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Temperature Dependency of Driving Current in High-k/Metal Gate MOSFET and Its Influence on CMOS Inverter Circuit
Takeshi SASAKI Takuya IMAMOTO Tetsuo ENDOH
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Electronics
Publication Date: 2011/05/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1353
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Section on Fundamentals and Applications of Advanced Semiconductor Devices)
high-k dielectric film, high-k/metal gate stack, mobility, CMOS, inverter,
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As the integration density and capacitance of semiconductor devices have increased, high-dielectric (High-k) materials have attracted considerable attention. We investigated the dependence of threshold voltage (Vth) characteristics of the High-k/Metal Gate MOSFET fabricated with 65 nm CMOS process on the temperature, in comparison to conventional SiON/Poly-Si Gate MOSFET. Two aspects including the Fermi level and the channel mobility in MOSFET are discussed in details. Furthermore, the influence of threshold voltage characteristics of the High-k/Metal Gate MOSFET on the logic threshold voltage (Vth-inv) of CMOS inverter is reported in this paper.