Patents by Inventor Shih-Hao Lo

Shih-Hao Lo 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: 11335805
    Abstract: A switch device includes a P-type substrate, a first gate structure, a first N-well, a shallow trench isolation structure, a first P-well, a second gate structure, a first N-type doped region, a second P-well, and a second N-type doped region. The first N-well is formed in the P-type substrate and partly under the first gate structure. The shallow trench isolation structure is formed in the first N-well and under the first gate structure. The first P-well is formed in the P-type substrate and under the first gate structure. The first N-type doped region is formed in the P-type substrate and between the first gate structure and the second gate structure. The second P-well is formed in the P-type substrate and under the second gate structure. The second N-type doped region is formed in the second P-well and partly under the second gate structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: eMemory Technology Inc.
    Inventors: Chih-Hsin Chen, Shih-Chen Wang, Tsung-Mu Lai, Wen-Hao Ching, Chun-Yuan Lo, Wei-Chen Chang
  • Patent number: 11335717
    Abstract: A semiconductor device is provided. The semiconductor device includes a substrate and a light-collimating layer. The substrate has a plurality of pixels. The light-collimating layer is disposed on the substrate, and the light-collimating layer includes a transparent material layer, a first light-shielding layer, a second light-shielding layer and a plurality of transparent pillars. The transparent material layer covers the pixels. The first light-shielding layer is disposed on the substrate and the first light-shielding layer has a plurality of holes corresponding to the pixels. The second light-shielding layer is disposed on the first light-shielding layer. The transparent pillars are disposed in the second light-shielding layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: VANGUARD INTERNATIONAL SEMICONDUCTOR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Chung-Ren Lao, Chih-Cherng Liao, Shih-Hao Liu, Wu-Hsi Lu, Ming-Cheng Lo, Wei-Lun Chung, Chih-Wei Lin
  • Patent number: 11335786
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the present disclosure are directed towards a semiconductor device including a gate structure. The semiconductor device further includes a pair of spacer segments on a semiconductor substrate. A high-? gate dielectric structure overlies the semiconductor substrate. The high-? gate dielectric structure is laterally between and borders the spacer segments. The gate structure overlies the high-k gate dielectric structure and has a top surface about even with a top surface of the spacer segments. The gate structure includes a metal structure and a gate body layer. The gate body layer has a top surface that is vertically offset from a top surface of the metal structure and further has a lower portion cupped by the metal structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Wei Cheng Wu, Alexander Kalnitsky, Shih-Hao Lo, Hung-Pin Ko
  • Publication number: 20210391465
    Abstract: A device including a gate stack over a semiconductor substrate having a pair of spacers abutting sidewalls of the gate stack. A recess is formed in the semiconductor substrate adjacent the gate stack. The recess has a first profile having substantially vertical sidewalls and a second profile contiguous with and below the first profile. The first and second profiles provide a bottle-neck shaped profile of the recess in the semiconductor substrate, the second profile having a greater width within the semiconductor substrate than the first profile. The recess is filled with a semiconductor material. A pair of spacers are disposed overly the semiconductor substrate adjacent the recess.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2021
    Publication date: December 16, 2021
    Inventors: Eric PENG, Chao-Cheng CHEN, Chii-Horng LI, Ming-Hua YU, Shih-Hao LO, Syun-Ming JANG, Tze-Liang LEE, Ying-Hao HSIEH
  • Patent number: 11107921
    Abstract: A device including a gate stack over a semiconductor substrate having a pair of spacers abutting sidewalls of the gate stack. A recess is formed in the semiconductor substrate adjacent the gate stack. The recess has a first profile having substantially vertical sidewalls and a second profile contiguous with and below the first profile. The first and second profiles provide a bottle-neck shaped profile of the recess in the semiconductor substrate, the second profile having a greater width within the semiconductor substrate than the first profile. The recess is filled with a semiconductor material. A pair of spacers are disposed overly the semiconductor substrate adjacent the recess.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Eric Peng, Chao-Cheng Chen, Chii-Horng Li, Ming-Hua Yu, Shih-Hao Lo, Syun-Ming Jang, Tze-Liang Lee, Ying Hao Hsieh
