Patents Assigned to United Microelectronics Corp.
  • Publication number: 20240072153
    Abstract: A method for forming a high electron mobility transistor includes the steps of providing a substrate, forming a channel layer, a barrier layer, and a first passivation layer sequentially on the substrate, forming a plurality of trenches through at least a portion of the first passivation layer, forming a second passivation layer on the first passivation layer and covering along sidewalls and bottom surfaces of the trenches, and forming a conductive plate structure on the second passivation layer and filling the trenches.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2023
    Publication date: February 29, 2024
    Applicant: UNITED MICROELECTRONICS CORP.
    Inventors: Po-Yu Yang, Hsun-Wen Wang
  • Publication number: 20240072097
    Abstract: A method for fabricating a semiconductor device includes the steps of providing a first wafer and a second wafer as the first wafer includes a device wafer and the second wafer includes a blanket wafer, bonding the first wafer and the second wafer, performing a thermal treatment process to separate the second wafer into a first portion and a second portion, and then planarizing the first portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2022
    Publication date: February 29, 2024
    Applicant: UNITED MICROELECTRONICS CORP.
    Inventors: Po-Kuang Hsieh, Shih-Hung Tsai
  • Publication number: 20240071535
    Abstract: Provided is an anti-fuse memory including a anti-fuse memory cell including an isolation structure, a select gate, first and second gate insulating layers, an anti-fuse gate, and first, second and third doped regions. The isolation structure is disposed in a substrate. The select gate is disposed on the substrate. The first gate insulating layer is disposed between the select gate and the substrate. The anti-fuse gate is disposed on the substrate and partially overlapped with the isolation structure. The second gate insulating layer is disposed between the anti-fuse gate and the substrate. The first doped region and the second doped region are disposed in the substrate at opposite sides of the select gate, respectively, wherein the first doped region is located between the select gate and the anti-fuse gate. The third doped region is disposed in the substrate and located between the first doped region and the isolation structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2022
    Publication date: February 29, 2024
    Applicant: United Microelectronics Corp.
    Inventors: Chung-Hao Chen, Chi-Hsiu Hsu, Chi-Fa Lien, Ying-Ting Lin, Cheng-Hsiao Lai, Ya-Nan Mou
  • Publication number: 20240072126
    Abstract: A method for fabricating a high electron mobility transistor (HEMT) includes the steps of forming a buffer layer on a substrate, forming a barrier layer on the buffer layer, forming a p-type semiconductor layer on the barrier layer, performing an ion implantation process to form a hole injection buffer layer (HIBL) on the p-type semiconductor layer, and then forming a gate electrode on the HIBL.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2022
    Publication date: February 29, 2024
    Applicant: UNITED MICROELECTRONICS CORP.
    Inventor: Chih-Tung Yeh
  • Publication number: 20240072129
    Abstract: A structure of flash memory cell includes a substrate. A floating gate is disposed on the substrate. A low dielectric constant (low-K) spacer is disposed on a sidewall of the floating gate. A trench isolation structure has a base part disposed in the substrate and a protruding part above the substrate protruding from the base part. The low-K spacer is sandwiched between the floating gate and the protruding part of the trench isolation structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2023
    Publication date: February 29, 2024
    Applicant: United Microelectronics Corp.
    Inventors: Chih-Jung Chen, Yu-Jen Yeh
  • Publication number: 20240072154
    Abstract: A semiconductor device includes a substrate, a III-V compound semiconductor layer, a gate structure, a drain structure, and a field plate. The III-V compound semiconductor layer is disposed on the substrate. The gate structure, the drain structure, and the field plate are disposed above the III-V compound semiconductor layer. The field plate is located between the gate structure and the drain structure. The field plate includes a first curved sidewall located at an edge of the field plate adjacent to the drain structure. The first curved sidewall of the field plate may be used to improve electric field distribution in the semiconductor device, and electrical performance of the semiconductor device may be enhanced accordingly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2022
    Publication date: February 29, 2024
    Applicant: UNITED MICROELECTRONICS CORP.
    Inventor: Chih-Tung Yeh
  • Publication number: 20240071758
    Abstract: A method for fabricating a high electron mobility transistor (HEMT) includes the steps of forming a buffer layer on a substrate, forming a barrier layer on the buffer layer, forming a p-type semiconductor layer on the barrier layer, forming a gate electrode layer on the p-type semiconductor layer, and patterning the gate electrode layer to form a gate electrode. Preferably, the gate electrode includes an inclined sidewall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2022
    Publication date: February 29, 2024
    Applicant: UNITED MICROELECTRONICS CORP.
