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Advanced Electronic Systems Testing (Salmon Technologies): U.S. Patent No. 7,505,862 “Apparatus and Method for Testing Electronic Systems"

This patent covers advanced testing of electronic systems and covers:

This is a strategic patent related to PXI products. Manufacturers of electronic devices including mobile phone, gaming consoles, kitchen gadgets, television, laptops/computers, as well as companies providing testing services would all benefit from this patented technology. An Evidence-of-Use Chart is available for this patent.

Ball Grid Array Components and Systems (Salmon Technologies): Five U.S. Patents

This portfolio covers Ball Grid Array (BGA) based integration platforms, water cooling using copper substrates, repairable stacked die structures employing copper pillars, copper sheathed semi-hermetic micro blades adapted for aggressive water cooling, and synthesized binary layers that enable advanced material properties.

Patent No.Description
7,408,258Interconnection circuit and electronic module utilizing same
7,427,809Repairable three-dimensional semiconductor subsystem
7,535,107Tiled construction of layered materials
7,254,024Cooling apparatus and method
7,586,747Scalable subsystem architecture having integrated cooling channels

The market for these applications is experiencing significant growth driven by increased demand for electronic devices including smart phones, laptops, TVs and servers. This portfolio would be a critical acquisition for semiconductor device fabricators, electronics manufacturers (especially those using WLCSP), 3D electronic packaging companies, compact and reliable water cooled electronics OEMs, and designers and manufacturers of semiconductor structures optimized for rework. This portfolio comes with Evidence-of-Use.

High-Speed Semiconductors (QinetiQ): Six U.S. Patents and One U.S. Patent Application.

The patents in this portfolio cover technologies that are central to applications such as wireless and optical communications, high-speed computing, and high-speed/high-power electronic switching. This patent portfolio covers improved structures for semiconductor devices with following advantages:

Patent No.Description
6,498,354Single charge carrier transistor, method of holding a charge carrier within a quantum dot, and method of detection
6,624,451High frequency field effect transistor with carrier extraction to reduce intrinsic conduction
6,770,902Charge carrier extracting transistor
7,173,292Field effect transistor
7,960,755Strained quantum-well semiconductor devices
8,575,595P-type semiconductor devices

Potential acquirers of this portfolio include communications, computer, server, automotive, consumer, gaming or logic integrated circuits (IC) OEMs.

Non-Contact Testing of Integrated Circuits (Scanimetrics): Ten U.S. Patents, Four U.S. Patent Applications and 25 Foreign Patents

This portfolio covers non-contact testing for electronic circuits in integrated circuits (IC). Conventional IC fabrication methods include forming a plurality of ICs by successive deposition of various materials on to a wafer, then dicing the wafer into separate ICs and finally testing the ICs before packaging. The IP portfolio discloses technology that provides multiple advantages:

Patent No.Description
6,759,863Wireless radio frequency technique design and method for testing of integrated circuits and wafers
6,885,202Non-contact tester for electronic circuits
7,109,730Non-contact tester for electronic circuits
7,183,788Wireless radio frequency technique design and method for testing of integrated circuits and wafers
8,028,208Wireless radio frequency technique design and method for testing of integrated circuits and wafers
8,125,237Thin film transistor array having test circuitry
8,362,587Ultra high speed signal transmission/reception interconnect
8,362,481Ultra high speed signal transmission/reception
8,373,429Method and apparatus for interrogating an electronic component
8,390,307Method and apparatus for interrogating an electronic component

Potential acquirers of this portfolio include IC fabricators, IC testing companies, and smart device, medical device and electronic circuit OEMs.

Ferromagnetic Non-Volatile Memory Devices (Mast, Inc.): Portfolio of 23 U.S. Patents.

This exciting portfolio covers the technology behind non-volatile random access memory, particularly the hall-effect ferromagnetic memory devices. The portfolio includes device architecture, circuit operation, and methods of manufacturing these integrated circuits, as well as programmable logic arrays employing embedded ferromagnetic memory cells, and use of these devices in storing binary data in registers and flip flops.

Patent No.Description
6,140,139Hall-effect ferromagnetic random access memory device and its method of manufacture
6,229,729Magneto resistor sensor with diode short for a non-volatile random access ferromagnetic memory
6,266,267Single conductor inductive sensor for a non-volatile random access ferromagnetic memory
6,288,929Magneto resistor sensor with differential collectors for a non-volatile random access ferromagnetic memory
6,317,354Non-volatile random access ferromagnetic memory with single collector sensor
6,330,183Dual conductor inductive sensor for a non-volatile random access ferromagnetic memory
6,341,080Hall-effect ferromagnetic random access memory device and its method of manufacture
6,545,908Dual conductor inductive sensor for a non-volatile random access ferromagnetic memory
6,710,624Programmable array logic circuit macrocell using ferromagnetic memory cells
6,711,069Register having a ferromagnetic memory cells
6,864,711Programmable array logic circuit whose product and input line junctions employ single bit non-volatile ferromagnetic cells
6,873,546Method and apparatus for reading data from a ferromagnetic memory cell
7,023,727Non-volatile ferromagnetic memory having sensor circuitry shared with its state change circuitry
7,123,050Programmable array logic circuit employing non-volatile ferromagnetic memory cells
7,177,180Method and apparatus for reading data from a ferromagnetic memory cell
7,187,579Non-volatile ferromagnetic memory having sensor circuitry shared with its state change circuitry
7,257,021Non-volatile ferromagnetic memory having sensor circuitry shared with its state change circuitry
7,285,983Programmable array logic circuit employing non-volatile ferromagnetic memory cells
7,376,007Non-volatile magnetic memory device
7,414,885Method and apparatus for reading data from a ferromagnetic memory cell
7,463,058Programmable array logic circuit employing non-volatile ferromagnetic memory cells
7,616,477Non-volatile magnetic memory device
7,701,756Magnetic memory composition and method of manufacture

This portfolio would be a valuable acquisition to any manufacturer of FRAM, MRAM/STT MRAM, PCM and/or RRAM devices.

Analogue to Digital Converters (ADC’s) (QinetiQ-4)- Portfolio of Two Patent Families: U.S. Patent Nos. 5,555,119 and 6,492,929

ADC’s are a major part of the semiconductor market, at up to 14% of the industry. They are widely used in voice recognition, audio coding, tomography frequency analysis and many other apps.

Semiconductor Devices for Optical Communications (QuinetiQ-5) - Portfolio of Six Patent Families - 6,682,657, 6,829,278, 6,879,604, 6,931,033, 7,589,347, 7,639,950

Semiconductor devices, e.g. waveguides, and the relevant manufacturing processes are a major part of the rapidly expanding optical data communications market.

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