WO/2004/057618 is referenced by 4 patents.

The electric device (100) has a body (102) having a resistor (107) comprising a phase change material being changeable between a first phase and a second phase. The resistor (107) has a first electrical resistance when the phase change material is in the first phase, and a second electrical resistance, different from the first electrical resistance, when the phase change material is in the second phase. The phase change material constitutes a conductive path between a first contact area and a second contact area. A cross-section of the conductive path is smaller than the first contact area (124) and the second contact (132) area. The body (102) may further have a heating element 106 being able to conduct a current for enabling a transition from the first phase to the second phase. The heating element (106) is preferably arranged in parallel with the resistor (107).

Title
Electric device comprising a layer of phase change material and method of manufacturing the same
Application Number
PCT/IB2003/005734
Publication Number
2004/057618
Application Date
December 5, 2003
Publication Date
July 8, 2004
Inventor
Meinders Erwin R
Ketelaars Wilhelmus S M M
Wolters Robertus A M
Widdershoven Franciscus P
Lankhorst Martijn H R
Agent
DUIJVESTIJN Adrianus J
Assignee
Meinders Erwin R
Ketelaars Wilhelmus S M M
Wolters Robertus A M
Widdershoven Franciscus P
Lankhorst Martijn H R
Koninklijke Philips Electronics
IPC
H01L 45/00
H01L 27/24
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