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Verification metrology system by using inline reference metrology
Author(s): Hideaki Abe; Yasuhiko Ishibashi; Chihiro Ida; Akira Hamaguchi; Takahiro Ikeda; Yuichiro Yamazaki
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Paper Abstract

For robustness improvement of inline metrology tools, we propose inline reference metrology system “Verification Metrology System (VMS)”. This system combines inline metrology tools and non-destructive reference metrology tools. VMS can detect the false alarm error and the not-detectable error caused by measurement robustness decay of inline metrology tools. GI-SAXS was selected as the inline reference metrology tool. GI-SAXS has high robustness capability for under-layer structure changes. VMS with scatterometry and GI-SAXS was evaluated for measurement robustness. The potential to detect metrology system errors was confirmed using VMS. Cost reduction effect of VMS was estimated for the false alarm case. Total cost is obtained as a sum of the false alarm loss and the metrology cost. VMS is effective for total cost reduction with low sampling. And it is important that sampling frequency of reference metrology is optimized based on process qualities.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 April 2014
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 9050, Metrology, Inspection, and Process Control for Microlithography XXVIII, 90501L (2 April 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2048686
Show Author Affiliations
Hideaki Abe, Toshiba Corp. (Japan)
Yasuhiko Ishibashi, Toshiba Corp. (Japan)
Chihiro Ida, Toshiba Corp. (Japan)
Akira Hamaguchi, Toshiba Corp. (Japan)
Takahiro Ikeda, Toshiba Corp. (Japan)
Yuichiro Yamazaki, Toshiba Corp. (Japan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9050:
Metrology, Inspection, and Process Control for Microlithography XXVIII
Jason P. Cain; Martha I. Sanchez, Editor(s)

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