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EDFA Technical Articles (2001) 3 (4): 3–11.
Published: 01 November 2001
...Anjali Kinra; Hari Balachandran Scan-based diagnostics produce high-confidence target lists of suspected faults associated with electrical fail signatures. Physical coordinates extracted from these lists serve as a guide for physical failure analysis. When certain conditions are met for the design...
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EDFA Technical Articles (2006) 8 (1): 6–14.
Published: 01 February 2006
... 1537-0755/$19.00 ©ASM International® Defective Contacts in DRAMS: From Electrical to Physical Failure Analysis Martin Versen, Achim Schramm, Florian Schamberger, and Ingo Klein Infineon Technologies martin.versen@infineon.com Structural and layout aspects of dynamic random access memories (DRAMs...
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EDFA Technical Articles (2001) 3 (4): 9–13.
Published: 01 November 2001
...Kiyoshi Nikawa Scanning laser-SQUID microscopy is a new electrical inspection and failure analysis technique that can detect open, high-resistance, and shorted interconnects without electrical contact in areas ranging in size from a few square microns to an entire die. This article describes...
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EDFA Technical Articles (2012) 14 (4): 12–18.
Published: 01 November 2012
...Martin Versen Failure analysis of dynamic random access memory follows a three-step process consisting of electrical test and diagnosis, localization, and physical defect analysis. The electrical test delivers pass-fail results that are graphically displayed in bitmaps, which are then used...
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EDFA Technical Articles (2014) 16 (4): 14–19.
Published: 01 November 2014
.... Laser power was not altered to scan any of the regions, thus confirming uniform sample preparation. Ultrathin Sample Preparation for Emerging Electrical Failure Analysis Applications New electrical failure analysis techniques are being developed that can take advantage of ultrathin silicon to improve...
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EDFA Technical Articles (2020) 22 (3): 4–7.
Published: 01 August 2020
... by which memory failure analysis is performed is the classic top-down approach, which relies on manual sample deprocessing and manual array counting to find the failing bit of interest. In both methods, for the vast majority of hard defects that cause a total electrical failure across all biasing...
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EDFA Technical Articles (2016) 18 (3): 10–16.
Published: 01 August 2016
... ASM International® 2016 2016 ASM International electrically enhanced LADA laser-assisted device alteration soft defect localization soft failures 1 0 httpsdoi.org/10.31399/asm.edfa.2016-3.p010 EDFAAO (2016) 3:10-16 1537-0755/$19.00 ©ASM International® ELECTRONIC DEVICE FAILURE ANALYSIS...
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EDFA Technical Articles (2010) 12 (2): 4–11.
Published: 01 May 2010
... the tools and procedures used for failure mode verification, electrical analysis, fault localization, sample preparation, chemical analysis, and physical failure analysis. It also discusses the importance of implementing corrective actions and tracking the results. Wafer-level failure analysis plays...
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EDFA Technical Articles (2006) 8 (2): 14–20.
Published: 01 May 2006
..., results in significantly lower electrical currents, which can reach the OBIRCH limit. Hence, the 65 nm test structures are often difficult to handle, and alternative methods should be developed to increase the failure analysis success rate. One obvious solution is to add intermediary pads to the test...
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EDFA Technical Articles (2022) 24 (3): 24–31.
Published: 01 August 2022
... = 0.4 V; and (d) SCM amplitude DCUBE slices extracted for various VDC values from 3V to 3 V. edfas.org ELECTRONIC DEVICE FAILURE ANALYSIS | VOLUME 24 NO. 3 30 ELECTRICAL CHARACTERIZATIONS BASED ON AFM (continued from page 27) SSRM FOR THE FEOL AND BEOL The same multidimensional approach is used...
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EDFA Technical Articles (2005) 7 (1): 6–8.
Published: 01 February 2005
...-cause failure analysis. Scanning capacitance microscopy (SCM) is a SPM technique that maps the dopant profile of a semiconductor device in the deep submicron regime while simultaneously obtaining a topographic image.[1] A clean, ultrasmooth surface and good electrical contact to the area of interest...
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EDFA Technical Articles (2006) 8 (3): 6–11.
Published: 01 August 2006
...Stan Silvus Coil failures can often be traced to an electrically open wire. In practice, coil wire breaks are the result of two or more failure mechanism acting together or in sequence. This article discusses the characteristics of different failure mechanisms and explains how to recognize them...
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EDFA Technical Articles (2001) 3 (4): 37–39.
Published: 01 November 2001
...Stan Silvus This article presents three failure analysis case histories involving the use of silver in electrical applications. The first two failures, that of a relay and a trimming potentiometer, highlight the incompatibilities of silver and sulfur. The third failure, in which several surface...
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EDFA Technical Articles (2009) 11 (2): 30–34.
Published: 01 May 2009
... on the test mode, was explored to provide an electrical explanation for the failure. The underlying defect was isolated and subsequently identified by physical analysis. Copyright © ASM International® 2009 2009 ASM International bit failures fault isolation flash memory positive gate disturb...
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EDFA Technical Articles (1999) 1 (3): 21–24.
Published: 01 August 1999
...John R. Devaney Scanning electron microscopes can be used to analyze almost anything that conducts electricity and is prone to failure, including relays, coils, inductors, capacitors, resistors, transistors, diodes, IGBTS, MOSFETS, and hybrid circuits. As the author of the article explains, SEMs...
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EDFA Technical Articles (1999) 1 (2): 4–6.
Published: 01 May 1999
... grown to be a slgmficant challenge Electraisctahle cosmtipmleuxluitsy faonrdphsypseiecdalo~f aiinlt~eegrsaitteediscoilractuioitns have increased. Many standard physical failure site isolation techniques require an electrical stimulus to drive the device into a failing condition. Early failure analysis...
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EDFA Technical Articles (1999) 1 (4): 15–17.
Published: 01 November 1999
...Robert Lowry Electronic device failure analysis usually starts with electrical testing, followed by visual inspection via optical microscopy, then examination in a scanning electron microscope. When imaging reveals the need to determine the composition of materials, defects, and suspected...
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EDFA Technical Articles (2011) 13 (3): 12–16.
Published: 01 August 2011
...), time-resolved emission (TRE), along with emission- and laser-based electrical failure analysis (EFA). These techniques are the current standard for performing FA. Laser voltage probing has been an established method of measuring waveforms through the device backside for many years.[1] What...
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EDFA Technical Articles (2020) 22 (2): 22–28.
Published: 01 May 2020
... describes how a combination of analysis methods was used to determine the electrical nature of the fails. In particular, the discussion will focus on the relationship between the SCM and nanoprobing data, and the significance of these findings with respect to failure analysis of SOI technologies in general...
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EDFA Technical Articles (2016) 18 (1): 30–35.
Published: 01 February 2016
... capable of providing information on adhesion mechanisms, interdiffusion, and phase formation processes, or on electrical short, crack, and void formation issues. Therefore, there is a demand for metrology, physical characterization, and failure analysis of a wide range of 3-D interconnect technologies...