Patents by Inventor Chen-Yi Weng

Chen-Yi Weng 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).

  • Publication number: 20210157052
    Abstract: An integrated circuit package and a method of forming the same are provided. The integrated circuit package includes a photonic integrated circuit die. The photonic integrated circuit die includes an optical coupler. The integrated circuit package further includes an encapsulant encapsulating the photonic integrated circuit die, a first redistribution structure over the photonic integrated circuit die and the encapsulant, and an opening extending through the first redistribution structure and exposing the optical coupler.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2020
    Publication date: May 27, 2021
    Inventors: Chih-Hsuan Tai, Chung-Ming Weng, Hung-Yi Kuo, Cheng-Chieh Hsieh, Hao-Yi Tsai, Chung-Shi Liu, Chen-Hua Yu
  • Patent number: 11018184
    Abstract: A magnetoresistive random access memory (MRAM), including multiple cell array regions, multiple MRAM cells disposed in the cell array region, a silicon nitride liner conformally covering on the MRAM cells, an atomic layer deposition dielectric layer covering on the silicon nitride liner in the cell array region, wherein the surface of atomic layer deposition dielectric layer is a curved surface concave downward to the silicon nitride liner at the boundary of MRAM cells, and an ultra low-k dielectric layer covering on the atomic layer deposition dielectric layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: UNITED MICROELECTRONICS CORP.
    Inventors: Hui-Lin Wang, Chen-Yi Weng, Ying-Cheng Liu, Yi-Hui Lee, Chin-Yang Hsieh, Yi-An Shih, Jing-Yin Jhang, I-Ming Tseng, Yu-Ping Wang
  • Publication number: 20210151666
    Abstract: A semiconductor device includes a first magnetic tunneling junction (MTJ) and a second MTJ on a substrate, a passivation layer on the first MTJ and the second MTJ, and an ultra low-k (ULK) dielectric layer on the passivation layer. Preferably, a top surface of the passivation layer between the first MTJ and the second MTJ is lower than a top surface of the passivation layer directly on top of the first MTJ.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2021
    Publication date: May 20, 2021
    Inventors: Hui-Lin Wang, Tai-Cheng Hou, Wei-Xin Gao, Fu-Yu Tsai, Chin-Yang Hsieh, Chen-Yi Weng, Jing-Yin Jhang, Bin-Siang Tsai, Kun-Ju Li, Chih-Yueh Li, Chia-Lin Lu, Chun-Lung Chen, Kun-Yuan Liao, Yu-Tsung Lai, Wei-Hao Huang
  • Patent number: 10991873
    Abstract: A method for fabricating semiconductor device includes the steps of: forming a magnetic tunneling junction (MTJ) on a substrate; forming a liner on the MTJ; removing part of the liner to form a recess exposing the MTJ; and forming a conductive layer in the recess, wherein top surfaces of the conductive layer and the liner are coplanar. Preferably the MTJ further includes: a bottom electrode on the substrate, a fixed layer on the bottom electrode, and a top electrode on the fixed layer, in which the conductive layer and the top electrode are made of same material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: UNITED MICROELECTRONICS CORP.
    Inventors: Chen-Yi Weng, Jing-Yin Jhang
  • Patent number: 10991878
    Abstract: A manufacturing method of a semiconductor device includes the following steps. A first inter-metal dielectric (IMD) layer is formed on a substrate. A cap layer is formed on the first IMD layer. A connection structure is formed on the substrate and penetrates the cap layer and the first IMD layer. A magnetic tunnel junction (MTJ) stack is formed on the connection structure and the cap layer. A patterning process is performed to the MTJ stack for forming a MTJ structure on the connection structure and removing the cap layer. A second IMD layer is formed on the first IMD layer and surrounds the MTJ structure. The semiconductor device includes the substrate, the connection structure, the first IMD layer, the MTJ structure, and the second IMD layer. The dielectric constant of the first IMD layer is lower than the dielectric constant of the second IMD layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: UNITED MICROELECTRONICS CORP.
