Patents by Inventor Kuo-Ming Wu

Kuo-Ming 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).

  • Patent number: 10964781
    Abstract: The present disclosure, in some embodiments, relates to a high voltage resistor device. The device includes a buried well region disposed within a substrate and having a first doping type. A drift region is disposed within the substrate and contacts the buried well region. The drift region has the first doping type. A body region is disposed within the substrate and has a second doping type. The body region laterally contacts the drift region and vertically contacts the buried well region. An isolation structure is over the drift region and a resistor structure is over the isolation structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yi-Cheng Chiu, Wen-Chih Chiang, Chun Lin Tsai, Kuo-Ming Wu, Shiuan-Jeng Lin, Yi-Min Chen, Hung-Chou Lin, Karthick Murukesan
  • Patent number: 10964789
    Abstract: A semiconductor structure is disclosed. The semiconductor structure includes: a substrate; a gate structure formed on the substrate; a source region and a drain region formed in the substrate on either side of the gate structure, the source region and the drain region both having a first type of conductivity; and a dielectric layer having a first portion and a second portion, wherein the first portion of the dielectric layer is formed on a portion of the gate structure, and the second portion of the dielectric layer is formed on the substrate and extending to a portion of the drain region, wherein the dielectric layer includes at least one recess on the second portion. An associated fabricating method is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Ltd.
    Inventors: Hong-Shyang Wu, Kuo-Ming Wu
  • Publication number: 20210074854
    Abstract: A semiconductor structure is disclosed. The semiconductor structure includes: a substrate; an isolation region adjacent to the drain region; a gate electrode over the substrate and further downwardly extends into the substrate, wherein a portion of the gate electrode below a top surface of the substrate abuts the isolation region; and a source region and a drain region formed in the substrate on either side of the gate structure. An associated method for fabricating the semiconductor structure is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2020
    Publication date: March 11, 2021
    Inventors: JIA-RUI LEE, KUO-MING WU, YI-CHUN LIN
  • Patent number: 10892360
    Abstract: A high-voltage semiconductor device structure is provided. The high-voltage semiconductor device structure includes a semiconductor substrate, a source ring in the semiconductor substrate, and a drain region in the semiconductor substrate. The high-voltage semiconductor device structure also includes a doped ring surrounding sides and a bottom of the source ring and a well region surrounding sides and bottoms of the drain region and the doped ring. The well region has a conductivity type opposite to that of the doped ring. The high-voltage semiconductor device structure further includes a conductor electrically connected to the drain region and extending over and across a periphery of the well region. In addition, the high-voltage semiconductor device structure includes a shielding element ring between the conductor and the semiconductor substrate. The shielding element ring extends over and across the periphery of the well region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hung-Chou Lin, Yi-Cheng Chiu, Karthick Murukesan, Yi-Min Chen, Shiuan-Jeng Lin, Wen-Chih Chiang, Chen-Chien Chang, Chih-Yuan Chan, Kuo-Ming Wu, Chun-Lin Tsai
  • Publication number: 20210005558
    Abstract: A method for forming a hybrid-bonding structure is provided. The method includes forming a first dielectric layer over a first semiconductor substrate. The first semiconductor substrate includes a conductive structure. The method also includes partially removing the first dielectric layer to form a first dielectric dummy pattern, a second dielectric dummy pattern and a third dielectric dummy pattern and an opening through the first dielectric layer. The first dielectric dummy pattern, the second dielectric dummy pattern and the third dielectric dummy pattern are surrounded by the opening. In addition, the method includes forming a first conductive line in the opening. The first conductive line is in contact with the conductive structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2020
    Publication date: January 7, 2021
    Applicant: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kuo-Ming WU, Kuan-Liang LIU, Pao-Tung CHEN
  • Patent number: 10879236
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the present application are directed towards an integrated circuit (IC) in which a bootstrap metal-oxide-semiconductor (MOS) device is integrated with a high voltage metal-oxide-semiconductor (HVMOS) device and a high voltage junction termination (HVJT) device. In some embodiments, a drift well is in the semiconductor substrate. The drift well has a first doping type and has a ring-shaped top layout. A first switching device is on the drift well. A second switching device is on the semiconductor substrate, at an indent in a sidewall the drift well. A peripheral well is in the semiconductor substrate and has a second doping type opposite the first doping type. The peripheral well surrounds the drift well, the first switching device, and the second switching device, and further separates the second switching device from the drift well and the first switching device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Karthick Murukesan, Wen-Chih Chiang, Chiu-Hua Chung, Chun Lin Tsai, Kuo-Ming Wu, Shiuan-Jeng Lin, Tien Sheng Lin, Yi-Min Chen, Hung-Chou Lin, Yi-Cheng Chiu
  • Patent number: 10879288
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the present application are directed towards an image sensor having a reflector. In some embodiments, the image sensor comprises a substrate, an interlayer dielectric (ILD) structure, an etch stop layer, a wire, and the reflector. The substrate comprises a photodetector. The ILD structure is over the substrate, and the etch stop layer is over the ILD structure. The wire is in the etch stop layer. The reflector is directly over the photodetector and is in the etch stop layer. An upper surface of the wire is elevated above an upper surface of the reflector. By forming the reflector directly over the photodetector, the reflector may reflect radiation that passes through the photodetector without being absorbed back to the photodetector. This gives the photodetector a second chance to absorb the radiation and enhances the quantum efficiency (QE) of the photodetector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chih-Hui Huang, Cheng-Hsien Chou, Cheng-Yuan Tsai, Kuo-Ming Wu, Sheng-Chan Li
  • Patent number: 10847650
    Abstract: A semiconductor structure is disclosed. The semiconductor structure includes: a substrate; an isolation region adjacent to the drain region; a gate electrode over the substrate and further downwardly extends into the substrate, wherein a portion of the gate electrode below a top surface of the substrate abuts the isolation region; and a source region and a drain region formed in the substrate on either side of the gate structure. An associated method for fabricating the semiconductor structure is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING COMPANY LTD.
