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ISTFA2020, ISTFA 2020: Papers Accepted for the Planned 46th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 322-324, November 15–19, 2020,
... an advanced defect identification methodology for SRAM bitcell failures with fast speed and high accuracy based on the bitcell transistor analog characteristics from special design for test (DFT) features, Direct Bitcell Access (DBA). This technique has the advantage to shorten FA throughput time due...
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ISTFA2010, ISTFA 2010: Conference Proceedings from the 36th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 320-329, November 14–18, 2010,
...-significant number of IC failures for identifying feature commonalties. Experiments involving an industrial chip demonstrate the identification of possible systematic yield loss due to lithographic hotspots. clustering failure analysis integrated circuits lithographic hotspots systematic defects...
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ISTFA2005, ISTFA 2005: Conference Proceedings from the 31st International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 501-509, November 6–10, 2005,
... to help drive yields. Failure analysis is a process of fault isolation, or a method of isolating failures as precisely as possible followed by identification of a physical defect. As the number of transistors and metal layers increase, traditional fault isolation techniques are less successful...
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ISTFA2001, ISTFA 2001: Conference Proceedings from the 27th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 101-103, November 11–15, 2001,
... Defect Identification for Power IC Devices Zhaofeng Wang Failure Analysis Lab International Rectifier Corp. 222 Kansas St., El Segundo, CA90245 Abstract The present paper describes a backside F/A technique that identifies power IC devices Iqcc (quiescent Vcc current) failure mechanisms. Choline...
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ISTFA2002, ISTFA 2002: Conference Proceedings from the 28th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 397-401, November 3–7, 2002,
... for Defect Identification on High Resistance Interconnects Yu-Ting Lin, YS Huang, CS Lee, CM Cheng and Will Hsu Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd Product Failure Analysis Dept. Abstract The emission microscopy effectiveness has been proven in detecting a variety of IC process leakage defects...
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ISTFA2019, ISTFA 2019: Conference Proceedings from the 45th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 35-42, November 10–14, 2019,
...-chip technology high-resolution imaging image segmentation machine learning neural network scanning acoustic microscopy signal processing solder bumps time-domain echo signals Machine learning assisted signal analysis in Acoustic Microscopy for non- destructive defect identification Michael...
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ISTFA2021, ISTFA 2021: Conference Proceedings from the 47th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 80-83, October 31–November 4, 2021,
.... As a result, SRAM is often chosen to be the process qualification vehicle during technology development and the yield learning vehicle during product manufacturing. Consequently, fast and accurate analysis of SRAM failure is critical to success on many levels. In this paper, we present a defect identification...
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ISTFA2021, ISTFA 2021: Conference Proceedings from the 47th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 316-319, October 31–November 4, 2021,
.... The entire procedure takes less than two hours and works for both hard and soft defects as well as reliability failures. A case study is included in the paper to demonstrate the efficiency of the nondestructive technique. defect identification functional testing I-V measurements SRAM bitcell...
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ISTFA2021, ISTFA 2021: Conference Proceedings from the 47th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 359-361, October 31–November 4, 2021,
..., Arizona, USA DOI: 10.31399/asm.cp.istfa2021p0359 Copyright © 2021 ASM International® All rights reserved. www.asminternational.org Non-visual defect identification by dopant analysis method in FinFET devices Seungjun Son, Christopher Penley, Jeffrey Hurst, Chris Michon, Yong Guo, Rafael Lainez, Jason...
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ISTFA2011, ISTFA 2011: Conference Proceedings from the 37th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 212-217, November 13–17, 2011,
... CMOS IC Identification of Extension Implant Defect in Sub-Micron CMOS ICs - Analysis Technique, Model, and Solution Yuk L. Tsang 1* , Giri Nallapati 2 , Ron Skarupa 1 , and Brian Anthony 1 1 Freescale Semiconductor Inc., Austin, TX * ra0149@freescale.com 2 Now with Qualcomm, San Diego, CA Abstract...
