Patents by Inventor Wei-Hsiang Ma

Wei-Hsiang Ma 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: 20210089700
    Abstract: An integrated circuit includes a first type-one transistor, a second type-one transistor, a first type-two transistor, a second type-two transistor, a third type-one transistor, a fourth type-one transistor, and a fifth type-one transistor. The first type-one transistor has a gate configured to have a first supply voltage of a first power supply. The first type-two transistor has a gate configured to have a second supply voltage of the first power supply. The first active-region of the third type-one transistor is connected with an active-region of the first type-one transistor. The second active-region and the gate of the third type-one transistor are connected together. The first active-region of the fifth type-one transistor is connected with the gate of the third type-one transistor. The second active-region of the fifth type-one transistor is configured to have a first supply voltage of a second power supply.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2020
    Publication date: March 25, 2021
    Inventors: Chi-Yu LU, Ting-Wei CHIANG, Hui-Zhong ZHUANG, Jerry Chang Jui KAO, Pin-Dai SUE, Jiun-Jia HUANG, Yu-Ti SU, Wei-Hsiang MA
  • Publication number: 20200395938
    Abstract: A multiplexer circuit includes first and second fins each extending in an X-axis direction. First, second, third and fourth gates extend in a Y-axis direction perpendicular to the X-axis direction and contact the first and second fins. The first, second, third and fourth gates are configured to receive first, second, third and fourth data signals, respectively. Fifth, sixth, seventh and eighth gates extend in the Y-axis direction and contact the first and second fins, the fifth, sixth, seventh and eighth gates, and are configured to receive the first, second, third and fourth select signals, respectively. An input logic circuit is configured to provide an output at an intermediate node. A ninth gate extends in the Y-axis direction and contacts the first and second fins. An output logic circuit is configured to provide a selected one of the first, second, third and fourth data signals at an output terminal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 26, 2020
    Publication date: December 17, 2020
    Inventors: Chi-Lin Liu, Shang-Chih Hsieh, Jian-Sing Li, Wei-Hsiang Ma, Yi-Hsun Chen, Cheok-Kei Lei
  • Patent number: 10867104
    Abstract: An integrated circuit includes a first type-one transistor, a second type-one transistor, a third type-one transistor, and a fourth type-one transistor. The first type-one transistor and the third type-one transistor are in the first portion of the type-one active zone. The integrated circuit includes a first type-two transistor in the first portion of the type-two active zone. The first type-one transistor has a gate configured to have a first supply voltage of a first power supply. The first type-two transistor has a gate configured to have a second supply voltage of the first power supply. The third type-one transistor has a gate configured to have the first supply voltage of a second power supply. The third type-one transistor has a first active-region conductively connected with an active-region of the first type-one transistor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Inventors: Chi-Yu Lu, Ting-Wei Chiang, Hui-Zhong Zhuang, Pin-Dai Sue, Jerry Chang Jui Kao, Yu-Ti Su, Wei-Hsiang Ma, Jiun-Jia Huang
  • Publication number: 20200350916
    Abstract: A circuit includes a level shifter circuit, an output circuit and a feedback circuit. The level shifter circuit is coupled to a first voltage supply, and is configured to receive at least an enable signal, a first input signal or a second input signal. The level shifter circuit is configured to generate at least a first signal responsive to at least the enable signal or the first input signal. The output circuit is coupled to at least the level shifter circuit and the first voltage supply, is configured to receive the first signal, and to generate at least an output signal or a set of feedback signals responsive to the first signal. The feedback circuit is coupled to the level shifter circuit, the output circuit and the first voltage supply, and is configured to receive the enable signal, an inverted enable signal and the set of feedback signals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2020
    Publication date: November 5, 2020
    Inventors: Yu-Lun OU, Jerry Chang Jui KAO, Lee-Chung LU, Ruei-Wun SUN, Shang-Chih HSIEH, Ji-Yung LIN, Wei-Hsiang MA, Yung-Chen CHIEN
  • Publication number: 20200272778
