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1 December 2008 Advanced technology for after-develop inspection
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Proceedings Volume 7140, Lithography Asia 2008; 71400Y (2008)
Event: SPIE Lithography Asia - Taiwan, 2008, Taipei, Taiwan
This paper describes a methodology for after-develop inspection (ADI) using a broadband DUV/UV/visible brightfield inspector with a unique optical mode. The VIB (Varied Illumination Brightfield) optical mode enables capture of unique killer defects at low nuisance rate on certain 45nm and 32nm ADI layers, significantly improving litho inspection sensitivity. By implementing this inspection, defect engineers were able to detect critical excursions at ADI rather than at later process steps. This shortened process development time and allowed for re-work, significantly reducing wafer cost.
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Z. Y. Chen, I. C. Chou, J. H. Yang, Wallas Chen, Josh Chang, Henry Chen, Melvin Ng, Meng-Che Wu, Cathy Perry-Sullivan, and Mingwei Li "Advanced technology for after-develop inspection", Proc. SPIE 7140, Lithography Asia 2008, 71400Y (1 December 2008);

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