About the Author
ERNEST Y. WU, PhD, is a Senior Technical Staff Member at Semiconductor Research and Development Center (SRDC) in the IBM System and Technology Group. He has authored or coauthored more than 100 technical or conference papers. His research interests include dielectric/device reliability and electronic physics.
ROLF-PETER VOLLERTSEN, PhD, is a Principal for Reliability Methodology at Infineon Technologies AG in Munich, Germany, where he is responsible for methods and test structures for fast Wafer Level Reliability monitoring and the implementation of fast WLR methods.
JORDI SUNE, PhD, is Professor of Electronics Engineering at the Universitat Aut¿noma de Barcelona, Spain. He is Senior Member of the IEEE and has coauthored over 150 publications on oxide reliability and electron devices. His research interests are in gate oxide physics, reliability statistics, and modeling of nanometer-scale electron devices.
GIUSEPPE LaROSA, PhD, is Project Leader of the FEOL technology reliability qualification activities for the development of advanced SOI Logic and eDRAM technologies at IBM, where he is responsible for the implementation and development of state-of-the-art NBTI stress and test methodologies.
TIMOTHY D. SULLIVAN, PhD, is Team Leader for metallization reliability at IBM's Essex Junction facility. The author of numerous technical papers and tutorials, he holds thirteen patents with several more pending.
STEWART E. RAUCH, III, PhD, is currently a Senior Technical Staff Member at the IBM SRDC in New York, where he specializes in hot carrier and NBTI reliability of state-of-the-art CMOS devices. He is the author of numerous technical papers and tutorials and holds five patents.