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1. WO2020139968 - SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR INTEGRATED DIODE FIELD-EFFECT TRANSISTOR SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES

Publication Number WO/2020/139968
Publication Date 02.07.2020
International Application No. PCT/US2019/068607
International Filing Date 26.12.2019
IPC
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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
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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
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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
40Electrodes
43characterised by the materials of which they are formed
45Ohmic electrodes
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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
86controllable only by variation of the electric current supplied, or only the electric potential applied, to one or more of the electrodes carrying the current to be rectified, amplified, oscillated, or switched
861Diodes
872Schottky diodes
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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
40Electrodes
43characterised by the materials of which they are formed
47Schottky barrier electrodes
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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
02Semiconductor bodies ; ; Multistep manufacturing processes therefor
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
0603characterised by particular constructional design considerations, e.g. for preventing surface leakage, for controlling electric field concentration or for internal isolations regions
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]
0619with a supplementary region doped oppositely to or in rectifying contact with the semiconductor containing or contacting region, e.g. guard rings with PN or Schottky junction
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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
02Semiconductor bodies ; ; Multistep manufacturing processes therefor
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
0603characterised by particular constructional design considerations, e.g. for preventing surface leakage, for controlling electric field concentration or for internal isolations regions
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]
063Reduced surface field [RESURF] pn-junction structures
0634Multiple reduced surface field (multi-RESURF) structures, e.g. double RESURF, charge compensation, cool, superjunction (SJ), 3D-RESURF, composite buffer (CB) structures
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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
02Semiconductor bodies ; ; Multistep manufacturing processes therefor
12characterised by the materials of which they are formed
16including, apart from doping materials or other impurities, only elements of Group IV of the Periodic System
1608Silicon carbide
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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
66Types of semiconductor device ; ; Multistep manufacturing processes therefor
66007Multistep manufacturing processes
66075of devices having semiconductor bodies comprising group 14 or group 13/15 materials
66227the devices being controllable only by the electric current supplied or the electric potential applied, to an electrode which does not carry the current to be rectified, amplified or switched, e.g. three-terminal devices
66409Unipolar field-effect transistors
66477with an insulated gate, i.e. MISFET
66674DMOS transistors, i.e. MISFETs with a channel accommodating body or base region adjoining a drain drift region
66712Vertical DMOS transistors, i.e. VDMOS transistors
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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
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
78with field effect produced by an insulated gate
7801DMOS transistors, i.e. MISFETs with a channel accommodating body or base region adjoining a drain drift region
7802Vertical DMOS transistors, i.e. VDMOS transistors
7803structurally associated with at least one other device
7806the other device being a Schottky barrier diode
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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
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
78with field effect produced by an insulated gate
7801DMOS transistors, i.e. MISFETs with a channel accommodating body or base region adjoining a drain drift region
7802Vertical DMOS transistors, i.e. VDMOS transistors
781Inverted VDMOS transistors, i.e. Source-Down VDMOS transistors
Applicants
  • GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY [US]/[US]
Inventors
  • LOSEE, Peter, Almern
  • GHANDI, Reza
  • BOLOTNIKOV, Alexander Viktorovich
Agents
  • RARIDEN, John, M.
  • SWANSON, Tait R.
  • MANWARE, Robert A.
  • FLETCHER, Michael G.
  • YODER, Patrick S.
  • POWELL, W. Allen
  • BAKKER, Jila
  • SINCLAIR, JR., Steven J.
  • OSTERHAUS, Matthew G.
  • DOOLEY, Matthew C.
  • KANTOR, Andrew L.
  • HENWOOD, Matthew C.
  • WIMMER, Lance G.
  • THOMAS, Jim
Priority Data
16/282,14521.02.2019US
62/786,00128.12.2018US
Publication Language English (EN)
Filing Language English (EN)
Designated States
Title
(EN) SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR INTEGRATED DIODE FIELD-EFFECT TRANSISTOR SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES
(FR) SYSTÈMES ET PROCÉDÉS POUR DES DISPOSITIFS SEMICONDUCTEURS À TRANSISTOR À EFFET DE CHAMP À DIODE INTÉGRÉE
Abstract
(EN)
A silicon carbide (SiC) semiconductor device may include a CB layer defined in a first epitaxial (epi) layer having a first conductivity type. The CB layer may include a plurality of CB regions having a second conductivity type. The SiC semiconductor device may further include a device epi layer having the first conductivity type disposed on the CB layer. The device epi layer may include a plurality of regions having the second conductivity type. Additionally, the SiC semiconductor device may include an ohmic contact disposed on the device epi layer and a rectifying contact disposed on the device epi layer. A field-effect transistor (FET) of the device may include the ohmic contact, and a diode of the device may include the rectifying contact, where the diode and the FET are integrated in the device.
(FR)
L'invention concerne un dispositif semiconducteur au carbure de silicium (SiC) qui peut comprendre une couche CB définie dans une première couche épitaxiale (epi) ayant un premier type de conductivité. La couche CB peut comprendre un ensemble de régions CB ayant un second type de conductivité. Le dispositif semiconducteur au SiC peut également comprendre une couche épitaxiale de dispositif ayant le premier type de conductivité disposé sur la couche CB. La couche épitaxiale de dispositif peut comprendre une pluralité de régions ayant le second type de conductivité. De plus, le dispositif à semi-conducteur au SiC peut comprendre un contact ohmique disposé sur la couche épitaxiale de dispositif et un contact redresseur disposé sur la couche épitaxiale de dispositif. Un transistor à effet de champ (FET) du dispositif peut comprendre le contact ohmique, et une diode du dispositif peut comprendre le contact redresseur, la diode et le FET étant intégrés dans le dispositif.
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