Navigating Consumer Electronics Development: Devices and Platforms

In the evolving landscape of consumer electronics, Eurofins EAG Laboratories offers an array of specialized services that cater to a diverse range of technologies. Our comprehensive support spans across crucial devices and platforms that drive the electronics industry forward.

Unveiling GPU Challenges in a Game Console's Journey

A game console supplier faced a challenge with a two percent field failure rate in a recently launched product. To identify the root cause, EAG initiated a thorough analysis, initially ruling out system assembly or connection issues through x-ray analysis and nondestructive techniques. Focusing on the system circuitry, we pinpointed the problem to the GPU (main graphic processor) using precise probing and specialized fault finding tools. Our approach involved electrically isolating abnormalities in good and faulty GPUs, narrowing down the issue to specific transistors. Subsequent electrical characterization revealed discrepancies in the I-V curves. Through cross-sectioning, we identified a shift in the IC manufacturing process leading to silicide encroachment. This encroachment degraded transistor performance, resulting in intermittent failures.


EAG Services:

EAG provides a broad spectrum of essential services for common devices and platforms that are instrumental to the electronics industry. These include artificial intelligence, Application-Specific Integrated Circuits (ASICs), Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Assembly, and Discretes. Our services include:

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Wafer and Chip Level Failure Analysis (FA): Our expertise in identifying root causes ensures the reliability of critical components. We conduct thorough analyses to pinpoint issues at the foundational level, contributing to enhanced product reliability.

Automated Test Equipment (ATE): Rigorous testing is conducted using ATE to assess the functionality, performance, and reliability of electronic components. This process adheres to stringent quality standards, ensuring products meet and exceed expectations.

Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) Testing: We assess components for susceptibility to electrostatic discharge, a crucial step in preventing damage during various stages, including manufacturing, handling, and usage.

Reliability Assessments: Our assessments focus on ensuring electronic components can withstand diverse environmental conditions and usage scenarios. This dedication contributes to their long-term performance and durability.

Warpage Measurements: We employ advanced techniques to assess warpage in electronic components, providing valuable insights into their structural integrity. This analysis sheds light on potential impacts on performance.

Defect Localization: Pinpointing and localizing defects in electronic components is a critical step. This allows for targeted corrective actions and improvements in manufacturing processes, fostering continuous enhancement.

At Eurofins EAG Laboratories, our commitment to nurturing innovation and ensuring the highest standards of quality extends across every stage of consumer electronics development. Contact us to explore how we can assist.

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