A simple electrical method for etch bias and process reliability determination

Abstract

A fast and simple electrical method is developed to characterize the etch bias and post-patterned ILD breakdown strength of back-end-of-line (BEOL) interconnects, as well as the middle-of-line (MOL) contact/poly module. The method provides a timely and valuable monitoring mechanism for assessing lithography, etch, thin-film quality and process reliability… (More)

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