ECS Meeting 2005
Conference paper

Electromigration in sub-micron Cu interconnects in low k dielectrics

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In the advanced on-chip interconnect Technology, the interconnect reliability has been a subject of utmost importance. As the line width is reduced to the sub - micron range, the current carrying capability of the Cu interconnect lines becomes an important issue. This paper discusses the electromigration behavior of Cu interconnects passivated with low-k dielectrics. The influences of the cap dielectrics, the liner thickness, via/liner contact and multiple via on the EM lifetime are discussed. The data on the EM kinetics are also presented. copyright The Electrochemical Society.