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Method of making a semiconductor device using chemical-mechanical
polishing having a combination-step process
A method of chemical-mechanical polishing of a semiconductor device utilizes a combination of polishing steps, including a first step using a first slurry...
Process for forming field isolation
Field isolation regions are formed using oxidation-resistant spacers or plugs that completely fill trenches within a semiconductor substrate prior to forming the...
Method for forming a semiconductor device having a capacitor structure
A method of forming a stacked capacitor structure in a semiconductor device, having metal electrode plates. After depositing the bottom electrode layer (26) and...
Semiconductor die bumping method utilizing vacuum stencil
A method of bumping a semiconductor device, including the steps of providing a semiconductor device (100) having a plurality of bumping sites (104), providing a...
Method for testing a bumped semiconductor die
A method for testing a bumped semiconductor die (14) is accomplished without excessively deforming the conductive bumps (200). In one form, testing is...
Method of photoelectro-manipulation of target molecules and apparatus
A method of photoelectro-manipulation of target molecules including providing a photoconductive layer of material having a first and a second electrically...
Polymer stabilized molecular whole transporting materials for organic
An organic electroluminescent display device (10) includes a plurality of organic layers (16, 18, 20, 22 and 24) disposed between opposing electrodes (14 and...
Process for polishing a semiconductor substrate
A chemical-mechanical polisher (10) includes a mixer section (12) that mixes components of a polishing fluid prior to introducing the polishing fluid into a...
Method for fabricating a flat panel device
A method for fabricating a field emission display (200) includes the steps of affixing a first tab (122) of an alignment member (120) to a protruding portion...
Automatic synthesis of standard cell layouts
A method for automatically synthesizing standard cell layouts(170) given a circuit netlist, a template describing the layout style and a set of process design...
Housing for a cable modem
Charging and programming dock
Method and apparatus for interfacing a processor to a coprocessor for
communicating register write information
A processor to coprocessor interface supporting multiple coprocessors utilizes compiler generatable software type function call and return, instruction execute,...
Radio system and method of control for efficient site load distribution
A radio system has a number of fixed transceivers (12-18) serving a number of radio coverage sites (28-34). A multisite controller (10) has a memory (42)...
Method and apparatus for system selection
A method and apparatus enables selection a communication system when a user of a mobile unit is away from a home system to which it is registered. According to...
Phase quadrature signal generator having a variable phase shift network
A variable phase shift network (420) for a phase quadrature signal generator (320, 370) includes a variable current controller (909), a first NPN transistor...
Finite field inverse circuit for use in an elliptic curve processor
A finite field inverse circuit (600) for use in an elliptic curve processor (12). The finite field inverse circuit (600) comprises a control circuit (610) and a...
Modulation format adaptive messaging receiver and method thereof
A messaging receiver (400) and corresponding system (100b) and method adaptable to a plurality of modulation formats including; a processor (401) having flexible...
Method and apparatus for registering a remote unit in a communication
The method operates in the remote communication unit, the remote communication unit responsive to a first wireless communication system and to a second wireless...
Apparatus and method for acquiring multiple images
An image station (40) includes multiple light sources (43, 45, 47, 49) emitting lights of different colors to illuminate an object (41) from different...
Method and apparatus for supplementing a keyboard and for helping a user
operate an electronic device
In an electronic device having a keyboard (120) and a display (116), a processing system (106) displays on the display a message entered through the keyboard and...
Antenna with low reluctance material positioned to influence radiation
An antenna (100) has a low reluctance material (140) positioned to influence radiation pattern. The antenna (100) includes a radiator (110), and the low magnetic...
Adaptive array method, device, base station and subscriber unit
The present invention provides a method, device, base station and subscriber unit for combining a plurality of antenna output signals to provide a combined data...
Position locating rescue transceiver
A secure, portable position locating radio has a geolocation receiver providing local position and timing information from geolocation means (e.g. GPS...
An amplifier circuit having a programmable configuration which is selectable by a user. The amplifier circuit includes a pair of two-input differential input...
