Patents by Inventor Ching-Wen Hsiao

Ching-Wen Hsiao 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: 10424563
    Abstract: A semiconductor package assembly is provided. The semiconductor package assembly includes a semiconductor package. The semiconductor package includes a semiconductor die. A redistribution layer (RDL) structure is disposed on the semiconductor die and is electrically connected to the semiconductor die. An active or passive element is disposed between the semiconductor die and the RDL structure. A molding compound surrounds the semiconductor die and the active or passive element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: MediaTek Inc.
    Inventors: Tzu-Hung Lin, I-Hsuan Peng, Ching-Wen Hsiao
  • Publication number: 20190252351
    Abstract: A semiconductor package structure including a first semiconductor package is provided. The first semiconductor package includes a first semiconductor package including a first redistribution layer (RDL) structure having a first surface and a second surface opposite thereto. A first semiconductor die and a first molding compound that surrounds the first semiconductor die are disposed on the first surface of the first RDL structure. An IMD structure having a conductive layer with an antenna pattern or a conductive shielding layer is disposed on the first molding compound and the first semiconductor die.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2019
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Applicant: MediaTek Inc.
    Inventors: Tzu-Hung Lin, I-Hsuan Peng, Nai-Wei Liu, Ching-Wen Hsiao, Wei-Che Huang
  • Patent number: 10361181
    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: March 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Chih-Hua Chen, Chen-Shien Chen, Ching-Wen Hsiao
  • Patent number: 10354931
    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: September 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Chih-Hua Chen, Chen-Shien Chen, Ching-Wen Hsiao
  • Publication number: 20190148264
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a device having an embedded heat spreader and method for forming the same. A carrier substrate may comprise a carrier, an adhesive layer, a base film layer, and a seed layer. A patterned mask is formed with a heat spreader opening and via openings. Vias and a heat spreader may be formed in the pattern mask openings at the same time using a plating process and a die attached to the head spreader by a die attachment layer. A molding compound is applied over the die and heat spreader so that the heat spreader is disposed at the second side of the molded substrate. A first RDL may have a plurality of mounting pads and a plurality of conductive lines is formed on the molded substrate, the mounting pads may have a bond pitch greater than the bond pitch of the die contact pads.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 24, 2018
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Inventors: Wei Sen Chang, Tsung-Hsien Chiang, Yen-Chang Hu, Ching-Wen Hsiao
  • Publication number: 20190131200
    Abstract: Semiconductor packages and methods of forming the same are disclosed. The semiconductor package includes a plurality of chips, a first molding compound, a first redistribution structure, a second molding compound and a second redistribution structure. The first molding compound encapsulates the chips. The first redistribution structure is disposed over the plurality of chips and the first molding compound. The second molding compound surrounds the first molding compound. The second redistribution structure is disposed over the first redistribution structure, the first molding compound and the second molding compound.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2018
    Publication date: May 2, 2019
    Applicant: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shang-Yun Tu, Ching-Wen Hsiao, Sheng-Yu Wu, Ching-Hui Chen
  • Patent number: 10276525
    Abstract: A package structure is provided comprising a die, a redistribution layer, at least one integrated passive device (IPD), a plurality of solder balls and a molding compound. The die comprises a substrate and a plurality of conductive pads. The redistribution layer is disposed on the die, wherein the redistribution layer comprises first connection structures and second connection structures. The IPD is disposed on the redistribution layer, wherein the IPD is connected to the first connection structures of the redistribution layer. The plurality of solder balls is disposed on the redistribution layer, wherein the solder balls are disposed and connected to the second connection structures of the redistribution layer. The molding compound is disposed on the redistribution layer, and partially encapsulating the IPD and the plurality of solder balls, wherein top portions of the solder balls and a top surface of the IPD are exposed from the molding compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ching-Wen Hsiao, Chen-Shien Chen, Kuo-Ching Hsu, Mirng-Ji Lii
