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ISTFA2021, ISTFA 2021: Conference Proceedings from the 47th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 96-107, October 31–November 4, 2021,
...) that leverages an ensemble of nitrogenvacancy (NV) centers in diamond for simultaneous wide fieldof- view, high spatial resolution, vector magnetic field imaging of microelectronics under ambient conditions [1,2]. Here, we present QDM measurements of two-dimensional (2D) current distributions in an 8 nm process...
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ISTFA2012, ISTFA 2012: Conference Proceedings from the 38th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 436-439, November 11–15, 2012,
... to scale the entire ion probe. The necessity for comprehensive analysis of the ion beam profile and understanding how the ion beam current distribution profile influences different aspects of nanomachining are becoming increasingly important and more challenging. failure analysis focused ion beam...
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ISTFA2007, ISTFA 2007: Conference Proceedings from the 33rd International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 188-190, November 4–8, 2007,
..., known as voltage distribution contrast (VDIC), works best for interconnects in actual devices which have relatively low resistance. absorbed current image methods failure analysis fault localization semiconductor devices voltage distribution contrast The failure site localization using...
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ISTFA1999, ISTFA 1999: Conference Proceedings from the 25th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 11-16, November 14–18, 1999,
... overcome some of these difficulties. A SQUID (Superconducting Quantum Interference Device) is a very sensitive magnetic sensor that can image magnetic fields generated by magnetic materials or currents (such as those in an integrated circuit). The current density distribution in the sample can...
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ISTFA2013, ISTFA 2013: Conference Proceedings from the 39th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 283-291, November 3–7, 2013,
... real world powercycling failure mechanisms. The effects of electric current Joule heating, non-uniform temperature distribution and performance deterioration of discrete power devices are discussed. Thermal fatigue of solder joints and thick aluminum wire bonding are common weak spots with regard...
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ISTFA2012, ISTFA 2012: Conference Proceedings from the 38th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 250-254, November 11–15, 2012,
...Abstract Abstract The electronic properties of solar cells, particularly multicrystalline silicon-based ones, are distributed spatially inhomogeneous, where regions of poor quality may degrade the performance of the whole cell. These inhomogeneities mostly affect the dark current-voltage (I-V...
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ISTFA2002, ISTFA 2002: Conference Proceedings from the 28th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 473-482, November 3–7, 2002,
... that very sharp tips can cause an inhomogeneous electric field distribution leading to an error in the measured Fowler-Nordheim (FN) current. Further, it is found that a water film, which is ever present under ambient conditions, on the one hand homogenizes the electric field distribution but on the other...
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ISTFA2000, ISTFA 2000: Conference Proceedings from the 26th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 503-507, November 12–16, 2000,
... possible through the use of a SQUID (Superconducting Quantum Interference Device), which is a very sensitive magnetic sensor that can image magnetic fields generated by magnetic materials or currents (such as those in an integrated circuit). The current-density distribution in the sample can...
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ISTFA2016, ISTFA 2016: Conference Proceedings from the 42nd International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 313-316, November 6–10, 2016,
... information is available. Power Distribution analysis requires the highest level of architecture analysis, not feasible by conventional Reverse Engineering (RE) methods or extremely costly. The current paper discusses and demonstrates a new inventive methodology of Power Distribution analysis using known FIB...
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ISTFA1999, ISTFA 1999: Conference Proceedings from the 25th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 189-193, November 14–18, 1999,
...Abstract Abstract Thermal properties are critical to the performance of micromachined silicon bolometers. In order to verify thermal models of the device, a means of measuring the local temperature distribution over the element is required, as it is heated by passing current through a thin film...
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ISTFA2004, ISTFA 2004: Conference Proceedings from the 30th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 658-659, November 14–18, 2004,
... current monitoring, a detailed understanding of the endpoint signal distribution within a high aspect ratio (HAR) via is of great interest. This article presents an alternative model of HAR via milling endpointing mechanism in which a phenomenon of spatial distribution of the endpoint information within...
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ISTFA1997, ISTFA 1997: Conference Proceedings from the 23rd International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 31-37, October 27–31, 1997,
... distribution leakage current reliability stress testing scanning electron microscopy SRAM transistors Proceedings from the 23rd International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 27 - 31 October 1997, Santa Clara, California Analysis of a Latent Deep Submicron CMOS Device Isolation Leakage...
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ISTFA2003, ISTFA 2003: Conference Proceedings from the 29th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 406-412, November 2–6, 2003,
...-Contact AFM (IC-AFM) measurements. Evidence is given that interface structures do have direct influence on the distribution of high current spots in MOS capacitors. conductive atomic force microscopy failure analysis semiconductor devices silicon tunneling current Advanced Analysis of Thin...
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ISTFA2011, ISTFA 2011: Conference Proceedings from the 37th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 182-184, November 13–17, 2011,
...Abstract Abstract Data retention characteristic is one of the most critical issues in low power DRAMs because it determines idle currents of self-refresh operation. Compared to normal healthy cells, a few ppm orders of cells in a tail distribution have much higher leakage currents. The origin...
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ISTFA2011, ISTFA 2011: Conference Proceedings from the 37th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 287-292, November 13–17, 2011,
... for variability evaluations and its precision of is 7 mV in threshold voltage and 0.5 mA in saturation current respectively. As the result of the trial evaluation of variability of SRAM cells in an actual LSI die, we confirmed that variations of threshold voltage and saturation current are normal distributions...
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ISTFA2004, ISTFA 2004: Conference Proceedings from the 30th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 120-125, November 14–18, 2004,
... structures. Leaky devices are found to be randomly distributed across a wafer. The leakage current exhibits only weak temperature dependence and is linearly increasing with the p-implanted area. Photoemission microscopy revealed spots located exclusively in the p+ implanted areas. TEM imaging visualized...
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ISTFA2015, ISTFA 2015: Conference Proceedings from the 41st International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 234-236, November 1–5, 2015,
...Abstract Abstract As microelectronic feature sizes are scaled down, the characteristics and distribution of DRAM data retention time and write recovery time are getting worse. This degradation is due to the increases in the leakage current and resistance of the cell node and the decrease...
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ISTFA2017, ISTFA 2017: Conference Proceedings from the 43rd International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 345-348, November 5–9, 2017,
... signals detected at different angular scattering distribution, it can reveal tremendous information from the samples. Coupled with the superior detection capability, we have demonstrated the capability to enhance the fault isolation methodology of memory devices or media grain size analysis by optimizing...
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ISTFA2017, ISTFA 2017: Conference Proceedings from the 43rd International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 476-480, November 5–9, 2017,
...Abstract Abstract Nanoprobing and subsequent electron beam induced current imaging technique are commonly used techniques for fault localization. The failing structure/device being electrically tested, the behavior of the electrical characteristics allows to give hypothesis of the origin...
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ISTFA2001, ISTFA 2001: Conference Proceedings from the 27th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 407-417, November 11–15, 2001,
...Abstract Abstract Currently we operate in a data rich environment that is under utilized for analysis. Better methods of analyzing this data are needed in order to extract useful information. This is especially true for predictive and diagnostic purposes. In many cases, the data can be made...