Patents by Inventor Dun-Nian Yaung

Dun-Nian Yaung 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: 20200303429
    Abstract: An image-sensor device is provided. The image-sensor device includes a semiconductor substrate and a radiation-sensing region in the semiconductor substrate. The image-sensor device also includes a doped isolation region in the semiconductor substrate and a dielectric film extending into the doped isolation region from a surface of the semiconductor substrate. A portion of the doped isolation region is between the dielectric film and the radiation-sensing region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2020
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Applicant: TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jeng-Shyan LIN, Dun-Nian YAUNG, Jen-Cheng LIU, Feng-Chi HUNG
  • Publication number: 20200303431
    Abstract: An image sensor is disclosed. The image sensor includes an epitaxial layer, a plurality of plug structures and an interconnect structure. Wherein the plurality of plug structures are formed in the epitaxial layer, and each plug structure has doped sidewalls, the epitaxial layer and the doped sidewalk form a plurality of photodiodes, the plurality of plug structures are used to separate adjacent photodiodes, and the epitaxial layer and the doped sidewalls are coupled to the interconnect structure via the plug structures. An associated method of fabricating the image sensor is also disclosed. The method includes: providing a substrate having a first-type doped epitaxial substrate layer on a second-type doped epitaxial substrate layer; forming a plurality of isolation trenches in the first-type doped epitaxial substrate layer; forming a second-type doped region along sidewalk and bottoms of the plurality of isolation trenches; and filling the plurality of isolation trenches by depositing metal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2020
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Inventors: ALEXANDER KALNITSKY, JHY-JYI SZE, DUN-NIAN YAUNG, CHEN-JONG WANG, YIMIN HUANG, YUICHIRO YAMASHITA
  • Publication number: 20200303351
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing three-dimensional (3D) integrated circuit (IC) is provided. In some embodiments, a second IC die is formed and bonded to a first IC die by a first bonding structure. A third IC die is formed and bonded to the second IC die by a second bonding structure. The second bonding structure is formed between back sides of the second IC die and the third IC die opposite to corresponding interconnect structures and comprises a first TSV (through substrate via) disposed through a second substrate of the second IC die and a second TSV disposed through a third substrate of the third IC die. In some further embodiments, the second bonding structure is formed by forming conductive features with oppositely titled sidewalls disposed between the first TSV and the second TSV.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2020
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Inventors: Kuo-Ming Wu, Ching-Chun Wang, Dun-Nian Yaung, Hsing-Chih Lin, Jen-Cheng Liu, Min-Feng Kao, Yung-Lung Lin, Shih-Han Huang, I-Nan Chen
  • Patent number: 10777590
    Abstract: A method for forming an image sensor device structure is provided. The method includes forming a light-sensing region in a substrate, and forming an interconnect structure below a first surface of the substrate. The method also includes forming a trench in the light-sensing region from a second surface of the substrate, and forming a doping layer in the trench. The method includes forming an oxide layer in the trench and on the doping layer to form a doping region, and the doping region is inserted into the light-sensing region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING CO., LTD
    Inventors: Yen-Ting Chiang, Chun-Yuan Chen, Hsiao-Hui Tseng, Yu-Jen Wang, Shyh-Fann Ting, Wei-Chuang Wu, Jen-Cheng Liu, Dun-Nian Yaung
  • Patent number: 10763292
    Abstract: A method includes bonding a first semiconductor chip on a second semiconductor chip, applying an etching process to the first semiconductor chip and the second semiconductor chip until a metal surface of the second semiconductor chip is exposed, wherein as a result of applying the etching process, an opening is formed in the first semiconductor chip and the second semiconductor chip and plating a conductive material in the opening to from a conductive plug.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Jeng-Shyan Lin, Shu-Ting Tsai, Dun-Nian Yaung, Jen-Cheng Liu, Feng-Chi Hung, Shih-Pei Chou, Min-Feng Kao, Szu-Ying Chen
