Patents by Inventor Masayoshi Tagami

Masayoshi Tagami 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: 20200350291
    Abstract: A memory device includes a first memory cell array, a second memory cell array disposed in a first direction with respect to the first memory cell array, a first contact plug extending in the first direction through the first memory cell array, and a second contact plug extending in the first direction through the second memory cell array. The first memory cell array includes first electrode layers stacked in a first direction, and a first semiconductor pillar extending through the first electrode layers in the first direction. The second memory cell array including second electrode layers stacked in the first direction, and a second semiconductor pillar extending in the first direction through the second electrode layers. The first contact plug is electrically connected to the first semiconductor pillar, and the second contact plug is electrically connected to the second semiconductor pillar and the first contact plug.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2020
    Publication date: November 5, 2020
    Applicant: Toshiba Memory Corporation
    Inventors: Masayoshi TAGAMI, Ryota KATSUMATA, Jun IIJIMA, Tetsuya SHIMIZU, Takamasa USUI, Genki FUJITA
  • Publication number: 20200343263
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a semiconductor memory device includes a first memory chip, a circuit chip, and an external connection electrode on a surface of the first memory chip. The first memory chip comprises first conductors stacked via an insulator, and a first pillar passing the first conductors. The circuit chip comprises a substrate, a control circuit, and a second conductor connected to the control circuit, the circuit chip being attached to the first memory chip. The external connection electrode comprises a portion extending from a side of the surface of the first memory chip through the first memory chip and connected to the second conductor. Part of the first conductors is between the external connection electrode and the substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2020
    Publication date: October 29, 2020
    Applicant: Toshiba Memory Corporation
    Inventors: Masayoshi TAGAMI, Jun Iijima, Ryota Katsumata, Kazuyuki Higashi
  • Patent number: 10811360
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a semiconductor device includes a semiconductor layer, an insulating film, a first interconnect, a conductor, and a frame-shaped portion. The insulating film is provided on the semiconductor layer. The first interconnect is provided on the insulating film. The conductor extends through the insulating film and electrically connects the semiconductor layer and the first interconnect. The frame-shaped portion extends through the insulating film and is provided in a second region different from a first region, the conductor being provided in the first region. The frame-shaped portion protrudes from a surface of the insulating film on which the first interconnect is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: TOSHIBA MEMORY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Masayoshi Tagami
  • Publication number: 20200294971
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a semiconductor device includes a first chip that includes a first interconnect layer, a first insulator provided on the first interconnect layer, a first metal portion provided on the first interconnect layer and provided in the first insulator and including at least one of palladium, platinum and gold, and a second interconnect layer provided on the first metal portion and provided in the first insulator. The device further includes a second chip that includes a second insulator provided on the first insulator, and a third interconnect layer provided in the second insulator and provided on the second interconnect layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2019
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Applicant: Toshiba Memory Corporation
    Inventors: Yusuke TANAKA, Atsushi Hieno, Tsutomu Nakanishi, Yasuhito Yoshimizu, Masayoshi Tagami
  • Publication number: 20200295037
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a semiconductor device includes a first chip and a second chip. The first chip includes a first substrate, a control circuit provided on the first substrate, and a first pad provided above the control circuit and electrically connected to the control circuit. The second chip includes a second pad provided on the first pad, a plug provided above the second pad, extending in a first direction, and including a portion that decreases in diameter in a cross-section perpendicular to the first direction with increasing distance from the first substrate, and a bonding pad provided on the plug, intersecting with the first direction, and electrically connected to the second pad by the plug.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2019
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Applicant: TOSHIBA MEMORY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jun Iijima, Masayoshi Tagami, Shinya Arai, Takahiro Tomimatsu
  • Patent number: 10748928
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a semiconductor memory device includes a first memory chip, a circuit chip, and an external connection electrode on a surface of the first memory chip. The first memory chip comprises first conductors stacked via an insulator, and a first pillar passing the first conductors. The circuit chip comprises a substrate, a control circuit, and a second conductor connected to the control circuit, the circuit chip being attached to the first memory chip. The external connection electrode comprises a portion extending from a side of the surface of the first memory chip through the first memory chip and connected to the second conductor. Part of the first conductors is between the external connection electrode and the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Toshiba Memory Corporation
    Inventors: Masayoshi Tagami, Jun Iijima, Ryota Katsumata, Kazuyuki Higashi
  • Patent number: 10741527
    Abstract: A memory device includes a first memory cell array, a second memory cell array disposed in a first direction with respect to the first memory cell array, a first contact plug extending in the first direction through the first memory cell array, and a second contact plug extending in the first direction through the second memory cell array. The first memory cell array includes first electrode layers stacked in a first direction, and a first semiconductor pillar extending through the first electrode layers in the first direction. The second memory cell array including second electrode layers stacked in the first direction, and a second semiconductor pillar extending in the first direction through the second electrode layers. The first contact plug is electrically connected to the first semiconductor pillar, and the second contact plug is electrically connected to the second semiconductor pillar and the first contact plug.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Toshiba Memory Corporation