    Inventors: Chen-Yi Weng, Jing-Yin Jhang, Hui-Lin Wang, Chin-Yang Hsieh
  • Publication number: 20210119115
    Abstract: A method for fabricating semiconductor device includes the steps of: forming a first magnetic tunneling junction (MTJ) on a substrate; forming a first ultra low-k (ULK) dielectric layer on the first MTJ; performing a first etching process to remove part of the first ULK dielectric layer and forming a damaged layer on the first ULK dielectric layer; and forming a second ULK dielectric layer on the damaged layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2020
    Publication date: April 22, 2021
    Inventors: Hui-Lin Wang, Tai-Cheng Hou, Wei-Xin Gao, Fu-Yu Tsai, Chin-Yang Hsieh, Chen-Yi Weng, Jing-Yin Jhang, Bin-Siang Tsai, Kun-Ju Li, Chih-Yueh Li, Chia-Lin Lu, Chun-Lung Chen, Kun-Yuan Liao, Yu-Tsung Lai, Wei-Hao Huang
  • Publication number: 20210111334
    Abstract: A magnetoresistive random access memory (MRAM), including a bottom electrode layer on a substrate, a magnetic tunnel junction stack on the bottom electrode layer, and a top electrode layer on the magnetic tunnel junction stack, wherein the material of top electrode layer is titanium nitride, and the percentage of nitrogen in the titanium nitride gradually decreases from the top surface of top electrode layer to the bottom surface of top electrode layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2020
    Publication date: April 15, 2021
    Inventors: Hui-Lin Wang, Chen-Yi Weng, Chin-Yang Hsieh, Yi-Hui Lee, Ying-Cheng Liu, Yi-An Shih, Jing-Yin Jhang, I-Ming Tseng, Yu-Ping Wang, Chien-Ting Lin, Kun-Chen Ho, Yi-Syun Chou, Chang-Min Li, Yi-Wei Tseng, Yu-Tsung Lai, JUN XIE
  • Patent number: 10978391
    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: October 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: UNITED MICROELECTRONICS CORP.
    Inventors: Chen-Yi Weng, Shih-Che Huang, Ching-Li Yang, Chih-Sheng Chang
  • Publication number: 20210074907
    Abstract: A method for fabricating semiconductor device includes the steps of: forming a substrate having a magnetic tunneling junction (MTJ) region and a logic region; forming a MTJ on the MTJ region; forming a top electrode on the MTJ; forming an inter-metal dielectric (IMD) layer around the MTJ; removing the IMD layer directly on the top electrode to form a recess; forming a first hard mask on the IMD layer and into the recess; removing the first hard mask and the IMD layer on the logic region to form a contact hole; and forming a metal layer in the recess and the contact hole to form a connecting structure on the top electrode and a metal interconnection on the logic region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2019
    Publication date: March 11, 2021
    Inventors: Hui-Lin Wang, Po-Kai Hsu, Chen-Yi Weng, Jing-Yin Jhang, Yu-Ping Wang, Hung-Yueh Chen
  • Publication number: 20210066579
    Abstract: A semiconductor device includes: a substrate comprising a magnetic tunneling junction (MTJ) region and a logic region; a first MTJ on the MTJ region; a first metal interconnection on the logic region; and a cap layer extending from a sidewall of the first MTJ to a sidewall of the first metal interconnection. Preferably, the cap layer on the MTJ region and the cap layer on the logic region comprise different thicknesses.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2019
    Publication date: March 4, 2021
    Inventors: Hui-Lin Wang, Yu-Ping Wang, Chen-Yi Weng, Chin-Yang Hsieh, Si-Han Tsai, Che-Wei Chang, Jing-Yin Jhang
  • Patent number: 10916694
    Abstract: A method for fabricating semiconductor device includes the steps of: forming a first magnetic tunneling junction (MTJ) on a substrate; forming a first ultra low-k (ULK) dielectric layer on the first MTJ; performing a first etching process to remove part of the first ULK dielectric layer and forming a damaged layer on the first ULK dielectric layer; and forming a second ULK dielectric layer on the damaged layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: UNITED MICROELECTRONICS CORP.
