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Splitgate Ferroelectric Transistor

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Missile Defense Agency
Award ID:
59032
Program Year/Program:
2002 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
02-0740
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Structured Materials Industries
201 Circle Drive North Unit # 102 Piscataway, NJ 08854-3723
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2002
Title: Splitgate Ferroelectric Transistor
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Contract: DTRA01-02-P-0107
Award Amount: $70,000.00
 

Abstract:

We propose to develop a new nonvolatile Ferroelectric Random Access Memory (FeRAM) device with a novel 1T gate cell structure for very high-density memories. This gate design will allow a ferroelectric memory to rival stacked-gate FLASH cell in density butwithout the drawbacks of floating gate technology, e.g. early wear-out and slow write times. For this 1T split-gate cell we will use a SMI newly discovered cerium ferroelectric thin film. This film retains its ferroelectric properties when depositieddirectly on silicon and will allow for MOS channel control based directly on the ferroelectric polarization state. The split-gate architechture allows for a relatively simple, complete high-density 1T cell structure for maximum density. The split-gateferroelectric transistor structure described in this proposal offers a much simpler fabrication process for a 1T memory cell versus a stacked gate FLASH cell (current commercial standard for high-density memory). The high speed switching and high enduranceproperties of the ferroelectric will also expand the market of nonvolatile memories with the potential to replace not only FLASH, but also DRAM and SRAM.

Principal Investigator:

Joseph D. Cuchiaro
Vice President
7192609589
jcuchiaro@aol.com

Business Contact:

Joseph D. Cuchiaro
Vice President
7192609589
jcuchiaro@aol.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Structured Materials Industries
120 Centennial Ave. Piscataway, NJ 08854

EIN/Tax ID: 223175106
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No