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ISTFA2001, ISTFA 2001: Conference Proceedings from the 27th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 281-284, November 11–15, 2001,
...Abstract Abstract Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry (SIMS) with a quadrupole detector has been used on FIB systems but it needs yields enhancement to become an effective tool. By introducing water vapor to the area of analysis, the secondary ion yield can be significantly increased for certain...
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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,
... oxide, which had resulted in discolored bondpads and NSOP. It was concluded that fluorine contamination was not due to wafer fab process, but was due to the wafer packaging foam material. XPS/ESCA and TOF-SIMS advanced tools were used to study the chemical and physical failure mechanism of fluorine...
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ISTFA2003, ISTFA 2003: Conference Proceedings from the 29th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 215-220, November 2–6, 2003,
..., such as FTIR. ToF-SIMS has extremely high surface sensitivity for the analysis of trace contaminants on wafer surfaces. The high mass resolution of ToF-SIMS is also a powerful tool for the identification of the contaminants. In the current study, ToF-SIMS is used to monitor the build-up of airborne amine...
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ISTFA2006, ISTFA 2006: Conference Proceedings from the 32nd International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 132-136, November 12–16, 2006,
...-of-flight secondary ion mass spectrometry Root Cause finding of a Diode Leakage Failure using Scanning Magnetic Microscopy and ToF-SIMS as Key Methods H. Preu, W. Mack, T. Kilger, B. Seidl, J. Walter, P. Alpern, M. Kirchberger Infineon Technologies AG, Regensburg, Germany Abstract One challenge...
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ISTFA2004, ISTFA 2004: Conference Proceedings from the 30th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 474-481, November 14–18, 2004,
... are discussed, which may be used as the fingerprints of FTIR technique to identify carbon-related contaminants. The C=O functional group and the PDMS (PolyDimethylSiloxane) are recommended as the fingerprints of XPS and TOF-SIMS techniques to identify source of carbon-related contaminants, respectively...
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ISTFA2019, ISTFA 2019: Conference Proceedings from the 45th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 29-34, November 10–14, 2019,
... technique can be enhanced by thinning the sample. In the current study this thinning step has been performed by the ion beam of a ToF-SIMS tool containing an in-situ AFM, which allows not only chemical analysis of the interface but also a well-controlled local thinning (size, depth and roughness...
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ISTFA2019, ISTFA 2019: Conference Proceedings from the 45th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 53-59, November 10–14, 2019,
... of the exemplar. Keywords: Secondary Ion Mass Spectroscopy, SIMS, counterfeit detection, LED, Light emitting diode. counterfeit semiconductor devices light emitting diode time-of-flight secondary ion mass spectroscopy ToF-SIMS, Time-of-Flight Secondary Ion Mass Spectroscopy for counterfeit detection...
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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,
... scanning transmission electron microscopy time-of-flight secondary ion mass spectrometry A comprehensive investigation of the galvanic corrosion induced Ag-Al bond degradation in microelectronic packaging using Argon Ion Milling, SEM, Dual Beam FIB-SEM, STEM-EDS and TOF-SIMS Yixin Chen, Emmanuel Simon...
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ISTFA2014, ISTFA 2014: Conference Proceedings from the 40th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 496-501, November 9–13, 2014,
... using TOF-SIMS, XPS, AFM, EBSD and TEM J. J. Shao, Y. Q. Shen, Y. Shen, Y. K. Zhou, K. Li, S. Y. Chou, Y. F. Liu, M. Hao, W. W. An, Y. N. Hua, Z. X. Xing, and X. M. Li WinTech Nano-Technology Services Pte. Ltd. 10 Science Park Road #03-26 The Alpha Singapore Science Park II Singapore 117684 Phone: (65...
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ISTFA2015, ISTFA 2015: Conference Proceedings from the 41st International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 211-216, November 1–5, 2015,
... equipment or process design limit. The information of ion implantation energy, dose and angle can be qualitatively and quantitatively analyzed by SIMS (Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry) [1], which provides a way to diagnose ion implanter issue. Based on SIMS analysis results, we can judge whether ion...
