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Accelerating Yield and Failure Analysis with Diagnosis



Learn about methodologies for yield improvement and defect identification for digital semiconductor devices. Scan diagnosis, a software-based technique, can effectively identify defects in digital logic and scan chains. This flow has been successfully applied in industrial practice to achieve a high physical failure analysis success rate and improved yield. The webinar will also cover recent advancements in diagnosis technology and industrial case studies.


Geir Eide | Tuesday, December 11 | 2 p.m. EST


In this webinar you will learn about ways that allow failure analysis to regain its effectiveness and position as a key contributor to yield improvement in digital semiconductor devices, as well as significantly improve the analysis of field returns.

Gain a proven, very fast, and highly effective methodology for defect localization and identification, complementing your traditional hardware-based methods. Prevent failures. Improve productivity. Increase yields.

What You Will Learn

  • Best practices for data collection and diagnosis of digital semiconductor devices
  • Statistical analysis of diagnosis results to pick the correct dies for an effective failure analysis
  • Layout-aware diagnosis
  • Scan chain diagnosis
  • Correlating diagnosis and DFM analysis results
  • Case studies

About the Presenter

Presenter Image Geir Eide

Geir Eide is the product marketing manager for the Silicon Learning Products in the Silicon Test Solutions group at Mentor Graphics. His current focus is on diagnosis and yield analysis. He has previously held positions related to design-for-test, semiconductor test, and silicon debug, in the design automation and semiconductor test industry. He earned BS and MS degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of California at Santa Barbara, and has an engineering degree from Kongsberg College of Engineering, Norway.

Who Should Attend

  • Engineers and managers responsible for digital semiconductor product design, test, quality, or yield
  • Engineers and managers responsible for digital semiconductor product and technology advancement
  • Failure Analysis Lab Managers or Process Engineers
  • Engineers involved in manufacturing production or process development
  • Anyone involved with the impact of low yield or low product quality

Technical Requirements

What do I need to watch and hear this web seminar?

Mentor Graphics’ web seminars are delivered using Adobe Connect. You will be able to login to the seminar room 15 minutes prior to the start time on the day of the presentation. You can hear the audio using your computer’s speakers via VoIP (Voice over IP) and background music will play prior to the beginning of the presentation.

Detailed system requirements

Microsoft® Windows

  • Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 7, 8, 9, 10; Mozilla Firefox; Google Chrome
  • Adobe® Flash® Player 10.3 or later
  • 1.4GHz Intel® Pentium® 4 or faster processor and 512MB of RAM

Mac OS X

  • Mozilla Firefox; Apple Safari; Google Chrome
  • Adobe Flash Player 10.3
  • 1.83GHz Intel Core™ Duo or faster processor and 512MB of RAM


  • Ubuntu 10.04, 11.04; Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6; OpenSuSE 11.3
  • Mozilla Firefox
  • Adobe Flash Player 10.3


  • Apple supported devices: iPad, iPad2, iPad3; iPhone 4 and 4 S, iPod touch (3rd generation minimum recommended)
  • Apple supported OS versions summary: iOS 4.3.x, 5.x, or 6.x (5.x or higher recommended)
  • Android supported devices: Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 (10.1), Samsung Galaxy Tab (10.1), ASUS Transformer, Samsung Galaxy Tab (7”) , Motorola Xoom, Motorola Xoom 2, Nexus 7
  • Android supported OS versions summary: 2.2 and higher
  • Android AIR Runtime required: 3.2 or higher

Additional requirements

  • Bandwidth: 512Kbps for participants, meeting attendees, and end users of Adobe Connect applications. Connection: DSL/cable (wired connection recommended) for Adobe Connect presenters, administrators, trainers, and event and meeting hosts.
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