Patents by Inventor Meng-Chun Chang

Meng-Chun 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: 20200357915
    Abstract: A semiconductor device includes a substrate provided with an electronic device, an interlayer dielectric (ILD) layer formed over the electronic device, a wiring pattern formed on the ILD layer and a contact formed in the ILD layer and physically and electrically connecting the wiring pattern to a conductive region of the electronic device. An insulating liner layer is provided on sidewalls of the contact between the contact and the ILD layer. A height of the insulating liner layer measured from a top of the conductive region of the electronic device is less than 90% of a height of the contact measured between the top of the conductive region and a level of an interface between the ILD layer and the wiring pattern.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2020
    Publication date: November 12, 2020
    Inventors: Yu-Lien HUANG, Meng-Chun CHANG
  • Publication number: 20200258784
    Abstract: A fin structure is on a substrate. The fin structure includes an epitaxial region having an upper surface and an under-surface. A contact structure on the epitaxial region includes an upper contact portion and a lower contact portion. The upper contact portion includes a metal layer over the upper surface and a barrier layer over the metal layer. The lower contact portion includes a metal-insulator-semiconductor (MIS) contact along the under-surface. The MIS contact includes a dielectric layer on the under-surface and the barrier layer on the dielectric layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2020
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Inventors: Sung-Li Wang, Neng-Kuo Chen, Ding-Kang Shih, Meng-Chun Chang, Yi-An Lin, Gin-Chen Huang, Chen-Feng Hsu, Hau-Yu Lin, Chih-Hsin Ko, Sey-Ping Sun, Clement Hsingjen Wann
  • Patent number: 10727347
    Abstract: A semiconductor device includes a substrate provided with an electronic device, an interlayer dielectric (ILD) layer formed over the electronic device, a wiring pattern formed on the ILD layer and a contact formed in the ILD layer and physically and electrically connecting the wiring pattern to a conductive region of the electronic device. An insulating liner layer is provided on sidewalls of the contact between the contact and the ILD layer. A height of the insulating liner layer measured from a top of the conductive region of the electronic device is less than 90% of a height of the contact measured between the top of the conductive region and a level of an interface between the ILD layer and the wiring pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yu-Lien Huang, Meng-Chun Chang
  • Patent number: 10651091
    Abstract: A fin structure is on a substrate. The fin structure includes an epitaxial region having an upper surface and an under-surface. A contact structure on the epitaxial region includes an upper contact portion and a lower contact portion. The upper contact portion includes a metal layer over the upper surface and a barrier layer over the metal layer. The lower contact portion includes a metal-insulator-semiconductor (MIS) contact along the under-surface. The MIS contact includes a dielectric layer on the under-surface and the barrier layer on the dielectric layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Sung-Li Wang, Neng-Kuo Chen, Ding-Kang Shih, Meng-Chun Chang, Yi-An Lin, Gin-Chen Huang, Chen-Feng Hsu, Hau-Yu Lin, Chih-Hsin Ko, Sey-Ping Sun, Clement Hsingjen Wann
  • Publication number: 20190252261
    Abstract: A fin structure is on a substrate. The fin structure includes an epitaxial region having an upper surface and an under-surface. A contact structure on the epitaxial region includes an upper contact portion and a lower contact portion. The upper contact portion includes a metal layer over the upper surface and a barrier layer over the metal layer. The lower contact portion includes a metal-insulator-semiconductor (MIS) contact along the under-surface. The MIS contact includes a dielectric layer on the under-surface and the barrier layer on the dielectric layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2019
