07492632 is referenced by 163 patents and cites 262 patents.

A memory cell array and device having a memory cell array (i.e., an integrated circuit device, for example, a logic device (such as, a microcontroller or microprocessor) or a memory device (such as, a discrete memory)) including electrically floating body transistors in which electrical charge is stored in the body of the transistor, and techniques for reading, controlling and/or operating such memory cell array and such device. The memory cell array and device include a variable and/or programmable word length. The word length relates to the selected memory cells of a selected row of memory cells (which is determined via address data). In one embodiment, the word length may be any number of memory cells of a selected row which is less than or equal to the total number of memory cells of the selected row of the memory array. In one aspect, write and/or read operations may be performed with respect to selected memory cells of a selected row of the memory array, while unselected memory cells of the selected row are undisturbed.

Title
Memory array having a programmable word length, and method of operating same
Application Number
11/724552
Publication Number
7492632 (B2)
Application Date
March 15, 2007
Publication Date
February 17, 2009
Inventor
Eric Carman
Cernex
FR
Agent
Neil A Steinberg
Assignee
Innovative Silicon ISi
CH
IPC
G11C 11/34
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