semiconductor device are disclosed herein. An exemplary method includes sputtering a capping layer in-situ on a gate dielectric layer, before any high temperature processing steps are performed.06-30-2011
20120025328MOSFET STRUCTURE AND METHOD FOR FABRICATING THE SAME - There are provided a MOSFET structure and a method for fabricating the same. The MOSFET structure comprises: a semiconductor substrate; a gate stack formed on the semiconductor substrate, including a high-k gate dielectric layer and a gate conductor layer formed sequentially on the semiconductor substrate; a first spacer which surrounds at least the high-k gate dielectric layer and comprises a La containing oxide; and a second spacer which surrounds the gate stack and the first spacer and is higher than the first spacer. Embodiments of the present invention are applicable to the fabrication of integrated circuits.02-02-2012
20120025329Spacer Shape Engineering for Void-Free Gap-Filling Process - A method of forming a semiconductor device includes providing a semiconductor substrate; forming a gate stack on the semiconductor substrate; forming a gate spacer adjacent to a sidewall of the gate stack; thinning the gate spacer; and forming a secondary gate spacer on a sidewall of the gate spacer after the step of thinning the gate spacer.02-02-2012
20120025327SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE WITH METAL GATES AND METHOD FOR FABRICATING THE SAME - A semiconductor device includes a gate insulation layer formed over a substrate and having a high dielectric constant, a gate electrode formed over the gate insulation layer and a work function control layer formed between the substrate and the gate insulation layer and inducing a work function shift of the gate electrode.02-02-2012
20120061774SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD OF THE SAME - Performance of a semiconductor device having a MIS transistor is improved. A semiconductor device includes: a pair of source/drain regions each formed by stacking a semiconductor layer on a main surface of a silicon substrate; a sidewall insulating film covering each sidewall of the source/drain regions; a gate electrode arranged so as to interpose a gate insulating film on the main surface of the silicon substrate at a position sandwiched by the sidewall insulating films in a plane; and extension regions formed to extend from a portion below and lateral to the gate electrode to a portion below and lateral to each of the source/drain regions, wherein a sidewall of the sidewall insulating film being adjacent to the gate insulating film and the gate electrode has an inclination of a forward tapered shape.03-15-2012
20120061773SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD OF FABRICATING THE SAME - MOSFETs and methods of making MOSFETs are provided. According to one embodiment, a semiconductor device includes a substrate and a Metal-Oxide-Semiconductor (MOS) transistor that includes a semiconductor region formed on the substrate, a source region and drain region formed in the semiconductor region that are separated from each other, a channel region formed in the semiconductor region that separates the source region and the drain region, an interfacial oxide layer (IL) formed on the channel region into which at least one element disparate from Si, O, or N is incorporated at a peak concentration greater than 1×1003-15-2012
20100096705IMPLANTATION METHOD FOR REDUCING THRESHOLD VOLTAGE FOR HIGH-K METAL GATE DEVICE - The present disclosure provides a method of fabricating a semiconductor device. The method includes forming a high-k dielectric layer over a semiconductor substrate, forming a capping layer over the high-k dielectric layer, forming a metal layer over the capping layer, forming a semiconductor layer over the metal layer, performing an implantation process on the semiconductor layer, the implantation process using a species including F, and forming a gate structure from the plurality of layers including the high-k dielectric layer, capping layer, metal layer, and semiconductor layer.04-22-2010
20100096706SEMICONDUCTOR TRANSISTORS HAVING HIGH-K GATE DIELECTRIC LAYERS, METAL GATE ELECTRODE REGIONS, AND LOW FRINGING CAPACITANCES - A semiconductor structure. The structure includes (i) a semiconductor substrate which includes a channel region, (ii) first and second source/drain regions on the semiconductor substrate, (iii) a gate dielectric region, and (iv) a gate electrode region, (v) a plurality of interconnect layers on the gate electrode region, and (vi) first and second spaces. The gate dielectric region is disposed between and in direct physical contact with the channel region and the gate electrode region. The gate electrode region is disposed between and in direct physical contact with the gate dielectric region and the interconnect layers. The first and second spaces are in direct physical contact with the gate electrode region. The first space is disposed between the first source/drain region and the gate electrode region. The second space is disposed between the second source/drain region and the gate electrode region.04-22-2010
20100096707Method for Forming Insulation Film - In a process involving the formation of an insulating film on a substrate for an electronic device, the insulating film is formed on the substrate surface by carrying out two or more steps for regulating the characteristic of the insulating film involved in the process under the same operation principle. The formation of an insulating film having a high level of cleanness can be realized by carrying out treatment such as cleaning, oxidation, nitriding, and a film thickness reduction while avoiding exposure to the air. Further, carrying out various steps regarding the formation of an insulating film under the same operation principle can realize simplification of the form of an apparatus and can form an insulating film having excellent property with a high efficiency.04-22-2010
