Patents by Inventor Li Juin Yip

Li Juin Yip 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: 20210098580
    Abstract: First trenches extend from a process surface into a semiconductor layer. An alignment layer with mask pits in a with respect to the process surface vertical projection of the first trenches is formed on the process surface. Sidewalls of the mask pits have a smaller tilt angle with respect to the process surface than sidewalls of the first trenches. The mask pits are filled with an auxiliary material. A gate trench for a gate structure is formed in a mesa section of the semiconductor layer between the first trenches, wherein the auxiliary material is used as an etch mask.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2020
    Publication date: April 1, 2021
    Inventors: Martin Poelzl, Oliver Blank, Franz Hirler, Maximilian Roesch, Li Juin Yip
  • Publication number: 20210066459
    Abstract: A semiconductor device includes a semiconductor substrate, a transistor cell region formed in the semiconductor substrate and an inner termination region formed in the semiconductor substrate and devoid of transistor cells. The transistor cell region includes a gate structure extending from a first surface into the semiconductor substrate, a plurality of needle-shaped first field plate structures extending from the first surface into the semiconductor substrate, body regions of a second conductivity type, and source regions of a first conductivity type formed between the body regions and the first surface. The inner termination region surrounds the transistor cell region and includes needle-shaped second field plate structures extending from the first surface into the semiconductor substrate. The needle-shaped first field plate structures are arranged in a first pattern and the needle-shaped second field plate structures are arranged in a second pattern.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2020
    Publication date: March 4, 2021
    Inventors: Ralf Siemieniec, Oliver Blank, Franz Hirler, Michael Hutzler, David Laforet, C├ędric Ouvrard, Li Juin Yip
  • Patent number: 10903321
    Abstract: First trenches extend from a process surface into a semiconductor layer. An alignment layer with mask pits in a with respect to the process surface vertical projection of the first trenches is formed on the process surface. Sidewalls of the mask pits have a smaller tilt angle with respect to the process surface than sidewalls of the first trenches. The mask pits are filled with an auxiliary material. A gate trench for a gate structure is formed in a mesa section of the semiconductor layer between the first trenches, wherein the auxiliary material is used as an etch mask.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Infineon Technologies Austria AG
    Inventors: Martin Poelzl, Oliver Blank, Franz Hirler, Maximilian Roesch, Li Juin Yip
  • Patent number: 10872957
    Abstract: A semiconductor device includes a semiconductor substrate, a transistor cell region formed in the semiconductor substrate and an inner termination region formed in the semiconductor substrate and devoid of transistor cells. The transistor cell region includes a plurality of transistor cells and a gate structure that forms a grid separating transistor sections of the transistor cells from each other, each of the transistor sections including a needle-shaped first field plate structure extending from a first surface into the semiconductor substrate. The inner termination region surrounds the transistor cell region and includes needle-shaped second field plate structures extending from the first surface into the semiconductor substrate. The first field plate structures form a first portion of a regular pattern and the second field plate structures form a second portion of the same regular pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: Infineon Technologies Austria AG
    Inventors: Ralf Siemieniec, Oliver Blank, Franz Hirler, Michael Hutzler, David Laforet, Cedric Ouvrard, Li Juin Yip
  • Patent number: 10868173
    Abstract: A semiconductor device includes a semiconductor substrate having drift and body regions. The drift region includes upper and lower drift regions. An active area includes a plurality of spicular trenches extending through the body region and into the drift region. Each spicular trench in the active area has a lower end which together define a lower end of the upper drift region extending towards a first side and a lower drift region extending from the lower end of the upper drift region towards a second side. The edge termination area includes spicular termination trenches extending at least into the upper drift region. A surface doping region arranged in the upper drift region in the edge termination area extends to the first side, is spaced apart from the lower end of the upper drift region, and has a net doping concentration lower than that of the upper drift region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: Infineon Technologies Austria AG
    Inventors: Cedric Ouvrard, Adam Amali, Oliver Blank, Michael Hutzler, David Laforet, Harsh Naik, Ralf Siemieniec, Li Juin Yip
  • Publication number: 20200365724
    Abstract: A semiconductor device includes a semiconductor body having first and second opposing surfaces, an active area including active transistor cells, and an edge termination region laterally surrounding the active area. Each active transistor cell includes a mesa and a columnar trench having a field plate. The edge termination region includes inactive cells each including a columnar termination trench having a field plate, and a termination mesa including a drift region of a first conductivity type. The edge termination region includes a transition region laterally surrounding the active region and an outer termination region laterally surrounding the transition region. In the transition region, the termination mesa includes a body region of a second conductivity type arranged on the drift region. In the outer termination region, the drift region extends to the first surface. A buried doped region of the edge termination region is positioned in the transition and outer termination regions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2020
    Publication date: November 19, 2020
    Inventors: Ralf Siemieniec, Adam Amali, Michael Hutzler, Laszlo Juhasz, David Laforet, Cedric Ouvrard, Li Juin Yip
  • Publication number: 20200328303
