Patents by Inventor I-Chang Shin

I-Chang Shin 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: 8352888
    Abstract: Methods and systems for providing processing parameters in a secure format are disclosed. In one aspect, a method for providing semiconductor fabrication processing parameters to a design facility is disclosed. The method comprises providing a set of processing parameters of a fabrication facility; creating a model from the set of processing parameters; converting the model into a corresponding set of kernels; converting the set of kernels into a corresponding set of matrices; and communicating the set of matrices to the design facility. In another aspect, a method for providing semiconductor fabrication processing parameters is disclosed. The method comprises providing a set of processing parameters of a fabrication facility; creating a processing model from the set of processing parameters; encrypting the processing model into a format for use with a plurality of EDA tools; and communicating the encrypted processing model format to a design facility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Ru-Gun Liu, Chih-Ming Lai, Wen-Chun Huang, Boren Luo, I-Chang Shin, Yao-Ching Ku, Cliff Hou
  • Patent number: 8214772
    Abstract: Methods and systems for providing processing parameters in a secure format are disclosed. In one aspect, a method for providing semiconductor fabrication processing parameters to a design facility is disclosed. The method comprises providing a set of processing parameters of a fabrication facility; creating a model from the set of processing parameters; converting the model into a corresponding set of kernels; converting the set of kernels into a corresponding set of matrices; and communicating the set of matrices to the design facility. In another aspect, a method for providing semiconductor fabrication processing parameters is disclosed. The method comprises providing a set of processing parameters of a fabrication facility; creating a processing model from the set of processing parameters; encrypting the processing model into a format for use with a plurality of EDA tools; and communicating the encrypted processing model format to a design facility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Ru-Gun Liu, Chih-Ming Lai, Wen-Chun Huang, Boren Luo, I-Chang Shin, Yao-Ching Ku, Cliff Hou
  • Publication number: 20110230998
    Abstract: Methods and systems for providing processing parameters in a secure format are disclosed. In one aspect, a method for providing semiconductor fabrication processing parameters to a design facility is disclosed. The method comprises providing a set of processing parameters of a fabrication facility; creating a model from the set of processing parameters; converting the model into a corresponding set of kernels; converting the set of kernels into a corresponding set of matrices; and communicating the set of matrices to the design facility. In another aspect, a method for providing semiconductor fabrication processing parameters is disclosed. The method comprises providing a set of processing parameters of a fabrication facility; creating a processing model from the set of processing parameters; encrypting the processing model into a format for use with a plurality of EDA tools; and communicating the encrypted processing model format to a design facility.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 26, 2011
    Publication date: September 22, 2011
    Applicant: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Ru-Gun Liu, Chih-Ming Lai, Wen-Chun Huang, Boren Luo, I-Chang Shin, Yao-Ching Ku, Cliff Hou
  • Publication number: 20110231804
    Abstract: Methods and systems for providing processing parameters in a secure format are disclosed. In one aspect, a method for providing semiconductor fabrication processing parameters to a design facility is disclosed. The method comprises providing a set of processing parameters of a fabrication facility; creating a model from the set of processing parameters; converting the model into a corresponding set of kernels; converting the set of kernels into a corresponding set of matrices; and communicating the set of matrices to the design facility. In another aspect, a method for providing semiconductor fabrication processing parameters is disclosed. The method comprises providing a set of processing parameters of a fabrication facility; creating a processing model from the set of processing parameters; encrypting the processing model into a format for use with a plurality of EDA tools; and communicating the encrypted processing model format to a design facility.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 26, 2011
    Publication date: September 22, 2011
    Applicant: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Ru-Gun Liu, Chih-Ming Lai, Wen-Chun Huang, Boren Luo, I-Chang Shin, Yao-Ching Ku, Cliff Hou
  • Patent number: 7954072
    Abstract: Methods and systems for providing processing parameters in a secure format are disclosed. In one aspect, a method for providing semiconductor fabrication processing parameters to a design facility is disclosed. The method comprises providing a set of processing parameters of a fabrication facility; creating a model from the set of processing parameters; converting the model into a corresponding set of kernels; converting the set of kernels into a corresponding set of matrices; and communicating the set of matrices to the design facility. In another aspect, a method for providing semiconductor fabrication processing parameters is disclosed. The method comprises providing a set of processing parameters of a fabrication facility; creating a processing model from the set of processing parameters; encrypting the processing model into a format for use with a plurality of EDA tools; and communicating the encrypted processing model format to a design facility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2011
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Ru-Gun Liu, Chih-Ming Lai, Wen-Chun Huang, Boren Luo, I-Chang Shin, Yao-Ching Ku, Cliff Hou
  • Patent number: 7685558
    Abstract: A method for detection and scoring of hotspots in a design layout is provided. A plurality of indices is derived for a plurality of positions in the design layout. The plurality of indices comprises a first index sensitive to energy exposure of the design layout, a second index sensitive to process image formation, and a third index sensitive to mask manufacturing error. The plurality of indices is then analyzed to identify at least one hotspot in the design layout. The at least one hotspot is then prioritized using an integrated hotspot scoring system. The integrated hotspot scoring system prioritizes hotspots based on a look-up table approach or an interpolation approach.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2010
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Chih-Ming Lai, Ru-Gun Liu, I-Chang Shin, Yao-Ching Ku, Cliff Hou
  • Publication number: 20070265725
    Abstract: Methods and systems for providing processing parameters in a secure format are disclosed. In one aspect, a method for providing semiconductor fabrication processing parameters to a design facility is disclosed. The method comprises providing a set of processing parameters of a fabrication facility; creating a model from the set of processing parameters; converting the model into a corresponding set of kernels; converting the set of kernels into a corresponding set of matrices; and communicating the set of matrices to the design facility. In another aspect, a method for providing semiconductor fabrication processing parameters is disclosed. The method comprises providing a set of processing parameters of a fabrication facility; creating a processing model from the set of processing parameters; encrypting the processing model into a format for use with a plurality of EDA tools; and communicating the encrypted processing model format to a design facility.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2007
    Publication date: November 15, 2007
    Applicant: TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Ru-Gun Liu, Chih-Ming Lai, Wen-Chun Huang, Boren Luo, I-Chang Shin, Yao-Ching Ku, Cliff Hou
  • Publication number: 20070266362
    Abstract: A method for detection and scoring of hotspots in a design layout is provided. A plurality of indices is derived for a plurality of positions in the design layout. The plurality of indices comprises a first index sensitive to energy exposure of the design layout, a second index sensitive to process image formation, and a third index sensitive to mask manufacturing error. The plurality of indices is then analyzed to identify at least one hotspot in the design layout. The at least one hotspot is then prioritized using an integrated hotspot scoring system. The integrated hotspot scoring system prioritizes hotspots based on a look-up table approach or an interpolation approach.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2007
    Publication date: November 15, 2007
    Applicant: TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Chih-Ming Lai, Ru-Gun Liu, I-Chang Shin, Yao-Ching Ku, Cliff Hou