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ISTFA2008, ISTFA 2008: Conference Proceedings from the 34th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 25-29, November 2–6, 2008,
...Abstract Abstract In this paper, the application of scanning near-field photon emission microscopy for imaging photon emission sites is demonstrated. Photon emissions generated by a Fin-FET test structure with one metallization layer are imaged with spatial resolution of 50 nm using scattering...
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ISTFA2011, ISTFA 2011: Conference Proceedings from the 37th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 406-409, November 13–17, 2011,
...Abstract Abstract We investigate a complementary objective lens design for correcting chromatic aberration in the use of a silicon aplanatic solid immersion lens for back-side photon emission microscopy of metal-oxide-semiconductor circuits. Our simulations demonstrate that the chromatic...
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ISTFA2004, ISTFA 2004: Conference Proceedings from the 30th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 210-215, November 14–18, 2004,
...Abstract Abstract The capabilities of photon emission microscopy with CCD and MCT camera systems for the 90 nm CMOS technology node were investigated. This was done with a dedicated test circuit with selectable shorts with resistance between 0 to 40 kΩ. Our investigations showed...
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ISTFA2004, ISTFA 2004: Conference Proceedings from the 30th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 609-612, November 14–18, 2004,
...Abstract Abstract Photon emission microscopy (PEM) provides a valuable first step in the failure analysis process. An analysis of a mixed signal bipolar/CMOS silicon on insulator (SOI) device revealed an abnormal emission site that appeared to emanate from the oxide isolation ring. Subsequent...
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ISTFA2014, ISTFA 2014: Conference Proceedings from the 40th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 6-11, November 9–13, 2014,
...Abstract Abstract This work presents a new photon emission microscopy camera prototype for the acquisition of intrinsic light emitted from VLSI circuits during their normal operation. This novel camera was designed to be sensitive to longer wavelengths in order to maximize the signal...
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ISTFA1999, ISTFA 1999: Conference Proceedings from the 25th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 69-76, November 14–18, 1999,
...Abstract Abstract In this paper, Photon Emission Microscopy (PEM) and micro-Raman Spectroscopy (μRS) are applied for temperature profile measurements and failure characterization in gg-nMOS ESD protection devices. The measurements were carried out in avalanche and snapback biasing conditions...
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ISTFA1999, ISTFA 1999: Conference Proceedings from the 25th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 109-116, November 14–18, 1999,
... and density of metal-interconnect, and the advent of new packaging technology, e.g. flip-chip, ball-grid array and lead-on-chip, etc. Backside photon emission microscopy, i.e. performing photon emission microscopy through the bulk of the silicon via the back of the integrated circuit is a solution...
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ISTFA2016, ISTFA 2016: Conference Proceedings from the 42nd International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 520-526, November 6–10, 2016,
... gate transistors logic gates photon emission microscopy resistive open defects Enhanced Static Fault Localization Methodology on Resistive Open Defects using Photon Emission Microscopy and Layout Defect Prediction A.C.T. Quah, D. Nagalingam, G.B. Ang, C.Q. Chen, H.H. Ma, E. Susanto, S. Moon , S.P...
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ISTFA2017, ISTFA 2017: Conference Proceedings from the 43rd International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 407-410, November 5–9, 2017,
...Abstract Abstract Photon Emission Microscopy (PEM) is one of the commonly used and powerful techniques for fault localization which uses a sensitive camera (like CCD or InGaAs) to detect a light (photon) emission from an electrically biased device. The fault localization of an open anomaly can...
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ISTFA2021, ISTFA 2021: Conference Proceedings from the 47th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 115-121, October 31–November 4, 2021,
...Abstract Abstract In this paper, we discuss the use of spontaneous photon emission microscopy (PEM) for observing filaments formed in HfO 2 resistive random access memory (ReRAM) cells. The setup employs a CCD and an InGaAs camera, revealing photon emissions in both forward ( set ) and reverse...
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ISTFA2015, ISTFA 2015: Conference Proceedings from the 41st International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 42-46, November 1–5, 2015,
...Abstract Abstract Unlike photon emission microscopy which is usually the first go-to technique in tester-based or dynamic electrical fault localization, infrared thermal microscopy does not play a similar routine role despite its comparable ease in application. While thermal emission lacks...
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ISTFA2013, ISTFA 2013: Conference Proceedings from the 39th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 313-321, November 3–7, 2013,
... stimulation and photon emission microscopy (PEM). These techniques are exemplified in the following three case studies. The first case involves a voltage sensitive SRAM block fail which was localized to a resistive via through the use of CPA, LVI and LVP. The second case demonstrates how a hard fail (a net...
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ISTFA2011, ISTFA 2011: Conference Proceedings from the 37th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 164-169, November 13–17, 2011,
...Abstract Abstract In this work we present spectrally resolved photon emission microscopy (SPEM) measurements originating from short-channel MOSFETs acquired through the backside of the silicon substrate. Two commonly used detectors have been chosen for the detection of electroluminescence (EL...
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ISTFA2019, ISTFA 2019: Conference Proceedings from the 45th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 160-163, November 10–14, 2019,
...Abstract Abstract Dynamic Photon Emission Microscopy (D-PEM) is an established technique for isolating short and open failures, where photons emitted by transistors are collected by sensitive infra-red detectors while the device under test is electrically exercised with automated test equipment...
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ISTFA1997, ISTFA 1997: Conference Proceedings from the 23rd International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 299-303, October 27–31, 1997,
... and associated damage are presented in this paper. The data presented in this paper clearly show the effectiveness of photon emission microscopy. The value of emission microscopy really lies in quick detection of failure locations on the die which failed functionally or due to excessive static IOD, functional...
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ISTFA2017, ISTFA 2017: Conference Proceedings from the 43rd International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 8-13, November 5–9, 2017,
...Abstract Abstract Photon Emission Microscopy is the most widely used mainstream defect isolation technique in failure analysis labs. It is easy to perform and has a fast turnaround time for results. However, interpreting a photon emission micrograph to postulate the suspected defect site...
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ISTFA2012, ISTFA 2012: Conference Proceedings from the 38th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 123-127, November 11–15, 2012,
...Abstract Abstract In this work we present spectrally resolved photon emission microscopy (SPEM) measurements for short-channel FETs acquired through the backside of the Si substrate using InGaAs detector. Two spectrum resolution methods have been used: continuous using a prism and discrete...
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ISTFA2017, ISTFA 2017: Conference Proceedings from the 43rd International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 109-116, November 5–9, 2017,
...Abstract Abstract This paper provides a detailed analysis on the optical detection of temperature effects in FinFETs via (spectral) photon emission microscopy (SPEM/PEM) with InGaAs detector and electro-optical frequency mapping (EOFM, similar to LVI) for 14/16 nm Qualcomm Inc. FinFETs...
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ISTFA2003, ISTFA 2003: Conference Proceedings from the 29th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 191-196, November 2–6, 2003,
... analysis used both top and backside analytical techniques, including liquid crystal, photon emission microscopy from both front and back, dual-beam focused ion beam cross-sectioning, field emission scanning electron microscopy imaging, parallel-lap/passive voltage contrast, microprobing of parallel-lapped...
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ISTFA2020, ISTFA 2020: Papers Accepted for the Planned 46th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 61-66, November 15–19, 2020,
...Abstract Abstract Failure analysis plays a very important role in semiconductor industry. Photon Emission Microscopy (PEM) has been extensively used in localization of fails in microelectronic devices. However, PEM emission site is not necessarily at the location of the defect. Thus, it has...