CMP Technology: Competition, Products, Markets

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Chemical mechanical planarization (CMP) is a very important process in semiconductor manufacturing. The combination of mechanical abrasion and chemical etching enable polishing and flattening of wafers before the photolithography stage. This helps in avoiding the depth of field issues during illumination.

This technology-marketing report examines and projects the technologies involved in the planarization of semiconductor layers. The emphasis is on Chemical Mechanical Polishing (CMP). This report discusses the technology trends, products, applications, and suppliers of materials and equipment. A market forecast for CMP equipment and materials and market shares of vendors is presented.

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Chapter 1 Introduction

Chapter 2 Executive Summary

2.1 Introduction
2.2 Market Opportunities

Chapter 3 Planarization Methods

3.1 Need for Planarity
3.1.1 Lithography
3.1.2 Deposition
3.1.3 Etching
3.2 Applications
3.2.1 Dielectrics
3.2.2 Metals
3.3 Planarization Techniques
3.3.1 Local Planarization
3.3.1.1 Deposition-Etchback
3.3.1.2 ECR
3.3.1.3 Oxide Reflow
3.3.1.4 Spin-on-Glass
3.3.1.5 TEOS-Ozone
3.3.1.6 Laser
3.3.2 Global Planarization
3.3.2.1 Spin-On Polymer
3.3.2.2 Polyimide Coating
3.3.2.3 Isotropic Etch
3.3.2.4 Spin Etch Planarization
3.3.2.5 Electropolishing
3.4 CMP
3.4.1 Background
3.4.2 Research Efforts
3.4.3 Advantages and Disadvantages
3.4.4 Process Parameters
3.4.4.1 STI Planarization
3.4.4.2 Copper CMP
3.4.4.3 Low-K Integration
3.4.4.4 Defect Density
3.4.4.5 Metrology
3.4.5 Device Processing Parameters
3.4.5.1 Memory Devices
3.4.5.2 Logic Devices

Chapter 4 CMP Consumables

4.1 Slurries
4.1.1 Types
4.1.2 pH Effects
4.1.3 Oxidizers
4.1.4 Particle Morphology Effects
4.1.5 Chemical Distribution Management
4.1.6 Slurry Supplier Profiles
4.1.7 Abrasive Suppliers
4.2 Post-CMP Clean
4.3 Polishing Pads
4.3.1 Types
4.3.2 Performance
4.3.3 Slurryless Pads

Chapter 5 CMP Equipment

5.1 Single-Head Approach
5.1.1 Advantages
5.1.2 Disadvantages
5.2 Multi-Head Approach
5.2.1 Advantages
5.2.2 Disadvantages
5.3 Equipment Profiles
5.3.1 Applied Materials
5.3.2 Ebara
5.3.3 Strasbaugh
5.3.4 Novellus
5.3.5 Nikon
5.3.6 Doosan Mecatec
5.3.7 Other Entrants
5.4 Clustered Tools
5.5 Competitive Non-CMP Tools

Chapter 6User Issues

6.1 Cost of Ownership
6.2 User Requirements
6.3 Benchmarking a Vendor
6.3.1 Pricing
6.3.2 Vendor Commitment and Attitudes
6.3.3 Vendor Capabilities
6.3.4 System Capabilities
6.4 User-Supplier Synergy
6.4.1 Feedback During Equipment Evaluation
6.4.2 Feedback During Device Production
6.5 Reliability
6.6 Equipment Maintainability

Chapter 7 Market Forecast

7.1 Introduction
7.2 Market Forecast Assumptions
7.3 Equipment Market
7.3.1 Introduction
7.3.2 CMP Polisher Market
7.4 Consumable Market
7.4.1 Slurry
7.4.2 Pads

List of Figures

1.1 Process Integration for CMP
3.1 Levels of Integration of Dynamic Rams
3.2 Planarization Lengths of Various Methods
3.3 Normalized Removal Rates
3.4 Reduced Complexity With Copper
3.5 Copper Loss From CMP
3.6 CMP Copper Process Technologies
3.7 CMP Performance Improvements
3.8 Polish Endpoint Control
4.1 Effect of Nitrate Ions on the Cu Removal Rate
4.2 Removal Rate of Ta
4.3 Bulk Chemical Distribution System
4.4 Through The Brush Chemical Delivery
4.5 Megasonics Post-CMP Clean
4.6 Micrograph Of 3M Slurryless Pad
6.1 Effect of Tool MTBF on CMP Cost
6.2 Removal Rate Vs Throughput and CMP Cost
7.1 Worldwide CMP Polisher Market
7.2 Worldwide CMP Slurry Market Forecast
7.3 CMP Slurry Market by Application
7.4 ILD Slurry Market Share
7.5 STI Slurry Market Share
7.6 Copper Barrier Slurry Market Share
7.7 Copper Step 1 Slurry Market Share
7.8 Worldwide CMP Pad Market Forecast
7.9 CMP PAD Market Shares

List of Tables

3.1 Interconnect Levels of Logic Device
3.2 Typical Process Specifications
3.3 Organic Polymers for IMD Applications
3.4 CMP Process Variables
3.5 Optimized CMP and Post-CMP Clean Parameters
3.6 Interconnect Materials by Segment
4.1 CMP Slurry Suppliers
4.2 Abrasive Suppliers and Products
4.2 Oxide CMP Pad Properties and Performance
6.1 Polisher Equipment Targets
6.2 Post-CMP Clean Equipment Targets
7.1 Worldwide CMP Polisher Market Forecast
7.2 Worldwide CMP Polisher Market Shares
7.3 Worldwide CMP Slurry Market Forecast
7.4 Worldwide Slurry Market Shares
7.5 Worldwide CMP Pad Market Forecast
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Question What was the research methodology used for this report?
Answer The analysts provide the following information on the methodology used: "To collect data for the report, we contacted the companies manufacturing the CMP tools and the companies supplying CMP slurries and pads. Market shares are for 2013 and the forecast period is from 2012 to 2017. We include historical revenues (2012 and 2013) to give the reader a better understanding of the trend going forward."
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