  • Publication number: 20200258931
    Abstract: A semiconductor device structure is provided. The semiconductor device structure includes a first semiconductor die, and a second semiconductor die bonded on the first semiconductor die. A through-substrate via penetrates through a semiconductor substrate of the second semiconductor die. A passivation layer is disposed between the first semiconductor die and the second semiconductor die, wherein the passivation layer is directly bonded to the semiconductor substrate of the second semiconductor die. A conductive feature passes through the passivation layer, wherein the conductive feature is bonded to the through-substrate via. A barrier layer is disposed between the conductive feature and the passivation layer. The barrier layer covers sidewalls of the conductive feature and separates the surface of the conductive feature from a nearest neighboring surface of the first or second semiconductor die.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2020
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Inventors: Min-Feng Kao, Dun-Nian Yaung, Jen-Cheng Liu, Hsun-Ying Huang
  • Publication number: 20200258865
    Abstract: A method includes bonding a first wafer to a second wafer, with a first plurality of dielectric layers in the first wafer and a second plurality of dielectric layers in the second wafer bonded between a first substrate of the first wafer and a second substrate in the second wafer. A first opening is formed in the first substrate, and the first plurality of dielectric layers and the second wafer are etched through the first opening to form a second opening. A metal pad in the second plurality of dielectric layers is exposed to the second opening. A conductive plug is formed extending into the first and the second openings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2020
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Inventors: Cheng-Ying Ho, Jeng-Shyan Lin, Wen-I Hsu, Feng-Chi Hung, Dun-Nian Yaung, Ying-Ling Tsai, Wen-I Hsu
  • Patent number: 10734423
    Abstract: A device including a gate structure formed over a semiconductor substrate, the gate structure having extensions, a device isolation structure formed into the semiconductor substrate adjacent the gate structure, wherein the extensions are over a portion of the device isolation structure, and source/drain regions on both sides of the gate structure, the source/drain regions being formed in a gap in the device isolation structure and being partially enclosed by the extensions of the gate structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Min-Feng Kao, Dun-Nian Yaung, Jen-Cheng Liu, Tzu-Hsuan Hsu, Szu-Ying Chen, Wei-Cheng Hsu, Hsiao-Hui Tseng
  • Patent number: 10734428
    Abstract: The present disclosure, in some embodiments, relates to a semiconductor device. The semiconductor device has a gate stack arranged over a first surface of a substrate. A doped isolation feature is arranged within the substrate along opposing sides of the gate stack. A photodetector is also arranged within the substrate. An isolation well region extends below the gate stack and contacts the doped isolation feature along a horizontal plane that is parallel to the first surface and that intersects sides of the photodetector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Szu-Ying Chen, Min-Feng Kao, Jen-Cheng Liu, Feng-Chi Hung, Dun-Nian Yaung
  • Publication number: 20200243580
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing an image sensing device includes forming an interconnection layer over a front surface of a semiconductor substrate. A trench is formed to extend from a back surface of the semiconductor substrate. An etch stop layer is formed along the trench. A buffer layer is formed over the etch stop layer. An etch process is performed for etching the buffer layer. The buffer layer and the etch stop layer include different materials.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2020
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Applicant: TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Wei-Chuang Wu, Ming-Tsong Wang, Feng-Chi Hung, Ching-Chun Wang, Jen-Cheng Liu, Dun-Nian Yaung
  • Publication number: 20200243516
