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ISTFA2017, ISTFA 2017: Conference Proceedings from the 43rd International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 371-374, November 5–9, 2017,
...Abstract Abstract Forming and breaking a nanometer-sized conductive area are commonly accepted as the physical phenomenon involved in the switching mechanism of oxide resistive random access memories (OxRRAM). This study investigates a state-of-the-art OxRRAM device by in-situ transmission...
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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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ISTFA2004, ISTFA 2004: Conference Proceedings from the 30th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 558-562, November 14–18, 2004,
...Abstract Abstract Dynamic Random Access Memory (DRAM) is the one most widespread commodity product of the microelectronic industry. Although the basis structure is quite simple, an indepth electrical characterization of the single cell is mostly correlated with huge efforts in terms of test...
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ISTFA2000, ISTFA 2000: Conference Proceedings from the 26th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 77-79, November 12–16, 2000,
... at the bottom of the vias causing resistance variations. digital signal processor failure analysis focused ion beam scanning electron microscopy sense amplifier static random access memory transmission electron microscopy 77 Yield Enhancement Study: Process Variation and Design Margins Leading...
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ISTFA2018, ISTFA 2018: Conference Proceedings from the 44th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 138-140, October 28–November 1, 2018,
... that local voltage fluctuation reduces sensing margin to judge data-0 or data-1. This phenomenon is easily observed at 1T1C with high resistance because response of voltage generator is comparatively slow. 1T1C dynamic random access memory power fluctuation quantitative noise analysis soft single...
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ISTFA2003, ISTFA 2003: Conference Proceedings from the 29th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 242-247, November 2–6, 2003,
...Abstract Abstract A common failure signature in dynamic random access memories (DRAMs) is the single cell failure. The charge is lost and thereby the information stored in trench capacitors can be destroyed by high resistive leakage paths. The nature of the leakage path determines...
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ISTFA2015, ISTFA 2015: Conference Proceedings from the 41st International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 323-328, November 1–5, 2015,
...Abstract Abstract This paper is to evaluate the doping profile analysis capability of Scanning Capacitance Microscope (SCM) and Scanning Spreading Resistance Microscope (SSRM) on 30nm Dynamic Random Access Memory (DRAM) devices and apply the SSRM technique on a real case to verify the junction...
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ISTFA2002, ISTFA 2002: Conference Proceedings from the 28th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 183-188, November 3–7, 2002,
.... Example of finding problem vias with the help of cross-section and voltage contrast is given. contact resistance copper interconnects debugging failure analysis focused ion beam metallization static random access memory transistors Application of Focused Ion Beam in Debug...
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ISTFA2008, ISTFA 2008: Conference Proceedings from the 34th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 437-444, November 2–6, 2008,
...Abstract Abstract This paper presents the characterization and analysis of Static Random Access Memory (SRAM) standby leakage by electrical characterization, leakage localization, and atomic force probe (AFP) discrete device probing. The methodology described in the paper was applied on 45...
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ISTFA2011, ISTFA 2011: Conference Proceedings from the 37th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 269-274, November 13–17, 2011,
..., has emerged to be a powerful tool in the FA community. This paper presents a nano-probing technique on two yield impact cases in dynamic random access memory technology. The first case is related to a die that exhibited a high pin current issue during the parametric test sequence at the early stage...
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ISTFA2012, ISTFA 2012: Conference Proceedings from the 38th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 164-169, November 11–15, 2012,
...Abstract Abstract This paper presents the memory cell level passive voltage contrast (PVC) involving diode, capacitor and transistor devices in a (dynamic random access) DRAM chip. More particularly, we show that the voltage contrast sensitivity can be improved significantly by the adjustment...
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ISTFA2004, ISTFA 2004: Conference Proceedings from the 30th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 576-580, November 14–18, 2004,
...Abstract Abstract A single cell failure (SCF) is a common fail signature in dynamic random access memories (DRAMs). Generally write and read problems can be observed if a cell capacitor is not connected properly to its bitline. If the critical resistance of this connection exceeds a given...
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ISTFA2021, ISTFA 2021: Conference Proceedings from the 47th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 320-323, October 31–November 4, 2021,
...Abstract Abstract This paper explains how embedded assist and timing control techniques are being used to improve soft defect screening in nanoscale static random access memory (SRAM). The electrical stress test method is evaluated on advanced FinFET devices. As test results show, resistive...
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ISTFA2019, ISTFA 2019: Conference Proceedings from the 45th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 336-339, November 10–14, 2019,
... storage flash memory floating poly gate integrated circuit chips magnetoresistive random-access memory nanoprobing one time programmable memory phase-change random access memory read-only memory semiconductor failure analysis Abstract- Non-volatile memory is the most important memory device...
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ISTFA2016, ISTFA 2016: Conference Proceedings from the 42nd International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 94-96, November 6–10, 2016,
...Abstract Abstract As microelectronic feature sizes are scaled down, the soft failure rate has increased. Additionally the characteristics and distribution of Dynamic Random Access Memory (DRAM) data retention time and write recovery time (tWR) are getting worse. As a result of this failure...
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ISTFA2003, ISTFA 2003: Conference Proceedings from the 29th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 363-370, November 2–6, 2003,
... for finding failure mechanisms on yield and process certification programs. electrical analysis electrical circuit simulation electrical signatures failure analysis static random-access memory devices Improved SRAM 6T Bit Cell Failure Analysis using MCSpice Bit Cell Defect Modeling Randal Mulder...
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ISTFA2006, ISTFA 2006: Conference Proceedings from the 32nd International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 512-516, November 12–16, 2006,
... localize the fail location. TEM results are discussed in the Failure localization section. Finally a model for the fail root cause is proposed, which is able to explain the findings. Experimental The investigated structures are 256k dual-port static random access memories (SRAM), manufactured using a 90nm...
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ISTFA2009, ISTFA 2009: Conference Proceedings from the 35th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 88-92, November 15–19, 2009,
...) verify the subtle doping defect affecting the Static Random Access Memory function in the 65nm generation node. Device failure due to a lack of Lightly Dope Drain (LDD) implant induced by an inconspicuous spacer defect was determined to be the root cause of the failure. 65 nm process doping...
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ISTFA2013, ISTFA 2013: Conference Proceedings from the 39th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 403-406, November 3–7, 2013,
...Abstract Abstract In this paper, we investigate that Gate-Induced Drain Leakage (GIDL)-weak cells can be screened effectively by modulation of cell-plate voltage (VPlate) during retention time in dynamic random access memory (DRAM) with Negative Wordline bias scheme (NWL). Boosting storage-node...
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ISTFA1999, ISTFA 1999: Conference Proceedings from the 25th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 405-412, November 14–18, 1999,
...Abstract Abstract During the development and qualification of a radiation-hardened, 0.5 μm shallow trench isolation technology, several yield-limiting defects were observed. The 256K (32K x 8) static-random access memories (SRAMs) used as a technology characterization vehicle had elevated power...