44th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis Conference & Exposition

October 28 - November 1, 2018
Phoenix, AZ

Plan today to attend ISTFA 2018!  This year's theme is ‘Failures Worth Analyzing.'

Organizers are now accepting papers for the technical program of the 44th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis (ISTFA). Paper selection is based entirely on information submitted in abstracts and will be evaluated on novelty, completeness, quality, and benefit to the FA community. Submit your minimum two-page abstract including images, figures, and references.

Submit your abstract by April 27, 2018 to be considered for the ISTFA 2018 technical program. 


Video Contest Winners

2017 Photo Contest Results

Category I: Color Images

1st Place: Kevin Awai, Mellanox Technologies
2nd Place: David Jarrett, Hi-Rel Laboratories
3rd Place: Tammy Berger, Naval Surface Warfare Center

Category II: Black & White Images

1st Place: Kah Chin Cheong and Hung K. Do, ON Semiconductor
2nd Place: Bence Hevesi, Robert Bosch Kft.
3rd Place: Nathan Wang, Maxim Integrated

Category III: False Color Images

1st Place: Wentao Qin, ON Semiconductor
2nd Place:  Ian Kearney, Mark Dipsey and Bruce Gillette, Texas Instruments

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2017 Best and Outstanding Paper Winners

Best Paper
Picosecond Time Resolved LADA Integrated with a Solid Immersion Lens on a Laser Scanning Microscope
Presenting Author: Kristofor Dickson


Outstanding Paper
Steps Toward Automated Deprocessing of Integrated Circuits
Presenting Author: Ed Principe


2017 Poster Contest Winners

Best Poster
Uncover the Underneath Hidden Defects Through Fast Selective Chemical Etching in Wafer Fabrication
Presenting Author: Ng Hui Peng—GLOBALFOUNDRIES Singapore Pte Ltd


Best Student Poster
Acceptable Laser Dose of 28 nm FDSOI Technology-Correlation of Experiment and Simulation
Presenting Author: Maxime Penzes—EFA Design

Best Video
Electromigration Station
Author: Stephen T. Fasolino —Raytheon


Outstanding Video
A Foil Odyssey
Author: Terry Stark—Qorvo