Semiconductor Materials & Devices

Exponent’s team of electrical engineers, mechanical engineers, material scientists, and statisticians provide solutions to challenging reliability and availability problems for semiconductors, discrete components, printed circuit boards, and systems that integrate them. The range of our services includes failure analysis, reliability analysis, and accelerated testing. Exponent also provides product development support consisting of design for reliability (DFR) consulting, design for manufacturability (DFM) consulting, product safety review, and supply-chain management support. 

Exponent offers a wide variety of semiconductor foundry–related services for independent foundries, traditional IC manufacturing facilities, and fab-less companies. Our consultants have significant experience in volume manufacturing and yield enhancement, microcontamination and cleanroom science, wafer mapping and defect density determination, process development support, design for manufacturing methodologies and implementation, foundry inspection services, and semiconductor tooling.  Our experienced scientists can solve yield and processing problems, identify root cause, eliminate yield loss, recommend solutions, and help clients implement corrective action. We can identify critical metrics to enable monitoring and ensure yield improvement and stability.   Exponent also provides patent evaluation services related to prior art, due diligence, and evaluating new technologies.