Patents by Inventor Chih-Hua Chen

Chih-Hua Chen 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: 11031354
    Abstract: A method includes forming an interposer, which includes a semiconductor substrate, and an interconnect structure over the semiconductor substrate. The method further includes bonding a device die to the interposer, so that a first metal pad in the interposer is bonded to a second metal pad in the device die, and a first surface dielectric layer in the interposer is bonded to a second surface dielectric layer in the device die. The method further includes encapsulating the device die in an encapsulating material, forming conductive features over and electrically coupling to the device die, and removing the semiconductor substrate. A part of the interposer, the device die, and portions of the conductive features in combination form a package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Ming-Fa Chen, Hsien-Wei Chen, Chih-Chia Hu, Chen-Hua Yu
  • Patent number: 11024703
    Abstract: A semiconductor device includes a substrate having a first conductivity type, a first well formed in the substrate and having a second conductivity type, a first diffusion region formed in the first well and having the first conductivity type, a first interlayer dielectric layer disposed over the first well and the first diffusion region, and a resistor wire formed of a conductive material and embedded in the first interlayer dielectric layer. The resistor wire overlaps the first diffusion region and at least partially overlaps the first well in plan view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yu-Chiun Lin, Po-Nien Chen, Chen Hua Tsai, Chih-Yung Lin
  • Patent number: 11015790
    Abstract: A slim linear LED lighting device is provided, including: a printed circuit board on which a connecting circuit is provided, at least one power input component, and a plurality of LED Bars. The LED Bar is formed by a plurality of the same kind of LED chips, and has a slim strip-shaped condensing lens structure integrally formed in the LED Bar packaging process by molding process to control the beam angle of the LED Bar and therefore the light distribution of the slim linear LED lighting device. The LED Bar's condensing lens has a small cross-sectional dimension; therefore the effective utilization factor of the light is improved as the slim linear LED lighting device is applied to a linear automotive lamp designed with a thin light blade structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: EXCELLENCE OPTOELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Yen-Cheng Chen, Sheng-Hua Yang, Hsuan-Jung Tsai, Cheng-Tai Jao, Chih-Chiang Chang
  • Patent number: 11018086
    Abstract: A device includes a polymer. A device die is disposed in the polymer. A passive device includes three Through Assembly Vias (TAVs) penetrating through the polymer, wherein the TAVs are coupled in series. A Redistribution Line (RDL) is underlying the polymer. The RDL electrically couples a first one of the TAVs to a second one of the TAVs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Chih-Hua Chen, Chen-Shien Chen
  • Patent number: 11010580
    Abstract: A package includes a sensor die, and an encapsulating material encapsulating the sensor die therein. A top surface of the encapsulating material is substantially coplanar with or higher than a top surface of the sensor die. A plurality of sensing electrodes is higher than the sensor die and the encapsulating material. The plurality of sensing electrodes is arranged as a plurality of rows and columns, and the plurality of sensing electrodes is electrically coupled to the sensor die. A dielectric layer covers the plurality of sensing electrodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Chih-Hua Chen, Yu-Feng Chen, Chung-Shi Liu, Chen-Hua Yu, Hao-Yi Tsai, Yu-Chih Huang
  • Patent number: 11002927
    Abstract: In an embodiment, a package structure including an electro-optical circuit board, a fanout package disposed over the electro-optical circuit board is provided. The electro-optical circuit board includes an optical waveguide. The fanout package includes a first optical input/output portion, a second optical input/output portion and a plurality of electrical input/output terminals electrically connected to the electro-optical circuit board. The first optical input/output portion is optically coupled to the second optical input/output portion through the optical waveguide of the electro-optical circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Chia-Lun Chang, Ching-Hua Hsieh, Cheng-Ting Chen, Hsiu-Jen Lin, Hsuan-Ting Kuo, Chia-Shen Cheng, Chih-Chiang Tsao
  • Publication number: 20210122016
    Abstract: An electric torque wrench capable of sensing a manual operating torque includes: an outer housing having an accommodating space at an internal thereof, a motor and a reduction device arranged therein; the reduction device having a reduction gear assembly with a hollow ring gear member; a front end of the ring gear member having at least one extension arm and at least one sensing plane formed thereon; a torque sensing unit arranged on the sensing plane; a driving device installed at the front end of the outer housing and having a working head arranged at the front end thereof; the extension arm of the ring gear member secured and attached onto the driving device. With the torque sensing unit installed on the extension arm, the electric torque wrench can be rotated manually with hand and is able to measure the torque value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2020
    Publication date: April 29, 2021
    Inventors: Chih-Hua HSU, Wei-Ming CHEN
  • Publication number: 20210125923
