Glossary of Common Terms
Unbiased Temperature/Humidity (JESD22-A102) not recommended.
An online archiving system which houses electornic copies of Purchasing Documents and may include Purchase Orders and supplemental Purchase Reqs, Quotations, E-mails, Acknowledgements, packing slips, etc.
An Advance datasheet is used to guide design verification and is created after prototypes samples are received and prior to design verification. Specifications details may be changed without notice.
A qualified assembly facility that will be used as alternate source for a qualified package and material
Asia Pacific sales organization. Does not include Japan.
Denotes any manufacturer that assembles integrated circuits, or performs any portion of the assembly manufacturing processes / test for IDT.
Auditing is defined as a verification of conformance to specified and documented procedures, and evaluating such procedures as related to Government, ISO 9001 Quality System, ISO-14001 Environmental Management System Requirements, OHSAS 18001 Requirements and Customer specifications as well as Good Manufacturing Practices, and Industry Standards.
The unbiased autoclave test (also known as "pressure cooker test", "saturated pressure pot," or simply "pressure pot") is used to evaluated the moisture resistance of non-hermetic packages and die-related failure mechanisms, such as mobile ion contamination.
Work flow system that automates manufacturing orders (MO) on a client based system.
Denotes any service group that performs Tape and Reel, Plating, Lead Coplanarity, Marking, Mark Removal, and Burn-In Services for IDT.
The device in a product set that is used to identify the group of products. This is defined by product line production control before the start of the qualification and is subsequently used by in the Fab QPL and Microcircuit Family listing
A manufacturer's internal specifications which have been deemed adequate by IDT Quality Assurance as substitutes for one or more IDT procurement documents noted in the applicable specification. Any IDT imposed quality standard incorporated anywhere within manufacturer's procedures, process controls or quality standards (whether or not an IDT specification is directly referenced).
Individual packaging connected in a strip made of static dissipative or anti-static flexible plastic material.
Bill of Materials
A test designed to evaluate the integrity of the wirebond/bonding pad interface of hermetic components
IDT Manufacturing Specification, which defines the materials to be used in the assembly of the lot, and defines the internal connections between the die and the package.
A further division of an assembly lot formed at the start of burn-in (usually dictated by the number of burn-in sockets available at one time for processing), for homogeneous processing. Burn-in splits are assigned a code behind the assembly lot number. Burn-in splits are independent lots receiving individual PDA calculation and Group A sampling for each split. Each burn-in split is documented on its own test and burn-in travelers.
Denotes any manufacturer that builds Burn-In, Load, Test Boards for IDT’s Test and Burn-In Operations.
the process of quantifying the capability of the process by measuring the process centering and variation from collected data. Capability is measured with the Process Potential (Cp) and Process Capability Index (Cpk).
Corrective Action Request. A customer or internal request for IDT to document the action taken to correct a discrepancy that is found.
Customer Specification Response Notification
Device used to view archive data for retrieval access
An IDT employee who has been trained and Certified (by the cognizant Engineer, Supervisor or Manager, or by an accredited classroom training course) on how to train and cretify Operators/Inspectors in a work area(s) for which they have extensive experience and previously have been certified as an Operator / Inspector.
Another test to measure the reliability of dielectric layers
A MIL-STD-973 specified category, which signifies that in the professional judgement of the applicable QA manager, the proposed change may affect a product's form, fit or function. In others words, the product's electrical and/or mechanical functionality will be changed such that it will no longer conform to the current IDT and/or customer's specification.
A MIL-STD-973 specified category shich signifies that in the professional opinion of the applicable QA manager the proposed change will not affect a product's form, fit or function as defined above.
Chemical Mechanical Polishing - process used for plannerization of deposited films (such as Tungston, inter-metal dielectric films)
Change Order - A revision to an existing Purchase document.
