Patents by Inventor Yi-Chuan Teng

Yi-Chuan Teng 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: 20210327852
    Abstract: A semiconductor device includes a first integrated circuit and a second integrated circuit. The first integrated circuit includes a semiconductor substrate and a dielectric layer disposed on a top surface of the semiconductor substrate. The second integrated circuit is disposed on the dielectric layer of the first integrated circuit and includes a dummy opening extending through the second integrated circuit and having a metal layer covering the inner walls of the dummy opening and in contact with the dielectric layer, wherein the metal layer is electrically grounded or electrically floating.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2020
    Publication date: October 21, 2021
    Applicant: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yi-Chuan Teng, Victor Chiang Liang, Jung-Kuo Tu, Ching-Kai Shen
  • Patent number: 11117796
    Abstract: An embodiment is a MEMS device including a first MEMS die having a first cavity at a first pressure, a second MEMS die having a second cavity at a second pressure, the second pressure being different from the first pressure, and a molding material surrounding the first MEMS die and the second MEMS die, the molding material having a first surface over the first and the second MEMS dies. The device further includes a first set of electrical connectors in the molding material, each of the first set of electrical connectors coupling at least one of the first and the second MEMS dies to the first surface of the molding material, and a second set of electrical connectors over the first surface of the molding material, each of the second set of electrical connectors being coupled to at least one of the first set of electrical connectors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Chun-Wen Cheng, Jung-Huei Peng, Shang-Ying Tsai, Hung-Chia Tsai, Yi-Chuan Teng
  • Patent number: 11107630
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the present disclosure are directed towards a piezoelectric metal-insulator-metal (MIM) device including a piezoelectric structure between a top electrode and a bottom electrode. The piezoelectric layer includes a top region overlying a bottom region. Outer sidewalls of the bottom region extend past outer sidewalls of the top region. The outer sidewalls of the top region are aligned with outer sidewalls of the top electrode. The piezoelectric layer is configured to help limit delamination of the top electrode from the piezoelectric layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Anderson Lin, Chun-Ren Cheng, Chi-Yuan Shih, Shih-Fen Huang, Yi-Chuan Teng, Yi Heng Tsai, You-Ru Lin, Yen-Wen Chen, Fu-Chun Huang, Fan Hu, Ching-Hui Lin, Yan-Jie Liao
  • Publication number: 20210206627
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a method for fabricating a semiconductor structure, including bonding a capping substrate over a sensing substrate, forming a through hole traversing the capping substrate, forming a dielectric layer over the capping substrate under a first vacuum level, and forming a metal layer over the dielectric layer under a second vacuum level, wherein the second vacuum level is higher than the first vacuum level.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2021
    Publication date: July 8, 2021
    Inventors: CHING-KAI SHEN, YI-CHUAN TENG, WEI-CHU LIN, HUNG-WEI LIANG, JUNG-KUO TU
  • Publication number: 20210130167
    Abstract: A micro electro mechanical system (MEMS) includes a circuit substrate, a first MEMS structure disposed over the circuit substrate, and a second MEMS structure disposed over the first MEMS structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2020
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Inventors: Yang-Che CHEN, Victor Chiang LIANG, Chen-Hua LIN, Chwen-Ming LIU, Huang-Wen TSENG, Yi-Chuan TENG
  • Patent number: 10961114
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a semiconductor structure, including a sensing substrate, a capping substrate over the sensing substrate, the capping substrate having a first surface facing toward the sensing substrate and a second surface facing away from the sensing substrate, wherein the capping substrate comprises a through hole extending from the first surface to the second surface, a spacer between the sensing substrate and the capping substrate, the spacer, the sensing substrate, and the capping substrate forming a cavity connecting with the through hole, and a sealing structure at the second surface and aligning with the through hole, wherein the sealing structure comprises a metal layer and a dielectric layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING COMPANY LTD.
