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An efficient resolution enhancement technique flow for 65nm logic poly layer
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Paper Abstract

For the manufacturing of 65nm technology devices, many exposure techniques that have been used in previous technology nodes cannot offer enough process window anymore. Alternating Aperture Phase Shift Mask (Alt-PSM) is one of the few remaining technologies that still offer enough resolution to enable 65nm production. While setting up a 65nm Alt-PSM based resolution enhancement technique (RET) flow many of the mask manufacturability challenges need to be considered and addressed. At the same time OPC complexity is one of the main factors for increased data volume and high mask costs. In this work, logic and embedded memory cells are designed, and based on the specific geometries a manufacturable RET flow is developed. Data complexity reduction and lower mask cost are the primary motives in setting up this RET flow.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 June 2005
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 5853, Photomask and Next-Generation Lithography Mask Technology XII, (28 June 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.617363
Show Author Affiliations
Paul J. M. van Adrichem, Synopsys Inc. (United States)
Manoj Chacko, Synopsys Inc. (United States)
Bryan S. Kasprowicz, Photronics 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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