    Abstract: A three-dimensional (3D) integrated circuit (IC) is provided. In some embodiments, a first IC die comprises a first bonding structure and a first interconnect structure over a first semiconductor substrate. A second IC die is disposed over the first IC die and comprises a second bonding structure and a second interconnect structure over a second semiconductor substrate. A seal-ring structure extends from the first semiconductor substrate to the second semiconductor substrate. A plurality of through silicon via (TSV) coupling structures is arranged in the peripheral region of the 3D IC along an inner perimeter of the seal-ring structure and closer to the 3D IC than the seal-ring structure. The plurality of TSV coupling structures respectively comprises a TSV disposed in the second semiconductor substrate and electrically coupling to the 3D IC through a stack of TSV wiring layers and inter-wire vias.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2020
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Inventors: Kong-Beng Thei, Dun-Nian Yaung, Fu-Jier Fan, Hsing-Chih Lin, Hsiao-Chin Tuan, Jen-Cheng Liu, Alexander Kalnitsky, Yi-Sheng Chen
  • Patent number: 10727265
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a CMOS image sensor having a multiple deep trench isolation (MDTI) structure, and an associated method of formation. In some embodiments, a plurality of pixel regions is disposed within a substrate and respectively comprising a photodiode. The photodiode comprises a doped layer with a first doping type and an adjoining region of the substrate with a second doping type that is different than the first doping type. A boundary deep trench isolation (BDTI) structure is disposed between adjacent pixel regions. A multiple deep trench isolation (MDTI) structure overlies the doped layer of the photodiode. The MDTI structure comprises a stack of dielectric layers lining sidewalls of a MDTI trench. A plurality of color filters is disposed at the back-side of the substrate corresponding to the respective photodiode of the plurality of pixel regions and overlying the MDTI structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Wei Chuang Wu, Ching-Chun Wang, Dun-Nian Yaung, Feng-Chi Hung, Jen-Cheng Liu, Yen-Ting Chiang, Chun-Yuan Chen, Shen-Hui Hong
  • Patent number: 10727164
    Abstract: Present disclosure provides a semiconductor structure, including a semiconductor substrate having an active side, an interconnect layer in proximity to the active side of the semiconductor substrate, and a through substrate via extending from the semiconductor substrate to a first metal layer of the interconnect layer. The TSV being wider than the continuous metal feature. Present disclosure also provides a method for manufacturing the semiconductor structure described herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING COMPANY LTD.
    Inventors: Min-Feng Kao, Dun-Nian Yaung, Jen-Cheng Liu, Ching-Chun Wang, Kuan-Chieh Huang, Hsing-Chih Lin, Yi-Shin Chu
  • Patent number: 10727205
    Abstract: A three-dimensional (3D) integrated circuit (IC) is provided. In some embodiments, a second IC die is bonded to a first IC die by a first bonding structure. The first bonding structure contacts a first interconnect structure of the first IC die and a second interconnection structure of the second IC die, and has a first portion and a second portion hybrid bonded together. A third IC die is bonded to the second IC die by a third bonding structure. The third bonding structure comprises a second TSV (through substrate via) disposed through the second substrate of the second IC die and includes varies bonding structures according to varies embodiments of the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kuo-Ming Wu, Ching-Chun Wang, Dun-Nian Yaung, Hsing-Chih Lin, Jen-Cheng Liu, Min-Feng Kao, Yung-Lung Lin, Shih-Han Huang, I-Nan Chen
  • Patent number: 10692914
    Abstract: An image sensor is disclosed. The image sensor includes an epitaxial layer, a plurality of plug structures and an interconnect structure. Wherein the plurality of plug structures are formed in the epitaxial layer, and each plug structure has doped sidewalls, the epitaxial layer and the doped sidewalls form a plurality of photodiodes, the plurality of plug structures are used to separate adjacent photodiodes, and the epitaxial layer and the doped sidewalls are coupled to the interconnect structure via the plug structures. An associated method of fabricating the image sensor is also disclosed. The method includes: providing a substrate having a first-type doped epitaxial substrate layer on a second-type doped epitaxial substrate layer; forming a plurality of isolation trenches in the first-type doped epitaxial substrate layer; forming a second-type doped region along sidewalls and bottoms of the plurality of isolation trenches; and filling the plurality of isolation trenches by depositing metal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING COMPANY LTD.
