This paper demonstrates a methodology for chip level defect localization that allows complex logic nets to be approached from multiple perspectives during failure analysis of modern flip-chip CMOS IC devices. By combining chip backside deprocessing with site-specific plasma Focused Ion Beam (pFIB) low angle milling, the area of interest in a failure IC device is made accessible from any direction for nanoprobing and Electron Beam Absorbed Current (EBAC) analysis. This methodology allows subtle defects to be more accurately localized and analyzed for thorough root-cause understanding.

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