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ISTFA2014, ISTFA 2014: Conference Proceedings from the 40th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 491-495, November 9–13, 2014,
...Abstract Abstract A novel approach for the localization of weak points in thin transistor and capacitor oxides before electrical breakdown will be presented in this paper. The proposed approach utilizes Electron Beam Absorbed Current (EBAC) imaging based on Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM...
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ISTFA2010, ISTFA 2010: Conference Proceedings from the 36th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 413-422, November 14–18, 2010,
...Abstract Abstract This paper describes the use of Electron Beam Absorbed Current (EBAC) mapping performed from the back side of the device as a means of locating metallization defects on flip chip 45nm SOI technology. 45 nm SOI process electron beam absorbed current failure analysis...
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ISTFA2011, ISTFA 2011: Conference Proceedings from the 37th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 275-286, November 13–17, 2011,
...Abstract Abstract This paper describes the use of Electron Beam Absorbed Current (EBAC) mapping performed from the backside of the device as a means of locating metallization defects on state of the art bulk silicon and SOI based microprocessor technologies. It builds on previous work which...
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ISTFA2012, ISTFA 2012: Conference Proceedings from the 38th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 61-66, November 11–15, 2012,
...Abstract Abstract In this paper a novel approach for precise localisation of thin oxide breakdowns in transistor or capacitor structures by electron beam absorbed current (EBAC) imaging based on Scanning Electron Microscopy will be presented. The technique significantly improves sensitivity...
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ISTFA2017, ISTFA 2017: Conference Proceedings from the 43rd International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 366-370, November 5–9, 2017,
... inelastic scattering events give rise to the energy dispersive X-Ray spectroscopy and electron energy loss spectroscopy techniques, respectively. In this paper, the detection of the electron beam absorbed current (EBAC) and electron beam induced current (EBIC) signals is reported using a specially designed...
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ISTFA2017, ISTFA 2017: Conference Proceedings from the 43rd International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 446-450, November 5–9, 2017,
... demonstrate that the lock-in technique can also be applied for electron beam localization methods like electron beam induced current (EBIC) / electron beam absorbed current (EBAC) and resistance change imaging (RCI) / electron beam induced resistance change (EBIRCH). electron beam absorbed current...
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ISTFA2017, ISTFA 2017: Conference Proceedings from the 43rd International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 456-463, November 5–9, 2017,
... the defect site itself; only pointing the analyst to the defective circuit within the sample. Electron Beam Induced Current (EBIC) and Electron Beam Absorbed Current (EBAC) microscopy provides solutions to these complications. In this paper we describe some very effective approaches by using these beam-based...
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ISTFA2018, ISTFA 2018: Conference Proceedings from the 44th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 214-218, October 28–November 1, 2018,
...Abstract Abstract The ability to expose a huge kerf/PCM (Process Control Monitor) test structure at the same level is limited from top down finger polishing. Also, in Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) the electron beam (e-beam) shift for electron beam absorbed current (EBAC) analysis...
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ISTFA2021, ISTFA 2021: Conference Proceedings from the 47th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 241-247, October 31–November 4, 2021,
...Abstract Abstract This paper presents a number of case studies in which various methods and tools are used to localize resistive open defects, including two-terminal IV, two-terminal electron-beam absorbed current (EBAC), electron beam induced resistance change (EBIRCH), pulsed IV, capacitance...
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ISTFA2016, ISTFA 2016: Conference Proceedings from the 42nd International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 118-124, November 6–10, 2016,
... level, the Electron Beam Absorbed Current (EBAC) technique is used to isolate short/open defects in the interconnect metallization layers by landing nano-probe(s) on a transistor’s source/drain silicide or on the gate. Using the combination of secondary and backscattered electron imaging and backside...
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ISTFA2019, ISTFA 2019: Conference Proceedings from the 45th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 244-248, November 10–14, 2019,
... Focused Ion Beam (pFIB) low angle milling, the area of interest in a failure IC device is made accessible from any direction for nanoprobing and Electron Beam Absorbed Current (EBAC) analysis. This methodology allows subtle defects to be more accurately localized and analyzed for thorough root-cause...
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ISTFA2019, ISTFA 2019: Conference Proceedings from the 45th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 340-345, November 10–14, 2019,
... cause of the reliability tests. In this paper, application of high resolution Nano-probing Electron Beam Absorbance Current (EBAC), Nano-probing active passive voltage contrast (APVC), and TEM with Energy Dispersive X-Ray Spectroscopy (EDX) to identify the failing root cause of Inter- Poly Oxide (IPO...
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ISTFA2015, ISTFA 2015: Conference Proceedings from the 41st International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 496-502, November 1–5, 2015,
... optical microscopy (SOM), and often cannot be observed by two-dimensional inspections using layer by layer removal. The article describes the Resistive Contrast Imaging (RCI) defect localization technique (also known as Electron Beam Absorbed Current (EBAC), instrumentations, and case studies on test...
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ISTFA2019, ISTFA 2019: Conference Proceedings from the 45th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 393-396, November 10–14, 2019,
... technique that can provide a relatively accurate location of an open. Electron Beam Absorbed Current (EBAC) is another useful technique in confirming and further isolating the open as the region of interest of the sample is approached via cross-sectioning or planar deprocessing. Case studies using...
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ISTFA2016, ISTFA 2016: Conference Proceedings from the 42nd International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 253-257, November 6–10, 2016,
... of attack in a much more streamlined fashion. Further, dependability on TEM rather than convention FIB cross-sections provides shortest time to root cause identification. Three typical cases encountered are discussed to demonstrate the idea: embedded chain opens by electron beam absorbed current (EBAC...
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ISTFA2017, ISTFA 2017: Conference Proceedings from the 43rd International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 317-321, November 5–9, 2017,
...Abstract Abstract In this paper, the localization of open metal contact for 90nm node SOC is reported based on Electron Beam Absorbed Current (EBAC) technique and scan diagnosis for the first time. According to the detected excess carbon, silicon and oxygen signals obtained from X-ray energy...
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ISTFA2018, ISTFA 2018: Conference Proceedings from the 44th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 315-323, October 28–November 1, 2018,
... Absorbed Current Imaging) findings to illustrate each technique’s strength and weakness. electron-beam absorbed current imaging failure analysis high resistance test structure failures low resistance test structure failures optical beam induced resistance change passive voltage contrast sub...
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ISTFA2020, ISTFA 2020: Papers Accepted for the Planned 46th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 226-232, November 15–19, 2020,
... modules. UF is removed using this MIP process to allow subsequent analysis on interposer interconnects and ìbumps in crosssection. SEM inspection, Electron Beam Absorbed Current (EBAC), and FIB are techniques used post cross-sectional UF removal of these 2.5D structures. The benefits of the specific MIP...
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ISTFA2012, ISTFA 2012: Conference Proceedings from the 38th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 67-70, November 11–15, 2012,
...Abstract Abstract As technology nodes continue to shrink, resistive opens have become increasingly difficult to detect using conventional methods such as AVC and PVC. The failure isolation method, Electron Beam Absorbed Current (EBAC) Imaging has recently become the preferred method in failure...
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ISTFA2020, ISTFA 2020: Papers Accepted for the Planned 46th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 267-273, November 15–19, 2020,
.... With in-SEM fault isolation and localization techniques such as Voltage Contrast (VC), Electron Beam Induced/Absorb Current (EBIC/EBAC) and Resistive Contrast Imaging (RCI), the nano-scale defect can be further localized due to the advantage of the magnification and spot size. This paper offers the combined...