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ISTFA2021, ISTFA 2021: Conference Proceedings from the 47th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 269-273, October 31–November 4, 2021,
... placed edge-to-edge with test chips, planar deprocessing can be achieved using conventional finger deprocessing techniques. This paper describes the newly developed method, step by step, and presents two examples demonstrating its use. chip edge defects chip recombination FinFET devices planar...
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ISTFA2020, ISTFA 2020: Papers Accepted for the Planned 46th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 67-69, November 15–19, 2020,
...Abstract Abstract In the failure analysis (FA) of modern semiconductor logic device manufactured in foundry fab, efficient identification of wafer edge’s defect was studied by using volume diagnosis analysis and plasma-focused ion beam (FIB) planar deprocessing. As the chip from wafer edge has...
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ISTFA2010, ISTFA 2010: Conference Proceedings from the 36th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 338-347, November 14–18, 2010,
... to the power grid along its edges for peripheral pad configurations, while, for C4 or array pad configurations, the ports are distributed across the 2-D surface of the chip. In either case, the availability of multiple power ports can be leveraged for detecting and localizing defects and/or Trojan circuits...
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ISTFA2014, ISTFA 2014: Conference Proceedings from the 40th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 23-27, November 9–13, 2014,
... peak due to a power supply shortcircuit defect at the edge of a flip-chip packaged die. contour milling electrostatic discharge protection flip-chip packages giant-magnetoresistive sensors integrated circuits magnetic current imaging short circuits silicon SQUID High-Resolution...
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ISTFA2018, ISTFA 2018: Conference Proceedings from the 44th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 79-85, October 28–November 1, 2018,
... to the differential image. Information regarding the target structure is then used to locate key features inside the pattern image that require segmentation and further analysis. In our example, the edge of the chip needs to be identified so that it can be inspected for delamination defects. The resulting data...
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ISTFA2021, ISTFA 2021: Conference Proceedings from the 47th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 301-305, October 31–November 4, 2021,
... it failed to acquire emission spots with high resolution, the defects were suspected at edge termination region since it usually confronts high electric field and current crowding at chip corners. Thus, cross-sectional SCM was performed along the chip corner at 45 degrees. The maximum scanning area of SCM...
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ISTFA2003, ISTFA 2003: Conference Proceedings from the 29th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 384-390, November 2–6, 2003,
... the defective scan chain. Laser voltage probing however has several requirements regarding chip preparation and test pattern generation [4, 5]. Thus the chip was further thinned to a final thickness of 50 µm. Then, an anti-reflective coating layer of 130 nm thickness was deposed using chemical vapor deposition...
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ISTFA2013, ISTFA 2013: Conference Proceedings from the 39th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 208-212, November 3–7, 2013,
... the critical path that analysts increasingly rely on, because EFA follows failing electrical behavior from the chip scale to the defect scale. For leading edge process technologies, PFA results of all but the grossest defect are only successful if EFA has identified the actual cause and precise location...
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ISTFA2013, ISTFA 2013: Conference Proceedings from the 39th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 468-470, November 3–7, 2013,
... by the die edge CSAM images, FIB X-sections are performed on the defects shown in Fig. 5 (b). As indicated by Fig. 5 (c), the defects are thin film delamination located at die edges. Die edge CSAM imaging on other units indicates that this die edge CSAM recipe is also very sensitive to die edge chipping...
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ISTFA2017, ISTFA 2017: Conference Proceedings from the 43rd International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 574-579, November 5–9, 2017,
... of this technique to delayer sub-20 nm microprocessor chips with real defects to root cause the failure is presented. back end of line deprocessing integrated circuits low-k dielectrics mechanical manual polishing microprocessor devices reactive-ion etching root cause analysis wet chemical methods...
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ISTFA2005, ISTFA 2005: Conference Proceedings from the 31st International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 199-201, November 6–10, 2005,
... or package are standard issues for SAM. SAM can routinely detect large cracks through the central 80% of the die; however, the occurrence of smaller cracks at the edge of the flip chip die is problematic. This article proposes a model in which alteration in the standard SAM parameters, the gain and Time...
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ISTFA2000, ISTFA 2000: Conference Proceedings from the 26th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 177-185, November 12–16, 2000,
...- trates through the microcracks and causes an under- etch of this chip area. Thus, ESD defects located in the neighborhood of the pad area are destroyed. This problem can be solved by only exposing the chip edges during wet chemical etching because then the etch time is much smaller. Chips with bumps show...
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ISTFA2015, ISTFA 2015: Conference Proceedings from the 41st International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 430-435, November 1–5, 2015,
... imaging is a critical part of the reliability testing. Time zero analysis generally includes 2 dimensional x-ray imaging on all parts and detailed cross sectional analysis on another part. Figure 5: Virtual cross section of the flip chip interconnect at the edge with fatigue cracks near the upper left...
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ISTFA2000, ISTFA 2000: Conference Proceedings from the 26th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 463-467, November 12–16, 2000,
... is to provide other engineers working in defect and failure analysis an insight into the power of this metrology tool and how it can provide a firm basis for characterizing failures related to the dicing process. dicing die cracking failure analysis semiconductor chips stress concentrations 463...
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ISTFA2008, ISTFA 2008: Conference Proceedings from the 34th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 36-42, November 2–6, 2008,
... and/or substrate etch has been developed. Four different types of failure mechanism in multiple chip module that are associated with open/intermittent contact, ranging from device layout design, UBM forming process defect, to assembly related bump-substrate interface delamination have been identified...
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ISTFA2018, ISTFA 2018: Conference Proceedings from the 44th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 379-382, October 28–November 1, 2018,
..., a defective area was isolated by chip back side photon emission methodology with very low voltage in sense to locate the leakage initiated area as accurate as possible. The chip back side localization approach was used since the leakage was between emitter - collector and it is easy to locate the leakage path...
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ISTFA2021, ISTFA 2021: Tutorial Presentations from the 47th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, l1-l95, October 31–November 4, 2021,
... Package Level Analysis Typical Failure Mechanism: Package and/or Die cracks Cu Trace Cracks Solder Ball Joint Cracks Wire Bond Related Failures in MCP Mechanical Stress and Die Cracking in MCP Bottom Die Surface Damage in MCP Die Edge Chipping on WLCSP 24 [AMD Official Use Only] Failure...
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ISTFA2002, ISTFA 2002: Conference Proceedings from the 28th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 655-661, November 3–7, 2002,
...Abstract Abstract Time-resolved photon emission has been shown to be useful in analyzing clock skews and timing-related defects in flip-chip devices. In practice, time-resolved photon emission using the S-25 Quantar detector cannot be used at long loop lengths (typically >10 μs). This paper...
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ISTFA2004, ISTFA 2004: Conference Proceedings from the 30th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 389-392, November 14–18, 2004,
... surface interface. The hard to identify defects are found at the edge of the die next to the bond pads or under the bonds wires. This paper will present a technique, Backside Acoustic Micro Imaging (BAMI) analysis, which can better resolve the molding compound to die surface interface at the die edge...
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ISTFA2010, ISTFA 2010: Conference Proceedings from the 36th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 163-170, November 14–18, 2010,
.... The potential of the techniques is illustrated for flip-chip-like and TSV interconnections. The employed techniques combine non-destructive defect localization with efficient and accurate target preparation techniques to get access to functional structures and failure sites on 3D device level...