Patent Number: 8,792,035

Title: Solid-state imaging device and manufacturing method thereof, driving method of solid-state imaging device, and electronic equipment

Abstract: A solid-state imaging device includes multiple pixels formed of photoelectric converters and pixel transistors; a floating diffusion portion that exists within a region of each of the photoelectric converters when viewed from above; and a vertical transfer gate electrode of a transfer transistor that surrounds at least a portion of each photoelectric converter and is formed in the depth direction of a substrate and makes up the pixel transistor.

Inventors: Yamada; Akihiro (Kanagawa, JP)

Assignee: Sony Corporation

International Classification: H04N 3/14 (20060101); H01L 31/062 (20120101); H01L 27/146 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 7/29/12018