    Inventors: Chih-Tung Yeh, You-Jia Chang, Bo-Yu Chen, Yun-Chun Wang, Ruey-Chyr Lee, Wen-Jung Liao
  • Publication number: 20240074338
    Abstract: A resistive random access memory (RRAM) structure includes a RRAM cell, spacers and a dielectric layer. The RRAM cell is disposed on a substrate. The spacers are disposed beside the RRAM cell, wherein widths of top surfaces of the spacers are larger than or equal to widths of bottom surfaces of the spacers. The dielectric layer blanketly covers the substrate and sandwiches the RRAM cell, wherein the spacers are located in the dielectric layer. A method for forming the resistive random access memory (RRAM) structure is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2023
    Publication date: February 29, 2024
    Applicant: UNITED MICROELECTRONICS CORP.
    Inventors: Wen-Jen Wang, Chun-Hung Cheng, Chuan-Fu Wang
  • Publication number: 20240072163
    Abstract: The invention provides a laterally diffused metal-oxide-semiconductor (LDMOS), which comprises a substrate, a plurality of fin structures on the substrate, a gate structure on the substrate and spanning the fin structures, and a gate contact layer on the gate structure, wherein the gate contact layer is electrically connected with a dummy contact structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2022
    Publication date: February 29, 2024
    Applicant: UNITED MICROELECTRONICS CORP.
    Inventor: Zong-Han Lin
  • Publication number: 20240074174
    Abstract: A memory device includes a semiconductor substrate, isolation structures, an erase gate, and floating gates. The isolation structures are disposed in the semiconductor substrate. Active regions separated from one another are defined in the semiconductor substrate by the isolation structures, and each of the active regions is elongated in a first direction. The erase gate is disposed on the semiconductor substrate and elongated in a second direction. The erase gate is disposed on the active regions and the isolation structures, and the erase gate is partly disposed in a recess within each of the isolation structures. The floating gates are disposed on the semiconductor substrate. The floating gates are arranged in the second direction and separated from one another, and each of the floating gates is partly disposed under the erase gate in a vertical direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2022
    Publication date: February 29, 2024
    Applicant: UNITED MICROELECTRONICS CORP.
    Inventors: Liang Yi, CHI REN
  • Publication number: 20240071818
    Abstract: A semiconductor device and method of fabricating the same include a substrate, a first epitaxial layer, a first protection layer, and a contact etching stop layer. The substrate includes a PMOS transistor region, and the first epitaxial layer is disposed on the substrate, within the PMOS transistor region. The first protection layer is disposed on the first epitaxial layer, covering surfaces of the first epitaxial layer. The contact etching stop layer is disposed on the first protection layer and the substrate, wherein a portion of the first protection layer is exposed from the contact etching stop layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2022
    Publication date: February 29, 2024
    Applicant: UNITED MICROELECTRONICS CORP.
    Inventors: I-Wei Chi, Te-Chang Hsu, Yao-Jhan Wang, Meng-Yun Wu, Chun-Jen Huang
  • Publication number: 20240074209
    Abstract: A semiconductor device includes a substrate having a logic region and a magnetoresistive random access memory (MRAM) region, a MTJ on the MRAM region, a metal interconnection on the MTJ, and a blocking layer on the metal interconnection. Preferably, the blocking layer includes a stripe pattern according to a top view and the blocking layer could include metal or a dielectric layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2023
    Publication date: February 29, 2024
    Applicant: UNITED MICROELECTRONICS CORP.
    Inventors: Jia-Rong Wu, I-Fan Chang, Rai-Min Huang, Ya-Huei Tsai, Yu-Ping Wang
  • Publication number: 20240074329
    Abstract: The present invention provides a semiconductor device and a method of forming the same, and the semiconductor device includes a substrate, a first interconnect layer and a second interconnect layer. The first interconnect layer is disposed on the substrate, and the first interconnect layer includes a first dielectric layer around a plurality of first magnetic tunneling junction (MTJ) structures. The second interconnect layer is disposed on the first interconnect layer, and the second interconnect layer includes a second dielectric layer around a plurality of second MTJ structures, wherein, the second MTJ structures and the first MTJ structures are alternately arranged along a direction. The semiconductor device may obtain a reduced size of each bit cell under a permissible process window, so as to improve the integration of components.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2023
    Publication date: February 29, 2024
    Applicant: UNITED MICROELECTRONICS CORP.
    Inventors: Kuo-Hsing Lee, Chun-Hsien Lin, Sheng-Yuan Hsueh
  • Publication number: 20240074328
    Abstract: A semiconductor device includes a magnetic tunneling junction (MTJ) on a substrate, a first spacer on one side of the of the MTJ, a second spacer on another side of the MTJ, a first metal interconnection on the MTJ, and a liner adjacent to the first spacer, the second spacer, and the first metal interconnection. Preferably, each of a top surface of the MTJ and a bottom surface of the first metal interconnection includes a planar surface and two sidewalls of the first metal interconnection are aligned with two sidewalls of the MTJ.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2023
    Publication date: February 29, 2024
    Applicant: United Microelectronics Corp.
