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Thyristor based memory cells, devices and systems including the same and
methods for forming the same
Semiconductor devices including a plurality of thyristor-based memory cells, each having a cell size of 4F.sup.2, and methods for forming the same are provided....
Scalable multi-function and multi-level nano-crystal non-volatile memory
A multi-functional and multi-level memory cell comprises a tunnel layer formed over a substrate. In one embodiment, the tunnel layer comprises two layers such...
Methods of forming memory arrays
Some embodiments include methods of forming memory arrays. A stack of semiconductor material plates may be patterned to subdivide the plates into pieces....
Methods of forming patterned masks
Some embodiments include methods in which spaced-apart first features are formed from a first material having a reflow temperature. Second material is formed...
System and method for updating read-only memory in smart card memory
A storage device contains a smart-card device and a memory device, both connected to a controller. The storage device may be used in the same manner as a...
Non-volatile memory with bi-directional error correction protection
Embodiments of the present disclosure provide methods and apparatuses related to NVM devices with bi-directional error correction protection. In some...
Method and apparatus for predicting branches using a meta predictor
A branch predicting apparatus is disclosed that reduces branch mispredictions in a processor. The branch prediction apparatus includes a base misprediction...
Electronic device comprising non volatile memory cells and corresponding
A device with non volatile memory cells, with optimized programming, of the type comprising a sector of matrix memory cells organized in rows and columns, with...
Circuits, devices, systems, and methods of operation for capturing data
Embodiments of the invention describe driving data onto a bus. The embodiments include a data driver circuit having a data capture circuit coupled to the bus....
Trench memory structure operation
Memory cells utilizing dielectric charge carrier trapping sites formed in trenches provide for non-volatile storage of data. The memory cells of the various...
Semiconductor memory device having bit line pre-charge unit separated from
A semiconductor memory device is described that can, in certain embodiments, reduce a delay in access time and/or an area of a memory cell array. In one or more...
Delay line circuit
Delay circuitry is described that includes clock mixing circuitry to provide a selectable propagation time. Output signals from the mixing circuitry are...
Delay lines, amplifier systems, transconductance compensating systems and
methods of compensating
Embodiments of delay lines may include a plurality of delay stages coupled to each other in series from a first stage to a last stage. Each delay stage may...
Signaling systems, preamplifiers, memory devices and methods
Signaling systems, preamplifiers, memory devices and methods are disclosed, such as a signaling system that includes a transmitter configured to receive a first...
Some embodiments include interconnect regions. The regions may contain, along a cross section, a closed-shape interior region having an electrically conductive...
Packaged microelectronic devices and methods for manufacturing packaged
Packaged microelectronic devices and methods for manufacturing packaged microelectronic devices are disclosed herein. In one embodiment, a packaged...
Molybdenum-doped indium oxide structures and methods
Methods of forming transparent conducting oxides and devices formed by these methods are shown. Monolayers that contain indium and monolayers that contain...
Low dark current image sensors with epitaxial SiC and/or carbonated
channels for array transistors
A pixel cell having a substrate with a isolation channel formed of higher carbon concentrate such as SiC or carbonated silicon. The channel comprising SiC or...
Semiconductor devices and methods of forming semiconductor devices having
diffusion regions of reduced width
Semiconductor devices and methods for forming semiconductor devices are provided, including semiconductor devices that comprise one or more diffusion region in...
Resistance variable memory cell
Methods, devices, and systems associated with phase change memory structures are described herein. One or more embodiments of the present disclosure can reduce...
Methods of forming a tellurium alkoxide and methods of forming a mixed
halide-alkoxide of tellurium
A method of forming a tellurium alkoxide includes providing a tellurium halide and a non-tellurium alkoxide in a liquid organic solvent. The liquid organic...
Methods of removing a metal nitride material
A method of removing a metal nitride material is disclosed. The method comprises forming a semiconductor device structure comprising an exposed metal material...
Selective wet etching of hafnium aluminum oxide films
Methods and etchant compositions for wet etching to selectively remove a hafnium aluminum oxide (HfAlO.sub.x) material relative to silicon oxide (SiO.sub.x) are...
