Predicting Defect Properties In Semiconductors With Graph Neural Networks

A technical paper titled “Accelerating Defect Predictions in Semiconductors Using Graph Neural Networks” was published by researchers at Purdue University, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras, GE Research, and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Abstract: "Here, we develop a framework for the prediction and screening of native defects and functional impurities i... » read more

More Accurate And Detailed Analysis of Semiconductor Defects In SEM Images Using SEMI-PointRend

A technical paper titled "SEMI-PointRend: Improved Semiconductor Wafer Defect Classification and Segmentation as Rendering" was published (preprint) by researchers at imec, University of Ulsan, and KU Leuven. Abstract: "In this study, we applied the PointRend (Point-based Rendering) method to semiconductor defect segmentation. PointRend is an iterative segmentation algorithm inspired by ima... » read more

Active Learning to Reduce Data Requirements For Defect Identification in Semiconductor Manufacturing

A new technical paper titled "Exploring Active Learning for Semiconductor Defect Segmentation" was published by researchers at Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) in Singapore. "We identify two unique challenges when applying AL on semiconductor XRM scans: large domain shift and severe class-imbalance. To address these challenges, we propose to perform contrastive pretrainin... » read more

Finding Wafer Defects Using Quantum DL

New research paper titled "Semiconductor Defect Detection by Hybrid Classical-Quantum Deep Learning" by researchers at National Tsing Hua University. Abstract "With the rapid development of artificial intelligence and autonomous driving technology, the demand for semiconductors is projected to rise substantially. However, the massive expansion of semiconductor manufacturing and the develo... » read more