A firm that buys IDT product in bulk, stores the product and sells the product
Return of material being stored at a consignment location and are being returned to an IDT plant. The goods have not been invoiced and are $0. Consignment RMA's are issued through customer service and have SAP assigned numbers beginnng with the number five. (i.e. 50000264)
A tracking number issued for RMA's received by QA. Control numbers are assigned a sequential number with a prefix designator P for materials received in Penang. Example : P0025-001 P = Penang Received Material Return 00 = Last 2 digits of the year received 25 = Work week received 001 = Sequential number of RMA received that week NOTE : RMA product is "received" and issued a control number if the IDT receiving site is the initial point of receipt from customer (or field representative). The Control # is used as the point of establishing the Customer FAR cycle time and for recording the incident for Finance to issue credit. RMA material "received" at one site and transferred to another is not issued a Control number
Specification on paper bearing the RED "Controlled Copy" stamp and documents in DCP systems are considered "controlled"
The Document Control Website is considered a controlled station.
(Single sided process performance chart) - A unitless index which reflects the current operating relationship of a single sided distribution to the desired Upper or lower limit.
Customers-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism is a voluntary government business initiative to build cooperative relationships that strengthen and improve overall international supply chain and U.S. border security.
SCD written to a particular customer drawing and revision but not assigned to a particular purchase order
A Datasheet (also known as a Production Stage Datasheet) defines the long-term specified production limits. Datasheets contain min and max parameters as calculated by using characterization data. Minor changes which do not affect the form, fit, function, quality, or reliability of the product are acceptable. Datasheets are typically posted on the IDT external web
Date assigned by Document Control's IDT's Customers for destruction of critical data stored in designated Banker'Boxes
For the purpose of this specification, this category applies to the techniques used to purposely introduce, drive in, and/or change the profile of dopants in silicon. For example diffusion in a quartz tube or ion implantation and alloying such as RTA (rapid thermal annealing)
Material used in the physical makeup of product during the manufacturing process. All direct materials are considered critical. Examples: Raw Silicon, Chemicals, etc.
Environmental Audit Report
Engineering Assembly Test Request, an engineering processing-deviation document, created by Product Engineering (and also by Assembly Engineering for Assembly Process Changes) and used by Assembly Engineering to instruct the Assembly operators hot to modify one or more process steps.
is the impact of the failure mode to the customer
A test designed to measure the sensitivity of Ics to electromigration, the movement of metallization due to the flow of electric current stress, a wearout failure mechanism
A test designed to measure the sensitivity of Ics to damage caused by electrostatic discharges. There are three models (and associated tests) used to evaluate the ESD resistance of Ics, the Human Body Model (HBM), the Machine Model (MM) and the Charged Device Model (CDM)
Calibrations performed by an outside service including original equipment manufacturers (OEM) and contracted metrology labs. The services provided are in accordance with manufacturers’ specification, ANSI/NCSL Z540-1 requirements and/or ISO 17025.
Facilities used for inspection, test or calibration affecting Automotive products shall have a defined scope that includes the capability to perform the required inspection, test or calibration.
Where a purchase requisition is purchased via a credit card and not processed in the SAP system.
it is a description of the non-conformance of the product at the operation.
Fab Change Notice
An SCD written with a particular requirement, such as Tube Labels, packing method and sample request etc. That can be used by any customer.
Global Improt/Export Compliance department located in corporate headquarters San Jose
General Quality Agreement (Automotive Customoer specific requirements)
General Quality and Approval Standards (Automotive Customer specific requirements)
A product having the same passivation process, same assembly material, and build using the same assembly process as the product that has successfully completed biased HAST.
A test which is used to accelerate thermally activated failure mechanisms in Ics by stressing them with electrical bias at elevated temperature. Data from this test is used in reliability modeling to estimate the in-use long term failure rate of Ics.
A test designed to determine the effect on Ics of storage at elevated temperature without applied electrical bias.
A test similar to the standard temperature humidity bias test, but more accelerated by temperature and pressure
A test designed to measure the sensitivity of Ics to damage caused by energetic carriers (electrons or holes), a wear-out failure mechanism.
High Resistance Poly Resistor
Materials used in the manufacturing of product that are not part of the physical makeup of the product. IDT indirect materials may be defined by a material specification which are expensed on receipt and are maintained in SAP inventory as a material. Examples: mask tooling, reticles, chemicals, gases, paper packaging, etc.
a box bearing IDT Logo and ESD warning, designed to contain and protect products after Tape/Reel operation. There are two (2) different Pizza Box sizes to enable an easier fitting ability of Tape and Reel products.
