Patents by Inventor Jin-Mu Yin

Jin-Mu Yin 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: 20210098564
    Abstract: A method and semiconductor device including a substrate having one or more semiconductor devices. In some embodiments, the device further includes a first passivation layer disposed over the one or more semiconductor devices. The device may further include a metal-insulator-metal (MIM) capacitor structure formed over the first passivation layer. In addition, the device may further include a second passivation layer disposed over the MIM capacitor structure. In various examples, a stress-reduction feature is embedded within the second passivation layer. In some embodiments, the stress-reduction feature includes a first nitrogen-containing layer, an oxygen-containing layer disposed over the first nitrogen-containing layer, and a second nitrogen-containing layer disposed over the oxygen containing layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2020
    Publication date: April 1, 2021
    Inventors: Jin-Mu YIN, Hung-Chao KAO, Hsiang-Ku SHEN, Dian-Hau CHEN, Yen-Ming CHEN
  • Publication number: 20200176557
    Abstract: Methods of forming a 3-dimensional metal-insulator-metal super high density (3D-MIM-SHD) capacitor and semiconductor device are disclosed herein. A method includes depositing a base layer of a first dielectric material over a semiconductor substrate and etching a series of recesses in the base layer. Once the series of recesses have been etched into the base layer, a series of conductive layers and dielectric layers may be deposited within the series of recesses to form a three dimensional corrugated stack of conductive layers separated by the dielectric layers. A first contact plug may be formed through a middle conductive layer of the corrugated stack and a second contact plug may be formed through a top conductive layer and a bottom conductive layer of the corrugated stack. The contact plugs electrically couple the conductive layers to one or more active devices of the semiconductor substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2019
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Inventors: Jin-Mu Yin, Hung-Chao Kao, Dian-Hau Chen, Hui-Chi Chen, Hsiang-Ku Shen, Yen-Ming Chen
  • Publication number: 20190131421
    Abstract: Structures and formation methods of a semiconductor device structure are provided. The method includes forming a fin structure over a substrate. The method also includes forming a gate structure over the fin structure. The method further includes forming fin spacers over sidewalls of the fin structure and gate spacers over sidewalls of the gate structure. In addition, the method includes forming a source/drain structure over the fin structure and depositing a dummy material layer to cover the source/drain structure. The dummy material layer is removed faster than the gate spacers during the removal of the dummy material layer. The method further includes forming a salicide layer over the source/drain structure and the fin spacers, and forming a contact over the salicide layer. The dummy material layer includes Ge, amorphous silicon or spin-on carbon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2017
    Publication date: May 2, 2019
    Applicant: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hsiang-Ku SHEN, Jin-Mu YIN, Tsung-Chieh HSIAO, Chia-Lin CHUANG, Li-Zhen YU, Dian-Hau CHEN, Shih-Wei WANG, De-Wei YU, Chien-Hao CHEN, Bo-Cyuan LU, Jr-Hung LI, Chi-On CHUI, Min-Hsiu HUNG, Huang-Yi HUANG, Chun-Cheng CHOU, Ying-Liang CHUANG, Yen-Chun HUANG, Chih-Tang PENG, Cheng-Po CHAU, Yen-Ming CHEN
  • Patent number: 8518780
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing the integrated circuit device comprises providing a substrate having a first region, a second region, and a third region. A first dielectric layer is formed in the first region of the substrate. A second dielectric layer is formed in the second region and the third region. A sacrificial layer is formed over the first dielectric layer and the second dielectric layer. The sacrificial layer, the first dielectric layer, and the second dielectric layer are patterned to form a first gate stack, a second gate stack, and a third gate stack. An interlayer dielectric (ILD) layer is formed in between the first gate stack, the second gate stack, and the third gate stack. The second gate stack is removed to form an opening adjacent to the ILD layer and a third dielectric layer is formed in the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Jin-Mu Yin, Shyh-Wei Wang, Yen-Ming Chen
  • Patent number: 8404544
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing the integrated circuit device comprises providing a substrate having a first region, a second region, and a third region. A first gate stack, a second gate stack, and a third gate stack are formed over the substrate in the first region, the second region, and the third region, respectively. The first gate stack, the second gate stack, and the third gate stack comprise a sacrificial layer over a first dielectric layer. The first gate stack and the second gate stack are removed and a second dielectric layer is formed in the first region and the second region. The portion of second dielectric layer in the first region is transformed into a third dielectric layer by a treatment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2013
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Jin-Mu Yin, Shyh-Wei Wang, Yen-Ming Chen