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Automatic marking by use of MRCC range pattern matching for advanced MDP
Author(s): D. Salazar; W. Moore; J. Valadez
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Paper Abstract

One step in MDP is the process of marking CD features via the jobdeck. These marks are usually further translated into specially formatted files used by optical metrology tools or CD SEM. There are various practices currently in use to accomplish the marking process, e.g.: by eye with a point and click GUI, by script using a list of known coordinates, by searching for a coordinate within a very limited neighborhood of a suspect coordinate, etc. However, all of these methods suffer from various shortcomings. They require extensive user intervention, or not all or enough marking places are found, or the coordinates that are supposed to be known are slightly off and cause mark placement scripts to fail, and so on.This paper details an approach using CATS MRCC-RPM, where a new pattern matching functionality is used to find locations suitable for mark placements. The location coordinates thus found are then passed to well known mark placing functionality to then place the marks.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 November 2012
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 8522, Photomask Technology 2012, 85220X (8 November 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.966809
Show Author Affiliations
D. Salazar, Synopsys, Inc. (United States)
W. Moore, Synopsys, Inc. (United States)
J. Valadez, Synopsys, Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8522:
Photomask Technology 2012
Frank E. Abboud; Thomas B. Faure, Editor(s)

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