    Inventors: Jia-Rui Lee, Kuo-Ming Wu, Yi-Chun Lin
  • Publication number: 20200350302
    Abstract: Some embodiments relate to a three-dimensional (3D) integrated circuit (IC). The 3D IC includes a first IC die comprising a first semiconductor substrate, and a first interconnect structure over the first semiconductor substrate. The 3D IC also includes a second IC die comprising a second semiconductor substrate, and a second interconnect structure that separates the second semiconductor substrate from the first interconnect structure. A seal ring structure separates the first interconnect structure from the second interconnect structure and perimetrically surrounds a gas reservoir between the first IC die and second IC die. The seal ring structure includes a sidewall gas-vent opening structure configured to allow gas to pass between the gas reservoir and an ambient environment surrounding the 3D IC.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2020
    Publication date: November 5, 2020
    Inventors: Kuo-Ming Wu, Kuan-Liang Liu, Wen-De Wang, Yung-Lung Lin
  • Publication number: 20200321251
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a method for bonding semiconductor wafers is provided. The method includes forming a first integrated circuit (IC) over a central region of a first semiconductor wafer. A first ring-shaped bonding support structure is formed over a ring-shaped peripheral region of the first semiconductor wafer, where the ring-shaped peripheral region of the first semiconductor wafer encircles the central region of the first semiconductor wafer. A second semiconductor wafer is bonded to the first semiconductor wafer, such that a second IC arranged on the second semiconductor wafer is electrically coupled to the first IC.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2020
    Publication date: October 8, 2020
    Inventors: Sheng-Chan Li, Cheng-Hsien Chou, Cheng-Yuan Tsai, Chih-Hui Huang, Kuo-Ming Wu
  • Publication number: 20200312817
    Abstract: A three-dimensional (3D) integrated circuit (IC) is provided. In some embodiments, a second IC die is bonded to a first IC die by a first bonding structure. A third IC die is bonded to the second IC die by a second bonding structure. The second bonding structure is arranged between back sides of the second IC die and the third IC die opposite to corresponding interconnect structures and comprises a first TSV (through substrate via) disposed through a second substrate of the second IC die and a second TSV disposed through a third substrate of the third IC die. The second bonding structure further comprises conductive features with oppositely titled sidewalls disposed between the first TSV and the second TSV.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2020
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Inventors: Kuo-Ming Wu, Ching-Chun Wang, Dun-Nian Yaung, Hsing-Chih Lin, Jen-Cheng Liu, Min-Feng Kao, Yung-Lung Lin, Shih-Han Huang, I-Nan Chen
  • Patent number: 10790240
    Abstract: A hybrid-bonding structure and a method for forming a hybrid-bonding structure are provided. The hybrid-bonding structure includes a first semiconductor substrate, a first conductive line and a first dielectric dummy pattern. The first conductive line is formed over the first semiconductor substrate. A surface of the first conductive line is configured to hybrid-bond with a second conductive line over a second semiconductor substrate. The first dielectric dummy pattern is formed over the first semiconductor substrate and embedded in the first conductive line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kuo-Ming Wu, Kuan-Liang Liu, Pao-Tung Chen
  • Publication number: 20200303351
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing three-dimensional (3D) integrated circuit (IC) is provided. In some embodiments, a second IC die is formed and bonded to a first IC die by a first bonding structure. A third IC die is formed and bonded to the second IC die by a second bonding structure. The second bonding structure is formed between back sides of the second IC die and the third IC die opposite to corresponding interconnect structures and comprises a first TSV (through substrate via) disposed through a second substrate of the second IC die and a second TSV disposed through a third substrate of the third IC die. In some further embodiments, the second bonding structure is formed by forming conductive features with oppositely titled sidewalls disposed between the first TSV and the second TSV.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2020
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Inventors: Kuo-Ming Wu, Ching-Chun Wang, Dun-Nian Yaung, Hsing-Chih Lin, Jen-Cheng Liu, Min-Feng Kao, Yung-Lung Lin, Shih-Han Huang, I-Nan Chen
  • Patent number: 10734285
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a method for bonding semiconductor wafers is provided. The method includes forming a first integrated circuit (IC) over a central region of a first semiconductor wafer. A first ring-shaped bonding support structure is formed over a ring-shaped peripheral region of the first semiconductor wafer, where the ring-shaped peripheral region of the first semiconductor wafer encircles the central region of the first semiconductor wafer. A second semiconductor wafer is bonded to the first semiconductor wafer, such that a second IC arranged on the second semiconductor wafer is electrically coupled to the first IC.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sheng-Chan Li, Cheng-Hsien Chou, Cheng-Yuan Tsai, Chih-Hui Huang, Kuo-Ming Wu