    Inventors: Hui-Lin Wang, Tai-Cheng Hou, Wei-Xin Gao, Fu-Yu Tsai, Chin-Yang Hsieh, Chen-Yi Weng, Jing-Yin Jhang, Bin-Siang Tsai, Kun-Ju Li, Chih-Yueh Li, Chia-Lin Lu, Chun-Lung Chen, Kun-Yuan Liao, Yu-Tsung Lai, Wei-Hao Huang
  • Publication number: 20210035620
    Abstract: A method for forming a semiconductor structure is disclosed. A substrate having a logic device region and a memory device region is provided. A first dielectric layer is formed on the substrate. Plural memory stack structures are formed on the first dielectric layer on the memory device region. An insulating layer is formed and conformally covers the memory stack structures and the first dielectric layer. An etching back process is performed to remove a portion of the insulating layer without exposing any portion of the memory stack structures. After the etching back process, a second dielectric layer is formed on the insulating layer and completely fills the spaces between the memory stack structures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2019
    Publication date: February 4, 2021
    Inventors: Hui-Lin Wang, Yu-Ping Wang, Chen-Yi Weng, Chin-Yang Hsieh, Yi-Hui Lee, Ying-Cheng Liu, Yi-An Shih, I-Ming Tseng, Jing-Yin Jhang, Chien-Ting Lin
  • Publication number: 20210036053
    Abstract: The disclosure provides a semiconductor memory device including a substrate having a memory cell region and an alignment mark region; a dielectric layer covering the memory cell region and the alignment mark region; conductive vias in the dielectric layer within the memory cell region; an alignment mark trench in the dielectric layer within the alignment mark region; and storage structures disposed on the conductive vias, respectively. Each of the storage structures includes a bottom electrode defined from a bottom electrode metal layer, a magnetic tunnel junction (MTJ) structure defined from an MTJ layer, and a top electrode. A residual metal stack is left in the alignment mark trench. The residual metal stack includes a portion of the bottom electrode metal layer and a portion of the MTJ layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2020
    Publication date: February 4, 2021
    Inventors: Hui-Lin Wang, Chia-Chang Hsu, Chen-Yi Weng, Hung-Chan Lin, Jing-Yin Jhang, Yu-Ping Wang
  • Patent number: 10910553
    Abstract: A magnetoresistive random access memory (MRAM), including a bottom electrode layer on a substrate, a magnetic tunnel junction stack on the bottom electrode layer, and a top electrode layer on the magnetic tunnel junction stack, wherein the material of top electrode layer is titanium nitride, and the percentage of nitrogen in the titanium nitride gradually decreases from the top surface of top electrode layer to the bottom surface of top electrode layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: UNITED MICROELECTRONICS CORP.
