Patents by Inventor Yuan-Hung Liu

Yuan-Hung Liu 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: 20220367398
    Abstract: Package structures and methods for manufacturing the same are provided. The package structure includes a first bump structure formed over a first substrate. The first bump structure includes a first pillar layer formed over the first substrate and a first barrier layer formed over the first pillar layer. In addition, the first barrier layer has a first protruding portion laterally extending outside a first edge of the first pillar layer. The package structure further includes a second bump structure bonded to the first bump structure through a solder joint. In addition, the second bump structure includes a second pillar layer formed over a second substrate and a second barrier layer formed over the second pillar layer. The first protruding portion of the first barrier layer is spaced apart from the solder joint.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2022
    Publication date: November 17, 2022
    Applicant: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Cheng-Hung CHEN, Yu-Nu HSU, Chun-Chen LIU, Heng-Chi HUANG, Chien-Chen LI, Shih-Yen CHEN, Cheng-Nan HSIEH, Kuo-Chio LIU, Chen-Shien CHEN, Chin-Yu KU, Te-Hsun PANG, Yuan-Feng WU, Sen-Chi CHIANG
  • Patent number: 11476789
    Abstract: A system of driving and controlling a motor is provided. A main controller adjusts frequencies of all or some of pulse waves of an initial pulse width modulation signal to output a pulse width modulation signal according to instruction information. The adjusted frequency of each of the pulse waves is equal to a first preset frequency or a second preset frequency. When a motor driver drives the motor to stably rotate, the motor driver decodes each of the pulse waves having the first preset frequency into a first message and decodes each of the pulse waves having the second preset frequency into a second message. The motor driver arranges and combines all of the first messages and the second messages that are decoded from the pulse waves to obtain the instruction information. The motor driver executes an operation instructed by the instruction information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: ANPEC ELECTRONICS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yun-Li Liu, Wei-Chih Wang, Yuan-Hung Wang
  • Patent number: 11469203
    Abstract: A method for forming a package structure includes forming an under bump metallization (UBM) layer over a metal pad and forming a photoresist layer over the UBM layer. The method further includes patterning the photoresist layer to form an opening in the photoresist layer. The method also includes forming a first bump structure over the first portion of the UBM layer. The first bump structure includes a first barrier layer over a first pillar layer. The method includes placing a second bump structure over the first bump structure. The second bump structure includes a second barrier layer over a second pillar layer. The method further includes reflowing the first bump structure and the second bump structure to form a solder joint between a first inter intermetallic compound (IMC) and a second IMC.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Cheng-Hung Chen, Yu-Nu Hsu, Chun-Chen Liu, Heng-Chi Huang, Chien-Chen Li, Shih-Yen Chen, Cheng-Nan Hsieh, Kuo-Chio Liu, Chen-Shien Chen, Chin-Yu Ku, Te-Hsun Pang, Yuan-Feng Wu, Sen-Chi Chiang
  • Publication number: 20220310498
    Abstract: A semiconductor package structure is provided. The semiconductor package structure includes a substrate, a first semiconductor die, and a second semiconductor die. The substrate includes a first substrate partition and a second substrate partition. The first substrate partition has a first wiring structure. The second substrate partition is adjacent to the first substrate partition and has a second wiring structure. The first substrate partition and the second substrate partition are surrounded by a first molding material. The first semiconductor die is disposed over the substrate and electrically coupled to the first wiring structure. The second semiconductor die is disposed over the substrate and electrically coupled to the second wiring structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2022
    Publication date: September 29, 2022
    Inventors: Tzu-Hung LIN, Yuan-Chin LIU
  • Patent number: 11387176
    Abstract: A semiconductor package structure is provided. The semiconductor package structure includes a substrate, a first semiconductor die, and a second semiconductor die. The substrate includes a first substrate partition and a second substrate partition. The first substrate partition has a first wiring structure. The second substrate partition is adjacent to the first substrate partition and has a second wiring structure. The first substrate partition and the second substrate partition are surrounded by a first molding material. The first semiconductor die is disposed over the substrate and electrically coupled to the first wiring structure. The second semiconductor die is disposed over the substrate and electrically coupled to the second wiring structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: MEDIATEK INC.
