A MIM capacitor is formed on a semiconductor substrate having a top surface and including regions formed in the surface selected from a Shallow Trench Isolation (STI) region and a doped well having exterior surfaces coplanar with the semiconductor substrate. A capacitor lower plate is either a lower electrode formed on the STI region in the semiconductor substrate or a lower electrode formed by a doped well formed in the top surface of the semiconductor substrate that may have a silicide surface. A capacitor HiK dielectric layer is formed on or above the lower plate. A capacitor second plate is formed on the HiK dielectric layer above the capacitor lower plate. A dual capacitor structure with a top plate may be formed above the second plate with vias connected to the lower plate protected from the second plate by sidewall spacers.