Patents by Inventor Cheng-Yuan Tsai

Cheng-Yuan Tsai 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: 20230018511
    Abstract: A semiconductor package includes a redistribution structure, a supporting layer, a semiconductor device, and a transition waveguide structure. The redistribution structure includes a plurality of connectors. The supporting layer is formed over the redistribution structure and disposed beside and between the plurality of connectors. The semiconductor device is disposed on the supporting layer and bonded to the plurality of connectors, wherein the semiconductor device includes a device waveguide. The transition waveguide structure is disposed on the supporting layer adjacent to the semiconductor device, wherein the transition waveguide structure is optically coupled to the device waveguide.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2021
    Publication date: January 19, 2023
    Applicant: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Chung-Ming Weng, Chen-Hua Yu, Chung-Shi Liu, Hao-Yi Tsai, Cheng-Chieh Hsieh, Hung-Yi Kuo, Tsung-Yuan Yu, Hua-Kuei Lin, Hsiu-Jen Lin, Ming-Che Ho, Yu-Hsiang Hu, Chewn-Pu Jou, Cheng-Tse Tang
  • Patent number: 11552066
    Abstract: A bonded assembly of a first wafer including a first semiconductor substrate and a second wafer including a second semiconductor substrate may be formed. The second semiconductor substrate may be thinned to a first thickness, and an inter-wafer moat trench may be formed at a periphery of the bonded assembly. A protective material layer may be formed in the inter-wafer moat trench and over the backside surface of the second semiconductor substrate. A peripheral portion of the second semiconductor substrate located outside the inter-wafer moat trench may be removed, and a cylindrical portion of the protective material layer laterally surrounds a remaining portion of the bonded assembly. The second semiconductor substrate may be thinned to a second thickness by performing at least one thinning process while the cylindrical portion of the protective material layer protects the remaining portion of the bonded assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Limited
    Inventors: Kuo-Ming Wu, Ming-Che Lee, Hau-Yi Hsiao, Cheng-Hsien Chou, Sheng-Chau Chen, Cheng-Yuan Tsai
  • Patent number: 11545202
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the present disclosure are directed towards a memory device. The memory device has a first transistor having a first source/drain and a second source/drain, where the first source/drain and the second source/drain are disposed in a semiconductor substrate. A dielectric structure is disposed over the semiconductor substrate. A first memory cell is disposed in the dielectric structure and over the semiconductor substrate, where the first memory cell has a first electrode and a second electrode, where the first electrode of the first memory cell is electrically coupled to the first source/drain of the first transistor. A second memory cell is disposed in the dielectric structure and over the semiconductor substrate, where the second memory cell has a first electrode and a second electrode, where the first electrode of the second memory cell is electrically coupled to the second source/drain of the first transistor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Fa-Shen Jiang, Hsia-Wei Chen, Hsun-Chung Kuang, Hai-Dang Trinh, Cheng-Yuan Tsai
  • Patent number: 11545395
    Abstract: The present disclosure, in some embodiments, relates to a multi-dimensional integrated chip structure. The multi-dimensional integrated chip structure includes a first substrate having a first upper surface and a second upper surface above the first upper surface. A first outermost perimeter of the first upper surface is larger than a second outermost perimeter of the second upper surface. A second substrate is over the first substrate. The second substrate has a third upper surface above the second upper surface. A third outermost perimeter of the third upper surface is smaller than the second outermost perimeter of the second upper surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yung-Lung Lin, Cheng-Hsien Chou, Cheng-Yuan Tsai, Kuo-Ming Wu, Hau-Yi Hsiao
  • Publication number: 20220415737
    Abstract: A semiconductor device includes semiconductor dies and a redistribution structure. The semiconductor dies are encapsulated in an encapsulant. The redistribution structure extends on the encapsulant and electrically connects the semiconductor dies. The redistribution structure includes dielectric layers and redistribution conductive layers alternately stacked. An outermost dielectric layer of the dielectric layers further away from the semiconductor dies is made of a first material. A first dielectric layer of the dielectric layers on which the outermost dielectric layer extends is made of a second material different from the first material. The first material includes at least one material selected from the group consisting of an epoxy resin, a phenolic resin, a polybenzooxazole, and a polyimide having a curing temperature lower than 250° C.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2021
    Publication date: December 29, 2022
    Applicant: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Cheng-Chieh Wu, Ting Hao Kuo, Kuo-Lung Pan, Po-Yuan Teng, Yu-Chia Lai, Shu-Rong Chun, Mao-Yen Chang, Wei-Kang Hsieh, Pavithra Sriram, Hao-Yi Tsai, Po-Han Wang, Yu-Hsiang Hu, Hung-Jui Kuo
