Patents by Inventor Jia-Rong Wu

Jia-Rong Wu 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: 20220052110
    Abstract: A layout pattern of a magnetoresistive random access memory (MRAM) includes a first diffusion region and a second diffusion region extending along a first direction on a substrate, a first contact plug extending along a second direction from the first diffusion region to the second diffusion region on the substrate, a first gate pattern and a second gate pattern extending along the second direction adjacent to one side of the first contact plug, and a third gate pattern and a fourth gate pattern extending along the second direction adjacent to another side of the first contact plug.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2020
    Publication date: February 17, 2022
    Inventors: I-Fan Chang, Hung-Yueh Chen, Rai-Min Huang, Jia-Rong Wu, Yu-Ping Wang
  • Publication number: 20210391531
    Abstract: A method for fabricating a semiconductor device includes the steps of: forming a first inter-metal dielectric (IMD) layer on a substrate; forming a first patterned mask on the first IMD layer, in which the first patterned mask includes a first slot extending along a first direction; forming a second patterned mask on the first patterned mask, in which the second patterned mask includes a second slot extending along a second direction and the first slot intersects the second slot to form a third slot; and forming a first metal interconnection in the third slot.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2020
    Publication date: December 16, 2021
    Inventors: Jia-Rong Wu, Rai-Min Huang, I-Fan Chang, Ya-Huei Tsai, Yu-Ping Wang
  • Publication number: 20210305316
    Abstract: A method for fabricating semiconductor device includes the steps of: providing a substrate having a logic region and a magnetoresistive random access memory (MRAM) region, forming a magnetic tunneling junction (MTJ) on the MRAM region, forming a metal interconnection on the MTJ, forming a dielectric layer on the metal interconnection, patterning the dielectric layer to form openings, and forming the blocking layer on the patterned dielectric layer and the metal interconnection and into the openings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2020
    Publication date: September 30, 2021
    Inventors: Jia-Rong Wu, I-Fan Chang, Rai-Min Huang, Ya-Huei Tsai, Yu-Ping Wang
  • Publication number: 20210151664
    Abstract: A method for fabricating semiconductor device includes the steps of: forming a magnetic tunneling junction (MTJ) stack on a substrate; forming a top electrode on the MTJ stack; performing a first patterning process to remove the MTJ stack along a first direction; and performing a second patterning process to remove the MTJ stack along a second direction to form MTJs on the substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2019
    Publication date: May 20, 2021
    Inventors: Jia-Rong Wu, Rai-Min Huang, Ya-Huei Tsai, I-Fan Chang, Yu-Ping Wang
  • Publication number: 20210135092
    Abstract: A semiconductor device includes a first magnetic tunneling junction (MTJ) and a second MTJ on a substrate and a dummy MTJ between the first MTJ and the second MTJ, in which a bottom surface of the dummy MTJ is not connected to any metal. Preferably, the semiconductor device further includes a first metal interconnection under the first MTJ, a second metal interconnection under the second MTJ, and a first inter-metal dielectric (IMD) layer around the first metal interconnection and the second metal interconnection and directly under the dummy MTJ.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2019
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Inventors: Hui-Lin Wang, Po-Kai Hsu, Jing-Yin Jhang, Hung-Yueh Chen, Yu-Ping Wang, Jia-Rong Wu, Rai-Min Huang, Ya-Huei Tsai, I-Fan Chang
  • Patent number: 10643997
    Abstract: A semiconductor device includes at least a substrate, fin-shaped structures, a protection layer, epitaxial layers, and a gate electrode. The fin-shaped structures are disposed in a first region and a second region of the substrate. The protection layer conformally covers the surface of the substrate and the sidewalls of fin-shaped structures. The epitaxial layers respectively conformally and directly cover the fin-shaped structures in the first region. The gate electrode covers the fin-shaped structures in the second region, and the protection layer is disposed between the gate electrode and the fin-shaped structures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: UNITED MICROELECTRONICS CORP.
    Inventors: Li-Wei Feng, Tong-Jyun Huang, Shih-Hung Tsai, Jia-Rong Wu, Tien-Chen Chan, Yu-Shu Lin, Jyh-Shyang Jenq
  • Patent number: 10141263
    Abstract: A method for fabricating semiconductor device includes the steps of: providing a substrate; forming a first gate structure on the substrate, a first spacer around the first gate structure, and an interlayer dielectric (ILD) layer around the first spacer; performing a first etching process to remove part of the ILD layer for forming a recess; performing a second etching process to remove part of the first spacer for expanding the recess; and forming a contact plug in the recess.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: UNITED MICROELECTRONICS CORP.
