Patents by Inventor Ruey-Hsin Liu

Ruey-Hsin Liu 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: 10014288
    Abstract: A semiconductor device includes a semiconductor substrate. A first semiconductor region is over a portion of the semiconductor substrate to a first depth. A second semiconductor region is in the first semiconductor region. A third semiconductor region is in the first semiconductor region. A fourth semiconductor region is outside the first semiconductor region. A fifth semiconductor region is outside the first semiconductor region to a fifth depth, the fifth semiconductor region being adjacent the fourth semiconductor region. A sixth semiconductor region is below the fifth semiconductor region and to a sixth depth. The sixth depth is equal to the first depth. A first electrode is connected to the third semiconductor region. A second electrode is connected to the fourth and fifth semiconductor regions. The fifth semiconductor region is configured to cause an increase in a current during a cathode to anode positive bias operation between the first and second electrodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Hsin-Chih Chiang, Tung-Yang Lin, Ruey-Hsin Liu, Ming-Ta Lei
  • Publication number: 20180175168
    Abstract: A device includes a semiconductor region in a semiconductor chip, a gate dielectric layer over the semiconductor region, and a gate electrode over the gate dielectric. A drain region is disposed at a top surface of the semiconductor region and adjacent to the gate electrode. A gate spacer is on a sidewall of the gate electrode. A dielectric layer is disposed over the gate electrode and the gate spacer. A conductive field plate is over the dielectric layer, wherein the conductive field plate has a portion on a drain side of the gate electrode. A conductive via is disposed in the semiconductor region. A source electrode is underlying the semiconductor region, wherein the source electrode is electrically shorted to the conductive field plate through the conductive via.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2018
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Inventors: Po-Chih Su, Hsueh-Liang Chou, Ruey-Hsin Liu, Chun-Wai Ng
  • Publication number: 20180151569
    Abstract: A device includes a vertical transistor and a lateral transistor on a substrate, wherein the vertical transistor comprises a first gate in a first trench, a second gate in a second trench, a source and a drain, wherein the source and the drain are on opposite sides of the first trench and the lateral transistor and the drain are on opposite sides of the second trench.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2017
    Publication date: May 31, 2018
    Inventors: Chun-Wai Ng, Hsueh-Liang Chou, Po-Chih Su, Ruey-Hsin Liu
  • Publication number: 20180138312
    Abstract: An LDMOS transistor with a dummy gate comprises an extended drift region over a substrate, a drain region in the extended drift region, a channel region in the extended drift region, a source region in the channel region, a first dielectric layer with a first thickness formed over the extended drift region, a second dielectric layer with a second thickness formed over the extended drift region and the channel region, wherein the first thickness is greater than the second thickness, and wherein the first dielectric layer and the second dielectric layer form two steps, a first gate formed over the first dielectric layer and a second gate formed above the second dielectric layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Publication date: May 17, 2018
    Inventors: Chun-Wai Ng, Ruey-Hsin Liu, Jun Cai, Hsueh-Liang Chou, Chi-Chih Chen
  • Publication number: 20180130904
    Abstract: A semiconductor device and the method of manufacturing the same are provided. The semiconductor device comprises a substrate, a source region, a drain region, a filed plate and a gate electrode. The source region is of a first conductivity type located at a first side within the substrate. The drain region is of the first conductive type located at a second side within the substrate opposite to the first side. The field plate is located over the substrate and between the source region and the drain region. A portion of the gate electrode is located over the field plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2018
    Publication date: May 10, 2018
    Inventors: YOGENDRA YADAV, CHI-CHIH CHEN, RUEY-HSIN LIU, CHIH-WEN YAO
  • Patent number: 9917168
    Abstract: A metal-oxide-semiconductor field effect transistor (MOSFET) includes a substrate and a gate structure over a top surface of the substrate. The MOSFET further includes a source in the substrate on a first side of the gate structure and a drain in the substrate on a second side of the gate structure opposite the first side. The gate structure includes a variable thickness gate dielectric layer. The variable thickness gate dielectric layer includes a first portion closest to the drain, the first portion having a first thickness. The variable thickness gate dielectric layer further includes a second portion distal from the drain, the second portion having a second thickness less than the first thickness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Chih-Chang Cheng, Fu-Yu Chu, Ruey-Hsin Liu
  • Patent number: 9917212
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a transistor structure, including a self-aligned source-drain structure surrounded by an insulating structure and a gate of a second conductive type separated from the source and the drain by the insulating structure. The self-aligned source-drain structure includes a source and a drain of a first conductive type, a channel between the source and the drain, and a polysilicon contact over and aligned with the channel. A method for manufacturing the transistor structure is also provided in the present disclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING COMPANY LTD.
