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Electron beam mask writer EBM-8000P for high throughput mask production
Author(s): Tomohiro Iijima; Satoshi Nakahashi; Ryo Iikubo; Takahiro Honbu; Shinsuke Nishimura; Syoji Mori; Hirohiko Honda; Tsuyoshi Yamashita; Tetsurou Nishiyama; Osamu Kawami; Takao Tamura; Kenji Ohtoshi; Hirokazu Yamada
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Paper Abstract

The high-throughput EBM-mask writer, EBM-8000P has been developed for mature node mask market. The EBM-8000P inherits basic architectures from the previous EBM-8000 system, i.e. electron optics with 50kV acceleration voltage, 400A/cm2 current density, variable shaped beam (VSB), and also, user interface such as JOB control system, mask handling system, which are equivalent to our latest single electron beam mask writers.

The EBM-8000P has two models, the EBM-8000P/H, which is equivalent to the conventional EBM-8000, and the EBM-8000P/M, which aims for high throughput.

The mask-writing throughput depends largely on the beam shot size and the current density, based on the generation of mask nodes. The EBM-8000P/M achieves high throughput and enough accuracy for 45-20 node by enlarging the maximum shot size while maintaining a current density of 400A/cm2.

Therefore, it is possible to achieve throughput that is 1.5 to 2 times faster than the conventional 70A/cm2 mask writer (such as EBM-6000) which is for 45-20nm node.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 March 2020
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 11324, Novel Patterning Technologies for Semiconductors, MEMS/NEMS and MOEMS 2020, 113241B (23 March 2020); doi: 10.1117/12.2552447
Show Author Affiliations
Tomohiro Iijima, NuFlare Technology, Inc. (Japan)
Satoshi Nakahashi, NuFlare Technology, Inc. (Japan)
Ryo Iikubo, NuFlare Technology, Inc. (Japan)
Takahiro Honbu, NuFlare Technology, Inc. (Japan)
Shinsuke Nishimura, NuFlare Technology, Inc. (Japan)
Syoji Mori, NuFlare Technology, Inc. (Japan)
Hirohiko Honda, NuFlare Technology, Inc. (Japan)
Tsuyoshi Yamashita, NuFlare Technology, Inc. (Japan)
Tetsurou Nishiyama, NuFlare Technology, Inc. (Japan)
Osamu Kawami, NuFlare Technology, Inc. (Japan)
Takao Tamura, NuFlare Technology, Inc. (Japan)
Kenji Ohtoshi, NuFlare Technology, Inc. (Japan)
Hirokazu Yamada, NuFlare Technology, Inc. (Japan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 11324:
Novel Patterning Technologies for Semiconductors, MEMS/NEMS and MOEMS 2020
Martha I. Sanchez; Eric M. Panning, Editor(s)

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