Patents by Inventor Suvi P. Haukka

Suvi P. Haukka has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20190100837
    Abstract: Methods are provided for dual selective deposition of a first material on a first surface of a substrate and a second material on a second, different surface of the same substrate. The selectively deposited materials may be, for example, metal, metal oxide, or dielectric materials.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2018
    Publication date: April 4, 2019
    Inventors: Suvi P. Haukka, Raija H. Matero, Eva Tois, Antti Niskanen, Marko Tuominen, Hannu Huotari, Viljami J. Pore
  • Publication number: 20190081149
    Abstract: In one aspect, methods of silicidation and germanidation are provided. In some embodiments, methods for forming metal silicide can include forming a non-oxide interface, such as germanium or solid antimony, over exposed silicon regions of a substrate. Metal oxide is formed over the interface layer. Annealing and reducing causes metal from the metal oxide to react with the underlying silicon and form metal silicide. Additionally, metal germanide can be formed by reduction of metal oxide over germanium, whether or not any underlying silicon is also silicided. In other embodiments, nickel is deposited directly and an interface layer is not used. In another aspect, methods of depositing nickel thin films by vapor phase deposition processes are provided. In some embodiments, nickel thin films are deposited by ALD.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2018
    Publication date: March 14, 2019
    Inventors: Viljami J. Pore, Suvi P. Haukka, Tom E. Blomberg, Eva E. Tois
  • Patent number: 10199213
    Abstract: In some aspects, methods of forming a metal sulfide thin film are provided. According to some methods, a metal sulfide thin film is deposited on a substrate in a reaction space in a cyclical process where at least one cycle includes alternately and sequentially contacting the substrate with a first vapor-phase metal reactant and a second vapor-phase sulfur reactant. In some aspects, methods of forming a three-dimensional architecture on a substrate surface are provided. In some embodiments, the method includes forming a metal sulfide thin film on the substrate surface and forming a capping layer over the metal sulfide thin film. The substrate surface may comprise a high-mobility channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: ASM IP HOLDING B.V.
    Inventors: Suvi P. Haukka, Fu Tang, Michael E. Givens, Jan Willem Maes, Qi Xie
  • Publication number: 20180366314
    Abstract: Methods and precursors for depositing silicon nitride films by atomic layer deposition (ALD) are provided. In some embodiments the silicon precursors comprise an iodine ligand. The silicon nitride films may have a relatively uniform etch rate for both vertical and the horizontal portions when deposited onto three-dimensional structures such as FinFETS or other types of multiple gate FETs. In some embodiments, various silicon nitride films of the present disclosure have an etch rate of less than half the thermal oxide removal rate with diluted HF (0.5%).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2018
    Publication date: December 20, 2018
    Inventors: Antti J. Niskanen, Shang Chen, Viljami Pore, Atsuki Fukazawa, Hideaki Fukuda, Suvi P. Haukka
  • Patent number: 10157786
    Abstract: Metallic layers can be selectively deposited on one surface of a substrate relative to a second surface of the substrate. In some embodiments, the metallic layers are selectively deposited on copper instead of insulating or dielectric materials. In some embodiments, a first precursor forms a layer on the first surface and is subsequently reacted or converted to form a metallic layer. The deposition temperature may be selected such that a selectivity of above about 50% or even about 90% is achieved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: ASM INTERNATIONAL N.V.
    Inventors: Suvi P. Haukka, Antti Niskanen, Marko Tuominen
  • Publication number: 20180243787
    Abstract: Methods are provided for selectively depositing a material on a first surface of a substrate relative to a second, different surface of the substrate. The selectively deposited material can be, for example, a metal, metal oxide, or dielectric material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2018
    Publication date: August 30, 2018
    Inventors: Suvi P. Haukka, Raija H. Matero, Eva Tois, Antti Niskanen, Marko Tuominen, Hannu Huotari, Viljami J. Pore, Ivo Raaijmakers
  • Publication number: 20180233350
    Abstract: Methods for selective deposition, and structures thereof, are provided. Material is selectively deposited on a first surface of a substrate relative to a second surface of a different material composition. A passivation layer is selectively formed from vapor phase reactants on the first surface while leaving the second surface without the passivation layer. A layer of interest is selectively deposited from vapor phase reactants on the second surface relative to the passivation layer. The first surface can be metallic while the second surface is dielectric, or the second surface is dielectric while the second surface is metallic. Accordingly, material, such as a dielectric, can be selectively deposited on either metallic or dielectric surfaces relative to the other type of surface using techniques described herein. Techniques and resultant structures are also disclosed for control of positioning and shape of layer edges relative to boundaries between underlying disparate materials.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2018
    Publication date: August 16, 2018
    Inventors: Eva E. Tois, Suvi P. Haukka, Raija H. Matero, Elina Färm, Delphine Longrie, Hidemi Suemori, Jan Willem Maes, Marko Tuominen, Shaoren Deng, Ivo Johannes Raaijmakers, Andrea Illiberi
  • Patent number: 10049924
    Abstract: Metallic layers can be selectively deposited on surfaces of a substrate relative to a second surface of the substrate. In preferred embodiments, the metallic layers are selectively deposited on copper instead of insulating or dielectric materials. In preferred embodiments, a first precursor forms a layer or adsorbed species on the first surface and is subsequently reacted or converted to form a metallic layer. Preferably the deposition temperature is selected such that a selectivity of above about 90% is achieved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: ASM INTERNATIONAL N.V.
