Patents by Inventor Hsueh-Liang Chou

Hsueh-Liang Chou 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: 20200273982
    Abstract: A method includes forming a first semiconductor layer over a substrate, forming a second semiconductor layer over the first semiconductor layer, forming a first trench and a second trench through in the first semiconductor layer and the second semiconductor layer, wherein a width of the second trench is different from a width of the first trench, forming a dielectric region in the first trench and forming a first gate region in the first trench and over the dielectric region, and a second gate region in the second trench.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2020
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Inventors: Chun-Wai Ng, Hsueh-Liang Chou, Po-Chih Su, Ruey-Hsin Liu
  • Patent number: 10727334
    Abstract: An LDMOS transistor with a dummy gate comprises an extended drift region over a substrate, a drain region in the extended drift region, a channel region in the extended drift region, a source region in the channel region, a first dielectric layer with a first thickness formed over the extended drift region, a second dielectric layer with a second thickness formed over the extended drift region and the channel region, wherein the first thickness is greater than the second thickness, and wherein the first dielectric layer and the second dielectric layer form two steps, a first gate formed over the first dielectric layer and a second gate formed above the second dielectric layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Chun-Wai Ng, Ruey-Hsin Liu, Jun Cai, Hsueh-Liang Chou, Chi-Chih Chen
  • Patent number: 10686065
    Abstract: A method includes forming a first semiconductor layer over a substrate, forming a second semiconductor layer over the first semiconductor layer, forming a first trench and a second trench through in the first semiconductor layer and the second semiconductor layer, wherein a width of the second trench is different from a width of the first trench, forming a dielectric region in the first trench and forming a first gate region in the first trench and over the dielectric region, and a second gate region in the second trench.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Chun-Wai Ng, Hsueh-Liang Chou, Po-Chih Su, Ruey-Hsin Liu
  • Patent number: 10680100
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a high voltage transistor device having a field structure that includes at least one conduction unit, and a method of formation. In some embodiments, the high voltage transistor device has a gate electrode disposed over a substrate between a source region and a drain region located within the substrate. A dielectric layer laterally extends from over the gate electrode to over a drift region between the gate electrode and the drain region. A field structure is located within the first ILD layer. The field structure includes a conduction unit having a vertically elongated shape and vertically extending from a top surface of the dielectric layer and a top surface of the first ILD layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Po-Chih Su, Hsueh-Liang Chou, Ruey-Hsin Liu
  • Patent number: 10636904
    Abstract: The present disclosure, in some embodiments, relates to a transistor device having a field plate. The transistor device has a gate electrode disposed over a substrate between a source region and a drain region. One or more dielectric layers are arranged over the gate electrode, and a field plate is arranged over the one or more dielectric layers. The field plate extends from a first outermost sidewall that is directly over an upper surface of the gate electrode to a second outermost sidewall that is between the gate electrode and the drain region and that extends to below the upper surface of the gate electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hsueh-Liang Chou, Dah-Chuen Ho, Hui-Ting Lu, Po-Chih Su, Pei-Lun Wang, Yu-Chang Jong
  • Publication number: 20200035826
    Abstract: An LDMOS transistor with a dummy gate comprises an extended drift region over a substrate, a drain region in the extended drift region, a channel region in the extended drift region, a source region in the channel region, a first dielectric layer with a first thickness formed over the extended drift region, a second dielectric layer with a second thickness formed over the extended drift region and the channel region, wherein the first thickness is greater than the second thickness, and wherein the first dielectric layer and the second dielectric layer form two steps, a first gate formed over the first dielectric layer and a second gate formed above the second dielectric layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2019
    Publication date: January 30, 2020
    Inventors: Chun-Wai Ng, Ruey-Hsin Liu, Jun Cai, Hsueh-Liang Chou, Chi-Chih Chen
  • Publication number: 20200020802
    Abstract: The present disclosure, in some embodiments, relates to a method of forming an integrated chip. The method may be performed by forming a source region and a drain region within a substrate. A gate structure is formed over the substrate and between the source region and the drain region. One or more dielectric layers are formed over the gate structure, and a first inter-level dielectric (ILD) layer is formed over the one or more dielectric layers. The first ILD layer laterally surrounds the gate structure. The first ILD layer is etched to define contact openings and a field plate opening. The contact openings and the field plate opening are filled with a conductive material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2019
