Patents by Inventor Chih-tang Peng

Chih-tang Peng 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: 20220051932
    Abstract: A semiconductor device a method of forming the same are provided. The semiconductor device includes a substrate, a first isolation structure and a second isolation structure over the substrate, a semiconductor fin over the substrate and between the first isolation structure and the second isolation structure, and a third isolation structure extending through the semiconductor fin and between the first isolation structure and the second isolation structure. A top surface of the semiconductor fin is above a top surface of the first isolation structure and a top surface of the second isolation structure. The third isolation structure includes a first dielectric material and a second dielectric material over the first dielectric material. An interface between the first dielectric material and the second dielectric material is below the top surface of the first isolation structure and the top surface of the second isolation structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2021
    Publication date: February 17, 2022
    Inventors: Bo-Cyuan Lu, Tai-Chun Huang, Chih-Tang Peng, Chi On Chui
  • Publication number: 20220029011
    Abstract: A semiconductor device and method of manufacture are provided. In embodiments a first liner is deposited to line a recess between a first semiconductor fin and a second semiconductor fin, the first liner comprising a first material. The first liner is annealed to transform the first material to a second material. A second liner is deposited to line the recess, the second liner comprising a third material. The second liner is annealed to transform the third material to a fourth material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2021
    Publication date: January 27, 2022
    Inventors: Wan-Yi Kao, Yu-Cheng Shiau, Chunyao Wang, Chih-Tang Peng, Yung-Cheng Lu, Chi On Chui
  • Patent number: 11227788
    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 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    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: 11222826
    Abstract: A cut-last process for cutting fin segments of a FinFET structure on a substrate utilizes a two-step process. After the fins are formed, an oxide material is deposited in the trenches of the FinFET structure. The oxide material can be an STI oxide or a low-stress dummy gapfill material. A fin segment can be removed by an etchant and can leave a concave shaped (such as a u-shape or v-shape) portion of silicon at the bottom of the fin. Where the oxide material is an STI oxide, the void left by removing the fin can be filled with replacement STI oxide. Where the oxide material is a dummy gapfill material, the dummy gapfill material can be removed and replaced with an STI oxide or converted to an STI oxide and filled with replacement STI oxide before or after the conversion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yen-Chun Huang, Chih-Tang Peng, Kuang-Yuan Hsu, Tai-Chun Huang, Tsu-Hsiu Perng, Tien-I Bao
  • Patent number: 11094545
    Abstract: A method forming a gate dielectric over a substrate, and forming a metal gate structure over the semiconductor substrate and the gate dielectric. The metal gate structure includes a first metal material. The method further includes forming a seal on sidewalls of the metal gate structure. The method further includes forming a dielectric film on the metal gate structure, the dielectric film including a first metal oxynitride comprising the first metal material and directly on the metal gate structure without extending over the seal formed on sidewalls of the metal gate structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Jin-Aun Ng, Bao-Ru Young, Harry-Hak-Lay Chuang, Maxi Chang, Chih-Tang Peng, Chih-Yang Yeh, Ta-Wei Lin, Huan-Just Lin, Hui-Wen Lin, Jen-Sheng Yang, Pei-Ren Jeng, Jung-Hui Kao, Shih-Hao Lo, Yuan-Tien Tu
  • Patent number: 10943820
    Abstract: A method for forming a semiconductor structure is provided. The method includes patterning a semiconductor substrate to form a first semiconductor fin and a second semiconductor fin adjacent to the first semiconductor fin, and depositing a first dielectric material on the first semiconductor fin and the second semiconductor fin on the semiconductor substrate using an atomic layer deposition process. There is a first trench between the first semiconductor fin and the second semiconductor fin. The method also includes filling the first trench with a flowable dielectric material, and heating the flowable dielectric material and the first dielectric material to form an isolation structure between the first semiconductor fin and the second semiconductor fin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Wan-Yi Kao, Wei-Jin Li, Chung-Chi Ko, Yu-Cheng Shiau, Han-Sheng Weng, Chih-Tang Peng, Tien-I Bao
  • Patent number: 10937686
