Empowering Universities By Retaining Raman Knowledge


A big chunk of precious research funds spent on an expensive piece of equipment, for example a Raman microscope. Now, such a magnificent piece of hardware can seem quite intimidating. After all, it could be capable of building a spaceship! Now a poor graduate student must face copious amounts of training, becoming a real expert over the span of 3 to 4 years. Mostly because the professor ... » read more

A Bare Wafer Mystery: Inspecting For Back, Edge, And Notch Defects In Advanced Nodes


It is no mystery that the semiconductor industry is always advancing, with specifications becoming increasingly stringent as defects become increasingly more difficult to discover. This is especially true in the case of the most advanced nodes, where ever-smaller flaws and deformities can result in a killer defect. To solve this More than Moore mystery, you do not need to employ the detectiv... » read more

Unleashing The Power Of Test Through Data


In the relentless pursuit of technological innovation, test engineers find themselves facing ever-increasing pressures to deliver flawless products at an unprecedented pace. From the rapid evolution of autonomous vehicles to the advent of 5G and beyond, the demands on engineering teams continue escalating. While organizations strive to optimize their testing processes, the need for efficient te... » read more

Mission Profile Analytics For The Automotive Industry


The automotive industry is undergoing a major transformation with the rise of electrification, connectivity, and autonomous driving capabilities fueling the need for a greater number of more advanced semiconductors. The associated regulatory expectations are also creating challenging safety and reliability requirements for automotive-grade silicon that need to be understood and managed over a w... » read more

Deploying Cutting-Edge Adaptive Test Analytics Apps


By Ken Butler, Advantest, and Guy Cortez, Synopsys Semiconductor test challenges abound in this era of AI. As such, semiconductor test engineering is increasingly moving towards fully adaptive test where each device receives the “right” test content to assess its correctness. Advantest and Synopsys have partnered to provide new cutting-edge real-time adaptive test applications at the te... » read more

Achieving Automotive Reliability With Advanced Monitoring Solutions


In today's automotive landscape, the integration of advanced software and hardware has transformed vehicles into complex data-driven machines. Sensors like cameras, radars, and lidars constantly monitor the vehicle's surroundings, feeding data to electronic control units that enable advanced driver assistance features like adaptive cruise control, lane-keeping assistance, and collision avoid... » read more

Addressing Trench Structures And Larger Wafers For Power Devices


Wind power. Rail. Solar energy. And, perhaps most significantly, electric and hybrid vehicles. Together, these four forces are among the major demand drivers for power devices. While silicon (Si) still plays a role in power devices, wide-bandgap compound semiconductors like silicon carbide (SiC) and gallium nitride (GaN) are particularly well-suited for power devices thanks to their higher e... » read more

Connection Perfection


Whether you are a DFT engineer or a SoC designer, connectivity validation will no doubt be a top priority when taking steps to guarantee the functionality and reliability of your device. SoC designs continue to grow in both size and complexity to meet the ever-growing performance and power demands associated with modern technology. To keep up with this fast-paced evolution, the corresponding D... » read more

Ensuring A Connected World With FiRA-Certified Solutions


In our rapidly evolving technological landscape, wireless standards play a pivotal role in ensuring the seamless operation of various wireless devices and networks. As the demand for reliable and high-performance wireless technologies continues to grow, the role of test vendors in certifying compliance with these standards becomes increasingly important. Wireless standards serve as the found... » read more

The Power Of AI To Drive Productivity Gains


Tuberculosis (TB) has been around for at least 9000 years, and people have been trying to find a cure or treatment for hundreds of years, but it remains one of the deadliest infectious diseases in the world, killing more than 1.5 million people per year. Despite all of the motivation and effort, there has been only partial progress in fully eradicating the disease but a company in South Korea, ... » read more

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