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1. WO2020112275 - MEMORY ARRAYS AND METHODS USED IN FORMING A MEMORY ARRAY

Publication Number WO/2020/112275
Publication Date 04.06.2020
International Application No. PCT/US2019/057142
International Filing Date 21.10.2019
IPC
H01L 27/11582 2017.01
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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
10including a plurality of individual components in a repetitive configuration
105including field-effect components
112Read-only memory structures
115Electrically programmable read-only memories; Multistep manufacturing processes therefor
11563with charge-trapping gate insulators, e.g. MNOS or NROM
11578characterised by three-dimensional arrangements, e.g. with cells on different height levels
1158with source and drain on different levels, e.g. with sloping channels
11582the channels comprising vertical portions, e.g. U-shaped channels
H01L 27/11573 2017.01
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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
10including a plurality of individual components in a repetitive configuration
105including field-effect components
112Read-only memory structures
115Electrically programmable read-only memories; Multistep manufacturing processes therefor
11563with charge-trapping gate insulators, e.g. MNOS or NROM
11573characterised by the peripheral circuit region
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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
10including a plurality of individual components in a repetitive configuration
105including field-effect components
112Read-only memory structures
115Electrically programmable read-only memories; Multistep manufacturing processes therefor
11563with charge-trapping gate insulators, e.g. MNOS or NROM
11568characterised by the memory core region
1157with cell select transistors, e.g. NAND
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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
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
78with field effect produced by an insulated gate
792with charge trapping gate insulator, e.g. MNOS-memory transistor
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66Types of semiconductor device
CPC
G06F 3/0688
GPHYSICS
06COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
FELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
3Input arrangements for transferring data to be processed into a form capable of being handled by the computer; Output arrangements for transferring data from processing unit to output unit, e.g. interface arrangements
06Digital input from or digital output to record carriers, ; e.g. RAID, emulated record carriers, networked record carriers
0601Dedicated interfaces to storage systems
0668adopting a particular infrastructure
0671In-line storage system
0683Plurality of storage devices
0688Non-volatile semiconductor memory arrays
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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
10including a plurality of individual components in a repetitive configuration
105including field-effect components
112Read-only memory structures ; [ROM] and multistep manufacturing processes therefor
115Electrically programmable read-only memories; Multistep manufacturing processes therefor
11517with floating gate
11521characterised by the memory core region
11524with cell select transistors, e.g. NAND
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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
10including a plurality of individual components in a repetitive configuration
105including field-effect components
112Read-only memory structures ; [ROM] and multistep manufacturing processes therefor
115Electrically programmable read-only memories; Multistep manufacturing processes therefor
11517with floating gate
11551characterised by three-dimensional arrangements, e.g. with cells on different height levels
11553with source and drain on different levels, e.g. with sloping channels
11556the channels comprising vertical portions, e.g. U-shaped channels
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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
10including a plurality of individual components in a repetitive configuration
105including field-effect components
112Read-only memory structures ; [ROM] and multistep manufacturing processes therefor
115Electrically programmable read-only memories; Multistep manufacturing processes therefor
11563with charge-trapping gate insulators, e.g. MNOS or NROM
11568characterised by the memory core region
1157with cell select transistors, e.g. NAND
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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
10including a plurality of individual components in a repetitive configuration
105including field-effect components
112Read-only memory structures ; [ROM] and multistep manufacturing processes therefor
115Electrically programmable read-only memories; Multistep manufacturing processes therefor
11563with charge-trapping gate insulators, e.g. MNOS or NROM
11578characterised by three-dimensional arrangements, e.g. with cells on different height levels
1158with source and drain on different levels, e.g. with sloping channels
11582the channels comprising vertical portions, e.g. U-shaped channels
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29Semiconductor devices adapted for rectifying, amplifying, oscillating or switching, or 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; ; Multistep manufacturing processes therefor
40Electrodes ; ; Multistep manufacturing processes therefor
401Multistep manufacturing processes
4011for data storage electrodes
40117the electrodes comprising a charge-trapping insulator
Applicants
  • MICRON TECHNOLOGY, INC. [US]/[US]
Inventors
  • HOWDER, Collin
  • KLEIN, Rita J.
Agents
  • MATKIN, Mark S.
  • SHAURETTE, James, D.
  • MATKIN, Mark, S.
  • GRZELAK, Keith, D.
  • LATWESEN, David, G.
Priority Data
16/203,20028.11.2018US
Publication Language English (EN)
Filing Language English (EN)
Designated States
Title
(EN) MEMORY ARRAYS AND METHODS USED IN FORMING A MEMORY ARRAY
(FR) RÉSEAUX DE MÉMOIRE ET PROCÉDÉS UTILISÉS DANS LA FORMATION DE RÉSEAU DE MÉMOIRE
Abstract
(EN)
A memory array comprises a vertical stack comprising alternating insulative tiers and wordline tiers. The wordline tiers comprise gate regions of individual memory cells. The gate regions individually comprise part of a wordline in individual of the wordline tiers. Channel material extends elevationally through the insulative tiers and the wordline tiers. The individual memory cells comprise a memory structure laterally between the gate region and the channel material. Individual of the wordlines comprise laterally-outer longitudinal-edge portions and a respective laterally-inner portion laterally adjacent individual of the laterally-outer longitudinal-edge portions. The individual laterally-outer longitudinal-edge portions project upwardly and downwardly relative to its laterally-adjacent laterally-inner portion. Methods are disclosed.
(FR)
La présente invention concerne un réseau de mémoire qui comprend un empilement vertical comprenant des niveaux d'isolation alternés et des niveaux de ligne de mots. Les niveaux de ligne de mots comprennent des régions de grille de cellules de mémoire individuelles. Les régions de grille comprennent individuellement une partie d'une ligne de mots dans chaque niveau de ligne de mots. Le matériau de canal s'étend en hauteur à travers les niveaux isolants et les niveaux de ligne de mots. Les cellules de mémoire individuelles comprennent une structure de mémoire latéralement entre la région de grille et le matériau de canal. Une ligne individuelle des lignes de mots comprend des parties de bord longitudinal latéralement externes et une partie latéralement interne respective latéralement adjacente à une partie individuelle des parties de bord longitudinal latéralement externe. Les parties de bord longitudinal latéralement externes individuelles font saillie vers le haut et vers le bas par rapport à leur partie latéralement interne, latéralement adjacente. L'invention concerne également des procédés.
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