05485032 is referenced by 34 patents and cites 24 patents.

A programmable antifuse element comprising adjacent bodies of germanium and aluminum or aluminum allow form a low resistance connection of good mechanical and thermal properties when heated to a temperature where alloying of the aluminum and germanium occurs. Heating for the purpose of programming the antifuse element can be done by electrical resistance heating in the-germanium, which may be doped to achieve a desired resistance value, or by laser irradiation. Due to the high resistance of intrinsic or lightly doped germanium, a resistance change ratio of greater than 10,000:1 is achieved.

Title
Antifuse element with electrical or optical programming
Application Number
996767
Publication Number
5485032
Application Date
December 8, 1994
Publication Date
January 16, 1996
Inventor
Manu J Tejwani
Yorktown Heights
NY, US
Seshadri Subbanna
Hopewell Junction
NY, US
Kris V Srikrishnan
Wappingers Falls
NY, US
Dominic J Schepis
Wappingers Falls
NY, US
Agent
Whitham Curtis Whitham & McGinn
Agent
Alison D Mortinger
Assignee
International Business Machines Corporation
NY, US
IPC
H01L 29/00
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