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ISTFA2021, ISTFA 2021: Conference Proceedings from the 47th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 141-145, October 31–November 4, 2021,
...Abstract Abstract This paper evaluates the use of plasma etching for preparing TEM specimens to analyze high aspect ratio 3D NAND integrated circuits. By controlling plasma etching parameters, a relatively high material removal rate could be obtained. Moreover, through the control of etch time...
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ISTFA2004, ISTFA 2004: Conference Proceedings from the 30th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 423-425, November 14–18, 2004,
... plays a major role in the plasma-induced change in surface roughness and film thickness. atomic force microscope etching failure analysis low k dielectrics plasma cleaning surface roughness X-ray reflectivity Study of porous organic ultra low k materials after treatment with various...
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ISTFA2020, ISTFA 2020: Papers Accepted for the Planned 46th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 226-232, November 15–19, 2020,
... ion beam microwave induced plasma process scanning electron microscopy spot etch process underfill Benefits of using a CF4-Free Microwave Induced Plasma (MIP) Spot Etch Process to Remove Underfill and Analyze 2.5D Modules Kevin Distelhurst1, Joe Myers1, Dan Bader1, Ron Russotti1, Pradip...
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ISTFA2005, ISTFA 2005: Conference Proceedings from the 31st International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 407-412, November 6–10, 2005,
... conventional model as gate antenna effect, the cell junction damage by the exposure of dummy BL pad to plasma, was revealed as root cause. antenna effects DRAM etching plasma-induced wafer charging root cause analysis semiconductor device degradation transistors wafer processing Impact of Metal...
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ISTFA2000, ISTFA 2000: Conference Proceedings from the 26th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 559-565, November 12–16, 2000,
... of this article is on step 2 of this process, namely the milling of large trenches over the edit area. Laser Chemical Etcher (LCE) was commonly used for this task. This article presents an alternative technique based on plasma dry etch process which consists of three steps: photolithography, plasma etching...
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ISTFA2007, ISTFA 2007: Conference Proceedings from the 33rd International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 236-241, November 4–8, 2007,
... key in identifying photoresist on the board surface in the first case study and nickel carbonate contamination on the board surface in the second case study. In the first case study, resolution was achieved with a Plasma etch process. In the second case study, CCAs were cleaned with a wet chemical...
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ISTFA2010, ISTFA 2010: Conference Proceedings from the 36th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 108-112, November 14–18, 2010,
... approach for imaging subtle buried defects. BSE enables the localization and imaging of embedded defects through overlying insulator levels without the risk of compromising them with reactive ion etch (RIE) or plasma etch exposure or by anisotropic wet chemical delayering process steps. Once the embedded...
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ISTFA2011, ISTFA 2011: Conference Proceedings from the 37th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 256-261, November 13–17, 2011,
.... Then, the decapsulation method combining laser ablation and plasma etching is presented. It is completed by the process optimization. The final process makes it possible to perform failure analysis on low-k/Cu technologies in plastic package either by the front side or by the backside of the die. failure analysis...
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ISTFA2015, ISTFA 2015: Conference Proceedings from the 41st International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 474-479, November 1–5, 2015,
... and acid or plasma etching is presented. The paper compares the results obtained with these solutions on Cu an Ag wires devices with pros and cons for each solution. The results presented show the benefits, the constraints and the limitations of each technique regarding the different types of wires used...
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ISTFA2006, ISTFA 2006: Conference Proceedings from the 32nd International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 94-97, November 12–16, 2006,
... developed from backside of SOI devices for packaged products. The challenge from backside method includes sample preparation methodology to obtain a thin oxide layer of high quality, SCM parameters optimization and data interpretation. Optimization of plasma etching of buried oxide followed by a new method...
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ISTFA2012, ISTFA 2012: Conference Proceedings from the 38th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 211-216, November 11–15, 2012,
... the traditional decapsulation method fails to expose the device properly for follow up analysis. We will then present a new technique using laser ablation + chemical/plasma etch that proves to work for IPD products. We will then present a complete FA example combining this decapsulation technique and many other...
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ISTFA2019, ISTFA 2019: Conference Proceedings from the 45th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 440-444, November 10–14, 2019,
...Abstract Abstract Decapsulation of silver wire bonded packages with known techniques often results in damaged silver wires. The chemical properties of silver and silver compounds make silver bond wire inherently susceptible to etching damage by acid, conventional plasma, and oxygen-based...
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ISTFA2008, ISTFA 2008: Conference Proceedings from the 34th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 277-279, November 2–6, 2008,
... to the time spent on final polishing. coating systems etching failure analysis plasma cleaning polishing sample preparation scanning electron microscope semiconductor devices Development of PECS Application for Sample Preparation Xianfeng Chen, Ming Li, Qiang Guo, W.T. Kary Chien Semiconductor...
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ISTFA1996, ISTFA 1996: Conference Proceedings from the 22nd International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 73-76, November 18–22, 1996,
... electrode, and this can produce surface contamination, charge damage, and waste many man-hours by destroying one-of-a-kind parts. This paper discusses a new reactor type which solves these problems, the inductively coupled plasma (ICP) source. A comparison of etch results (etch rate, surface cleanliness...
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ISTFA2006, ISTFA 2006: Conference Proceedings from the 32nd International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 393-397, November 12–16, 2006,
... but also has the additional problem of loss of time due the setup required to maintain planarization. Of course there is always plasma etching [3] to remove the various layers of the device. When combined with lapping it helps to maintain the planar nature of the surface. One material in particular, copper...
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ISTFA2001, ISTFA 2001: Conference Proceedings from the 27th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 319-322, November 11–15, 2001,
... detection…etc. It offers a cheaper alternative method for deprocessing when the plasma etcher is not available. dielectrics etching fault isolation mechanical polishing metallization passivation root cause analysis semiconductor devices A New Deprocessing Technique By Selective Wet-Etch...
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ISTFA2016, ISTFA 2016: Conference Proceedings from the 42nd International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 151-160, November 6–10, 2016,
... packaging structures, advanced decapsulation tools are needed to enable failure analysis to achieve a high success rate. Microwave Induced Plasma (MIP) machine has been developed as an advanced decapsulation solution. The CF4-free MIP etching ensures artifact-free exposure of bond wires made of new...
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ISTFA2015, ISTFA 2015: Conference Proceedings from the 41st International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 480-490, November 1–5, 2015,
... solves the fluorine overetching problem. Comparison between MIP, conventional plasma, acid etching based on several challenging decapsulation applications has shown the great advantage of MIP in preserving the original status of the die, wire bonds, and failure sites. One of the challenging failure...
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ISTFA2012, ISTFA 2012: Conference Proceedings from the 38th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 383-387, November 11–15, 2012,
... is a key requirement in the deprocessing of DRAM for detection of these types of failures. High selectivity poly silicon etch methods have been reported using complicated system such as ECR (Electron Cyclotron Resonance) Plasma system. The fact that these systems use hazardous gases like Cl2, HBr, and SF6...
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ISTFA2014, ISTFA 2014: Conference Proceedings from the 40th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 87-93, November 9–13, 2014,
... are known: wet (acid) and dry etching (plasma); LASER ablation or mechanical milling being used for pre- opening. This study will compare the capabilities of these techniques on Cu wiring and four types of Ag-based wiring integrated circuits (IC) (Table 1). Table 1: Wire diameter and composition for each IC...