In electronic design semiconductor intellectual property is a reusable unit of logic, cell, or chip layout design that is the intellectual property of one party
A box (44 mm pizza box) measuring approximately 14"(L) x 14"(W) x 3"(H) used to contain 44mm and above carrier tape width.
A test to measure the sensitivity of a component to latch up, an undesirable condition seen in CMOS components when parasitic bipolar devices are triggered.
The failure rate, expressed in FIT (failures per billion component hours), as calculated from data taken during dynamic high temperature operating life test. For the calculation method, see QCA-0018.
A test which accelerates thermally activated failure mechanisms (for example hot carrier degradation) by stressing them with electrical bias at low temperature. Wafer-level Hot Carrier Integrity (HCI) test data can be used in place of LTOL test)
Denotes the facility that subcontracts a manufacturing process or a series of manufacturing process for IDT.
A form with instructions used to process orders at subcontractors.
Maximum Interior Humidity
The product field use conditions, the product duty cycle and the product customer, quality and reliability requirements are the components of the mission profile.
The original wafer lot from which wafer lot splits are made (i.e., splits at metal mask 2 options which form different Logic devices). Mother lot wafer fabrication numbers end in "0". Successive wafer splits end in "1" on up to the number of splits made from the mother lot.
Material Review Board - non-conforming material to be dispositioned
A wafer process in a technology generation that has not been previously qualified at the foundry.
National Institute of Standards and Technology
Sample Correlation / Failure Analysis Request. A small quantity of units that may be returned without a pre authorized RMA for the purpose of failure analysis, correlation, and/or evaluation. This sample may represent a larger quantity of devices that may be affected by a suspected problem. These are devices that are generally shipped directly to the Product Line Marketing or Product Line QA department or Factory QA. Typically these units fail at the customer site and the customer is requesting verification of the failure.
Original Equipment Manufacturer.
A revision code OBS indicating the specification is no longer active. The Document Change Notice changing status to obsolete removes specification from controlled stations and/or Document Control website fro viewing. The document remains off the system until which time it is brought back active by the Document Change Notice process. The next revision level will be rolled to the next sequential number. i.e. Rev-01 changed to OBS, next revision level of the active spec will be Rev-02.
a box designed to contain & protect up to a maximum of 4 small pizza boxes or 3 large pizza boxes from possible external shock/impact during shipment.
A measure of Gauge capability (see Gauge R&R).
Defined as having sealed carrier tape below the upper portion of the reel window which is approximately 1.3 inches from the edge of the reel.
ensures that a device will be able to withstand multiple assembly cycles, and to simulate the stress from Printed Circuit Board assembly that a device in a field operation would receive prior to acceleration stress testing.
An electronic on-line web-based system for managing PCN, PDN, Errata request, approval, publish and notification. It is located at http://pcn.idt.com/
Purchase Order - A document contract between IDT and Supplier made by the Purchasing Department for procurement of goods and services. (The physical document (and CO below) is generated and maintained by the SAP system and is not a pre-printed form with typing on it.) In some cases the PO may be printed. The SAP system provides different types of PO's such as Outline Agreements, Framework Orders, and Scheduling Agreements. Generrically, the term PO will be used to cover a standard PO as well as the PO types mentioned above.
Documents which outline direction to be taken by the Corporation and various departments
Purchase Request - A document, electronic or paper, prepared by the Requester to initiate a purchase transaction. The request may be a SAP document, Purchase Requisition, Material or Production Forecast, SAP MRP generated transaction, Stores Stocking Request, or an electornic message (email or ePR) with the required information and approvals.
A Preliminary Datasheet describes pre-production devices and is created after the device qualification and design verification is complete. Datasheet specifications are typical or may include minimum and maximum limits. Minor changes should be expected as characteristic spreads become better controlled. Specification details may be changed slightly without notice.
