BCTM 2013
Conference paper

SiGe HBTs in 90nm BiCMOS technology demonstrating 300GHz/420GHz f T/fMAX through reduced Rb and Ccb parasitics

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Scaling both the fT and the fMAX of SiGe HBTs is quite challenging due to the opposing physical device requirements for improving these figures of merit. In this paper, millisecond anneal techniques, low temperature silicide and low temperature contact processes are shown to be effective in reducing the base resistance. These processes when combined with a novel approach to address the collector-base capacitance are shown to produce high performance SiGe HBT devices which demonstrate operating frequencies of 300/420GHz fT/fMAX. This is the first report of 90nm SiGe BICMOS with an fMAX exceeding 400GHz. © 2013 IEEE.