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ISTFA2012, ISTFA 2012: Conference Proceedings from the 38th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 290-292, November 11–15, 2012,
... formation. In this article, the failure case of a shift in the Vt of a Power MOSFET V is studied. Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry (SIMS) is found to be the most direct way for detecting any abnormality in the channel doping profiles. A comprehensive simulation is performed showing that the Phosphorus level...
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ISTFA2013, ISTFA 2013: Conference Proceedings from the 39th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 427-429, November 3–7, 2013,
...Abstract Abstract Contamination in the gate oxide layer is the most common effect which cause the gate oxide integrate (GOI) issue. Dynamic Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry (SIMS) is a mature tool for GOI contamination analysis. During the sample preparation, all metal and IDL layers above poly...
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ISTFA1998, ISTFA 1998: Conference Proceedings from the 24th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 185-193, November 15–19, 1998,
... spectrometry (SIMS), the authors found that annealing causes an increase in hydrogen in the PZT layer (accompanied by a reduction in nonvolatile polarization) and a decrease in oxygen in the upper Pt film, which is associated with poor adhesion. The authors also found that oxygen annealing, after N 2 -H 2...
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ISTFA2021, ISTFA 2021: Conference Proceedings from the 47th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 44-48, October 31–November 4, 2021,
... of localization at different length scales. It discusses sample preparation procedures, test methods and equipment, and advanced techniques. In the work presented here, the authors explain how they combined ToF-SIMS with STEM lamella preparation in a FIB-SEM, which allowed them to correlate concentration...
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ISTFA1996, ISTFA 1996: Conference Proceedings from the 22nd International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 293-299, November 18–22, 1996,
... Compound Adhesion D. Saxon, R. Sims Matsushita Semiconductor Corporation of America, Puyallup, Washington Abstract Good adhesion of mold compounds to the die surfaces of plastic encapsulated integrated circuits is an important quality and reliability issue. A comparison was made of mold compound adhesion...
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ISTFA2009, ISTFA 2009: Conference Proceedings from the 35th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 177-181, November 15–19, 2009,
... will propose an analysis flow for GOI failures to improve FA’s success rate. In this new proposed flow both a chemical method, Wright Etch, and SIMS analysis techniques are employed to identify root cause of the GOI failures after EFA fault isolation. In general, the shape of the defect might provide...
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ISTFA1997, ISTFA 1997: Conference Proceedings from the 23rd International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 273-277, October 27–31, 1997,
...Abstract Abstract Secondary Ion Mass Spectroscopy (SIMS) can be applied to all elements, and it facilitates the quantitative analysis of solid surfaces, including monolayers. The method is widely used in studies of adsorption, oxidation, corrosion, catalysis, diffusion and in characterization...
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ISTFA1998, ISTFA 1998: Conference Proceedings from the 24th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 175-178, November 15–19, 1998,
... 17 exceeding 5000 ppmv IWV with one unit as high as 90,000 ppmv IWV. Despite the certainty of condensate internally during life tests, all units maintained functionality. Units were further investigated by internal visual inspection, glass integrity testing of die passivation, and SIMS analysis...
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ISTFA2001, ISTFA 2001: Conference Proceedings from the 27th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 191-197, November 11–15, 2001,
...-doped staircase silicon substrates and compared these data to the corresponding doping profile from ID Secondary ion mass spectroscopy (SIMS). To demonstrate the ability of the SThM technique to analyze both thermal features - temperature distribution and quantitative thermal conductivity...
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ISTFA2003, ISTFA 2003: Conference Proceedings from the 29th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 249-255, November 2–6, 2003,
...Abstract Abstract In the authors' previous paper, we studied the defects from Fluorine-Induced Corrosion on microchip Al bondpads using SEM, EDX, TEM, AES, IC, XPS and TOF-SIMS techniques. An unknown F-Al compound was found and identified as [AlF6]3-. In this paper, we will further study...