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Laser programming of integrated circuits
Laser Programming of Integrated Circuits. The invention relates to the laser adjustment or laser programming of laser fuses of an integrated circuit on a chip,...
Magnetoresistive memory cell configuration and method for its production
A storage cell configuration including magnetoresistive storage elements located in a cell field between first lines and second lines. A first metalization...
High-voltage semiconductor component
The invention relates to a high-voltage semiconductor component comprising semiconductor areas (4, 5) of alternating, different conductivity types which are...
Method of manufacturing 6F2 trench capacitor DRAM cell having vertical
MOSFET and 3F bitline pitch
A memory cell structure including a planar semiconductor substrate. A deep trench is in the semiconductor substrate. The deep trench has a plurality of side...
Fiber optic connector systems
A fiber optic connector system that includes a fiber optic plug and a fiber optic socket (or input) is described. The fiber optic input includes mechanisms for...
Data output interface, in particular for semiconductor memories
A data output interface, in particular for semiconductor memories, provides a plurality of output drivers for providing data output signals in a manner dependent...
Reducing leakage current in memory cells
A memory cell having first and second access transistors coupled to a storage transistor is disclosed. The access transistors are high gate threshold voltage...
Flash memory cell and method to achieve multiple bits per cell
A method of flash memory cell programming is provided which uses a uniform electric potential across tunnel oxide. The tight Vt distribution and very stable Vt...
Memory architecture with refresh and sense amplifiers
An improved memory architecture is described. The memory architecture includes separately controlled refresh and sense amplifiers to enable a memory access and...
Input/output multiplex system for a read/write channel in a disk drive
This invention provides a read/write channel with a multiplex input/output system for a disk drive, which may have one or more magnetic disks, one or more...
Method for determining the distance between periodic structures on an
integrated circuit or a photomask
Fourier transformations are used to calculate a power spectrum of an image of an integrated circuit. The distance between periodic structures is determined from...
Integrated circuit having a timing circuit, and method for adjustment of an
output signal from the timing circuit
An integrated circuit has a timing circuit with a power source and a capacitor. The timing circuit outputs an output signal whose time can be adjusted and which...
Method for monitoring a proper functioning of an integrated circuit
A proper functioning of an integrated circuit is monitored by monitoring a supply voltage of the integrated circuit. Dips in the supply voltage are ascertained....
Integrated circuit having a scan register chain
An integrated circuit is characterized in that circuit parts contained therein are connected to one another via an interface containing at least one scan...
Integrated semiconductor circuit, in particular a semiconductor memory
circuit, having at least one integrated...
An integrated semiconductor circuit, in particular a semiconductor memory circuit, having at least one integrated electrical antifuse structure is described. The...
Memory cell arrangement
A memory-cell array includes a substrate forming parallel first and second trenches. A transistor's upper source/drain region adjoins two of the first and two of...
Integrated semiconductor memory configuration with a buried plate electrode
and method for its fabrication
A semiconductor memory configuration has a plurality of selection transistors. Each selection transistor is connected to a first electrode of a storage...
Process for treating semiconductor substrates
The invention relates to a process for treating semiconductor substrates in which metal layers are exposed by removing one or more layers of the surface of a...
Memory cell fabrication method and memory cell configuration
The memory cell has a source region and a drain region in semiconductor material and, above a channel region between the source and drain regions, a...
Process for producing structured layers, process for producing components
of an integrated circuit, and process...
A process for producing structured layers on a base body, in particular a semiconductor body, includes the steps of providing a first layer, structuring the...
Method of transferring a pattern of high structure density by multiple
exposure of less dense partial patterns
A pattern with small, densely packed structures is transferred from a structure carrier to an object. At least two partial patterns of less densely packed...
Circuit configuration fir evaluating the information content of a memory
A description is given of a method and a circuit configuration for evaluating an information content of a memory cell, preferably of an MRAM memory cell, or of a...
Method for masking DQ bits
A method for masking DQ bits that are input into a semiconductor memory by a memory controller is described. In this case, the bits to be masked are provided...
Wafer supporting plate
A wafer supporting plate suitable for supporting a wafer during a semiconductor-forming process. In particular, the present invention relates to a wafer...
System for programming fuse structure by electromigration of silicide
enhanced by creating temperature gradient
The present invention provides a system, apparatus and method of programming via electromigration. A semiconductor fuse which includes a cathode and an anode...
