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An update on the DPL overlay discontinuity
Author(s): Mike Adel
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Paper Abstract

It could be argued that the biggest challenge of the 32 nm half pitch node is the production implementation of double patterning lithography. Within the framework of this broad domain, a specific challenge which has been highlighted is overlay control due to the sharing between two exposures the overlay control allocation of a single patterning step. The models used in the literature to support this assertion are reviewed and compared with recent results. An analysis of the implications for overlay metrology performance and cost of ownership is presented and compared with actual capabilities currently available with both imaging and scatterometry sensor technology. Technology matching between imaging and scatterometry emerges as a requirement to enable combined imaging scatterometry overlay control use cases.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 December 2008
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 7140, Lithography Asia 2008, 71400K (4 December 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.808005
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Mike Adel, KLA-Tencor Israel (Israel)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7140:
Lithography Asia 2008
Alek C. Chen; Burn Lin; Anthony Yen, Editor(s)

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