Patent Number: 6,310,793

Title: Segmented word line architecture for dividing up a word line into a plurality of banks for cell arrays having long bit lines

Abstract: The segmented word line architecture has two master word lines, to which sub-word lines are alternately allocated. Two memory banks can thus be alternately assigned to the sub-word lines.

Inventors: Brox; Martin (Munchen, DE), Pfefferl; Karl-Peter (Hohenkirchen-Siegertsbrun, DE)

Assignee: Infineon Technologies AG

International Classification: G11C 8/12 (20060101); G11C 8/00 (20060101); G11C 8/14 (20060101); G11C 005/02 ()

Expiration Date: 10/30/2018