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The study of CD error in mid-local pattern area caused by develop loading effect
Author(s): Man-Kyu Kang; Jung-Hun Lee; Seong-Yoon Kim; Byung-Gook Kim; Sang-Gyun Woo; Han-Ku Cho
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Paper Abstract

As the design rule has decreased in semiconductor manufacturing, the ITRS roadmap requires significantly tighter critical dimension control. Especially, CD error caused by develop loading become significant in the overall error budget and has approached to over 5nm. It is very difficult to control dissolution product making the change of dissolution rate by chemical flow direction in develop process. These days, the study of develop loading within global area has significantly progressed. However, we will focus on CD error in mid-local area by using a detailed analysis. And we evaluate these phenomenon caused by pattern density difference, called chemical flare. Even though using several developer types, CD error appears at the chip to chip boundary. It is impossible to correct CD error in this area by electron beam correction. Therefore, this paper analyzed about CD error in a value of several tens ~ hundreds nm. In view of develop loading, we will optimize develop process for improvement of CD error.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 October 2007
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 6730, Photomask Technology 2007, 67300H (30 October 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.746565
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Man-Kyu Kang, Samsung Electronics, Co. Ltd. (South Korea)
Jung-Hun Lee, Samsung Electronics, Co. Ltd. (South Korea)
Seong-Yoon Kim, Samsung Electronics, Co. Ltd. (South Korea)
Byung-Gook Kim, Samsung Electronics, Co. Ltd. (South Korea)
Sang-Gyun Woo, Samsung Electronics, Co. Ltd. (South Korea)
Han-Ku Cho, Samsung Electronics, Co. Ltd. (South Korea)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6730:
Photomask Technology 2007
Robert J. Naber; Hiroichi Kawahira, Editor(s)

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