Patents by Inventor Chia-Hong Jan

Chia-Hong Jan 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: 10964690
    Abstract: Techniques are disclosed for forming semiconductor structures including resistors between gates on self-aligned gate edge architecture. A semiconductor structure includes a first semiconductor fin extending in a first direction, and a second semiconductor fin adjacent to the first semiconductor fin, extending in the first direction. A first gate structure is disposed proximal to a first end of the first semiconductor fin and over the first semiconductor fin in a second direction, orthogonal to the first direction, and a second gate structure is disposed proximal to a second end of the first semiconductor fin and over the first semiconductor fin in the second direction. A first structure comprising isolation material is centered between the first and second semiconductor fins. A second structure comprising resistive material is disposed in the first structure, the second structure extending at least between the first gate structure and the second gate structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Roman W. Olac-Vaw, Walid M. Hafez, Chia-Hong Jan, Hsu-Yu Chang, Neville L. Dias, Rahul Ramaswamy, Nidhi Nidhi, Chen-Guan Lee
  • Publication number: 20210090956
    Abstract: Non-planar I/O and logic semiconductor devices having different workfunctions on common substrates and methods of fabricating non-planar I/O and logic semiconductor devices having different workfunctions on common substrates are described. For example, a semiconductor structure includes a first semiconductor device disposed above a substrate. The first semiconductor device has a conductivity type and includes a gate electrode having a first workfunction. The semiconductor structure also includes a second semiconductor device disposed above the substrate. The second semiconductor device has the conductivity type and includes a gate electrode having a second, different, workfunction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2020
    Publication date: March 25, 2021
    Inventors: Roman W. OLAC-VAW, Walid M. HAFEZ, Chia-Hong JAN, Pei-Chi LIU
  • Patent number: 10950606
    Abstract: Dual fin endcaps for self-aligned gate edge architectures, and methods of fabricating dual fin endcaps for self-aligned gate edge architectures, are described. In an example, a semiconductor structure includes an I/O device having a first plurality of semiconductor fins disposed above a substrate and protruding through an uppermost surface of a trench isolation layer. A logic device having a second plurality of semiconductor fins is disposed above the substrate and protrudes through the uppermost surface of the trench isolation layer. A gate edge isolation structure is disposed between the I/O device and the logic device. A semiconductor fin of the first plurality of semiconductor fins closest to the gate edge isolation structure is spaced farther from the gate edge isolation structure than a semiconductor fin of the second plurality of semiconductor fins closest to the gate edge isolation structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Walid M. Hafez, Roman W. Olac-Vaw, Chia-Hong Jan
  • Publication number: 20210074642
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a first metal layer, a second metal layer and a dielectric material. The first metal layer has a first thickness and a second thickness less than the first thickness, and the first metal layer comprises a first interconnect having a first thickness. The dielectric material extends between the first and second metal layers and directly contacts the first and second metal layers. The dielectric material includes a via that extends through the dielectric material. A metal material of the via directly contacts the first interconnect and the second metal layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2016
    Publication date: March 11, 2021
    Inventors: Kinyip Phoa, Jui-Yen Lin, Nidhi Nidhi, Chia-Hong Jan
  • Patent number: 10930729
    Abstract: Fin-based thin film resistors, and methods of fabricating fin-based thin film resistors, are described. In an example, an integrated circuit structure includes a fin protruding through a trench isolation region above a substrate. The fin includes a semiconductor material and has a top surface, a first end, a second end, and a pair of sidewalls between the first end and the second end. An isolation layer is conformal with the top surface, the first end, the second end, and the pair of sidewalls of the fin. A resistor layer is conformal with the isolation layer conformal with the top surface, the first end, the second end, and the pair of sidewalls of the fin. A first anode cathode electrode is electrically connected to the resistor layer. A second anode or cathode electrode is electrically connected to the resistor layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Chia-Hong Jan, Walid M. Hafez, Neville L. Dias, Rahul Ramaswamy, Hsu-Yu Chang, Roman W. Olac-Vaw, Chen-Guan Lee
