Subject: Re: Comment raith SNF 2011-12-03 16:40:20: Update on External Scan Control
From: "James W. Conway" <>
Date: Wed, 07 Dec 2011 18:19:40 -0800

OK Thanks everyone for your reports!

I spoke with Kevin Burcham yesterday during my conference call and he 
indicated that it should not matter either way -- but that most systems 
have reverted to launching the SMARTSEM first before the RAITH 
application launch.


Let change the start-up procedure to start with the launch of the 
SMARTSEM package, log in on the SMARTSEM client, and then launch the 
RAITH 150 application. Same as we used to do.

I will be testing this when I am next on the tool and with user sessions 
tomorrow before shutdown.

Thank you


On 12/5/2011 5:50 PM, Matthias Baenninger wrote:
> Hi James,
> I had that problem with the SEM not switching to external control again
> during my write on Friday. I used the same order of starting up as Kevin
> describes, i.e. I started Raith150 and the SmartSEM. When switching to
> external control manually, everything worked fine.
> Matthias
> -----Original Message-----
> From: James W. Conway []
> Sent: Monday, December 05, 2011 12:17 PM
> To:; Ebeam Lab
> Subject: Re: Comment raith SNF 2011-12-03 16:40:20: Update on External Scan
> Control
> Kevin,
> Thanks for this observation.  I will continue to test to see what trips
> this.
> It shouldn't matter either way as multiple hand shakes in communications
> occur before I get to the writing part of the sequence.
> If other Users are seeing the horizontal streaks in their patterning,
> missing patterns or strange exposure artifacts resulting from external scan
> control not switching during your patterning -- please report back to this
> list.  I am tracking all exposure errors on the system.  I think it is only
> a rare intermittent problem at this point....
> James
> On 12/3/2011 4:40 PM, wrote:
>> It seems that this problem only occurs when lauching Raith first, followed
> by the SmartSEM.
>> If you open SmartSEM, then Raith, everything functions as normal