Patent Number: 7,613,050

Title: Sense-amplifier assist (SAA) with power-reduction technique

Abstract: A design structure comprising an apparatus which reduces the power in memory devices in general and, in particular, static random access memory (SRAM) arrays featuring sense amplifier assist (SAA) circuitry. The design structure limits the implementation of the SAA circuitry to SRAM array blocks that do not meet the application voltage requirements.

Inventors: Braceras; George Maria (Essex Junction, VT), Pilo; Harold (Underhill, VT), Towler; Fred John (Essex Junction, VT)

Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation

International Classification: G11C 7/06 (20060101); G11C 8/00 (20060101); H01L 29/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 1/03/02017