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ISTFA2011, ISTFA 2011: Conference Proceedings from the 37th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 248-255, November 13–17, 2011,
... Abstract IC packages have been greatly improved over the past several years. With the adoption of Cu wires and new green EMC (Epoxy Molding Compound), the suppression of lead, the use of Cu pillars and the increased number of dies, the verification of the quality of the assembly and failure...
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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,
... Abstract In the last several years emission microscopy has become an essential tool for failure analysis, specifically for VLSI devices. This paper describes various die related failure mechanisms in CMOS ASIC devices which were detected by emission microscopy. The failure analysis results...
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ISTFA2006, ISTFA 2006: Conference Proceedings from the 32nd International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 118-124, November 12–16, 2006,
... will result in substantial gain in terms of cost and production capacity. A taskforce to resolve high fallouts for the Idd_Pd was then formed back in the year 2004. This taskforce comprised of members from various engineering teams, for instance, Manufacturing, IC Design, Materials and Failure Analysis (FA...
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ISTFA2012, ISTFA 2012: Conference Proceedings from the 38th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 426-432, November 11–15, 2012,
... Abstract Counterfeit components have been defined as a growing concern in recent years as demand increases for reducing costs. In fact the Department of Commerce has identified a 141% increase in the last three years alone. A counterfeit is any item that is not as it is represented...
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ISTFA2009, ISTFA 2009: Conference Proceedings from the 35th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 110-118, November 15–19, 2009,
... Abstract For more than 10 years, silicon thinning techniques have been relegated to an art form of mere necessity to enable complex optical probing and circuit edit analysis. Silicon thinning is a fundamental aspect of diagnostic analysis and while it is well-understood that limitations...
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ISTFA2020, ISTFA 2020: Papers Accepted for the Planned 46th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 122-128, November 15–19, 2020,
... and overall packing density increases. The biggest fundamental change in recent years was the introduction of the FinFET as a replacement for the venerable planar transistor. Point to point wiring change methodology has generally followed process scaling, but transistor deletions or modifications...
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ISTFA2019, ISTFA 2019: Conference Proceedings from the 45th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 123-129, November 10–14, 2019,
... Abstract With the development of semiconductor technology and the increment quantity of metal layers in past few years, backside EFA (Electrical Failure Analysis) technology has become the dominant method. In this paper, abnormally high Signal Noise Ratio (SNR) signal captured by Electro...
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ISTFA2019, ISTFA 2019: Conference Proceedings from the 45th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 227-231, November 10–14, 2019,
... Abstract The development of vertical 3D NAND technology over the past 5 years has been accelerated by the parallel development of metrology techniques capable of characterizing these device stacks. Current trends point toward a continuous scaling of dimensions along the z-axis, involving...
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ISTFA2003, ISTFA 2003: Conference Proceedings from the 29th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 9-13, November 2–6, 2003,
... microns. A new approach to isolating high resistance defects has been recently developed using current imaging. In recent years, current imaging through magnetic field detection has become a main-stream approach for short localization in the package [2] and is also heavily utilized for die level...
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ISTFA2003, ISTFA 2003: Conference Proceedings from the 29th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 36-39, November 2–6, 2003,
... Abstract Internal node timing probing of silicon integrated circuits (ICs) has been a mainstay of the microelectronics industry since very early in its history. In recent years, however, due in part to the increase in the number of interconnection layers and continued proliferation of packaging...
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ISTFA2003, ISTFA 2003: Conference Proceedings from the 29th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 184-190, November 2–6, 2003,
... Abstract In recent years, two new techniques were introduced for flip chip debug; the Laser Voltage Probing (LVP) technique and Time Resolved Light Emission Microscopy (TRLEM). Both techniques utilize the silicon’s relative transparency to wavelengths longer than the band gap. This inherent...
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ISTFA2004, ISTFA 2004: Conference Proceedings from the 30th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 38-41, November 14–18, 2004,
... in the past when the size of these SRAM cell were bigger. With the technology shrinking every 2 years, the chance of finding physical defects has become less and less. Besides the shrinking SRAM cell geometries, the electrical failure signature for many of the failures is marginal (soft failure), presenting...
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ISTFA2004, ISTFA 2004: Conference Proceedings from the 30th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 277-282, November 14–18, 2004,
... Abstract Over the years, failures induced by an electrostatic discharge (ESD) have become a major concern for semiconductor manufacturers and electronic equipment makers. The ESD events that cause destructive failures have been studied extensively [1, 2]. However, not all ESD events cause...
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ISTFA2004, ISTFA 2004: Conference Proceedings from the 30th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 346-349, November 14–18, 2004,
... Abstract For years there has been a discrepancy between the importance of complex doping implantation schemes for advanced technology device performance and the ability to accurately measure the carrier concentrations with the gap widening at each technology node. With scanning spreading...
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ISTFA2004, ISTFA 2004: Conference Proceedings from the 30th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 636-639, November 14–18, 2004,
... Abstract DuPont EKC265 Post Etch Residue Remover has been available for many years as post reactive ion etch photo-resist etchant for semiconductor wafer processing. It has also proven useful for the physical analysis of failing semiconductor devices. This paper shows how EKC265 can be used...
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ISTFA1996, ISTFA 1996: Conference Proceedings from the 22nd International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 77-82, November 18–22, 1996,
... of electronic, electromechanical and composite material items have been performed. Such a system can pay for itself within two years through higher productivity of the laboratory, increased laboratory value to the company and resolution of critical problems whose worth far exceeds the value of the equipment...
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ISTFA1996, ISTFA 1996: Conference Proceedings from the 22nd International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 269-276, November 18–22, 1996,
... years. The failure analysis results of field returns (about 10% of al the devices analyzed) from customers for the same period are also included in this study. Of all the devices in the BGA packages which were failure analyzed, about 50% lailed due to package related problems. All the package related...
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ISTFA1997, ISTFA 1997: Conference Proceedings from the 23rd International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 41-49, October 27–31, 1997,
... and a flood beam fluorescence pump source, usually an ultraviolet arc lamp. Interest in FMI has grown greatly over the past few years [3-9] due largely to its unique combination of high spatial and thermal resolution. In this paper, we demonstrate that the existing infrastructure found on a scanning laser...
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ISTFA1997, ISTFA 1997: Conference Proceedings from the 23rd International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 69-78, October 27–31, 1997,
... a long time to delayer. Thus in this paper the possibility of using HF (aq) to deprocess fab wafer prior to Wright Etch is investigated. A new chemical etching method - 155 Wright Etch has been proposed. This method has been applied to failure analysis for two years in our FA labs. The analytical results...
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ISTFA1997, ISTFA 1997: Conference Proceedings from the 23rd International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 79-83, October 27–31, 1997,
... Abstract Cross sectioning has proven over the years to be a failure analyst's most important tool for examining the depth-related features of a sample. This paper discusses a.sample block design that allows angled as well as normal (90 degree) sectioning without remounting the sample...