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: 20210296258
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the present application are directed towards a semiconductor packaging device including a shield structure configured to block magnetic and/or electric fields from a first electronic component and a second electronic component. The first and second electronic components may, for example, be inductors or some other suitable electronic components. In some embodiments, a first IC chip overlies a second IC chip. The first IC chip includes a first substrate and a first interconnect structure overlying the first substrate. The second IC chip includes a second substrate and a second interconnect structure overlying the second substrate. The first and second electronic components are respectively in the first and second interconnect structures. The shield structure is directly between the first and second electronic components.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2021
    Publication date: September 23, 2021
    Inventors: Wei-Yu Chien, Chien-Hsien Tseng, Dun-Nian Yaung, Nai-Wen Cheng, Pao-Tung Chen, Yi-Shin Chu, Yu-Yang Shen
  • Publication number: 20210288029
    Abstract: In some embodiments, the present disclosure relates to an integrated chip structure. The integrated chip structure includes a first plurality of interconnects arranged within a first inter-level dielectric (ILD) structure on a first substrate, and a second plurality of interconnects arranged within a second ILD structure between the first ILD structure and a second substrate. A bonding structure is disposed within a recess extending through the second substrate. A connector structure is vertically between the first plurality of interconnects and the second plurality of interconnects. The second plurality of interconnects include a first interconnect directly contacting the bonding structure. The second plurality of interconnects also include one or more extensions extending from directly below the first interconnect to laterally outside of the first interconnect and directly above the connector structure, as viewed along a cross-sectional view.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2021
    Publication date: September 16, 2021
    Inventors: Sin-Yao Huang, Chun-Chieh Chuang, Ching-Chun Wang, Sheng-Chau Chen, Dun-Nian Yaung, Feng-Chi Hung, Yung-Lung Lin
  • Patent number: 11121159
    Abstract: A photo diode includes a pixel unit, a photo conversion layer, and a dielectric layer. The pixel unit includes a pair of pixels. The photo conversion layer is above the pixel unit and has a pair of portions, each of which corresponds to a respective one of the pixels. The dielectric layer is between the portions of the photo conversion layer. A method of manufacturing the photo diode is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Limited
    Inventors: Tzu-Jui Wang, Keng-Yu Chou, Chun-Hao Chuang, Ming-Chieh Hsu, Ren-Jie Lin, Jen-Cheng Liu, Dun-Nian Yaung
  • Publication number: 20210280620
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a pixel sensor is provided. The pixel sensor includes a first photodetector arranged in a semiconductor substrate. A second photodetector is arranged in the semiconductor substrate, where a first substantially straight line axis intersects a center point of the first photodetector and a center point of the second photodetector. A floating diffusion node is arranged in the semiconductor substrate at a point that is a substantially equal distance from the first photodetector and the second photodetector. A pick-up well contact region is arranged in the semiconductor substrate, where a second substantially straight line axis that is substantially perpendicular to the first substantially straight line axis intersects a center point of the floating diffusion node and a center point of the pick-up well contact region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2021
    Publication date: September 9, 2021
    Inventors: Seiji Takahashi, Chen-Jong Wang, Dun-Nian Yaung, Feng-Chi Hung, Feng-Jia Shiu, Jen-Cheng Liu, Jhy-Jyi Sze, Chun-Wei Chang, Wei-Cheng Hsu, Wei Chuang Wu, Yimin Huang
  • Patent number: 11114486
    Abstract: A device includes a semiconductor substrate and implant isolation region extending from a top surface of the semiconductor substrate into the semiconductor substrate surrounding an active region. A gate dielectric is disposed over an active region of the semiconductor substrate, wherein the gate dielectric extends over the implant isolation region. A gate electrode is disposed over the gate dielectric and an end cap dielectric layer is between the gate dielectric and the gate electrode over the implant isolation region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Min-Feng Kao, Dun-Nian Yaung, Jen-Cheng Liu, Tzu-Hsuan Hsu, Wen-De Wang, Wen-I Hsu
  • Patent number: 11107767
    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: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Min-Feng Kao, Dun-Nian Yaung, Jen-Cheng Liu, Hsun-Ying Huang
  • Patent number: 11088192
