Patexia. Research
Patent No. US 10777680
Issue Date Sep 15, 2020
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Patent 10777680 - Integrated circuit chip with strained NMOS and PMOS transistors > Claims

  • 1. An electronic integrated circuit chip, comprising: an insulating layer on a substrate;first and second side-by-side strip areas that are delimited by: longitudinal trenches between and on either side of said first and second side-by-side strip areas, the longitudinal trenches extending through the insulating layer and into the substrate; andtransverse trenches extending from one edge to another edge of the first strip area and through the insulating layer and into the substrate,tensilely strained semiconductor slabs covering the insulating layer of the first strip area is covered, said tensilely strained semiconductor slabs located between the transverse and longitudinal trenches;a first portion of a semiconductor band that is compressively strained in the longitudinal direction and tensilely strained in the transverse direction, said first portion covering the insulating layer of the second strip area opposite the tensilely strained semiconductor slabs and between the longitudinal trenches;N-channel MOS transistors located inside and on top of the tensilely strained semiconductor slabs; andP-channel MOS transistors located inside and on top of said first portion of the semiconductor band.
    • 2. The integrated circuit chip of claim 1, further comprising transverse oxide bars extending between first portions of the semiconductor band.
    • 3. The integrated circuit chip of claim 1, further comprising insulated gates arranged on the semiconductor band, and wherein the N-channel and P-channel MOS transistors are connected to a source of high and low power supply potentials, said insulated gates being connected to a node of application of the high power supply potential.
    • 4. The integrated circuit chip of claim 1, further comprising a buried layer made of silicon-germanium located under the insulating layer, the buried layer being compressively strained in the longitudinal direction in the second strip area.
    • 5. The integrated circuit chip of claim 1, wherein the semiconductor slabs and the first portion of the semiconductor band are made of silicon.
    • 6. The integrated circuit chip of claim 1, wherein the semiconductor slabs are made of silicon and the first portions of the semiconductor band are made of silicon-germanium.
    • 7. The integrated circuit chip of claim 1, wherein the transverse and longitudinal trenches have a same depth.
    • 8. The integrated circuit chip of claim 1, further comprising: a doped semiconductor well located in the first strip area under the insulating layer;wherein the longitudinal trenches extend deeper than the doped semiconductor well; andwherein the transverse trenches extend to a level located in the doped semiconductor well.
  • 9. An integrated circuit chip, comprising: an assembly of a semiconductor layer arranged on an insulating layer and including first and second side-by-side strip areas;longitudinal trenches which extend through the semiconductor layer and the insulating layer and are located between the first and second strip areas and on either side of the first and second strip areas;transverse trenches which extend through the semiconductor layer and the insulating layer in the first strip area and extend from one edge to another edge of the first strip area;wherein said longitudinal and transverse trenches form from said semiconductor layer: a tensilely strained semiconductor slab in the first strip area between the transverse trenches; anda semiconductor band in the second strip area that is compressively strained in the direction of the longitudinal trenches and tensilely strained in the direction of the transverse trenches; andtransistors formed inside and on top of the semiconductor slab and inside and on top of first portions of the semiconductor band located opposite the semiconductor slab.
    • 10. The integrated circuit chip of claim 9, further comprising second portions of the semiconductor band located opposite the transverse trenches.
      • 11. The integrated circuit chip of claim 10, wherein said second portions of the semiconductor band are made of a thermal oxide material which extends across a thickness of the semiconductor band.
      • 12. The integrated circuit chip of claim 10, wherein said transistors comprises: insulated gates on the second portions of the semiconductor band located opposite the transverse trenches;a connection of the transistors to a source of high and low power supply potentials; anda connection of said insulated gates to a node of application of the high power supply potential.
    • 13. The integrated circuit chip of claim 9, wherein the insulating layer is made of silicon oxide.
    • 14. The integrated circuit chip of claim 9, wherein said semiconductor layer is made of silicon.
    • 15. The integrated circuit chip of claim 9, wherein: said semiconductor layer in the first strip area comprises a silicon layer on the insulating layer;wherein said semiconductor layer in the second strip area comprises a silicon-germanium layer on a silicon layer on the insulating layer.
    • 16. The integrated circuit chip of claim 9, wherein the transverse and longitudinal trenches have a same depth.
    • 17. The integrated circuit chip of claim 9, further comprising a doped semiconductor well under the insulating layer in the first strip area, wherein said longitudinal trenches extend to a depth that is deeper than the doped semiconductor well, and wherein the transverse trenches extend to a depth to a level located in the doped semiconductor well.