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438142000 - MAKING FIELD EFFECT DEVICE HAVING PAIR OF ACTIVE REGIONS SEPARATED BY GATE STRUCTURE BY FORMATION OR ALTERATION OF SEMICONDUCTIVE ACTIVE REGIONS

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Class / Patent application numberDescriptionNumber of patent applications / Date published
438158000 Inverted transistor structure 160
438166000 Including recrystallization step 46
438157000 Plural gate electrodes (e.g., dual gate, etc.) 34
438164000 Semiconductor islands formed upon insulating substrate or layer (e.g., mesa formation, etc.) 33
438155000 And additional electrical device on insulating substrate or layer 31
438154000 Complementary field effect transistors 26
438156000 Vertical channel 17
438163000 Adjusting channel dimension (e.g., providing lightly doped source or drain region, etc.) 12
438152000 Combined with electrical device not on insulating substrate or layer 10
438161000 Including source or drain electrode formation prior to semiconductor layer formation (i.e., staggered electrodes) 6
438162000 Introduction of nondopant into semiconductor layer 2
20110086475SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE, AND MANUFACTURING METHOD OF SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - In order to form a plurality of semiconductor elements over an insulating surface, in one continuous semiconductor layer, an element region serving as a semiconductor element and an element isolation region having a function to electrically isolate element regions from each other by repetition of PN junctions. The element isolation region is formed by selective addition of an impurity element of at least one or more kinds of oxygen, nitrogen, and carbon and an impurity element that imparts an opposite conductivity type to that of the adjacent element region in order to electrically isolate elements from each other in one continuous semiconductor layer.04-14-2011
20120083079METHOD OF MANUFACTURING SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - The method of manufacturing the semiconductor device includes amorphizing a first region and a second region of a semiconductor substrate by an ion implantation, implanting a first impurity and a second impurity respectively in the first region and the second region, activating the implanted impurities to form a first impurity layer and a second impurity layer, epitaxially growing a semiconductor layer above the semiconductor substrate with the impurity layers formed on, growing a gate insulating film above the first region and the second region, and forming a first gate electrode above the gate insulating film in the first region and the second gate electrode above the gate insulating film in the second region.04-05-2012
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20110207268Thin Film Transistor, Method of Fabricating the Same and Organic Light Emitting Diode Display Device Having the Same - A thin film transistor which has improved characteristics, a method of fabricating the same, and an organic light emitting diode (OLED) display device having the same. The thin film transistor includes a substrate, a semiconductor layer disposed on the substrate and including a channel region, and source and drain regions, the channel region being doped with impurities, a thermal oxide layer disposed on the semiconductor layer, a silicon nitride layer disposed on the thermal oxide layer, a gate electrode disposed on the silicon nitride layer and corresponding to a predetermined region of the semiconductor layer, an interlayer insulating layer disposed on the entire surface of the substrate, and source and drain electrodes electrically connected with the semiconductor layer.08-25-2011
20100047973METHOD FOR FORMING MICROWIRES AND/OR NANOWIRES - A method for forming a wire in a layer based on a monocrystalline or amorphous material. The method forms two trenches in the layer, crossing through one face of the layer, separated from each other by one portion of the layer, by an etching of the layer on which is arranged an etching mask, and anneals, under hydrogenated atmosphere, the layer, the etching mask being maintained on the layer during the annealing. The depths and widths of the sections of the two trenches, and the width of a section of the portion of the layer, are such that the annealing eliminates a part of the portion of the layer, the two trenches then forming a single trench in which a remaining part of the portion of the layer forms the wire.02-25-2010
20110294266METHOD OF MANUFACTURING A SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - Formation of LDD structures and GOLD structures in a semiconductor device is conventionally performed in a self aligning manner with gate electrodes as masks, but there are many cases in which the gate electrodes have two layer structures, and film formation processes and etching processes become complex. Further, in order to perform formation of LDD structures and GOLD structures only by processes such as dry etching, the transistor structures all have the same structure, and it is difficult to form LDD structures, GOLD structures, and single drain structures separately for different circuits. By applying a photolithography process for forming gate electrodes to photomasks or reticles, in which supplemental patterns having a function of reducing, the intensity of light and composed of diffraction grating patterns or translucent films, are established, GOLD structure, LDD structure, and single drain structure transistors can be easily manufactured for different circuits through dry etching and ion injection process steps.12-01-2011
20100075471Recessed Gate Silicon-On-Insulator Floating Body Device With Self-Aligned Lateral Isolation - Embodiments of a manufacturing process for recessed gate devices on silicon-on-insulator (SOI) substrate with self-aligned lateral isolation are described. This allows the creation of true in-pitch recessed gate devices without requiring an extra isolation dimension. A lateral isolation trench is formed between pairs of recessed gate devices by etching the silicon-on-insulator area down to a buried oxide layer on which the silicon-on-insulator layer is formed. The position of the trench is self-aligned and defined by the gate width and the dimension of spacers disposed on either side of the gate. The isolation trench is filled with a dielectric material and then etched back to the middle of the SOI body and the remaining volume is filled with a doped conductive material. The doped conductor is subject to a thermal cycle to create source and drain regions of the device through out-diffusion of the doped material.03-25-2010
20100075470METHOD OF MANUFACTURING SOI SUBSTRATE - After a single crystal semiconductor layer provided over a base substrate by attaching is irradiated with a laser beam, characteristics thereof are improved by first heat treatment, and after adding an impurity element imparting conductivity to the single crystal semiconductor layer, second heat treatment is performed at lower temperature than that of the first heat treatment.03-25-2010
20100075469Method for making thin transistor - A method for making a thin film transistor, the method comprising the steps of: (a) providing a carbon nanotube array and an insulating substrate; (b) pulling out a carbon nanotube film from the carbon nanotube array by using a tool; (c) placing at least one carbon nanotube film on a surface of the insulating substrate, to form a carbon nanotube layer thereon; (d) forming a source electrode and a drain electrode; wherein the source electrode and the drain electrode being spaced therebetween, and electrically connected to the carbon nanotube layer; and (e) covering the carbon nanotube layer with an insulating layer, and a gate electrode being located on the insulating layer.03-25-2010
20130034938REPLACEMENT GATE ETSOI WITH SHARP JUNCTION - A method includes providing a silicon-on-insulator wafer (e.g., an ETSOI wafer); forming a sacrificial gate structure that overlies a sacrificial insulator layer; forming raised source/drains adjacent to the sacrificial gate structure; depositing a layer that covers the raised source/drains and that surrounds the sacrificial gate structure; and removing the sacrificial gate structure leaving an opening that extends to the sacrificial insulator layer. The method further includes widening the opening so as to expose some of the raised source/drains, removing the sacrificial insulator layer and forming a spacer layer on sidewalls of the opening, the spacer layer covering only an upper portion of the exposed raised source/drains, and depositing a layer of gate dielectric material within the opening. A gate conductor is deposited within the opening.02-07-2013
20130210201METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING ACTIVE ARRAY SUBSTRATE - A method for manufacturing an active array substrate is provided herein. The active array substrate can be manufactured by using only two photolithography process steps. The photolithography process step using a first photomask may be provided for forming a drain electrode, a source electrode, a data line and/or a data line connecting pad and a patterned transparent conductive layer, etc. The photolithography process step using a second photomask may be utilized for forming a gate electrode, a gate line, a gate insulating layer, a channel layer and/or a gate line connecting pad, and so forth.08-15-2013
20090155963FORMING THIN FILM TRANSISTORS USING ABLATIVE FILMS - An ablative film arranged in a stack having a flexible substrate disposed in the stack; an active layer, disposed in the stack, including at least a semiconductor material; and at least one ablative layer, disposed in the stack over the active layer, that is removable by image wise exposure to radiation from the top side of the stack.06-18-2009
20100041186IMPACT IONISATION MOSFET METHOD - A method of manufacturing an I-MOS device includes forming a semiconductor layer (02-18-2010
20100330751Single Electron Transistor Operating at Room Temperature and Manufacturing Method for Same - The present invention relates to a single-electron transistor (SET) operating at room temperature and a method of manufacturing the same, and to be specific, to a single-electron transistor operating at room temperature and a method of manufacturing the same, which are capable of minimizing influence of the gate voltage on tunneling barriers and effectively controlling the electric potential of a quantum dot (QD), by forming the quantum dot using a trenched nano-wire structure and forming the gate to wrap most of the way around the quantum dot.12-30-2010
20130029462METHOD OF MANUFACTURING A THIN-FILM TRANSISTOR - A method of manufacturing a thin film transistor is provided. The method includes forming a lower organic semiconductor layer, forming an upper organic semiconductor layer on the lower organic semiconductor layer, the upper organic semiconductor layer having solubility and conductivity higher than those of the lower organic semiconductor layer, forming a source electrode and a drain electrode spaced apart from each other and respectively overlapping the upper organic semiconductor layer, and dissolving the upper organic semiconductor layer selectively by using the source electrode and the drain electrode as a mask.01-31-2013
20130045576METHOD FOR FABRICATING FIELD EFFECT TRANSISTOR WITH FIN STRUCTURE - A method for fabricating a field effect transistor with fin structure includes the following sequences. First, a substrate is provided and at least a fin structure is formed on the substrate. Then, an etching process is performed to round at least an upper edge in the fin structure. Finally, a gate covering the fin structure is formed.02-21-2013
20130089956Patterning Contacts in Carbon Nanotube Devices - A method to fabricate a carbon nanotube (CNT)-based transistor includes providing a substrate having a CNT disposed over a surface; forming a protective electrically insulating layer over the CNT and forming a first multi-layer resist stack (MLRS) over the protective electrically insulating layer. The first MLRS includes a bottom layer, an intermediate layer and a top layer of resist. The method further includes patterning and selectively removing a portion of the first MLRS to define an opening for a gate stack while leaving the bottom layer; selectively removing a portion of the protective electrically insulating layer within the opening to expose a first portion of the CNT; forming the gate stack within the opening and upon the exposed first portion of the carbon nanotube, followed by formation of source and drain contacts also in accordance with the inventive method so as to expose second and third portions of the CNT.04-11-2013
20100129967METHOD FOR FABRICATING THIN FILM TRANSISTORS AND ARRAY SUBSTRATE INCLUDING THE SAME - The present invention relates to a method for fabricating thin film transistors (TFTs), which includes the following steps: forming a semi-conductive layer on a substrate; forming a patterned photoresist layer with a first thickness and a second thickness on the semi-conductive layer; pattering the semi-conductive layer by using the patterned photoresist layer as a mask to form a patterned semi-conductive layer; removing the second thickness of the patterned photoresist layer; performing a first ion doping process on the patterned semi-conductive layer by using the first thickness of the patterned photoresist layer as a mask; removing the first thickness of the patterned photoresist layer; and forming a dielectric layer and a gate on the patterned semi-conductive layer. The present invention also discloses a method for fabricating an array substrate including aforementioned TFTs.05-27-2010
20090305469METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - A stack including at least an insulating layer, a first electrode, and a first impurity semiconductor layer is provided over a supporting substrate; a first semiconductor layer to which an impurity element imparting one conductivity type is added is formed over the first impurity semiconductor layer; a second semiconductor layer to which an impurity element imparting the one conductivity type is added is formed over the first semiconductor layer under a condition different from that of the first semiconductor layer; crystallinity of the first semiconductor layer and crystallinity of the second semiconductor layer are improved by a solid-phase growth method to form a second impurity semiconductor layer; an impurity element imparting the one conductivity type and an impurity element imparting a conductivity type different from the one conductivity type are added to the second impurity semiconductor layer; and a gate electrode layer is formed via a gate insulating layer.12-10-2009
20090305468Methods of manufacturing oxide semiconductor thin film transistor - Provided is a method of manufacturing an oxide semiconductor thin film transistor using a transparent oxide semiconductor as a material for a channel. The method of manufacturing the oxide semiconductor thin film transistor includes forming a passivation layer on a channel layer and performing an annealing process for one hour or more at a temperature of about 100° C. or above.12-10-2009
20130071972METHOD FOR FABRICATING THIN-FILM SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE FOR DISPLAY - A method for fabricating a thin-film semiconductor device for display according to the present disclosure includes: preparing a glass substrate; forming, above the glass substrate, an undercoat layer including a nitride film; forming a molybdenum metal layer above the undercoat layer; forming a gate electrode from the metal layer by an etching process; forming a gate insulating film above the gate electrode; forming a non-crystalline silicon layer as a non-crystalline semiconductor layer above the gate insulating film; forming a polycrystalline semiconductor layer which is a polysilicon layer by annealing the non-crystalline silicon layer at a temperature in a range from 700° C. to 1400° C.; forming a source electrode and a drain electrode above the polysilicon layer; and performing hydrogen plasma treatment at a stage after the metal layer is formed and before the polysilicon layer is formed, using a radio frequency power in a range from 0.098 W/cm03-21-2013
20110014753METHOD OF FORMING THIN FILM TRANSISTOR ARRAY SUBSTRATE - A method of forming a thin-film transistor array substrate is provided. A first mask is used to define a source, a drain and a channel on a substrate. A dielectric layer is formed to cover the source, the drain, the channel and the substrate. A second mask is used to define a patterned photoresist and the dielectric layer. A transparent conductive layer is formed to cover the patterned photoresist and the substrate. A lift-off process is performed to remove the patterned photoresist and a portion of the transparent conductive layer disposed on the patterned photoresist. A third mask is used to define a gate disposed on the dielectric layer.01-20-2011
20090298239Method for making thin film transistor - A method for making a thin film transistor, the method includes the steps of: providing a plurality of carbon nanotubes and an insulating substrate; flocculating the carbon nanotubes to acquire a carbon nanotube structure, applying the carbon nanotube structure on the insulating substrate; forming a source electrode, a drain electrode, and a gate electrode; and covering the carbon nanotube structure with an insulating layer. The source electrode and the drain electrode are connected to the carbon nanotube structure, the gate electrode is electrically insulated from the carbon nanotube structure by the insulating layer.12-03-2009
