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Controlling multiple signal polarity in a semiconductor device
A method and apparatus for controlling multiple signal polarity in a memory device. A desired active state signal polarity of at least one signal pad of a device...
System and method for mode register control of data bus operating mode and
A DRAM device includes a mode register that is programmed to select one of two modes for operating data bus terminals in the device. A timing circuit generates...
Methods for neutralizing holes in tunnel oxides of floating-gate memory
cells and devices
Methods for neutralizing holes in tunnel oxides of floating-gate memory cells and devices using a decrease in magnitude of a source voltage of a first polarity...
Method for reducing drain disturb in programming
For a multi-sectored flash memory array with bitlines spanning multiple erase blocks, a bias scheme for programming an address in any erase sector while...
Integrated lens system for image sensor and method for manufacturing the
A lens system including a first substantially hemispherical lens, a second spherical lens and a third substantially hemispherical lens. The lenses are held...
Image forming method and apparatus
The present invention relates to an apparatus for forming a pattern on a radiation sensitive material comprising a source to form a radiation beam, a scanning...
Camera module having geared lens barrel
A camera having a housing, an imaging array positioned in said housing, and a lens assembly is disclosed. The lens assembly includes a fixed portion attached to...
Compact pixel reset circuits using reversed current readout
Compact CMOS pixel sensors containing three or four total transistors and four or five control lines provide a high percentage of sensor area for the photodiode...
Method for automated testing of the modulation transfer function in image
A method for automatically measuring the modulation transfer function of an imager is disclosed. A opaque mask is placed over selected columns and rows of the...
Apparatus for determining burn-in reliability from wafer level burn-in
A method, circuit and system for determining burn-in reliability from wafer level burn-in are disclosed. The method according to the present invention includes...
Electrical coupling stack and processes for making same
A process of making an electrical coupling stack is disclosed. A conductive structure is coupled to a substrate. The coupling includes a crystalline salicide...
A semiconductor package includes a substrate, and a semiconductor die flip chip mounted to the substrate. The package also includes substrate circuitry on a...
Self aligned metal gates on high-k dielectrics
A method for forming a transistor including a self aligned metal gate is provided. According to various method embodiments, a high-k gate dielectric is formed on...
Semiconductor devices having double-sided hemispherical silicon grain
Semiconductor devices are provided with double-sided hemispherical silicon grain (HSG) electrodes for container capacitors. In an embodiment, container...
Selectively deposited silicon oxide layers on a silicon substrate
A process for selectively depositing a silicon oxide layer onto silicon substrates of different conductivity types is disclosed. The silicon oxide layer is...
Semiconductor fabrication that includes surface tension control
In one embodiment, a method includes providing a semiconductor substrate that includes a memory container having a double-sided capacitor. The method also...
Apparatus and methods of testing and assembling bumped devices using an
anisotropically conductive layer
The present invention is directed toward apparatus and methods of testing and assembling bumped die and bumped devices using an anisotropically conductive layer....
Imaging systems and methods
Imaging systems and methods are provided. One exemplary system incorporates multiple lenses that are individually configured to receive multi-wavelength light...
Pixel with spatially varying metal route positions
An image sensor including an array of pixels having an optical center, the array including a first pixel substantially at a first distance from the optical...
Microelectronic imaging units and methods of manufacturing microelectronic
Microelectronic imaging units and methods for manufacturing the microelectronic imaging units. In one embodiment, an imaging unit includes a support member, an...
Methods of forming devices associated with semiconductor constructions
The invention includes methods of forming devices associated with semiconductor constructions. In exemplary methods, common processing steps are utilized to form...
Technique for high efficiency metalorganic chemical vapor deposition
A technique for more efficiently forming conductive elements, such as conductive layers and electrodes, using chemical vapor deposition. A conductive precursor...
Homojunction semiconductor devices with low barrier tunnel oxide contacts
A homojunction bipolar transistor with performance characteristics similar to more costly heterojunction or retrograde base transistors. The high emitter...
System for controlling metal formation processes using ion implantation
The present invention is generally directed to various methods of using ion implantation techniques to control various metal formation processes. In one...
Cross diffusion barrier layer in polysilicon
A semiconductor device includes a cross diffusion barrier layer sandwiched between a gate layer and an electrode layer. The gate layer has a first gate portion...
