Patents by Inventor Ru-Yi Su

Ru-Yi Su 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: 10686032
    Abstract: High voltage semiconductor devices are described herein. An exemplary semiconductor device includes a first doped region and a second doped region disposed in a substrate. The first doped region and the second doped region are oppositely doped and adjacently disposed in the substrate. A first isolation structure and a second isolation structure are disposed over the substrate, such that each are disposed at least partially over the first doped region. The first isolation structure is spaced apart from the second isolation structure. A resistor is disposed over a portion of the first isolation structure and electrically coupled to the first doped region. A field plate disposed over a portion of the second doped region and electrically coupled to the second doped region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Ru-Yi Su, Fu-Chih Yang, Chun Lin Tsai, Chih-Chang Cheng, Ruey-Hsin Liu
  • Publication number: 20200111909
    Abstract: A device includes a buried well region and a first HVW region of the first conductivity, and an insulation region over the first HVW region. A drain region of the first conductivity type is disposed on a first side of the insulation region and in a top surface region of the first HVW region. A first well region and a second well region of a second conductivity type opposite the first conductivity type are on the second side of the insulation region. A second HVW region of the first conductivity type is disposed between the first and the second well regions, wherein the second HVW region is connected to the buried well region. A source region of the first conductivity type is in a top surface region of the second HVW region, wherein the source region, the drain region, and the buried well region form a JFET.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2019
    Publication date: April 9, 2020
    Inventors: Jen-Hao Yeh, Chih-Chang Cheng, Ru-Yi Su, Ker Hsiao Huo, Po-Chih Chen, Fu-Chih Yang, Chun-Lin Tsai
  • Publication number: 20200044014
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the present application are directed towards an integrated circuit (IC) in which a high voltage metal-oxide-semiconductor (HVMOS) device is integrated with a high voltage junction termination (HVJT) device. In some embodiments, a first drift well and a second drift well are in a substrate. The first and second drift wells border in a ring-shaped pattern and have a first doping type. A peripheral well is in the substrate and has a second doping type opposite the first doping type. The peripheral well surrounds and separates the first and second drift wells. A body well is in the substrate and has the second doping type. Further, the body well overlies the first drift well and is spaced from the peripheral well by the first drift well. A gate electrode overlies a junction between the first drift well and the body well.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2019
    Publication date: February 6, 2020
    Inventors: Karthick Murukesan, Wen-Chih Chiang, Chun Lin Tsai, Ker-Hsiao Huo, Kuo-Ming Wu, Po-Chih Chen, Ru-Yi Su, Shiuan-Jeng Lin, Yi-Min Chen, Hung-Chou Lin, Yi-Cheng Chiu
  • Patent number: 10535730
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the present application are directed towards an integrated circuit (IC) in which a high voltage metal-oxide-semiconductor (HVMOS) device is integrated with a high voltage junction termination (HVJT) device. In some embodiments, a first drift well and a second drift well are in a substrate. The first and second drift wells border in a ring-shaped pattern and have a first doping type. A peripheral well is in the substrate and has a second doping type opposite the first doping type. The peripheral well surrounds and separates the first and second drift wells. A body well is in the substrate and has the second doping type. Further, the body well overlies the first drift well and is spaced from the peripheral well by the first drift well. A gate electrode overlies a junction between the first drift well and the body well.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Karthick Murukesan, Wen-Chih Chiang, Chun Lin Tsai, Ker-Hsiao Huo, Kuo-Ming Wu, Po-Chih Chen, Ru-Yi Su, Shiuan-Jeng Lin, Yi-Min Chen, Hung-Chou Lin, Yi-Cheng Chiu
  • Patent number: 10510882
    Abstract: A device includes a buried well region and a first HVW region of the first conductivity, and an insulation region over the first HVW region. A drain region of the first conductivity type is disposed on a first side of the insulation region and in a top surface region of the first HVW region. A first well region and a second well region of a second conductivity type opposite the first conductivity type are on the second side of the insulation region. A second HVW region of the first conductivity type is disposed between the first and the second well regions, wherein the second HVW region is connected to the buried well region. A source region of the first conductivity type is in a top surface region of the second HVW region, wherein the source region, the drain region, and the buried well region form a JFET.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Jen-Hao Yeh, Chih-Chang Cheng, Ru-Yi Su, Ker Hsiao Huo, Po-Chih Chen, Fu-Chih Yang, Chun Lin Tsai
  • Patent number: 10497560
    Abstract: Some embodiments of the present disclosure relate to a method for forming flash memory. In this method, a tunnel oxide is formed over a semiconductor substrate. A layer of silicon dot nucleates is formed on the tunnel oxide. The layer of silicon dots includes silicon dot nucleates having respective initial sizes which differ according to a first size distribution. An etching process is performed to reduce the initial sizes of the silicon dot nucleates so reduced-size silicon dot nucleates have respective reduced sizes which differ according to a second size distribution. The second size distribution has a smaller spread than the first size distribution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chih-Ming Chen, Tsu-Hui Su, Szu-Yu Wang, Chung-Yi Yu, Chia-Shiung Tsai, Ru-Liang Lee
  • Publication number: 20190287857
