Patents by Inventor Ren-Hua GUO

Ren-Hua GUO 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: 20210366914
    Abstract: A method includes forming a first semiconductor fin over a p-well region of a substrate; forming a second semiconductor fin over an n-well region of a substrate; forming a gate structure crossing the first semiconductor fin and the second semiconductor fin; performing an implantation process to form a source/drain doped region in the first semiconductor fin; etching the second semiconductor fin to form a recess therein; performing a first epitaxy process to grow a first epitaxy layer in the recess; performing a second epitaxy process to grow a second epitaxy layer over the first epitaxy process; etching the second epitaxy layer to round a corner of the second epitaxy layer; forming an interlayer dielectric (ILD) layer covering the first semiconductor fin and the second epitaxy layer, wherein no etching is performed to the first semiconductor fin after forming the gate structure and prior to forming the ILD layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2021
    Publication date: November 25, 2021
    Applicant: TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yu-I SHIH, Ren-Hua GUO
  • Patent number: 11088150
    Abstract: A method includes forming a semiconductor fin over a substrate; forming a plurality of isolation structures adjacent to the semiconductor fin; etching the semiconductor fin to form a recess between the isolation structures; forming a first epitaxy layer in the recess; forming a second epitaxy layer over the first epitaxy layer; forming a third epitaxy layer over the second epitaxy layer, in which the first epitaxy layer has a higher germanium (Ge) concentration than the second and third epitaxy layers; etching the third epitaxy layer; and forming a dielectric layer in contact with the third epitaxy layer after etching the third epitaxy layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yu-I Shih, Ren-Hua Guo
  • Publication number: 20210210350
    Abstract: A method includes providing a semiconductor structure having an active region and an isolation structure adjacent to the active region, the active region having source and drain regions sandwiching a channel region for a transistor, the semiconductor structure further having a gate structure over the channel region. The method further includes etching a trench in one of the source and drain regions, wherein the trench exposes a portion of a sidewall of the isolation structure, epitaxially growing a first semiconductor layer in the trench, epitaxially growing a second semiconductor layer over the first semiconductor layer, changing a crystalline facet orientation of a portion of a top surface of the second semiconductor layer by an etching process, and epitaxially growing a third semiconductor layer over the second semiconductor layer after the changing of the crystalline facet orientation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2021
    Publication date: July 8, 2021
    Inventors: Wen-Chin Chen, Cheng-Yi Wu, Yu-Hung Cheng, Ren-Hua Guo, Hsiang Liu, Chin-Szu Lee
  • Patent number: 10957540
    Abstract: A method includes providing a semiconductor structure having an active region and an isolation structure adjacent to the active region, the active region having source and drain regions sandwiching a channel region for a transistor, the semiconductor structure further having a gate structure over the channel region. The method further includes etching a trench in one of the source and drain regions, wherein the trench exposes a portion of a sidewall of the isolation structure, epitaxially growing a first semiconductor layer in the trench, epitaxially growing a second semiconductor layer over the first semiconductor layer, changing a crystalline facet orientation of a portion of a top surface of the second semiconductor layer by an etching process, and epitaxially growing a third semiconductor layer over the second semiconductor layer after the changing of the crystalline facet orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Wen-Chin Chen, Cheng-Yi Wu, Yu-Hung Cheng, Ren-Hua Guo, Hsiang Liu, Chin-Szu Lee
  • Publication number: 20200243544
    Abstract: A method includes forming a semiconductor fin over a substrate; forming a plurality of isolation structures adjacent to the semiconductor fin; etching the semiconductor fin to form a recess between the isolation structures; forming a first epitaxy layer in the recess; forming a second epitaxy layer over the first epitaxy layer; forming a third epitaxy layer over the second epitaxy layer, in which the first epitaxy layer has a higher germanium (Ge) concentration than the second and third epitaxy layers; etching the third epitaxy layer; and forming a dielectric layer in contact with the third epitaxy layer after etching the third epitaxy layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2019
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Applicant: TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yu-I SHIH, Ren-Hua GUO
  • Publication number: 20200126793
    Abstract: A method includes providing a semiconductor structure having an active region and an isolation structure adjacent to the active region, the active region having source and drain regions sandwiching a channel region for a transistor, the semiconductor structure further having a gate structure over the channel region. The method further includes etching a trench in one of the source and drain regions, wherein the trench exposes a portion of a sidewall of the isolation structure, epitaxially growing a first semiconductor layer in the trench, epitaxially growing a second semiconductor layer over the first semiconductor layer, changing a crystalline facet orientation of a portion of a top surface of the second semiconductor layer by an etching process, and epitaxially growing a third semiconductor layer over the second semiconductor layer after the changing of the crystalline facet orientation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2019
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Inventors: Wen-Chin Chen, Cheng-Yi Wu, Yu-Hung Cheng, Ren-Hua Guo, Hsiang Liu, Chin-Szu Lee
  • Patent number: 10522353