20110089502MULTI-LAYER GATE DIELECTRIC - A transistor gate dielectric including a first dielectric material having a first dielectric constant and a second dielectric material having a second dielectric constant different from the first dielectric constant.04-21-2011
20120119309SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND A MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF - There is provided a technology capable of providing desirable operation characteristics in a field effect transistor formed in an active region surrounded by a trench type element isolation part. An element isolation part includes trench type element isolation films, diffusion preventive films each including a silicon film or a silicon oxide film, and having a thickness of 10 to 20 nm formed over the top surfaces of the trench type element isolation films, and silicon oxide films each with a thickness of 0.5 to 2 nm formed over the top surfaces of the diffusion preventive films. The composition of the diffusion preventive film is SiO05-17-2012
20120313186POLYSILICON GATE WITH NITROGEN DOPED HIGH-K DIELECTRIC AND SILICON DIOXIDE - A polysilicon gate structure includes a substrate, a silicon dioxide layer disposed over the substrate, a nitrogen-doped high-k dielectric layer disposed over the silicon dioxide layer, and a polysilicon gate disposed over the nitrogen-doped high-k dielectric layer.12-13-2012
20120161251TRANSISTOR CHANNEL MOBILITY USING ALTERNATE GATE DIELECTRIC MATERIALS - An apparatus comprises a substrate, a phonon-decoupling layer formed on the substrate, a gate dielectric layer formed on the phonon-decoupling layer, a gate electrode formed on the gate dielectric layer, a pair of spacers formed on opposite sides of the gate electrode, a source region formed in the substrate subjacent to the phonon-decoupling layer, and a drain region formed in the substrate subjacent to the phonon-decoupling layer. The phonon-decoupling layer prevents the formation of a silicon dioxide interfacial layer and reduces coupling between high-k phonons and the field in the substrate.06-28-2012
20090057787SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - There is provided a semiconductor device which can control a reaction caused between a gate electrode and a high-k gate dielectric film, and which has an element structure suitable for higher integration and speed-up. The semiconductor device has an insulated-gate field-effect transistor, wherein the insulated-gate field-effect transistor has: a gate insulating film including a high-k dielectric film; and a gate electrode with a laminated structure including a first conductive layer, and a second conductive layer which has a resistivity lower than that of the first conductive layer, and the first conductive layer is provided on and in contact with the high-k dielectric film, and includes titanium nitride with a density of 5 g/cm03-05-2009
20120168881SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME - The present invention provides a semiconductor device and a method for manufacturing the same. The method for manufacturing the semiconductor device comprises: providing a silicon substrate having a gate stack structure formed thereon and having {100} crystal indices; forming an interlayer dielectric layer coving a top surface of the silicon substrate; forming a first trench in the interlayer dielectric layer and/or in the gate stack structure, the first trench having an extension direction being along <110> crystal direction and perpendicular to that of the gate stack structure; and filling the first trench with a first dielectric layer, wherein the first dielectric layer is a tensile stress dielectric layer. The present invention introduces a tensile stress in the transverse direction of a channel region by using a simple process, which improves the response speed and performance of semiconductor devices.07-05-2012
20100052076METHOD OF FABRICATING HIGH-K POLY GATE DEVICE - The present disclosure provides a semiconductor device that includes a semiconductor substrate, and a transistor formed in the substrate. The transistor has a gate structure that includes an interfacial layer formed on the substrate, a high-k dielectric layer formed on the interfacial layer, a capping layer formed on the high-k dielectric layer, the capping layer including a silicon oxide, silicon oxynitride, silicon nitride, or combinations thereof, and a polysilicon layer formed on the capping layer.03-04-2010
20100270627METHOD FOR PROTECTING A GATE STRUCTURE DURING CONTACT FORMATION - A method for fabricating a semiconductor device is disclosed. The method includes providing a substrate; forming at least one gate structure over the substrate; forming a plurality of doped regions in the substrate; forming an etch stop layer over the substrate; removing a first portion of the etch stop layer, wherein a second portion of the etch stop layer remains over the plurality of doped regions; forming a hard mask layer over the substrate; removing a first portion of the hard mask layer, wherein a second portion of the hard mask layer remains over the at least one gate structure; and forming a first contact through the second portion of the hard mask layer to the at least one gate structure, and a second contact through the second portion of the etch stop layer to the plurality of doped regions.10-28-2010