20120225525MOSFET with a Nanowire Channel and Fully Silicided (FUSI) Wrapped Around Gate - Nanowire-channel metal oxide semiconductor field effect transistors (MOSFETs) and techniques for the fabrication thereof are provided. In one aspect, a MOSFET includes a nanowire channel; a fully silicided gate surrounding the nanowire channel; and a raised source and drain connected by the nanowire channel. A method of fabricating a MOSFET is also provided.09-06-2012
20110020988CAPACITORLESS DRAM ON BULK SILICON - A method of forming capacitorless DRAM over localized silicon-on-insulator comprises the following steps: A silicon substrate is provided, and an array of silicon studs is defined within the silicon substrate. An insulator layer is defined atop at least a portion of the silicon substrate, and between the silicon studs. A silicon-over-insulator layer is defined surrounding the silicon studs atop the insulator layer, and a capacitorless DRAM is formed within and above the silicon-over-insulator layer.01-27-2011
20090047757SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME - In the semiconductor device which has partial trench isolation as isolation between elements formed in an SOI substrate, resistance reduction of the source drain of a transistor and reduction of leakage current are aimed at. A MOS transistor is formed in the active region specified by the isolation insulating layer in the SOI layer formed on the buried oxide film layer (BOX layer). An isolation insulating layer is a partial trench isolation which has not reached a BOX layer, and source and drain regions include the first and the second impurity ion which differs in a mass number mutually.02-19-2009
20120115283WIRING SUBSTRATE, SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE, AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THEREOF - The present invention provides a thin wiring pattern such as wiring formed by discharging a droplet. In the present invention, a porous (including microporous) substance is formed as a base film in forming pattern by using a droplet discharge method (also referred to as an ink-jetting method). One feature of a wiring substrate according to the present invention provides a porous film and a conductive layer thereon. One feature of a semiconductor device of the present invention provides a thin film transistor in which a gate electrode is formed by the conductive layer having the above-described structure.05-10-2012
20100087037SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE STRUCTURES WITH FLOATING BODY CHARGE STORAGE AND METHODS FOR FORMING SUCH SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE STRUCTURES - Semiconductor device structures including a semiconductor body that is partially depleted to define a floating charge-neutral region supplying a floating body for charge storage and methods for forming such semiconductor device structures. The width of the semiconductor body is modulated so that different sections of the body have different widths. When electrically biased, the floating charge-neutral region at least partially resides in the wider section of the semiconductor body.04-08-2010
20130164890METHOD FOR FABRICATING FINFET WITH MERGED FINS AND VERTICAL SILICIDE - A method is provided for fabricating a finFET device. Fin structures are formed over a BOX layer. The fin structures include a semiconductor layer and extend in a first direction. A gate stack is formed on the BOX layer over the fin structures and extending in a second direction. The gate stack includes a high-K dielectric layer and a metal gate. Gate spacers are formed on sidewalls of the gate stack, and an epi layer is deposited to merge the fin structures. Ions are implanted to form source and drain regions, and dummy spacers are formed on sidewalls of the gate spacers. The dummy spacers are used as a mask to recess or completely remove an exposed portion of the epi layer. Silicidation forms silicide regions that abut the source and drain regions and each include a vertical portion located on the vertical sidewall of the source or drain region.06-27-2013
20090098690MANUFACTURING METHOD OF SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - To realize high 2 performance and low power consumption of a semiconductor device by controlling electric characteristics of a transistor in accordance with a required function. Further, to manufacture such a semiconductor device with high yield and high productivity without complicating a manufacturing process. An impurity element imparting one conductivity type is added to a first semiconductor wafer in order to control the threshold voltage of a transistor included in the semiconductor device, before separating a single crystal semiconductor layer used as a channel formation region of the transistor from the first semiconductor wafer and transferring the single crystal semiconductor layer to a second semiconductor wafer.04-16-2009
20100129966FABRICATION METHODS FOR ELECTRONIC DEVICES WITH VIA THROUGH HOLES AND THIN FILM TRANSISTOR DEVICES - Fabrication methods for electronic devices with via through holes and thin film transistor devices are presented. The fabrication method the electronic device includes providing a substrate, forming a patterned lower electrode on the substrate, and forming a photosensitive insulating layer on the substrate covering the patterned lower electrode. A patterned optical shielding layer is applied on the photosensitive insulating layer. Exposure procedure is performed curing the exposed photosensitive insulating layer. The optical shielding layer and the underlying photosensitive insulating layer are sequentially removed, thereby forming an opening. A patterned upper electrode is formed on the photosensitive insulating layer filling the opening to create a conductive via hole.05-27-2010
20080268581Method of manufacturing thin film transistor substrate - A method of manufacturing a TFT substrate includes: sequentially forming a transparent conductive layer and an opaque conductive layer on a substrate, patterning the transparent conductive layer and the opaque conductive layer by using a first mask to form a gate pattern including a pixel electrode, and forming a gate insulating layer and a semiconductor layer above the substrate. A contact hole is formed which exposes a portion of the pixel electrode and a semiconductor pattern using a second mask. A conductive layer is formed above the substrate and patterned to form a source/drain pattern including a drain electrode which overlaps a portion of the pixel electrode. Portions of the gate insulating layer and the opaque conductive layer above the pixel electrode are removed except a portion overlapping the drain electrode, by using a third mask.10-30-2008
20110300675Method of fabricating thin film transistor - The thin film transistor for an organic light emitting diode includes a crystalline semiconductor pattern on a substrate, a gate insulating layer on the crystalline semiconductor pattern having first source and drain contact holes, a gate electrode on the gate insulating layer, the gate electrode being between the first source and drain contact holes, an interlayer insulating layer covering the gate electrode, having second source and drain contact holes, source and drain electrode in the second source and drain contact holes, insulated from the gate electrode and electrically connected to the crystalline semiconductor pattern by first and second metal patterns in the first source and drain contact holes, respectively, wherein the gate electrode, the first metal pattern in the first source contact hole and the second metal pattern in the first drain contact hole are each made of a same material.12-08-2011
20110300676Method for Providing Lateral Thermal Processing of Thin Films on Low-Temperature Substrates - A method for thermally processing a minimally absorbing thin film in a selective manner is disclosed. Two closely spaced absorbing traces are patterned in thermal contact with the thin film. A pulsed radiant source is used to heat the two absorbing traces, and the thin film is thermally processed via conduction between the two absorbing traces. This method can be utilized to fabricate a thin film transistor (TFT) in which the thin film is a semiconductor and the absorbers are the source and the drain of the TFT.12-08-2011
20110300674Method of crystallizing silicon layer and method of forming a thin film transistor using the same - A method of crystallizing a silicon layer and a method of manufacturing a thin film transistor using the same, the method of crystallizing the silicon layer including forming an amorphous silicon layer on a substrate; performing a hydrophobicity treatment on a surface of the amorphous silicon layer so as to obtain a hydrophobic surface thereon; forming a metallic catalyst on the amorphous silicon layer that has been subjected to the hydrophobicity treatment; and heat-treating the amorphous silicon layer including the metallic catalyst thereon to crystallize the amorphous silicon layer into a polycrystalline silicon layer.12-08-2011
20110143503Semiconductor storage element and manufacturing method thereof - A semiconductor storage element includes: a semiconductor layer constituted of a line pattern with a predetermined width formed on a substrate; a quantum dot forming an electric charge storage layer formed on the semiconductor layer through a first insulating film serving as a tunnel insulating film; an impurity diffusion layer formed in a surface layer of the semiconductor layer so as to sandwich the quantum dot therebetween; and a control electrode formed on the quantum dot through a second insulating film.06-16-2011
20090142887Methods of manufacturing an oxide semiconductor thin film transistor - Methods of manufacturing an oxide semiconductor thin film transistor are provided. The methods include forming a gate on a substrate, and a gate insulating layer on the substrate to cover the gate. A channel layer, which is formed of an oxide semiconductor, may be formed on the gate insulating layer. Source and drain electrodes may be formed on opposing sides of the channel layer. The method includes forming supplying oxygen to the channel layer, forming a passivation layer to cover the source and drain electrodes and the channel layer, and performing an annealing process after forming the passivation layer.06-04-2009
20110294267METHOD OF FABRICATING THIN FILM TRANSISTOR - A thin film transistor includes a substrate, a buffer layer on the substrate, a semiconductor layer on the buffer layer, a gate insulating layer on the semiconductor layer, a gate electrode on the gate insulating layer, an interlayer insulating layer on the entire surface of the substrate having the gate electrode, a first contact hole and a second contact hole, and source and drain electrodes on the interlayer insulating layer, insulated from the gate electrode, and having a portion connected with the semiconductor layer through the first contact hole. An organic light emitting diode display may include the thin film transistor along with a passivation layer on the entire surface of the substrate, and a first electrode, an organic layer, and a second electrode, which are on the passivation layer and electrically connected with the source and drain electrodes.12-01-2011
20090286362Method for making thin film transistor - A method for making a thin film transistor, the method comprising the steps of: providing a growing substrate; applying a catalyst layer on the growing substrate; heating the growing substrate with the catalyst layer in a furnace with a protective gas therein, supplying a carbon source gas and a carrier gas at a ratio ranging from 100:1 to 100:10, and growing a carbon nanotube layer on the growing substrate; forming a source electrode, a drain electrode, and a gate electrode; and covering the carbon nanotube layer with an insulating layer, wherein the source electrode and the drain electrode are electrically connected to the single-walled carbon nanotube layer, the gate electrode is opposite to and electrically insulated from the single-walled carbon nanotube layer.11-19-2009
20100035389Dynamic Random Access Memory Cell and Manufacturing Method Thereof - A dynamic random access memory cell and a manufacturing method thereof are provided. First, a substrate on which a bottom oxide layer and a semiconductor layer are formed is provided. The semiconductor layer is formed on the bottom oxide layer. Next, a gate is formed on the semiconductor layer. Then, the semiconductor layer is patterned to expose a portion of the bottom oxide layer. Afterwards, an insulation layer is formed at the side walls of the semiconductor layer, wherein the height of the insulation layer is shorter than that of the semiconductor layer, so that a gap is formed between the tops of the insulation layer and the semiconductor layer. Further, a doping layer covering the insulation layer and having the same height with the semiconductor layer is formed on the bottom oxide layer. The doping layer contacts the side walls of the semiconductor layer via the gap.02-11-2010
20100035388METHOD FOR FABRICATING SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - Provided is a method for fabricating a semiconductor device. The method includes: forming a photoresist pattern having a first opening over a substrate; forming a first impurity region inside the substrate exposed to the first opening; partially etching the photoresist pattern by a plasma ashing process using oxygen (O02-11-2010
20090280605METHOD OF FORMING SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE HAVING STACKED TRANSISTORS - There is provided a method of forming a semiconductor device having stacked transistors. When farming a contact hole for connecting the stacked transistors to each other, ohmic layers on the bottom and the sidewall of the common contact hole are separately formed. As a result, the respective ohmic layers are optimally formed to meet requirements or conditions. Accordingly, the contact resistance of the common contact may be minimized so that it is possible to enhance the speed of the semiconductor device.11-12-2009
20110263080MANUFACTURING METHOD OF MICROCRYSTALLINE SEMICONDUCTOR FILM AND MANUFACTURING METHOD OF SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - To provide a manufacturing method of a microcrystalline semiconductor film, the manufacturing method comprises the steps of forming a first semiconductor film over a substrate by generating plasma by performing continuous discharge under an atmosphere containing a deposition gas; forming a second semiconductor film over the first semiconductor film by generating plasma by performing pulsed discharge under the atmosphere containing the deposition gas; forming a third semiconductor film over the second semiconductor film by generating plasma by performing continuous discharge under the atmosphere containing the deposition gas; and forming a fourth semiconductor film over the third semiconductor film by generating plasma by performing pulsed discharge under the atmosphere containing the deposition gas.10-27-2011
20090311834SOI TRANSISTOR WITH SELF-ALIGNED GROUND PLANE AND GATE AND BURIED OXIDE OF VARIABLE THICKNESS - Method for making a transistor with self-aligned gate and ground plane, comprising the steps of: 12-17-2009
20100197084METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - A method for manufacturing a semiconductor device comprises forming an insulating layer on a polymer substrate, growing a germanium layer on the insulating layer, forming a gate pattern on the germanium layer, forming a metal layer on the germanium layer including the gate pattern, annealing the metal layer to form a compound layer mixed with the metal layer and the germanium layer, and forming a contact by etching the metal layer.08-05-2010
20080268582Method for Exposing Photo-Sensitive SAM Film and Method for Manufacturing Semiconductor Device - A disclosed technology is a method for exposing a photo-sensitive SAM film, wherein a self-assembled-monolayer (photo-sensitive SAM film) having photo-sensitivity, exhibiting hydrophobicity before exposure, and exhibiting hydrophilicity after exposure is formed on a substrate, exposure is performed to the substrate in a state in which a surface of the substrate on which the film has been formed is dipped in liquid or in a state in which a light-sensitive surface of the substrate faces downward to be in contact with liquid, exposure light is ultraviolet light, visible light, or light with an exposure-wavelength of 350 nm or more to 800 nm or less, and the liquid is at least one of organic solvent containing an aromatic group and organic solvent of alcohols, ethers, or ketones.10-30-2008
20080268584ELECTRONIC DEVICES AND METHODS FOR FORMING THE SAME - Methods for forming electronic devices, such as those having a flexible substrate and printed material on the flexible substrate. In one embodiment, the method may include applying materials to a flexible substrate to form the electronic device. At least some of the materials applied to the flexible substrate may be applied using a printing apparatus. The substrate may be annealed when at least some of the materials are present on the flexible substrate. The resulting electronic device may have a high charge carrier mobility in the range from about 10 cm10-30-2008
20120190155NANOWIRE MOSFET WITH DOPED EPITAXIAL CONTACTS FOR SOURCE AND DRAIN - A FET structure with a nanowire forming the FET channel, and doped source and drain regions formed by radial epitaxy from the nanowire body is disclosed. A top gated and a bottom gated nanowire FET structures are discussed. The source and drain fabrication can use either selective or non-selective epitaxy.07-26-2012
