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Multi-layer gate stack structure comprising a metal layer for a FET
device, and method for fabricating the same
A multi-layer gate stack structure of a field-effect transistor device is fabricated by providing a gate electrode layer stack with a polysilicon layer, a...
Apparatus and method for proof of outgassing products
Outgassing products, which are formed during the exposure of photoresist systems by laser irradiation, are adsorbed on a proof plate for further analysis.
Process for producing a doped semiconductor substrate
A process is described which allows a buried, retrograde doping profile or a delta doping to be produced in a relatively simple and inexpensive way. The process...
Method for fabricating an integrated semiconductor circuit to prevent
formation of voids
Recesses between gate layer stacks are filled with a first electrically insulating material. Cavities or voids are opened up during the removal of a portion of...
Methods for producing a structured metal layer
The invention provides methods which can be used to structure even precious metal electrodes with conventional CMP steps, in particular with the aid of...
Method for forming a top oxide with nitride liner
A method for forming a top oxide for a deep trench memory device comprising a poly stud above a polysilicon fill in a deep trench and an isolation region in a...
Method for patterning a mask layer and semiconductor product
During the lithographic exposure of layers to be patterned on semiconductor products, use is made of masks whose mask pattern is imaged on a reduced scale, with...
Photolithographic mask having a structure region covered by a thin
protective coating of only a few atomic...
A photolithographic mask for patterning a photosensitive material, in particular on a wafer, has at least one structure region for imaging a structure on the...
A photolithographic mask has the advantage that a combination of dummy structures, whose pattern is imaged into the resist layer, and auxiliary structures, whose...
Chip card having a projection mirror
A chip card for generating an image projection includes a substrate, a mirror which is held movable with reference to the substrate, an actuator for moving the...
Method for reconfiguring a memory
Faulty memory cells in a plurality of memory blocks are replaced by redundant memory cells. Each block includes plurality of first and second redundant address...
Digital interpolation filter and method of operating the digital
A digital comb filter contains filter stages. Each filter stage has a latch disposed at a filter stage input, which latch, by outputting each input data value...
Method and device for system simulation of
microcontrollers/microprocessors and corresponding peripheral modules
A method for system simulation, which is distinguished by a first sequence of steps for simulating a microcontroller/microprocessor and peripheral modules using...
Laser diode with vertical resonator and method for fabricating the diode
The invention relates to a laser diode including a vertical resonator and to a method for producing the laser diode such that at least one active layer is...
Method for homogeneously magnetizing an exchange-coupled layer system of a
digital magnetic memory location device
A method and apparatus for homogeneously magnetizing an exchange-coupled layer system of a digital magnetic memory cell device comprising an AAF layer system and...
Magnetic memory with static magnetic offset field
A magnetoresistive or magnetic memory element and a magnetic random access memory having one or more magnetic memory elements. The memory element includes a...
Semiconductor memory with vertical memory transistors in a cell array
arrangement with 1-2F.sup.2 cells
The invention relates to a semiconductor memory having a multiplicity of memory cells, each of the memory cells having N (e.g., four) vertical memory transistors...
Semiconductor memory having charge trapping memory cells
In a charge trapping memory architecture for virtual ground with interconnects (6) that are present parallel to the word lines (2) and STI isolations (1) that...
Single-poly 2-transistor based fuse element
An electrically programmable transistor fuse having a double-gate arrangement disposed in a single layer of polysilicon in which a first gate is disposed...
Semiconductor circuit module and method for fabricating semiconductor
The present invention provides a method for fabricating semiconductor circuit modules having the following steps: application of a patterned connection layer to...
Method for fabricating a trench capacitor having an insulation collar,
which is electrically connected to a...
The present invention provides a method for fabricating a trench capacitor having an insulation collar (10; 10a, 10b) in a substrate (1), which is electrically...
Method for fabricating a buried bit line for a semiconductor memory
In a method for fabricating a buried bit line for a semiconductor memory, the buried bit line is produced as a diffusion region using a dopant source including...
FinFet device and method of fabrication
A transistor fin of a fin field-effect transistor is arranged between two contact structures. A gate electrode encapsulating the transistor fin on three sides is...
Method for producing an integrated circuit with a rewiring device and
corresponding integrated circuit
The present invention provides a method for producing an integrated circuit with a rewiring device. In the method, there is provision of a carrier device with...
The relative surface area sizes of portions having distinct phase-shift and transmission of light of a pattern on a phase-shift mask substantially obey the...
