SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE MANUFACTURING METHOD
In a semiconductor device using a silicon carbide substrate (1), the object of the present invention is to provide a method of manufacturing a semiconductor device that is a buried channel region type transistor having hot-carrier resistance, high punch-through resistance and high channel mobility. This is achieved by using a method of manufacturing a buried channel type transistor using a P-type silicon carbide substrate that includes a step of forming a buried channel region, a source region and a drain region, a step of forming a gate insulation layer after the step of forming the buried channel region, source region and drain region, and a step of exposing the gate insulation layer to an atmosphere containing water vapor at a temperature of 500 DEG C or more after the step of forming the gate insulation layer.
The gate insulation layer is formed by a thermal oxidation method using dry oxygen. <IMAGE>