Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing had 146 patents in advanced materials during Q1 2024. The patents filed by Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd in Q1 2024 cover various semiconductor device structures and methods. These include a semiconductor device structure with nanostructures and epitaxial structures, a pellicle for EUV photomasks with nanotubes, a method for applying voltage pulses to a piezoelectric device, a piezoelectric device with specific layers and contact terminals, and nano-FETs with isolation layers and gate stacks. These innovations focus on improving performance and functionality in semiconductor technology. GlobalData’s report on Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing grant share with advanced materials as a theme is 68% in Q1 2024. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

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Application: Semiconductor device structure with high contact area (Patent ID: US20240105848A1)

The patent filed by Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd describes a semiconductor device structure that includes multiple semiconductor nanostructures made of a first semiconductor material, along with epitaxial structures extending from the edges of the nanostructures, composed of a different second semiconductor material. The structure also features a gate stack wrapped around the nanostructures, enhancing the device's performance and functionality.

Furthermore, the semiconductor device structure includes additional elements such as conductive contacts wrapped around the epitaxial structure terminals, inner spacers in direct contact with the nanostructure edges, and metal-semiconductor compound layers. These components work together to optimize the device's electrical connections and overall efficiency. The unique design of the semiconductor device structure, with varying materials and specific arrangements of components, sets it apart in terms of performance and functionality within the semiconductor industry.

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