Recently, there is a significant interest in using CA resists for electron beam (E-beam) mask making application. CA resists provide superior lithographic performance in comparison to traditional non CA E-beam resists in particular high contrast, resolution, and sensitivity. However, most current CA resists exhibit very large sensitivity to PAB and/or PEB temperatures resulting in significant impact on CD. In addition, image collapse issues associated with high aspect ratio patterning as well as electron scattering effects in low KeV tools necessitate thinner resists. Therefore, there is a need to have a high etch resistant resist system which can withstand the demanding chrome etch process. Previously, we reported on the KRS-XE resist which exhibits dry etch resistance comparable to the best deep UV resist and excellent lithographic performance and bake latitudes. No PEB is needed for this resist. In this paper, we report on an advanced KRS-XE resist formulation which exhibits dry etch resistance surpassing the industry standard, novolak, in the chrome etch process. This new resist also exhibits excellent lithographic performance - 50nm lines/space delineated and requires no PEB. This paper will highlight the lithographic and etch performance of this new resist.