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9042168 System and method for improving error distribution in multi-level memory cells  
A system including a state set module to arrange states of a memory cell in three sets. The memory cell stores three bits when programmed to a state. Each set includes three rows of bits. In a...
9042172 Flash memory having dual supply operation  
A flash memory device may operate from two supply voltages, one being provided externally, and the other being generated within the flash memory device from the external supply voltage. The flash...
9036433 Data transfer circuit and memory including the same  
A data transfer circuit includes a plurality of first lines, a second line suitable for receiving data from a first line selected among the first lines, a third line suitable for transferring data...
9030875 Non-volatile memory device  
A non-volatile memory device includes a memory cell array in which a plurality of bit lines intersect a plurality of word lines and a non-volatile memory cell is disposed at each intersection, a...
9030876 Memory system, program method thereof, and computing system including the same  
Disclosed is a memory system and a method of programming a multi-bit flash memory device which includes memory cells configured to store multi-bit data, where the method includes and the system is...
RE45515 Built in on-chip data scrambler for non-volatile memory  
A non-volatile memory in which data is randomized before being stored in the non-volatile memory to minimize data pattern-related read failures. Randomizing is performed using circuitry on the...
9025380 Management of data storage in a non-volatile memory system  
According to one configuration, selection logic analyzes received attributes of particular data to be stored in a non-volatile memory system. Depending on present usage of storage cells in the...
9025381 Block-row decoders, memory block-row decoders, memories, methods for deselecting a decoder of a memory and methods of selecting a block of memory  
Block-row decoders, memory block-row decoders, memories, methods for deselecting a decoder of a memory and methods of selecting a block of memory are disclosed. An example memory block-row decoder...
9025379 Semiconductor device and method of operating the same  
A method of operating a semiconductor device includes storing LSB data in a LSB page included in plural pages of corresponding word line group of a first memory block, generating a data...
9025374 System and method to update read voltages in a non-volatile memory in response to tracking data  
A method includes reading a representation of tracking data from at least a portion of a non-volatile memory. The method further includes adjusting a read voltage based on a comparison between a...
9019765 Semiconductor device, data programming device, and method for improving the recovery of bit lines of unselected memory cells for programming operation  
A device comprises a non-volatile memory array, a first selection circuit selecting whether to make a first connection path between a first bit line and a first circuit node, and selecting whether...
9019770 Data reading method, and control circuit, memory module and memory storage apparatus and memory module using the same  
A data reading method for a rewritable non-volatile memory module is provided. The method includes applying a test voltage to a word line of the rewritable non-volatile memory module to read a...
9013919 Data randomization in 3-D memory  
In a nonvolatile memory array, such as a three-dimensional array of charge-storage memory cells, data is randomized so that data of different strings along the same bit line are randomized using...
9013920 Systems and methods of write precompensation to extend life of a solid-state memory  
Write precomensation mechanisms for non-volatile solid-state memory are disclosed. In one embodiment, programming verify voltage levels are lowered from the default levels in the early life of the...
9013921 Semiconductor memory device  
A semiconductor memory device includes a first data bus having a first width, and a second data bus which is separate from the first data bus and which has a second width which is different from...
9007832 Methods for programming a memory device and memory devices  
Methods for programming memory cells and memory devices are disclosed. One such method for programming includes performing a program verify operation of a group of memory cells. A number of...
9001585 Data writing method, memory control circuit unit and memory storage apparatus  
A data writing method for a rewritable non-volatile memory module, and a memory control circuit unit and a memory storage apparatus using the same are provided. The method includes partitioning...
8995190 Reducing the programming current for memory matrices  
A sector of an electrically programmable non-volatile memory includes memory cells connected to word lines and to bit lines, each cell including at least one transistor having a gate connected to...
8996838 Structure variation detection for a memory having a three-dimensional memory configuration  
A data storage device includes a memory having a three-dimensional (3D) memory configuration. The memory includes a structure that extends through multiple layers of the memory. A method includes...
8982619 Managing non-volatile media  
Apparatuses, systems, and methods are disclosed to manage non-volatile media. A method includes determining a configuration parameter for a set of storage cells of a non-volatile recording medium....
8982623 Nonvolatile semiconductor memory device  
A non-volatile semiconductor memory device has memory cell arrays, with the memory cells arranged in a matrix configuration and divided into p areas in the column direction, a column redundancy...
8982620 Non-volatile memory device and method of operating  
A method of operating a non-volatile memory includes; during power-on, reading control information from an information block and lock information from an additional information block, then upon...
8976584 Flash memory device and method of programming the same  
A method is provided for programming a flash memory device including memory cells formed in a direction perpendicular to a substrate, a first sub word line connected to first memory cells and...
8976621 Continuous page read for memory  
Subject matter disclosed herein relates to techniques to read memory in a continuous fashion.
8976590 Semiconductor memory device  
A semiconductor memory device includes a memory block as a code storage memory area which has a large memory capacity and in which the number of bits to be written at once is large, and a memory...
8976581 Non-volatile memory capable of programming cells by hot carrier injection based on a threshold voltage of a control cell  
A non-volatile memory system includes a bit line and a plurality of memory cells associated with the bit line and coupled in a serial manner. The system further has a control circuitry in...