Systems and methods for oscillating exposure of a semiconductor workpiece
to multiple chemistries
Systems and methods for oscillating exposure of a semiconductor workpiece to multiple chemistries are disclosed. A method in accordance with one embodiment...
Methods of forming capacitors
Some embodiments include capacitors. The capacitors may include container-shaped storage node structures that have, along a cross-section, a pair of...
Methods utilizing microwave radiation during formation of semiconductor
Some embodiments include methods in which microwave radiation is used to activate dopant and/or increase crystallinity of semiconductor material during...
Resistive memory and methods of processing resistive memory
Resistive memory and methods of processing resistive memory are described herein. One or more method embodiments of processing resistive memory include forming...
Photoresist processing methods
A photoresist processing method includes treating a substrate with a sulfur-containing substance. A positive-tone photoresist is applied on and in contact with...
Spin-on film processing using acoustic radiation pressure
An apparatus and process operate to impose sonic pressure upon a spin-on film liquid mass that exhibits a liquid topography and in a solvent vapor overpressure...
Methods of making crystalline tantalum pentoxide
There is disclosed a method of forming crystalline tantalum pentoxide on a ruthenium-containing material having an oxygen-containing surface wherein the...
Pattern-recognition processor with matching-data reporting module
Disclosed are methods and devices, among which is a device that includes a pattern-recognition processor. The pattern-recognition processor may include a...
Method of protecting a test circuit
A test vector decode circuit includes a lockout circuit to prevent inadvertent latching of output vectors. The test vector decode circuit is driven by an...
Interface device for memory in a stack, storage devices and a processor
Memory requests for information from a processor are received in an interface device, and the interface device is coupled to a stack including two or more...
Data conditioning to improve flash memory reliability
Methods and apparatus for managing data storage in memory devices utilizing memory arrays of varying density memory cells. Data can be initially stored in lower...
Digit line comparison circuits
A DRAM includes a register storing subsets of row addresses corresponding to rows containing at least one memory cell that is unable to store a data bit during...
Determining memory page status
The present disclosure includes methods, devices, modules, and systems for operating semiconductor memory. One method embodiment includes determining a status...
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...
Clock distribution network
Some embodiments include apparatus and methods having a clock path with a combination of current-mode logic (CML) based and complementary metal-oxide...
The inspection apparatus includes a probe having a contact for contacting an electrode of an inspected object and having a built-in heater for correcting...
Methods of adhering microfeature workpieces, including a chip, to a
Methods and systems for adhering microfeature workpieces to support members are disclosed. A method in accordance with one embodiment of the invention includes...
Cross-hair cell based floating body device
A non-planar transistor having floating body structures and methods for fabricating the same are disclosed. In certain embodiments, the transistor includes a...
Low power memory device with JFET device structures
There is provided a low power memory device with JFET device structures. Specifically, a low power memory device is provided that includes a plurality memory...
Nanoparticle positioning technique
Embodiments of the present invention are generally directed to a method for disposing nanoparticles on a substrate. In one embodiment, a substrate having a...
Hafnium tantalum oxide dielectrics
A dielectric layer containing a hafnium tantalum oxide film and a method of fabricating such a dielectric layer produce a dielectric layer for use in a variety...
Isolation structure for a memory cell using Al.sub.1O.sub.3 dielectric
The invention provides, in one exemplary embodiment, an isolation gate formed over a substrate for biasing the substrate and providing isolation between...
Method and structure for integrating capacitor-less memory cell with logic
Methods for fabricating integrated circuits include fabricating a logic device on a substrate, forming an intermediate semiconductor substrate on a surface of...
Method and apparatus for dark current and blooming supression in 4T CMOS
A method and apparatus for operating an imager pixel that includes the act of applying a relatively small first polarity voltage and a plurality of pulses of a...
Enhanced security memory access method and architecture
A memory device includes: at least one storage area for storing data; a protection control structure adapted to selectively allow an external device access to...
Determining sector status in a memory device
The present disclosure includes methods, devices, modules, and systems for operating semiconductor memory. A number of method embodiments include reading data...
Filtered register architecture to generate actuator signals
In various embodiments, apparatus and systems, as well as methods, may include an enhanced register to provide actuator signals to a memory array, the enhanced...