We present results for a rule based optical proximity (RB-OPC) and a model based optical proximity correction (MB-OPC) for 0.13 μm SiGe:C BiCMOS technology. The technology provides integrated high performance heterojunction bipolar transistors (HBTs) with cut-off frequencies up to 300 GHz. This requires an optical proximity correction of critical layers with an excellent mask quality. This paper provides results of the MB-OPC and RB-OPC using the Mentor Calibre software in comparison to uncorrected structures (NO-OPC). We show RB- and MB-OPC methods for the shallow trench and gate layer, and the RB-OPC for the emitter window-, contact- and metal layers. We will discuss the impact of the RB- and MB-OPC rules on the process margin and yield in the 0.13 μm SiGe:C BiCMOS technology, based on CD-SEM data obtained from the evaluation of the RB- and MB-OPC corrected SRAM cells.© (2008) COPYRIGHT SPIE--The International Society for Optical Engineering. Downloading of the abstract is permitted for personal use only.