We have developed a new production technology of deep trenches RIE with a photoresist mask. RIE was performed in a low-pressure batch diode reactor. Wafers were placed on RF (5,28 MHz) electrode covered by organic lacquer. The maximum loading was 24 wafers having a diameter of 100 mm. Positive photoresist with 2 micron thickness was used for masking without any thermal treatment after development. The line width was 1.5 - 2.0 micron. Because earlier investigated mixtures of chlorine and bromine-containing halocarbons with SF6 didn't allow sufficient selectivity silicon/photoresist, we have proposed to use for deep silicon etching the mixture of CF3I/SF6 and investigated the dependence of silicon and photoresist etch rates and etch anisotropy on basic controlled plasma parameters.© (1992) COPYRIGHT SPIE--The International Society for Optical Engineering. Downloading of the abstract is permitted for personal use only.