Failure analysis of semiconductor devices typically involves TEM inspection which requires routine TEM sample preparation in FIB-SEM machines. Such TEM samples should be site-specific with thicknesses comparable to the technology node of the inspected device. This imposes high requirements to a FIB-SEM machine in terms of performance and capabilities of the both columns: ion column for precise milling, and electron column for precise end-pointing. The new TESCAN S9000G FIB-SEM is the ideal platform to implement the most advanced techniques for TEM sample preparation, making it possible to fabricate thin lamellae with thicknesses of less than 10 nm.
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