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Application of CPL mask for whole chip 65nm DRAM patterning
Author(s): Orson Lin; Richard Hung; Booky Lee; Yuan-Hsun Wu; Makoto Kozuma; Chiang-Lin Shih; Jengping Lin; Michael Hsu; Stephen D. Hsu
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Paper Abstract

To extend the application of ArF exposure tool, CPL is one of the most powerful technologies for the resolution enhancement. From previous study, the 2nd level writing by E-Beam writer has been developed to ensure the manufacturability of CPL process. To fulfill the application of CPL Mask, we implemented this technology for 65nm DRAM patterning. First we studied the performance and characteristics of CPL mask with optimized exposure illumination setting for the desired pattern and dimension of 65nm DRAM. Then the mask data for CPL mask manufacture has been generated by modeled pattern decomposition approach together with rule and modeled OPC. This was accomplished by using an engine named MaskWeaver. For the manufacture of CPL mask, we used a binary mask and the Qz was etched for the 180 degrees phase difference. We utilized a 2nd level writing by an E-Beam writer to make the zebra pattern that was generated by the engine for the optimized patterning performance. The exposure tool we utilized for the verification of wafer patterning is an advanced 193nm exposure system. The process performance indexes such as MEEF, process window, CD uniformity were collected to show the capability of CPL process. Also, simulation and empirical data were compared to verify the performance of CPL technology. So by using an optimized CPL technology included mask data generation skill, mask making specifications, and ArF illumination optimization, we can meet the manufacture requirement of 65nm DRAM.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 June 2005
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 5853, Photomask and Next-Generation Lithography Mask Technology XII, (28 June 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.617230
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Orson Lin, Toppan Chunghwa Electronics Corp. (Taiwan)
Richard Hung, Nanya Technology Corp. (Taiwan)
Booky Lee, Toppan Chunghwa Electronics Corp. (Taiwan)
Yuan-Hsun Wu, Nanya Technology Corp. (Taiwan)
Makoto Kozuma, Toppan Chunghwa Electronics Corp. (Taiwan)
Chiang-Lin Shih, Nanya Technology Corp. (Taiwan)
Jengping Lin, Nanya Technology Corp. (Taiwan)
Michael Hsu, ASML MaskTools, Inc. (United States)
Stephen D. Hsu, ASML MaskTools, Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5853:
Photomask and Next-Generation Lithography Mask Technology XII
Masanori Komuro, Editor(s)

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