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ISTFA2014, ISTFA 2014: Conference Proceedings from the 40th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 299-303, November 9–13, 2014,
...Abstract Abstract We present the first known images acquired using near-field scanning optical microscopy (NSOM) through backside silicon on functional integrated circuit samples with higher resolution than conventional fault isolation (FI) tools. NSOM offers the possibility of substantially...
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ISTFA1996, ISTFA 1996: Conference Proceedings from the 22nd International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 19-24, November 18–22, 1996,
... be developed and explored. Conventional optical microscopy techniques such as UV, confocal and laser scanning are approaching their fundamental limits of resolution. The near-field scanning optical microscope (NSOM) offers sufficiently high spatial resolution (50 nm), and an excellent signal-to-noise ratio...
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ISTFA2006, ISTFA 2006: Conference Proceedings from the 32nd International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 98-101, November 12–16, 2006,
...Abstract Abstract The usefulness of scattering-type near-field optical microscopy for mapping the material and doping in microelectronic devices at nanoscale resolution is demonstrated. Both amplitude and phase of infrared (λ = 10.7 μm) laser light scattered by a metallised, vibrating AFM tip...
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ISTFA2005, ISTFA 2005: Conference Proceedings from the 31st International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 90-94, November 6–10, 2005,
... industry thermal-induced voltage alteration Scanning Optical Microscopy Application in Micron® Memory Devices Wong Yaw Yuan, Edmund Poh, David Lam Micron Semiconductor Asia Pte. Ltd., Singapore wongyyuan@micron.com, edmundpohtl@micron.com, davidlam@micron.com Abstract The migration to smaller...
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ISTFA2013, ISTFA 2013: Conference Proceedings from the 39th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 208-212, November 3–7, 2013,
...Abstract Abstract This paper describes novel concepts in equipment and measurement techniques that integrate optical electrical microscopy and scanning probe microscopy (SPM) capabilities into a single tool under the umbrella of optical nanoprobe electrical (ONE) microscopy. Optical imaging ONE...
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ISTFA2013, ISTFA 2013: Conference Proceedings from the 39th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 417-419, November 3–7, 2013,
... in an optical plane conjugate to the microscope objective, is shaped in a way that counteracts spherical aberration errors associated with non-ideal sample thickness. confocal scanning microscopy deformable mirrors integrated circuits MEMS silicon solid immersion lens Adaptive Optics Compensation...
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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,
...Abstract Abstract Fault isolation is an important initial component of the failure analysis investigation as it provides the first indicator of the defect physical location. The most broadly familiar fault isolation techniques include photoemission microscopy (PEM), optical beam induced...
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ISTFA2000, ISTFA 2000: Conference Proceedings from the 26th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 97-105, November 12–16, 2000,
...Abstract Abstract Optical microscopy techniques used by forensic analysts are shown to have application to failure analysis problems. Proper set up of the optical microscope is reviewed, including the correct use of the field diaphragm and the aperture diaphragm. Polarized light microscopy...
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ISTFA2009, ISTFA 2009: Conference Proceedings from the 35th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 60-64, November 15–19, 2009,
... to implement annular illumination and collection in a Hamamatsu iPHEMOS system. We demonstrated improved imaging of an IBM 45nm silicon-oninsulator circuit, with annular illumination and collection in confocal scanning optical microscopy and widefield microscopy with an InGaAs camera. 45 nm process...
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ISTFA2015, ISTFA 2015: Conference Proceedings from the 41st International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 318-322, November 1–5, 2015,
... of the devices and samples architectures were observed by using cross sectional transmission electron microscopy, scanning electron microscopy, and optical microscopy. Following these tricks can help readers to prepare TEM samples with higher quality and efficiency. DRAM failure analysis focused ion beam...
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ISTFA2018, ISTFA 2018: Conference Proceedings from the 44th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 559-560, October 28–November 1, 2018,
..., photothermal AFM-IR and scattering type scanning near-field optical microscopy, are implemented to isolate and characterize microelectronic device cross-sections. It is observed that both techniques are able to detect patterned features with a half-pitch less than 15 nm. chemical analysis copolymers...
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ISTFA2005, ISTFA 2005: Conference Proceedings from the 31st International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 266-273, November 6–10, 2005,
... reported. This paper reports the microstructure evolution of fluorine corrosion on bond pads in a plastic box under specific environment conditions by using transmission electron microscopy (TEM), optical microscopy, focused ion beam and scanning electron microscopy (SEM). The elemental distributions...
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ISTFA2014, ISTFA 2014: Conference Proceedings from the 40th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 28-32, November 9–13, 2014,
...Abstract Abstract Sparse image reconstruction techniques have been used to recover high frequency information lost during the acquisition process in different imaging domains, such as ultrasound, synthetic aperture radar, optical microscopy, and astronomical and microscopic imaging...
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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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ISTFA2018, ISTFA 2018: Conference Proceedings from the 44th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 429-436, October 28–November 1, 2018,
...), and the package with both CbC and CoC. Traditional die tilting measured by optical microscopy and scanning electron microscopy has capability issue due to wave or electron beam blocking at area of interest by electronic components nearby. In this paper, the feasibility of using profilemeter to investigate die...
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ISTFA1998, ISTFA 1998: Conference Proceedings from the 24th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 83-91, November 15–19, 1998,
...-destructive evaluation on the injector using micro-focus X-ray and scanning electron microscopy. Serial cross-sectional metallography was then performed, with each cross-section documented by optical microscopy and SEM. The failure analysis resulted in three main conclusions: (1) the root cause of the failure...
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ISTFA2004, ISTFA 2004: Conference Proceedings from the 30th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 261-266, November 14–18, 2004,
... system is characterized using various microanalytical techniques, such as, conventional optical microscopy, scanning electron microscopy, energy dispersive spectroscopy and microhardness testing. In addition, the SLI is further characterized using macroanalytical techniques such as dye penetrant testing...
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ISTFA2015, ISTFA 2015: Conference Proceedings from the 41st International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 507-512, November 1–5, 2015,
... by multiple factors, including wafer fabrication, assembly, and application conditions. Inter-Layer Dielectric (ILD) delamination was experienced on various ICs from the same 250nm technology. A complete set of techniques (C-SAM, laser and optical microscopy, SEM, FIB cross-sections, TEM, EFTEM, SIMS, Auger...
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ISTFA1996, ISTFA 1996: Conference Proceedings from the 22nd International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 239-241, November 18–22, 1996,
... voltage (Vf) parameters have been correlated to abnormalities in the junction formation. Scanning electron (SEM) and optical microscopy of cleaved and stained samples revealed a continuous layer of material approximately 2.5 to 3.0 μm thick at the n-epi/substrate interface. Characterization of a defective...
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ISTFA2016, ISTFA 2016: Conference Proceedings from the 42nd International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 406-413, November 6–10, 2016,
...Abstract Abstract We report on a new non-destructive electrical fault isolation (EFI) technique to localize interconnection failures in through-silicon via (TSV) structures for three-dimensional (3-D) integration. The scanning optical microscopy (SOM) technique is based on light-induced...