20120223398METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING CONTACT AND SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE HAVING SAID CONTACT - The present invention relates to a method for manufacturing a contact and a semiconductor device having said contact. The present invention proposes to form first a trench contract of relatively large size, then to form one or more dielectric layer(s) within the trench contact, and then to remove the upper part of the dielectric layer(s) and to fill the same with a conductive material. The use of such a method makes it easy to form a trench contact of relatively large size which is easy for manufacturing; besides, since dielectric layer(s) is/are formed in the trench contact, thence capacitance between a source/drain trench contact and a gate electrode is reduced accordingly.09-06-2012
20120223397METAL GATE STRUCTURE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF - A method for manufacturing a metal gate structure includes providing a substrate having a high-K gate dielectric layer and a bottom barrier layer sequentially formed thereon, forming a work function metal layer on the substrate, and performing an anneal treatment to the work function metal layer in-situ.09-06-2012
20120256278Method of Removing High-K Dielectric Layer on Sidewalls of Gate Structure - A semiconductor structure, and method of forming a semiconductor structure, that includes a gate structure on a semiconductor substrate, in which the gate structure includes a gate conductor and a high-k gate dielectric layer. The high-k gate dielectric layer is in contact with the base of the gate conductor and is present on the sidewalls of the gate conductor for a dimension that is less than ¼ the gate structure's height. The semiconductor structure also includes source regions and drain regions present in the semiconductor substrate on opposing sides of the gate structure.10-11-2012
20100327378SEMICONDUCTOR STRUCTURE AND METHOD OF FORMING THE SAME - A semiconductor structure and a method of forming the same are provided. The semiconductor structure includes a substrate, a resistor and a metal gate structure. The substrate has a first area and a second area. The resistor is disposed in the first area, wherein the resistor does not include any metal layer. The metal gate structure is disposed in the second area.12-30-2010
20100327377Fermi-level unpinning structures for semiconductive devices, processes of forming same, and systems containing same - An interlayer is used to reduce Fermi-level pinning phenomena in a semiconductive device with a semiconductive substrate. The interlayer may be a rare-earth oxide. The interlayer may be an ionic semiconductor. A metallic barrier film may be disposed between the interlayer and a metallic coupling. The interlayer may be a thermal-process combination of the metallic barrier film and the semiconductive substrate. A process of forming the interlayer may include grading the interlayer. A computing system includes the interlayer.12-30-2010
20120261772Semiconductor Device and Method for Manufacturing the Same - A semiconductor device comprises a gate stack, a source region, a drain region, a contact plug and an interlayer dielectric, the gate stack being formed on a substrate, the source region and the drain region being located on opposite sides of the gate stack and embedded in the substrate, the contact plug being embedded in the interlayer dielectric, wherein the contact plug comprises a first portion which is in contact with the source region and/or drain region, the upper surface of the first portion is flushed with the upper surface of the gate stack, and the angle between a sidewall and a bottom surface of the first portion is less than 90°. There is also provided a method for manufacturing a semiconductor device. Not only the contact area between the first portion and the source region and/or the drain region can be increased, which facilitates reducing the contact resistance; but also the distance between the top of the first portion and the top of the gate stack can be increased, which facilitates reducing the possibility of short circuit between the first portion and the gate stack.10-18-2012
20120299124GATE STRUCTURE AND A METHOD FOR FORMING THE SAME - A method for forming a gate structure includes the following steps. A substrate is provided. A silicon oxide layer is formed on the substrate. A decoupled plasma-nitridation process is applied to the silicon oxide layer so as to form a silicon oxynitride layer. A first polysilicon layer is formed on the silicon oxynitride layer. A thermal process is applied to the silicon oxynitride layer having the first polysilicon layer. After the thermal process, a second polysilicon layer is formed on the first polysilicon layer. The first polysilicon layer can protect the gate dielectric layer during the thermal process. The nitrogen atoms inside the gate dielectric layer do not lose out of the gate dielectric layer. Thus, the out-gassing phenomenon can be avoided, and a dielectric constant of the gate dielectric layer can not be changed, thereby increasing the reliability of the gate structure.11-29-2012