  • Publication number: 20190123029
    Abstract: A package for a use in a package-on-package (PoP) device and a method of forming is provided. The package includes a substrate, a polymer layer formed on the substrate, a first via formed in the polymer layer, and a material disposed in the first via to form a first passive device. The material may be a high dielectric constant dielectric material in order to form a capacitor or a resistive material to form a resistor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Publication date: April 25, 2019
    Inventors: Ching-Wen Hsiao, Chen-Shien Chen
  • Patent number: 10269723
    Abstract: A package includes a device die, a molding material molding the device die therein, a through-via penetrating through the molding material, and an alignment mark penetrating through the molding material. A redistribution line is on a side of the molding material. The redistribution line is electrically coupled to the through-via.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Li-Hsien Huang, Hsien-Wei Chen, Ching-Wen Hsiao, Der-Chyang Yeh, Shin-Puu Jeng, Chen-Hua Yu
  • Patent number: 10256210
    Abstract: A semiconductor package structure has a first electronic component on an insulating layer, a dielectric layer on the insulating layer and surrounding the first electronic component, a second electronic component stacked on the first electronic component, wherein an active surface of the first electronic component faces an active surface of the second electronic component, a molding compound on the first electronic component and surrounding the second electronic component, a third electronic component stacked on the second electronic component and the molding compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: MEDIATEK INC.
    Inventors: Tzu-Hung Lin, Ching-Wen Hsiao, I-Hsuan Peng
  • Patent number: 10217724
    Abstract: The invention provides a semiconductor package assembly. The semiconductor package assembly includes a first semiconductor package including a first semiconductor die. A first redistribution layer (RDL) structure is coupled to the first semiconductor die. The first redistribution layer (RDL) structure includes a first conductive trace disposed at a first layer-level. A second conductive trace is disposed at a second layer-level. A first inter-metal dielectric (IMD) layer and a second inter-metal dielectric (IMD) layer, which is beside the first inter-metal dielectric (IMD) layer, are disposed between the first conductive trace and the second conductive trace.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: MediaTek Inc.
    Inventors: Tzu-Hung Lin, I-Hsuan Peng, Ching-Wen Hsiao
  • Patent number: 10177073
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are a device having an embedded heat spreader and method for forming the same. A carrier substrate may comprise a carrier, an adhesive layer, a base film layer, and a seed layer. A patterned mask is formed with a heat spreader opening and via openings. Vias and a heat spreader may be formed in the pattern mask openings at the same time using a plating process and a die attached to the head spreader by a die attachment layer. A molding compound is applied over the die and heat spreader so that the heat spreader is disposed at the second side of the molded substrate. A first RDL may have a plurality of mounting pads and a plurality of conductive lines is formed on the molded substrate, the mounting pads may have a bond pitch greater than the bond pitch of the die contact pads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Wei Sen Chang, Tsung-Hsien Chiang, Yen-Chang Hu, Ching-Wen Hsiao
  • Patent number: 10177125
    Abstract: In one implementation, a semiconductor package assembly includes a first semiconductor package having a first semiconductor die and a first redistribution layer (RDL) structure coupled to the first semiconductor die. The first redistribution layer (RDL) structure includes a first conductive trace at a first layer-level, a second conductive trace at a second layer-level, and a first inter-metal dielectric (IMD) layer and a second inter-metal dielectric (IMD) layer, which is beside the first inter-metal dielectric (IMD) layer, wherein the second inter-metal dielectric (IMD) layer is disposed between the first conductive trace and the second conductive trace, and the second inter-metal dielectric (IMD) layer is zigzag shape in a cross-sectional view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: MediaTek Inc.
