Patents by Inventor Chao-Hsien Huang

Chao-Hsien Huang has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 11056393
    Abstract: A method for FinFET fabrication includes forming at least three semiconductor fins over a substrate, wherein first, second, and third of the semiconductor fins are lengthwise substantially parallel to each other, spacing between the first and second semiconductor fins is smaller than spacing between the second and third semiconductor fins; depositing a first dielectric layer over top and sidewalls of the semiconductor fins, resulting in a trench between the second and third semiconductor fins, bottom and two opposing sidewalls of the trench being the first dielectric layer; implanting ions into one of the two opposing sidewalls of the trench by a first tilted ion implantation process; implanting ions into another one of the two opposing sidewalls of the trench by a second tilted ion implantation process; depositing a second dielectric layer into the trench, the first and second dielectric layers having different materials; and etching the first dielectric layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Han-Yu Lin, Yi-Ruei Jhan, Fang-Wei Lee, Tze-Chung Lin, Chao-Hsien Huang, Li-Te Lin, Pinyen Lin, Akira Mineji
  • Publication number: 20210202712
    Abstract: A method includes forming a gate stack over a semiconductor region, and forming a first gate spacer on a sidewall of the gate stack. The first gate spacer includes an inner sidewall spacer, and a dummy spacer portion on an outer side of the inner sidewall spacer. The method further includes removing the dummy spacer portion to form a trench, and forming a dielectric layer to seal a portion of the trench as an air gap. The air gap and the inner sidewall spacer in combination form a second gate spacer. A source/drain region is formed to have a portion on an outer side of the second gate spacer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2021
    Publication date: July 1, 2021
    Inventors: Yi-Lun Chen, Chao-Hsien Huang, Li-Te Lin, Chun-Hsiung Lin
  • Patent number: 10964795
    Abstract: A method includes forming a gate stack over a semiconductor region, and forming a first gate spacer on a sidewall of the gate stack. The first gate spacer includes an inner sidewall spacer, and a dummy spacer portion on an outer side of the inner sidewall spacer. The method further includes removing the dummy spacer portion to form a trench, and forming a dielectric layer to seal a portion of the trench as an air gap. The air gap and the inner sidewall spacer in combination form a second gate spacer. A source/drain region is formed to have a portion on an outer side of the second gate spacer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yi-Lun Chen, Chao-Hsien Huang, Li-Te Lin, Chun-Hsiung Lin
  • Patent number: 10949164
    Abstract: A volume of sound adjustment method includes the following steps: outputting an audio with a played volume; detecting a volume of environmental noise; comparing the volume of environmental noise with a setting volume, and setting the lower one as a first target volume and setting the higher one as a second target volume; and gradually adjusting the played volume from the first target volume to the second target volume at an adjusting speed. In addition, an electronic device for adjusting a volume and a non-transitory computer readable storage medium device are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: ASUSTEK COMPUTER INC.
    Inventors: Yen-Ling Chen, Pu-Chien Lee, Jen-Pang Hsu, Chao-Hsien Huang, Chih-Hsien Yang
  • Patent number: 10861953
    Abstract: A method includes forming a gate stack over a semiconductor region, and forming a first gate spacer on a sidewall of the gate stack. The first gate spacer includes an inner sidewall spacer, and a dummy spacer portion on an outer side of the inner sidewall spacer. The method further includes removing the dummy spacer portion to form a trench, and forming a dielectric layer to seal a portion of the trench as an air gap. The air gap and the inner sidewall spacer in combination form a second gate spacer. A source/drain region is formed to have a portion on an outer side of the second gate spacer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yi-Lun Chen, Chao-Hsien Huang, Li-Te Lin, Chun-Hsiung Lin
  • Publication number: 20200287047
    Abstract: A device includes a semiconductor substrate, a first fin arranged over the semiconductor substrate, and an isolation structure. The first fin includes an upper portion, a bottom portion, and an insulator layer between the upper portion and the bottom portion. A top surface of the insulator layer is wider than a bottom surface of the upper portion of the first fin. The isolation structure surrounds the bottom portion of the first fin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2020
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Applicant: TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shu-Hao KUO, Jung-Hao CHANG, Chao-Hsien HUANG, Li-Te LIN, Kuo-Cheng CHING
  • Publication number: 20200272411
    Abstract: A volume of sound adjustment method includes the following steps: outputting an audio with a played volume; detecting a volume of environmental noise; comparing the volume of environmental noise with a setting volume, and setting the lower one as a first target volume and setting the higher one as a second target volume; and gradually adjusting the played volume from the first target volume to the second target volume at an adjusting speed. In addition, an electronic device for adjusting a volume and a non-transitory computer readable storage medium device are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2020
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Inventors: Yen-Ling CHEN, Pu-Chien LEE, Jen-Pang HSU, Chao-Hsien HUANG, Chih-Hsien YANG
