Patents by Inventor Yi-Wei Chiu

Yi-Wei Chiu 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: 20220302360
    Abstract: A semiconductor device is provided, which includes a semiconductor stack and a first contact structure. The semiconductor stack includes an active layer and has a first surface and a second surface. The first contact structure is located on the first surface and includes a first semiconductor layer, a first metal element-containing structure and a first p-type or n-type layer. The first metal element-containing structure includes a first metal element. The first p-type or n-type layer physically contacts the first semiconductor layer and the first metal element-containing structure. The first p-type or n-type layer includes an oxygen element (O) and a second metal element and has a thickness less than or equal to 20 nm, and the first semiconductor layer includes a phosphide compound or an arsenide compound.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2021
    Publication date: September 22, 2022
    Inventors: Yu-Tsu LEE, Yi-Yang CHIU, Chun-Wei CHANG, Min-Hao YANG, Wei-Jen HSUEH, Yi-Ming CHEN, Shih-Chang LEE, Chung-Hao WANG
  • Publication number: 20220299789
    Abstract: A stereoscopic display device including a display panel and an optical element is provided. The optical element is disposed on a display surface of the display panel. The optical element includes a lenticular lens array. The lenticular lens array includes a plurality of lenticular lenses extending in a first direction. The lenticular lenses are arranged in a second direction. The optical element includes a center line extending in the first direction. The lenticular lenses include a first lenticular lens and a second lenticular lens. The distance between the first lenticular lens and the center line is smaller than the distance between the second lenticular lens and the center line, and the curvature of the first lenticular lens is greater than the curvature of the second lenticular lens.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2021
    Publication date: September 22, 2022
    Applicant: Acer Incorporated
    Inventors: Yi-Jung Chiu, Shih-Ting Huang, Yen-Hsien Li, Tsung-Wei Tu, Wei-Kuo Shih
  • Patent number: 11450751
    Abstract: An IC structure includes a source epitaxial structure, a drain epitaxial structure, a first silicide region, a second silicide region, a source contact, a backside via rail, a drain contact, and a front-side interconnection structure. The first silicide region is on a front-side surface and a first sidewall of the source epitaxial structure. The second silicide region is on a front-side surface of the drain epitaxial structure. The source contact is in contact with the first silicide region and has a protrusion extending past a backside surface of the source epitaxial structure. The backside via rail is in contact with the protrusion of the source contact. The drain contact is in contact with the second silicide region. The front-side interconnection structure is on a front-side surface of the source contact and a front-side surface of the drain contact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Huan-Chieh Su, Li-Zhen Yu, Chun-Yuan Chen, Cheng-Chi Chuang, Shang-Wen Chang, Yi-Hsun Chiu, Pei-Yu Wang, Ching-Wei Tsai, Chih-Hao Wang
  • Patent number: 11437484
    Abstract: A method of forming a gate structure includes forming an opening through an insulating layer and forming a first work function metal layer in the opening. The method also includes recessing the first work function metal layer into the opening to form a recessed first work function metal layer, and forming a second work function metal layer in the opening and over the first work function metal layer. The second work function metal layer lines and overhangs the recessed first work function metal layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Yi-Chun Chen, Tsung Fan Yin, Li-Te Hsu, Ying Ting Hsia, Yi-Wei Chiu
  • Patent number: 11430694
    Abstract: A method includes forming a transistor, which includes forming a gate dielectric on a semiconductor region, forming a gate electrode over the gate dielectric, and forming a source/drain region extending into the semiconductor region. The method further includes forming a source/drain contact plug over and electrically coupling to the source/drain region, and forming a gate contact plug over and in contact with the gate electrode. At least one of the forming the gate electrode, the forming the source/drain contact plug, and the forming the gate contact plug includes forming a metal nitride barrier layer, and depositing a metal-containing layer over and in contact with the metal nitride barrier layer. The metal-containing layer includes at least one of a cobalt layer and a metal silicide layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Chia-Ching Tsai, Yi-Wei Chiu, Li-Te Hsu
  • Patent number: 11424364
    Abstract: A finFET device and a method of forming are provided. The device includes a transistor comprising a gate electrode and a first source/drain region next to the gate electrode, the gate electrode being disposed over a first substrate. The device also includes a first dielectric layer extending along the first source/drain region, and a second dielectric layer overlying the first dielectric layer. The device also includes a contact disposed in the first dielectric layer and in the second dielectric layer, the contact contacting the gate electrode and the first source/drain region. A first portion of the first dielectric layer extends between the contact and the gate electrode. The contact extends along a sidewall of the first portion of the first dielectric layer and a first surface of the first portion of the first dielectric layer, the first surface of the first portion being farthest from the first substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Xi-Zong Chen, Te-Chih Hsiung, Cha-Hsin Chao, Yi-Wei Chiu
  • Patent number: 11424185
