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ISTFA2005, ISTFA 2005: Conference Proceedings from the 31st International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 440-447, November 6–10, 2005,
...Abstract Abstract Advantages of low energy e-beam & i-beam in the operation and applications of SEM/FIB/EDS are presented. Further advantages of Backscattered Electron in SEM are stressed in the paper. However, since the “low energy” limit of zero is impractical, limiting factors...
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ISTFA2014, ISTFA 2014: Conference Proceedings from the 40th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 166-171, November 9–13, 2014,
...Abstract Abstract In this study, a comprehensive investigation of the Ag-Al bond degradation mechanism in an electrically failed module using the argon ion milling, scanning electron microscopy (SEM), dual beam focused ion beam-SEM, scanning transmission electron microscopy energy dispersive x...
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ISTFA2001, ISTFA 2001: Conference Proceedings from the 27th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 121-123, November 11–15, 2001,
...Abstract Abstract In semiconductor failure analysis, there is a demand that after mechanical polishing and scanning electron microcopy (SEM) examination, the failure site needs to be analyzed by transmission electron microscope (TEM) for a detailed examination to find the root cause...
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ISTFA2002, ISTFA 2002: Conference Proceedings from the 28th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 3-7, November 3–7, 2002,
...Abstract Abstract A resistive probe based Scanning Thermal Microscope (SThM) was implemented in an analysis chamber of a Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM). By means of this hybrid-system thermal device, specific characteristics are detectable. Variable punctual heat sources can be simulated...
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ISTFA2002, ISTFA 2002: Conference Proceedings from the 28th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 77-85, November 3–7, 2002,
... (SEM) using an easily constructed sample holder. Although not a substitute for true TEM analysis, this method allows for spatial resolution that is superior to typical SEM imaging and provides image contrast from material structure that is typical of TEM images. Furthermore, the method can produce...
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ISTFA2002, ISTFA 2002: Conference Proceedings from the 28th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 93-99, November 3–7, 2002,
... the theoretical idea of converting a standard SEM to produce a STEM image was developed. This solution would enable high magnification, material contrasting, detailed cross sectional analysis of integrated circuits with an ordinary SEM. This would provide a practical and cost effective alternative to Transmission...
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ISTFA2002, ISTFA 2002: Conference Proceedings from the 28th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 495-504, November 3–7, 2002,
... were reported to have bondpad discoloration and bonding problem at the assembly house. SEM, EDX, TEM, AES and IC techniques were employed to identify the root cause of the failure. Failure analysis results showed that fluorine contamination had caused bondpad corrosion and thicker native aluminium...
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ISTFA2002, ISTFA 2002: Conference Proceedings from the 28th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 733-737, November 3–7, 2002,
...Abstract Abstract In this paper an experimental set-up is presented that allows the Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) in-situ investigation of electromigration phenomena in fully embedded copper interconnect structures, both from a top-down and from a cross-sectional perspective. The condition...
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ISTFA2003, ISTFA 2003: Conference Proceedings from the 29th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 87-89, November 2–6, 2003,
... analysis passive voltage contrast sample preparation scanning electron microscope Enhanced SEM Doping Contrast C.Y. Lin, J. H. Lee Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Yield Enhancement Service Department. No. 25, Li-Hsin Rd., Science-Based Industrial Park Hsin-Chu, Taiwan 300, R.O.C. Abstract...
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ISTFA2003, ISTFA 2003: Conference Proceedings from the 29th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 132-139, November 2–6, 2003,
... microscopy etching failure analysis focused ion beam IC manufacturing instrumentation quantitative analysis specimen preparation Real Time SEM Imaging of FIB Milling Processes for Extended Accuracy on TEM Samples for EFTEM Analysis P. Gnauck, U. Zeile, P. Hoffrogge, G. Benner, A. Orchowski, W-D...
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ISTFA2003, ISTFA 2003: Conference Proceedings from the 29th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 297-300, November 2–6, 2003,
...Abstract Abstract For both FSG or C-doped oxide samples containing copper (Cu) metallization, Cu was often dissolved during wet delineation steps for cross-sectional SEM samples. Length effect was the important factor for avoiding Cu dissolution during wet delineation process. This paper...
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ISTFA2006, ISTFA 2006: Conference Proceedings from the 32nd International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 289-292, November 12–16, 2006,
... tools, such as scanning electron microscopes (SEM), display images in shades of gray. The human eye is inherently more sensitive to changes in color rather than changes in grayscale. As a result, subtle variations in grayscale which could indicate the defect location can go unobserved unless a careful...
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ISTFA2006, ISTFA 2006: Conference Proceedings from the 32nd International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 334-338, November 12–16, 2006,
...Abstract Abstract SEM analysis of 193-nm photoresist profiles after cross section is seen to be critical because of the shrinkage of the photoresist material during electron beam exposure. With a combination of AFM and SEM investigations on AuPd sputter prepared samples an averaged shrinkage...
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ISTFA2006, ISTFA 2006: Conference Proceedings from the 32nd International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 480-487, November 12–16, 2006,
... and provides the results of SAM from actual packages. The procedure involved in cross-sectioning and scanning electron microscopy (SEM) imaging for correlating samples is also provided. Based on the SAM-cross-sectioning-SEM analysis, a detection of 0.056 - 0.183 micron air gaps was concluded...
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ISTFA2007, ISTFA 2007: Conference Proceedings from the 33rd International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 97-102, November 4–8, 2007,
...Abstract Abstract Blind deconvolution techniques were used to enhance scanning electron microscope (SEM) images in the range of 200,000x to 500,000x magnification. Typical SEM samples were imaged including a gold island reference standard, a plasma delayered integrated circuit...
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ISTFA2007, ISTFA 2007: Conference Proceedings from the 33rd International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 223-225, November 4–8, 2007,
... microscope SRAM static noise margin transistors voltage transfer curves Measuring Static Noise Margin of 65nm Node SRAMs Using a 7-point SEM Nanoprobing Technique Richard E. Stallcup II, Ph.D., and Zachary Cross Zyvex Instruments L.L.C., 1321 North Plano Road, Richardson, Texas, 75081, USA William...
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ISTFA2008, ISTFA 2008: Conference Proceedings from the 34th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 291-293, November 2–6, 2008,
... of the condenser lens aperture than the accelerating voltage. Therefore, in terms of the probe current, the condenser lens aperture plays a decisive role in affecting the radiation damage process. In order to minimize the radiation damage, SEM imaging should be conducted with not only a low accelerating voltage...
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ISTFA2008, ISTFA 2008: Conference Proceedings from the 34th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 320-327, November 2–6, 2008,
...Abstract Abstract Scanning transmission electron microscopy with scanning electron microscopes (SEM-STEM) has become increasing used in both SEM and dual-beam focused ion beam (FIB)-SEM systems. This paper describes modeling undertaken to simulate the contrast seen in such images. Such modeling...
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ISTFA2008, ISTFA 2008: Conference Proceedings from the 34th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 510-514, November 2–6, 2008,
...Abstract Abstract One of the approaches to visualize dopant regions is to use SEM dopant contrast. In silicon, the technique is rather more problematical, presumedly because typical pn-junction built-in potentials are three times smaller. Dapor et al. have reviewed the literature, and made...
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ISTFA2009, ISTFA 2009: Conference Proceedings from the 35th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 189-192, November 15–19, 2009,
...Abstract Abstract The techniques of doping profile inspection, such as SEM (Scanning Electron Microscope) dopant contrast, SEM wet stain and SCM (Scanning Capacitance Microscope) have been widely used in failure analysis for implant root causes identification. The applications of real FA...