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Inventors: Sung-Li Wang, Neng-Kuo Chen, Ding-Kang Shih, Meng-Chun Chang, Yi-An Lin, Gin-Chen Huang, Chen-Feng Hsu, Hau-Yu Lin, Chih-Hsin Ko, Sey-Ping Sun, Clement Hsingjen Wann
  • Patent number: 10269649
    Abstract: A fin structure is on a substrate. The fin structure includes an epitaxial region having an upper surface and an under-surface. A contact structure on the epitaxial region includes an upper contact portion and a lower contact portion. The upper contact portion includes a metal layer over the upper surface and a barrier layer over the metal layer. The lower contact portion includes a metal-insulator-semiconductor (MIS) contact along the under-surface. The MIS contact includes a dielectric layer on the under-surface and the barrier layer on the dielectric layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Sung-Li Wang, Neng-Kuo Chen, Ding-Kang Shih, Meng-Chun Chang, Yi-An Lin, Gin-Chen Huang, Chen-Feng Hsu, Hau-Yu Lin, Chih-Hsin Ko, Sey-Ping Sun, Clement Hsingjen Wann
  • Publication number: 20190097039
    Abstract: A semiconductor device includes a substrate provided with an electronic device, an interlayer dielectric (ILD) layer formed over the electronic device, a wiring pattern formed on the ILD layer and a contact formed in the ILD layer and physically and electrically connecting the wiring pattern to a conductive region of the electronic device. An insulating liner layer is provided on sidewalls of the contact between the contact and the ILD layer. A height of the insulating liner layer measured from a top of the conductive region of the electronic device is less than 90% of a height of the contact measured between the top of the conductive region and a level of an interface between the ILD layer and the wiring pattern.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2018
    Publication date: March 28, 2019
    Inventors: Yu-Lien HUANG, Meng-Chun CHANG
  • Patent number: 10164106
    Abstract: A semiconductor device includes a substrate provided with an electronic device, an interlayer dielectric (ILD) layer formed over the electronic device, a wiring pattern formed on the ILD layer and a contact formed in the ILD layer and physically and electrically connecting the wiring pattern to a conductive region of the electronic device. An insulating liner layer is provided on sidewalls of the contact between the contact and the ILD layer. A height of the insulating liner layer measured from a top of the conductive region of the electronic device is less than 90% of a height of the contact measured between the top of the conductive region and a level of an interface between the ILD layer and the wiring pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yu-Lien Huang, Meng-Chun Chang
  • Patent number: 10115597
    Abstract: A device having an epitaxial region and dual metal-semiconductor alloy surfaces is provided. The epitaxial region includes an upward facing facet and a downward facing facet. The upward facing facet has a first metal-semiconductor alloy surface and the downward facing facet has a second metal-semiconductor alloy surface, wherein the first metal-semiconductor alloy is different than the second metal-semiconductor alloy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Chun Hsiung Tsai, Chi-Yuan Shih, Gin-Chen Huang, Clement Hsingjen Wann, Li-Chi Yu, Chin-Hsiang Lin, Ling-Yen Yeh, Meng-Chun Chang, Neng-Kuo Chen, Sey-Ping Sun, Ta-Chun Ma, Yen-Chun Huang
  • Publication number: 20180219077
    Abstract: A fin structure is on a substrate. The fin structure includes an epitaxial region having an upper surface and an under-surface. A contact structure on the epitaxial region includes an upper contact portion and a lower contact portion. The upper contact portion includes a metal layer over the upper surface and a barrier layer over the metal layer. The lower contact portion includes a metal-insulator-semiconductor (MIS) contact along the under-surface. The MIS contact includes a dielectric layer on the under-surface and the barrier layer on the dielectric layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2018
    Publication date: August 2, 2018
    Inventors: Sung-Li Wang, Neng-Kuo Chen, Ding-Kang Shih, Meng-Chun Chang, Yi-An Lin, Gin-Chen Huang, Chen-Feng Hsu, Hau-Yu Lin, Chih-Hsin Ko, Sey-Ping Sun, Clement Hsingjen Wann
  • Publication number: 20180190809
