Patents by Inventor Wei-Sheng Yun

Wei-Sheng Yun 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: 20200144132
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a semiconductor device is provided. A semiconductor substrate is received. The semiconductor substrate is patterned to form a plurality of protrusions spaced from one another, wherein the protrusion comprises a base section, and a seed section stacked on the base section. A plurality of first insulative structures are formed, covering sidewalls of the base sections and exposing sidewalls of the seed sections. A plurality of spacers are formed, covering the sidewalls of the seed sections. The first insulative structures are partially removed to partially expose the sidewalls of the base sections. The base sections exposed from the first insulative structures are removed. A plurality of second insulative structures are formed under the seed sections.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2019
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Inventors: WEI-SHENG YUN, YOU-RU LIN, SHAO-MING YU
  • Publication number: 20200119155
    Abstract: A semiconductor device includes a substrate having an I/O region and a core region; a first transistor in the I/O region; and a second transistor in the core region, wherein the first transistor includes a first gate structure having: an interfacial layer; a first high-k region over the interfacial layer; and a conductive layer over the first high-k region, wherein the second transistor includes a second gate structure having: the interfacial layer; a second high-k region over the interfacial layer; and the conductive layer over the second high-k region, and where in the first high-k region is thicker than the second high-k region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2019
    Publication date: April 16, 2020
    Inventors: Chao-Ching Cheng, Wei-Sheng Yun, I-Sheng Chen, Shao-Ming Yu, Tzu-Chiang Chen, Chih Chieh Yeh
  • Publication number: 20200105608
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a semiconductor device includes forming a first semiconductor layer having a first composition over a semiconductor substrate, and forming a second semiconductor layer having a second composition over the first semiconductor layer. Another first semiconductor layer having the first composition is formed over the second semiconductor layer. A third semiconductor layer having a third composition is formed over the another first semiconductor layer. The first semiconductor layers, second semiconductor layer, and third semiconductor layer are patterned to form a fin structure. A portion of the third semiconductor layer is removed thereby forming a nanowire comprising the second semiconductor layer, and a conductive material is formed surrounding the nanowire. The first semiconductor layers, second semiconductor layer, and third semiconductor layer include different materials.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2019
    Publication date: April 2, 2020
    Inventors: Shao-Ming YU, Tung Ying LEE, Wei-Sheng YUN, Fu-Hsiang YANG
  • Publication number: 20200098876
    Abstract: A semiconductor device and a method of manufacturing the same are disclosed. The semiconductor device includes a plurality of fins on a substrate. A fin end spacer is formed on an end surface of each of the plurality of fins. An insulating layer is formed on the plurality of fins. A source/drain epitaxial layer is formed in a source/drain space in each of the plurality of fins. A gate electrode layer is formed on the insulating layer and wrapping around the each channel region. Sidewall spacers are formed on the gate electrode layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2019
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Inventors: Tung Ying LEE, Tzu-Chung WANG, Kai-Tai CHANG, Wei-Sheng YUN
  • Publication number: 20200058784
    Abstract: A semiconductor device includes a plurality of fins on a substrate. A fin liner is formed on an end surface of each of the plurality of fins. An insulating layer is formed on the plurality of fins. A plurality of polycrystalline silicon layers are formed on the insulating layer. A source/drain epitaxial layer is formed in a source/drain space in each of the plurality of fins. One of the polycrystalline silicon layers is formed on a region spaced-apart from the fins.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2018
    Publication date: February 20, 2020
    Inventors: Kai-Tai CHANG, Tung Ying LEE, Wei-Sheng YUN, Tzu-Chung WANG, Chia-Cheng HO, Ming-Shiang LIN, Tzu-Chiang CHEN
  • Publication number: 20200058763
    Abstract: A semiconductor device includes a first fin and a second fin in a first direction and aligned in the first direction over a substrate, an isolation insulating layer disposed around lower portions of the first and second fins, a first gate electrode extending in a second direction crossing the first direction and a spacer dummy gate layer, and a source/drain epitaxial layer in a source/drain space in the first fin. The source/drain epitaxial layer is adjacent to the first gate electrode and the spacer dummy gate layer with gate sidewall spacers disposed therebetween, and the spacer dummy gate layer includes one selected from the group consisting of silicon nitride, silicon oxynitride, silicon carbon nitride, and silicon carbon oxynitride.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2019
    Publication date: February 20, 2020
    Inventors: Kai-Tai CHANG, Tung Ying LEE, Wei-Sheng YUN, Tzu-Chung WANG, Chia-Cheng HO, Ming-Shiang LIN, Tzu-Chiang CHEN
  • Publication number: 20200052092
    Abstract: A semiconductor device and a method of manufacturing the same are disclosed. The semiconductor device includes semiconductor wires disposed over a substrate, a source/drain epitaxial layer in contact with the semiconductor wires, a gate dielectric layer disposed on and wrapping around each channel region of the semiconductor wires, a gate electrode layer disposed on the gate dielectric layer and wrapping around the each channel region, and dielectric spacers disposed in recesses formed toward the source/drain epitaxial layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2019
