Patents by Inventor Kai-Cyuan Yang

Kai-Cyuan Yang 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: 10804161
    Abstract: A method includes forming a first transistor, which includes forming a first gate dielectric layer over a first channel region in a substrate and forming a first work-function layer over the first gate dielectric layer, wherein forming the first work-function layer includes depositing a work-function material using first process conditions to form the work-function material having a first proportion of different crystalline orientations and forming a second transistor, which includes forming a second gate dielectric layer over a second channel region in the substrate and forming a second work-function layer over the second gate dielectric layer, wherein forming the second work-function layer includes depositing the work-function material using second process conditions to form the work-function material having a second proportion of different crystalline orientations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Ya-Wen Chiu, Da-Yuan Lee, Hsien-Ming Lee, Kai-Cyuan Yang, Yu-Sheng Wang, Chih-Hsiang Fan, Kun-Wa Kuok
  • Publication number: 20200152522
    Abstract: A method includes forming a gate dielectric layer on a semiconductor fin, and forming a gate electrode over the gate dielectric layer. The gate electrode extends on sidewalls and a top surface of the semiconductor fin. A gate spacer is selectively deposited on a sidewall of the gate electrode. An exposed portion of the gate dielectric layer is free from a same material for forming the gate spacer deposited thereon. The method further includes etching the gate dielectric layer using the gate spacer as an etching mask to expose a portion of the semiconductor fin, and forming an epitaxy semiconductor region based on the semiconductor fin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2020
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Inventors: Kai-Hsuan Lee, Chia-Ta Yu, Cheng-Yu Yang, Sheng-Chen Wang, Bo-Yu Lai, Bo-Cyuan Lu, Chi On Chui, Sai-Hooi Yeong, Feng-Cheng Yang, Yen-Ming Chen
  • Patent number: 10535569
    Abstract: A method includes forming a gate dielectric layer on a semiconductor fin, and forming a gate electrode over the gate dielectric layer. The gate electrode extends on sidewalls and a top surface of the semiconductor fin. A gate spacer is selectively deposited on a sidewall of the gate electrode. An exposed portion of the gate dielectric layer is free from a same material for forming the gate spacer deposited thereon. The method further includes etching the gate dielectric layer using the gate spacer as an etching mask to expose a portion of the semiconductor fin, and forming an epitaxy semiconductor region based on the semiconductor fin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kai-Hsuan Lee, Chia-Ta Yu, Cheng-Yu Yang, Sheng-Chen Wang, Bo-Yu Lai, Bo-Cyuan Lu, Chi On Chui, Sai-Hooi Yeong, Feng-Cheng Yang, Yen-Ming Chen
  • Publication number: 20180174922
    Abstract: A method includes forming a first transistor, which includes forming a first gate dielectric layer over a first channel region in a substrate and forming a first work-function layer over the first gate dielectric layer, wherein forming the first work-function layer includes depositing a work-function material using first process conditions to form the work-function material having a first proportion of different crystalline orientations and forming a second transistor, which includes forming a second gate dielectric layer over a second channel region in the substrate and forming a second work-function layer over the second gate dielectric layer, wherein forming the second work-function layer includes depositing the work-function material using second process conditions to form the work-function material having a second proportion of different crystalline orientations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2017
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Inventors: Ya-Wen Chiu, Da-Yuan Lee, Hsien-Ming Lee, Kai-Cyuan Yang, Yu-Sheng Wang, Chih-Hsiang Fan, Kun-Wa Kuok