    Inventors: Alexander Kalnitsky, Jhy-Jyi Sze, Dun-Nian Yaung, Chen-Jong Wang, Yimin Huang, Yuichiro Yamashita
  • Patent number: 10682523
    Abstract: A semiconductor device comprises a first chip bonded on a second chip. The first chip comprises a first substrate and first interconnection components formed in first IMD layers. The second chip comprises a second substrate and second interconnection components formed in second IMD layers. The device further comprises a first conductive plug formed within the first substrate and the first IMD layers, wherein the first conductive plug is coupled to a first interconnection component and a second conductive plug formed through the first substrate and the first IMD layers and formed partially through the second IMD layers, wherein the second conductive plug is coupled to a second interconnection component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Shu-Ting Tsai, Jeng-Shyan Lin, Chun-Chieh Chuang, Dun-Nian Yaung, Jen-Cheng Liu, Feng-Chi Hung
  • Patent number: 10680027
    Abstract: A semiconductor device structure is provided. The semiconductor device structure includes a first semiconductor die, and a second semiconductor die bonded on the first semiconductor die. A through-substrate via penetrates through a semiconductor substrate of the second semiconductor die. A passivation layer is disposed between the first semiconductor die and the second semiconductor die, wherein the passivation layer is directly bonded to the semiconductor substrate of the second semiconductor die. A conductive feature passes through the passivation layer, wherein the conductive feature is bonded to the through-substrate via. A barrier layer is disposed between the conductive feature and the passivation layer. The barrier layer covers sidewalls of the conductive feature and separates the surface of the conductive feature from a nearest neighboring surface of the first or second semiconductor die.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Min-Feng Kao, Dun-Nian Yaung, Jen-Cheng Liu, Hsun-Ying Huang
  • Publication number: 20200176500
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the present application are directed towards a semiconductor-on-insulator (SOI) DoP image sensor and a method for forming the SOI DoP image sensor. In some embodiments, a semiconductor substrate comprises a floating node and a collector region. A photodetector is in the semiconductor substrate and is defined in part by a collector region. A transfer transistor is over the semiconductor substrate. The collector region and the floating node respectively define source/drain regions of the transfer transistor. A semiconductor mesa is over and spaced from the semiconductor substrate. A readout transistor is on and partially defined by the semiconductor mesa. The semiconductor mesa is between the readout transistor and the semiconductor substrate. A via extends from the floating node to a gate electrode of the readout transistor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2019
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Inventors: Jhy-Jyi Sze, Dun-Nian Yaung, Alexander Kalnitsky
  • Patent number: 10672819
    Abstract: An image-sensor device is provided. The image-sensor device includes a substrate having a front side and a back side. The image-sensor device also includes a radiation-sensing region operable to detect incident radiation that enters the substrate through the back side. The image-sensor device further includes a deep-trench isolation structure extending from the back side towards the front side. The deep-trench isolation structure includes a dielectric layer, and the dielectric layer contains hafnium or aluminum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jeng-Shyan Lin, Dun-Nian Yaung, Jen-Cheng Liu, Feng-Chi Hung
  • Publication number: 20200161244
    Abstract: In some embodiments, the present disclosure relates to an integrated chip. The integrated chip includes a first plurality of interconnect layers within a first inter-level dielectric (ILD) structure disposed along a front-side of a first substrate. A conductive pad is arranged along a back-side of the first substrate and a first through-substrate-via (TSV) extends between an interconnect wire of the first plurality of interconnect layers and the conductive pad. A second plurality of interconnect layers are within a second ILD structure disposed along a front-side of a second substrate that is bonded to the first substrate. A second through substrate via (TSV) extends through the second substrate. The second TSV has a greater width than the first TSV.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2019
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Inventors: Min-Feng Kao, Dun-Nian Yaung, Jen-Cheng Liu, Hsun-Ying Huang