    Abstract: A semiconductor device includes a semiconductor substrate having drift and body regions. The drift region includes upper and lower drift regions. An active area includes a plurality of spicular trenches extending through the body region and into the drift region. Each spicular trench in the active area has a lower end which together define a lower end of the upper drift region extending towards a first side and a lower drift region extending from the lower end of the upper drift region towards a second side. The edge termination area includes spicular termination trenches extending at least into the upper drift region. A surface doping region arranged in the upper drift region in the edge termination area extends to the first side, is spaced apart from the lower end of the upper drift region, and has a net doping concentration lower than that of the upper drift region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2020
    Publication date: October 15, 2020
    Inventors: Cedric Ouvrard, Adam Amali, Oliver Blank, Michael Hutzler, David Laforet, Harsh Naik, Ralf Siemieniec, Li Juin Yip
  • Patent number: 10727331
    Abstract: A semiconductor device includes a semiconductor substrate having drift and body regions. The drift region includes upper and lower drift regions. An active area includes a plurality of spicular trenches extending through the body region and into the drift region. Each spicular trench in the active area has a lower end which together define a lower end of the upper drift region extending towards a first side and a lower drift region extending from the lower end of the upper drift region towards a second side. The edge termination area includes spicular termination trenches extending at least into the upper drift region. A surface doping region arranged in the upper drift region in the edge termination area extends to the first side, is spaced apart from the lower end of the upper drift region, and has a net doping concentration lower than that of the upper drift region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Infineon Technologies Austria AG
    Inventors: Cedric Ouvrard, Adam Amali, Oliver Blank, Michael Hutzler, David Laforet, Harsh Naik, Ralf Siemieniec, Li Juin Yip
  • Publication number: 20200127102
    Abstract: A semiconductor device includes a semiconductor substrate, a transistor cell region formed in the semiconductor substrate and an inner termination region formed in the semiconductor substrate and devoid of transistor cells. The transistor cell region includes a plurality of transistor cells and a gate structure that forms a grid separating transistor sections of the transistor cells from each other, each of the transistor sections including a needle-shaped first field plate structure extending from a first surface into the semiconductor substrate. The inner termination region surrounds the transistor cell region and includes needle-shaped second field plate structures extending from the first surface into the semiconductor substrate. The first field plate structures form a first portion of a regular pattern and the second field plate structures form a second portion of the same regular pattern.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2019
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Inventors: Ralf Siemieniec, Oliver Blank, Franz Hirler, Michael Hutzler, David Laforet, Cedric Ouvrard, Li Juin Yip
  • Patent number: 10629595
    Abstract: A power semiconductor device includes a semiconductor substrate having a first side. A plurality of active transistor cells is formed in an active area of the semiconductor substrate. Each of the plurality of active transistor cells includes a spicular trench which extends from the first side into the semiconductor substrate and has a field electrode. A gate electrode structure has a plurality of intersecting gate trenches running between the spicular trenches. The intersecting gate trenches form gate crossing regions of different shape when seen in a plan projection onto the first side of the power semiconductor device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Infineon Technologies Austria AG
    Inventors: Cedric Ouvrard, Cesar Augusto Braz, Olivier Guillemant, David Laforet, Gerhard Noebauer, Li Juin Yip
  • Patent number: 10573731
    Abstract: A vertical semiconductor field-effect transistor includes a semiconductor body having a front side, and a field electrode trench extending from the front side into the semiconductor body. The field electrode trench includes a field electrode and a field dielectric arranged between the field electrode and the semiconductor body. The vertical semiconductor field-effect transistor further includes a gate electrode trench arranged next to the field electrode trench, extending from the front side into the semiconductor body, and having two electrodes which are separated from each other and the semiconductor body. A front side metallization is arranged on the front side and in contact with the field electrode and at most one of the two electrodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Infineon Technologies Austria AG
    Inventors: Li Juin Yip, Cesar Augusto Braz, Olivier Guillemant, David Laforet, Cedric Ouvrard
  • Patent number: 10510846
    Abstract: A semiconductor device includes a semiconductor substrate, a transistor cell region formed in the semiconductor substrate and an inner termination region formed in the semiconductor substrate and devoid of transistor cells. The transistor cell region includes a plurality of transistor cells and a gate structure that forms a grid separating transistor sections of the transistor cells from each other, each of the transistor sections including a needle-shaped first field plate structure extending from a first surface into the semiconductor substrate. The inner termination region surrounds the transistor cell region and includes needle-shaped second field plate structures extending from the first surface into the semiconductor substrate. The first field plate structures form a first portion of a regular pattern and the second field plate structures form a second portion of the same regular pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: Infineon Technologies Austria AG
    Inventors: Ralf Siemieniec, Oliver Blank, Franz Hirler, Michael Hutzler, David Laforet, Cedric Ouvrard, Li Juin Yip
  • Patent number: 10453929
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a power metal oxide semiconductor field effect transistor includes: forming a field electrode in a field plate trench in a main surface of a semiconductor substrate; forming a gate trench in the main surface, the gate trench extending in a first direction parallel to the main surface; and for a gate electrode in the gate trench, the gate electrode being made of a gate electrode material that comprises a metal. The field plate trench is formed to have an extension length in the first direction which is less than double of an extension length of the field plate trench in a second direction, the second direction being perpendicular to the first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Infineon Technologies Austria AG
