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Number: 438/333
Name: Semiconductor device manufacturing: process > Forming bipolar transistor by formation or alteration of semiconductive active regions > Having fuse or integral short
Description: Process for making a bipolar transistor which possesses a structure which is alterable from a conductive to a nonconductive state (i.e., fuse) or an integral electrical short between the collector and emitter active regions or between the base and emitter active regions.

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Patent Number Title Of Patent Date Issued
6933591 Electrically-programmable integrated circuit fuses and sensing circuits Aug. 23, 2005
6913954 Programmable fuse device Jul. 5, 2005
6900516 Semiconductor fuse device May. 31, 2005
6878614 Methods of forming integrated circuit devices including fuse wires having reduced cross-sectional areas and related structures Apr. 12, 2005
6787878 Semiconductor device having a potential fuse, and method of manufacturing the same Sep. 7, 2004
6774456 Configuration of fuses in semiconductor structures with Cu metallization Aug. 10, 2004
6746947 Post-fuse blow corrosion prevention structure for copper fuses Jun. 8, 2004
6667533 Triple damascene fuse Dec. 23, 2003
6656826 Semiconductor device with fuse to be blown with energy beam and method of manufacturing the semiconductor device Dec. 2, 2003
6624499 System for programming fuse structure by electromigration of silicide enhanced by creating temperature gradient Sep. 23, 2003
6559042 Process for forming fusible links May. 6, 2003
6548358 Electrically blowable fuse with reduced cross-sectional area Apr. 15, 2003
6534780 Array of ultra-small pores for memory cells Mar. 18, 2003
6528378 Semiconductor device Mar. 4, 2003
6518140 Manufacturing methods for defect removable semiconductor devices Feb. 11, 2003
6518643 Tri-layer dielectric fuse cap for laser deletion Feb. 11, 2003
6469363 Integrated circuit fuse, with focusing of current Oct. 22, 2002
6433404 Electrical fuses for semiconductor devices Aug. 13, 2002
6432760 Method and structure to reduce the damage associated with programming electrical fuses Aug. 13, 2002
6420216 Fuse processing using dielectric planarization pillars Jul. 16, 2002
6410367 Fuse for use in a semiconductor device, and semiconductor devices including the fuse Jun. 25, 2002
6362514 Semiconductor device Mar. 26, 2002
6355967 Semiconductor device and method of manufacturing the same Mar. 12, 2002
6323535 Electrical fuses employing reverse biasing to enhance programming Nov. 27, 2001
6320243 Defect removable semiconductor devices and manufacturing methods thereof Nov. 20, 2001
6274440 Manufacturing of cavity fuses on gate conductor level Aug. 14, 2001
6261873 Pedestal fuse Jul. 17, 2001
6255141 Method of packaging fuses Jul. 3, 2001
6162686 Method for forming a fuse in integrated circuit application Dec. 19, 2000
6143586 Electrostatic protected substrate Nov. 7, 2000
6140212 Semiconductor device and method therefor Oct. 31, 2000
RE36777 Integration of high performance submicron CMOS and dual-poly non-volatile memory devices using a third polysilicon layer Jul. 11, 2000
5970346 Fuse window guard ring structure for nitride capped self aligned contact processes Oct. 19, 1999
5938839 Method for forming a semiconductor device Aug. 17, 1999
5773336 Methods of forming semiconductor active regions having channel-stop isolation regions therein Jun. 30, 1998
5567630 Method of forming an ink jet recording device, and head using same Oct. 22, 1996
5212102 Method of making polysilicon Schottky clamped transistor and vertical fuse devices May. 18, 1993
5059555 Method to fabricate vertical fuse devices and Schottky diodes using thin sacrificial layer Oct. 22, 1991
4943538 Programmable low impedance anti-fuse element Jul. 24, 1990
4910159 Method for incrementally increasing the collector area of a lateral PNP transistor during electrical testing of an integrated device on wafer Mar. 20, 1990
4849365 Selective integrated circuit interconnection Jul. 18, 1989
4651409 Method of fabricating a high density, low power, merged vertical fuse/bipolar transistor Mar. 24, 1987
4635345 Method of making an intergrated vertical NPN and vertical oxide fuse programmable memory cell Jan. 13, 1987
4617071 Method of fabricating electrically connected regions of opposite conductivity type in a semiconductor structure Oct. 14, 1986
4598462 Method for making semiconductor device with integral fuse Jul. 8, 1986
4403399 Method of fabricating a vertical fuse utilizing epitaxial deposition and special masking Sep. 13, 1983
4210875 Integrated amplifier with adjustable offset voltage Jul. 1, 1980
3969165 Simplified method of transistor manufacture Jul. 13, 1976

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