Patents by Inventor Ting-Chu Ko

Ting-Chu Ko 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: 11335666
    Abstract: A memory device including a first semiconductor die and a memory cube mounted on and connected with the first semiconductor die is described. The memory cube includes multiple stacked tiers, and each tier of the multiple stacked tiers includes second semiconductor dies laterally wrapped by an encapsulant and a redistribution structure disposed on the second semiconductor dies and the encapsulant. The second semiconductor dies of the multiple stacked tiers are electrically connected with the first semiconductor die through the redistribution structures in the multiple stacked tiers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Ching-Yu Huang, Han-Ping Pu, Ming-Kai Liu, Ting-Chu Ko, Yung-Ping Chiang, Chang-Wen Huang, Yu-Sheng Hsieh
  • Publication number: 20220013494
    Abstract: A memory device including a first semiconductor die and a memory cube mounted on and connected with the first semiconductor die is described. The memory cube includes multiple stacked tiers, and each tier of the multiple stacked tiers includes second semiconductor dies laterally wrapped by an encapsulant and a redistribution structure disposed on the second semiconductor dies and the encapsulant. The second semiconductor dies of the multiple stacked tiers are electrically connected with the first semiconductor die through the redistribution structures in the multiple stacked tiers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2020
    Publication date: January 13, 2022
    Applicant: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ching-Yu Huang, Han-Ping Pu, Ming-Kai Liu, Ting-Chu Ko, Yung-Ping Chiang, Chang-Wen Huang, Yu-Sheng Hsieh
  • Publication number: 20210351126
    Abstract: Integrated fan-out packages and methods of forming the same are disclosed. An integrated fan-out package includes two dies, an encapsulant, a first metal line and a plurality of dummy vias. The encapsulant is disposed between the two dies. The first metal line is disposed over the two dies and the encapsulant, and electrically connected to the two dies. The plurality of dummy vias is disposed over the encapsulant and aside the first metal line.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2021
    Publication date: November 11, 2021
    Applicant: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Ching-Yu Huang, Han-Ping Pu, Ming-Kai Liu, Ting-Chu Ko, Yung-Ping Chiang, Chang-Wen Huang, Yu-Sheng Hsieh
  • Patent number: 11127708
    Abstract: Provided are a package structure and a method of manufacturing the same. The method includes the following processes. A die is provided. An encapsulant is formed laterally aside the die. A first dielectric layer is formed on the encapsulant and the die. A first redistribution layer is formed to penetrate through the first dielectric layer to connect to the die, the first redistribution layer includes a first via embedded in the first dielectric layer and a first trace on the first dielectric layer and connected to the first via. The first via and the first trace of the first redistribution layer are formed separately.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Ming-Kai Liu, Han-Ping Pu, Ting-Chu Ko, Yung-Ping Chiang, Chang-Wen Huang, Yu-Sheng Hsieh
  • Patent number: 11075159
    Abstract: Integrated fan-out packages and methods of forming the same are disclosed. An integrated fan-out package includes two dies, an encapsulant, a first metal line and a plurality of dummy vias. The encapsulant is disposed between the two dies. The first metal line is disposed over the two dies and the encapsulant, and electrically connected to the two dies. The plurality of dummy vias is disposed over the encapsulant and aside the first metal line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Ching-Yu Huang, Han-Ping Pu, Ming-Kai Liu, Ting-Chu Ko, Yung-Ping Chiang, Chang-Wen Huang, Yu-Sheng Hsieh
  • Publication number: 20210202354
    Abstract: A memory device including a base chip and a memory cube mounted on and connected with the base chip is described. The memory cube includes multiple stacked tiers, and each tier of the multiple stacked tiers includes semiconductor chips laterally wrapped by an encapsulant and a redistribution structure. The semiconductor chips of the multiple stacked tiers are electrically connected with the base chip through the redistribution structures in the multiple stacked tiers. The memory cube includes a thermal path structure extending through the multiple stacked tiers and connected to the base chip. The thermal path structure has a thermal conductivity larger than that of the encapsulant. The thermal path structure is electrically isolated from the semiconductor chips in the multiple stacked tiers and the base chip.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2020
    Publication date: July 1, 2021
    Applicant: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Lipu Kris Chuang, Chung-Shi Liu, Han-Ping Pu, Hsin-Yu Pan, Ming-Kai Liu, Ting-Chu Ko
  • Patent number: 10879170
    Abstract: A semiconductor package and a manufacturing method thereof are provided. The semiconductor package includes a semiconductor die, a molding compound, a polymer layer, a conductive trace, a conductive via and an inductor. The semiconductor die is laterally surrounded by the molding compound. The polymer layer covers the semiconductor die and the molding compound. The conductive trace, the conductive via and the inductor are embedded in the polymer layer. The conductive via extends from a top surface of the conductive trace to a top surface of the polymer layer. The inductor has a body portion extending horizontally and a protruding portion protruded from the body portion. A total height of the body and protruding portions is substantially equal to a sum of a thickness of the conductive trace and a height of the conductive via. The height of the body portion is greater than the thickness of the conductive trace.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yung-Ping Chiang, Chung-Shi Liu, Han-Ping Pu, Ming-Kai Liu, Ting-Chu Ko, Chang-Wen Huang, Yu-Sheng Hsieh, Ching-Yu Huang
