Bipolar wafer foundry - 20V analog linear bipolar process, wafer foundry services - advanced bipolar analog and digital semiconductors - Hte Labs 20V analog linear bipolar process wafer foundry services, Bipolar and CMOS wafer Foundry, Research and Development Laboratories for semiconductor optoelectonics, sensors, microwave, thin film active and passive components advanced linear bipolar,analog linear bipolar,superbeta,superbeta transistors,matched pair superbeta transistors,matched pair superbeta NPN,IC wafer foundry,Wafer foundry,wafer fabrication,Foundry services,Bipolar wafer foundry, bipolar process,BJT, BJT technology,High voltage process, Low power bipolar process,Research,Development,semiconductor,microelectronics,industry,wafer foundry,bipolar,High Voltage,Dielectic,Isolated,Thin film,active,passive,components,Flip Chip,Sensor Technologies,inertial,pressure,temperature,gas,smoke,detectors,Optoelectronic,Discrete,integrated circuits,diffused Light wave guides,Mach Zender light modulators,Epitaxy,Diffusion,Oxidation,Ion Implant,LPCVD,PECVD,Platinum silicidation,Photolithography,Plasma etching,Silicon Micromachining,KOH anisotropic etch,Sputter deposition,resistor,Lift Off Process,Back grind,Polish,Trimetal Backside deposition,Gold backside deposition,Gold Electro-plating,Gold Bump 20V 500MHz Analog Bipolar PROCESS HTE Labs STANDARD PROCESS OVERVIEW HTE Labs standard 20V 500MHz analog bipolar process employs N type silicon epitaxial layer on P type silicon substrate. In the standard process up to 8 masks are used: - buried layer (sub collector), isolation, base, emitter, contact mask, thin film resistor mask, metal mask, pad mask. Available devices are vertical NPN transistors, vertical substrate PNP transistors, lateral PNP transistors, TaN2 - tantalum nitride thin film resistors and MNOS MOS ( metal oxide semiconductor) capacitors. PROCESS OPTIONS Process enhancements are added to increase the integrated circuit designer's flexibility in designing with HTE Labs analog bipolar process. Optional devices available are as follows: P JFET (p channel junction field effect transistor), EPI N JFET (n channel silicon epitaxial junction field effect transistor), Schottky diodes,Varactor diodes, PIN diodes,Zenner diodes, laser trim able NiCr (nickel chrome resistors) , TaN2 (tantalum nitride resistors) or SiCr (silicon chrome resistors ) sputtered thin film resistors. Sheet resistance for the integrated thin film resistors is offered in the widest range from 1?/square to 100K?/square while the temperature coefficient of resistance is between 25 ppm/C to 500ppm/C. For metal interconnections HTE Labs process employs up to two layers of metallization, TiW/Au (standard metallization). The interlayer dielectric is 1m SiO2 while the passivation is Si3N4 or SiO2. Minimum contact size is 3m x 3m while the metal pitch is 10m. For flip chip, chip on board and chip scale packaging applications, Gold bumps or solder bumps are available process options. The 20V 500MHz custom analog bipolar process employs up to 12 masking layers for all features to be included.What sets HTE Labs apart are couple main process options and capabilities that are not typically acceptable or handled by large wafer foundries. * Custom developed processes HTE Labs has the engineering resources and processing capabilities to develop custom processes to fit customer's specific applications. This capability is offered to customers on a contract base only. * High stability thin film resistors High stability thin film resistors are available with sheet resistance as high as 100K?/square. The matching of the as deposited thin film resistors is excellent with ought expensive laser trim. The absolute values of resistors are within 5% across the wafer and from wafer to wafer. For high speed RF IC process applications, thin film resistors are best suited due to their very low capacitance and low noise. * High reliability gold metal interconnections High reliability gold metal interconnections is a standard process feature specifically designed for hybrid circuits applications, chip on board applications and sensors that need to withstand corrosive environment where aluminum or copper metallization are not a suitable choices. * Process enhancements MEMS smart