    Abstract: In some embodiments, the present disclosure relates to a method of forming an integrated chip (IC) structure. The method may be performed by forming a first integrated chip die having one or more semiconductor devices within a first substrate, and forming a passivation layer over the first integrated chip die. The passivation layer is selectively etched to form interior sidewalls defining a first opening, and a conductive material is deposited over the passivation layer and within the first opening. The conductive material is patterned to define a conductive blocking structure that laterally extends past the one or more semiconductor devices in opposing directions. The first integrated chip die is bonded to a second integrated chip die having an array of image sensing elements within a second substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Cheng-Ying Ho, Ching-Chun Wang, Dun-Nian Yaung, Feng-Chi Hung, Yan-Chih Lu
  • Patent number: 11088196
    Abstract: The problem of reducing noise in image sensing devices, especially NIR detectors, is solved by providing ground connections for the reflectors. The reflectors may be grounded through vias that couple the reflectors to grounded areas of the substrate. The grounded areas of the substrate may be P+ doped areas formed proximate the surface of the substrate. In particular, the P+ doped areas may be parts of photodiodes. Alternatively, the reflectors may be grounded through a metal interconnect structure formed over the front side of the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yen-Ting Chiang, Ching-Chun Wang, Dun-Nian Yaung, Jen-Cheng Liu, Jhy-Jyi Sze, Shyh-Fann Ting, Yimin Huang
  • Publication number: 20210233813
    Abstract: A stacked integrated circuit (IC) device and a method are disclosed. The stacked IC device includes a first semiconductor element. The first substrate includes a dielectric block in the first substrate; and a plurality of first conductive features formed in first inter-metal dielectric layers over the first substrate. The stacked IC device also includes a second semiconductor element bonded on the first semiconductor element. The second semiconductor element includes a second substrate and a plurality of second conductive features formed in second inter-metal dielectric layers over the second substrate. The stacked IC device also includes a conductive deep-interconnection-plug coupled between the first conductive features and the second conductive features. The conductive deep-interconnection-plug is isolated by dielectric block, the first inter-metal-dielectric layers and the second inter-metal-dielectric layers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2021
    Publication date: July 29, 2021
    Inventors: Shu-Ting Tsai, Jeng-Shyan Lin, Dun-Nian Yaung, Jen-Cheng Liu, Feng-Chi Hung, Chih-Hui Huang, Sheng-Chau Chen, Shih Pei Chou, Chia-Chieh Lin
  • Publication number: 20210225813
    Abstract: A device comprises a first chip comprising a first connection pad embedded in a first dielectric layer and a first bonding pad embedded in the first dielectric layer, wherein the first bonding pad comprises a first portion and a second portion, the second portion being in contact with the first connection pad and a second chip comprising a second bonding pad embedded in a second dielectric layer of the second chip, wherein the first chip and the second chip are face-to-face bonded together through the first bonding pad the second bonding pad.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2021
    Publication date: July 22, 2021
    Inventors: Szu-Ying Chen, Meng-Hsun Wan, Dun-Nian Yaung
  • Patent number: 11069731
    Abstract: According to one example, a device includes a semiconductor substrate. The device further includes a plurality of color filters disposed above the semiconductor substrate. The device further includes a plurality of micro-lenses disposed above the set of color filters. The device further includes a structure that is configured to block light radiation that is traveling towards a region between adjacent micro-lenses. The structure and the color filters are level at respective top surfaces and bottom surfaces thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Chin-Min Lin, Ching-Chun Wang, Dun-Nian Yaung, Chun-Ming Su, Tzu-Hsuan Hsu
  • Patent number: 11069736
    Abstract: The present disclosure, in some embodiments, relates to an integrated chip. The integrated chip includes a first interconnect wire disposed within a dielectric structure on a substrate. A bond pad has a lower surface contacting the first interconnect wire. A via layer is vertically between the first interconnect wire and a second interconnect wire within the dielectric structure. The via layer includes a plurality of support vias having a first size and a plurality of additional vias having a second size that is smaller than the first size. The plurality of support vias extend from directly under the lower surface of the bond pad to laterally past outermost edges of the lower surface of the bond pad.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Sin-Yao Huang, Ching-Chun Wang, Dun-Nian Yaung, Feng-Chi Hung
  • Patent number: 11063080
    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: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING COMPANY LTD.