    Inventors: Hui-Lin Wang, Chen-Yi Weng, Chin-Yang Hsieh, Yi-Hui Lee, Ying-Cheng Liu, Yi-An Shih, Jing-Yin Jhang, I-Ming Tseng, Yu-Ping Wang, Chien-Ting Lin, Kun-Chen Ho, Yi-Syun Chou, Chang-Min Li, Yi-Wei Tseng, Yu-Tsung Lai, Jun Xie
  • Publication number: 20210028351
    Abstract: A method for fabricating semiconductor device includes the steps of: forming an inter-metal dielectric (IMD) layer on a substrate; forming a metal interconnection in the IMD layer; forming a bottom electrode layer on the IMD layer, wherein the bottom electrode layer comprises a gradient concentration; forming a free layer on the bottom electrode layer; forming a top electrode layer on the free layer; and patterning the top electrode layer, the free layer, and the bottom electrode layer to form a magnetic tunneling junction (MTJ).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2020
    Publication date: January 28, 2021
    Inventors: Hui-Lin Wang, Chia-Chang Hsu, Chen-Yi Weng, Chin-Yang Hsieh, Jing-Yin Jhang
  • Publication number: 20210020828
    Abstract: A magnetoresistive random access memory (MRAM), including a bottom electrode layer on a substrate, a magnetic tunnel junction stack on the bottom electrode layer, and a top electrode layer on the magnetic tunnel junction stack, wherein the material of top electrode layer is titanium nitride, and the percentage of nitrogen in the titanium nitride gradually decreases from the top surface of top electrode layer to the bottom surface of top electrode layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2019
    Publication date: January 21, 2021
    Inventors: Hui-Lin Wang, Chen-Yi Weng, Chin-Yang Hsieh, Yi-Hui Lee, Ying-Cheng Liu, Yi-An Shih, Jing-Yin Jhang, I-Ming Tseng, Yu-Ping Wang, Chien-Ting Lin, Kun-Chen Ho, Yi-Syun Chou, Chang-Min Li, Yi-Wei Tseng, Yu-Tsung Lai, JUN XIE
  • Publication number: 20210020691
    Abstract: A magnetoresistive random access memory (MRAM), including multiple cell array regions, multiple MRAM cells disposed in the cell array region, a silicon nitride liner conformally covering on the MRAM cells, an atomic layer deposition dielectric layer covering on the silicon nitride liner in the cell array region, wherein the surface of atomic layer deposition dielectric layer is a curved surface concave downward to the silicon nitride liner at the boundary of MRAM cells, and an ultra low-k dielectric layer covering on the atomic layer deposition dielectric layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2019
    Publication date: January 21, 2021
    Inventors: Hui-Lin Wang, Chen-Yi Weng, Ying-Cheng Liu, Yi-Hui Lee, Chin-Yang Hsieh, Yi-An Shih, Jing-Yin Jhang, I-Ming Tseng, Yu-Ping Wang
  • Publication number: 20200373478
    Abstract: A method for fabricating semiconductor device includes the steps of: forming a first magnetic tunneling junction (MTJ) on a substrate; forming a first liner on the MTJ; forming a second liner on the first liner; forming an inter-metal dielectric (IMD) layer on the MTJ, and forming a metal interconnection in the IMD layer, the second liner, and the first liner to electrically connect the MTJ. Preferably, the first liner and the second liner are made of different materials.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2019
    Publication date: November 26, 2020
    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: 10847574
    Abstract: The disclosure provides a semiconductor memory device including a substrate having a memory cell region and an alignment mark region; a dielectric layer covering the memory cell region and the alignment mark region; conductive vias in the dielectric layer within the memory cell region; an alignment mark trench in the dielectric layer within the alignment mark region; and storage structures disposed on the conductive vias, respectively. Each of the storage structures includes a bottom electrode defined from a bottom electrode metal layer, a magnetic tunnel junction (MTJ) structure defined from an MTJ layer, and a top electrode. A residual metal stack is left in the alignment mark trench. The residual metal stack includes a portion of the bottom electrode metal layer and a portion of the MTJ layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: UNITED MICROELECTRONICS CORP.
    Inventors: Hui-Lin Wang, Chia-Chang Hsu, Chen-Yi Weng, Hung-Chan Lin, Jing-Yin Jhang, Yu-Ping Wang
  • Patent number: 10840432
    Abstract: A method for fabricating semiconductor device includes the steps of: forming an inter-metal dielectric (IMD) layer on a substrate; forming a metal interconnection in the IMD layer; forming a bottom electrode layer on the IMD layer, wherein the bottom electrode layer comprises a gradient concentration; forming a free layer on the bottom electrode layer; forming a top electrode layer on the free layer; and patterning the top electrode layer, the free layer, and the bottom electrode layer to form a magnetic tunneling junction (MTJ).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: UNITED MICROELECTRONICS CORP.
    Inventors: Hui-Lin Wang, Chia-Chang Hsu, Chen-Yi Weng, Chin-Yang Hsieh, Jing-Yin Jhang