SPIE Advanced Lithography 2015
Conference paper

Fin formation using graphoepitaxy DSA for FinFET device fabrication

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A 27nm-pitch Graphoepitaxy directed self-assembly (DSA) process targeting fin formation for FinFET device fabrication is studied in a 300mm pilot line environment. The re-designed guiding pattern of graphoepitaxy DSA process determines not only the fine DSA structures but also the fin customization in parallel direction. Consequently, the critical issue of placement error is now resolved with the potential of reduction in lithography steps. However, challenges in subsequent pattern transfer are observed due to insufficient etch budget. The cause of the issues and process optimization are illustrated. Finally, silicon fins with 100nm depth in substrate with pre-determined customization is demonstrated.