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a semiconductor device and a manufacturing method, and more particularly to a semiconductor device having an enhanced gap fill layer in trenches. The present disclosure provides a novel gap fill layer formed using a multi-step deposition and in-situ treatment process. The deposition process can be a flowable chemical vapor deposition (FCVD) utilizing one or more assist gases and molecules of low reactive sticking coefficient (RSC). The treatment process can be an in-situ process after the deposition process and includes exposing the deposited gap fill layer to plasma activated assist gas. The assist gas can be formed of ammonia. The low RSC molecule can be formed of trisilylamin (TSA) or perhydropolysilazane (PHPS).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jian-Shiou Huang, Bang-Tai Tang, Chih-Tang Peng, Tai-Chun Huang, Yen-Chun Huang
  • Publication number: 20210043523
    Abstract: A semiconductor structure and a method for forming the same are provided. The method includes forming a first protruding structure, a second protruding structure, and a third protruding structure over a substrate. The method also includes performing a depositing process to form a first insulation material layer between the first protruding structure and the second protruding structure. The method further includes performing a first insulation material conversion process onto the first insulation material layer to bend the first protruding structure and the second protruding structure toward opposite directions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2020
    Publication date: February 11, 2021
    Inventors: Han-Pin CHUNG, Chih-Tang PENG, Tien-I BAO
  • Publication number: 20200365454
    Abstract: A method for forming a semiconductor structure is provided. The method includes patterning a semiconductor substrate to form a first semiconductor fin and a second semiconductor fin adjacent to the first semiconductor fin, and depositing a first dielectric material on the first semiconductor fin and the second semiconductor fin on the semiconductor substrate using an atomic layer deposition process. There is a first trench between the first semiconductor fin and the second semiconductor fin. The method also includes filling the first trench with a flowable dielectric material, and heating the flowable dielectric material and the first dielectric material to form an isolation structure between the first semiconductor fin and the second semiconductor fin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2019
    Publication date: November 19, 2020
    Applicant: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Wan-Yi KAO, Wei-Jin LI, Chung-Chi KO, Yu-Cheng SHIAU, Han-Sheng WENG, Chih-Tang PENG, Tien-I BAO
  • Patent number: 10840154
    Abstract: A semiconductor structure and a method for forming the same are provided. The method includes forming a first insulation material layer in a portion of a trench between a first protruding structure and a second protruding structure over a substrate and performing a pre-treatment process on the first insulation material layer. The method further includes performing a first insulation material conversion process on the first insulation material layer and forming a second insulation material layer covering the first insulation material layer in the trench. In addition, a first distance between upper portions of the first protruding structure and the second protruding structure before performing the first insulation material conversion process is different from a second distance between the upper portions of the first protruding structure and the second protruding structure after performing the first insulation material conversion process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING CO.. LTD.
    Inventors: Han-Pin Chung, Chih-Tang Peng, Tien-I Bao
  • 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: 10727064
    Abstract: Embodiments disclosed herein relate generally to forming a gate layer in high aspect ratio trenches using a cyclic deposition-etch process. In an embodiment, a method for semiconductor processing is provided. The method includes performing a first deposition process to form a conformal film over a bottom surface and along sidewall surfaces of a feature on a substrate. The method includes performing an etch process to remove a portion of the conformal film. The method includes repeating the first deposition process and the etch process to fill the feature with the conformal film. The method includes exposing the conformal film to ultraviolet light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: De-Wei Yu, Chien-Hao Chen, Chih-Tang Peng, Jei Ming Chen, Shu-Yi Wang
  • 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: 10643902
    Abstract: A method includes performing an atomic layer deposition (ALD) process to deposit a dielectric material over a substrate, curing the deposited dielectric material using an ultra violet (UV) light, and annealing the deposited dielectric material after the curing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yen-Chun Huang, Bang-Tai Tang, Chih-Tang Peng, Tai-Chun Huang
  • Publication number: 20200098616
