In this work, the SEMI specification for reticle and pod management (E109) with internal reticle library support has been
integrated for the first time on KLA-Tencor’s TeronTM and TeraScanTM reticle inspection tools. Manufacturing
Execution System scheduling reticle jobs and Automated Material Handling System scheduling to transfer pods
simultaneously have also been integrated and tested. GLOBALFOUNDRIES collaboratively worked with KLA-Tencor
to successfully implement these capabilities. Both library and non-library scenarios have been demonstrated for
comparison in a real production environment resulting in productivity increase of approximately 29% by making use of
the library. Reticle re-qualification test cases were used for the comparison in this work.
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Ron Taylor ; Jack Downey ; Jeffrey Wood ; Yen-Hung Lin ; Bharathi Bugata, et al.
Reticle inspection equipment productivity increase using SEMI specification for reticle and pod management
", Proc. SPIE 9985, Photomask Technology 2016, 99850L (October 25, 2016); doi:10.1117/12.2241129; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.2241129