    Inventors: Ching-Kai Shen, Yi-Chuan Teng, Wei-Chu Lin, Hung-Wei Liang, Jung-Kuo Tu
  • Patent number: 10861929
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a capacitor and a passivation layer covering the capacitor. The capacitor includes a first electrode, a dielectric layer disposed over the first electrode and a second electrode disposed over the dielectric layer. An area of the first electrode is greater than an area of the dielectric layer, and the area of the dielectric layer is greater than an area of the second electrode so that a side of the capacitor has a multi-step structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kai-Fung Chang, Lien-Yao Tsai, Baohua Niu, Yi-Chuan Teng, Chi-Yuan Shih
  • Publication number: 20200381366
    Abstract: A semiconductor device includes a first substrate; a dielectric layer disposed over the first substrate and a conductive layer disposed in the dielectric layer; a second substrate bonded to the dielectric layer, wherein the second substrate has a first surface facing the first substrate and a second surface opposite to the first substrate; a connecting structure penetrating the second substrate and a portion of the dielectric layer and electrically coupled to the conductive layer; a vent hole penetrating the second substrate from the second surface to the first surface; a first buffer layer between the connecting structure and the dielectric layer and between the connecting structure and the second substrate; and a second buffer layer covering sidewalls of the vent hole and exposed through the first surface of the second substrate. The first buffer layer and the second buffer layer include a same material and a same thickness.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2019
    Publication date: December 3, 2020
    Inventors: CHING-KAI SHEN, YI-CHUAN TENG, WEI-CHU LIN, HUNG-WEI LIANG, JUNG-KUO TU
  • Publication number: 20200377362
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a semiconductor structure, including a sensing substrate, a capping substrate over the sensing substrate, the capping substrate having a first surface facing toward the sensing substrate and a second surface facing away from the sensing substrate, wherein the capping substrate comprises a through hole extending from the first surface to the second surface, a spacer between the sensing substrate and the capping substrate, the spacer, the sensing substrate, and the capping substrate forming a cavity connecting with the through hole, and a sealing structure at the second surface and aligning with the through hole, wherein the sealing structure comprises a metal layer and a dielectric layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2019
    Publication date: December 3, 2020
    Inventors: CHING-KAI SHEN, YI-CHUAN TENG, WEI-CHU LIN, HUNG-WEI LIANG, JUNG-KUO TU
  • Publication number: 20200339412
    Abstract: An embodiment is a MEMS device including a first MEMS die having a first cavity at a first pressure, a second MEMS die having a second cavity at a second pressure, the second pressure being different from the first pressure, and a molding material surrounding the first MEMS die and the second MEMS die, the molding material having a first surface over the first and the second MEMS dies. The device further includes a first set of electrical connectors in the molding material, each of the first set of electrical connectors coupling at least one of the first and the second MEMS dies to the first surface of the molding material, and a second set of electrical connectors over the first surface of the molding material, each of the second set of electrical connectors being coupled to at least one of the first set of electrical connectors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2020
    Publication date: October 29, 2020
    Inventors: Chun-Wen Cheng, Jung-Huei Peng, Shang-Ying Tsai, Hung-Chia Tsai, Yi-Chuan Teng
  • Patent number: 10710871
    Abstract: An embodiment is MEMS device including a first MEMS die having a first cavity at a first pressure, a second MEMS die having a second cavity at a second pressure, the second pressure being different from the first pressure, and a molding material surrounding the first MEMS die and the second MEMS die, the molding material having a first surface over the first and the second MEMS dies. The device further includes a first set of electrical connectors in the molding material, each of the first set of electrical connectors coupling at least one of the first and the second MEMS dies to the first surface of the molding material, and a second set of electrical connectors over the first surface of the molding material, each of the second set of electrical connectors being coupled to at least one of the first set of electrical connectors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Chun-Wen Cheng, Jung-Huei Peng, Shang-Ying Tsai, Hung-Chia Tsai, Yi-Chuan Teng
  • Publication number: 20200140259
    Abstract: Structures and formation methods of a semiconductor device structure are provided. The method includes forming a first dielectric layer over a substrate and forming a first recess in the first dielectric layer. The method also includes conformally forming a first movable membrane over the first dielectric layer. In addition, the first movable membrane has a first corrugated portion in the first recess. The method further includes forming a second dielectric layer over the first movable membrane and partially removing the substrate, the first dielectric layer, and the second dielectric layer to form a cavity. In addition, the first corrugated portion of the first movable membrane is partially sandwiched between the first dielectric layer and the second dielectric layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2019
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Inventors: Yi-Chuan Teng, Chun-Yin Tsai, Chia-Hua Chu, Chun-Wen Cheng
  • Publication number: 20200098969
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a piezoelectric device is provided. The piezoelectric device includes a semiconductor substrate. A first electrode is disposed over the semiconductor substrate. A piezoelectric structure is disposed on the first electrode. A second electrode is disposed on the piezoelectric structure. A heating element is disposed over the semiconductor substrate. The heating element is configured to heat the piezoelectric structure to a recovery temperature for a period of time, where heating the piezoelectric structure to the recovery temperature for the period of time improves a degraded electrical property of the piezoelectric device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2019