    Inventors: Alexander Kalnitsky, Jhy-Jyi Sze, Dun-Nian Yaung, Chen-Jong Wang, Yimin Huang, Yuichiro Yamashita
  • Patent number: 11063038
    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: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.
    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: 11062977
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the present application are directed towards an integrated circuit (IC) in which a shield structure blocks the migration of charge to a semiconductor device from proximate a through substrate via (TSV). In some embodiments, the IC comprises a substrate, an interconnect structure, the semiconductor device, the TSV, and the shield structure. The interconnect structure is on a frontside of the substrate and comprises a wire. The semiconductor device is on the frontside of the substrate, between the substrate and the interconnect structure. The TSV extends completely through the substrate, from a backside of the substrate to the wire, and comprises metal. The shield structure comprises a PN junction extending completely through the substrate and directly between the semiconductor device and the TSV.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Min-Feng Kao, Dun-Nian Yaung, Hsing-Chih Lin, Jen-Cheng Liu, Wei-Tao Tsai
  • Patent number: 11063081
    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: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Jhy-Jyi Sze, Dun-Nian Yaung, Alexander Kalnitsky
  • Publication number: 20210210532
    Abstract: Some embodiments are directed towards an image sensor device. A photodetector is disposed in a semiconductor substrate, and a transfer transistor is disposed over photodetector. The transfer transistor includes a transfer gate having a lateral portion extending over a frontside of the semiconductor substrate and a vertical portion extending to a first depth below the frontside of the semiconductor substrate. A gate dielectric separates the lateral portion and the vertical portion from the semiconductor substrate. A backside trench isolation structure extends from a backside of the semiconductor substrate to a second depth below the frontside of the semiconductor substrate. The backside trench isolation structure laterally surrounds the photodetector, and the second depth is less than the first depth such that a lowermost portion of the vertical portion of the transfer transistor has a vertical overlap with an uppermost portion of the backside trench isolation structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2020
    Publication date: July 8, 2021
    Inventors: Feng-Chi Hung, Dun-Nian Yaung, Jen-Cheng Liu, Wei Chuang Wu, Yen-Yu Chen, Chih-Kuan Yu
  • Patent number: 11043522
    Abstract: The present disclosure, in some embodiments, relates to a multi-dimensional integrated chip structure. The structure includes a first interconnect layer within a first dielectric structure on a first substrate, and a second interconnect layer within a second dielectric structure on a second substrate. A bonding structure is between the first dielectric structure and the second substrate. An inter-tier interconnect structure extends through the second substrate and between a top of the first interconnect layer and a bottom of the second interconnect layer. The inter-tier interconnect structure includes a first region having substantially vertical sidewalls extending through the second substrate and a second region below the first region and having tapered sidewalls surrounded by the bonding structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jeng-Shyan Lin, Dun-Nian Yaung, Jen-Cheng Liu, Hsun-Ying Huang, Wei-Chih Weng, Yu-Yang Shen
  • Patent number: 11037885
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the present application are directed towards a semiconductor packaging device including a shield structure configured to block magnetic and/or electric fields from a first electronic component and a second electronic component. The first and second electronic components may, for example, be inductors or some other suitable electronic components. In some embodiments, a first IC chip overlies a second IC chip. The first IC chip includes a first substrate and a first interconnect structure overlying the first substrate. The second IC chip includes a second substrate and a second interconnect structure overlying the second substrate. The first and second electronic components are respectively in the first and second interconnect structures. The shield structure is directly between the first and second electronic components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Wei-Yu Chien, Chien-Hsien Tseng, Dun-Nian Yaung, Nai-Wen Cheng, Pao-Tung Chen, Yi-Shin Chu, Yu-Yang Shen
  • Patent number: 11037909
    Abstract: A device comprises a first chip comprising a first connection pad embedded in a first dielectric layer and a first bonding pad embedded in the first dielectric layer, wherein the first bonding pad comprises a first portion and a second portion, the second portion being in contact with the first connection pad and a second chip comprising a second bonding pad embedded in a second dielectric layer of the second chip, wherein the first chip and the second chip are face-to-face bonded together through the first bonding pad the second bonding pad.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Szu-Ying Chen, Meng-Hsun Wan, Dun-Nian Yaung