Patents by Inventor Shang-Wen Chang

Shang-Wen 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: 20230009640
    Abstract: Semiconductor devices and methods are provided which facilitate performing physical failure analysis (PFA) testing from a backside of the devices. In at least one example, a device is provided that includes a semiconductor device layer including a plurality of diffusion regions. A first interconnection structure is disposed on a first side of the semiconductor device layer, and the first interconnection structure includes at least one electrical contact. A second interconnection structure is disposed on a second side of the semiconductor device layer, and the second interconnection structure includes a plurality of backside power rails. Each of the backside power rails at least partially overlaps a respective diffusion region of the plurality of diffusion regions and defines openings which expose portions of the respective diffusion region at the second side of the semiconductor device layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2022
    Publication date: January 12, 2023
    Inventors: Chih-Chao CHOU, Yi-Hsun CHIU, Shang-Wen CHANG, Ching-Wei TSAI, Chih-Hao WANG
  • Patent number: 11532703
    Abstract: In an embodiment, a device includes: a power rail contact; an isolation region on the power rail contact; a first dielectric fin on the isolation region; a second dielectric fin adjacent the isolation region and the power rail contact; a first source/drain region on the second dielectric fin; and a source/drain contact between the first source/drain region and the first dielectric fin, the source/drain contact contacting a top surface of the first source/drain region, a side surface of the first source/drain region, and a top surface of the power rail contact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2022
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Huan-Chieh Su, Cheng-Chi Chuang, Shang-Wen Chang, Yi-Hsun Chiu, Pei-Yu Wang, Ching-Wei Tsai, Chih-Hao Wang
  • Patent number: 11532556
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides one embodiment of a semiconductor structure. The semiconductor structure includes a substrate having a front side and a back side; a gate stack formed on the front side of the substrate and disposed on an active region of the substrate; a first source/drain feature formed on the active region and disposed at an edge of the gate stack; a backside power rail formed on the back side of the substrate; and a backside contact feature interposed between the backside power rail and the first source/drain feature, and electrically connecting the backside power rail to the first source/drain feature. The backside contact feature further includes a first silicide layer on the back side of the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2022
    Assignee: TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yu-Xuan Huang, Ching-Wei Tsai, Cheng-Ting Chung, Cheng-Chi Chuang, Shang-Wen Chang
  • Publication number: 20220384602
    Abstract: An IC structure includes a source epitaxial structure, a drain epitaxial structure, a first silicide region, a second silicide region, a source contact, a backside via rail, a drain contact, and a front-side interconnection structure. The first silicide region is on a front-side surface, a first sidewall of the source epitaxial structure, and a second sidewall of the source epitaxial structure. The second silicide region is on a front-side surface of the drain epitaxial structure. The source contact is in contact with the first silicide region and has a protrusion extending past a backside surface of the source epitaxial structure. The backside via rail is in contact with the protrusion of the source contact. The drain contact is in contact with the second silicide region. The front-side interconnection structure is on a front-side surface of the source contact and a front-side surface of the drain contact.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2022
    Publication date: December 1, 2022
    Applicant: TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Huan-Chieh SU, Li-Zhen YU, Chun-Yuan CHEN, Cheng-Chi CHUANG, Shang-Wen CHANG, Yi-Hsun CHIU, Pei-Yu WANG, Ching-Wei TSAI, Chih-Hao WANG
  • Publication number: 20220375860
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides one embodiment of a semiconductor structure. The semiconductor structure includes a substrate having a front side and a back side; a gate stack formed on the front side of the substrate and disposed on an active region of the substrate; a first source/drain feature formed on the active region and disposed at an edge of the gate stack; a backside power rail formed on the back side of the substrate; and a backside contact feature interposed between the backside power rail and the first source/drain feature, and electrically connecting the backside power rail to the first source/drain feature. The backside contact feature further includes a first silicide layer on the back side of the substrate and directly contacting a bottom surface of the first source/drain feature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2022
    Publication date: November 24, 2022
    Inventors: Yu-Xuan Huang, Ching-Wei Tsai, Cheng-Ting Chung, Cheng-Chi Chuang, Shang-Wen Chang
  • Publication number: 20220375794
