Patents by Inventor Cheng Tung Lin

Cheng Tung Lin 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: 20210050430
    Abstract: According to an exemplary embodiment, a method of forming a vertical device is provided. The method includes: providing a protrusion over a substrate; forming an etch stop layer over the protrusion; laterally etching a sidewall of the etch stop layer; forming an insulating layer over the etch stop layer; forming a film layer over the insulating layer and the etch stop layer; performing chemical mechanical polishing on the film layer and exposing the etch stop layer; etching a portion of the etch stop layer to expose a top surface of the protrusion; forming an oxide layer over the protrusion and the film layer; and performing chemical mechanical polishing on the oxide layer and exposing the film layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2020
    Publication date: February 18, 2021
    Inventors: DE-FANG CHEN, TENG-CHUN TSAI, CHENG-TUNG LIN, LI-TING WANG, CHUN-HUNG LEE, MING-CHING CHANG, HUAN-JUST LIN
  • Patent number: 10854728
    Abstract: According to an exemplary embodiment, a method of forming a vertical device is provided. The method includes: providing a protrusion over a substrate; forming an etch stop layer over the protrusion; laterally etching a sidewall of the etch stop layer; forming an insulating layer over the etch stop layer; forming a film layer over the insulating layer and the etch stop layer; performing chemical mechanical polishing on the film layer and exposing the etch stop layer; etching a portion of the etch stop layer to expose a top surface of the protrusion; forming an oxide layer over the protrusion and the film layer; and performing chemical mechanical polishing on the oxide layer and exposing the film layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Limited
    Inventors: De-Fang Chen, Teng-Chun Tsai, Cheng-Tung Lin, Li-Ting Wang, Chun-Hung Lee, Ming-Ching Chang, Huan-Just Lin
  • Publication number: 20200335388
    Abstract: According to an exemplary embodiment, a method of forming an isolation layer is provided. The method includes the following operations: providing a substrate; providing a vertical structure having a first layer over the substrate; providing a first interlayer dielectric over the first layer; performing CMP on the first interlayer dielectric; and etching back the first interlayer dielectric and the first layer to form the isolation layer corresponding to a source of the vertical structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2020
    Publication date: October 22, 2020
    Inventors: Teng-Chun TSAI, Bing-Hung CHEN, Chien-Hsun WANG, Cheng-Tung LIN, Chih-Tang PENG, De-Fang CHEN, Huan-Just LIN, Li-Ting WANG, Yung-Cheng LU
  • Patent number: 10707114
    Abstract: According to an exemplary embodiment, a method of forming an isolation layer is provided. The method includes the following operations: providing a substrate; providing a vertical structure having a first layer over the substrate; providing a first interlayer dielectric over the first layer; performing CMP on the first interlayer dielectric; and etching back the first interlayer dielectric and the first layer to form the isolation layer corresponding to a source of the vertical structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Teng-Chun Tsai, Bing-Hung Chen, Chien-Hsun Wang, Cheng-Tung Lin, Chih-Tang Peng, De-Fang Chen, Huan-Just Lin, Li-Ting Wang, Yung-Cheng Lu
  • Patent number: 10658234
    Abstract: Structures and formation methods of a semiconductor device structure are provided. The method includes forming a dielectric layer over a semiconductor substrate and forming an opening in the dielectric layer to expose a conductive element. The method also includes forming a conductive layer over the conductive element and modifying an upper portion of the conductive layer using a plasma operation to form a modified region. The method further includes forming a conductive plug over the modified region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Min-Hsiu Hung, Sung-Li Wang, Pei-Wen Wu, Yida Li, Chih-Wei Chang, Huang-Yi Huang, Cheng-Tung Lin, Jyh-Cherng Sheu, Yee-Chia Yeo, Chi-On Chui
  • Publication number: 20200152763
