Patents by Inventor Jeng-Shyan Lin

Jeng-Shyan Lin 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: 10096515
    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: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING COMPANY, LTD.
    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
  • Patent number: 10092768
    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: September 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    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
  • Publication number: 20180269251
    Abstract: A method for forming an FSI image sensor device structure is provided. The method includes forming a pixel region in a substrate and forming a dielectric layer over the substrate. The method includes forming a trench through the dielectric layer, and the trench includes a top portion and a bottom portion, and the trench is directly above the pixel region. The method includes forming a protection layer in the bottom portion of the trench and enlarging a top width of the top portion of the trench, and the trench has a wide top portion and a narrow bottom portion. The wide top portion has top sidewall surfaces, the narrow bottom portion has bottom sidewall surfaces, and the top sidewall surfaces taper gradually toward the bottom sidewall surfaces. The method includes filling a transparent dielectric layer in the trench to form a light pipe.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2017
    Publication date: September 20, 2018
    Applicant: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Feng-Kuei CHANG, Keng-Yu CHOU, Jen-Cheng LIU, Jeng-Shyan LIN
  • Patent number: 10062728
    Abstract: A system and method for reducing cross-talk between photosensitive diodes is provided. In an embodiment a first color filter is formed over a first photosensitive diode and a second color filter is formed over a second photosensitive diode, and a gap is formed between the first color filter and the second color filter. The gap will serve to reflect light that otherwise would have crossed from the first color filter to the second color filter, thereby reducing cross-talk between the first photosensitive diode and the second photosensitive diode. A reflective grid may also be formed between the first photosensitive diode and the second photosensitive diode in order to assist in the reflection and further reduce the amount of cross-talk.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Jeng-Shyan Lin, Dun-Nian Yaung, Feng-Chi Hung, Jen-Cheng Liu, Shuang-Ji Tsai
  • Publication number: 20180151613
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure include an image sensor device and methods of forming the same. An embodiment is an image sensor device including a first plurality of pickup regions in a photosensor array area of a substrate, each of first plurality of pickup regions having a first width and a first length, a second plurality of pickup regions in a periphery area of the substrate, the periphery area along at least one side of the photosensor array area, each of second plurality of pickup regions having a second width and a second length.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2018
    Publication date: May 31, 2018
    Inventors: Dun-Nian Yaung, Ching-Chun Wang, Feng-Chi Hung, Jeng-Shyan Lin, Yan-Chih Lu
  • Publication number: 20180122775
    Abstract: A semiconductor device structure is provided. The semiconductor device structure has a first surface and a second surface. A first charged layer is disposed over the second surface. A dielectric layer separates a surface of the first charged layer that is closest to the semiconductor substrate from the second surface of the semiconductor substrate. A second charged layer is over the first charged layer. The first charged layer and the second charged layer are different materials and have a same charge polarity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Publication date: May 3, 2018
    Inventors: Min-Feng Kao, Dun-Nian Yaung, Jen-Cheng Liu, Jeng-Shyan Lin, Hsun-Ying Huang
  • Publication number: 20180108703
    Abstract: A method includes bonding a Backside Illumination (BSI) image sensor chip to a device chip, forming a first via in the BSI image sensor chip to connect to a first integrated circuit device in the BSI image sensor chip, forming a second via penetrating through the BSI image sensor chip to connect to a second integrated circuit device in the device chip, and forming a metal pad to connect the first via to the second via.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2017
    Publication date: April 19, 2018
    Inventors: Jeng-Shyan Lin, Feng-Chi Hung, Dun-Nian Yaung, Jen-Cheng Liu, Szu-Ying Chen, Wen-De Wang, Tzu-Hsuan Hsu
  • Patent number: 9941249
