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18 August 2005 Current imprint template commercial manufacturing capability for nanotechnology and existing semiconductor and MEMS markets
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Imprint lithography has been proposed as a low cost method for next generation lithography for the manufacturing of semiconductors for the 45nm node and below, as costs for traditional optical lithography, and EUV lithography escalate to new levels that may prohibit new semiconductor devices from ever coming to market. While this was the widely proposed use of this technology, a whole host of new areas can take advantage of this lower cost manufacturing technology. MEMS devices that can be scaled to smaller dimensions, construction of nano-optical devices for OLED applications, biosensors, light dispersion gratings and many other types of devices in need of nanometer scale fabrication. The template enables imprinting all these devices. Template manufacturing and development is currently done along side of state of the art reticle manufacturing. While the dimensions of the 1X templates is significantly smaller than what is needed for optical lithography templates, the dimensions are on the same order as the optical assist features, scatter bars and serifs used today. We will show current capability of 1X templates for imprint applications that are available commercially today, for semiconductor and nanofabrication applications.
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John G. Maltabes, Scott Mackay, and Rand Cottle "Current imprint template commercial manufacturing capability for nanotechnology and existing semiconductor and MEMS markets", Proc. SPIE 5931, Nanoengineering: Fabrication, Properties, Optics, and Devices II, 59311H (18 August 2005);


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