Abstract: A device with improved device performance, and method of manufacturing the same, are disclosed. An exemplary device includes a group III-V compound semiconductor substrate that includes a surface having a (110) crystallographic orientation, and a gate stack disposed over the group III-V compound semiconductor substrate. The gate stack includes a high-k dielectric layer disposed on the surface having the (110) crystallographic orientation, and a gate electrode disposed over the high-k dielectric layer.
Abstract: A semiconductor device has a semiconductor layer and a substrate. The semiconductor layer constitutes at least a part of a current path, and is made of silicon carbide. The substrate has a first surface supporting the semiconductor layer, and a second surface opposite to the first surface. Further, the substrate is made of silicon carbide having a 4H type single-crystal structure. Further, the substrate has a physical property in which a ratio of a peak strength in a wavelength of around 500 nm to a peak strength in a wavelength of around 390 nm is 0.1 or smaller in photoluminescence measurement. In this way, the semiconductor device is obtained to have a low on-resistance.
Abstract: Methods of forming semiconductor structures comprising one or more cavities, which may be used in the formation of microelectromechanical system (MEMS) transducers, involve forming one or more cavities in a first substrate, providing a sacrificial material within the one or more cavities, bonding a second substrate over a surface of the first substrate, forming one or more apertures through a portion of the first substrate to the sacrificial material, and removing the sacrificial material from within the one or more cavities. Structures and devices are fabricated using such methods.
Abstract: The invention provides a semiconductor package assembly. The semiconductor package assembly includes a substrate having a first pad and a second pad thereon. A logic die is mounted on the substrate. The logic die includes a first logic die pad coupled to the first pad. A memory die is mounted on the substrate. The memory die includes a first memory die pad. A first redistribution layer (RDL) trace has a first terminal and a second terminal. The first terminal is coupled to the first pad through the first memory die pad. The second terminal is coupled to the second pad rather than the first pad.
Abstract: A semiconductor unit includes: a first device substrate including a first semiconductor substrate and a first wiring layer, in which the first wiring layer is provided on one surface side of the first semiconductor substrate; a second device substrate including a second semiconductor substrate and a second wiring layer, in which the second device substrate is bonded to the first device substrate, and the second wiring layer is provided on one surface side of the second semiconductor substrate; a through-electrode penetrating the first device substrate and a part or all of the second device substrate, and electrically connecting the first wiring layer and the second wiring layer to each other; and an insulating layer provided in opposition to the through-electrode, and penetrating one of the first semiconductor substrate and the second semiconductor substrate.
Abstract: Integrated circuits described herein implement an x-input logic gate. The integrated circuit includes a plurality of Schottky diodes that includes x Schottky diodes and a plurality of source-follower transistors that includes x source-follower transistors. Each respective source-follower transistor of the plurality of source-follower transistors includes a respective gate node that is coupled to a respective Schottky diode. A first source-follower transistor of the plurality of source-follower transistors is connected serially to a second source-follower transistor of the plurality of source-follower transistors.
Abstract: A high electron mobility transistor (HEMT) includes a channel semiconductor structure including a stack of layers arranged on top of each other in an order of magnitudes of the polarization of materials of the layers to form multiple carrier channels at heterojunctions formed by each pair of layers in the stack. The stack of layers includes a first layer and a second layer. The magnitude of polarization of the first layer is greater than the magnitude of polarization of the second layer arranged in the stack below the first layer, and the width of the first layer is less than the width of the second layer to form a staircase profile of the semiconductor structure. The HEMT includes a source semiconductor structure including a heavily doped semiconductor material, a drain semiconductor structure including the heavily doped semiconductor material. The HEMT includes a source, a drain, and a gate electrodes to modulate the conductivity of the carrier channels.
February 21, 2018
Date of Patent:
May 19, 2020
Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories, Inc.
Abstract: Devices and methods of fabricating vertical nanowires on semiconductor devices are provided. One method includes: obtaining an intermediate semiconductor device having a substrate, a first insulator disposed above the substrate, a material layer over the first insulator, a second insulator above the material layer, and a first hardmask; etching a plurality of vertical trenches through the hardmask, the first and second insulators, and the material layer; growing, epitaxially, a set of silicon nanowires from a bottom surface of the plurality of vertical trenches; etching a first set of vertical trenches to expose the material layer; etching a second set of vertical trenches to the substrate; depositing an insulating spacer material on a set of sidewalls of the first and second set of vertical trenches; and forming contacts in the first and second set of vertical trenches.
Abstract: According to one embodiment, a semiconductor device includes first, second and third electrodes, first, second, third, and fourth semiconductor regions, and an insulating portion. The first electrode includes first and second electrode portions. The first semiconductor region includes first, second, and third semiconductor portions. The first semiconductor portion is provided between the first electrode portion and the second electrode. The second semiconductor portion is provided between the second electrode portion and the third electrode. The third semiconductor portion is provided between the first and second semiconductor portions. The second semiconductor region is provided between the first semiconductor portion and the second electrode. The third semiconductor region is positioned between the second semiconductor region and the third electrode. The insulating portion includes first and second insulating regions.
