The Causes of Defects in Semiconductor Devices Sealed in Plastic,
FOREIGN TECHNOLOGY DIV WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH
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The defects in semiconductor devices such as diodes, transistors or integrated circuits may be caused by a number of factors. Basic defects occur most often under the influence of such factors as impurities, various mechanical affects, or humidity, and are generated primarily in the course of production. The effect of impurities in reducing the reliability of integrated circuits is discussed. Impurities may be introduced at any stage of production from air, water, chemicals etc. They may be particulate hair, fibers, metal filings, dust, etc, organic oils and other organic matter, and ionic impurities. They always lower the efficiency of production. Author, modified-PL.
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