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ELECTROSTATIC DISCHARGE PROTECTION STRUCTURE

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000027299D
Original Publication Date: 1996-Feb-29
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-07

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

Electrostatic discharge (ESD) protection structures for semiconductor devices are fabricated so that once they fail, a protected semiconductor device is no longer operable. The failure mode is that of a short circuit whereby, the short circuit provides a direct connection between a voltage source and ground.