Abstract: A semiconductor structure is provided. The semiconductor structure includes a floating substrate; and a capacitor grounded and connected to the floating substrate. A method of manufacturing a semiconductor structure is also provided.
Abstract: An electronic device having at least a first portion including a metal oxide that is in contact with a second portion including the said metal oxide, the first portion being semiconducting and the second portion being electrically insulating.
July 23, 2015
Date of Patent:
April 7, 2020
Commissariat à l'Énergie Atomique et aux Énergies Alternatives
Abstract: A semiconductor device includes a substrate, a first well formed in the substrate, a second well formed in the substrate, a first fin formed on the first well, and a second fin formed on the second well. The first well includes a first conductivity type, the second well includes a second conductivity type, and the first conductivity type and the second conductivity type are complementary to each other. The substrate includes a first semiconductor material. The first fin and the second fin include the first semiconductor material and a second semiconductor material. A lattice constant of the second semiconductor material is larger than a lattice constant of the first semiconductor material. The first semiconductor material in the first fin includes a first concentration, the first semiconductor material in the second fin includes a second concentration, and the second concentration is larger than the first concentration.
Abstract: A semiconductor device includes a medium voltage MOSFET having a vertical drain drift region between RESURF trenches containing field plates which are electrically coupled to a source electrode of the MOSFET. A split gate with a central opening is disposed above the drain drift region between the RESURF trenches. A two-level LDD region is disposed below the central opening in the split gate. A contact metal stack makes contact with a source region at lateral sides of the triple contact structure, and with a body contact region and the field plates in the RESURF trenches at a bottom surface of the triple contact structure. A perimeter RESURF trench surrounds the MOSFET. A field plate in the perimeter RESURF trench is electrically coupled to the source electrode of the MOSFET. An integrated snubber may be formed in trenches formed concurrently with the RESURF trenches.
April 26, 2016
Date of Patent:
February 4, 2020
TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED
Christopher Boguslaw Kocon, Hideaki Kawahara, Simon John Molloy, Satoshi Suzuki, John Manning Savidge Neilson
Abstract: Subject matter disclosed herein may relate to fabrication of correlated electron materials used, for example, to perform a switching function. In embodiments, processes are described, which may be useful in avoiding formation of a potentially resistive oxide layer at an interfacial surface between a conductive substrate, for example, and a correlated electron material.
Abstract: An electronic device can include a tunnel structure that includes a first electrode, a second electrode, and tunnel dielectric layer disposed between the electrodes. In a particular embodiment, the tunnel structure may or may not include an intermediate doped region that is at the primary surface, abuts a lightly doped region, and has a second conductivity type opposite from and a dopant concentration greater than the lightly doped region. In another embodiment, the electrodes have opposite conductivity types. In a further embodiment, an electrode can be formed from a portion of a substrate or well region, and the other electrode can be formed over such portion of the substrate or well region.
Abstract: A method for manufacturing three-dimensional memory, comprising the steps of: forming a stack structure composed of a plurality of first material layers and a plurality of second material layers on a substrate; etching the stack structure to expose the substrate, forming a plurality of first vertical openings; forming a filling layer in each of the first openings; etching the stack structure around each of the first openings to expose the substrate, forming a plurality of second vertical openings; forming a vertical channel layer and a drain in each of the second openings; removing the filling layer by selective etching, re-exposing the first openings; partially or completely removing the second material layers by lateral etching, leaving a plurality of recesses; forming a plurality of gate stack structure in the recesses; forming a plurality of common sources on and/or in the substrate at the bottom of each of the first openings.
September 25, 2014
Date of Patent:
November 12, 2019
Institute of Microelectronics, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Abstract: A transient voltage suppression (TVS) device, may include: a substrate base formed in a substrate, the substrate base comprising a semiconductor of a first conductivity type; and an epitaxial layer, disposed on the substrate base, on a first side of the substrate, and comprising a semiconductor of a second conductivity type. The epitaxial layer may include: a first portion, the first portion having a first layer thickness; and a second portion, the second portion having a second layer thickness, less than the first layer thickness, wherein the first portion and the second portion are disposed on a first side of the substrate, and wherein the first portion is electrically isolated from the second portion.
Abstract: According to one embodiment, a method of manufacturing a magnetic memory device, includes forming a stack film including a magnetic layer on an underlying area, forming a hard mask on the stack film, forming a stack structure by etching the stack film using the hard mask as a mask, forming a first protective insulating film on a side surface of the stack structure, and performing an oxidation treatment.
Abstract: An image sensor includes a plurality of nanoantennas that satisfy sub-wavelength conditions. Each of the nanoantennas includes a diode and a transistor. Each diode is either a PN diode or a PIN diode.
Abstract: Methods of forming a strained channel device utilizing dislocations disposed in source/drain structures are described. Those methods and structures may include forming a thin silicon germanium material in a source/drain opening of a device comprising silicon, wherein multiple dislocations are formed in the silicon germanium material. A source/drain material may be formed on the thin silicon germanium material, wherein the dislocations induce a tensile strain in a channel region of the device.