    Abstract: A device includes a polymer. A device die is disposed in the polymer. A passive device includes three Through Assembly Vias (TAVs) penetrating through the polymer, wherein the TAVs are coupled in series. A Redistribution Line (RDL) is underlying the polymer. The RDL electrically couples a first one of the TAVs to a second one of the TAVs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2021
    Publication date: April 29, 2021
    Inventors: Chih-Hua Chen, Chen-Shien Chen
  • Patent number: 10964610
    Abstract: Embodiments of mechanisms for testing a die package with multiple packaged dies on a package substrate use an interconnect substrate to provide electrical connections between dies and the package substrate and to provide probing structures (or pads). Testing structures, including daisy-chain structures, with metal lines to connect bonding structures connected to signals, power source, and/or grounding structures are connected to probing structures on the interconnect substrate. The testing structures enable determining the quality of bonding and/or functionalities of packaged dies bonded. After electrical testing is completed, the metal lines connecting the probing structures and the bonding structures are severed to allow proper function of devices in the die package. The mechanisms for forming test structures with probing pads on interconnect substrate and severing connecting metal lines after testing could reduce manufacturing cost.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Chih-Hua Chen, Chen-Shien Chen, Ching-Wen Hsiao
  • Publication number: 20210081636
    Abstract: A fingerprint sensor package and method are provided. The fingerprint sensor package comprises a fingerprint sensor along with a fingerprint sensor surface material and electrical connections from a first side of the fingerprint sensor to a second side of the fingerprint sensor. A high voltage chip is connected to the fingerprint sensor and then the fingerprint sensor package with the high voltage chip are connected to a substrate, wherein the substrate has an opening to accommodate the presence of the high voltage chip.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2020
    Publication date: March 18, 2021
    Inventors: Chen-Hua Yu, Yu-Feng Chen, Chih-Hua Chen, Hao-Yi Tsai, Chung-Shi Liu
  • Patent number: 10937718
    Abstract: Package structures and methods of forming package structures are described. A method includes placing a first package within a recess of a first substrate. The first package includes a first die. The method further includes attaching a first sensor to the first package and the first substrate. The first sensor is electrically coupled to the first package and the first substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Chen-Hua Yu, Chih-Hua Chen, Hao-Yi Tsai, Yu-Feng Chen
  • Publication number: 20210013177
    Abstract: A semiconductor package includes a redistribution structure, at least one semiconductor device, a heat dissipation component, and an encapsulating material. The at least one semiconductor device is disposed on and electrically connected to the redistribution structure. The heat dissipation component is disposed on the redistribution structure and includes a concave portion for receiving the at least one semiconductor device and an extending portion connected to the concave portion and contacting the redistribution structure, wherein the concave portion contacts the at least one semiconductor device. The encapsulating material is disposed over the redistribution structure, wherein the encapsulating material fills the concave portion and encapsulates the at least one semiconductor device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2020
    Publication date: January 14, 2021
    Applicant: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Shih-Wei Chen, Chih-Hua Chen, Hsin-Yu Pan, Hao-Yi Tsai, Lipu Kris Chuang, Tin-Hao Kuo
  • Publication number: 20200410198
    Abstract: A fingerprint sensor includes a die, a plurality of conductive structures, an encapsulant, a plurality of conductive patterns, a first dielectric layer, a second dielectric layer, and a redistribution structure. The die has an active surface and a rear surface opposite to the active surface. The conductive structures surround the die. The encapsulant encapsulates the die and the conductive structures. The conductive patterns are over the die and are electrically connected to the die and the conductive structures. Top surfaces of the conductive patterns are flat. The first dielectric layer is over the die and the encapsulant. A top surface of the first dielectric layer is coplanar with top surfaces of the conductive patterns. The second dielectric layer covers the first dielectric layer and the conductive patterns. The redistribution structure is over the rear surface of the die.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2020
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Applicant: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Chih-Hsuan Tai, Chih-Hua Chen, Hao-Yi Tsai, Yu-Chih Huang, Chia-Hung Liu, Ting-Ting Kuo, Ying-Cheng Tseng
  • Patent number: 10878073
    Abstract: A device package includes a sensor die, one or more additional dies adjacent the sensor die, and a molding compound encircling the sensor die and the one or more additional dies. The device package further includes redistribution layers over the sensor die, the one or more additional dies, and the molding compound. The redistribution layers include first conductive features in a first dielectric layer. The first conductive features electrically connect the sensor die to the one or more additional dies. The redistribution layers further include an array of electrodes in a second dielectric layer over the first dielectric layer and electrically connected to the sensor die.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yu-Chih Huang, Chih-Hsuan Tai, Yu-Jen Cheng, Chih-Hua Chen, Yu-Feng Chen, Hao-Yi Tsai, Chung-Shi Liu, Chen-Hua Yu
