Patents by Inventor Chin-Fu Lin

Chin-Fu 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).

  • Patent number: 9966425
    Abstract: A method for fabricating a metal-insulator-metal (MIM) capacitor includes the steps of: forming a capacitor bottom metal (CBM) layer on a material layer; forming a silicon layer on the CBM layer; forming a capacitor dielectric layer on the silicon layer; and forming a capacitor top metal (CTM) layer on the capacitor dielectric layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: UNITED MICROELECTRONICS CORP.
    Inventors: Jen-Po Huang, Chin-Fu Lin, Bin-Siang Tsai, Xu Yang Shen, Seng Wah Liau, Yen-Chen Chen, Ko-Wei Lin, Chun-Ling Lin, Kuo-Chih Lai, Ai-Sen Liu, Chun-Yuan Wu, Yang-Ju Lu
  • Patent number: 9923095
    Abstract: The present invention provides a non-planar FET and a method of manufacturing the same. The non-planar FET includes a substrate, a fin structure, a gate and a gate dielectric layer. The fin structure is disposed on the substrate. The fin structure includes a first portion adjacent to the substrate wherein the first portion shrinks towards a side of the substrate. The gate is disposed on the fin structure. The gate dielectric layer is disposed between the fin structure and the gate. The present invention further provides a method of manufacturing the non-planar FET.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: UNITED MICROELECTRONICS CORP.
    Inventors: Chin-Cheng Chien, Chun-Yuan Wu, Chih-Chien Liu, Chin-Fu Lin, Chia-Lin Hsu
  • Publication number: 20170098710
    Abstract: The present invention provides a non-planar FET and a method of manufacturing the same. The non-planar FET includes a substrate, a fin structure, a gate and a gate dielectric layer. The fin structure is disposed on the substrate. The fin structure includes a first portion adjacent to the substrate wherein the first portion shrinks towards a side of the substrate. The gate is disposed on the fin structure. The gate dielectric layer is disposed between the fin structure and the gate. The present invention further provides a method of manufacturing the non-planar FET.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2016
    Publication date: April 6, 2017
    Inventors: Chin-Cheng Chien, Chun-Yuan Wu, Chih-Chien Liu, Chin-Fu Lin, Chia-Lin Hsu
  • Patent number: 9558996
    Abstract: A method for filling a trench with a metal layer is disclosed. A deposition apparatus having a plurality of supporting pins is provided. A substrate and a dielectric layer disposed thereon are provided. The dielectric layer has a trench. A first deposition process is performed immediately after the substrate is placed on the supporting pins to form a metal layer in the trench, wherein during the first deposition process a temperature of the substrate is gradually increased to reach a predetermined temperature. When the temperature of the substrate reaches the predetermined temperature, a second deposition process is performed to completely fill the trench with the metal layer. The present invention further provides a semiconductor device having an aluminum layer with a reflectivity greater than 1, wherein the semiconductor device is formed by using the method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: UNITED MICROELECTRONICS CORP.
    Inventors: Chi-Mao Hsu, Hsin-Fu Huang, Min-Chuan Tsai, Chien-Hao Chen, Wei-Yu Chen, Chin-Fu Lin, Jing-Gang Li, Min-Hsien Chen, Jian-Hong Su
  • Patent number: 9559189
    Abstract: The present invention provides a non-planar FET which includes a substrate, a fin structure, a gate and a gate dielectric layer. The fin structure is disposed on the substrate. The fin structure includes a first portion adjacent to the substrate wherein the first portion shrinks towards a side of the substrate. The gate is disposed on the fin structure. The gate dielectric layer is disposed between the fin structure and the gate. The present invention further provides a method of manufacturing the non-planar FET.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: UNITED MICROELECTRONICS CORP.
    Inventors: Chin-Cheng Chien, Chun-Yuan Wu, Chih-Chien Liu, Chin-Fu Lin, Chia-Lin Hsu
  • Patent number: 9490342
    Abstract: A method for fabricating a semiconductor device includes the following steps. Firstly, a dummy gate structure having a dummy gate electrode layer is provided. Then, the dummy gate electrode layer is removed to form an opening in the dummy gate structure, thereby exposing an underlying layer beneath the dummy gate electrode layer. Then, an ammonium hydroxide treatment process is performed to treat the dummy gate structure. Afterwards, a metal material is filled into the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: UNITED MICROELECTRONICS CORP.
