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Method of forming a carbon-containing material
A method includes forming ionic clusters of carbon-containing molecules, which molecules have carbon-carbon sp.sup.2 bonds, and accelerating the clusters. A...
Method to address carbon incorporation in an interpoly oxide
A method of removing a mask and addressing interfacial carbon chemisorbed in a semiconductor wafer starts with placing the semiconductor wafer into a dry strip...
Systems and methods for characterizing thickness and topography of
microelectronic workpiece layers
Metrology systems, tools, and methods that characterize one or more layers of a microelectronic workpiece are disclosed herein. In one embodiment, a system for...
Memory hub tester interface and method for use thereof
A memory hub including a memory test bridge circuit for testing memory devices. Test command packets are coupled from a tester to the memory hub responsive to a...
Memory device and method with on-board cache system for facilitating
interface with multiple processors, and...
A memory device includes an on-board cache system that facilitates the ability of the memory device to interface with a plurality of processors operating in a...
Capturing read data
Various techniques for capturing read data from a memory bus are disclosed herein. In one embodiment, a computing system includes a memory device, a memory bus...
Apparatus for multiplexing signals through I/O pins
One embodiment of the present invention provides an apparatus that selectively multiplexes a plurality of signal lines through an I/O pin on a semiconductor...
External clock tracking pipelined latch scheme
A flash memory including a first latch having at least one external input to receive at least one command, at least one memory address, and a plurality of data...
Block erase for volatile memory
A system and method for erasing a block of data in a plurality of memory cells includes clamping one of a digit line and an I/O line in a sensing circuit of a...
Flash memory device with redundant columns
Apparatus and methods are disclosed, such as those involving a flash memory device. One such apparatus includes a memory block including a plurality of columns....
Phase change memory adaptive programming
Some embodiments include methods and apparatus having a module configured to program a memory cell using a signal to cause the memory cell to have a programmed...
Multi path power for CMOS imagers
An analog signal chain for a CMOS active pixel sensor imaging system utilizes, for each amplification stage, a plurality of fixed gain amplifiers instead of a...
Semiconductor temperature sensor using bandgap generator circuit
A combined bandgap generator and temperature sensor for an integrated circuit is disclosed. Embodiments of the invention recognize that bandgap generators...
Digital calibration circuits, devices and systems including same, and
methods of operation
A calibration circuit for matching the output impedance of a driver by calibrating adjustments to the driver is described. The calibration circuit includes a...
Intermediate semiconductor device structures
An alignment mark mask element protects an underlying alignment mark during subsequent processing of a fabrication substrate. The alignment mark mask element is...
Systems and methods for lowering interconnect capacitance through
adjustment of relative signal levels
Methods and circuitry for lowering the capacitance of interconnects, particularly Through Wafer Interconnects (TWIs), using signal level adjustment are...
Die stacking with an annular via having a recessed socket
A die stack including a die having an annular via with a recessed conductive socket and methods of forming the die stack provide a structure for use in a variety...
Method for forming a buried digit line with self aligning spacing layer
and contact plugs during the formation...
A method for use during fabrication of a semiconductor device comprises the formation of buried digit lines and contacts. During formation, a buried bit line...
Double density MRAM with planar processing
The semiconductor industry seeks to replace traditional volatile memory devices with improved non-volatile memory devices. The increased demand for a...
Methods of forming conductive interconnects
The invention includes methods of electroless plating of nickel selectively on exposed conductive surfaces relative to exposed insulative surfaces. The...
Capacitors, dielectric structures, and methods of forming dielectric
Some embodiments include dielectric structures. The structures include first and second portions that are directly against one another. The first portion may...
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...
Methods relating to the reconstruction of semiconductor wafers for wafer
level processing including forming of...
Methods relating to the reconstruction of semiconductor wafers for wafer-level processing are disclosed. Selected semiconductor dice having alignment cavities...
Electrical connecting apparatus with inclined probe recess surfaces
An electrical connecting apparatus comprises a housing having a first recess extending in a first direction in a horizontal plane, opened downward, and having at...
