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Semitracks provides education, training, and certification services and products for the electronics industry. We specialize in serving Semiconductor, Microsystems and Nanotechnology suppliers and users. Semitracks, Inc. helps engineers, technicians, scientists, and management understand these dynamic fields. We offer courses in Semiconductor Reliability, Test, Packaging, Process Integration, Failure and Yield Analysis, and Focused Ion Beam technology. Learn from the Experts.
This diagram shows how mobile ions behave under the influence of an electric field. On the left, we have an MOS structure with no applied field. Under these conditions, the mobile ions are randomly distributed throughout the oxide. Once an electric field is applied, the ions begin to move. The diagram on the right shows how ions move within the MOS structure under the influence of an electric field. Notice that the mobile ions move toward the interface between the silicon and silicon dioxide under the influence of a positive voltage applied to the gate. The proximity of the positive ions to the silicon-silicon dioxide interface creates a mirror image charge in the silicon immediately across the interface. This directly affects the threshold voltage. If a negative voltage is applied to the gate, the ions would move toward the gate and away from the silicon. Positive ions are more of a concern than negative mobile ions, since they are smaller and can move more freely throughout the oxides.
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Ionic Contamination, although not considered to be a big factor in today's semiconductor processing, can still be a serious reliability issue.
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July 12-14, 2005 at Moscone Center, San Francisco, CA, USA
We will be located in West Hall, Level 2, Booth #8719 (diagonally opposite Panasonic Factory Automation). We are part of the Final Manufacturing portion of the show.
International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis
November 6-10, 2005 at the San Jose Convention Center in San Jose, CA, USA
Semitracks, along with Semiconductor International, have put together a one-day course on the Reliability and Characterization Challenges for Advanced Semiconductor Devices. Dr. John Suehle of the National Institute of Standards and Technology and Dr. Ennis Ogawa of Texas Instruments, two leading researchers and lecturers in field of Semiconductor Reliability, will give an overview of the problems and reliability challenges associated with today's advanced semiconductor devices. Dr. Suehle will cover Front-End Reliability issues including: High-K Dielectrics, Negative Bias Temperature Instability, and Positive Bias Temperature Instability. Dr. Ogawa will cover Back-End Reliability issues including: Copper Metallization, Electromigration, Stress Induced Voiding, and Low-K Dielectric Breakdown. The course will be held at the City Club of San Francisco on Monday, July 11, 2005 from 9:00AM to 5:00PM with an hour and a half lunch break.
Reliability and Characterization Challenges for Advanced Semiconductor Devices on Monday, July 11, 2005 (9:00AM-5:00PM) at the City Club of San Francisco in San Francisco, CA, USA
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Process Integration is becoming more challenging with each technology node. The fortunes of your company may depend on how successfully you and your team can integrate disparate processing steps into a single, optimized flow. Lily Springer, our expert in Process Integration and Mixed Signal Design, guides you through the critical and challenging aspects of this topic. She covers both digital and analog issues related to process integration. Let your colleagues know!
Semiconductor Process Integration on August 10-12, 2005 in San Diego, CA, USA
Failure and Yield Analysis
Are you new to failure analysis? Does your position require you to have an understanding of failure analysis? Learn about the latest techniques for analyzing complex devices. We cover all the techniques from the simple ones (such as Liquid Crystal) all the way to complex ones (such as PICA and Laser Voltage Probing). Learn the secrets of analyzing a component correctly every time.
Failure and Yield Analysis on September 12-15, 2005 in Singapore and on September 19-22, 2005 in Santa Clara, CA, USA
Reliability is a critical element to the success of any semiconductor product. Reliability margins are increasingly squeezed by today's deep submicron technologies. Learn about the major reliability failure mechanisms, test structures, and test equipment. Learn how to optimize reliability, performance, and cost.
Semiconductor Reliability on September 26-28, 2005 in Santa Clara, CA, USA
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