20110124161STRUCTURE AND METHOD FOR FABRICATING A MICROELECTRONIC DEVICE PROVIDED WITH ONE OR MORE QUANTUM WIRES ABLE TO FORM ONE OR MORE TRANSISTOR CHANNELS - The disclosure concerns a microelectronic device provided with one or more <>, able to form one or more transistor channels, and optimized in terms of arrangement, shape or/and composition. The invention also uses a method for fabricating said device, comprising the steps of: the forming, in one or more thin layers resting on a support, of a first block and a second block in which at least one transistor drain region and at least one transistor source region are respectively intended to be formed, and of a structure connecting the first block to the second block, and the forming, on the surface of the structure, of wires connecting a first region of the first block with another region of the second block which faces the first region.05-26-2011
20100285639Devices With Graphene Layers - A method includes an act of providing a crystalline substrate with a diamond-type lattice and an exposed substantially (111)-surface. The method also includes an act of forming a graphene layer or a graphene-like layer on the exposed substantially (111)-surface.11-11-2010
20100081239Efficient Body Contact Field Effect Transistor with Reduced Body Resistance - A method for forming a body contacted SOI transistor includes forming a semiconductor layer (04-01-2010
20100081240Semiconductor device and method of manufacturing semiconductor device - A method of manufacturing a semiconductor device includes forming a plurality of Fins including a semiconductor material on an insulation layer; forming gate insulation films on sidewalls of the Fins; forming a gate electrode which extends in a direction of arrangement of the Fins and which is electrically insulated from the Fins, the gate electrode is common in the Fins on the gate insulation film; implanting an impurity into portions of the Fins by using the gate electrode as a mask to form a source-drain diffusion layer, the portions of the Fins extending on both sides of the gate electrodes; and depositing a conductive material on both sides of the Fins to connect the Fins to each other.04-01-2010
20090263941Multi-channel type thin film transistor and method of fabricating the same - A multi-channel type thin film transistor includes a gate electrode over a substrate extending along a first direction, a plurality of active layers parallel to and spaced apart from each other extending along a second direction crossing the first direction, and source and drain electrodes spaced apart from each other with respect to the gate electrode and extending along the first direction, wherein each of the plurality of active layers includes a channel region overlapped with the gate electrode, a source region, a drain region, and lightly doped drain (LDD) regions, one between the channel region and the source region and another one between the channel region and the drain region, wherein the LDD regions of the adjacent active layers have different lengths from each other.10-22-2009
20100099225Method for manufacturing semiconductor device having LDMOS transistor - A semiconductor device includes: a semiconductor substrate having a first semiconductor layer, an insulation layer and a second semiconductor layer, which are stacked in this order; a LDMOS transistor disposed on the first semiconductor layer; and a region having a dielectric constant, which is lower than that of the first or second semiconductor layer. The region contacts the insulation layer, and the region is disposed between a source and a drain of the LDMOS transistor. The device has high withstand voltage in a direction perpendicular to the substrate.04-22-2010
20110171788Fabrication of Field Effect Devices Using Spacers - A method for forming a field effect device includes forming a gate portion on a silicon-on-insulator layer (SOI), forming first spacer members on the SOI layer adjacent to the gate portion, depositing a layer of spacer material on the SOI layer, the first spacer members, and the gate portion, removing portions of the layer of spacer material to form second spacer members on the SOI layer adjacent to the first spacer members, forming a source region and a drain region on the SOI layer by implanting ions in the SOI layer, and etching to remove the second spacer members.07-14-2011
20090275177SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE WITH MULTIPLE CHANNELS AND METHOD OF FABRICATING THE SAME - A semiconductor device with multiple channels includes a semiconductor substrate and a pair of conductive regions spaced apart from each other on the semiconductor substrate and having sidewalls that face to each other. A partial insulation layer is disposed on the semiconductor substrate between the conductive regions. A channel layer in the form of at least two bridges contacts the partial insulation layer, the at least two bridges being spaced apart from each other in a first direction and connecting the conductive regions with each other in a second direction that is at an angle relative to the first direction. A gate insulation layer is on the channel layer, and a gate electrode layer on the gate insulation layer and surrounding a portion of the channel layer.11-05-2009
20090142888MANUFACTURING METHOD OF SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - A semiconductor device which has higher integration and is further reduced in thickness and size. A semiconductor device with high performance and low power consumption. A semiconductor element layer separated from a substrate by using a separation layer is stacked over a semiconductor element layer formed by using another substrate and covered with a flattened inorganic insulating layer. After separation of the semiconductor element layer in a top layer from the substrate, the separation layer is removed so that an inorganic insulating film formed under the semiconductor element layer is exposed. The flattened inorganic insulating layer and the inorganic insulating film are made to be in close contact and bonded to each other. In addition, a semiconductor layer included in the semiconductor element layer is a single crystal semiconductor layer which is separated from a semiconductor substrate and transferred to a formation substrate.06-04-2009
20090093093METHOD OF FABRICATING THIN FILM TRANSISTOR - A method for fabricating a thin film transistor (TFT) is provided. A substrate having a gate, a dielectric layer, a channel layer and an ohmic contact layer formed thereon is provided. Next, a metal layer is formed over the substrate covering the ohmic contact layer. Next, the metal layer and the ohmic contact layer are simultaneously etched by a wet etching process to form a source/drain and expose the channel layer. Because the wet etching process can be used to selectively etch the ohmic contact layer, damage to the underlying channel layer may be negligible. Thus, the reliability of the device may be promoted. Furthermore, the process may be simplified, the production yield and the throughput of TFT may be increased.04-09-2009
20090093092SOI SUBSTRATE CONTACT WITH EXTENDED SILICIDE AREA - A low resistance contact structure and method of making the structure. The structure includes a polysilicon contact through an upper silicon layer and buried oxide layer to a lower silicon layer of a silicon-on-insulation substrate. A region of the upper silicon layer surrounds the polysilicon contact and top surface of the polysilicon contact and surrounding region of upper silicon layer are metal silicided providing an extended contact area greater than the area of the top surface of polysilicon contact.04-09-2009
20080206935METHOD FOR FABRICATING THIN FILM TRANSISTOR USING LOCAL OXIDATION AND TRANSPARENT THIN FILM TRANSISTOR - Disclosed is a method for fabricating a thin film transistor. Specifically, the method uses local oxidation wherein a portion of a transparent metal oxide layer is locally oxidized to be converted into a semiconductor layer so that the oxidized portion of the transparent metal oxide layer can be used as a channel region and the unoxidized portions of the transparent metal oxide layer can be used as source and drain electrodes.08-28-2008
20080206933SEMICONDUCTOR FIN INTEGRATION USING A SACRIFICIAL FIN - There is a method for forming a semiconductor device. Portions of a sacrificial layer are removed to expose a first seed layer region. The first seed layer region corresponds to a first semiconductor region, and a remaining portion of the sacrificial layer corresponds to a second semiconductor region. An epitaxial semiconductor material is deposited over the first seed layer region. A capping layer is formed to overlie the epitaxial semiconductor material and the remaining portion of the sacrificial layer. Portions of the capping layer are removed to form a capping structure that overlies a part of the remaining portion of the sacrificial layer. Portions of the sacrificial layer not covered by the capping structure are removed to form a sacrificial structure having sidewalls. Fin structures are formed adjoining the sidewalls by depositing a semiconductor material along the sidewalls. Portions of the capping structure are removed to expose portions of sacrificial layer between adjacent fin structures. Portions of the sacrificial material between the adjacent fin structures are removed.08-28-2008
20090275176SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD OF FABRICATING THE SAME - A semiconductor device and method of fabricating the same, which forms a contact hole, a via hole or a via contact hole with multiple profiles with various taper angles. The semiconductor device includes a substrate, a thin film transistor formed on the substrate and having a semiconductor layer, a gate insulating layer, a gate electrode, and an interlayer dielectric, and a contact hole penetrating the gate insulating layer and the interlayer dielectric and exposing a portion of the semiconductor layer. The contact hole has a multiple profile in which an upper portion of the contact hole has a wet etch profile and a lower portion of the contact hole has at least one of the wet etch profile and a dry etch profile.11-05-2009
20090286363METHOD FOR MAKING A TRANSISTOR WITH METALLIC SOURCE AND DRAIN - Method for making a field effect transistor comprising the following steps: 11-19-2009
20090291536SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF - It is an object of the present invention to form a plurality of elements in a limited area to reduce the area occupied by the elements for integration so that further higher resolution (increase in number of pixels), reduction of each display pixel pitch with miniaturization, and integration of a driver circuit that drives a pixel portion can be advanced in semiconductor devices such as liquid crystal display devices and light-emitting devices that has EL elements. A photomask or a reticle provided with an assist pattern that is composed of a diffraction grating pattern or a semi-transparent film and has a function of reducing a light intensity is applied to a photolithography process for forming a gate electrode to form a complicated gate electrode. In addition, a top-gate TFT that has the multi-gate structure described above and a top gate TFT that has a single-gate structure can be formed on the same substrate just by changing the mask without increasing the number of processes.11-26-2009
20090291534Method for making thin film transistor - A method for making a thin film transistor, the method comprising the steps of: providing an insulating substrate; forming a carbon nanotube layer on the insulating substrate, the carbon nanotube layer includes a plurality of carbon nanotubes; applying a source electrode and a drain electrode spaced from each other and electrically connected to two opposite ends of at least one of carbon nanotubes; covering the carbon nanotube layer with an insulating layer; and placing a gate electrode on the insulating layer, the gate electrode being opposite to and electrically insulated from the carbon nanotube layer by the insulating layer.11-26-2009
20110171789LIGHT-EMITTING NANOPARTICLES AND METHOD OF MAKING SAME - A method for the production of a robust, chemically stable, crystalline, passivated nanoparticle and composition containing the same, that emit light with high efficiencies and size-tunable and excitation energy tunable color. The methods include the thermal degradation of a precursor molecule in the presence of a capping agent at high temperature and elevated pressure. A particular composition prepared by the methods is a passivated silicon nanoparticle composition displaying discrete optical transitions.07-14-2011
20100105175SOI FET With Source-Side Body Doping - An SOI FET device with improved floating body is proposed. Control of the body potential is accomplished by having a body doping concentration next to the source electrode higher than the body doping concentration next to the drain electrode. The high source-side dopant concentration leads to elevated forward leakage current between the source electrode and the body, which leakage current effectively locks the body potential to the source electrode potential. Furthermore, having the source-to-body junction capacitance larger than the drain-to-body junction capacitance has additional advantages in device operation. The device has no structure fabricated for the purpose of electrically connecting the body potential to other elements of the device.04-29-2010
20080242011Method of fabricating non-volatile memory device - A method of fabricating a non-volatile memory device according to example embodiments may include forming a semiconductor layer on a substrate. A plurality of lower charge storing layers may be formed on a bottom surface of the semiconductor layer. A plurality of lower control gate electrodes may be formed on the plurality of lower charge storing layers. A plurality of upper charge storing layers may be formed on a top surface of the semiconductor layer. A plurality of upper control gate electrodes may be formed on the plurality of upper charge storing layers, wherein the plurality of lower and upper control gate electrodes may be arranged alternately.10-02-2008
20080286909SIDEWALL SEMICONDUCTOR TRANSISTORS - A novel transistor structure and method for fabricating the same. First, a substrate, a semiconductor region, a gate dielectric region, and a gate block are provided. The semiconductor region, the gate dielectric region, and the gate block are on the substrate. The gate dielectric region is sandwiched between the semiconductor region and the gate block. The semiconductor region is electrically insulated from the gate block by the gate dielectric region. The semiconductor region and the gate dielectric region share an interface surface which is essentially perpendicular to a top surface of the substrate. The semiconductor region and the gate dielectric region do not share any interface surface that is essentially parallel to a top surface of the substrate. Next, a gate region is formed from the gate block. Then, first and second source/drain regions are formed in the semiconductor region.11-20-2008
20080206934FORMING SEMICONDUCTOR FINS USING A SACRIFICIAL FIN - A semiconductor device is made by steps of removing portions of a first capping layer, removing portions of a sacrificial layer, recessing sidewalls, and forming fin structures. The step of removing portions of the first capping layer forms a first capping structure that covers portions of the sacrificial layer. The step of removing portions of the sacrificial layer removes portions of the sacrificial layer that are not covered by the first capping structure to define an intermediate structure. The step of recessing the sidewalls recesses sidewalls of the intermediate structure relative to edge regions of the first capping structure to form a sacrificial structure having recessed sidewalls. The step of forming fin structures forms fin structures adjacent to the recessed sidewalls.08-28-2008
20080206936Method of Forming Conducting Nanowires - A method of preparing an array of conducting or semi-conducting nanowires may include forming a vicinal surface of stepped atomic terraces on a substrate, and depositing a fractional layer of dopant material to form nanostripes having a width less than the width of the atomic terraces. Diffusion of the atoms of the dopant nanostripes into the substrate may form the nanowires.08-28-2008
20100136752Semiconductor device and method for manufacturing the same - A semiconductor device includes a Si substrate, an insulating film formed on one part of the Si substrate, a bulk Si region grown on other part of the Si substrate other than the insulating film, Si1-xGex (006-03-2010
20090298240SELF-ALIGNED THIN-FILM TRANSISTOR AND METHOD OF FORMING SAME - A method of manufacturing a thin-film transistor or like structure provides conductive “tails” below an overhang region formed by a top gate structure. The tails increase in thickness as they extend outward from a point under the overhang to the source and drain contacts. The tails provide a low resistance conduction path between the source and drain regions and the channel, with low parasitic capacitance. The thickness profile of the tails is controlled by the deposition of material over and on the lateral side surfaces of the gate structure.12-03-2009
20080318368Method of manufacturing ZnO-based this film transistor - Provided is a method of manufacturing a ZnO-based thin film transistor (TFT). The method may include forming source and drain electrodes using one or two wet etchings. A tin (Sn) oxide, a fluoride, or a chloride having relatively stable bonding energy against plasma may be included in a channel layer. Because the source and drain electrodes are formed by wet etching, damage to the channel layer and an oxygen vacancy may be prevented or reduced. Because the material having higher bonding energy is distributed in the channel layer, damage to the channel layer occurring when a passivation layer is formed may be prevented or reduced.12-25-2008
