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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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ISTFA2004, ISTFA 2004: Conference Proceedings from the 30th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 255-260, November 14–18, 2004,
... without introducing arifacts during sample preparation of the exposed flake. A new procedure to identify these defects using a combination of face-lapping and high energy (>10 kV) SEM imaging is described in this paper. In this method, the failing device is carefully face-lapped and inspected...
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ISTFA2019, ISTFA 2019: Conference Proceedings from the 45th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 308-312, November 10–14, 2019,
...Abstract Abstract The potential benefits and challenges of low kV SEM imaging and EDS elemental analysis have been discussed in the SEM community since at least the early 1990s [1,2]. Concurrent with steady progress in the performance of so-called extreme high-resolution ‘XHR’ SEM imaging [3...
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ISTFA2016, ISTFA 2016: Conference Proceedings from the 42nd International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 147-150, November 6–10, 2016,
... of sample wet-chemical staining techniques with the latest generation SEM imaging capabilities. The examples show how sample preparation and imaging conditions have to be tailored to the specific needs. The combination of application-tailored chemical decoration with high-resolution material contrast SEM...
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ISTFA2018, ISTFA 2018: Conference Proceedings from the 44th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 256-265, October 28–November 1, 2018,
... in combination with the supervised machine-learning model are used to classify different features of the golden layout and SEM images from an IC under authentication, as a unique descriptor for each type of gates. These descriptors are compared with each other to detect any subtle changes on the active region...
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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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ISTFA2004, ISTFA 2004: Conference Proceedings from the 30th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 426-428, November 14–18, 2004,
.... In this particular study the defect was determined to lie in an approximately 100 um2 area and top down SEM inspection did not indicate any obvious defect. In an effort to further isolate the defect, an image comparison analysis was performed to highlight the differences between the fail area and an assumed good...
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ISTFA2020, ISTFA 2020: Papers Accepted for the Planned 46th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 180-187, November 15–19, 2020,
... into a daunting task. This is amplified by the challenges introduced by the imaging modalities such as the Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) used in acquiring images of ICs. One such challenge is the lack of understanding of the influence of noise in the imaging modality along with its detrimental effect...
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ISTFA2021, ISTFA 2021: Conference Proceedings from the 47th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 179-189, October 31–November 4, 2021,
... gate camouflaging design comes with a significantly reduced overhead cost, allowing numerous camouflaged gates in circuits which improves resiliency against invasive and semi-invasive attacks. Dummy inputs are used in the design, but SEM imaging analysis has only been performed on simplified contact...
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ISTFA2020, ISTFA 2020: Papers Accepted for the Planned 46th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 267-273, November 15–19, 2020,
.... With in-SEM fault isolation and localization techniques such as Voltage Contrast (VC), Electron Beam Induced/Absorb Current (EBIC/EBAC) and Resistive Contrast Imaging (RCI), the nano-scale defect can be further localized due to the advantage of the magnification and spot size. This paper offers the combined...
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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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ISTFA2019, ISTFA 2019: Conference Proceedings from the 45th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 283-285, November 10–14, 2019,
... processing electron-optical design high speed imaging integrated circuits multi-beam scanning electron microscopes sample preparation Speeding up Chip Layer Imaging with a Multi-Beam SEM A. L. Eberle, T. Garbowski, S. Nickell, D. Zeidler Carl Zeiss Microscopy GmbH, Carl-Zeiss-Str. 22, D-73447...
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ISTFA2021, ISTFA 2021: Tutorial Presentations from the 47th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, j1-i60, October 31–November 4, 2021,
...Abstract Abstract This presentation covers the principles of STEM-in-SEM technology and its application in materials research and failure analysis. Part 1 describes the arrangement and function of major components in TEM-in-STEM systems, compares and contrasts imaging modes, and explains how...
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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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ISTFA2016, ISTFA 2016: Conference Proceedings from the 42nd International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 476-479, November 6–10, 2016,
... Electron Channeling Contrast Imaging. Site-specific TEM preparation on dislocations is therefore possible. The prepared thin lamella can be inspected in the SEM using STEM to study dislocations. This is a cost effective work flow without using TEM. dislocations electron channeling contrast imaging...
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ISTFA2012, ISTFA 2012: Conference Proceedings from the 38th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 26-29, November 11–15, 2012,
... the time necessary for many failure analysis tasks. failure analysis focused ion beam liquid metal ion source scanning electron microscope xenon plasma Novel plasma FIB/SEM for high speed failure analysis and real time imaging of large volume removal T Hrn F Lopour, M Zadra il TESCAN a.s...
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ISTFA2013, ISTFA 2013: Conference Proceedings from the 39th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 7-11, November 3–7, 2013,
...Abstract Abstract We have exploited an innovative X-ray tomography system, which is hosted in a Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM). The resolution reached by this equipment is closed to 160nm in 2 dimensions. We imaged Through Silicon Vias (TSV) which have undergone a manufacturing defect...
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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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ISTFA2019, ISTFA 2019: Conference Proceedings from the 45th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 277-282, November 10–14, 2019,
... microelectronics applications porous copper scanning electron microscopy stencil printing Development of a Characterization Workflow for Reliable Porous Copper Films using SEM-FIB Tomography and Advanced Image Analysis Andi Wijaya, Jördis Rosc, Bernhard Sartory, Roland Brunner Materials Center Leoben...
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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,
...Abstract Abstract For large area, high resolution SEM imaging applications, such as integrated circuit (IC) reverse engineering and connectomics [1-3], SEM instruments are limited by small, uncalibrated fields of view (FOVs) and imprecise sample positioning. These limitations affect image...