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US-7,268,415 Semiconductor device having post-mold nickel/palladium/gold plated leads
A semiconductor device having a leadframe comprised of a base metal (110, e.g., copper), a chip mount pad (103) and a plurality of lead segments (104). Each of...
US-7,268,399 Enhanced PMOS via transverse stress
In the present invention, a PMOS device comprises a channel region formed in {100} silicon with first and second source/drain region disposed on either side of...
US-7,268,394 JFET structure for integrated circuit and fabrication method
Junction field effect transistors (JFETs) can be fabricated with an epitaxial layer that forms a sufficiently thick channel region to enable the JFET for use in...
US-7,268,088 Formation of low leakage thermally assisted radical nitrided dielectrics
One or more aspects of the present invention relate to forming a dielectric suitable for use as a gate dielectric in a transistor. The gate dielectric is formed...
US-7,268,073 Post-polish treatment for inhibiting copper corrosion
Methods (102) are presented for protecting copper structures (26) from corrosion in the fabrication of semiconductor devices (2), wherein a thin semiconductor or...
US-7,268,045 N-channel LDMOS with buried P-type region to prevent parasitic bipolar effects
An improved n-channel integrated lateral DMOS (10) in which a buried body region (30), beneath and self-aligned to the source (18) and normal body diffusions,...
US-7,267,861 Solder joints for copper metallization having reduced interfacial voids
A metal interconnect structure (100) comprising a bond pad (101), which has copper with at least 70 volume percent composed of crystal grains expanding more than...
US-7,267,726 Method and apparatus for removing polymer residue from semiconductor wafer edge and back side
A method for cleaning a semiconductor device has the steps of securing a wafer (16) with a modified chuck (11) and applying a cleaning solution (18) to the...
US-7,266,824 Address space priority arbitration
A digital system and method of operation is provided in which several processors (400[]) are connected to a shared resource (432). Each processor has a...
US-7,266,619 Framework for high-performance hardware abstraction
In some embodiments, a system comprises a processor that executes an algorithm. Coupled to the processor is memory that stores the algorithm. In addition, the...
US-7,265,926 High speed hard disk drive with symmetric writer
A disk drive data storage system, comprising a magnetic disk a head for writing data to the disk, and circuitry for providing a first voltage (HWX) to a first...
US-7,265,892 Micromirror array devices with light blocking areas
Disclosed herein is a micromirror array device package having a light blocking area for reducing unexpected light scattering from the surfaces of the posts.
US-7,265,887 Two axis low inertia torsional hinged optical device
A low inertia two axis torsional hinged device formed from a single piece of silicon. The two axis torsional hinged device uses a pair of diametrally charged...
US-7,265,794 Managing the color temperature for a light source array
Providing color management includes receiving measurements of the intensity of colors. A light source generates light beams to yield the colors, where the light...
US-7,265,766 Method and system for adaptive bit depth enhancement for displays
According to one embodiment, a method for compensating for inadequate bit resolution in a light processing system includes receiving a plurality of values each...
US-7,265,694 System and method for successive approximation
A system and method for providing successive approximation, such as can be used by a successive approximation converter or by a coherent undersampling digitizer....
US-7,265,690 Simplified data recovery from high speed encoded data
The present invention facilitates data recovery without requiring selection of a sample phase. The data is recovered by sampling a received signal to obtain a...
US-7,265,679 Apparatus and method for indicating onset of high-voltage at an output locus of a signal converter device
An apparatus for indicating detection of an onset of a high-voltage condition at an output locus of a signal converter device, the signal converter device...
US-7,265,445 Integrated circuit package
An IC package includes a package body of non-conductive material. A conductive heat-sink pad includes an interior pad portion located within an interior of the...
US-7,265,443 Wire bonded semiconductor device having low inductance and noise
A semiconductor device has a semiconductor chip with a periphery and an IC organized in a core portion and a peripheral portion. The IC has a top level of...
US-7,264,179 Method and apparatus for MEMS device nebulizer lubrication system
A nebulization system, which creates a uniform fog of tiny suspended liquid droplets, to lubricate the surfaces of MEMS devices. These droplets fall over the...
US-7,263,684 Correcting a mask pattern by selectively updating the positions of specific segments
Correcting a mask pattern includes accessing the mask pattern segmented into segments. An attribute value is established for each segment, where the attribute...
US-7,263,617 Method and system for detecting a security violation using an error correction code
A system and method for detecting a security violation using an error correction code. Some illustrative embodiments may be a method used in a computing system...
US-7,263,455 Apparatus and methods for ferroelectric ram fatigue testing
Apparatus are provided for fatigue testing ferroelectric material in a wafer, including an on-chip oscillator to provide a bipolar waveform to a ferroelectric...
US-7,263,144 Method and system for digital equalization of non-linear distortion
A method is provided for equalization of nonlinear distortion in a distorted signal comprising the steps of: digitizing the distorted signal and passing the...