20110223726RECESSED GATE SILICON-ON-INSULATOR FLOATING BODY DEVICE WITH SELF-ALIGNED LATERAL ISOLATION - Embodiments of a manufacturing process for recessed gate devices on silicon-on-insulator (SOI) substrate with self-aligned lateral isolation are described. This allows the creation of true in-pitch recessed gate devices without requiring an extra isolation dimension. A lateral isolation trench is formed between pairs of recessed gate devices by etching the silicon-on-insulator area down to a buried oxide layer on which the silicon-on-insulator layer is formed. The position of the trench is self-aligned and defined by the gate width and the dimension of spacers disposed on either side of the gate. The isolation trench is filled with a dielectric material and then etched back to the middle of the SOI body and the remaining volume is filled with a doped conductive material. The doped conductor is subject to a thermal cycle to create source and drain regions of the device through out-diffusion of the doped material.09-15-2011
20110223725METHODS OF MANUFACTURING BURIED WIRING TYPE SUBSTRATE AND SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE INCORPORATING BURIED WIRING TYPE SUBSTRATE - A method of manufacturing a buried wiring type substrate comprises implanting hydrogen ions into a single crystalline substrate through a first surface thereof to form an ion implantation region, forming a conductive layer comprising a metal on the first surface of the single crystalline substrate, forming an insulation layer comprising silicon oxide on the conductive layer, bonding the insulation layer to a support substrate to form a preliminary buried wiring type substrate, and separating the single crystalline substrate at the ion implantation region to form a single crystalline semiconductor layer on the conductive layer.09-15-2011
20100248432METHODS OF FORMING A HYPER-ABRUPT P-N JUNCTION AND DESIGN STRUCTURES FOR AN INTEGRATED CIRCUIT - Methods of forming hyper-abrupt p-n junctions and design structures for an integrated circuit containing devices structures with hyper-abrupt p-n junctions. The hyper-abrupt p-n junction is defined in a SOI substrate by implanting a portion of a device layer to have one conductivity type and then implanting a portion of this doped region to have an opposite conductivity type. The counterdoping defines the hyper-abrupt p-n junction. A gate structure carried on a top surface of the device layer operates as a hard mask during the ion implantations to assist in defining a lateral boundary for the hyper-abrupt p-n junction.09-30-2010
20090061570SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND LTPS-TFT WITHIN AND METHOD OF MAKING THE SAME - A thin film transistor (TFT) formed on a substrate includes a polycrystalline film, a gate insulator, a hydrogen-supplying film and a gate electrode. The polycrystalline film is formed on the substrate. Two sides of the polycrystalline film serve as the source and the drain of the semiconductor device, and the central region of the polycrystalline layer serves as the channel. The gate insulator is formed on the polycrystalline film, then the polycrystalline film is ions implanted, and the hydrogen-supplying film is formed on the gate insulator. The gate electrode is formed on the hydrogen-supplying film above the channel. The hydrogen-supplying film supplies hydrogen to the polycrystalline film, especially to the channel, so as to transform the unsaturated bonds into hydrogen bonds in the channel for avoiding the unsaturated bonds to degrade the charge carrier efficiency of the channel.03-05-2009
20090075437THIN FILM TRANSISTOR MANUFACTURING METHOD AND SUBSTRATE STRUCTURE - A method of TFT (Thin Film Transistor) manufacturing and a substrate structure are provided. The structure includes a substrate and a self-alignment mask. A self-alignment mask on a substrate is first manufactured and then the self-alignment mask may synchronously extend with the substrate during the thermal process. When an exposure light source is provided on the side without a TFT formed, the self-alignment mask can overcome the problem that when a plastic substrate extends, the positions of the source and drain to be formed on the plastic substrate are incorrect, which has a great effect on the accuracy of alignment. As the result, the positions of the source and drain can be defined accurately.03-19-2009
20090087954METHOD FOR FABRICATING PIXEL STRUCTURE - A method for fabricating a pixel structure using a laser ablation process is provided. This fabrication method forms a gate, a channel layer, a source, a drain, a passivation layer, and a pixel electrode sequentially by using a laser ablation process. Particularly, the fabrication method is not similar to a photolithography and etching process, so as to reduce the complicated photolithography and etching processes, such as spin coating process, soft-bake, hard-bake, exposure, developing, etching, and stripping. Therefore, the fabrication method simplifies the process and thus reduces the fabrication cost.04-02-2009
20090191670SILICON THIN FILM TRANSISTORS, SYSTEMS, AND METHODS OF MAKING SAME - Systems and methods of fabricating silicon-based thin film transistors (TFTs) on flexible substrates. The systems and methods incorporate and combine deposition processes such as chemical vapor deposition and plasma-enhance vapor deposition, printing, coating, and other deposition processes, with laser annealing, etching techniques, and laser doping, all performed at low temperatures such that the precision, resolution, and registration is achieved to produce a high performing transistor. Such TFTs can be used in applications such as displays, packaging, labeling, and the like.07-30-2009
20090191671SEMICONDUCTOR SUBSTRATE, SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE, AND MANUFACTURING METHODS FOR THEM - The present invention provides a semiconductor substrate, which comprises a singlecrystalline Si substrate which includes an active layer having a channel region, a source region, and a drain region, the singlecrystalline Si substrate including at least a part of a device structure not containing a well-structure or a channel stop region; a gate insulating film formed on the singlecrystalline Si substrate; a gate electrode formed on the gate insulating film; a LOCOS oxide film whose thickness is more than a thickness of the gate insulating film, the LOCOS oxide film being formed on the singlecrystalline Si substrate by surrounding the active layer; and an insulating film formed over the gate electrode and the LOCOS oxide film. On this account, on fabricating the semiconductor device having a high-performance integration system by forming the non-singlecrystalline Si semiconductor element and the singlecrystalline Si semiconductor element on the large insulating substrate, the process for making the singlecrystalline Si is simplified. Further, the foregoing arrangement provides a semiconductor substrate and a fabrication method thereof, which ensures device isolation of the minute singlecrystalline Si semiconductor element without highly-accurate photolithography, when the singlecrystalline Si semiconductor element is transferred onto the large insulating substrate.07-30-2009
20090209067SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE METHOD OF MANFACTURING A QUANTUM WELL STRUCTURE AND A SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE COMPRISING SUCH A QUANTUM WELL STRUCTURE - A semiconductor device (08-20-2009
20090253234METHODS OF FABRICATING LATERAL DMOS TRANSISTORS INCLUDING RETROGRADE REGIONS THEREIN - A metal-oxide semiconductor transistor includes a semiconductor substrate including a source region and a drain region adjacent a surface of the substrate and a drift region between the source region and the drain region. The drift region has an impurity concentration distribution such that a peak impurity concentration of the drift region is displaced from the surface of the substrate. The peak impurity concentration of the drift region may be provided in a retrograde region in the drift region below the surface of the substrate and separated therefrom by a predetermined distance. Related methods of fabrication are also discussed.10-08-2009
20100178738TRANSISTOR, METHOD OF FABRICATING THE SAME AND ORGANIC LIGHT EMITTING DISPLAY INCLUDING THE TRANSISTOR - A transistor includes; at least two polycrystalline silicon layers disposed substantially parallel to each other, each polycrystalline silicon layer including a channel region and at least two high conductivity regions disposed at opposing sides of the channel region; a gate which corresponds to the channel region of the two polycrystalline silicon layers and which crosses the two polycrystalline silicon layers, and a gate insulating layer interposed between the gate and the two polycrystalline silicon layers, wherein low conductivity regions are disposed adjacent to one edge of the gate and are formed between the channel region and one high conductivity region of each polycrystalline silicon layer.07-15-2010
20120196411SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SAME - A device and a method for manufacturing the same in which with device includes a single crystal semiconductor substrate and an SOI substrate separated from the single crystal semiconductor substrate by a thin buried insulating film and having a thin single crystal semiconductor thin film (SOI layer) in which well diffusion layer regions, drain regions, gate insulating films, and gate electrodes of the SOI-type MISFET and the bulk-type MISFET are formed in the same steps. The bulk-type MISFET and the SOI-type MISFET are formed on the same substrate, so that board area is reduced and a simple process can be realized by making manufacturing steps of the SOI-type MISFET and the bulk-type MISFET common.08-02-2012
20120196410METHOD FOR FABRICATING FIN FIELD EFFECT TRANSISTOR - A method for fabricating a fin-FET, wherein the method comprises several steps as follows: A substrate is first provided, and a silicon fin is then formed in the substrate. Next a dielectric layer is formed on the silicon fin and the substrate. A poly silicon layer is subsequently formed on the dielectric layer, and the poly silicon layer is then planarized. Subsequently, a poly silicon gate is formed and a portion of the silicon fin is exposed by patterning the planarized poly silicon layer. A source and a drain are separately formed on two opposite sides of the exposed silicon fin adjacent to the poly silicon gate.08-02-2012
20100227441METHOD OF MANUFACTURING MEMORY DEVICES - Disclosed is a memory device and method of operation thereof. The memory device may include a source region and a drain region of a first dopant type, the source and drain regions contain a first semiconductor material; a body region of a second dopant type, the body region being sandwiched between the source and drain regions, the body comprising a second semiconductor material; a gate dielectric layer over at least the body region; and a gate comprising a conductive material over the gate dielectric layer. Specifically, one of the first semiconductor material and the second semiconductor material is lattice matched with the other of the first semiconductor material and the second semiconductor material and has an energy gap smaller than the energy gap of the other of the first semiconductor material and the second semiconductor material.09-09-2010
20130217190LOW EXTERNAL RESISTANCE ETSOI TRANSISTORS - A disposable dielectric structure is formed on a semiconductor-on-insulator (SOI) substrate such that all physically exposed surfaces of the disposable dielectric structure are dielectric surfaces. A semiconductor material is selectively deposited on semiconductor surfaces, while deposition of any semiconductor material on dielectric surfaces is suppressed. After formation of at least one gate spacer and source and drain regions, a planarization dielectric layer is deposited and planarized to physically expose a top surface of the disposable dielectric structure. The disposable dielectric structure is replaced with a replacement gate stack including a gate dielectric and a gate conductor portion. Lower external resistance can be provided without impacting the short channel performance of a field effect transistor device.08-22-2013
20100221876FIELD EFFECT TRANSISTORS WITH VERTICALLY ORIENTED GATE ELECTRODES AND METHODS FOR FABRICATING THE SAME - In semiconductor devices, and methods of formation thereof, both planar-type memory devices and vertically oriented thin body devices are formed on a common semiconductor layer. In a memory device, for example, it is desirable to have planar-type transistors in a peripheral region of the device, and vertically oriented thin body transistor devices in a cell region of the device. In this manner, the advantageous characteristics of each type of device can be applied to appropriate functions of the memory device.09-02-2010
20090023254METHOD OF FORMING INORGANIC INSULATING LAYER AND METHOD OF FABRICATING ARRAY SUBSTRATE FOR DISPLAY DEVICE USING THE SAME - A method of forming an inorganic insulating layer on a substrate comprises supplying a mixed gas between the substrate and a target, and generating a plasma between the substrate and the target. The target comprises a silicon-based material. The method further comprises depositing a plurality of ions from the plasma on the substrate.01-22-2009
20100297816NANOWIRE MESH DEVICE AND METHOD OF FABRICATING SAME - A semiconductor structure is provided that includes a plurality of vertically stacked and vertically spaced apart semiconductor nanowires (e.g., a semiconductor nanowire mesh) located on a surface of a substrate. One end segment of each vertically stacked and vertically spaced apart semiconductor nanowires is connected to a source region and another end segment of each vertically stacked and vertically spaced apart semiconductor nanowires is connected to a drain region. A gate region including a gate dielectric and a gate conductor abuts the plurality of vertically stacked and vertically spaced apart semiconductor nanowires, and the source regions and the drain regions are self-aligned with the gate region.11-25-2010
20090162980METHOD OF MANUFACTURING SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - An oxide film is formed on an SOI layer, an isolation oxide film and a gate electrode. A nitride film is formed on the oxide film. Next, anisotropic etching is performed only on the nitride film to form sidewalls on opposite side surfaces of the gate electrode. Thus, the oxide film is not etched. Next, an N-type impurity is implanted through the oxide film to form source/drain regions in an upper portion of the SOI layer. In this step, adjusting the implantation energy so that the impurity reaches the buried oxide film provides the source/drain regions in contact with the buried oxide film.06-25-2009
20090035899Microelectronic device - A thin film transistor is manufactured by a process including forming an oxide semiconductor channel, patterning the oxide semiconductor channel with a photolithographic process, and exposing the patterned oxide semiconductor channel to an oxygen containing plasma.02-05-2009
20110086472SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD FOR FORMING THE SAME - An improved type thin film semiconductor device and a method for forming the same are described. That is, in a thin film semiconductor device such as TFT formed on an insulating substrate, it is possible to prevent the intrusion of a mobile ion from a substrate or other parts, by forming the first blocking film comprising a silicon nitride, an aluminum oxide, an aluminum nitride, a tantalum oxide, and the like, under the semiconductor device through an insulating film used in a buffering, and then, by forming the second blocking film on TFT, and further, by covering TFT with said first and second blocking films.04-14-2011
20080318367METHOD OF MANUFACTURING SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - To suppress an effect of metal contamination caused in manufacturing an SOI substrate. After forming a damaged region by irradiating a semiconductor substrate with hydrogen ions, the semiconductor substrate is bonded to a base substrate. Heat treatment is performed to cleave the semiconductor substrate; thus an SOI substrate is manufactured. Even if metal ions enter the semiconductor substrate together with the hydrogen ions in the step of hydrogen ion irradiation, the effect of metal contamination can be suppressed by the gettering process. Accordingly, the irradiation with hydrogen ions can be performed positively by an ion doping method.12-25-2008
20090311835NANOWIRE MOSFET WITH DOPED EPITAXIAL CONTACTS FOR SOURCE AND DRAIN - A FET structure with a nanowire forming the FET channel, and doped source and drain regions formed by radial epitaxy from the nanowire body is disclosed. A top gated and a bottom gated nanowire FET structures are discussed. The source and drain fabrication can use either selective or non-selective epitaxy.12-17-2009
20090035898METHOD OF FABRICATING A LAYER WITH TINY STRUCTURE AND THIN FILM TRANSISTOR COMPRISING THE SAME - A method of fabricating a layer with a tiny structure and a thin film transistor comprising the same is disclosed. The method of fabricating the layer with a tiny structure comprises providing a substrate, coating a coating composition on the substrate to form a coating layer, wherein the coating composition comprises nano conductive particles or nano semiconductor particles having functional groups bonded on a surface thereof uniformly dispersed in a solvent, and irradiating the coating layer by an additional energy to break the functional groups, resulting in aggregation of nano conductive particles or nano semiconductor particles to form a tiny structure.02-05-2009
