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XPS-XRF hybrid metrology enabling FDSOI process
Author(s): Mainul Hossain; Ganesh Subramanian; Dina Triyoso; Jeremy Wahl; Timothy Mcardle; Alok Vaid; A. F. Bello; Wei Ti Lee; Mark Klare; Michael Kwan; Heath Pois; Ying Wang; Tom Larson
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Paper Abstract

Planar fully-depleted silicon-on-insulator (FDSOI) technology potentially offers comparable transistor performance as FinFETs. pFET FDOSI devices are based on a silicon germanium (cSiGe) layer on top of a buried oxide (BOX). Ndoped interfacial layer (IL), high-k (HfO2) layer and the metal gate stacks are then successively built on top of the SiGe layer. In-line metrology is critical in precisely monitoring the thickness and composition of the gate stack and associated underlying layers in order to achieve desired process control. However, any single in-line metrology technique is insufficient to obtain the thickness of IL, high-k, cSiGe layers in addition to Ge% and N-dose in one single measurement. A hybrid approach is therefore needed that combines the capabilities of more than one measurement technique to extract multiple parameters in a given film stack. This paper will discuss the approaches, challenges, and results associated with the first-in-industry implementation of XPS-XRF hybrid metrology for simultaneous detection of high-k thickness, IL thickness, N-dose, cSiGe thickness and %Ge, all in one signal measurement on a FDSOI substrate in a manufacturing fab. Strong correlation to electrical data for one or more of these measured parameters will also be presented, establishing the reliability of this technique.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 March 2016
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 9778, Metrology, Inspection, and Process Control for Microlithography XXX, 97780N (24 March 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2219748
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Mainul Hossain, GLOBALFOUNDRIES, Inc. (United States)
Ganesh Subramanian, GLOBALFOUNDRIES, Inc. (United States)
Dina Triyoso, GLOBALFOUNDRIES, Inc. (United States)
Jeremy Wahl, GLOBALFOUNDRIES, Inc. (United States)
Timothy Mcardle, GLOBALFOUNDRIES, Inc. (United States)
Alok Vaid, GLOBALFOUNDRIES, Inc. (United States)
A. F. Bello, GLOBALFOUNDRIES, Inc. (United States)
Wei Ti Lee, ReVera Corp. (United States)
Mark Klare, ReVera Corp. (United States)
Michael Kwan, ReVera Corp. (United States)
Heath Pois, ReVera Corp. (United States)
Ying Wang, ReVera Corp. (United States)
Tom Larson, ReVera Corp. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9778:
Metrology, Inspection, and Process Control for Microlithography XXX
Martha I. Sanchez, Editor(s)

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