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ISTFA2021, ISTFA 2021: Conference Proceedings from the 47th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 454-457, October 31–November 4, 2021,
...Abstract Abstract This paper assesses the capabilities of scanning acoustic tomography (SAT) for the analysis of bonded silicon wafers. In order to quantitatively evaluate detectability and resolution, the authors acquired images from samples prepared with artificial voids. The samples...
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ISTFA2008, ISTFA 2008: Conference Proceedings from the 34th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 256-259, November 2–6, 2008,
..., the photocurrent for a device caused by photon illumination was quantitatively evaluated. In addition, this paper also presents an example of an application of the C-AFM as a tool for the failure analysis of trap defects by taking advantage of the photoelectric effect. conductive atomic force microscope...
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ISTFA2013, ISTFA 2013: Conference Proceedings from the 39th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 173-181, November 3–7, 2013,
... and quantitative evaluations are presented for both techniques, with lateral resolutions demonstrated with sub-100nm performance. A simplistic signal response rate comparison analysis of these two technologies is also presented. 28 nm process integrated Circuits laser-assisted device alteration...
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ISTFA2009, ISTFA 2009: Conference Proceedings from the 35th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 97-105, November 15–19, 2009,
... “milling acuity” under real-world conditions. A quantitative measuring scheme for evaluating the quality of High Aspect Ratio (HAR) vias is proposed, and an example is shown in which the HAR measuring scheme can be used for process development. failure analysis focused ion beam milling performance...
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ISTFA2018, ISTFA 2018: Conference Proceedings from the 44th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 530-533, October 28–November 1, 2018,
...Abstract Abstract The carrier distribution in solar cell is important evaluation target. Scanning nonlinear dielectric microscopy is applied to the cross section of phosphorus implanted emitter in monocrystalline silicon solar cell and visualizes the carrier distribution quantitatively...
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ISTFA2006, ISTFA 2006: Conference Proceedings from the 32nd International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 193-195, November 12–16, 2006,
... parameter followed by establishing the correlation between C/Cu ratio and OSP thickness and, finally, evaluating the accuracy of the EDS technique for OSP thickness measurement. EDS quantitative analysis was proved that it can be utilized for OSP thickness estimation. copper coating energy-dispersive...
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ISTFA2018, ISTFA 2018: Conference Proceedings from the 44th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 334-338, October 28–November 1, 2018,
... size b, and are the calculated weight matrices with same dimensions as the images. Different contrast-based metrics are tested for the weight matrix calculation. Both quantitative evaluation and blind-test based qualitative evaluation is performed to select the best performing metric. More details...
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ISTFA2013, ISTFA 2013: Conference Proceedings from the 39th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 297-300, November 3–7, 2013,
... the degradation dynamics [9]. 299 Conclusions This paper has introduced a new, fast, and accurate measurement system that can be used to quantitatively evaluate the quality of the copper-aluminum bond at time zero bond as well as after reliability testing. This method is routinely used for recipe development...
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ISTFA2006, ISTFA 2006: Conference Proceedings from the 32nd International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 334-338, November 12–16, 2006,
... of 193-nm resist line profiles can be quantitatively evaluated by a combination of AFM and SEM measurement results. In detail it should be noted: (a) AFM and SEM investigations can be carried out at the same sample, the same resist line array, but not at the same position of the array the SEM cross...
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ISTFA2018, ISTFA 2018: Conference Proceedings from the 44th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 534-537, October 28–November 1, 2018,
... width in the depletion state. We think that tr- SNDM will be a powerful tool in the fast and quantitative evaluation of distributions of defects at various oxide/semiconductor interfaces. Acknowledgments We wish to thank Shinsuke Harada, Tetsuo Hatakeyama, Mitsuru Sometani and Mariko Hayashi at National...
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ISTFA2015, ISTFA 2015: Conference Proceedings from the 41st International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 211-216, November 1–5, 2015,
... into the regressive analysis results, and get ( alpha, beta) directly, which can avoid multiple repeatable tests for equipment optimization. Conclusions SIMS quantitative analysis and optimization for ion implantation angle deviation not only can quantitatively evaluate the deviation of ion implantation angle...
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ISTFA2002, ISTFA 2002: Conference Proceedings from the 28th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 39-45, November 3–7, 2002,
... understanding of the dopants behavior, diffusion length etc. a quantitative evaluation is desired. In order to make a quantitative determination the gray levels in the image are converted to real values of phase shift between 0 and 2p. A plot of these values vs. location including some characteristic points...
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ISTFA2010, ISTFA 2010: Conference Proceedings from the 36th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 449-456, November 14–18, 2010,
... susceptibility to failure with respect to the use conditions. This involves finding failure mechanisms and reliability models to quantitatively evaluate the susceptibility to failure. In addition to the information gathered and used for traditional FMEA, FMMEA uses life cycle environmental and operating...
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ISTFA2014, ISTFA 2014: Conference Proceedings from the 40th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 289-292, November 9–13, 2014,
...Abstract Abstract Evaluation techniques for semiconductor devices are keys for device development with low cost and short time to market. Especially, dopant and depletion layer distribution in devices is a critical electrical property that needs to be evaluated. Super-higher-order nonlinear...
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ISTFA2009, ISTFA 2009: Conference Proceedings from the 35th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 21-26, November 15–19, 2009,
... and if any FIB induced effects may have some interesting use. After demonstrating the non-destructive nature of the proposed FIB thinning on 120 nm technology ring oscillators (RO) [1], a more quantitative evaluation of the RF performance alteration used inverter chains (see Figure 12) in a 180 nm process...
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ISTFA2015, ISTFA 2015: Conference Proceedings from the 41st International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 199-204, November 1–5, 2015,
... Spectroscopy (SEM/EDS) and was the method of choice for characterizing many of the materials. Quantitative analyses were performed using a 20 kV electron beam and the system was calibrated to copper. Part 1 was found to be consistent with the specified composition as listed in Table 1. For example the mold...
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ISTFA2008, ISTFA 2008: Conference Proceedings from the 34th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 43-48, November 2–6, 2008,
... cratering susceptibility. This paper provides an overview of test methods being investigated by a PCB pad crater industry working group. The scope of this industry working group is two-fold: standardization of PCB pad crater crack characterization and measurement methods and development of a quantitative...
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ISTFA2008, ISTFA 2008: Conference Proceedings from the 34th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 515-523, November 2–6, 2008,
... of view, and then moving the sample in Z to bring it back into focus. The objective lens should not be used to refocus the sample since that will induce a small magnification change and image rotation. Quantitative measurements can be made on SEM stereo-pairs using a simple formula. As illustrated in Fig...
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ISTFA2012, ISTFA 2012: Conference Proceedings from the 38th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 337-346, November 11–15, 2012,
... physical properties of epitaxial layers [37, 38] and probably, the performance of devices. The vertical coherence length of the layer may be used for quantitative evaluation of the optimal layer thickness. Smaller thicknesses permit avoidance of excessive edge segments and related structural and physical...
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ISTFA1998, ISTFA 1998: Conference Proceedings from the 24th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 31-39, November 15–19, 1998,
... species and concentration, the concentration of etchant, etch temperature and etch time. Once samples are stained, they are imaged on a SEM and qualitative, or sometimes quantitative, measurements are initiated. If the sample is a cross section, the etch delineation makes it difficult to determine exact...