Electrical connecting apparatus and method for manufacturing the same
The present invention provides an electrical connecting apparatus in which no strong stress acts on a coupling portion of an arm portion continuing into a base...
Sensor and transducer devices comprising carbon nanotubes, methods of
making and using the same
Devices usable as sensors, as transducers, or as both sensors and transducers include one or more nanotubes or nanowires. In some embodiments, the devices may...
Method and system for lithographic simulation and verification
Methods and systems for lithographic simulation and verification comprising a process in the frequency domain or in the spatial domain of calculating intensity...
Systems and devices including memory with built-in self test and methods
of making and using the same
Disclosed are methods, systems and devices, such as a device including a data location, a quantizing circuit coupled to the data location, and a test module...
Memory device internal parameter reliability
Embodiments herein may store redundant copies of an operational parameter associated with an internal operation of a memory device. The redundant copies and...
Method and apparatus for data transfer
A memory system and method according to various aspects of the present invention comprises a memory and an adaptive timing system for controlling access to the...
Portable terminal and apparatus and method for driving the same
A portable terminal is capable of large screen display and includes an apparatus for driving the same. The portable terminal includes a first display panel unit...
Image sensor occlusion localization and correction apparatus, systems, and
Embodiments described herein may operate to illuminate an image sensor array (ISA) used in, for example, a digital imager alternately using a first illuminator...
Memory device having terminals for transferring multiple types of data
A memory device includes terminals for transferring input data and output data to and from a memory array. The memory device also includes an auxiliary circuit...
Erase degradation reduction in non-volatile memory
Methods for erasing a memory device and memory systems are provided, such as those including a non-volatile memory device is erased by using an intermediate...
Memory controller self-calibration for removing systemic influence
Self-calibration for a memory controller is performed by writing a voltage to a selected cell. Adjacent cells around the selected cell are programmed. After each...
Variable resistance memory with lattice array using enclosing transistors
A variable resistance memory array, programming a variable resistance memory element and methods of forming the array. A variable resistance memory array is...
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...
Devices and methods for reducing effects of device mismatch in temperature
A temperature sensor having one or more mirror circuits output temperature dependent output signals is disclosed in one embodiment. The temperature sensor...
Reconfigurable connections for stacked semiconductor devices
Some embodiments include apparatus, systems, and methods comprising semiconductor dice arranged in a stack, a number of connections configured to provide...
Contact for electrical test, electrical connecting apparatus using it, and
method of producing the contact
A contact comprises a contact body at least provided with an arm region extending in the right-left direction, and a tip region extending downward from the front...
Packaged IC device comprising an embedded flex circuit on leadframe, and
methods of making same
A device is disclosed which includes a flexible material including at least one conductive wiring trace, a first die including at least an integrated circuit,...
Method and algorithm for random half pitched interconnect layout with
An embodiment of a system and method produces a random half pitched interconnect layout. A first normal-pitch mask and a second normal-pitch mask are created...
Methods of making semiconductor fuses
Fuses for integrated circuits and semiconductor devices and methods for using the same. The semiconductor fuse contains two conductive layers, an overlying and...
Semiconductor device comprising transistor structures and methods for
A method for forming an opening within a semiconductor material comprises forming a neck portion, a rounded portion below the neck portion and, in some...
Contact and connecting apparatus
A contact and a connecting apparatus are provided to enable miniaturization and shortening and cost reduction in response to further miniaturization and finer...
Storage device having a memory module, cover, and light-transmission
A storage device has a memory module, a cover, and light-transmission elements. In one such storage device, a cover has light-transmission elements extending...
Process of fabricating microelectronic structures
The present invention is directed toward methods of fabricating components for microelectronic devices, microelectronic devices including memory cells or other...
Current mode data sensing and propagation using voltage amplifier
A method and a circuit for current mode data sensing and propagation by using voltage amplifier are provided. Example embodiments may include providing an output...
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...
System and method for capturing data signals using a data strobe signal
A signal capture system and method is used to capture a data signal using a data strobe signal having a preamble of strobe signal transitions. The system...