    Inventors: Fu-Yu Chu, Chih-Chang Cheng, Ruey-Hsin Liu
  • Publication number: 20180069134
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a transistor structure, including a self-aligned source-drain structure surrounded by an insulating structure and a gate of a second conductive type separated from the source and the drain by the insulating structure. The self-aligned source-drain structure includes a source and a drain of a first conductive type, a channel between the source and the drain, and a polysilicon contact over and aligned with the channel. A method for manufacturing the transistor structure is also provided in the present disclosure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2016
    Publication date: March 8, 2018
    Inventors: FU-YU CHU, CHIH-CHANG CHENG, RUEY-HSIN LIU
  • Patent number: 9905674
    Abstract: A device includes a semiconductor region in a semiconductor chip, a gate dielectric layer over the semiconductor region, and a gate electrode over the gate dielectric. A drain region is disposed at a top surface of the semiconductor region and adjacent to the gate electrode. A gate spacer is on a sidewall of the gate electrode. A dielectric layer is disposed over the gate electrode and the gate spacer. A conductive field plate is over the dielectric layer, wherein the conductive field plate has a portion on a drain side of the gate electrode. A conductive via is disposed in the semiconductor region. A source electrode is underlying the semiconductor region, wherein the source electrode is electrically shorted to the conductive field plate through the conductive via.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Po-Chih Su, Hsueh-Liang Chou, Ruey-Hsin Liu, Chun-Wai Ng
  • Patent number: 9892974
    Abstract: A device includes a semiconductor layer of a first conductivity type, and a first and a second body region over the semiconductor layer, wherein the first and the second body regions are of a second conductivity type opposite the first conductivity type. A doped semiconductor region of the first conductivity type is disposed between and contacting the first and the second body regions. A gate dielectric layer is disposed over the first and the second body regions and the doped semiconductor region. A first and a second gate electrode are disposed over the gate dielectric layer, and overlapping the first and the second body regions, respectively. The first and the second gate electrodes are physically separated from each other by a space, and are electrically interconnected. The space between the first and the second gate electrodes overlaps the doped semiconductor region. The device further includes a MOS containing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Chun-Wai Ng, Hsueh-Liang Chou, Po-Chih Su, Ruey-Hsin Liu
  • Patent number: 9871133
    Abstract: An LDMOS transistor with a dummy gate comprises an extended drift region over a substrate, a drain region in the extended drift region, a channel region in the extended drift region, a source region in the channel region, a first dielectric layer with a first thickness formed over the extended drift region, a second dielectric layer with a second thickness formed over the extended drift region and the channel region, wherein the first thickness is greater than the second thickness, and wherein the first dielectric layer and the second dielectric layer form two steps, a first gate formed over the first dielectric layer and a second gate formed above the second dielectric layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Chun-Wai Ng, Ruey-Hsin Liu, Jun Cai, Hsueh-Liang Chou, Chi-Chih Chen
  • Patent number: 9871134
    Abstract: A semiconductor device and the method of manufacturing the same are provided. The semiconductor device includes a substrate, a source region, a drain region, a filed plate and a gate electrode. The source region is of a first conductivity type located at a first side within the substrate. The drain region is of the first conductive type located at a second side within the substrate opposite to the first side. The field plate is located over the substrate and between the source region and the drain region. A portion of the gate electrode is located over the field plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING COMPANY LTD.
