IC Failure Analysis and Defects Characterisation Forum (4)

@My1-4, North Wing, Level 1A, MITEC Wednesday, May 23
9:30am to 4:30pm


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My1-4 (North Wing), Level 1A, MITEC | Wednesday, May 23 | 9:30am to 4:30pm | Paid

IC Failure Analysis and Defects Characterisation Forum

Theme: Transformation of Defect Root Causation in the age of IoT

Synopsis: There are four main driving forces for the semiconductor industry. 1) The race to produce faster and smaller front-end devices; 2) Challenges and innovations in new packaging technology in light of product and system miniaturization, 3) proliferation in the diverse applications relating to IoT devices and their rapid paced evolution 4) increasing complexity of our systems and technologies in a competitive environment. Last year's edition of the forum, we addressed extensively about failure diagnostic on advanced packaging device challenges; this year we intend to focus on IoT.

By nature of IoT, the value of the chips are not measured just by its performance. The chips are being put to a multitude of targeted industries which include mobile, displays, automobiles, manufacturing, utilities, and others. Therefore, the other requirements of an IoT chip such as power consumption, durability, cost-effectiveness and turnaround time-to-production are integral components of the entire value chain. Failure analysis and defect characterization can play an important role to ensure the quality of a chip. Flaws as a result of either process or design constraints, or both, are inevitable in the early stages of a tapeout. Particularly, on the point of effective and efficient defect root causation, this forum seeks to broaden defect diagnostics perspectives and shares insights into the symbiotic relation between inline defect characterization and failure analysis in faster and more effective fault isolation in the semiconductor devices.

Session Chair:
Dr. GOH Szu Huat
Senior Manager, Product Diagnostics Engineering | GLOBALFOUNDRIES Singapore Pte Ltd, Singapore




* Program below subject to change without prior notice.


Kindly note only proceedings with explicit permission from the speakers are shared below and with only registered attendees of this forum. 


Opening Address: Relevance of Machine Learning to Failure Debug by Dr. GOH Szu Huat, GLOBALFOUNDRIES Singapore Pte Ltd, Singapore
[Please contact szuhuat.goh@globalfoundries.com]


Electronic Fault Isolation on Cutting-Edge Technology Nodes - NanoProbing in Failure Analysis by Dr. Andrew Jonathan SMITH, Kleindiek Nanotechnik, Germany

Physical Unclonable Function (PUF)-Security Enabled FPGA for Medical Solutions in IoT by Ir. Dr. Norhayati SOIN, University of Malaya, Malaysia


RMA Root Cause Investigation 20nm Technology by Mr. Mike von den HOFF, KLA-Tencor Corporation, Europe


Laser-Based Inspection Technique for Non-Visual Defects by Dr. Cheolkyu KIM, Rudolph Technologies, Inc, Korea


How to Meet Extreme IoT Yield Demands on Mature Process Nodes with Volume Diagnosis and Statistical Yield Analysis by Dr. Martin KEIM, Mentor, A Siemens Business, USA


Fault Isolation of 2.5D and 3D Packages Through Analysis Across Entire System by Mr. Ankush OBERAI & Ms. Rupa KAMOJI, Synopsys, USA & India


Probing and Measurement of Material Properties Using Advanced Surface Characterization Tools for Successful Failure Analysis Investigations by Dr. Suhairi SAHARUDIN, MIMOS Semiconductor (M) Sdn Bhd, Malaysia

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Dr. GOH Szu Huat [Technical Committee Chairman]
Senior Manager, Product Diagnostics Engineering
GLOBALFOUNDRIES Singapore Pte Ltd, Singapore
Dr. Cheolkyu KIM
Director of PCG Applications Asia
Rudolph Technologies, Inc, Korea
Mr. Ankush OBERAI
Group Director, R&D
Synopsys Inc, USA
Senior Manager, R&D
Synopsys India Pvt Ltd, India
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