  • Patent number: 10923574
    Abstract: Techniques are disclosed for forming a transistor with one or more additional spacers, or inner-gate spacers, as referred to herein. The additional spacers may be formed between the gate and original spacers to reduce the parasitic coupling between the gate and the source/drain, for example. In some cases, the additional spacers may include air gaps and/or dielectric material (e.g., low-k dielectric material). In some cases, the gate may include a lower portion, a middle portion, and an upper portion. In some such cases, the lower and upper portions of the gate may be wider between the original spacers than the middle portion of the gate, which may be as a result of the additional spacers being located between the middle portion of the gate and the original spacers. In some such cases, the gate may approximate an I-shape, C-shape, -shape, ?-shape, L-shape, or ?-shape, for example.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: En-Shao Liu, Joodong Park, Chen-Guan Lee, Jui-Yen Lin, Chia-Hong Jan
  • Publication number: 20210036026
    Abstract: High voltage three-dimensional devices having dielectric liners and methods of forming high voltage three-dimensional devices having dielectric liners are described. For example, a semiconductor structure includes a first fin active region and a second fin active region disposed above a substrate. A first gate structure is disposed above a top surface of, and along sidewalls of, the first fin active region. The first gate structure includes a first gate dielectric, a first gate electrode, and first spacers. The first gate dielectric is composed of a first dielectric layer disposed on the first fin active region and along sidewalls of the first spacers, and a second, different, dielectric layer disposed on the first dielectric layer and along sidewalls of the first spacers. The semiconductor structure also includes a second gate structure disposed above a top surface of, and along sidewalls of, the second fin active region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2020
    Publication date: February 4, 2021
    Inventors: Walid M. HAFEZ, Jeng-Ya D. YEH, Curtis TSAI, Joodong PARK, Chia-Hong JAN, Gopinath BHIMARASETTI
  • Patent number: 10903372
    Abstract: Metal-oxide-polysilicon tunable resistors and methods of fabricating metal-oxide-polysilicon tunable resistors are described. In an example, a tunable resistor includes a polysilicon resistor structure disposed above a substrate. A gate oxide layer is disposed on the polysilicon resistor structure. A metal gate layer is disposed on the gate oxide layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Kinyip Phoa, Jui-Yen Lin, Nidhi Nidhi, Chia-Hong Jan
  • Patent number: 10892261
    Abstract: Metal resistors and self-aligned gate edge (SAGE) architectures having metal resistors are described. In an example, a semiconductor structure includes a plurality of semiconductor fins protruding through a trench isolation region above a substrate. A first gate structure is over a first of the plurality of semiconductor fins. A second gate structure is over a second of the plurality of semiconductor fins. A gate edge isolation structure is laterally between and in contact with the first gate structure and the second gate structure. The gate edge isolation structure is on the trench isolation region and extends above an uppermost surface of the first gate structure and the second gate structure. A metal layer is on the gate edge isolation structure and is electrically isolated from the first gate structure and the second gate structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Walid M. Hafez, Roman W. Olac-Vaw, Joodong Park, Chen-Guan Lee, Chia-Hong Jan
  • Patent number: 10892192
    Abstract: Non-planar I/O and logic semiconductor devices having different workfunctions on common substrates and methods of fabricating non-planar I/O and logic semiconductor devices having different workfunctions on common substrates are described. For example, a semiconductor structure includes a first semiconductor device disposed above a substrate. The first semiconductor device has a conductivity type and includes a gate electrode having a first workfunction. The semiconductor structure also includes a second semiconductor device disposed above the substrate. The second semiconductor device has the conductivity type and includes a gate electrode having a second, different, workfunction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Roman W. Olac-Vaw, Walid M. Hafez, Chia-Hong Jan, Pei-Chi Liu
  • Publication number: 20200411665
