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Atmel Assigned Patent

Adaptive non-volatile memory programming
By Francis Pelletier on 2016.12.14

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Atmel Corporation, San Jose, CA, has been assigned a patent (9,489,990) developed by Frulio, Massimiliano, Milan, Italy, for a "adaptive non-volatile memory programming."

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "In an embodiment, a method of programming non-volatile memory, (NVM) comprises: determining, by control logic of an NVM system, a number of unsuccessful attempts to program NVM cells, responsive to the determining, dividing the NVM cells into at least a first group and a second group, programming the first group during a first programming cycle, and programming the second group during a second programming cycle, wherein the first programming cycle and second programming cycle are different."

The patent application was filed on November 17, 2015 (14/943,566).

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