Patents by Inventor Tai-Cheng Hou

Tai-Cheng Hou 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: 20210225932
    Abstract: A method for fabricating semiconductor device includes the steps of: forming a first magnetic tunneling junction (MTJ) and a second MTJ on a substrate; forming a first top electrode on the first MTJ and a second top electrode on the second MTJ; forming a first ultra low-k (ULK) dielectric layer on the first MTJ and the second MTJ; forming a passivation layer on the first ULK dielectric layer, wherein a bottom surface of the passivation layer between the first MTJ and the second MTJ is lower than a top surface of the first MTJ; and forming a second ULK dielectric layer on the passivation layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2021
    Publication date: July 22, 2021
    Inventors: Kun-Ju Li, Tai-Cheng Hou, Hsin-Jung Liu, Fu-Yu Tsai, Bin-Siang Tsai, Chau-Chung Hou, Yu-Lung Shih, Ang Chan, Chih-Yueh Li, Chun-Tsen Lu
  • Patent number: 11056536
    Abstract: A method for fabricating semiconductor device includes the steps of: forming a first magnetic tunneling junction (MTJ) and a second MTJ on a substrate; forming a first top electrode on the first MTJ and a second top electrode on the second MTJ; forming a passivation layer on the first MTJ and the second MTJ; removing part of the passivation layer so that a top surface of all of the remaining passivation layer is lower than a top surface of the first electrode; and forming a ultra low-k (ULK) dielectric layer on the first MTJ and the second MTJ.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: UNITED MICROELECTRONICS CORP.
    Inventors: Chih-Wei Kuo, Tai-Cheng Hou, Yu-Tsung Lai, Jiunn-Hsiung Liao
  • Publication number: 20210151666
    Abstract: A semiconductor device includes a first magnetic tunneling junction (MTJ) and a second MTJ on a substrate, a passivation layer on the first MTJ and the second MTJ, and an ultra low-k (ULK) dielectric layer on the passivation layer. Preferably, a top surface of the passivation layer between the first MTJ and the second MTJ is lower than a top surface of the passivation layer directly on top of the first MTJ.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2021
    Publication date: May 20, 2021
    Inventors: Hui-Lin Wang, Tai-Cheng Hou, Wei-Xin Gao, Fu-Yu Tsai, Chin-Yang Hsieh, Chen-Yi Weng, Jing-Yin Jhang, Bin-Siang Tsai, Kun-Ju Li, Chih-Yueh Li, Chia-Lin Lu, Chun-Lung Chen, Kun-Yuan Liao, Yu-Tsung Lai, Wei-Hao Huang
  • Patent number: 11004897
    Abstract: A method for fabricating semiconductor device includes the steps of: forming a first magnetic tunneling junction (MTJ) and a second MTJ on a substrate; forming a first top electrode on the first MTJ and a second top electrode on the second MTJ; forming a first ultra low-k (ULK) dielectric layer on the first MTJ and the second MTJ; forming a passivation layer on the first ULK dielectric layer, wherein a bottom surface of the passivation layer between the first MTJ and the second MTJ is lower than a top surface of the first MTJ; and forming a second ULK dielectric layer on the passivation layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: UNITED MICROELECTRONICS CORP.
