Integrated Circuit Support Contact: John Passero
1-800-220-3675 ext. 3604
Integrated circuits are manufactured for use in hundreds of millions of electronic devices each year. Some of these devices are relatively simple, consisting of a few components on a small board, but as manufacturers continually strive to produce more feature-rich devices to meet consumer demand, increasingly complex integrated circuits can lead to production challenges.
Consumer demand may also dictate that integrated circuits consume less power, have built in diagnostics and anti-counterfeiting features, and be able to survive extreme environments. As more is piled onto shrinking board footprints, and more transistors are added onto die surfaces, the complexities of creating a robust functional design and the number of potential points of failure also increase.
Helping manufacturers overcome these challenges are the scientists and engineers at EMSL Analytical, Inc. EMSL has been offering comprehensive scientific support services to the electronics manufacturing community for many years. This is achieved with a seasoned staff of specialists that provide solutions involving everything from design and prototyping support, through end user failure analysis. EMSL brings the full range of analysis methodologies available as industry standards, as well as deeply customized analysis packages and support services.
A full range of non-destructive inspection methods are available. These include X-ray, X-ray CT, XRF, CSAM and more to verify composition, assembly quality and possible internal failure modes. Full DPA and device de-capsulation/dissection is also available to allow for a higher level of solder bonds, wire assembly and component level internal quality. Additional services include surface analysis, sub-micron die inspection, and full sub-transistor FIB-SEM and TEM analysis if issues crop up on an individual die component.
With the level of analytical precision to tackle even the finest problems and the industry experience to help clients navigate highly regulated industry specifications, EMSL is committed to finding answers and solutions for our clients. Contact us today so we can begin supporting your design, quality and manufacturing efforts.