The invention relates to a memory device comprising numerous memory cells, each cell comprising at least one selection transistor and one stacked capacitor and...
Fabrication process for a semiconductor component
A process for fabricating a semiconductor component includes providing a trench in a substrate and depositing a liner layer on the resulting structure using a...
Plant for producing semiconductor products
A plant for producing semiconductor products is described and has a plurality of production and measuring units in at least one clean room. Provided there is a...
Electro-optical data transfer module
An electro-optical data transmission module comprises at least a first SMT housing (11) and a second SMT housing (13). A surface-emitting laser light emitter...
Timing device and timing method
A timing device for generating and outputting a plurality of signal edges by changing signal statuses at predeterminable times. The timing device includes a...
Refreshing scheme for memory cells a memory array to increase performance
of integrated circuits
In an IC having memory cells, a write operation is performed on a word within a particular row of memory cells. The other words within the same row are refreshed...
Memory cells with improved reliability
A capacitor with improved reliability is disclosed. The capacitor includes a bottom electrode, a top electrode, and an intermediate layer therebetween. A...
Analog-to-digital converter circuit
An analog-to-digital converter circuit including an analog-to-digital converter and calibrating circuit, preferably in the form of a digital logic, for the...
Voltage-controlled oscillator for frequency modulation
A voltage-controlled oscillator for frequency modulation includes an oscillator core with a tunable resonant circuit component which is driven with a control...
Phase-locked loop with short transient recovery duration and small
interference signal component
In order to shorten the transient recovery duration, the phase-locked loop has a voltage-controlled oscillator providing an oscillator signal to a first...
Open loop variable gain amplifier using replica gain cell
A variable gain amplifier ("VGA") having an open loop architecture is disclosed. The VGA includes one or more gain cells coupled in the signal path to amplify a...
Frequency-compensated, multistage amplifier configuration and method for
operating a frequency-compensated...
A frequency compensation circuit includes a first and a second compensation capacitor for a frequency-compensated amplifier to which a chopped useful signal can...
Clocking and synchronization circuitry
A clocking and synchronization circuitry is disclosed. A plurality of windows is provided to accommodate jitters in a clock with respect to a reference clock. A...
DRAM with vertical transistor and trench capacitor memory cells and methods
A semiconductor Dynamic Random Access Memory (DRAM) cell is fabricated using a vertical access transistor and a storage capacitor formed in a vertical trench. A...
Low resistivity deep trench fill for DRAM and EDRAM applications
Semiconductor devices having deep trenches with fill material therein having low resistivity are provided along with methods of fabricating such semiconductor...
Method of fabricating a metal-insulator-metal (MIM) capacitor
A method of manufacturing a metal-insulator-metal capacitor (MIMCap) (36) including first conductive lines (15), capacitor dielectric (26) and second conductive...
Method for forming inside nitride spacer for deep trench device DRAM cell
A method is provided for forming an inside nitride spacer in a deep trench device DRAM cell. The method includes depositing an oxide liner in a trench etched...
Support liner for isolation trench height control in vertical DRAM
A method of manufacturing a vertical DRAM device (10) having isolation trenches (38) with a controlled height. A support liner (54) is disposed over support...
Method for producing a semiconductor component with a silicon carrier
Semiconductor chips are mounted on a multilayer wiring of a silicon carrier substrate, while the bottom side of the carrier substrate is provided with soldering...
Photomask, method of lithographically structuring a photoresist layer with
the photomask, and method of...
The photomask and the associated method of lithography and mask technique enable production of a regular configuration of resist dots or holes. At least one...
Configuration and method for producing test signals for testing a
multiplicity of semiconductor chips
A configuration for producing test signals for testing semiconductor chips includes a clock signal source for producing a clock signal, and a tester. The test...
Process for monitoring processing plants
A method of monitoring and/or controlling machining plans having time-dependent machining parameters includes measuring desired time-dependent machining...
Method for improving acoustic sidetone suppression in hands-free telephones
A method for improving acoustic sidetone suppression in hands-free telephones, in particular for use in motor vehicles, is described. The telephone has a level...
Optoelectronic semiconductor component
An Optoelectronic semiconductor component, in which an active zone is disposed above a semiconductor substrate, and which zone is disposed between at least one...
Semiconductor memory device having row and column redundancy circuit and
method of manufacturing the circuit
A digital circuit configuration includes a memory matrix having M rows and N columns and P<M additional rows and Q<N additional columns, and an addressing...