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/Job opportunities/Electrical fault isolation by ultrasonic stimulation

Electrical fault isolation by ultrasonic stimulation

PhD - Leuven | More than two weeks ago

Develop new non-destructive defect localization solutions for failure analysis of next-generation IC technologies.

Failure analysis (FA) involves the systematic investigation to determine the root cause of a failure. In integrated circuit (IC) manufacturing, this process forms an important function to improve the reliability and quality of the product. The rising complexity of electronic systems, due to the continued geometric scaling and introduction of 3-D integration, poses new challenges for FA.  The PhD research will concentrate on the development of new fault isolation techniques by exploring the application of ultrasonics. In particular, the successful candidate will develop a new experimental apparatus and perform characterization/evaluation on state-of-the-art IC technology from imec.

Required background: Electronics Engineering, Engineering Technology, Materials Science

Type of work: 40% design and construction of experimental apparatus, 40% characterization, 10% modeling/simulation, 10% literature

Supervisor: Ingrid De Wolf

Daily advisor: Kristof J.P. Jacobs

The reference code for this position is 2021-032. Mention this reference code on your application form.