Qualcomm had 84 patents in mobile during Q1 2024. Qualcomm Inc’s patents in Q1 2024 focus on various aspects of semiconductor technology, extended reality systems, packaging substrates, network slicing interworking, and electronic devices with lower inductance paths for capacitors. These patents cover innovations such as transistors with drain and source silicide layers, recommendations for extended reality systems based on environmental and user features, substrates with multiple dielectric layers and interconnects, mechanisms for interworking between 5G network slicing and EPC connectivity, and electronic devices with lower interconnect inductance for capacitors. GlobalData’s report on Qualcomm gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

Qualcomm grant share with mobile as a theme is 30% in Q1 2024. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

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Application: Transistor devices with double-side contacts (Patent ID: US20240105797A1)

Qualcomm Inc. has filed a patent for an apparatus including a transistor with a drain enclosed in a drain silicide layer, a source enclosed in a source silicide layer, and a gate between them. The drain and source are connected to contacts via drain and source vias, with the source via directly contacting the second source contact and the drain via directly contacting the second drain contact. The silicide layers have a uniform thickness, and the drain and source vias are approximately 5 nm to 40 nm thick.

The method for fabricating the apparatus involves forming the drain and source enclosed in silicide layers, with drain and source vias connecting them to contacts. The vias are embedded in the silicide layers and have a thickness of 5 nm to 40 nm. The method includes creating frontside and backside metallization structures for the contacts, with the source via directly contacting the second source contact. The resulting transistor can be a FinFET or Gate-All-Around (GAA) device and can be used in various electronic devices such as mobile phones, tablets, servers, and automotive vehicles.

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