    Inventors: David Laforet, Oliver Blank, Michael Hutzler, Cedric Ouvrard, Ralf Siemieniec, Li Juin Yip
  • Patent number: 10453931
    Abstract: A semiconductor device comprises a semiconductor substrate structure comprising a cell region and an edge termination region surrounding the cell region. Further it comprises a plurality of needle-shaped cell trenches within the cell region reaching from a surface of the semiconductor substrate structure into the substrate structure and an edge termination trench within the edge termination region surrounding the cell region at the surface of the semiconductor substrate structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Infineon Technologies Austria AG
    Inventors: Oliver Blank, Franz Hirler, Ralf Siemieniec, Li Juin Yip
  • Patent number: 10276670
    Abstract: A semiconductor device includes an array of needle-shaped trenches extending into a semiconductor substrate. The semiconductor device further includes a gate trench grid extending into the semiconductor substrate. A gate electrode of a transistor structure is located within the gate trench grid. A gate wiring structure of the transistor structure is connected to the gate electrode of the transistor structure. A field electrode located within at least one needle-shaped trench of the array of needle-shaped trenches is connected to the gate wiring structure of the transistor structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Infineon Technologies Austria AG
    Inventors: Ralf Siemieniec, Li Juin Yip
  • Publication number: 20190097005
    Abstract: A semiconductor device comprises a semiconductor substrate structure comprising a cell region and an edge termination region surrounding the cell region. Further it comprises a plurality of needle-shaped cell trenches within the cell region reaching from a surface of the semiconductor substrate structure into the substrate structure and an edge termination trench within the edge termination region surrounding the cell region at the surface of the semiconductor substrate structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2018
    Publication date: March 28, 2019
    Inventors: Oliver Blank, Franz Hirler, Ralf Siemieniec, Li Juin Yip
  • Patent number: 10205015
    Abstract: In one implementation, a reduced gate charge field-effect transistor (FET) includes a drift region situated over a drain, a body situated over the drift region, and source diffusions formed in the body. The source diffusions are adjacent a gate trench extending through the body into the drift region and having a dielectric liner and a gate electrode situated therein. The dielectric liner includes an upper segment and a lower segment, the upper segment extending to at least a depth of the source diffusions and being significantly thicker than the lower segment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Infineon Technologies Austria AG
    Inventors: David Laforet, Li Juin Yip, Cedric Ouvrard
  • Patent number: 10199456
    Abstract: A method of forming a semiconductor device is provided. The device includes a semiconductor substrate having a main surface and a rear surface vertically spaced apart from the main surface, a first doped region, a second doped region and a third doped region. The third doped region is interposed between the first and second doped regions beneath the main surface. Field plate trenches having field plates vertically extend from the main surface to a bottom that is arranged in the first doped region. A gate trench having a gate electrode vertically extends from the main surface to the first doped region. A compensation zone vertically extends from the bottom of the gate trench deeper into the first doped region. The compensation zone is laterally aligned with the gate trench and is adjacent to the field plates along a cross-sectional plane of the device that is parallel to the main surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Infineon Technologies Austria AG
    Inventors: Minghao Jin, Li Juin Yip, Oliver Blank, Martin Vielemeyer, Franz Hirler
  • Patent number: 10177250
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a semiconductor device includes: forming a trench extending into a semiconductor substrate and a polysilicon gate electrode in the trench; forming a body region of a first conductivity type in the substrate adjacent the trench and a source region of a second conductivity type adjacent the body region and the trench; forming a dielectric layer on the substrate; forming a gate metallization on the dielectric layer which covers part of the substrate and a source metallization on the dielectric layer which is electrically connected to the source region, spaced apart from the gate metallization and covering a different part of the substrate than the gate metallization; and forming a metal-filled groove in the polysilicon gate electrode which is electrically connected to the gate metallization. The metal-filled groove extends along a length of the trench underneath at least part of the source metallization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Infineon Technologies Austria AG
    Inventors: Ralf Siemieniec, Oliver Blank, Li Juin Yip
  • Publication number: 20190006513
    Abstract: A semiconductor device includes a semiconductor substrate having drift and body regions. The drift region includes upper and lower drift regions. An active area includes a plurality of spicular trenches extending through the body region and into the drift region. Each spicular trench in the active area has a lower end which together define a lower end of the upper drift region extending towards a first side and a lower drift region extending from the lower end of the upper drift region towards a second side. The edge termination area includes spicular termination trenches extending at least into the upper drift region. A surface doping region arranged in the upper drift region in the edge termination area extends to the first side, is spaced apart from the lower end of the upper drift region, and has a net doping concentration lower than that of the upper drift region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2018
    Publication date: January 3, 2019
    Inventors: Cedric Ouvrard, Adam Amali, Oliver Blank, Michael Hutzler, David Laforet, Harsh Naik, Ralf Siemieniec, Li Juin Yip