New Technique for Introducing Varying Lateral Charge in Multiple Zone Junction Termination Extension of Semiconductor Devices

Silicon Carbide (SiC) has long been recognized as the choice for high voltage, high temperature, and high power applications. To achieve optimum design in SiC power devices, a varying charge in the lateral direction should be introduced. To f orm a junction termination extension (JTE) in SiC, different implant doses into multiple spaced zones can be used to create a non-uniform implant profile extending away from a junction termination. However, multiple implantation steps increase process cycle time, complexity, and fabrication cost.