Patents by Inventor Kai-Tai Chang

Kai-Tai Chang 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: 20210134970
    Abstract: A method for forming a semiconductor device structure is provided. The method includes providing a substrate, a first nanostructure, and a second nanostructure. The method includes forming an isolation layer over the base. The method includes forming a gate dielectric layer over the first nanostructure, the second nanostructure, the fin, and the isolation layer. The method includes forming a gate electrode layer over the first part. The method includes forming a spacer layer. The method includes removing the second part of the gate dielectric layer and the first upper portion of the isolation layer to form a space between the fin and the spacer layer. The method includes forming a source/drain structure in the space and over the first nanostructure and the second nanostructure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2020
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Applicant: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Tung-Ying LEE, Kai-Tai CHANG
  • Patent number: 10886180
    Abstract: A semiconductor device and a method of manufacturing the same are disclosed. The semiconductor device includes a plurality of fins on a substrate. A fin end spacer is formed on an end surface of each of the plurality of fins. An insulating layer is formed on the plurality of fins. A source/drain epitaxial layer is formed in a source/drain space in each of the plurality of fins. A gate electrode layer is formed on the insulating layer and wrapping around the each channel region. Sidewall spacers are formed on the gate electrode layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tung Ying Lee, Tzu-Chung Wang, Kai-Tai Chang, Wei-Sheng Yun
  • Patent number: 10797174
    Abstract: A semiconductor device includes a plurality of fins on a substrate. A fin liner is formed on an end surface of each of the plurality of fins. An insulating layer is formed on the plurality of fins. A plurality of polycrystalline silicon layers are formed on the insulating layer. A source/drain epitaxial layer is formed in a source/drain space in each of the plurality of fins. One of the polycrystalline silicon layers is formed on a region spaced-apart from the fins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kai-Tai Chang, Tung Ying Lee, Wei-Sheng Yun, Tzu-Chung Wang, Chia-Cheng Ho, Ming-Shiang Lin, Tzu-Chiang Chen
  • Publication number: 20200212217
    Abstract: A semiconductor structure includes an isolation feature formed in the semiconductor substrate and a first fin-type active region. The first fin-type active region extends in a first direction. A dummy gate stack is disposed on an end region of the first fin-type active region. The dummy gate stack may overlie an isolation structure. In an embodiment, any recess such as formed for a source/drain region in the first fin-type active region will be displaced from the isolation region by the distance the dummy gate stack overlaps the first fin-type active region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 24, 2019
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Inventors: Shao-Ming YU, Chang-Yun CHANG, Chih-Hao CHANG, Hsin-Chih CHEN, Kai-Tai CHANG, Ming-Feng SHIEH, Kuei-Liang LU, Yi-Tang LIN
  • Publication number: 20200135587
    Abstract: In a method of manufacturing a semiconductor device, a fin structure having a lower fin structure and an upper fin structure disposed over the lower fin structure is formed. The upper fin structure includes first semiconductor layers and second semiconductor layers alternately stacked. The first semiconductor layers are partially etched to reduce widths of the first semiconductor layers. An oxide layer is formed over the upper fin structure. A sacrificial gate structure is formed over the upper fin structure with the oxide layer. A source/drain epitaxial layer is formed over a source/drain region of the fin structure. The sacrificial gate structure is removed to form a gate space. The oxide layer is removed to expose the second semiconductor layers in the gate space. A gate structure is formed around the second semiconductor layers in the gate space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2019
    Publication date: April 30, 2020
    Inventors: Chao-Ching CHENG, I-Sheng CHEN, Hung-Li CHIANG, Tzu-Chiang CHEN, Kai-Tai CHANG
  • Publication number: 20200098876
    Abstract: A semiconductor device and a method of manufacturing the same are disclosed. The semiconductor device includes a plurality of fins on a substrate. A fin end spacer is formed on an end surface of each of the plurality of fins. An insulating layer is formed on the plurality of fins. A source/drain epitaxial layer is formed in a source/drain space in each of the plurality of fins. A gate electrode layer is formed on the insulating layer and wrapping around the each channel region. Sidewall spacers are formed on the gate electrode layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2019
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Inventors: Tung Ying LEE, Tzu-Chung WANG, Kai-Tai CHANG, Wei-Sheng YUN
  • Publication number: 20200098879
