Global Chemical Echanical Planarization (CMP) Equipment and Consumables Market 2020: Technology Trends, Products, Applications, and Suppliers of Materials and Equipment


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Chemical mechanical planarization (CMP) is a critical production step during microcircuit manufacturing. The smaller the electronic components the more sophisticated the CMP process. The customer goal is to have flat, smooth, polished wafers.

CMP is an essential technology used for local and global planarization of dielectric interlayers, polishing copper damascene architectures, tungsten vias, low-k dielectric films, and shallow trench isolation. The ever-increasing list of semiconductor devices and scaling demands necessitates a wide range of materials to be polished concurrently or sequentially, which increases the complexity of CMP and presents a continual need to optimize process design and control.

CMP pads and slurry are used in the process of chemically and mechanically planing wafer surfaces, with semiconductor wafers typically having multiple layers deposited one atop another. When layers are put down, they must be polished flat before adding the next layer of circuit elements (since more information can be packed onto a flat chip). This is enabled by the CMP process that utilizes a CMP pad and slurry - pads are made of resin and placed on a rotating platen. CMP slurry refers to a chemical dispensed between pad and wafer in this process.

This report examines and projects the technologies involved in the chemical mechanical planarization of semiconductor layers. This report discusses the technology trends, products, applications, and suppliers of materials and equipment. A market forecast for CMP equipment and materials is presented.

Key Topics Covered:

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 Deposition-Etchback ECR Oxide Reflow Spin-on-Glass TEOS-Ozone Laser
3.3.2 Global Planarization Spin-On Polymer Polyimide Coating Isotropic Etch Spin Etch Planarization Electropolishing
3.4 CMP
3.4.1 Background
3.4.2 Research Efforts
3.4.3 Advantages and Disadvantages
3.4.4 Process Parameters STI Planarization Copper CMP Low-K Integration Defect Density Metrology
3.4.5 Device Processing Parameters Memory Devices 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 KC Tech
5.3.4 Accretech
5.3.5 Revasum

Chapter 6 User 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

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