20120267727METHOD FOR FORMING SELF-ALIGNED CONTACT - An integrated circuit with a self-aligned contact includes a substrate with a transistor formed thereover, a dielectric spacer, a protection barrier, and a conductive layer. The transistor includes a mask layer and a pair of insulating spacers formed on opposite sides of the mask layer. The dielectric spacer partially covers at least one of the insulating spacers of the transistor. The protection barrier is formed over the dielectric spacer. The conductive layer is formed over the mask layer, the protection barrier, the dielectric spacer, the insulating spacer and the dielectric spacer as a self-aligned contact for contacting a source/drain region of the transistor.10-25-2012
20120319216SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD - A semiconductor device having reduced leakage current and increased capacitance without increasing an equivalent oxide thickness (EOT) can be manufactured by a method that includes providing a substrate having a dummy gate pattern; forming a gate forming trench by removing the dummy gate pattern; forming a stacked insulation layer within the gate forming trench, wherein the forming of the stacked insulation layer includes forming a first high-k dielectric layer, forming a second high-k dielectric layer by performing heat treatment on the first high-k dielectric layer, and, after the heat treatment, forming a third high-k dielectric layer on the second high-k dielectric layer, the third high-k dielectric layer having a higher relative permittivity than the second high-k dielectric layer and having a dielectric constant of 40 or higher; and forming a gate electrode within the gate forming trench.12-20-2012
20110227171HIGH-K DIELECTRIC AND METAL GATE STACK WITH MINIMAL OVERLAP WITH ISOLATION REGION - A high-k dielectric and metal gate stack with minimal overlap with an adjacent oxide isolation region and related methods are disclosed. One embodiment of the gate stack includes a high dielectric constant (high-k) dielectric layer, a tuning layer and a metal layer positioned over an active region defined by an oxide isolation region in a substrate, wherein an outer edge of the high-k dielectric layer, the tuning layer and the metal layer overlaps the oxide isolation region by less than approximately 200 nanometers. The gate stack and related methods eliminate the regrowth effect in short channel devices by restricting the amount of overlap area between the gate stack and adjacent oxide isolation regions.09-22-2011
20120326246SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD OF THE SAME - A semiconductor device capable of improving the driving power and a manufacturing method therefor are provided. In a semiconductor device, a gate structure formed by successively stacking a gate oxide film and a silicon layer is arranged over a semiconductor substrate. An oxide film is arranged long the lateral side of the gate structure and another oxide film is arranged along the lateral side of the oxide film and the upper surface of the substrate. In the side wall oxide film comprising these oxide films, the minimum value of the thickness of the first layer along the lateral side of the gate structure is less than the thickness of the second layer along the upper surface of the substrate.12-27-2012
20120091542METHODS FOR THE DEPOSITION OF TERNARY OXIDE GATE DIELECTRICS AND STRUCTURES FORMED THEREBY - Methods and associated structures of forming a microelectronic device are described. Those methods may include introducing a first metal source, a second metal source and an oxygen source into a chamber and then forming a ternary oxide film comprising a first percentage of the first metal, a second percentage of the second metal, and a third percentage of oxygen.04-19-2012
20120091541MIXED METAL OXIDES - The present invention relates to a mixed metal oxide of formula SrM1-xTixO3 wherein x is 0>x>1 and M is Hf or Zr, such as a strontium-hafnium-titanium oxide orstrontium-zirconium-titanium oxide, and to a functional device comprising the mixed metal oxide.04-19-2012
20120286374HIGH-K DIELECTRIC GATE STRUCTURES RESISTANT TO OXIDE GROWTH AT THE DIELECTRIC/SILICON SUBSTRATE INTERFACE AND METHODS OF MANUFACTURE THEREOF - Methods for fabricating gate electrode/high-k dielectric gate structures having an improved resistance to the growth of silicon dioxide (oxide) at the dielectric/silicon-based substrate interface. In an embodiment, a method of forming a transistor gate structure comprises: incorporating nitrogen into a silicon-based substrate proximate a surface of the substrate; depositing a high-k gate dielectric across the silicon-based substrate; and depositing a gate electrode across the high-k dielectric to form the gate structure. In one embodiment, the gate electrode comprises titanium nitride rich in titanium for inhibiting diffusion of oxygen.11-15-2012
20120326245INVERSION THICKNESS REDUCTION IN HIGH-K GATE STACKS FORMED BY REPLACEMENT GATE PROCESSES - A method of forming a transistor device includes forming an interfacial layer on a semiconductor substrate, corresponding to a region between formed doped source and drain regions in the substrate; forming a high dielectric constant (high-k) layer on the interfacial layer, the high-k layer having a dielectric constant greater than about 7.5; forming a doped metal layer on the high-k layer; performing a thermal process so as to cause the doped metal layer to scavenge oxygen atoms diffused from the interfacial layer such that a final thickness of the interfacial layer is less than about 5 angstroms (Å); and forming a metal gate material over the high-k dielectric layer.12-27-2012