    Abstract: A stacked semiconductor device and a method of forming the stacked semiconductor device are provided. A plurality of integrated circuits are bonded to one another to form the stacked semiconductor device. After each bonding step to bond an additional integrated circuit to a stacked semiconductor device formed at the previous bonding step, a plurality of conductive plugs are formed to electrically interconnect the additional integrated circuit to the stacked semiconductor device formed at the previous bonding step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company
    Inventors: Shu-Ting Tsai, Szu-Ying Chen, Jeng-Shyan Lin, Tzu-Hsuan Hsu, Feng-Chi Hung, Dun-Nian Yaung
  • Publication number: 20180026069
    Abstract: An image sensor device includes a first substrate, an interconnect structure, a conductive layer, a conductive via and a second substrate. The first substrate includes a first region including a pixel array and a second region including a circuit. The interconnect structure is over the pixel array or the circuit. The interconnect structure electrically connecting the circuit to the pixel array. The conductive layer is on the interconnect structure. The conductive via passes through the second substrate and at least partially embedded in the conductive layer. The second substrate is over the conductive layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2017
    Publication date: January 25, 2018
    Inventors: Wen-De Wang, Dun-Nian Yaung, Jen-Cheng Liu, Chun-Chieh Chuang, Jeng-Shyan Lin
  • Patent number: 9875989
    Abstract: A semiconductor device structure is provided. The semiconductor device structure includes a semiconductor substrate having a first surface and a second surface. The semiconductor substrate has an active region. The semiconductor substrate is doped with first dopants with a first-type conductivity. The active region is adjacent to the first surface and doped with second dopants with a second-type conductivity. The semiconductor device structure includes a doped layer over the second surface and doped with third dopants with the first-type conductivity. A first doping concentration of the third dopants in the doped layer is greater than a second doping concentration of the first dopants in the semiconductor substrate. The semiconductor device structure includes a conductive bump over the doped layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Min-Feng Kao, Dun-Nian Yaung, Jen-Cheng Liu, Jeng-Shyan Lin, Hsun-Ying Huang
  • Patent number: 9865630
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure include an image sensor device and methods of forming the same. An embodiment is an image sensor device including a first plurality of pickup regions in a photosensor array area of a substrate, each of first plurality of pickup regions having a first width and a first length, a second plurality of pickup regions in a periphery area of the substrate, the periphery area along at least one side of the photosensor array area, each of second plurality of pickup regions having a second width and a second length.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Dun-Nian Yaung, Ching-Chun Wang, Feng-Chi Hung, Jeng-Shyan Lin, Yan-Chih Lu
  • Publication number: 20180001099
    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: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2017
    Publication date: January 4, 2018
    Inventors: Shu-Ting Tsai, Jeng-Shyan Lin, Chun-Chieh Chuang, Dun-Nian Yaung, Jen-Cheng Liu, Feng-Chi Hung
  • Publication number: 20170373116
    Abstract: A system and method for reducing cross-talk between photosensitive diodes is provided. In an embodiment a first color filter is formed over a first photosensitive diode and a second color filter is formed over a second photosensitive diode, and a gap is formed between the first color filter and the second color filter. The gap will serve to reflect light that otherwise would have crossed from the first color filter to the second color filter, thereby reducing cross-talk between the first photosensitive diode and the second photosensitive diode. A reflective grid may also be formed between the first photosensitive diode and the second photosensitive diode in order to assist in the reflection and further reduce the amount of cross-talk.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2017
    Publication date: December 28, 2017
    Inventors: Jeng-Shyan Lin, Dun-Nian Yaung, Feng-Chi Hung, Jen-Cheng Liu, Shuang-Ji Tsai
  • Patent number: 9847368
