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Paul Stephen, Goodrich Steven: Anti-hack protection to restrict installation of operating systems and other software. Advanced Micro Devices, Paul Stephen, Goodrich Steven, DRAKE Paul S, January 11, 2007: WO/2007/005363 (1 worldwide citation)

In a personal Internet communication device, a security key is stored on the master boot record. Any bootable device attempting to write operating system files or software files must have an authorized signature key in order to be eligible to install files on the personal Internet communication devi ...


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Lepak Kevin Michael, Smaus Gregory William, Hughes William A, Kalyanasundharam Vydhyanathan: Coherent dram prefetcher. Advanced Micro Devices, Lepak Kevin Michael, Smaus Gregory William, Hughes William A, Kalyanasundharam Vydhyanathan, DRAKE Paul S, April 30, 2009: WO/2009/054959 (1 worldwide citation)

A system and method for obtaining coherence permission for speculative prefetched data. A memory controller stores an address of a prefetch memory line in a prefetch buffer. Upon allocation of an entry in the prefetch buffer a snoop of all the caches in the system occurs. Coherency permission inform ...


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Wei Andy, Kammler Thorsten, Hoentschel Jan, Horstmann Manfred, Javorka Peter, Bloomquist Joe: Technique for providing stress sources in transistors in close proximity to a channel region by recessing drain and source regions. Advanced Micro Devices, Wei Andy, Kammler Thorsten, Hoentschel Jan, Horstmann Manfred, Javorka Peter, Bloomquist Joe, DRAKE Paul S, November 8, 2007: WO/2007/126495 (1 worldwide citation)

By recessing (112D, 212D) drain and source regions (114, 214), a highly stressed layer (118, 218), such as a contact etch stop layer, may be formed in the recess (112, 212) in order to enhance the strain generation in the adjacent channel region (104, 204) of a field effect transistor (100, 200). Mo ...


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Ober Robert, Edwards William T, Polzin R Stephen: A portable computer system having wireless communication functionality and global geographic positioning functionality. Avanced Micro Devices, Ober Robert, Edwards William T, Polzin R Stephen, DRAKE Paul S, January 10, 2008: WO/2008/005082 (1 worldwide citation)

A portable computer system (10) including wireless communication functionality and global geographic positioning functionality includes a processor (30) coupled to a wireless module (70), and a global positioning unit (95) coupled to the wireless module and the processor. The wireless module may com ...


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Hui Angela T: In-situ surface treatment for memory cell formation. Advanced Micro Devices, Hui Angela T, DRAKE Paul S, November 3, 2005: WO/2005/104187 (1 worldwide citation)

A system and methodology are disclosed for forming a passive layer on a conductive layer, such as can be done during fabrication of an organic memory cell, which generally mitigates drawbacks inherent in conventional inorganic memory devices. The passive layer includes a conductivity facilitating co ...


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Shen Jia Pei, Hwang Chien Meen, Hsueh Chih, Canelones Orlando: Fast fourier transform circuit having partitioned memory for minimal latency during in-place computation. Advanced Micro Devices, Shen Jia Pei, Hwang Chien Meen, Hsueh Chih, Canelones Orlando, DRAKE Paul S, September 15, 2005: WO/2005/086020 (1 worldwide citation)

An FFT circuit (10) is implemented using a radix-4 butterfly element (12) and a partitioned memory (16a, 16b) for storage of a prescribed number of data values. The radix-4 butterfly element is configured for performing an FFT operation in a prescribed number of stages (30a, 30b, 30c), each stage in ...


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Streck Christof, Kahlert Volker: Increasing reliability of copper-based metallization structures in a microstructure device by using aluminum nitride. Advanced Micro Devices, Streck Christof, Kahlert Volker, DRAKE Paul S, August 7, 2008: WO/2008/094669 (1 worldwide citation)

By forming an aluminum nitride layer (106) by a self-limiting process sequence, the interface characteristics of a copper-based metallization layer may be significantly enhanced while nevertheless maintaining the overall permittivity of the layer stack at a lower level.


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Askar Tahsin, Madrid Phillip E: An optical solution to control data channels. Advanced Micro Devices, Askar Tahsin, Madrid Phillip E, DRAKE Paul S, February 26, 2009: WO/2009/025713 (1 worldwide citation)

A DRAM controller (103) may comprise two sub-controllers (406, 404), each capable of handling a respective N-bit interface (e.g. 64-bit interface). Each sub-controller may also be configurable to be (2*N)-bit (e.g. 128-bit) capable with respect to control logic, for controlling a logical 128-bit dat ...


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HOENTSCHEL JAN: Transistor with embedded si/ge material having enhanced boron confinement. Advanced Micro Devices, Drake Paul S, February 4, 2010: WO/2010/014251 (1 worldwide citation)

By incorporating a diffusion hindering species (256A) at the vicinity of PN junctions of P-channel transistors comprising a silicon/germanium alloy, (255) diffusion related non- uniformities of the PN junctions may be reduced, thereby contributing to enhanced device stability and increased overall t ...


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Markle Richard J, Lensing Kevin R, Bode Christopher A: Method and system for calibrating integrated metrology systems and stand-alone metrology systems that acquire wafer state data. Advanced Micro Devices, Markle Richard J, Lensing Kevin R, Bode Christopher A, DRAKE Paul S, March 23, 2006: WO/2006/031263 (1 worldwide citation)

The present invention is directed to methods and systems for calibrating integrated metrology systems (16) and stand-alone metrology systems (22) that acquire wafer state data. In one illustrative embodiment, the method includes providing a plurality of process tools (14), each of the process tools ...