Patents by Inventor Shih-Wen Huang

Shih-Wen Huang 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: 20220149171
    Abstract: A work function metal gate device includes a gate, a drift region, a source, a drain and a first isolation structure. The gate includes a convex stair-shaped work function metal stack or a concave stair-shaped work function metal stack disposed on a substrate. The drift region is disposed in the substrate below a part of the gate. The source is located in the substrate and the drain is located in the drift region beside the gate. The first isolation structure is disposed in the drift region between the gate and the drain.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2020
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Inventors: Chih-Wen Huang, Shih-An Huang
  • Patent number: 11296198
    Abstract: A method for forming a semiconductor structure is provided. The method includes forming a gate structure over a fin structure, forming a source/drain structure in the fin structure and adjacent to the gate structure, forming a dielectric layer over the gate structure and the source/drain structure, and forming an opening in the dielectric layer to expose the source/drain structure. The method further includes depositing a barrier layer lining a sidewall surface of the opening and a top surface of the source/drain structure. The method further includes etching a portion of the barrier layer to expose the source/drain structure. The method further includes depositing a glue layer covering the sidewall surface of the opening and the source/drain structure in the opening. The method further includes forming a contact structure filling the opening in the dielectric layer. The contact structure is surrounded by the glue layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shih-Wen Huang, Chung-Ting Ko, Hong-Hsien Ke, Chia-Hui Lin, Tai-Chun Huang
  • Publication number: 20210361706
    Abstract: Combined therapy of cancer (e.g., breast cancer) involving a cyclophosphamide compound and natural killer (NK) cells. Also provided herein are methods for inducing immune memory and/or reducing the risk of tumor recurrence using the combined therapy of a cyclophosphamide compound and NK cells.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2019
    Publication date: November 25, 2021
    Applicant: ACADEMIA SINICA
    Inventors: Nan-Shih LIAO, Shih-Wen HUANG, Zhen-Qi WU, Yein-Gei LAI, Yae-Huei LIOU
  • Patent number: 11183399
    Abstract: An interposer substrate is manufactured with a scribe line between adjacent regions. In an embodiment a separate exposure reticle is utilized to pattern the scribe line. The exposure reticle to pattern the scribe line will create an exposure region which overlaps and overhangs the exposure regions utilized to form adjacent regions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Wen-Hsin Wei, Hsien-Pin Hu, Shang-Yun Hou, Chi-Hsi Wu, Chen-Hua Yu, Wen-Jung Chuang, Chun-Che Chen, Jhih-Ming Lin, Chih-Ching Lin, Shih-Wen Huang, Chun Hua Chang, Tsung-Yang Hsieh
  • Patent number: 11101140
    Abstract: An interposer substrate is manufactured with a scribe line between adjacent regions. In an embodiment a separate exposure reticle is utilized to pattern the scribe line. The exposure reticle to pattern the scribe line will create an exposure region which overlaps and overhangs the exposure regions utilized to form adjacent regions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Wen-Hsin Wei, Hsien-Pin Hu, Shang-Yun Hou, Chi-Hsi Wu, Chen-Hua Yu, Wen-Jung Chuang, Chun-Che Chen, Jhih-Ming Lin, Chih-Ching Lin, Shih-Wen Huang, Chun Hua Chang, Tsung-Yang Hsieh
  • Patent number: 11049945
    Abstract: Semiconductor device structures and methods for forming the same are provided. A semiconductor device structure includes a gate structure over a semiconductor substrate. The gate structure includes a gate electrode layer and a gate dielectric layer covering a bottom surface and sidewalls of the gate electrode layer. The semiconductor device structure also includes spacer elements in contact with sidewalls of the gate structure and protruding from a top surface of the gate electrode layer. The semiconductor device structure also includes a first protection layer over the gate electrode layer and between the spacer elements. The semiconductor device structure also includes a dielectric layer over the first protection layer and between the spacer elements. A portion of the dielectric layer is between sidewalls of the spacer elements and sidewalls of the first protection layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shih-Wen Huang, Yun-Wen Chu, Hong-Hsien Ke, Chia-Hui Lin, Shin-Yeu Tsai, Shih-Chieh Chang
  • Publication number: 20200411386
    Abstract: Methods of cutting fins, and structures formed thereby, are described. In an embodiment, a structure includes a first fin on a substrate, a second fin on the substrate, and a fin cut-fill structure disposed between the first fin and the second fin. The first fin and the second fin are longitudinally aligned. The fin cut-fill structure includes an insulating liner and a fill material on the insulating liner. The insulating liner abuts a first sidewall of the first fin and a second sidewall of the second fin. The insulating liner includes a material with a band gap greater than 5 eV.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2020
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Inventors: Shih-Wen Huang, Jaming Chang, Kai Hung Cheng, Chia-Hui Lin, Jei Ming Chen
  • Publication number: 20200357612
