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ISTFA2016, ISTFA 2016: Conference Proceedings from the 42nd International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 132-136, November 6–10, 2016,
... for these kinds of analyses is to make the defect visible. Sometimes, it is difficult or even impossible to visualize the defective point. Then, sufficient electrical evidence and theory analysis are important to bring the issue to resolution. For these kinds of analyses, a nanoprobing system is a necessary tool...
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ISTFA2021, ISTFA 2021: Conference Proceedings from the 47th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 258-262, October 31–November 4, 2021,
...Abstract Abstract In this paper, we describe the difference between oscilloscope pulsing tests and waveform generator fast measurement unit (WGFMU) tests in analyzing high-resistance defects in DRAM main cells. Nanoprobe systems have various constraints in terms of pulsing whether it involves...
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ISTFA2013, ISTFA 2013: Conference Proceedings from the 39th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 249-254, November 3–7, 2013,
...Abstract Abstract This paper highlights the use of nanoprobing as a crucial and fast methodology for failure analysis (FA) in sub 20nm with an improved semi-auto nanoprobing system. Nanoprobing has the capability to localize as well as characterize the electrical behavior of the malfunctioning...
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ISTFA2019, ISTFA 2019: Conference Proceedings from the 45th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 329-335, November 10–14, 2019,
...Abstract Abstract Nanoprobing systems have evolved to meet the challenges from recent innovations in the semiconductor manufacturing process. This is demonstrated through an exhibition of standard SRAM measurements on TSMC 7 nm FinFET technology. SEM based nanoprober is shown to meet or exceed...
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ISTFA2018, ISTFA 2018: Conference Proceedings from the 44th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 115-120, October 28–November 1, 2018,
...) technique has increasingly been utilized for failure analysis. Combining EBIRCH with other techniques, such as SEM based nanoprobing system and PVC, allows not only direct electrical characterization of suspicious bridging sites but also allows engineers to pinpoint the exact location of defects with SEM...
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ISTFA2018, ISTFA 2018: Conference Proceedings from the 44th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 353-357, October 28–November 1, 2018,
...Abstract Abstract This work presents advanced resistance mapping techniques based on Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) with nanoprobing systems and the related embedded electronics. Focus is placed on recent advances to reduce noise and increase speed, such as integration of dedicated in situ...
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ISTFA2012, ISTFA 2012: Conference Proceedings from the 38th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 557-561, November 11–15, 2012,
...Abstract Abstract Rapid technology scaling results in ever shrinking device size. As such, sharper nanotips are required for application in nanoprobing systems. In this work, we present a two-step methodology of fabricating tungsten nanotips with radius of curvature down to 20 nm by using...
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ISTFA2019, ISTFA 2019: Conference Proceedings from the 45th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 346-358, November 10–14, 2019,
... on both the NFETs and PFETs within the Inverter of the failing circuit, plus other identical reference circuits. The BTI stress nanoprobing is covered. This includes an overview of BTI stressing, confirming the nanoprobing system and electrical stress/test programs are adequate for BTI stressing, BTI...
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ISTFA2013, ISTFA 2013: Conference Proceedings from the 39th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 203-207, November 3–7, 2013,
... has become more of a challenge, especially for the device level analysis and characterization. AFP nanoprobing system provides some solutions to advanced nodes fault isolation through its AFM imaging mode of CAFM. 28 nm process atomic force microscopy electrical signatures failure analysis...
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ISTFA2015, ISTFA 2015: Conference Proceedings from the 41st International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 401-408, November 1–5, 2015,
...Abstract Abstract Owing to the advancing progress of electrical measurements using SEM (Scanning Electron Microscope) or AFM (Atomic Force Microscope) based nanoprober systems on nanoscale devices in the modern semiconductor laboratory, we already have the capability to apply DC sweep for quasi...
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ISTFA2011, ISTFA 2011: Conference Proceedings from the 37th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 287-292, November 13–17, 2011,
.... In this study, we tried to apply the nanoprobing system to evaluation of a variability study of an actual LSI circuit. Nanoprobing is one of failure analysis technologies, of which requirement for precision is not strict in most cases. But variability study demands close precision in order to evaluate standard...
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ISTFA2007, ISTFA 2007: Conference Proceedings from the 33rd International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 223-225, November 4–8, 2007,
... nanoprobing system. The SNM of a bit cell quantifies the amount of electrical noise that is required, at the cell s internal nodes, to flip the cell s contents [1,2]. This information is vital to the engineering cycle to produce faster and more efficient SRAM designs. With the aid of SEM based nanoprobing...
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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,
... To further improve the capabilities of these techniques we apply lock-in amplification to our nanoprobing system, similar to the OBIRCH method [4]. By means of high resolution electron beam based localization methods the gap between optical localization and the preparation of the TEM lamella can be closed...
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ISTFA2015, ISTFA 2015: Conference Proceedings from the 41st International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 52-56, November 1–5, 2015,
..., including SEM-based nanoprobing techniques and atomic force probing techniques, followed by a conclusion of our work. Optical FI techniques for 10nm and beyond According to the well-known equation for diffraction limited resolution of an aberration free optical system the image resolution can be written...
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ISTFA2013, ISTFA 2013: Conference Proceedings from the 39th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 222-227, November 3–7, 2013,
... is fully manual operation and pursues the technology of Nanoprober system with higher efficiency. Therefore, the comparison between reference and target is only effective for these confined conditions. II. Completeness : There are completed ways of taking Nanoprobing measurements to reveal all kinds...
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ISTFA2014, ISTFA 2014: Conference Proceedings from the 40th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 196-201, November 9–13, 2014,
... severities. Introduction Nanoprobing has become an important and key tool for electrical failure analysis (FA) in current FA metrology for fault isolation.[1,2] A typical nanoprobing system comprises of a Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM), integrated with up to 8 nano-manipulators with tungsten nanotips...
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ISTFA2016, ISTFA 2016: Conference Proceedings from the 42nd International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 125-127, November 6–10, 2016,
... the experiment, a few samples with nMOS devices and pMOS devices manufactured in a 20nm CMOS process were selected. The samples were delayered down to the contact layer by parallel lapping and were cleaned by standard procedures. An Atomic Force Microscope (AFM) based 8- probe nanoprober system was used...
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ISTFA2021, ISTFA 2021: Conference Proceedings from the 47th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 253-257, October 31–November 4, 2021,
... was analyzed using a PS8 nanoprobing system provided by Kleindiek Nanotechnik in a ZEISS GeminiSEM 300 electron microscope. The resulting image is displayed in Figure 2. The left image is an overlay of the SEM image, with a color-coded display of the EBIRCH response atop. One can see a distinct spot...
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ISTFA2018, ISTFA 2018: Conference Proceedings from the 44th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 387-396, October 28–November 1, 2018,
...) and scanning electron microscope (SEM) based nanoprobing systems are widely used on leading-edge technologies, employing a multitude of applications including DC and pulsed IV characterization, conductive AFM imaging, and capacitance- voltage characterization [2, 3]. Recently it has been demonstrated...
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ISTFA2013, ISTFA 2013: Conference Proceedings from the 39th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 505-510, November 3–7, 2013,
... the failure mechanism. Introduction Nanoprobing is a valuable tool for electrical failure analysis (FA) in current FA metrology for fault isolation.[1,2] A typical nanoprobing system comprises of an SEM, integrated with up to 8 nano-manipulators with tungsten nanotips, which are connected to a parametric...