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ASIC test, qualification and production optimization services

De-risk the road to your envisioned product by engaging the help of imec.IC-link.

Imec.IC-link offers you a full industrialization solution for your ASICs. Put your trust in the in-house knowhow and solid partnerships with state-of-the-art test houses and reliability & failure analysis providers that we built up for over thirty years.

Complete range of the most advanced test solutions

It doesn’t matter whether you need small volumes or mass production – we can always give you access to the best test houses in Europe and the Far East. Together with them, we continuously explore the latest evolutions within ASIC testing approaches. Our team has experience in all market segments, including consumer, medical, automotive and space. We work with the most advanced technologies for mixed-signal ASICs, memories and image sensors.

We can provide you with access to the latest high-end automated test equipment (ATE) systems: Teradyne UltraFLEX and Advantest V93000. One of our specialties is a radiation testing campaign with portable automatic test equipment (ATE): one platform for screening and radiation tests.

Summary of our services

It’s a long road towards creating your ideal product. These are the test, qualification and production optimization services that help you at every step of the way.

  1. design for testability and for manufacturability support
  2. feasibility study for testability:
    • estimation of testing coverage
    • choice of parallelism and ATE choice, estimation of testing time
    • creation of test specification
    • definition of qualification strategy
  3. hardware and software test solution for electrical wafer sorting (EWS) and final test (FT):
    • in-house automatic test pattern generation (ATPG) auditing and conversion
    • EWS testing on bumps
    • characterization report on process, voltage and temperature
    • PVT) ESCC-9000 Chart F2, F3 & F4, ESCC-2269000 evaluation
    • ovenless solutions for burn-in and high-temperature operating life (HTOL)
    • electrostatic discharge (ESD), human body model (HBD), charge device model (CDM) and latch-up tests
    • AEC-Q100, JESD22, JESD47, MIL-STD-883 qualification
    • precap inspection and FSI buy-off
    • advanced product quality planning (APQP) and production part approval process (PPAP) according to IATF-16949
    • process identification document (PID)
    • total ionizing dose (TID) and single event effects (SEE) radiation tests with heavy ions, protons and neutrons
  4. product engineering:
    • safe launch program
    • hardware monitoring and maintenance test
    • AEC-Q001, part average testing (PAT), geographical part average testing (GPAT)
    • yield improvement, process issues analysis
    • testing time reduction, parallelism increase
    • hardware duplication and correlation
    • ATE platform migration
    • transfer to the Far East
  5. ASIC failure analysis service:
    • micro-sectioning
    • focused ion beam (FIB)
    • scanning electron microscope (SEM), scanning acoustic microscope (SAM), x-ray
    • hotspot analysis: emission microscopy (EMMI), optical beam induced resistance change (OBIRCH), liquid crystals, ...