MRS Fall Meeting 2009
Conference paper

Stress liner proximity technique to enhance carrier mobility in high-κ metal gate MOSFETs


For the first time, we discuss the compatibility of stress proximity technique (SPT) with dual stress liner (DSL) in high-κ/metal gate (HK/MG) technology. The short-channel mobility enhancement and the drive current improvement brought by SPT have been demonstrated at 32nm technology node. With maintained short channel control and threshold voltage roll-off characteristics, SPT has achieved 7% drive current improvement for both nFET and pFET from the optimization of SPT with DSL. © 2010 Materials Research Society.