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1. (US20140264369) High electron mobility semiconductor device and method therefor

Office : United States of America
Application Number: 14203299 Application Date: 10.03.2014
Publication Number: 20140264369 Publication Date: 18.09.2014
Grant Number: 09129889 Grant Date: 08.09.2015
Publication Kind : B2
IPC:
H01L 29/00
H01L 29/20
H01L 29/778
H01L 29/40
H01L 29/66
H01L 29/04
H01L 29/06
H01L 29/205
H01L 29/417
H01L 29/423
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SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES; ELECTRIC SOLID STATE DEVICES NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
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Semiconductor devices specially adapted for rectifying, amplifying, oscillating or switching and having at least one potential-jump barrier or surface barrier; Capacitors or resistors with at least one potential-jump barrier or surface barrier, e.g. PN-junction depletion layer or carrier concentration layer; Details of semiconductor bodies or of electrodes thereof
H ELECTRICITY
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BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS
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SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES; ELECTRIC SOLID STATE DEVICES NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
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Semiconductor devices specially adapted for rectifying, amplifying, oscillating or switching and having at least one potential-jump barrier or surface barrier; Capacitors or resistors with at least one potential-jump barrier or surface barrier, e.g. PN-junction depletion layer or carrier concentration layer; Details of semiconductor bodies or of electrodes thereof
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Semiconductor bodies
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characterised by the materials of which they are formed
20
including, apart from doping materials or other impurities, only AIIIBV compounds
H ELECTRICITY
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SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES; ELECTRIC SOLID STATE DEVICES NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
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Semiconductor devices specially adapted for rectifying, amplifying, oscillating or switching and having at least one potential-jump barrier or surface barrier; Capacitors or resistors with at least one potential-jump barrier or surface barrier, e.g. PN-junction depletion layer or carrier concentration layer; Details of semiconductor bodies or of electrodes thereof
66
Types of semiconductor device
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controllable by only the electric current supplied, or only the electric potential applied, to an electrode which does not carry the current to be rectified, amplified, or switched
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Unipolar devices
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Field-effect transistors
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with two-dimensional charge carrier gas channel, e.g. HEMT
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SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES; ELECTRIC SOLID STATE DEVICES NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
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Semiconductor devices specially adapted for rectifying, amplifying, oscillating or switching and having at least one potential-jump barrier or surface barrier; Capacitors or resistors with at least one potential-jump barrier or surface barrier, e.g. PN-junction depletion layer or carrier concentration layer; Details of semiconductor bodies or of electrodes thereof
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Electrodes
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Semiconductor devices specially adapted for rectifying, amplifying, oscillating or switching and having at least one potential-jump barrier or surface barrier; Capacitors or resistors with at least one potential-jump barrier or surface barrier, e.g. PN-junction depletion layer or carrier concentration layer; Details of semiconductor bodies or of electrodes thereof
66
Types of semiconductor device
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Semiconductor devices specially adapted for rectifying, amplifying, oscillating or switching and having at least one potential-jump barrier or surface barrier; Capacitors or resistors with at least one potential-jump barrier or surface barrier, e.g. PN-junction depletion layer or carrier concentration layer; Details of semiconductor bodies or of electrodes thereof
02
Semiconductor bodies
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characterised by their crystalline structure, e.g. polycrystalline, cubicĀ or particular orientation of crystalline planes
H ELECTRICITY
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SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES; ELECTRIC SOLID STATE DEVICES NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
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Semiconductor devices specially adapted for rectifying, amplifying, oscillating or switching and having at least one potential-jump barrier or surface barrier; Capacitors or resistors with at least one potential-jump barrier or surface barrier, e.g. PN-junction depletion layer or carrier concentration layer; Details of semiconductor bodies or of electrodes thereof
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Semiconductor bodies
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characterised by their shape; characterised by the shapes, relative sizes, or dispositions of the semiconductor regions
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SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES; ELECTRIC SOLID STATE DEVICES NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
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Semiconductor devices specially adapted for rectifying, amplifying, oscillating or switching and having at least one potential-jump barrier or surface barrier; Capacitors or resistors with at least one potential-jump barrier or surface barrier, e.g. PN-junction depletion layer or carrier concentration layer; Details of semiconductor bodies or of electrodes thereof
02
Semiconductor bodies
12
characterised by the materials of which they are formed
20
including, apart from doping materials or other impurities, only AIIIBV compounds
201
including two or more compounds
205
in different semiconductor regions
H ELECTRICITY
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SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES; ELECTRIC SOLID STATE DEVICES NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
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Semiconductor devices specially adapted for rectifying, amplifying, oscillating or switching and having at least one potential-jump barrier or surface barrier; Capacitors or resistors with at least one potential-jump barrier or surface barrier, e.g. PN-junction depletion layer or carrier concentration layer; Details of semiconductor bodies or of electrodes thereof
40
Electrodes
41
characterised by their shape, relative sizes or dispositions
417
carrying the current to be rectified, amplified or switched
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SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES; ELECTRIC SOLID STATE DEVICES NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
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Semiconductor devices specially adapted for rectifying, amplifying, oscillating or switching and having at least one potential-jump barrier or surface barrier; Capacitors or resistors with at least one potential-jump barrier or surface barrier, e.g. PN-junction depletion layer or carrier concentration layer; Details of semiconductor bodies or of electrodes thereof
40
Electrodes
41
characterised by their shape, relative sizes or dispositions
423
not carrying the current to be rectified, amplified or switched
CPC:
H01L 29/7783
H01L 21/845
H01L 27/0688
H01L 27/0886
H01L 27/1211
H01L 29/045
H01L 29/0615
H01L 29/0657
H01L 29/2003
H01L 29/205
H01L 29/402
H01L 29/404
H01L 29/407
H01L 29/4175
H01L 29/41791
H01L 29/42316
H01L 29/4236
H01L 29/42376
H01L 29/66431
H01L 29/66462
H01L 29/66795
H01L 29/778
H01L 29/7786
H01L 29/7787
H01L 29/7789
H01L 29/785
H01L 29/872
Applicants: Semiconductor Components Industries, LLC
Inventors: Balaji Padmanabhan
John Michael Parsey, Jr.
Ali Salih
Prasad Venkatraman
Agents: Kevin B. Jackson
Priority Data:
Title: (EN) High electron mobility semiconductor device and method therefor
Abstract: front page image
(EN)

In one embodiment, Group III-nitride materials are used to form a semiconductor device. A fin structure is formed in the Group III-nitride material, and a gate structure, source electrodes and drain electrodes are formed in spaced relationship to the fin structure. The fin structure provides both polar and semi-polar 2DEG regions. In one embodiment, the gate structure is configured to control current flow in the polar 2DEG region. Shield conductor layers are included above the gate structure and in spaced relationship with drain regions of the semiconductor device.