Low-k market to hit $750m

Low-k market to hit $750m
Tom Foremski The market for low-k dielectric materials is set to grow to $750m by 2003 as chip makers embrace copper interconnect technology, said market research company The Information Network. But the transition to low-k dielectric materials will not fully take hold until 2001. “It appears as if the first generation of copper interconnects that goes into production will be integrated with standard SiO2. While in part this is because a clear winner has yet to emerge from a variety of low-k candidates, it is mainly because there are enough risks in trying to implement copper, let alone copper and low-k,” said Robert Castellano at The Information Network.


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