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Inventors: Chao-Ching CHENG, Yu-Lin YANG, Wei-Sheng YUN, Chen-Feng HSU, Tzu-Chiang CHEN
  • Publication number: 20200052091
    Abstract: In a method of manufacturing a semiconductor device, a fin structure, in which first semiconductor layers and second semiconductor layers are alternately stacked, is formed. A sacrificial gate structure is formed over the fin structure. A source/drain region of the fin structure, which is not covered by the sacrificial gate structure, is etched, thereby forming a source/drain space. The first semiconductor layers are laterally etched through the source/drain space. An inner spacer made of a dielectric material is formed on an end of each of the etched first semiconductor layers. A source/drain epitaxial layer is formed in the source/drain space to cover the inner spacer. A lateral end of each of the first semiconductor layers has a V-shape cross section after the first semiconductor layers are laterally etched.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2019
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Inventors: Chao-Ching CHENG, Chen-Feng HSU, Tzu-Chiang CHEN, Tung Ying LEE, Wei-Sheng YUN, Yu-Lin YANG
  • Patent number: 10522418
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a semiconductor device is provided. A semiconductor substrate is received. The semiconductor substrate is patterned to form a plurality of protrusions spaced from one another, wherein the protrusion comprises a base section, and a seed section stacked on the base section. A plurality of first insulative structures are formed, covering sidewalls of the base sections and exposing sidewalls of the seed sections. A plurality of spacers are formed, covering the sidewalls of the seed sections. The first insulative structures are partially removed to partially expose the sidewalls of the base sections. The base sections exposed from the first insulative structures are removed. A plurality of second insulative structures are formed under the seed sections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING COMPANY LTD.
    Inventors: Wei-Sheng Yun, You-Ru Lin, Shao-Ming Yu
  • Publication number: 20190378934
    Abstract: Present disclosure provides gate-all-around structure including a semiconductor fin having a top surface, a first nanowire over the top surface, a first space between the top surface and the first nanowire, an Nth nanowire and an (N+1)th nanowire over the first nanowire, and a second space between the Nth nanowire and the (N+1)th nanowire. The first space is greater than the second space. Present disclosure also provides a method for manufacturing the gate-all-around structure described herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2018
    Publication date: December 12, 2019
    Inventors: MENG-HSUAN HSIAO, WEI-SHENG YUN, WINNIE VICTORIA WEI-NING CHEN, TUNG YING LEE, LING-YEN YEH
  • Patent number: 10497624
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a semiconductor device includes forming a first semiconductor layer having a first composition over a semiconductor substrate, and forming a second semiconductor layer having a second composition over the first semiconductor layer. Another first semiconductor layer having the first composition is formed over the second semiconductor layer. A third semiconductor layer having a third composition is formed over the another first semiconductor layer. The first semiconductor layers, second semiconductor layer, and third semiconductor layer are patterned to form a fin structure. A portion of the third semiconductor layer is removed thereby forming a nanowire comprising the second semiconductor layer, and a conductive material is formed surrounding the nanowire. The first semiconductor layers, second semiconductor layer, and third semiconductor layer include different materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shao-Ming Yu, Tung Ying Lee, Wei-Sheng Yun, Fu-Hsiang Yang
  • Publication number: 20190355835
    Abstract: A semiconductor device structure is provided. The semiconductor device structure includes a substrate having a plurality of nanowires over an input-output region, and a protective layer surrounding the nanowires. The protective layer is made of silicon, silicon germanium, silicon oxide, silicon nitride, silicon sulfide, or a combination thereof. The semiconductor device structure also includes a high-k dielectric layer surrounding the protective layer, and a gate electrode surrounding the high-k dielectric layer. The semiconductor device structure further includes a source/drain portion adjacent to the gate electrode, and an interlayer dielectric layer over the source/drain portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2019
    Publication date: November 21, 2019
    Inventors: Chao-Ching CHENG, Wei-Sheng YUN, Shao-Ming YU, Tsung-Lin LEE, Chih-Chieh YEH
  • Publication number: 20190341469
    Abstract: A semiconductor device and a method of manufacturing the same are disclosed. The semiconductor device includes semiconductor wires disposed over a substrate, a source/drain epitaxial layer in contact with the semiconductor wires, a gate dielectric layer disposed on and wrapping around each channel region of the semiconductor wires, a gate electrode layer disposed on the gate dielectric layer and wrapping around the each channel region, and dielectric spacers disposed in recesses formed toward the source/drain epitaxial layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2019
    Publication date: November 7, 2019
    Inventors: Chao-Ching CHENG, Yu-Lin YANG, Wei-Sheng YUN, Chen-Feng HSU, Tzu-Chiang CHEN
  • Patent number: 10374059