    Abstract: Embodiments disclosed herein relate generally to forming an effective metal diffusion barrier in sidewalls of epitaxy source/drain regions. In an embodiment, a structure includes an active area having a source/drain region on a substrate, a dielectric layer over the active area and having a sidewall aligned with the sidewall of the source/drain region, and a conductive feature along the sidewall of the dielectric layer to the source/drain region. The source/drain region has a sidewall and a lateral surface extending laterally from the sidewall of the source/drain region, and the source/drain region further includes a nitrided region extending laterally from the sidewall of the source/drain region into the source/drain region. The conductive feature includes a silicide region along the lateral surface of the source/drain region and along at least a portion of the sidewall of the source/drain region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2020
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Inventors: Yu-Wen Cheng, Cheng-Tung Lin, Chih-Wei Chang, Hong-Mao Lee, Ming-Hsing Tsai, Sheng-Hsuan Lin, Wei-Jung Lin, Yan-Ming Tsai, Yu-Shiuan Wang, Hung-Hsu Chen, Wei-Yip Loh, Ya-Yi Cheng
  • Publication number: 20200118935
    Abstract: A semiconductor device and methods of formation are provided. A semiconductor device includes an annealed cobalt plug over a silicide in a first opening of the semiconductor device, wherein the annealed cobalt plug has a repaired lattice structure. The annealed cobalt plug is formed by annealing a cobalt plug at a first temperature for a first duration, while exposing the cobalt plug to a first gas. The repaired lattice structure of the annealed cobalt plug is more regular or homogenized as compared to a cobalt plug that is not so annealed, such that the annealed cobalt plug has a relatively increased conductivity or reduced resistivity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2019
    Publication date: April 16, 2020
    Inventors: Hong-Mao LEE, Huicheng CHANG, Chia-Han LAI, Chi-Hsuan NI, Cheng-Tung LIN, Huang-Yi HUANG, Chi-Yuan CHEN, Li-Ting WANG, Teng-Chun TSAI, Wei-Jung LIN
  • Publication number: 20200111887
    Abstract: According to an exemplary embodiment, a method of forming a vertical device is provided. The method includes: providing a protrusion over a substrate; forming an etch stop layer over the protrusion; laterally etching a sidewall of the etch stop layer; forming an insulating layer over the etch stop layer; forming a film layer over the insulating layer and the etch stop layer; performing chemical mechanical polishing on the film layer and exposing the etch stop layer; etching a portion of the etch stop layer to expose a top surface of the protrusion; forming an oxide layer over the protrusion and the film layer; and performing chemical mechanical polishing on the oxide layer and exposing the film layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2019
    Publication date: April 9, 2020
    Inventors: DE-FANG CHEN, TENG-CHUN TSAI, CHENG-TUNG LIN, LI-TING WANG, CHUN-HUNG LEE, MING-CHING CHANG, HUAN-JUST LIN
  • Patent number: 10535748
    Abstract: Embodiments disclosed herein relate generally to forming an effective metal diffusion barrier in sidewalls of epitaxy source/drain regions. In an embodiment, a structure includes an active area having a source/drain region on a substrate, a dielectric layer over the active area and having a sidewall aligned with the sidewall of the source/drain region, and a conductive feature along the sidewall of the dielectric layer to the source/drain region. The source/drain region has a sidewall and a lateral surface extending laterally from the sidewall of the source/drain region, and the source/drain region further includes a nitrided region extending laterally from the sidewall of the source/drain region into the source/drain region. The conductive feature includes a silicide region along the lateral surface of the source/drain region and along at least a portion of the sidewall of the source/drain region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yu-Wen Cheng, Cheng-Tung Lin, Chih-Wei Chang, Hong-Mao Lee, Ming-Hsing Tsai, Sheng-Hsuan Lin, Wei-Jung Lin, Yan-Ming Tsai, Yu-Shiuan Wang, Hung-Hsu Chen, Wei-Yip Loh, Ya-Yi Cheng
  • Patent number: 10510664
    Abstract: A semiconductor device and methods of formation are provided. A semiconductor device includes an annealed cobalt plug over a silicide in a first opening of the semiconductor device, wherein the annealed cobalt plug has a repaired lattice structure. The annealed cobalt plug is formed by annealing a cobalt plug at a first temperature for a first duration, while exposing the cobalt plug to a first gas. The repaired lattice structure of the annealed cobalt plug is more regular or homogenized as compared to a cobalt plug that is not so annealed, such that the annealed cobalt plug has a relatively increased conductivity or reduced resistivity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Limited