    Inventors: Chien-Ming Lai, Yi-Wen Chen, Zhi-Cheng Lee, Tong-Jyun Huang, Che-Hua Hsu, Kun-Hsien Lin, Tzung-Ying Lee, Chi-Mao Hsu, Hsin-Fu Huang, Chin-Fu Lin
  • Publication number: 20160319450
    Abstract: An electrical chemical plating process is provided. A semiconductor structure is provided in an electrical plating platform. A pre-electrical-plating step is performed wherein the pre-electrical-plating step is carried out under a fixed voltage environment and lasts for 0.2 to 0.5 seconds after the current is above the threshold current of the electrical plating platform. After the pre-electrical-plating step, a first electrical plating step is performed on the semiconductor structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2016
    Publication date: November 3, 2016
    Inventors: Chun-Ling Lin, Yen-Liang Lu, Chi-Mao Hsu, Chin-Fu Lin, Chun-Hung Chen, Tsun-Min Cheng, Chi-Ray Tsai
  • Patent number: 9461150
    Abstract: A method for fabricating semiconductor device with fin-shaped structure is disclosed. The method includes the steps of: forming a fin-shaped structure on a substrate; forming a first dielectric layer on the substrate and the fin-shaped structure; depositing a second dielectric layer on the first dielectric layer; etching back a portion of the second dielectric layer; removing part of the first dielectric layer to expose a top surface and part of the sidewall of the fin-shaped structure; forming an epitaxial layer to cover the exposed top surface and part of the sidewall of the fin-shaped structure; and removing a portion of the second dielectric layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignee: UNITED MICROELECTRONICS CORP.
    Inventors: Chin-Cheng Chien, Hsin-Kuo Hsu, Chih-Chien Liu, Chin-Fu Lin, Chun-Yuan Wu
  • Patent number: 9416459
    Abstract: An electrical chemical plating process is provided. A semiconductor structure is provided in an electrical plating platform. A pre-electrical-plating step is performed wherein the pre-electrical-plating step is carried out under a fixed voltage environment and lasts for 0.2 to 0.5 seconds after the current is above the threshold current of the electrical plating platform. After the pre-electrical-plating step, a first electrical plating step is performed on the semiconductor structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: UNITED MICROELECTRONICS CORP.
    Inventors: Chun-Ling Lin, Yen-Liang Lu, Chi-Mao Hsu, Chin-Fu Lin, Chun-Hung Chen, Tsun-Min Cheng, Chi-Ray Tsai
  • Patent number: 9412653
    Abstract: A through silicon via structure is located in a recess of a substrate. The through silicon via structure includes a barrier layer, a buffer layer and a conductive layer. The barrier layer covers a surface of the recess. The buffer layer covers the barrier layer. The conductive layer is located on the buffer layer and fills the recess, wherein the contact surface between the conductive layer and the buffer layer is smoother than the contact surface between the buffer layer and the barrier layer. Moreover, a through silicon via process forming said through silicon via structure is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: UNITED MICROELECTRONICS CORP.
    Inventors: Jia-Jia Chen, Chi-Mao Hsu, Tsun-Min Cheng, Chun-Ling Lin, Huei-Ru Tsai, Ching-Wei Hsu, Chin-Fu Lin, Hsin-Yu Chen
  • Patent number: 9401429
    Abstract: A semiconductor structure includes a fin-shaped structure and a gate. The fin-shaped structure is located in a substrate, wherein the fin-shaped structure has a through hole located right below a suspended part. The gate surrounds the suspended part. Moreover, the present invention also provides a semiconductor process including the following steps for forming said semiconductor structure. A substrate is provided. A fin-shaped structure is formed in the substrate, wherein the fin-shaped structure has a bottom part and a top part. A part of the bottom part is removed to form a suspended part in the corresponding top part, thereby forming the suspended part over a through hole. A gate is formed to surround the suspended part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2016
    Assignee: UNITED MICROELECTRONICS CORP.
    Inventors: Chin-Cheng Chien, Chun-Yuan Wu, Chin-Fu Lin, Chih-Chien Liu, Chia-Lin Hsu
  • Publication number: 20160211144
    Abstract: An epitaxial process applying light illumination includes the following steps. A substrate is provided. A dry etching process and a wet etching process are performed to form a recess in the substrate, wherein an infrared light illuminates while the wet etching process is performed. An epitaxial structure is formed in the recess.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2015
    Publication date: July 21, 2016
    Inventors: Yu-Ying Lin, Ted Ming-Lang Guo, Chin-Cheng Chien, Chih-Chien Liu, Hsin-Kuo Hsu, Chin-Fu Lin, Chun-Yuan Wu
  • Patent number: 9397189
    Abstract: A method of forming a semiconductor structure having a metal gate. Firstly, a semiconductor substrate is provided. Subsequently, at least a gate structure is formed on the semiconductor substrate. Afterwards, a spacer structure is formed to surround the gate structure. Then, an interlayer dielectric is formed. Afterwards, a planarization process is performed for the interlayer dielectric. Then, a portion of the sacrificial layer is removed to form an initial etching depth, such that an opening is formed to expose a portion of the spacer structure. The portion of the spacer structure exposed to the opening is removed so as to broaden the opening. Afterwards, remove the sacrificial layer completely via the opening. Finally, a gate conductive layer is formed to fill the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: UNITED MICROELECTRONICS CORP.