    Inventors: Ching-Wen Hung, Jia-Rong Wu, Yi-Hui Lee, Ying-Cheng Liu, Chih-Sen Huang
  • Publication number: 20180174970
    Abstract: A method for fabricating semiconductor device includes the steps of: providing a substrate; forming a first gate structure on the substrate, a first spacer around the first gate structure, and an interlayer dielectric (ILD) layer around the first spacer; performing a first etching process to remove part of the ILD layer for forming a recess; performing a second etching process to remove part of the first spacer for expanding the recess; and forming a contact plug in the recess.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2018
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Inventors: Ching-Wen Hung, Jia-Rong Wu, Yi-Hui Lee, Ying-Cheng Liu, Chih-Sen Huang
  • Patent number: 9985020
    Abstract: A manufacturing method of a semiconductor structure includes the following steps. An epitaxial region is formed in a semiconductor substrate. A dielectric layer is formed on the epitaxial region, and a contact hole is formed in the dielectric layer. The contact hole exposes a part of the epitaxial region, and an oxide-containing layer is formed on the epitaxial region exposed by the contact hole. A contact structure is formed in the contact hole and on the oxide-containing layer. The oxide-containing layer is located between the contact structure and the epitaxial region. A semiconductor structure includes the semiconductor substrate, at least one epitaxial region, the contact structure, the oxide-containing layer, and a silicide layer. The contact structure is disposed on the epitaxial region. The oxide-containing layer is disposed between the epitaxial region and the contact structure. The silicide layer is disposed between the oxide-containing layer and the contact structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: UNITED MICROELECTRONICS CORP.
    Inventors: Ching-Wen Hung, Yi-Kuan Wu, Jia-Rong Wu, Yi-Hui Lee, Ying-Cheng Liu, Chih-Sen Huang, Yi-Wei Chen
  • Patent number: 9984974
    Abstract: A method for fabricating semiconductor device first includes providing a substrate and a shallow trench isolation (STI) in the substrate, in which the substrate includes a first metal gate and a second metal gate thereon, a first hard mask on the first metal gate and a second hard mask on the second metal gate, and a first interlayer dielectric (ILD) layer around the first metal gate and the second metal gate. Next, the first hard mask and the second hard mask as mask are utilized to remove part of the first ILD layer for forming a recess, and a patterned metal layer is formed in the recess and on the STI.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: UNITED MICROELECTRONICS CORP.
    Inventors: Ching-Ling Lin, Chih-Sen Huang, Ching-Wen Hung, Jia-Rong Wu, Tsung-Hung Chang, Yi-Hui Lee, Yi-Wei Chen
  • Publication number: 20180130742
    Abstract: A method for fabricating semiconductor device first includes providing a substrate and a shallow trench isolation (STI) in the substrate, in which the substrate includes a first metal gate and a second metal gate thereon, a first hard mask on the first metal gate and a second hard mask on the second metal gate, and a first interlayer dielectric (ILD) layer around the first metal gate and the second metal gate. Next, the first hard mask and the second hard mask as mask are utilized to remove part of the first ILD layer for forming a recess, and a patterned metal layer is formed in the recess and on the STI.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2018
    Publication date: May 10, 2018
    Inventors: Ching-Ling Lin, Chih-Sen Huang, Ching-Wen Hung, Jia-Rong Wu, Tsung-Hung Chang, Yi-Hui Lee, Yi-Wei Chen
  • Patent number: 9941215
    Abstract: A method for fabricating semiconductor device is disclosed. First, a substrate is provided, a first gate structure is formed on the substrate, a first spacer is formed around the first gate structure, and an interlayer dielectric (ILD) layer is formed around the first spacer. Next, a first etching process is performed to remove part of the ILD layer for forming a recess, a second etching process is performed to remove part of the first spacer for expanding the recess, and a contact plug is formed in the recess.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: UNITED MICROELECTRONICS CORP.
    Inventors: Ching-Wen Hung, Jia-Rong Wu, Yi-Hui Lee, Ying-Cheng Liu, Chih-Sen Huang
  • Publication number: 20180068951
    Abstract: A method for fabricating semiconductor device is disclosed. First, a substrate is provided, a first gate structure is formed on the substrate, a first spacer is formed around the first gate structure, and an interlayer dielectric (ILD) layer is formed around the first spacer. Next, a first etching process is performed to remove part of the ILD layer for forming a recess, a second etching process is performed to remove part of the first spacer for expanding the recess, and a contact plug is formed in the recess.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2016
    Publication date: March 8, 2018
    Inventors: Ching-Wen Hung, Jia-Rong Wu, Yi-Hui Lee, Ying-Cheng Liu, Chih-Sen Huang
  • Patent number: 9899322
    Abstract: A method for fabricating semiconductor device is disclosed. First, a substrate is provided, in which the substrate includes a first metal gate and a second metal gate thereon, a first hard mask on the first metal gate and a second hard mask on the second metal gate, and a first interlayer dielectric (ILD) layer around the first metal gate and the second metal gate. Next, the first hard mask and the second hard mask are used as mask to remove part of the first ILD layer for forming a recess, and a patterned metal layer is formed in the recess, in which the top surface of the patterned metal layer is lower than the top surfaces of the first hard mask and the second hard mask.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: UNITED MICROELECTRONICS CORP.
