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ISTFA2021, ISTFA 2021: Conference Proceedings from the 47th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 342-346, October 31–November 4, 2021,
...Abstract Abstract This paper presents a method for determining positional variation and offsets in high aspect ratio etches used in the production of 3D NAND devices. The method uses a 3D fiducial as a positional reference in the field-of-view, which not only allows for high precision tracking...
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ISTFA2008, ISTFA 2008: Conference Proceedings from the 34th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 172-179, November 2–6, 2008,
...Abstract Abstract Electron tomography includes four main steps: tomography data acquisition, image processing, 3D reconstruction, and visualization. After acquisition, tilt-series alignments are performed. Two methods are used to align the tilt-series: cross-correlation and feature tracking...
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ISTFA2017, ISTFA 2017: Conference Proceedings from the 43rd International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 43-45, November 5–9, 2017,
...Abstract Abstract Through Silicon Via (TSV) Package (PKG) technology that forms a 3D stack with chip to chip or wafer to wafer contact, uses a variety of wet chemicals unlike conventional package technology. Therefore, new kinds of defects related to the wet chemical occur. In this a new...
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ISTFA2021, ISTFA 2021: Conference Proceedings from the 47th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 313-315, October 31–November 4, 2021,
..., the lower area and upper area of 3D NAND cannot enter within one field of view in the high magnification image. Also, the same fiducial marks are not included in the field of view of both images. Also, the field of view of both images does not contain the same fiducial mark. It is difficult to objectively...
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ISTFA2014, ISTFA 2014: Conference Proceedings from the 40th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 19-22, November 9–13, 2014,
...Abstract Abstract Continuing advances in Atom Probe Tomography and Focused Ion Beam Scanning Electron Microscope technologies along with the development of new specimen preparation approaches have resulted in reliable methods for acquiring 3D subnanometer compositional data from device...
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ISTFA2018, ISTFA 2018: Conference Proceedings from the 44th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 224-231, October 28–November 1, 2018,
...Abstract Abstract The cross-sectional and planar analysis of current generation 3D device structures can be analyzed using a single Focused Ion Beam (FIB) mill. This is achieved using a diagonal milling technique that exposes a multilayer planar surface as well as the cross-section...
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ISTFA2016, ISTFA 2016: Conference Proceedings from the 42nd International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 308-312, November 6–10, 2016,
... instrument [4]. Since the absolute position of each pixel is known ultimately to the accuracy afforded by the laser interferometer stage, these images can be stacked (3D-stitched) with the highest possible accuracy. Thus, the RE-SEM has been used to successfully reconstruct a current PC-CPU at the 22 nm node...
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ISTFA2018, ISTFA 2018: Conference Proceedings from the 44th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 32-36, October 28–November 1, 2018,
... as guidance when using the 3D XRM for validation. Figure 5. Left: Optical image showing peak position (green cursor) and reference fiducial (capacitor corner, pink cursor). Right: Current density peak with peak position (blue arrow) overlay on optical image. Once the XY location is obtained, we proceeded...
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ISTFA2016, ISTFA 2016: Conference Proceedings from the 42nd International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 574-579, November 6–10, 2016,
... in the process of converting ultra-thin cross-sectional lamellae to the orthogonal axis has been shown to be a key enabler of producing high quality lamellae of this type. References [1] Zhao, W, et al., 3D Analytical TEM Approach to Effectively Characterize 3D-FinFET Device Features in Semiconductor Wafer...
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ISTFA2021, ISTFA 2021: Conference Proceedings from the 47th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 126-129, October 31–November 4, 2021,
... and lamella thinning is done on the wafer (Fig. 3d), according to the process steps and parameters defined in the scripts. Figure 3: SEM images of the proposed ex-situ TEM prep flow. (a) A blindly made fiducial near the defect location. (b) Protection capping deposited over the defect. (c) Extra fiducials...