    Abstract: The current disclosure describes techniques for forming gate-all-around (“GAA”) devices from stacks of separately formed nanowire semiconductor strips. The separately formed nanowire semiconductor strips are tailored for the respective GAA devices. A trench is formed in a first stack of epitaxy layers to define a space for forming a second stack of epitaxy layers. The trench bottom is modified to have determined or known parameters in the shapes or crystalline facet orientations. The known parameters of the trench bottom are used to select suitable processes to fill the trench bottom with a relatively flat base surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2019
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Inventors: Tung Ying Lee, Kai-Tai Chang, Meng-Hsuan Hsiao
  • Patent number: 10573751
    Abstract: A semiconductor structure includes an isolation feature formed in the semiconductor substrate and a first fin-type active region. The first fin-type active region extends in a first direction. A dummy gate stack is disposed on an end region of the first fin-type active region. The dummy gate stack may overlie an isolation structure. In an embodiment, any recess such as formed for a source/drain region in the first fin-type active region will be displaced from the isolation region by the distance the dummy gate stack overlaps the first fin-type active region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Shao-Ming Yu, Chang-Yun Chang, Chih-Hao Chang, Hsin-Chih Chen, Kai-Tai Chang, Ming-Feng Shieh, Kuei-Liang Lu, Yi-Tang Lin
  • Publication number: 20200058763
    Abstract: A semiconductor device includes a first fin and a second fin in a first direction and aligned in the first direction over a substrate, an isolation insulating layer disposed around lower portions of the first and second fins, a first gate electrode extending in a second direction crossing the first direction and a spacer dummy gate layer, and a source/drain epitaxial layer in a source/drain space in the first fin. The source/drain epitaxial layer is adjacent to the first gate electrode and the spacer dummy gate layer with gate sidewall spacers disposed therebetween, and the spacer dummy gate layer includes one selected from the group consisting of silicon nitride, silicon oxynitride, silicon carbon nitride, and silicon carbon oxynitride.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2019
    Publication date: February 20, 2020
    Inventors: Kai-Tai CHANG, Tung Ying LEE, Wei-Sheng YUN, Tzu-Chung WANG, Chia-Cheng HO, Ming-Shiang LIN, Tzu-Chiang CHEN
  • Publication number: 20200058784
    Abstract: A semiconductor device includes a plurality of fins on a substrate. A fin liner is formed on an end surface of each of the plurality of fins. An insulating layer is formed on the plurality of fins. A plurality of polycrystalline silicon layers are formed on the insulating layer. A source/drain epitaxial layer is formed in a source/drain space in each of the plurality of fins. One of the polycrystalline silicon layers is formed on a region spaced-apart from the fins.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2018
    Publication date: February 20, 2020
    Inventors: Kai-Tai CHANG, Tung Ying LEE, Wei-Sheng YUN, Tzu-Chung WANG, Chia-Cheng HO, Ming-Shiang LIN, Tzu-Chiang CHEN
  • Publication number: 20200043742
    Abstract: In a method, a semiconductor substrate is etched to form a trench, such that the trench defines a channel portion. A hard mask layer is deposited over sidewalls of the channel portion. The semiconductor substrate is anisotropically etched to deepen the trench, such that the deepened trench further defines a base portion under the channel portion and the hard mask layer. The hard mask layer is removed from the sidewalls of the channel portion. The deepened trench is filled with an isolation material. The isolation material is recessed to form an isolation structure, in which the channel portion protrudes from the isolation structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2019
    Publication date: February 6, 2020
    Applicant: TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kai-Tai CHANG, Tung-Ying LEE
  • Patent number: 9917192
    Abstract: A method includes forming an isolation feature in a semiconductor substrate; forming a first fin-like active region and a second fin-like active region in the semiconductor substrate and interposed by the isolation feature; forming a dummy gate stack on the isolation feature, wherein the dummy gate extends to the first fin-like active region from one side and to the second fin-like active region from another side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Shao-Ming Yu, Chang-Yun Chang, Chih-Hao Chang, Hsin-Chih Chen, Kai-Tai Chang, Ming-Feng Shieh, Kuei-Liang Lu, Yi-Tang Lin
  • Publication number: 20170271503
    Abstract: A semiconductor structure includes an isolation feature formed in the semiconductor substrate and a first fin-type active region. The first fin-type active region extends in a first direction. A dummy gate stack is disposed on an end region of the first fin-type active region. The dummy gate stack may overlie an isolation structure. In an embodiment, any recess such as formed for a source/drain region in the first fin-type active region will be displaced from the isolation region by the distance the dummy gate stack overlaps the first fin-type active region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2017
    Publication date: September 21, 2017