    Abstract: A semiconductor device includes a gate electrode, a source/drain structure, a lower contact contacting either of the gate electrode or the source/drain structure, and an upper contact disposed in an opening formed in an interlayer dielectric (ILD) layer and in direct contact with the lower contact. The upper contact is in direct contact with the ILD layer without an interposing conductive barrier layer, and the upper contact includes ruthenium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Cheng-Wei Chang, Chia-Hung Chu, Kao-Feng Lin, Hsu-Kai Chang, Shuen-Shin Liang, Sung-Li Wang, Yi-Ying Liu, Po-Nan Yeh, Yu Shih Wang, U-Ting Chiu, Chun-Neng Lin, Ming-Hsi Yeh
  • Publication number: 20220262794
    Abstract: Methods of performing backside etching processes on source/drain regions and gate structures of semiconductor devices and semiconductor devices formed by the same are disclosed. In an embodiment, a semiconductor device includes a first transistor structure; a first interconnect structure on a front-side of the first transistor structure; and a second interconnect structure on a backside of the first transistor structure, the second interconnect structure including a first dielectric layer on the backside of the first transistor structure; a contact extending through the first dielectric layer to a source/drain region of the first transistor structure; and first spacers along sidewalls of the contact between the contact and the first dielectric layer, sidewalls of the first spacers facing the first dielectric layer being aligned with sidewalls of the source/drain region of the first transistor structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2022
    Publication date: August 18, 2022
    Applicant: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yi-Hsun Chiu, Ching-Wei Tsai, Yu-Xuan Huang, Cheng-Chi Chuang, Shang-Wen Chang
  • Publication number: 20220254682
    Abstract: Implementations of the present disclosure provide methods for preventing contact damage or oxidation after via/trench opening formation. In one example, the method includes forming an opening in a structure on the substrate to expose a portion of a surface of an electrically conductive feature, and bombarding a surface of a mask layer of the structure using energy species formed from a plasma to release reactive species from the mask layer, wherein the released reactive species form a barrier layer on the exposed surface of the electrically conductive feature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2022
    Publication date: August 11, 2022
    Inventors: Bo-Jhih Shen, Yi-Wei Chiu, Hung Jui Chang
  • Publication number: 20220238370
    Abstract: Semiconductor devices and methods of forming the same are provided. A method according to the present disclosure includes providing a workpiece including a frontside and a backside. The workpiece includes a substrate, a first plurality of channel members over a first portion of the substrate, a second plurality of channel members over a second portion of the substrate, an isolation feature sandwiched between the first and second portions of the substrate. The method also includes forming a joint gate structure to wrap around each of the first and second pluralities of channel members, forming a pilot opening in the isolation feature, extending the pilot opening through the join gate structure to form a gate cut opening that separates the joint gate structure into a first gate structure and a second gate structure, and depositing a dielectric material into the gate cut opening to form a gate cut feature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2021
    Publication date: July 28, 2022
    Inventors: Chun-Yuan Chen, Pei-Yu Wang, Huan-Chieh Su, Yi-Hsun Chiu, Cheng-Chi Chuang, Ching-Wei Tsai, Kuan-Lun Cheng, Chih-Hao Wang
  • Patent number: 11398477
    Abstract: A method includes forming a first semiconductor fin and a second semiconductor fin in a substrate, the first semiconductor fin adjacent the second semiconductor fin, forming a dummy gate structure extending over the first semiconductor fin and the second semiconductor fin, depositing a first dielectric material surrounding the dummy gate structure, replacing the dummy gate structure with a first metal gate structure, performing an etching process on the first metal gate structure and on the first dielectric material to form a first recess in the first metal gate structure and a second recess in the first dielectric material, wherein the first recess extends into the substrate, and wherein the second recess is disposed between the first semiconductor fin and the second semiconductor fin, and depositing a second dielectric material within the first recess.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Jen-Chih Hsueh, Chih-Chang Hung, Tsung Fan Yin, Yi-Wei Chiu
  • Patent number: 11393815
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an integrated circuit. In one implementation, the integrated circuit may include a semiconductor substrate; at least one source region comprising a first doped semiconductor material; at least one drain region comprising a second doped semiconductor material; at least one gate formed between the at least one source region and the at least one drain region; and a nanosheet formed between the semiconductor substrate and the at least one gate. The nanosheet may be configured as a routing channel for the at least one gate and may have a first region having a first width and a second region having a second width. The first width may be smaller than the second width.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yi-Hsiung Lin, Yi-Hsun Chiu, Shang-Wen Chang, Ching-Wei Tsai, Yu-Xuan Huang, Kuan-Lun Cheng, Chih-Hao Wang
  • Patent number: 11335593
    Abstract: Implementations of the present disclosure provide methods for preventing contact damage or oxidation after via/trench opening formation. In one example, the method includes forming an opening in a structure on the substrate to expose a portion of a surface of an electrically conductive feature, and bombarding a surface of a mask layer of the structure using energy species formed from a plasma to release reactive species from the mask layer, wherein the released reactive species form a barrier layer on the exposed surface of the electrically conductive feature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Bo-Jhih Shen, Yi-Wei Chiu, Hung Jui Chang