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ISTFA2008, ISTFA 2008: Conference Proceedings from the 34th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 21-24, November 2–6, 2008,
... of an optical microscope with a controlled material removal technique and 3D reconstruction software. Although these components have been available separately (e.g., [1 the key for routine use is an integrated system that produces accurate 3-D reconstructions with limited user involvement. The SSPT technique...
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ISTFA2016, ISTFA 2016: Conference Proceedings from the 42nd International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 468-471, November 6–10, 2016,
...Abstract Abstract With semiconductor geometries approaching sub 10 nanometer gate levels in the not too distant future and with higher levels of integration, new ways of characterizing defects and examining the 3D distribution visually and elementally on the nanometer level are required to keep...
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ISTFA2011, ISTFA 2011: Conference Proceedings from the 37th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 137-140, November 13–17, 2011,
.... Richard, A. Kalio, E. Sourty, 3D-analysis of Semiconductor Structures by Electron Tomography, Microelectronic Engineering, Volume 84, Issue 11, Materials for Advanced Metallization 2007, 16th European Workshop on Materials for Advanced Metallization 2007, November 2007, pp. 2707-2713 [3] Ercius, P...
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ISTFA2020, ISTFA 2020: Papers Accepted for the Planned 46th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 12-16, November 15–19, 2020,
.... The evolution of integrating heterogeneous devices into a single package provides superior power consumption and signal transmission performance [1]. Technologies like 2.5D and 3D packages, or chip-to-chip interconnect with through-silicon vias (TSV) enable such performance, but often require a more...
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ISTFA2019, ISTFA 2019: Conference Proceedings from the 45th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 236-240, November 10–14, 2019,
... and additive manufacturing of the sample. A schematic diagram of the additive manufactured, and 3D-printed sample and array of samples is shown in Fig. 1a and Fig. 1b respectively. The logo is designed to be used as a fiducial mark for the possibility of FIB vendor scripting automation. Note that the 1 µm...
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ISTFA2017, ISTFA 2017: Conference Proceedings from the 43rd International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 164-170, November 5–9, 2017,
... is responsible for the Back End of Line (BEOL) processes. This includes TSVs for 3D integration, metal layers 5-8 (M5-M8) and pads. Both foundries use a dual damascene process for deposition of copper metal lines and vias [2]. A tantalum liner is deposited prior to copper deposition to prevent copper diffusion...
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ISTFA2016, ISTFA 2016: Conference Proceedings from the 42nd International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 414-420, November 6–10, 2016,
...Abstract Abstract Process challenges and other technology challenges have slowed the implementation of 3D technology into high volume manufacturing well behind the original ITRS expectations. Nevertheless, although full implementation suffered delays, 2.5D through the use of interposer and TSV...
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ISTFA2020, ISTFA 2020: Papers Accepted for the Planned 46th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 375-378, November 15–19, 2020,
... is very challenging due to an increase in device complexity and the use of various complex materials in the fabrication process. A routine sample preparation technique that enables mapping of the doping distribution in 3D structures or devices is critical for device and fabrication process optimization...
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ISTFA2021, ISTFA 2021: Conference Proceedings from the 47th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 337-341, October 31–November 4, 2021,
...-enhanced PFIB surface preparation enabled metrology and statistical analysis of 3D NAND devices ISTFA (2019) [5] Ledoux, M., Clarke, J., Avedisian, B., Rue, C., Adiga, U., Biedrzycki, M. "Gas-enhanced PFIB surface preparation enabled metrology and statistical analysis of 3D NAND devices SPIE (2019) 341...
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ISTFA2021, ISTFA 2021: Conference Proceedings from the 47th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 108-114, October 31–November 4, 2021,
.... Using 3D isolation and a unified CAD database, nondestructive FA can also be implemented over heterogeneous systems to isolate such challenging defects. For instance, Fig. 10 shows the integration between Synopsys® SysNav and a Thermo Scientific ELITE System for thermal emission analysis. root cause...