  • Patent number: 11532744
    Abstract: Semiconductor devices and methods of forming the same are provided. A semiconductor device according to the present disclosure includes a first gate structure disposed over a first backside dielectric feature, a second gate structure disposed over a second backside dielectric feature, a gate cut feature extending continuously from between the first gate structure and the second gate structure to between the first backside dielectric feature and the second backside dielectric feature, and a liner disposed between the gate cut feature and the first backside dielectric feature and between the gate cut feature and the second backside dielectric feature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2022
    Assignee: TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Chun-Yuan Chen, Pei-Yu Wang, Huan-Chieh Su, Yi-Hsun Chiu, Cheng-Chi Chuang, Ching-Wei Tsai, Kuan-Lun Cheng, Chih-Hao Wang
  • Patent number: 11532596
    Abstract: A package structure and method of forming the same are provided. The package structure includes a semiconductor unit, a package component and an underfill layer. The semiconductor structure unit includes a first semiconductor structure and a second semiconductor structure disposed as side by side, and an isolation region laterally between the first semiconductor structure and the second semiconductor structure. The isolation region vertically extends from a top surface to a bottom surface of the semiconductor structure unit. The semiconductor structure unit is disposed on and electrically connected to the package component. The underfill layer is disposed to fill a space between the semiconductor structure unit and the package component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2022
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Tsung-Yuan Yu, Hung-Yi Kuo, Cheng-Chieh Hsieh, Hao-Yi Tsai, Chung-Shi Liu, Chen-Hua Yu
  • Publication number: 20220393101
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the present disclosure are directed towards an integrated circuit (IC) chip comprising a memory cell with a sidewall spacer, and/or an etch stop layer, doped to reduce charge accumulation at an interface between the sidewall spacer and the etch stop layer. The memory cell comprises a bottom electrode, a data storage element overlying the bottom electrode, and a top electrode overlying the data storage element. The sidewall spacer overlies the bottom electrode on a common sidewall formed by the data storage element and the top electrode, and the etch stop layer lines the sidewall spacer. The sidewall spacer and the etch stop layer directly contact at the interface and form an electric dipole at the interface. The doping to reduce charge accumulation reduces an electric field produced by the electric dipole, thereby reducing the effect of the electric field on the memory cell.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2021
    Publication date: December 8, 2022
    Inventors: Bi-Shen Lee, Hai-Dang Trinh, Hsun-Chung Kuang, Cheng-Yuan Tsai
  • Publication number: 20220392906
    Abstract: A method includes forming a bottom electrode layer, and depositing a first ferroelectric layer over the bottom electrode layer. The first ferroelectric layer is amorphous. A second ferroelectric layer is deposited over the first ferroelectric layer, and the second ferroelectric layer has a polycrystalline structure. The method further includes depositing a third ferroelectric layer over the second ferroelectric layer, with the third ferroelectric layer being amorphous, depositing a top electrode layer over the third ferroelectric layer, and patterning the top electrode layer, the third ferroelectric layer, the second ferroelectric layer, the first ferroelectric layer, and the bottom electrode layer to form a Ferroelectric Random Access Memory cell.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2022
    Publication date: December 8, 2022
    Inventors: Bi-Shen Lee, Yi Yang Wei, Hsing-Lien Lin, Hsun-Chung Kuang, Cheng-Yuan Tsai, Hai-Dang Trinh
  • Patent number: 11522066
    Abstract: Some embodiments of the present disclosure relate to a high electron mobility transistor (HEMT) which includes a heterojunction structure arranged over a semiconductor substrate. The heterojunction structure includes a binary III/V semiconductor layer is a first III-nitride material and a ternary III/V semiconductor layer arranged over the binary III/V semiconductor layer and is a second III-nitride material. Source and drain regions are arranged over the ternary III/V semiconductor layer. A gate structure is arranged over the heterojunction structure and arranged between the source and drain regions. The gate structure is a third III-nitride material. A first passivation layer directly contacts an entire sidewall surface of the gate structure and is a fourth III-nitride material. The entire sidewall surface has no dangling bond. A second passivation layer is conformally disposed along the first passivation layer, the second passivation layer has no physical contact with the gate structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2022
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Han-Chin Chiu, Chi-Ming Chen, Cheng-Yuan Tsai, Fu-Wei Yao
  • Patent number: 11521959