  • Patent number: 11094545
    Abstract: A method forming a gate dielectric over a substrate, and forming a metal gate structure over the semiconductor substrate and the gate dielectric. The metal gate structure includes a first metal material. The method further includes forming a seal on sidewalls of the metal gate structure. The method further includes forming a dielectric film on the metal gate structure, the dielectric film including a first metal oxynitride comprising the first metal material and directly on the metal gate structure without extending over the seal formed on sidewalls of the metal gate structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Jin-Aun Ng, Bao-Ru Young, Harry-Hak-Lay Chuang, Maxi Chang, Chih-Tang Peng, Chih-Yang Yeh, Ta-Wei Lin, Huan-Just Lin, Hui-Wen Lin, Jen-Sheng Yang, Pei-Ren Jeng, Jung-Hui Kao, Shih-Hao Lo, Yuan-Tien Tu
  • Patent number: 10784375
    Abstract: A device including a gate stack over a semiconductor substrate having a pair of spacers abutting sidewalls of the gate stack. A recess is formed in the semiconductor substrate adjacent the gate stack. The recess has a first profile having substantially vertical sidewalls and a second profile contiguous with and below the first profile. The first and second profiles provide a bottle-neck shaped profile of the recess in the semiconductor substrate, the second profile having a greater width within the semiconductor substrate than the first profile. The recess is filled with a semiconductor material. A pair of spacers are disposed overly the semiconductor substrate adjacent the recess.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Eric Peng, Chao-Cheng Chen, Chii-Horng Li, Ming-Hua Yu, Shih-Hao Lo, Syun-Ming Jang, Tze-Liang Lee, Ying Hao Hsieh
  • Publication number: 20200251566
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the present disclosure are directed towards a semiconductor device including a gate structure. The semiconductor device further includes a pair of spacer segments on a semiconductor substrate. A high-? gate dielectric structure overlies the semiconductor substrate. The high-? gate dielectric structure is laterally between and borders the spacer segments. The gate structure overlies the high-k gate dielectric structure and has a top surface about even with a top surface of the spacer segments. The gate structure includes a metal structure and a gate body layer. The gate body layer has a top surface that is vertically offset from a top surface of the metal structure and further has a lower portion cupped by the metal structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2019
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Inventors: Wei Cheng Wu, Alexander Kalnitsky, Shih-Hao Lo, Hung-Pin Ko
  • Publication number: 20200098919
    Abstract: A device including a gate stack over a semiconductor substrate having a pair of spacers abutting sidewalls of the gate stack. A recess is formed in the semiconductor substrate adjacent the gate stack. The recess has a first profile having substantially vertical sidewalls and a second profile contiguous with and below the first profile. The first and second profiles provide a bottle-neck shaped profile of the recess in the semiconductor substrate, the second profile having a greater width within the semiconductor substrate than the first profile. The recess is filled with a semiconductor material. A pair of spacers are disposed overly the semiconductor substrate adjacent the recess.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2019
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Inventors: Eric PENG, Chao-Cheng CHEN, Chii-Horng LI, Ming-Hua YU, Shih-Hao LO, Syun-Ming JANG, Tze-Liang LEE, Ying Hao HSIEH
  • Publication number: 20190341263
    Abstract: A method forming a gate dielectric over a substrate, and forming a metal gate structure over the semiconductor substrate and the gate dielectric. The metal gate structure includes a first metal material. The method further includes forming a seal on sidewalls of the metal gate structure. The method further includes forming a dielectric film on the metal gate structure, the dielectric film including a first metal oxynitride comprising the first metal material and directly on the metal gate structure without extending over the seal formed on sidewalls of the metal gate structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2019
