IITC 2005
Conference paper

BEOL process integration with Cu/SiCOH (k=2.8) low-k interconnects at 65 nm groundrules


This paper describes a comprehensive characterization of a 65 nm, 300mm wafer size interconnect technology with SiCOH material (k=2.8). Eixcellent film properties of SiCOH material and precise process optimization enable the minimization of damaged layer during etching and strip processes. 3D modeling reveals that the k-value of SiCOH material was maintained at its initial value after the integration. Electrical yield, reliability and chip-to-package (CPI) evaluation are also presented. The results were comparable with conventional SiCOH integration scheme. © 2005 IEEE.