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Antiblooming imaging apparatus, systems, and methods
Apparatus, systems, and methods are described to assist in reducing dark current in an active pixel sensor. In various embodiments, a potential barrier...
Topography based patterning
A mask having features formed by self-organizing material, such as diblock copolymers, is formed on a partially fabricated integrated circuit. Initially, a...
Graphoepitaxial self-assembly of arrays of downward facing half-cylinders
Methods for fabricating sublithographic, nanoscale microstructures in line arrays utilizing self-assembling block copolymers, and films and devices formed from...
Multi-layer method for formation of registered arrays of cylindrical pores
in polymer films
Methods for fabricating sublithographic, nanoscale polymeric microstructures utilizing self-assembling block copolymers, and films and devices formed from these...
Systems and methods for forming metal oxide layers
A method of forming (and apparatus for forming) a metal oxide layer, preferably a dielectric layer, on a substrate, particularly a semiconductor substrate or...
Chuck-integrated force-measuring system
A chuck-integrated force-measuring system for determining cutting forces at the cutting tool tip of a rotating tool, for example a drill or milling cutter...
Low power, hash-content addressable memory architecture
A comparand word is input to a plurality of hash circuits, with each hash circuit responding to a different portion of the comparand word. The hash circuits...
Non-volatile memory with erase block state indication in a subset of
sectors of erase block
An improved Flash memory device with a distributed erase block management (EBM) scheme is detailed that enhances operation and helps minimize write fatigue of...
Waveguide for thermo optic device
A waveguide and resonator are formed on a lower cladding of a thermo optic device, each having a formation height that is substantially equal. Thereafter, the...
Multi-phase duty-cycle corrected clock signal generator and memory having
Memories, multi-phase clock signal generators, and methods for generating multi-phase duty cycle corrected clock signals are disclosed. For example, one such...
Memory devices having redundant arrays for repair
Apparatus and methods are disclosed, such as those involving a memory device. One such memory device includes a memory array including a sub-array that includes...
Devices and methods for a threshold voltage difference compensated sense
Embodiments are described for a voltage compensated sense amplifier. One such sense amplifier includes a pair of digit line nodes respectively coupled to a pair...
NAND step voltage switching method
Methods and memories having switching points for changing Vstep increments according to a level of a multilevel cell being programmed include programming at a...
Rank select using a global select pin
Methods, memory devices, and systems are disclosed, such as those for accessing a memory circuit through the use of reduced external pins. With one such system,...
Methods and apparatuses for transferring heat from stacked microfeature
Methods and apparatuses for transferring heat from stacked microfeature devices are disclosed herein. In one embodiment, a microfeature device assembly...
Method of increasing deposition rate of silicon dioxide on a catalyst
Methods for forming dielectric layers, and structures and devices resulting from such methods, and systems that incorporate the devices are provided. The...
Methods of packaging imager devices and optics modules, and resulting
A method of packaging imager devices and optics modules is disclosed which includes positioning an imager device and an optics module in each of a plurality of...
Method for increasing etch rate during deep silicon dry etch
A method of increasing etch rate during deep silicon dry etch by altering the geometric shape of the etch mask is presented. By slightly altering the shape of...
Graded dielectric layers
Graded dielectric layers and methods of fabricating such dielectric layers provide dielectrics in a variety of electronic structures for use in a wide range of...
Methods and devices for microfluidic point-of-care immunoassays
Microfluidic methods and devices for heterogeneous binding and agglutination assays are disclosed, with improvements relating to mixing and to reagent and...
Phase masks for use in holographic data storage
A spatial light modulator (SLM) having a phase mask that is provided as an internal component thereof. The phase mask can be provided as a multilevel surface of...
Integrated circuit memory operation apparatus and methods
Some embodiments include apparatus and methods having a memory cell included in a device, a control line configured to receive a control signal to access the...
Mitigation of data corruption from back pattern and program disturb in a
non-volatile memory device
In one of the disclosed embodiments, a write algorithm is used to remove errors due to back pattern effects, cell-to-cell capacitive coupling, and program...
Some embodiments include methods of forming capacitors. A metal oxide mixture may be formed over a first capacitor electrode. The metal oxide mixture may have a...
Reference circuit with start-up control, generator, device, system and
method including same
A reference generator circuit generates a reference signal for use by a regulator in generating operational power for circuits and devices. A start-up circuit...