    Publication date: January 16, 2020
    Inventors: Hsueh-Liang Chou, Dah-Chuen Ho, Hui-Ting Lu, Po-Chih Su, Pei-Lun Wang, Yu-Chang Jong
  • Publication number: 20200013888
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a high voltage transistor device having a field structure that includes at least one conduction unit, and a method of formation. In some embodiments, the high voltage transistor device has a gate electrode disposed over a substrate between a source region and a drain region located within the substrate. A dielectric layer laterally extends from over the gate electrode to over a drift region between the gate electrode and the drain region. A field structure is located within the first ILD layer. The field structure includes a conduction unit having a vertically elongated shape and vertically extending from a top surface of the dielectric layer and a top surface of the first ILD layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2018
    Publication date: January 9, 2020
    Inventors: Po-Chih Su, Hsueh-Liang Chou, Ruey-Hsin Liu
  • Publication number: 20200006489
    Abstract: A transistor includes a first gate electrode and a second gate electrode over a substrate and on opposite sides of a drain region, a first source region and the drain region on opposite sides of the first gate electrode, a second source region and the drain region on opposite sides of the second gate electrode, a first doped well formed under the first source region, a second doped well formed under the first source region, wherein the first doped well is embedded in the second doped well, and wherein a doping density of the first doped well is greater than a doping density of the second doped well and a body contact region adjacent to the first source region, wherein sidewalls of the body contact region are aligned with sidewalls of the first source region from a top view.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2019
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Inventors: Hsueh-Liang Chou, Chun-Wai Ng, Po-Chih Su, Ruey-Hsin Liu
  • Patent number: 10510880
    Abstract: A device includes a semiconductor region of a first conductivity type, a trench extending into the semiconductor region, and a conductive field plate in the trench. A first dielectric layer separates a bottom and sidewalls of the field plate from the semiconductor region. A main gate is disposed in the trench and overlapping the field plate. A second dielectric layer is disposed between and separating the main gate and the field plate from each other. A Doped Drain (DD) region of the first conductivity type is under the second dielectric layer, wherein an edge portion of the main gate overlaps the DD region. A body region includes a first portion at a same level as a portion of the main gate, and a second portion at a same level as, and contacting, the DD region, wherein the body region is of a second conductivity type opposite the first conductivity type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Chun-Wai Ng, Hsueh-Liang Chou, Ruey-Hsin Liu, Po-Chih Su
  • Patent number: 10453955
    Abstract: An LDMOS transistor with a dummy gate comprises an extended drift region over a substrate, a drain region in the extended drift region, a channel region in the extended drift region, a source region in the channel region, a first dielectric layer with a first thickness formed over the extended drift region, a second dielectric layer with a second thickness formed over the extended drift region and the channel region, wherein the first thickness is greater than the second thickness, and wherein the first dielectric layer and the second dielectric layer form two steps, a first gate formed over the first dielectric layer and a second gate formed above the second dielectric layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Chun-Wai Ng, Ruey-Hsin Liu, Jun Cai, Hsueh-Liang Chou, Chi-Chih Chen
  • Publication number: 20190267377
    Abstract: A device includes a vertical transistor comprising a first gate in a first trench, wherein the first gate comprises a dielectric layer and a gate region over the dielectric layer, and a second gate in a second trench, a high voltage lateral transistor immediately adjacent to the vertical transistor and a low voltage lateral transistor, wherein the high voltage lateral transistor is between the vertical transistor and the low voltage lateral transistor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2019
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Inventors: Chun-Wai Ng, Hsueh-Liang Chou, Po-Chih Su, Ruey-Hsin Liu
  • Patent number: 10304829
    Abstract: A device includes a vertical transistor and a lateral transistor on a substrate, wherein the vertical transistor comprises a first gate in a first trench, a second gate in a second trench, a source and a drain, wherein the source and the drain are on opposite sides of the first trench and the lateral transistor and the drain are on opposite sides of the second trench.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Chun-Wai Ng, Hsueh-Liang Chou, Po-Chih Su, Ruey-Hsin Liu
  • Publication number: 20190109229
    Abstract: A method includes forming a first semiconductor layer over a substrate, forming a second semiconductor layer over the first semiconductor layer, forming a first trench and a second trench through in the first semiconductor layer and the second semiconductor layer, wherein a width of the second trench is different from a width of the first trench, forming a dielectric region in the first trench and forming a first gate region in the first trench and over the dielectric region, and a second gate region in the second trench.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2018
