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19 May 2008 Model based short range mask process correction
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Proceedings Volume 7028, Photomask and Next-Generation Lithography Mask Technology XV; 70280G (2008)
Event: Photomask and NGL Mask Technology XV, 2008, Yokohama, Japan
The minimum feature size of integrated circuit continues to shrink. At 32 nm and smaller nodes, mask linearity errors caused by short range proximity effects less than around 3um during the manufacturing of photomasks become more significant in the overall lithography error budget. To address this, we have carried out a study that: (1). models the short range mask error; (2). implements mask process correction (MPC) based on these mask error models; and (3). verifies the mask process corrections. In this paper we will demonstrate that application of MPC can significantly reduce mask errors with minimal increase in writing overhead.
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G. Chen, J.-S. Wang, S. Bai, R. Howell, J. Wiley, A. Vacca, T. Kurosawa, T. Nishibe, and T. Takigawa "Model based short range mask process correction", Proc. SPIE 7028, Photomask and Next-Generation Lithography Mask Technology XV, 70280G (19 May 2008);

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