With the microelectronic technology progresses in nanometer realm, like SRAM, logic circuits and structures are also becoming dense and more sensitive to process variation. Logic failures may have different root causes from SRAM failure. If these technology weak points for logic circuits are not detected and resolved during the technology development stage, they will greatly affect the product manufacturing yield ramp, leading to longer time of design to market. In this paper, we present a logic yield learning methodology based on an inline logic vehicle, which includes several scan chains of different latch types representative of product logic. Failure analysis for the low yield wafers had revealed several killer defects associated with logic circuits. A few examples of the systematic failures unique to logic circuits will be presented. In combination with SRAM yield learning, logic yield learning makes the technology development more robust thus improving manufacturability.

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