  • Patent number: 10755943
    Abstract: A method includes forming a mandrel structure over a semiconductor substrate. A first spacer and a second spacer are formed alongside the mandrel structure. A mask layer is over a first portion of the first spacer, in which a second portion of the first spacer and the second spacer are exposed from the mask layer. The exposed second spacer is etched, in which etching the exposed second spacer is performed such that a polymer is formed over a top surface of the exposed second portion of the first spacer. The mask layer, the polymer, and the mandrel structure are removed. The semiconductor substrate is patterned using the first spacer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jung-Hao Chang, Chao-Hsien Huang, Wen-Ting Lan, Shi-Ning Ju, Li-Te Lin, Kuo-Cheng Ching
  • Patent number: 10680109
    Abstract: A device includes a semiconductor substrate, a first fin arranged over the semiconductor substrate, and an isolation structure. The first fin includes an upper portion, a bottom portion, and an insulator layer between the upper portion and the bottom portion. A top surface of the insulator layer is wider than a bottom surface of the upper portion of the first fin. The isolation structure surrounds the bottom portion of the first fin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shu-Hao Kuo, Jung-Hao Chang, Chao-Hsien Huang, Li-Te Lin, Kuo-Cheng Ching
  • Publication number: 20200176320
    Abstract: A method for fabricating a semiconductor arrangement includes performing a first etching of a semiconductive structure to expose a first portion of a sidewall of a first layer adjacent the semiconductive structure. The first etching forms a first protective layer on the first portion of the sidewall of the first layer, and the first protective layer is formed from a first accumulation of by-product material formed from an etchant of the first etching interacting with the semiconductive structure. The method includes performing a first flash to remove at least some of the first protective layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2019
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Inventors: Wei-Lun CHEN, Chao-Hsien HUANG, Li-Te LIN, Pinyen LIN
  • Patent number: 10636891
    Abstract: In a method of manufacturing a semiconductor device, a fin structure, in which first semiconductor layers and second semiconductor layers are alternately stacked, is formed. A sacrificial gate structure is formed over the fin structure. A source/drain region of the fin structure, which is not covered by the sacrificial gate structure, is etched, thereby forming a source/drain space. The first semiconductor layers are laterally etched through the source/drain space. A first insulating layer is formed, in the source/drain space, at least on etched first semiconductor layers. A source/drain epitaxial layer is formed in the source/drain space, thereby forming air gaps between the source/drain epitaxial layer and the first semiconductor layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yu-Lin Yang, Tung Ying Lee, Shao-Ming Yu, Chao-Ching Cheng, Tzu-Chiang Chen, Chao-Hsien Huang
  • Publication number: 20200105604
    Abstract: A method for FinFET fabrication includes forming at least three semiconductor fins over a substrate, wherein first, second, and third of the semiconductor fins are lengthwise substantially parallel to each other, spacing between the first and second semiconductor fins is smaller than spacing between the second and third semiconductor fins; depositing a first dielectric layer over top and sidewalls of the semiconductor fins, resulting in a trench between the second and third semiconductor fins, bottom and two opposing sidewalls of the trench being the first dielectric layer; implanting ions into one of the two opposing sidewalls of the trench by a first tilted ion implantation process; implanting ions into another one of the two opposing sidewalls of the trench by a second tilted ion implantation process; depositing a second dielectric layer into the trench, the first and second dielectric layers having different materials; and etching the first dielectric layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2019
    Publication date: April 2, 2020
    Inventors: Han-Yu Lin, Yi-Ruei Jhan, Fang-Wei Lee, Tze-Chung Lin, Chao-Hsien Huang, Li-Te Lin, Pinyen Lin, Akira Mineji
  • Publication number: 20200052086
    Abstract: In a method of manufacturing a semiconductor device, a fin structure, in which first semiconductor layers and second semiconductor layers are alternately stacked, is formed. A sacrificial gate structure is formed over the fin structure. A source/drain region of the fin structure, which is not covered by the sacrificial gate structure, is etched, thereby forming a source/drain space. The first semiconductor layers are laterally etched through the source/drain space. A first insulating layer is formed, in the source/drain space, at least on etched first semiconductor layers. A source/drain epitaxial layer is formed in the source/drain space, thereby forming air gaps between the source/drain epitaxial layer and the first semiconductor layers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2019
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Inventors: Yu-Lin YANG, Tung Ying LEE, Shao-Ming YU, Chao-Ching CHENG, Tzu-Chiang CHEN, Chao-Hsien HUANG
  • Publication number: 20200006515
