ASCENT is open to PhD students and provides easy access to state-of-the-art facilities at imec in Belgium, CEA-Leti in France and Tyndall in Ireland.

ASCENT is sponsoring PhD students to attend advanced nanoelectronics technology training courses at the 3 partner sites. The Research Accelerator gives PhD students an on-site introduction to the technology/facilities available through ASCENT. This will give the ASCENT-sponsored students a clear insight into how they can benefit from the ASCENT offerings to accelerate their own research

Upcoming Training Events
Location Description Duration Schedule
Nanoelectronics Fabrication and Characterisation 3 days April 2018
CEA-Leti (France) Reliability & Defects in Advanced Technologies.
From Theory to practice.
3 days March 2018
imec Academy
Reliability and failure mechanisms
in advanced CMOS technologies
4 days t.b.a.

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ASCENT Research Accelerator courses (2017-18)

Nanoelectronics Fabrication and Characterisation (Tyndall, Ireland)

Hands-on practical training on fabrication and characterisation of nanoelectronic technologies
The topics covered will include:

  • Nanofabrication: e-beam lithography, molecular doping, etching, and metal/dielectric deposition in the nanoscale.
  • Characterisation techniques:
    • Electrical: Probe station, RF, temperature-dependent
    • Optical and magnetic
    • Physical: SEM, HR-TEM and AFM

For more information on Tyndall’s ASCENT Offer, click here

Who should attend
Any student interested on nano-scale fabrication and nanoelectronics characterisation
24-26 April 2018 (3 days) at Tyndall National Institute, Cork (Ireland)

Reliability & Defects in Advanced Technologies. From Theory to practice (Leti, France)

This course will address key topics of reliability, electrical characterization and failure analysis which present generic applications for the development of many technologies. Beside general aspects and basics of theory for each topic, a very original and specific aspect of this course is that it addresses also experimental and practice.
Who should attend
Any student concerned by reliability and defects in new technologies.
5-7 March 2018 (3 days) at CEA-Leti, Grenoble (France)
Program overview
The course is divided in 6 modules.

  • Module 1: Visit of LETI Characterization Labs by Gilles Reimbold
    Nanoelectronic electrical characterization Lab – MEMS electrical characterization Lab – Physical and Chemical characterization Lab.
  • Module 2: Oxides Reliability by Xavier Garros
    Theory of oxides degradation mechanisms– Experimental applications on CMOS.
  • Module 3: Noise by Jean Coignus
    Theory for 1/f and RTN noises – Experimental applications on CMOS and Resistive Memories.
  • Module 4: Transport by Mikael Cassé
    Theory of transport – Experimental applications on CMOS.
  • Module 5: Contamination by Philippe Ferrandis
    Benchmark of methods. Theory of Deep Level Transient Spectroscopy with demo.
  • Module 6: Light imaging for failure analysis by Denis Blachier
    Theory and experimental with various applications.

Reliability and failure mechanisms in advanced CMOS technologies (imec, Belgium)

Learn about the physics for failure mechanism in advanced CMOS technology.
For anyone who needs to understand failure mechanisms in nanoscale CMOS technology, FEOL and BEOL reliability and issues such as TDDB, BTI, variability, self heating, ESD, electromigration and voiding.
4 days
20-23 November 2017
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Programme (@ imec Academy)