Patents by Inventor Ju-Yuan TZENG

Ju-Yuan TZENG 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: 10867806
    Abstract: A method of forming a gate structure of a semiconductor device including depositing a high-k dielectric layer over a substrate is provided. A dummy metal layer is formed over the high-k dielectric layer. The dummy metal layer includes fluorine. A high temperature process is performed to drive the fluorine from the dummy metal layer into the high-k dielectric layer thereby forming a passivated high-k dielectric layer. Thereafter, the dummy metal layer is removed. At least one work function layer over the passivated high-k dielectric layer is formed. A fill metal layer is formed over the at least one work function layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hsin-Che Chiang, Ju-Yuan Tzeng, Chun-Sheng Liang, Shu-Hui Wang, Kuo-Hua Pan
  • Publication number: 20200152521
    Abstract: A method includes removing a dummy gate structure formed over a first fin and a second fin, forming an interfacial layer in the first trench and the second trench, forming a first high-k dielectric layer over the interfacial layer in the first trench and the second trench, removing the first high-k dielectric layer in the second trench, forming a self-assembled monolayer over the first high-k dielectric layer in the first trench, forming a second high-k dielectric layer over the self-assembled monolayer in the first trench and over the interfacial layer in the second trench, forming a work function metal layer in the first and the second trenches, and forming a bulk conductive layer over the work function metal layer in the first and the second trenches. In some embodiments, the first high-k dielectric layer includes lanthanum and oxygen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2020
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Inventors: Ju-Li Huang, Hsin-Che Chiang, Ju-Yuan Tzeng, Wei-Ze Xu, Yueh-Yi Chen, Shu-Hui Wang, Shih-Hsun Chang
  • Publication number: 20200075741
    Abstract: A semiconductor device includes a substrate, a first gate structure, a plurality of first gate spacers, a second gate structure, and a plurality of second gate spacers. The substrate has a first fin structure and a second fin structure. The first gate structure is over the first fin structure, in which the first gate structure includes a first high dielectric constant material and a first metal. A bottom surface of the first high dielectric constant material is higher than bottom surfaces of the first gate spacers. The second gate structure is narrower than the first gate structure and over the second fin structure, in which the second gate structure includes a second high dielectric constant material and a second metal. A bottom surface of the second high dielectric constant material is lower than bottom surfaces of the second gate spacers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2019
    Publication date: March 5, 2020
    Applicant: TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hsin-Che CHIANG, Ju-Yuan TZENG, Chun-Sheng LIANG, Shu-Hui WANG, Chih-Yang YEH, Jeng-Ya David YEH
  • Publication number: 20200044037
    Abstract: A method of applying and then removing a protective layer over a portion of a gate stack is provided. The protective layer is deposited and then a plasma precursor is separated into components. Neutral radicals are then utilized in order to remove the protective layer. In some embodiments the removal also forms a protective by-product which helps to protect underlying layers from damage during the etching process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2018
    Publication date: February 6, 2020
    Inventors: Ming-Chia Tai, Ju-Yuan Tzeng, Hsin-Che Chiang, Yuan-Sheng Huang, Chun-Sheng Liang
  • Patent number: 10529629
    Abstract: A method includes removing a dummy gate structure formed over a first fin and a second fin, forming an interfacial layer in the first trench and the second trench, forming a first high-k dielectric layer over the interfacial layer in the first trench and the second trench, removing the first high-k dielectric layer in the second trench, forming a self-assembled monolayer over the first high-k dielectric layer in the first trench, forming a second high-k dielectric layer over the self-assembled monolayer in the first trench and over the interfacial layer in the second trench, forming a work function metal layer in the first and the second trenches, and forming a bulk conductive layer over the work function metal layer in the first and the second trenches. In some embodiments, the first high-k dielectric layer includes lanthanum and oxygen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ju-Li Huang, Hsin-Che Chiang, Ju-Yuan Tzeng, Wei-Ze Xu, Yueh-Yi Chen, Shu-Hui Wang, Shih-Hsun Chang
