A Deep Learning-Based Screening Method for Improving the Quality and Reliability of Integrated Passive Devices

Chien Hui Chuang, Kuan Wei Hou, Cheng Wen Wu, Mincent Lee, Chia Heng Tsai, Hao Chen, Min Jer Wang

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Abstract

Integrated passive devices (IPDs) have been widely used in advanced packaging of semiconductor chips, to improve their power integrity and impedance matching. There is a growing demand in guaranteeing signal and power integrity for the chips used in safety-critical products, such as those used in automotive, aviation, industrial, and defense systems, where IPDs help improve quality and reliability of the chips. Therefore, IPD testing and screening itself is essential. Note that the cost of replacing failed IPDs is much higher than the cost of manufacturing them, so screening bad IPDs before mounting is also crucial. In this work, we propose a machine learning (ML) based screening methodology to identifying the IPDs that have potential reliability issues. Based on the parametric data of 360,000 IPDs collected from the wafer probing test, the proposed Semiconductor Quality Net (SQnet) is trained to predict the IPDs which have low breakdown voltage, i.e., low reliability. Keeping the overkill rate below 10%, our method can screen out 6 to 15X more bad dies than the existing industrial methods, i.e., DPAT and GDBC.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2020 IEEE International Test Conference, ITC 2020
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781728191133
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020 Nov 1
Event2020 IEEE International Test Conference, ITC 2020 - Washington, United States
Duration: 2020 Nov 12020 Nov 6

Publication series

NameProceedings - International Test Conference
Volume2020-November
ISSN (Print)1089-3539

Conference

Conference2020 IEEE International Test Conference, ITC 2020
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityWashington
Period20-11-0120-11-06

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Applied Mathematics

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