    Abstract: A fin field effect transistor device structure is provided. A fin field effect transistor device structure includes a first fin structure and a second fin structure on a substrate. The fin field effect transistor device structure also includes a spacer layer surrounding the first fin structure and the second fin structure. The fin field effect transistor device structure further includes a power rail over the spacer layer between the first fin structure and the second fin structure. In addition, the fin field effect transistor device structure includes a first contact structure covering the first fin structure and connected to the power rail.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2022
    Publication date: November 24, 2022
    Applicant: TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Shang-Wen CHANG, Yi-Hsiung LIN, Yi-Hsun CHIU
  • Publication number: 20220336325
    Abstract: A semiconductor device includes a substrate and a first transistor on a first side of the substrate. The semiconductor device further includes a first electrode contacting a first region of the first transistor. The semiconductor device further includes a spacer extending along a sidewall of the first transistor. The semiconductor device further includes a self-aligned interconnect structure (SIS) separated from at least a portion of the first electrode by the spacer, wherein the SIS extends through the substrate. The semiconductor device further includes a second electrode contacting a surface of the first electrode farthest from the substrate, wherein the second electrode directly contacts the SIS.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2021
    Publication date: October 20, 2022
    Inventors: Chih-Yu LAI, Chih-Liang CHEN, Chi-Yu LU, Shang-Syuan CIOU, Hui-Zhong ZHUANG, Ching-Wei TSAI, Shang-Wen CHANG
  • Publication number: 20220336472
    Abstract: An integrated circuit (IC) includes a first p-type semiconductor fin, a first dielectric fin, a first hybrid fin, a second hybrid fin, a second dielectric fin, and a second p-type semiconductor fin disposed in this order along a first direction and oriented lengthwise along a second direction, where each of the first and the second hybrid fins has a first portion including an n-type semiconductor material and a second portion including a dielectric material. The IC further includes n-type source/drain (S/D) epitaxial features disposed over each of the first and the second p-type semiconductor fins, p-type S/D epitaxial features disposed over the first portion of each of the first and the second hybrid fins, and S/D contacts physically contacting each of the p-type S/D epitaxial features and the second portion of each of the first and the second hybrid fins.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 5, 2022
    Publication date: October 20, 2022
    Inventors: Chih-Hao Wang, Yi-Hsun Chiu, Yi-Hsiung Lin, Shang-Wen Chang
  • Publication number: 20220336455
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an integrated circuit. In one implementation, the integrated circuit may include a semiconductor substrate; at least one source region comprising a first doped semiconductor material; at least one drain region comprising a second doped semiconductor material; at least one gate formed between the at least one source region and the at least one drain region; and a nanosheet formed between the semiconductor substrate and the at least one gate. The nanosheet may be configured as a routing channel for the at least one gate and may have a first region having a first width and a second region having a second width. The first width may be smaller than the second width.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2022
    Publication date: October 20, 2022
    Applicant: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yi-Hsiung LIN, Yi-Hsun CHIU, Shang-Wen CHANG, Ching-Wei TSAI, Yu-Xuan HUANG, Kuan-Lun CHENG, Chih-Hao WANG
  • Publication number: 20220328363
    Abstract: Methods of forming dual-side super power rails in semiconductor devices, semiconductor devices including the same, and methods of testing the semiconductor devices are disclosed. In an embodiment, a device includes a transistor structure; a front-side interconnect structure on a front side of the transistor structure; and a back-side interconnect structure on a back side of the transistor structure. The front-side interconnect structure includes a front-side power delivery network (PDN) and a front-side input/output (I/O) pin. The back-side interconnect structure includes a back-side PDN.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2021
    Publication date: October 13, 2022
    Inventors: Chih-Chao Chou, Yi-Hsun Chiu, Shang-Wen Chang, Ching-Wei Tsai, Chih-Hao Wang
  • Publication number: 20220310591
    Abstract: A semiconductor device includes a substrate and a first active region on a first side of the substrate. The semiconductor device further includes a first gate structure surrounding a first portion of the first active region. The semiconductor device further includes a second active region on a second side of the substrate, wherein the second side is opposite the first side. The semiconductor device further includes a second gate structure surrounding a first portion of the second active region. The semiconductor device further includes a gate via extending through the substrate, wherein the gate via directly connects to the first gate structure, and the gate via directly connects to the second gate structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2021
    Publication date: September 29, 2022
    Inventors: Chih-Yu LAI, Chih-Liang CHEN, Chi-Yu LU, Shang-Syuan CIOU, Hui-Zhong ZHUANG, Ching-Wei TSAI, Shang-Wen CHANG
  • Publication number: 20220310454
