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1. (WO2007000693) SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING SUCH A DEVICE
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Pub. No.: WO/2007/000693 International Application No.: PCT/IB2006/052027
Publication Date: 04.01.2007 International Filing Date: 22.06.2006
IPC:
H01L 29/732 (2006.01) ,H01L 29/78 (2006.01) ,H01L 29/165 (2006.01) ,H01L 29/10 (2006.01) ,H01L 29/41 (2006.01) ,H01L 21/331 (2006.01) ,H01L 21/336 (2006.01) ,H01L 29/74 (2006.01) ,H01L 21/762 (2006.01) ,H01L 21/74 (2006.01)
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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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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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Bipolar devices
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Transistor-type devices, i.e. able to continuously respond to applied control signals
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Bipolar junction transistors
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Vertical transistors
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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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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 field effect produced by an insulated gate
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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
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including, apart from doping materials or other impurities, only elements of the fourth group of the Periodic System in uncombined form
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including two or more of the elements provided for in group H01L29/1688
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in different semiconductor regions
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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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with semiconductor regions connected to an electrode not carrying current to be rectified, amplified, or switched and such electrode being part of a semiconductor device which comprises three or more 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
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Electrodes
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characterised by their shape, relative sizes or dispositions
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Processes or apparatus specially adapted for the manufacture or treatment of semiconductor or solid state devices or of parts thereof
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Manufacture or treatment of semiconductor devices or of parts thereof
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the devices having at least one potential-jump barrier or surface barrier, e.g. PN junction, depletion layer, carrier concentration layer
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the devices having semiconductor bodies comprising elements of the fourth group of the Periodic System or AIIIBV compounds with or without impurities, e.g. doping materials
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Multistep processes for the manufacture of devices of the bipolar type, e.g. diodes, transistors, thyristors
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the devices comprising three or more electrodes
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Transistors
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Processes or apparatus specially adapted for the manufacture or treatment of semiconductor or solid state devices or of parts thereof
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Manufacture or treatment of semiconductor devices or of parts thereof
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the devices having at least one potential-jump barrier or surface barrier, e.g. PN junction, depletion layer, carrier concentration layer
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the devices having semiconductor bodies comprising elements of the fourth group of the Periodic System or AIIIBV compounds with or without impurities, e.g. doping materials
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Multistep processes for the manufacture of devices of the unipolar type
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Field-effect transistors
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with an insulated gate
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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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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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Bipolar devices
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Thyristor-type devices, e.g. having four-zone regenerative action
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Processes or apparatus specially adapted for the manufacture or treatment of semiconductor or solid state devices or of parts thereof
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Manufacture or treatment of devices consisting of a plurality of solid state components or integrated circuits formed in or on a common substrate or of specific parts thereof; Manufacture of integrated circuit devices or of specific parts thereof
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Manufacture of specific parts of devices defined in group H01L21/7086
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Making of isolation regions between components
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Dielectric regions
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Processes or apparatus specially adapted for the manufacture or treatment of semiconductor or solid state devices or of parts thereof
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Manufacture or treatment of devices consisting of a plurality of solid state components or integrated circuits formed in or on a common substrate or of specific parts thereof; Manufacture of integrated circuit devices or of specific parts thereof
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Manufacture of specific parts of devices defined in group H01L21/7086
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Making of buried regions of high impurity concentration, e.g. buried collector layers, internal connections
Applicants:
NXP B.V. [NL/NL]; High Tech Campus 60 NL-5656 AG Eindhoven, NL (AllExceptUS)
VAN NOORT, Wibo, D. [NL/US]; NL (UsOnly)
SONSKY, Jan [CZ/BE]; NL (UsOnly)
MEUNIER-BEILLARD, Philippe [FR/BE]; NL (UsOnly)
HIJZEN, Erwin [NL/BE]; NL (UsOnly)
Inventors:
VAN NOORT, Wibo, D.; NL
SONSKY, Jan; NL
MEUNIER-BEILLARD, Philippe; NL
HIJZEN, Erwin; NL
Agent:
WHITE, Andrew; NXP Semiconductors Intellectual Property Department Cross Oak Lane Redhill, Surrey RH1 5HA, GB
Priority Data:
05105719.827.06.2005EP
05106387.313.07.2005EP
Title (EN) SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING SUCH A DEVICE
(FR) DISPOSITIF SEMI-CONDUCTEUR ET PROCEDE PERMETTANT DE PRODUIRE CE DISPOSITIF
Abstract:
(EN) The invention relates to a semiconductor device (10) with a substrate (11) and a semiconductor body (12) of silicon which comprises an active region (A) with a transistor (T) and a passive region (P) surrounding the active region (A) and which is provided with a buried conducting region (1) of a metallic material that is connected to a conductive region (2) of a metallic material sunken from the surface of the semiconductor body (12), by which the buried conductive region (1) is made electrically connectable at the surface of the semiconductor body (12). According to the invention, the buried conducting region (1) is made at the location of the active region (A) of the semiconductor body (12). In this way, a very low buried resistance can be locally created in the active region (A) in the semiconductor body (12), using a metallic material that has completely different crystallographic properties from the surrounding silicon. This is made possible by using a method according to the invention. Such a buried low resistance offers substantial advantages both for a bipolar transistor and for a MOS transistor.
(FR) L'invention se rapporte à un dispositif (10) semi-conducteur qui comprend un substrat (11), un corps (12) de silicium semi-conducteur qui comporte une zone active (A) dotée d'un transistor (T), et une zone passive (P) entourant la zone active (A), et qui possède en outre une zone conductrice (1) enterrée constituée d'un matériau métallique, couplée à une zone conductrice (2) formée d'un matériau métallique en retrait de la surface du corps (12) semi-conducteur, permettant le couplage électrique de la zone conductrice (1) enterrée avec la surface du corps semi-conducteur. Dans ce dispositif, la zone conductrice (1) enterrée est formée à l'emplacement de la zone active (A) du corps (12) semi-conducteur. Cette structure permet de créer localement une résistance enterrée très faible dans la zone active (A) du corps (12) semi-conducteur, par l'utilisation d'un matériau métallique présentant des caractéristiques cristallographiques entièrement différentes de celles du silicium environnant. Cette structure peut être réalisée par un procédé également décrit dans cette invention. Cette faible résistance enterrée offre des avantages considérables, aussi bien dans un transistor bipolaire que dans un transistor MOS.
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African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO) (BW, GH, GM, KE, LS, MW, MZ, NA, SD, SL, SZ, TZ, UG, ZM, ZW)
Eurasian Patent Organization (AM, AZ, BY, KG, KZ, MD, RU, TJ, TM)
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Publication Language: English (EN)
Filing Language: English (EN)
Also published as:
EP1900035JP2008544564US20100237434CN101208801