VLSI Technology 2010
Conference paper

Ultra-thin-body and BOX (UTBB) Fully Depleted (FD) device integration for 22nm node and beyond

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We present UTBB devices with a gate length (LG) of 25nm and competitive drive currents. The process flow features conventional gate-first high-k/metal and raised source/drains (RSD). Back bias (Vbb) enables Vt modulation of more than 125mV with a Vbb of 0.9V and BOX thickness of 12nm. This demonstrates the importance and viability of the UTBB structure for multi-Vtand power management applications. We explore the impact of GP, BOX thickness and Vbb on local V t variability for the first time. Excellent AVt of 1.27 mV•μm is achieved. We also present simulations results that suggest UTBB has improved scalability, reduced gate leakage (Ig) and lower external resistance (Rext), thanks to a thicker inversion gate dielectric (Tinv) and body (Tsi) thickness. © 2010 IEEE.