  • Publication number: 20200335439
    Abstract: A semiconductor package and a manufacturing method thereof are provided. The semiconductor package includes a semiconductor die, a molding compound, a polymer layer, a conductive trace, a conductive via and an inductor. The semiconductor die is laterally surrounded by the molding compound. The polymer layer covers the semiconductor die and the molding compound. The conductive trace, the conductive via and the inductor are embedded in the polymer layer. The conductive via extends from a top surface of the conductive trace to a top surface of the polymer layer. The inductor has a body portion extending horizontally and a protruding portion protruded from the body portion. A total height of the body and protruding portions is substantially equal to a sum of a thickness of the conductive trace and a height of the conductive via. The height of the body portion is greater than the thickness of the conductive trace.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2019
    Publication date: October 22, 2020
    Applicant: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yung-Ping Chiang, Chung-Shi Liu, Han-Ping Pu, Ming-Kai Liu, Ting-Chu Ko, Chang-Wen Huang, Yu-Sheng Hsieh, Ching-Yu Huang
  • Patent number: 10629540
    Abstract: In accordance with some embodiments a via is formed over a semiconductor device, wherein the semiconductor device is encapsulated within an encapsulant 129. A metallization layer and a second via are formed over and in electrical connection with the first via, and the metallization layer and the second via are formed using the same seed layer. Embodiments include fully landed vias, partially landed vias in contact with the seed layer, and partially landed vias not in contact with the seed layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Chen-Hua Yu, Hui-Jung Tsai, Hung-Jui Kuo, Chung-Shi Liu, Han-Ping Pu, Ting-Chu Ko
  • Publication number: 20200075526
    Abstract: Provided are a package structure and a method of manufacturing the same. The method includes the following processes. A die is provided. An encapsulant is formed laterally aside the die. A first dielectric layer is formed on the encapsulant and the die. A first redistribution layer is formed to penetrate through the first dielectric layer to connect to the die, the first redistribution layer includes a first via embedded in the first dielectric layer and a first trace on the first dielectric layer and connected to the first via. The first via and the first trace of the first redistribution layer are formed separately.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2019
    Publication date: March 5, 2020
    Applicant: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ming-Kai Liu, Han-Ping Pu, Ting-Chu Ko, Yung-Ping Chiang, Chang-Wen Huang, Yu-Sheng Hsieh
  • Publication number: 20200027838
    Abstract: In accordance with some embodiments a via is formed over a semiconductor device, wherein the semiconductor device is encapsulated within an encapsulant 129. A metallization layer and a second via are formed over and in electrical connection with the first via, and the metallization layer and the second via are formed using the same seed layer. Embodiments include fully landed vias, partially landed vias in contact with the seed layer, and partially landed vias not in contact with the seed layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2019
    Publication date: January 23, 2020
    Inventors: Chen-Hua Yu, Hui-Jung Tsai, Hung-Jui Kuo, Chung-Shi Liu, Han-Ping Pu, Ting-Chu Ko
  • Publication number: 20200020628
    Abstract: Integrated fan-out packages and methods of forming the same are disclosed. An integrated fan-out package includes two dies, an encapsulant, a first metal line and a plurality of dummy vias. The encapsulant is disposed between the two dies. The first metal line is disposed over the two dies and the encapsulant, and electrically connected to the two dies. The plurality of dummy vias is disposed over the encapsulant and aside the first metal line.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2018
    Publication date: January 16, 2020
    Applicant: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ching-Yu Huang, Han-Ping Pu, Ming-Kai Liu, Ting-Chu Ko, Yung-Ping Chiang, Chang-Wen Huang, Yu-Sheng Hsieh
  • Patent number: 10504865
    Abstract: Provided is a package structure includes a die having a first connector, a RDL structure disposed on the die, and a second connector. The RDL structure includes at least one elongated via located on and connected to the first connector. The second connector is disposed on and connected to the RDL structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ming-Kai Liu, Han-Ping Pu, Ting-Chu Ko, Yung-Ping Chiang, Chang-Wen Huang, Yu-Sheng Hsieh
  • Publication number: 20190096841
    Abstract: Provided is a package structure includes a die having a first connector, a RDL structure disposed on the die, and a second connector. The RDL structure includes at least one elongated via located on and connected to the first connector. The second connector is disposed on and connected to the RDL structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2017