sensor integration, KOH anisotropic etch, deep RIE etch, LPCVD polysilicon and front to back mask alignment are few process enhancements that are needed in developing and manufacturing of integrated smart pressure sensors, accelerometers and other as such. * Optoelectronics Optoelectronic integrated circuits, Photo transistors, photodiodes and low capacitance high speed PIN diodes, when integrated with the bipolar process, allow increased flexibility to design and manufacturing of fiber optic amplifiers, optocouplers or optical switches. DEVICE PARAMETER TEST CONDITIONS MIN. TYP. MAX. UNITS NPN Transistor hFE BVCEO BVCBO BVEBO Ic=100mA, Vce=2.5V Ice=1mA Icb=1mA Ieb=1mA 150 20 50 7.2 250 7.8 500 8.2 V V V PNP - L Lateral PNP hFE BVCEO BVCBO BVEBO Ic=100mA, Vce=2.5V Ice=1mA Icb=1mA Ieb=1mA 30 30 50 30 40 50 V V V PNP - V Vertical PNP hFE BVCEO BVCBO BVEBO Ic=100mA, Vce=2.5V Ice=1mA Icb=1mA Ieb=1mA 50 50 50 50 100 200 V V V I2R Ion Implanted Resistors Rsq 200 ?/sq MNOS C MOS capacitors C 0.3 pF/mil2 20V 500MHz BIPOLAR PROCESS OPTIONS DEVICE PARAMETER TEST CONDITIONS MIN. TYP. MAX. UNITS PJFET p channel junction field effect transistors Vp BVgd0 Vds=-3.0V Igd=10mA 2.0 25 V V TFR Thin film resistors Rsq low Rsq high TCR low TCR high 5 100k 25 500 ? ? ppm/C ppm/C ANALOG BIPOLAR PROCESS - 4" WAFER FOUNDRY SERVICES At this time HTE Labs offers only 4" wafer fabrication for the analog bipolar wafer foundry services. HTE Labs wafer foundry specializes in prototypes and small runs of standard and custom developed analog bipolar processes. Customers own tooling can be used in most of the cases provided that design rules are compatible with current processes. For more information or a request for quote, please contact HTE Labs using the instant quote form. WAFER FOUNDRY - R&D SEMICONDUCTOR PROCESS DEVELOPMENT HTE LABS is helping customers to solve R&D problems, capacity problems, lower cost as well as develop a back-up process for existing in-house operations. Any company currently involved or contemplating R&D related to semiconductor devices or thin film technologies, is encouraged to consider using HTE LABS expertise and capabilities. To contact HTE LABS and discuss an application in the strictest confidentiality, navigate to CONTACT PAGE. HTE Labs provides process specialties wafer foundry, thin film vacuum deposition services, applied thin film processing for analog and mixed signal bipolar manufacturing processes, Analog CMOS wafer foundry, R&D support, research and development support for microelectronics and process specialties wafer Fab processing to customers from semiconductors and microelectronics industry. Bipolar wafer foundry includes the following processes: 20V bipolar process, 45V bipolar process,75V bipolar process,25V super-beta bipolar process and high voltage dielectric isolated bipolar processes. R&D support is provided in the following fields of microelectronics: test and measurement, medical instrumentation, industrial process control and communications, thin film active and passive components technologies, flip chip technology (TiW/Cu/Cu/SnPb), MEMS technology, smart sensor technologies (inertial, pressure, temperature, gas and smoke detectors), optoelectronic technologies and components, discrete and integrated circuits technology development for special applications, LiNbO3 applications including SAW, Ti diffusion, light wave guides and Mach-Zender light modulators. Specialty wafer Fab processing: epi deposition, epitaxy, SiGe, epi, diffusion and oxidation, ion implant, LPCVD nitride, PECVD nitride Si3N4, SiO2, platinum silicidation, photo-lithography, plasma etching, silicon micro-machining with KOH anisotropic etch, backside sputter depositions of Ti/Ni/Ag, gold deposition, gold alloy, lift off processes, Ti/Pt/Au lift off process, sputter depositions of thin film resistors : SiCr, NiCr, TaN2, silicon wafers back grind and polish followed by tri-metal backside sputter depositions, gold backside sputter depositions and alloy : gold electroplating and gold bump, wafer probing, dicing services, wafer saw, package development, solid via packages, packaging and test services, failure analysis services, SEM, scanning electron microscopy, ellipsometer measurements, four point probe measurements.
 

