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Semiconductor package assembly and method for electrically isolating
A semiconductor package assembly and method for electrically isolating modules, having a capacitor within the semiconductor package assembly. The package...
The invention includes methods of forming rugged electrically conductive surfaces. In one method, a layer is formed across a substrate and subsequently at least...
Vertical tunneling transistor
The disclosed embodiments relate to a vertical tunneling transistor that may include a channel disposed on a substrate. A quantum dot may be disposed so that an...
Pitch doubled circuit layout
In one embodiment of the present invention, a method for connecting a plurality of bit lines to sense circuitry includes providing a plurality of bit lines...
Methods for forming vias in microelectronic devices, and methods for
packaging microelectronic devices
Microelectronic devices, methods for packaging microelectronic devices, and methods for forming vias and conductive interconnects in microfeature workpieces and...
Method for forming sublithographic features during the manufacture of a
semiconductor device and a resulting...
A method for forming a semiconductor device comprises forming a layer to be etched, then forming a hard mask layer over the layer to be etched. The hard mask is...
Methods of forming a plurality of circuit components and methods of
forming a plurality of structures suspended...
A plurality of capacitor electrode openings is formed within capacitor electrode-forming material. A first set of the openings is formed to a depth which is...
Semiconductor capacitor structure and method to form same
A semiconductor capacitor structure comprising sidewalls of conductive hemispherical grained material, a base of metal silicide material, and a metal nitride...
Formation of standard voltage threshold and low voltage threshold MOSFET
Wells are formed in a substrate where standard Vt and low Vt devices of both a first and second type are to be fabricated. Wells defining the locations of first...
Die-wafer package and method of fabricating same
A die-wafer package includes a singulated semiconductor die having a first plurality of bond pads on a first surface and a second plurality of bond pads on a...
Methods for planarizing workpieces, e.g., microelectronic workpieces
This disclosure provides methods and apparatus for predictably changing the thickness of a microfeature workpiece. One implementation provides a planarizing...
Silicon pillars for vertical transistors
In order to form a more stable silicon pillar which can be used for the formation of vertical transistors in DRAM cells, a multi-step masking process is used. In...
DRAM temperature measurement system
A converter comprising a comparator having a first input operable to receive a first signal, a second input operable to receive a second signal, and an output, a...
On-chip sampling circuit and method
Through addressing circuitry, a sampling circuit can choose a unique internal node/signal on an encapsulated/packaged chip to be output to one or more drivers....
System and method for arbitration of memory responses in a hub-based
A memory hub module includes a decoder that receives memory requests determines a memory request identifier associated with each memory request. A packet memory...
Memory arbitration system and method having an arbitration packet protocol
A memory hub and method for transmitting a read response on a data path of a memory hub interposed between a transmitting memory hub and a receiving memory hub....
Memory hub and access method having internal prefetch buffers
A memory module includes a memory hub coupled to several memory devices. The memory hub includes history logic that predicts on the basis of read memory requests...
Power savings in active standby mode
Apparatus for reducing the power consumed by a memory device selectively activates a power saving mode in which operation of a delay compensation circuit may be...
Independent polling for multi-page programming
A method of testing, polling and trimming memory pages in different memory banks simultaneously is presented, using a cache memory located in each one of the...
Programming a non-volatile memory device
A non-volatile memory device that changes the programming step voltage between the source side of the array and the drain side of the array. After the initial...
In-service reconfigurable DRAM and flash memory device
A memory cell that has both a DRAM cell and a non-volatile memory cell. The non-volatile memory cell might include a flash memory or an NROM cell. The memory...
Memory architecture and method of manufacture and operation thereof
An architecture, and its method of formation and operation, containing a high density memory array of semi-volatile or non-volatile memory elements, including,...
System and method for optically interconnecting memory devices
A memory device includes a semiconductor substrate in which memory circuitry has been fabricated. An address converter and a control signal converter are coupled...
PSM alignment method and device
The present invention relates to alignment of a writing system and a workpiece. In particular, it relates to alignment to write a second layer pattern on a...
Apparatus and method for eliminating artifacts in active pixel sensor
An active pixel sensor (APS) that includes circuitry to eliminate artifacts in digital images. The APS includes a comparator for comparing a signal level from a...
System and method for a portable terminal having a dual display module
A portable terminal has the dual display module structure in which a plurality of panels provided in the portable terminal are combined with clear conjunction to...