    Abstract: A method includes forming a gate stack over a semiconductor region, and forming a first gate spacer on a sidewall of the gate stack. The first gate spacer includes an inner sidewall spacer, and a dummy spacer portion on an outer side of the inner sidewall spacer. The method further includes removing the dummy spacer portion to form a trench, and forming a dielectric layer to seal a portion of the trench as an air gap. The air gap and the inner sidewall spacer in combination form a second gate spacer. A source/drain region is formed to have a portion on an outer side of the second gate spacer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2019
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Inventors: Yi-Lun Chen, Chao-Hsien Huang, Li-Te Lin, Chun-Hsiung Lin
  • Publication number: 20190334008
    Abstract: A method includes forming a gate stack over a semiconductor region, and forming a first gate spacer on a sidewall of the gate stack. The first gate spacer includes an inner sidewall spacer, and a dummy spacer portion on an outer side of the inner sidewall spacer. The method further includes removing the dummy spacer portion to form a trench, and forming a dielectric layer to seal a portion of the trench as an air gap. The air gap and the inner sidewall spacer in combination form a second gate spacer. A source/drain region is formed to have a portion on an outer side of the second gate spacer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2018
    Publication date: October 31, 2019
    Inventors: Yi-Lun Chen, Chao-Hsien Huang, Li-Te Lin, Chun-Hsiung Lin
  • Patent number: 10361278
    Abstract: In a method of manufacturing a semiconductor device, a fin structure, in which first semiconductor layers and second semiconductor layers are alternately stacked, is formed. A sacrificial gate structure is formed over the fin structure. A source/drain region of the fin structure, which is not covered by the sacrificial gate structure, is etched, thereby forming a source/drain space. The first semiconductor layers are laterally etched through the source/drain space. A first insulating layer is formed, in the source/drain space, at least on etched first semiconductor layers. A source/drain epitaxial layer is formed in the source/drain space, thereby forming air gaps between the source/drain epitaxial layer and the first semiconductor layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yu-Lin Yang, Tung Ying Lee, Shao-Ming Yu, Chao-Ching Cheng, Tzu-Chiang Chen, Chao-Hsien Huang
  • Publication number: 20190139777
    Abstract: A method includes forming a mandrel structure over a semiconductor substrate. A first spacer and a second spacer are formed alongside the mandrel structure. A mask layer is over a first portion of the first spacer, in which a second portion of the first spacer and the second spacer are exposed from the mask layer. The exposed second spacer is etched, in which etching the exposed second spacer is performed such that a polymer is formed over a top surface of the exposed second portion of the first spacer. The mask layer, the polymer, and the mandrel structure are removed. The semiconductor substrate is patterned using the first spacer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2018
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Inventors: Jung-Hao CHANG, Chao-Hsien HUANG, Wen-Ting LAN, Shi-Ning JU, Li-Te LIN, Kuo-Cheng CHING
  • Publication number: 20190123163
    Abstract: In a method of manufacturing a semiconductor device, a fin structure, in which first semiconductor layers and second semiconductor layers are alternately stacked, is formed. A sacrificial gate structure is formed over the fin structure. A source/drain region of the fin structure, which is not covered by the sacrificial gate structure, is etched, thereby forming a source/drain space. The first semiconductor layers are laterally etched through the source/drain space. A first insulating layer is formed, in the source/drain space, at least on etched first semiconductor layers. A source/drain epitaxial layer is formed in the source/drain space, thereby forming air gaps between the source/drain epitaxial layer and the first semiconductor layers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2018
    Publication date: April 25, 2019
    Inventors: Yu-Lin YANG, Tung Ying LEE, Shao-Ming YU, Chao-Ching CHENG, Tzu-Chiang CHEN, Chao-Hsien HUANG
  • Publication number: 20190097056
    Abstract: A device includes a semiconductor substrate, a first fin arranged over the semiconductor substrate, and an isolation structure. The first fin includes an upper portion, a bottom portion, and an insulator layer between the upper portion and the bottom portion. A top surface of the insulator layer is wider than a bottom surface of the upper portion of the first fin. The isolation structure surrounds the bottom portion of the first fin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2018
    Publication date: March 28, 2019
    Applicant: TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shu-Hao KUO, Jung-Hao CHANG, Chao-Hsien HUANG, Li-Te LIN, Kuo-Cheng CHING
  • Publication number: 20190067441
    Abstract: In a method of manufacturing a semiconductor device, a fin structure, in which first semiconductor layers and second semiconductor layers are alternately stacked, is formed. A sacrificial gate structure is formed over the fin structure. A source/drain region of the fin structure, which is not covered by the sacrificial gate structure, is etched, thereby forming a source/drain space. The first semiconductor layers are laterally etched through the source/drain space. A first insulating layer is formed, in the source/drain space, at least on etched first semiconductor layers. A source/drain epitaxial layer is formed in the source/drain space, thereby forming air gaps between the source/drain epitaxial layer and the first semiconductor layers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2017
    Publication date: February 28, 2019
    Inventors: Yu-Lin YANG, Tung Ying LEE, Shao-Ming YU, Chao-Ching CHENG, Tzu-Chiang CHEN, Chao-Hsien HUANG