Semiconductor device

  • US 10,553,726 B2
  • Filed: 08/08/2017
  • Issued: 02/04/2020
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/21/2009
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A semiconductor device comprising a memory element, the memory element comprising:

  • a transistor; and

    a capacitor,wherein the transistor comprises an oxide semiconductor layer, a gate insulating layer over the oxide semiconductor layer and a gate electrode over the gate insulating layer,wherein the oxide semiconductor layer comprises indium, zinc and a metal element other than indium and zinc,wherein one of a source electrode and a drain electrode of the transistor is electrically connected to a row decoder through a first wiring,wherein the other of the source electrode and the drain electrode of the transistor is electrically connected to one of terminals of the capacitor,wherein the gate electrode of the transistor is electrically connected to a column decoder through a second wiring,wherein the other one of terminals of the capacitor is electrically connected to a third wiring,wherein an off-state current of the transistor is 1×

    10

    12
    A or lower at a drain voltage of 6V and a gate voltage of −

    5V or −

    10V, andwherein a hydrogen concentration in a channel formation region of the oxide semiconductor layer is less than or equal to 5×

    1019 cm

    3
    .

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