20110177659SOI BODY CONTACT USING E-DRAM TECHNOLOGY - A semiconductor structure is disclosed. The semiconductor structure includes an active semiconductor layer, a semiconductor device having a gate disposed on top of the active semiconductor layer, and source and drain regions and a body/channel region disposed within the active semiconductor layer, an insulator layer having a first and second side, the first side being adjacent to the active semiconductor layer, a substrate disposed adjacent to the second side of the insulator layer, a body contact disposed under the body/channel region and in the insulator layer. The body contact electrically connects with and contacts with the body/channel region of the semiconductor device and the substrate, to thereby form an ohmic contact and to eliminate floating body effects.07-21-2011
20090215232SCHOTTKY BARRIER TUNNEL TRANSISTOR AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME - Provided are a Schottky barrier tunnel transistor and a method of manufacturing the same that are capable of minimizing leakage current caused by damage to a gate sidewall of the Schottky barrier tunnel transistor using a Schottky tunnel barrier naturally formed at a semiconductor-metal junction as a tunnel barrier. The method includes the steps of: forming a semiconductor channel layer on an insulating substrate; forming a dummy gate on the semiconductor channel layer; forming a source and a drain at both sides of the dummy gate on the insulating substrate; removing the dummy gate; forming an insulating layer on a sidewall from which the dummy gate is removed; and forming an actual gate in a space from which the dummy gate is removed. In manufacturing the Schottky barrier tunnel transistor using the dummy gate, it is possible to form a high-k dielectric gate insulating layer and a metal gate, and stable characteristics in silicidation of the metal layer having very strong reactivity can be obtained.08-27-2009
20120149156METHODS OF MANUFACTURING SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES - A plurality of nanowires is grown on a first substrate in a first direction perpendicular to the first substrate. An insulation layer covering the nanowires is formed on the first substrate to define a nanowire block including the nanowires and the insulation layer. The nanowire block is moved so that each of the nanowires is arranged in a second direction parallel to the first substrate. The insulation layer is partially removed to partially expose the nanowires. A gate line covering the exposed nanowires is formed. Impurities are implanted into portions of the nanowires adjacent to the gate line.06-14-2012
20110250723MANUFACTURING METHOD OF SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - In an embodiment, an insulating film is formed over a flat surface; a mask is formed over the insulating film; a slimming process is performed on the mask; an etching process is performed on the insulating film using the mask; a conductive film covering the insulating film is formed; a polishing process is performed on the conductive film and the insulating film, so that the conductive film and the insulating film have equal thicknesses; the conductive film is etched, so that a source electrode and a drain electrode which are thinner than the conductive film are formed; an oxide semiconductor film is formed in contact with the insulating film, the source electrode, and the drain electrode; a gate insulating film covering the oxide semiconductor film is formed; and a gate electrode is formed in a region which is over the gate insulating film and overlaps with the insulating film.10-13-2011
20110033988SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF - A TFT having a high threshold voltage is connected to the source electrode of each TFT that constitutes a CMOS circuit. In another aspect, pixel thin-film transistors are constructed such that a thin-film transistor more distant from a gate line drive circuit has a lower threshold voltage. In a further aspect, a control film that is removable in a later step is formed on the surface of the channel forming region of a TFT, and doping is performed from above the control film.02-10-2011
20100279473THIN FILM TRANSISTOR SUBSTRATE AND FABRICATING METHOD THEREOF - A thin film transistor substrate and a fabricating method that includes an opening hole that separates a gate shorting line connected to a gate shorting bar used upon a lighting-inspecting of a gate line into an odd and an even gate shorting line is provided.11-04-2010
20090317950METHOD OF MANUFACTURING SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - A semiconductor device manufacturing method which sequentially forms a gate oxide film and gate electrode material over a semiconductor layer of an SOI substrate and patterns the material into gate electrodes. The method further comprises the steps of forming sidewalls made of an insulator to cover side surfaces of the gate electrode; ion-implanting into the semiconductor layer on both sides of the gate electrode to form drain/source regions; partially etching the sidewalls to expose upper parts of the side surfaces of the gate electrode; depositing a metal film to cover the tops of the drain/source regions and of the gate electrode and the exposed upper parts of the side surfaces of the gate electrode; and performing heat treatment on the SOI substrate to form silicide layers respectively in the surfaces of the gate electrode and of the drain/source regions.12-24-2009
20120202323MANUFACTURING METHOD OF SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - According to one embodiment, a silicon film, in which an impurity density of a center portion is higher than that of an upper portion and a lower portion, is formed above a base layer, a mask pattern is formed above the silicon film, a recess is formed in the silicon film by selectively etching the silicon film through the mask pattern, a silicon oxide film is formed on a surface of the recess by an oxidation process of the silicon film, and the silicon film under the recess is etched through the mask pattern after the oxidation process. attern.08-09-2012
20080318369SOI DEVICE WITH CHARGING PROTECTION AND METHODS OF MAKING SAME - The present invention is directed to an SOI device with charging protection and methods of making same. In one illustrative embodiment, a device is formed on an SOI substrate including a bulk substrate, a buried insulation layer and an active layer. The device includes a transistor formed in an isolated portion of the active layer, the transistor including a gate electrode and a source region. The device further includes a first conductive bulk substrate contact extending through the active layer and the buried insulation layer, the first conductive bulk substrate contact being conductively coupled to the source region and the bulk substrate, and a second conductive bulk substrate contact extending through the active layer and the buried insulation layer, the second conductive bulk substrate being conductively coupled to the gate electrode and the bulk substrate.12-25-2008
20080286910Method for manufacturing SOI substrate and method for manufacturing semiconductor device - A method for manufacturing an SOI substrate with favorable adherence without high-temperature heat treatment being performed in bonding, and a semiconductor device using the SOI substrate and a manufacturing method thereof are proposed. An SOI substrate and a semiconductor device can be manufactured by forming a single-crystalline silicon substrate with a thickness of 50 μm or less in which a brittle layer is formed; forming a supporting substrate having an insulating layer over a surface; activating at least one of the surfaces of the single-crystalline silicon substrate and the insulating layer by exposure to a plasma atmosphere or an ion atmosphere; and bonding the single-crystalline silicon substrate and the supporting substrate with the insulating layer interposed therebetween.11-20-2008
20120276694MANUFACTURING METHOD OF SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - A semiconductor device using an oxide semiconductor is provided with stable electric characteristics to improve the reliability. In a manufacturing process of a transistor including an oxide semiconductor film, an oxide semiconductor film containing a crystal having a c-axis which is substantially perpendicular to a top surface thereof (also called a first crystalline oxide semiconductor film) is formed; oxygen is added to the oxide semiconductor film to amorphize at least part of the oxide semiconductor film, so that an amorphous oxide semiconductor film containing an excess of oxygen is formed; an aluminum oxide film is formed over the amorphous oxide semiconductor film; and heat treatment is performed thereon to crystallize at least part of the amorphous oxide semiconductor film, so that an oxide semiconductor film containing a crystal having a c-axis which is substantially perpendicular to a top surface thereof (also called a second crystalline oxide semiconductor film) is formed.11-01-2012
20080213948DUAL WIRED INTEGRATED CIRCUIT CHIPS - A semiconductor device having wiring levels on opposite sides and a method of fabricating a semiconductor structure having contacts to devices and wiring levels on opposite sides. The method including fabricating a device on a silicon-on-insulator substrate with first contacts to the devices and wiring levels on a first side to the first contacts, removing a lower silicon layer to expose the buried oxide layer, forming second contacts to the devices through the buried oxide layer and forming wiring levels over the buried oxide layer to the second contacts.09-04-2008
20110008937SILICON GERMANIUM AND GERMANIUM MULTIGATE AND NANOWIRE STRUCTURES FOR LOGIC AND MULTILEVEL MEMORY APPLICATIONS - A method to provide a transistor or memory cell structure. The method comprises: providing a substrate including a lower Si substrate and an insulating layer on the substrate; providing a first projection extending above the insulating layer, the first projection including an Si material and a Si1-xGex material; and exposing the first projection to preferential oxidation to yield a second projection including a center region comprising Ge/Si1-yGey and a covering region comprising SiO2 and enclosing the center region.01-13-2011
20110053323PHOTOMASK AND METHOD FOR FABRICATING SOURCE/DRAIN ELECTRODE OF THIN FILM TRANSISTOR - A photomask for fabricating a thin film transistor (TFT) is disclosed. The photomask includes a translucent layer disposed on a transparent substrate and covering U-shaped and rectangular channel-forming regions of the transparent substrate. First and second light-shielding layers are disposed on the translucent layer and located at the outer and inner sides of the U-shaped channel-forming region, respectively, and third and fourth light-shielding layers are disposed on the translucent layer and located at opposite sides of the rectangular channel-forming region, respectively, to serve as source/drain-forming regions. An end of the third light-shielding layer extends to the first light-shielding layer. A plurality of first light-shielding islands is disposed on the translucent layer and located within the rectangular channel-forming region. A method for fabricating source/drain electrodes of a TFT is also disclosed.03-03-2011
20110027949SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME - Provided is a semiconductor device formed to an SOI substrate including a MOS transistor in which a parasitic MOS transistor is suppressed. The semiconductor device formed on the SOI substrate by employing a LOCOS process is structured such that a part of a polysilicon layer to becomes a gate electrode includes: a first conductivity type polysilicon region corresponding to a region of the silicon active layer which has a constant thickness and is to become a channel; and second conductivity type polysilicon regions corresponding to LOCOS isolation edges in each of which a thickness of the silicon active layer decreases.02-03-2011
20110027948METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING A FINFET DEVICE - A method for manufacturing a FinFET device includes: providing a substrate having a mask disposed thereon; covering portions of the mask to define a perimeter of a gate region; removing uncovered portions of the mask to expose the substrate; covering a part of the exposed substrate with another mask to define at least one fin region; forming the at least one fin and the gate region through both masks and the substrate, the gate region having side walls; disposing insulating layers around the at least one fin and onto the side walls; disposing a conductive material into the gate region and onto the insulating layers to form a gate electrode, and then forming source and drain regions.02-03-2011
20130122664METHOD OF MANUFACTURING SUBSTRATE INCLUDING THIN FILM TRANSISTOR - A substrate including a thin film transistor, the substrate including an active layer disposed on the substrate, the active layer including a channel area and source and drain areas, a gate electrode disposed on the active layer, the channel area corresponding to the gate electrode, a gate insulating layer interposed between the active layer and the gate electrode, an interlayer insulating layer disposed to cover the active layer and the gate electrode, the interlayer insulating layer having first and second contact holes partially exposing the active layer, source and drain electrodes disposed on the interlayer insulating layer, the source and drain areas corresponding to the source and drain electrodes, and ohmic contact layers, the ohmic contact layers being interposed between the interlayer insulating layer and the source and drain electrodes, and contacting the source and drain areas through the first and second contact holes.05-16-2013
20090203175METHOD OF MANUFACTURING A SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - TFT structures optimal for driving conditions of a pixel portion and driving circuits are obtained using a small number of photo masks. First through third semiconductor films are formed on a first insulating film. First shape first, second, and third electrodes are formed on the first through third semiconductor films. The first shape first, second, third electrodes are used as masks in first doping treatment to form first concentration impurity regions of one conductivity type in the first through third semiconductor films. Second shape first, second, and third electrodes are formed from the first shape first, second, and third electrodes. A second concentration impurity region of the one conductivity type which overlaps the second shape second electrode is formed in the second semiconductor film in second doping treatment. Also formed in the second doping treatment are third concentration impurity regions of the one conductivity type which are placed in the first and second semiconductor films. Fourth and Fifth concentration impurity regions having the other conductivity type that is opposite to the one conductivity type are formed in the third semiconductor film in third doping treatment.08-13-2009
20090203174METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - A method for manufacturing an insulating film, which is used as an insulating film used for a semiconductor integrated circuit, whose reliability can be ensured even though it has small thickness, is provided. In particular, a method for manufacturing a high-quality insulating film over a substrate having an insulating surface, which can be enlarged, at low substrate temperature, is provided. A monosilane gas (SiH08-13-2009
20120309138SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME - The present invention provides a semiconductor device that has a shorter distance between the bit lines and easily achieves higher storage capacity and density, and a method of manufacturing such a semiconductor device. The semiconductor device includes: first bit lines formed on a substrate; an insulating layer that is provided between the first bit lines on the substrate, and has a higher upper face than the first bit lines; channel layers that are provided on both side faces of the insulating layer, and are coupled to the respective first bit lines; and charge storage layers that are provided on the opposite side faces of the channel layers from the side faces on which the insulating layers are formed.12-06-2012
20120309136MANUFACTURE METHODS OF THIN FILM TRANSISTOR AND ARRAY SUBSTRATE AND MASK - Embodiments of the disclosed technology disclose manufacture methods of a thin film transistor and an array substrate and a mask therefor are provided. The manufacture method of the thin film transistor comprises: patterning a wire layer by using a exposure machine and a mask with a first exposure amount larger than a normal exposure amount during formation of source and drain electrodes; forming a semiconductor layer on the patterned wire layer; patterning the semiconductor layer by using the exposure machine and the mask with a second exposure amount smaller than the first exposure amount. The mask comprises a source region for forming the source electrode, a drain region for forming the drain electrode and a slit provided between the source region and the drain region, and the width of the slit is smaller than the resolution of the exposure machine.12-06-2012
