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Development of mask materials for EUVL
Author(s): Christine Heckle; Kenneth E. Hrdina; Bradford G. Ackerman; David W. Navan
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Paper Abstract

Though the Semiconductor market is soft, the technology that drives it continues to march on. Corning has supplied the semiconductor market through two generations of lithography with KrF and ArF grade HPFS Glass; the established excellence will continue with the supply of CaF2 for 157nm and ULE Glass for 13nm. ULE Glass is a low expansion silicate glass that has historically been used for ground and spaced based telescope mirrors such as Gemini and Hubble. Industry experts have now identified ULE Glass as a material of choice for EUVL applications; but with new opportunities come new hurdles, and ULE Glass will need to be improved in order to meet the challenges of EUVL. The purpose of this presentation is to give the audience a general update of Corning's ULE Glass improvement effort for EUVL, with focus on EUV photomask requirements; it will include an overview of key ULE Glass properties, improvements that have been made, and a road map of work to be done.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 December 2002
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 4889, 22nd Annual BACUS Symposium on Photomask Technology, (27 December 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.467778
Show Author Affiliations
Christine Heckle, Corning Inc. (United States)
Kenneth E. Hrdina, Corning Inc. (United States)
Bradford G. Ackerman, Corning Inc. (United States)
David W. Navan, Corning Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4889:
22nd Annual BACUS Symposium on Photomask Technology
Brian J. Grenon; Kurt R. Kimmel, Editor(s)

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