STE ICP200E ICP Etching Systems

Automated Systems for plasma chemical etching in combined plasma of capacitive and inductive discharge

System completely utilize all specific features of controlled plasma etching processes of semiconduc­tor, dielectric and metal layers. It’s rather good for both chlorine and fluorine chemistry. The system allows two types of plasma excitation: capacitive (flat water­cooled electrode) and inductive (flat ICP­-source). 

Main feature of these units is a possibility to combine two modes of plasma­chemical etching: reac­ tive­ion etching and etching in inductively coupled plasma. Generators are automatically matched, thus ensuring stable plasma burning mode within the wide range of power values. Temperature range for etching: –70 °C (refrigerant), +80 °C (hot water).
Systems design provides the possibility of replacing the top ICP electrode by metal disc with holes for gas, which allows to change configuration of RIE&ICP Plasma Etching System to the simplified System of plasma etching in capacitive discharge only, and conversely to equip the simplified version by ICP electrode. 

Ultimate pressure in the process reactor, Torr




Water cooling of reactor walls


Quantity of simultaneously processed wafers:

diameter 2’’

diameter 3’’

diameter 100mm

diameter 150mm

diameter 200mm

free shape








RIE max generator power (13.56 MHz), W

600 (B)

1200 (O)

ICP max generator power (13.56 MHz), W

1200 (B)

2500 (O)

Maximum allowed value of induced potential on the surface of RIE electrode, kV


Samples cooling during the process

water+He (B)

LN2+ He (О)

Etching uniformity for wafer diameter 100 mm, % from the center


Quantity of gas lines in corrosion-resistant version, pcs.




Vacuum system

Transfer of wafers to electrode