Patent Number: 7,710,234

Title: Control of eddy currents in magnetic vias for inductors and transformers in integrated circuits

Abstract: An embodiment is a magnetic via. More specifically, an embodiment is a magnetic via that increases the inductance of, for example, an integrated inductor or transformer while mitigating eddy currents therein that may limit the operation of the inductor or transformer at high frequency.

Inventors: Gardner; Donald S. (Mountain View, CA), Schrom; Gerhard (Hillsboro, OR), Hazucha; Peter (Beaverton, OR), Paillet; Fabrice (Hillsboro, OR), Kamik; Tanay (Portland, OR)

Assignee: Intel Corporation

International Classification: H01F 5/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 5/04/12018