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29 June 1998 Benchmarking of software tools for optical proximity correction
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The point when optical proximity correction (OPC) will become a routine procedure for every design is not far away. For such a daily use the requirements for an OPC tool go far beyond the principal functionality of OPC that was proven by a number of approaches and is documented well in literature. In this paper we first discuss the requirements for a productive OPC tool. Against these requirements a benchmarking was performed with three different OPC tools available on market (OPRX from TVT, OPTISSIMO from aiss and PROTEUS from TMA). Each of these tools uses a different approach to perform the correction (rules, simulation or model). To assess the accuracy of the correction, a test chip was fabricated, which contains corrections done by each software tool. The advantages and weakness of the several solutions are discussed.
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Angelika Jungmann, Joerg Thiele, Christoph M. Friedrich, Rainer Pforr, and Wilhelm Maurer "Benchmarking of software tools for optical proximity correction", Proc. SPIE 3334, Optical Microlithography XI, (29 June 1998);


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