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Integration of optical proximity correction strategies in strong phase-shifter design for polygate layers
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Paper Abstract

In this paper, we discuss some of the problems encountered when implementing 2-mask strong phase shifter designs for the poly gate level in logic designs. Experimental results are presented showing pattern fidelity for different reticle designs. Simulations are presented indicating the improvement in pattern fidelity that can be expected from using OPC. PSM assignment and model-based OPC correction are performed by the Calibre-OPC tool from Mentor Graphics. In conclusion we show that while fairly simple design can be used to achieve 250nm design rules, in order to achieve both pattern fidelity as well as small feature size it is necessary to use OPC to correct for pattern distortion for design rules of 180nm and below.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 July 2000
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 4066, Photomask and Next-Generation Lithography Mask Technology VII, (19 July 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.392102
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Chris A. Spence, Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (United States)
Marina V. Plat, Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (United States)
Emile Y. Sahouria, Mentor Graphics Corp. (United States)
Nicolas B. Cobb, Mentor Graphics Corp. (United States)
Franklin M. Schellenberg, Mentor Graphics Corp. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4066:
Photomask and Next-Generation Lithography Mask Technology VII
Hiroaki Morimoto, Editor(s)

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