Abstract: A single-etch stop process for the manufacture of silicon-on-insulator substrates. The process includes forming a silicon-on-insulator bonded substrate comprising a handle wafer, a device wafer, a device layer having a thickness of between about 0.5 and 50 micrometers, and an oxide layer with the device layer being between the device wafer and the oxide layer and the oxide layer being between the device layer and the handle wafer, the device wafer having a boron concentration of at least about 1.times.10.sup.18 boron atoms/cm.sup.3 and a resistivity of about 0.01 to about 0.02 ohm-cm. A portion of the device wafer is mechanically removed from the silicon-on-insulator bonded substrate wherein the device wafer has a total thickness variation across the surface of the wafer of less than about 2 micrometers and a defect-free surface after the mechanical removal step.
March 23, 1995
Date of Patent:
February 27, 1996
Si Bond L.L.C.
Subramanian S. Iyer, Emil Baran, Mark L. Mastroianni, Robert A. Craven