Signal delivery in stacked device
Some embodiments include apparatus, systems, and methods having a base, a first die, a second arranged in a stacked with the first die and the base, and a...
Methods of forming stacked semiconductor devices with a leadframe and
A device is disclosed which includes a first packaged integrated circuit device, a second packaged integrated circuit device positioned above the first packaged...
Wafer level packaging
Through vias in a substrate are formed by creating a trench in a top side of the substrate and at least one trench in the back side of the substrate. The sum of...
Stud capacitor device and fabrication method
The present teachings relate to a method of forming a container capacitor structure on a substrate. In one embodiment, the method comprises etching a recess in...
Methods of forming silicon oxides and methods of forming interlevel
A method of forming silicon oxide includes depositing a silicon nitride-comprising material over a substrate. The silicon nitride-comprising material has an...
Methods of forming capacitors
A method of forming a capacitor includes forming a conductive first capacitor electrode material comprising TiN over a substrate. TiN of the TiN-comprising...
Imager with tuned color filter
An optimized color filter array is formed in, above or below one or more damascene layers. The color filter array includes filter regions which are configured...
CMOS imager having a nitride dielectric
An imaging device formed as a CMOS semiconductor integrated circuit includes a nitrogen containing insulating material beneath a photogate. The nitrogen...
Method and apparatus for removing material from microfeature workpieces
Methods and apparatus for removing materials from microfeature workpieces. One embodiment of a subpad in accordance with the invention comprises a matrix having...
Programming error correction code into a solid state memory device with
varying bits per cell
Memory devices that, in a particular embodiment, receive and transmit analog data signals representative of bit patterns of two or more bits such as to...
System and method for data read of a synchronous serial interface NAND
A method and system is disclosed for operating a NAND memory device. The NAND memory device is operated by transmitting serial peripheral interface signals from...
Multiple device apparatus, systems, and methods
Data digits and correction digits are received in each of a number of integrated circuit (IC) devices. Apparatus, systems, and methods are disclosed that...
Explicit skew interface for mitigating crosstalk and simultaneous
Methods and apparatus are disclosed, such as those involving an inter-chip interface configured to receive and process electronic data. One such interface...
Configuration finalization on first valid NAND command
A startup method and circuit to allow high current consumption for startup processes of a low operating voltage memory device such as a NAND device until the...
Fractional-rate decision feedback equalization useful in a data
Decision feedback equalization (DFE) circuits are disclosed for use with fractional-rate clocks of lesser frequency than the data signal. For example, a...
Memory device bit line sensing system and method that compensates for bit
line resistance variations
Systems, devices and methods are disclosed, such as a system and method of sensing the voltage on bit lines that, when respective memory cells coupled to the...
Power-off apparatus, systems, and methods
Apparatus, methods, and systems are disclosed, including those that are to prevent a bias voltage from rising to a higher level than a storage node voltage as...
System and method for setting access and modification for synchronous
serial interface NAND
The invention includes a system and method of modifying a setting of a NAND flash memory device using serial peripheral interface (SPI) communication from a...
Transistor having peripheral channel
Transistors for use in semiconductor integrated circuit devices including a first source/drain region of the transistor is formed around a perimeter of a...
Non-volatile multilevel memory cells
The present disclosure includes methods, devices, modules, and systems for operating non-volatile multilevel memory cells. One method embodiment includes...
Programming a memory with varying bits per cell
Memory devices adapted to receive and transmit analog data signals representative of two or more bits, such as to facilitate increases in data transfer rates...
Unidirectional spin torque transfer magnetic memory cell structure
Spin torque transfer magnetic random access memory devices configured to be programmed unidirectionally and methods of programming such devices. The devices...
Writing apparatuses and methods
Patterns are written on workpieces, such as, glass sheets and/or plastic sheets used in, for example, electronic display devices such as LCDs. The workpiece may...
Integrators for delta-sigma modulators
Methods, systems and devices are disclosed. Among the disclosed devices is an electronic device that, in certain embodiments, includes a plurality of memory...
Lanthanide doped TiO.sub.x films
The use of atomic layer deposition (ALD) to form an amorphous dielectric layer of titanium oxide (TiO.sub.X) doped with lanthanide elements, such as samarium,...