    Publication date: November 7, 2019
    Inventors: Jin-Aun Ng, Bao-Ru Young, Harry-Hak-Lay Chuang, Maxi Chang, Chih-Tang Peng, Chih-Yang Yeh, Ta-Wei Lin, Huan-Just Lin, Hui-Wen Lin, Jen-Sheng Yang, Pei-Ren Jeng, Jung-Hui Kao, Shih-Hao Lo, Yuan-Tien Tu
  • Patent number: 10388531
    Abstract: An integrated circuit includes a semiconductor substrate, a gate dielectric over the substrate, and a metal gate structure over the semiconductor substrate and the gate dielectric. The metal gate structure includes a first metal material. The integrated circuit further includes a seal formed on sidewalls of the metal gate structure. The integrated circuit further includes a dielectric film on the metal gate structure, the dielectric film including a first metal oxynitride comprising the first metal material and directly on the metal gate structure without extending over the seal formed on sidewalls of the metal gate structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Jin-Aun Ng, Bao-Ru Young, Harry-Hak-Lay Chuang, Maxi Chang, Chih-Tang Peng, Chih-Yang Yeh, Ta-Wei Lin, Huan-Just Lin, Hui-Wen Lin, Jen-Sheng Yang, Pei-Ren Jeng, Jung-Hui Kao, Shih-Hao Lo, Yuan-Tien Tu
  • Publication number: 20180315855
    Abstract: A device including a gate stack over a semiconductor substrate having a pair of spacers abutting sidewalls of the gate stack. A recess is formed in the semiconductor substrate adjacent the gate stack. The recess has a first profile having substantially vertical sidewalls and a second profile contiguous with and below the first profile. The first and second profiles provide a bottle-neck shaped profile of the recess in the semiconductor substrate, the second profile having a greater width within the semiconductor substrate than the first profile. The recess is filled with a semiconductor material. A pair of spacers are disposed overly the semiconductor substrate adjacent the recess.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2018
    Publication date: November 1, 2018
    Inventors: Eric PENG, Chao-Cheng CHEN, Chii-Horng LI, Ming-Hua YU, Shih-Hao LO, Syun-Ming JANG, Tze-Liang LEE, Ying Hao HSIEH
  • Patent number: 10020397
    Abstract: A device including a gate stack over a semiconductor substrate having a pair of spacers abutting sidewalls of the gate stack. A recess is formed in the semiconductor substrate adjacent the gate stack. The recess has a first profile having substantially vertical sidewalls and a second profile contiguous with and below the first profile. The first and second profiles provide a bottle-neck shaped profile of the recess in the semiconductor substrate, the second profile having a greater width within the semiconductor substrate than the first profile. The recess is filled with a semiconductor material. A pair of spacers are disposed overly the semiconductor substrate adjacent the recess.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Eric Peng, Chao-Cheng Chen, Chii-Horng Li, Ming-Hua Yu, Shih-Hao Lo, Syun-Ming Jang, Tze-Liang Lee, Ying Hao Hsieh
  • Publication number: 20180019133
    Abstract: An integrated circuit includes a semiconductor substrate, a gate dielectric over the substrate, and a metal gate structure over the semiconductor substrate and the gate dielectric. The metal gate structure includes a first metal material. The integrated circuit further includes a seal formed on sidewalls of the metal gate structure. The integrated circuit further includes a dielectric film on the metal gate structure, the dielectric film including a first metal oxynitride comprising the first metal material and directly on the metal gate structure without extending over the seal formed on sidewalls of the metal gate structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2017
    Publication date: January 18, 2018
    Inventors: Jin-Aun Ng, Bao-Ru Young, Harry-Hak-Lay Chuang, Maxi Chang, Chih-Tang Peng, Chih-Yang Yeh, Ta-Wei Lin, Huan-Just Lin, Hui-Wen Lin, Jen-Sheng Yang, Pei-Ren Jeng, Jung-Hui Kao, Shih-Hao Lo, Yuan-Tien Tu
  • Patent number: 9779947
    Abstract: An integrated circuit includes a semiconductor substrate, a gate dielectric over the substrate, a metal gate structure over the semiconductor substrate and the gate dielectric, a dielectric film on the metal gate structure, the dielectric film comprising oxynitride combined with metal from the metal gate, and an interlayer dielectric (ILD) on either side of the metal gate structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Jin-Aun Ng, Jen-Sheng Yang, Pei-Ren Jeng, Jung-Hui Kao, Shih-Hao Lo, Yuan-Tien Tu, Bao-Ru Young, Harry-Hak-Lay Chuang, Maxi Chang, Chih-Tang Peng, Chih-Yang Yeh, Ta-Wei Lin, Huan-Just Lin, Hui-Wen Lin