    Inventors: Tzu-Hung Lin, I-Hsuan Peng, Ching-Wen Hsiao
  • Patent number: 10163873
    Abstract: A package for a use in a package-on-package (PoP) device and a method of forming is provided. The package includes a substrate, a polymer layer formed on the substrate, a first via formed in the polymer layer, and a material disposed in the first via to form a first passive device. The material may be a high dielectric constant dielectric material in order to form a capacitor or a resistive material to form a resistor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company
    Inventors: Ching-Wen Hsiao, Chen-Shien Chen
  • Patent number: 10134706
    Abstract: Various embodiments of mechanisms for forming a die package using a compressive dielectric layer to contact and to surround through substrate vias (TSVs) in the die package are provided. The compressive dielectric layer reduces or eliminates bowing of the die package. As a result, the risk of broken redistribution layer (RDL) due to bowing is reduced or eliminated. In addition, the compressive dielectric layer, which is formed between the conductive TSV columns and surrounding molding compound, improves the adhesion between the conductive TSV columns and the molding compound. Consequently, the reliability of the die package is improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kuo Lung Pan, Ching-Wen Hsiao, Chen-Shien Chen
  • Publication number: 20180323127
    Abstract: A semiconductor package structure is provided. The structure includes a first semiconductor die having a first surface and a second surface opposite thereto. A first molding compound surrounds the first semiconductor die. A first redistribution layer (RDL) structure is disposed on the second surface of the first semiconductor die and laterally extends on the first molding compound. A second semiconductor die is disposed on the first RDL structure and has a first surface and a second surface opposite thereto. A second molding compound surrounds the second semiconductor die. A first protective layer covers a sidewall of the first RDL structure and a sidewall of the first molding compound.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2018
    Publication date: November 8, 2018
    Applicant: MediaTek Inc.
    Inventors: Nai-Wei Liu, Tzu-Hung Lin, I-Hsuan Peng, Ching-Wen Hsiao, Wei-Che Huang
  • Publication number: 20180308824
    Abstract: A semiconductor device and a method of manufacture are provided. In particular, a semiconductor device using blocks, e.g., discrete connection blocks, having through vias and/or integrated passive devices formed therein are provided. Embodiments such as those disclosed herein may be utilized in PoP applications. In an embodiment, the semiconductor device includes a die and a connection block encased in a molding compound. Interconnection layers may be formed on surfaces of the die, the connection block and the molding compound. One or more dies and/or packages may be attached to the interconnection layers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2018
    Publication date: October 25, 2018
    Inventors: Ching-Wen Hsiao, Chen-Shien Chen, Wei Sen Chang, Shou-Cheng Hu
  • Patent number: 10079192
    Abstract: A semiconductor chip package assembly includes a package substrate having a chip mounting surface; a plurality of solder pads disposed on the chip mounting surface; a first dummy pad and a second dummy pad spaced apart from the first dummy pad disposed on the chip mounting surface; a solder mask on the chip mounting surface and partially covering the solder pads, the first dummy pad, and the second dummy pad; a chip package mounted on the chip mounting surface and electrically connected to the package substrate through a plurality of solder balls on respective said solder pads; a discrete device having a first terminal and a second terminal disposed between the chip package and the package substrate; a first solder connecting the first terminal with the first dummy pad and the chip package; and a second solder connecting the second terminal with the second dummy pad and the chip package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: MediaTek Inc.
    Inventors: Ching-Wen Hsiao, Tzu-Hung Lin, I-Hsuan Peng, Tung-Hsien Hsieh, Sheng-Ming Chang
  • Patent number: 10032756
    Abstract: A semiconductor package assembly is provided. The semiconductor package assembly includes a first semiconductor package. The first semiconductor package includes a first semiconductor die. A first redistribution layer (RDL) structure is coupled to the first semiconductor die and includes a first conductive trace. The semiconductor package assembly also includes a second semiconductor package bonded to the first semiconductor package. The second semiconductor package includes a second semiconductor die. An active surface of the second semiconductor die faces an active surface of the first semiconductor die. A second RDL structure is coupled to the second semiconductor die and includes a second conductive trace. The first conductive trace is in direct contact with the second conductive trace.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: MediaTek Inc.
    Inventors: Tzu-Hung Lin, Ching-Wen Hsiao, I-Hsuan Peng
  • Publication number: 20180197846
    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: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2018
    Publication date: July 12, 2018
    Inventors: Chih-Hua Chen, Chen-Shien Chen, Ching-Wen Hsiao