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1. WO2021041026 - MEMORY ARRAYS AND METHODS USED IN FORMING A MEMORY ARRAY COMPRISING STRINGS OF MEMORY CELLS

Publication Number WO/2021/041026
Publication Date 04.03.2021
International Application No. PCT/US2020/045841
International Filing Date 12.08.2020
IPC
H01L 27/11568 2017.01
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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
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
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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
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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
115Electrically programmable read-only memories; Multistep manufacturing processes therefor
11563with charge-trapping gate insulators, e.g. MNOS or NROM
11565characterised by the top-view layout
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768Applying interconnections to be used for carrying current between separate components within a device ; comprising conductors and dielectrics
76801characterised by the formation and the after-treatment of the dielectrics, e.g. smoothing
76802by forming openings in dielectrics
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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
Applicants
  • MICRON TECHNOLOGY, INC. [US]/[US]
Inventors
  • TESSARIOL, Paolo
  • DORHOUT, Justin B.
  • LI, Jian
  • MEYER, Ryan L.
Agents
  • MATKIN, Marks S.
  • GRZELAK, Keith, D.
  • SHAURETTE, James, D.
  • LATWESEN, David, G.
  • HENDRICKSEN, Mark, W.
Priority Data
16/550,24425.08.2019US
Publication Language English (EN)
Filing Language English (EN)
Designated States
Title
(EN) MEMORY ARRAYS AND METHODS USED IN FORMING A MEMORY ARRAY COMPRISING STRINGS OF MEMORY CELLS
(FR) MATRICE MÉMOIRE ET PROCÉDÉS UTILISÉS POUR FORMER UNE MATRICE MÉMOIRE COMPRENANT DES CHAÎNES DE CELLULES DE MÉMOIRE
Abstract
(EN)
A memory array comprising strings of memory cells comprises laterally-spaced memory blocks individually comprising a vertical stack comprising alternating insulative tiers and conductive tiers. Operative channel-material strings of memory cells extend through the insulative tiers and the conductive tiers. Insulative pillars are laterally-between and longitudinally-spaced-along immediately-laterally-adjacent of the memory blocks. The pillars are directly against conducting material of conductive lines in the conductive tiers. Other arrays, and methods, are disclosed.
(FR)
La présente invention concerne une matrice mémoire comprenant des chaînes de cellules de mémoire comprenant des blocs de mémoire espacés latéralement comprenant individuellement un empilement vertical comprenant des niveaux isolants alternés et des niveaux conducteurs. Des chaînes de matériau de canal opérationnel de cellules de mémoire s'étendent à travers les étages isolants et les étages conducteurs. Des piliers isolants sont disposés latéralement et espacés longitudinalement le long de côtés immédiatement adjacents des blocs de mémoire. Les piliers sont directement contre le matériau conducteur de lignes conductrices dans les étages conducteurs. L’invention concerne également d’autres matrices et procédés.
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