  • Publication number: 20160196979
    Abstract: An integrated circuit includes a semiconductor substrate, a gate dielectric over the substrate, a metal gate structure over the semiconductor substrate and the gate dielectric, a dielectric film on the metal gate structure, the dielectric film comprising oxynitride combined with metal from the metal gate, and an interlayer dielectric (ILD) on either side of the metal gate structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2016
    Publication date: July 7, 2016
    Inventors: Jin-Aun Ng, Bao-Ru Young, Harry-Hak-Lay Chuang, Maxi Chang, Chih-Tang Peng, Chih-Yang Yeh, Ta-Wei Lin, Huan-Just Lin, Hui-Wen Lin, Jen-Sheng Yang, Pei-Ren Jeng, Jung-Hui Kao, Shih-Hao Lo, Yuan-Tien Tu
  • Patent number: 9252224
    Abstract: An integrated circuit includes a semiconductor substrate, a gate dielectric over the substrate, a metal gate structure over the semiconductor substrate and the gate dielectric, a dielectric film on the metal gate structure, the dielectric film comprising oxynitride combined with metal from the metal gate, and an interlayer dielectric (ILD) on either side of the metal gate structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Assignee: Taiwan semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Jin-Aun Ng, Maxi Chang, Jen-Sheng Yang, Ta-Wei Lin, Shih-Hao Lo, Chih-Yang Yeh, Hui-Wen Lin, Jung-Hui Kao, Yuan-Tien Tu, Huan-Just Lin, Chih-Tang Peng, Pei-Ren Jeng, Bao-Ru Young, Harry-Hak-Lay Chuang
  • Publication number: 20150270397
    Abstract: A device including a gate stack over a semiconductor substrate having a pair of spacers abutting sidewalls of the gate stack. A recess is formed in the semiconductor substrate adjacent the gate stack. The recess has a first profile having substantially vertical sidewalls and a second profile contiguous with and below the first profile. The first and second profiles provide a bottle-neck shaped profile of the recess in the semiconductor substrate, the second profile having a greater width within the semiconductor substrate than the first profile. The recess is filled with a semiconductor material. A pair of spacers are disposed overly the semiconductor substrate adjacent the recess.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2015
    Publication date: September 24, 2015
    Inventors: Eric Peng, Chao-Cheng Chen, Chii-Horng Li, Ming-Hua Yu, Shih-Hao Lo, Syun-Ming Jang, Tze-Liang Lee, Hsieh-Ying Hao
  • Patent number: 9054130
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a method for fabricating a semiconductor device that includes providing a silicon substrate, forming a gate stack over the silicon substrate, performing a biased dry etching process to the substrate to remove a portion of the silicon substrate, thereby forming a recess region in the silicon substrate, performing a non-biased etching process to the recess region in the silicon substrate, thereby forming a bottle-neck shaped recess region in the silicon substrate, and epi-growing a semiconductor material in the bottle-neck shaped recess region in the silicon substrate. An embodiment may include a biased dry etching process including adding HeO2 gas and HBr gas. An embodiment may include performing a first biased dry etching process including N2 gas and performing a second biased dry etching process not including N2 gas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2015
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Eric Peng, Chao-Cheng Chen, Ming-Hua Yu, Ying Hao Hsieh, Tze-Liang Lee, Chii-Horng Li, Syun-Ming Jang, Shih-Hao Lo
  • Publication number: 20140367802
    Abstract: An integrated circuit includes a semiconductor substrate, a gate dielectric over the substrate, a metal gate structure over the semiconductor substrate and the gate dielectric, a dielectric film on the metal gate structure, the dielectric film comprising oxynitride combined with metal from the metal gate, and an interlayer dielectric (ILD) on either side of the metal gate structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2014
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Inventors: Jin-Aun Ng, Maxi Chang, Jen-Sheng Yang, Ta-Wei Lin, Shih-Hao Lo, Chih-Yang Yeh, Hui-Wen Lin, JUNG-HUI KAO, Yuan-Tien Tu, HUAN-JUST LIN, Chih-Tang Peng, Pei-Ren Jeng, BAO-RU YOUNG, HARRY-HAK-LA Y CHUANG