This paper explains how the authors used nanoprobing techniques and electrical characterization to trace a die failure to a problem with the photoresist used to mask the wafer for ion implantation. Nanoprobing and leakage current measurements revealed significant differences between the inner and outer fingers of a multi-finger native transistor. Based on simulations, the differences can be attributed to severe scattering at the active edge of the Pwell due to problems with the photoresist, resulting in nonuniform doping profiles and die failure.

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