20120309137METHOD FOR FABRICATING MOSFET ON SILICON-ON-INSULATOR WITH INTERNAL BODY CONTACT - A method is provided for fabricating a semiconductor device. According to the method, a semiconductor layer is formed over a semiconductor-on-insulator substrate, and a gate is formed on the semiconductor layer. Source and drain extension regions and a deep drain region are formed in the semiconductor layer. A deep source region is formed in the semiconductor layer. A drain metal-semiconductor alloy contact is located on the upper portion of the deep drain region and abutting the drain extension region. A source metal-semiconductor alloy contact abuts the source extension region. The deep source region is located below and contacts a first portion of the source metal-semiconductor alloy contact. The deep source region is not located below and does not contact a second portion of the source metal-semiconductor alloy contact. The second portion of the source metal-semiconductor alloy contact is an internal body contact that directly contacts the semiconductor layer.12-06-2012
20110189825SOI SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE WITH REDUCED TOPOGRAPHY ABOVE A SUBSTRATE WINDOW AREA - In sophisticated SOI devices, circuit elements, such as substrate diodes, may be formed in the crystalline substrate material on the basis of a substrate window, wherein the pronounced surface topography may be compensated for or at least reduced by performing additional planarization processes, such as the deposition of a planarization material, and a subsequent etch process when forming the contact level of the semiconductor device.08-04-2011
20080268583Method of manufacturing SOI substrate and method of manufacturing semiconductor device - A first substrate of single-crystal silicon within which is formed an embrittled layer and over a surface of which is formed a first insulating film is provided; a second insulating film is formed over a surface of a second substrate; at least one surface of either the first insulating film or the second insulating film is exposed to a plasma atmosphere or an ion atmosphere, and that surface of the first insulating film or the second insulating film is activated; the first substrate and the second substrate are bonded together with the first insulating film and the second insulating film interposed therebetween; a single-crystal silicon film is separated from the first substrate at an interface of the embrittled layer of the first substrate, and a thin film single-crystal silicon film is formed over the second substrate with the first insulating film and the second insulating film interposed therebetween.10-30-2008
20090029507Dielectric film, its formation method, semiconductor device using the dielectric film and its production method - A high-quality dielectric film is formed by generating plasma of a high electron density by a method such as diluting a rare gas or raising a frequency of a power supplier, and generating oxygen atoms or nitrogen atoms of a high density. The dielectric film contains silicon oxide in which the composition ratio of silicon and oxygen is between (1:1.94) and (1:2) both inclusive, silicon nitride in which the composition ratio of silicon and nitrogen is between (1:1.94) and (1:2) both inclusive, or silicon oxynitride in which the composition ratio of silicon and nitrogen is between (3:3.84) and (3:4) both inclusive.01-29-2009
20110306169CAPPING LAYERS FOR METAL OXYNITRIDE TFTS - A capping layer may be deposited over the active channel of a thin film transistor (TFT) in order to protect the active channel from contamination. The capping layer may affect the performance of the TFT. If the capping layer contains too much hydrogen, nitrogen, or oxygen, the threshold voltage, sub threshold slope, and mobility of the TFT may be negatively impacted. By controlling the ratio of the flow rates of the nitrogen, oxygen, and hydrogen containing gases, the performance of the TFT may be optimized. Additionally, the power density, capping layer deposition pressure, and the temperature may also be controlled to optimize the TFT performance.12-15-2011
20090176338FULLY-DEPLETED (FD)(SOI) MOSFET ACCESS TRANSISTOR AND METHOD OF FABRICATION - A fully-depleted (FD) Silicon-on-Insulator (SOI) MOSFET access transistor comprising a gate electrode of a conductivity type which is opposite the conductivity type of the source/drain regions and a method of fabrication are disclosed.07-09-2009
20090291535STACKED TRANSISTORS AND PROCESS - A method of horizontally stacking transistors on a common semiconductor substrate is initiated by providing a single crystal, generally silicon, semiconductor substrate. A plurality of transistors are formed on the single crystal semiconductor substrate and encapsulated in an insulating layer, such as silicon dioxide. One or more openings are formed through the insulating layer between the plurality of transistors so as to expose a surface of the single crystal semiconductor substrate. A layer of single crystal rare earth insulator material is epitaxially grown on the exposed surface of the single crystal semiconductor substrate. A layer of single crystal semiconductor material, generally silicon, is epitaxially grown on the layer of single crystal rare earth insulator material. An intermixed transistor is formed on the layer of single crystal semiconductor material.11-26-2009
20090176337NEGATIVE PHOTORESIST COMPOSITION AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING ARRAY SUBSTRATE USING THE SAME - A negative photoresist composition and a method of manufacturing an array substrate. The negative photoresist composition includes a photocurable composition including an ethylene unsaturated compound containing an ethylene unsaturated bond and a photopolymerization initiator, a thermosetting composition including an alkali-soluble resin crosslinked by heat and an organic solvent. The negative photoresist composition improves stability, photosensitivity, detachability after performing a developing operation and reduces residue to improve the reliability of an organic insulation layer. Furthermore, the negative photoresist composition improves the transmittance of an organic insulation layer and reduces the variation of color coordinates to improve the display quality of a display apparatus.07-09-2009
20110020987NONPLANAR SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE WITH PARTIALLY OR FULLY WRAPPED AROUND GATE ELECTRODE AND METHODS OF FABRICATION - A nonplanar semiconductor device and its method of fabrication is described. The nonplanar semiconductor device includes a semiconductor body having a top surface opposite a bottom surface formed above an insulating substrate wherein the semiconductor body has a pair laterally opposite sidewalls. A gate dielectric is formed on the top surface of the semiconductor body on the laterally opposite sidewalls of the semiconductor body and on at least a portion of the bottom surface of semiconductor body. A gate electrode is formed on the gate dielectric, on the top surface of the semiconductor body and adjacent to the gate dielectric on the laterally opposite sidewalls of semiconductor body and beneath the gate dielectric on the bottom surface of the semiconductor body. A pair source/drain regions are formed in the semiconductor body on opposite sides of the gate electrode.01-27-2011
20120208328BODY CONTACTED HYBRID SURFACE SEMICONDUCTOR-ON-INSULATOR DEVICES - A portion of a top semiconductor layer of a semiconductor-on-insulator (SOI) substrate is patterned into a semiconductor fin having substantially vertical sidewalls. A portion of a body region of the semiconductor fin is exposed on a top surface of the semiconductor fin between two source regions having a doping of a conductivity type opposite to the body region of the semiconductor fin. A metal semiconductor alloy portion is formed directly on the two source regions and the top surface of the exposed body region between the two source regions. The doping concentration of the exposed top portion of the body region may be increased by ion implantation to provide a low-resistance contact to the body region, or a recombination region having a high-density of crystalline defects may be formed. A hybrid surface semiconductor-on-insulator (HSSOI) metal-oxide-semiconductor-field-effect-transistor (MOSFET) thus formed has a body region that is electrically tied to the source region.08-16-2012
20120208329INTEGRATED CIRCUIT DEVICE WITH SERIES-CONNECTED FIELD EFFECT TRANSISTORS AND INTEGRATED VOLTAGE EQUALIZATION AND METHOD OF FORMING THE DEVICE - Disclosed is an integrated circuit device having series-connected planar or non-planar field effect transistors (FETs) with integrated voltage equalization and a method of forming the device. The series-connected FETs comprise gates positioned along a semiconductor body to define the channel regions for the series-connected FETs. Source/drain regions are located within the semiconductor body on opposing sides of the channel regions such that each portion of the semiconductor body between adjacent gates comprises one source/drain region for one field effect transistor abutting another source/drain region for another field effect transistor. Integrated voltage equalization is achieved through a conformal conductive layer having a desired resistance and positioned over the series-connected FETs such that it is electrically isolated from the gates, but in contact with the source/drain regions within the semiconductor body.08-16-2012
20120064676METHOD OF FABRICATING THIN FILM TRANSISTOR - A thin film transistor includes a substrate, a semiconductor layer on the substrate, a thermal oxide layer on the semiconductor layer, a gate electrode on the thermal oxide layer, the gate electrode positioned to correspond to a channel region of the semiconductor layer, an interlayer insulating layer on the substrate, and source and drain electrodes electrically connected to the semiconductor layer.03-15-2012
20120156833NANOWIRE TRANSISTOR AND METHOD FOR FABRICATING THE SAME - A nanowire transistor according to the present invention includes: at least one nanowire 06-21-2012
20110092032MANUFACTURING METHOD OF SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - Provided is a manufacturing methods of a semiconductor device. The methods includes: forming an active layer on a first substrate; bonding a top surface of the active layer with a second substrate and separating the active layer from the first substrate; forming conductive impurity regions corresponding to source and drain regions of the active layer bonded on the second substrate; bonding a third substrate on a bottom surface of the active layer and removing the second substrate; and forming a gate electrode on a top between the conductive impurity regions of the active layer bonded on the third substrate and forming source and drain electrodes on the conductive impurity regions.04-21-2011
20110065244ASYMMETRIC FINFET DEVICE WITH IMPROVED PARASITIC RESISTANCE AND CAPACITANCE - A method for forming a fin field effect transistor (finFET) device includes, forming a fin structure in a substrate, forming a gate stack structure perpendicular to the fin structure, and implanting ions in the substrate at an angle (θ) to form a source region and a drain region in the substrate, wherein the angle (θ) is oblique relative to the source region.03-17-2011
20120252173METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - The amount of water and hydrogen contained in an oxide semiconductor film is reduced, and oxygen is supplied sufficiently from a base film to the oxide semiconductor film in order to reduce oxygen deficiencies. A stacked base film is formed, a first heat treatment is performed, an oxide semiconductor film is formed over and in contact with the stacked base film, and a second heat treatment is performed. In the stacked base film, a first base film and a second base film are stacked in this order. The first base film is an insulating oxide film from which oxygen is released by heating. The second base film is an insulating metal oxide film. An oxygen diffusion coefficient of the second base film is smaller than that of the first base film.10-04-2012
20110104859MANUFACTURING METHOD OF SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - A manufacturing method of a semiconductor device is provided, which includes a process in which a transistor is formed over a first substrate; a process in which a first insulating layer is formed over the transistor; a process in which a first conductive layer connected to a source or a drain of the transistor is formed; a process in which a second substrate provided with a second insulating layer is arranged so that the first insulating layer is attached to the second insulating layer; a process in which the second insulating layer is separated from the second substrate; and a process in which a third substrate provided with a second conductive layer which functions as an antenna is arranged so that the first conductive layer is electrically connected to the second conductive layer.05-05-2011
20110104860SEMICONDUCTOR NANOWIRE WITH BUILT-IN STRESS - A semiconductor nanowire having two semiconductor pads on both ends is suspended over a substrate. Stress-generating liner portions are formed over the two semiconductor pads, while a middle portion of the semiconductor nanowire is exposed. A gate dielectric and a gate electrode are formed over the middle portion of the semiconductor nanowire while the semiconductor nanowire is under longitudinal stress due to the stress-generating liner portions. The middle portion of the semiconductor nanowire is under a built-in inherent longitudinal stress after removal of the stress-generating liners because the formation of the gate dielectric and the gate electrode locks in the strained state of the semiconductor nanowire. Source and drain regions are formed in the semiconductor pads to provide a semiconductor nanowire transistor. A middle-of-line (MOL) dielectric layer may be formed directly on the source and drain pads.05-05-2011
20120164801SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME - A semiconductor device having a CMOS structure, wherein, in manufacturing a CMOS circuit, an impurity element which imparts p-type conductivity to the active layer of the p-channel type semiconductor device is added before forming the gate insulating film. Then, by applying thermal oxidation treatment to the active layer, the impurity element is subjected to redistribution, and the concentration of the impurity element in the principal surface of the active layer is minimized. The precise control of threshold voltage is enabled by the impurity element that is present in a trace quantity.06-28-2012
20120164800METHOD OF MANUFACTURING SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - According to one embodiment, a method of manufacturing a semiconductor device which includes a MISFET, includes: forming a gate insulating film on a semiconductor substrate; forming a gate electrode on the gate insulating film; implanting nitrogen equal to or more than 5.0e14 atoms/cm06-28-2012
20100093137Thin Film Transistor Structure and Method of Fabricating the Same - In a thin film transistor (TFT) structure, formation of a spacer layer is used for isolating the NI junction from an insulating layer comprising a nitride, so as to decrease the amount of current leakage and improve the electric characteristics of TFT. In a back-channel etching (BCE) type TFT device, the spacer layer (comprising an oxide layer) is substantially formed at the sidewalls of the channel regions to isolate the insulating layer (comprising silicon nitride) from the NI junctions. In an etch-stop TFT device, the spacer layer (comprising an oxide layer) is substantially formed at the sidewalls of the etch-stop layer to isolate the insulating layer (i.e. etch-stop layer) from the NI junctions.04-15-2010
20120122281METHOD FOR FABRICATING A GaN-BASED THIN FILM TRANSISTOR - A method for fabricating a GaN-based thin film transistor includes: forming a semiconductor epitaxial layer on a substrate, the semiconductor epitaxial layer having a n-type GaN-based semiconductor material; forming an insulating layer on the semiconductor epitaxial layer; forming an ion implanting mask on the insulating layer, the ion implanting mask having an opening to partially expose the insulating layer; ion-implanting a p-type impurity through the opening and the insulating layer to form a p-doped region in the n-type GaN-based semiconductor material, followed by removing the insulating layer and the ion implanting mask; forming a dielectric layer on the semiconductor epitaxial layer; partially removing the dielectric layer; forming source and drain electrodes; and forming a gate electrode.05-17-2012
20090130805ADVANCED CMOS USING SUPER STEEP RETROGRADE WELLS - The present invention is a method for forming super steep doping profiles in MOS transistor structures. The method comprises forming a carbon containing layer (05-21-2009
20090130804METHOD OF FABRICATING SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - A method of fabricating a semiconductor device includes first providing an insulation substrate. A patterned conductive layer is formed over the insulation substrate, and the patterned conductive layer includes a channel region and a number of protruding regions. A gate structure layer is formed over the insulation substrate. The gate structure layer covers a part of the patterned conductive layer, and each of the protruding regions has an exposed region. A doping process is performed to dope at least the exposed region of the patterned conductive layer to form a number of S/D regions.05-21-2009
20110183476ETCHING SOLUTION COMPOSITION AND METHOD OF ETCHING USING THE SAME - An etchant composition for etching a transparent electrode is provided, the etchant composition includes an inorganic acid, an ammonium (NH07-28-2011