    Abstract: A method includes bonding a first device die to a second device die, encapsulating the first device die in a first encapsulant, performing a backside grinding process on the second device die to reveal through-vias in the second device die, and forming first electrical connectors on the second device die to form a package. The package includes the first device die and the second device die. The method further includes encapsulating the first package in a second encapsulant, and forming an interconnect structure overlapping the first package and the second encapsulant. The interconnect structure comprises second electrical connectors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2022
    Assignee: TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chen-Hua Yu, Hung-Yi Kuo, Chung-Shi Liu, Hao-Yi Tsai, Cheng-Chieh Hsieh, Tsung-Yuan Yu, Ming Hung Tseng
  • Publication number: 20220382004
    Abstract: An optical interconnect structure including a base substrate, an optical waveguide, a first reflector, a second reflector, a dielectric layer, a first lens, and a second lens is provided. The optical waveguide is embedded in the base substrate. The optical waveguide includes a first end portion and a second end portion opposite to the first end portion. The first reflector is disposed between the base substrate and the first end portion of the optical waveguide. The second reflector is disposed between the base substrate and the second end portion of the optical waveguide. The dielectric layer covers the base substrate and the optical waveguide. The first lens is disposed on the dielectric layer and located above the first end portion of the optical waveguide. The second lens is disposed on the dielectric layer and located above the second end portion of the optical waveguide.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2021
    Publication date: December 1, 2022
    Applicant: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Chung-Ming Weng, Chen-Hua Yu, Chung-Shi Liu, Hao-Yi Tsai, Cheng-Chieh Hsieh, Hung-Yi Kuo, Tsung-Yuan Yu, Hua-Kuei Lin, Yu-Hsiang Hu, Chewn-Pu Jou, Feng-Wei Kuo
  • Publication number: 20220384602
    Abstract: An IC structure includes a source epitaxial structure, a drain epitaxial structure, a first silicide region, a second silicide region, a source contact, a backside via rail, a drain contact, and a front-side interconnection structure. The first silicide region is on a front-side surface, a first sidewall of the source epitaxial structure, and a second sidewall of the source epitaxial structure. The second silicide region is on a front-side surface of the drain epitaxial structure. The source contact is in contact with the first silicide region and has a protrusion extending past a backside surface of the source epitaxial structure. The backside via rail is in contact with the protrusion of the source contact. The drain contact is in contact with the second silicide region. The front-side interconnection structure is on a front-side surface of the source contact and a front-side surface of the drain contact.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2022
    Publication date: December 1, 2022
    Applicant: TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Huan-Chieh SU, Li-Zhen YU, Chun-Yuan CHEN, Cheng-Chi CHUANG, Shang-Wen CHANG, Yi-Hsun CHIU, Pei-Yu WANG, Ching-Wei TSAI, Chih-Hao WANG
  • Publication number: 20220375789
    Abstract: The present disclosure, in some embodiments, relates to a method of forming an integrated chip structure. The method may be performed by forming a plurality of interconnect layers within a first interconnect structure disposed over an upper surface of a first semiconductor substrate. An edge trimming process is performed to remove parts of the first interconnect structure and the first semiconductor substrate along a perimeter of the first semiconductor substrate. The edge trimming process results in the first semiconductor substrate having a recessed surface coupled to the upper surface by way of an interior sidewall disposed directly over the first semiconductor substrate. A dielectric capping structure is formed onto a sidewall of the first interconnect structure after performing the edge trimming process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2022
    Publication date: November 24, 2022
    Inventors: Chih-Hui Huang, Cheng-Hsien Chou, Cheng-Yuan Tsai, Kuo-Ming Wu, Sheng-Chan Li
  • Patent number: 11508668
    Abstract: A semiconductor package structure and a method for manufacturing a semiconductor package structure are provided. The semiconductor package structure includes a device package and a shielding layer. The device package includes an electronic device unit and has a first surface, a second surface opposite to the first surface, and a third surface connecting the first surface to the second surface. The shielding layer is disposed on the first surface and the second surface of the device package. A common edge of the second surface and the third surface includes a first portion exposed from the shielding layer by a first length, and a common edge of the first surface and the third surface includes a second portion exposed from the shielding layer by a second length that is different from the first length.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: ADVANCED SEMICONDUCTOR ENGINEERING, INC.
