Substrate Wiring Patterns for Partial Good Integrated Circuit Chips
Original Publication Date: 1982-Jul-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-09
Partial-good memory programs are able to utilize chips which are not completely functional. For instance, if 4 good bits per chip were needed, a chip could be designed with 5 bits, allowing 1 bit to be bad. This will greatly improve usable chip yields. However, chip packaging becomes more complicated. In this instance, five different substrate designs would be needed to accommodate the five different combinations of 4 good data bits.