    Publication date: April 11, 2019
    Inventors: Chun-Wai Ng, Hsueh-Liang Chou, Po-Chih Su, Ruey-Hsin Liu
  • Publication number: 20190051745
    Abstract: A device includes a semiconductor region of a first conductivity type, a trench extending into the semiconductor region, and a conductive field plate in the trench. A first dielectric layer separates a bottom and sidewalls of the field plate from the semiconductor region. A main gate is disposed in the trench and overlapping the field plate. A second dielectric layer is disposed between and separating the main gate and the field plate from each other. A Doped Drain (DD) region of the first conductivity type is under the second dielectric layer, wherein an edge portion of the main gate overlaps the DD region. A body region includes a first portion at a same level as a portion of the main gate, and a second portion at a same level as, and contacting, the DD region, wherein the body region is of a second conductivity type opposite the first conductivity type.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2018
    Publication date: February 14, 2019
    Inventors: Chun-Wai Ng, Hsueh-Liang Chou, Ruey-Hsin Liu, Po-Chih Su
  • Patent number: 10205037
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a photodiode device, which includes a semiconductor substrate, a well region in the semiconductor substrate of a first dopant type, a first doped region of the first dopant type in the well region, and a second doped region of a second dopant type disposed in the well region and over the first doped region. The second doped region comprises first recesses exposed through a surface of the second doped region, and a first portion of the second doped region on the surface comprises a first doping concentration of the second dopant type greater than a second doping concentration of a second portion of the second doped region away from the first recesses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING COMPANY LTD.
    Inventors: Yuichiro Yamashita, Hsueh-Liang Chou
  • Patent number: 10170589
    Abstract: A device includes a semiconductor region in a semiconductor chip, a gate dielectric layer over the semiconductor region, and a gate electrode over the gate dielectric. A drain region is disposed at a top surface of the semiconductor region and adjacent to the gate electrode. A gate spacer is on a sidewall of the gate electrode. A dielectric layer is disposed over the gate electrode and the gate spacer. A conductive field plate is over the dielectric layer, wherein the conductive field plate has a portion on a drain side of the gate electrode. A conductive via is disposed in the semiconductor region. A source electrode is underlying the semiconductor region, wherein the source electrode is electrically shorted to the conductive field plate through the conductive via.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Po-Chih Su, Hsueh-Liang Chou, Ruey-Hsin Liu, Chun-Wai Ng
  • Patent number: 10164085
    Abstract: A method comprises forming a buried layer over a substrate, forming an epitaxial layer over the buried layer, forming a first trench and a second trench in the buried layer and the epitaxial layer, wherein a width of the second trench is greater than a width of the first trench, depositing a dielectric layer in the first trench and the second trench, wherein the dielectric layer partially fills the second trench, removing the dielectric layer in the second trench and forming a first gate region in the first trench and a second gate region in the second trench.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Chun-Wai Ng, Hsueh-Liang Chou, Po-Chih Su, Ruey-Hsin Liu
  • Publication number: 20180358488
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a photodiode device, which includes a semiconductor substrate, a well region in the semiconductor substrate of a first dopant type, a first doped region of the first dopant type in the well region, and a second doped region of a second dopant type disposed in the well region and over the first doped region. The second doped region comprises first recesses exposed through a surface of the second doped region, and a first portion of the second doped region on the surface comprises a first doping concentration of the second dopant type greater than a second doping concentration of a second portion of the second doped region away from the first recesses.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2017
    Publication date: December 13, 2018
    Inventors: YUICHIRO YAMASHITA, HSUEH-LIANG CHOU
  • Patent number: 10141421
    Abstract: A device includes a semiconductor layer of a first conductivity type, and a first and a second body region over the semiconductor layer, wherein the first and the second body regions are of a second conductivity type opposite the first conductivity type. A doped semiconductor region of the first conductivity type is disposed between and contacting the first and the second body regions. A gate dielectric layer is disposed over the first and the second body regions and the doped semiconductor region. A first and a second gate electrode are disposed over the gate dielectric layer, and overlapping the first and the second body regions, respectively. The first and the second gate electrodes are physically separated from each other by a region, and are electrically interconnected. The region between the first and the second gate electrodes overlaps the doped semiconductor region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Chun-Wai Ng, Hsueh-Liang Chou, Ruey-Hsin Liu, Po-Chih Su