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1. WO1999059190 - PROCESS AND MANUFACTURING TOOL ARCHITECTURE FOR USE IN THE MANUFACTURE OF ONE OR MORE METALLIZATION LEVELS ON A WORKPIECE

Publication Number WO/1999/059190
Publication Date 18.11.1999
International Application No. PCT/US1999/010331
International Filing Date 12.05.1999
Chapter 2 Demand Filed 06.10.1999
IPC
H01L 21/3213 2006.01
HELECTRICITY
01BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS
LSEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES; ELECTRIC SOLID STATE DEVICES NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
21Processes or apparatus specially adapted for the manufacture or treatment of semiconductor or solid state devices or of parts thereof
02Manufacture or treatment of semiconductor devices or of parts thereof
04the devices having at least one potential-jump barrier or surface barrier, e.g. PN junction, depletion layer, carrier concentration layer
18the devices having semiconductor bodies comprising elements of group IV of the Periodic System or AIIIBV compounds with or without impurities, e.g. doping materials
30Treatment of semiconductor bodies using processes or apparatus not provided for in groups H01L21/20-H01L21/26142
31to form insulating layers thereon, e.g. for masking or by using photolithographic techniques; After-treatment of these layers; Selection of materials for these layers
3205Deposition of non-insulating-, e.g. conductive- or resistive-, layers, on insulating layers; After-treatment of these layers
321After-treatment
3213Physical or chemical etching of the layers, e.g. to produce a patterned layer from a pre-deposited extensive layer
H01L 21/768 2006.01
HELECTRICITY
01BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS
LSEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES; ELECTRIC SOLID STATE DEVICES NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
21Processes or apparatus specially adapted for the manufacture or treatment of semiconductor or solid state devices or of parts thereof
70Manufacture or treatment of devices consisting of a plurality of solid state components or integrated circuits formed in or on a common substrate or of specific parts thereof; Manufacture of integrated circuit devices or of specific parts thereof
71Manufacture of specific parts of devices defined in group H01L21/7086
768Applying interconnections to be used for carrying current between separate components within a device
CPC
H01L 21/32134
HELECTRICITY
01BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS
LSEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES; ELECTRIC SOLID STATE DEVICES NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
21Processes or apparatus adapted for the manufacture or treatment of semiconductor or solid state devices or of parts thereof
02Manufacture or treatment of semiconductor devices or of parts thereof
04the devices having at least one potential-jump barrier or surface barrier, e.g. PN junction, depletion layer or carrier concentration layer
18the devices having semiconductor bodies comprising elements of Group IV of the Periodic System or AIIIBV compounds with or without impurities, e.g. doping materials
30Treatment of semiconductor bodies using processes or apparatus not provided for in groups H01L21/20 - H01L21/26
31to form insulating layers thereon, e.g. for masking or by using photolithographic techniques
3205Deposition of non-insulating-, e.g. conductive- or resistive-, layers on insulating layers; After-treatment of these layers
321After treatment
3213Physical or chemical etching of the layers, e.g. to produce a patterned layer from a pre-deposited extensive layer
32133by chemical means only
32134by liquid etching only
H01L 21/76825
HELECTRICITY
01BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS
LSEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES; ELECTRIC SOLID STATE DEVICES NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
21Processes or apparatus adapted for the manufacture or treatment of semiconductor or solid state devices or of parts thereof
70Manufacture or treatment of devices consisting of a plurality of solid state components formed in or on a common substrate or of parts thereof; Manufacture of integrated circuit devices or of parts thereof
71Manufacture of specific parts of devices defined in group H01L21/70
768Applying interconnections to be used for carrying current between separate components within a device ; comprising conductors and dielectrics
76801characterised by the formation and the after-treatment of the dielectrics, e.g. smoothing
76822Modification of the material of dielectric layers, e.g. grading, after-treatment to improve the stability of the layers, to increase their density etc.
76825by exposing the layer to particle radiation, e.g. ion implantation, irradiation with UV light or electrons etc.
H01L 21/76826
HELECTRICITY
01BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS
LSEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES; ELECTRIC SOLID STATE DEVICES NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
21Processes or apparatus adapted for the manufacture or treatment of semiconductor or solid state devices or of parts thereof
70Manufacture or treatment of devices consisting of a plurality of solid state components formed in or on a common substrate or of parts thereof; Manufacture of integrated circuit devices or of parts thereof
71Manufacture of specific parts of devices defined in group H01L21/70
768Applying interconnections to be used for carrying current between separate components within a device ; comprising conductors and dielectrics
76801characterised by the formation and the after-treatment of the dielectrics, e.g. smoothing
76822Modification of the material of dielectric layers, e.g. grading, after-treatment to improve the stability of the layers, to increase their density etc.
76826by contacting the layer with gases, liquids or plasmas
H01L 21/76838
HELECTRICITY
01BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS
LSEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES; ELECTRIC SOLID STATE DEVICES NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
21Processes or apparatus adapted for the manufacture or treatment of semiconductor or solid state devices or of parts thereof
70Manufacture or treatment of devices consisting of a plurality of solid state components formed in or on a common substrate or of parts thereof; Manufacture of integrated circuit devices or of parts thereof
71Manufacture of specific parts of devices defined in group H01L21/70
768Applying interconnections to be used for carrying current between separate components within a device ; comprising conductors and dielectrics
76838characterised by the formation and the after-treatment of the conductors
H01L 21/76885
HELECTRICITY
01BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS
LSEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES; ELECTRIC SOLID STATE DEVICES NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
21Processes or apparatus adapted for the manufacture or treatment of semiconductor or solid state devices or of parts thereof
70Manufacture or treatment of devices consisting of a plurality of solid state components formed in or on a common substrate or of parts thereof; Manufacture of integrated circuit devices or of parts thereof
71Manufacture of specific parts of devices defined in group H01L21/70
768Applying interconnections to be used for carrying current between separate components within a device ; comprising conductors and dielectrics
76838characterised by the formation and the after-treatment of the conductors
76885By forming conductive members before deposition of protective insulating material, e.g. pillars, studs
Applicants
  • SEMITOOL, INC. [US]/[US]
Inventors
  • STEVENS, E., Henry
  • BERNER, Robert, W.
Agents
  • CHAPA, Lawrence, J.
Priority Data
09/076,56512.05.1998US
09/076,69512.05.1998US
09/128,23803.08.1998US
Publication Language English (EN)
Filing Language English (EN)
Designated States
Title
(EN) PROCESS AND MANUFACTURING TOOL ARCHITECTURE FOR USE IN THE MANUFACTURE OF ONE OR MORE METALLIZATION LEVELS ON A WORKPIECE
(FR) OUTIL SERVANT A FABRIQUER UN OU PLUSIEURS NIVEAUX DE METALLISATION SUR UN COMPOSANT A SEMICONDUCTEUR ET PROCEDE CORRESPONDANT
Abstract
(EN)
A semiconductor manufacturing tool configuration and corresponding process for applying one or more levels of interconnect metallization to a generally planar dielectric surface of a semiconductor workpiece with a minimal number of workpiece transfer operations between the tool sets is disclosed.
(FR)
Outil entrant dans la fabrication d'un composant à semiconducteur et procédé correspondant servant à appliquer un ou plusieurs niveaux de métallisation d'interconnexion à une surface diélectrique généralement plane d'un composant à semiconducteur avec un nombre minimum de transferts de composants entre les ensembles d'outils.
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