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Die Scratch


Figure 1. Die Scratch


Figure 1 shows a SEM photo of a scratch on the surface of a silicon die. This scratch plowed through several closely-spaced metal lines, causing them to become shorted to one another. Scratches such as this are often caused by mishandling, such as when an operator picks up a die improperly with a tweezer.


See Also:  Package Failures; Die Scratching


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