20120139062SELF-ALIGNED CONTACT COMBINED WITH A REPLACEMENT METAL GATE/HIGH-K GATE DIELECTRIC - A method of forming a semiconductor device is provided that includes forming a replacement gate structure on portion a substrate, wherein source regions and drain regions are formed on opposing sides of the portion of the substrate that the replacement gate structure is formed on. An intralevel dielectric is formed on the substrate having an upper surface that is coplanar with an upper surface of the replacement gate structure. The replacement gate structure is removed to provide an opening to an exposed portion of the substrate. A high-k dielectric spacer is formed on sidewalls of the opening, and a gate dielectric is formed on the exposed portion of the substrate. Contacts are formed through the intralevel dielectric layer to at least one of the source region and the drain region, wherein the etch that provides the opening for the contacts is selective to the high-k dielectric spacer and the high-k dielectric capping layer.06-07-2012
20130009257REPLACEMENT METAL GATE WITH A CONDUCTIVE METAL OXYNITRIDE LAYER - A disposable gate structure and a gate spacer are formed on a semiconductor substrate. A disposable gate material portion is removed and a high dielectric constant (high-k) gate dielectric layer and a metal nitride layer are formed in a gate cavity and over a planarization dielectric layer. The exposed surface portion of the metal nitride layer is converted into a metal oxynitride by a surface oxidation process that employs exposure to ozonated water or an oxidant-including solution. A conductive gate fill material is deposited in the gate cavity and planarized to provide a metal gate structure. Oxygen in the metal oxynitride diffuses, during a subsequent anneal process, into a high-k gate dielectric underneath to lower and stabilize the work function of the metal gate without significant change in the effective oxide thickness (EOT) of the high-k gate dielectric.01-10-2013
20130020657METAL OXIDE SEMICONDUCTOR TRANSISTOR AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME - A method for manufacturing a MOS transistor is provided. A substrate has a high-k dielectric layer and a barrier in each of a first opening and a second opening formed by removing a dummy gate and located in a first transistor region and a second transistor region. A dielectric barrier layer is formed on the substrate and filled into the first opening and the second opening to cover the barrier layers. A portion of the dielectric barrier in the first transistor region is removed. A first work function metal layer is formed. The first work function metal layer and a portion of the dielectric barrier layer in the second transistor region are removed. A second work function metal layer is formed. The method can avoid a loss of the high-k dielectric layer to maintain the reliability of a gate structure, thereby improving the performance of the MOS transistor.01-24-2013
20120241874GATE OXIDE FILM INCLUDING A NITRIDE LAYER DEPOSITED THEREON AND METHOD OF FORMING THE GATE OXIDE FILM - A method for forming a gate stack of a semiconductor device comprises depositing a gate oxide layer on a channel region of a semiconductor substrate using chemical vapor deposition, atomic layer deposition or molecular layer deposition, depositing a nitride layer on the gate oxide layer, oxidizing the deposited nitride layer, depositing a high-K dielectric layer on the oxidized nitride layer, and forming a metal gate on the high-K dielectric layer.09-27-2012
20080237748METHOD FOR FABRICATING HIGH COMPRESSIVE STRESS FILM AND STRAINED-SILICON TRANSISTORS - A method for fabricating strained silicon transistors is disclosed. First, a semiconductor substrate is provided, in which the semiconductor substrate includes a gate, at least a spacer, and a source/drain region formed thereon. Next, a precursor, silane, and ammonia are injected, in which the precursor is reacted with silane and ammonia to form a high compressive stress film on the surface of the gate, the spacer, and the source/drain region. Preferably, the high compressive stress film can be utilized in the fabrication of a poly stressor, a contact etch stop layer, and dual contact etch stop layers.10-02-2008
20080224240ATOMIC LAYER DEPOSITION OF Zrx Hfy Sn1-x-y O2 FILMS AS HIGH k GATE DIELECTRICS - The use of atomic layer deposition (ALD) to form a nanolaminate dielectric of zirconium oxide (ZrO09-18-2008
20080224239METHOD FOR FORMING FULLY SILICIDED GATE ELECTRODE IN A SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - A semiconductor MOS device includes a semiconductor substrate; a gate oxide layer disposed on the semiconductor substrate; a fully silicided gate electrode disposed on the gate oxide layer; a composite thin film interposed between the fully silicided gate electrode and the gate oxide layer; a spacer on sidewall of the fully silicided gate electrode; and a source/drain region implanted into the semiconductor substrate next to the spacer. A method for forming the semiconductor MOS device is disclosed.09-18-2008
20080224238ADVANCED HIGH-k GATE STACK PATTERNING AND STRUCTURE CONTAINING A PATTERNED HIGH-k GATE STACK - An advanced method of patterning a gate stack including a high-k gate dielectric that is capped with a high-k gate dielectric capping layer such as, for example, a rare earth metal (or rare earth like)-containing layer is provided. In particular, the present invention provides a method in which a combination of wet and dry etching is used in patterning such gate stacks which substantially reduces the amount of remnant high-k gate dielectric capping material remaining on the surface of a semiconductor substrate to a value that is less than 1009-18-2008