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Inventors: Alexander Kalnitsky, Chun-Ren Cheng, Chi-Yuan Shih, Kai-Fung Chang, Shih-Fen Huang, Yi-Chuan Teng, Yi Heng Tsai, You-Ru Lin, Yan-Jie Liao
  • Publication number: 20200098517
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the present disclosure are directed towards a piezoelectric metal-insulator-metal (MIM) device including a piezoelectric structure between a top electrode and a bottom electrode. The piezoelectric layer includes a top region overlying a bottom region. Outer sidewalls of the bottom region extend past outer sidewalls of the top region. The outer sidewalls of the top region are aligned with outer sidewalls of the top electrode. The piezoelectric layer is configured to help limit delamination of the top electrode from the piezoelectric layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2019
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Inventors: Anderson Lin, Chun-Ren Cheng, Chi-Yuan Shih, Shih-Fen Huang, Yi-Chuan Teng, Yi Heng Tsai, You-Ru Lin, Yen-Wen Chen, Fu-Chun Huang, Fan Hu, Ching-Hui Lin, Yan-Jie Liao
  • Publication number: 20200024129
    Abstract: An embodiment is MEMS device including a first MEMS die having a first cavity at a first pressure, a second MEMS die having a second cavity at a second pressure, the second pressure being different from the first pressure, and a molding material surrounding the first MEMS die and the second MEMS die, the molding material having a first surface over the first and the second MEMS dies. The device further includes a first set of electrical connectors in the molding material, each of the first set of electrical connectors coupling at least one of the first and the second MEMS dies to the first surface of the molding material, and a second set of electrical connectors over the first surface of the molding material, each of the second set of electrical connectors being coupled to at least one of the first set of electrical connectors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2019
    Publication date: January 23, 2020
    Inventors: Chun-Wen Cheng, Jung-Huei Peng, Shang-Ying Tsai, Hung-Chia Tsai, Yi-Chuan Teng
  • Patent number: 10526196
    Abstract: Structures and formation methods of a semiconductor device structure are provided. A semiconductor device structure includes a first dielectric layer and a second dielectric layer over a semiconductor substrate. A cavity penetrates through the first dielectric layer and the second dielectric layer. The semiconductor device structure also includes a first movable membrane between the first dielectric layer and the second dielectric layer. The first movable membrane is partially exposed through the cavity. The first movable membrane includes first corrugated portions arranged along an edge of the cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yi-Chuan Teng, Chun-Yin Tsai, Chia-Hua Chu, Chun-Wen Cheng
  • Publication number: 20200006469
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a MIM (metal-insulator-metal) capacitor having a top electrode overlying a substrate. A passivation layer overlies the top electrode. The passivation layer has a step region that continuously contacts and extends from a top surface of the top electrode to sidewalls of the top electrode. A metal frame overlies the passivation layer. The metal frame continuously contacts and extends from a top surface of the passivation layer to upper sidewalls of the passivation layer in the step region. The metal frame has a protrusion that extends through the passivation layer and contacts the top surface of the top electrode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2019
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Inventors: Chi-Yuan Shih, Kai-Fung Chang, Shih-Fen Huang, Wen-Chuan Tai, Yi-Chuan Teng, Yi Heng Tsai, You-Ru Lin, Yen-Wen Chen, Anderson Lin, Fu-Chun Huang, Chun-Ren Cheng, Ivan Hua-Shu Wu, Fan Hu, Ching-Hui Lin, Yan-Jie Liao
  • Publication number: 20200006470
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a capacitor and a passivation layer covering the capacitor. The capacitor includes a first electrode, a dielectric layer disposed over the first electrode and a second electrode disposed over the dielectric layer. An area of the first electrode is greater than an area of the dielectric layer, and the area of the dielectric layer is greater than an area of the second electrode so that a side of the capacitor has a multi-step structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2018
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Inventors: Kai-Fung CHANG, Lien-Yao TSAI, Baohua NIU, Yi-Chuan TENG, Chi-Yuan SHIH
  • Patent number: 10508023
    Abstract: An embodiment is MEMS device including a first MEMS die having a first cavity at a first pressure, a second MEMS die having a second cavity at a second pressure, the second pressure being different from the first pressure, and a molding material surrounding the first MEMS die and the second MEMS die, the molding material having a first surface over the first and the second MEMS dies. The device further includes a first set of electrical connectors in the molding material, each of the first set of electrical connectors coupling at least one of the first and the second MEMS dies to the first surface of the molding material, and a second set of electrical connectors over the first surface of the molding material, each of the second set of electrical connectors being coupled to at least one of the first set of electrical connectors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Chun-Wen Cheng, Jung-Huei Peng, Shang-Ying Tsai, Hung-Chia Tsai, Yi-Chuan Teng
  • Publication number: 20190135610
    Abstract: Structures and formation methods of a semiconductor device structure are provided. A semiconductor device structure includes a first dielectric layer and a second dielectric layer over a semiconductor substrate. A cavity penetrates through the first dielectric layer and the second dielectric layer. The semiconductor device structure also includes a first movable membrane between the first dielectric layer and the second dielectric layer. The first movable membrane is partially exposed through the cavity. The first movable membrane includes first corrugated portions arranged along an edge of the cavity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2018
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Inventors: Yi-Chuan Teng, Chun-Yin Tsai, Chia-Hua Chu, Chun-Wen Cheng