This course, about the device yield-related aspects of the Silicon Wafer is designed to give engineers working in yield improvement, as well as all process engineers and others who are involved in specifying Silicon in IC and MEMS devices, a working knowledge of the defects associated with the Silicon that arise from the vendor as well as those generated through device processing.
Practical Knowledge that will be gained:
Throughout the course, practical knowledge of specific silicon defect and yield-related manufacturing examples will be introduced through a series of Short, one page "Applications Notes" covering topics of interest. Some examples include:
Why does a sacrificial oxide reduce defect densities?
Why thermal heat treatments near 750 C may result in a higher silicon defect density?
A defect and gettering comparison of N/N+ or P/P+ epi in process design
Vendor "remelt" usage and the "Phantom P layer" in EPI.
What is the "shelf life" of stored silicon wafers
A method to distinguish between bulk and surface stacking faultsMethods to Add gettering to SOI wafers How to reduce high temperature leakage currents through the use of EPI In MEMS processing, improved dimension control through the use of SOI
WafersWhat the Course Covers
A Review of the Fundamental Properties of Silicon Silicon Applications Engineering
CZ manufacturing techniques Epitaxial Silicon Manufacturing Techniques SOI Manufacturing Techniques
Grown-in and Process-Induced Defects in CZ
Defects Associated with Epitaxial Silicon
Defects associated with SOI materials
Extrinsic Gettering Intrinsic Gettering by Oxygen
Future Gettering Techniques
Diodes and Defect Interactions, Bipolar Transistors and Defect Interactions, MOS, Transistors and Defect Interactions
: A Review of the Device advantages of Epitaxial, Silicon, Epitaxial, Silicon Selection for Process Optimization
Quality and Epitaxial silicon
Latch-Up and Epitaxial Silicon
Implant Replacement of Epi.
The Device Advantages of Silicon-On-Insulator Silicon-On-Insulator Materials Choices
Future Applications of Silicon-On Insulator
Silicon Wafer Characterization Techniques
Process/Device/Materials Analysis and Design
Wafer cooling effects
Silicon Specifications for Optimum device Performance
Silicon Wafer Requirements for MEMS Devices
Silicon Wafer requirements for Bulk Micro-Machining Silicon Wafer Requirements for Surface Micromachining
Who Should Attend:
All personnel who want to gain a fundamental understanding of how the Silicon wafer impacts device process yields, including:
Yield Improvement Engineers
Quality Engineers involved with Silicon
Supply Chain Management
Next Schedule Date and Location:
Only offer at clients site
Price: $8,900 USD for up to 14 students
Silicon Substrate Preparation
Identifying and preventing defects of the substrate for ICs and MEMS devices