    Abstract: Self-aligned gate endcap (SAGE) architectures having vertical transistors with SAGE gate structures, and methods of fabricating SAGE architectures having vertical transistors with SAGE gate structures, are described. In an example, an integrated circuit structure includes a first semiconductor fin having first fin sidewall spacers, and a second semiconductor fin having second fin sidewall spacers. A gate endcap structure is between the first and second semiconductor fins and laterally between and in contact with adjacent ones of the first and second fin sidewall spacers, the gate endcap structure including a gate electrode and a gate dielectric. A first source or drain contact is electrically coupled to the first semiconductor fin. A second source or drain contact is electrically coupled to the second semiconductor fin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2019
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Inventors: Walid M. HAFEZ, Sairam SUBRAMANIAN, Chia-Hong JAN
  • Publication number: 20200411435
    Abstract: An integrated circuit structure comprises a base and a plurality of metal levels over the base. A first metal level includes a first dielectric material. The first metal level further includes a first plurality of interconnect lines in the first dielectric material, wherein the first plurality of interconnect lines in the first metal level have variable widths from relatively narrow to relatively wide, and wherein the first plurality of interconnect lines have variable heights based on the variable widths, such that a relatively wide one of the first plurality of interconnect lines has a taller height from the substrate than a relatively narrow one of the first plurality of interconnect lines, and a shorter distance to a top of the first metal level.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2019
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Inventors: En-Shao LIU, Joodong PARK, Chen-Guan LEE, Walid M. HAFEZ, Chia-Hong JAN, Jiansheng XU
  • Patent number: 10854757
    Abstract: A transistor including a channel disposed between a source and a drain, a gate electrode disposed on the channel and surrounding the channel, wherein the source and the drain are formed in a body on a substrate and the channel is separated from the body. A method of forming an integrated circuit device including forming a trench in a dielectric layer on a substrate, the trench including dimensions for a transistor body including a width; forming a channel material in the trench; recessing the dielectric layer to expose a first portion of the channel material; increasing a width dimension of the exposed channel material; recessing the dielectric layer to expose a second portion of the channel material; removing the second portion of the channel material; and forming a gate stack on the first portion of the channel material, the gate stack including a gate dielectric and a gate electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Rahul Ramaswamy, Hsu-Yu Chang, Chia-Hong Jan, Walid M. Hafez, Neville L. Dias, Roman W. Olac-Vaw, Chen-Guan Lee
  • Patent number: 10854607
    Abstract: An impurity source film is formed along a portion of a non-planar semiconductor fin structure. The impurity source film may serve as source of an impurity that becomes electrically active subsequent to diffusing from the source film into the semiconductor fin. In one embodiment, an impurity source film is disposed adjacent to a sidewall surface of a portion of a sub-fin region disposed between an active region of the fin and the substrate and is more proximate to the substrate than to the active area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Chia-Hong Jan, Walid M Hafez, Jeng-Ya David Yeh, Hsu-Yu Chang, Neville L Dias, Chanaka D Munasinghe
  • Patent number: 10847456
    Abstract: Techniques and circuitry are disclosed for efficiently implementing programmable memory array circuit architectures, including both non-volatile and volatile memories. The memory circuitry employs an antifuse scheme that includes an array of 1T bitcells, wherein each bitcell effectively contains one gate or transistor-like device that provides both an antifuse element and a selector device for that bitcell. In particular, the bitcell device has asymmetric trench-based source/drain contacts such that one contact forms a capacitor in conjunction with the spacer and gate metal, and the other contact forms a diode in conjunction with a doped diffusion area and the gate metal. The capacitor serves as the antifuse element of the bitcell, and can be programmed by breaking down the spacer. The diode effectively provides a Schottky junction that serves as a selector device which can eliminate program and read disturbs from bitcells sharing the same bitline/wordline.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Ting Chang, Chia-Hong Jan, Walid M. Hafez
  • Patent number: 10847544