    Abstract: Examples of a technique for forming a dielectric material for an integrated circuit are provided herein. In an example, an integrated circuit workpiece is received that includes a recess. A first dielectric precursor is deposited in the recess. The first dielectric precursor includes a non-semiconductor component. A second dielectric precursor is deposited in the recess on the first dielectric precursor, and an annealing process is performed such that a portion of the non-semiconductor component of the first dielectric precursor diffuses into the second dielectric precursor. The non-semiconductor component may include oxygen, and the annealing process may be performed in one of a vacuum or an inert gas environment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2019
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Inventors: Chih-Tang Peng, Shuen-Shin Liang, Keng-Chu Lin, Teng-Chun Tsai
  • Publication number: 20200083109
    Abstract: A cut-last process for cutting fin segments of a FinFET structure on a substrate utilizes a two-step process. After the fins are formed, an oxide material is deposited in the trenches of the FinFET structure. The oxide material can be an STI oxide or a low-stress dummy gapfill material. A fin segment can be removed by an etchant and can leave a concave shaped (such as a u-shape or v-shape) portion of silicon at the bottom of the fin. Where the oxide material is an STI oxide, the void left by removing the fin can be filled with replacement STI oxide. Where the oxide material is a dummy gapfill material, the dummy gapfill material can be removed and replaced with an STI oxide or converted to an STI oxide and filled with replacement STI oxide before or after the conversion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2019
    Publication date: March 12, 2020
    Inventors: Yen-Chun Huang, Chih-Tang Peng, Kuang-Yuan Hsu, Tai-Chun Huang, Tsu-Hsiu Perng, Tien-I Bao
  • Publication number: 20190371602
    Abstract: The present disclosure is generally related to semiconductor devices, and more particularly to a dielectric material formed in semiconductor devices. The present disclosure provides methods for forming a dielectric material layer by a cyclic spin-on coating process. In an embodiment, a method of forming a dielectric material on a substrate includes spin-coating a first portion of a dielectric material on a substrate, curing the first portion of the dielectric material on the substrate, spin-coating a second portion of the dielectric material on the substrate, and thermal annealing the dielectric material to form an annealed dielectric material on the substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2018
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Inventors: Je-Ming Kuo, Yen-Chun Huang, Chih-Tang Peng, Tien-I Bao
  • Patent number: 10483169
    Abstract: A cut-last process for cutting fin segments of a FinFET structure on a substrate utilizes a two-step process. After the fins are formed, an oxide material is deposited in the trenches of the FinFET structure. The oxide material can be an STI oxide or a low-stress dummy gapfill material. A fin segment can be removed by an etchant and can leave a concave shaped (such as a u-shape or v-shape) portion of silicon at the bottom of the fin. Where the oxide material is an STI oxide, the void left by removing the fin can be filled with replacement STI oxide. Where the oxide material is a dummy gapfill material, the dummy gapfill material can be removed and replaced with an STI oxide or converted to an STI oxide and filled with replacement STI oxide before or after the conversion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yen-Chun Huang, Chih-Tang Peng, Kuang-Yuan Hsu, Tai-Chun Huang, Tsu-Hsiu Perng, Tien-I Bao
  • Publication number: 20190341312
    Abstract: A method includes performing an atomic layer deposition (ALD) process to deposit a dielectric material over a substrate, curing the deposited dielectric material using an ultra violet (UV) light, and annealing the deposited dielectric material after the curing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2019
    Publication date: November 7, 2019
    Inventors: Yen-Chun Huang, Bang-Tai Tang, Chih-Tang Peng, Tai-Chun Huang
  • Publication number: 20190341263
    Abstract: A method forming a gate dielectric over a substrate, and forming a metal gate structure over the semiconductor substrate and the gate dielectric. The metal gate structure includes a first metal material. The method further includes forming a seal on sidewalls of the metal gate structure. The method further includes forming a dielectric film on the metal gate structure, the dielectric film including a first metal oxynitride comprising the first metal material and directly on the metal gate structure without extending over the seal formed on sidewalls of the metal gate structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2019
    Publication date: November 7, 2019
    Inventors: Jin-Aun Ng, Bao-Ru Young, Harry-Hak-Lay Chuang, Maxi Chang, Chih-Tang Peng, Chih-Yang Yeh, Ta-Wei Lin, Huan-Just Lin, Hui-Wen Lin, Jen-Sheng Yang, Pei-Ren Jeng, Jung-Hui Kao, Shih-Hao Lo, Yuan-Tien Tu