Decapsulation Testing

Decapsulation tests can be provided for customers to ensure that the device is produced by the original manufacturer. This destructive test will expose the die, and characteristics such as die markings, metalization damage due to ESD or corrosion will be verified. Decapsulation is usually performed on 1 sample per lot / date code base on MIL-STD-883, Method 2014.

A decapsulation test exposes the internal structure of the device by removing the exterior of the device. This is often achieved using an acid mixture to expose the bonding wires, internal structure, and the die.