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ISTFA2004, ISTFA 2004: Conference Proceedings from the 30th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 99-102, November 14–18, 2004,
..., physical failure analysis will become difficult or impossible. This paper concerns itself with using a bridging fault analysis as a means of reducing these large search areas. bridging faults failure analysis fault isolation integrated circuits Fault Isolation of Large Nets Using Bridging Fault...
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ISTFA2021, ISTFA 2021: Conference Proceedings from the 47th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 203-205, October 31–November 4, 2021,
... residues. It can also reveal process anomalies and potential material problems. The paper examines the relationship between process parameters and reliability and reviews the enablers of preventive, early-detection inline metrology in the fab. crystal defects fault analysis inline metrology Raman...
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ISTFA2010, ISTFA 2010: Conference Proceedings from the 36th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 163-170, November 14–18, 2010,
..., for Through Silicon Vias (TSV). The employed techniques combine non-destructive fault localization with efficient and accurate target preparation to get access for following microstructure diagnostics, forming a subsequent failure analysis workflow. The concept presented here involves the application...
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ISTFA2017, ISTFA 2017: Conference Proceedings from the 43rd International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 265-269, November 5–9, 2017,
...Abstract Abstract Device failure analysis typically requires multiple systems for fault identification, preparation and analysis. In this paper we discuss the practicalities and limits of using a single FIBSEM system for a complete failure analysis workflow. The theoretical requirements...
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ISTFA2001, ISTFA 2001: Conference Proceedings from the 27th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 305-311, November 11–15, 2001,
...Abstract Abstract In this paper, we introduce an example of successful failure analysis using combination of several fault localization techniques on a 0.18 um CMOS device. These techniques contain both front and backside localization techniques. Front side techniques are the following...
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ISTFA2004, ISTFA 2004: Conference Proceedings from the 30th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 134-138, November 14–18, 2004,
...Abstract Abstract Electrical fault isolation constitutes the first steps in characterizing and isolating the failure modes and root causes of a failing motherboard. Ideally the Failure Analysis Test tools provide complete coverage of all motherboard buses and silicon devices. Time and resource...
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ISTFA2019, ISTFA 2019: Conference Proceedings from the 45th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 313-316, November 10–14, 2019,
...Abstract Abstract In this paper, the stacking fault defects in FinFETs are described as the root cause of the PLL failure. Failure analysis approaches such as photon emission microscopy and nano probing were applied to pinpoint the exact stacking fault location in even transistor level and High...
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ISTFA2019, ISTFA 2019: Conference Proceedings from the 45th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 377-380, November 10–14, 2019,
...Abstract Abstract This paper analyzes the through-put time and output of fault isolation and failure analysis (FI/FA) flows on state-of-the-art microprocessors. An average reduction in through-put time of 40% was demonstrated with a shortened FI/FA flow while still maintaining a high success...
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ISTFA1996, ISTFA 1996: Conference Proceedings from the 22nd International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 121-126, November 18–22, 1996,
...Abstract Abstract A new logic-model derivation method for leak faults observed by light-emission microscopy (LEM) or in liquid-crystal analysis (LCA) has been developed to verify those faults by comparing them with failures observed on an LSI tester. Since CMOS devices display various kinds...
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ISTFA2014, ISTFA 2014: Conference Proceedings from the 40th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 388-390, November 9–13, 2014,
...Abstract Abstract As the technology keeps scaling down and IC design becomes more and more complex, failure analysis becomes much more challenging, especially for static fault isolation. For semiconductor foundry FA, it will become even more challenging due to lack of enough information. Static...
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ISTFA2020, ISTFA 2020: Papers Accepted for the Planned 46th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 209-213, November 15–19, 2020,
... as well as making larger nets practical. As examples show, nanoprobe curve trace analysis using a simplified diagram has proven to be a successful evidence based approach to physical failure analysis of complex nets. failure analysis fault isolation nanoprobe curve trace analysis two-dimensional...
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ISTFA2020, ISTFA 2020: Papers Accepted for the Planned 46th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 352-356, November 15–19, 2020,
... design netlist failure analysis fault isolation GDS layout layout pattern analysis library exchange format logic chips scan diagnosis sort test Fault isolation using layout pattern analysis Atul Chittora, Neerja Bawaskar, Shobhit Malik, Monisa R Babu, Fadi Batarseh,Janam Bakshi, Davide...
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ISTFA2012, ISTFA 2012: Conference Proceedings from the 38th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 465-470, November 11–15, 2012,
... of the device. chemical etching deprocessing fault localization mechanical milling metallization polishing sample preparation semiconductor devices Simple and Fast Backside Sample Preparation Technique for Backside Fault Localization Analysis by using Chemical Etching Method Gwee Hoon Yen, Ng...
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ISTFA2013, ISTFA 2013: Conference Proceedings from the 39th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 553-559, November 3–7, 2013,
... polishing silicon Backside Sample Preparation Challenges for Fault Localization Analysis of Flip Chip Package Lihong Cao, Donna Wallace, Lynda Tuttle Advanced Micro Devices, Austin, Tex., USA Kirk Martin RKD Engineering Corp, Scotts Valley, CA USA Abstract Mechanical thinning of Si die backside...
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ISTFA2016, ISTFA 2016: Conference Proceedings from the 42nd International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 463-467, November 6–10, 2016,
... allowing one to capture C-V spectra from the MOS structure formed by the gate and gate oxide with excellent signal/noise ratio and observe subtle variations between different sites. atomic force microscopy dielectric films fault isolation gate oxides MOS structures quality analysis scanning...
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ISTFA2017, ISTFA 2017: Conference Proceedings from the 43rd International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 25-35, November 5–9, 2017,
...Abstract Abstract Electro Optical Terahertz Pulse Reflectometry (EOTPR) is an E-FA (Electrical Failure Analysis) technique in the semiconductor industry for non-destructive electrical fault isolation for shorts, leakages and opens. This paper introduces the capability and presents several case...
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ISTFA2017, ISTFA 2017: Conference Proceedings from the 43rd International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 526-537, November 5–9, 2017,
...Abstract Abstract This paper will present a practical implementation of ATPG testing and diagnosis in Failure Analysis resulting in a fast and efficient iterative ATPG diagnosis and fault isolation. On this implementation, a compact test HW instead of an ATE is used for cost-effective ATPG...
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ISTFA2018, ISTFA 2018: Conference Proceedings from the 44th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 467-473, October 28–November 1, 2018,
... challenge to narrow down from complex LUTRAM control circuitry to transistor level. Therefore different pattern test methodologies, pattern commonality analysis and hypothesis verification were wisely compiled together. In the end, the defect was successfully localized at the fault Isolation circuitry...
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ISTFA2018, ISTFA 2018: Conference Proceedings from the 44th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 474-476, October 28–November 1, 2018,
...Abstract Abstract SRAM failure analysis (FA) provides significant value to process improvement and yield enhancement. This paper introduces an innovative method to analyze the SRAM peripheral, particularly its input/output (DQ) failures, which is not easy to isolate the fault location...
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ISTFA2021, ISTFA 2021: Conference Proceedings from the 47th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 369-376, October 31–November 4, 2021,
... that demonstrate the usefulness of the proposed method. automatic test pattern generator cell-aware fault model stuck-at faults transition delay faults user-defined fault model ISTFA 2021: Proceedings from the 47th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis Conference October 31...