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ISTFA2016, ISTFA 2016: Conference Proceedings from the 42nd International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 454-457, November 6–10, 2016,
... arrays of contacts providing a means of locating faults. electron beam absorbed current electron beam induced current failure analysis fault isolation nanoprobing piezo-driven micromanipulators scanning electron microscope Combining Current Imaging, EBIC/EBAC, and Electrical Probing...
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ISTFA1999, ISTFA 1999: Conference Proceedings from the 25th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 39-45, November 14–18, 1999,
... acquired from high-speed devices are presented. conductive atomic force microscope contact probing systems failure analysis integrated circuits parasitic coupling real-time signal measurement surface topography 39 Electrical Probing and Surface Imaging of Deep Sub-Micron Integrated Circuits...
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ISTFA2020, ISTFA 2020: Papers Accepted for the Planned 46th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 61-66, November 15–19, 2020,
... further decreasing. To maintain good success rate of failure analysis for advanced 3D FinFET technology, electrical probing is necessary to be incorporated into the failure analysis flow. In this paper, first, the statistic results of PEM emission sites versus real defect locations from 102 modules...
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ISTFA2020, ISTFA 2020: Papers Accepted for the Planned 46th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 214-218, November 15–19, 2020,
... transistors ultra-low K dielectrics Electrical Probing of 7nm SRAMS/SOC at Contact Layer Noor Jehan Saujauddin, Tim Niemi, Ted Lundquist, Baohua Niu* Carl Zeiss SMT Inc., Process Control Solutions; Pleasanton CA, USA *email: baohua.niu@zeiss.com Abstract For advanced node semiconductor process development...
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ISTFA2009, ISTFA 2009: Conference Proceedings from the 35th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 88-92, November 15–19, 2009,
... such as SEM inspection or traditional TEM analysis. This paper demonstrates how nano-probing was used to carefully and fully characterize the Vt shift failure to determine a specific electrical signature for a specific failure mechanism and then with junction stain Transmission Electronic Microscopy (TEM...
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ISTFA2005, ISTFA 2005: Conference Proceedings from the 31st International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 101-105, November 6–10, 2005,
... electrical characterization. The transistor characteristics of the failing SRAM transistors are needed in order to speculate on the possible failure mechanism. The Nano-Probing technique performed at Nice Device Failure Analysis of Laboratory (NDAL) allowed us to identify anomalies of I/V characteristics...
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ISTFA2001, ISTFA 2001: Conference Proceedings from the 27th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 209-215, November 11–15, 2001,
...Abstract Abstract A contact electrical probing technique based on atomic force microscopy is described which has the capabilities for imaging and real-time electrical signal measurement of multiple close proximity circuit nodes in deep sub-micron integrated circuits. Similar to traditional wire...
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ISTFA2015, ISTFA 2015: Conference Proceedings from the 41st International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 82-86, November 1–5, 2015,
.... capacitance-voltage spectroscopy CMOS image sensor dopant profiling electrical scanning probe microscopy failure analysis scanning microwave impedance microscopy semiconductor devices Extending Electrical Scanning Probe Microscopy Measurements of Semiconductor Devices Using Microwave Impedance...
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ISTFA2011, ISTFA 2011: Conference Proceedings from the 37th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 269-274, November 13–17, 2011,
... of our probe test. The second case is related to a column fail expanding across a shared sense amplifier (SA) circuit. By comparing the nano-probing electrical results with simulation data and wafer acceptance test data, insufficient (S/D) contact implant which causes slower p-MOS turn-on and resistive...
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ISTFA2012, ISTFA 2012: Conference Proceedings from the 38th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 601-605, November 11–15, 2012,
... a direct conductive path is available. capacitors conducting atomic force microscopy failure analysis integrated circuits transmission electron microscopy Application of Scanning Probe Microscopy Techniques with Electrical Modules in Via Related Defects Xiang-Dong Wang, N. David Theodore, Gil...
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ISTFA2005, ISTFA 2005: Conference Proceedings from the 31st International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 256-261, November 6–10, 2005,
...Abstract Abstract A method to measure “on site” programmed charges in EEPROM devices is presented. Electrical Scanning Probe Microscopy (SPM) based techniques such as Electric Force Microscopy (EFM) and Scanning Kelvin Probe Microscopy (SKPM) are used to directly probe floating gate potentials...
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ISTFA2001, ISTFA 2001: Conference Proceedings from the 27th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 217-224, November 11–15, 2001,
... for submicron probing present concerns as applied to low-k dielectric films. Alternative techniques in electrical probing employing atomic force microscopy (AFM) surface imaging may provide a solution. This technique combines the capability to precisely position multiple probe tips within a small footprint...
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ISTFA2014, ISTFA 2014: Conference Proceedings from the 40th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 296-298, November 9–13, 2014,
...Abstract Abstract Various electrical probing and nano probing solutions are offered for semiconductor or failure analysis labs. Using a focused ion beam (FIB) instrument, it is possible to make modifications to probe tips used in optical and SEM probe stations for improved ohmic contact...
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ISTFA2018, ISTFA 2018: Conference Proceedings from the 44th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 397-402, October 28–November 1, 2018,
...Abstract Abstract Nanoprobing, electrical probing (DC electrical measurement of semiconductors using nanoscale probes) on an electron microscopic scale, and EBAC, a high-resolution, static technique, can be used for isolating defects and improving failure analysis success rates on both logic...
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ISTFA2009, ISTFA 2009: Conference Proceedings from the 35th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 21-26, November 15–19, 2009,
... for future progress. Traditionally circuit edit FIB is a post-fix procedure to allow for fast design changes in the wiring of a chip. Device performance remains unchanged. A different aspect is the deposition of FIB probe pads which permits electrical probing in locations difficult to reach. Probing results...
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ISTFA2021, ISTFA 2021: Conference Proceedings from the 47th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 337-341, October 31–November 4, 2021,
... the ability to isolate any given single layer of their logic samples. These isolated layers can be inspected for defects via SEM, provide validation of CAD designs, or tested with electrical probing for failure analysis. The work here-in describes a functional workflow that enables manufacturers to perform...
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ISTFA2000, ISTFA 2000: Conference Proceedings from the 26th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 425-434, November 12–16, 2000,
... of diodes. Reverse bias current pulses in the microsecond range with amplitudes from 2 to 400 mA (above breakdown voltage) were applied to another group. A small-step cross sectioning in combination with electrical probing, light emission microscopy, liquid crystal technique, and chemical staining were used...
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ISTFA2019, ISTFA 2019: Conference Proceedings from the 45th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 460-464, November 10–14, 2019,
... with this method. It offers the capability of acquiring a range of electrical characteristic signals from specific sites on the cross-section of devices, including imaging of junctions, Fins in the FinFETs and electrical probing of interconnect metal traces. electrical probing electrical signals fin field...
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ISTFA1998, ISTFA 1998: Conference Proceedings from the 24th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 221-225, November 15–19, 1998,
... to address the problem without having to pull wafers off the line for electrical testing. In the second case study, PVC was used in-line to identify the source of siliciderelated gate-to-source/drain leakage. At this point of the process, electrical probing was not possible, and PVC circumvented this problem...
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ISTFA2013, ISTFA 2013: Conference Proceedings from the 39th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 277-282, November 3–7, 2013,
... the electrical probing characterization. At last, root cause of this abnormal die attach will be discuss through review of assembly process parameters. These results allowed implementing corrections and improving product stress resistance. automotive applications electrical characterization microprobing...