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ISTFA2019, ISTFA 2019: Conference Proceedings from the 45th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 388-392, November 10–14, 2019,
...Abstract Abstract When considering CDM-like discharge, as it happens frequently in modern high-speed process and test equipment, it is important to avoid a so-called hard discharge in various electrostatic discharge (ESD)-sensitive devices. This study presents the results of experiments...
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ISTFA2018, ISTFA 2018: Conference Proceedings from the 44th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 111-114, October 28–November 1, 2018,
...Abstract Abstract A case study is presented of a core CPU product where FA/FI debug is performed for an ESD-related pin leakage issue on an IO family to root cause and qualify the product. A Powered TIVA technique is used to localize the damage to the termination resistor circuitry...
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ISTFA2016, ISTFA 2016: Conference Proceedings from the 42nd International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 291-293, November 6–10, 2016,
... static discharge (ESD) root identification, and ESD test to prove the identification. FA showed that the short circuit was the result of a breakdown between the I/O resistor and the substrate, and the cause of the breakdown was most likely an ESD event. In a series of electrical over stress/ESD tests...
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ISTFA2015, ISTFA 2015: Conference Proceedings from the 41st International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 227-229, November 1–5, 2015,
...Abstract Abstract A field failing Ondax’s 405nm Laser Diode (LD) was under failure analysis. The failure analysis (FA) results showed that the LD was very sensitive to ESD and the degradation was ESD induced. Some mechanism explanation is also given in this paper. electrostatic discharge...
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ISTFA2015, ISTFA 2015: Conference Proceedings from the 41st International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 441-450, November 1–5, 2015,
...Abstract Abstract The judgment of ESDS risks by direct electrostatic discharge from plastics is a challenge due to the variety of possible discharge scenarios. This paper discusses physical backgrounds of the different discharge scenarios from plastics and tries to rank ESDS related risks...
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ISTFA2014, ISTFA 2014: Conference Proceedings from the 40th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 350-357, November 9–13, 2014,
...Abstract Abstract Low voltage power MOSFETs often integrate voltage spike protection and gate oxide ESD protection. The basic concept of complete-static protection for the power MOSFETs is the prevention of static build-up where possible and the quick, reliable removal of existing charges...
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ISTFA2010, ISTFA 2010: Conference Proceedings from the 36th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 243-248, November 14–18, 2010,
...Abstract Abstract Normally, ESD-type of damage will be located near the bonding pads for the input pins. However, there have been several cases where ESD-type damage has been detected on CMOS gates at internal locations on the die, two or more transistors away from any input or output pin...
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ISTFA2009, ISTFA 2009: Conference Proceedings from the 35th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 182-188, November 15–19, 2009,
.... The stress condition in JEDEC standard is undoubtedly a subset of the ESDA standard. capacitance charged-device model test electrostatic detection devices failure analysis instrumental discrepancy Instrumental Discrepancy and Relation of Stress Condition between ESD Association and JEDEC...
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ISTFA2008, ISTFA 2008: Conference Proceedings from the 34th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 485-489, November 2–6, 2008,
... devices focused ion beam passivation short circuits silicon nitrides Frontside and Backside Analysis of surface ESD Dermot Daly, Linda Grogan, Fergal Keating, Xilinx, Ireland. e-mail: ddaly@xilinx.com Abstract In an effort to understand the failing mechanism of power to ground (Vdd-GND) shorts...
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ISTFA2007, ISTFA 2007: Conference Proceedings from the 33rd International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 262-269, November 4–8, 2007,
... an understanding of damage features to more easily facilitate recognition of EDSFOS events. aluminum copper electrostatic discharge electrostatic surface impacts failure analysis mechanical damage metallization Tool-Related ESD Surface Damage (ESDFOS) on Wafers in Cu-Technology Peter Jacob Empa...
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ISTFA2005, ISTFA 2005: Conference Proceedings from the 31st International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 151-157, November 6–10, 2005,
...Abstract Abstract ESD (Electrostatic Discharge) has become an increasing problem on electronic devices. The electronics industry is always looking for ways to improve the reliability of electronic devices by enhancing their test methods. The industry has found that the current ESD test methods...
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ISTFA2005, ISTFA 2005: Conference Proceedings from the 31st International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 336-343, November 6–10, 2005,
...Abstract Abstract AOC herein describes a collection of material degradation features observed in Vertical Cavity Surface Emitting Lasers (VCSELs) that have been intentionally degraded with a range of electrostatic discharge (ESD) stress conditions. Failure analysis techniques employed include...
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ISTFA2004, ISTFA 2004: Conference Proceedings from the 30th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 120-125, November 14–18, 2004,
...Abstract Abstract The introduction of p+ implanted areas at the drain side of source-drain-gate salicide-blocked electro-static discharge (ESD) protection diodes resulted in a better ESD robustness, however at the expense of increased leakage currents in up to 40% of the 90nm technology test...
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ISTFA2004, ISTFA 2004: Conference Proceedings from the 30th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 225-231, November 14–18, 2004,
... to produce joule heating, or electrostatic actuation using voltages to create electric fields. To qualify MEMS technology, these devices must undergo repeated characterization and testing and at both the die and system level. Electrical overstress (EOS) and electrostatic discharge (ESD) are two important...
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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 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...
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ISTFA2004, ISTFA 2004: Conference Proceedings from the 30th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 315-319, November 14–18, 2004,
...Abstract Abstract Solid-state semiconductor devices such as III-V based photodiodes can suffer damage from electro-static discharge (ESD) events. Electron beam induced current (EBIC) imaging techniques have been used successfully to characterize a wide range of failure modes in many different...
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ISTFA2004, ISTFA 2004: Conference Proceedings from the 30th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 660-668, November 14–18, 2004,
...Abstract Abstract This paper presents electrostatic discharge (ESD) damage simulation results on good units of the RF monolithic microwave integrated circuit device. Two ESD test models, human body model and machine model, simulators were used to simulate the ESD damage on the good units...
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ISTFA2004, ISTFA 2004: Conference Proceedings from the 30th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 680-690, November 14–18, 2004,
...Abstract Abstract For certain programmable logic type devices, the electrical, morphological and failure location differences in the ESD signatures between ICC failures and I/O leakage failures have been identified. Based on these electrical, morphological and physical failure signature...
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ISTFA2003, ISTFA 2003: Conference Proceedings from the 29th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 262-271, November 2–6, 2003,
...Abstract Abstract For certain programmable logic type devices, the electrical, morphological and failure location differences in the ESD signatures between ICC failures and I/O leakage failures have been identified. Based on these electrical, morphological and physical failure signature...
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ISTFA2003, ISTFA 2003: Conference Proceedings from the 29th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 272-277, November 2–6, 2003,
...Abstract Abstract The correlation between electrical characteristics and failure modes in some common cases of ESD protection circuitry is described. The investigation is based on experimental results obtained during the qualification of highly integrated CPUs and chipsets manufactured by 0.18...