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Novel thin epi process for high-speed CB-CMOS
Author(s): Vladimir F. Drobny; Kevin X. Bao
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Paper Abstract

Matching NPN and PNP collector profiles for high-speed complementary bipolar technology presents a special challenge to epi processing. This paper describes a novel thin epi process that is designed to reduce the effect of boron autodoping and improve the NPN collector doping in the deep portion of the collector region. Summary evaluations of autodoping are presented for different H2 bake and HCl etch cycles, and for the use of intrinsic- and As-doped cap layers. An epitaxial technique, which introduces As dopant during the high temperature H2 bake, is described. This technique has proven very effective in suppressing the effects of boron autodoping and correcting the NPN collector profile.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 September 1998
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 3506, Microelectronic Device Technology II, (4 September 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.323986
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Vladimir F. Drobny, Burr-Brown Corp. (United States)
Kevin X. Bao, Burr-Brown Corp. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3506:
Microelectronic Device Technology II
David Burnett; Dirk Wristers; Toshiaki Tsuchiya, Editor(s)

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