    Abstract: A semiconductor structure and method for manufacturing thereof are provided. The semiconductor structure includes a silicon substrate having a first surface, a III-V layer on the first surface of the silicon substrate and over a first active region, and an isolation region in a portion of the III-V layer extended beyond the first active region. The first active region is in proximal to the first surface. The method includes the following operations. A silicon substrate having a first device region and a second device region is provided, a first active region is defined in the first device region, a III-V layer is formed on the silicon substrate, an isolation region is defined across a material interface in the III-V layer by an implantation operation, and an interconnect penetrating through the isolation region is formed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2019
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Inventors: MAN-HO KWAN, FU-WEI YAO, RU-YI SU, CHUN LIN TSAI, ALEXANDER KALNITSKY
  • Patent number: 10411681
    Abstract: A device includes a first transistor having a first source terminal, a first drain terminal, and a first gate terminal; and a second transistor having a second source terminal, a second drain terminal, and a second gate terminal. The second source terminal is coupled to the first gate terminal and the first source terminal is coupled to the second gate terminal. The first transistor has a first threshold voltage, and the second transistor has a second threshold voltage different from the first threshold voltage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Man-Ho Kwan, Fu-Wei Yao, Ru-Yi Su, King-Yuen Wong
  • Patent number: 10319644
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a semiconductor structure includes a first device and a second device. The first device has a first surface. The first device includes a first active region defined by a first material system. The second device has a second surface. The second surface is coplanar with the first surface. The second device includes a second active region defined by a second material system. The second material system is different from the first material system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING COMPANY LTD.
    Inventors: Man-Ho Kwan, Fu-Wei Yao, Ru-Yi Su, Chun Lin Tsai, Alexander Kalnitsky
  • Publication number: 20190096988
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the present application are directed towards an integrated circuit (IC) in which a high voltage metal-oxide-semiconductor (HVMOS) device is integrated with a high voltage junction termination (HVJT) device. In some embodiments, a first drift well and a second drift well are in a substrate. The first and second drift wells border in a ring-shaped pattern and have a first doping type. A peripheral well is in the substrate and has a second doping type opposite the first doping type. The peripheral well surrounds and separates the first and second drift wells. A body well is in the substrate and has the second doping type. Further, the body well overlies the first drift well and is spaced from the peripheral well by the first drift well. A gate electrode overlies a junction between the first drift well and the body well.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2018
    Publication date: March 28, 2019
    Inventors: Karthick Murukesan, Wen-Chih Chiang, Chun Lin Tsai, Ker-Hsiao Huo, Kuo-Ming Wu, Po-Chih Chen, Ru-Yi Su, Shiuan-Jeng Lin, Yi-Min Chen, Hung-Chou Lin, Yi-Cheng Chiu
  • Patent number: 10121890
    Abstract: An embodiment of a structure provides an enhanced performing high voltage device, configured as a lateral diffused MOS (HV LDMOS) formed in a tri-well structure (a small n-well in an extended p-type well inside an n-type well) within the substrate with an anti-punch through layer and a buried layer below the n-type well, which reduces substrate leakage current to almost zero. The drain region is separated into two regions, one within the small n-well and one contacting the outer n-type well such that the substrate is available for electric potential lines during when a high drain voltage is applied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Ker Hsiao Huo, Chih-Chang Cheng, Ru-Yi Su, Jen-Hao Yeh, Fu-Chih Yang, Chun Lin Tsai
  • Patent number: 10103223
    Abstract: Provided is a high voltage semiconductor device that includes a PIN diode structure formed in a substrate. The PIN diode includes an intrinsic region located between a first doped well and a second doped well. The first and second doped wells have opposite doping polarities and greater doping concentration levels than the intrinsic region. The semiconductor device includes an insulating structure formed over a portion of the first doped well. The semiconductor device includes an elongate resistor device formed over the insulating structure. The resistor device has first and second portions disposed at opposite ends of the resistor device, respectively. The semiconductor device includes an interconnect structure formed over the resistor device. The interconnect structure includes: a first contact that is electrically coupled to the first doped well and a second contact that is electrically coupled to a third portion of the resistor located between the first and second portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Ru-Yi Su, Fu-Chih Yang, Chun Lin Tsai, Chih-Chang Cheng, Ruey-Hsin Liu
  • Publication number: 20180145669
    Abstract: A device includes a first transistor having a first source terminal, a first drain terminal, and a first gate terminal; and a second transistor having a second source terminal, a second drain terminal, and a second gate terminal. The second source terminal is coupled to the first gate terminal and the first source terminal is coupled to the second gate terminal. The first transistor has a first threshold voltage, and the second transistor has a second threshold voltage different from the first threshold voltage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2018
    Publication date: May 24, 2018
    Inventors: Man-Ho Kwan, Fu-Wei Yao, Ru-Yi Su, King-Yuen Wong
  • Patent number: 9882553
    Abstract: A semiconductor device includes a first transistor and a clamping circuit. The first transistor is arranged to generate an output signal according to a control signal. The clamping circuit is arranged to generate the control signal according to an input signal, and to clamp the control signal to a predetermined signal level when the input signal exceeds the predetermined signal level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING COMPANY LTD.