    Inventors: Ching-Ling Lin, Chih-Sen Huang, Ching-Wen Hung, Jia-Rong Wu, Tsung-Hung Chang, Yi-Hui Lee, Yi-Wei Chen
  • Patent number: 9859170
    Abstract: A method of forming a semiconductor structure is provided. A substrate having a memory region is provided. A plurality of fin structures are provided and each fin structure stretching along a first direction. A plurality of gate structures are formed, and each gate structure stretches along a second direction. Next, a dielectric layer is formed on the gate structures. A first patterned mask layer is formed, wherein the first patterned mask layer has a plurality of first trenches stretching along the second direction. A second patterned mask layer on the first patterned mask layer, wherein the second patterned mask layer comprises a plurality of first patterns stretching along the first direction. Subsequently, the dielectric layer is patterned by using the first patterned mask layer and the second patterned mask layer as a mask to form a plurality of contact vias. The contact holes are filled with a conductive layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: UNITED MICROELECTRONICS CORP.
    Inventors: Ching-Wen Hung, Wei-Cyuan Lo, Ming-Jui Chen, Chia-Lin Lu, Jia-Rong Wu, Yi-Hui Lee, Ying-Cheng Liu, Yi-Kuan Wu, Chih-Sen Huang, Yi-Wei Chen, Tan-Ya Yin, Chia-Wei Huang, Shu-Ru Wang, Yung-Feng Cheng
  • Patent number: 9831133
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing semiconductor devices having metal gate includes follow steps. A substrate including a plurality of isolation structures is provided. A first nFET device and a second nFET device are formed on the substrate. The first nFET device includes a first gate trench and the second nFET includes a second gate trench. A third bottom barrier layer is formed in the first gate trench and a third p-work function metal layer is formed in the second gate trench, simultaneously. The third bottom barrier layer and the third p-work function metal layer include a same material. An n-work function metal layer is formed in the first gate trench and the second gate trench. The n-work function metal layer in the first gate trench directly contacts the third bottom barrier layer, and the n-work function metal layer in the second gate trench directly contacts the third p-work function metal layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: UNITED MICROELECTRONICS CORP.
    Inventors: Chao-Hung Lin, Chih-Kai Hsu, Li-Wei Feng, Shih-Hung Tsai, Chien-Ting Lin, Jyh-Shyang Jenq, Ching-Wen Hung, Jia-Rong Wu, Yi-Hui Lee, Ying-Cheng Liu, Yi-Kuan Wu, Chih-Sen Huang, Yi-Wei Chen
  • Publication number: 20170338227
    Abstract: A semiconductor device includes at least a substrate, fin-shaped structures, a protection layer, epitaxial layers, and a gate electrode. The fin-shaped structures are disposed in a first region and a second region of the substrate. The protection layer conformally covers the surface of the substrate and the sidewalls of fin-shaped structures. The epitaxial layers respectively conformally and directly cover the fin-shaped structures in the first region. The gate electrode covers the fin-shaped structures in the second region, and the protection layer is disposed between the gate electrode and the fin-shaped structures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2017
    Publication date: November 23, 2017
    Inventors: Li-Wei Feng, Tong-Jyun Huang, Shih-Hung Tsai, Jia-Rong Wu, Tien-Chen Chan, Yu-Shu Lin, Jyh-Shyang Jenq
  • Publication number: 20170287843
    Abstract: According to a preferred embodiment of the present invention, a semiconductor device is disclosed. The semiconductor device includes: a substrate having a first region and a second region; a first contact plug on the first region, and a second contact plug on the second region. Preferably, the first contact plug includes a first interfacial layer having a first conductive type and a first work function metal layer having the first conductive type on the first interfacial layer, and the second contact plug includes a second interfacial layer having a second conductive type and a second work function metal layer having the second conductive type on the second interfacial layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2016
    Publication date: October 5, 2017
    Inventors: Jia-Rong Wu, Ying-Cheng Liu, Ching-Wen Hung, Yi-Hui Lee, Chih-Sen Huang
  • Patent number: 9754938
    Abstract: A semiconductor device includes a substrate, fin-shaped structures, a protection layer, epitaxial layers, and a gate electrode. The fin-shaped structures are disposed in a first region and a second region of the substrate. The protection layer conformally covers the surface of the substrate and the sidewalls of fin-shaped structures. The epitaxial layers respectively conformally and directly cover the fin-shaped structures in the first region. The gate electrode covers the fin-shaped structures in the second region, and the protection layer is disposed between the gate electrode and the fin-shaped structures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: UNITED MICROELECTRONICS CORP.
    Inventors: Li-Wei Feng, Tong-Jyun Huang, Shih-Hung Tsai, Jia-Rong Wu, Tien-Chen Chan, Yu-Shu Lin, Jyh-Shyang Jenq
  • Publication number: 20170194212
    Abstract: A method for fabricating semiconductor device is disclosed. The method includes the steps of: providing a substrate; forming a first fin-shaped structure and a second fin-shaped structure on the substrate; forming a first epitaxial layer on the first fin-shaped structure and a second epitaxial layer on the second fin-shaped structure; and forming a cap layer on the first epitaxial layer and the second epitaxial layer. Preferably, a distance between the first epitaxial layer and the second epitaxial layer is between twice the thickness of the cap layer and four times the thickness of the cap layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2016
    Publication date: July 6, 2017
    Inventors: Ching-Wen Hung, Ying-Cheng Liu, Jia-Rong Wu, Yi-Hui Lee, Chih-Sen Huang