International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Integrated Circuit Device with Series-connected Field Effect Transistors and Integrated Voltage...
(Targeted News Service Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Integrated Circuit Device with Series-connected Field Effect Transistors and Integrated Voltage Equalization and Method of Forming the Device
By Targeted News Service
ALEXANDRIA, Va., Aug. 19 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,507,333) developed by Andres Bryant, Burlington, Vt., and Edward J. Nowak, Essex Junction, Vt., for an "integrated circuit device with series-connected field effect transistors and integrated voltage equalization and method of forming the device."
The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Disclosed is an integrated circuit device having series-connected planar or non-planar field effect transistors (FETs) with integrated voltage equalization and a method of forming the device. The series-connected FETs comprise gates positioned along a semiconductor body to define the channel regions for the series-connected FETs. Source/drain regions are located within the semiconductor body on opposing sides of the channel regions such that each portion of the semiconductor body between adjacent gates comprises one source/drain region for one field effect transistor abutting another source/drain region for another field effect transistor. Integrated voltage equalization is achieved through a conformal conductive layer having a desired resistance and positioned over the series-connected FETs such that it is electrically isolated from the gates, but in contact with the source/drain regions within the semiconductor body."
The patent application was filed on April 25, 2012 (13/455,176). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=8,507,333.PN.&OS=PN/8,507,333&RS=PN/8,507,333
Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.
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