Memory devices having source lines directly coupled to body regions and methods

  • US 9,997,247 B2
  • Filed: 10/31/2016
  • Issued: 06/12/2018
  • Est. Priority Date: 01/21/2011
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A memory device, comprising:

  • a data line;

    a source;

    a first string of memory cells coupled at a first end to the data line by a first select gate, and directly coupled at a second end to the source through a second select gate;

    a second string of memory cells coupled at a first end to the data line by a third select gate, and directly coupled at a second end to the source through a fourth select gate; and

    a controller, wherein the controller is configured to concurrently bias the data line and the source to substantially the same potential, and perform a program operation on a selected memory cell of the first string of memory cells.

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