Optical Microscopy and Microphotography

Optical microscopy is often used as the first step in doing failure analysis or materials characterization. At SEM Lab, Inc. our optical microscopes can provide up to 400X magnification and darkfield/brightfield imaging, which can document part markings and any external damage that might be present.

Decapsulated EEPROM
Optical image of decapsulated EEPROM.
Flux Residue
Flux residue on solder joints.