Patents by Inventor Matthias VIDAL-DHO

Matthias VIDAL-DHO has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20210018458
    Abstract: Moisture that is possibly present in an integrated circuit is detected autonomously by the integrated circuit itself. An interconnect region of the integrated circuit includes a metal level with a first track and a second track which are separated by a dielectric material. A detection circuit applies a potential difference between the first and second tracks. A current circulating in one of the first and second tracks in response to the potential difference is measured and compared to a threshold. If the current exceeds the threshold, this is indicative of the presence of moisture which renders said dielectric material less insulating.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2020
    Publication date: January 21, 2021
    Applicant: STMicroelectronics (Rousset) SAS
    Inventors: Matthias VIDAL-DHO, Quentin HUBERT, Pascal FORNARA