US-7,262,900 Utilizing a protective plug to maintain the integrity of the FTP shrink hinge
As robust hinge post structure for use with torsional hinged devices such as micromirrors and method of manufacturing is disclosed. The fabrication process uses...
US-7,262,894 Method for aligning bi-directional images in a mirror display
A mirror display system comprising a multiplicity of scan lines that are combined to generate an image. The multiplicity of scan lines are orthogonally...
US-7,262,817 Rear projection TV with improved micromirror array
In order to minimize light diffraction along the direction of switching and more particularly light diffraction into the acceptance cone of the collection...
US-7,262,716 Asynchronous sample rate converter and method
An asynchronous sample rate converter interpolates and filters a digital audio input signal to produce a filtered, up-sampled first signal. A FIFO memory...
US-7,262,658 Class-D amplifier system
A Class-D amplifier system may include an input stage that includes an N.sup.th order filter, where N>1. The input stage filters an input signal to provide a...
US-7,262,619 Semiconductor device test system
An apparatus for mitigating condensation formation on a device interface board during low-temperature semiconductor device testing includes a nozzle. The nozzle...
US-7,262,471 Drain extended PMOS transistor with increased breakdown voltage
A semiconductor device (102) that includes a drain extended PMOS transistor (CT1a) is provided, as well as fabrication methods (202) therefore. In forming the...
US-7,262,468 Method and system for reducing charge damage in silicon-on-insulator technology
According to one embodiment of the invention, a silicon-on-insulator device includes an insulative layer formed overlying a substrate and a source and drain...
US-7,262,409 Chemical etch solution and technique for imaging a device's shallow junction profile
The present invention provides, in one aspect, a method of imaging a microelectronics device 100. The method comprises cleaning, when contaminants are preset, a...
US-7,262,129 Minimizing resist poisoning in the manufacture of semiconductor devices
The present invention provides a method for manufacturing an interconnect and a method for manufacturing an integrated circuit including the interconnect. The...
US-7,262,126 Sealing and protecting integrated circuit bonding pads
A metal structure (600) for a bonding pad on integrated circuit wafers, which have interconnecting metallization (101) protected by an insulating layer (102) and...
US-7,262,109 Integrated circuit having a transistor level top side wafer contact and a method of manufacture therefor
The present invention provides an integrated circuit and a method of manufacture therefor. The integrated circuit (100), in one embodiment without limitation,...
US-7,260,682 Cache memory usable as scratch pad storage
A processor adapted to couple to external memory. The processor comprises a controller and data storage. The data storage is usable to store local variables and...
US-7,260,523 Sub-band speech coding system
An improved sub-band speech coding system is provided by subdividing signals into a lower an higher subband, downsampling the lower subband before coding and...
US-7,260,148 Method for motion vector estimation
A method and apparatus for encoding video includes selecting a prediction motion vector for a current block of a current image frame from respective motion...
US-7,260,144 Architecture for per tone equalizer with reduced complexity for DMT-based xDSL modems
In accordance with an embodiment of the present invention an improved equalization system for DMT based modem receiver is provided. It includes a time domain...
US-7,260,142 Dynamic hybrid switching in a wireline modem
A method for dynamically switching hybrids during modem initialization to maximize channel capacity and performance includes the steps of evaluating each hybrid...
US-7,259,979 Area efficient stacked TCAM cell for fully parallel search
An area efficient stacked TCAM cell for fully parallel search. The TCAM cell includes a top half circuit portion interconnected with a replicated bottom half...
US-7,259,900 Multilayer torsional hinged mirror with a recessed drive/sensing permanent magnet
A multilayered torsional hinged mirror assembly that includes a drive/sensing permanent magnet. To allow for permanent magnets having increased thicknesses, a...
US-7,259,703 Device for recording laser trim progress and for detecting laser beam misalignment
The device for detecting and tracking a status of a device under laser trim includes: a series connected string of trim tracking links; and a plurality of...
US-7,259,687 System and method for distributing module phase information
A multi-module DC-DC converter provides synchronization between modules based on identification of a module within a chain. A resistor network can be used for...
US-7,259,624 Low noise AC coupled amplifier with low band-pass corner and low power
A low noise AC coupled amplifier having transistors sharing bias currents, and having a low band-pass corner frequency and consuming low power. The amplifier may...
US-7,259,617 Apparatus and method for effecting signal chopping in an amplifier device
An apparatus for effecting signal chopping in an amplifier device having an amplifier section, a modulation section, a ramp generating section and a clock...
US-7,259,609 Clamping circuit
A clamping circuit containing a transistor and a current amplifier. The transistor is designed to turn on when the voltage at a node exceeds (falls below) a...
US-7,259,603 Switch mode power converter
A switch mode power converter is provided which includes a switching cell with a supply input, an output and a control input. A summing comparator has first and...
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