A phenomenon that occurs when high-density current flows, in which copper atoms in a wire gradually move and create voids which grow, thereby increasing interconnect line resistance. In extreme cases, this can result in the wire being severed. As this phenomenon will become more prominent as densities of currents will increase for 32nm generation technology and beyond, developing a countermeasure is of major importance.
 International Technology Roadmap for Semiconductors (ITRS)
A roadmap for semiconductor development, created annually by representatives from Japan, the US, Europe, South Korea, and Taiwan. For more information: http://www.itrs.net/
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Date: 12 December, 2007
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