    Inventors: Tzu-Hung Lin, Yuan-Chin Liu
  • Patent number: 10269848
    Abstract: A system and method for image sensing is disclosed. An embodiment comprises a substrate with a pixel region and a logic region. A first resist protect oxide (RPO) is formed over the pixel region, but not over the logic region. Silicide contacts are formed on the top of active devices formed in the pixel region, but not on the surface of the substrate in the pixel region, and silicide contacts are formed both on the top of active devices and on the surface of the substrate in the logic region. A second RPO is formed over the pixel region and the logic region, and a contact etch stop layer is formed over the second RPO. These layers help to reflect light back to the image sensor when light impinges the sensor from the backside of the substrate, and also helps prevent damage that occurs from overetching.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yin-Kai Liao, Han-Chi Liu, Yuan-Hung Liu, Dun-Nian Yaung, Jen-Cheng Liu
  • Patent number: 10153338
    Abstract: A method of forming a device includes forming a through via extending into a substrate. The method further includes forming a first insulating layer over the surface of the substrate. The method further includes forming a first metallization layer in the first insulating layer and electrically connected to the through via. The method further includes forming a capacitor over the first metallization layer, wherein the capacitor comprises a first capacitor dielectric layer and a second capacitor dielectric layer. The method further includes depositing a continuous second insulating layer over the first insulating layer. The capacitor is within the second insulating layer. The method further includes depositing a third insulating layer over the second insulating layer. The method further includes forming a second metallization layer in the third insulating layer. A bottom surface of the second metallization layer is below a bottom surface of the third insulating layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Chun Hua Chang, Der-Chyang Yeh, Kuang-Wei Cheng, Yuan-Hung Liu, Shang-Yun Hou, Wen-Chih Chiou, Shin-Puu Jeng
  • Patent number: 9953920
    Abstract: An apparatus comprises an interlayer dielectric layer formed on a first side of a substrate, a first photo-sensitive dielectric layer formed over the interlayer dielectric layer, wherein the first photo-sensitive dielectric layer comprises a first metal structure and a second photo-sensitive dielectric layer formed over the first photo-sensitive dielectric, wherein the second photo-sensitive dielectric layer comprises a second metal structure having a bottom surface coplanar with a top surface of the first metal structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hsin-Yu Chen, Ku-Feng Yang, Tasi-Jung Wu, Lin-Chih Huang, Yuan-Hung Liu, Tsang-Jiuh Wu, Wen-Chih Chiou
  • Patent number: 9773701
    Abstract: A method of forming an integrated circuit includes forming at least one opening through a first surface of a substrate. The method further includes forming at least one conductive structure in the at least one opening. The method further includes removing a portion of the substrate to form a processed substrate having the first surface and a second surface opposite the first surface and to expose a portion of the at least one conductive structure adjacent to the second surface. The at least one conductive structure continuously extending from the first surface through the processed substrate to the second surface of the processed substrate, at least one sidewall of the at least one conductive structure spaced from a sidewall of the at least one opening by an air gap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Yuan-Hung Liu, Ku-Feng Yang, Pei-Ching Kuo, Ming-Tsu Chung, Hsin-Yu Chen, Tsang-Jiuh Wu, Wen-Chih Chiou
  • Publication number: 20170236863
    Abstract: A system and method for image sensing is disclosed. An embodiment comprises a substrate with a pixel region and a logic region. A first resist protect oxide (RPO) is formed over the pixel region, but not over the logic region. Silicide contacts are formed on the top of active devices formed in the pixel region, but not on the surface of the substrate in the pixel region, and silicide contacts are formed both on the top of active devices and on the surface of the substrate in the logic region. A second RPO is formed over the pixel region and the logic region, and a contact etch stop layer is formed over the second RPO. These layers help to reflect light back to the image sensor when light impinges the sensor from the backside of the substrate, and also helps prevent damage that occurs from overetching.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2017