20100221877METHOD OF MANUFACTURING A SOI STRUCTURE HAVING A SIGE LAYER INTERPOSED BETWEEN THE SILICON AND THE INSULATOR - A semiconductor structure and a method of manufacturing a silicon on insulator (SOI) structure having a silicon germanium (SiGe) layer interposed between the silicon and the insulator. According to one manufacturing method, a first SiGe layer, a silicon layer, and a second SiGe layer are epitaxially grown in sequence over a first substrate, and then an insulating layer is formed on the second SiGe layer. Then, impurity ions are implanted into a predetermined location of the first substrate underlying the first SiGe layer to form an impurity implantation region. A second substrate is bonded to the insulating layer on the first substrate. After the first substrate is separated along the impurity implantation region and removed, the first SiGe layer remaining on the surface of the separated region is removed so that the surface of the silicon layer may be exposed.09-02-2010
20120315729METHOD OF MANUFACTURING TRANSPARENT TRANSISTOR WITH MULTI-LAYERED STRUCTURES - A method of manufacturing a transparent transistor including a substrate, source and drain electrodes formed on the substrate, each having a multi-layered structure of a lower transparent layer, a metal layer and an upper transparent layer, a channel formed between the source and drain electrodes, and a gate electrode aligned with the channel. The lower transparent layer or the upper transparent layer is formed of a transparent semiconductor layer, which is the same as the channel.12-13-2012
20120220083HYBRID FIN FIELD-EFFECT TRANSISTOR STRUCTURES AND RELATED METHODS - Semiconductor-on-insulator structures facilitate the fabrication of devices, including MOSFETs that are at least partially depleted during operation and FinFETs including bilayer fins and/or crystalline oxide.08-30-2012
20100330750THIN FILM TRANSISTOR AND METHOD FOR FABRICATING THE SAME, AND LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME - A thin film transistor (TFT) including a nanowire semiconductor layer having nanowires aligned in one direction in a channel region is disclosed. The nanowire semiconductor layer is selectively formed in the channel region. A method for fabricating the TFT, a liquid crystal display (LCD) device using the TFT, and a method for manufacturing the LCD device are also disclosed. The TFT fabricating method includes forming alignment electrodes on the insulating film such that the alignment electrodes face each other, to define a channel region, forming an organic film, to expose the channel region, coating a nanowire-dispersed solution on an entire surface of a substrate including the organic film, forming a nanowire semiconductor layer in the channel region by generating an electric field between the alignment electrodes such that nanowires of the nanowire semiconductor layer are aligned in a direction, and removing the organic film.12-30-2010
20120171820STRAINED MOS DEVICE AND METHODS FOR ITS FABRICATION - A method is provided for fabricating a strained MOS device having a silicon germanium on insulator (SGOI) substrate that includes a layer of monocrystalline silicon germanium material characterized by a first lattice constant. A strained silicon layer is formed over the layer of monocrystalline silicon germanium material. A layer of gate electrode material is patterned to form a gate electrode overlying a channel region. The strained silicon layer is disposed between the gate electrode and the channel region. First recess and second recesses are etched into the layer of monocrystalline silicon germanium material. A layer of monocrystalline semiconductor material is then epitaxially grown to fill the first and second recesses such that it is embedded at the opposing sides of the channel region. The layer of monocrystalline semiconductor material comprises silicon and germanium, and is characterized by a second lattice constant less than the first lattice constant.07-05-2012
20080286911Method for manufacturing semiconductor device - To provide a low-cost high performance semiconductor device and a method for manufacturing the semiconductor device, a separate single-crystal semiconductor layer having a first region and a non-single-crystal semiconductor layer having a second region are provided over a substrate. Further, it is preferable that a cap film is formed over either the separate single-crystal semiconductor layer or the non-single-crystal semiconductor layer, and the first region and the second region are irradiated with a laser beam by applying the laser beam from above the cap film.11-20-2008
20090124051THIN-FILMED FIELD EFFECT TRANSISTOR AND MAKING METHOD - In a thin-film field effect transistor with a MIS structure, the materials of which the semiconductor and insulating layers are made are polymers which are dissolvable in organic solvents and have a weight average molecular weight of more than 2,000 to 1,000,000. Use of polymers for both the semiconductor layer and insulating layer of TFT eliminates such treatments as patterning and etching using photoresists in the prior art circuit-forming technology, reduces the probability of TFT defects and achieves a reduction of TFT manufacture cost.05-14-2009
20120178224METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - To provide a semiconductor device in which desorption of oxygen from side surfaces of an oxide semiconductor layer is prevented, defects (oxygen deficiency) in the oxide semiconductor layer are sufficiently reduced, and leakage current between a source and a drain is suppressed. The semiconductor device is manufactured through the following steps: after first heat treatment is performed on an oxide semiconductor film, the oxide semiconductor film is processed to form an oxide semiconductor layer; immediately after that, side walls of the oxide semiconductor layer are covered with an insulating oxide; and in second heat treatment, the side surfaces of the oxide semiconductor layer are prevented from being exposed to a vacuum and defects (oxygen deficiency) in the oxide semiconductor layer are reduced. Side walls of the oxide semiconductor layer are covered with sidewall insulating layers. The semiconductor device has a TGBC structure.07-12-2012
20090061569CONTACT STRUCTURE - There is disclosed a contact structure for electrically connecting conducting lines formed on a first substrate of an electrooptical device such as a liquid crystal display with conducting lines formed on a second substrate via conducting spacers while assuring a uniform cell gap among different cells if the interlayer dielectric film thickness is nonuniform across the cell or among different cells. A first conducting film and a dielectric film are deposited on the first substrate. Openings are formed in the dielectric film. A second conducting film covers the dielectric film left and the openings. The conducting spacers electrically connect the second conducting film over the first substrate with a third conducting film on the second substrate. The cell gap depends only on the size of the spacers, which maintain the cell gap.03-05-2009
20090061568Techniques for Fabricating Nanowire Field-Effect Transistors - Techniques for the fabrication of field-effect transistors (FETs) having nanowire channels are provided. In one aspect, a method of fabricating a FET is provided comprising the following steps. A substrate is provided having a silicon-on-insulator (SOI) layer. At least one nanowire is deposited over the SOI layer. A sacrificial gate is formed over the SOI layer so as to cover a portion of the nanowire that forms a channel region. An epitaxial semiconductor material is selectively grown from the SOI layer that covers the nanowire and attaches the nanowire to the SOI layer in a source region and in a drain region. The sacrificial gate is removed. An oxide is formed that divides the SOI layer into at least two electrically isolated sections, one section included in the source region and the other section included in the drain region. A gate dielectric layer is formed over the channel region. A gate is formed over the channel region separated from the nanowire by the gate dielectric layer. A metal-semiconductor alloy is formed over the source and drain regions.03-05-2009
20100291740SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME - A semiconductor device includes at least one thin film transistor including a semiconductor layer that has a crystalline region including a channel region, a source region and a drain region, a gate insulating film disposed at least on the channel region, the source region and the drain region of the semiconductor layer, and a gate electrode arranged so as to oppose the channel region via the gate insulating film. At least a portion of the semiconductor layer includes a catalyst element capable of promoting crystallization, and the semiconductor layer further includes a gettering region that includes the catalyst element at a higher concentration than in the channel region or the source region and the drain region. The thickness of the gate insulating film on the gettering region is smaller than that on the source region and the drain region, or the gate insulating film is not disposed on the gettering region.11-18-2010
20120083076Ultra-Shallow Junction MOSFET Having a High-k Gate Dielectric and In-Situ Doped Selective Epitaxy Source/Drain Extensions and a Method of Making Same - A MOSFET includes a gate having a high-k gate dielectric on a substrate and a gate electrode on the gate dielectric. The gate dielectric protrudes beyond the gate electrode. A deep source and drain having shallow extensions are formed on either side of the gate. The deep source and drain are formed by selective in-situ doped epitaxy or by ion implantation and the extensions are formed by selective, in-situ doped epitaxy. The extensions lie beneath the gate in contact with the gate dielectric. The material of the gate dielectric and the amount of its protrusion beyond the gate electrode are selected so that epitaxial procedures and related procedures do not cause bridging between the gate electrode and the source/drain extensions. Methods of fabricating the MOSFET are described.04-05-2012
20120258575MANUFACTURING METHOD OF SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - To provide a highly reliable semiconductor device manufactured by giving stable electric characteristics to a semiconductor device including an oxide semiconductor. In a manufacturing process of a transistor, an oxide semiconductor layer, a source electrode layer, a drain electrode layer, a gate insulating film, a gate electrode layer, and an aluminum oxide film are formed in this order, and then heat treatment is performed on the oxide semiconductor layer and the aluminum oxide film, whereby an oxide semiconductor layer from which an impurity containing a hydrogen atom is removed and which includes a region containing oxygen more than the stoichiometric proportion is formed. In addition, when the aluminum oxide film is formed, entry and diffusion of water or hydrogen into the oxide semiconductor layer from the air due to heat treatment in a manufacturing process of a semiconductor device or an electronic appliance including the transistor can be prevented.10-11-2012
20100203687METHOD OF MANUFACTURING AN ARRAY SUBSTRATE FOR LCD DEVICE HAVING DOUBLE-LAYERED METAL STRUCTURE - The present invention is an array substrate for use in a liquid crystal display device, which includes a gate electrode, a gate line and a gate pad on a substrate, wherein the gate electrode, the gate line and the gate pad have a double-layered structure consisting of a first metal layer and a first barrier metal layer in series from the substrate, and wherein the first metal is one of aluminum and aluminum alloy; a gate insulation layer on the substrate covering the gate electrode, gate line and gate pad; an active layer and an ohmic contact layer sequentially formed on the gate insulation layer and over the gate electrode; a data line on the gate insulation layer perpendicularly crossing the gate line, source and drain electrodes contacting the ohmic contact layer, and a data pad on the gate insulation layer, wherein the data line, the source and drain electrode and the data pad have a double-layered structure consisting of a second barrier metal layer and a second metal layer of copper; a passivation layer formed on the gate insulation layer to cover the data line, source and drain electrodes, and data pad, wherein the passivation layer has a drain contact hole exposing a portion of the drain electrode, a gate pad contact hole exposing a portion of the gate pad, and a data pad contact hole exposing a portion of the data pad; and a pixel electrode, a gate pad terminal and a data pad terminal on the passivation layer, all of which are formed of a transparent conductive material on the passivation layer.08-12-2010
20110230017Method for Forming an SOI Schottky Source/Drain Device to Control Encroachment and Delamination of Silicide - A method of fabricating a Schottky field effect transistor is provided that includes providing a substrate having at least a first semiconductor layer overlying a dielectric layer, wherein the first semiconductor layer has a thickness of less than 10.0 nm. A gate structure is formed directly on the first semiconductor layer. A raised semiconductor material is selectively formed on the first semiconductor layer adjacent to the gate structure. The raised semiconductor material is converted into Schottky source and drain regions composed of a metal semiconductor alloy. A non-reacted semiconductor material is present between the Schottky source and drain regions and the dielectric layer.09-22-2011
20110237033SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME - A memory element is formed by providing an organic compound between a pair of upper and lower electrodes. However, when the electrode is formed over a layer containing an organic compound, a temperature is limited because the layer containing the organic compound can be influenced depending on a temperature for forming the electrode. A forming method for the electrode is limited due to this limitation of a temperature. Therefore, there are problems that an expected electrode cannot be formed, and miniaturization of an element is inhibited. A semiconductor device includes a memory element and a switching element which are provided over a substrate having an insulating surface. The memory element includes first and second electrodes, and a layer containing an organic compound, which are provided on the same plane. A current flows from the first electrode to the second electrode. The first electrode is electrically connected to the switching element.09-29-2011
20100203686Flat Display Active Plate - A method for manufacturing the active plate of a flat matrix display screen, in which each cell comprises an electrode plate connected by a transistor to a first conductive line, comprising the steps of providing an outgrowth coated with an insulator of each first conductive line at the level of each cell; etching or making porous an end portion of each outgrowth; laterally growing, for example, by a VLS method, a PIP or NIN semiconductor structure in each end portion which has been etched or made porous; and establishing a contact at the free end of the semiconductor structure and forming a gate at the level of the median portion of the semiconductor structure.08-12-2010
20120289004FABRICATION METHOD OF GERMANIUM-BASED N-TYPE SCHOTTKY FIELD EFFECT TRANSISTOR - The present invention discloses a fabrication method of a Ge-based N-type Schottky field effect transistor and relates to a filed of ultra-large-scaled integrated circuit fabrication process. The present invention forms a thin high K dielectric layer between a substrate and a metal source/drain. The thin layer on one hand may block the electron wave function of metal from inducing an MIGS interface state in the semiconductor forbidden band, on the other hand may passivate the dangling bonds at the interface of Ge. Meanwhile, since the insulating dielectric layer has a very thin thickness, and electrons can substantially pass freely, the parasitic resistances of the source and the drain are not significantly increased. The method can weaken the Fermi level pinning effect, cause the Fermi energy level close to the position of the conduction band of Ge and lower the electron barrier, thereby increasing the current switching ratio of the Ge-based Schottky transistor and improve the performance of the NMOS device.11-15-2012
20100167474Methods of Forming Semiconductor-On-Insulating (SOI) Field Effect Transistors with Body Contacts - Semiconductor-on-insulator (SOI) field effect transistors include a semiconductor substrate and a first semiconductor active region on a first portion of a surface of the substrate. A first electrically insulating layer is provided. This first electrically insulating layer extends on a second portion of the surface of the substrate and also on a first sidewall of the first semiconductor active region. A second electrically insulating layer is provided, which extends on a third portion of the surface of the semiconductor substrate. The second electrically insulating layer also extends on a second sidewall of the first semiconductor active region. A second semiconductor active region is provided on the first semiconductor active region. The second semiconductor active region extends on the first semiconductor active region and on ends of the first and second electrically insulating layers. Source and drain regions are also provided, which are electrically coupled to opposite ends of the second semiconductor active region. An insulated gate electrode extends on the second semiconductor active region and opposite the first semiconductor active region.07-01-2010