Method of forming a conductive structure
A method of forming a conductive structure is disclosed. The method includes forming an interconnect in a substrate, and forming a layer of iridium on the...
Method and apparatus providing CMOS imager device pixel with transistor
having lower threshold voltage than...
A transistor of a pixel cell for use in a CMOS imager with a low threshold voltage of about 0.3 V to less than about 0.7 V is disclosed. The transistor is...
Semiconductor device package and method
A method of making semiconductor device packages includes the steps of attaching a wafer to a dielectric layer, testing semiconductor devices in the wafer, and...
Methods of forming semiconductor constructions
The invention includes a method of forming a semiconductor construction, such as an MRAM construction. A block is formed over a semiconductor substrate. First...
Method for controlling pH during planarization and cleaning of
A method and apparatus for processing a microelectronic substrate. In one embodiment, the method can include planarizing the microelectronic substrate with a...
Method and apparatus for detecting topographical features of
An apparatus and method for detecting characteristics of a microelectronic substrate. The microelectronic substrate can have a first surface with first...
Method for forming stencil
A method of forming a stencil for the manufacture of semiconductor devices includes defining a plurality of slightly spaced segmental annular openings in a...
Method of fabricating an electronic device
A plurality of electrical interconnections may be formed in an electrical device including a first component having a plurality of contact pads and a second...
Accessing test modes using command sequences
An integrated circuit device receives a sequence of commands and enables a test mode of the integrated circuit device in response to the command sequence when...
Memory hub and method for providing memory sequencing hints
A memory module includes a memory hub coupled to several memory devices. The memory hub is also coupled to receive a memory packet from a system controller...
Line amplifier to supplement line driver in an integrated circuit
A method and circuitry for boosting a driven signal along a circuit line so as to reduce RC delays is disclosed. In one embodiment, the circuitry includes a line...
Apparatus for dynamically repairing a semiconductor memory
An architecture for dynamically repairing a semiconductor memory, such as a Dynamic Random Access Memory (DRAM), includes circuitry for dynamically storing...
NAND flash memory cell programming
A flash memory device, such as a NAND flash, having an array of floating gate transistor memory cells arranged in a first and second addressable blocks. A...
Multiple level programming in a non-volatile memory device
The programming method of the present invention minimizes program disturb in a non-volatile memory device by initially programming a lower page of a memory...
Minimizing adjacent wordline disturb in a memory device
A selected wordline that is coupled to cells for programming is biased with a programming voltage. The unselected wordlines that are adjacent to the selected...
Apparatus and method for banding the interior substrate of a tubular
device and the products formed therefrom
Apparatus and method for depositing a banding material on the interior substrate of a tubular device, and the products formed therefrom. The tubular device is,...
Measure-controlled circuit with frequency control
A delay locked circuit has multiple paths for receiving an external signal. One path measures a timing of the external signal during a measurement. Another path...
Measure-initialized delay locked loop with live measurement
A method of operating a delay locked loop is comprised of producing a first output signal in response to a first lock point. A new lock point is measured, or...
Device and method for isolating a short-circuited integrated circuit (IC)
from other ICs on a semiconductor wafer
A circuit for isolating a short-circuited integrated circuit (IC) formed on the surface of a semiconductor wafer from other ICs formed on the wafer that are...
Apparatus for measuring parasitic capacitance and inductance of I/O leads
on an electrical component using a...
Apparatus and methods are provided for measuring the potential for mutual coupling in an integrated circuit package of any type or configuration using a network...
Planarity diagnostic system, E.G., for microelectronic component test
Methods of verifying planarity of a microelectronic component support of a microelectronic component test system with respect to a head of the test system are...
Intermediate semiconductor device structure including multiple photoresist
The present invention prevents cross-linking between multiple resists that are used in the fabrication of a semiconductor device. In order to prevent resists in...
Protective layers for MRAM devices
A method of forming a magnetic random access memory (MRAM) using a sacrificial cap layer on top of the memory cells and the structure resulting therefrom are...
Masked spacer etching for imagers
The invention relates to a dual masked spacer etch for improved dark current performance in imagers. After deposition of spacer material such as oxide, N-channel...
Selective electroless-plated copper metallization
Structures and methods are provided which include a selective electroless copper metallization. The present invention includes a novel methodology for forming...