    Inventors: Hong-Mao Lee, Huicheng Chang, Chia-Han Lai, Chi-Hsuan Ni, Cheng-Tung Lin, Huang-Yi Huang, Chi-Yuan Chen, Li-Ting Wang, Teng-Chun Tsai, Wei-Jung Lin
  • Patent number: 10505014
    Abstract: According to an exemplary embodiment, a method of forming a vertical device is provided. The method includes: providing a protrusion over a substrate; forming an etch stop layer over the protrusion; laterally etching a sidewall of the etch stop layer; forming an insulating layer over the etch stop layer; forming a film layer over the insulating layer and the etch stop layer; performing chemical mechanical polishing on the film layer and exposing the etch stop layer; etching a portion of the etch stop layer to expose a top surface of the protrusion; forming an oxide layer over the protrusion and the film layer; and performing chemical mechanical polishing on the oxide layer and exposing the film layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Limited
    Inventors: De-Fang Chen, Teng-Chun Tsai, Cheng-Tung Lin, Li-Ting Wang, Chun-Hung Lee, Ming-Ching Chang, Huan-Just Lin
  • Patent number: 10418271
    Abstract: According to an exemplary embodiment, a method of forming an isolation layer is provided. The method includes the following operations: providing a substrate; providing a vertical structure having a first layer over the substrate; providing a first interlayer dielectric over the first layer; performing CMP on the first interlayer dielectric; and etching back the first interlayer dielectric and the first layer to form the isolation layer corresponding to a source of the vertical structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Teng-Chun Tsai, Li-Ting Wang, De-Fang Chen, Cheng-Tung Lin, Chih-Tang Peng, Chien-Hsun Wang, Bing-Hung Chen, Huan-Just Lin, Yung-Cheng Lu
  • Publication number: 20190273147
    Abstract: Embodiments disclosed herein relate generally to forming an effective metal diffusion barrier in sidewalls of epitaxy source/drain regions. In an embodiment, a structure includes an active area having a source/drain region on a substrate, a dielectric layer over the active area and having a sidewall aligned with the sidewall of the source/drain region, and a conductive feature along the sidewall of the dielectric layer to the source/drain region. The source/drain region has a sidewall and a lateral surface extending laterally from the sidewall of the source/drain region, and the source/drain region further includes a nitrided region extending laterally from the sidewall of the source/drain region into the source/drain region. The conductive feature includes a silicide region along the lateral surface of the source/drain region and along at least a portion of the sidewall of the source/drain region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2018
    Publication date: September 5, 2019
    Applicant: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yu-Wen CHENG, Cheng-Tung LIN, Chih-Wei CHANG, Hong-Mao LEE, Ming-Hsing TSAI, Sheng-Hsuan LIN, Wei-Jung LIN, Yan-Ming TSAI, Yu-Shiuan WANG, Hung-Hsu CHEN, Wei-Yip LOH, Ya-Yi CHENG
  • Publication number: 20190229118
    Abstract: A semiconductor device includes a first vertical device having a first threshold and second vertical device having a second threshold. The first vertical device includes a first source; a first channel over the first source; a first drain over the first channel; a first conductive layer adjacent to the first channel; and a first gate adjacent to the first conductive layer. The second vertical device includes a second source; a second channel over the second source; a second drain over the second channel; a second conductive layer adjacent to the second channel; and a second gate adjacent to the second conductive layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2019
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Inventors: Li-Ting WANG, Teng-Chun TSAI, Cheng-Tung LIN, De-Fang CHEN, Hui-Cheng CHANG
  • Patent number: 10361270