  • Patent number: 10879228
    Abstract: A semiconductor package includes a package substrate. A redistribution structure is bonded to the package substrate. A bottommost surface of the redistribution structure is lower than a topmost surface of the package substrate. A conductive connector electrically couples the redistribution structure to the package substrate. The conductive connector physically contacts a sidewall of the redistribution structure. A first integrated circuit die is bonded to the redistribution structure through first bonding structures and is bonded to the package substrate through second bonding structures. The first bonding structures and the second bonding structures have different sizes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Chih-Hua Chen, Chen-Shien Chen, Ching-Wen Hsiao
  • Patent number: 10879221
    Abstract: A package-on-package structure includes a first package, a second package and first intermetallic features. The first package includes at least one semiconductor die, an insulating encapsulant, a redistribution layer and conductive pads. The insulating encapsulant is encapsulating the semiconductor die. The redistribution layer is disposed on the insulating encapsulant. The conductive pads are located at a surface of the insulating encapsulant. The second package is stacked on the first package and electrically connected to the conductive pads through connectors. The first intermetallic features are sandwiched in between the conductive pads and the connectors and have a control region and a growth region. The connectors are connected to the control region, and the growth region spreads out from a periphery of the control region such that the spreading of the growth region extends away from the conductive pads in a direction towards the semiconductor die.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Chun-Ti Lu, Chih-Hua Chen, Hao-Yi Tsai, Ming-Hung Tseng, Yen-Liang Lin
  • Patent number: 10853616
    Abstract: A fingerprint sensor package and method are provided. The fingerprint sensor package comprises a fingerprint sensor along with a fingerprint sensor surface material and electrical connections from a first side of the fingerprint sensor to a second side of the fingerprint sensor. A high voltage chip is connected to the fingerprint sensor and then the fingerprint sensor package with the high voltage chip are connected to a substrate, wherein the substrate has an opening to accommodate the presence of the high voltage chip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Chen-Hua Yu, Yu-Feng Chen, Chih-Hua Chen, Hao-Yi Tsai, Chung-Shi Liu
  • Publication number: 20200365569
    Abstract: A package-on-package structure includes a first package, a second package and first intermetallic features. The first package includes at least one semiconductor die, an insulating encapsulant, a redistribution layer and conductive pads. The insulating encapsulant is encapsulating the semiconductor die. The redistribution layer is disposed on the insulating encapsulant. The conductive pads are located at a surface of the insulating encapsulant. The second package is stacked on the first package and electrically connected to the conductive pads through connectors. The first intermetallic features are sandwiched in between the conductive pads and the connectors and have a control region and a growth region. The connectors are connected to the control region, and the growth region spreads out from a periphery of the control region such that the spreading of the growth region extends away from the conductive pads in a direction towards the semiconductor die.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2019
    Publication date: November 19, 2020
    Applicant: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chun-Ti Lu, Chih-Hua Chen, Hao-Yi Tsai, Ming-Hung Tseng, Yen-Liang Lin
  • Patent number: 10811384
    Abstract: A semiconductor package includes a redistribution structure, at least one semiconductor device, a heat dissipation component, and an encapsulating material. The at least one semiconductor device is disposed on and electrically connected to the redistribution structure. The heat dissipation component is disposed on the redistribution structure and includes a concave portion for receiving the at least one semiconductor device and an extending portion connected to the concave portion and contacting the redistribution structure, wherein the concave portion contacts the at least one semiconductor device. The encapsulating material is disposed over the redistribution structure, wherein the encapsulating material fills the concave portion and encapsulates the at least one semiconductor device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Shih-Wei Chen, Chih-Hua Chen, Hsin-Yu Pan, Hao-Yi Tsai, Lipu Kris Chuang, Tin-Hao Kuo
  • Publication number: 20200327214
    Abstract: A device package includes a sensor die, one or more additional dies adjacent the sensor die, and a molding compound encircling the sensor die and the one or more additional dies. The device package further includes redistribution layers over the sensor die, the one or more additional dies, and the molding compound. The redistribution layers include first conductive features in a first dielectric layer. The first conductive features electrically connect the sensor die to the one or more additional dies. The redistribution layers further include an array of electrodes in a second dielectric layer over the first dielectric layer and electrically connected to the sensor die.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2020
    Publication date: October 15, 2020
    Inventors: Yu-Chih Huang, Chih-Hsuan Tai, Yu-Jen Cheng, Chih-Hua Chen, Yu-Feng Chen, Hao-Yi Tsai, Chung-Shi Liu, Chen-Hua Yu