The random telegraph noise (RTN) characteristics of 28-nm pMOSFETs with tip-shaped SiGe source/drain have been investigated. RTN analysis found that strained devices undergo higher compressive strain; the trap position from the Si/SiO 2 interface is reduced, because of the closer trap energy level near the valence band. Although tip-shaped SiGe process induces higher oxide trap density, the trap position corresponding to the tunneling attenuation length (λ) may result in lower 1/f noise level in tip-shaped SiGe S/D devices as compared with that of control devices.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering