Mechanical Strain for 0.16 µm nMOSFET on 30 µm Si-Substrate
This paper reports the successful substrate transfer based on standard IC processing to an alternative substrate e.g. plastic. The device on ultra-thin Si substrate using grinding backside Si and thermo-compression bonding process is proposed. Acceptable electrical performances are achieved means that the substrate transfer process is controlled well. The DC characteristics of nMOSFETs as a function of orientations and device sizes under mechanical strain are also reported. Good performance and reliability of nMOSFETs under mechanical strain is obtained. The results suggest the feasibility of substrate transfer in achieving well-performance nMOSFETs for 3D integration or SiP technologies.
Ford Lumban Gaol, Mehdi Roopaei, Svetlana Perry and Jessica Xu
H. L. Kao et al., "Mechanical Strain for 0.16 µm nMOSFET on 30 µm Si-Substrate", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vol. 87, pp. 129-131, 2011