20030040158-A1 is referenced by 6 patents.
A semiconductor device improves the electron mobility in the n-channel MOSFET and reduces the bend or warp of the semiconductor substrate or wafer. The fist nitride layer having a tensile stress is formed on the substrate to cover the n-channel MOSFET. The tensile stress of the first nitride layer serves to relax a compressive stress existing in the channel region. The second nitride layer having an actual compressive stress is formed on the substrate to cover the p-channel MOSFET. The first and second nitride layers serve to decrease bend or warp of the substrate. Preferably, the first nitride layer is a nitride layer of Si formed by a LPCVD process, and the second nitride layer is a nitride layer of Si formed by a PECVD process.