Patent Number: 6,309,965

Title: Method of producing a semiconductor body with metallization on the back side that includes a titanium nitride layer to reduce warping

Abstract: To markedly reduce wafer warping of semiconductor wafers without weakening the strength of adhesion to substrate materials, a novel back side metallizing system is presented. On a silicon semiconductor body an aluminum layer and a diffusion barrier layer that includes titanium are provided. A titanium nitride layer is incorporated into the titanium layer because it has been demonstrated that the titanium nitride layer can compensate for a large proportion of the wafer warping that occurs. Preferably, the usual tempering for improving the ohmic contact between the aluminum layer and the silicon semiconductor body is not performed after the complete metallizing of the semiconductor body, but rather after a first, thin aluminum layer has been deposited onto the silicon semiconductor body.

Inventors: Matschitsch; Martin (Feistritz I. Ros., AT), Laska; Thomas (Munchen, DE), Mascher; Herbert (Kotschach, AT), Matzler; Andreas (Bodensorf, AT), Stefaner; Werner (Villach, AT), Moik; Gernot (Sattendorf, AT)

Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

International Classification: H01L 23/48 (20060101); H01L 23/482 (20060101); H01L 021/44 (); H01L 021/332 ()

Expiration Date: 10/30/2018