    Abstract: A method includes providing a semiconductor structure having an active region and an isolation structure adjacent to the active region, the active region having source and drain regions sandwiching a channel region for a transistor, the semiconductor structure further having a gate structure over the channel region. The method further includes etching a trench in one of the source and drain regions, wherein the trench exposes a portion of a sidewall of the isolation structure, epitaxially growing a first semiconductor layer in the trench, epitaxially growing a second semiconductor layer over the first semiconductor layer, changing a crystalline facet orientation of a portion of a top surface of the second semiconductor layer by an etching process, and epitaxially growing a third semiconductor layer over the second semiconductor layer after the changing of the crystalline facet orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Wen-Chin Chen, Cheng-Yi Wu, Yu-Hung Cheng, Ren-Hua Guo, Hsiang Liu, Chin-Szu Lee
  • Patent number: 10475643
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a semiconductor device includes introducing a gas into a chamber from a showerhead. The chamber has a sidewall surrounding a pedestal. The temperature of the showerhead is increased. The showerhead is thermally connected to the sidewall of the chamber, and a temperature of the sidewall of the chamber is increased by increasing the temperature of the showerhead.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ren-Hua Guo, Ju-Ru Hsieh, Jen-Hao Yang
  • Publication number: 20180350601
    Abstract: A method includes providing a semiconductor structure having an active region and an isolation structure adjacent to the active region, the active region having source and drain regions sandwiching a channel region for a transistor, the semiconductor structure further having a gate structure over the channel region. The method further includes etching a trench in one of the source and drain regions, wherein the trench exposes a portion of a sidewall of the isolation structure, epitaxially growing a first semiconductor layer in the trench, epitaxially growing a second semiconductor layer over the first semiconductor layer, changing a crystalline facet orientation of a portion of a top surface of the second semiconductor layer by an etching process, and epitaxially growing a third semiconductor layer over the second semiconductor layer after the changing of the crystalline facet orientation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2018
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    Inventors: Wen-Chin Chen, Cheng-Yi Wu, Yu-Hung Cheng, Ren-Hua Guo, Hsiang Liu, Chin-Szu Lee
  • Patent number: 10147609
    Abstract: A method includes providing a semiconductor structure having an active region and an isolation structure adjacent to the active region, the active region having source and drain regions sandwiching a channel region for a transistor, the semiconductor structure further having a gate structure over the channel region. The method further includes etching a trench in one of the source and drain regions, wherein the trench exposes a portion of a sidewall of the isolation structure, epitaxially growing a first semiconductor layer in the trench, epitaxially growing a second semiconductor layer over the first semiconductor layer, changing a crystalline facet orientation of a portion of a top surface of the second semiconductor layer by an etching process, and epitaxially growing a third semiconductor layer over the second semiconductor layer after the changing of the crystalline facet orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Wen-Chin Chen, Cheng-Yi Wu, Yu-Hung Cheng, Ren-Hua Guo, Hsiang Liu, Chin-Szu Lee
  • Publication number: 20180175196
    Abstract: A method includes providing a semiconductor structure having an active region and an isolation structure adjacent to the active region, the active region having source and drain regions sandwiching a channel region for a transistor, the semiconductor structure further having a gate structure over the channel region. The method further includes etching a trench in one of the source and drain regions, wherein the trench exposes a portion of a sidewall of the isolation structure, epitaxially growing a first semiconductor layer in the trench, epitaxially growing a second semiconductor layer over the first semiconductor layer, changing a crystalline facet orientation of a portion of a top surface of the second semiconductor layer by an etching process, and epitaxially growing a third semiconductor layer over the second semiconductor layer after the changing of the crystalline facet orientation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Inventors: Wen-Chin Chen, Cheng-Yi Wu, Yu-Hung Cheng, Ren-Hua Guo, Hsiang Liu, Chin-Szu Lee
  • Publication number: 20180144932
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a semiconductor device includes introducing a gas into a chamber from a showerhead. The chamber has a sidewall surrounding a pedestal. The temperature of the showerhead is increased. The showerhead is thermally connected to the sidewall of the chamber, and a temperature of the sidewall of the chamber is increased by increasing the temperature of the showerhead.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2018
    Publication date: May 24, 2018
    Applicant: TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ren-Hua GUO, Ju-Ru HSIEH, Jen-Hao YANG
  • Patent number: 9899210
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a semiconductor device includes forming a transistor on a substrate. Precursor gases are provided from a showerhead of a chemical vapor deposition (CVD) apparatus to form a contact etch stop layer (CESL) to cover the transistor and the substrate. A temperature of the showerhead is controlled in a range of about 70° C. to about 100° C. to control a temperature of the precursor gases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ren-Hua Guo, Ju-Ru Hsieh, Jen-Hao Yang
  • Publication number: 20170110318
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a semiconductor device includes forming a transistor on a substrate. Precursor gases are provided from a showerhead of a chemical vapor deposition (CVD) apparatus to form a contact etch stop layer (CESL) to cover the transistor and the substrate. A temperature of the showerhead is controlled in a range of about 70° C. to about 100° C. to control a temperature of the precursor gases.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2015
    Publication date: April 20, 2017
    Inventors: Ren-Hua GUO, Ju-Ru HSIEH, Jen-Hao YANG