20130140648ELECTROCHEMICAL TRANSISTOR - The object of the invention is to provide a three-terminal switch (electrochemical transistor) capable of achieving sharp on-off operation.06-06-2013
20130113053SEMICONDUCTOR STRUCTURE AND PROCESS THEREOF - A semiconductor structure includes a substrate, a dielectric layer and a fluoride metal layer. The dielectric layer is located on the substrate. The fluoride metal layer is located on the dielectric layer. Furthermore, the present invention also provides a semiconductor process to form said semiconductor structure.05-09-2013
20130099329METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING INSULATED-GATE MOS TRANSISTORS - A method for defining an insulator in a semiconductor substrate includes forming a trench in the substrate, forming in the trench an insulating material having its upper surface arranged above the surface of the substrate, and forming a diffusion barrier layer in a portion of the insulating material located above the surface of the semiconductor substrate. Such insulators can be used, for example, to insulate and delineate electronic components or portions of components formed in the substrate.04-25-2013
20130126985(110) SURFACE ORIENTATION FOR REDUCING FERMI-LEVEL-PINNING BETWEEN HIGH-K DIELECTRIC AND GROUP III-V COMPOUND SEMICONDUCTOR SUBSTRATE - A device with improved device performance, and method of manufacturing the same, are disclosed. An exemplary device includes a group III-V compound semiconductor substrate that includes a surface having a (110) crystallographic orientation, and a gate stack disposed over the group III-V compound semiconductor substrate. The gate stack includes a high-k dielectric layer disposed on the surface having the (110) crystallographic orientation, and a gate electrode disposed over the high-k dielectric layer.05-23-2013
20130187244PROGRAMMABLE FETs USING Vt-SHIFT EFFECT AND METHODS OF MANUFACTURE - Programmable field effect transistors (FETs) are provided using high-k dielectric metal gate Vt shift effect and methods of manufacturing the same. The method of controlling Vt shift in a high-k dielectric metal gate structure includes applying a current to a gate contact of the high-k dielectric metal gate structure to raise a temperature of a metal forming a gate stack. The temperature is raised beyond a Vt shift temperature threshold for providing an on-state.07-25-2013
20130140647III-V METAL-OXIDE-SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - A hafnium oxide layer, between a III-V semiconductor layer and a metal oxide layer is used to prevent interaction between the III-V semiconductor layer and the metal oxide layer.06-06-2013
20080203499Semiconductor device having gate insulator including high-dielectric-constant materials and manufacture method of the same - A semiconductor device includes a semiconductor substrate, an insulating layer and a conductive layer disposed on the second insulator, the insulating layer including a first insulator containing silicon and oxygen, an intermediate region containing a metal element, silicon, oxygen and nitrogen, and a second insulator containing the metal element and oxygen, wherein a concentration of the metal element in the intermediate region is higher in a region in contact with the second insulator than in a region in contact with the first insulator.08-28-2008
20110210405METAL NITRIDE FILM, SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE USING THE METAL NITRIDE FILM, AND MANUFACTURING METHOD OF SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - The present invention provides a metal nitride film that realizes an intended effective work function (for example, a high effective work function) and has EOT exhibiting no change or a reduced change, a semiconductor device using the metal nitride film, and a manufacturing method of the semiconductor device. The metal nitride film according to an embodiment of the present invention contains Ti, Al and N, wherein the metal nitride film has such molar fractions of Ti, Al and N as (N/(Ti+Al+N)) of 0.53 or more, (Ti/(Ti+Al+N)) of 0.32 or less, and (Al/(Ti+Al+N)) of 0.15 or less.09-01-2011
20130175642SCALING OF METAL GATE WITH ALUMINUM CONTAINING METAL LAYER FOR THRESHOLD VOLTAGE SHIFT - A method of forming a p-type semiconductor device is provided, which in one embodiment employs an aluminum containing threshold voltage shift layer to produce a threshold voltage shift towards the valence band of the p-type semiconductor device. The method of forming the p-type semiconductor device may include forming a gate structure on a substrate, in which the gate structure includes a gate dielectric layer in contact with the substrate, an aluminum containing threshold voltage shift layer present on the gate dielectric layer, and a metal containing layer in contact with at least one of the aluminum containing threshold voltage shift layer and the gate dielectric layer. P-type source and drain regions may be formed in the substrate adjacent to the portion of the substrate on which the gate structure is present. A p-type semiconductor device provided by the above-described method is also provided.07-11-2013
