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1. US20100044808 - METHOD OF MANUFACTURING A MEMS ELEMENT

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United States of America
Application Number 11993474
Application Date 27.06.2006
Publication Number 20100044808
Publication Date 25.02.2010
Publication Kind A1
IPC
H01L 29/66
HELECTRICITY
01BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS
LSEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES; ELECTRIC SOLID STATE DEVICES NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
29Semiconductor 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
66Types of semiconductor device
H01L 29/84
HELECTRICITY
01BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS
LSEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES; ELECTRIC SOLID STATE DEVICES NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
29Semiconductor 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
66Types of semiconductor device
84controllable by variation of applied mechanical force, e.g. of pressure
H01L 21/02
HELECTRICITY
01BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS
LSEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES; ELECTRIC SOLID STATE DEVICES NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
21Processes or apparatus specially adapted for the manufacture or treatment of semiconductor or solid state devices or of parts thereof
02Manufacture or treatment of semiconductor devices or of parts thereof
H01L 21/30
HELECTRICITY
01BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS
LSEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES; ELECTRIC SOLID STATE DEVICES NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
21Processes or apparatus specially adapted for the manufacture or treatment of semiconductor or solid state devices or of parts thereof
02Manufacture or treatment of semiconductor devices or of parts thereof
04the devices having at least one potential-jump barrier or surface barrier, e.g. PN junction, depletion layer, carrier concentration layer
18the devices having semiconductor bodies comprising elements of group IV of the Periodic System or AIIIBV compounds with or without impurities, e.g. doping materials
30Treatment of semiconductor bodies using processes or apparatus not provided for in groups H01L21/20-H01L21/26142
Applicants KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS ELECTRONICS, N.V.
Inventors Dekker Ronald
Langereis Geert
Pohlmann Hauke
Duemling Martin
Agents PHILIPS INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY &; STANDARDS
Priority Data 05105869 30.06.2005 EP
Title
(EN) METHOD OF MANUFACTURING A MEMS ELEMENT
Abstract
(EN)

The device (100) comprises a substrate (10) of a semiconductor material with a first and an opposite second surface (1,2) and a microelectromechanical (MEMS) element (50) which is provided with a fixed and a movable electrode (52, 51) that is present in a cavity (30). One of the electrodes (51,52) is defined in the substrate (10). The movable electrode (51) is movable towards and from the fixed electrode (52) between a first gapped position and a second position. The cavity (30) is opened through holes (18) in the substrate (10) that are exposed on the second surface (2) of the substrate (10). The cavity (30) has a height that is defined by at least one post (15) in the substrate (10), which laterally substantially surrounds the cavity (15).