    Abstract: A semiconductor device structure, along with methods of forming such, are described. The structure includes a first and second gate electrode layers, and a dielectric feature disposed between the first and second gate electrode layers. The dielectric feature has a first surface. The structure further includes a first conductive layer disposed on the first gate electrode layer. The first conductive layer has a second surface. The structure further includes a second conductive layer disposed on the second gate electrode layer. The second conductive layer has a third surface, and the first, second, and third surfaces are coplanar. The structure further includes a third conductive layer disposed over the first conductive layer, a fourth conductive layer disposed over the second conductive layer, and a dielectric layer disposed on the first surface of the dielectric feature. The dielectric layer is disposed between the third conductive layer and the fourth conductive layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2022
    Publication date: September 29, 2022
    Inventors: Kuan-Ting PAN, Kuo-Cheng CHIANG, Shang-Wen CHANG, Ching-Wei TSAI, Kuan-Lun CHENG, Chih-Hao WANG
  • Publication number: 20220302026
    Abstract: A semiconductor device includes a first gate structure extending along a first lateral direction. The semiconductor device includes a first interconnect structure, disposed above the first gate structure, that extends along a second lateral direction perpendicular to the first lateral direction. The first interconnect structure includes a first portion and a second portion electrically isolated from each other by a first dielectric structure. The semiconductor device includes a second interconnect structure, disposed between the first gate structure and the first interconnect structure, that electrically couples the first gate structure to the first portion of the first interconnect structure. The second interconnect structure includes a recessed portion that is substantially aligned with the first gate structure and the dielectric structure along a vertical direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2022
    Publication date: September 22, 2022
    Applicant: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Guo-Huei Wu, Hui-Zhong Zhuang, Chih-Liang Chen, Cheng-Chi Chuang, Shang-Wen Chang, Yi-Hsun Chiu
  • Publication number: 20220302027
    Abstract: A semiconductor device includes a first gate structure extending along a first lateral direction. The semiconductor device includes a first interconnect structure, disposed above the first gate structure, that extends along a second lateral direction perpendicular to the first lateral direction. The first interconnect structure includes a first portion and a second portion electrically isolated from each other by a first dielectric structure. The semiconductor device includes a second interconnect structure, disposed between the first gate structure and the first interconnect structure, that electrically couples the first gate structure to the first portion of the first interconnect structure. The second interconnect structure includes a recessed portion that is substantially aligned with the first gate structure and the dielectric structure along a vertical direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2022
    Publication date: September 22, 2022
    Applicant: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Guo-Huei Wu, Hui-Zhong Zhuang, Chih-Liang Chen, Cheng-Chi Chuang, Shang-Wen Chang, Yi-Hsun Chiu
  • Patent number: 11450751
    Abstract: An IC structure includes a source epitaxial structure, a drain epitaxial structure, a first silicide region, a second silicide region, a source contact, a backside via rail, a drain contact, and a front-side interconnection structure. The first silicide region is on a front-side surface and a first sidewall of the source epitaxial structure. The second silicide region is on a front-side surface of the drain epitaxial structure. The source contact is in contact with the first silicide region and has a protrusion extending past a backside surface of the source epitaxial structure. The backside via rail is in contact with the protrusion of the source contact. The drain contact is in contact with the second silicide region. The front-side interconnection structure is on a front-side surface of the source contact and a front-side surface of the drain contact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Huan-Chieh Su, Li-Zhen Yu, Chun-Yuan Chen, Cheng-Chi Chuang, Shang-Wen Chang, Yi-Hsun Chiu, Pei-Yu Wang, Ching-Wei Tsai, Chih-Hao Wang
  • Patent number: 11444018
    Abstract: A semiconductor device includes a first gate structure extending along a first lateral direction. The semiconductor device includes a first interconnect structure, disposed above the first gate structure, that extends along a second lateral direction perpendicular to the first lateral direction. The first interconnect structure includes a first portion and a second portion electrically isolated from each other by a first dielectric structure. The semiconductor device includes a second interconnect structure, disposed between the first gate structure and the first interconnect structure, that electrically couples the first gate structure to the first portion of the first interconnect structure. The second interconnect structure includes a recessed portion that is substantially aligned with the first gate structure and the dielectric structure along a vertical direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING COMPANY LTD.