    Inventors: Masayoshi Tagami, Ryota Katsumata, Jun Iijima, Tetsuya Shimizu, Takamasa Usui, Genki Fujita
  • Publication number: 20200111810
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a semiconductor memory device includes a first memory chip, a circuit chip, and an external connection electrode on a surface of the first memory chip. The first memory chip comprises first conductors stacked via an insulator, and a first pillar passing the first conductors. The circuit chip comprises a substrate, a control circuit, and a second conductor connected to the control circuit, the circuit chip being attached to the first memory chip. The external connection electrode comprises a portion extending from a side of the surface of the first memory chip through the first memory chip and connected to the second conductor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2019
    Publication date: April 9, 2020
    Applicant: Toshiba Memory Corporation
    Inventors: Masayoshi TAGAMI, Jun Iijima, Ryota Katsumata, Kazuyuki Higashi
  • Publication number: 20200066754
    Abstract: An integrated circuit device includes a first insulating film, a second insulating film provided on the first insulating film, and having a composition different from a composition of the first insulating film, a first interconnect extending in a first direction crossing a vertical direction, and having a lower portion disposed in the first insulating film, and an upper portion disposed in the second insulating film, and a second interconnect extending in the first direction, and having a lower portion disposed in the first insulating film, and an upper portion disposed in the second insulating film. An air gap is formed in the first insulating film and in the second insulating film and also between the first interconnect and the second interconnect. A lower end of the air gap is located lower than a lower surface of the first interconnect and a lower surface of the second interconnect.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2019
    Publication date: February 27, 2020
    Applicant: Toshiba Memory Corporation
    Inventor: Masayoshi TAGAMI
  • Patent number: 10553612
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a semiconductor memory device includes a first memory chip, a circuit chip, and an external connection electrode on a surface of the first memory chip. The first memory chip comprises first conductors stacked via an insulator, and a first pillar passing the first conductors. The circuit chip comprises a substrate, a control circuit, and a second conductor connected to the control circuit, the circuit chip being attached to the first memory chip. The external connection electrode comprises a portion extending from a side of the surface of the first memory chip through the first memory chip and connected to the second conductor. Part of the first conductors is between the external connection electrode and the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Toshiba Memory Corporation
    Inventors: Masayoshi Tagami, Jun Iijima, Ryota Katsumata, Kazuyuki Higashi
  • Patent number: 10510764
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a semiconductor device includes a stacked body, first, second, third, and fourth insulating bodies, first and second columnar portions. The stacked body includes a conductive layer and an insulating layer stacked alternately. The first, second, third and fourth insulating bodies, the first and second columnar portions are provided inside the stacked body. The second insulating body is at a position different from the first insulating body. The third insulating body is between the first and second insulating bodies. The fourth insulating body is between the first and second insulating bodies, and includes portions contacting the third insulating body and being separated from each other with the third insulating body interposed. The first columnar portion is between the first and fourth insulating bodies. The second columnar portion is between the second and fourth insulating bodies. The first and second columnar portions include a semiconductor layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: Toshiba Memory Corporation
    Inventors: Masayoshi Tagami, Ryota Katsumata, Toru Matsuda, Yu Hirotsu, Naoki Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 10504915
    Abstract: An integrated circuit device includes a first insulating film, a second insulating film provided on the first insulating film, and having a composition different from a composition of the first insulating film, a first interconnect extending in a first direction crossing a vertical direction, and having a lower portion disposed in the first insulating film, and an upper portion disposed in the second insulating film, and a second interconnect extending in the first direction, and having a lower portion disposed in the first insulating film, and an upper portion disposed in the second insulating film. An air gap is formed in the first insulating film and in the second insulating film and also between the first interconnect and the second interconnect. A lower end of the air gap is located lower than a lower surface of the first interconnect and a lower surface of the second interconnect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Toshiba Memory Corporation
    Inventor: Masayoshi Tagami
  • Publication number: 20190326322
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a semiconductor memory device includes a first memory chip, a circuit chip, and an external connection electrode on a surface of the first memory chip. The first memory chip comprises first conductors stacked via an insulator, and a first pillar passing the first conductors. The circuit chip comprises a substrate, a control circuit, and a second conductor connected to the control circuit, the circuit chip being attached to the first memory chip. The external connection electrode comprises a portion extending from a side of the surface of the first memory chip through the first memory chip and connected to the second conductor. Part of the first conductors is between the external connection electrode and the substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2019
    Publication date: October 24, 2019
    Applicant: Toshiba Memory Corporation
    Inventors: Masayoshi TAGAMI, Jun IIJIMA, Ryota KATSUMATA, Kazuyuki HIGASHI
  • Publication number: 20190312012
    Abstract: A memory device includes a first memory cell array, a second memory cell array disposed in a first direction with respect to the first memory cell array, a first contact plug extending in the first direction through the first memory cell array, and a second contact plug extending in the first direction through the second memory cell array. The first memory cell array includes first electrode layers stacked in a first direction, and a first semiconductor pillar extending through the first electrode layers in the first direction. The second memory cell array including second electrode layers stacked in the first direction, and a second semiconductor pillar extending in the first direction through the second electrode layers. The first contact plug is electrically connected to the first semiconductor pillar, and the second contact plug is electrically connected to the second semiconductor pillar and the first contact plug.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2019
