Integrated Circuit Deconstruction
Silicon Investigations offers a wide selection of services to support industry and acadamia.  Our primary focus is on intellectual property in the semiconductor industry, but we offer many other niche services.  Our semiconductor services include integrated circuit reverse engineering, detailed failure analysis of semiconductor devices.  Our engineering services include repair and retrofit of Ultra High Vacuum (UHV) systems, design and construction of new UHV systems, high voltage engineering and R&D programs working with graphene and novel vacuum tube technologies.
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Our areas of focus:

  • We are currently doing base research in graphene, diamond and diamond like coatings for  semiconductors and specialized vacuum tube cathodes. We have several ongoing programs in vacuum tube technology, including novel vacuum transistor devices, low work function cathodes, tunneling transistor designs and the implamentation and applications of graphene and graphene oxide.
  • We offer comprehensive reverse engineering services for semiconductors and printed circuit boards.  For semiconductor reverse engineering, we empoly a number of advanced tools, including scanning electron microscopy, optical microscopy, reactive ion etching (RIE), ion milling, chemical mechanical planarization (CMP) and wet etch capabilities.
  • We specialize in patent infringement and trade secret litigation.  We often receive requests to evaluate integrated circuits to determine if there is an infringing technology or trade secret violation.
  • We also provide additional services in the reverse engineering field, including schematic generation and the complete documentation of integrated circuits, systems and products.
  • In addition to our reverse engineering services, we also consult on intellectual property issues and patent applications.
  • We offer advanced laboratory capabilities, including Scanning Electron Microscopy, X-ray microanalysis, optical microscopy, chemical analysis, RF plasma processing & deprocessing, rective ion etching (RIE), ion milling, cryogenic optical imaging and advanced electronic testing to assist corporations with both their R&D projects and intelectual property litigation. We also offer custom decapsulation services to companies that do not have the internal ability to perform these tasks.

Additionally, we offer services tailored to the needs of  the scientific and industrial customer:

  •  Obsolete component identification/substitution
  •  Component level repair of circuit boards
  •  Schematic/documentation generation
  •  Software engineering

    Custom design:

  •  Product prototypes
  •  Manufacturing consulting
  •  Ultra high vacuum and high vacuum system design and retrofit
  •  Custom vacuum tube assemblies for high voltage switching
  • Cryogenic testing of semiconductor material/devices
  • Chemical/electronic process design and consulting

    Failure analysis and data recovery:

  •  Ability to recover data from heat/fire damaged semiconductors
  •  Sophisticated failure analysis capabilities

A partial list of our customers can be found here

For additional information, or to request a quote, please use the contact link or you may contact us by phone at 920-955-3693.

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Last updated June 4, 2020

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