    Abstract: A method includes: identifying ad hoc groups of elementary standard cells recurrent in a layout diagram, selecting one of the recurrent ad hoc groups (selected group) such that: the elementary standard cells in the selected group have connections representing a corresponding logic circuit; each elementary standard cell representing a logic gate; each ad hoc group has a number of transistors and a first number of logic gates; and the selected group providing a logical function. The method includes generating one or more macro standard cells such that: each macro standard cell has a number of transistors which is smaller than the number of transistors of the corresponding ad hoc group; or each macro standard cell has a second number of logic gates different than the first number of logic gates of the corresponding ad hoc group. The method also includes adding macro standard cells to the set of standard cells.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2020
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Inventors: Chi-Lin LIU, Sheng-Hsiung CHEN, Jerry Chang-Jui KAO, Fong-Yuan CHANG, Lee-Chung LU, Shang-Chih HSIEH, Wei-Hsiang MA
  • Patent number: 10735001
    Abstract: A circuit includes an input circuit, a level shifter circuit, an output circuit and a feedback circuit. The input circuit is coupled to a first voltage supply, and configured to receive a first input signal, and to generate a second input signal. The level shifter circuit is coupled to the input circuit, and configured to receive an enable signal, the first input signal or the second input signal, and to generate a first signal responsive to the enable signal or the first input signal. The output circuit is coupled to the level shifter circuit, and is configured to receive the first signal, and to generate an output signal or a set of feedback signals responsive to the first signal. The feedback circuit is coupled to the level shifter circuit and output circuit, and is configured to receive the enable signal or the set of feedback signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING COMPANY LTD.
    Inventors: Yu-Lun Ou, Jerry Chang Jui Kao, Lee-Chung Lu, Ruei-Wun Sun, Shang-Chih Hsieh, Ji-Yung Lin, Wei-Hsiang Ma, Yung-Chen Chien
  • Patent number: 10664565
    Abstract: A method (of expanding a set of standard cells which comprise a library, the library being stored on a non-transitory computer-readable medium) includes: selecting one ad hoc group amongst ad hoc groups of elementary standard cells which are recurrent resulting in a selected group such that the elementary standard cells in the selected group having connections so as to represent a corresponding logic circuit, each elementary standard cell representing a logic gate, and the selected group corresponding providing a selected logical function which is representable correspondingly as a selected Boolean expression; generating, in correspondence to the selected group, one or more macro standard cells; and adding the one or more macro standard cells to, and thereby expanding, the set of standard cells; and wherein at least one aspect of the method is executed by a processor of a computer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Chi-Lin Liu, Sheng-Hsiung Chen, Jerry Chang-Jui Kao, Fong-Yuan Chang, Lee-Chung Lu, Shang-Chih Hsieh, Wei-Hsiang Ma
  • Publication number: 20200074039
    Abstract: An integrated circuit includes a first type-one transistor, a second type-one transistor, a third type-one transistor, and a fourth type-one transistor. The first type-one transistor and the third type-one transistor are in the first portion of the type-one active zone. The integrated circuit includes a first type-two transistor in the first portion of the type-two active zone. The first type-one transistor has a gate configured to have a first supply voltage of a first power supply. The first type-two transistor has a gate configured to have a second supply voltage of the first power supply. The third type-one transistor has a gate configured to have the first supply voltage of a second power supply. The third type-one transistor has a first active-region conductively connected with an active-region of the first type-one transistor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2019
    Publication date: March 5, 2020
    Inventors: Chi-Yu LU, Ting-Wei CHIANG, Hui-Zhong ZHUANG, Pin-Dai SUE, Jerry Chang Jui KAO, Yu-Ti SU, Wei-Hsiang MA, Jiun-Jia HUANG
  • Publication number: 20190319624