8971116 Semiconductor device and method of operating the same  
A semiconductor device includes a plurality of page buffers coupled to bit lines and suitable for performing a verification operation to output a verification signal to a verification terminal,...
8971114 Nonvolatile memory devices and driving methods thereof  
Nonvolatile memory devices including memory cell arrays with a plurality of cell strings connected between a substrate and a plurality of bit lines and selected by selection lines, and a gating...
8964464 System and method for accelerated sampling  
A system and method for reading memory cells in a multi-level cell memory device. A set of thresholds may be received for reading a current page of the memory cells. The set of threshold may...
8964473 Select gate materials having different work functions in non-volatile memory  
In a 3D stacked non-volatile memory device, multiple smaller drain-end selected gate (SGD) transistors replace one larger SGD transistor. The SGD transistors have different work functions in their...
8947934 Sharing local control lines across multiple planes in a memory device  
Memory devices, methods for accessing a memory cell, and memory systems are disclosed. One such memory device includes a plurality of planes of memory cells. Each plane of memory cells includes...
8942046 Method of programming a 3-dimensional nonvolatile memory device based on a program order of a selected page and a location of a string selection line  
A nonvolatile memory device comprises cell strings formed in a direction substantially perpendicular to a substrate and is configured to select memory cells in units corresponding to a string...
8929137 Operating method of memory having redundancy circuitry  
In a method of operating a memory circuit, which includes a plurality of memory arrays each coupled with a corresponding input/output (IO) interface and a redundancy memory page a failing address...
8929138 Error recovery for flash memory  
An indication of a page type which failed error correction decoding is received. A threshold to adjust is selected from a plurality of thresholds based at least in part on the page type. A third...
RE45307 Non-volatile semiconductor storage device  
A non-volatile semiconductor storage device includes: a memory cell array having memory cells arranged therein, the memory cells storing data in a non-volatile manner; and a plurality of transfer...
8923056 Non-volatile memory device for reducing operating time and method of operating the same  
A non-volatile memory device includes a memory cell block including a plurality of memory cells, a plurality of page buffer groups including a plurality of page buffers coupled to bit lines of the...
8923066 Storage of read thresholds for NAND flash storage using linear approximation  
A first read threshold associated with a first page in a block and a second read threshold associated with a second page in the block are received, where the first page has a first page number and...
8923046 Semiconductor memory device and method of operating the same  
A semiconductor memory device includes a memory cell array including first memory cells and second memory cells connected to at least one word line, a circuit group configured to perform a...
8923055 Semiconductor device and method of operating the same  
A semiconductor device includes cell strings that each include a plurality of memory cells, a page buffer having latches coupled to bit lines and precharge the bit lines in response to page buffer...
8908435 Erase operation with controlled select gate voltage for 3D non-volatile memory  
An erase process for a 3D stacked memory device controls a drain-side select gate (SGD) and a source-side select gate (SGS) of a NAND string. In one approach, SGD and SGS are driven to provide a...
8908430 Semiconductor device and method of operating the same  
An embodiment of the present invention provides a semiconductor device, including cell string comprising a plurality of memory cells; page buffer comprising latch and switching element, wherein...
8902655 Nonvolatile memory device providing negative voltage  
A nonvolatile memory device including memory blocks, a pre-decoder, and a row decoder is disclosed. Each of the memory blocks has a plurality of memory cells. The pre-decoder includes a...
8897088 Nonvolatile logic array with built-in test result signal  
A system on chip (SoC) provides a nonvolatile memory array that is configured as n rows by m columns of bit cells. Each of the bit cells is configured to store a bit of data. There are m bit lines...
8897066 Method of programming nonvolatile memory device  
A method of programming a nonvolatile memory device includes sequentially programming first to (n−1)th logical pages of all the physical pages of a first memory block of the memory blocks in...
8897065 Efficient data storage in multi-plane memory devices  
A method for data storage includes initially storing a sequence of data pages in a memory that includes multiple memory arrays, such that successive data pages in the sequence are stored in...
8897069 Semiconductor memory device and operating method thereof  
A semiconductor memory device of the present invention includes a memory cell array configured to include a sensing circuit configured to perform program verifying of the page buffer group...
8891301 Power drop protection for a data storage device  
A data storage device includes a non-volatile memory that includes a three-dimensional (3D) memory and circuitry associated with operation of memory cells of the 3D memory. A method includes...
8885419 Semiconductor memory device and methods of operating the same  
A semiconductor memory device comprises a memory cell array including a plurality of memory blocks each including a plurality of pages, wherein each of the plurality of pages includes at least one...
8885412 Erase operation with controlled select gate voltage for 3D non-volatile memory  
An erase process for a 3D stacked memory device controls a drain-side select gate (SGD) and a source-side select gate (SGS) of a NAND string. In one approach, SGD and SGS are driven to provide a...
8879325 System, method and computer program product for processing read threshold information and for reading a flash memory module  
A flash memory controller, a non-transitory computer readable medium and a method for reading flash memory cells of a flash memory module. The method may include calculating a group of read...