Multi-patterning requires tighter specification as the pattern size gets smaller on advanced devices.
In recent years, 193nm immersion lithography has been extended instead of adopting EUV lithography. And multi-patterning technology is now widely applied, which requires tighter specification as the pattern size gets smaller on advanced semiconductor devices. Regarding the mask registration metrology, it is necessary to consider some difficult challenges like tight repeatability and complex In-Die pattern measurement.
In this study, the registration measurement capability was investigated on new registration metrology tool IPRO5+, and new measurement method called Model-Based measurement was evaluated. And the performance and the prospect for advanced technology masks of the IPRO5+ were discussed based on the evaluation results. To read more, click here.