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STANDARD PROCESS OVERVIEW
HTE Labs standard 20V 500MHz analog bipolar process employs N type silicon epitaxial layer on P type silicon substrate. In the standard process up to 8 masks are used: - buried layer (sub collector), isolation, base, emitter, contact mask, thin film resistor mask, metal mask, pad mask. Available devices are vertical NPN transistors, vertical substrate PNP transistors, lateral PNP transistors, TaN2 - tantalum nitride thin film resistors and MNOS MOS ( metal oxide semiconductor) capacitors.

PROCESS OPTIONS
Process enhancements are added to increase the integrated circuit designer's flexibility in designing with HTE Labs analog bipolar process. Optional devices available are as follows: P JFET (p channel junction field effect transistor), EPI N JFET (n channel silicon epitaxial junction field effect transistor), Schottky diodes,Varactor diodes, PIN diodes,Zenner diodes, laser trim able NiCr (nickel chrome resistors) , TaN2 (tantalum nitride resistors) or SiCr (silicon chrome resistors ) sputtered thin film resistors. Sheet resistance for the integrated thin film resistors is offered in the widest range from 1Ω/square to 100KΩ/square while the temperature coefficient of resistance is between ±25 ppm/°C to ±500ppm/°C.
For metal interconnections HTE Labs process employs up to two layers of metallization, TiW/Au (standard metallization). The interlayer dielectric is 1µm SiO2 while the passivation is Si3N4 or SiO2. Minimum contact size is 3µm x 3µm while the metal pitch is 10µm. For flip chip, chip on board and chip scale packaging applications, Gold bumps or solder bumps are available process options. The 20V 500MHz custom analog bipolar process employs up to 12 masking layers for all features to be included.What sets HTE Labs apart are couple main process options and capabilities that are not typically acceptable or handled by large wafer foundries.
  • Custom developed processes
HTE Labs has the engineering resources and processing capabilities to develop custom processes to fit customer's specific applications. This capability is offered to customers on a contract base only.
  • High stability thin film resistors
High stability thin film resistors are available with sheet resistance as high as 100KΩ/square. The matching of the as deposited thin film resistors is excellent with ought expensive laser trim. The absolute values of resistors are within ±5% across the wafer and from wafer to wafer. For high speed RF IC process applications, thin film resistors are best suited due to their very low capacitance and low noise.
  • High reliability gold metal interconnections
High reliability gold metal interconnections is a standard process feature specifically designed for hybrid circuits applications, chip on board applications and sensors that need to withstand corrosive environment where aluminum or copper metallization are not a suitable choices.
  • Process enhancements
MEMS smart sensor integration, KOH anisotropic etch, deep RIE etch, LPCVD polysilicon and front to back mask alignment are few process enhancements that are needed in developing and manufacturing of integrated smart pressure sensors, accelerometers and other as such.
  • Optoelectronics
Optoelectronic integrated circuits, Photo transistors, photodiodes and low capacitance high speed PIN diodes, when integrated with the bipolar process, allow increased flexibility to design and manufacturing of fiber optic amplifiers, optocouplers or optical switches.

DEVICE PARAMETER TEST CONDITIONS MIN. TYP. MAX. UNITS
NPN Transistor hFE Ic=100mA, Vce=2.5V 150 250 500  
BVCEO Ice=1mA 20     V
BVCBO Icb=1mA 50     V
BVEBO Ieb=1mA 7.2 7.8 8.2 V
PNP - L Lateral PNP hFE Ic=100mA, Vce=2.5V 30   50  
BVCEO Ice=1mA 30 40   V
BVCBO Icb=1mA 50     V
BVEBO Ieb=1mA 30     V
PNP - V Vertical PNP hFE Ic=100mA, Vce=2.5V 50   200  
BVCEO Ice=1mA 50     V
BVCBO Icb=1mA 50 100   V
BVEBO Ieb=1mA 50     V
I2R Ion Implanted Resistors Rsq     200   Ω/sq
MNOS C MOS capacitors C     0.3   pF/mil2

20V 500MHz BIPOLAR PROCESS OPTIONS
DEVICE PARAMETER TEST CONDITIONS MIN. TYP. MAX. UNITS
PJFET p channel junction field effect transistors Vp Vds=-3.0V   2.0   V
BVgd0 Igd=10mA   25   V
TFR Thin film resistors Rsq low     5   Ω
Rsq high     100k    
TCR low     ±25   ppm/°C
TCR high     ±500   ppm/°C

ANALOG BIPOLAR PROCESS - 4" WAFER FOUNDRY SERVICES
At this time HTE Labs offers only 4" wafer fabrication for the analog bipolar wafer foundry services. HTE Labs wafer foundry specializes in prototypes and small runs of standard and custom developed analog bipolar processes. Customers own tooling can be used in most of the cases provided that design rules are compatible with current processes. For more information or a request for quote, please contact HTE Labs using the instant quote form.

WAFER FOUNDRY - R&D SEMICONDUCTOR PROCESS DEVELOPMENT
HTE LABS is helping customers to solve R&D problems, capacity problems, lower cost as well as develop a back-up process for existing in-house operations. Any company currently involved or contemplating R&D related to semiconductor devices or thin film technologies, is encouraged to consider using HTE LABS expertise and capabilities. To contact HTE LABS and discuss an application in the strictest confidentiality, navigate to CONTACT PAGE.

INSTANT QUOTE
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ORDERING: Registered customers can order online from within assigned BUSINESS PORTAL. A copy of the order along with an order confirmation receipt is issued instantly for all orders placed on line. On line Orders have to be verified, accepted and acknowledged by HTE LABS sales department in writing before, becoming non cancelable binding contracts.
DELIVERY: Typical delivery for Standard processes is 6-8 weeks ARO. For Custom processes lead time may vary.
SHIPPING & PACKING: For certain processes, customer should ship only prime wafers, delivered in sealed containers [original manufacturer seal must be present]. All wafers shipped to HTE LABS by customers, should be packed in suitable wafer carriers or wafer containers, wrapped in reusable minim 2 layers of air bubble packing material [pink anti-static bubble cushioning wrap], or air pillows and heavy wall cardboard boxes. Foam packing peanuts are not acceptable due to the nuisance caused by particles and electrostatic charge generated during shipping.
SAMPLES: Due to the nature of this product line, free samples are not available, unless they are against an existing firm order, pending qualification of a process.
HTE LABS guarantees continuous supply and availability of any of it's standard or custom developed processes and technologies provided minimum order quantities are met.
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