Patent Number: 7,132,333

Title: Transistor, memory cell array and method of manufacturing a transistor

Abstract: A transistor, memory cell array and method of manufacturing a transistor are disclosed. In one embodiment, the invention refers to a transistor, which is formed at least partially in a semiconductor substrate, comprising a first and a second source/drain regions, a channel region connecting said first and second source/drain regions, said channel region being disposed in said semiconductor substrate, and a gate electrode disposed along said channel region and being electrically isolated from said channel region, for controlling an electrical current flowing between said first and second source/drain regions, wherein said channel region comprises a fin-region in which the channel has the shape of a ridge, said ridge comprising a top side and two lateral sides in a cross section perpendicular to a line connecting said first and second source/drain regions, wherein said top side is disposed beneath a surface of said semiconductor substrate and said gate electrode is disposed along said top side and said two lateral sides.

Inventors: Schloesser; Till (Dresden, DE), Weis; Rolf (Dresden, DE), Gruening-Von Schwerin; Ulrike (Munich, DE)

Assignee: Infineon Technologies AG

International Classification: H01L 21/336 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2019-11-07 0:00:00