  • Publication number: 20190393326
    Abstract: A method of forming a gate structure of a semiconductor device including depositing a high-k dielectric layer over a substrate is provided. A dummy metal layer is formed over the high-k dielectric layer. The dummy metal layer includes fluorine. A high temperature process is performed to drive the fluorine from the dummy metal layer into the high-k dielectric layer thereby forming a passivated high-k dielectric layer. Thereafter, the dummy metal layer is removed. At least one work function layer over the passivated high-k dielectric layer is formed. A fill metal layer is formed over the at least one work function layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2019
    Publication date: December 26, 2019
    Inventors: Hsin-Che CHIANG, Ju-Yuan TZENG, Chun-Sheng LIANG, Shu-Hui WANG, Kuo-Hua PAN
  • Patent number: 10475895
    Abstract: A semiconductor device includes a substrate, a first dielectric layer, a first device and a second device. The first dielectric layer is disposed on the substrate. The first device is disposed on the first dielectric layer on a first region of the substrate, and includes two first spacers, a second dielectric layer and a first gate structure. The first spacers are separated to form a first trench. The second dielectric layer is disposed on side surfaces and a bottom surface of the first trench. The first gate structure is disposed on the second dielectric layer. The second device is disposed on a second region of the substrate, and includes two second spacers and a second gate structure. The second spacers are disposed on the first dielectric layer and are separated to form a second trench. The second gate structure is disposed on the substrate within the second trench.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hsin-Che Chiang, Ju-Yuan Tzeng, Chun-Sheng Liang, Shu-Hui Wang, Chih-Yang Yeh, Jeng-ya David Yeh
  • Publication number: 20190333826
    Abstract: A method includes removing a dummy gate structure formed over a first fin and a second fin, forming an interfacial layer in the first trench and the second trench, forming a first high-k dielectric layer over the interfacial layer in the first trench and the second trench, removing the first high-k dielectric layer in the second trench, forming a self-assembled monolayer over the first high-k dielectric layer in the first trench, forming a second high-k dielectric layer over the self-assembled monolayer in the first trench and over the interfacial layer in the second trench, forming a work function metal layer in the first and the second trenches, and forming a bulk conductive layer over the work function metal layer in the first and the second trenches. In some embodiments, the first high-k dielectric layer includes lanthanum and oxygen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2018
    Publication date: October 31, 2019
    Inventors: Ju-Li Huang, Hsin-Che Chiang, Ju-Yuan Tzeng, Wei-Ze Xu, Yueh-Yi Chen, Shu-Hui Wang, Shih-Hsun Chang
  • Patent number: 10403737
    Abstract: A method of forming a gate structure of a semiconductor device including depositing a high-k dielectric layer over a substrate is provided. A dummy metal layer is formed over the high-k dielectric layer. The dummy metal layer includes fluorine. A high temperature process is performed to drive the fluorine from the dummy metal layer into the high-k dielectric layer thereby forming a passivated high-k dielectric layer. Thereafter, the dummy metal layer is removed. At least one work function layer over the passivated high-k dielectric layer is formed. A fill metal layer is formed over the at least one work function layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hsin-Che Chiang, Ju-Yuan Tzeng, Chun-Sheng Liang, Shu-Hui Wang, Kuo-Hua Pan
  • Publication number: 20190165117
    Abstract: A semiconductor device includes a substrate, a gate stack. The substrate includes a semiconductor fin. The gate stack is disposed on the semiconductor fin. The gate stack includes a dielectric layer disposed over the semiconductor fin, and a metal stack disposed over the dielectric layer and having a first metallic layer and a second metallic layer over the first metallic layer, and a gate electrode disposed over the metal stack. The first metallic layer and the second metallic layer have a first element, and a percentage of the first element in the first metallic layer is greater than that in the second metallic layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2018
    Publication date: May 30, 2019
    Applicant: TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hsin-Che CHIANG, Ju-Yuan TZENG, Chun-Sheng LIANG, Chih-Yang YEH, Shu-Hui WANG, Jeng-Ya David YEH
  • Patent number: 10164065