    Abstract: Structures and formation methods of a semiconductor device structure are provided. The method includes providing a substrate having a base portion and a fin portion over the base portion. The fin portion has a channel region and a source/drain region. The method also includes forming a stack structure over the fin portion. The stack structure includes first and second semiconductor layers. The method also includes forming a source/drain portion in the stack structure at the source/drain region, and removing a portion of the second semiconductor layer in the channel region in an etching process. The remaining portion of the first semiconductor layer in the channel region forms a nanowire. The method further includes forming a gate dielectric layer surrounding the nanowire, forming a high-k dielectric layer surrounding the gate dielectric layer, and forming a gate electrode surrounding the high-k dielectric layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chao-Ching Cheng, Wei-Sheng Yun, Shao-Ming Yu, Tsung-Lin Lee, Chih-Chieh Yeh
  • Patent number: 10355102
    Abstract: A semiconductor device and a method of manufacturing the same are disclosed. The semiconductor device includes semiconductor wires disposed over a substrate, a source/drain epitaxial layer in contact with the semiconductor wires, a gate dielectric layer disposed on and wrapping around each channel region of the semiconductor wires, a gate electrode layer disposed on the gate dielectric layer and wrapping around the each channel region, and dielectric spacers disposed in recesses formed toward the source/drain epitaxial layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chao-Ching Cheng, Yu-Lin Yang, Wei-Sheng Yun, Chen-Feng Hsu, Tzu-Chiang Chen
  • Publication number: 20190148515
    Abstract: A semiconductor device and a method of manufacturing the same are disclosed. The semiconductor device includes semiconductor wires disposed over a substrate, a source/drain epitaxial layer in contact with the semiconductor wires, a gate dielectric layer disposed on and wrapping around each channel region of the semiconductor wires, a gate electrode layer disposed on the gate dielectric layer and wrapping around the each channel region, and dielectric spacers disposed in recesses formed toward the source/drain epitaxial layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Inventors: Chao-Ching CHENG, Yu-Lin YANG, Wei-Sheng YUN, Chen-Feng HSU, Tzu-Chiang CHEN
  • Publication number: 20190131128
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a semiconductor device is provided. A semiconductor substrate is received. The semiconductor substrate is patterned to form a plurality of protrusions spaced from one another, wherein the protrusion comprises a base section, and a seed section stacked on the base section. A plurality of first insulative structures are formed, covering sidewalls of the base sections and exposing sidewalls of the seed sections. A plurality of spacers are formed, covering the sidewalls of the seed sections. The first insulative structures are partially removed to partially expose the sidewalls of the base sections. The base sections exposed from the first insulative structures are removed. A plurality of second insulative structures are formed under the seed sections.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2018
    Publication date: May 2, 2019
    Inventors: WEI-SHENG YUN, YOU-RU LIN, SHAO-MING YU
  • Publication number: 20190131431
    Abstract: In a method of manufacturing a semiconductor device, a fin structure, in which first semiconductor layers and second semiconductor layers are alternately stacked, is formed. A sacrificial gate structure is formed over the fin structure. A source/drain region of the fin structure, which is not covered by the sacrificial gate structure, is etched, thereby forming a source/drain space. The first semiconductor layers are laterally etched through the source/drain space. An inner spacer made of a dielectric material is formed on an end of each of the etched first semiconductor layers. A source/drain epitaxial layer is formed in the source/drain space to cover the inner spacer. A lateral end of each of the first semiconductor layers has a V-shape cross section after the first semiconductor layers are laterally etched.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2017
    Publication date: May 2, 2019
    Inventors: Chao-Ching CHENG, Chen-Feng HSU, Tzu-Chiang CHEN, Tung Ying LEE, Wei-Sheng YUN, Yu-Lin YANG
  • Publication number: 20190109204
    Abstract: A method includes providing a substrate; forming a first structure over the substrate, the first structure including a first gate trench and a first channel exposed in the first gate trench; forming a second structure over the substrate, the second structure including a second gate trench and a second channel exposed in the second gate trench; depositing a gate dielectric layer covering surfaces of the first and second channels exposed in the respective first and second gate trenches; recessing the gate dielectric layer in the second gate trench to be lower than the gate dielectric layer in the first gate trench; and forming a gate electrode layer over the gate dielectric layer in the first and second gate trenches.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2018
    Publication date: April 11, 2019
    Inventors: Chao-Ching Cheng, Wei-Sheng Yun, I-Sheng Chen, Shao-Ming Yu, Tzu-Chiang Chen, Chih Chieh Yeh
  • Publication number: 20190103472
    Abstract: A semiconductor device includes a substrate; an I/O device over the substrate; and a core device over the substrate. The I/O device includes a first gate structure having an interfacial layer; a first high-k dielectric stack over the interfacial layer; and a conductive layer over and in physical contact with the first high-k dielectric stack. The core device includes a second gate structure having the interfacial layer; a second high-k dielectric stack over the interfacial layer; and the conductive layer over and in physical contact with the second high-k dielectric stack. The first high-k dielectric stack includes the second high-k dielectric stack and a third dielectric layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Publication date: April 4, 2019
    Inventors: Chao-Ching Cheng, Wei-Sheng Yun, I-Sheng Chen, Shao-Ming Yu, Tzu-Chiang Chen, Chih Chieh Yeh