Electrical testing by physically probing device structures has grown more challenging with increasing circuit density and complexity. Individual transistor level probing has become progressively more important to identify the physical defect responsible for the electrical fault. With the DCG Systems sProber nanoprobing solution attached to a dual beam FIB, each transistor can be electrically characterized. The device can then be precisely cut at the nearest junction for evaluation of the underlying defect.
The new ELITE system from DCG uses real-time lock-in thermography for through-package electrical fault isolation. Accommodating packaged parts, bare die or wafers, the ELITE system locates faults non-destructively with sub-micron lateral accuracy, while precise measurements of signal delay allow determination of the depth of the fault.
Last month Nanolab announced that due to increased demand, they had moved to a continuous business model of operations and a seven-day workweek.
"Our customers want quick answers to their analytical questions," commented John Traub, President and CEO, "and the seven-day workweek has been almost a necessity to keep pace with the push of technology. The new failure analysis tools not only bolster that segment of our lab, but also help us quickly find the root cause of many of these questions."
About Nanolab Technologies
Nanolab Technologies provides knowledge-based analytical services for advanced microscopy, chemical analysis, electrical failure analysis, materials analysis, FIB circuit edit, and defect analysis to the semiconductor, solar, MEMS, LED, medical device and other high technologies industries. A private, employee-owned company, Nanolab Technologies designed and occupies a 48,000 square foot, advanced laboratory in Silicon Valley to maximize the performance of leading-edge Extreme High Spatial Resolution instruments to meet the requirements of current and future technology nodes. A second facility is located at the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CNSE) at the University of Albany. www.nanolabtechnologies.com
About DCG Systems
DCG Systems, Inc. is the industry's leading supplier of electrical fault characterization, localization and editing equipment, serving process development, yield ramp and failure analysis applications for a wide range of semiconductor and electronics manufacturers. With more than 1500 systems deployed worldwide, DCG Systems serves customers worldwide from its headquarters in Fremont, California and field offices in the United States, Japan, Taiwan, Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, Israel and Germany. For more information about DCG Systems, visit www.dcgsystems.com.
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