    Abstract: A nanowire field effect transistor (FET) device and method for forming a nanowire FET device are provided. A nanowire FET including a source region and a drain region is formed. The nanowire FET further includes a nanowire that connects the source region and the drain region. A source silicide is formed on the source region, and a drain silicide is formed on the drain region. The source silicide is comprised of a first material that is different from a second material comprising the drain silicide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jean-Pierre Colinge, Cheng-Tung Lin, Kuo-Cheng Ching, Carlos H. Diaz
  • Patent number: 10325994
    Abstract: According to an exemplary embodiment, a method of forming a vertical structure with at least two barrier layers is provided. The method includes the following operations: providing a substrate; providing a vertical structure over the substrate; providing a first barrier layer over a source, a channel, and a drain of the vertical structure; and providing a second barrier layer over a gate and the drain of the vertical structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chih-Tang Peng, Tai-Chun Huang, Teng-Chun Tsai, Cheng-Tung Lin, De-Fang Chen, Li-Ting Wang, Chien-Hsun Wang, Huan-Just Lin, Yung-Cheng Lu, Tze-Liang Lee
  • Patent number: 10283359
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for contact formation. A semiconductor structure is provided. The semiconductor structure includes an opening formed by a bottom surface and one or more side surfaces. A first conductive material is formed on the bottom surface and the one or more side surfaces to partially fill the opening, the first conductive material including a top portion and a bottom portion. Ion implantation is formed on the first conductive material, the top portion of the first conductive material being associated with a first ion density, the bottom portion of the first conductive material being associated with a second ion density lower than the first ion density. At least part of the top portion of the first conductive material is removed. A second conductive material is formed to fill the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Limited
    Inventors: Chi-Yuan Chen, Li-Ting Wang, Teng-Chun Tsai, Chun-I Tsai, Wei-Jung Lin, Huang-Yi Huang, Cheng-Tung Lin, Hong-Mao Lee
  • Patent number: 10276562
    Abstract: According to an exemplary embodiment, a chip is provided. The chip includes a first vertical device having a first threshold and second vertical device having a second threshold. The first vertical device includes a first source; a first channel over the first source; a first drain over the first channel; a first conductive layer adjacent to the first channel; and a first gate adjacent to the first conductive layer. The second vertical device includes a second source; a second channel over the second source; a second drain over the second channel; a second conductive layer adjacent to the second channel; and a second gate adjacent to the second conductive layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Li-Ting Wang, Teng-Chun Tsai, Cheng-Tung Lin, De-Fang Chen, Hui-Cheng Chang
  • Patent number: 10157995
    Abstract: A method includes forming a gate stack over a semiconductor region, depositing an impurity layer over the semiconductor region, and depositing a metal layer over the impurity layer. An annealing is then performed, wherein the elements in the impurity layer are diffused into a portion of the semiconductor region by the annealing to form a source/drain region, and wherein the metal layer reacts with a surface layer of the portion of the semiconductor region to form a source/drain silicide region over the source/drain region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Li-Ting Wang, Teng-Chun Tsai, Chun-Hsiung Lin, Cheng-Tung Lin, Chi-Yuan Chen, Hong-Mao Lee, Huicheng Chang
  • Publication number: 20180350655
    Abstract: According to an exemplary embodiment, a method of forming an isolation layer is provided. The method includes the following operations: providing a substrate; providing a vertical structure having a first layer over the substrate; providing a first interlayer dielectric over the first layer; performing CMP on the first interlayer dielectric; and etching back the first interlayer dielectric and the first layer to form the isolation layer corresponding to a source of the vertical structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2018
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    Inventors: Teng-Chun TSAI, Bing-Hung CHEN, Chien-Hsun WANG, Cheng-Tung LIN, Chih-Tang PENG, De-Fang CHEN, Huan-Just LIN, Li-Ting WANG, Yung-Cheng LU