    Publication date: August 17, 2017
    Inventors: Yin-Kai Liao, Han-Chi Liu, Yuan-Hung Liu, Dun-Nian Yaung, Jen-Cheng Liu
  • Publication number: 20170229534
    Abstract: A method of forming a device includes forming a through via extending into a substrate. The method further includes forming a first insulating layer over the surface of the substrate. The method further includes forming a first metallization layer in the first insulating layer and electrically connected to the through via. The method further includes forming a capacitor over the first metallization layer, wherein the capacitor comprises a first capacitor dielectric layer and a second capacitor dielectric layer. The method further includes depositing a continuous second insulating layer over the first insulating layer. The capacitor is within the second insulating layer. The method further includes depositing a third insulating layer over the second insulating layer. The method further includes forming a second metallization layer in the third insulating layer. A bottom surface of the second metallization layer is below a bottom surface of the third insulating layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2017
    Publication date: August 10, 2017
    Inventors: Chun Hua CHANG, Der-Chyang YEH, Kuang-Wei CHENG, Yuan-Hung LIU, Shang-Yun HOU, Wen-Chih CHIOU, Shin-Puu JENG
  • Patent number: 9660016
    Abstract: A method of forming a device comprises forming a through via extending from a surface of a substrate into the substrate. The method also comprises forming a first insulating layer over the surface of the substrate. The method further comprises forming a first metallization layer in the first insulating layer, the first metallization layer electrically connecting the through via. The method additionally comprises forming a capacitor over the first metallization layer. The capacitor comprises a first capacitor dielectric layer over the first metallization layer and a second capacitor dielectric layer over the first capacitor dielectric layer. The method also comprises forming a second metallization layer over and electrically connecting the capacitor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Chun Hua Chang, Der-Chyang Yeh, Kuang-Wei Cheng, Yuan-Hung Liu, Shang-Yun Hou, Wen-Chih Chiou, Shin-Puu Jeng
  • Patent number: 9640582
    Abstract: A system and method for image sensing is disclosed. An embodiment comprises a substrate with a pixel region and a logic region. A first resist protect oxide (RPO) is formed over the pixel region, but not over the logic region. Silicide contacts are formed on the top of active devices formed in the pixel region, but not on the surface of the substrate in the pixel region, and silicide contacts are formed both on the top of active devices and on the surface of the substrate in the logic region. A second RPO is formed over the pixel region and the logic region, and a contact etch stop layer is formed over the second RPO. These layers help to reflect light back to the image sensor when light impinges the sensor from the backside of the substrate, and also helps prevent damage that occurs from overetching.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yin-Kai Liao, Han-Chi Liu, Yuan-Hung Liu, Dun-Nian Yaung, Jen-Cheng Liu
  • Patent number: 9418999
    Abstract: A capacitor and methods for forming the same are provided. The method includes forming a bottom electrode; treating the bottom electrode in an oxygen-containing environment to convert a top layer of the bottom electrode into a buffer layer; forming an insulating layer on the buffer layer; and forming a top electrode over the insulating layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Chih-Ta Wu, Jason Lee, Chung Chien Wang, Hsing-Lien Lin, Yu-Jen Wang, Yeur-Luen Tu, Chern-Yow Hsu, Yuan-Hung Liu, Chi-Hsin Lo, Chia-Shiung Tsai
  • Publication number: 20160049495
    Abstract: Semiconductor structures and fabrication methods are provided which includes, for instance, providing a gate structure over a semiconductor substrate, the gate structure including multiple conformal gate layers and a gate material disposed within the multiple conformal gate layers; recessing a portion of the multiple conformal gate layers below an upper surface of the gate structure, where upper surfaces of recessed, multiple conformal gate layers are coplanar; and removing a portion of the gate material to facilitate an upper surface of a remaining portion of the gate material to be coplanar with an upper surface of the recessed, multiple conformal gate layers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2014
    Publication date: February 18, 2016
    Applicants: LAM RESEARCH CORPORATION, GLOBALFOUNDRIES INC.