    Abstract: A semiconductor device includes a substrate provided with an electronic device, an interlayer dielectric (ILD) layer formed over the electronic device, a wiring pattern formed on the ILD layer and a contact formed in the ILD layer and physically and electrically connecting the wiring pattern to a conductive region of the electronic device. An insulating liner layer is provided on sidewalls of the contact between the contact and the ILD layer. A height of the insulating liner layer measured from a top of the conductive region of the electronic device is less than 90% of a height of the contact measured between the top of the conductive region and a level of an interface between the ILD layer and the wiring pattern.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2017
    Publication date: July 5, 2018
    Inventors: Yu-Lien HUANG, Meng-Chun CHANG
  • Patent number: 9941367
    Abstract: A fin structure is on a substrate. The fin structure includes an epitaxial region having an upper surface and an under-surface. A contact structure on the epitaxial region includes an upper contact portion and a lower contact portion. The upper contact portion includes a metal layer over the upper surface and a barrier layer over the metal layer. The lower contact portion includes a metal-insulator-semiconductor (MIS) contact along the under-surface. The MIS contact includes a dielectric layer on the under-surface and the barrier layer on the dielectric layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Sung-Li Wang, Neng-Kuo Chen, Ding-Kang Shih, Meng-Chun Chang, Yi-An Lin, Gin-Chen Huang, Chen-Feng Hsu, Hau-Yu Lin, Chih-Hsin Ko, Sey-Ping Sun, Clement Hsingjen Wann
  • Publication number: 20170140942
    Abstract: A device having an epitaxial region and dual metal-semiconductor alloy surfaces is provided. The epitaxial region includes an upward facing facet and a downward facing facet. The upward facing facet has a first metal-semiconductor alloy surface and the downward facing facet has a second metal-semiconductor alloy surface, wherein the first metal-semiconductor alloy is different than the second metal-semiconductor alloy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2017
    Publication date: May 18, 2017
    Inventors: Chun Hsiung Tsai, Chi-Yuan Shih, Gin-Chen Huang, Clement Hsingjen Wann, Li-Chi Yu, Chin-Hsiang Lin, Ling-Yen Yeh, Meng-Chun Chang, Neng-Kuo Chen, Sey-Ping Sun, Ta-Chun Ma, Yen-Chun Huang
  • Patent number: 9647115
    Abstract: A method of forming a semiconductor structure includes the following operations: (i) forming a fin structure on a substrate; (ii) epitaxially growing an epitaxy structure from the fin structure; (iii) forming a sacrificial structure surrounding the epitaxy structure; (iv) forming a dielectric layer covering the sacrificial structure; (v) forming an opening passing through the dielectric layer to partially expose the sacrificial structure; (vi) removing a portion of the sacrificial structure to expose a portion of the epitaxy structure; and (vii) forming a contact structure in contact with the exposed portion of the epitaxy structure. A semiconductor structure is disclosed herein as well.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yasutoshi Okuno, Cheng-Long Chen, Meng-Chun Chang, Sung-Li Wang, Yi-Fang Pai, Yusuke Oniki
  • Publication number: 20170110578
    Abstract: A method of forming a semiconductor structure includes the following operations: (i) forming a fin structure on a substrate; (ii) epitaxially growing an epitaxy structure from the fin structure; (iii) forming a sacrificial structure surrounding the epitaxy structure; (iv) forming a dielectric layer covering the sacrificial structure; (v) forming an opening passing through the dielectric layer to partially expose the sacrificial structure; (vi) removing a portion of the sacrificial structure to expose a portion of the epitaxy structure; and (vii) forming a contact structure in contact with the exposed portion of the epitaxy structure. A semiconductor structure is disclosed herein as well.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2015
    Publication date: April 20, 2017
    Inventors: Yasutoshi OKUNO, Cheng-Long CHEN, Meng-Chun CHANG, Sung-Li WANG, Yi-Fang PAI, Yusuke ONIKI
  • Patent number: 9559182
