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Electrical Test Guard Bands

Electrical Test Parameter Cpk

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SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING

 

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What is a semiconductor?

The p-n Junction

The Junction Diode

The Bipolar transistor

The MOSFET

The JFET

     

Semiconductor Quality

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Failure Analysis

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Die-related Failures

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Diffusion: Fick's Laws

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Si Epitaxial Growth

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Semiconductor Manufacturing

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Semiconductor Materials

Leadframes

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Semiconductor Equipment

Wafer Fab Equipment

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Reliability Engineering

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Reliability Tests

SHRT/Precon

Autoclave or PCT

Temp Cycle

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High Temp Op Life

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Acceleration Test

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Vibration Tests

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Solder Joint Reliability

Life Distributions

Life Distribution Functions

Lognormal Plots

Activation Energies

    

Assembly Engineering

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The Chip Scale Package

The Ball Grid Array

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Test Engineering

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ATPG - Test Pattern Gen

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JTAG Boundary-Scan

Device Test Parameters

Boolean Algebra

      

Miscellaneous Topics

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What is WEEE?

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IC PRODUCTS

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Accelerometers

Charge-Coupled Devices

Motor Controllers

Application-Specific IC's

Other IC Products

 

QUICK REFERENCES

Properties of Si Dopants

Ohmic Contacts

 

GEN. MATH / STATISTICS

Cpk Vs. ppm Table

 

ANALYSIS TOOLS

Ishikawa Diagram

Control Chart

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