20080197427METHOD OF FORMING DOUBLE GATE DIELECTRIC LAYERS AND SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE HAVING THE SAME - A method of forming double gate dielectric layers composed of an underlying oxide layer and an overlying oxy-nitride layer is provided to prevent degradation of gate dielectric properties due to plasma-induced charges. In the method, the oxide layer is thermally grown on a silicon substrate under oxygen gas atmosphere to have a first thickness, and then the oxy-nitride layer is thermally grown on the oxide layer under nitrogen monoxide gas atmosphere to have a second thickness smaller than the first thickness. The substrate may have a high voltage area and a low voltage area, and the oxide layer may be partially etched in the low voltage area so as to have a reduced thickness. The oxy-nitride layer behaves like a barrier, blocking the inflow of the plasma-induced charges.08-21-2008
20080197426METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING INSULATED GATE FIELD EFFECT TRANSISTOR - Disclosed herein is a method for manufacturing an insulated gate field effect transistor, the method including the steps of: (a) preparing a base that includes source/drain regions, a channel forming region, a gate insulating film formed on the channel forming region, an insulating layer covering the source/drain regions, and a gate electrode formation opening provided in a partial portion of the insulating layer above the channel forming region; (b) forming a gate electrode by burying a conductive material layer in the gate electrode formation opening; (c) removing the insulating layer; and (d) depositing a first interlayer insulating layer and a second interlayer insulating layer sequentially across an entire surface, wherein in the step (d), the first interlayer insulating layer is deposited in a deposition atmosphere containing no oxygen atom.08-21-2008
20130126986GERMANIUM OXIDE FREE ATOMIC LAYER DEPOSITION OF SILICON OXIDE AND HIGH-K GATE DIELECTRIC ON GERMANIUM CONTAINING CHANNEL FOR CMOS DEVICES - A semiconductor device including a germanium containing substrate including a gate structure on a channel region of the semiconductor substrate. The gate structure may include a silicon oxide layer that is in direct contact with an upper surface of the germanium containing substrate, at least one high-k gate dielectric layer in direct contact with the silicon oxide layer, and at least one gate conductor in direct contact with the high-k gate dielectric layer. The interface between the silicon oxide layer and the upper surface of the germanium containing substrate is substantially free of germanium oxide. A source region and a drain region may be present on opposing sides of the channel region.05-23-2013
20110248361SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE WITH EXTENSION STRUCTURE AND METHOD FOR FABRICATING THE SAME - A semiconductor device includes a semiconductor region, a source region, a drain region, a source extension region a drain extension region, a first gate insulation film, a second gate insulation film, and a gate electrode. The source region, drain region, source extension region and drain extension region are formed in a surface portion of the semiconductor region. The first gate insulation film is formed on the semiconductor region between the source extension region and the drain extension region. The first gate insulation film is formed of a silicon oxide film or a silicon oxynitride film having a nitrogen concentration of 15 atomic % or less. The second gate insulation film is formed on the first gate insulation film and contains nitrogen at a concentration of between 20 atomic % and 57 atomic %. The gate electrode is formed on the second gate insulation film.10-13-2011
20110233689SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE, PROCESS FOR PRODUCING SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE, SEMICONDUCTOR SUBSTRATE, AND PROCESS FOR PRODUCING SEMICONDUCTOR SUBSTRATE - There is provided a semiconductor device that includes a III-V Group compound semiconductor having a zinc-blende-type crystal structure, an insulating material being in contact with the (111) plane of the III-V Group compound semiconductor, a plane of the III-V Group compound semiconductor equivalent to the (111) plane, or a plane that has an off angle with respect to the (111) plane or the plane equivalent to the (111) plane, and an MIS-type electrode being in contact with the insulating material and including a metal conductive material.09-29-2011
20100314697SEMICONDUCTOR TRANSISTORS HAVING HIGH-K GATE DIELECTRIC LAYERS AND METAL GATE ELECTRODES - A semiconductor structure. The semiconductor structure includes (i) a semiconductor substrate which includes a channel region, (ii) first and second source/drain regions on the semiconductor substrate, (iii) a final gate dielectric region, (iv) a final gate electrode region, and (v) a first gate dielectric corner region. The final gate dielectric region (i) includes a first dielectric material, and (ii) is disposed between and in direct physical contact with the channel region and the final gate electrode region. The first gate dielectric corner region (i) includes a second dielectric material that is different from the first dielectric material, (ii) is disposed between and in direct physical contact with the first source/drain region and the final gate dielectric region, (iii) is not in direct physical contact with the final gate electrode region, and (iv) overlaps the final gate electrode region in a reference direction.12-16-2010
