Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing had 20 patents in cybersecurity during Q4 2023. The patents filed by Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd in Q4 2023 include innovations in optical sensors, device authentication, physical unclonable function generators, package structures, and reliability testing methods for PUF cells. These inventions aim to improve security, functionality, and reliability in electronic devices. GlobalData’s report on Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing gives a 360-degreee view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing grant share with cybersecurity as a theme is 60% in Q4 2023. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

Recent Patents

Application: Optical sensor and methods of making the same (Patent ID: US20230401885A1)

The patent filed by Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd describes optical sensors and methods for their production. The sensing apparatus includes an image sensor, a collimator with an array of apertures, and an optical filtering layer to filter light. The apparatus also features a conductive feature and additional layers like passive oxide and buried oxide layers for enhanced functionality.

The patent further details the use of infrared light filtering, metal oxide in the optical filtering layer, and the incorporation of various layers like illumination and blocking layers for specific applications. Additionally, the patent covers the integration of these sensing apparatus into devices like touch display panels with fingerprint sensing capabilities, utilizing OLED technology. The method for forming these sensing apparatus involves semiconductor layer formation, etching, bonding, and deposition processes, ensuring precise alignment and functionality through fusion bonding and removal of substrates. The method also includes the formation of trenches and conductive features for improved performance and connectivity.

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