    Abstract: High voltage three-dimensional devices having dielectric liners and methods of forming high voltage three-dimensional devices having dielectric liners are described. For example, a semiconductor structure includes a first fin active region and a second fin active region disposed above a substrate. A first gate structure is disposed above a top surface of, and along sidewalls of, the first fin active region. The first gate structure includes a first gate dielectric, a first gate electrode, and first spacers. The first gate dielectric is composed of a first dielectric layer disposed on the first fin active region and along sidewalls of the first spacers, and a second, different, dielectric layer disposed on the first dielectric layer and along sidewalls of the first spacers. The semiconductor structure also includes a second gate structure disposed above a top surface of, and along sidewalls of, the second fin active region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Walid M. Hafez, Jeng-Ya D. Yeh, Curtis Tsai, Joodong Park, Chia-Hong Jan, Gopinath Bhimarasetti
  • Publication number: 20200335582
    Abstract: A dielectric and isolation lower fin material is described that is useful for fin-based electronics. In some examples, a dielectric layer is on first and second sidewalls of a lower fin. The dielectric layer has a first upper end portion laterally adjacent to the first sidewall of the lower fin and a second upper end portion laterally adjacent to the second sidewall of the lower fin. An isolation material is laterally adjacent to the dielectric layer directly on the first and second sidewalls of the lower fin and a gate electrode is over a top of and laterally adjacent to sidewalls of an upper fin. The gate electrode is over the first and second upper end portions of the dielectric layer and the isolation material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2020
    Publication date: October 22, 2020
    Inventors: Walid M. HAFEZ, Chia-Hong JAN
  • Patent number: 10811751
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention include an electromagnetic waveguide and methods of forming the electromagnetic waveguide. In an embodiment the electromagnetic waveguide includes a first spacer and a second spacer. In an embodiment, the first and second spacer each have a reentrant profile. The electromagnetic waveguide may also include a conductive body formed between in the first and second spacer, and a void formed within the conductive body. In an additional embodiment, the electromagnetic waveguide may include a first spacer and a second spacer. Additionally, the electromagnetic waveguide may include a first portion of a conductive body formed along sidewalls of the first and second spacer and a second portion of the conductive body formed between an upper portion of the first portion of the conductive body. In an embodiment, the first portion of the conductive body and the second portion of the conductive body define a void through the electromagnetic waveguide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Rahul Ramaswamy, Chia-Hong Jan, Walid Hafez, Neville Dias, Hsu-Yu Chang, Roman Olac-Vaw, Chen-Guan Lee
  • Patent number: 10784378
    Abstract: Ultra-scaled fin pitch processes having dual gate dielectrics are described. For example, a semiconductor structure includes first and second semiconductor fins above a substrate. A first gate structure includes a first gate electrode over a top surface and laterally adjacent to sidewalls of the first semiconductor fin, a first gate dielectric layer between the first gate electrode and the first semiconductor fin and along sidewalls of the first gate structure, and a second gate dielectric layer between the first gate electrode and the first gate dielectric layer and along the first gate dielectric layer along the sidewalls of the first gate electrode. A second gate structure includes a second gate electrode over a top surface and laterally adjacent to sidewalls of the second semiconductor fin, and the second gate dielectric layer between the second gate electrode and the second semiconductor fin and along sidewalls of the second gate electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Walid M. Hafez, Roman W. Olac-Vaw, Joodong Park, Chen-Guan Lee, Chia-Hong Jan, Everett S. Cassidy-Comfort
  • Publication number: 20200295190
    Abstract: A high-voltage transistor structure is provided that includes a self-aligned isolation feature between the gate and drain. Normally, the isolation feature is not self-aligned. The self-aligned isolation process can be integrated into standard CMOS process technology. In one example embodiment, the drain of the transistor structure is positioned one pitch away from the active gate, with an intervening dummy gate structure formed between the drain and active gate structure. The dummy gate structure is sacrificial in nature and can be utilized to create a self-aligned isolation recess, wherein the gate spacer effectively provides a template for etching the isolation recess. This self-aligned isolation forming process eliminates a number of the variation and dimensional constraints attendant non-aligned isolation forming techniques, which in turn allows for smaller footprint and tighter alignment so as to reduce device variation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2020
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Inventors: Walid M. HAFEZ, Chia-Hong JAN