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PECVD low-k SiOC (k=2.8) as a cap layer for 200nm pitch Cu interconnect using porous low-k dielectrics (k=2.3)

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14 Author(s)
S. G. Lee ; Semicond. Leading Edge Technol., Inc., Ibaraki, Japan ; T. Yoshie ; Y. Sudo ; E. Soda
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This work proposes a use of PECVD low-k carbon-doped SiO2 (SiOC) as a cap layer for 200nm pitch Cu interconnects using high-modulus porous MSQ (k=2.3) to reduce the low-k void formation and the effective dielectric constant (keff). The mechanism of void suppression is due to the high permeability of SiOC film for fluorine (F), which is incorporated I p-MSQ during damascene etching. The elimination of voids by application of SiOC cap layer is confirmed by FIB analysis as well as the electrical characteristics. The keff value of 200nm pitch Cu/p-MSQ interconnects is reduced using SiOC cap layer, which is in good agreement with the calculation. Thus, this process is promising for the reliable porous ultra low-k for the 65nm node and beyond.

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Interconnect Technology Conference, 2004. Proceedings of the IEEE 2004 International

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7-9 June 2004