  • Publication number: 20220093457
    Abstract: A method of forming a semiconductor structure includes forming an etch stop layer on a substrate, forming a metal oxide layer over the etch stop layer, and forming an interlayer dielectric (ILD) layer on the metal oxide layer. The method further includes forming a trench etch opening over the ILD layer, forming a capping layer over the trench etch opening, and forming a via etch opening over the capping layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2021
    Publication date: March 24, 2022
    Applicant: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Allen Ke, Yi-Wei Chiu, Hung Jui Chang, Yu-Wei Kuo
  • Patent number: 11282750
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a first source and a common drain and on opposite sides of a first gate surrounded by a first gate spacer, a second source and the common drain on opposite sides of a second gate surrounded by a second gate spacer, a first protection layer formed along a sidewall of the first gate spacer, wherein a top surface of the first protection layer has a first slope, a second protection layer formed along a sidewall of the second gate spacer, wherein a top surface of the second protection layer has a second slope, a lower drain contact between the first gate and the second gate and an upper drain contact over the lower drain contact and between the first gate and the second gate, wherein at least a portion of the upper drain contact is in contact with the first slope and the second slope.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Wan Hsuan Hsu, I-Hsiu Wang, Yean-Zhaw Chen, Cheng-Wei Chang, Yu Shih Wang, Hsin-Yan Lu, Yi-Wei Chiu
  • Patent number: 11251079
    Abstract: A method for forming semiconductor device structure is provided. The method includes forming a gate stack over a semiconductor substrate and forming a spacer element over a sidewall of the gate stack. The method also includes forming a dielectric layer over the semiconductor substrate to surround the gate stack and the spacer element and replacing the gate stack with a metal gate stack. The method further includes forming a protection element over the metal gate stack and forming a conductive contact partially surrounded by the dielectric layer. A portion of the conductive contact is formed directly above a portion of the protection element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hua-Li Hung, Chih-Lun Lu, Hsu-Yu Huang, Tsung-Fan Yin, Ying-Ting Hsia, Yi-Wei Chiu, Li-Te Hsu
  • Patent number: 11232978
    Abstract: In a method for manufacturing a semiconductor device, a first interlayer dielectric layer is formed over a substrate. First recesses are formed in the first interlayer dielectric layer. First metal wirings are formed in the first recesses. A first etch-resistance layer is formed in a surface of the first interlayer dielectric layer between the first metal wirings but not on upper surfaces of the first metal wirings. A first insulating layer is formed on the first etch-resistance layer and the upper surfaces of the first metal wirings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jeng Chang Her, Cha-Hsin Chao, Yi-Wei Chiu, Li-Te Hsu, Ying Ting Hsia
  • Patent number: 11227747
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes an exemplary etch process in a reactor that includes a shower head and an electrostatic chuck configured to receive a radio frequency (RF) power. The shower head includes a top plate and a bottom plate with one or more gas channels that receive incoming gases. The method can include (i) rotating the top plate or the bottom plate of the shower head to a first position to allow a gas to flow through the shower head; (ii) performing a surface modification cycle that includes: applying a negative direct current (DC) bias voltage to the shower head, applying an RF power signal to the wafer chuck; and (iii) performing an etching cycle that includes: removing the negative DC bias voltage from the shower head and lowering the RF power signal applied to the wafer chuck.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yu-Chi Lin, Yi-Wei Chiu, Hung-Jui Chang, Chin-Hsing Lin, Yu Lun Ke
  • Patent number: 11211496
    Abstract: A finFET device and a method of forming are provided. The device includes a transistor comprising a gate electrode and a first source/drain region next to the gate electrode, the gate electrode being disposed over a first substrate. The device also includes a first dielectric layer extending along the first source/drain region, and a second dielectric layer overlying the first dielectric layer. The device also includes a contact disposed in the first dielectric layer and in the second dielectric layer, the contact contacting the gate electrode and the first source/drain region. A first portion of the first dielectric layer extends between the contact and the gate electrode. The contact extends along a sidewall of the first portion of the first dielectric layer and a first surface of the first portion of the first dielectric layer, the first surface of the first portion being farthest from the first substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Xi-Zong Chen, Te-Chih Hsiung, Cha-Hsin Chao, Yi-Wei Chiu
  • Patent number: 11195750
    Abstract: A method of forming a semiconductor structure includes forming an etch stop layer on a substrate, forming a metal oxide layer over the etch stop layer, and forming an interlayer dielectric (ILD) layer on the metal oxide layer. The method further includes forming a trench etch opening over the ILD layer, forming a capping layer over the trench etch opening, and forming a via etch opening over the capping layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: Tawiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Allen Ke, Yi-Wei Chiu, Hung Jui Chang, Yu-Wei Kuo