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ISTFA2017, ISTFA 2017: Conference Proceedings from the 43rd International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 54-58, November 5–9, 2017,
...Abstract Abstract Fault localization is a common failure analysis process that is used to detect the anomaly on a faulty device. The Infrared Lock-In Thermography (LIT) is one of the localization techniques which can be used on the packaged chips for identifying the heat source which...
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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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ISTFA2012, ISTFA 2012: Conference Proceedings from the 38th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 88-94, November 11–15, 2012,
...Abstract Abstract Lock-in thermography and magnetic current imaging are emerging as the two image-based fault isolation methods most capable of meeting the challenges of short and open defect localization in thick, opaque assemblies. Such devices are rapidly becoming prevalent as 3D integration...
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ISTFA2004, ISTFA 2004: Conference Proceedings from the 30th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 595-599, November 14–18, 2004,
...Abstract Abstract Lock-in thermography based on an infrared camera has proven to be a useful tool for failure analysis of integrated circuits (ICs). This article discusses four novel technical developments of lock-in thermography. These developments are blackening the IC surface with colloidal...
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ISTFA2019, ISTFA 2019: Conference Proceedings from the 45th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 1-8, November 10–14, 2019,
...Abstract Abstract Lock-in thermography (LIT) has been successfully applied in different excitation and analysis modes including classical LIT, analysis of the time-resolved temperature response (TRTR) upon square wave excitation and TRTR analysis in combination with arbitrary waveform...
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ISTFA2021, ISTFA 2021: Conference Proceedings from the 47th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 6-11, October 31–November 4, 2021,
...Abstract Abstract Lock-In Thermography is an established nondestructive method for analyzing failures in microelectronic devices. In recent years, a major improvement made it possible to acquire time-resolved temperature responses of weak thermal spots, greatly enhancing defect localization...
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ISTFA2018, ISTFA 2018: Conference Proceedings from the 44th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 141-147, October 28–November 1, 2018,
...Abstract Abstract The advent of lock-in thermal imaging application on semiconductor failure analysis added capability to localize failures through thermal activity (emission) of the die. When coupled with creative electrical set-up and material preparations, lock-in thermography (LIT) [1, 2...
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ISTFA2008, ISTFA 2008: Conference Proceedings from the 34th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 102-107, November 2–6, 2008,
...Abstract Abstract It has been shown that microscopic Lock-in-Thermography (LiT) can be used for localization of electrical active defects like shorts and resistive opens in integrated circuits. This paper deals with the application of LiT for non-destructive failure analysis of fully packaged...
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ISTFA2020, ISTFA 2020: Papers Accepted for the Planned 46th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 57-60, November 15–19, 2020,
... amplitude image or OBIRCH to determine the next FA steps. defect localization failure analysis fault isolation lock-in thermography metal-insulator-metal capacitor optical beam induced resistance change Fault Isolation of Metal-Insulator-Metal (MiM) Capacitor Failures by Lock-in Thermography...
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ISTFA2010, ISTFA 2010: Conference Proceedings from the 36th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 191-195, November 14–18, 2010,
...Abstract Abstract This paper demonstrates the use of a real time lock-in thermography (LIT) system to non-destructively characterize thermal events prior to the failing of an integrated circuit (IC) device. A case study using a packaged IC mounted on printed circuit board (PCB) is presented...
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ISTFA2010, ISTFA 2010: Conference Proceedings from the 36th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 378-384, November 14–18, 2010,
...Abstract Abstract In this paper the application of solid immersion lenses (SIL) in combination with Lock-in Thermography will be demonstrated for backside defect localization. The paper will give an introduction into Lock-in Thermography technique and presents a new developed easy-to-use...
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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, 146-152, November 13–17, 2011,
...Abstract Abstract The relative effectiveness of lock-in thermography and magnetic current imaging for identifying defects in packaged ICs was studied by directly comparing results on the same three devices. One known (in-lab fabricated) and two unknown (field return) defects were studied...
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ISTFA2011, ISTFA 2011: Conference Proceedings from the 37th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 153-157, November 13–17, 2011,
...Abstract Abstract In this paper, we demonstrate that lock-in thermography (LIT) appears as a key and complementary technique for Failure Analysis across different use cases. Even if the failure requires a complex emulation setup, thanks to a specific capability of our thermal system, this kind...
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ISTFA2012, ISTFA 2012: Conference Proceedings from the 38th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 250-254, November 11–15, 2012,
...) characteristic, which decisively affects the efficiency. Since the grid distributes the local voltage homogeneously across the cell and leads to lateral balancing currents, local light beam-induced current methods alone cannot be used to image local cell efficiency parameters. Lock-in thermography (LIT...
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ISTFA2012, ISTFA 2012: Conference Proceedings from the 38th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 316-324, November 11–15, 2012,
...Abstract Abstract This paper describes the application of lock-in thermography (LIT) for flip-chip package-level failure analysis. LIT successfully detected and localized short failures related to both die/C4 bumps and package defects inside the organic substrate. The detail sample preparation...
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ISTFA2013, ISTFA 2013: Conference Proceedings from the 39th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 274-276, November 3–7, 2013,
...Abstract Abstract We developed the non-destructive failure analysis method that is combination of Lock-in thermography (LIT) and high resolution 3D oblique CT. It made possible to complete the total analysis efficiently, because we can distinguish the type of failure by this non-destructive...
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ISTFA2002, ISTFA 2002: Conference Proceedings from the 28th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 29-36, November 3–7, 2002,
...Abstract Abstract In this paper new thermographic techniques with significant improved temperature and/or spatial resolution are presented and compared with existing techniques. In infrared (IR) lock-in thermography heat sources in an electronic device are periodically activated electrically...
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ISTFA2019, ISTFA 2019: Conference Proceedings from the 45th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 104-110, November 10–14, 2019,
...Abstract Abstract The application of IR-Lock-In Thermography (IRLIT) has been extended from 2D and 3D package fault isolation to on-die level analysis. In addition, the technique has become more sensitive allowing for detection of much lower dissipated power. In this paper, several fault...
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ISTFA2014, ISTFA 2014: Conference Proceedings from the 40th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 130-135, November 9–13, 2014,
...Abstract Abstract Lock-in Thermography in combination with spectral phase shift analysis provides a capability for non-destructive 3D localization of resistive defects in packaged and multi stacked die devices. In this paper a novel post processing approach will be presented allowing...