    Inventors: Yogendra Yadav, Chi-Chih Chen, Ruey-Hsin Liu, Chih-Wen Yao
  • Patent number: 9865748
    Abstract: A semiconductor structure includes a semiconductor substrate having a first electrical portion, a second electrical portion, and a bridged conductive layer. The first electrical portion includes a first semiconductor well, a second semiconductor well in the first semiconductor well, and a third semiconductor well and a fourth semiconductor well in the second semiconductor well. The second electrical portion includes a fifth semiconductor well, a semiconductor layer in the fifth semiconductor well, and a sixth semiconductor well and a seventh semiconductor well in the fifth semiconductor well. The semiconductor layer has separated first and second portions. The bridged conductive layer connects the fourth semiconductor well and the sixth semiconductor well.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hsin-Chih Chiang, Tung-Yang Lin, Chih-Chang Cheng, Ruey-Hsin Liu
  • Patent number: 9825035
    Abstract: A device includes a vertical transistor comprising a first buried layer over a substrate, a first well over the first buried layer, a first gate in a first trench, wherein the first trench is formed partially through the first buried layer, and wherein a dielectric layer and the first gate are in the first trench, a second gate in a second trench, wherein the second trench is formed partially through the first buried layer, and wherein the second trench is of a same depth as the first trench, a first drain/source region and a second drain/source region formed on opposite sides of the first trench and a first lateral transistor comprising a second buried layer formed over the substrate, a second well over the second buried layer and drain/source regions over the second well.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Chun-Wai Ng, Hsueh-Liang Chou, Po-Chih Su, Ruey-Hsin Liu
  • Patent number: 9818859
    Abstract: A MOSFET includes a semiconductor substrate having a top surface, a body region of a first conductivity type in the semiconductor substrate, and a double diffused drain (DDD) region having a top surface lower than a bottom surface of the body region. The DDD region is of a second conductivity type opposite the first conductivity type. The MOSFET further includes a gate oxide, and a gate electrode separated from the body region by the gate oxide. A portion of the gate oxide and a portion of the gate electrode are below the top surface of the body region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Chi-Chih Chen, Kun-Hsuan Tien, Ruey-Hsin Liu
  • Publication number: 20170301762
    Abstract: An integrated circuit device includes a pad layer having a body portion with a first doping type laterally adjacent to a drift region portion with a second doping type, a trench formed in the pad layer, the trench extending through an interface of the body portion and the drift region portion, a gate formed in the trench and over a top surface of the pad layer along the interface of the body portion and the drift region portion, an oxide formed in the trench on opposing sides of the gate, and a field plate embedded in the oxide on each of the opposing sides of the gate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2017
    Publication date: October 19, 2017
    Inventors: Chun-Wai Ng, Hsueh-Liang Chou, Po-Chih Su, Ruey-Hsin Liu
  • Publication number: 20170271199
    Abstract: A method of fabricating a semiconductor structure includes forming an isolation feature in a substrate, removing a portion of the isolation feature and a portion of the substrate underneath the removed portion of the isolation feature to form a trench in the substrate, and forming a trapping feature around a bottom portion of the trench. A first sidewall and a second sidewall of the trench are in direct contact with the isolation feature, and a bottom surface of the trench is below a bottom surface of the isolation feature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2017
    Publication date: September 21, 2017
    Inventors: Alex KALNITSKY, Chih-Wen YAO, Jun CAI, Ruey-Hsin LIU, Hsiao-Chin TUAN
  • Publication number: 20170271480
    Abstract: A device includes a semiconductor layer of a first conductivity type, and a first and a second body region over the semiconductor layer, wherein the first and the second body regions are of a second conductivity type opposite the first conductivity type. A doped semiconductor region of the first conductivity type is disposed between and contacting the first and the second body regions. A gate dielectric layer is disposed over the first and the second body regions and the doped semiconductor region. A first and a second gate electrode are disposed over the gate dielectric layer, and overlapping the first and the second body regions, respectively. The first and the second gate electrodes are physically separated from each other by a region, and are electrically interconnected. The region between the first and the second gate electrodes overlaps the doped semiconductor region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2017
    Publication date: September 21, 2017
    Inventors: Chun-Wai Ng, Hsueh-Liang Chou, Ruey-Hsin Liu, Po-Chih Su
  • Publication number: 20170250252
    Abstract: A transistor includes a first gate electrode and a second gate electrode over a substrate and on opposite sides of a drain region, a first source region and the drain region on opposite sides of the first gate electrode, a second source region and the drain region on opposite sides of the second gate electrode, a first doped well formed under the first source region, a second doped well formed under the first source region, wherein the first doped well is embedded in the second doped well, and wherein a doping density of the first doped well is greater than a doping density of the second doped well and a body contact region adjacent to the first source region, wherein sidewalls of the body contact region are aligned with sidewalls of the first source region from a top view.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2017
    Publication date: August 31, 2017
    Inventors: Hsueh-Liang Chou, Chun-Wai Ng, Po-Chih Su, Ruey-Hsin Liu
  • Patent number: 9735244
    Abstract: A semiconductor device includes a buried layer in a substrate, the buried layer having a first dopant type. The semiconductor device further includes a first layer over the buried layer, the first layer having the first dopant type. The semiconductor device further includes at least one first well in the first layer, the at least one first well having a second dopant type. The semiconductor device further includes an implantation region in a sidewall of the first layer, the implantation region having the second dopant type, wherein the implantation region is below the at least one first well.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Chih-Chang Cheng, Ruey-Hsin Liu