    Abstract: A method of wafer processing includes supporting a wafer in a process chamber. The method further includes introducing a flow of a gaseous material through an inlet of the process chamber to process the wafer. The method further includes generating, between the inlet and the wafer, controllable forces acting in various directions on the gaseous material to spread the gaseous material inside the process chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2020
    Publication date: November 12, 2020
    Inventors: Chien Kuo HUANG, Shih-Wen HUANG, Joung-Wei LIOU, Chia-I SHEN, Fei-Fan CHEN
  • Patent number: 10777466
    Abstract: Methods of cutting fins, and structures formed thereby, are described. In an embodiment, a structure includes a first fin on a substrate, a second fin on the substrate, and a fin cut-fill structure disposed between the first fin and the second fin. The first fin and the second fin are longitudinally aligned. The fin cut-fill structure includes an insulating liner and a fill material on the insulating liner. The insulating liner abuts a first sidewall of the first fin and a second sidewall of the second fin. The insulating liner includes a material with a band gap greater than 5 eV.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shih-Wen Huang, Chia-Hui Lin, Jaming Chang, Jei Ming Chen, Kai Hung Cheng
  • Patent number: 10741366
    Abstract: A wafer process chamber includes a wafer support in the wafer process chamber, the wafer support configured to support a wafer. The process chamber includes a gas diffuser unit within the wafer process chamber. The gas diffuser unit includes at least one controllable diffuser configured to generate one or more controllable forces acting in various directions on a gaseous material in a flow of the gaseous material introduced into the process chamber, to spread the gaseous material inside the process chamber. The gas diffuser unit includes a power source coupled to the at least one controllable diffuser, the power source configured to supply power to the at least one controllable diffuser to generate the one or more controllable forces. The gas diffuser unit includes a controller coupled to the power source, the controller configured to control the power supplied by the power source to the at least one controllable diffuser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Chien Kuo Huang, Shih-Wen Huang, Joung-Wei Liou, Chia-I Shen, Fei-Fan Chen
  • Publication number: 20200235214
    Abstract: A method for forming a semiconductor structure is provided. The method includes forming a gate structure over a fin structure, forming a source/drain structure in the fin structure and adjacent to the gate structure, forming a dielectric layer over the gate structure and the source/drain structure, and forming an opening in the dielectric layer to expose the source/drain structure. The method further includes depositing a barrier layer lining a sidewall surface of the opening and a top surface of the source/drain structure. The method further includes etching a portion of the barrier layer to expose the source/drain structure. The method further includes depositing a glue layer covering the sidewall surface of the opening and the source/drain structure in the opening. The method further includes forming a contact structure filling the opening in the dielectric layer. The contact structure is surrounded by the glue layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2020
    Publication date: July 23, 2020
    Applicant: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shih-Wen HUANG, Chung-Ting KO, Hong-Hsien KE, Chia-Hui LIN, Tai-Chun HUANG
  • Patent number: 10720430
    Abstract: A method includes etching a semiconductor substrate to form trenches, with a portion of the semiconductor substrate between the trenches being a semiconductor strip, and depositing a dielectric dose film on sidewalls of the semiconductor strip. The dielectric dose film is doped with a dopant of n-type or p-type. The remaining portions of the trenches are filled with a dielectric material. A planarization is performed on the dielectric material. Remaining portions of the dielectric dose film and the dielectric material form Shallow Trench Isolation (STI) regions. A thermal treatment is performed to diffuse the dopant in the dielectric dose film into the semiconductor strip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Shih-Wen Huang, Chia-Hui Lin, Shin-Yeu Tsai, Kai Hung Cheng
  • Publication number: 20200144258
    Abstract: A method includes etching a semiconductor substrate to form trenches, with a portion of the semiconductor substrate between the trenches being a semiconductor strip, and depositing a dielectric dose film on sidewalls of the semiconductor strip. The dielectric dose film is doped with a dopant of n-type or p-type. The remaining portions of the trenches are filled with a dielectric material. A planarization is performed on the dielectric material. Remaining portions of the dielectric dose film and the dielectric material form Shallow Trench Isolation (STI) regions. A thermal treatment is performed to diffuse the dopant in the dielectric dose film into the semiconductor strip.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2019
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Inventors: Shih-Wen Huang, Chia-Hui Lin, Shin-Yeu Tsai, Kai Hung Cheng
  • Patent number: 10629693
    Abstract: A semiconductor structure and a method for forming the same are provided. The semiconductor structure includes a gate structure, a gate spacer, a source/drain structure, a contact structure, a glue layer and a barrier layer. The gate structure is positioned over a fin structure. The gate spacer is positioned over the fin structure and on a sidewall surface of the gate structure. The source/drain structure is positioned in the fin structure and adjacent to the gate spacer. The contact structure is positioned over the source/drain structure. The glue layer covers a bottom surface and a sidewall surface of the contact structure. The barrier layer encircles the sidewall surface of the contact structure. A bottom surface of the glue layer is exposed to the barrier layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shih-Wen Huang, Chung-Ting Ko, Hong-Hsien Ke, Chia-Hui Lin, Tai-Chun Huang