    Publication date: March 28, 2019
    Applicant: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ming-Kai Liu, Han-Ping Pu, Ting-Chu Ko, Yung-Ping Chiang, Chang-Wen Huang, Yu-Sheng Hsieh
  • Publication number: 20190096817
    Abstract: In accordance with some embodiments a via is formed over a semiconductor device, wherein the semiconductor device is encapsulated within an encapsulant 129. A metallization layer and a second via are formed over and in electrical connection with the first via, and the metallization layer and the second via are formed using the same seed layer. Embodiments include fully landed vias, partially landed vias in contact with the seed layer, and partially landed vias not in contact with the seed layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2018
    Publication date: March 28, 2019
    Inventors: Chen-Hua Yu, Hui-Jung Tsai, Hung-Jui Kuo, Chung-Shi Liu, Han-Ping Pu, Ting-Chu Ko
  • Patent number: 9634001
    Abstract: A FinFET structure layout includes a semiconductor substrate comprising a plurality of FinFET active areas, and a plurality of fins within each FinFET active area of the plurality of FinFET active areas. The FinFET structure layout further includes a gate having a gate length parallel to the semiconductor substrate and perpendicular to length of the plurality of fins within each FinFET active area of the plurality of FinFET active areas. The FinFET structure layout further includes a plurality of metal features connecting a source region or a drain region of a portion of the plurality of FinFET active areas to a plurality of contacts. The plurality of metal features includes a plurality of metal lines parallel to a FinFET channel direction and a plurality of metal lines parallel to a FinFET channel width direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Clement Hsingjen Wann, Chih-Sheng Chang, Yi-Tang Lin, Ming-Feng Shieh, Ting-Chu Ko, Chung-Hsien Chen
  • Patent number: 9379108
    Abstract: A method of fabricating a semiconductor device comprises forming a fin structure extending from a substrate, the fin structure comprising a first fin, a second fin, and a third fin between the first fin and the second fin. The method further comprises forming germanide over a first facet of the first fin, a second facet of the second fin, and a substantially planar surface of the third fin, wherein the first facet forms a first acute angle with a major surface of the substrate and is substantially mirror symmetric with the second facet, and wherein the substantially planar surface of the third fin forms a second acute angle smaller than the first acute angle with the major surface of the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Clement Hsingjen Wann, Ling-Yen Yeh, Chi-Wen Liu, Chi-Yuan Shih, Li-Chi Yu, Meng-Chun Chang, Ting-Chu Ko, Chung-Hsien Chen
  • Patent number: 9330970
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides an integrated circuit structure. The integrated circuit structure includes a substrate having an IC device formed therein; a first dielectric material layer disposed on the substrate and having a first trench formed therein; and a first composite interconnect feature disposed in the first trench and electrically coupled with the IC device. The first composite interconnect feature includes a first barrier layer disposed on sidewalls of the first trench; a first metal layer disposed on the first barrier layer; and a first graphene layer disposed on the metal layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Clement Hsingjen Wann, Ting-Chu Ko
  • Patent number: 9236253
    Abstract: A semiconductor device comprises a substrate comprising a major surface; a p-type Field Effect Transistor (pFET) comprising: a P-gate stack over the major surface, a P-strained region in the substrate adjacent to one side of the P-gate stack, wherein a lattice constant of the P-strained region is different from a lattice constant of the substrate, wherein the P-strained region has a first top surface higher than the major surface; and a P-silicide region on the P-strained region; and an n-type Field Effect Transistor (nFET) comprising: an N-gate stack over the major surface, an N-strained region in the substrate adjacent to one side of the N-gate stack, wherein a lattice constant of the N-strained region is different from a lattice constant of the substrate, wherein the N-strained region has a second top surface lower than the major surface and a N-silicide region on the N-strained region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2016
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Chung-Hsien Chen, Ting-Chu Ko, Chih-Hao Chang, Chih-Sheng Chang, Shou-Zen Chang, Clement Hsingjen Wann
  • Publication number: 20150236016
    Abstract: A method of fabricating a semiconductor device comprises forming a fin structure extending from a substrate, the fin structure comprising a first fin, a second fin, and a third fin between the first fin and the second fin. The method further comprises forming germanide over a first facet of the first fin, a second facet of the second fin, and a substantially planar surface of the third fin, wherein the first facet forms a first acute angle with a major surface of the substrate and is substantially mirror symmetric with the second facet, and wherein the substantially planar surface of the third fin forms a second acute angle smaller than the first acute angle with the major surface of the substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2015
    Publication date: August 20, 2015
    Inventors: Clement Hsingjen Wann, Ling-Yen Yeh, Chi-Wen Liu, Chi-Yuan Shih, Li-Chi Yu, Meng-Chun Chang, Ting-Chu Ko, Chung-Hsien Chen