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ISTFA2016, ISTFA 2016: Conference Proceedings from the 42nd International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 540-546, November 6–10, 2016,
...Abstract Abstract EeLADA has been introduced previously as a prospective alternative approach to DFT scan diagnosis for scan logic defect localization. It has the capability to reveal induced signals from laser stimulation that are relevant to the failure signature by comparing failing pins...
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ISTFA2001, ISTFA 2001: Conference Proceedings from the 27th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 3-7, November 11–15, 2001,
... and challenging environment prevalent today, failure analysis throughput time is of utmost important. Therefore quick, efficient and reliable physical failure analysis technique is needed to avoid potential issues from becoming bigger. This paper will discuss the applications of FIB as a defect localization...
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ISTFA2001, ISTFA 2001: Conference Proceedings from the 27th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 469-475, November 11–15, 2001,
...Abstract Abstract To deal with failure analysis laboratory tasks, we have developed a modular and smart test system. We demonstrate that Smart Testing Interface can keep a device in the proper electrical state for defect localization. It is a key part of our system and can be easily adapted...
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ISTFA2002, ISTFA 2002: Conference Proceedings from the 28th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 21-27, November 3–7, 2002,
...Abstract Abstract We have developed a new scanning laser microscopy methodology, Soft Defect Localization (SDL), that directly locates soft defects from the front side and backside of an IC. The method combines localized laser heating with the pass/fail state of a device to successfully...
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ISTFA2002, ISTFA 2002: Conference Proceedings from the 28th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 543-551, November 3–7, 2002,
...Abstract Abstract The application of laser beam based techniques for ESD defect localization in silicon and gallium arsenide integrated circuits is studied. The Thermal Laser Stimulation technique (OBIRCH, TIVA) is shown to precisely localize electrostatic discharge (ESD) defects under low...
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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,
... discusses a near-infrared (NIR) optimized time-resolved emission system to demonstrate that even with long loop lengths time-resolved photon emission can be extremely useful for defect localization. Specifically, it describes time-resolved photon emission system, and shows how time-resolved photon emission...
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ISTFA2006, ISTFA 2006: Conference Proceedings from the 32nd International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 230-233, November 12–16, 2006,
... from killer defects and increases the FA difficulty. Laser scanning microscope (LSM)-based techniques have been powerful defect isolation methods for many years. In this study, Checkpoint Infrascan 200TD, a laser-based tool, is used to perform defect localization. Here, thermally induced voltage...
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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,
... localization root cause analysis scanning electron microscope short circuits Image Intensity Analysis for Defect Localization Utilizing SEM BSE Imaging J. Demarest, K. Chanda, S. Klepeis, B. Redder, A. Shore, Y. Wang IBM, Hopewell Junction, NY USA C. Christiansen IBM, Essex Junction, VT USA C. Rue FEI Co...
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ISTFA2006, ISTFA 2006: Conference Proceedings from the 32nd International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 311-315, November 12–16, 2006,
... process improvements. 90 nm process failure mode analysis root cause analysis soft defect localization SOI microprocessors Applications of Soft Defect Localization (SDL) on AMD Advanced SOI Microprocessors Yi-Xuan Seah, M Palaniappan, JM Chin Advanced Micro Devices (S) Pte Ltd, 508, Chai Chee...
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ISTFA2006, ISTFA 2006: Conference Proceedings from the 32nd International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 419-422, November 12–16, 2006,
...Abstract Abstract The emergence of multiple core, high speed microprocessors in sub 90nm node technologies present challenges for defect localization, especially in SRAM logic circuits involving Array Built In Self Test (ABIST). Voltage sensitive, temperature sensitive and frequency sensitive...
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ISTFA2006, ISTFA 2006: Conference Proceedings from the 32nd International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 426-430, November 12–16, 2006,
... defect, they give a starting point for further electrical analysis leading to the root cause of the failure. The paper will present a case study on a state-of-the art DRAM device failing with a timing problem. Especially the test aspects as well as the setup for the temperature dependent localization...
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ISTFA2007, ISTFA 2007: Conference Proceedings from the 33rd International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 20-28, November 4–8, 2007,
... fault isolation fault localization heat transport modeling optical beam induced resistance change thermal laser stimulation 3-D Defect Localization by Measurement and Modeling of the Dynamics of Heat Transport in Deep Sub-Micron Devices A.Reverdy, M. de la Bardonnie, L.F.Tz. Kwakman NXP...
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ISTFA2007, ISTFA 2007: Conference Proceedings from the 33rd International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 191-192, November 4–8, 2007,
...Abstract Abstract Equipment manufacturers have developed peripherals for their tools that add soft defect localization (SDL) capability to existing optical beam tools, in many cases providing excellent results. However, these upgrades add significant cost to the tool. This paper presents...
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ISTFA2008, ISTFA 2008: Conference Proceedings from the 34th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 85-87, November 2–6, 2008,
... Localization Michael Schmidt, Larry Dworkin FEI Company, Hillsboro, Oregon 97124, USA Michael.Schmidt@fei.com Christopher Hess, Michele Squcciarini, Shia Yu, Jonathan Burrows PDF Solutions Inc., San Jose, CA 95110, USA Abstract The ability to rapidly perform root cause analysis (RCA) on yield limiting defects...
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ISTFA2008, ISTFA 2008: Conference Proceedings from the 34th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 402-406, November 2–6, 2008,
... and removes the ‘tail’ artifacts due to amplifier ac-coupling response. Three case studies on microprocessor devices with different failure modes are presented to show that the enhancements made a difference between successful and unsuccessful defect localization. AC coupling failure mode analysis...
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ISTFA2009, ISTFA 2009: Conference Proceedings from the 35th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 38-42, November 15–19, 2009,
...Abstract Abstract In this paper, we describe a modified soft defect localization (SDL) technique, PSDL (pseudo-soft defect localization), to localize pseudo-soft defects in integrated circuits (ICs). Similar to soft defects, functional failures due to pseudo-soft defects are sensitive...
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ISTFA2011, ISTFA 2011: Conference Proceedings from the 37th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 68-73, November 13–17, 2011,
...Abstract Abstract With the growing variety, complexity and market share of 3D packaged devices, package level FA is also facing new challenges and higher demand. This paper presents Lock-In Thermography (LIT) for fully non-destructive 3D defect localization of electrical active defects. After...
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ISTFA2011, ISTFA 2011: Conference Proceedings from the 37th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 74-80, November 13–17, 2011,
...Abstract Abstract It was already demonstrated, that the method of Lock-in Thermography (LIT) enables 3D localization of thermal active defects, e.g. electrical shorts and resistive opens, on die level and within fully packaged single and multichip devices [1,2]. The depth of a defect can...
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ISTFA2011, ISTFA 2011: Conference Proceedings from the 37th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 158-163, November 13–17, 2011,
...Abstract Abstract Dynamic Laser Stimulation (DLS) techniques for Soft Defect Localization (SDL) have been well documented for logic devices [1][2]. More recent literature has broadened the traditional SDL pass/fail mapping by employing multiple device parameters including power analysis [3...
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ISTFA2004, ISTFA 2004: Conference Proceedings from the 30th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 58-66, November 14–18, 2004,
...Abstract Abstract The power supply transient/quiescent signal (IDDT/IDDQ) methods that we propose for defect localization analyze regional signal variations introduced by defects at a set of power supply ports on the chip under test (CUT). The methods are based on the comparison of the CUT...