    Inventors: Cheng-Yuan Kung, Hung-Yi Lin, Meng-Wei Hsieh, Yu-Pin Tsai
  • Publication number: 20220362887
    Abstract: In some embodiments, the present disclosure relates to a wafer edge trimming apparatus that includes a processing chamber defined by chamber housing. Within the processing chamber is a wafer chuck configured to hold onto a wafer structure. Further, a blade is arranged near an edge of the wafer chuck and configured to remove an edge potion of the wafer structure and to define a new sidewall of the wafer structure. A laser sensor apparatus is configured to direct a laser beam directed toward a top surface of the wafer chuck. The laser sensor apparatus is configured to measure a parameter of an analysis area of the wafer structure. Control circuitry is to the laser sensor apparatus and the blade. The control circuitry is configured to start a damage prevention process when the parameter deviates from a predetermined threshold value by at least a predetermined shift value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2021
    Publication date: November 17, 2022
    Inventors: Kuo-Ming Wu, Yung-Lung Lin, Hau-Yi Hsiao, Sheng-Chau Chen, Cheng-Yuan Tsai
  • Publication number: 20220362903
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the present disclosure are directed towards a chemical mechanical polishing (CMP) system including a first CMP head and a second CMP head. The first CMP head is configured to retain a workpiece and comprises a first plurality of pressure elements disposed across a first pressure control plate. The second CMP head is configured to retain the workpiece. The second CMP head comprises a second plurality of pressure elements disposed across a second pressure control plate. A distribution of the first plurality of pressure elements across the first pressure control plate is different from a distribution of the second plurality of pressure elements across the second pressure control plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2021
    Publication date: November 17, 2022
    Inventors: Yung-Lung Lin, Kuo-Ming Wu, Cheng-Hsien Chou, I-Nan Chen, Sheng-Chau Chen, Cheng-Yuan Tsai
  • Publication number: 20220365297
    Abstract: A package structure including a photonic, an electronic die, an encapsulant and a waveguide is provided. The photonic die includes an optical coupler. The electronic die is electrically coupled to the photonic die. The encapsulant laterally encapsulates the photonic die and the electronic die. The waveguide is disposed over the encapsulant and includes an upper surface facing away from the encapsulant. The waveguide includes a first end portion and a second end portion, the first end portion is optically coupled to the optical coupler, and the second end portion has a groove on the upper surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2021
    Publication date: November 17, 2022
    Applicant: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Chung-Ming Weng, Chen-Hua Yu, Chung-Shi Liu, Hao-Yi Tsai, Cheng-Chieh Hsieh, Hung-Yi Kuo, Tsung-Yuan Yu, Hua-Kuei Lin, Che-Hsiang Hsu
  • Publication number: 20220367801
    Abstract: Some embodiments relate to a method for forming an integrated chip. The method includes forming a bottom electrode over a substrate. A data storage layer is formed on the bottom electrode. A diffusion barrier layer is formed over the data storage layer. The diffusion barrier layer has a first diffusion activation temperature. A top electrode is formed over the diffusion barrier layer. The top electrode has a second diffusion activation temperature less than the first diffusion activation temperature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2022
    Publication date: November 17, 2022
    Inventors: Albert Zhong, Cheng-Yuan Tsai, Hai-Dang Trinh, Shing-Chyang Pan
  • Publication number: 20220367493
    Abstract: In some embodiments, the present disclosure relates to a method of forming an integrated chip. The method includes forming a lower electrode layer over a substrate, and an un-patterned amorphous initiation layer over the lower electrode layer. An intermediate ferroelectric material layer is formed have a substantially uniform amorphous phase on the un-patterned amorphous initiation layer. An anneal process is performed to change the intermediate ferroelectric material layer to a ferroelectric material layer having a substantially uniform orthorhombic crystalline phase. An upper electrode layer is formed over the ferroelectric material layer. One or more patterning processes are performed on the upper electrode layer, the ferroelectric material layer, the un-patterned amorphous initiation layer, and the lower electrode layer to form a ferroelectric memory device. An upper ILD layer is formed over the ferroelectric memory device, and an upper interconnect is formed to contact the ferroelectric memory device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2021
    Publication date: November 17, 2022
    Inventors: Bi-Shen Lee, Yi Yang Wei, Hai-Dang Trinh, Hsun-Chung Kuang, Cheng-Yuan Tsai