2008 Volume E91.C Issue 5 Pages 731-735
Efforts have been devoted to maximizing memory array densities. However, as the devices are scaled down in dimension and getting closer to each other, electrical interference phenomena among devices become more prominent. Various features of 3-D memory devices are proposed for the enhancement of memory array density. In this study, we mention 3-D NAND flash memory device having pillar structure as the representative, and investigate the paired cell interference (PCI) which inevitably occurs in the read operation for 3-D memory devices in this feature. Furthermore, criteria for setting up the read operation bias schemes are also examined in existence with PCI.