Lectures and Courses


Reliability Engineering and Kinetics of Degradation Processes in Advanced Electronics

Modul description:

For micro- and nanoelectronic products, functionality, performance and reliability depend on design, applied technology and used materials. The reliability of the product is limited by the kinetics of degradation processes of the materials and device. The understanding of the fundamentals of reliability physics and engineering is crucial for the design and the manufacturing of reliable, high-performance, and cost-effective products, including the selection of proper process steps (technology) and of the materials used.

The goal of the lecture is to teach the methodology of reliability physics and engineering and its practical impact on quality engineering in semiconductor industry. Reliability-limiting effects in transistors, on-chip interconnect stacks, and advanced packaging including 3D IC integration will be discussed in particular. Another focus of this lecture is the role of reliability for product lifetime and specific future challenges. In addition, the kinetics of degradation processes and failure mechanisms will be elaborated based on experimental results and complementary modeling and simulation. The need of multi-scale modeling and multi-scale materials data for FE analysis will be demonstrated. The lecture will show the close interaction between device design, technology, materials as well as the need of physical analysis techniques.


  • Prof. Dr. Ehrenfried Zschech, TU Dresden und Fraunhofer IKTS Dresden
  • Dr. André Clausner, Fraunhofer IKTS Dresden
  • Dr. Oliver Aubel, GLOBALFOUNDRIES Dresden

Script: Downloads

Next lecture: Winter semester 2021/2022

Physical Characterization of Organic and Organic-Inorganic Thin Films

Module description:

The module deals with physical analysis methods that are and will be employed for the characterization in organic electronics, where semiconductors, metals, glasses and organic materials applied. Furthermore, it comprises the meaning of the characterization of materials and processes for the functionality, capability and reliability. Finally, it deals with the issue of integration of components design, technology, materials, and analytics. The students know various techniques for the characterization of thin organic and organic-inorganic films. They have a command of theoretical basics of physical analysis techniques and their applications in characterizing thin films, film systems and interfaces. The students are able to use selected methods in experiments.


  • Prof. Dr. Andreas Fery, TU Dresden und Leibnitz-Institut für Polymerforschung Dresden
  • Prof. Dr. Ehrenfried Zschech, TU Dresden und Fraunhofer IKTS Dresden

Script: http://www.ipfdd.de/Physical-Character-of-Organic-Inorgani.2573.0.html?&L=1

Next lecture: Winter semester 2020/2021



“Labory X-ray Techniques for Materials Development and Process Control”

“Artificial Intelligence in Materials Development and Process Control”
planned for 2021