20100314696FIELD-EFFECT TRANSISTOR AND METHOD OF FABRICATING SAME - A field-effect transistor having a high-quality semiconductor/oxide interface and a method of fabricating the field-effect transistor are provided. The field-effect transistor includes a semiconductor substrate; a channel layer formed on the semiconductor substrate; a donor layer formed on the channel layer; a semiconductor layer formed in the donor layer and containing Pt; an oxide layer formed on the semiconductor layer and containing a perovskite-type oxide which functions as a gate insulating film; and a gate electrode formed on the oxide layer.12-16-2010
20110309456SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - An object is to provide a semiconductor device including an oxide semiconductor, which has stable electric characteristics and high reliability. In a transistor including an oxide semiconductor film, the oxide semiconductor film is subjected to dehydration or dehydrogenation performed by heat treatment. In addition, as a gate insulating film in contact with the oxide semiconductor film, an insulating film containing oxygen, preferably, a gate insulating film including a region containing oxygen with a higher proportion than the stoichiometric composition is used. Thus, oxygen is supplied from the gate insulating film to the oxide semiconductor film. Further, a metal oxide film is used as part of the gate insulating film, whereby reincorporation of an impurity such as hydrogen or water into the oxide semiconductor is suppressed.12-22-2011
20130187243METHOD, STRUCTURE AND DESIGN STRUCTURE FOR CUSTOMIZING HISTORY EFFECTS OF SOI CIRCUITS - A design structure is embodied in a machine readable medium for designing, manufacturing, or testing a design. The design structure includes a high-leakage dielectric formed over an active region of a FET and a low-leakage dielectric formed on the active region and adjacent the high-leakage dielectric. The low-leakage dielectric has a lower leakage than the high-leakage dielectric. Also provided is a structure and method of fabricating the structure.07-25-2013
20120012946SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME - A device isolation region is made of a silicon oxide film embedded in a trench, an upper portion thereof is protruded from a semiconductor substrate, and a sidewall insulating film made of silicon nitride or silicon oxynitride is formed on a sidewall of a portion of the device isolation region which is protruded from the semiconductor substrate. A gate insulating film of a MISFET is made of an Hf-containing insulating film containing hafnium, oxygen and an element for threshold reduction as main components, and a gate electrode that is a metal gate electrode extends on an active region, the sidewall insulating film and the device isolation region. The element for threshold reduction is a rare earth or Mg when the MISFET is an n-channel MISFET, and the element for threshold reduction is Al, Ti or Ta when the MISFET is a p-channel MISFET.01-19-2012
20120018817METHOD FOR FABRICATING A GATE STRUCTURE - An method of fabricating the gate structure comprises: sequentially depositing and patterning a dummy oxide layer and a dummy gate electrode layer on a substrate; surrounding the dummy oxide layer and the dummy gate electrode layer with a nitrogen-containing dielectric layer and an interlayer dielectric layer; removing the dummy gate electrode layer; removing the dummy oxide layer by exposing a surface of the dummy oxide layer to a vapor mixture comprising NH3 and a fluorine-containing compound at a first temperature; heating the substrate to a second temperature to form an opening in the nitrogen-containing dielectric layer; depositing a gate dielectric; and depositing a gate electrode.01-26-2012
20130200472SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND A METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING A SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - The performances of semiconductor elements disposed in a multilayer wiring layer are improved. A semiconductor device includes: a first wire disposed in a first wiring layer; a second wire disposed in a second wiring layer stacked over the first wiring layer; a gate electrode arranged between the first wire and the second wire in the direction of stacking of the first wiring layer and the second wiring layer, and not coupled with the first wire and the second wire; a gate insulation film disposed over the side surface of the gate electrode; and a semiconductor layer disposed over the side surface of the gate electrode via the gate insulation film, and coupled with the first wire and the second wire.08-08-2013
20130207203SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF - Over a semiconductor substrate, a gate insulating film including an interfacial layer, a HfON film, and a HfSiON film is formed. Then, over the HfSiON film, an Al-containing film and a mask layer are formed. Subsequently, the mask layer and the Al-containing film are selectively removed from an n-channel MISFET formation region. Then, a rare-earth-element-containing film is formed over the HfSiON film in the n-channel MISFET formation region and over the mask layer in a p-channel MISFET formation region. Heat treatment is performed to cause a reaction between each of the HfON film and the HfSiON film and the rare-earth-element-containing film in the n-channel MISFET formation region and cause a reaction between each of the HfON film and the HfSiON film and the Al-containing film in the p-channel MISFET formation region. Thereafter, the unreacted rare-earth-element-containing film and the mask layer are removed, and then metal gate electrodes are formed.08-15-2013

Patent applications in class Composite or layered gate insulator (e.g., mixture such as silicon oxynitride)