Process Hierarchy

  Silicon nitride ISM high density etch
Process characteristics:
must be 0.1 .. 2 µm
0.1 .. 2 µm
Ambient to which substrate is exposed during processing
boron trichloride, chlorine, oxygen, HBr, carbon tetrafluoride, argon, C4F8
Etch type dry anisotropic
Material silicon nitride
Wafer size
Wafer size
Equipment Ulvac NE-550
  • NE-550 ISM (Inductively Super Magnetron) is a multi-purpose high-density plasma etching system, specifically designed for R&D test facilities.
  • It has an optical spectrometer for end-point control.
Equipment characteristics:
Batch sizes 100 mm: 1, 150 mm: 1, 200 mm: 1
MOS clean no
Wafer geometry
Types of wafers this equipment can accept
1-flat, 2-flat, notched, no-flat
Wafer materials
List of wafer materials this tool can accept (not list of all materials, just the wafer itself).
Pyrex (Corning 7740), quartz (fused silica), silicon on insulator, quartz (single crystal), silicon carbide, fused silica, silicon germanium, silicon
Wafer thickness
List or range of wafer thicknesses the tool can accept
200 .. 1000 µm