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Micro structure analysis for system in package components - novel tools for fault isolation, target preparation, and high-resolution material diagnostics

: Petzold, M.; Altmann, F.; Krause, M.; Salzer, R.; Schmidt, C.; Martens, S.; Mack, W.; Dömer, H.; Nowodzinski, A.

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IEEE Components, Packaging, and Manufacturing Technology Society; Electronic Industries Alliance -EIA-:
60th Electronic Components and Technology Conference, ECTC 2010. Proceedings. Part 2 : 1-4 June 2010, Las Vegas, NV, USA
New York, NY: IEEE, 2010
ISBN: 978-1-4244-6410-4
ISBN: 978-1-4244-6412-8
Electronic Components and Technology Conference (ECTC) <60, 2010, Las Vegas/Nev.>
Konferenzbeitrag, Elektronische Publikation
Fraunhofer IWM ()

In this paper we introduce novel tools for an improved failure analysis process flow for complex packaged microsystems. This failure analysis process flow starts with a non-destructive defect localization using an improved Lock-In Thermography (LIT). After fault isolation, a highly efficient target preparation can be performed using crosssectioning by combined pulsed-laser ablation and highcurrent Focused-Ion-Beam (FIB) milling in a specifically modified FIB device. The sample quality achieved is high enough to enable improved high-resolution material analysis of cross-sectioned structures using Scanning Electron Micrography (SEM) and Electron Back-Scatter Diffraction (EBSD), particularly for the analysis of highly resistive bonding interconnects, intermetallic compound identification, and texture analysis. To illustrate the complete workflow of the approach, a failure analysis of a vertically integrated microsystem using a microinsert technology is described. The parti cular benefit of each step is compared to conventional approaches in failure analysis. In addition, the potential of the new failure analysis methodology for future applications using System in Package (SiP) technologies is highlighted.