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1 May 2003 Patterned wafer segmentation
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Proceedings Volume 5132, Sixth International Conference on Quality Control by Artificial Vision; (2003)
Event: Quality Control by Artificial Vision, 2003, Gatlinburg, TE, United States
This paper is an extension of our previous work on the image segmentation of electronic structures on patterned wafers to improve the defect detection process on optical inspection tools. Die-to-die wafer inspection is based upon the comparison of the same area on two neighborhood dies. The dissimilarities between the images are a result of defects in this area of one of the die. The noise level can vary from one structure to the other, within the same image. Therefore, segmentation is needed to create a mask and apply an optimal threshold in each region. Contrast variation on the texture can affect the response of the parameters used for the segmentation. This paper shows a method to anticipate these variations with a limited number on training samples, and modify the classifier accordingly to improve the segmentation results.
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Pierrick T. Bourgeat, Fabrice Meriaudeau, Kenneth W. Tobin Jr., and Patrick Gorria "Patterned wafer segmentation", Proc. SPIE 5132, Sixth International Conference on Quality Control by Artificial Vision, (1 May 2003);

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