Method for measuring a characteristic of a semiconductor wafer using
The time required to make test measurements across a large diameter wafer, such as a 300 mm wafer, is reduced by using a wafer measuring system that employs...
Electronic ballast with fault-protected series resonant output circuit
An electronic ballast (100) for powering at least one gas discharge lamp (10) comprises an inverter (200) and an output circuit (300). Output circuit (300)...
Method of building an EPROM cell without drain disturb and reduced
select gate resistance
A semiconductor device (70) includes a memory cell having a select transistor (67) and a storage transistor (65) having a relatively uniform tunnel dielectric...
Transdermal delivery apparatus
In accordance with a first aspect, a noninvasive apparatus comprises a card-shaped housing which supports the transdermal delivery device (10). In accordance...
Method for fabricating a display spacer assembly
A method is provided for fabricating a display spacer assembly (100, 400, 500) useful in the fabrication of large-area field emission displays (200, 600). The...
Dual beam contact
A unique dual beam contact (30) for coupling elements on opposite sides of a dividing element (68) preferably comprises a single piece of metal or other...
Ciphertel unit enclosure
Housing for a two-way portable communications device
Transmitter circuit and method of operation
A transmitter circuit including an oscillator circuit (30) having at least one input for receiving at least one modulation signal and an output (32) for...
Method and apparatus for providing additional resources in a satellite
Additional resources and services are provided in a satellite communication system (100) through the use of seam satellites (52). One or more seam satellites...
Method, multi-channel optical interconnect device, and a multi-channel
optically interconnected electronic...
The present invention provides a method and multi-channel optical interconnect device (28) including an optical substrate (29) including a first optical channel...
Long wavelength vertical cavity surface emitting laser
A VCSEL for emitting long wavelength light including a GaAs substrate element, a first mirror stack with mirror pairs in a GaAs/AlGaAs material system lattice...
Timing control of amplifiers in a memory
A memory has sense amplifiers that provide data onto a global data lines that are received by secondary amplifiers. The sense amplifiers and the secondary...
Circuit and method of latching a bit line in a non-volatile memory
A portable data carrier (10) embodies an integrated circuit (12) with an EEPROM (24). The EEPROM has a number of rows of memory cells (32, 38, 44) each having...
Multi-layer magnet tunneling junction memory cells
A multi-state, multi-layer magnetic memory cell including a first conductor, a first magnetic layer contacting the first conductor, an insulating layer on the...
High impedance signal conversion circuit and method
A circuit (200) comprises transistors (240, 250, 260), an operational amplifier (270) and serially coupled resistors (210, 220). The circuit (200) is coupled to...
Manually controllable cursor in a virtual image
Portable communication equipment having a virtual image display including display electronics and optics for providing a virtual image in the display, cursor...
Difference drive diversity antenna structure and method
A difference drive diversity antenna structure (200) and method for a portable wireless communication device (230) aligns a first linear antenna (240) parallel...
Method and system for antenna pattern synthesis based on geographical
distribution of subscribers
A method and system for antenna pattern synthesis based on geographical distribution of subscribers allows more efficient use of satellite power resources in...
Offset cancellation circuit
An offset cancellation circuit(1) for an analog switch(10) is provided which substantially reduces the offset voltage induced by the analog switch circuit. The...
Multilayer ceramic package with center ground via for size reduction
A multilayer ceramic package 200 with a center ground via 202 for size reduction is disclosed. Package 200 includes dielectric layers 204A-204G each having a...
Organic electroluminescent display with icons
An organic electroluminescent display device (10) includes a first display region (12) and a second display region (14), each region adapted to provide a...
Piezoelectric switch apparatus for a communication device
A control switch for a radio is formed using an electro-mechanical assembly (400) which includes an array of cantilevered beams (402) laminated with ...
Flip chip bump structure and method of making
A passivation layer (16) is formed over a substrate (10) having an interconnect pad (12, 13). An opening in the passivation layer (16) exposes a portion of the...