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A resist, used in many areas of manufacturing and art, is something that is added to parts of an object to create a pattern by protecting these parts from being affected by a subsequent stage in the process. Often the resist is then removed.

Method for integrated circuit fabrication using pitch multiplication

Different sized features in the array and in the periphery of an integrated circuit are patterned on a substrate in a single step. In particular, a mixed pattern, combining two separately formed patterns, is formed on a single mask layer and then transferred to the underlying substrate. The first of the separately formed patterns is formed by pitch multiplication and the second of the separately formed patterns is formed by conventional photolithography. The first of the separately formed patterns includes lines that are below the resolution of the photolithographic process used to form the second of the separately formed patterns. These lines are made by forming a pattern on photoresist and then etching that pattern into an amorphous carbon layer. Sidewall pacers having widths less than the widths of the un-etched parts of the amorphous carbon are formed on the sidewalls of the amorphous carbon. The amorphous carbon is then removed, leaving behind the sidewall spacers as a mask pattern. Thus, the spacers form a mask having feature sizes less than the resolution of the photolithography process used to form the pattern on the photoresist. A protective material is deposited around the spacers. The spacers are further protected using a hard mask and then photoresist is formed and patterned over the hard mask. The photoresist pattern is transferred through the hard mask to the protective material. The pattern made out by the spacers and the temporary material is then transferred to an underlying amorphous carbon hard mask layer. The pattern, having features of difference sizes, is then transferred to the underlying substrate.
Owner:ROUND ROCK RES LLC

Method to selectively fill recesses with conductive metal

Recesses in a semiconductor structure are selectively plated by providing electrical insulating layer over the semiconductor substrate and in the recesses followed by forming a conductive barrier over the insulating layer; providing a plating seed layer over the barrier layer; depositing and patterning a photoresist layer over the plating seed layer; planarizing the insulated horizontal portions by removing the horizontal portions of the seed layer between the recesses; removing the photoresist remaining in the recesses; and then electroplating the patterned seed layer with a conductive metal using the barrier layer to carry the current during the electroplating to thereby only plate on the seed layer. In an alternative process, a barrier film is deposited over recesses in an insulator. Then, relatively thick resists are lithographically defined on the field regions, on top of the barrier film over the recesses. A plating base or seedlayer is deposited, so as to be continuous on the horizontal regions of the recesses in the insulator, but discontinuous on their surround wall. The recesses are then plated using the barrier film without seedlayers at the periphery of the substrate wafers for electrical contact. After electroplating, the resist is removed by lift-off process and exposed barrier film is etched by RIE method or by CMP. Also provided is a semiconductor structure obtained by the above processes.
Owner:GLOBALFOUNDRIES INC
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