    Inventors: Guo-Huei Wu, Hui-Zhong Zhuang, Chih-Liang Chen, Cheng-Chi Chuang, Shang-Wen Chang, Yi-Hsun Chiu
  • Patent number: 11437385
    Abstract: A static random access memory (SRAM) cell includes a first p-type semiconductor fin, a first dielectric fin, a first hybrid fin, a second hybrid fin, a second dielectric fin, and a second p-type semiconductor fin disposed in this order along a first direction and oriented lengthwise along a second direction, where each of the first and the second hybrid fins has a first portion including an n-type semiconductor material and a second portion including a dielectric material. The SRAM cell further includes n-type source/drain (S/D) epitaxial features disposed over each of the first and the second p-type semiconductor fins, p-type S/D epitaxial features disposed over the first portion of each of the first and the second hybrid fins, and S/D contacts physically contacting each of the p-type S/D epitaxial features and the second portion of each of the first and the second hybrid fins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chih-Hao Wang, Yi-Hsun Chiu, Yi-Hsiung Lin, Shang-Wen Chang
  • Publication number: 20220262794
    Abstract: Methods of performing backside etching processes on source/drain regions and gate structures of semiconductor devices and semiconductor devices formed by the same are disclosed. In an embodiment, a semiconductor device includes a first transistor structure; a first interconnect structure on a front-side of the first transistor structure; and a second interconnect structure on a backside of the first transistor structure, the second interconnect structure including a first dielectric layer on the backside of the first transistor structure; a contact extending through the first dielectric layer to a source/drain region of the first transistor structure; and first spacers along sidewalls of the contact between the contact and the first dielectric layer, sidewalls of the first spacers facing the first dielectric layer being aligned with sidewalls of the source/drain region of the first transistor structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2022
    Publication date: August 18, 2022
    Applicant: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yi-Hsun Chiu, Ching-Wei Tsai, Yu-Xuan Huang, Cheng-Chi Chuang, Shang-Wen Chang
  • Publication number: 20220262798
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the present disclosure are directed towards an integrated chip (IC). The IC includes a first fin projecting vertically from a semiconductor substrate. A second fin projects vertically from the semiconductor substrate, where the second fin is spaced from the first fin, and where the first fin has a first uppermost surface that is disposed over a second uppermost surface of the second fin. A nanostructure stack is disposed over the second fin and vertically spaced from the second fin, where the nanostructure stack comprises a plurality of vertically stacked semiconductor nanostructures. A pair of first source/drain regions is disposed on the first fin, where the first source/drain regions are disposed on opposite sides of an upper portion of the first fin. A pair of second source/drain regions is disposed on the second fin, where the second source/drain regions are disposed on opposite sides of the nanostructure stack.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2022
    Publication date: August 18, 2022
    Inventors: Chih-Hao Wang, Min Cao, Shang-Wen Chang
  • Patent number: 11404320
    Abstract: A fin field effect transistor device structure includes a first fin structure formed on a substrate. The fin field effect transistor device structure also includes a spacer layer surrounding the first fin structure. The fin field effect transistor device structure further includes a power rail formed over the substrate besides a bottom portion of the first fin structure. The fin field effect transistor device structure further includes a first contact structure formed over the first fin structure and in contact with a portion of the power rail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shang-Wen Chang, Yi-Hsiung Lin, Yi-Hsun Chiu