    Inventors: Kristina TREVINO, Yuan-Hung LIU, Gabriel Padron WELLS, Xing ZHANG, Hoong Shing WONG, Chang Ho MAENG, Taejoon HAN, Gowri KAMARTHY, Isabelle ORAIN, Ganesh UPADHYAYA
  • Patent number: 9263382
    Abstract: A structure includes a substrate, and an interconnect structure over the substrate. The structure further includes a through-substrate-via (TSV) extending through the interconnect structure and into the substrate, the TSV comprising a conductive material layer. The structure further includes a dielectric layer having a first portion over the interconnect structure and a second portion within the TSV, wherein the first portion and the second portion comprise a same material. The conductive material layer includes a first section separated from substrate by the second portion of the dielectric layer. The conductive material layer further includes a second section over a top surface of the second portion of the dielectric layer. The conductive material layer further includes a third section over the second section, wherein the third section has a width greater than a width of the second section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Assignee: TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Ku-Feng Yang, Tsang-Jiuh Wu, Yi-Hsiu Chen, Ebin Liao, Yuan-Hung Liu, Wen-Chih Chiou
  • Patent number: 9252238
    Abstract: Semiconductor structures and fabrication methods are provided which includes, for instance, providing a gate structure over a semiconductor substrate, the gate structure including multiple conformal gate layers and a gate material disposed within the multiple conformal gate layers; recessing a portion of the multiple conformal gate layers below an upper surface of the gate structure, where upper surfaces of recessed, multiple conformal gate layers are coplanar; and removing a portion of the gate material to facilitate an upper surface of a remaining portion of the gate material to be coplanar with an upper surface of the recessed, multiple conformal gate layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Assignees: LAM RESEARCH CORPORATION, GLOBALFOUNDRIES INC.
    Inventors: Kristina Trevino, Yuan-Hung Liu, Gabriel Padron Wells, Xing Zhang, Hoong Shing Wong, Chang Ho Maeng, Taejoon Han, Gowri Kamarthy, Isabelle Orain, Ganesh Upadhyaya
  • Publication number: 20150279886
    Abstract: A system and method for image sensing is disclosed. An embodiment comprises a substrate with a pixel region and a logic region. A first resist protect oxide (RPO) is formed over the pixel region, but not over the logic region. Silicide contacts are formed on the top of active devices formed in the pixel region, but not on the surface of the substrate in the pixel region, and silicide contacts are formed both on the top of active devices and on the surface of the substrate in the logic region. A second RPO is formed over the pixel region and the logic region, and a contact etch stop layer is formed over the second RPO. These layers help to reflect light back to the image sensor when light impinges the sensor from the backside of the substrate, and also helps prevent damage that occurs from overetching.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 26, 2015
    Publication date: October 1, 2015
    Inventors: Yin-Kai Liao, Han-Chi Liu, Yuan-Hung Liu, Dun-Nian Yaung, Jen-Cheng Liu
  • Publication number: 20150235940
    Abstract: An apparatus comprises an interlayer dielectric layer formed on a first side of a substrate, a first photo-sensitive dielectric layer formed over the interlayer dielectric layer, wherein the first photo-sensitive dielectric layer comprises a first metal structure and a second photo-sensitive dielectric layer formed over the first photo-sensitive dielectric, wherein the second photo-sensitive dielectric layer comprises a second metal structure having a bottom surface coplanar with a top surface of the first metal structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2015
    Publication date: August 20, 2015
    Inventors: Hsin-Yu Chen, Ku-Feng Yang, Tasi-Jung Wu, Lin-Chih Huang, Yuan-Hung Liu, Tsang-Jiuh Wu, Wen-Chih Chiou
  • Publication number: 20150228541
    Abstract: A method of forming an integrated circuit includes forming at least one opening through a first surface of a substrate. The method further includes forming at least one conductive structure in the at least one opening. The method further includes removing a portion of the substrate to form a processed substrate having the first surface and a second surface opposite the first surface and to expose a portion of the at least one conductive structure adjacent to the second surface. The at least one conductive structure continuously extending from the first surface through the processed substrate to the second surface of the processed substrate, at least one sidewall of the at least one conductive structure spaced from a sidewall of the at least one opening by an air gap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2015
    Publication date: August 13, 2015
    Inventors: Yuan-Hung LIU, Ku-Feng YANG, Pei-Ching KUO, Ming-Tsu CHUNG, Hsin-Yu CHEN, Tsang-Jiuh WU, Wen-Chih CHIOU