Semiconductor interconnect having conductive spring contacts
An interconnect for testing a semiconductor component includes a substrate, and interconnect contacts on the substrate configured to electrically engage...
Agglomeration control using early transition metal alloys
Structures and methods of fabricating portions of integrated circuit devices to reduce agglomeration tendencies of high surface-energy metals used in...
Microfeature devices and methods for manufacturing microfeature devices
Microfeature devices, microfeature workpieces, and methods for manufacturing microfeature devices and microfeature workpieces are disclosed herein. The...
Methods for stacking wire-bonded integrated circuit dice on flip-chip
bonded integrated circuit dice
An inventive electronic device, such as a multi-chip module (MCM), a Single In-line Memory Module (SIMM), or a Dual In-line Memory Module (DIMM), includes a...
Self-aligned, low-resistance, efficient memory array
The present invention seeks to reduce the amount of current required for a write operation by using a process for forming the read conductor within a recessed...
Dopant barrier for doped glass in memory devices
A semiconductor device has a diffusion barrier formed between a doped glass layer and surface structures formed on a substrate. The diffusion barrier includes...
The invention includes methods of forming conductive metal silicides by reaction of metal with silicon. In one implementation, such a method includes providing a...
Lanthanum hafnium oxide dielectrics
Dielectric layers containing a lanthanum hafnium oxide layer, where the lanthanum hafnium oxide layer is arranged as a structure of one or more monolayers,...
Systems and methods for forming metal oxides using alcohols
A method of forming (and an apparatus for forming) a metal oxide layer on a substrate, particularly a semiconductor substrate or substrate assembly, using a...
Atomic layer deposited Zr-Sn-Ti-O films using TiI.sub.4
Various structures having a dielectric film containing Zr--Sn--Ti--O formed by atomic layer deposition using a TiI.sub.4 precursor and a method of fabricating...
Method for stabilizing high pressure oxidation of a semiconductor device
A method and apparatus for preventing N.sub.2O from becoming super critical during a high pressure oxidation stage within a high pressure oxidation furnace are...
Lanthanum aluminum oxynitride dielectric films
Electronic apparatus and methods of forming the electronic apparatus include a lanthanum aluminum oxynitride film on a substrate for use in a variety of...
Methods of patterning substrates
The invention includes a template comprising one or both of CdS and CdSe adhered to a base in a desired pattern. The base can be any transparent or translucent...
Methods of fabricating interconnects for semiconductor components
In one aspect, the invention encompasses a method of fabricating an interconnect for a semiconductor component. A semiconductor substrate is provided, and an...
Vertical transistor with horizontal gate layers
Vertical body transistors with adjacent horizontal gate layers are used to form a memory array in a high density flash electrically erasable and programmable...
Methods of forming and using memory cell structures
A method of filling vias for a PCRAM cell with a metal is described. A PCRAM intermediate structure including a substrate, a first conductor, and an insulator...
Methods of forming vertical transistors
A vertical transistor forming method includes forming a first pillar above a first source/drain and between second and third pillars, providing a first recess...
Method of etching materials patterned with a single layer 193nm resist
A technique for etching with a single layered patterned photomask at wavelengths of 193 nanometers or less. Specifically, a method for etching a bottom...
Methods, systems, and apparatus for uniform chemical-vapor depositions
Integrated circuits, the key components in thousands of electronic and computer products, are generally built layer by layer on a silicon substrate. One common...
Method for fabricating an interconnect for semiconductor components
A method for fabricating an interconnect for testing a semiconductor component includes the steps of providing a substrate, and forming interconnect contacts on...
Method and apparatus for a shift register based interconnection for a
massively parallel processor array
A system and method for using wider data paths within Processing Elements (PEs) of a Massively Parallel Array (MPP) to speed the computational performance of the...
Top/bottom symmetrical protection scheme for flash
A synchronous flash memory includes an array of non-volatile memory cells. The memory device has a package configuration that is compatible with an SDRAM. The...
System and method for reducing power consumption during extended refresh
periods of dynamic random access...
A dynamic random access memory ("DRAM") device is operable in either a normal refresh mode or a static refresh mode, such as a self-refresh mode. A cell plate...
Apparatus and method for repairing a semiconductor memory
An apparatus and method for repairing a semiconductor memory device includes a first memory cell array, a first redundant cell array and a repair circuit...