  • Publication number: 20200027750
    Abstract: An interposer substrate is manufactured with a scribe line between adjacent regions. In an embodiment a separate exposure reticle is utilized to pattern the scribe line. The exposure reticle to pattern the scribe line will create an exposure region which overlaps and overhangs the exposure regions utilized to form adjacent regions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2019
    Publication date: January 23, 2020
    Inventors: Wen-Hsin Wei, Hsien-Pin Hu, Shang-Yun Hou, Chi-Hsi Wu, Chen-Hua Yu, Wen-Jung Chuang, Chun-Che Chen, Jhih-Ming Lin, Chih-Ching Lin, Shih-Wen Huang, Chun Hua Chang, Tsung-Yang Hsieh
  • Patent number: 10522541
    Abstract: A method includes etching a semiconductor substrate to form trenches, with a portion of the semiconductor substrate between the trenches being a semiconductor strip, and depositing a dielectric dose film on sidewalls of the semiconductor strip. The dielectric dose film is doped with a dopant of n-type or p-type. The remaining portions of the trenches are filled with a dielectric material. A planarization is performed on the dielectric material. Remaining portions of the dielectric dose film and the dielectric material form Shallow Trench Isolation (STI) regions. A thermal treatment is performed to diffuse the dopant in the dielectric dose film into the semiconductor strip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Shih-Wen Huang, Chia-Hui Lin, Shin-Yeu Tsai, Kai Hung Cheng
  • Publication number: 20190259847
    Abstract: Semiconductor device structures and methods for forming the same are provided. A semiconductor device structure includes a gate structure over a semiconductor substrate. The gate structure includes a gate electrode layer and a gate dielectric layer covering a bottom surface and sidewalls of the gate electrode layer. The semiconductor device structure also includes spacer elements in contact with sidewalls of the gate structure and protruding from a top surface of the gate electrode layer. The semiconductor device structure also includes a first protection layer over the gate electrode layer and between the spacer elements. The semiconductor device structure also includes a dielectric layer over the first protection layer and between the spacer elements. A portion of the dielectric layer is between sidewalls of the spacer elements and sidewalls of the first protection layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2019
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Applicant: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shih-Wen HUANG, Yun-Wen CHU, Hong-Hsien KE, Chia-Hui LIN, Shin-Yeu TSAI, Shih-Chieh CHANG
  • Publication number: 20190252379
    Abstract: A method includes etching a semiconductor substrate to form trenches, with a portion of the semiconductor substrate between the trenches being a semiconductor strip, and depositing a dielectric dose film on sidewalls of the semiconductor strip. The dielectric dose film is doped with a dopant of n-type or p-type. The remaining portions of the trenches are filled with a dielectric material. A planarization is performed on the dielectric material. Remaining portions of the dielectric dose film and the dielectric material form Shallow Trench Isolation (STI) regions. A thermal treatment is performed to diffuse the dopant in the dielectric dose film into the semiconductor strip.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2019
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Inventors: Shih-Wen Huang, Chia-Hui Lin, Shin-Yeu Tsai, Kai Hung Cheng
  • Publication number: 20190164844
    Abstract: Methods of cutting fins, and structures formed thereby, are described. In an embodiment, a structure includes a first fin on a substrate, a second fin on the substrate, and a fin cut-fill structure disposed between the first fin and the second fin. The first fin and the second fin are longitudinally aligned. The fin cut-fill structure includes an insulating liner and a fill material on the insulating liner. The insulating liner abuts a first sidewall of the first fin and a second sidewall of the second fin. The insulating liner includes a material with a band gap greater than 5 eV.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2018
    Publication date: May 30, 2019
    Applicant: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shih-Wen HUANG, Chia-Hui LIN, Jaming CHANG, Jei Ming CHEN, Kai Hung CHENG
  • Publication number: 20190157405
    Abstract: A semiconductor structure and a method for forming the same are provided. The semiconductor structure includes a gate structure, a gate spacer, a source/drain structure, a contact structure, a glue layer and a barrier layer. The gate structure is positioned over a fin structure. The gate spacer is positioned over the fin structure and on a sidewall surface of the gate structure. The source/drain structure is positioned in the fin structure and adjacent to the gate spacer. The contact structure is positioned over the source/drain structure. The glue layer covers a bottom surface and a sidewall surface of the contact structure. The barrier layer encircles the sidewall surface of the contact structure. A bottom surface of the glue layer is exposed to the barrier layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2018
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Applicant: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shih-Wen HUANG, Chung-Ting KO, Hong-Hsien KE, Chia-Hui LIN, Tai-Chun HUANG