Patents by Inventor Yih-Ching Wang

Yih-Ching Wang 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: 20220310132
    Abstract: Routing arrangements for 3D memory arrays and methods of forming the same are disclosed. In an embodiment, a memory array includes a ferroelectric (FE) material contacting a first word line; an oxide semiconductor (OS) layer contacting a source line and a bit line, the FE material being disposed between the OS layer and the first word line; a dielectric material contacting the FE material, the FE material being between the dielectric material and the first word line; an inter-metal dielectric (IMD) over the first word line; a first contact extending through the IMD to the first word line, the first contact being electrically coupled to the first word line; a second contact extending through the dielectric material and the FE material; and a first conductive line electrically coupling the first contact to the second contact.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2022
    Publication date: September 29, 2022
    Inventors: Meng-Han Lin, Chenchen Jacob Wang, Yi-Ching Liu, Han-Jong Chia, Sai-Hooi Yeong, Yu-Ming Lin, Yih Wang
  • Patent number: 11404091
    Abstract: Routing arrangements for 3D memory arrays and methods of forming the same are disclosed. In an embodiment, a memory array includes a ferroelectric (FE) material contacting a first word line; an oxide semiconductor (OS) layer contacting a source line and a bit line, the FE material being disposed between the OS layer and the first word line; a dielectric material contacting the FE material, the FE material being between the dielectric material and the first word line; an inter-metal dielectric (IMD) over the first word line; a first contact extending through the IMD to the first word line, the first contact being electrically coupled to the first word line; a second contact extending through the dielectric material and the FE material; and a first conductive line electrically coupling the first contact to the second contact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Meng-Han Lin, Chenchen Jacob Wang, Yi-Ching Liu, Han-Jong Chia, Sai-Hooi Yeong, Yu-Ming Lin, Yih Wang
  • Publication number: 20220216165
    Abstract: An interconnect structure comprises a first dielectric layer, a first metal layer, a second dielectric layer, a metal via, and a second metal layer. The first dielectric layer is over a substrate. The first metal layer is over the first dielectric layer. The first metal layer comprises a first portion and a second portion spaced apart from the first portion. The second dielectric layer is over the first metal layer. The metal via has an upper portion in the second dielectric layer, a middle portion between the first and second portions of the first metal layer, and a lower portion in the first dielectric layer. The second metal layer is over the metal via. From a top view the second metal layer comprises a metal line having longitudinal sides respectively set back from opposite sides of the first portion of the first metal layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2022
    Publication date: July 7, 2022
    Applicant: TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jian-Hong LIN, Kuo-Yen LIU, Hsin-Chun CHANG, Tzu-Li LEE, Yu-Ching LEE, Yih-Ching WANG
  • Patent number: 11302654
    Abstract: A method includes depositing a first dielectric layer over a substrate; forming a first dummy metal layer over the first dielectric layer, wherein the first dummy metal layer has first and second portions laterally separated from each other; depositing a second dielectric layer over the first dummy metal layer; etching an opening having an upper portion in the second dielectric layer, a middle portion between the first and second portions of the first dummy metal layer, and a lower portion in the first dielectric layer, wherein a width of the lower portion of the opening is greater than a width of the middle portion of the opening, and a bottom of the opening is higher than a bottom of the first dielectric layer; and forming a dummy via in the opening and a second dummy metal layer over the dummy via and the second dielectric layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jian-Hong Lin, Kuo-Yen Liu, Hsin-Chun Chang, Tzu-Li Lee, Yu-Ching Lee, Yih-Ching Wang
  • Publication number: 20200411452
    Abstract: A method includes depositing a first dielectric layer over a substrate; forming a first dummy metal layer over the first dielectric layer, wherein the first dummy metal layer has first and second portions laterally separated from each other; depositing a second dielectric layer over the first dummy metal layer; etching an opening having an upper portion in the second dielectric layer, a middle portion between the first and second portions of the first dummy metal layer, and a lower portion in the first dielectric layer, wherein a width of the lower portion of the opening is greater than a width of the middle portion of the opening, and a bottom of the opening is higher than a bottom of the first dielectric layer; and forming a dummy via in the opening and a second dummy metal layer over the dummy via and the second dielectric layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2020
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Applicant: TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jian-Hong LIN, Kuo-Yen LIU, Hsin-Chun CHANG, Tzu-Li LEE, Yu-Ching LEE, Yih-Ching WANG
  • Patent number: 10777510
    Abstract: A semiconductor device and a method of manufacture thereof are provided. The method for manufacturing the semiconductor device includes forming a first dielectric layer on a substrate. Next, forming a first dummy metal layer on the first dielectric layer. Then, forming a second dielectric layer over the first dummy metal layer. Furthermore, forming an opening in the second dielectric layer and the first dummy metal layer. Then, forming a dummy via in the opening, wherein the dummy via extending through the second dielectric layer and at least partially through the first dummy metal layer. Finally, forming a second dummy metal layer on the second dielectric layer and contact the dummy via.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jian-Hong Lin, Kuo-Yen Liu, Hsin-Chun Chang, Tzu-Li Lee, Yu-Ching Lee, Yih-Ching Wang
  • Publication number: 20180151511
    Abstract: A semiconductor device and a method of manufacture thereof are provided. The method for manufacturing the semiconductor device includes forming a first dielectric layer on a substrate. Next, forming a first dummy metal layer on the first dielectric layer. Then, forming a second dielectric layer over the first dummy metal layer. Furthermore, forming an opening in the second dielectric layer and the first dummy metal layer. Then, forming a dummy via in the opening, wherein the dummy via extending through the second dielectric layer and at least partially through the first dummy metal layer. Finally, forming a second dummy metal layer on the second dielectric layer and contact the dummy via.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2017
    Publication date: May 31, 2018
    Inventors: Jian-Hong Lin, Kuo-Yen Liu, Hsin-Chun Chang, Tzu-Li Lee, Yu-Ching Lee, Yih-Ching Wang