Int. J. of Nanomanufacturing   »   2013 Vol.9, No.2

 

 

Title: Conformal photo-resist coating technique in the through-silicon via of the semiconductor devices with the rotary atomising aerosol spray

 

Authors: Yoshiyuki Seike; Masanori Ohtsubo; Futoshi Shimai; Kenji Maruyama; Hiroyuki Akenaga; Yoshinori Kobayashi; Keiji Miyachi; Masahiko Amari; Toshiro Doi; Syuhei Kurokawa

 

Addresses:
Technology Coordination Department, Asahi Sunac Corporation, 5050, Asahimae-cho, Owariasahi, Aichi pref., 488-8688, Japan
Art Science and Technology Center for Cooperative Research, Collaborative Research Division, Kyushu University, 6-1, Kasuga Park, Kasuga, Fukuoka pref., 816-8580, Japan
Equipment Marketing Section, Marketing Division, Tokyo Ouka Kogyo, 150, Nakamaruko, Nakahara-ku, Kawasaki, Kanagawa pref., 211-0012, Japan
Equipment Marketing Section, Marketing Division, Tokyo Ouka Kogyo, 150, Nakamaruko, Nakahara-ku, Kawasaki, Kanagawa pref., 211-0012, Japan
NC Technical Center, New Component Div., Asahi Sunac Corporation, 5050, Asahimae-cho, Owariasahi, Aichi pref., 488-8688, Japan
NC Technical Center, New Component Div., Asahi Sunac Corporation, 5050, Asahimae-cho, Owariasahi, Aichi pref., 488-8688, Japan
New Component Div., Asahi Sunac Corporation, 5050, Asahimae-cho, Owariasahi, Aichi pref., 488-8688, Japan
Asahi Sunac Corporation, 5050, Asahimae-cho, Owariasahi, Aichi pref., 488-8688, Japan
Art Science and Technology Center for Cooperative Research, Collaborative Research Division, Kyushu University, 6-1, Kasuga Park, Kasuga, Fukuoka pref., 816-8580, Japan
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Kyushu University, 744 Motooka, Nichi-ku, Fukuoka, Fukuoka pref., 819-0395, Japan

 

Abstract: Semiconductor devices are increasingly sophisticated in their application of three-dimensional laminated chips inside through-silicon via (TSV). TSV is a technology that connects the stacked chips using through electrodes instead of higher integrated circuits densities. In this report, we invented a new photo-resist coating method inside the TSV using the rotary atomising aerosol spray. We measured the characteristics of the flying droplets from the atomising aerosol spray nozzle by a shadow Doppler particle analyser (SDPA) to indicate that the new method is capable of coating the photo-resist inside the TSV. Furthermore, we tried to make the prototype coating system with the rotary atomising aerosol spray nozzle and run the experiments in to coat the photo-resist inside the TSV test element group (TEG) wafer. Results indicate that the photo-resist is coated on the TSV TEG wafer having opening diameter of 50 µm to 200 µm, depth of 50 µm and square pyramid via holes with tapered angle of 54.7 degrees by using the prototype equipment. It is confirmed that coating along the inner walls of via holes is feasible.

 

Keywords: through-silicon via; TSV; 3D stack semiconductor devices; rotary atomising aerosol spray; photoresist coating; flying droplets; shadow Doppler particle analyser; SDPA; resist thickness; film thickness; photo-resist coating; conformal resist coating.

 

DOI: 10.1504/IJNM.2013.055148

 

Int. J. of Nanomanufacturing, 2013 Vol.9, No.2, pp.178 - 193

 

Submission date: 24 Nov 2012
Date of acceptance: 22 Jan 2013
Available online: 17 Jul 2013

 

 

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