20130011975RAISED SOURCE/DRAIN STRUCTURE FOR ENHANCED STRAIN COUPLING FROM STRESS LINER - A gate stack is formed on a silicon layer that is above a buried oxide layer. The gate stack comprises a high-k oxide layer on the silicon layer and a metal gate on the high-k oxide layer. A first nitride layer is formed on the silicon layer and the gate stack. An oxide layer is formed on the first nitride layer. A second nitride layer is formed on the oxide layer. The first nitride layer and the oxide layer are etched so as to form a nitride liner and an oxide liner adjacent to the gate stack. The second nitride layer is etched so as to form a first nitride spacer adjacent to the oxide liner. A faceted raised source/drain region is epitaxially formed adjacent to the nitride liner, the oxide liner, and first nitride spacer. Ions are implanted into the faceted raised source/drain region using the first nitride spacer.01-10-2013
20130017654FABRICATION METHOD FOR SURROUNDING GATE SILICON NANOWIRE TRANSISTOR WITH AIR AS SPACERSAANM Huang; RuAACI BeijingAACO CNAAGP Huang; Ru Beijing CNAANM Zhuge; JingAACI BeijingAACO CNAAGP Zhuge; Jing Beijing CNAANM Fan; JiewenAACI BeijingAACO CNAAGP Fan; Jiewen Beijing CNAANM Ai; YujieAACI BeijingAACO CNAAGP Ai; Yujie Beijing CNAANM Wang; RunshengAACI BeijingAACO CNAAGP Wang; Runsheng Beijing CNAANM Huang; XinAACI BeijingAACO CNAAGP Huang; Xin Beijing CN - The invention discloses a fabrication method for a surrounding gate silicon nanowire transistor with air as spacers. The method comprises: performing isolation, and depositing a material A which has a higher etch selectivity ratio with respect to Si; performing photolithography to define a Fin hard mask; etching the material A to form the Fin hard mask; performing source and drain implantation; performing photolithography to define a channel region and large source/drain regions; forming the Si Fin and the large source/drains; removing the hard mask of the material A; forming a nanowire; etching the SiO01-17-2013
20130171779COMPOSITION FOR MANUFACTURING OXIDE SEMICONDUCTOR AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THIN-FILM TRANSISTOR SUBSTRATE USING THE SAME - According to a method of manufacturing a thin film transistor substrate, a composition including a metal oxalate and a solvent for manufacturing an oxide semiconductor is coated to form a thin film, the thin film is annealed, and the thin film is patterned to form a semiconductor pattern.07-04-2013
20080233687ULTRA SHALLOW JUNCTION FORMATION BY EPITAXIAL INTERFACE LIMITED DIFFUSION - A method of forming a field effect transistor creates shallower and sharper junctions, while maximizing dopant activation in processes that are consistent with current manufacturing techniques. More specifically, the invention increases the oxygen content of the top surface of a silicon substrate. The top surface of the silicon substrate is preferably cleaned before increasing the oxygen content of the top surface of the silicon substrate. The oxygen content of the top surface of the silicon substrate is higher than other portions of the silicon substrate, but below an amount that would prevent epitaxial growth. This allows the invention to epitaxially grow a silicon layer on the top surface of the silicon substrate. Further, the increased oxygen content substantially limits dopants within the epitaxial silicon layer from moving into the silicon substrate.09-25-2008
20130143370Logic Switch and Circuits Utilizing the Switch - A logic switch intentionally utilizes GIDL current as its primary mechanism of operation. Voltages may be applied to a doped gate overlying and insulated from a pn junction. A first voltage initiates GIDL current, and the logic switch is bidirectionally conductive. A second voltage terminates GIDL current, but the logic switch is unidirectionally conductive. A third voltage renders the logic switch bidirectionally non-conductive. Circuits containing the logic switch are also described. These circuits include inverters, SRAM cells, voltage reference sources, and neuron logic switches. The logic switch is primarily implemented according to SOI protocols, but embodiments according to bulk protocols are described.06-06-2013
20130178020FINFET WITH FULLY SILICIDED GATE - A method is provided for fabricating a finFET device. Multiple fin structures are formed over a BOX layer, and a gate stack is formed on the BOX layer. The fin structures each include a semiconductor layer and extend in a first direction, and the gate stack is formed over the fin structures and extends in a second direction. The gate stack includes dielectric and polysilicon layers. Gate spacers are formed on vertical sidewalls of the gate stack, and an epi layer is deposited over the fin structures. Ions are implanted to form source and drain regions, and the gate spacers are etched so that their upper surface is below an upper surface of the gate stack. After etching the gate spacers, silicidation is performed to fully silicide the polysilicon layer of the gate stack and to form silicide regions in an upper surface of the source and drain regions.07-11-2013
20120252174PROCESS FOR FORMING AN EPITAXIAL LAYER, IN PARTICULAR ON THE SOURCE AND DRAIN REGIONS OF FULLY-DEPLETED TRANSISTORS - A layer of a semiconductor material is epitaxially grown on a single-crystal semiconductor structure and on a polycrystalline semiconductor structure. The epitaxial layer is then etched in order to preserve a non-zero thickness of said material on the single-crystal structure and a zero thickness on the polycrystalline structure. The process of growth and etch is repeated, with the same material or with a different material in each repetition, until a stack of epitaxial layers on said single-crystal structure has reached a desired thickness. The single crystal structure is preferably a source/drain region of a transistor, and the polycrystalline structure is preferably a gate of that transistor.10-04-2012
20130115740MANUFACTURING METHOD OF THIN FILM TRANSITOR - Disclosed are a thin film transistor and a method of manufacturing the thin film transistor. An electrode layer of the thin film transistor includes a seed layer formed of a transparent conductive material doped with indium gallium zinc oxide (IGZO) and a main layer formed of a transparent conductive material. The thin film transistor includes a substrate, a gate electrode on the substrate, a gate insulation film on the substrate to cover the gate electrode, a semiconductor layer disposed on the gate insulation film in a region corresponding to the gate electrode, an electrode layer having a double layer structure and disposed on the gate insulation film in a manner such that a topside portion of the semiconductor layer is exposed through the electrode layer, and a passivation layer on the gate insulation film to cover the semiconductor layer and the electrode layer.05-09-2013
20130102114METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING A SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - A technology is capable of simplifying a process of manufacturing an asymmetric device in forming a Tunneling Field Effect Transistor (TFET) structure. A method for manufacturing a semiconductor device comprises forming a conductive pattern over a semiconductor substrate, implanting impurity ions with the conductive pattern as a mask to form a first junction region in the semiconductor substrate, forming a first insulating film planarized with the conductive pattern over the first junction region, etching the top of the conductive pattern to expose a sidewall of the first insulating film, forming a spacer at the sidewall of the first insulating film disposed over the conductive pattern, etching the conductive pattern with the spacer as an etching mask to form a gate pattern, and forming a second junction region in the semiconductor substrate with the gate pattern as a mask.04-25-2013
20130130447SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD OF THE SAME - At least part of a semiconductor layer or a semiconductor substrate includes a semiconductor region having a large energy gap. The semiconductor region having a large energy gap is preferably formed from silicon carbide and is provided in a position at least overlapping with a gate electrode provided with an insulating layer between the semiconductor region and the gate electrode. By making a structure in which the semiconductor region is included in a channel formation region, a dielectric breakdown voltage is improved.05-23-2013
20130130446TRANSISTOR EMPLOYING VERTICALLY STACKED SELF-ALIGNED CARBON NANOTUBES - A fin structure including a vertical alternating stack of a first isoelectric point material layer having a first isoelectric point and a second isoelectric material layer having a second isoelectric point less than the first isoelectric point is formed. The first and second isoelectric point material layers become oppositely charged in a solution with a pH between the first and second isoelectric points. Negative electrical charges are imparted onto carbon nanotubes by an anionic surfactant to the solution. The electrostatic attraction causes the carbon nanotubes to be selectively attached to the surfaces of the first isoelectric point material layer. Carbon nanotubes are attached to the first isoelectric point material layer in self-alignment along horizontal lengthwise directions of the fin structure. A transistor can be formed, which employs a plurality of vertically aligned horizontal carbon nanotubes as the channel.05-23-2013
20130203222GRAPHENE ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND METHOD OF FABRICATING THE SAME - A graphene electronic device may include a silicon substrate, connecting lines on the silicon substrate, a first electrode and a second electrode on the silicon substrate, and an interlayer dielectric on the silicon substrate. The interlayer dielectric may be configured to cover the connecting lines and the first and second electrodes and the interlayer dielectric may be further configured to expose at least a portion of the first and second electrodes. The graphene electronic device may further include an insulating layer on the interlayer dielectric and a graphene layer on the insulating layer, the graphene layer having a first end and a second end. The first end of the graphene layer may be connected to the first electrode and the second end of the graphene layer may be connected to the second electrode.08-08-2013
20110212579Fully Depleted SOI Multiple Threshold Voltage Application - An integrated circuit comprises a substrate and a buried dielectric formed in the substrate. The buried dielectric has a first thickness in a first region, a second buried dielectric thickness in a second region, and a step between the first and second regions. A semiconductor layer overlies the buried dielectric.09-01-2011
20080199990Semiconductor Constructions, and Methods of Forming Semiconductor Constructions - The invention includes methods of incorporating partial SOI into transistor structures. In particular aspects, dielectric material is provided over semiconductor material, and patterned into at least two segments separated by a gap. Additional semiconductor material is then grown over the dielectric material and within the gap. Subsequently, a transistor is formed to comprise source/drain regions within the additional semiconductor material, and to comprise a channel between the source/drain regions. At least one of the source/drain regions is primarily directly over a segment of the dielectric material, and the channel is not primarily directly over any segment of the dielectric material. The invention also includes constructions comprising partial SOI corresponding to segments of dielectric material, and transistors having at least one source/drain region primarily directly over a segment of dielectric material, and a channel that is not primarily directly over any segment of the dielectric material.08-21-2008
20130203221SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THEREOF - A semiconductor device and method of manufacturing the device is disclosed. In one aspect, the device includes a semiconductor substrate and a GaN-type layer stack on top of the semiconductor substrate. The GaN-type layer stack has at least one buffer layer, a first active layer and a second active layer. Active device regions are definable at an interface of the first and second active layer. The semiconductor substrate is present on an insulating layer and is patterned to define trenches according to a predefined pattern, which includes at least one trench underlying the active device region. The trenches extend from the insulating layer into at least one buffer layer of the GaN-type layer stack and are overgrown within the at least one buffer layer, so as to obtain that the first and the second active layer are continuous at least within the active device regions.08-08-2013
20110275182STACKED NON-VOLATILE MEMORY WITH SILICON CARBIDE-BASED AMORPHOUS SILICON THIN FILM TRANSISTORS - A stacked non-volatile memory device uses amorphous silicon based thin film transistors stacked vertically. Each layer of transistors or cells is formed from a deposited a-Si channel region layer having a predetermined concentration of carbon to form a carbon rich silicon film or silicon carbide film, depending on the carbon content. The dielectric stack is formed over the channel region layer. In one embodiment, the dielectric stack is an ONO structure. The control gate is formed over the dielectric stack. This structure is repeated vertically to form the stacked structure. In one embodiment, the carbon content of the channel region layer is reduced for each subsequently formed layer.11-10-2011
20100317162METHOD FOR PRODUCING AN INTEGRATED FIELD-EFFECT TRANSISTOR - A method for fabricating a field-effect transistor is provided. The method includes forming a substrate region, forming two terminal regions at the substrate region, one terminal region being a source region and the other terminal region being a drain region, forming two electrically insulating insulating layers, which are arranged at mutually opposite sides of the substrate region and are adjoined by control regions, forming an electrically conductive connecting region, which electrically conductively connects one of the terminal regions and the substrate region the conductive connecting region comprising a metal-semiconductor compound, leveling a surface by chemical mechanical polishing after forming the control regions, etching-back the control regions after polishing, and performing a self-aligning method for forming the metal-semiconductor compound in the etched-back regions, on the substrate region, and on a terminal region.12-16-2010
20130157421METHODS FOR THE FABRICATION OF INTEGRATED CIRCUITS INCLUDING BACK-ETCHING OF RAISED CONDUCTIVE STRUCTURES - Embodiments of a method for fabricating an integrated circuit are provided. In one embodiment, the method includes producing a partially-completed semiconductor device including a substrate, source/drain (S/D) regions, a channel region between the S/D regions, and a gate stack over the channel region. At least one raised electrically-conductive structure is formed over at least one of the S/D regions and separated from the gate stack by a lateral gap. The raised electrically-conductive structure is then back-etched to increase the width of the lateral gap and reduce the parasitic fringing capacitance between the raised electrically-conductive structure and the gate stack during operation of the completed semiconductor device.06-20-2013
20120282742SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME - A method for manufacturing a silicon semiconductor device includes the steps of diluting a silicon-containing raw material gas with hydrogen gas by a factor equal to or larger than 600, applying radiofrequency power to a gas mixture of the diluted raw material gas and hydrogen gas to induce electric discharge, depositing silicon out of the raw material gas decomposed by the electric discharge onto a substrate, and controlling the pressure of the gas mixture to be equal to or higher than 600 Pa. The power density Pw(W/cm11-08-2012
20120282741METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THIN FILM TRANSISTOR DEVICE - Disclosed is a method of manufacturing a thin film transistor device that includes the following steps: forming slanted portions 11-08-2012
20130189815METHOD OF MANUFACTURING TRANSPARENT TRANSISTOR WITH MULTI-LAYERED STRUCTURES - A method of manufacturing a transparent transistor including a substrate, source and drain electrodes formed on the substrate, each having a multi-layered structure of a lower transparent layer, a metal layer and an upper transparent layer, a channel formed between the source and drain electrodes, and a gate electrode aligned with the channel. The lower transparent layer or the upper transparent layer is formed of a transparent semiconductor layer, which is the same as the channel.07-25-2013
20130189816METHOD OF MANUFACTURING TRANSPARENT TRANSISTOR WITH MULTI-LAYERED STRUCTURES - A method of manufacturing a transparent transistor including a substrate, source and drain electrodes formed on the substrate, each having a multi-layered structure of a lower transparent layer, a metal layer and an upper transparent layer, a channel formed between the source and drain electrodes, and a gate electrode aligned with the channel. The lower transparent layer or the upper transparent layer is formed of a transparent semiconductor layer, which is the same as the channel.07-25-2013
20130196475Transistor with Etching Stop Layer and Manufacturing Method Thereof - This invention provides a transistor with an etching stop layer and a manufacturing method thereof. The transistor structure includes a substrate, a crystalline semiconductor layer, an etching stop structure, an ohmic contact layer, a source, a drain, a gate insulating layer, and a gate. The manufacturing method is performed by patterning the ohmic contact layer and the crystalline semiconductor layer at the same time with the same mask; and patterning the ohmic contact layer and the source/drain layer at the same time with another the same mask.08-01-2013

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