    Abstract: In a method for manufacturing a semiconductor device, a first raised structure is formed on a surface of a substrate. The first raised structure includes a top surface and a side surface adjoining the top surface. The side surface includes an upper portion, a middle portion, and a lower portion. A deposition operation is performed with a precursor to form a first film on the top surface, the upper portion and the lower portion of the side surface, and the surface of the substrate. Performing the deposition operation includes controlling a saturated vapor pressure of the precursor. A re-deposition operation is performed on the first film and the first raised structure, so as to form a film structure. A thickness of the film structure on the middle portion of the side surface is smaller than a thickness of the film structure on the top surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hsin-Che Chiang, Ju-Yuan Tzeng, Chun-Sheng Liang, Shu-Hui Wang, Chih-Yang Yeh, Jeng-Ya David Yeh
  • Publication number: 20180350956
    Abstract: In a method for manufacturing a semiconductor device, a first raised structure is formed on a surface of a substrate. The first raised structure includes a top surface and a side surface adjoining the top surface. The side surface includes an upper portion, a middle portion, and a lower portion. A deposition operation is performed with a precursor to form a first film on the top surface, the upper portion and the lower portion of the side surface, and the surface of the substrate. Performing the deposition operation includes controlling a saturated vapor pressure of the precursor. A re-deposition operation is performed on the first film and the first raised structure, so as to form a film structure. A thickness of the film structure on the middle portion of the side surface is smaller than a thickness of the film structure on the top surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2017
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    Inventors: Hsin-Che CHIANG, Ju-Yuan TZENG, Chun-Sheng LIANG, Shu-Hui WANG, Chih-Yang YEH, Jeng-Ya David YEH
  • Publication number: 20180342595
    Abstract: A semiconductor device includes a substrate, a first dielectric layer, a first device and a second device. The first dielectric layer is disposed on the substrate. The first device is disposed on the first dielectric layer on a first region of the substrate, and includes two first spacers, a second dielectric layer and a first gate structure. The first spacers are separated to form a first trench. The second dielectric layer is disposed on side surfaces and a bottom surface of the first trench. The first gate structure is disposed on the second dielectric layer. The second device is disposed on a second region of the substrate, and includes two second spacers and a second gate structure. The second spacers are disposed on the first dielectric layer and are separated to form a second trench. The second gate structure is disposed on the substrate within the second trench.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2017
    Publication date: November 29, 2018
    Inventors: Hsin-Che CHIANG, Ju-Yuan TZENG, Chun-Sheng LIANG, Shu-Hui WANG, Chih-Yang YEH, Jeng-Ya David YEH
  • Patent number: 10134873
    Abstract: A method of forming a gate structure of a semiconductor device including depositing a high-k dielectric layer over a substrate is provided. A dummy metal layer is formed over the high-k dielectric layer. The dummy metal layer includes fluorine. A high temperature process is performed to drive the fluorine from the dummy metal layer into the high-k dielectric layer thereby forming a passivated high-k dielectric layer. Thereafter, the dummy metal layer is removed. At least one work function layer over the passivated high-k dielectric layer is formed. A fill metal layer is formed over the at least one work function layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hsin-Che Chiang, Ju-Yuan Tzeng, Chun-Sheng Liang, Shu-Hui Wang, Kuo-Hua Pan
  • Publication number: 20180145149
    Abstract: A method of forming a gate structure of a semiconductor device including depositing a high-k dielectric layer over a substrate is provided. A dummy metal layer is formed over the high-k dielectric layer. The dummy metal layer includes fluorine. A high temperature process is performed to drive the fluorine from the dummy metal layer into the high-k dielectric layer thereby forming a passivated high-k dielectric layer. Thereafter, the dummy metal layer is removed. At least one work function layer over the passivated high-k dielectric layer is formed. A fill metal layer is formed over the at least one work function layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2016
    Publication date: May 24, 2018
    Inventors: Hsin-Che CHIANG, Ju-Yuan TZENG, Chun-Sheng LIANG, Shu-Hui WANG, Kuo-Hua PAN