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Terry Lynn Cole: Location-based reminders. Advanced Micro Devices, Hamilton & Terrile, Michael Rocco Cannatti, August 1, 2006: US07084758 (193 worldwide citation)

A mobile computing device, such as a personal digital assistant (PDA) or smart phone (102), is equipped with a location detector, such as a WLAN transceiver (112) or global positioning system (GPS) receiver (134), and is programmed with a condition detection program (145) by the user to suppress or ...


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Donald L Wollesen: High conductivity interconnection line. Advanced Micro Devices, Lowe Price LeBlanc & Becker, August 19, 1997: US05659201 (193 worldwide citation)

High conductivity interconnection lines are formed of high conductivity material, such as copper, employing barrier layers impervious to the diffusion of copper atoms. Higher operating speeds are obtained with conductive interconnection lines, preferably copper interconnection lines, formed above th ...


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Daniel Mann: Processor having a trace access instruction to access on-chip trace memory. Advanced Micro Devices, Zagorin O&apos Brien & Graham, November 6, 2001: US06314530 (188 worldwide citation)

A computer system includes a memory for storing instructions executable by a processor and an on-chip trace memory having a plurality of locations for storing trace information that indicates execution flow in the processor. A trace access instruction provides for access to the on-chip trace memory ...


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Ming Ren Lin, Jung Suk Goo, Haihong Wang, Qi Xiang: FinFET device incorporating strained silicon in the channel region. Advanced Micro Devices, Foley & Lardner, October 5, 2004: US06800910 (182 worldwide citation)

A FinFET device employs strained silicon to enhance carrier mobility. In one method, a FinFET body is patterned from a layer of silicon germanium (SiGe) that overlies a dielectric layer. An epitaxial layer of silicon is then formed on the silicon germanium FinFET body. A strain is induced in the epi ...


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Angela T Hui, Bhanwar Singh: Method of forming smaller contact size using a spacer hard mask. Advanced Micro Devices, Foley & Lardner, February 4, 2003: US06514849 (181 worldwide citation)

An exemplary method of forming contact holes includes providing a photoresist pattern over an anti-reflective coating (ARC) layer where the ARC layer is deposited over a layer of material; etching the ARC layer according to the photoresist pattern to form ARC features; forming spacers on lateral sid ...


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Mohan Kalkunte, Jayant Kadambi, Shashank Merchant: Apparatus and method in a network switch for dynamically allocating bandwidth in ethernet workgroup switches. Advanced Micro Devices, August 22, 2000: US06108306 (178 worldwide citation)

A network switch having switch ports for full-duplex communication of data packets with respective network nodes according to IEEE 802.3 protocol dynamically allocates bandwidth between the switch ports based upon detected activity from the network nodes. The network switch generates an assigned ban ...


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Qingsu Wang, Gerald Barnett, R Michael Greig, Yi Cheng: System and method for performing real time data acquisition, process modeling and fault detection of wafer fabrication processes. Advanced Micro Devices, Kevin L Conley Rose & Tayon Daffer, January 12, 1999: US05859964 (178 worldwide citation)

A system and method for detecting faults in wafer fabrication process tools by acquiring real-time process parameter signal data samples used to model the process performed by the process tool. The system includes a computer system including a DAQ device, which acquires the data samples, and a fault ...


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William George En, Angela Hui, Minh Van Ngo: Methods for improving carrier mobility of PMOS and NMOS devices. Advanced Micro Devices, Eschweiler & Associates, June 3, 2003: US06573172 (176 worldwide citation)

Methods are described for fabricating semiconductor devices, in which a tensile film is formed over PMOS transistors to cause a compressive stress therein and a compressive film is formed over NMOS transistors to achieve a tensile stress therein, by which improved carrier mobility is facilitated in ...


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Valery M Dubin: Method for filling high aspect ratio openings of an integrated circuit to minimize electromigration failure. Advanced Micro Devices, Monica H Choi, June 20, 2000: US06077780 (175 worldwide citation)

A method for filling, with a conductive material, a high aspect ratio opening such as a via hole or a trench opening within an integrated circuit minimizes the formation of voids and seams. This conductive material such as copper which fills the high aspect ratio opening is amenable for fine line me ...



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