    Inventors: Man-Ho Kwan, Fu-Wei Yao, Ru-Yi Su, King-Yuen Wong
  • Patent number: 9793385
    Abstract: A high voltage metal-oxide-semiconductor laterally diffused device (HV LDMOS), and more particularly an insulated gate bipolar junction transistor (IGBT), is disclosed. The device includes a semiconductor substrate, a gate structure formed on the substrate, a source and a drain formed in the substrate on either side of the gate structure, a first doped well formed in the substrate, and a second doped well formed in the first well. The gate, source, second doped well, a portion of the first well, and a portion of the drain structure are surrounded by a deep trench isolation feature and an implanted oxygen layer in the silicon substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Ker-Hsiao Huo, Fu-Chih Yang, Jen-Hao Yeh, Chun Lin Tsai, Chih-Chang Cheng, Ru-Yi Su
  • Publication number: 20170271511
    Abstract: A device includes a buried well region and a first HVW region of the first conductivity, and an insulation region over the first HVW region. A drain region of the first conductivity type is disposed on a first side of the insulation region and in a top surface region of the first HVW region. A first well region and a second well region of a second conductivity type opposite the first conductivity type are on the second side of the insulation region. A second HVW region of the first conductivity type is disposed between the first and the second well regions, wherein the second HVW region is connected to the buried well region. A source region of the first conductivity type is in a top surface region of the second HVW region, wherein the source region, the drain region, and the buried well region form a JFET.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2017
    Publication date: September 21, 2017
    Inventors: Jen-Hao Yeh, Chih-Chang Cheng, Ru-Yi Su, Ker Hsiao Huo, Po-Chih Chen, Fu-Chih Yang, Chun Lin Tsai
  • Publication number: 20170186647
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a semiconductor structure includes a first device and a second device. The first device has a first surface. The first device includes a first active region defined by a first material system. The second device has a second surface. The second surface is coplanar with the first surface. The second device includes a second active region defined by a second material system. The second material system is different from the first material system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2017
    Publication date: June 29, 2017
    Inventors: MAN-HO KWAN, FU-WEI YAO, RU-YI SU, CHUN LIN TSAI, ALEXANDER KALNITSKY
  • Publication number: 20170179935
    Abstract: A semiconductor device includes a first transistor and a clamping circuit. The first transistor is arranged to generate an output signal according to a control signal. The clamping circuit is arranged to generate the control signal according to an input signal, and to clamp the control signal to a predetermined signal level when the input signal exceeds the predetermined signal level.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2016
    Publication date: June 22, 2017
    Inventors: MAN-HO KWAN, FU-WEI YAO, RU-YI SU, KING-YUEN WONG
  • Patent number: 9673323
    Abstract: A device includes a buried well region and a first HVW region of the first conductivity, and an insulation region over the first HVW region. A drain region of the first conductivity type is disposed on a first side of the insulation region and in a top surface region of the first HVW region. A first well region and a second well region of a second conductivity type opposite the first conductivity type are on the second side of the insulation region. A second HVW region of the first conductivity type is disposed between the first and the second well regions, wherein the second HVW region is connected to the buried well region. A source region of the first conductivity type is in a top surface region of the second HVW region, wherein the source region, the drain region, and the buried well region form a JFET.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Jen-Hao Yeh, Chih-Chang Cheng, Ru-Yi Su, Ker Hsiao Huo, Po-Chih Chen, Fu-Chih Yang, Chun-Lin Tsai
  • Patent number: 9660108
    Abstract: A device includes a p-well region, and a first High-Voltage N-type Well (HVNW) region and a second HVNW region contacting opposite edges of the p-well region. A P-type Buried Layer (PBL) has opposite edges in contact with the first HVNW region and the second HVNW region. An n-type buried well region is underlying the PBL. The p-well region and the n-type buried well region are in contact with a top surface and a bottom surface, respectively, of the PBL. The device further includes a n-well region in a top portion of the p-well region, an n-type source region in the n-well region, a gate stack overlapping a portion of the p-well region and a portion of the second HVNW region, and a channel region under the gate stack. The channel region interconnects the n-well region and the second HVNW region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Jen-Hao Yeh, Chih-Chang Cheng, Ru-Yi Su, Ker-Hsiao Huo, Po-Chih Chen, Fu-Chih Yang, Chun Lin Tsai