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Relaxing LER requirement in EUV lithography
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Paper Abstract

Low throughput has been a critical issue in extreme ultraviolet (EUV) patterning due to the difficulty in increasing light source power. This limitation has driven the need for photoresists with better throughput which unfortunately come with higher line edge roughness (LER). In this work, the possibility of relaxing LER requirements for metal layer patterned by EUV lithography (EUVL) is studied. Single patterning and litho-etch litho-etch (LELE) patterning with EUVL are considered. To assess the impact of LER on design yield, analytical and simulation based modeling approaches are developed, which consider the LER induced metal wire shorts/opens and the enhanced time dependent dielectrics breakdown (TDDB) for metal wires with different geometries. The impact of LER on wire delay is studied by Elmore’s delay model.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 March 2018
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 10588, Design-Process-Technology Co-optimization for Manufacturability XII, 105880O (20 March 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2297515
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Yandong Luo, Univ. of California, Los Angeles (United States)
Puneet Gupta, Univ. of California, Los Angeles (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10588:
Design-Process-Technology Co-optimization for Manufacturability XII
Jason P. Cain, Editor(s)

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