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International application No. Applicant's or agent's file reference
PCT/US2018/043311 P158WO88231
International filing date (day/month/year) (Earliest) Priority Date (day/month/year)
23 July 2018 07 August 2017
FOR FURTHER ACTION: See Form PCT/ISA/220 as well as, where applicable, item 5 below.
This international search report has been prepared by this International Searching Authority and is transmitted to the applicant according to Article 18. A copy is being transmitted to the International Bureau.
It is also accompanied by a copy of each prior art document cited in this report.
1. Basis of the report
a. With regard to the language, the international search was carried out on the basis of:
the international application in the language in which it was filed.
a translation of the international application into                                          which is the language of a translation furnished for the purposes of international search (Rules 12.3(a) and 23.1(b)).
This international search report has been established taking into account the rectification of an obvious mistake authorized by or notified to this Authority under Rule 91 (Rule 43.6bis(a)).
With regard to any nucleotide and/or amino acid sequence disclosed in the international application, the international search was carried out on the basis of a sequence listing:
2. Certain claims were found unsearchable
3. Unity of invention is lacking
4. Title of the invention
The text is approved as submitted by the applicant.
The text has been established by this Authority to read as follows:
5. Abstract
The text is approved as submitted by the applicant.
The text has been established, according to Rule 38.2, by this Authority as it appears in Box No. IV. The applicant may, within one month from the date of mailing of this international search report, submit comments to this Authority.
6. Drawings
The figure of the drawings to be published with the abstract is Figure No.     5    
as suggested by the applicant.
as selected by this Authority, because the applicant failed to suggest a figure.
as selected by this Authority, because this figure better characterizes the invention.
none of the figures is to be published with the abstract.


     G11C 11/56 (2006.01)i; G11C 5/02 (2006.01)i; G11C 5/04 (2006.01)i; G11C 7/10 (2006.01)i
According to International Patent Classification (IPC) or to both national classification and IPC


Minimum documentation searched (classification system followed by classification symbols):
Documentation searched other than minimum documentation to the extent that such documents are included in the fields searched:
Korean utility models and applications for utility modelsJapanese utility models and applications for utility models
Electronic data base consulted during the international search (name of data base and, where practicable, search terms used):
eKOMPASS(KIPO internal) & Keywords: array, memory cells, controller, interposer, channel, receiver, decode, multi-level signal, modulation, comparator, bits, voltage, threshold, pulse-amplitude modulation (PAM), material, silicon


Category* Citation of document, with indication, where appropriate, of the relevant passages Relevant to claim No.
NADEESHA AMARASINGHE, `A Single-ended Simultaneously Bidirectional Transceiver for Ultra-short Reach Die to Die Links`, Master of Applied Science Graduate Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering University of Toronto, pp. 1-70, 2016. Retrieved from the Internet: <https://tspace. thesis.pdf> See pages 2-3, 5, 38, 56; and figure 1.2.
US 8781022 B1 (AU OPTRONICS CORPORATION) 15 July 2014 See column 1, lines 6-30; column 9, lines 50-66; column 14, lines 42-46; claim 1; and figures 3-4, 8.
US 2014-0226734 A1 (KANDOU LABS, S.A.) 14 August 2014 See paragraphs [0035]-[0037]; and figure 10.
US 2008-0144411 A1 (ELY TSERN) 19 June 2008 See paragraphs [0071]-[0075]; and figures 11-15.
US 2017-0054656 A1 (MEDIATEK INC.) 23 February 2017 See paragraph [0016]; and figure 2.
Special categories of cited documents:
document defining the general state of the art which is not considered to be of particular relevance
earlier application or patent but published on or after the international filing date
document which may throw doubts on priority claim(s) or which is cited to establish the publication date of another citation or other special reason (as specified)
document referring to an oral disclosure, use, exhibition or other means
document published prior to the international filing date but later than the priority date claimed
later document published after the international filing date or priority date and not in conflict with the application but cited to understand the principle or theory underlying the invention
document of particular relevance; the claimed invention cannot be considered novel or cannot be considered to involve an inventive step when the document is taken alone
document of particular relevance; the claimed invention cannot be considered to involve an inventive step when the document is combined with one or more other such documents, such combination being obvious to a person skilled in the art
document member of the same patent family


Patent document cited in search report Publication date
Patent family member(s) Publication date
US 8781022 B1
15 July 2014
CN 103391092 A
CN 103391092 B
EP 2962472 A1
EP 2962472 A4
EP 2962472 B1
TW 201436541 A
TW I530167 B
WO 2014-131261 A1
13 November 2013
21 October 2015
06 January 2016
04 January 2017
22 August 2018
16 September 2014
11 April 2016
04 September 2014
US 2014-0226734 A1
14 August 2014
CN 105122758 A
CN 105122758 B
US 2015-0349835 A1
US 2016-0285456 A1
US 9106220 B2
US 9362974 B2
US 9838017 B2
WO 2014-124450 A1
02 December 2015
10 July 2018
03 December 2015
29 September 2016
11 August 2015
07 June 2016
05 December 2017
14 August 2014
US 2008-0144411 A1
19 June 2008
CN 101310338 A
CN 101887743 A
CN 101887743 B
EP 1929479 A2
JP 2009-510562 A
US 2007-0070669 A1
US 2007-0088995 A1
US 7464225 B2
US 7729151 B2
WO 2007-038225 A2
WO 2007-038225 A3
19 November 2008
17 November 2010
20 February 2013
11 June 2008
12 March 2009
29 March 2007
19 April 2007
09 December 2008
01 June 2010
05 April 2007
14 June 2007
US 2017-0054656 A1
23 February 2017
CN 106469720 A
EP 3136436 A1
01 March 2017
01 March 2017
Name and mailing address of the ISA/:
Korean Intellectual Property Office
189 Cheongsa-ro, Seo-gu, Daejeon Metropolitan City, 302-701
Republic of Korea
Facsimile No. +82-42-481-8578
Date of the actual completion of the international search:
31 October 2018
Date of mailing of the international search report:
31 October 2018
Authorized officer:
BYUN, Sung Cheal
Telephone No. +82-42-481-8262
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