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EDFA Technical Articles (2017) 19 (4): 4–9.
Published: 01 November 2017
... by different rates of thermal expansion and were remedied with the help of thermomechanical analysis, EBSD imaging, and phase map comparisons for thick and thin solder joints. Copyright © ASM International® 2017 2017 ASM International dc-to-dc converters defect localization local probing...
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EDFA Technical Articles (2017) 19 (2): 4–9.
Published: 01 May 2017
... root cause analysis solder joint defects voids 4 httpsdoi.org/10.31399/asm.edfa.2017-2.p004 EDFAAO (2017) 2:4-9 1537-0755/$19.00 ©ASM International® ELECTRONIC DEVICE FAILURE ANALYSIS | VOLUME 19 NO. 2 FAILURE ANALYSIS ON SOLDERED BALL GRID ARRAYS: PART II Gert Vogel, Siemens AG, Digital Factory...
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EDFA Technical Articles (2017) 19 (1): 4–8.
Published: 01 February 2017
... an alternate FA approach that involves grinding away much of the PCB. Copyright © ASM International® 2017 2017 ASM International ball grid arrays BGA failures root cause analysis solder joints soldering defects 4 httpsdoi.org/10.31399/asm.edfa.2017-1.p004 EDFAAO (2017) 1:4-8 1537-0755...
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EDFA Technical Articles (2006) 8 (1): 16–24.
Published: 01 February 2006
... to or exceeding the IPC-A-610D standard. ( IPC formerly referred to the Institute for Printed Circuits, but there have been several name changes. IPC is now part of the institute s name, similar to the ASM in ASM International.) The critical components are x-rayed to look for gross defects in the solder joints...
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EDFA Technical Articles (2016) 18 (1): 14–20.
Published: 01 February 2016
... formation by accumulation of defects edfas.org ELECTRONIC DEVICE FAILURE ANALYSIS | VOLUME 18 NO. 1 20 4. J.-W. Nah et al.: Electromigration in Flip Chip Joints Having a Thick Cu Column Bump and a Shallow Solder Interconect, J. Appl. Phys., 2006, 100, p. 123513. 5. Y. Takai et al.: Analysis of Gas...
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EDFA Technical Articles (2016) 18 (1): 30–35.
Published: 01 February 2016
..., and reliability properties of interconnects in microelectronic packaging and microsystem integration are closely related to the formation, growth, and physical properties of the different IMCs formed in the interfaces of solder joint contacts. Metallographic grinding techniques are typically used for cross...
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EDFA Technical Articles (2010) 12 (1): 14–18.
Published: 01 February 2010
... Electronic Device Failure Analysis Semiconductor Package Examples X-ray micro-CT systems are used to routinely resolve difficult-to-image defects, such as microcracks, microvoids, solder ball nonwets, high-density wire shorts and open circuits, wire shifts, die cracks, substrate via and metal trace cracks...
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EDFA Technical Articles (2024) 26 (2): 22–30.
Published: 01 May 2024
... is defined in industry standards as the ability of a product to function under given conditions and for a specified period without exceeding acceptable failure levels. The goal of solder joint reliability assurance programs is to ensure that failure rates remain below an acceptable level by the end...
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EDFA Technical Articles (2020) 22 (3): 18–25.
Published: 01 August 2020
... such as semiconductor chips (silicon based), metal wires, solder joints, copper vias, intermetallic layer plus underfill, and molding compounds, which are organic materials. The inspection of heavy-elemental components such as metal wires, solder, and copper vias requires the use of highly energetic x-rays...
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EDFA Technical Articles (2016) 18 (3): 4–8.
Published: 01 August 2016
... the possibility that the solder joint had been contaminated with a low-temperature solder during manufacture. Because component and PCB manufacturers who provide high-temperature assembly always offer low-temperature products as well, the possibility of inadvertently mixed solder alloys is a constant threat...
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EDFA Technical Articles (2015) 17 (1): 32–33.
Published: 01 February 2015
... localization, to localize failures in unique failure compo- solder reflow, shock-induced solder joint liftoff from the nents. Both Ted and Philippe emphasized the importance pad, and solder cracks. Both John and Bobby highlighted of analyzing system behavior to bridge the gap between that accelerated testing...
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EDFA Technical Articles (2022) 24 (3): 32–40.
Published: 01 August 2022
.... A comparison between exposure times of 6 and 87 min. is illustrated with a virtual delayered slice from a series of solder joints in a cold-joint/non-wet detection scan as identified by the meniscus like curvature contact. The 6 min. scan is sufficient for failure detection, without compromising much loss...
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EDFA Technical Articles (2005) 7 (1): 10–14.
Published: 01 February 2005
... cracking, shorts and opens on the die, passivation fracturing, wire bond cratering, excessive intermetallic growth, and poor solder joints (Fig. 5). Highly Accelerated Stress Test A highly accelerated stress test (HAST) is performed to evaluate nonhermetic packaging in humid environments. The use of high...
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EDFA Technical Articles (2014) 16 (2): 18–23.
Published: 01 May 2014
... surroundings could help identify if there was any external stress involved. Analyzing the solder joints allows identification of any possible manual rework. Next, external and internal construction of the CAP should be examined. External examination of the CAP is typically conducted using a stereomicroscope...
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EDFA Technical Articles (2005) 7 (4): 16–22.
Published: 01 November 2005
... to the shape of the can sometimes be applied solder ball, its opaqueness, to the short, generating a the presence of voids in the greater heat signature solder, and signs of wet- and revealing the hidden ting. However, such prob- defect. lems as microcracks in the Ball Grid Arrays solder and the effect...
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EDFA Technical Articles (2003) 5 (4): 5–10.
Published: 01 November 2003
... for thin die to look for low-k ILD/thin films and edge effects Acoustics: improved penetration for stacked die high-powered transducer (amplitude). May need new materials X-ray: distinguishing wire bonds, Acoustics: Improved quantification flip chip, and BGA joints and detecting subtle interconnect defects...
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EDFA Technical Articles (1999) 1 (2): 15–16.
Published: 01 May 1999
... (Fig. 2) detected strong cWorine content, along with some bromine, in the corrosion products. A vendor audit revealed that the coil manufacturer was using a halide-containing solder flux in terminating the coils and was using cWoroform spray to clean the coil-termination solder joints. Further...
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EDFA Technical Articles (2018) 20 (4): 4–12.
Published: 01 November 2018
... techniques are widely used methods for defect localization. With their special ability to penetrate optically opaque materials, these techniques enable analysis and imaging through housing or encapsulation materials to sense irregularities, which accompany potential defects and thus provide information...
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EDFA Technical Articles (2012) 14 (1): 14–20.
Published: 01 February 2012
... Digest, www. sat-index.com/failures/. 4. M.S. Mason, G. Eng, M. Leung, G. Stupian, and T. Yeoh: Microanalysis for Tin Whisker Risk Assessment, Proc. 2011 IRPS, 2011, pp. 2G.3.1-2G.3.5. 5. K.N. Tu: Solder Joint Technology: Materials, Properties and Reliability, Springer, New York, 2007. 6. G. Stupian...
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EDFA Technical Articles (2011) 13 (4): 4–12.
Published: 01 November 2011
..., consideration of new on-die content to solve problems such as new defect models may also be required. One expected new issue is thermal hot spots on one die that can impact the die stack, or the cumulative impact of thermal hot spots on several dice in the stack. Another option is new test content...