  • Patent number: 10727218
    Abstract: Some embodiments relate to a three-dimensional (3D) integrated circuit (IC). The 3D IC includes a first IC die comprising a first semiconductor substrate, and a first interconnect structure over the first semiconductor substrate. The 3D IC also includes a second IC die comprising a second semiconductor substrate, and a second interconnect structure that separates the second semiconductor substrate from the first interconnect structure. A seal ring structure separates the first interconnect structure from the second interconnect structure and perimetrically surrounds a gas reservoir between the first IC die and second IC die. The seal ring structure includes a sidewall gas-vent opening structure configured to allow gas to pass between the gas reservoir and an ambient environment surrounding the 3D IC.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kuo-Ming Wu, Kuan-Liang Liu, Wen-De Wang, Yung-Lung Lin
  • Patent number: 10727205
    Abstract: A three-dimensional (3D) integrated circuit (IC) is provided. In some embodiments, a second IC die is bonded to a first IC die by a first bonding structure. The first bonding structure contacts a first interconnect structure of the first IC die and a second interconnection structure of the second IC die, and has a first portion and a second portion hybrid bonded together. A third IC die is bonded to the second IC die by a third bonding structure. The third bonding structure comprises a second TSV (through substrate via) disposed through the second substrate of the second IC die and includes varies bonding structures according to varies embodiments of the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kuo-Ming Wu, Ching-Chun Wang, Dun-Nian Yaung, Hsing-Chih Lin, Jen-Cheng Liu, Min-Feng Kao, Yung-Lung Lin, Shih-Han Huang, I-Nan Chen
  • Patent number: 10679987
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the present application are directed towards an integrated circuit (IC) in which a bootstrap metal-oxide-semiconductor (MOS) device is integrated with a high voltage metal-oxide-semiconductor (HVMOS) device and a high voltage junction termination (HVJT) device. In some embodiments, a drift well is in the semiconductor substrate. The drift well has a first doping type and has a ring-shaped top layout. A first switching device is on the drift well. A second switching device is on the semiconductor substrate, at an indent in a sidewall the drift well. A peripheral well is in the semiconductor substrate and has a second doping type opposite the first doping type. The peripheral well surrounds the drift well, the first switching device, and the second switching device, and further separates the second switching device from the drift well and the first switching device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Karthick Murukesan, Wen-Chih Chiang, Chiu-Hua Chung, Chun Lin Tsai, Kuo-Ming Wu, Shiuan-Jeng Lin, Tien Sheng Lin, Yi-Min Chen, Hung-Chou Lin, Yi-Cheng Chiu
  • Publication number: 20200144207
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a semiconductor structure. The semiconductor structure comprises a semiconductive substrate and an interconnect structure over the semiconductive substrate. The semiconductor structure also comprises a bond pad in the semiconductive substrate and coupled to the metal layer. The bond pad comprises two conductive layers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2019
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Inventors: Sheng-Chau CHEN, Shih-Pei CHOU, Ming-Che LEE, Kuo-Ming WU, Cheng-Hsien CHOU, Cheng-Yuan TSAI, Yeur-Luen TU
  • Publication number: 20200118997
    Abstract: A semiconductor device and a method of forming the same are provided. The semiconductor device includes a transistor and a diode. The transistor includes a first gate region electrically coupled to a gate driver, and a first source region and a first drain region on two sides of the first gate region. The diode includes two terminals coupled between the first drain region of the transistor and a reference voltage. The transistor has a threshold voltage greater than that of the diode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2019
    Publication date: April 16, 2020
    Inventors: JIA-RUI LEE, KUO-MING WU, YI-CHUN LIN, ALEXANDER KALNITSKY
  • Publication number: 20200105864
    Abstract: A capacitor structure for a power semiconductor device includes a semiconductor substrate, an isolation insulating layer having a ring-shape and including an outer periphery and an inner periphery defining an opening region, a first electrode disposed on the isolation insulating layer, a dielectric layer disposed on the first electrode, and a second electrode disposed on the dielectric layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2019
    Publication date: April 2, 2020
    Inventors: Hong-Yang CHEN, Tian Sheng LIN, Yi-Cheng CHIU, Hung-Chou LIN, Yi-Min CHEN, Kuo-Ming WU, Chiu-Hua CHUNG