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ISTFA2013, ISTFA 2013: Conference Proceedings from the 39th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 144-148, November 3–7, 2013,
...-related defects is proposed. 20 nm process electrical characterization electrical signatures failure mode analysis gate leakage current physical characterization Gate leakage characterization and fail mode analysis on 20 nm technology Parametric Test Structures Satish Kodali and Wayne Zhao...
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ISTFA2013, ISTFA 2013: Conference Proceedings from the 39th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 203-207, November 3–7, 2013,
... Abstract As the rapid developments of semiconductor manufacturing technologies, the CD of the device keep shrinking. The IC devices have a smaller feature sizes and higher densities, and thus there are many challenges come up in terms of the failure analysis and localized device...
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ISTFA2010, ISTFA 2010: Conference Proceedings from the 36th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 413-422, November 14–18, 2010,
... Abstract This paper describes the use of Electron Beam Absorbed Current (EBAC) mapping performed from the back side of the device as a means of locating metallization defects on flip chip 45nm SOI technology. 45 nm SOI process electron beam absorbed current failure analysis flip chip...
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ISTFA2021, ISTFA 2021: Conference Proceedings from the 47th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 274-278, October 31–November 4, 2021,
... November 4, 2021 Phoenix Convention Center, Phoenix, Arizona, USA DOI: 10.31399/asm.cp.istfa2021p0274 Copyright © 2021 ASM International® All rights reserved. www.asminternational.org A New Delayering Application Workflow in Advanced 5nm Technology Device with Xenon Plasma Focus Ion Beam Microscopy Ha...
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ISTFA2021, ISTFA 2021: Tutorial Presentations from the 47th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, i1-i109, October 31–November 4, 2021,
... Abstract This presentation provides an overview of the tools and techniques that can be used to analyze failures in semiconductor devices made with 3D technology. It assesses the current state of 3D technology and identifies common problems, reliability issues, and likely modes of failure...
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ISTFA2006, ISTFA 2006: Conference Proceedings from the 32nd International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 260-263, November 12–16, 2006,
... force microscope failure analysis fuse metal laser cutting machines Failure Analysis of Laser Blown Metal Fuse Failures in Submicron Technology by C-AFM Liang-Feng Wen, Chien-Hui Chen, Allen Timothy Chang Taiwan Semiconductor manufacturing Company, Ltd. No. 25 Li-Hsin Rd., Hsinchu Science Park...
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ISTFA2006, ISTFA 2006: Conference Proceedings from the 32nd International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 339-342, November 12–16, 2006,
... to the production line for process tuning and troubleshooting. 90 nm process deep trench profile inspection DRAM failure analysis polishing process monitoring A Novel Method for Deep Trench Profile Characterization and Process Monitoring in 90nm DRAM Technology Kuo-Hui Huang, Wen-Lon Gu, Ming-De Liu...
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ISTFA2006, ISTFA 2006: Conference Proceedings from the 32nd International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 444-448, November 12–16, 2006,
... Abstract Optical beam induced resistance change (OBIRCH) is one popular technique for isolating electrical shorts in process development test structures for 130nm and 110nm device technologies. However, OBIRCH inspection on 90nm technology is not always successful: since the OBIRCH signals...
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ISTFA2006, ISTFA 2006: Conference Proceedings from the 32nd International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 474-479, November 12–16, 2006,
... decapsulation technology combining mechanical polishing with chemical etching is introduced. This new technology can remove the top die quickly without damaging the bottom die using KOH and Tetra-Methyl Ammonium Hydroxide (TMAH). The technology process and relative application are presented. The factors...
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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,
... Abstract This article describes a 90nm technology SRAM soft fail analysis. The bitmaps of affected wafers show a large number of wafer edge dies failing with single cell cluster fails at supply voltages below 1.0V. The fails appear in characteristic areas within a 256k dualport SRAM memory...
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ISTFA1998, ISTFA 1998: Conference Proceedings from the 24th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 221-225, November 15–19, 1998,
... Abstract Three case studies in which the passive voltage contrast technique (PVC) was used in-fab during the development of a 0.25μm ASIC CMOS technology for rapid characterization and failure isolation are presented. The first case involved using the PVC technique to evaluate the gate oxide...
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ISTFA1998, ISTFA 1998: Conference Proceedings from the 24th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 273-278, November 15–19, 1998,
... analysis focused ion beam milling metallization stack static random-access memory Investigation of High Via Resistance of a 0.25pm CMOS ASIC Technology Abstract H. Sur, S. Bothra, R. Lei, J. Hahn VLSI Technology, Inc. San Jose, California H. Brugge VLSI Technology, Inc. San Antonio, Texas...
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ISTFA1998, ISTFA 1998: Conference Proceedings from the 24th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 413-425, November 15–19, 1998,
... to enhance bump reliability. failure analysis flip chip packaging high temperature operational life reliability analysis solder bumps Application of Standard Metallurgical Analytical Techniques to Improve High Temperature Operational Life Performance of Bump Interconnect Technology of Flip Chip...
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ISTFA1999, ISTFA 1999: Conference Proceedings from the 25th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 311-316, November 14–18, 1999,
...). The probe pads were Pt, deposited with ion beam assistance, on top of highly insulating SiOx, deposited with electron beam assistance. The buried plate (n-Band), p-well, wordline and bitline of a failing and a good 0.2 μm technology DRAM single cell were contacted. Both cells shared the same wordline...
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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 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 supply...
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ISTFA2000, ISTFA 2000: Conference Proceedings from the 26th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 3-8, November 12–16, 2000,
... probing p-n junctions silicon 3Laser Voltage Probe (LVP): A Novel Optical Probing Technology for Flip-Chip Packaged Microprocessors Wai Mun Yee, Mario Paniccia*, Travis Eiles*, Valluri Rao* Intel Technology Sdn. Bhd, Malaysia ; * Intel Corporation, Santa Clara, CA, USA. Abstract A novel optical...
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ISTFA2000, ISTFA 2000: Conference Proceedings from the 26th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 93-95, November 12–16, 2000,
... technology with 5 metal layers, failed after 500 hours burn-in. We successfully isolated the leaky poly and subsequently found gate oxide pinholes with the combination of PVC technique and emission analysis. emission microscopy failure analysis gate oxides MOS devices passive voltage contrast...
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ISTFA2000, ISTFA 2000: Conference Proceedings from the 26th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 225-230, November 12–16, 2000,
... Abstract Focused ion beam (FIB) techniques are continuously improved to meet the demands of shrinking device dimensions and new technologies. We developed a simultaneous milling and deposition FIB technique to provide electrical contact to small buried targets in semiconductors. This method...
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ISTFA2000, ISTFA 2000: Conference Proceedings from the 26th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 235-239, November 12–16, 2000,
... interface. The role of the native Al oxide is discussed in preserving Al and allowing Au lift off. aluminum failure analysis gold etching integrated circuits metallization optoelectronic devices 235 Selective Au Etching in Au/Al Bonds in Current IC Technology M. Vanzi University of Cagliari...
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ISTFA2000, ISTFA 2000: Conference Proceedings from the 26th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 327-330, November 12–16, 2000,
... Abstract This paper discusses the challenges involved in testing microprocessors incorporating silicon-on-insulator (SOI) technology and assesses new characterizations tools, such as scanning capacitance microscopy (SCM), focused ion beam (FIB) analysis, and AFM electrical probing, that show...