    Publication date: October 10, 2019
    Applicant: Toshiba Memory Corporation
    Inventors: Masayoshi TAGAMI, Ryota KATSUMATA, Jun IIJIMA, Tetsuya SHIMIZU, Takamasa USUI, Genki FUJITA
  • Publication number: 20190296035
    Abstract: According to an embodiment, a semiconductor memory device includes a substrate, a stacked body, a plurality of columnar portions, a plurality of interconnects, and a plurality of connection portions. The plurality of interconnects extends in a first direction parallel to an upper surface of the substrate. When viewed from a second direction perpendicular to the stacking direction and the first direction, a portion of a first connection portion overlaps a portion of a second connection portion. The first connection portion is connected to a first interconnect of the plurality of interconnects. The second connection portion is connected to a second interconnect of the plurality of interconnects adjacent to the first interconnect in the second direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2018
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Applicant: TOSHIBA MEMORY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jun IIJIMA, Masayoshi Tagami, Takamasa Usui, Takahito Nishimura
  • Publication number: 20190279952
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a semiconductor device includes a first chip including a substrate, a first plug on the substrate, and a first pad on the first plug, and a second chip including a second plug and a second pad under the second plug. The second chip includes an electrode layer electrically connected to the second plug, a charge storage layer provided on a side face of the electrode layer via a first insulator, and a semiconductor layer provided on a side face of the charge storage layer via a second insulator. The first and second pads are bonded with each other, and the first and second plugs are disposed so that at least a portion of the first plug and at least a portion of the second plug do not overlap with each other in a first direction that is perpendicular to a surface of the substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2018
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Applicant: TOSHIBA MEMORY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Masayoshi TAGAMI
  • Patent number: 10381374
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a semiconductor memory device includes a first memory chip, a circuit chip, and an external connection electrode on a surface of the first memory chip. The first memory chip comprises first conductors stacked via an insulator, and a first pillar passing the first conductors. The circuit chip comprises a substrate, a control circuit, and a second conductor connected to the control circuit, the circuit chip being attached to the first memory chip. The external connection electrode comprises a portion extending from a side of the surface of the first memory chip through the first memory chip and connected to the second conductor. Part of the first conductors is between the external connection electrode and the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Toshiba Memory Corporation
    Inventors: Masayoshi Tagami, Jun Iijima, Ryota Katsumata, Kazuyuki Higashi
  • Patent number: 10297578
    Abstract: A memory device includes a first memory cell array, a second memory cell array disposed in a first direction with respect to the first memory cell array, a first contact plug extending in the first direction through the first memory cell array, and a second contact plug extending in the first direction through the second memory cell array. The first memory cell array includes first electrode layers stacked in a first direction, and a first semiconductor pillar extending through the first electrode layers in the first direction. The second memory cell array including second electrode layers stacked in the first direction, and a second semiconductor pillar extending in the first direction through the second electrode layers. The first contact plug is electrically connected to the first semiconductor pillar, and the second contact plug is electrically connected to the second semiconductor pillar and the first contact plug.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Toshiba Memory Corporation
    Inventors: Masayoshi Tagami, Ryota Katsumata, Jun Iijima, Tetsuya Shimizu, Takamasa Usui, Genki Fujita
  • Publication number: 20190096899
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a semiconductor device includes a stacked body, first, second, third, and fourth insulating bodies, first and second columnar portions. The stacked body includes a conductive layer and an insulating layer stacked alternately. The first, second, third and fourth insulating bodies, the first and second columnar portions are provided inside the stacked body. The second insulating body is at a position different from the first insulating body. The third insulating body is between the first and second insulating bodies. The fourth insulating body is between the first and second insulating bodies, and includes portions contacting the third insulating body and being separated from each other with the third insulating body interposed. The first columnar portion is between the first and fourth insulating bodies. The second columnar portion is between the second and fourth insulating bodies. The first and second columnar portions include a semiconductor layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2018
    Publication date: March 28, 2019
    Applicant: Toshiba Memory Corporation
    Inventors: Masayoshi Tagami, Ryota Katsumata, Toru Matsuda, Yu Hirotsu, Naoki Yamamoto
  • Publication number: 20190088676
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a semiconductor memory device includes a first memory chip, a circuit chip, and an external connection electrode on a surface of the first memory chip. The first memory chip comprises first conductors stacked via an insulator, and a first pillar passing the first conductors. The circuit chip comprises a substrate, a control circuit, and a second conductor connected to the control circuit, the circuit chip being attached to the first memory chip. The external connection electrode comprises a portion extending from a side of the surface of the first memory chip through the first memory chip and connected to the second conductor. Part of the first conductors is between the external connection electrode and the substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2018
    Publication date: March 21, 2019
    Applicant: Toshiba Memory Corporation
    Inventors: Masayoshi TAGAMI, Jun IIJIMA, Ryota KATSUMATA, Kazuyuki HIGASHI