Digest of Technical Papers-Symposium on VLSI Technology

0.18 um modular triple self-aligned embedded split-gate flash memory

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A split-gate flash memory cell has been embedded in a 0.18 um high performance CMOS logic process with copper interconnects. A novel triple self-aligned (SA3) process provides a compact cell and high degree of modularity. The entire memory cell structure is defined with one single mask in an area less than 13F2. Source-side channel hot electron program and poly-poly tunneling erase enable low power consumption suitable for low voltage applications.