This paper will demonstrate the value of SMO software in resolution enhancement techniques (RETs). Major benefits of SMO include improved through-pitch performance, the possibility of avoiding double exposure, and superior performance on two dimensional (2D) features. The benefits from only optimized source, only optimized mask, and both source and mask optimized together will be demonstrated. Furthermore, we leverage the benefits from intensively optimized masks to solve large array problems in memory use models (MUMs).

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