    Inventors: Yi-Wei Chen, Nien-Ting Ho, Chien-Chung Huang, Chin-Fu Lin
  • Publication number: 20160111527
    Abstract: A method for fabricating semiconductor device with fin-shaped structure is disclosed. The method includes the steps of: forming a fin-shaped structure on a substrate; forming a first dielectric layer on the substrate and the fin-shaped structure; depositing a second dielectric layer on the first dielectric layer; etching back a portion of the second dielectric layer; removing part of the first dielectric layer to expose a top surface and part of the sidewall of the fin-shaped structure; forming an epitaxial layer to cover the exposed top surface and part of the sidewall of the fin-shaped structure; and removing a portion of the second dielectric layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2015
    Publication date: April 21, 2016
    Inventors: Chin-Cheng Chien, Hsin-Kuo Hsu, Chih-Chien Liu, Chin-Fu Lin, Chun-Yuan Wu
  • Patent number: 9318567
    Abstract: A method of fabricating a semiconductor device includes the following steps. First, a semiconductor substrate is provided, which includes at least a fin structure and at least a gate semiconductor layer disposed thereon. The gate semiconductor layer covers a portion of the fin structure. Then a sacrificial layer is deposited to cover the fin structure entirely. Subsequently, a top surface of the fin structure is exposed from the sacrificial layer through an etching process. A material layer is then deposited, which covers the gate semiconductor layer, the fin structure and the sacrificial layer conformally. Finally, the material layer is etched until the top surface of the fin structure is exposed and a first spacer is concurrently formed on side surfaces of the gate semiconductor layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: UNITED MICROELECTRONICS CORP.
    Inventors: Chin-Cheng Chien, Chun-Yuan Wu, Chin-Fu Lin, Chih-Chien Liu, Chia-Lin Hsu
  • Publication number: 20160079067
    Abstract: A semiconductor device including a substrate, a spacer and a high-k dielectric layer having a U-shape profile is provided. The spacer located on the substrate surrounds and defines a trench. The high-k dielectric layer having a U-shape profile is located in the trench, and the high-k dielectric layer having a U-shape profile exposes an upper portion of the sidewalls of the trench.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2015
    Publication date: March 17, 2016
    Inventors: Chin-Cheng Chien, Chun-Yuan Wu, Chih-Chien Liu, Chin-Fu Lin, Teng-Chun Tsai
  • Patent number: 9263282
    Abstract: A method of fabricating semiconductor patterns includes steps as follows: Firstly, a substrate is provided and has at least a first semiconductor pattern and at least a second semiconductor pattern, wherein a line width of the first semiconductor pattern is identical to a line width of the second semiconductor pattern. Then, a barrier pattern is formed over a surface of the first semiconductor pattern, and the second semiconductor pattern is exposed. Then, a surface portion of the second semiconductor pattern is reacted to form a sacrificial structure layer. Then, the barrier pattern and the sacrificial structure layer are removed, and the line width of the second semiconductor pattern is shrunken to be less than the line width of the first semiconductor pattern. A third semiconductor pattern having a line width can be further provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Assignee: UNITED MICROELECTRONICS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Chin-Fu Lin, Chih-Chien Liu, Chia-Lin Hsu, Chin-Cheng Chien, Chun-Yuan Wu
  • Patent number: 9263257
    Abstract: A semiconductor device with fin-shaped structure is disclosed. The semiconductor device includes: a substrate; a fin-shaped structure on the substrate; and an epitaxial layer on a top surface and part of the sidewall of the fin-shaped structure, in which the epitaxial layer and the fin-shaped structure includes a linear gradient of germanium concentration therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Assignee: UNITED MICROELECTRONICS CORP.
    Inventors: Chin-Cheng Chien, Hsin-Kuo Hsu, Chih-Chien Liu, Chin-Fu Lin, Chun-Yuan Wu
  • Publication number: 20150380512
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a metal gate structure includes providing a substrate having a high-K gate dielectric layer and a bottom barrier layer sequentially formed thereon, forming a work function metal layer on the substrate, and performing an anneal treatment to the work function metal layer in-situ.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2015
    Publication date: December 31, 2015
    Inventors: Chan-Lon Yang, Chi-Mao Hsu, Chun-Yuan Wu, Tzyy-Ming Cheng, Shih-Fang Tzou, Chin-Fu Lin, Hsin-Fu Huang, Min-Chuan Tsai
  • Publication number: 20150357190
    Abstract: A semiconductor device with fin-shaped structure is disclosed. The semiconductor device includes: a substrate; a fin-shaped structure on the substrate; and an epitaxial layer on a top surface and part of the sidewall of the fin-shaped structure, in which the epitaxial layer and the fin-shaped structure includes a linear gradient of germanium concentration therebetween.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2014
    Publication date: December 10, 2015
    Inventors: Chin-Cheng Chien, Hsin-Kuo Hsu, Chih-Chien Liu, Chin-Fu Lin, Chun-Yuan Wu