Patent Number: 8,817,567

Title: Semiconductor memory device having low power mode and related method of operation

Abstract: A semiconductor memory device has a normal power mode and a low power mode. In the low power mode, a selection circuit assigns one data address to at least two memory cells in the semiconductor memory device, and it reads or writes one unit of data from the at least two memory cells.

Inventors: Kim; Kwant-Il (Suwon-si, KR)

Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

International Classification: G11C 7/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 8/26/12018