Why Criteria Labs?

Criteria Labs is a Semiconductor Engineering and Service Company that offers a reliable source for specialized electrical and environment testing, device characterization, packaging, failure analysis as well as Tape and Reel services aimed at servicing the Aerospace and Defense, Commercial as well as Medical and Fabless Semiconductor markets.


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Announcing an exciting partnership between Criteria Labs and MicroTech Labs to provide full turnkey solutions with a focus on copper wire PEMS devices. 

With the increased use of Commercial Off-The-Shelf (COTS) components requiring a higher level of up-screening and qualification, Criteria Labs and MicroTech Labs are partnering to promote turn-key PEM up-screening services, with a focus on copper wire bonded devices.  Built on decades of experience and world-class capabilities, the two companies complement each other seamlessly to perform this work for their mutual customers.


Plastic Encapsulated Microcircuits (PEMs) continue to play a growing role in Aerospace and Defense applications, primarily due to availability and lower cost.  More recently, the shift from gold wire bonded PEMs to copper wire bonded PEMs has created greater uncertainty for Aerospace and Defense Integrators, mostly due to mechanical reliability issues (cracked die, wire lift, delamination, and corrosion) and manufacturing process control.  Integrators are now forced to increase their up-screening requirements and frequency to ensure devices can be used in non-commercial environments with confidence.


Criteria Labs Inc. is a Back-End Semiconductor Services company with experience in device up-screening, device qualification, characterization, and package assembly with offices in Austin, TX.  Criteria Labs tests existing components for the purpose of upgrading them to higher reliability specifications and has extensive experience up-screening microcircuits, hybrids, resistors, capacitors, inductors, relays, crystals, discrete transistors and diodes to customers Source Control Drawing (SCD) specifications, and Criteria Labs performs testing to comply with military performance specifications prescribed in MIL-PRF (-27, -123, -19500, -38524, -38535, -39007, -49465, -55310, -55342 and -55365) and NASA, EEE-INST-002.


MicroTech Labs is an Analytical Services company with experience in advanced electron microscopy and imaging, materials characterization, surface chemical analysis, electrical failure analysis and more.  MicroTech Labs provides these services to Semiconductor, Electronics, Defense, Advanced Packaging, and other High Tech industries.  Specific technologies used in conjunction with device up-screening are laser ablation,  x-ray imaging, scanning electron and energy dispersive microscopy, and de-capsulation and cross-sectioning.