    Inventors: Hui-Lin Wang, Chen-Yi Weng, Yi-Wei Tseng, Chin-Yang Hsieh, Jing-Yin Jhang, Yi-Hui Lee, Ying-Cheng Liu, Yi-An Shih, I-Ming Tseng, Yu-Ping Wang
  • Patent number: 11916018
    Abstract: A connection structure of a semiconductor device is provided in the present invention. The connection structure includes an interlayer dielectric, a top metal structure, and a passivation layer. The interlayer dielectric is disposed on a substrate. The top metal structure is disposed on the interlayer dielectric. The top metal structure includes a bottom portion and a top portion disposed on the bottom portion. The bottom portion includes a first sidewall, and the top portion includes a second sidewall. A slope of the first sidewall is larger than a slope of the second sidewall. The passivation layer is conformally disposed on the second sidewall, the first sidewall, and a top surface of the interlayer dielectric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: UNITED MICROELECTRONICS CORP.
    Inventors: Chen-Yi Weng, Shih-Che Huang, Ching-Li Yang, Chih-Sheng Chang
  • Patent number: 11916139
    Abstract: A semiconductor device includes a substrate, a semiconductor channel layer, a semiconductor barrier layer, and a gate electrode. The semiconductor channel layer is disposed on the substrate, and the semiconductor barrier layer is disposed on the semiconductor channel layer, where the surface of the semiconductor barrier layer includes at least one recess. The gate electrode is disposed on the semiconductor barrier layer and includes a body portion and at least one vertical extension portion overlapping the recess.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: UNITED MICROELECTRONICS CORP.
    Inventor: Po-Yu Yang
  • Patent number: 11915755
    Abstract: A layout of a semiconductor memory device includes a substrate and a ternary content addressable memory (TCAM). The TCAM is disposed on the substrate and includes a plurality of TCAM bit cells, where at least two of the TCAM bit cells are mirror-symmetrical along an axis of symmetry, and each of the TCAM bit cells includes two storage units electrically connected to two word lines respectively, and a logic circuit electrically connected to the storage units. The logic circuit includes two first reading transistors, and two second reading transistors, where each of the second reading transistors includes a gate and source and drain regions, the source and drain regions of the second reading transistors are electrically connected to two matching lines and the first reading transistors, respectively, where the word lines are disposed parallel to and between the matching lines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: UNITED MICROELECTRONICS CORP.
    Inventors: Chun-Yen Tseng, Yu-Tse Kuo, Shu-Ru Wang, Chun-Hsien Huang, Hsin-Chih Yu, Meng-Ping Chuang, Li-Ping Huang, Yu-Fang Chen
  • Patent number: 11917836
    Abstract: The invention provides a RRAM structure, which includes a substrate, a high voltage transistor, and a RRAM cell. The high voltage transistor includes a drift region, a gate structure, a source region, a drain region, and an isolation structure. The drift region is located in the substrate. The gate structure is located on the substrate and on a portion of the drift region. The source region and the drain region are located in the substrate on two sides of the gate structure. The drain region is located in the drift region. The isolation structure is located in the drift region and between the gate structure and the drain region. The RRAM cell includes a first electrode, a resistive switching layer, and a second electrode sequentially located on the drain region. The RRAM cell is electrically connected to the high voltage transistor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: United Microelectronics Corp.
    Inventor: Zong-Han Lin
  • Patent number: 11916075
    Abstract: An integrated circuit (IC) structure includes a substrate having several regions, several semiconductor devices formed at the substrate and respectively within the regions, and an ultra-deep (UD) trench isolation structure formed in the substrate. The substrate has a top surface and a bottom surface oppositely, and the UD trench isolation structure formed in the substrate surrounds peripheries of each of the regions for structurally and physically isolating the semiconductor devices within different regions. The UD trench isolation structure penetrates the substrate by extending from the top surface of the substrate to the bottom surface of the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: UNITED MICROELECTRONICS CORP.
    Inventors: Wei-Lun Hsu, Yung-Chien Kung, Ming-Tsung Yeh, Yan-Hsiu Liu, Am-Tay Luy, Yao-Pi Hsu, Ji-Fu Kung
  • Patent number: 11916126
    Abstract: A semiconductor device includes a substrate and a gate structure. The gate structure is disposed on the substrate, and the gate structure includes a titanium nitride barrier layer a titanium aluminide layer, and a middle layer. The titanium aluminide layer is disposed on the titanium nitride barrier layer, and the middle layer is disposed between the titanium aluminide layer and the titanium nitride barrier layer. The middle layer is directly connected with the titanium aluminide layer and the titanium nitride barrier layer, and the middle layer includes titanium and nitrogen. A concentration of nitrogen in the middle layer is gradually decreased in a vertical direction towards an interface between the middle layer and the titanium aluminide layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: UNITED MICROELECTRONICS CORP.
    Inventors: Hui-Hsin Hsu, Huan-Chi Ma, Chien-Wen Yu, Shih-Min Chou, Nien-Ting Ho, Ti-Bin Chen