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ISTFA2016, ISTFA 2016: Conference Proceedings from the 42nd International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 268-271, November 6–10, 2016,
... at ambient temperature. Corrective actions have been put in-place as a result of the successful identification of the defect. bench testing bipolar transistors charge carriers customer return unit gate oxide defects light emission microscopy nitrogen optical beam induced resistance change...
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ISTFA2007, ISTFA 2007: Conference Proceedings from the 33rd International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 14-19, November 4–8, 2007,
... nanoprobing root cause analysis scanning electron microscope SRAM transistors wafer fabrication A New Approach for SRAM Soft Defect Root Cause Identification Peter Egger Stefan Miiller ", Martin Stiftinger a) lnfineon Technologies, COM BTS PFS FA2, Otto-Hahn-Ring 6, 81739 Munich, Germany b) lnfineon...
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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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ISTFA2015, ISTFA 2015: Conference Proceedings from the 41st International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 513-518, November 1–5, 2015,
... transmission electron microscope Invisible Defect Root Cause Identification with Electrical and Chemical Analyses Zhigang Song, Yunyu Wang and Sweta Pendyala, Globalfoundries, 2070 Route 52, Hopewell Junction, NY, USA Email: zhigang.song@globalfoundries.com; Tel: 845-892-1691; Fax: 845-892-6094 Abstract...
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ISTFA2003, ISTFA 2003: Conference Proceedings from the 29th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 197-204, November 2–6, 2003,
... Electron Microscopy and Scanning Capacitance Microscopy for Defect Root Cause Identification and Yield Enhancement P. Tangyunyong, T. A. Hill, C. Y. Nakakura, J. M. Soden, E. I. Cole Jr., R. S. Flores, M. R. Shaneyfelt, R. C. Dockerty, T. J. Headley, and M. J. Rye Microelectronics Development Laboratory...
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ISTFA2014, ISTFA 2014: Conference Proceedings from the 40th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 236-240, November 9–13, 2014,
... the way to avoid beam caused sample damage and how to apply it for further grounding and FIB cross sectioning to reveal the defect. deprocessing etching fault localization focused ion beam passive voltage contrast polishing resistors scanning electron microscope Identification of subtle...
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ISTFA2018, ISTFA 2018: Conference Proceedings from the 44th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 148-152, October 28–November 1, 2018,
... defective circuits fabricated using state-of-the-art techniques for superconducting electronics. defect localization superconducting electronics thermally induced voltage alteration Ambient Temperature Thermally Induced Voltage Alteration (TIVA) for Identification of Defects in Superconducting...
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ISTFA2018, ISTFA 2018: Conference Proceedings from the 44th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 349-352, October 28–November 1, 2018,
.... electron beam induced current fault isolation FinFET gate oxide breakdown voltage MOS capacitors root cause analysis scanning electron microscopy Identification of Defective Fin by E-beam Induced Current in Advanced FinFET Device Failure Analysis Yuting Wei, Chuan Zhang, Liangshan Chen, Oh Chong...
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ISTFA2001, ISTFA 2001: Conference Proceedings from the 27th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 243-250, November 11–15, 2001,
... microscopy soldering 1New Techniques for the Identification of Defects in Multi-layer Flip-Chip Packages Steve Hsiung, Kevan Tan, Joe Luo LSI Logic Corporation, Fremont, California Abstract Two novel techniques to identify continuity failures in multi-layer substrates of flip-chip package are discussed...
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ISTFA2002, ISTFA 2002: Conference Proceedings from the 28th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 695-699, November 3–7, 2002,
... silicide using NaOH. In this paper, we will discuss these 3 etchants in terms of their advantages and disadvantages. We will then introduce a new poly etchant, called HB91. HB91 is useful for removing poly to expose the gate/tunnel oxide for identification of related defects. HB91 is actually a mixture...