    Inventors: Suvi P. Haukka, Antti Niskanen, Marko Tuominen
  • Patent number: 10047435
    Abstract: Methods are provided for dual selective deposition of a first material on a first surface of a substrate and a second material on a second, different surface of the same substrate. The selectively deposited materials may be, for example, metal, metal oxide, or dielectric materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: ASM IP HOLDING B.V.
    Inventors: Suvi P. Haukka, Raija H. Matero, Eva Tois, Antti Niskanen, Marko Tuominen, Hannu Huotari, Viljami J. Pore
  • Patent number: 10043880
    Abstract: In one aspect, methods of silicidation and germanidation are provided. In some embodiments, methods for forming metal silicide can include forming a non-oxide interface, such as germanium or solid antimony, over exposed silicon regions of a substrate. Metal oxide is formed over the interface layer. Annealing and reducing causes metal from the metal oxide to react with the underlying silicon and form metal silicide. Additionally, metal germanide can be formed by reduction of metal oxide over germanium, whether or not any underlying silicon is also silicided. In other embodiments, nickel is deposited directly and an interface layer is not used. In another aspect, methods of depositing nickel thin films by vapor phase deposition processes are provided. In some embodiments, nickel thin films are deposited by ALD.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: ASM INTERNATIONAL N.V.
    Inventors: Viljami J. Pore, Suvi P. Haukka, Tom E. Blomberg, Eva E. Tois
  • Publication number: 20180182613
    Abstract: The invention relates to depositing a layer on a substrate in a reactor, by: introducing a first precursor comprising a silicon halide in the reactor; introducing a second precursor in the reactor; providing an energy source to create a plasma from the second precursor so that the second precursor reacts with the first precursor until a primary layer comprising silicon and second precursor of a desired thickness is formed; stop introducing the second precursor; and, subsequently introducing the silicon halide in the reactor at a temperature causing decomposition of the silicon halide precursor to provide a substantially pure amorphous silicon layer on top of the primary layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2017
    Publication date: June 28, 2018
    Inventors: Timothee Julien Vincent Blanquart, Suvi P. Haukka
  • Publication number: 20180151345
    Abstract: Methods are provided herein for deposition of oxide films. Oxide films may be deposited, including selective deposition of oxide thin films on a first surface of a substrate relative to a second, different surface of the same substrate. For example, an oxide thin film such as an insulating metal oxide thin film may be selectively deposited on a first surface of a substrate relative to a second, different surface of the same substrate. The second, different surface may be an organic passivation layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2016
    Publication date: May 31, 2018
    Inventors: Suvi P. Haukka, Elina Färm, Raija H. Matero, Eva E. Tois, Hidemi Suemori, Antti Juhani Niskanen, Sung-Hoon Jung, Petri Räisänen
  • Publication number: 20180073136
    Abstract: Methods are provided for selectively depositing a surface of a substrate relative to a second, different surface. An exemplary deposition method can include selectively depositing a material, such as a material comprising nickel, nickel nitride, cobalt, iron, and/or titanium oxide on a first surface, such as a SiO2 surface, relative to a second, different surface, such as a H-terminated surface, of the same substrate. Methods can include treating a surface of the substrate to provide H-terminations prior to deposition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2017
    Publication date: March 15, 2018
    Inventors: Suvi P. Haukka, Eva Tois
  • Publication number: 20180068885
    Abstract: Metallic layers can be selectively deposited on surfaces of a substrate relative to a second surface of the substrate. In preferred embodiments, the metallic layers are selectively deposited on copper instead of insulating or dielectric materials. In preferred embodiments, a first precursor forms a layer or adsorbed species on the first surface and is subsequently reacted or converted to form a metallic layer. Preferably the deposition temperature is selected such that a selectivity of above about 90% is achieved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2017
    Publication date: March 8, 2018
    Inventors: Suvi P. Haukka, Antti Niskanen, Marko Tuominen
  • Publication number: 20180068846