    Abstract: A circuit includes an input circuit, a level shifter circuit, an output circuit and a feedback circuit. The input circuit is coupled to a first voltage supply, and configured to receive a first input signal, and to generate a second input signal. The level shifter circuit is coupled to the input circuit, and configured to receive an enable signal, the first input signal or the second input signal, and to generate a first signal responsive to the enable signal or the first input signal. The output circuit is coupled to the level shifter circuit, and is configured to receive the first signal, and to generate an output signal or a set of feedback signals responsive to the first signal. The feedback circuit is coupled to the level shifter circuit and output circuit, and is configured to receive the enable signal or the set of feedback signals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2019
    Publication date: October 17, 2019
    Inventors: Yu-Lun OU, Jerry Chang Jui KAO, Lee-Chung LU, Ruei-Wun SUN, Shang-Chih HSIEH, Ji-Yung LIN, Wei-Hsiang MA, Yung-Chen CHIEN
  • Publication number: 20190305761
    Abstract: A circuit includes a slave latch including a first input and an output, the first input being coupled to a master latch, and a retention latch including a second input coupled to the output. The master latch and the slave latch are configured to operate in a first power domain having a first power supply voltage level, the retention latch is configured to operate in a second power domain having a second power supply voltage level different from the first power supply voltage level, and the circuit further includes a level shifter configured to shift a signal level from one of the first power supply voltage level or the second power supply voltage level to the other of the first power supply voltage level or the second power supply voltage level.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2019
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Inventors: Kai-Chi HUANG, Jerry Chang Jui KAO, Chi-Lin LIU, Lee-Chung LU, Shang-Chih HSIEH, Wei-Hsiang MA, Yung-Chen CHIEN
  • Publication number: 20180336293
    Abstract: A method (of expanding a set of standard cells which comprise a library, the library being stored on a non-transitory computer-readable medium) includes: selecting one amongst ad hoc groups of elementary standard cells which are recurrent resulting in a selected group such that the elementary standard cells in the selected group having connections so as to represent a corresponding logic circuit, each elementary standard cell representing a logic gate, and the selected group corresponding providing a selected logical function which is representable correspondingly as a selected Boolean expression; generating, in correspondence to the selected group, one or more macro standard cells; and adding the one or more macro standard cells to, and thereby expanding, the set of standard cells; and wherein at least one aspect of the method is executed by a processor of a computer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2018
    Publication date: November 22, 2018
    Inventors: Chi-Lin LIU, Sheng-Hsiung CHEN, Jerry Chang-Jui KAO, Fong-Yuan CHANG, Lee-Chung LU, Shang-Chih HSIEH, Wei-Hsiang MA
  • Patent number: 10002654
    Abstract: In some embodiments, disclosed is a wordline boosting technique using a self-timed capacitive charge boosting approach.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Jaydeep P Kulkarni, Pramod Kolar, Ankit Sharma, Subho Chatterjee, Karthik Subramanian, Farhana Sheikh, Wei-Hsiang Ma
  • Patent number: 9812189
    Abstract: An apparatus is provided which comprises: a memory array; first logic to detect whether first and second word-lines (WL) for a row of the memory array are active; and second logic to deactivate one of the first and second WLs such that one of the first and second WLs is active for the row.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Pramod Kolar, Wei-Hsiang Ma, Gunjan H. Pandya
  • Publication number: 20160379694
    Abstract: In some embodiments, disclosed is a wordline boosting technique using a self-timed capacitive charge boosting approach.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2015
    Publication date: December 29, 2016
    Applicant: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: JAYDEREP KULKARNI, PRAMOD KOLAR, ANKIT SHARMA, SUBHO CHATTERJEE, KARTHIK SUBRAMANIAN, FARHANA SHEIKH, WEI-HSIANG MA
  • Publication number: 20160358643
    Abstract: An apparatus is provided which comprises: a memory array; first logic to detect whether first and second word-lines (WL) for a row of the memory array are active; and second logic to deactivate one of the first and second WLs such that one of the first and second WLs is active for the row.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2015
    Publication date: December 8, 2016
    Inventors: Pramrod Kolar, Wei-Hsiang Ma, Gunjan H. Pandya