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1. WO2009009380 - NORMALLY-OFF INTEGRATED JFET POWER SWITCHES IN WIDE BANDGAP SEMICONDUCTORS AND METHODS OF MAKING

Publication Number WO/2009/009380
Publication Date 15.01.2009
International Application No. PCT/US2008/069043
International Filing Date 02.07.2008
IPC
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27Devices consisting of a plurality of semiconductor or other solid-state components formed in or on a common substrate
02including semiconductor components specially adapted for rectifying, oscillating, amplifying or switching and having at least one potential-jump barrier or surface barrier; including integrated passive circuit elements with at least one potential-jump barrier or surface barrier
04the substrate being a semiconductor body
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66Types of semiconductor device
68controllable 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
76Unipolar devices
772Field-effect transistors
80with field effect produced by a PN or other rectifying junction gate
808with a PN junction gate
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66Types of semiconductor device
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21Processes or apparatus specially adapted for the manufacture or treatment of semiconductor or solid state devices or of parts thereof
70Manufacture 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
77Manufacture or treatment of devices consisting of a plurality of solid state components or integrated circuits formed in, or on, a common substrate
78with subsequent division of the substrate into plural individual devices
82to produce devices, e.g. integrated circuits, each consisting of a plurality of components
822the substrate being a semiconductor, using silicon technology
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098the components being PN junction gate field-effect transistors
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06characterised by their shape; characterised by the shapes, relative sizes, or dispositions of the semiconductor regions ; ; characterised by the concentration or distribution of impurities within semiconductor regions
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0607for preventing surface leakage or controlling electric field concentration
0611for increasing or controlling the breakdown voltage of reverse biased devices
0615by the doping profile or the shape or the arrangement of the PN junction, or with supplementary regions, e.g. junction termination extension [JTE]
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66Types of semiconductor device ; ; Multistep manufacturing processes therefor
68controllable 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
76Unipolar devices ; , e.g. field effect transistors
772Field effect transistors
80with field effect produced by a PN or other rectifying junction gate ; , i.e. potential-jump barrier
808with a PN junction gate ; , e.g. PN homojunction gate
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66Types of semiconductor device ; ; Multistep manufacturing processes therefor
68controllable 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
76Unipolar devices ; , e.g. field effect transistors
772Field effect transistors
80with field effect produced by a PN or other rectifying junction gate ; , i.e. potential-jump barrier
808with a PN junction gate ; , e.g. PN homojunction gate
8083Vertical transistors
Applicants
  • SEMISOUTH LABORATORIES, INC. [US]/[US] (AllExceptUS)
  • SANKIN, Igor [UA]/[US] (UsOnly)
  • MERRETT, Joseph, Neil [US]/[US] (UsOnly)
Inventors
  • SANKIN, Igor
  • MERRETT, Joseph, Neil
Agents
  • RAIMUND, Christopher, W.
Priority Data
11/822,56806.07.2007US
Publication Language English (EN)
Filing Language English (EN)
Designated States
Title
(EN) NORMALLY-OFF INTEGRATED JFET POWER SWITCHES IN WIDE BANDGAP SEMICONDUCTORS AND METHODS OF MAKING
(FR) COMMUTATEURS DE PUISSANCE JFET INTÉGRÉS NORMALEMENT FERMÉS DANS DES SEMI-CONDUCTEURS A LARGE BANDE INTERDITE ET PROCÉDÉS DE FABRICATION
Abstract
(EN)
Wide bandgap semiconductor devices including normally-off VJFET integrated power switches are described. The power switches can be implemented monolithically or hybridly, and may be integrated with a control circuit built in a single-or multi-chip wide bandgap power semiconductor module. The devices can be used in high-power, temperature -tolerant and radiation-resistant electronics components. Methods of making the devices are also described.
(FR)
Dispositifs à semi-conducteurs à large bande interdite comprenant des commutateurs VJFET normalement coupés. Ces commutateurs de puissance peuvent être mise en oeuvre monolithiquement ou hydridement, et intégrés à un module à semi-conducteurs de puissance à large bande interdite intégré à un circuit ou bien à puce unique ou à une multipuce. Les dispositifs peuvent s'utiliser dans des composants électroniques haute puissance, insensibles à la température et résistant aux rayonnements. Sont également décrits des procédés de fabrication de ces dispositifs.
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