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1. US20040267399 - Feedforward, feedback wafer to wafer control method for an etch process

Office United States of America
Application Number 10609129
Application Date 30.06.2003
Publication Number 20040267399
Publication Date 30.12.2004
Grant Number 7158851
Grant Date 02.01.2007
Publication Kind B2
IPC
G06F 19/00
GPHYSICS
06COMPUTING; CALCULATING OR COUNTING
FELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
19Digital computing or data processing equipment or methods, specially adapted for specific applications
G05B 19/418
GPHYSICS
05CONTROLLING; REGULATING
BCONTROL OR REGULATING SYSTEMS IN GENERAL; FUNCTIONAL ELEMENTS OF SUCH SYSTEMS; MONITORING OR TESTING ARRANGEMENTS FOR SUCH SYSTEMS OR ELEMENTS
19Programme-control systems
02electric
418Total factory control, i.e. centrally controlling a plurality of machines, e.g. direct or distributed numerical control (DNC), flexible manufacturing systems (FMS), integrated manufacturing systems (IMS), computer integrated manufacturing (CIM)
H01L 21/00
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
H01L 21/66
HELECTRICITY
01BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS
LSEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES; ELECTRIC SOLID STATE DEVICES NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
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66Testing or measuring during manufacture or treatment
CPC
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GPHYSICS
05CONTROLLING; REGULATING
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19Programme-control systems
02electric
418Total factory control, i.e. centrally controlling a plurality of machines, e.g. direct or distributed numerical control [DNC], flexible manufacturing systems [FMS], integrated manufacturing systems [IMS], computer integrated manufacturing [CIM]
41875characterised by quality surveillance of production
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05CONTROLLING; REGULATING
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32Operator till task planning
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05CONTROLLING; REGULATING
BCONTROL OR REGULATING SYSTEMS IN GENERAL; FUNCTIONAL ELEMENTS OF SUCH SYSTEMS; MONITORING OR TESTING ARRANGEMENTS FOR SUCH SYSTEMS OR ELEMENTS
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30Nc systems
45Nc applications
45031Manufacturing semiconductor wafers
Y02P 90/20
YSECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES SPANNING OVER SEVERAL SECTIONS OF THE IPC; TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC CROSS-REFERENCE ART COLLECTIONS [XRACs] AND DIGESTS
02TECHNOLOGIES OR APPLICATIONS FOR MITIGATION OR ADAPTATION AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE
PCLIMATE CHANGE MITIGATION TECHNOLOGIES IN THE PRODUCTION OR PROCESSING OF GOODS
90Enabling technologies with a potential contribution to greenhouse gas [GHG] emissions mitigation
02Total factory control, e.g. smart factories, flexible manufacturing systems [FMS] or integrated manufacturing systems [IMS]
20characterised by job scheduling, process planning or material flow
Y02P 90/22
YSECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES SPANNING OVER SEVERAL SECTIONS OF THE IPC; TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC CROSS-REFERENCE ART COLLECTIONS [XRACs] AND DIGESTS
02TECHNOLOGIES OR APPLICATIONS FOR MITIGATION OR ADAPTATION AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE
PCLIMATE CHANGE MITIGATION TECHNOLOGIES IN THE PRODUCTION OR PROCESSING OF GOODS
90Enabling technologies with a potential contribution to greenhouse gas [GHG] emissions mitigation
02Total factory control, e.g. smart factories, flexible manufacturing systems [FMS] or integrated manufacturing systems [IMS]
22characterised by quality surveillance of production
Applicants Tokyo Electron Limited
Inventors Funk Merritt
Agents Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
Priority Data 10609129 30.06.2003 US
Title
(EN) Feedforward, feedback wafer to wafer control method for an etch process
Abstract
(EN)

A method of using a run-to-run (R2R) controller to provide wafer-to-wafer (W2W) control in a semiconductor processing system is provided. The R2R controller includes a feed-forward (FF) controller, a process model controller, a feedback (FB) controller, and a process controller. The R2R controller uses feed-forward data, modeling data, feedback data, and process data to update a process recipe on a wafer-to-wafer time frame.