IEEE Electron Device Letters

Laterally scaled Si-Si0.7Ge0.3 n-MODFETs with fmax > 200 GHz and low operating bias

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We report on the dc and RF characterization of laterally scaled, Si - SiGe n-MODFETs. Devices with gate length, Lg, of 80 nm had fT = 79 Ghz and fmax = 212 Ghz, while devices with Lg = 70 nm had fT as high as 92 Ghz. The MODFETs displayed enhanced fT at reduced drain-to-source voltage, Vds, compared to Si MOSFETs with similar fT at high Vds. © 2005 IEEE.