    Abstract: A device having an epitaxial region and dual metal-semiconductor alloy surfaces is provided. The epitaxial region includes an upward facing facet and a downward facing facet. The upward facing facet has a first metal-semiconductor alloy surface and the downward facing facet has a second metal-semiconductor alloy surface, wherein the first metal-semiconductor alloy is different than the second metal-semiconductor alloy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Clement Hsingjen Wann, Sey-Ping Sun, Ling-Yen Yeh, Chi-Yuan Shih, Li-Chi Yu, Chun Hsiung Tsai, Chin-Hsiang Lin, Neng-Kuo Chen, Meng-Chun Chang, Ta-Chun Ma, Gin-Chen Huang, Yen-Chun Huang
  • Publication number: 20160343815
    Abstract: A fin structure is on a substrate. The fin structure includes an epitaxial region having an upper surface and an under-surface. A contact structure on the epitaxial region includes an upper contact portion and a lower contact portion. The upper contact portion includes a metal layer over the upper surface and a barrier layer over the metal layer. The lower contact portion includes a metal-insulator-semiconductor (MIS) contact along the under-surface. The MIS contact includes a dielectric layer on the under-surface and the barrier layer on the dielectric layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2016
    Publication date: November 24, 2016
    Inventors: Sung-Li Wang, Neng-Kuo Chen, Ding-Kang Shih, Meng-Chun Chang, Yi-An Lin, Gin-Chen Huang, Chen-Feng Hsu, Hau-Yu Lin, Chih-Hsin Ko, Sey-Ping Sun, Clement Hsingjen Wann
  • Patent number: 9443769
    Abstract: Fin structures are formed on a substrate. An isolation region is between the fin structures. The fin structures comprise epitaxial regions extending above the isolation region. Each of the epitaxial regions has a widest mid-region between an upper-surface and an under-surface. A dual-layer etch stop is formed over the fin structures and comprises a first sub-layer and a second sub-layer. The first sub-layer is along the upper- and under-surfaces and the isolation region. The second sub-layer is over the first sub-layer and along the upper-surfaces, and the second sub-layer merges together proximate the widest mid-regions of the epitaxial regions. Portions of the dual-layer etch stop are removed from the upper- and under-surfaces. A dielectric layer is formed on the upper- and under-surfaces. A metal layer is formed on the dielectric layer on the upper-surfaces. A barrier layer is formed on the metal layer and along the under-surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Sung-Li Wang, Neng-Kuo Chen, Ding-Kang Shih, Meng-Chun Chang, Yi-An Lin, Gin-Chen Huang, Chen-Feng Hsu, Hau-Yu Lin, Chih-Hsin Ko, Sey-Ping Sun, Clement Hsingjen Wann
  • Patent number: 9419141
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a device and method for strain inducing or high mobility channel replacement in a semiconductor device. The semiconductor device is configured to control current from a source to a drain through a channel region by use of a gate. A strain inducing or high mobility layer produced in the channel region between the source and drain can result in better device performance compared to Si, faster devices, faster data transmission, and is fully compatible with the current semiconductor manufacturing infrastructure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yu-Lien Huang, Meng-Chun Chang
  • Patent number: 9379108
    Abstract: A method of fabricating a semiconductor device comprises forming a fin structure extending from a substrate, the fin structure comprising a first fin, a second fin, and a third fin between the first fin and the second fin. The method further comprises forming germanide over a first facet of the first fin, a second facet of the second fin, and a substantially planar surface of the third fin, wherein the first facet forms a first acute angle with a major surface of the substrate and is substantially mirror symmetric with the second facet, and wherein the substantially planar surface of the third fin forms a second acute angle smaller than the first acute angle with the major surface of the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Clement Hsingjen Wann, Ling-Yen Yeh, Chi-Wen Liu, Chi-Yuan Shih, Li-Chi Yu, Meng-Chun Chang, Ting-Chu Ko, Chung-Hsien Chen