    Abstract: A method includes bonding a Backside Illumination (BSI) image sensor chip to a device chip, forming a first via in the BSI image sensor chip to connect to a first integrated circuit device in the BSI image sensor chip, forming a second via penetrating through the BSI image sensor chip to connect to a second integrated circuit device in the device chip, and forming a metal pad to connect the first via to the second via.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Jeng-Shyan Lin, Feng-Chi Hung, Dun-Nian Yaung, Jen-Cheng Liu, Szu-Ying Chen, Wen-De Wang, Tzu-Hsuan Hsu
  • Patent number: 9812482
    Abstract: A frontside illuminated (FSI) image sensor with a reflector is provided. A photodetector is buried in a sensor substrate. A support substrate is arranged under and bonded to the sensor substrate. The reflector is arranged under the photodetector, between the sensor and support substrates, and is configured to reflect incident radiation towards the photodetector. A method for manufacturing the FSI image sensor and the reflector is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Min-Feng Kao, Dun-Nian Yaung, Jen-Cheng Liu, Jeng-Shyan Lin, Hsun-Ying Huang, Tzu-Hsuan Hsu
  • Patent number: 9812409
    Abstract: A method includes providing a substrate having a seal ring region and a circuit region, forming a seal ring structure over the seal ring region, forming a first frontside passivation layer above the seal ring structure, etching a frontside aperture in the first frontside passivation layer adjacent to an exterior portion of the seal ring structure, forming a frontside metal pad in the frontside aperture to couple the frontside metal pad to the exterior portion of the seal ring structure, forming a first backside passivation layer below the seal ring structure, etching a backside aperture in the first backside passivation layer adjacent to the exterior portion of the seal ring structure, and forming a backside metal pad in the backside aperture to couple the backside metal pad to the exterior portion of the seal ring structure. Semiconductor devices fabricated by such a method are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Jeng-Shyan Lin, Dun-Nian Yaung, Jen-Cheng Liu, Hsin-Hui Lee, Wen-De Wang, Shu-Ting Tsai
  • Patent number: 9812487
    Abstract: An image sensor structure that includes a first semiconductor substrate having a plurality of imaging sensors; a first interconnect structure formed on the first semiconductor substrate; a second semiconductor substrate having a logic circuit; a second interconnect structure formed on the second semiconductor substrate, wherein the first and the second semiconductor substrates are bonded together in a configuration that the first and second interconnect structures are sandwiched between the first and second semiconductor substrates; and a backside deep contact (BDCT) feature extended from the first interconnect structure to the second interconnect structure, thereby electrically coupling the logic circuit to the image sensors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Min-Feng Kao, Dun-Nian Yaung, Jen-Cheng Liu, Chun-Chieh Chuang, Feng-Chi Hung, Shuang-Ji Tsai, Jeng-Shyan Lin, Shu-Ting Tsai, Wen-I Hsu
  • Patent number: 9786592
    Abstract: An integrated circuit structure with a back side through silicon via (B/S TSV) therein and a method of forming the same is disclosed. The method includes the steps of: receiving a wafer comprising a substrate having a front side that has a conductor thereon and a back side; forming a back side through silicon via (B/S TSV) from the back side of the substrate to penetrate the substrate; and filling the back side through silicon via (B/S TSV) with a conductive material to form an electrical connection with the conductor. Thus a back side through silicon via penetrates the back side of the substrate and electrically connects to the conductor on the front side of the substrate is formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jeng-Shyan Lin, Dun-Nian Yaung, Hsing-Chih Lin, Jen-Cheng Liu, Min-Feng Kao, Hsun-Ying Huang
  • Patent number: 9773828
    Abstract: An image sensor device includes a first substrate, an interconnect structure, a conductive layer, a conductive via and a second substrate. The first substrate includes a first region including a pixel array and a second region including a circuit. The interconnect structure is over the pixel array or the circuit. The interconnect structure electrically connecting the circuit to the pixel array. The conductive layer is on the interconnect structure. The conductive via passes through the second substrate and at least partially embedded in the conductive layer. The second substrate is over the conductive layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Wen-De Wang, Dun-Nian Yaung, Jen-Cheng Liu, Chun-Chieh Chuang, Jeng-Shyan Lin
  • Patent number: 9764153
    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: April 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    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