    Inventors: Shao-Ming YU, Chang-Yun CHANG, Chih-Hao CHANG, Hsin-Chih CHEN, Kai-Tai CHANG, Ming-Feng SHIEH, Kuei-Liang LU, Yi-Tang LIN
  • Patent number: 9673328
    Abstract: A semiconductor structure includes an isolation feature formed in the semiconductor substrate and a first fin-type active region. The first fin-type active region extends in a first direction. A dummy gate stack is disposed on an end region of the first fin-type active region. The dummy gate stack may overlie an isolation structure. In an embodiment, any recess such as formed for a source/drain region in the first fin-type active region will be displaced from the isolation region by the distance the dummy gate stack overlaps the first fin-type active region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Shao-Ming Yu, Chang-Yun Chang, Chih-Hao Chang, Hsin-Chih Chen, Kai-Tai Chang, Ming-Feng Shieh, Kuei-Liang Lu, Yi-Tang Lin
  • Publication number: 20160240675
    Abstract: A method includes forming an isolation feature in a semiconductor substrate; forming a first fin-like active region and a second fin-like active region in the semiconductor substrate and interposed by the isolation feature; forming a dummy gate stack on the isolation feature, wherein the dummy gate extends to the first fin-like active region from one side and to the second fin-like active region from another side.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2016
    Publication date: August 18, 2016
    Inventors: Shao-Ming Yu, Chang-Yun Chang, Chih-Hao Chang, Hsin-Chih Chen, Kai-Tai Chang, Ming-Feng Shieh, Kuei-Liang Lu, Yi-Tang Lin
  • Publication number: 20160163851
    Abstract: A semiconductor structure includes an isolation feature formed in the semiconductor substrate and a first fin-type active region. The first fin-type active region extends in a first direction. A dummy gate stack is disposed on an end region of the first fin-type active region. The dummy gate stack may overlie an isolation structure. In an embodiment, any recess such as formed for a source/drain region in the first fin-type active region will be displaced from the isolation region by the distance the dummy gate stack overlaps the first fin-type active region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2014
    Publication date: June 9, 2016
    Inventors: Shao-Ming Yu, Chang-Yun Chang, Chih-Hao Chang, Hsin-Chih Chen, Kai-Tai Chang, Ming-Feng Shieh, Kuei-Liang Lu, Yi-Tang Lin
  • Patent number: 9324866
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a semiconductor structure. The semiconductor structure includes a semiconductor substrate; an isolation feature formed in the semiconductor substrate; a first active region and a second active region formed in the semiconductor substrate, wherein the first and second active regions extend in a first direction and are separated from each other by the isolation feature; and a dummy gate disposed on the isolation feature, wherein the dummy gate extends in the first direction to the first active region from one side and to the second active region from another side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Shao-Ming Yu, Chang-Yun Chang, Chih-Hao Chang, Hsin-Chih Chen, Kai-Tai Chang, Ming-Feng Shieh, Kuei-Liang Lu, Yi-Tang Lin
  • Patent number: 9177792
    Abstract: A method includes forming a hard mask over a substrate, patterning the hard mask to form a first plurality of trenches, and filling a dielectric material into the first plurality of trenches to form a plurality of dielectric regions. The hard mask is removed from between the plurality of dielectric regions, wherein a second plurality of trenches is left by the removed hard mask. An epitaxy step is performed to grow a semiconductor material in the second plurality of trenches.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kai-Tai Chang, Yi-Shan Chen, Hsin-Chih Chen, Chih-Hsin Ko, Clement Hsingjen Wann
  • Publication number: 20150115373
    Abstract: A semiconductor structure includes an isolation feature formed in the semiconductor substrate and a first fin-type active region. The first fin-type active region extends in a first direction. A dummy gate stack is disposed on an end region of the first fin-type active region. The dummy gate stack may overlie an isolation structure. In an embodiment, any recess such as formed for a source/drain region in the first fin-type active region will be displaced from the isolation region by the distance the dummy gate stack overlaps the first fin-type active region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2014
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventors: Shao-Ming Yu, Chang-Yun Chang, Chih-Hao Chang, Hsin-Chih Chen, Kai-Tai Chang, Ming-Feng Shieh, Kuei-Liang Lu, Yi-Tang Lin
  • Patent number: 8728906
    Abstract: A method includes forming a hard mask over a substrate, patterning the hard mask to form a first plurality of trenches, and filling a dielectric material into the first plurality of trenches to form a plurality of dielectric regions. The hard mask is removed from between the plurality of dielectric regions, wherein a second plurality of trenches is left by the removed hard mask. An epitaxy step is performed to grow a semiconductor material in the second plurality of trenches.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kai-Tai Chang, Yi-Shan Chen, Hsin-Chih Chen, Chih-Hsin Ko, Clement Hsingjen Wann