    Abstract: In some aspects, methods of forming a metal sulfide thin film are provided. According to some methods, a metal sulfide thin film is deposited on a substrate in a reaction space in a cyclical process where at least one cycle includes alternately and sequentially contacting the substrate with a first vapor-phase metal reactant and a second vapor-phase sulfur reactant. In some aspects, methods of forming a three-dimensional architecture on a substrate surface are provided. In some embodiments, the method includes forming a metal sulfide thin film on the substrate surface and forming a capping layer over the metal sulfide thin film. The substrate surface may comprise a high-mobility channel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2017
    Publication date: March 8, 2018
    Inventors: Suvi P. Haukka, Fu Tang, Michael E. Givens, Jan Willem Maes, Qi Xie
  • Patent number: 9905416
    Abstract: Methods and precursors for depositing silicon nitride films by atomic layer deposition (ALD) are provided. In some embodiments the silicon precursors comprise an iodine ligand. The silicon nitride films may have a relatively uniform etch rate for both vertical and the horizontal portions when deposited onto three-dimensional structures such as FinFETS or other types of multiple gate FETs. In some embodiments, various silicon nitride films of the present disclosure have an etch rate of less than half the thermal oxide removal rate with diluted HF (0.5%).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: ASM IP HOLDING B.V.
    Inventors: Antti J. Niskanen, Shang Chen, Viljami Pore, Atsuki Fukazawa, Hideaki Fukuda, Suvi P. Haukka
  • Patent number: 9895715
    Abstract: Methods are provided for selectively depositing a material on a first surface of a substrate relative to a second, different surface of the substrate. The selectively deposited material can be, for example, a metal, metal oxide, or dielectric material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: ASM IP HOLDING B.V.
    Inventors: Suvi P. Haukka, Raija H. Matero, Eva Tois, Antti Niskanen, Marko Tuominen, Hannu Huotari, Viljami J. Pore, Ivo Raaijmakers
  • Publication number: 20170352550
    Abstract: Processes are provided herein for deposition of organic films. Organic films can be deposited, including selective deposition on one surface of a substrate relative to a second surface of the substrate. For example, polymer films may be selectively deposited on a first metallic surface relative to a second dielectric surface. Selectivity, as measured by relative thicknesses on the different layers, of above about 50% or even about 90% is achieved. The selectively deposited organic film may be subjected to an etch process to render the process completely selective. Processes are also provided for particular organic film materials, independent of selectivity. Masking applications employing selective organic films are provided. Post-deposition modification of the organic films, such as metallic infiltration and/or carbon removal, is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2017
    Publication date: December 7, 2017
    Inventors: Eva E. Tois, Hidemi Suemori, Viljami J. Pore, Suvi P. Haukka, Varun Sharma, Jan Willem Maes, Delphine Longrie, Krzysztof Kachel
  • Publication number: 20170352533
    Abstract: Processes are provided herein for deposition of organic films. Organic films can be deposited, including selective deposition on one surface of a substrate relative to a second surface of the substrate. For example, polymer films may be selectively deposited on a first metallic surface relative to a second dielectric surface. Selectivity, as measured by relative thicknesses on the different layers, of above about 50% or even about 90% is achieved. The selectively deposited organic film may be subjected to an etch process to render the process completely selective. Processes are also provided for particular organic film materials, independent of selectivity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2016
    Publication date: December 7, 2017
    Inventors: Eva E. Tois, Hidemi Suemori, Viljami J. Pore, Suvi P. Haukka, Varun Sharma
  • Publication number: 20170352737
    Abstract: In one aspect, methods of silicidation and germanidation are provided. In some embodiments, methods for forming metal silicide can include forming a non-oxide interface, such as germanium or solid antimony, over exposed silicon regions of a substrate. Metal oxide is formed over the interface layer. Annealing and reducing causes metal from the metal oxide to react with the underlying silicon and form metal silicide. Additionally, metal germanide can be formed by reduction of metal oxide over germanium, whether or not any underlying silicon is also silicided. In other embodiments, nickel is deposited directly and an interface layer is not used. In another aspect, methods of depositing nickel thin films by vapor phase deposition processes are provided. In some embodiments, nickel thin films are deposited by ALD.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2017
    Publication date: December 7, 2017
    Inventors: Viljami J. Pore, Suvi P. Haukka, Tom E. Blomberg, Eva E. Tois