A Preview Datasheet is used to communicate to customers the functionality and performance of proposed additions to a product line. Specifications given are only targets or goals and may be changed in almost any manner without notice. Preview datasheets are typically used for several months and often undergo updates as a result of marketing surveys or feedback from prospective customers. The proposed product might not go beyond a market survey and may never reach production. The Preview Datasheet is created prior to design kickoff, where it is used to communicate the required functionality and performance to the design engineering team for new product design.
Method whereby obsolescence to IDT products are officially documented to those customers requesting notification.
An option that utilizes a partial mask set change (usually metal and/or metal via masks) to an existing product mask set at a wafer foundry to create a different version of the product.
Plastic Surface Mount Components
Plastic through Hole
Quality Audit Report
Quality Assurance clauses are customer requirements that are attached and referenced in the customer purchase order. They are requirements in addition to those listed in the customer drawing. These are entered on the SAP System at the time of order entry, and spec writing is responsbile for checking QA clauses before the order is released.
A delegated team member or a designee who is responsible for organizing an audit team and determining the need for audits.
An alphanumeric character code defining the revision level of a specification/ The revision code "00" shall indicate the initial issue/release of a specification unless otherwise indicated
Return Material Authorization - An authorization procedure to return nonconforming product or material found to have a supplier generated workmanship discrepancy that is returnable under existing contractual agreements to the supplier.
Database used for tracking RMA/FAR
Returned Material Conformation
is the product of Severity (S), Occurrence (O) and Detection (D) ranking which assess or measure the total process risk.
Shipping Authorization Number used to ship the raw materials to the assembler.
Safety Audit Report
Special Environmental Audit Report
Special Quality Audit Report
Special Safety Audit Report
The number IDT assigns to an order placed by a customer on the backlog for a specific quantity and product.
Scanning Acoustic Microscopy or SAT
SAP is the business system software which IDT uses. BPP is the name used for detailed work procedures which are used to implement the IDT MPx-xxxx relevant materials procurement specifications into SAP. SAP generates PO documents, data, MRP and part demands along with Supplier rating data among other items.
SEM inspection is used for detailed examination of die surfaces and cross-sections, e.g., to evaluate step coverage
Supplier Corrective Action Request. A corrective action request from a customer to IDT.
A test pattern placed in the scribeline of the product that is to be electrically measured after completion of manufacturing.
A box (32 mm pizza box) measuring approximately 14"(L) x 14"(W) x 2½"(H) used to contain 32mm and below carrier tape width Tape And Reel products.
a person responsible for overseeing the implementation of SPC at a site and assuring that the minimum requirements for Process Control are in place.
An IDT generated policy, procedure, drawing, or form to be used in the manufacturing, testing, and acceptance of IDT products.
Return of material that is assigned an RMA number from SAP through Customer Service. Note: Any units being returned to IDT or and IDT representative for any purpose (failure analysis, rework, correlation, corrective action, evaluation, etc); must be reported to the Product Line QA department if not prviously assigned an RMA number.
A form used to approve and define a Direct or Indirect Material for purchase and stocking in stores.
Special Test Request, similar to an EATR but used solely by Wafer Fab Engineering
A specification that has been replaced by another specification using the SUP code in the original specifications revision box. A reference to the new specification number is on the history page of the document.
A (biased) test designed to evaluated the reliability of non-hermetic packaged Ics in humid environments. Also called "85/85," because the temperature of the test is 85 dec.C and the relative humidity is 85%.
A Sole Source with significatn business (>5% of IDT Revenue) A major source supplying 50% volume of a commodity or service Tier 1 Suppliers will be reviewed by QA, Purchasing and End users on a biennial basis, for Tier status.
Major raw material second sources and other Suppliers that affect customer requirements such as subcontract assembly, fab test, software services, device programming, warehousing or other similar processes that may affect customer product realization.
A test designed to measure the reliability of dielectric layers, under applied bias, a wear-out failure mechanism.
is the preferred technique to test for Galvanic and direct Chemical corrosion.
Any paper specification, which does not bear the RED "Controlled Copy" stamp. Any specification printed from DC Website is considered "Uncontrolled" Uncontrolled documents are not to be used in the direct processing of product and are for reference use only.