Effective assist pattern for nested and isolated contacts
A photomask with desired illumination conditions can be constructed by combining a base pattern of openings with an assist pattern which includes openings that...
Critical dimension control of printed features using non-printing fill
Non-uniformity and image shortening are substantially reduced in an image printed on a substrate using a photolithographic mask in which the mask pattern...
Method for fabricating trench capacitors for large scale integrated
An electrochemical method is provided for producing trenches for trench capacitors in p-doped silicon with a very high diameter/depth aspect ratio for large...
Method of making contact with circuit units to be tested in a tester and
contact-making apparatus for...
A contact-making apparatus for making contact with circuit units to be tested in a tester contains a printed circuit board device that has electrical connections...
Method for fabricating a photomask for an integrated circuit and
A method for fabricating a photomask for an integrated circuit. The method includes, for example, providing a substrate with at least one trench, providing a...
Optoelectronic transmitting and/or receiving module, circuit carrier,
module housing, and optical plug
An optoelectronic transmitting and/or receiving module and an optical plug include a circuit carrier disposed at least partially in an alignment parallel to the...
Apparatus and method for a programmable security processor
A digital logic circuit comprises a programmable logic device and a programmable security circuit. The programmable security circuit stores a set of authorized...
Device and method for spectrally shaping a transmission signal in a radio
A device for spectrally shaping a discrete-value transmission signal, in a radio transmitter, includes one input for receiving an in phase component of the...
Method and device for varying an active duty cycle of a wordline
A semiconductor memory is provided which is operable in at least a test mode. Such semiconductor memory includes a memory array, the memory array including a...
Method and apparatus for optimizing the functioning of DRAM memory
In the method for modifying a default time duration between an execution instant of a second operation and an earlier execution instant of a first operation...
Dual-purpose shift register
A serial shift register and method for simultaneously storing bits of data and a serially advancing pointer is provided. In one embodiment, each stage of the...
Wafer probecard interface
Apparatus and method for testing a device wafer having a plurality of devices formed thereon. One embodiment of the invention provides an interface wafer...
Circuit configuration and method for measuring at least one operating
parameter for an integrated circuit
A circuit configuration for measuring at least one operating parameter for an integrated circuit includes an analysis circuit connected to at least one external...
Semiconductor component having a plastic housing and methods for its
The invention relates to a semiconductor component having a plastic housing which encloses a rewiring structure which has flat conductors embedded in plastic....
Device for inhibiting hydrogen damage in ferroelectric capacitor devices
A ferroelectric capacitor device comprises a substrate, a contact plug passing through the substrate, a first electrode formed on the substrate, the first...
Process for the plasma etching of materials not containing silicon
A process enables plasma etching of materials that do not contain silicon. The process is particularly suitable for the side wall passivation of chromium layers...
Structure and method for placement, sizing and shaping of dummy structures
A material layer on a substrate being processed, e.g. to form chips, includes one or more functional structures. In order to control pattern density during...
Polybenzoxazoles from poly-o-hydroxyamide, novel poly-o-hydroxyamides,
preparation processes therefor, and...
High-temperature-stable polybenzoxazoles are formed from novel poly-o-hydroxyamides. The novel poly-o-hydroxyamides have low dielectric constants, are suitable...
A photolithographic mask is based on a combination of a half-tone phase mask and an alternating phase mask such that when radiation passes through some of the...
Arrangement and method for conditioning a polishing pad
An in-situ measurement of thickness profiles of polishing pads (1) used in chemical mechanical polishing (CMP) is enabled by arranging sensors (7) for measuring...
Method for producing laminated smart cards
A smart card is laminated from at least two layers of paper or film as a mounting material. A first of the layers is fitted with a semiconductor chip and a...
Method for populating a substrate with electronic components
A novel method and placement system are configured for populating a substrate with an electronic component. The placement system has a substrate holding device...
Integrated memory having a voltage generator circuit for generating a
voltage supply for a read/write amplifier
An integrated memory contains a memory cell array, which has word lines and bit lines, and a read/write amplifier, which is connected to the bit lines for the...
Resistive memory cell configuration and method for sensing resistance
A configuration of resistive memory cells is disclosed. In one embodiment, the configuration of resistive memory cells comprises a plurality of first current...
Half-bridge circuit and method for driving the half-bridge circuit
A half-bridge circuit has first and second semiconductor switches, which have load paths connected in series and which are driven in dependence on an input...