Patents by Inventor TZU-WEN PAN

TZU-WEN PAN 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: 20210280695
    Abstract: Methods of cutting fins, and structures formed thereby, are described. In an embodiment, a structure includes a first fin and a second fin on a 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 a liner on a first sidewall of the first fin, and an insulating fill material on a sidewall of the liner and on a second sidewall of the first fin. The liner is further on a surface of the first fin between the first sidewall of the first fin and the second sidewall of the first fin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2021
    Publication date: September 9, 2021
    Inventors: Ryan Chia-Jen Chen, Li-Wei Yin, Tzu-Wen Pan, Cheng-Chung Chang, Shao-Hua Hsu, Yi-Chun Chen, Yu-Hsien Lin, Ming-Ching Chang
  • Patent number: 11114549
    Abstract: Methods of cutting fins, and structures formed thereby, are described. In an embodiment, a structure includes a first fin and a second fin on a 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 a liner on a first sidewall of the first fin, and an insulating fill material on a sidewall of the liner and on a second sidewall of the first fin. The liner is further on a surface of the first fin between the first sidewall of the first fin and the second sidewall of the first fin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ryan Chia-Jen Chen, Ming-Ching Chang, Yi-Chun Chen, Yu-Hsien Lin, Li-Wei Yin, Tzu-Wen Pan, Cheng-Chung Chang, Shao-Hua Hsu
  • Patent number: 10325912
    Abstract: Methods of cutting gate structures and fins, and structures formed thereby, are described. In an embodiment, a substrate includes first and second fins and an isolation region. The first and second fins extend longitudinally parallel, with the isolation region disposed therebetween. A gate structure includes a conformal gate dielectric over the first fin and a gate electrode over the conformal gate dielectric. A first insulating fill structure abuts the gate structure and extends vertically from a level of an upper surface of the gate structure to at least a surface of the isolation region. No portion of the conformal gate dielectric extends vertically between the first insulating fill structure and the gate electrode. A second insulating fill structure abuts the first insulating fill structure and an end sidewall of the second fin. The first insulating fill structure is disposed laterally between the gate structure and the second insulating fill structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ryan Chia-Jen Chen, Li-Wei Yin, Tzu-Wen Pan, Yi-Chun Chen, Cheng-Chung Chang, Shao-Hua Hsu, Yu-Hsien Lin, Ming-Ching Chang
  • Publication number: 20190165137
    Abstract: Methods of cutting fins, and structures formed thereby, are described. In an embodiment, a structure includes a first fin and a second fin on a 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 a liner on a first sidewall of the first fin, and an insulating fill material on a sidewall of the liner and on a second sidewall of the first fin. The liner is further on a surface of the first fin between the first sidewall of the first fin and the second sidewall of the first fin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2018
    Publication date: May 30, 2019
    Applicant: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ryan Chia-Jen CHEN, Ming-Ching CHANG, Yi-Chun CHEN, Yu-Hsien LIN, Li-Wei YIN, Tzu-Wen PAN, Cheng-Chung CHANG, Shao-Hua HSU
  • Publication number: 20190131298
    Abstract: Methods of cutting gate structures and fins, and structures formed thereby, are described. In an embodiment, a substrate includes first and second fins and an isolation region. The first and second fins extend longitudinally parallel, with the isolation region disposed therebetween. A gate structure includes a conformal gate dielectric over the first fin and a gate electrode over the conformal gate dielectric. A first insulating fill structure abuts the gate structure and extends vertically from a level of an upper surface of the gate structure to at least a surface of the isolation region. No portion of the conformal gate dielectric extends vertically between the first insulating fill structure and the gate electrode. A second insulating fill structure abuts the first insulating fill structure and an end sidewall of the second fin. The first insulating fill structure is disposed laterally between the gate structure and the second insulating fill structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2018
    Publication date: May 2, 2019
    Inventors: Ryan Chia-Jen Chen, Cheng-Chung Chang, Shao-Hua Hsu, Yu-Hsien Lin, Ming-Ching Chang, Li-Wei Yin, Tzu-Wen Pan, Yi-Chun Chen
  • Publication number: 20190131297
    Abstract: Methods of cutting gate structures and fins, and structures formed thereby, are described. In an embodiment, a substrate includes first and second fins and an isolation region. The first and second fins extend longitudinally parallel, with the isolation region disposed therebetween. A gate structure includes a conformal gate dielectric over the first fin and a gate electrode over the conformal gate dielectric. A first insulating fill structure abuts the gate structure and extends vertically from a level of an upper surface of the gate structure to at least a surface of the isolation region. No portion of the conformal gate dielectric extends vertically between the first insulating fill structure and the gate electrode. A second insulating fill structure abuts the first insulating fill structure and an end sidewall of the second fin. The first insulating fill structure is disposed laterally between the gate structure and the second insulating fill structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2017
    Publication date: May 2, 2019
    Applicant: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: RYAN CHIA-JEN CHEN, LI-WEI YIN, TZU-WEN PAN, YI-CHUN CHEN, CHENG-CHUNG CHANG, SHAO-HUA HSU, YU-HSIEN LIN, MING-CHING CHANG