    Inventors: Kun-Ju Li, Tai-Cheng Hou, Hsin-Jung Liu, Fu-Yu Tsai, Bin-Siang Tsai, Chau-Chung Hou, Yu-Lung Shih, Ang Chan, Chih-Yueh Li, Chun-Tsen Lu
  • Publication number: 20210119115
    Abstract: A method for fabricating semiconductor device includes the steps of: forming a first magnetic tunneling junction (MTJ) on a substrate; forming a first ultra low-k (ULK) dielectric layer on the first MTJ; performing a first etching process to remove part of the first ULK dielectric layer and forming a damaged layer on the first ULK dielectric layer; and forming a second ULK dielectric layer on the damaged layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2020
    Publication date: April 22, 2021
    Inventors: Hui-Lin Wang, Tai-Cheng Hou, Wei-Xin Gao, Fu-Yu Tsai, Chin-Yang Hsieh, Chen-Yi Weng, Jing-Yin Jhang, Bin-Siang Tsai, Kun-Ju Li, Chih-Yueh Li, Chia-Lin Lu, Chun-Lung Chen, Kun-Yuan Liao, Yu-Tsung Lai, Wei-Hao Huang
  • Publication number: 20210050511
    Abstract: A method for fabricating semiconductor device includes the steps of: forming an inter-metal dielectric (IMD) layer on a substrate; forming a metal interconnection in the IMD layer; forming a magnetic tunneling junction (MTJ) on the metal interconnection; forming a top electrode on the MTJ; and forming a trapping layer on the top electrode for trapping hydrogen. Preferably, the trapping layer includes a concentration gradient, in which a concentration of hydrogen decreases from a top surface of the top electrode toward the MTJ.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2019
    Publication date: February 18, 2021
    Inventors: Da-Jun Lin, Tai-Cheng Hou, Bin-Siang Tsai, Ting-An Chien
  • Patent number: 10916694
    Abstract: A method for fabricating semiconductor device includes the steps of: forming a first magnetic tunneling junction (MTJ) on a substrate; forming a first ultra low-k (ULK) dielectric layer on the first MTJ; performing a first etching process to remove part of the first ULK dielectric layer and forming a damaged layer on the first ULK dielectric layer; and forming a second ULK dielectric layer on the damaged layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: UNITED MICROELECTRONICS CORP.
    Inventors: Hui-Lin Wang, Tai-Cheng Hou, Wei-Xin Gao, Fu-Yu Tsai, Chin-Yang Hsieh, Chen-Yi Weng, Jing-Yin Jhang, Bin-Siang Tsai, Kun-Ju Li, Chih-Yueh Li, Chia-Lin Lu, Chun-Lung Chen, Kun-Yuan Liao, Yu-Tsung Lai, Wei-Hao Huang
  • Publication number: 20210020693
    Abstract: A method for fabricating semiconductor device includes the steps of: forming a first magnetic tunneling junction (MTJ) and a second MTJ on a substrate; forming a first top electrode on the first MTJ and a second top electrode on the second MTJ; forming a passivation layer on the first MTJ and the second MTJ; removing part of the passivation layer so that a top surface of all of the remaining passivation layer is lower than a top surface of the first electrode; and forming a ultra low-k (ULK) dielectric layer on the first MTJ and the second MTJ.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2019
    Publication date: January 21, 2021
    Inventors: Chih-Wei Kuo, Tai-Cheng Hou, Yu-Tsung Lai, Jiunn-Hsiung Liao
  • Publication number: 20210005662
    Abstract: A method for fabricating semiconductor device includes the steps of: forming a first magnetic tunneling junction (MTJ) and a second MTJ on a substrate; forming a first top electrode on the first MTJ and a second top electrode on the second MTJ; forming a first ultra low-k (ULK) dielectric layer on the first MTJ and the second MTJ; forming a passivation layer on the first ULK dielectric layer, wherein a bottom surface of the passivation layer between the first MTJ and the second MTJ is lower than a top surface of the first MTJ; and forming a second ULK dielectric layer on the passivation layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2019
    Publication date: January 7, 2021
    Inventors: Kun-Ju Li, Tai-Cheng Hou, Hsin-Jung Liu, Fu-Yu Tsai, Bin-Siang Tsai, Chau-Chung Hou, Yu-Lung Shih, Ang Chan, Chih-Yueh Li, Chun-Tsen Lu
  • Publication number: 20200212290
    Abstract: A method for fabricating semiconductor device includes the steps of: forming a first magnetic tunneling junction (MTJ) on a substrate; forming a first ultra low-k (ULK) dielectric layer on the first MTJ; performing a first etching process to remove part of the first ULK dielectric layer and forming a damaged layer on the first ULK dielectric layer; and forming a second ULK dielectric layer on the damaged layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2019
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Inventors: Hui-Lin Wang, Tai-Cheng Hou, Wei-Xin Gao, Fu-Yu Tsai, Chin-Yang Hsieh, Chen-Yi Weng, Jing-Yin Jhang, Bin-Siang Tsai, Kun-Ju Li, Chih-Yueh Li, Chia-Lin Lu, Chun-Lung Chen, Kun-Yuan Liao, Yu-Tsung Lai, Wei-Hao Huang