By Topic

Plenary presentations: Keynote: The product complexity and test — How product complexity impacts test industry

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

Formats Non-Member Member
$31 $13
Learn how you can qualify for the best price for this item!
Become an IEEE Member or Subscribe to
IEEE Xplore for exclusive pricing!
close button

puzzle piece

IEEE membership options for an individual and IEEE Xplore subscriptions for an organization offer the most affordable access to essential journal articles, conference papers, standards, eBooks, and eLearning courses.

Learn more about:

IEEE membership

IEEE Xplore subscriptions

1 Author(s)
Campbell, M. ; Qualcomm

Summary form only given. One of the driving forces behind the semiconductor industry has been Moore's law. In abstract Moore's law says the number of transistors per square inch on integrated circuits will double every 18 months. Doubling transistor count in rough approximation doubles complexity. To keep the same cost, yield at the new process node must be similar to the previous node. Further, to maintain the cost of test as a percentage of AUC, then test time per transistor or cost of test per second have to be reduced by 50% in the same time lines. The research and development driven in yield management, tester development, test development and DFT have allowed an ongoing cost profile that allows for economic profile required to sustain semiconductor expansion. This talk will explore both historical and real time issues related to complexity and the test industry.

Published in:

Test Symposium (ETS), 2010 15th IEEE European

Date of Conference:

24-28 May 2010